Raffertys Resort

(21 reviews)
Service Area
Lake Maquarie  View Map
Business Hours
By Appointment
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Proud to be the 2018 Bride’s Choice Awards Hunter Valley & Newcastle #1 Winner for Wedding Venue (4-5 Star Hotel Category) and ‘Best of the Best’. Raffertys offer the perfect backdrop for exchanging your wedding vows.

Choose from a range of on-site locations from the intimate bushland setting of the Arboretum to the scenic waterfront of the resort.

Situated on 35 acres of pristine waterfront on sparkling Lake Macquarie, just 30 minutes south of Newcastle, Raffertys features a choice of function rooms catering for small intimate affairs to formal banquet receptions for up to 150 guests.

The team of chef’s at Raffertys have designed an array of wedding menu options for your special day. Reception styles available include cocktail parties, three course formal dinners and sit down share meals.

Raffertys dedicated events team and our professional food and beverage staff will ensure that you can simply relax and enjoy your wedding day.

You can experience a stress-free wedding by taking advantage of onsite accommodation with specially developed packages available for you and your guests.



Questions and Answers

Do you offer a wet weather option?

Raffertys Resort

In the case of wet weather Raffertys provides an indoor space, complimentary. Our Wedding Coordinator will liase with your suppliers and yourself on the day should your ceremony need to be moved indoors. 

Do you offer ceremony only?

Raffertys Resort

Raffertys allows you to hold your ceremony onsite when a reception package is booked. 

Can you cater for guests with dietary requirements

Raffertys Resort

We can most certainly accommodate guests with dietary requirements. 

Is onsite parking available for my guests?

Raffertys Resort

Yes, we have 40 car spaces located outside our main building. Guests are also welcome to park on nearby grass areas. Both our ceremony and reception venues are only a short walk from the car park.  


(21 reviews)
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19 Oct 2018

Fantastic! Beautiful venue, staff were helpful and the food was amazing. They bent over backwards for us.

22 Oct 2016

The venue was amazing, beautiful lake side location with accommodation, ceremony and reception all on site making it easy for everyone involved.

14 Oct 2013

We were very impressed with Raffertys Resort. We booked our Ceremony, reception and accommodation there. Lisa, our wedding coordinator was very helpful and readily met our needs. We had a beautiful wedding day and our guests loved it.

26 Sep 2021

Top venue extreamly friendly and a wonderful backdrop to capture an amazing day. Offered multiple options due to weather conditions on the day nothing was never a drama

8 Nov 2019

Beautiful all around venue with the added accomodation and water views and different options for ceremony and reception. We loved having our wedding here and having most of our guests stay here with us too.

2 Nov 2019

Every staff member we dealt with from the time we booked Rafferty's to our wedding day/night was amazing and really enjoyable to work with! Our wedding could not have been more perfect: from the food to the service staff, it was all perfect! During setup of the venue our coordinator for the day went through everything and explained/checked every detail with us to make sure we were happy with every detail. During the reception we had so many guests commented on how on time the venue was with service, how polite the staff were and just how smoothly everything ran which is a true compliment to how amazing the venue is! If you need an all inclusive venue with accommodation I could not recommend Raffertys enough, it was amazing and the venue gives you so many photo opportunities!

2 Nov 2019

We stayed on site at Raffertys the night before and the night of the wedding. The accommodation is amazing - large enough to suit a whole wedding party but also intimate enough for just the bride and groom. I'm so great full we stayed on site at our wedding venue because it allowed us to have a pre-wedding BBQ with all of our guests and start the celebrations early

30 Aug 2019

Fantastic food, awesome location. Rooms were nothing exciting for the money you pay but my wedding coordinator Jessica was amazing

12 Apr 2019

Very accommodating, easy to deal with, was able to view the location several times and always happy to help with any questions we had. Highly recommend.

20 Jul 2018

Great staff & service. Everything went to plan and it was an amazing day.

22 Oct 2016

The accommodation and Reception/Ceremony locations are all on site and very easy to get from one place to the other, this makes it easy for guests to sit around the waiting areas/outside while the wedding party have photos taken. All locations are beautiful especially around sunset.

19 Sep 2015

Really good. The venue was beautiful!

23 Mar 2015

Clean and tidy good food with restaurants on site.

23 Mar 2015

5 star food and function service, excellent service with organising wedding function and food was beautiful

8 Feb 2014

Our experience with Raffertys Resort was perfect, couldn't fault them. The food was perfect. Our whole day was perfect.


Service Area
Lake Maquarie

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