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Race to the altar at William Inglis Hotel

24th October 2018

The races and gay weddings have a great deal in common. Calculated gambles are involved, there’s plenty of passion and at the end of the night you both lose your shirt.

It makes The William Inglis Hotel, adjacent to the Warwick Farm racecourse in south west Sydney the odds on favourite for a memorable event.

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The Big Barn

Managed by MGallery by Sofitel, the 5-star luxury hotel was developed by William Inglis & Son, a fifth-generation family-owned business, as part of their $140 million Riverside Stables precinct and opened in January 2018.

Taking a punt on the legalisation of same sex marriage in Australia, the William Inglis Hotel features three distinct venues perfect for stallions searching for a memorable celebration.

The odd-on favourite for festivities is the big barn overlooking Warwick Farm racecourse, which can accommodate 250 banquet style or a cocktail event for 450 guests.

Modelled on the heritage-listed barn at Newmarket, the Big Barn, the new constructions features air-conditioning and interchangeable flooring depending on your event needs. There’s also stable facilities for any equine guests that make the final cut.

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The Rose Garden

The Garden Pavilion is an intimate alternative, able to seat 80 guests, with room for a cocktail event hosting 120 people. The adjacent rose garden features bricks reclaimed from the former home of William Inglis, adding ‘something old’ to any superstitious lists. It’s the perfect place to hold your ceremony.

Finally for those who intend on inviting every relative, former work colleague and person they once swiped right for to witness your big day, there’s the arena which can host 600 people banquet style. Just think of it, your wedding, the arena spectacular. All you need to do is book Tina Arena for the entertainment and your theming is complete.

The restaurant at the hotel is overseen by executive chef and Ritz-Carlton alumni Sercen Kesici and the wedding menus reflect a focus on paddock-to-plate.

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Fortunately the William Ingliss idea of a paddock includes oyster stations, Yamba prawns and brown butter scallops. More substantial options include: Chimichurri Marinated Atlantic Salmon, Smoked Eggplant, Kipfler Potatoes, Beurre Noisette; Roasted Corn Fed Chicken Breast, Pea Puree, Grilled Beetroot, Crispy Kale
; Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin, Barley Risotto, Porcini Mushrooms, Braised Shallots, Sweet Jus; Rack of Lamb, Honey Glazed Carrot, Parsnip Puree, Potato Gratin, Jus; Grilled Portabella Mushrooms, Seasonal Vegetables, Haloumi Cheese, Rosemary Oil Roasted Apple & Onion Pork Cutlet, Steamed Greens, Wild Rice, Fig Vinocotto.

There are set courses, buffet and share plate options as well. Think of it as courses for horses.

Wedding packages also include a personalised wedding coordinator
, use of the grounds 
and gardens for your wedding 
photos, dance floor, microphone and sound system. You will need to book Tina Arena on your own.

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Finally, once you’ve reached to the finish line after dancing to Ginuwine’s Pony and Big & Rich’s Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy, you can reitre to the hotel suite, with a view of the track and prepare to head out to stud.

Booking details: Visit MSofitel  


Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm


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