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Basic Elopements
(venue only rate, excludes accommodation)

We offer a Basic Elopement Package for $350 on top of the accommodation rate. It is a condition that the couple must be staying at Secrets.

Inclusions

  • This is for 4 guests or less (including the wedding couple)
  • It is a service provided for guests who wish to elope while staying with us. This is for a couple with their two witnesses only. Additional guests at $50 per head.
  • Staff are able to be witnesses at an additional fee of $50.
  • Two hours of access to our wedding sites from 10am and must be finished by 4.30pm.
  • You must arrange your own celebrant, photographer, signing table, flowers etc.
  • Full ceremonies have precedence to use the Secrets Garden, there are other lovely intimate spots to choose from as well. You can choose any available part of the grounds for your ceremony or even on your deck. It costs an extra $500 to use the Lakehouse. If it is raining you may use the Lakehouse deck without incurring an additional fee.
  • The elopement needs to be booked 5 to 6 weeks in advance, Secrets needs to be fully briefed about the plan and time needs to be allowed for legal requirements and to arrange the licence.
  • Our waitstaff in the café are attentive to all our patrons. If you have booked a table in the café after your elopement, please be aware than any additional special requirements or attention you may require will be charged accordingly. If you require exclusive use of the café or gallery for your reception, then conditions and fees will apply depending on your requirements.
  • Equipment hire for your ceremony is available by contacting Secrets on the Lake. We have most requirements including games. In the event we do not have your required item for hire then other agents may be used for its hire.
  • Outside catering options are not permissible at any ceremony or elopement at Secrets on the Lake.
  • Location must be left in an immaculate state so as not to incur additional cleaning fee.
  • Chairs and tables are not to be moved as they are heavy and could cause injury or damage to the floor.
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Full Package Elopements
(includes accommodation fee)

By popular demand, we have developed our very special Full Package Elopement that includes 2 nights accommodation for the wedding couple in one of our luxury or penthouse treehouses for only $3350 (valid before Dec 31st 2019). This midweek package is available from Monday to Friday)

Inclusions

  • Full Package Elopement service provided for 2 guests who wish to elope while staying with us.
  • Staff are able to be your witnesses. Wedding couple may bring 2 witnesses of their choice for the ceremony only at no extra charge.
  • Two hours of access to our available wedding ceremony sites from 10am and must be finished by 4.30pm in Winter and 5pm in Summer.
  • Celebrant services included
  • Professional Photography services for 2hours. High quality digital photos on disc only.
  • Signing table with special white cloth
  • Champagne and Canapes under the vine after the ceremony for the wedding couple and 2 witnesses.
  • Wedding Cake – one tier. Options available. Please contact us for information.
  • Bouquet and Buttonhole flower arrangements.
  • Includes a romantic interlude lunch (with a bottle of French Champagne) for two on your luxury treehouse private deck.
  • Full ceremonies have precedence to use the Secrets Garden, there are many oth er lovely intimate spots to choose from as well. You can choose any available part of the grounds for your ceremony or even on your deck. It costs an extra $500 to use theLakehouse. If it is raining you may use the Lakehouse deck without incurring an additional fee.
  • The elopement needs to be booked 5 to 6 weeks in advance, Secrets needs to be fully briefed about the plan and time needs to be allowed for legal requirements and to arrange the licence.
  • Any changes to the package such as ordering a different champagne or hiring extra items not mentioned above with incur an additional cost.
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Mini Midweek Weddings or Vow Renewals

For smaller more intimate weddings of 12-20 people we have developed our Mini Midweek Wedding package which is available Monday to Friday, or a Sunday (surcharge 15% applies on a Sunday).

$2900 flat fee on top of the accommodation rate

Wedding couple must be guests of Secrets and 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 your wedding may disturb guests. We recommend the Nest as a 2nd cabin choice as it is our largest cabin and great for getting ready in.

Inclusions

  • This is available for 12 to 20 guests (including wedding couple).
  • Includes use of Secret’s gardens and Lakehouse for approx 4 hours.
  • Gardens available from 10am. In winter the ceremony must be finished by 4.30pm, and in summer by 5pm. Wedding guests and suppliers 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.
  • Does not include celebrant, photographer, music, florist or cake. However we can help you with suggestions.
  • Pre-ceremony drinks of homemade Secrets fruit punch and water.
  • Our wedding coordinator’s Jen and Sarah assist you with planning your event.
  • Includes Cheese Platter after the ceremony, and a Bar tab $500 to cover after ceremony drinks, and to serve with reception lunch. Any consumption beyond this amount will be charged.
  • Includes Buffet BBQ Reception in the Lakehouse.
  • Includes PA system, signing table with cloth, roses and 2 chairs, bowl of roses and up to 20 Italian white padded folding chairs.
  • Additional Equipment hire is available by contacting Secrets on the Lake. We have most requirements including oversize lawn games. In the event we do not have your required item for hire then other agents may be used for its hire.
  • A non refundable fee of $500, along with a signed agreement form, will be required when booking. It is returned after the event minus any extra costs incurred during  the event.
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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 are become the preferred venue for Same Sex weddings in the hinterland.

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Wedding Ceremony Only

(held without booking a Reception at Secrets on the Lake)

  • Terms and Conditions our outlined in our main booklet under Wedding Ceremony
    Costs and Inclusions, with the addition of the following conditions.
  • Majority of guests to be brought by bus to Secrets. After your ceremony, guests are expected to leave in a timely fashion on to your chosen venue for reception. e.g. By Mystic Mountain Tours.
  • Maximum of 2 hours for the ceremony. (e.g. wedding time 2.30pm finish 4.30pm)
  • Guests enter the Secrets Garden no more than half an hour before the ceremony.

Use of the Lakehouse for ceremony is strictly only if wet weather.

NB: It is customary that guests receive a drink after the ceremony and either crudités, dips, cheeses or canapés served while the wedding couple take photos and prepare for the reception.  A bar tab is normally charged. Please consider and advise us if required so we can quote you (bearing in mind, our liquor licence requires serving food with alcohol).

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Using Secrets Grounds for Photography

(when no Wedding or Recption has been booked)

Guests of Secrets on the Lake treehouse accommodation who are staying with us but who have no wedding ceremony or reception booked with us can prearrange a maximum 2 hours of photography access to gardens (when not clashing with another ceremony) from 10am. In winter months your grounds access must be by finished by 4.30pm and in summer by 5.30pm. The fee for this is $200. People who are not staying at Secrets and have no wedding ceremony or reception booked at Secrets can prearrange a maximum 2 hours of photography access to gardens from 10am (finishing in winter by 4.30pm, summer by 5.30pm). The fee for this is $500.

Inclusions

  • Access to the Secrets Gardens for your photoshoot is subject to availability.
    Wedding ceremonies and receptions will take precedence.
  • Use of the Lakehouse deck only for photography.
  • Maximum group size is 12 people including the wedding couple and photographer
  • Secrets guests enjoy their peace and privacy and it’s a photoshoot condition that you behave quietly, respectfully and tastefully whilst on our premises. No BYO Food or Alcohol.
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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

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