River's End Retreat


What is a “Residential” Wedding?

These days, some couples are choosing to extend their special celebration by having a residential weekend event.

They go away and relax with a smaller number of good friends and family, and then host a special afternoon/evening on the Saturday.   River’s End Retreat nestled in Goolwa, South Australia offers the ideal opportunity to do just that.

Your residential wedding weekend:

Day 1  –                arrive,      relax,         laugh,       review,       sleep

Day 2  –                prepare,    perform,   celebrate,  dance,      relax,    sleep
Day 3  –                sleep in,     indulge,     nourish,        reflect,      relax,     depart

Who Stays?

Often, we find the bride and her party stay the night before… enjoying their time together and preparing for the big day.  An excellent range of nearby accommodations offer many additional options within walking distance.


This hosted retreat is exclusively yours to use for the two nights over your wedding stay, allowing you time and space to set up and then relax afterwards.

As a hosted retreat, Jamie and Trudy will take care of everything for you throughout your stay. Breakfast/brunch is included each day for all residential guests and other meals, snacks and suppers are catered for as needed, ensuring you’re soaking in the view and making the most of your time together.


Why a maximum of 40 guests and non-amplified music?


As we are located in the heart of “Little Scotland” in the centre of historic Goolwa, we are very respectful of our friendly neighbours…. 

We have limited our events to 40 day guests attending the event.  

Also, we only host a few a year so our availability is extremely limited – we do hope you understand!