Hawkesbury Country Retreat

Rating
(6 reviews)
 
Location
232 Cornwallis Road, Cornwallis, New South Wales
Business Hours
By Appointment
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Nestled amongst the Blue Mountains, on the Hawkesbury River, Hawkesbury Country Retreat offers impressive waterfront and mountain views. You’ll find many picturesque spots for photo opportunities on the 20-acre property: in the orchard or under the 7,000 fairy lights outdoor archway, to name just two. With an all-inclusive offering, this is Blue Mountains wedding venue made to enchant and impress.

Less than an hour’s drive from Sydney, Hawkesbury Country Retreat provides a rural oasis for you and your guests. With ample accommodation, on-site parking, and an all-inclusive offering, this is the ideal location for a weekend country wedding experience. Relax with your guests as the specialist team from Hawkesbury Country Retreat takes care of the wedding preparation and liaises with your vendors. 

Hawkesbury Country Retreat is pet friendly, with 20 acres of gardens and grounds for your furry friends to enjoy and explore. Your younger guests will also adore family-friendly features like the exotic bird aviary and petting zoo. With professional and personalised service, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your guests are well taken care of. 

Select your catering vendors of choice with the commercial kitchen and bar facilities on site. Should you wish to hire food trucks or other mobile food suppliers, there is ample room for them to set up. ‘The Stables’ and 'The Shed' provide the perfect wet weather ceremony option or indoor reception venues . Minimal styling is required with the gorgeous props supplied for your use and the surrounding natural beauty

 

“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 photoshoot, 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.” — Sue M 

 

What you’ll love about working with Hawkesbury Country Retreat for your Blue Mountains wedding: 

  • Stunning Hawkesbury River frontage. Although rich in many beautiful assets, Hawkesbury Country Retreat’s crown jewel has to be the Hawkesbury River. Lined with trees and featuring a decked area perfect for ceremonies, the Hawkesbury River frontage provides a serene and picturesque backdrop.
  • Your choice of beautiful outdoor wedding locations. Hawkesbury Country Retreat offers many stunning sites for your wedding ceremony and reception dotted over the property. Taking advantage of the gorgeous river views and natural beauty of the landscape, these spots can cater for weddings of all sizes and styles. 
  • Dedicated wedding specialists. The dedicated team of Wedding Specialists at Hawkesbury Country Retreat live and breathe weddings. They know how unique the property is, and they delight in sharing it will couples and guests. Six months prior to your wedding date, you will meet with the event team to discuss your wedding theme and aesthetic. The team will liaise closely with you and your vendors to ensure a smooth and memorable experience. 

 

Highlights of working with Hawkesbury Country Retreat for your Blue Mountains wedding: 

  • Outdoor Archway with 7,000 fairy-lights
  • Catering for weddings of up to 550 guests
  • 6 toilet block
  • Shade house 
  • Lighting and some furnishings
  • Pet-friendly 
  • Family-friendly
  • Hundreds of beautiful wedding props for your free use
  • Walk-in exotic bird aviary and Petting Zoo 
  • Commercial kitchen and bar facilities for your choice of caterers to use
  • Professional, friendly staff and service
  • Perfect photo locations for you and your bridal party
  • Complimentary off-street parking for all guests

 

What kinds of onsite accommodation does Hawkesbury Country Retreat offer? 

There is ample room for you and your guests at Hawkesbury Country retreat, with on-site accommodation at the beautiful homestead, plus glamping available if required or desired. The homestead is the perfect place for pre-wedding hair and make-up and for post-wedding relaxation. 

 

“Hawkesbury Country 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 photoshoots. 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.” — Amanda K. 


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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 50 / Max 500

Price per head

Low $100 / High $ -

Ceremony

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.

Reviews

(6 reviews)
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7 May 2022

This is a spectacular location for a wedding, with beautiful photo opportunities all around: from the jetty over the river, the Blue Mountains as a backdrop, to the avenue of trees at the front, the large fireplace courtyard, and the many antique furnishings and props dotted around this vast property. It can cater for large weddings with hundreds of people as well as small, more intimate weddings. We had 35 guests and they all commented that the wedding venue was fantastic. Great for children too as there is a petting zoo and lots of activities to occupy them, along with a pool table and ping pong. Anna was a huge help and a definite bonus for this venue as well, as she helped us plan and choreograph our wedding from beginning to end. This place definitely earned the full 5 stars!

26 Feb 2022

Can't recommend HCR enough ! Had our wedding here recently and it was perfect. Property manager Anna was a dream to work with and was very knowledgable about the industry- suggesting several winning vendors and providing cost saving advice! The venue is absolutely stunning and they worked really closely with us to ensure the day was unique to us. The property is very rustic with amazing grounds and Anna has an extensive prop inventory that was at our disposal. Facilities on site are first class and our guests throughly enjoyed exploring the grounds, visiting the horses and the petting zoo, playing the yard games and taking turns with the pool and table tennis table. We had our photographs onsite and I expect them to turn out amazing. Anna and her team were attentive to our needs and every stage and really pulled off the perfect wedding.

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

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


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