Rydges Resort Hunter Valley

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430 Wine Country Drive Lovedale Hunter 2325


10% off your event

09/01/2024 – 12/31/2024


AAA Tourism


2023 NSW Accommodation Awards for Excellence Winner - Disability Inclusion and Access Highly Commended - Outstanding Achievement in Training and Outstanding Community Contribution 2019 TAA NSW Awards Winner – Best Environmental Practices Highly Commended – The Lovedale Bar 2019 AHA Awards Finalist - Best Environmental Practices 2019 Regional NSW Tourism Awards Winner – Business Events Venues & Deluxe Accommodation 2019 NSW Tourism Awards Finalist – Business Events Venues & Deluxe Accommodation 2019 Hunter Business Chamber Awards Finalist – Employer of Choice & Excellence in Sustainability Winner - Excellence in Retail and Hospitality 2019 Hotel Management Awards Finalist - Hotel Day Spa, Environmental Program, Hotel Restaurant, Meeting and Conferencing Property, Regional Property, Resort, + 4 people awards


Room features and guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • View (garden)
  • View (mountain)
  • Voicemail box


  • Extended stay
  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite gift shop
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Outside caterers allowed
  • Rental car service
  • Space (outdoor)
  • Space (private)
  • Space (semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference
  • VIP services

AV capabilities

  • AV equipment
  • Onsite AV staff

Recreational activities

  • Golf course on grounds
  • Health club
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa or salon
  • Tennis courts

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi


  • Dance floor
  • Staging area

Getting Here

Situated just two hours away from Sydney or a 45 minute drive from Newcastle Airport (via Hunter Expressway) in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region, Rydges Resort Hunter Valley is the ideal location for your next event. Boasting an enviable location on Wine Country Drive, our resort is near Cessnock Airport and Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre.


  • Complimentary parking
  • Bus parking

Distance from airport

  • 37.9 mi. from venue

Rydges Resort Hunter Valley Meeting Space

Total meeting space49,880 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms18
Largest room12,099 sq. ft.
Second largest room8,191 sq. ft.
Space (Private)Available
Space (Semi-private)Available
Space (Outdoor)2,152,783 sq. ft.
Exhibit Space6,028 sq. ft.

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms418
Single (1 bed)346
Double (2 beds)182

Local Attractions

Hunter Valley Golf Club

0 km away
From tee off to the final putt, you’ll be in awe of Hunter Valley Golf Club’s unparalleled natural beauty. A must-play destination for golfers of all levels, our 71-par course is an ideal addition to bucks trips or the centrepiece of golf group getaways. Our club is the perfect parents’ sanctuary whilst the little ones are at their very own Kids Club. Or, when the conference is done, play a round with colleagues who’ve now become friends. With discounts for locals and Stay & Play packages, there’s always something in full swing here. Get in touch to reserve your tee time.
430 Wine Country Drive
Lovedale, NSW_AUS, AU 2325

Aerologistics Helicopters Scenic Hunter Valley Flights

1 km away
The Longest Established & Most Experienced Helicopter Company in the Hunter Valley
Cessnock Airport - Terminal Building
455 Wine Country Drive
Pokolbin, AU 2320

Brokenwood Wines

1 km away
At the heart of Brokenwood lies the belief that everyone should ‘enjoy great wine and have fun’ in a relaxed atmosphere. From the tasting 'pods' to the outdoor Terrace Wine Bar and The Wood Restaurant, every corner of the Cellar Door upholds this philosophy. Whether you’re a seasoned epicurean or a curious novice, you are sure to find a slice of Hunter Valley heaven at their ‘must-visit’ winery.
401-427 McDonalds Rd
Pokolbin, NSW_AUS, AU 2325

Beyond Ballooning - Hot Air Balloon Ride

1 km away
Thrill-seekers such as you and your friends should not settle for ordinary adventures. Add a little twist to your trip by incorporating elements of fascinating sceneries, the laughter of your friends and a big hot air balloon. Nothing spells ‘adventure’ better than a hot air balloon ride in Hunter Valley by Beyond Ballooning. A trip up in the air offers a one-of-a-kind experience with your friends and loved ones.
430 Wine Country Drive
Lovedale, AU 2325

Blue Sky Airways

1 km away
Blue Sky Airways offering Seaplane transfers from Sydney or Newcastle to Hunter Valley Wine Country
455 Wine Country Drive
Pokolbin, AU 2320

Hunter Valley Gardens

6 km away
Nestled at the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges, in the heart of the Hunter vineyards, you will find the magnificent Hunter Valley Gardens - over 60 acres of spectacular international display gardens that will amaze you with sensational sights, colours, fragrances and adventures. Exploring over 8 kilometres of walking paths, visitors are able to experience each of the ten individual feature gardens with a range of statuary and superb feature gardens, all of a standard you won’t see elsewhere in Australia.
2090 Broke Road
Pokolbin, NSW_AUS, AU 2325

Hunter Valley Visitor Centre

1 km away
The Hunter Valley Visitor Centre can meet your information needs when booking Accommodation, Tours and Experiences, Attractions, Tickets, Services, Dining, Wineries and Cellar Doors. Whether just driving through, planning a boys or girls weekend, a romantic getaway, or seeking something special to entertain the family, the Hunter Valley Visitor Centre can assist.
455 Wine Country Drive
Pokolbin, AU 2320

Hunter Valley Wildlife Park

2 km away
We at Hunter Valley Zoo will provide a safe, caring and natural environment to ensure the welfare of all species housed for exhibit, educational and conservation purposes within the zoo and strive to maintain the high level of care and visitor experience we have so far achieved.
Lomas Lane
Nulkaba, AU 2325


Surrounded by pristine vineyards and undulating hills, we invite you to let the good times roll. Big days to business meetings, there’s room for occasions of all kinds at the largest conference and events centre in regional New South Wales. Whether it’s dream weddings or corporate retreats, think as large and lavish as you like. And we firmly believe the little things matter a whole lot too, so intimate events are just as exceptional, down to every last detail. Just two hours from Sydney, our resort feels a world away. Get your guests out of town and into their comfort zone as you treat them to every amenity imaginable while they’re here.

Additional Information

Accommodation Rating - 4.5 star.