Eight Willows Retreat

4.9  ( 13 reviews ) · 266 Metricup Road, Metricup, Margaret River Region, Western Australia (View Map) · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

Located in the heart of the Margaret River region, Eight Willows Retreat is set amidst 75 acres of bushland. This idyllic getaway is the perfect wedding venue for you.

Eight Willows Retreat is located on 75 acres, situated in the heart of the Margaret River wine region providing a picturesque wedding venue for the newly engaged couples out there!
Our venue offers couples unique convenience by providing an all in one wedding day experience with your accommodation, ceremony, wedding photography and reception all-inclusive on our wedding packages.  Our retreat has a range of charming luxury chalets that offer couples the opportunity to have their guests stay onsite.


The Eight Willows Retreat offers:

  • A stylish lakeside function centre using modern architecture and design, providing the perfect setting for your wedding reception.
  • A tranquil ambience for your romantic night with an array of soft furnishings, a statement stone fireplace, bar and a large commercial kitchen.
  • Spectacular panoramic views overlooking the lake, bush land & vines
  • Versatile all-weather venue.
  • Choice of your ceremony location (lakeside, parkland garden or bush land areas)
  • Various packages
  • Unique photo locations available on-site by Carters Road, the lake, natural bush-land, Orchard, Olive Plantation and Celestial Bay vineyards.
  • With a total of 27 chalets, including 14 x One Bedroom King Chalets, 10 x Two Bedroom Queen Chalets, 2 x Two Bed King Chalets and our Four bedroom house called "The Residence".
  • Eight Willows Retreat can sleep a maximum of 140 guests onsite without the worry of driving home.
  • For those couples wanting a more intimate venue, we can offer  ‘The Residence’ which is a fantastic 4 bedroom house perfect for an intimate wedding of 30 people or less, or simply require wedding accommodation for you and your bridal party or perhaps a romantic honeymoon, we can cater to your needs.

 

For more information on the packages we offer please get in touch!

About

"Nothing is more special to me than assisting my couples in having the most incredible wedding day! I love the relationships I build with them, the way I help to ease their stress and guiding them through the process step by step. Communication is key, so I am always available and super responsive to their questions. This allows them to build trust in me to take care of everything on the day and ensure the most magical day for them that they can cherish and enjoy with their loved ones"

Carly Melderis

Wedding & Event Manager


Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 20 / Max 300 Reception guests

3rd Party Catering

8.00 hours Event time included


Easy Weddings Special Offer

2024 Winter Wedding Special

Say “I do” in June, July or August and receive the following offers in addition to other inclusions when you book your winter wedding at Eight Willows Retreat.



  • Receive 25% off our current Wedding Packages of your choice (excludes elopement and small wedding packages).
  • Complimentary overnight accommodation for the bride and groom in our luxury chalet
  • Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine for the newlyweds
  • On site coordinator on day of wedding.
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Packages

Exclusive Offer
SIT DOWN WEDDING PACKAGE

This package is suitable for 40+ guests

CEREMONY

  • Choice of four beautiful ceremony locations
  • Wooden Arbour (Bush Chapel only)
  • White Wooden Arbour (Lakeside option)
  • White Gladiator chairs
  • Signing table and chairs

PRE-RECEPTION ALFRESCO VENUE

  • Outdoor bar
  • 1 x set of wicker couches
  • Outdoor tables, chairs and picnic bench seating

RECEPTION

  • Set up with choice of standard round or rectangular tables
  • Bentwood Chairs
  • Floor Planning Assistance
  • White or Black Linen (table cloths, napkins) and table setting
  • Full indoor bar set up
  • Standard table for gift/cake usage
  • Standard glassware, crockery, cutlery
  • Wireless microphone.

OTHER INCLUSIONS

  • On site coordinator on day of wedding
  • Complimentary accommodation for newlyweds on wedding night. 
  • Sparlking Wine for the newlyweds.

Exclusive Offer
Cocktail Wedding Package

This package is suitable for 40+ guests

CEREMONY

  • Choice of four beautiful ceremony locations
  • Wooden Arbour (Bush Chapel only)
  • White Wooden Arbour (Lakeside option)
  • White Gladiator chairs
  • Signing table and chairs

PRE- RECEPTION ALFESCO VENUE

  • Outdoor bar
  • 1 x set of Wicker Couches
  • Wine Barrels
  • Outdoor tables, chairs and picnic bench seating

RECEPTION VENUE

  • Cocktail Tables and Stools
  • Coffee Tables
  • 3 x sets of Wicker Couches
  • Wine Barrels
  • Soft furnishing
  • Standard table for gift/cake usage
  • Standard glassware
  • Crockery, cutlery
  • Wireless microphone

OTHER INCLUSIONS

  • On site coordinator on day of wedding.
  • Complimentary accommodation for newlyweds on wedding night. 
  • Complimentary bottle of Sparkling Wine for the newlyweds.

Exclusive Offer
Elopement Package

ELOPEMENT PACKAGE

Sunday to Wednesday - $1,500

Inclusions

  • Choice of Four Ceremony Locations (Bush Chapel/ Gazebo /Willow Tree/ Parkland Garden)
  • Chairs/ Signing Table & Chairs/ Wooden Arbour (Bush Chapel & Lakeside Willow Tree) 
  • Overnight Accommodation for the Bride & Groom in One Bed King Chalet 
  • Complimentary Bottle of Sparkling Wine 
  • Exclusive use of the grounds for your photos throughout the day

Extras / Add-Ons

  • Private Chef Catering 
  • BYO / Beverage Packages 
  • Festoon Lighting 
  • Furniture & Styling
  • Lawn Games  

The Residence 

Additionally, we welcome you and your closest to hire The Residence for a post ceremony Lunch or Dinner.   The Residence is the perfect space for intimate celebrations. The large open plan house boasts high ceilings, a dining room (seats 10) and large kitchen, making it ideal for a private dining experience. The sweeping verandah and lawn allows for pre- dinner drinks surrounded by nature, or an outdoor cocktail style affair.

*Additional costs incurred for Public Holidays

*Capacity- Max 15 guests.

*Please discuss weekend availability with our Function Manager

Exclusive Offer
SMALL WEDDING PACKAGE

SMALL WEDDING PACKAGE 

The Residence Venue

This package is suited for 10 guests seated or up to 25 guests for a cocktail wedding.

Valid Sunday to Wednesday

Inclusions

  • Choice of Four Ceremony Locations 
  • Bush Chapel/ Gazebo/ Willow Tree/ Parkland Garden 
  • Chairs/ Signing Table & Chairs/ Wooden Arbour (Bush Chapel & Lakeside Willow Tree) 
  • Overnight Accommodation for Bride & Groom (One Bed King Chalet) 
  • Exclusive use of the grounds for your photos throughout the day 
  • Complimentary Bottle of Sparkling Wine 
  • The Residence Venue for Lunch or Dinner 
  • One Hour 'Sparkling Wine' Beverage Service to Celebrate the Newlyweds 

RECEPTION (THE RESIDENCE)

As part of the small wedding package, you and your small group can enjoy the use of the Residence for Lunch or Dinner. The Residence is the perfect space for intimate celebrations. The large open plan house boasts high ceilings, a dining room (seats 10) and large kitchen, making it ideal for a private dining experience. The sweeping verandah and lawn allows for pre- dinner drinks surrounded by nature, or an outdoor cocktail style affair.

ACCOMMODATION

  • Overnight accommodation for the Bride and Groom in a luxurious One Bed King Chalet.

OTHER

  • Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine
  • Exclusive use of the grounds for your photos throughout the day

*Additional costs incurred for Public Holiday's


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Location

266 Metricup Road, Metricup, Margaret River Region, Western Australia

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13 reviews 4.9 Write a Review

May 2023

My wife and I got married here over the weekend and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. The whole team at Eight Willows went above and beyond to help us create such a memorable occasion. Carly is absolutely fantastic and made sure everything ran smoothly right up to last minute changes. The accommodation is to die for, from the comfort of the beds to the views regardless of which chalet you stay in. Our guests were blown away and many including us have said we will definitely be back. Thank you again team.

Mathew G.

April 2023

We had our ceremony at the Eight Willows Retreat bush chapel and reception in their function centre. What a beautiful venue! As soon as my husband and I saw the venue we knew that this was the place we wanted to get married at. The property is so calm, peaceful and tranquil. We also loved how the ceremony and reception were so close together (same property) and that guests could stay on site for accommodation. The events manager and staff were so easy, calm, professional and accommodating to talking to. They made sure the event was exactly what we wanted and that it all ran smoothly on the day/night. Highly recommended. Thank you! Maddie and Matt (30.3.23)

Maddison B.

April 2023

We got married here mid week this week. The venue is incredible. We really love the bush retreat feeling, and it's exactly what we were looking for when picking a venue. Part of us choosing this location was the ability to have everything in the one place, especially for our interstate guests. Also drinks packages you can choose from was a nice addition as it included bar staff and glassware usage. Carly, who was our coordinator made the whole process easy, ensuring the day ran smoothly. This allowed us to relax and not worry about coordinating our vendors while getting ready. All of our guests commented about how gorgeous the venue is.

Kayla

June 2024

A Dream Venue for a Dream Wedding From the moment we stepped into Eight Willows Retreat, we knew it was the perfect setting for our special day. The venue’s breathtaking beauty, combined with its impeccable service, made our wedding day truly unforgettable. The staff at Eight Willows went above and beyond to ensure every detail was taken care of, allowing us to relax and enjoy every moment. The elegant Function Room, the lush gardens, and the exquisite Chalets left our guests in awe and created a magical atmosphere that we will cherish forever. Choosing Eight Willows was the best decision we made for our wedding, and we highly recommend it to any couple looking for a venue that offers both luxury and a warm, welcoming ambiance.

Miriam Hurst H.

May 2024

The whole team at eight willows was fantastic! Every step of the way from planing, to helping guests the book accommodation, to the actual day, everyone at eight willows was clearly experienced at throwing an amazing event and made the process easy. They helped make sure everything looked amazing and worked with all the suppliers to make sure everything ran smoothly on the day. Lily, the event coordinator on the day, was fantastic and we could confidently sit back and just enjoy the day without any stress. We had some many compliments from family and friends on what a beautiful and convenient wedding venue it was. Thank you all so much for helping our ideal wedding come together!

Amanda I.


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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

Eight Willows Retreat

Eight Willows Retreat can comfortably seat 150 guests for a sit down wedding or up to 270 for cocktail style. 

We have preferred caterers but clients are also allowed to present their own caterer (conditions apply)

We are situated next to a large lake with sprawling grass and gardens.

We have availability in April 2020.

Looking for a a destination wedding venue, I am from country victoria!

Eight Willows Retreat

Hello,

Eight Willows Retreat is a picturesque property surrounded by the iconic South West Jarrah Forest, located in the heart of the Margaret River region on Metricup Road, just North of Margaret River and South of Busselton and Dunsborough.

Set within 75 acres of natural bush and parkland garden, our state-of-the-art function centre was built in 2014 with modern architecture and design. Soaring windows capture beautiful lake and forest views, whilst natural timber and stone finishes shape a large open-plan dining area which can be turned into two unique reception rooms. A statement stone fireplace and bar, large commercial kitchen and sweeping veranda alfresco add to the versatility of this all-weather venue.

Eight Willows Retreat exclusive wedding packages offer;
– Two wedding packages which are based on wedding guests numbers
(1) ‘Intimate Soiree’ weddings catering for 30-60 guests or
(2) Wedding brochure catering for 65-145 guests.
– Choice of wedding style set up : Cocktail, Sit Down or Marquee and luxury furniture by Empire Events
– 24 AAA rated 4.5 star self- catering one and two bedroom chalets for your bridal party and guest accommodation
– Ceremony and reception set up, pack down and furniture styling by Empire Events.
– Bridal party photo locations in the Orchard, Olive Plantation, Lake, bush-land and Celestial Bay vineyards.
– Food and Beverage catering with selection of three local caterers; Supper Road, The Wedding Caterer or MRECO
– Wedding Planning from booking confirmation to wedding day coordination.

Please email functions@eightwillowsretreat.com.au if you wish to chat further.

Kind regards,

Kim

who cleans up the venue after the wedding?

Eight Willows Retreat

We take care of cleaning up and packing down the function centre.  If there is excessive cleaning required we may charge an excess.

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