Why not elope at Secrets on the Lake…

At Secrets on the Lake, our hearts go out to the wedding couples about to married over the coming months, who now also have to anticipate the implications of the coronavirus, health regulations and travel bans… and even rethink their guest list size because of the new limitation of no more than 100 people gathered in an indoor location. I say this with a personal note, as I am one of those couples in this situation… our special day is 6 weeks away, and we have had to reconcile our hearts with the absence of many international family and friends who are now banned from entering Australia. The lead up to your wedding is meant to be a time of excitement and anticipation…albeit a few nerves and the occasional cold foot. We would like to keep it that way for all our upcoming Secrets Weddings.

Over the years, Secrets have been blessed with hosting some beautiful weddings in the magical Secrets Garden nestled on the edge of magnificent Lake Baroon. Its stunning rock pools, decking, bridges and lush gardens are a very special place to say ‘I do’ with the one you love in the company of an intimate group of family and friends. It is also the perfect place to elope! We are an open air venue and have always had a maximum guest number of 80 people so the latest health regulations around maximum numbers of public gatherings do not impact on any of the weddings booked in at Secrets. But if you have been impacted by this at another venue then please give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate you.

A wedding is about 2 people committing to one another in shared love and support. It really is just about two people… and Secrets have joined forces with the best suppliers in the hinterland to be able to offer you some really affordable midweek elopement packages, including 2 nights honeymoon in one of our world-class luxury treehouses for only $3500 (valid until 31st Dec 2020). Our elopement packages also provide the celebrant, photographer, cake, flowers and button holes, signing table and canapes with champagne. If you choose to, we can even provide meals to your cabin or a bbq hamper for your deck so you can escape into the magic of our ancient rainforest and not see another soul over your honeymoon! Self-isolating has never been so easy, or so breathtaking!

When important friends and family cant be around for your special day… then the images captured on the day become all that more important, and we have sourced the best of the best with 2 amazing local photographers… the lovely Lou O’Brien or the award-winning Ben Connolly (see image header). In light of current events, for my own wedding we have now decided to hire a videographer to capture our ceremony and highlights for our very disappointed family and friends who have had to cancel flights and will miss out on sharing the day with us. As a service to upcoming weddings and elopements, we are going to include the option of adding on videography services by the award winning Jensen and Young to our elopement or wedding packages for an additional $600. This gives you a 10-12min video covering your vows and highlights, often including drone footage (weather permitting).

I would like to reassure our upcoming weddings that Secrets on the Lake is an open-air wedding venue and our guest capacity is 80 people. Our receptions are either held at the beautiful Lakehouse, or the stunning alfresco Dining on the Deck rainforest restaurant. Our staff have amped up catering protocols to space tables for social distancing, disinfect all tableware between use, and now only place plates and glasswear out as required to avoid any contamination. So as far as coronavirus regulations and Secrets Weddings are concerned… its full steam ahead and back to keeping your jitters for the vows.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or need to book a last minute venue change or elopement. Call 07 5478 5888 or email or visit


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