South Coast Beach Wedding Venue

The Gantry at Bawley Beach - perfect for beautiful  photographs

Your beach ceremony..... our south coast Wedding Venue

Bawley Bush Retreat  (formerly Bawley Bush Cottages) at Bawley Point provides the perfect reception and accommodation venue to follow your nearby Beach Wedding.

Many beach-going Australians choose to tie their knot at beaches or in beachside reserves and Bawley Bush Retreat is perfectly placed to support yours. The most popular beach/beach reserve used for local weddings is just 3km drive away and the world famous Pebbly Beach in Murramarang National Park is just 25 minutes away. All marriage celebrants have portable sound equipment that can be used in these unpowered surroundings. 

After your ceremony and beach-backdrop photography it is just a few minutes back from Bawley Point to our private, coastal, lakeside venue to celebrate. 

Bawley Point Beaches

The most popular beach wedding location is the shaded Bawley Point Reserve immediately behind Bawley Beach. If you actually want sand beneath your feet also check out (listed from north to south)- North Beach, Cormorant Beach, Gannett Beach, Murramarang Beach and Shell Beach. The Bawley Point Gantry and Headland areas are beatiful barren rock areas area and could provide a stark backdrop for your wedding or for post-wedding photos.

Please Note: Before you can hold your ceremony on a beach or reserve you must first obtain permission and pay a fee (generally under $100). Get permission from Shoalhaven council or, if the location you want is within a National Park, from the Department of Environment & Heritage. You can call the Council's Parks Dept on (02) 4429 3339 for more information or you can download the .pdf application form from here  

Beach Wedding Backup Plan

As with all outdoor weddings it is important to factor in a contingency plan in the event of inclement weather that could possibly ruin your ceremony.The Cockatoo Room at Bawley Bush Retreat, already prepared by you for your reception, is the perfect fall-back location if wet, windy or heat-wave conditions seem likely to prevail. The room, with it's timber featured vaulted ceilings and the lakeside land with sweeping lawns and well-kept gardens are both so attractive that many people skip the beach idea altogether and decide to get married at Bawley Bush Retreat itself. It's your wedding, it's your choice.

The Venue

The “Cockatoo Room” Function, Seminar and  Celebration Space is a perfect wedding reception venue that can cater for up to 100 seated diners, 70-80 inside and 20-30 on the veranda. The room is described under the Function tab at left. .









Guest and Bride and Groom Accommodation

We have a range of on-site accommodation suitable for your guests as well as you, the bride and groom. All our cottages are fully described under the Accommodation tab at left. There are plenty of local accommodation properties capable of handling guest overflow...and we have camping capacity too.. 


At left click on Tariff>Accommodation for accommodation tariffs and Tariff>Function for function tariffs.

So, check us out and book well ahead to secure your preferred date at this dream Beach Wedding Venue