From the Newlyweds (& guests)
From the first time we saw the property we knew that we wanted to have the most important day of our lives here - the idyllic, tranquil environment has a feel about it that was exactly what we imagined for our wedding day.
The house is beautiful and the decor in keeping with the Ranch and its location. We stayed for a number of days before and after the wedding... what a a great place to start our married life! We cannot recommend Riverside Ranch highly enough.
Thank you Chris and Freddie for your hospitality, guidance and certainly your friendship over the last 12 months.
— Hailey and Dan, Bride and Groom 10/2017
Riverside Ranch was perfect, I couldn't hope for a better venue. What a luxurious place without the bling ... very earthy ... the energy around is just breathtaking! If you choose this venue it's half of your wedding plan. I loved every second of our stay at the ranch. Freddy and Chris are very nice and so helpful. The ranch made our wedding unforgettable!
— Severine, Bride 5/2017
Thank you, what a memorable weekend for all who were privileged to share the day with Brittany and Nick. Your venue is amazing and everything they dreamed of. From the time we arrived Friday morning, anything we needed was taken care of, including the emergency dash with the bridesmaids bouquet.
Feedback from our guests included: 'It's the best wedding we've ever been to' and 'It's the happiest day we've shared'... it would not have been possible without your beautiful property that you share with the couples and their families.
— Lesley and Nathan, Parents of the Bride 2/2019
We had the time of our life at our Riverside Ranch wedding... a 12 out of 10! Thank you for having us and thank you for being the most amazing people, you both are just so lovely and I wish we could come back and do it all again!
— Kasey, Bride 4/2017
We were lucky enough to get married at beautiful Riverside Ranch with private waterfront views, and the grounds, pool and house all kept immaculate. The Moondance Saloon is fantastic- it can be as much or as little as you want; the structure is there and you can make it what you want for your special day.
We had a fairy tale wedding, it was everything and more we had hoped for. Looking back on our day there is not one thing we would change about our location, it was perfect...10 minutes away from Yamba but we felt like we were a world away.
Thank-you so much Chris and Fred you guys are amazing and we will be back!
— Carlie, Bride 10/2018
The ranch is such a beautiful wedding venue. We always dreamed of having a wedding at Yamba and thanks to Chris and Fred they made that dream possible. The moment we arrived at the ranch we were both taken back at how beautiful it is. It took us one tour around the property and we already knew this would be the perfect place for our special day. The fig tree, jetty, river and so much more add the perfect location for a wedding! Thank you Chris and Fred!
— Jasmin and Trent, Bride and Groom 2/2018
If you are wanting your own private piece of paradise, Riverside Ranch at Yamba on the NSW north coast is it! Riverside Ranch is set on 50 acres of your "own" river front land with complete privacy. The Ranch is absolutely stunning with all the sleeping options for larger groups or for a romantic getaway with no other people in sight. The deck features a sunken in ground pool that overlooks the river (sunrise is spectacular) as is sunset on the other side of the ranch, expect to see the local kangaroos around sunset. We love this place and was very hard to leave after 4 nights. I cannot speak highly enough of the owners of the property! They made us feel so welcomed, they live a few kms away but would be there with a moment's notice to help with your questions. Riverside Ranch at Yamba is one of the best places I've stayed anywhere in the world.
— Josh, Wedding guest 12/2016
My clients chose the stunning Riverside Ranch, Yamba as their wedding venue. Owned by Fred and Chris Welsh, this place is inspiring! A country setting with river frontage. Beautiful landscapes, trees and animals combined with a clear eye for detail from the owners make this an ideal spot for a country wedding. Thank you, Fred and Chris, for warmly welcoming us for this engagement session!
— Eleasha, Wedding photographer 7/2017
I love this venue and I love the owners Chris and Freddy even more! My husband and I had the very first wedding out at this incredible property and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! Freddy was on the ball and made sure the day was running smoothly and thought of things I didn't (turning on outside lights and fairy lights as it got darker etc). They are both so thoughtful and made our day so much easier! Thank you again for having us in your home and helping to make our special day perfect.
— Leona, Bride 10/2016
My wedding experience at Riverside Ranch was an extremely special event for me. I had the privilege of growing up on this beautiful 50 acre property and have seen my parents transform the 100 year old farm into an exquisite retreat - with amazing landscaped gardens and a charming country home with all of the modern luxuries. My husband is from Argentina and when we decided to marry I knew I wanted to 'come back home' for our special day. At the ceremony we rode up on two beautiful horses with the glistening river in the background which completed my wedding dream. It was such a tranquil and harmonious environment surrounded by the sounds of nature and the ones I loved most. There is no other place like it!
— Casey, Bride 7/2016