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HISTORY OF GLENGARIFF

Glengariff Estate’ has been in our family since the 1870’s. It is one of the oldest family estates in Queensland. Previously established as a dairy farm for over 100 years, it evolved into a vineyard and winery in 1999, and evolved once more into the award winning function venue it is today hosting events and weddings from all over the world.”

Glengariff Historic Estate is still owned and operated by Channing Wrightson who is now the 6th generation in the one family for 144 years to own, live and work on the family property (230 acres) since 1876.

One of the most colourful family members of Glengariff in this family dynasty was the first generation and matriarch Mrs Honorah Doyle. This remarkable lady was one of the oldest people in the Shire who died at 114 years. Mrs Doyle was originally born in County Cork, Ireland. She was a very strong minded Irish Catholic woman who married Mr Doyle at the age of 36 but it was her second husband, Mr Mullins, who accompanied her to Australia on the ship “Ramsay” in 1875. They settled in Oxley and then moved up to King’s Scrub in the Dayboro Valley where they established the family dairy farm in 1876.

At over 95 years of age she was still milking a herd of 40 cows by hand. At 111 years of age she still took her morning walk with one of her sons, Dennis Doyle. An interesting note in the Courier Mail reported, “At 111 years Honorah had lived through the reign of six English monarchs: George III, George IV, William IV, Queen Victoria, Edward VII and George V.” In 1926 Archbishop Duhig visited her for her 114th birthday and during his visit he was charmed by the beauty of the area and said that Brisbane was lucky to have such a fertile neighbouring area. According to the
newspaper report the worst Honorah could complain about at 114 years of age was rheumatism in her fingers from milking.

At this time the timber industry was flourishing and the butter factory was producing around 50 tons of butter. Archbishop Duhig while visiting Mrs Mullins was not to know at the time this was to be her last birthday. Reported in her obituary later that year in the Courier Mail newspaper, “Mrs Mullins died on the 1st May 1926, 1 day off her 115th birthday. At this time she had 4 sons and 18 grandchildren.”

Bryce & Channing are the great, great, great grandchildren of this pioneering family dynasty who now manage the whole estate.

Honorah Doyle

1st Generation since 1876, the great, great, great grandmother of Bryce & Channing Wrightson

Bryce & Channing Wrightson (twins)

Brother & Sister (sixth generation) General Managers of Glengariff Historic Estate for the last 5 years and worked at the venue for 14 years, pictured with “Lutsy” popular Brisbane radio personnel.

What our guests say about Glengariff

4.7
Based on 133 reviews
Had my school formal it was amazing! And the food was great!
Kandy Kay
08:37 19 Aug 21
Best place venue to hold a wedding reception in the area.Excellent food, a good selection of drinks and beautiful surroundings.
Derek Gill
22:22 23 Jun 21
Staff were friendly and helpful, food was good, facilities were lovely
Paris Ellen
13:31 15 May 21
Not only is the venue absolutely stunning, the team at Glengariff are highly attuned to the stresses and requests of a wedding, and handle everything down to the finest detail with the utmost professionalism and communication. There is nothing that my husband and I can fault, and we both had the most amazing ceremony and reception thanks to Channing, Bryce, and their fabulous team!
Nicole Wong-Clark
00:54 01 May 21
Great venue, enjoyed the setting
Marianna DeJongh
10:51 28 Apr 21
Great venue
Miranda Martin
00:08 13 Apr 21
Loved it! 🙂
Tj N Va Oliver
12:32 08 Apr 21
We attended a wedding and were impressed at the venue. Great views, friendly staff, beautiful gardens and a perfect spot for an outside wedding.
Mick
00:54 28 Mar 21
Beautiful. Great location Great staff
Hester Wallace
09:44 20 Mar 21
Beautiful building and grounds.
Nathen Love
03:46 13 Mar 21
I've been coming here as a wedding DJ for nearly 20 years and it is always a spectacular venue to work at.The ceremony area is one of the best spots in Brisbane.Channing and the staff always make me feel welcome.I always look forward to going there and highly recommend you put it on your list of venues to consider.
PartySound DJ MC Photo Booth
03:10 01 Feb 21
Stunning.
Joseph Funnell
03:33 12 Nov 20
This venue is simply incredible. The well maintained landscape makes for incredible photos, adding that extra special touch. There are so many places to get varied photos opportunities that are easily accessible.The food was generous in serving size and absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection. DELICIOUS! But what really makes this place so amazing is the team, especially Channing and Dan. I've never come across a team so willing to go above and beyond to make our day magical. Nothing was too hard for them, even during covid when stress levels were peaking and we had to have a wedding that was well outside of the norm. Every time we would meet with Channing she was always happy, bright and bubbly. She would do anything to help us reach our goal for our day. Honestly could not recommend Glengarrif enough. Feel so fortune to have got married here.Channing and Dan - thank you so much!!
Natasha Jeffs
07:56 06 Oct 20
These guys are the best!! The team are excellent, very helpful and professional at every step along the way. The venue is stunning, the food and service is amazing!!
Timothy Dunn
01:44 18 Sep 20
Couldn't rate the staff & venue higher. Channing is an absolutely phenomenal person, going far above any expectations to help make our wedding plans go as smoothly as possible even in this pandemic environment. The Estate is always immaculate and the views and grounds are 2nd to none!
Andrew Jeffs
00:18 01 Aug 20
We have visited this venue many times and am always impressed with the friendly professional service they provide. The venue is beautiful and well maintained, the food is delicious and is a perfect setting for a wedding!
Diana Llanos
13:08 21 Apr 20
Awesome venueLovely staffExceptional meals
Sheila Sissons
10:17 18 Apr 20
Gorgeous wedding venue
Katie White
21:46 08 Mar 20
Went their for a wedding and was freat
Bruce Abbott
09:46 08 Mar 20
What an amazing and beautiful place. Our Wedding was perfect and this was thanks to Channing, Dan and Bryce. Not only is the venue a beautiful place with breathtaking views, the service was exceptional. From the beginning it was a stress free experience, everything was looked after by the team at Glengariff. From the first meeting to the end of the of the night. The food was absolutely delicious and the packages offered by Glengariff was amazing. Well worth the money! Channing and Dan were so friendly, organised and very professional and nothing was too difficult for them. They went out of their way to make this the most amazing day ever. From Jess and Nate
Jessica Purvey
00:02 18 Jan 20
We held our wedding here in late 2018; Bryce and Channing (not Tatum) did a great job and made us feel like everything was being taken care of. The venue was simply amazing, and the food options we chose were fantastic. Sure to make any couple swoon when they visit this venue for their wedding!!
Ash
03:27 31 Dec 19
Fantastic experience for my son's wedding. Food was great and well presented. Very nice decor.
Phil Lloyd
03:29 25 Dec 19
Beautiful atmosphere and surrounds.
Annette Phillips
08:52 16 Dec 19
Amazing place for a wedding
Adrian Weeding
03:01 09 Nov 19
Recently photographed a wedding at Glengariff and was extremely impressed. The staff were polite, helpful and friendly, keeping the bride and groom happy and asking how they could assist me with photos. I look forward to working here again!
Olive Tree Photography
07:14 28 Oct 19
Did makeup for a wedding here! Just gorgeous!
Face It Your Beautiful -Jess Mcleod
21:25 08 Oct 19
A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look no further for the ultimate venue for a beautiful wedding. LET your guests wear a hat, INSTRUCT them to bring a hat.Food 10/10Atmosphere 10/10Just an amazing view!
Adam Kibbey
12:37 23 Sep 19
Glengariff Historic Estate is the most beautiful venue you could use for your wedding and reception. The staff are fantastic to deal with, and made sure that our day ran perfectly. The food was amazing and the staff made sure all the guests had a great night.
Callum Thomas
10:52 06 Sep 19
Amazing wedding venue.The staff are absolutely fantastic,Great food and epic sunsets.
luke scott
22:13 29 Aug 19
Lovely place to get married and great hosts.Remember to book a bus to get your relatives home safely.
Patrick Otto
11:43 12 Aug 19
Absolutely love this venue, my partner Nick and I got married here 1 week ago and everything was perfect. It was completely stress free thanks to Channing and Dan. All our guests raved about the food and they accommodated well to gluten free. Would recommend to everyone to have their special day here!
Emma Westbrook
11:05 20 Jul 19