Ratho Farm

5.0  ( 8 reviews ) · 2122 Highland Lakes Road, Bothwell, Tasmania (View Map) · Show Phone
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Dating back to the 1800's, Ratho Farm stands as one of Tasmania's most loved historic venues. With many picture-perfect spaces, from the giant oak tree to the modern atrium, your free reign is limited only by your creativity

Since we opened the doors to the public in late 2014 we’ve enjoyed having many diverse and well received gatherings of friends and family over a memorable three day getaway.

We say diverse, because the weddings have chosen one of several different ceremony locales at Ratho Farm:
- Under the giant Oak Tree
- Beside the river Clyde
- or On the footsteps of the Convict Cottages.

The weddings to date have had quite a distinct format for the reception:
- From a Garden Cocktail Party in a Marquee 50-150 guests
- A formal sit-down in our Atrium for up to 72 guests

- The old barn for up to 120 guests
- A long table lunch on the homestead verandah up to 30 guests

Ratho Farm really is, where you can let your creative imagination run wild, to present your very own unique celebration!

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 10 / Max 150 Reception guests

In-house catering or 3rd Party Catering



2122 Highland Lakes Road, Bothwell, Tasmania

Tasmania Statewide
Tasmania Statewide

Nearby Accommodation


There are 17 rooms in the 12 suites in our modernised convict cottages. Each room can be configured to have either 2 single beds or 1 king-sized bed.

9 guests can also be accommodated in the basic fishing shacks- (5 rooms)

8 guests can be accomodated in the Homestead as overflow rooms (4 rooms).

Up to 54 guests can be accomodated onsite at Ratho Farm.

Yes, you are more than welcome to use the entire property – especially to ensure the photographs on your special day are as brilliant as they possibly can be at Ratho Farm. We do ask you be careful around the golf course, if players are on the course at the time. There is no additional cost for full access to the property. However, golf fees are still applicable.

We have served meals to up to 78 people seated in the atrium, if we remove all furniture except tables.

We have also had marquees added to the lawn area to allow for larger groups of up to 120.

The barn is a bare bones space, and can accommodate 80 seated.

We have enough matching cutlery for 100 people, and 70 people with some differing crockery/cutlery styles. We can organise additional crockery/cutlery for you.

Yes, for a $27.50 per person corkage fee.

You are more than welcome to select your own cater.

They can use our kitchen facilities for $500 ($250 of this is refundable bond) however we do ask they are responsible for:

  •       removing all their rubbish (including the guests);
  •       cleaning once food service is finished (ovens, kitchen equipment, floors including sweeping and mop etc)

Otherwise we will have to charge additional cleaning fees. They will also need to bring their own consumables and storage equipment (if needed), such as bin bags, bags of ice and refrigerated storage (i.e. eskies/fridges).

8 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

November 2016

Such a beautiful location and wherever you want the ceremony, they will set it up. It was extremely difficult to chose where to have it! We decided on having it at the front steps of the homestead. The reception was held in the atrium and every angle in there is beautiful. It was great to have everything at one location from waking up in the morning, getting ready, the ceremony, the group photos, the bridal party photos and the reception. We were able to make the most of the day without wasting it on travel.

Amy P.

Ratho Farm

Thanks Amy, it was an absolute pleasure working with you and sharing your special day with you!

November 2016

We booked the whole farm for our families to stay for 3 nights and had our wedding on the second day. It is such a beautiful place and the rooms are exquisite. We had free reign of the the farm and the staff were wonderful. Everyone enjoyed their time and it was a great way to have quality time as a family, celebrating this happy event in our lives.

Amy P.

Ratho Farm

Thanks for your lovely review Amy, we really appreciate it! It was a pleasure working with you.

November 2016

Wonderful food. They asked us what we wanted and made exactly what we asked for and made it beautifully. There was not a single complaint.

Amy P.

Ratho Farm

Thank you Amy, it was such a pleasure working with you. Congratulations to you both!

March 2024

Ratho Farm were so easy to work with, especially organising our wedding from interstate. They were a perfect mix of being highly organised yet super laid back - this allowed for us to make heaps of changes along the way that they easily and effortlessly accommodated. We were told to treat the farm as our own for the weekend and it really did feel like it. A beautiful rustic venue.

Emily S.

March 2022

Ratho farm catered for our wedding and the weekend event. Chef was easy to organise with and very accommodating for guests. Food tasted amazing and absolutely delivered!

Olivia K.

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Cocktail Style Reception Order of Events

Hi All, We are having a cocktail style reception (no sit down dinner) for our wedding. The ceremony starts at 3pm, reception starting at 4pm for 4 hours (8pm). My question is what would be the order of events for the reception? There is no garter or bouquet toss, I'm giving my bouquet to my grandma. My thought is, 415pm introductions > 430pm toasts and speeches > 5pm bouquet to grandma > 515pm cake cutting > 530pm first dances > 6pm party dancing > 745 send off > 8pm end. Does that seem ok? Or do you suggest something different? Thanks!

Ratho Farm

HI Belinda,

This is something we can definalty do, no problems at all.

Please feel free to contact us to chat further.

warmest regards

Ratho Farm

Belinda R

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