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About Springfield House Function Centre

Why book your wedding or event at Springfield House?

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. 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 room overlooking the garden,  that can accommodate up to 200 seated guests, or intimate affairs for 80 guests. 

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!

 

Award Winning Chefs

We are very proud to secure the services of award winning Chefs.

Their combined wealth of knowledge and experience in Wales, Germany, Switzerland, France and London, brings a whole new level of excellence and sophistication to Springfield House. Their continued pursuit of excellence is obvious in their  passion and zest and flare for food, keeping up with the changing times, while maintaining traditional values.

It is the combined efforts of this team, which give them the edge. Their desire and passion for the hospitality industry set them apart from their competitors.

Experienced and Professional wait staff

 

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

We recognise that we could not have achieved our successes without our very dedicated team.

Frank Anisse

Managing Director

Frank Anisse boasts over 25 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 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 hospitality. She also has several years of experience in marketing at various companies, qualified with a degree in Bachelor of Marketing and Media. 

She is very meticulous, ensuring your event will be nothing short of wonderful. 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.

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.

Our History

Lola

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 recently 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 on a Monday night, Glenhaven on a Tuesday night, and Castle Hill on a Wednesday night.

 

Springfield House reinvigorated 49 years later

After 49 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 16 years are the Anisse family who have injected a new life into Springfield House, returning it to its former glory after being closed between 2003-2005.

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 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.

With expansion on the horizon for our newest event space, The Pavilion, you can only look forward to what’s to come.

It is 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.

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