1 5 5.0 (1 review) 
Bowral, New South Wales
Business Hours
By Appointment

Nestled in the picturesque Southern Highlands of NSW this historical property recently gifted to the National Trust of Australia is now available for your special day.

Welcome to Retford Park, Bowral

This beautiful property  is only 1 1/2 hours south of Sydney and 2 hours north of Canberra - located within the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. 

  • Weddings Ceremonies and Receptions for up to 50 guests in the main house, garden and round yard
  • Wedding Ceremonies in the garden and round yard for up to 80 guests
  • Vowel renewals
  • Small intimate weddings 
  • Wet weather options available
  • All love is welcome

On arrival, on the day of your wedding, our friendly staff will meet you and be of assistance during your event. The reception rooms and suites at Retford park are tastefully furnished with antiques, paintings and garden flower arrangements along with open fire places and are the first impression that the setting for your wedding is a beautiful and elegant country house, much loved by all who visit.

The garden is a delight to wonder through. As you venture up the driveway the grand Victorian Italianate homestead appears from a towering arboretum of magnificent trees.
Surrounding the eastern side of the homestead is a patchwork of hedged gardens showcasing everything from a detailed knot garden, exquisite swimming pool and pavilion and sculptures You will be delighted with the sprawling parklands, formal gardens or secret spaces that will offer something different in each season resulting in a beautiful wedding ceremony.

Our beautiful, rustic covered complexOnce upon a time round yards were only to be found on the properties of professional horse people.
They were very commonly used by race horse breakers and a few old bushies. This undercover arena is our wet weather option for your ceremony.
It has a rolled crushed granite floor and original white washed walls. The ceiling is corrugated iron with exposed wooden rafters which photograph so well.
Also, this yard can be requested for your ceremony even if its not inclement weather. You may prefer this alternative to a garden ceremony.


There are three very unique reception rooms to enjoy within the house.  The main hall is a romantic country space complete with large tapestry and polished wood floors.  The morning room is of contemporary style displaying dramatic artworks and the sitting room has beautiful soft furnishings, sofas and a Chippendale bookcase.  All spaces have open fires and doors that lead into the garden.

With sprawling parklands, formal gardens and breathtaking rural views your photographic opportunities are vast and will ensure outstanding wedding photos.  You will have exclusive access to the entire property, which will provide many chances to capture perfect moments.

A cocktail style reception can be enjoyed for 50 guests in the main house. Our in-house catering team has prepared a selection of menus.  All dietry requirements can be facilitated.

Contact me for a complimentary visit or telephone me for any further information

Our website has a comprehensive description of what we can offer you


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min - / Max 50


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min - / Max 85

Time restrictions

12:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

15 hours

Music must end by

11:00 PM


5.0" 1  review Review this supplier
16 Mar 2019

Sharon and the team at Retford Park provided a seamless wedding planning experience in the lead up to the wedding and on the day for us. For planning the wedding Sharon met with us about once a month. During these meetings she would come with a range of great ideas which were all tailored to the style and approach we had for our wedding. She was proactive, responsive and fabulous to work with. Over the course of the week of the wedding, Sharon and the team created a seamless event. Sharon had thought about every detail and in a calm way managed all aspects. We had a fantastic day for our wedding at Retford Park and Retford Park Weddings comes highly recommended.

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