Hawkesbury Country Retreat

(6 reviews)
232 Cornwallis Road, Cornwallis, New South Wales
Business Hours
By Appointment
Click to show

Sat on the banks of the beautiful Hawkesbury River, enjoy the impressive waterfront & mountain views surrounding the 20 acres all-inclusive Hawkesbury Country Retreat. The wedding venue benefits from many memorable photo opportunities: amongst the orange & fruit orchard, under the 7,000 fairy lights outdoor archway, against the large fire pit, at sunset on the river or in the walk-in bird aviary.

A truly stunning location for your special day, Hawkesbury Country Retreat will make your wedding day one to remember.

Let our rustic elegance capture your imagination and make it a reality, as you enjoy the serene mountain and river views surrounding the 20 acre property sitting on the banks of the beautiful Hawkesbury River. Established gardens with mature trees, provide an ideal setting for an elegant outdoor, garden ceremony. The perfect blank canvas for your beautiful rustic wedding.

Alternatively, you may prefer our converted rustic Wedding Shed which can seat up to 300 guests. Either choice would provide ever-lasting memories for your special day.

Hawkesbury Country Retreat is an all-inclusive wedding ceremony and reception venue that caters to couples that prefer to be totally involved in the setting up, decorating, choosing of caterers and all decisions associated with this most special day.

* Stunning Hawkesbury River Frontage
* Outdoor Archway with 7,000 fairy-lights that seats 200 for reception
* Several other locations for outdoor wedding ceremonies
* Complimentary off-street parking for all guests
* Perfect photo locations for you and your bridal party
* On-site accommodation at our homestead for you and your guests
* Professional, friendly staff and service
* Commercial kitchen and bar facilities for your choice of caterers to use
* Walk-in exotic bird aviary & Petting Zoo for the younger guests to enjoy
* On-site glamping option for guests if required
* 100's of beautiful wedding props for your free use
* Catering for weddings of up to 500 guests

Our dedicated Wedding Specialists will liaise closely with you to ensure that your every need is taken care of.

Allow the team at Hawkesbury Country Retreat to attend to every detail of your special day. Your wedding day should be one of the most memorable days of your life.

Our staff are focused on ensuring your day lives up to every expectation and will help you with each step along the way. Let us spoil you and your guests!


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 50 / Max 500

Price per head

Low $100 / High $ -


Indoors & Outdoors

Time restrictions

12:00 AM

Questions and Answers

Can I have just a ceremony at the Hawkesbury Country Retreat?

Hawkesbury Country Retreat

Unfortunately our ceremonies are only available if you also have a reception booking.

Can I have just a reception at Hawkesbury Country Retreat?

Hawkesbury Country Retreat

Of course. Please ask us for our pricing on this.


(6 reviews)
Review this supplier
19 Oct 2019

A beautiful location on the Hawkesbury River, this was the first & only venue we visited and knew right away it was where we wanted to get married. Anna was extremely in the lead up and on the day, there were so many props to choose from to decorate the venue and there were so many great locations on the property to take photos. Hiring the house for onsite accommodation was convenient and allowed us to enjoy the entire weekend with our family. We had such a great time and so many of our guests commented on what a stunning venue we chose.

29 May 2021

Hawkesbury County Retreat is an absolutely beautiful venue. We were so amazed at how beautiful it was. The staff have done so much work to the property since the recent floods. They have put their heart and soul into bringing this property back to the beautiful property that it is. The staff are amazing and make you feel like part of the family. It was perfect for us as we could customise it to our taste. Anna and her staff have an endless amount of props and accessories for you to choose from. The grounds are amazing and there are so many choices for photo shoots. Anna and her staff made sure that our day was perfect and it was more than we expected. It is definitely worth checking it out we would love to have another event there. It is such a beautiful place and you can see the

8 May 2021

I found Hawkesbury Country Retreat the ideal wedding location if you want to ensure that your wedding stands out as truly “you”. The venue is truly a hidden gem - The grounds are amazing for the perfect photo shoot, the props and accessories available are wonderful and ensure that you can customise your settings to truly reflect your style for your special day and Anna and her staff go above and beyond to ensure that your day is everything you want it to be. I would highly recommend you take the time to explore this amazing venue when looking for the perfect wedding experience

17 Apr 2021

From the moment we set foot into the grounds of HCR we knew we would get married there. The venue itself is absolutely stunning! Anna & the whole team went above and beyond to ensure we had an amazing day. Anna was very quick to respond to any queries we had and very helpful to help us find options to suit our budget. There are plenty of photo opportunities inside and out and the inventory and props on offer are incredible. All our guests loved having the ceremony and reception in the same location and have continued to rave about how wonderful everything was and what a great wedding it was. We loved every moment and would highly recommend HCR to anyone planning a wedding. We did not want to leave and very much felt part of Anna’s family.

14 Apr 2021

I was lucky enough to have My Amazing Wedding at Hawkesbury Country Retreat litarally just weeks after the 2021 floods! It is defiantly the ideal wedding location if you want your dream wedding! - The amazing amount of places for absolutely gorgeous photo shoot, the props and accessories that are on offer just makes it that much more less stressful when planning something already so stressful. Anna ensures that you can customise your wedding/event to exactly your style for your special day and Anna and her staff go above and beyond to ensure that your day is everything you want it to be. I would 100% recommend you take the time to explore this amazing venue when looking for the perfect wedding/event experience

12 Sep 2019

Fantastic spot with great locations for ceremony, reception and photo opportunities on the river and around the retreat. Great accommodation on site that is pet friendly. Owner very friendly, relaxed and easy going, however they were slow to return the bond. They were both very flexible to meet our needs and helped tremendously on set up. Perfect day!

Why enquire through Easy Weddings?

Exclusive deals

Get the best deals for your wedding with Easy Weddings only discounts and special offers.

Wedding cash giveaway!

Simply let us know which Easy Weddings' suppliers you've booked. Once verified, you'll get entries into the draw for your chance to win!

Quick response

Your time is important. Get the information you need quickly. No fuss. No stress.