Spend more than "just a moment" with the people you love in a magical village set in the forest.
A historic mill town (over 34 cottages) nestled deep in the heart of Australia's South West karri forests, it's the perfect place for a unique escape from the hustles and hassles of modern life.
Donnelly is the only forest holiday destination in the region that has both large function centre facilities and ample accommodation to house hundreds of guests all in the one place.
To be honest, there's nothing fancy five star or silver service about a Donnelly wedding. It is a canvas for you to create your own unique idea of a perfect wedding.
What we do have is billions of stars twinkling over-head at night, dappled morning light through the trees and old world charm.
A growing number of happy couples have picked up the tradition and staged their ceremony under the karris of Donnelly, with their families and friends staying in their own cottages and the bridal party in either the Old Boarding House or Monohan Lodge.
We're not wedding planners, but we do get a buzz from seeing the joy that people coming together in our village for their special day creates. We will go the extra mile to help you and your guests have a wonderful day.
A Donnelly wedding is full of heart and laughter and love and we encourage you to get in contact with us if you would like to find out more about this or any other idea you have for a special event and gathering.
Min 30 / Max 250
Price per head
Low $15 / High $ 100
Indoors & Outdoors
Min 1 / Max 999
3rd party catering
Event time included
I have just one word for our wedding at Donnelly River...perfect! If you're looking for a rustic, classically Australian wedding with all of your guests on site then Donnelly is the venue for you. With a host of different options for ceremony and reception locations, each more beautiful than the next! The staff was amazing and our guests were simply in awe of the location that brought young and old back to basics, taking in nature at every turn and winding down. I can not recommend it enough, it's the way weddings should be, simple, stress free and all about the love!
Thank you Sophie - we really appreciate your terrific feedback and wish you all the best
A great destination for a wedding slightly different to the norm. The wedding package at Donnelly allows you to sleep roughly 100 of your guests. Set in the Forrest its simply a magical place. Would highly recommend Donnelly River Village to anyone wanting a great wedding.
Thank you Ricky!!
The most stunning and perfect venue for our relaxed and fun wedding weekend away! The setting was incredible, as were Sharon and Daniel! They were so helpful and supportive of our vision and we can’t imagine trying to plan it without their involvement! We can’t thank you enough for helping make our dreams a reality and allowing us the flexibility to let us create something truly unique and very “us”!!!
Thank you Erin for your lovely feedback. We understand that all couples have a vision of their perfect day. We will always try our very best to make this happen.
Very beautiful setting. Exactly the forest setting we wanted. Venue is quite pricey for very basic amenities. However, we will be back at some stage for a quiet weekend.
Thank you for your review Candice. It was unfortunate that you needed to hold your wedding during one of our peak periods. Thank you for returning with your family - it was lovely to see you all.
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