An iconic wedding venue on the NSW north coast has been destroyed after going up in flames.
The Fig Tree restaurant in Byron Bay has been engulfed in a major fire just after 3am on Saturday.
Thankfully no one was injured in the intense fire after the owners evacuated the building. The cause of the blaze is currently unknown.
“The owner, operator of the business, Che Devlin, has a lot of forethought to immediately evacuate the nearby guest accommodation,” said NSW Fire and Rescue according to News.com.au.
The award winning property has hosted thousands of weddings since being opened in 1981 and the current owners are now working to relocate any upcoming weddings that are booked there.
“We woke today to the worst news for our beautiful venue and family home,” wrote the owners on Facebook.
“Our venue has been devastated by a fire overnight. We are in complete shock, as we know many of you will be.
“We are urgently calling all of our booked weddings and relocating bookings to other Byron venues. We ask for your patience and consideration at this time.
“Thank-you to the firefighters of Byron Bay who worked to try to save this special home. It is completely heartbreaking.”
Photos posted to Byron Bay Community News show the extent of the damage to the wedding venue.
“Due to the intensity of the blaze the iconic Fig Tree Restaurant could not be saved,” the post read.
The Fig Tree Restaurant was the location of Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski’s wedding in December last year.
Investigations into the fire continue.