Our dome marquee and spaces for third party ancillaries
Bawley Bush Retreat whole-of-facility hire comes standard with a 90sqm function room (capacity for seated dining of to 80# inside and 110# using veranda) and a 175sqm permanently-in-position marquee frame with timber-panel floor. Most of our wedding packages include cladding the frame with custom-made white fabric (behold! a hexadome marquee) and the timber floor with carpet tiles. For Retreats the fabric and carpet tiles are an an extra-cost option. Our marquee is wholly designed-and-manufactured by Creative Structures in Holland and is big enough to comfortably accommodate up to 150# cocktail style or 120# seated diners or to provide ample space for a bodywork Retreat.
Our marquee frame is permanently assembled in position with its 6 legs bolted to concrete piers. At 16+metres long, 14+m wide, 7.1m high. It is structurally engineered with a sturdy 120mm diameter anodised aluminium frame able to withstand constant weather exposure when unclad and also powerful winds when clad. It is located at the north end of a 600sqm+ graded lawn area. A lighting truss winchable to 5m can be creatively and safely decorated or further lit by you at ground level additional to the basic LED lighting on it that we provide. The unclad frame can be used for a variety of activities....say for open air dining, a dance floor or just casual outdoor lounging/seating. It's your choice.
If you want the frame covered with our waterproof white pvc fabric to create a very large marquee for wind, rain and temperature protection as well as for decorative effect then all you have to do is give us at least two weeks notice so we can schedule outside assistance to install it. Fabric includes 6x8m long zipped side panels (3 opaque and 3 clear) and all but one of these has zippable roll-up central doors. Such is the translucent nature of the fabric it will allow coloured internal lighting effects to be visible from the outside. You may hire a dance floor from a third party if desired for placement inside or outside the marquee.
Hired-in extras? We have graded and levelled additional spaces you can choose for hired-in alfresco drinks/food vans/dining/games or to erect preferred third party hired-in marquees. Please note that our marquee frame or marquee will remain fixed in its position. There is enough space immediately south of our frame for traditional rectangular marquees up to 18m long or for as many as two conjoined nordic tipis (23m X 13m) to be erected. We also have a level lawn in front of the Cockatoo Room 19m X 10m that can be used for marquees or alfresco uses. There is no additional cost for use of these areas if you choose a wedding package but if yours is another use then please enquire about ground rent. Marquee suppliers well-familiar with Bawley Bush Retreat include nordic tent suppliers Kata Lane and Matakata, also clear wall/roof and standard rectangular wedding-tent suppliers and Shoalhaven Party Hireand South Coast Party Hire....See Prodiers list. You are free to hire from any professional, third-party provider so long as that provider confirms to you that you, and us, are covered by that supplier's Liability insurance on our property.