This information is for weddings booked prior to 1/1/2021. Sadly we no longer accept wedding bookings at Ferns.
Congratulations! It’s time to plan for what may just be the most exciting day of your life!
Here at Ferns Hideaway we have been hosting weddings since 1990 so we are very experienced in ensuring your day runs smoothly as possible. We welcome a range of different style weddings including garden, marquee or dining in the comfort of our airconditioned restaurant that seats 100 people. We would love to make this day as beautiful and as stress free as we possibly can.
We have a range of different menus for you to choose from, so you could have a gorgeous, classy evening with a 3 course meal or a more casual style with canapes served on our lawns. If you need assistance, we have some great suggestions for photographers, celebrants, marquee hire, and suit and bridal hire. We can even help you to theme your reception room, and show you photos of past weddings and their themes.
As a thank you for choosing Ferns we offer a free cabin for you the night before your wedding so you are able to be well organised on the big day.
Just remember, we are here to help, as little or as much as you need! We look forward to the opportunity of assisting you in making your wedding day at Ferns Hideaway unforgettable!
Ceremony & Reception
The time of the day you choose to have your ceremony usually determines what kind of reception will follow. Morning ceremonies are usually followed with canapés on the lawn or a lunch reception; an afternoon wedding is usually followed by hors-d’oevres in the gardens and a sit down dinner to follow. These can be either informal or formal; it really depends on what kind of ceremony you choose to have.
As you and your guests will dine in our restaurant, you will enjoy at no extra cost-
- Live music in a party atmosphere with lots of dancing. Song requests and guest artists are welcomed. We also have a stereo system compatible with smart phones if you would prefer to play your own music playlists through the night.
- At any time during the day you may have unlimited use of all equipment supplied as following:
Swimming pool and heated spa
A full fleet of Canadian canoes
Sand Volleyball court
Bushwalks and creek swimming
Restaurant and Guest Numbers
Our licensed restaurant is a colonial styled building with seating for 100 people; it features a log fire and panoramic views of the surrounding wildlife and forest.
Our wedding menu options are designed to help your special day run as smoothly and hassle-free as possible. We have a fully stocked bar with most standard beers, spirits and wines available, however we can also pre-order any specific beers or wines should you request them for your wedding celebrations.
We require a minimum of 40 guests for a sit down meal to offer our restaurant for dinner on any night of the week excluding Saturday night (as we are open every Saturday night regardless).
To ensure you have the whole restaurant as the sole premises of your function, we require a minimum of 50 guests to enjoy a meal with Ferns Hideaway. If your function consists of less than 50 guests attending, there will be individual bookings accepted from independent travellers or other in-house guests. However, we will do our best to allocate your group to be seated close together.
You may decorate your tables as you desire with your own supplies. Ferns Hideaway do supply white linen table clothes included in the $500.00 venue hire fee for Weddings and formal occasions. Black chair covers can also be hired at $1 per chair.
Ferns Hideaway has its very own in-house, resident musician. He is an experienced and competent musician, who can play most styles of music.
We are very aware and sensitive to the necessity of playing at whisper low volumes for diners and love guests to join in for a number or two if they so desire. Additional musicians are available by request.
We also have a stereo system compatible with smart phones if you would prefer to play your own music playlists through the night.
Accommodation fees are as per normal. $170 for two people per cabin and $20 for any extras.
As a thank you for choosing Ferns we offer a complimentary night for the bride and groom in a cabin on the night before the wedding.
There are several other businesses in Byfield that provide accommodation should your party require it.
Venue hire fee
Upon reserving your wedding at Ferns Hideaway you acknowledge that you will pay a non-negotiable venue hire fee of $500.
To ensure that your reservations are secure and confirmed, A non refundable $500.00 deposit is required to be forwarded to Ferns Hideaway six months prior to your wedding date to hold your accommodation and/or the restaurant as your wedding venue. This deposit will be credited against your venue hire fee .