For list of local function providers you may wish to engage, see below.
We are a self-catering destination where guests or event organisers, who would rather not physically cater for their function themselves, are welcome to engage external providers (eg. caterers, photographers, celebrants, waiters, decorators etc) to deliver services to them. When our Cockatoo function Room is booked for a large celebration or similar the function tariff we quote you will include full access to the adjacent Cafe Cottage kitchen, its crockery, cutlery, glassware and equipment for catering.
Below is a contact list of local providers who we accept as being reputable and who have expressed a willingness to be independently approached by our guests. Almost all of those listed have experience at our venue. You are free to select others of your choice.
Provider insurance essential
Note that our insurance does not cover risks associated with any service provided by you to your guests or clients or by any person or firm you engage to deliver services to yourself or others. You should ensure that each provider you engage does have the necessary qualifications or licences and sufficient current liability and workers compensation insurances to cover them in the event of a claim by you, one of your guests or clients or by one of their own staff. If you engage a party that does not hold such insurance then any and all losses or damage arising from the engagement of such providers will be the responsibility of the principal party hiring our venue....you. We are not liable for any such claims that might arise.
Please note too that we do not have a Liquor Licence. You are welcome to provide your own alcohol to guests attending your function provided you do not sell it to them. You can buy alcohol locally if you wish from either Termeil Store (ph 02 4457 2552) or Bawley Liquor Barn (02 4457 1311), both sell ice too. Phone through order, tell them it is for a functin here and ask for a discount. If you are engaging waiters to serve alcohol it would be wise for you to engage staff who have Responsible Service of Alcohol certification. Most external caterers can provide this service for you. If you do wish to SELL alcohol at a function then that cannot be done unless you have a valid event Liquor Licence....a bureaucratic process that needs to be planned well in advance and needs our consent. In all cases when alcohol is served at a function we will hold liable the party booking the premises for any problems associated with or arising from its consumption by any member of a guest party.