Once upon a time destination weddings used to be expensive, overseas affairs but no longer! A wedding here with Lookout Mountain Retreat is just as beautiful, a fraction of the price and achievable for more guests to share in your special day. Lookout Mountain Retreat offers happy couples a multitude of scenic views and settings perfect for creating a day tailored just for you. Whether you opt for an intimate elopement or a big wedding away from home, there is almost nothing the Dorrigo Hinterland and Lookout Mountain Retreat can’t cater for.

Just Relax

With many of us working full time and/or raising children, the pressures of our home lives can be overbearing at times. Add the hustle and bustle of wedding organisation to an already stressful time and anxiety levels go through the roof. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Planning a destination wedding here at Lookout Mountain Retreat saves you finding reputable suppliers. We’ve done the work for you and got the list ready! Once you have your suppliers worked out, we’ll work with them, giving you more time to breathe. Once you arrive and take in our glorious mountainous views, you’ll feel like the world’s most relaxed bride and groom and wonder why everyone doesn’t plan their wedding this way!

Romantic Weekender

If you’re looking to celebrate your special day within a budget and with magnificent views, Dorrigo offers an abundance of sights that would create the perfect backdrop for your intimate wedding. Positioned on acres of manicured lawns, landscaped gardens and with a backdrop of ornamental trees, it can be argued that this isn’t even the best part! You’ll find our generosity, kindness and professionalism will ensure that your destination wedding here is just as relaxed as it is memorable. And with the ceremony, reception and honeymoon all being held in the one place, you’ll likely find a destination wedding here with us is much more affordable than a traditional ‘at home’ wedding.

Big Family Celebration

What would make your wedding even more special? Having your loved ones present while you tie the knot, of course! A wedding celebrated at your own home can be overwhelming and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Spend more time mingling, eating, drinking and celebrating and less time stressing out when you host your destination wedding here with us.

The architecture of our retreat truly lends itself to a weekend getaway spent with family and friends. With 26 suites of varying layouts, we can easily accomodate your bridal party, immediate family and best friends on site with you.

Our spacious grounds allow for as many or as little guests as you like. With the help of the staff, you can design and decorate your dream wedding exactly how you’d like. Choose a country style wedding with lots of guests or an intimate garden wedding with a handful of friends. Whatever you choose, we will work with your vision and budget to create the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

Weather Worries

There is one big worry a lot of brides carry into their wedding day: the unpredictability of the weather! Whatever Mother Nature throws at us, we’re prepared. For those who have hired out the entire retreat, we do have a spacious 80 seat indoor restaurant to escape to if wet weather shows up. Feeling hot and bothered? Grab a cold drink and enjoy our spacious al fresco area and manicured lawns and cool off with the mountain breeze. In Winter, our large built in fire place makes quite a statement and can be fired up to keep everyone warm and cosy. Talk to our friendly staff about set up options when your make your enquiry so we can help ensure your day goes as smoothly as possible regardless of the weather.

Photography Spots

Residing just 1.5 hours out of Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo is blessed with both country and coastal surroundings. Whether you visit the Dorrigo National Park or one of the beautiful lookout spots, you are sure to be wowed by what you see. Photography opportunities are literally everywhere here in Dorrigo and your wedding photos will be unique and stunning. Talk to us about local photographers who will show you the local hot spots and get that perfect pic you’ll cherish forever.

If you’re looking for the perfect destination wedding location, look no further than Lookout Mountain Retreat here in Dorrigo, NSW. We can plan a truly magical, one of a kind wedding in a destination no one will regret visiting! Download our wedding guide here.