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Private Events

There’s no better place to gather than right here in the pastoral Hunter region. And everything always comes together perfectly at Rydges Resort Hunter Valley. We’ll help you plan the event of a lifetime, so you can focus on the little moments that matter most.

From family reunions to milestone anniversaries, and big birthdays to bucks parties, we have plenty of space for everyone to play and stay as long as they’d like. We’ll help you add on winery or food tours, seamless transfers to the region’s best art and cultural experiences, or even hot air balloon rides – the sky’s the limit.

For all-day affairs, one-night-only parties or celebrations that span a week, we have a range of stunning venues, locally-sourced menus and a dedicated team that can rise to any and every occasion, and beyond.

Celebrations & Milestones

From birthdays to anniversaries and special occasions of all sorts, you deserve to have the time of your life. At Rydges Resort Hunter Valley, parties are our speciality – and it’d mean the world to us to host anything that matters to you.

Choose from a range of indoor and outdoor venues to suit any vibe, and add on private dining or banquet-style catering to match your own unique taste. We’ll customise your function space with tablescape styling and entertainment options like a stage, dance floor, lighting, DJ, live music and more. We can even organise free parking, and rooms for overnight guests.

With a dedicated event coordinator, the finer points are all perfected to meet your vision. Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner or a gala with an extensive guest list, you can dream big – and leave the little details to us.

Hens & Bucks Parties

Situated within close proximity to Hunter Valley’s wedding venues, wineries and attractions, let Rydges Resort Hunter Valley be your home base for fun and festivities surrounding your big day. Beyond VIP treatment, you’ll receive special accommodation rates for your entire party, and a dedicated coordinator to make sure everything goes to plan.

Groomsmen and bridesmaids – pre-wedding parties have never been more memorable. Gather your guest of honour’s best friends in the picturesque Hunter Valley, and throw the hens or bucks party they’ll cherish forever. Our sprawling playground includes activities to take you from morning mimosas to private villa BBQs and overnight accommodation.

Organise a round of golf for the whole group, plus a brewery tour and dinner in Lovedale Bar & Grill. Or for a more laid back day, plan a pamper session in Ubika Spa’s Sanctuary Suite, with space for up to eight to enjoy a jet spa pool, sauna and relaxation area – catered with wine, cheese, fruit platters and more. Our resort is your oyster, so let’s plan something incredible together.


Extended Family & Group Holidays

When more is merrier, we can help you design seamless holidays for groups of all sizes. For extended families or reunions with friends, you can get together at ours – and we can’t wait to welcome you to Rydges Resort Hunter Valley.

We know group getaways can get a little complicated – but here, we’ll keep everyone on the same page, and gathered together for big moments of celebration.

Your dedicated coordinator can organise everything from special group accommodation rates to transportation to the region’s best tastings and cultural attractions – think wildlife parks, art galleries, go-karting, shopping and more.

Then, when there’s downtime, everyone can find their own corner of the resort to recharge however they need. Unwind at the spa, play a round of golf, or relax by the pool. And with family activities like a waterpark and gameroom, the kids have access to endless entertainment of their own. Ready for the group holiday of a lifetime? Get in touch, and we’ll get organising.

Stay & Play Golf Trips

A pristine green is waiting to welcome your golf group to a player’s paradise. Rydges Resort Hunter Valley makes an ideal outing for golfers of all levels, with a course that’s flat yet challenging – and with incredible views of the region’s rolling hills to top it all off.

Our range of Stay & Play group packages include a dedicated coordinator for your trip and special onsite accommodation rates for your choice of hotel rooms or villas. We can organise a post-round celebration at the 19th hole – Lovedale Bar + Grill – complete with player prizes, drinks and nibbles, or a full dinner.

We make it easy to get out and get back to life – taking time out with friends in the fresh Hunter Valley air. See you on the golf course soon?

School Formals

Let them dance the night away, before they take their first strides of independence. Plan an end of year bash at Rydges Resort Hunter Valley, where school formals are as fun as they are seamless.

We’ll connect you with an end-to-end event coordinator to help plan every detail – from dropoff to dinner, and DJ to dance floor. With complementary venue hire, you can customise every step of the way.

Go all out with balloon centrepieces and a photowall, and add any extra decor to suit the evening’s theme. For the formalities, we’ll include a mic and lectern to reminisce on formative high school memories, and you’ll choose from a two-course or buffet dinner with an optional dessert add-on to wish them sweet new beginnings.

From first chat to final goodbye, we’ll make your planning a breeze – and their final school formal the best night ever.

Work Christmas Parties

Another year of targets hit and goals surpassed, your A-team deserves the very best – and that’s what we serve up at Rydges Resort Hunter Valley. Wrap up the work year with Christmas parties of all shapes and sizes, with options for à la carte or set menus in our restaurants, private dining rooms for exclusive parties, or end-of-year extravaganzas filled with all types of entertainment.

Whatever your Christmas wish, your dedicated event coordinator will help find your favourite venue, and handle every detail with care. You can even add on overnight accommodation, host team-building activities, organise a round of golf or reward them with spa treatments. From tinsel to all the trimmings, get in touch and your corporate Christmas celebration will be completely sorted.

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