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King Parrot Cottages & Event Centre

4.9  ( 16 reviews ) · 195 Dunse Track, Pennyroyal, Victoria · Show Phone
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Situated in dense bushland, King Parrot Cottages & Event Centre is a rustic DIY wedding venue with unparalleled Pennyroyal Valley views. Characterful and relaxed, King Parrot Cottages offers couples stunning ceremony sites, a hall with a capacity for 80 guests, on-site cottages, and lots of native animals. Surrounded by enchanting forest, this dog-friendly venue is ideal for those who love nature.

In Victoria's breathtaking Otway Ranges — just outside of Lorne and close to the Great Ocean Road, King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre provides a rustic setting for DIY weddings. Secluded and magical, King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre hosts both formal and informal weddings, with the intimate Lodge and Hall ideal for laidback, botique, initimate weddings. Ceremonies can be held in the Enchanted Garden amid birdsong and towering trees, on the lawn in front of the lodge and hall with a gorgeous view of the Pennyroyal Valley in the background or an intimate forest wedding beside the creek.  You have access to the whole 200-acre grounds for endless stunning photo opporuntiies. The options are endless!  The best part?  Your fur babies are invited to come and watch you wed — and feature in the photo shoot afterwards, of course.


“An amazing place to have a wedding, our youngest daughter was married here 11 years ago. All the family and friends booked the whole place out for 3 days, I can only say incredible, amazing, and beautiful.” June


What you’ll love about working with King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre for your Great Ocean Road wedding:

  • The plentiful on-site accommodation. This pet-friendly venue offers plenty of on-site accommodation through six comfortable cottages and a charming campground — perfect for summertime sleepouts under the stars.
  • The beautiful valley views. King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre is set in bushland and looks out over the Pennyroyal Valley, offering supreme views of the area’s beauty. Keep an eye out for echidnas, kangaroos, and many native birds at this quintessentially Australian wedding venue.
  • Exclusive hire. When you book your wedding experience at King Parrot Cottages you have exclusive hire of the stunning 200-acre property. This offers unparalleled privacy and serenity as you relax with only your nearest and dearest. 


Highlights of working with King Parrot Cottages & Event Centre:

  • Capacity for up to 80 wedding guests in the hall
  • Multiple stunning ceremony sites
  • Design your DIY wedding to your liking
  • Breathtaking bushland and valley views
  • Plenty of on-site cottages, room for 34 guests plus an additional 20 in the campground
  • Close to Lorne and Apollo Bay
  • Farm and native animals on the property


“We had our wedding at King Parrot in November 2016 and absolutely loved the venue. With the whole facility to ourselves for the 2 days, we had plenty of time to relax and enjoy our wedding day with our guests ... All of the cottages are beautiful (we had guests in all) and had many comments about how beautiful and tranquil the property is.” — Jac


Our family acquired King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre in May of 2021. Ryan and I have two sons, Taj and Zac. All four of us love the bush and adventure. Ryan and I have a particular passion for bringing people together in a natural environment. Hosting weddings is a wonderful way to do this and we take great pleasure in hosting weddings at our venue.

Mrs Nicole Dodson


Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min - / Max 120 Reception guests

Min - / Max 120 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 11:00 PM

3rd Party Catering

6.00 hours Event time included

Music must end by 11:00 PM


Nearby Accommodation


Absolutely! We'd love to have your furry friend be a part of your special day! We're all about being dog-friendly. However, because we cherish the wildlife that calls King Parrot home, we kindly request that your dog be kept on a lead during the festivities. Let's make sure everyone, human and animal alike, has a wonderful time celebrating with you!

We've got you covered, rain or shine! You can still have your dream wedding with our wet weather option. Picture this: exchanging vows in our beautiful hall with the bi-fold doors wide open, allowing you and your guests to soak in the breathtaking valley view while staying cozy and dry. It's a perfect blend of nature and comfort, ensuring your special day is as magical as you imagined, no matter the weather!

Food trucks are a fantastic option, and they're gaining popularity for a reason. We've seen that wedding couples and their guests truly appreciate the laid-back atmosphere and delicious offerings that food trucks bring to the table. So, if you're thinking about having food trucks at your wedding, we're all for it! Let's make sure your big day is filled with fantastic food and plenty of fun memories.

Yes, at King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre, we offer a plethora of picturesque photo opportunities right on site. From breathtaking valley views to captivating bush landscapes, enchanting rainforest settings adorned with giant ferns, and mesmerizing sunset backdrops, our venue provides the perfect backdrop for capturing timeless memories. Additionally, guests can delight in exploring our property or simply bask in the serene ambiance of your wedding celebration while you seize those unforgettable moments. Whether you're amidst the lush greenery or sharing a moment with our farm animals, every frame tells a story of love and beauty.

King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre has obtained all the necessary permits endorsed by the council to host events. You can have complete peace of mind knowing that your wedding plans won't encounter any disruptions or cancellations due to permit issues. We're committed to ensuring that your special day unfolds seamlessly, with all the legalities taken care of in advance.

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March 2023

King Parrot is a stunning Venue. The first time my now husband took me to view the venue we just knew it was going to be a magical place to get married! It felt secluded and tucked away without being tricky to find. Surrounded by bush, rolling hills, kookaburra song - it’s the superb backdrop! Nicole and Ryan were incredibly accomodating and caring to support us with everything we needed to make the day ours - which was no easy feat when we were hoping for an outdoor ceremony in the middle of winter! The commercial kitchen, numerous commercial fridges, bar space and store room offered us everything we need for our event. We were able to book the lodge, hall and all the cottages to have the place entirely to ourselves! It was wonderful to have all our guest staying at the venue with us and to have our ceremony and reception in one place. All our guests were so comfortable - every one of the cottages is beautifully and cosily equipped. Even our little dog was welcomed! And of course it was the perfect place for our beautiful wedding photos! We treasured our time there and hope to get back to celebrate our anniversary.

Erica C.

King Parrot Cottages & Event Centre

Hi Erica and Jermy, thank you so much for this review! We are beyond thrilled that you loved our place and are honored that you chose King Parrot to celebrate your marriage. Your photos were stunning, thank you for sharing some with us! We would absolutely love to welcome you both back to celebrate your anniversary. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review it is really appreciated. Wishing you both a lifetime of love, happiness, health and laughter, Nicoel and Ryan

March 2023

Nicole and Ryan were amazing and made our wedding weekend perfect! The venue speaks for itself with the stunning views, beautiful cottages and visiting parrots, kangaroos and in house animals, but their customer focus and ability to make everyone of our guests feel so welcome was outstanding. From offering us use of a fire pit on one of the evenings to taking the kids out to feed the donkeys, horses and highland cows were all above and beyond anything to do with our actual wedding! The venue provided us with the opportunity to make it a destination weekend wedding, so visiting family from the UK and overseas could truly see the beauty of the Otways. In planning, nothing was too much trouble and they answered all of our queries with ease. I cannot recommend this venue enough for those wanting to create a very special day / weekend.

Marion B.

March 2023

King parrot is an exceptionally beautiful and well maintained venue, with its sweeping view across the valley, to the densely magical forests. The variety of landscapes are endless. They provided the perfect backdrop for our autumn wedding. It also allowed our family and friends a weekend of exploring mother natures gifts. King parrot is unlike most venues, in more than just one way. When we booked for our wedding, we were booking over 200 acres of land including the 6 lodges for friends and family to stay the entire weekend to enjoy the festivities and time spent together. The hall & main lodge made the perfect canvas for our creative DIY wedding ideas to come to life. And the best part of all was the diverse range of cute farm animals on the property. King Parrots owners (Nicole & Ryan) provided the most amazing assistance throughout our whole wedding process.


King Parrot Cottages & Event Centre

It was such a pleasure to host your stunning wedding Gabrielle and Connor! We are so happy that you had an amazing wedding and weekend with your beautiful families. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review it is really appreciated. Wishing you both a lifetime of love, happiness, health and laughter. PS. Our farm animals love weddings too - they love the extra attention! :)

May 2024

We loved having our wedding at King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre and continue to visit and stay there. It was perfect and so naturally beautiful we couldn't have asked for a better venue. I highly recommend King Parrot for your wedding.

Marion M.

King Parrot Cottages & Event Centre

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Marion! We are thrilled to hear that you loved having your wedding at King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre. It’s always our goal to provide a naturally beautiful and perfect setting for such special occasions. We're delighted that you continue to visit and stay with us, and your high recommendation means the world to us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

April 2024

Nicole and Ryan helped make our day smooth and effortless! They had great communication and lots of experience in hosting weddings, and were extremely helpful. The venue is extremely beautiful, and it was very useful having our guests being able to stay at the same location. The cottages are gorgeous, and the camping is very comfortable with the permanent tents. Highly recommend for any wedding!

Genevieve H.

King Parrot Cottages & Event Centre

Thank you, Gen, for taking the time to share your experience with us! It brings us tremendous joy to hear that we played such pivotal roles in ensuring your special day unfolded seamlessly. We're thrilled that you found our venue to be exceptionally beautiful and convenient for both you and your guests. Providing accommodation options like our cosy cottages and comfortable camping facilities is something we take great pride in, and it's fantastic to hear that they added to the overall experience of your wedding celebration. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we couldn't be happier to have been a part of such a momentous occasion in your lives. Wishing you both a lifetime filled with love, laughter, and beautiful memories. Kindest regards, Nicole and Ryan

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Is it a risk having a slightly outdoor wedding in August? Is it too cold?

My partner and I have finally decided on a venue and we are both in love with it - however it has an open area where the reception dinner is - it has a roof but has open walls. The venue supply mushroom heaters but i'm getting concerned that it will be too cold for guests. Does anyone have any experience in this? Thank you!

King Parrot Cottages & Event Centre

King Parrot is located on the fringes of the Otway Ranges. Traditionally August is winter in the Southern Hemisphere therefore you would expect a cool day.Guests at King Parrot hire a marquee at this time of year with heaters lining the edges.

Emma K

Will venues generally allow you to take pictures before the ceremony?

I want to do a photo shoot before my wedding in our set-up reception venue, is that too much to ask? Or is that a common thing...?

King Parrot Cottages & Event Centre

We are very happy for photos to be taken throughout your stay at King Parrot Cottages. There are many photo opportunities from large hillside field expanse to a forested bush setting surrounded by tall timber and around a meandering creek on the forest floor amongst tree ferns and rainforest.

Michaela G

Do I need security at my venue?

Do most venues provide this or do I need to look around? I don't know if I need it, but we have a large group (210) so I wanted to know if that means I need it? Also what is the ratio of security to guests?

King Parrot Cottages & Event Centre

At King Parrot Cottages we supply a security guard whose job is mainly one of safety and chauffeuring guests back to their cottages or the campground if they wish.

Kyle J

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