Platypus Park Riverside Retreat

(10 reviews)
169 Bakers Road, South Kolan, Queensland
Business Hours
7 Days by Appointment
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Stunning venue overlooking the beautiful Burnett River, surrounded by manicured picturesque grounds

Platypus Park Riverside Retreat is premier wedding venue situated on the banks of the Burnett River. Located within close proximity to the Bundaberg CBD it offers convenience for guests and wedding suppliers.

The private and exclusive grounds offer numerous wedding areas with stunning river backdrops for wedding photos. It is a magnificent 50 acres of private gardens and picturesque farmlands available solely for your wedding day.

Our purpose built ‘barn’ is the perfect place to hold a reception, capable of comfortably hosting 200 guests. The barn offers a charming feel and has the ability to transform into an ideal a space for a rustic celebration or a more elegant event.

Our beautiful on site accommodation overlooks the fresh water river. It can easily accommodate larger groups and is ideal to host your wedding party.

Platypus Park is a one of a kind Australian location to provide an incredibly unique and exclusive venue to impress you and your guests. We offer several wedding packages and provide flexibility to accommodate for individual needs.  No detail of the venue has been overlooked. Come and see this beautiful property for yourself.

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Wedding Brochure

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Easy Weddings Special Offer

One free nights accommodation for the bride and groom when they book our package #1

Pckage #1- Inclusive – 3 night’s accommodation for you and your wedding party in a well-appointed villa overlooking the fresh water of the Burnett River.

·      Private and exclusive. 

·      Full use of Platypus Park facilities to enjoy.

·      Your choice of ceremony area around Platypus Park picturesque grounds and gardens.

·      Magnificent barn style reception capable of hosting 150 guests +. A great backup in bad weather.

·      Ample guest parking including bus parking.

·      Purpose built barn for receptions with a classy, modern, rustic theme.

·      Countless areas for photos to assure a unique and memorable day. 

Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 10 / Max 200


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 10 / Max 200

Time restrictions

7:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

8.00 hours

Music must end by

11:00 PM


(10 reviews)
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19 May 2018

Excellent barn style reception area overlooking the Burnett River with immaculate grounds that provide plenty of photo opportunities. Col and Julie are approachable and happy to assist with any wedding planning queries. The on-site accommodation is well-equipped and perfect for visiting family or the bridal party.

10 Sep 2016

The venue was great and they were willing to do everything to make the day special. We were also able to view the venue many times before the wedding. The owners also helped us out. It was a beautiful venue and I couldn't imagine having my wedding anywhere else.

Platypus Park Riverside Retreat  

Thankyou so much Angela we thoroughly enjoyed hosting your wedding at Platypus Park Riverside Retreat.

2 Apr 2016

Amazing! Prices and packages were great for what they offered. We had the full wedding package and was able to use the whole facilities. Very comfortable and very open. Would definitely go back there again!

Platypus Park Riverside Retreat  

Thankyou Tamara, we are glad that our venue suited all your needs.

17 Apr 2021

WOW! This venue is amazing, beautiful and laid back. Julie and Col fantastic to work with, understanding and committed, which made our day a breeze. Our wedding was 17th April 2021 where the weather was just lovely. Highly recommend this venue for all its worth.

16 Aug 2019

This is such a beautiful venue and we had perfect weather for our wedding day. The space allows you to tailor it to your needs and use suppliers of your choice. Given that it is a blank canvas to work with was great, however it also did require a lot of organisation as you needed to arrange everything from glassware, crockery and cutlery to speakers for the venue. Col and Julie were lovely to work with throughout the process and open to new ideas - we had a dance floor out on the grass under festoon lighting. It would be great if the venue could develop a package that they give you when you book or a looking to hire the venue which could include things like photos of the furniture they have available to use of hire, depending on your package. This would help having to alleviate some of the back and fourth initially required to organise. Things I wasn't aware of when we initially hired the venue was that you needed to arrange a bus for over 60 guests, however guests appreciate this.

13 Oct 2018

We had both our ceremony and reception. They were very flexible and the venue was beautiful! We were able to do what we wanted. Our guests loved the venue and they had a great time.

29 Sep 2018

Great venue! There was a miscommunication but they were great once we got there! Our guests had a great time. Great facilities to design how you want.

2 Jun 2018

Not only was the venue more than we could have ever asked for, a truly picturesque beauty, but the hosts were fantastic to deal with. I could not recommend this venue enough!! Absolutely amazing!!

27 May 2017

Excellent! They did everything that we wanted, however the only issue we had was that we had to finish at 12pm compared to other venues that stay open later. We still had an amazing night though.

27 May 2016

They were very easy to deal with and accommodating to our requests.

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