We are Sunnybrae Estate
Sunnybrae Estate’s history dates back to 1879, when the City of Adelaide acquired the land to construct the Islington Sewage Farm, as it was known from 1881-1966. The cowshed, dairy and cheeseroom were established in 1882, and in 1883, the homestead, stables and implement shed were finalised. In 1887, the farm expanded with the build of its piggeries and smokehouse.
In 1968, passed to the Department of Lands for disposal. The land of the farm was subdivided and sold off in several large parcels, and South Road was extended through the farm to join Days Road and extend to Grand Junction Road and beyond.
The State government gave control of the farm buildings and 1.8 hectares of land to the Corporation of Enfield from December 1981. On the 25th of March 1982, the land was proclaimed a Historic Conservation and Recreation Reserve. From that point, local council delegated funds to restoring the remaining buildings, until 1992 when it was restored by the Enfield and District Historical Society as a museum to display farm implements similar to those used on the working farm. Then ‘Sunnybrae Farm’, the land was eventually used as a hospitality venue under the ownership of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.
In 2015, the estate was leased to the Liapis family, who have since invested significantly into restoring the Heritage listed buildings with luxurious modern touches, and re-landscaping the expansive gardens. With the addition of South Australia's first free-standing Marquee venue, and countless restorations and improvements, the Liapis family have respectfully transformed this significant part of South Australia’s history into one of its premier wedding venues.
Meet The Team
“We can not thank you enough for all the hard work you and the team put into our special day. We honestly couldn't have done it without you and it was your positive vibes that really did keep us going. Our friends and family haven't stopped praising you and Sunnybrae for putting on one hell of a day. Everyone had the best time, they said it ran so smoothly and the food was to die for. The day was so much more than we could have ever expected. You really went above and beyond... we are forever grateful.”
Paula & Will Siero