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Wedding Ceremony Terms and Conditions


Based on your specific requests, we will complete a full quote for your consideration.

Written Confirmation:

All details relating to the event must be confirmed with the Wedding Manager a minimum of eight (8) weeks prior to the event. An “Event Order” will be issued confirming all details in writing between the parties. Your written confirmation by signing of the event order and returning to Secrets will be required.

Payment  Schedule


Confirmation of your wedding booking with your non-refundable $500 deposit is required within 14 days of your quote. Then within 30 days from paying your security deposit half your venue hire and your accommodation deposits are required to be paid. The booking may be released without notice if payment is not received in time. The $500 deposit will be held until after the event, and refunded when all relevant charges have been paid.

8 weeks prior:

All ceremony details including accommodation, times, catering, entertainment and decorations are to be confirmed with our Wedding Manager by this time. Balance of accommodation and venue hire must be paid. An event order will then be issued to you detailing all the arrangements. This will be signed by the guests and returned to Secrets on the Lake. Any deviation from these arrangements may incur additional charges.

21 days prior:

Full payment of all function, catering and any outstanding extras are to be paid at this time and final numbers to be confirmed and fixed. Bar tab must be pre-paid and in­creased during the event if required. Cash bar can be available at reception on the deck but not in the gardens.

Credit card guarantee:

Along with the deposit, a signed copy of our Terms and Conditions / Agreement, a credit card guarantee will also be required to confirm the booking. This requests a credit card guarantee for any incidental charges. Should there be any damage incurred, excessive cleaning or deviation from the agreed Terms and Conditions, then additional fees may be charged.

Responsible Service of Alcohol:

  • Alcoholic beverages may only be consumed by patrons over the age of 18 years old. Proof of age may be requested by staff at any time. If you or your guests are unable to produce ID, you will be refused service.
  • It is highly recommended that alternative transport be sought for any guests who may drink and drive.
  • Secrets reserve the right to refuse service to any disruptive or intoxicated guest. We kindly request the event host’s assistance to ensure that their guests behave in an orderly and appropriate manner.
  • If a guest’s disruptive or intoxicated behavior continues to occur, we will follow the procedure as outlined below and give the function host’s this checklist so that they may be refreshed of our procedure.
  • Any guest continuing to behave inappropriately after refusal of service of alcohol will be then asked to leave Secrets on the Lake. Should the guest refuse to leave our premises we will then call for our Security Staff or the Police to remove the guest.
  • If any guest continues to supply alcohol to any other guest that we have cut off from service, we will close the Bar and your security deposit will be forfeited.
  • Should our staff feel intimidated by any guest’s inappropriate language or behaviour, we will enlist our Security Staff or the Police, and this incurs additional cost.
  • In the event Secrets Licensee determines an escalation of inappropriate behaviour from inappropriate alcohol consumption, the Bar will be closed for service and the security deposit will then be forfeited.
  • Secrets is a licensed venue. Any BYO drinks will be removed from the guest and wherever possible returned to them on checkout or when they leave the premises. If a guest refuses to hand over their BYO drink to our staff, they will be asked to leave Secrets on the Lake premises. We have a drinks menu where most people can find wines and beers that would like to choose for their occasion. Sometimes bridal parties may wish to have a special wine which we are happy to purchase for them at a cost and we serve them plus a standard service cost per bottle. Any left overs, the bridal couple purchase back from us. Sometimes the couple will locate their own choice and we serve them with the service cost of $25 per bottle. These matters can be discussed with our wedding planner.

Public Holiday:

Any event held on a Public Holiday will incur a 15% surcharge on all catering and venue hire fees. Accommodation over a long weekend is a minimum 3 night stay.


Prices are subject to increases of up to 10% each year as at 1st January. During the cur­rent price period, every effort will be 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 fee.

General Information:

Please ensure your guests are aware that confetti is not allowed to be used on the grounds. Bubbles and fresh rose petals may be used on the lawn areas only. Secrets on the Lake is a non-smoking venue.

Getting Ready:

The Nest (which can accommodate up to 6 guests) is to be booked as the venue for “Getting Ready”, or just for your family to stay in. Please see our current tariff sheet for prices which will include the Continental Breakfast Basket along with fresh baked items each morning of your stay.

We also have The Whistle  Stop accommodating up to 4 guests as another alternative. Both are a wonderful choice for getting ready as both are very secluded which offer you the opportunity to have visitors without being disturbing to other guest here at Secrets. If you choose to use The Nest or Whistle Stop as a venue to gather with your guests, on average a cleaning fee of $200 may be applied if it is not left in good condition. An extra cleaning fee may be requested to be paid upfront.

Honeymoon Suite:

Secrets is our most luxurious penthouse treehouse and features its own private waterfall. This along with any of our penthouses are ideal for the wedding night and post wedding wind down. A two night minimum applies.

Deposits – For Group Bookings:

The deposit requirements differ from individual bookings for all accommodation bookings made under the wedding party. All group accommodation bookings of two rooms or more will be required to be paid in full 60 days prior to the arrival date.

Cancellation Fees:

The Security deposit of $500 is non-refundable, therefore, if you do cancel the booking at any stage this amount will not be refunded.

Less than 180 days before the wedding:

  • Accommodation deposits – are refundable less a $50 per room cancellation fee.
  • Half of the venue fee is also retained by Secrets.

Less than 60 days before your wedding:

  • Accommodation deposits – are refundable less a $50 per room cancellation fee only if the rooms are re-let. If the rooms are not re-let then the full accommodation fee will be retained as the cancellation fee.
  • The full venue fee is also retained by Secrets.

Less than 30 days before your wedding:

  • Accommodation deposits – are refundable less a $50 per room cancellation fee only if the rooms are re-let. If the rooms are not re-let then the full accommodation fee will be retained as the cancellation fee.
  • The full venue fee and all other costs and fees are also retained by Secrets.

Packages including Photography and Celebrant Services:

  • The Full Elopement Package and the Midweek Wedding Special Package both include the services of a Professional Celebrant, and also a Photographer for 2 hours. Prepayment of  your Celebrant and Photographer is required to confirm their availability on your chosen wedding date. As a result, once booked, the Package Celebrant and Photography fees are non-refundable in the event of a wedding cancellation.

Packages including Wedding Planner Services:

  • Once your wedding is booked and confirmed, wedding packages including the services of our professional Wedding Planner require that she confirms availability on your chosen wedding date, and starts work on managing your event. The Wedding Planner is paid by Secrets on the Lake on your behalf. The Wedding Planner fees will be required on top of the non refundable deposit in the event of a wedding cancellation.

Other information

  • Please note your acceptance of these terms and conditions is a requirement of making a booking.
  • Secrets facilities are for paying guests only – no visitors.
  • Secrets on the Lake reserves the right to accept a minimum of 50 guests for a Saturday Evening Reception
  • Check in time 2:00pm. Checkout 10:00am
  • All rates and prices include GST and are firm at the time of deposit; otherwise subject to change without notice.
  • Accommodation transfers and cancellations made up to 30 days before arrival are subject to a $50 cancellation fee.
  • It is suggested that guests seek travel insurance (particularly for longer stays) to cover cancellations, loss of deposits, medical and other emergencies.
  • Guests are responsible for damage, loss or theft from their treehouse.
  • Gift vouchers are non-refundable and only transferable once re-let.
  • Smoking is only permitted on your deck and in the garden.
  • Minimum bookings apply. No pets allowed.
  • If guests cancel or cut short their stay and the cabin is re-let, then the remaining balance is refunded less all costs of additional cleaning, breakfast baskets, replacements, re-letting commissions or discounts, any breakages or damage costs.
  • Deposit money shall mean all money paid prior to cancellation, including gift vouchers, which are paid in full and are non-refundable.
  • In the event of a lock down due to Covid, Secrets staff will work with you to find an alternate date. Please refer to our Wedding T & C’s.
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Kind words from our previous weddings

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