Woodburn Homestead est. 1864

410 Angas Plains Road, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, 5255.
Award Winning Catering and Planning by Cindy Westphalen · Telephone: +61 (0) 414 618 433cindy@cindysclassicgourmet.com.au

A special wedding requires special people

Cindy Westphalen
Cindy WestphalenYour Host

Cindy Westphalen has operated Cindy’s Classic Gourmet since 1987. In that time, she has catered to the Lord Mayor’s Department, Prime Minister John Howard and Premier John Olsen. Cindy has always had a strong connection with community events, catering the official opening of the Airport Runway Extension, the welcome home parade for the Commonwealth Games Athletes and five years for the SA Great Campaign.

As a caterer and planner, Cindy has worked with thousands of couples around Australia to plan and execute their celebrations. As such, Cindy’s Classic Gourmet has received the bride-and-groom-voted award from the Australian Bridal Industry Academy in South Australia since 2001, and the National Designer of Dreams Award for Australia’s Number 1 Caterer in 2015, 2016 and 2018. Since purchasing the beautifully historic Woodburn Homestead in 2016, Cindy Westphalen has dedicated herself to the community of Langhorne Creek — attracting new wedding business as well as accommodating guests and events.

In October 2017, Woodburn Homestead hosted an event to raise funds for the Milang Butter Factory. Woodburn has hosted events to showcase local artists, inviting locals, buyers and tourists to the area to discover new talents, artisan pieces and be inspired by the beauty of the region. The Goolwa Tidy Towns Luncheon was also hosted by Woodburn.

In May 2019, Cindy launched the Langhorne Creek Wedding Trail to showcase the region’s wedding businesses to qualified customers in a progressive one-day self-guided tour. When businesses and the local community join to showcase their offerings, the benefits radiate through the region, as each couple’s wedding investment brings return visits, wine tours, weekend getaways and long lunches. Cindy’s efforts successfully showcased what this stunning area has to offer.

“Cindy, ten years ago you catered our wedding and last weekend you catered my niece’s wedding. Fabulous, as expected!”

The Homestead

Built in 1864 by Matthew Rankine, whose father William Rankine settled Strathalbyn, Woodburn Homestead has been sympathetically restored from the Belvidere attic to the stone cellar, since its purchase by the Westphalen family in 2016. Now the home of Cindy’s Classic Gourmet, Woodburn is an all-inclusive destination for weddings, accommodation, birthdays, community events and corporate retreats, with event management by the multi-award winning nationally recognised caterer and planner Cindy Westphalen.

The stone barn has been saved from crumbling with structural repairs and authentic restorations to transform it into the icon of the property, an Open-Air Chapel. Bricks matching in age, colour and manufacture were used to restore the steps of the cellar, to be used as an intimate function dining room. South Australian slate was sourced to match that used in the construction of the Homestead, to pave an enclosed outdoor area adjoining the Angus River and frame the natural arbour of Australian gum trees for a wedding ceremony backdrop.

Woodburn Homestead has three bathrooms and four bedrooms each with a private entrance, providing comfortable, luxury Australian accommodation as a base for exploring the food, wine, produce, history and country hospitality of Langhorne Creek in an accessible way.

Watch the Woodburn Homestead promotional video:

Woodburn Weddings

Melrose Garden beside the 160-year-old Morton Bay Fig. The Barn, an Open-Air Chapel with authentically restored stone work and limestone crush floor.
The Angas River Natural Arbour, against the backdrop of the gums and the banks of the majestic river.

The Stables, enclosed and restored with concrete floor, suitable for seated or cocktail style events. The Stables’ Lawns, celebrate under festoon lights and a blanket of stars. Marquee on the lawns between The Stables and the Angas River, suitable for seated or cocktail style events.

Garden Party on the lawns of The Stables, including festoon lights and vintage lounges. Cellar Dinner, intimate dining room for a rehearsal dinner or hen’s/buck’s dinner. All Woodburn Weddings include four pre-event appointments:
• Initial viewing
• Meeting with Woodburn Wedding Planner
• Meeting with your photographer and/or videographer
• Rehearsal
Ask about adding a pre-wedding photoshoot.

Hire fee for Woodburn Homestead including accommodation Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, departing Monday 10.30 am, with ceremony and reception on the property – call for pricing.

Hire fee for Woodburn Homestead including accommodation Friday and Saturday night, departing Sunday 10.30 am, with ceremony and reception on the property – call for pricing.

Hire fee for Woodburn Homestead on any day in June or July, including accommodation Saturday night, departing Sunday 10.30 am, with ceremony and reception on the property for a minimum of 50 guests – call for pricing.

Woodburn Wedding Menus

Smoked salmon and macadamia nut salad with balsamic and feta dressing
Chicken and leek, basil tart with tomato compote
Thai chilli lamb topped with roasted almonds and capsicum on a jasmine rice bed
Trio of dips with herb pita bread
Smoked salmon with prawn caper cream salad leaves and mango dressing

Fillet of beef roasted with red wine and mushroom sauce
Chicken fillet rolled and seasoned with ham, spinach and pine nuts dressed in a light mustard sauce
Chicken fillet with spring onions, white wine and zucchini salsa
Rack of lamb, Webber roasted
Fillet of beef spooned over with a chunky tomato and black olive salsa

Brandy snap basket filled with ice cream, fresh fruit salad and strawberry caulis
Mocha torte with passionfruit sauce and fruit
Old fashioned apricot crumble served with ice cream and cream
Rich chocolate torte on a passionfruit skirt
Apple pie served with Hills farm cream and dusted with icing sugar
Lemon cheese cake with King Island cream

1 Entrée + 1 Main + 1 Dessert: from $67.00/person
1 Entrée + 2 Main + 1 Dessert: from $70.00/person
2 Entrée + 2 Main + 1 Dessert: from $85.00/person
Cheese Platters: from $60.00 each
Children’s Menu: $15.00/child

Grazing table of hot and cold canapes with all menus.
All menu items are customisable and interchangeable, and consultation with Cindy for menu tailoring is included.
Minimum 50 guests. Smaller functions catered for by request.
Main meals served with seasonal vegetables and gourmet salad bowls.
Dinner rolls and table butter.
Teas, coffee and chocolates.

Ask about our roving canapés option for entrée.
Soups available on request.
Ask about our dessert bar or cheese bar options, BYO spirits, Port, Muscat etc.

Cocktail Menus

A selection of Mediterranean nibbles
Smoked salmon and Brie on mini toasts
Curried chicken and basil tarts
Seafood boats
Vegetarian bites
Samosas with sweet chilli sauce
Spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce
Thai curry meat balls
Selection of cocktail pasties
Mini cocktail meat pies
Lemon and lime prawn skewers
Selection cocktail quiches:
· Chicken and sweet potato
· Spinach and blue cheese
· Leg ham and Brie
· Vegetarian

A selection of Mediterranean nibbles
Chicken and coriander cups
Smoked salmon and Neufchatel on rye
Corn and spinach puffs apricot jam
Chicken satays with minted yoghurt dressing
Thai meat balls
Arancini balls
Lemon and lime prawn skewers
Oyster with salmon roe
Selection of assorted pastries
Cocktail vegetarian bites
Selection cocktail pastries, including vegetarian

Smoked salmon and lemon caper dill
Chicken, chickpea, feta and mint cups
Roast beef rolled in pesto bites
Lemon and lime prawn skewers
Cocktail sliders
Chicken satay with coconut and coriander
Meatballs with tomato chutney and basilThai meatballs with satay sauce
Selection cocktail pastries, including vegetarian
Rogan josh lamb on jasmine rice with raita
Thai chicken, snow peas and noodles
Mini tempura whiting with lime aioli

Grazing table
Seafood salad Chicken and coriander cups
Authentic cocktail tomato and basil bruschetta
Roasted beetroot and feta bruschetta
Lemon and lime prawns
Skewered chicken tenders
Pork belly and apple salad
Salt and pepper calamari
Baby whiting with lime aioli
Beef slider
Corn and spinach puffs with apricot chutney
Pumpkin and parmesan arancini ball
Corn and spinach puffs with fig jam
Eggplant with sweet harissa and mint
Artichoke tartlets with parmesan
Focaccia bread and sundried tomato
Lemon caper Neufchatel toasts
Zucchini tarts with horseradish
Sweet potato and chilli cups
Stuffed mushrooms
Tiny pizza bread

All menu items are customisable and interchangeable, and consultation with Cindy for menu tailoring is included.
Minimum 50 guests.
Smaller functions catered for by request.
Children’s cocktail menu available by request.
Teas, coffee and chocolates.
Additional Options for Cocktail Menus Pre-dinner mini baguettes at $3.50 each.
Fillings: Sundried tomato and roasted speck Chicken, coriander and capsicum, Vegetarian.

Add your Wedding Cake to any cocktail menu for dessert served with mixed berries and cream, for $3.50 per person.
Ask about our dessert bar or cheese bar options, BYO spirits, Port, Muscat etc.

Dessert Bars

· A selection of sweets
· Setup of lollies by Woodburn staff
· Display of lollies on our custom-made Lolly Trolley
· Serving options for guests to consume during the wedding or bags to take home
Up to 100 guests: from $350.00
Up to 200 guests: from $450.00

· A selection of single serve ice creams
· Serving ice creams from our custom-made ice cream cart
· Allowance for one ice cream per guest
Up to 100 guests: from $400.00
Additional ice creams: $2.50 ea

· A display of Glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts
· Displayed on our custom-made doughnut wall
· Wall of 50 doughnuts
Cost: from $150.00

· A selection of pastries and single serve desserts
· Setup of dessert buffet by Woodburn staff
· Dessert buffet for 50 guests
Cost: $400.00

· You are welcome to provide your own dessert items
· Setup of dessert buffet by Woodburn staff
· BYO dessert buffet
Cost: $150.00

All dessert bar options require a minimum of 50 guests.

“To all the crew at Cindy’s Classic Gourmet, thank you for making our wedding run so smoothly. Without your help planning everything, I don’t know what I would have done.”


Woodburn Homestead not only offers South Australia’s premium wedding venue, but the accommodation options are truly first class.
The lovingly restored homestead offers:

• One main bedroom with Queen bed and ensuite
• One Queen room
• One room with Queen bed and one single bed
• One room with three single beds
• Homestead sleeps up to 10 people
• Three house bathrooms with showers
• Fully equipped country kitchen
• Comfortable lounge room with original fireplace
• Stylish interior sympathetically restored
• Wrap around veranda and outdoor areas
• All linens, including sheets and towels supplied
• Exclusive use of the entire property
• Thoughtfully styled for luxury and comfort
• Picturesque garden and surrounds

Our Awards and Accreditations

“Dear Cindy, you made planning our reception so easy and were open and willing to accommodate our ideas.”

Upcoming Events

Langhorne Creek Wedding Trail 2020

Sunday May 17 – midday to 8.00pm
Validate your complimentary ticket at the 5 venues on the Langhorne Creek Wedding Trail, each showcasing a unique function style, from an industrial winery, tactile barrel shed and tropical oasis, to historic buildings, manicured native gardens and stone cottages. From 12 noon you’re invited into immersive experiences with local suppliers and regional producers at each venue to provide inspiring wedding solutions with tastings, demonstrations, interactive displays and live entertainment.

From 4pm the Afterparty kicks off at Venue 5: Woodburn Homestead. Party tunes continue into the evening with DJ, food vans, beer and wine.

Guests who validate their tickets at all five venues: Belvidere Winery, Belvidere Memorial Hall, Oasis Gardens, The Winehouse and Woodburn Homestead, are then eligible for the prize draw. Prizes include the chance to have your wedding featured in Fleurieu Living Magazine, a subscription to Fleurieu Living Magazine, two Langhorne Creek weekend getaways including accommodation, wine, regional produce and dining, plus generous prizes from a number of wedding suppliers.

Watch a short teaser below:

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any queries you may have via cindy@woodburnhomestead.com.au OR simply fill out the form below:

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