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The Retreat Port Stephens

5.0  ( 5 reviews ) · 4302 Nelson Bay Road, Anna Bay, New South Wales · Show Phone
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The Retreat offers a unique wedding venue surrounded by Natural bushland and backing onto the sand dunes we truly offer a venue like no other.

The Retreat offers a unique wedding venue surrounded by Natural bush land and backing onto the sand dunes we truly offer a venue like no other.                                                                                                                             

The Retreat, Port Stephens is truly a unique wedding venue, offering a complete wedding experience.  Our packages offers you and your guests 2 Nights’ Accommodation with exclusive use to The Retreat - be it midweek or a weekend.  You and some of your guests may also want to stay extra nights and there is ability to do this, upon availability. 

The Retreat offers two different areas on the property to hold your wedding reception. 

?         We have an indoor multipurpose function room which can seat up to 80 guests or Stand-up Cocktail Party for 100 guests; or

?         A picturesque outdoor area with a bush backdrop and backing onto the stunning sand dunes (marquee recommended)


Apart from being an amazing venue, what attracts Brides and Grooms to The Retreat is that everything is in one location; ceremony, reception & accommodation.  This makes for a perfect opportunity to spend extra quality time with your family and friends who have travelled from near and far to celebrate with you.


Once your accommodation and wedding venue is booked at The Retreat, the rest is DIY.  You arrange your own Marriage Celebrant, Caterer, Stylist, Photographer, Hair & Beauty, Entertainment, Alcohol etc.   We have an information booklet which includes a list of our preferred suppliers who we have worked with previously.

For those who wish to elope we also offer Elopement Packages.  

For details on our Wedding packages or Elopement Packages please send through an enquiry.


Hi I am Michelle, With over 15 years experience in the industry I am so happy to share our family business with Couples from around the world. The Retreat is an easy and affordable way to get married and perfect for those wanting to spend quality time with family and friends. The Team at The Retreat are passionate about our property and here to assist with all your questions. To create the wedding of your dreams while working with the best suppliers in the area. Michelle

Michelle Carter


Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 60 / Max 100 Reception guests

Min 60 / Max 100 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 11:00 PM

In-house catering or 3rd Party Catering

Music must end by 11:00 PM


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November 2019

We had a great experience at The Retreat for our Wedding. The ability to have all guests stay onsite was amazing. The venue is beautiful and a great opportunity to create your own style. Staff were easy to work with and very helpful on the day and leading up to the Wedding. Highly recommend!

Rebecca C.

June 2019

The Retreat was a perfect venue for our day. From the day we first inspected he property to the wedding they were so supportive and helpful. They assisted us not only with a stunning venue, but also to find suitable vendors which made the planning process so easy. In addition our guests loved the option to stay on site. We had the best day ever and couldn't recommend the venue highly enough!

Rochelle C.

The Retreat Port Stephens

Your wedding was amazing and we are so pleased that you both had the perfect day. We are always here to assist where possible with choosing the suppliers that are going to make the day relax and enjoyable. We wish you both the best of luck for the future and look forward to keeping in touch.

January 2018

Our weekend wedding at The Retreat was amazing! The outdoor area for our ceremony and reception was green, with lots of trees and so so beautiful, it was the perfect setting for our rustic wedding. Having guests stay onsite was fabulous, it was the perfect weekend! And team very friendly!

Laura S.

The Retreat Port Stephens

Laura we are so pleased your special day was the way you had planned. The setting here is a beautiful, Natural and private setting. To all your guests stay in one location does make it an even better experience for everyone. Congratulations and best of luck for your future together

June 2022

Amazing venue that allows you to plan your wedding like a blank canvas. And best of all, guests can stay on site with you.

Ashlee R.

February 2020

Having our wedding at The Retreat was everything we could have hoped for and more. It is a great place to stay with family and friends before and after the wedding, making it even more special for us to be able to spend time with our loved ones without any fuss. We had a relaxed rustic outdoor wedding and the vibe was amazing! We had so many comments from our guests that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. The staff are so friendly and supportive, they felt like friends during our planning process and stay. A dream wedding come true!

Jayme N.

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What's a rough itinerary for a wedding long weekend?

Hi! We're planning a two day wedding weekend and would love ideas for how the weekend could go, including any pre or post celebrations.

The Retreat Port Stephens


We host a lot of weddings that choose to do this. Some weddings in the past have done a Pre wedding BBQ the night before, the wedding day usually consists getting ready etc, you could also have a charcuterie board delivered the day of the wedding. You could have a coffee van on site both the Saturday and Sunday for the day after the wedding. I hope this helps.

Is the food organised? And is it halal?

Who organises the food at a wedding venue and can it be organised to be halal?

The Retreat Port Stephens

You can choose the Catering company of your choice and discuss any special requirements directly with them.

Wedding venue with BYO Catering

Looking for wedding venue which can accomodate upto 200 people and I can get my own caterer. Somewhere near water. Looking to get married in April 2020

The Retreat Port Stephens

The Retreat is BYO catering and beverages. Total capacity for functions is 120 guests with accommodation onsite for 98 guests

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