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Secrets on the Lake is the Sunshine Coast hinterlands most iconic wedding destination and honeymoon escape. We are tucked away on the foreshore of Lake Baroon, situated between Maleny and Montville on the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

It features beautiful carved decks and dreamy rock ponds fringed by the lush rainforest mountains. There are many stunning choices for you to choose your wedding ceremony location: the garden decks, the romantic chapel- like Lake House, or the elegance of the green lawns by the lake.

After the ceremony, guests can enjoy the magic of the day with stunning views of lush lawns, gardens and magnificent Lake Baroon while being refreshed with delicious cocktail-style food and beverages. Couples can decide whether they want canapés or a daytime reception in the gardens or on The Lakehouse deck. This can extend to croquet on the lawn with high teas, Barbeques or Luncheons.

Alternatively, you are able to have a night time reception on the cafe deck, overlooking Lake Baroon, arguably one of the best views from a restaurant in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We serve fabulous gourmet style-food inspired by our chef Mathew Law.

Weddings in Maleny at Secrets on the Lake

Wedding Ceremony Costs and Inclusions

The following costs are based on the wedding couple also holding their reception at Secrets on the Lake in either the daytime Lakehouse venue or the night time Dining on the Deck restaurant. These costs include venue hire for the daytime Lakehouse wet weather contingency.

Weddings held from Jan 1st 2019 to Dec 31st 2019
Midweek $1,150, Friday or Sunday $1,350 and Saturday $1,550

Weddings held from Jan 1st 2020 to Dec 31st 2020
Midweek $1,250, Friday or Sunday $1,450 and Saturday $1,650

Inclusions

  • Guarantees exclusive access to the “The Secrets Garden”, or in the case of wet weather, access to the Lakehouse
  • Assistance from our Wedding Planner Susan Lyle.
  • Assistance from Secrets staff and Wedding Coordinator Jen.
  • Pre-ceremony drinks of homemade Secrets fruit punch and water.
  • Two and a half hours of access to your wedding site from 10am, in winter must be by finished by 4.30pm, and in summer by 5.30pm
  • Includes 10 Italian white padded folding chairs. Additional chairs may be hired at a cost of $5.00 per chair.
  • The Secrets Garden Ceremony area includes a chair for the wedding couple with a dressed registry table. Bowl of short stem roses on the signing table.
  • Bottle of special sparkling wine and set of complimentary Secrets monogrammed champagne memorabilia glasses in your honeymoon cabin
  • Sound system (you arrange your own music)
  • People getting ready at Secrets on the Lake normally require the larger options of accommodation to do this such as The Nest, or the Whistle Stop
  • Outside catering options are not permissible at any ceremony or elopement at Secrets on the Lake.
  • Wedding guests may enter the garden area no earlier than half an hour before ceremony. Wedding guests are to remain only in this area until the ceremony is over and are specifically not to wander through the grounds if they are not Secrets accommodation guests.
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Weddings in Maleny at Secrets on the Lake

Receptions

Your wedding reception is a dream come true when you book at Secrets on the Lake. You can choose from our stunning Lakehouse Chapel venue for a day time reception right by the shores of Lake Baroon, or a beautiful night time reception at our Dining on the Deck restaurant venue. Venue hire is included in the reception catering cost. Please check out our Catering options here.

We have a broad range of mouth-watering catering options from Buffet BBQ to a full 3 course sit down feast. Our wedding Planner and Coordinators work with you to create the perfect reception for you. Reception numbers are limited from 20-80 adults. Other catering options are available for smaller wedding parties. (For numbers under 20 guests special arrangements will need to be made).

Prices are subject to increases each year as at 1st January. During the current pricing period every effort will me made to maintain this level, however, due to external events, management reserves the right to change prices if necessary. All prices quoted include GST, unless otherwise stated. Alterations to standard menus may incur a fee.

It is a requirement of our liquor license to serve food with after ceremony drinks. Choices include Canapes or Cheese Platters. Cheese platters are based on the full number of adult guests and at a rate of $12 per person.

Inclusions:

We include a basic set-up for receptions, which includes a white cloth, cutlery, serviettes, glasses, salt & pepper and a bud vase.

N.B. Table will be laid out according to your instructions but where there are complicated decorations required an additional charge based on time applies or you may hire an event stylist.

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Weddings in Maleny at Secrets on the Lake

Mid Week Weddings can be designed using our midweek venue hire price plus your own choice of celebrant and photographer. Alternatively you may like to let us take care of all the details and take advantage of our special midweek wedding package.

Midweek Wedding Special Package

Available between Monday – Thursday (excluding public holidays) for only $2925 in 2019 and 2020Venue and extras only, does not include accommodation. Take advantage of the midweek rate by saving money on an excellent photographer and the best celebrants in the area… in addition to all that we normally provide for a full ceremony.

Inclusions

  • Guarantees exclusive access to The Secrets Gardens, or in the case of wet weather the Lakehouse
  • Assistance from our Wedding Planner Susan Lyle.
  • Assistance from Secrets staff and Wedding Coordinators Sarah and Jen.
  • Celebrant services. Celebrant fee is non-refundable in the event of wedding cancellation.
  • Professional Photography services for 2 hours. High quality digital photos on disc only. Midweek Wedding Package Photography fee is non-refundable in the event of wedding cancellation.
  • Pre-ceremony drinks of Secrets fruit punch, and water.
  • Two and a half hours of access to your wedding site from 10am with garden reception, in winter must be by finished by 4.30pm and in summer by 5.00pm
  • Includes 10 Italian white padded folding chairs
  • Chair and Signing table with special white cloth and a bowl of short stem roses
  • Bottle of special sparkling wine and set of complimentary Secrets monogrammed champagne memorabilia glasses in your honeymoon cabin
  • Sound system (you arrange your own music)
  • People who are getting ready at Secrets on the Lake will require our larger sized accommodation to do this such as The Nest, or the Whistle Stop
  • Outside catering options are not permissible at any ceremony or elopement at Secrets on the Lake.
  • A minimum of two cabins must be booked, one of which one must be Two Frogs as it is very close to the pathway to the garden and guests may be disturbed by your wedding
  • Wedding Ceremonies booked without a reception will incur an extra fee of $500
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Same Sex Weddings in Maleny at Secrets on the Lake

Same Sex Weddings

Secrets is a LGBTIQ+ inclusive employer and venue. We have welcomed love in all its rainbow colours through our treehouse doors since opening them over 20 years ago and have been so excited recently to now welcome these guests back to officially tie the knot. We invite you to consider our beautiful wedding, reception and honeymoon venue if you are planning your marriage.

At Secrets on the Lake, we understand the importance of details… and have special same sex signage to direct your guests to the Bride and Bride or Groom and Groom ceremony. We also have a selection of wonderful celebrants, photographers, florists and stylists to help you celebrate and capture your special day.

Secrets is a discrimination free zone! We are flexible to your needs and unique requirements… whether it’s a low key elopement or a full wedding and reception of up to 80 guests, we have you covered in one of the most idyllic locations the hinterland offers!

We have always supported the rainbow community and now proudly sponsor Rainbow Families QLD. We are also long time members of GALTA and Rainbow Flag. Drop us a line or visit us to see why we have become the preferred venue for Same Sex weddings in the hinterland.

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Team - Weddings in Maleny at Secrets on the Lake

Our Wedding Team

Susan Lyle – Wedding Planner

Susan Lyle, our Wedding Manager has over 20 years of event management experience. Susan will be available to discuss all your specific details to ensure your special event runs seamlessly. Susan has many weddings to plan and is highly experienced at working out the intricacies and event order of your special day.

Susan’s services for the ceremony (including up to 2 meetings with the wedding couple) are included in the venue hire of many of our packages. Susan is able to arrange all aspects of your wedding day with her team of local professionals including celebrants, photographers, florists, hair and makeup artists as well as specialty decoration hire.

For additional services that are not included in the venue hire, Susan is very willing to help, but there would be an additional charge. An event order must be completed and signed off with committed numbers by 3 weeks before the event. All final payments are required at this time. Chefs do not begin preparations until all monies have been paid.

Jen – Wedding Coordinator

Jen’s role is to liase with you by the phone or internet about the minor running details of coordinating your special day. She is your first point of contact when you are arranging your initial wedding inspections. She will organise your wedding quote, and assist with all the financial and other arrangements to ensure your special day is not only just spectacular but runs smoothly.

Jen is here to answer any questions that may arise. Please contact Jen or any of our friendly Secrets on the Lake office staff when you are wanting to inspect the Secrets Garden or our facilities so that we may arrange a time that does not clash with another guest’s big day. Call +617 5478 5888 or email info@secretsonthelake.com.au

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Kind words from our previous weddings

So many words I could use but just imagine an oasis of manicured lawn rolling gardens, cosy nooks, breathtaking views, handcrafted surprises everywhere you turn, this venue is absolutely astonishing. As a celebrant on the Sunshine Coast I have the privilege of visiting all of the wedding venues and this one I have married many couples .. it's paradise.., a private, spectacular oasis, a jewel in the hinterland.. Two of my best friends married here and it was PERFECT... the food and service are first class, the chef and staff received a standing ovation from the guests ... with ceremony, reception, photography and accomodation all in one place this is also a private oasis to be married with your nearest and dearest. If I could give this venue more than 5 stars I would ... love this place 🙂 It's worth a visit.. OH and afternoon tea and lunch is also amazing xx 🙂

Suzanne Riley

Dear Jenni… Rob and I can’t thank you and all the team for making our day incredibly special.Everything was perfect topped off by gorgeous weather!!! We saw you, Tony and Susan run off your feet behind the scenes and working so hard to make everything run smoothly so Rob and I could relax and enjoy the day. No doubt there were many people working just as hard that we didn’t see. Please pass on our sincere thanks to George, Aldy and all the Secrets team for a superb job well done. Look forward to seeing you soon.

The Eagles

To Dear Susan… All of us can’t thank you enough for being part of our wonderful Wedding Day of David and Shelly. Everything was amazing and all the staff were beautiful. David and Shelly had a great honeymoon in NZ for 10 days but now back to routine. It was a weekend we will always remember every minute. Thank you so much Susan, All our love…

The Banburys

Fantastic! We couldn't have asked for anything better. They were so accommodating and really made our wedding. The staff were amazing and the food was perfect! We also stayed there for a week after the wedding.

Mandy & Alan G

Staff were fantastic, happy to accommodate anything we needed. The venue was lovely. They had a great recommendation of suppliers for us to use too.

David B

Our wedding at Secrets On The Lake was perfect! They did so well. Fantastic venue & the best customer service I've ever received!

Rebecca S

Staff catered to our every need, were very approachable and answered every silly question. Our wedding day it rained and staff moved our whole ceremony undercover and decorated so we could have the best even while it was raining- at no extra cost.

Clare B

Secrets on the lake catered the most amazing day leaving each and every person attending amazed. The staff at Secrets were incredible and covered every detail with 5 star customer service. We could not have asked for anything more perfect, the food, accommodation, location, service and price could not have been beaten. Very happy day for us!

Kristy L

We were very impressed by all the arrangements made by Secrets on the Lake. The planning went very smoothly. All our questions were answered promptly and the answers were very helpful. The day itself was even better than we had expected. Great attention was given to all the small things that help make such an event even more special. The feedback from all our guests has been excellent. We would not hesitate to recommend Secrets on the Lake to others.

Robert & Maureen H

The staff at Secrets were so helpful. Their input and being able to assist us in planning the day had made the day run so smoothly. Having the option for ceremony and reception at the same venue made it so easy. The staff did an amazing job setting up for both ceremony and reception. We got so many compliments on how well ran our special day was, how relaxed and casual it felt and loved the buffet option with such delicious food provided. 110% recommend this beautiful, quiet, relaxing venue and stress free day.

Brett & Kim W

what a wonderful lovely place we held our elopement wedding. we had our champaign brought down to us...they worked with us on timing that we wanted our nibbles and cake etc. the place to stay after could not be better...we booked each year to return for our anniversary. spectacular!

Amanda G

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