Bridal party roaming the grounds of Springfield House function centre

About Springfield House Function Centre

With an abundance of natural light and clean finishes, perfectly blended with old world charm, Springfield House is the best place to host your wedding and events.

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Why book your wedding or event at Springfield House?

We are committed to crafting unforgettable memories for you and your guests. Your family and friends will be swept away by the peace and tranquility that is Springfield House.

At Springfield House, situated on 5 acres of luscious bushland, you can create the event of your dreams. Whether it be a beautiful wedding with an outdoor ceremony surrounded by nature and the not so subtle tones of the Bellbirds, or a magnificent formal dining experience in our reception spaces overlooking the garden. We can accommodate up to 280 seated guests in the Pavilion, or intimate affairs for up to 180 guests in the Manor.

This unique property offers a fantastic event space for couples to create their dream celebration. With the guidance and assistance of the venue’s team of professional and friendly staff, you can plan every aspect of your wedding ensuring it will be a success!

Who we are

Meet our Executive team

Frank Anisse - Managing Director
Frank Anisse
Managing Director

Frank Anisse boasts over 30 years experience in the hospitality and events industry. As Managing Director of this magnificent venue, Frank’s fine eye for detail, and organisational skills are unparalleled. Frank has also managed and co-owned, more than one successful function centre in Sydney.

As one of Sydney’s most experienced and sought after Master of Ceremonies, Frank is also a seasoned singer and incorporates this into his role. It is the combination of Frank’s business acumen, talents, passion and charismatic personality that make him the consummate professional in the industry.

Claudia Bechara - Events & Marketing Manager
claudia Bechara
Events & Marketing Manager

Claudia Bechara has grown up in and amongst the wedding and events industry, witnessing the magic of events. Being involved in the family business over a number of years in which time she has been well acquainted into every aspect of the hospitality industry.

Claudia is in her element when it comes to helping brides and grooms in achieving a memorable wedding day. She is generous in sharing her innovative ideas and knowledge to help plan and organise your special day right down to the most intricate details. She is very meticulous, ensuring your event will be nothing short of wonderful.

Wendy Paton - Sales & Administration Executive
wendy Paton
Sales & Administration Executive

Wendy Paton joined the Springfield House team in 2019. She has a strong background in Customer Service, working several years in Administration and Sales. Wendy’s experience within this area brings a wealth of knowledge to our couples, ensuring all their needs are heard and is ready to work with you every step of the way.

She brings enthusiasm and a cheerful disposition to her role as our Sales and Administration Executive. Wendy enjoys connecting with our clients during the enquiry to booking process and beyond, and prides herself on knowing our clients will receive the best of attention throughout their journey with us.

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The Story behind Springfield House

Springfield The Dream – from the diary of Lola Workman

Now as I write this commentary for our family album I wonder at the sanity of this adventure, selling our first home with all its luxuries to start again and build something that was to me a lifelong dream; our own wedding reception centre. Now many years later, I can see what an upheaval it was to our young family to take their home and pool and sacrifice it for a life of work with no privacy and no home life. I did not envisage the hours of work and trauma the project would entail before we were finally able to commence the business.

Our first priority was to find somewhere to build this wedding reception centre and after looking at various sites we came across 245 New Line Road. A steel strike prevented us from buying steel for the foundations for many weeks.  This was followed by a brick strike so we could not even buy common bricks for the interior walls. We had decided we wanted Original sand stock bricks for an old world appearance so Ted bought a street full of old houses in Ryde which supplied us with bricks, cedar doors and skirtings. Our whole family now became brick cleaners. Disaster again as the bank now refused our loan as “Times were tough” but they did arrange for us to borrow money at 18% interest. We were now up to window height on the building so we had no option but to continue. The trauma of the next six months was too much to record, we set about doing as much work as possible ourselves.  I fell and broke my arm at work and Ted built a mobile box for me to stand on so that I could reach the ceilings and with one arm in plaster I painted all the ceilings and then bought discounted rolls of wallpaper to paper the walls. At auction I bought rolls of curtain fabric and made curtains for every room in my spare time from my full time job. We had no money left for furniture after the commercial tables, chairs and kitchen equipment so again we visited the auction rooms for furniture that could be restored. I booked into an evening college class for furniture polishing and upholstery on one of my nights off work each week. This allowed me to finish enough furniture for the lounge rooms.

In August of 1974 with a lot of help from the Rotary Club of Beecroft, Springfield, still unfinished, was able to host a family wedding for Glenn and Kerrie Workman. Finally on Ted’s 50th birthday 27th September, 1974 we held a charity function to benefit the Children’s Medical research Foundation where councillor Evans of Hornsby council declared Springfield open for business.

Springfield House were graced with being able to host a surprise 85th Birthday for Ted Workman, where he was joined by not only family and friends, but also former employees. This took place on 27th September 2009, 35 years to the day of the official opening of Springfield House. Keeping in with tradition that began with the Workman family, Springfield House is fortunate enough to host 3 local Rotary groups for their weekly meetings. West Pennant Hills, Glenhaven, and Castle Hill.

Springfield House reinvigorated 50 years later

After 50 years of operation, Springfield House remains the dream that was instigated by Ted and Lola Workman. Many hands have taken the helm at Springfield House over the years. All have contributed to the continued growth and success of the business. The current owners of 18 years are the Anisse family who have injected a new life into Springfield House.

The Anisse family have refurbished the venue to ooze old-world charm, encapsulating the essence of a boutique, modern classic, and a light and airy welcoming feel. The main reception room has been graced with a new name,  The Manor. The Gardens have been expanded and manicured to reflect a European inspired destination venue, located in the leafy Hills District of Sydney. Exclusive to you and your guests, the gardens provide the perfect backdrop for a dreamy photoshoot or an intimate garden ceremony to say ‘I Do’ surrounded by the chirping bellbirds and sounds of nature. The newest venture for the Anisse family has been the introduction of The Pavilion, a dreamy black marquee structure that is an absolute showstopper surrounded by 360° views of nature.

We're all working towards the same vision, to care for our all our clients as we would wish to be cared for. As the cliche saying goes, teamwork really does make the dream work. It's such a pleasure to invite back former guests, as much as it is our pleasure to welcome new guests at this magnificent establishment steeped in history.

Looking for work?

We're always looking to expand the team! Contact us below to see how you can join Springfield House.

Our Events

From Weddings to Special Events,
We’ll make it memorable

Your exclusive Venue

We welcome you to come and experience the magic yourself. Enter an enchanted world at Sydney’s exclusive destination venue tucked away in the gorgeous surrounds of the leafy Hills District. Springfield House sits on 5 acres of manicured gardens, adorned with unique charm and elegance.

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Award Winning Service

Springfield House credits their experienced and professional team for their success of the business. Springfield House have been recognised as recipients of the Australian Achievers Award, Excellence in Customer Service and Brides Choice Awards, the Hills Excellence in Hospitality award, ABS Accredited Business and ABIA Weddings

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World Class Cuisine

At Springfield House we are passionate about bringing you a whole new level of excellence and sophistication to our Food Menu. Our Chef ’s desire and passion for the hospitality industry will take you on a culinary journey giving you a memorable experience like no other.

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You too will fall in love with us

"From our first visit I could tell Springfield House was the only venue we wanted to have our wedding. Claudia and her team went above and beyond for us, dealing with our pre wedding stress with prompt responses and an energy I have not experienced with any other venue. The food, the service, the team everything was perfect we spent half the night with our guests coming up to us stating “this is the best venue we have ever been to, the food was delish!” It’s rare that a wedding venue get everything right, let me tell you Claudia and her team are the best of the best. I wish I could do it all over again!"

─  Jessica & Bartolo October 2023

“The team at Springfield House were absolutely incredible, they've been so accommodating and the service on the day was impeccable. We received so many compliments on the day about the food, the service, the smoothness of the day and the little details Claudia guided us towards. Hannah was incredible at calming my nerves and she was a fantastic presence to have around. The day was absolutely perfect and no doubt the team played a huge part in making sure the day went smoothly."

─ Reshmi & Tommy May 2023

“The team at Springfield House were absolutely incredible, they've been so accommodating and the service on the day was impeccable. We received so many compliments on the day about the food, the service, the smoothness of the day and the little details Claudia guided us towards. Hannah was incredible at calming my nerves and she was a fantastic presence to have around. The day was absolutely perfect and no doubt the team played a huge part in making sure the day went smoothly."

─ Reshmi & Tommy May 2023

“I have to admit, I knew Springfield House was a beautiful venue, but I was not expecting it to look so magical! The sun set was stunning through the trees and the decked out Pavilion was mind blowing. Everything came together perfectly. Really appreciate all your hard work to making our day so spectacular!"

─ Chinthanie & Anthony August 2022

“Springfield house is a family business and they put their heart and souls into ensuring couples weddings are everything they want. From the moment we stepped onto the grounds at Springfield house we knew we had to have our special day there. The landscape, tress and overall feeling we had there was just perfect. I can honestly say EVERYONE of my guests enjoyed the food and raved on about how perfect it all was. Hats off to the chef who clearly takes extreme pride in her cooking.”

─  Nicole & James April 2022

“We had the best time of our lives. Everyone complimented the location, the set up, the service, the food and the whole wedding. I was in complete awe of the Pavilion! Just magical! We are so glad we chose Springfield House and we hope to bring more occasions now that our families have experienced the beauty.”

─  Maria & Paul August 2022

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