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NEW ARROWTOWN WEDDING PROPERTY

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May, 2022

Works underway to convert a derelict 1870s farm building near

Arrowtown into a function and wedding venue.

Ive always wanted to do it up because its had a bit of a hiding over

the years, says Roger Monk, whose familys farmed the area since

1964.

Southwest of Arrowtown, the two-level stone building was built by an

early farming family, the McDonnells  McDonnell Road, which the

barns on, remembers their contribution.

Historic graffiti on a ground-floor internal wall also includes the

inscription, Thos McDonnell.

That floor was formerly divided into horse stables and a tack room.

Monk says hes repairing some of the original fixtures and putting them

back.

He thinks the upper floor originally stored horse feed, though he and his

predecessor used it as a wool shed.

Following a resource consent issued last year, an over-roofs being

constructed over the existing roof, a new floors being built over the

original timber first floor and a staircase will connect the two floors.

A lean-to structure will replace a 1950s corrugated iron lean-to, and a

pergola for wedding ceremonies and toilet block will be built nearby,

along with a carpark.

Monk says he needed to restore the building to prevent it from falling to

bits.

You just dont want to let things [like this] just go.

Its a costly exercise, however, so youve got to get a return off it

somehow.

As a function/wedding centre, itll have capacity for 150 people.

Monk expects the venue to be open towards the end of next year.

Source: Mountain Scene

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