Weddings

Hunter Valley Lodge & Retreat is the perfect wedding venue

A magical property for our magical weekend

My brand new husband and I could not find any other property across NSW that was such a perfect fit to have our families stay with us for a long weekend away, to join us in saying “I do”. The team at the Lodge and Hunter Concierge were so accommodating and helped us have the most memorable wedding day and weekend of our dreams! We were all blown away by the entire property, the rooms, the space, the variety of activities and all the detail and features that just made the place an absolute stand-out. The brand new decking was gorgeous, perfect for a sunset meal. Highly recommended!

Amy

Central Coast NSW

THE HUNTER VALLEY LODGE AND RETREAT is a beautifully maintained property and is perfect as a rustic events venue. With three accommodation houses, a large barn, a huge deck, an elegant gazebo and five acres of lawns and gardens, The Lodge provides endless possibilities for your event or celebration.

Booked on an exclusive basis and offering complete privacy and seclusion, The Hunter Valley Lodge & Retreat has been designed and equipped with everything you need to guarantee a perfect stay. There are two fully appointed houses, the ‘Lodge’ and the ‘Retreat’, and a small private studio, the ‘Lions Den’ for the romantic couple. We also have a large barn known as the ‘Bison Den’ which can accommodate all types of events and celebrations.

The Hunter Valley Lodge & Retreat is a lavishly rustic luxurious space where large groups of family, friends or colleagues can enjoy their time together, or find some quiet time alone in the privacy of a spacious bedroom, verandah or alcove and relax with a favourite book and drink. The styling is playful and based on a Canadian Lodge or Chalet with vintage paraphernalia, hunting relics coupled with modern pieces, and tartan blankets thrown on comfortable leather sofas. A large fireplace located in the heart of the Lodge throws natural light onto the wooden cathedral ceilings and creates a warm and cosy atmosphere. The property has two semi-commercial kitchens and a massive dining table which is perfect for friendly feasts, gourmet banquets or a personalised degustation. Lastly, the huge entertaining deck is perfect for watching the best sunset views in the Hunter Valley. 

The Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat has ten large bedrooms and seven bathrooms. With the ‘Lions Den’ studio (which can be booked separately), this increases to eleven bedrooms and eight bathrooms in total. The whole property can accommodate between 16 to 33 guests in total or 28 guests in individual beds.

THE HUNTER VALLEY LODGE AND RETREAT is located down a country lane adjacent to the Werakata National Park and is located in the centre of the Hunter Valley Wine region.

  • 11 bedroom accommodation for 33 guests for two nights Including private Studio.
  • Parking for up to 20 vehicles (transfers for other guests can be arranged.)
  • Full access to the location for photographs
  • 30% discount for midweek weddings
  • Venues available: Barn Conversion or Hire Marquee (Marquee quote and barn conversion on request )
  • Maximum Guests on site: 120

If your celebration event does not exceed 30 guests in total (staying or day guests at the property), you are welcome to make your own arrangements. However, you will require a quote from us for guest accommodation. Additionally, you will be required to pay a $20 per person venue fee for any guests attending your event that are not booked to stay at the property. Please note that the maximum number of guests for a self-managed event must not exceed 30 guests.

If the numbers for your event exceed 30 guests (staying or day guests) you are required to use our event management service, Hunter Concierge . They are responsible for managing many of the aspects of weddings/events at our properties. Their services include catering, marquees, decorations, transfers, port-a-loos, generators, security, portable cool room hire, guest transfers, garbage removal and excess cleaning. Final event approval is at the discretion of the owner of the property. In both cases, it is vital you are completely transparent at the time of requesting the approval, so please be clear about;

  • The date and time and duration of the event
  • Potential maximum number of people you plan to have at the event
  • Your wish to make any alterations or decorate the house or move any furniture items
  • Any outside services or equipment you would like to have at the property
  • The intended hours of the celebrations/music arrangements
Terms and Conditions

All accommodation terms and conditions apply to the booking including a refundable bond of $2000 and guest registration. All events must conclude by 10.30pm with all guests not staying at the property, off premise by 11.00pm. Any accommodation bookings require the guest to be over the ages of 25.

Events and Celebrations include:

  • Weddings or Anniversaries
  • Birthdays and Reunions
  • Christmas parties

Please note that we do not accept any bucks parties or schoolies celebrations.

Event Manager

As our exclusive events manager, Hunter Concierge will be responsible for the complete coordination of your event. Hunter Concierge will charge an event management fee based on the requirements of your brief. For further information on packages, please contact Hunter Concierge on 0422 019 923 or email. They also have a fabulous website.

Marquees

Marquees are available in a variety of sizes, style and design along with furniture and lighting options and are subject to quotes for the most suitable one for your guest numbers and location.

Security/Supervisor

Dependent on guest numbers and the nature of your event you will be required to have a supervisor or security at your event. This is charged on an hourly rate dependent on requirement.

Transfers

The Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat do not have parking facilities for large groups; therefore Hunter Concierge will provide transfers including private cars through to coaches, between the event and your accommodation.

Catering and Drink Packages

Allow Hunter Concierge to provide you with the perfect catering for your event. From a casual buffet or BBQ’s to elegant cocktail party or formal sit down extravaganza – Hunter Concierge will cater to your taste and style. Drinks packages are available along with BYO options.

Styling

Hunter Concierge is able to provide a number of styling packages suitable to each property and event brief. They have a selection of marquees and stylists available to transform the space for your dream event.

PLEASE NOTE

You will be required to brief Hunter Concierge in writing of all particulars of the event including beverages, entertainment, technical requirements, room setups, starting and finishing times (no later than 10.30pm) in connection with your event.

These details are required at least six weeks prior to your event. Guaranteed numbers – final attendance numbers must be provided to Hunter Valley Lodge twenty-one days prior to your event. Any reduction in attendance numbers within twenty-one days prior to your event will be subject to charge at the full contracted amount.

The venues are private houses. All guests are required to observe house rules, trespass, noise and music restrictions and general behaviour, particularly at night. Anyone in your event creating nuisance may be asked to leave the premises immediately and will be liable for any damages caused. Should your event be outside of our terms and conditions we reserve the right to end the event and as all guests to leave.

Where goods or services are supplied from an external supplier additional terms and conditions may apply, such as additional deposits and insurances.

Hunter Concierge acts as an agent for external suppliers, such as Catering, Transport, Photography and Videography, Decorators, Cake Supplier and others; therefore the suppliers hold all responsibility for their services.