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Weddings at Lake Ainsworth

Make your special day unforgettable at Lake Ainsworth. Overlooking the soft white sands of Lennox Head, Lake Ainsworth, offers the perfect blank canvas to create the wedding of your dreams. From vows to wedding photos, decor and entertainment, use the wedding vendors of your choice and give your wedding that personalised touch.

A stunning backdrop

When it comes to choosing the right spot to exchange vows or take wedding photos, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Lake Ainsworth. With its beach, bush and lake setting and soundtrack of waves crashing on shore, it’s the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Function space

Whether it’s a lavish sit-down dinner for 100 or cocktail party for 200, our light and airy space is ready to be transformed for your special day. Neutral tones and large glass windows give the room a natural feel in harmony with the uninterrupted views of Seven Mile Beach.

Wedding weekends

Turn your special day into a magical weekend and let the celebrations continue long after the “I do's”. Our guest accommodation ranges from two-bedroom cottages and villas to dormitory-style lodge accommodation. 


Just 15 minutes from Byron Bay and 90 minutes from the Gold Coast, Lake Ainsworth is a little bit of heaven on the North Coast of NSW. Its stunning beach, lake and bush setting offers a uniquely memorable wedding location.

Whether it's an intimate gathering or lavish sit-down dinner, the professional team at Lake Ainsworth can help take the stress out of organising your wedding.

Wedding options

Cost: $1,000

Our beachfront location provides a beautiful backdrop for a stunning wedding ceremony. This popular venue provides an elegant setting for your special day. An alternative area in case of wet weather is also available when booking our beachside platform.

  • Access to our picturesque beachside platform or lush green lawns
  • Decorative white flags
  • Red carpet to highlight your entrance
  • Timber signatory table with two chairs
  • 40 guest chairs
  • Alternate wet weather location.

Cost: $100 per person 

Minimum 100 guests, maximum 150 guests.  

•    One-hour canapé service (3 choices each of hot and cold)  
•    Two-course alternate-serve menu (entrée and main course or main course and dessert) 
•    Plating of your wedding cake on platters, $4 pp if individually served 
•    Tea and coffee 
•    Room hire 
•    Dinner table setting with white tablecloths, white linen napkins, glassware and cutlery 
•    Bridal table finished with white skirting 
•    Chair covers and sashes per person 
•    Cake table finished with white tablecloth 
•    Lectern and microphone for speeches 
•    Use of Centre grounds for photos 

•    Thai Beef salad with lime chilli dressing. GF DF 
•    Baked tomato and bocconcini tartlet with baby spinach, sharp Romano and pesto oil. 
•    Oriental chicken salad with avocado and tomato salsa GF DF 
•    Green tomato and Tabasco tiger prawn skewers on coconut rice GF DF 
•    Hoi sin duck pancakes with shallots 
•    Baby beetroot, feta and caramelized garlic salad with rocket and balsamic glaze GF 
•    Medley of fresh dips with slated lavish points 
•    Salt and chilli squid with lemongrass aioli GF DF 

•    Twice cooked lamb with spinach, roast potato and mint jus GF DF
•    Beef fillet with crushed potato’s, broccolini and mushroom jus GF DF
•    Crispy skin salmon served with new potatoes. Mixed greens and roast tomato bearnaise GF
•    Supreme of chicken, parmesan gremolata, baby carrots with mustard sauce GF
•    Pork cutlet on pea pure, lyonnaise potato’s mixed greens and roast pear GF
•    Seared barramundi, chat potato’s, wilted spinach with Spanish salsa GF DF
•    Pan seared chicken breast, bacon lardons. Mushrooms and peas GF
•    Beef fillet with roast pumpkin, seasonal greens and a chilli tomato relish GF DF


•    Warm sticky date pudding with caramel sauce 
•    Mango baked cheesecake with coconut sorbet 
•    Crushed meringue with rosewater cream and marinated berries GF
•    Vanilla bean panna cotta with raspberry sorbet and mint syrup GF
•    Classic lemon tart, mascarpone and blueberries 
•    Trio of ice cream GF

Cost: $85 per person 

Minimum 100 guests, maximum 200 guests.  
•    Three-hour canapé service (4 canapés, 2 hot/cold fork dish) 
•    Plating of your wedding cake 
•    Tea and coffee 
•    Room hire 
•    Scattered tables with white tablecloths and scattered seating with chair covers and sashes 
•    Cake table finished with white tablecloth 
•    Lectern and microphone for speeches 
•    Use of Centre grounds for photos  

Canapes and fork dishes (additional canapes $5) 

•    Deep fried chicken and vegetable filled wontons served with a sweet chilli dipping sauce 
•    Mushroom and parmesan risotto balls 
•    Slow cooked pulled pork or beef with coleslaw and aioli – sliders or lettuce cup GF DF
•    Chicken pieces threaded on bamboo skewers with a sweet and spicy sauce GF DF 
•    Thai beef salad on cucumber cups GF DF 
•    Deep fried duck and vegetable filled spring rolls served with a soy and lime dipping sauce DF
•    A combination of vegetarian and chicken filled rice paper rolls with a spicy dipping sauce GF DF 
•    Tofu and mixed vegetable skewers with a sweet & spicy sauce GF DF
•    Bacon and onion topped mini hotdogs with tomato relish DF
•    Lightly spiced squid pieces with aioli GF DF 
•    Tempura falafel balls served with a blue cheese dipping sauce GF 
•    Roasted seasonal vegetable frittata with an olive tapenade GF

Hot forked dishes – Additional Standing meals - $11 per person 

•    Thinly sliced beef fillet sauteed with onions, mushrooms in a creamy sauce served with cous cous 
•    A delicious south Indian style curry cooked in mustard seeds and coconut cream served with rice (available with chicken or beef) GF DF 
•    Lamb cooked in a mild korma sauce served with rice GF DF
•    Chicken pieces in a sweet and spicey sauce served with rice GF DF 
•    Beer battered fish and chips served with a caper aioli and lemon wedge DF 
Cold forked dishes 

•    Thai duck salad with lime and coriander dressing 
•    Squid and Asian salad with lime and coriander dressing GF DF 
•    Tender beef strips marinated in Thai spices served on Thai noodle DF 
•    Lightly smoked chicken breast pieces with a salad of fresh apple, pickled red cabbage, fresh coriander, caramelised onion and vinaigrette GF DF  

Cost: $75 per person 

Minimum 100 guests, maximum 150 guests.  

•    One hot dish, 3 assorted cold meats, vegetables and salads 
•    Plating of your wedding cake 
•    Tea and coffee 
•    Room hire 
•    Dinner table setting of white tablecloths, white linen napkins, glassware and cutlery 
•    Cake table finished with white tablecloth 
•    Lectern and microphone for speeches 
•    Use of Centre grounds for photos  

Banquet menu - Hot 

•    Thinly sliced beef fillet sauteed with onions and mushrooms in a creamy sauce GF 
•    Lamb cooked in a mild creamy korma sauce GF DF 
•    Boneless chicken tikka prepared with tomatoes and cream finished with butter GF 
•    Seasonal vegetables 


•    Leg ham carved off the bone GF DF 
•    Chicken pieces in a sticky hoi sin glaze DF 
•    Thinly sliced rare roast beef GF DF 
•    Assorted salads 


•    Fruit salad GF DF 
•    Apple crumble 
•    Sticky date pudding 

Cost: $90 per person 

Minimum 100 Maximum 150

Canapes to begin, main course served on platters. 
•    Guests sip on cocktails and enjoy some canapes. The main course is served on platters at tables so guest can help themselves. 
•    Freshly baked bread marinated local olives with extra virgin olive oil – for the table. 
•    Wedding cake served on platters at tables. 

Select form the menu: 
4 canapes – to begin 
3 mains – served on platters for guests to share 
3 sides – guests to share 
Share platters 

•    Local mushroom risotto truffle & parmesan GF 
•    Garden beetroot, fig & feta GF 
•    Dutch cream gnocchi, pumpkin & sage GF DF 
•    Handmade burrata, zucchini & mint 
•    Local fish crudo, lemon & olive oil GF DF 
•    Ballina king prawns, harissa & lemon GF 
•    Snapper, carrot & asparagus GF 
•    Free range chicken & local mushrooms GF 
•    Free range chicken, salsa Verde & lemon GF 
•    Pork, sage, garlic & capsicum GF DF 
•    Pork, apples & eschalot GF 
•    Lamb shoulder, celery, mint & pomegranate GF DF 
•    Lamb dukkha & yoghurt 
•    Beef asada, green shallot & chilli GF DF 
•    Roast beef, carrots, eschalot & red wine GF DF 


•    Roasted potatoes, chives & garlic GF DF 
•    Charred broccolini, lemon & olive oil GF DF 
•    Garden carrots, thyme & rosemary GF DF 
•    Roasted cauliflower, tahini, chickpea & lemon GF DF 
•    Baby spinach, green bean & mint GF DF 
•    Rocket, roast vegetables & Persian feta 

Prices are valid up to 31st December 2022.

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