Donnelly River Village

(11 reviews)
Cnr Sears and Andrew Road, Donnelly River, Western Australia  View Map
Business Hours
8.30am - 5.00pm 7 days a week
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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.



Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 30 / Max 250

Price per head

Low $15 / High $ 100


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 1 / Max 999

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

48.00 hours


(11 reviews)
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5 Jan 2018

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!

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Thank you Sophie - we really appreciate your terrific feedback and wish you all the best

29 Apr 2016

amazing, rustic/rural venue. everything is DIY so you can keep costs down and do it your own style. simple chairs, tables, crockery, cutlery, glassware included in the price.

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Thanks Andrew, thank you for your feedback!

10 Apr 2015

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.

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Thank you Ricky!!

10 Aug 2019

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”!!!

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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.

5 Jul 2019

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.

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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.

30 Nov 2018

DRV is magical. You wake up here in the morning to blue birds, emus and kangaroos at your doorstep. My overseas relatives AND perth locals just couldn't get enough of the environment. Its comfortable for the short period you're there and has a lot of independence to each cottage. I highly recommend everyone have a small wedding festival if you can, and celebrate it here... it'll be unforgettable.

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Thank you Francesca for your wonderful feedback. We wish you both the very best of married lives xxx

30 Nov 2018

Magical place and the staff are extremely helpful and friendly. It was away from any kind of phone reception, no city noise, lots of animals and everyone can saunter home after drinking to a safe place. Couldn't have asked for a better place to have our wedding.

Donnelly River Village  

Terrific to hear, thank you for your lovely feedback

29 Apr 2016

Such a beautiful place to be. I challenge anyone to go there and not be entranced. Emus and roos come to visit each afternoon whilst the blue wrens are flitting around, there is no traffic, no noise, just nature and silence and the wind catching the woodsmoke. It's like having your own village of friends and family and the people that you love all to yourself in the bush. The caretakers will bend over backwards to help you realise your dreams and make your day a great one. Highly recommended.

27 Mar 2015

The friendly staff at the village helped us arrange accommodation and the wedding venue with lots of help! It was an incredible location, very scenic, and the village set-up was very convenient for guests being able to walk to-from the venue from their cottages. I couldn't recommend it more highly!!

27 Mar 2015

The friendly staff at the village helped us arrange accommodation and the wedding venue with lots of help! It was an incredible location, very scenic, and the village set-up was very convenient for guests being able to walk to-from the venue from their cottages. I couldn't recommend it more highly!!

25 Mar 2015

What a fab and relatively unknown spot for a wedding! If you are after a relaxed venue with an abundance of friendly kangaroos and emus hanging out at your wedding then Donnelly River is for you. All of your guests can enjoy a weekend away, staying in the village, surrounded by the breathtaking Manjimup countryside. The staff are friendly and helpful and there is so many wonderful photographic opportunities. Kirsty Maxted - Willow Events & Styling


Cnr Sears and Andrew Road, Donnelly River, Western Australia

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