Located in Berrima, between Sydney and Canberra, Bendooley Estate offers the ultimate in country elegance. The genuine warm, country ambience of Bendooley is perfect for weddings, be it an informal gathering for a dozen or a larger celebration. The book barn seats 150 people or 250 cocktail style, and boasts soaring cathedral ceilings with exposed timber beams and scores of shelves housing thousands of new, secondhand and rare books. A marquee can also be arranged in the lakeside gardens, for up to 200 guests. For a quiet getaway, the charming weatherboard Brooke Barn cottage sleeps up to five adults.