A Unique DIY
nestled within a pristine lakeside forest on the NSW South Coast.
Our lakeside venue has a beautiful function room, large marquee and terraced
lawns which create a spacious, natural backdrop for your wedding.
Bawley Bush Weddings offers you the freedom, the space, facilities and the pristine natural environment to create your own unique DIY event.
Be as creative as your heart desires and decorate the grounds and venues in your own style.
Engage your own providers, food and beverage caterers, stylist and celebrant.
Accommodate up to 45 guests in 6 well-appointed cottages and an additional 40 guests in their own campers, vans, tents or glampers.
Choose any building, arbour or outdoor space for your ceremony and reception.
Seat up to 120 guests in our hexadome marquee.
Dance and celebrate into the night.
Use the extensive DIY audio equipment for your own music.
Explore the lake and creeks or paddle to the beach in our kayaks.
Walk through the forest or lakefront to the natural beauty, the birds and other wildlife.
Design your own sustainable catering practices; use compostable platters, kegs and the on-site worm farm.
Bring up to two well-behaved dogs!
DIY Package One.
Enjoy the exclusive use of the entire property for three days. Featuring the Cockatoo Room, adjoining caterer's kitchen and Cafe Cottage, verandas, the hexadome marquee and terraced lawns. Accommodate up to 45 people and there is space for many more in guests own campers, tents and glampers.
DIY Package Two
This three day package is for weddings or elopements for up to 35 seated guests and accommodation for up to 12 overnight guests within the Kookaburra Cottage.
There are a number of charming venues to choose from for your wedding.
The Cockatoo Room
The Hexadome Marquee
The Kookaburra Cottage
On the terraced lawns
On a nearby beach or headland
A bushland/lakeside site of your choosing.
All Bawley Bush Retreat cottages are self-contained, have BBQ's, dishwashers, wood fires and high quality linen. Some cottages have lake views, each are quite unique. We can accommodate a diverse mix of couples and family groups.