Hitting the road: your help needed!

After the huge success of my last two events I want to try and take the show on the road and bring it somewhere closer to you. Yes, you!

But that’s where I need some help. You see, you being a BabyMac reader already have exceptional taste and will have your finger on the pulse of where’s cool and perhaps where my next event could be held. I’d love to hear some suggestions if you can think of anywhere either locally (even in your small regional town) or in your big city.

I’d love to find somewhere in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth as well as regional areas in all the states. When I held them down here in The Highlands I had a great space that was cosy and intimate, had a kitchen and was interesting so I’m kind of looking for that same kind of vibe.

Perhaps even you have your own business that might be able to host them? Could be a restaurant, a bar, a warehouse a paddock…all suggestions gratefully received.

So over to you guys…tell me ALL THE PLACES! Go on!


  1. WOLLONGONG!!! Please!!! Come on Gong ladies, let’s bring BabyMac to the GONG!!!

  2. We’d love to welcome you to Bendigo in country Victoria.
    We love “Anne’ as much as you, and the date loaf is a constant for afternoon tea around these traps. Add some children wrangling, some divine shopping experiences, great coffee and our fave the wine bar, and we’re pretty much just like your sweet little villiage (with a few extra people :))

    Chelsea from I heart bargains came and visited us recently and Bendigo “blew her mind” http://iheartbargains.com.au/bendigo-blew-mind/

    We’d love to welcome you to our little town with open arms.

  3. Hi! Long time reader and lover of your blog. If you do come to Perth I’d be thrilled to capture the event for you at no charge http://www.victoriadevinephotography.com. I did this for The styling you book tour too!

  4. Hi. Come to Toowoomba in Queensland. There is a place here called the Sauce Kitchen. They may be keen. Have a look at them on the net. It has a beautiful atmosphere. We are only about 1/1/2 hours from Brisbane.

  5. Ohhhh, there are SO many great places on the Sunshine Coast for this… I will have to email you a giant list!

  6. Hi. Come and visit us in Toowoomba in Queensland. We have a place here called the Sauce Kitchen. It is just lovely and they maybe interested. Look them up on the net. We are only about 1/1/2 hours from Brisbane. You would love it.

  7. Katie Macleod says

    Hi Beth,

    Check out Yandina Station on the Sunny Coast, think you would like it! Would be great to see you!

  8. Hello Beth!!

    I have been an avid stalker of yours for years now. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE you to come to Melbourne, and even more would LOVE you to come to the Yarra Valley. this is located 45minutes out of Melbourne in the wine region and is my home town, (very similar feel to the highlands) there are numerous wineries, cooking schools and amazing venues you could utelise for at the kitchen bench. Would love to offer some styling as well! (I own a small event styling business based in the yarra valley)

    https://www.meletos.com/thewarehouse/ (amazing accommodation here to)

    There are hundreds more, and lots of wineries with private dining spaces etc


  9. OH!! and check out the tapas bar upstairs at Yering Station (on top of an old barn and at the best winery in the valley)

  10. They have an amazing barn there to you can hire for events

  11. Look, I don’t get out enough to offer any suggestions but COME TO PERTH!!!!

  12. Goonoo Goonoo Station just outside of Tamworth has recently been renovated with boutique accommodation including farmhouse cottages, a restaurant and function space in an old woolshed

  13. Lauretta says

    Oooh please please please come to Ballarat! My sister and I both have little people we can’t leave but are desperate to come to one of your events as we adore you! Mitchell Harris could be good it’s a really cosy, funky wine bar that has room upstairs or out back for events!

  14. Tamara Crowe says

    Mt.Gambier- South Australia, The Apple Farm Tearooms. You would absolutely love the location and if you haven’t been to our town before it’s a beautiful place to visit with superb local wines and produce ??

  15. Come to Gladstone and visit me at The Dock at East Shores. I love you and we would love to host a BabyMac do!! G&Ts overlooking the water with some good food and laughs = perfection.

  16. Gail Virgona says

    Oh yay yay yay! Sooooo excited you’re bring a bit of BabyMac to Melbs. I love the Substation in Newport. Need to check if they have a kitchen but it’s a very cool venue.

  17. BamVino in Erina Heights on the Central Coast 🙂

  18. Brisbane! Vieille Branche where Rob shot my video last year http://vieillebranche.com.au/ x

  19. I dibs first ticket when you do Perth ???

  20. Just come to ye ol’ Brinabella farmhouse for a visit and be done with it. I’ll chill the prosecco and stoke the fire, you bring the baked goods (there’s a crackerjack bakery and nothing else in Thorpdale). Off you trot.

  21. Bungendore! The Old Stone House would be gorgeous for your event!

  22. Bungendore! The Old Stone House would be PERFECT!

  23. Central Coast somewhere ? please ?

  24. Leigh Goodman says

    Low & Loftys Cronulla – OMG do it please sister xoxo

  25. Lake Macquarie/Newcastle area would love to have you too, you’re very popular!

  26. Emily Furlong says

    I’d love to see you come to Townsville. We have a gorgeous waterfront with views to Magnetic Island and there is a venue right on the water called the Picnic Bay Surf Lifesaving Club who hire their venue out. They have a full caterer’s kitchen as well. Here’s a link to their site: https://www.tpbslsc.com.au/thesurfclub

  27. Please come to Perth! I will volunteer my kitchen as your presence alone will make it a trendy and cool place! May even throw in some bakery treats. X

  28. Patricia Reynolds says

    Come to Young, NSW. The hilltops region is just beautiful. Home of “Poppas fudge and Jam factory” award winning “Art of espresso”, Iandra castle and many fantastic wineries.

  29. Customs House in Newcastle? Beautiful heritage building, right on the harbour. I’m sure they could hook you up with some kitchen facilities. But definitely put Newcastle or Port Stephens on your map!

  30. Tracey Bradshaw says

    Barossa Valley in SA would be perfect – Wine, Maggie Beer, food, Wine, beautiful scenery, wine…. oh and did I mention wine?

  31. Lauren @fairview_farmhouse says

    So exciting!!! Ravens Creek Farm is definitely your place Beth. About 20 mins from Geelong in Victoria. Just embarking on an awesome reno, these guys have created something special.

  32. Michelle Jenkin says

    Amber Ridge in Edenhope (Victoria) it’s an old farm house done up. They have their own veggie garden which they sell the produce out of, they have the most amazing jams and preserves for sale as well. And to top it all off everything they sell in the cafe/restaurant is either grown by them or sourced from within 100km. It’s amazing and so charming! Oh and they also have their own garden nursery on site too! ❤️

  33. Michelle Jenkin says

    Here’s the website http://www.amberridgeapsley.com.au
    They also to paddock to plate nights once a month, and pizzas done in an old tank converted into a wood fire pizza oven. ?

  34. Hey Beth I know Tassie wasn’t on your list but we in Hobart would welcome you with open arms. This little island has foodie delights galore.

    I could just see you doing your thing at the kitchen bench at the Agarian Kitchen about 20mins out of Hobart. This old school house oozes charm & warmth & the produce from the garden would have you totally beside yourself! Your love of a crackling fire would be catered for with one in the kitchen & one in the dining room. We’d ensure there was a g&t or three on offer & at every turn your next Instagram shot is waiting for you. So much to love about the place.

    We do a fab farmers market here, not to mention our cheese, wine, salmon, berries, pink eye potatoes, apples, whisky, oysters, cherries, scallop pies, cider, butter!! and on it goes…

    How we would love to have you Tassie

  35. Amanda G. says

    You will have to beat us all off with a stick when you come to Perth!!!! I have no suggestions though……. I’m sure there will be somewhere amazing though!

  36. Yes, please come to Bendigo ☺️ Xx

  37. Tasmania – home of the tree change! Tamar Valley where we are. I’ve just landed my first ‘uses my brain’ job post-little-kids, on the organising committee for a Farmgate Festival in Nov. So many agricultural family boutique providers of amazing food here!
    Truffles, vineyards, pork, dairy, berries, organic veg, cider, olive oil and hazelnuts, cheese, honey to name but a few.
    There are vineyards I know that have kitchen facilities and a few great intimate rustic spaces I can think of. It’s truly amazing round here, beautiful and a foodie haven!
    All foodies reading please check out the website and get over to Tassie for the weekend and then come again when Beth comes – please come Beth!!

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