About This Venue
Getting married? Congratulations! Weddings are the best. And being married is even better (trust us, we’ve been in that boat for decades).
Rustic Retreat is a 230 hectare dairy farm owned by husband and wife duo, Steve and Sue (hello!). Just an hour from Brisbane, half an hour from Ipswich and a stone’s throw from local accommodation options, the farm is far enough from the big smoke to capture the big skies and views that are offered by the Australian countryside, while still being convenient for guests.
We’ve converted an old hay shed into a blank-canvas wedding shed that’s ideal for celebrating your love story with your family and friends. Dating back to the first half of the last century, this rustic space is as authentically Australiana as it comes – think solid gum beams, corrugated walls and floor to ceiling sliding shed doors that open out onto a view of beautiful countryside.
The best bit (well, one of the highlights we reckon)? It’s totally flexible and DIY, meaning you can work with local vendors to create a wedding that is truly unique and personal. We’ve got an incredible network of local wedding suppliers that we recommend that will be able to help you transform the shed into something straight out of Instagram.
The fact that the shed is water-tight means no marquee is required and you can be guaranteed an incredible setting, rain, hail or shine. We are avid gardeners and have a couple of fantastic ceremony locations on the property that make the most of our elevated position in QLD’s countryside.
Start with your ‘I do’s in the garden, enjoy some post-ceremony drinks on the grassy lawn and a grazing table, and then wander down the long driveway to get the party started at the shed. We’d love to invite you to come and meet us and see what’s possible at Rustic Retreat.
- AV system
- Bar area
- Bridal change room
- BYO alcohol
- BYO catering
- Clean-up included
- Fire pit
- Marquee or Tent
- No curfew
- Tables and seating
- Wet weather cover
- Wheelchair Access
Owner / Manager
Hi, we’re Sue and Steve. Thanks for considering Rustic Retreat for your special day. We are second generation dairy farmers wanting to share our piece of paradise with anyone wishing to celebrate their wedding in a peaceful and private location.
It’s been a hard few years with drought and also changes in the dairy industry, which is one of the reasons why we opened up our property this year for weddings. After hosting our first in February, we realised just how joyful, personal and fun a private property wedding can be, and we were hooked.
We’d love to invite you to come and have a look around and see if Rustic Retreat feels like the right fit for your big day. It’d be our pleasure to show you the farm and chat through your vision over a cuppa.
WHERE TO STAY
WHERE TO EAT
- Yamanto Tavern
- Grand Hotel Yamanto
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