The Cockatoo Room
The Cockatoo Room is a 93 sqm room expanded by a 47 sqm covered veranda and a 30 sqm foyer, both seamlessly accessible. It has a 7sqm kitchenette/servery, and large adjacent lawns. Up to 80 seated diners fit comfortably into the function room itself. Using the veranda, seated weddings for up to 110 people can be accommodated. Crockery, glassware folding tables and chairs are available for your use.
It also includes DIY audio equipment, microphone and stands, speakers, amplifiers, mirror ball and a rising platform stage suitable for a band.
Our Marquee comfortably accommodates up to 150 cocktail or 120 seated guests, space for a band and dance floor. The winchable truss which hangs from the frame has basic waterproof, dimmable, colour-selectable, strip-lighting attached and is accessible at floor level for decorating. A disco ball and basic led spotlights are also available.
Kookaburra Cottage is our mid week wedding venue which accommodates 10 people. This well appointed cottage has a wide veranda which extends over the romantic, lily filled dam. It features exposed Australian hardwood timber and tiled floors, like all of our cottages. Kookaburra has a large living and dining room with refectory table. It is fully insulated with air-conditioning in the upstairs bedrooms.
Lawn & Bush
Bawley Bush Retreat has a wide lawn which sweeps down to the lake from the Cockatoo Room. Many couples enjoy the spaciousness of this area and choose to have their ceremony there. You may choose the garden arch or create you own ceremonial space on the lawns or in the forest.
A popular beach environment for local weddings is the Bawley Point Beach Reserve just 3km drive away. Pebbly Beach in Murramarang National Park where the surfing kangaroo pics went viral is 25 minutes away. Other beaches are North Beach, Cormorant, Gannett, Murramarang and Shell Beach. The headlands of Bawley Point and Gantry are beautiful barren rock areas and could provide a dramatic backdrop for wedding or post-wedding photos. note: before hold your ceremony on a beach or reserve you must first obtain Council permission.