Our History

The property has been owned by the Fox Family since 2003. In 2012, Karyn Fox and her family, moved from Sydney to live with her parents, David and Bronwen Fox, on their property on Adams Peak Road. Although the move was initially temporary as a step to ‘get out of the rat race’, with one small child and falling pregnant again weeks after arriving, they decided that Broke was the ideal place to bring up the family, and decided to stay.

Soon enough, they became involved in the family business, Adams Peak Retreat. The Retreat was initially a 4 bedroom house that David and Bronwen converted to a B&B in 2008.

With our first official wedding in May 2012, and realising there was a gap in the market for destination weddings in the Hunter, the business took an exciting new direction. With Karyn utilising her extensive experience in the bridal industry and marketing, she changed the focus from accommodation only to a wedding one stop shop.

2013 saw David and Bronwen step back from the business as it continued to grow.

Shaye came on board in 2015 to assist with weddings. Then due to the ongoing growth and expansion, in 2017, Michael Fox, Karyn's brother, moved to the Hunter Valley and joined the family business. Michael's talents in operations, marketing, sales and his flair for landscape and development has been a welcome addition to the team.

Then in the summer of 2019, the NSW bushfires created havoc, and we spent a couple of months “living on the edge”. 

After the bushfires dispersed, the small team started 2020 with the excitement of what should have been our biggest year in business to date.

 …. and then COVID-19 reared it’s ugly head!

Wow… what a whirlwind… a crazy time across the world.

Due to a forced closure, we took the opportunity to restructure the business and do major renovations on our main venue, The Barn. This has made a huge change to the future of our business.

With COVID 2021 coming back to bite us, we were closed for another 4 months, at which time we converted The Cabin into The Retreat. Our stunning bridal prep room. During this time, we also fully airconditioned The Barn, and all the accommodation suites in the guest house.

With all these changes, and the business continuing to grow, we had put some official positions in place. Our team now consists of:

Karyn - General Manager

Michael - Operations Manager 

Anne-Marie - Event Manager

Shaye - Accounts and HR Manager

Jake - Groundsman

Since our first wedding back in 2012, the Fox family have continued to invest in Adams Peak Country Estate to improve it for all, and we will endeavour to do so in the future. 

We are extremely proud of our beautiful property, and love sharing it with others, and want to ensure the couple, their families and their guests have an exceptional experience. One to remember for ever.