Function providers

For list of local function providers you may wish to engage, see below.

We are a self-catering cottage and function destination where guests, who don't want to 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 please note that the function tariff we quote will include full access to the Cafe Cottage kitchen and its 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 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 their own staff. If they do not and 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 party hiring our venue....you. We are not liable for any such claims that might arise.

Alcohol

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 months 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.

South Coast Providers

All-Occasion Management

KataLane Event Tents

David Lavelle
Katalane Event Tents supplies stunning tipi style marquee tents as a standard marquee alternative for those occasions when our Cockatoo Room does not satisfy your event needs. We have limited level areas for erection, check for yourselves. We charge nominal ground rental in addition to our standard function charges should you choose this option. Check out KataLane's very attractive website..
Ph: 61 2 8095 83
Mob: 61 (0) 424 982 998

Baby Sitter

Bawley Point baby sitting

Jo Humphries
Jo is a mature mother of 2 who has made herself available for babysitting duties following the sale in 2011 of the long-standing local news-agency business she operated with her husband. She currently works in disability services and real estate. Jo has a current police check and First Aid Certificate and can can mind children at Bawley Bush Cottages or elsewhere as required.
Ph: 02 4457 1066
Mob: 0417276793

Daisycare Nanny Agency

Melinda Robertson
Professional qualified and experienced babysitters and nannies with current "Working With Children" checks, public liability insurance and references. All nannies are child care qualified with more than 2 years employed child care experience. Agency is based in Nowra but offers its services along the coast through locally based staff. Packages to cater for childrens' needs at weddings.
Mob: 0412 138 755

Caterer

Hayden's Pies

Hayden Bridger
Hayden's Pies of Ulladulla has supplied pies to a cocktail-style wedding for more than 100 at BBCottages. They have a large range of pies to choose from and will discount large orders. Can also supply electric pie warmers.
Ph: 4455 7798

AClass catering

Martin Pressman or Stephen Hayes
A Class are based near Shellharbour NSW so are not as local local as others listed. By November 2013 they had catered 2 weddings at Bawley Bush Cottages to the complete satisfaction of the brides and grooms. Their experience at on-site function catering is well described on their website.
Ph: 0402158155 S
Mob: 0411 114 912 M

Hacketts Catering

Gary Hackett
Long established, reputable Ulladulla-based caterers with own prep kitchen. Very well-experienced and appreciated provider of catering to many weddings and functions held at Bawley Bush Cottages. Hacketts can also supply decorations and linen hire. Available also to cater for seminars requiring full breakfast/lunch/dinner service.
Ph: 4455 4412
Mob: 0409 229 134

Morag Effield

Morag
Morag makes traditional and modern wedding cakes of up to 3 tiers and decorated as negotiated. She has made cakes for several weddings at Bawley Bush Cottages.
Ph: 02 4455 3771

Fine Spun Catering

Gregory Spain
Fine Spun is another word for delicate, it's the word this firm uses to describe their product. Not strictly "Local", FS is a Wollongong-based catering firm which has catered at least 2 weddings at BBC to acclaim by those wedding parties as to quality and price.
Mob: 0410 493 055

Tellys Lebanese Catering

Telly Saad
Telly prepares budget, mainly middle-eastern, fare at his Kings Point (near Ulladulla) premises which he brings to BBC to serve. He has catered weddings previously at BBC to the full satisfaction of the wedding parties.
Mob: 0449 174 250

Whats2Eat? Deli and Catering

Lisa or Brigette
Brigette and Lisa are caterers who own and operate a deli in Milton. They specialise in fingerfood, gourmet platters, homemade cakes tortes and slices. They are available for groups wanting just a single reception meal or for breakfast, lunch, dinner and morning/afternoon teas for a multi-day event.
Ph: 02 4454 4662
Mob: 0408975915
Fax: 02 4454 4662

Coastal Indulgence

Adam Queally
Coastal Indulgence is a cafe at 107-109 Princes Highway Milton (est 2010) that offers external catering. Experienced at Bawley Bush Cottages. Contact Adam whether your needs are for canapes, a full service meal or to provide full meal services for weekday seminars.
Ph: 02 4454 0640

Albatross Coolroom Hire

Geoff
We may have inadequate refrigeration for a party of 50 or more. Albatross hires out and delivers trailer-coolrooms that have frequently been used here by our guests. Their trailer can be conveniently parked outside the Cafe Cottage kitchen.
Mob: 0418272998

Elegant Eats by Ellie

Ellie
Cake supplier and decorator. Ellie has supplied a Bawley Bush Retreat wedding to acclaim Check out her website.
Mob: 0415 221 099
Email:

Handcut Catering

Kelly Robertson
Matt and Clayton who ran the highly successful nearby Merry Street Restaurant from 2011-2013 now operate the Mollymook fine dining Tallwood Restaurant. Their off-site Handcut Catering arm continues, managed by Executive Chef, Kelly, who has personally catered many functions at BBCottages. Handcut is our closest full-service catering business and is available for all functions and seminars.
Mob: 0429 099 969

Starfish Deli

Cath or Megan
Starfish Deli is well-established, reputable waterfront cafe in Batemans Bay that caters for off-site functions. Well experienced at using the Cafe/Cockatoo Room combination at Bawley Bush Cottages for weddings. Food options are extensive, including vegetarian. Starfish has proven willing to customise menus to exacting requirements and is willing to quote for weekday seminar meals (min 20#).
Ph: 02 4472 4880

Citrus Catering

Jonny Staples
Popular and high quality Ulladulla-based caterers with own prep kitchen. Citrus has extensive wedding and full-service seminar experience at Bawley Bush Cottages. Willing to quote for weekday seminar meals. Website link below.
Mob: 0411 223 655

Celebrant

Darren Clear

Darren
Darren is based at nearby Tabourie Lake and has been performing south coast weddings (including at Bawley Bush Cottages) since 2010. His weddings are uniquely tailored to the wishes of the couple and performs ceremonies in a relaxed and personal manner.
Ph: 02 4457 3591
Mob: 0410 027 887

Ebony Millard

Ebony
Ebony enjoys helping to create traditional, contemporary or alternative ceremonies that reflect your unique relationship and personalities. Ebony is a fresh, young Celebrant who’s objective is for you to enjoy a meaningful and memorable wedding ceremony.
Mob: 0427 527 203

Maria McCarthy

Maria
Maria offers a wide range of celebrant services from her homes in Bawley Point and Melbourne. She ran her own business for many years ... public speaking in Australia and overseas about her experiences after a serious, life changing car accident ... currently teaches English as a second language to international students and is studying Art History.
Mob: 0419 521 643

Sonia Collins

Sonia Collins
Sonia, from nearby Batemans Bay, offers "beautiful personalised ceremonies" specialising in weddings, vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, baby namings and funerals. She has conducted a wedding at Bawley Bush Cottages.
Mob: 0402 615 330

Donna Payten-Wood

Donna
Donna is not just a personality-packed celebrant who has officiated at our venue several times previously but is also a local hairstylist. For more details visit her website.
Ph: 4455 3992
Mob: 0427 953 992

Vivienne Benson-Hodge

Vivienne
Vivienne has conducted marriages at Bawley Bush Cottages. She believes that every couple in love has a different vision about what makes the perfect wedding ceremony and dedicates herself to helping couples create the ceremony that is perfect for them. She also conducts commitment, renewal of vows and naming ceremonies as well as funeral services.
Ph: 02 44544603
Mob: 0407 264 665

Decorator

All Occasions Hire

Ann and Allan McDonald
This is an Ulladulla-based company that hires out a large range of function and party-hire supplies: chair covers, sashes, backdrops, centre-pieces, lights & drapes, balloon decor, costume hire, crockery, cutlery & glassware, tablecloths, archways, Bali flags, much else.
Ph: 02 4454 0413
Mob: 0414 476 806

Make-up Artist

Gina Last Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist

Gina Last
To their great satisfaction Gina has previously assisted brides here to get ready for their big day. Trained at London School of Fashion, Gina developed her make-up and hairstyling skills over 16 years in the UK television industry. There she developed a reputation for creative, imaginative and precise artistry. Her passion is to achieve for her clients a look that is contemporary yet timeless.
Ph: 02 4472 6149
Mob: 0438 473 069

Teneille's Beauty and Makeup

Teneille Basile
After 5 years training and experience in a salon, Teneille has branched out on her own. Passionate about her work, Teneiile can help you come up with the exact look you want for yourself and/or your bridal party for your special day: nails, tan, facials, waxing, tinting, make-up (and masssage).
Mob: 0408 795 329

Massage

Love the Skin You're In

Renee Anderson Dip RM
Renee offers massage for men and women as well as beauty treatments from her studio in Bawley Point. We are lucky to have such an expert masseuse in our area and, from personal experience and that of our guests, we doubt any could be better at relieving aching joints and locked-up muscles. Renee's services are the perfect preparation for a wedding or for after-event recovery.
Ph: 02 4457 2627

Musician

Richard & Rachel Barry

Richard and Rachel Barry
R&R are a Mollymook based duo with long list of credits entertaining Canberra audiences. They perform a huge repertoire of covers and own compositions and are experienced Cockatoo Room performers. They also lead the 4-piece Dick Barry Collective that showcases Richard’s own compositions. They can be engaged as a duo or a band. Use their website link below to sample their music.
Mob: 0423 001 665

Santoza

Michael Lizak
The perfect band for a wedding. Santoza is locally based and plays everything: cocktail groove, quiet dinner music and then will get you on the dance floor to show off your favourite disco moves. Visit the website for a music sample and to view current song list.
Mob: 0423 894 226

Pigeon House Jazz Band

John Dallimore
A local, much-applauded 6-piece (full Dixie line-up) jazz band offering a mix of traditional, Dixieland and evergreen music. Experienced at Bawley Bush Cottages.
Ph: 02 4454 1453

Jolly Rogers

Leone Rogers
A band made to measure for your function. Local experienced musicians covering jazz, easy listening, dance and rock so you can relax or get down on the dance floor. 3 to 6 musicians available.
Mob: 0415 860 519

Photographer

Petal Photography

Rose Punch
Rose is our closest Wedding Photographer and her work has featured in many Wedding Magazines and Blogs. Her style is delicate and natural, where images are captured candidly in the most beautifully honest way. Mention this listing and Rose will do a special deal.
Mob: 0404 366 076

InSight Fotographics

Bob Milo
InSight (Bob Milo) is a highly respected local photographer who specialises in weddings and portraits. He has photographed weddings and rooms at Bawley Bush Cottages. See his excellent work through his website link below.
Ph: 02 4455 1572
Mob: 0419 336 127

Cloudface Photography

Dean Dampney
Dean Dampney, trading as Cloudface Photography, is acclaimed as one of Australia's finest photographers. Luckily for us he lives locally and has photographed several weddings at Bawley Bush Cottages to the delight of his clients. Cloudface is photo-journalistically orientated finding the beauty and spirit of people candidly captured and artistically framed.
Ph: 02 4457 3836
Mob: 0419 686 940

Vehicle Hire

Avis Rental Cars

Glen
Avis offer a Tarago 7-seat vehicle for around $162pd (incl extra insurance) should you need to hire a vehicle to move people. Though Avis is in Nowra the Ulladulla agent is Matthews Auto Centre in Ulladulla and their contact details are those below, advance notice req.
Ph: 4455 1645
Fax: 4454 0235

Kellam Bus Lines Pty Ltd

Jim
If you need a 19, 21 or 28 seater bus (with driver) to move members of your party then this Ulladulla based company can assist you. We have a turning area for large buses.
Ph: 4455 4444
Fax: 4454 1499

Paradise Mini Bus Hire

Neil Gaven
Larger groups needing off-site accommodation for some of their party have used hired transport as an alternative to using private cars with a designated sober driver. Paradise Mini Bus is the closest and most friendly and economical hired-driver mini-bus service available.
Ph: 02 4454 3365

Waiter with RSA

Phil Barry and Denise Bower

Phil or Denise
Phil and his wife, Denise Bower, have provided excellent food, beverage/bar and breakfast wait-services at Bawley Bush Cottages on many occasions. If needed, they can stay overnight independently in their own caravan and provide kitchen support for brunch on the morning following an event. They can supply and/or recommend additional waiters/bar-persons as required.
Ph: 02 4455 3013
Mob: 0428 336 589

Wedding Planner

As A Whisper

Jen Wilmott
Wedding planner, flowers, decorations, function co-ordinator. Refer to website below for details.
Ph: 02 4443 7729
Mob: 0421 107 021

South Coast Wedding Planners and events

Clare Foreman
Clare can help plan and organise any sized wedding, corporate or social event. Very experienced, she combines clients’ needs with her knowledge of the South Coast and its suppliers to create perfect and memorable events. Specialising in beach wedding setups her firm has a large selection of outdoor and indoor decorations for hire.
Mob: 0438 838 005