Drive 2.5 hours from Sydney or Canberra and just 15 minutes from Jervis Bay’s sandy beaches and you’ll find this gorgeous wedding venue, Bewong River Retreat.
Hi guys, how would you describe Bewong River Retreat?
A beautiful private estate, nestled within a forest on 160 acres of Australian Bushland on the Bewong River.
What inspired you to get involved with weddings?
Bewong is a couples paradise, so secluded, tranquil and quiet, we just had to share it with the world!
What kind of facilities does the retreat offer?
Multiple spots for your ceremony, from bush to waterfront and a reception space seating up to 110 guests or cocktail for 130. Plus, we have onsite accommodation for up to 40+ guests including bungalows and glamping tents. Onsite we also have a BBQ area, fireplace, pool table and a boat ramp for any guests who have small boats and kayaks! Not to mention the herd of kangaroos right on your doorstep…
What do you think is the selling point for most couples?
We’ve got the complete package, from the serenity and seclusion to the wide open spaces, bush tracks and waterfront views, there’s something for everyone. We also have an onsite coordinator and stylist, who can do as much or as little as you want to help with your wedding day.
Can you tell us a bit more about the onsite accommodation?
We have 9 self-contained bungalows with a kitchen, dining and lounge space, as well as outdoor verandahs and hammocks onsite, sleeping between 18-28 guests. Plus, there are glamping tents too!
What’s your favourite thing you’ve seen a couple do at your venue?
Arrive at the ceremony on horseback, it made for stunning photos.
And what do you think would be epic at your property? Any ideas you’d love to see a couple carry out?
Arrive by helicopter, or skydive in! We’ve had a couple arrive by boat, which is pretty cool too.
Can you describe the kind of couples your venue attracts?
We have a complete mix of ages and backgrounds booking our property because there’s something for everyone!
Any new venue developments or plans on the horizon?
We are currently working on our gardens and glamping area.
Finally, what tip or advice can you share with anyone planning a wedding right now?
Book the venue and vendors you love well in advance, there’s nothing worse than having to tell couples “sorry we are not available on your requested date”.