The Retreat at Wisemans

(35 reviews)
5564 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry, New South Wales  View Map
Business Hours
7 Days
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Located on nearly 50 acres of manicured grounds on the banks of the Hawkesbury River and the tranquil surrounds of the Dharug National Park with beautiful sunset photo opportunities, the award-winning Retreat at Wisemans is an exclusive wedding venue that only hosts one wedding per day. Host a lavish celebration in The Riverbed Restaurant, the silk-lined marquee or in the smaller sized marquee.


Imagine your wedding at a venue that embraces the beauty of the Hawkesbury, and only hosts one wedding per day.

Starting with your Ceremony we have stunning options for you to choose from, first being our Gazebo in our beautifully manicured Gardens or a pop-up ceremony Riverside or Dockside. These locations are all perfect for Sunset photos on the banks of the Hawkesbury River.                                                                         

Once your Ceremony is complete, you can choose from a number of Pre-Reception options, starting with canapes by the River, Poolside or on our terrace overlooking one of our many wedding gardens then you move to an intimate reception in our Riverbend Restaurant seating up to 110 guests or a Grand Celebration in a Beautiful Silk Lined Marquee by the sparkling Hawkesbury River which can seat up to 150 guests. 

We have 54 comfortable rooms available so your guests can enjoy a fabulous day with you both and not have to worry about the drive home afterwards.          

Our dedicated Wedding Team provide personalised service, where the emphasis is on creating a unique & flexible setting for each couple to make full use of this versatile venue on what is the most important day of their lives. We will ensure every element of your special day is executed perfectly with precision. Our wedding packages are designed so that the organisation is left to us so you can enjoy your memorable day with out stress.                      


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 1 / Max 150

Price per head

Low $95 / High $ 139


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min - / Max 150

Time restrictions

11:00 PM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Additional hours

$10 Per Head

Music must end by

11:00 PM

Questions and Answers

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Do we hold tentatively hold function space?

The Retreat at Wisemans

The Retreat at Wisemans will not hold any space without a signed contract and a Security Deposit.

What are the deposit & payment arrangements?

The Retreat at Wisemans

Upon confirming your Wedding Day Event, The Retreat will issue a contract at which time you will have 5 working days to sign and pay your holding/security deposit. Our payment arrangements are 6 months from your date we require a 50% deposit. 3 months from your date a further 25% then one month from your date the final 25% is to be paid meaning that your wedding is paid in full one month from your wedding date.

How many rooms do you have for my Wedding Guests?

The Retreat at Wisemans

We have 54 well-appointed air-conditioned rooms, one of which is the Complimentary Bridal Suite for your Wedding Night.

What happens if it rains?

The Retreat at Wisemans

Upon inclement weather we have a conference center where your ceremony can take place. Your reception being either the Restaurant or the Marquee are weather proof.

Until what time can i have my Reception?

The Retreat at Wisemans

The Retreat has a license for noise until 11pm. The packages are based on a 5-hour period, unless otherwise specified. Beverage service must conclude by 11pm.


(35 reviews)
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31 Aug 2020

Such a beautiful spot and such amazing food :)

The Retreat at Wisemans  

its so nice to hear such a lovely reviews, we are very lucky to have such a beautiful spot down here.

31 Aug 2019

Kath & the team from the Retreat were 100% amazing from the day we first checked out the venue, right through to our wedding day. Kath went above and beyond to ensure our day ran perfectly, and kept us both calm even with the hiccups that occured along the way to our big day. I cannot express enough how thankful we were to have picked The Retreat. The ceremony & reception areas were perfect, the food and atmosphere just incredible. I will be singing their praises for years to come for making our day magical

The Retreat at Wisemans  

Emily & Mitchell, thank you for your kind words ! it was a pleasure to work with you both and the outcome was an amazing day for both yourselves & your guests. Wishing you love and happiness every day going forward !! Kath, your coordinator ♥

26 Aug 2016

Wow! What can I say. Right from day one we knew this was our venue. Kath and Rachael are amazing and made everything leading up to our big day so stress free and easy. The Retreat at Wisemans is a hidden treasure in Sydney for a wedding venue. Our ceremony in the Gazebo had the perfect backdrop of the Hawkesbury river and so much elegance as night fell with the gorgeous chandelier. We had our reception in the marquee which was just beautiful every direction I looked I could see something beautiful whether it was the view to the gazebo or the river or even the tree covered in beautiful lanterns. I could not have imagined our day to be so perfect. I wish I could get married there every weekend :)

The Retreat at Wisemans  

Thank you for your kind review, This truly means a lot to us all here at the Retreat. We hope you can coming back and visit again soon.

13 May 2021

I wish I could give more than 5 stars. I could never put into words how amazing everything was. Kath and Rachael are brilliant. Everything went so smoothly and above and beyond every wild dream. From the start I knew Kath would make my day wonderful and she certainly did.

The Retreat at Wisemans  

How wonderful, Kath and Rachael always do an amazing job for all our couple we are very lucky to have them, i will pass this message on for you.

13 May 2021

We had our ceremony, reception and after party here so pretty much all of our guests stayed a couple of nights and we stayed a few extra. The staff here are amazing and the food is second to none. The rooms were comfortable and clean and tidy. Everyone was happy.

The Retreat at Wisemans  

Thank you for you kind review about the retreat, So happy you loved staying with us and hope to see you again soon.

12 Oct 2019

It was so easy! Kath made sure we understood everything and made sure we weren't stressed on the day at all! She came up to us in the morning and suggested going inside and she made a very good call, because at 3PM it started pouring really hard! We had quite a small amount of guests, so they threw in as part of a contract for free a fairy drop light set up for us! Communication wise she would always answer me and would always make time for us! We rang on the day whether we could have a look around and even though she was super busy she still didn't rush us through the venue and really went out of her way from the very beginning to the very end!

The Retreat at Wisemans  

Thank you for your review Kaitlyn! it was a pleasure working with you & Michael - what a beautiful couple - I wish you many blessings in your future together - Kath, your co-ordinator

5 Oct 2019

We could not have asked for a better location or venue for our wedding. The ceremony location, reception venue, staff, food, and service were all fantastic. The Wedding Manager was truly fantastic and assisted me throughout the wedding journey. Nothing was overlooked and attention to detail was amazing.

The Retreat at Wisemans  

Thank you Jane & Geoff It was a fantastic weekend and I plus all our staff enjoyed helping you - such a FUN weekend for you all !!

14 Sep 2019

I could not fault my wedding coordinator Kath Roberts... I would not have had the day I imagined without her... Though she was on her own due to another employee not being able to be there due to family issue's... I can not express how much of a great job she did... Kath is a great asset to the company... I highly recommend having any special occasion down there... They have accommodation restaurant and somewhere nice near the water for the ceremony...

The Retreat at Wisemans  

Thank you Danielle & Adam ! It was a pleasure to work with you to achieve a fantastic day!!

22 Jun 2019

They went way out of their way so much as we had a surprise wedding, and they did a lot more than what they would normally. They constructed curtains so guests couldn't see the reception, and also had to plan everyone's rooms out so no one could see anything accidentally! Everything on the day went really well, and they just sorted out everything for us it was amazing! It was also very affordable with them, we even had accommodation included in the price for 60 guests!

1 Jul 2018

It was perfect! They helped to decorate and set up the place, and everything was really easy! The whole weekend was fantastic and so many people came up to us saying it was the best and most relaxed wedding they've been to!

29 Sep 2017

A wedding on the water was our dream wedding, and the retreat at Wismeans allowed us to have this at a reasonable price! The swap of owners during the time between when we booked our wedding reception and the date of our actual wedding did not seem to create any major problems, besides that the previous owners promising we could set up our marque the night before, and communication was not made to tell us that there was actually a wedding the night before, meaning this was not possible. The retreat itself is absolutely beautiful and the Hawkesbury river makes the perfect back drop for photos! The marque was decorated beautifully and simply and breakfast the morning after was amazing!

2 Sep 2017

Amazing Wedding Coordinator and team, helpful in every step of the way. Beautiful and peaceful location, we can't recommend this venue highly enough. The whole team went above and beyond to ensure all guests were happy and that the day ran smoothly.

The Retreat at Wisemans  

Thank you Melanie for such a beautiful review, i will pass this on to all our staff :)

17 Jun 2017

Everything was good. The staff were very helpful and accommodating. Very nice venue to have our wedding. Great photo opportunities near the lake!

The Retreat at Wisemans  

Hi Peta, Thank you for your lovely review :)

17 Jun 2017

Wonderful venue, amazing food and even better staff. They were so accommodating and answered every email I had promptly. I couldn't have made a better choice.

3 Jun 2017

They were accommodating and worked with us to achieve our dream wedding.


5564 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry, New South Wales

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