Russley Rural Retreat

Hunter - NSW, Australia

Price $7,500
Cocktail 120
Seated 120
Sleeps 12

About This Venue

“Russley” Homestead c.1894 is set on 17 acres on the banks of the Hunter River in the renowned Segenhoe Valley 15 minutes south of Scone and only 3 hrs from Sydney. The valley is home to world famous thoroughbred horse studs.

The historic Homestead has been fully renovated with a funky twist. It has 4 queen rooms and 1 family room (sleeps 4), all beautifully appointed. It’s absolutely magical for the bride and her bridal party. Two rooms have en-suites and there is a third share bathroom. The home has a large living room with cedar dining table for 10, lead light windows, polished floorboards, open fire. It’s the perfect space for night before wedding champas & cocktails as well as make-up and hair on the big day. The home has wrap around verandas overlooking the valley and magnificent gardens. The circular driveway is flanked with 13 Canary Island Palm trees and makes the most beautiful natural cathedral for outdoor weddings. The tennis court has made way for a marquee. There is loads of parking available in the paddock and numerous fantastic photo locations.

Bring in your own caterers, alcohol, music etc. If you prefer we also have our own fabulous local vendors.

Included in the price is full use of the Homestead’s 5 bedrooms, breakfast for homestead guests, light lunch for the bride and her attendants, the main living room, tea and coffee facilities, the gardens, the verandas, the paddocks and river access for a 48 hour period.

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Sheddies Special

Midweek weddings: 20% discount
Extra nights accommodation: 10%

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Venue Facilities

  • AV system
  • Bar area
  • Bathroom
  • BBQ
  • Bridal change room
  • BYO alcohol
  • BYO catering
  • Camping
  • Chapel
  • Clean-up included
  • Fire pit
  • Generator
  • Kitchen
  • Marquee or Tent
  • No curfew
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Power
  • Stage
  • Tables and seating
  • Water
  • Wet weather cover
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi

Accommodation Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • BBQ
  • Camping
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Linen supplied
  • Non-smoking
  • Open fireplace
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Towels supplied
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wifi

Owner / Manager

Jen Tomasetti is a total romantic and wants you to have a completely wonderful wedding. She has been an event coordinator for years and believes in the mission statement “Swan Like”. Serene on top after you’ve paddled like hell underneath to achieve the perfect event. Jen spends some time in Sydney but is always delighted to get back to the birds, the big skies and soft light of her beloved Russley.



  • Strathearn Park Lodge, Portman House, Le Camah Hill,


  • The Cottage Restaurant (Scone), The Thoroughbred Bistro (Scone) The Linga Longa Historic Pub (Gundy)

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