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Say Your I Do’s in the Most Ancient Setting

Picture saying your I do’s in the Top End, at a distinctive and breathtaking destination like no other. The Jawoyn people invite you to experience the beauty of this treasured location. Imagine arriving at your wedding by helicopter, in the most ancient grandeur setting, surrounded by truly inspirational vistas across the Nitmiluk Gorge. This land holds special meaning to the traditional land owners, the Jawoyn people, making it the most perfect and spiritual place to have your wedding ceremony. With spectacular rock faces, a wilderness river, with raging waterfalls, rock pools, a myriad of wildlife and breathtaking views of the Jawoyn country, it’s easy to understand why Nitmiluk is a dream wedding location. Wow your guests with a setting in the heart of the Nitmiluk National Park. This magnificent destination boasts a natural landscape of 13 spectacular gorges carved over time by the Katherine River. Cicada Lodge is set in a culturally significant area known as the “dreaming place’, the place where the spirits of creation hold to.


Your Private Sanctuary, Perfect For Your Wedding

Cicada Lodge, is your private sanctuary to encapsulate the ancient landscapes and indigenous culture within the iconic Nitmiluk National Park. The venue is positioned perfectly above the breathtaking Katherine River at the Nitmiluk Gorge entrance, offering a magnificent Northern Territory experience. The architecture at Cicada was designed to be inline by integrating colours, material and artwork that represents the Jawoyn People. To show tranquility and respect, the luxury venue is adorned with Australian Indigineous culture by means of colours, material and arts throughout, resulting in the unique and visually stunning Cicada Lodge.


Unparalleled Memorable Dining Experience 

The reception at the award winning Cicada Lodge offers an unparalleled dining experience for your wedding day. Expect a perfect menu that combines native Australian foods with matching wines and attentive service. Imagine enjoying delicious native Australian foods, incorporated into a fresh, contemporary menu using the finest local ingredients. Your guests will be talking about the exciting range of flavours, and textures in years to come with this truly innovative menu.


Eco-luxe Accommodation with Views of the Native Bush

Cicada Lodge combines comfort and elegance with your first night as a married couple staying at the eco-luxe Cicada Lodge. There are 18 deluxe rooms featuring full length doors to the private balconies. Your guests have the choice of opening the room to the tranquil sounds and calming visuals of the native bush, or closing them for the cool privacy of their room. Each room features Indigenous artwork with rich colours blending with and complimenting the more modern design. The ancient stories within the paintings weave the modern with the traditional to create a unique blend that is truly Cicada Lodge.

Your Wedding day is one of the most memorable moments of your life. If you are searching for something unique contact us via the vendor form and we will be in touch.



Cicada Lodge was the fantastic venue for my daughter’s wedding. In conjunction with the wedding planner we couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect. The facilities, staff and organisation was flawless and the setting was spectacular.

– Karen

It was so Special to attend this Amazing event! Definitely something we’ll always remember! Massive congrats to everyone involved in bringing this together! It far exceeded our expectations! We’ll be back.

– Nikki

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Q Can I customize your standard packages?

Yes, we pride ourselves on being flexible and will tailor your wedding day package to meet your requirements.

Q Do you have ceremony spaces to choose from?

Yes, we have many stunning picturesque outdoor areas perfect for your ceremony, plus options for indoor.

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