The Retreat Port Stephens

(5 reviews)
4302 Nelson Bay Road, Anna Bay, New South Wales
Business Hours
7 days 8.30am - 5.00pm
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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.



Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 60 / Max 100


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 60 / Max 100

Time restrictions

11:00 PM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Music must end by

11:00 PM


(5 reviews)
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23 Mar 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!

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.

30 Nov 2017

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!

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

4 Mar 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.

27 Feb 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!

6 Apr 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!

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