Cancellation of weddings at Eschol Park House infuriates soon-to-be brides and grooms

Eschol Park House has been the site of dream weddings for decades but a change of hands has seen it become a nuptial nightmare.

Angry brides and grooms-to-be have taken to social media this week to slam the function venue.

They have reported that their weddings - many booked months and months in advance - have been cancelled following the recent sale of Eschol Park House.

Soon-to-be bride Sharlene Cannavaro was told the venue would be closed from April 29-Decemebr 29 despite the fact that her wedding was only seven months away.

She was devastated to receive the news via email on Monday night.

"I couldn't even make it all the way through the email, I just started bawling my eyes out," she said.

"I was up until midnight crying. I couldn't even tell my fiance what was wrong, I just had to forward him the email.

"We've been planning this since May 2018."

Ms Cannavaro said the new Eschol Park House owners - Navarra Venues - offered to move her wedding to one of their other locations, to reschedule the wedding to another time after the renovations (with new prices and packages to apply) or to cancel the wedding and return the deposit.

She said the whole ordeal was taxing and she had spent the past two days on the phone to other wedding vendors.

Another couple Peter Hamilton and Eileen Neave had their Eschol Park House wedding booked in for September 14.

They were "pissed off" to find out that the venue they'd set their hearts on was no longer available.

To make matters worse, Ms Neave has guests flying in from overseas to attend her wedding.

"We've had this booked for over a year and my guests have booked their flights," she said.

"We might be able to move venues but we can't move the date. It's devastating."

Mr Hamilton said Navarra Venues needed to be "held accountable" for their handling of the situation.

"There's a lot of unhappy people out here and they need to know about it," he said.

While Ms Cannavaro was one of those unhappy people, she has been buoyed by the level of support in the Macarthur community.

"I just want to say the biggest thank you to everyone who has reached out with suggestions or offered their services," she said.

"It has rekindled my faith in humanity."

Travis Fernandez is one of those people who have offered their services to affected brides and grooms.

He runs a videography business called Hidden Leaf Productions and has offered a 60 per cent discount for couples whose weddings have been cancelled.

"I just feel so bad for everyone who has lost their wedding venue and if I can help out in some small way I will," he said.

"I feel so privileged to be part of this Macarthur community that gives so much to others."

John Masina has run Eschol Park House with his family for the past two decades. He told the Advertiser Navarra Venues was "one of Sydney's premier hospitality [businesses] and wedding specialists" who "specialised in historic properties for hospitality".

He said all details regarding future weddings had been forwarded along to Navarra Venues.

"The Masina family are not privy to any detailed plans for renovations," Mr Masina said.

"We do not know their timing or scale.

"Our understanding is that Navarra Venues is offering alternatives to brides. If these are not to their satisfaction a full refund of their deposit will be provided. No client will be denied their deposit."

Navarra Venues did not respond to the Advertiser's request for comment prior to deadline.