Koonyum Range Retreat Est. 2005

108 Koonyum Range Road, Wilsons Creek, New South Wales, Australia

Experience the beauty of Bali in this clifftop retreat right in the Byron Bay Hinterlands. 
Situated high up on the hill amongst the trees, your guests will feel the romance as they take in the sweeping views of the nearby mountains and Pacific Ocean. With a stunning infinity pool, a quaint gazebo and Southeast Asian-influenced architecture, this tranquil retreat will be nothing short of magical.
The Lowdown
Type
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Views
Coastline
Landscaped Grounds
Mountains
Ocean
Rainforest
Valley
Style
Eco
Moroccan
Romantic
Zen
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Group Getaway
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Koonyum Range Retreat is the most romantic and unique wedding/Function venue you could ever dream of, whatever your vision is for your perfect day. Situated on a cliff top overlooking the ocean in the hinterland of Byron Bay, creating the scene for a magical wedding. Your guests will be in awe of the amazing view and ambience which Koonyum Range Retreat offers.

Say your special vows with your closest family and friends under our custom built gazebo next to the stunning infinity pool, or for smaller groups up on the hill surrounded by nature.  Or, elope in privacy, where you can share your special day the way you dreamed of. 

Nature surrounds you with priceless views that transcend any other, and provide the ultimate scenery for your perfect wedding album. Our venue suits either morning or afternoon weddings that flow on into the night, so the view can be enjoyed and appreciated by you and your guests until 10pm.

We dedicate ourselves to work with you to create an experience like no other at Koonyum Range Retreat. Whether you want a formal sit down event, an informally styled cocktail party, or a themed wedding, we can assist you in making your dream day become a reality. We can recommend wedding planners, caterers, local suppliers and transportation options. Enjoy the freedom for you to use the suppliers and co-ordinator of your choice.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

The Venue
The client agrees that they have booked a Wedding/Private function, which is for up to (please circle) 30/ 40/ 50 or between 50 -70/ 70 - 90/ 90 -120 guests at the event. If there are any additional guests over your selected number, additional charges and terms will apply Our Wedding Packages vary dependent on the total number of guests. For example: 32 guests will take the package to the next price bracket of up to 40 guests.
1.2 Children 12 months and older are considered guests and will be charged accordingly.
1.3 No food or drink is permitted in the pool. Persons who are intoxicated are also asked to refrain from using the pool facility. A competent adult must supervise all children at all times. The client takes responsibility to supervise guests who use the pool, and to ensure that they adhere to these requirements. During your event there is to be no smoking on the pool level – designated smoking areas will be signposted.

1.4 The gate to the Swimming Pool must be kept closed at all times.
1.5 Guests are welcome to move/re-arrange outdoor furniture by the pool for functions, however, all furniture must be put back into place after the event/before check out or an additional charge will be incurred. With the exception of the potted plants, which are not to be moved.
1.6 A Marquee must be hired.

The Event
2.1 The Client agrees that the event is of a one day duration for the number of guests as indicated above (unless previously discussed and arranged in writing with the management). At no other time during the booked period are outside guests to return to Koonyum Range Retreat for another gathering such as a brunch or evening meal. Should this occur, this is classed as a second event and a venue hire fee will apply. Only the guests actually staying in the Retreat may gather and socialize at the Main House (maximum 22 people) during the booked period other than on the day of the event.

Curfew/Noise
2.1 Koonyum Range Retreat is set in private surroundings on the escarpment of Koonyum Range. However, should it become necessary to do so, management reserves the right to place limits on noise disturbance at our
discretion. 

2.2 We reserve the right to request the removal by the client or their representatives of any individuals from the premises due to drunken or disorderly conduct at any time during your stay.
2.3 Your wedding event will finish at 10 pm by which time all un-accommodated guests must leave the property. If there are still guests on the property after 10:15pm we will deduct from your bond.
2.4 Accommodated guests staying on the property (maximum 22) may socialise in the Main House together. After 10pm please ensure you move indoors with the balcony doors closed.
The house, poolside studio, and one bedroom villas
3.1 We reserve the right to request the removal by the client or their representatives of any individuals from the premises due to drunken or disorderly conduct or breaching of the house guidelines.

3.2 Check-in is from 2pm on the day, and checkout is 10am. It us requested that you please let us know your arrival time to ensure we are here to welcome you and not off on one of our daily errands. Please note that we can arrange an early check-in or late checkout depending on availability. There is a surcharge of $120 per hour in the house and $50 in the villas.
3.3 On checkout the house must be in a tidy state – particularly the kitchen. All dishes must be cleaned and put away in their original storage locations, otherwise cleaning fees will be charged at the cost of cleaning or repair. This includes all furniture and outdoor areas. All rubbish must be taken away. Please report any issues to us immediately to limit your liability and maintenance costs.

Amplified music for your event
4.1 We have the facilities to accommodate entertainment including bands and DJ’s. We reserve the right to control the quality, style and volume of any entertainment or activity conducted on the premises. The maximum volume level is 90.0 decibels from a distance of 10 meters.


4.2 All entertainment must cease at 9:45pm, or a penalty will be deducted from your bond.

4.3 Contact details of the entertainment must be supplied to us once the entertainment is confirmed, but must not be any later than 1 month prior to the event.

4.4 If there is no DJ, the same rules apply as above. We will require the details of music being played and all details pertaining to setup.

Insurance/Liability
5.1 The client agrees to organise their own event insurance and to provide a copy of the certificate of currency to Koonyum Range Retreat at least one month before the date of the event.
5.2 We have an absolute maximum of up to 150 guests allowed on site. Koonyum Range Retreat accepts NO public liability responsibility at all for, or during, the event if this number is exceeded.

Catering and hire of equipment
6.1 The client agrees to make all hire of equipment and catering arrangements themselves or with the assistance of an events coordinator. Hire equipment/marquees etc. can be delivered/set up, prior to check-in (the day before) with prior approval of Koonyum Retreat. To ensure access to the poolside area we suggest booking a night in the Poolside Studio the night before your event.
6.2 Please ensure the kitchen of the Main House is tidy and all the dishes cleared away before the caterers arrive to ensure there’s no mix up of utensils. No crockery, cutlery, pots and pans belonging to Koonyum Range are to be used by the Caterer/Guests during the event. The same policy applies to glassware. We often lose utensils etc when they get mixed up with the Catering Equipment.

6.3 All alcohol must be served by an RSA certified bar person, usually provided by your Caterer. There is a NO BYO alcohol policy for guests. All alcohol supplied must be served over the bar or by wait staff.
6.4 The collection of ALL hire equipment must be organised before the event and must be removed from the property by 10 am on the following day. Koonyum Range Retreat takes no responsibility with regard to the hired equipment.

Waste & Rubbish
7.1 A waste removal fee will be charged for the removal of rubbish and recycling associated with the event. Normal procedure is to organise its removal with your own bins with your caterer – or with us in advance.

7.2 We require that you ensure all rubbish and recycling is placed in the appropriate bins provided. This includes any rubbish left by suppliers or guests at anytime throughout your stay.

7.3 Additional costs will be incurred for the removal if rubbish from our gardens and grounds. This includes broken glass, beer bottles and cans.

Parking/Shuttle bus
8.1 There is very limited parking at the property available only by prior consent of Koonyum Range Retreat, Management. Prices do not include transport for guests, which need to be arranged by the client. A shuttle bus is required to transport all guest to and from the event. There is a maximum of 12 car parking spaces on the property, including the staff vehicles.
8.2 The Professional Co-ordinator is to be responsible for the parking on the day of the event. Management recommends that one person have a box and collect every ones keys tagged, in the event of needing to move someone’s car.

 If our staff need to supervise parking/car removal extra charges will apply.
8.3 There is to be no parking on the road whatsoever.

Events coordinator

9.1 An on the day Professional Coordinator is required for an event booked at Koonyum Range retreat, to be responsible on the day and to stay until the end of the event clean up, especially in regard to noise levels, guest arrival and departure etc. whom we can contact if necessary (we can provide you with the details of an on the day coordinator).
In some cases you may want your coordinator to come prior to the event to assist with set up.

9.2 The client agrees that all details relating to the number of guests and proposed use of the venue will be provided to management at least one month prior to the date of the event. All of which is outlined in the wedding events checklist.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
150
Buffet
N/A
Standing
150
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2005
Curfew
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Outdoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
The Koonyum House - Five Bedroom House 

The Edge Villa - One King Bedroom Villa 

The Lotus Villa - One King Bedroom Villa 

The Koonyum Villa - Two Bedroom Villa 
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
Venue Features
The Scene:

From the moment you arrive at the Koonyum House the panoramic mountain and ocean views from the floor to ceiling glass walls in the open living area will simply take your breath away. Known for housing local and international celebrities, this three-storey house is ideal for private luxury getaways, family holidays, weddings, or corporate executive accommodation. 

The house is over 3 levels, the top level contains 1 master bedroom and ensuite with twin showers and a beautiful extended bathtub looking towards the ocean. On this level are another 2 bedrooms, 1 large bathroom and media room, which can be converted into a 6th bedroom with 2 single beds or a queen bed. All rooms in the house have either a Queen or King size bed.

Located on the Main floor is the open plan, fully appointed gourmet kitchen containing a large island bench, and state-of-the art amenities. There is a spacious living room with fireplace, with interior and balcony dining areas, with plenty of seating for formal and informal meals and a deluxe gas BBQ on the balcony. One bedroom with ensuite is also located on the side of the house, with a private balcony.

On the gazebo level this chic house also features a 12 x 4.5 metre infinity pool, indoor and outdoor entertaining areas and poolside gazebo for a complete escape like no other. There is also a lovely self-contained studio, with separate entrance by the pool. 

Design:

Exquisitely furnished throughout, the House is considered to be Byron Bay's most sought after holiday destination. Tailor made teak furniture imported from Bali, silk Persian rugs and Moroccan lamps create a rich and cosy ambience to this one-of-a-kind accommodation. 

The house is the ultimate in pure comfort, luxury and relaxation and is further equipped with quality linen, towels and bedding. There is reverse central air-conditioning in every room and a unique architecturally designed fireplace in the main living area - which is two sided and allows for use as either an open hearth fire place or a slow combustion wood fire

For the ultimate in service and luxury we are also able to arrange a private in-house chef or catering during your stay. Or, for your health and wellbeing a personal trainer specialising in nutrition and diet, or your very own private yoga instructor. We also have access to wonderful therapists who specialise in massage and other alternative therapies from our treatment menu.

Standout Venue Features:

Koonyum Range Retreat offers something that no other venue can in Byron Bay, and that is our view. It really is special and something you should come and see.

Awards & Notables Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence 2014 & 2015
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