welcome to bend of the river

the perfect backdrop for your dream ceremony

Weddings at bend of the river

The perfect backdrop for you to create your dream ceremony

Welcome to Bend of the River, where we provide the perfect backdrop for you to create your dream ceremony, full wedding and reception or other event. At Bend of the River you enjoy the freedom to plan and create your own event, to choose and book your own suppliers – coordinator, celebrant, caterers, stylist, photographers and so on. We are a BYO venue so there are no hidden costs and surcharges.


Set in the Gold Coast Hinterland – only 15 minutes’ drive from the Gold Coast International Airport - amidst 12 acres of exotic fruit orchard, rolling lawns and river views, Bend of the River is the perfect setting for your bespoke wedding. Featuring a tastefully converted 100 year-old farmhouse, Bend of the River offers gorgeous countryside views over the picturesque Tallebudgera Valley and river. Being so close to the Gold Coast Airport your interstate and overseas guests have only a short drive to your venue. There are also plenty of motels and other accommodation close by at which guests can stay.

Holding both your ceremony and reception at Bend of the River saves you and your guests the time and inconvenience of moving from one venue to another. Your guests will instantly feel relaxed from the moment they arrive for your ceremony through to cocktails, canapés and reception.  While you and your wedding party have your photo session around our picturesque locations, guests are welcome to enjoy the views and sunset, play lawn games or take a gentle stroll through our exotic fruit orchard and along the riverbank.

The weeping fig, the verandah and the river paddock

At Bend of the River we offer a number of settings for your special day, including The Weeping Fig, The Verandah and the River Paddock.

The Weeping Fig with its expansive lawn is the perfect location for your ceremony and cocktails.

Depending on how many guests you are inviting, you may prefer to hold your ceremony taking in the river views from the Verandah.

The lawn area is also available should you wish to set up tables outdoors in the shade of the Weeping Fig, or to hire a Marquee or Tipi for your event.

For larger events, or for that “true country” feel, the River Paddock may be just what you are looking for. With the Tallebudgera River running alongside and flanked by a majestic old Moreton Bay Fig Tree, the River Paddock provides a picturesque, unique and secluded location.

Alternatively you may wish to just hold your ceremony in the tranquil beauty of Bend of the River then book your reception elsewhere. As an optional extra, you and your wedding party can prepare for your wedding - and relax afterwards - in our beautifully restored historic homestead.

The homestead features three comfortable bedrooms and a wraparound verandah with picturesque views of the river and valley.  It is the perfect setting in which to enjoy your first few days as newly-weds.

Almost anything is possible – just ask us and we will help you create your dream.


  • A private and intimate venue in a relaxed outdoor setting overlooking the Tallebudgera River 
  • Just 10 minutes from Burleigh and Palm Beach and 20 minutes from Gold Coast Airport
  • A BYO and self- catering venue
  • Accommodation available for up to 6 persons
  • Receptions for up to 100 guests

wedding services

We require all events to have an on-site wedding co-ordinator. We work with some lovely co-ordinators who are organised, friendly and professional. They pride themselves in ensuring that every detail of your wedding is addressed and your wedding day goes smoothly. Depending on your requirements different options are available.

venue costs

Thursday to Sunday
Public Holiday Rates
Up to 50 guests $2000
From 50 - 75 guests $3000
From 75 - 100 guests $4000
Tuesday & Wednesday
Mid-week Rates
Up to 50 guests $1200
From 50 - 75 guests $2200
From 75 - 100 guests $3200

Our Venue hire allows you exclusive use of the property the day before to set up and the day after to pack down, allowing you a 68-hour period (eg 2pm Friday until 10am Monday).

accommodation costs

per night (2 night minimum) $400

Please note that we are a private residence and viewings are by appointment only.

Tallebudgera, QLD, 4221, Australia
Email: info@bendoftheriver.com.au
Phone (Australia) 0425 357 563
Phone (International) +61 425 357 563

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