ONE of the city's most iconic wedding venues has been sold.
Nanga Gnulle has been sold unconditionally and is expected to settle in June this year.
The last wedding will be held in May.
Rob and Peg Green, who lived on the property for 42 years and transformed it into an iconic wedding venue with an award-winning garden, will hand the keys over this autumn.
The couple said it has been an emotional journey but they were feeling positive about the future.
“As we have travelled down the path, we have got to the stage where we have bought another house in the Strathfield area and we are looking forward to moving in to it,” Mr Green said.
“We are staying in the area which is nice. We are less than 1km away.
“It has been a very interesting journey for the last 43 years but we are looking forward to what comes next.
It has been a very interesting journey for the last 43 years but we are looking forward to what comes next
“We had a good last Christmas, all the family were here. The grandchildren spent a lot of time looking in all the nooks and crannies. We had a very nice time.
“When you have something positive to look forward to it is easier.
“Hopefully some of our responsibilities will diminish.”
But the couple were keen to stress it is business as usual until the end of May.
“We are going to be very busy right up until the settlement date whenever that is,” Mr Green said.
“We have lots of weddings coming up, quite a few people wanted to get married in Nanga Gnulle and that is no longer going to be possible once it becomes private property.
“We had a few people who were meant to have spring weddings who have moved them forward to autumn.
“As of the end of May there will no longer be functions or wedding.
“We have an overlap of two months where we can move. We can access the new property from mid-April.
“There will be a clearing sale sometime in June.”
Agent Matt Leonard from First National Tweed Sutherland confirmed the sale was first negotiated in January.
“There was a very extensive marketing campaign for this property and there was a lot of enquiry and a lot of interest.
“It is now sold unconditionally.
“It is my understanding that the people who have bought it wish to utilise it for residential purposes.”
See our previous interview with Rob and Peg Green about how they built the property up from an empty Strathdale paddock here.