Function providers

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 of their choice (eg. caterers, photographers, celebrants, florists, waiters, decorators etc) to deliver services to their event. The function tariff we quote you will include full no-additional-cost access to the function room and Cafe Cottage kitchen, its crockery, cutlery, glassware and equipment for all service providers you engage. 

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. We list only those providers who have had experience at our venue and who have had good reviews by our guests or are providers who we know provide outstanding service.  None have paid to be listed on our website. 

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 therefore 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 claims that might arise as a result of a service provided by you or a third party to you or your guests.

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 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.

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

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

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

Caterer

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

Angie Gluten Free

Angie
Angie Gluten Free focuses on catering wholefood, gluten free, mindful and sustainable events from weddings to corporate functions, retreats and more. She feels it’s very important for food to be a culinary taste experience while aiding bodily health. Though Sydney-based Angie has beautifully catered retreats from 2-9 days in length at Bawley Bush Retreat. We recommend her.
Mob: 0459 947 547

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

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
Depending on your event structure we may have inadequate food refrigeration for a party of 60 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

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

South Ulladulla Meat Market

Trent
This butcher, located on the east side of the highway in Ulladulla, hires out a spit roaster for your own use or can fully cater an event using their commercial slow roaster. Naturally, they deliver.
Ph: 4455 2913

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

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

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

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

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:

Duck Duck Goose Catering

This acclaimed Berry-based firm has catered several weddings weddings at BBR. From satisfyingly delicious finger food to a simple, varied buffet, to a full food and table service package, you can rely on their experienced team to take the stress out of your special day. Ask them to quote.
Ph: 02 4422 6168

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

Veet's Vegetarian Cuisine

Veet
Though not geographically local, Veet lovingly prepares in our kitchen her delicious, organic, vegetarian and/or vegan food. She is a well known yoga retreat caterer and also runs a vegetarian/vegan cooking school.
Mob: 0403 800 809

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

Celebrant

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

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

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

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

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 studying Art History and Linguistics ... hoping to go on to study her Masters in Speech Pathology.
Mob: 0419 521 643

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

Flowers From the Branch

Luci Somers
Luci, our local Bawley Point florist, has a decade of flower arranging experience. She draws from what’s local, what’s in season and she uses the natural shape and movement of blooms and foliages to create unique arrangements for your special event. Instagram - @the_branch_
Mob: 0411 826 704

Willow and Fleur, florists

Saxon Gyorgy
Willow & Fleur is situated at Mollymook shopping cnt, Shop 13 Tallwood Ave, Mollymook Beach. With years of experience in floral styling, Saxon and her team will help create your dream setting of flowers for your big day. From intimate to large scale events, Willow and Fleur will find the perfect design for you.
Mob: 0499 032 717

Make-up Artist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

South Coast Min Bus Tours

Jitana Lyall
Jitana has serviced weddings at BBR to the satisfaction of previous bridal parties. She offers a friendly 12-seat minibus service to shuttle guests from ceremony and/or accommodation to our venue and return ...all at times to suit you..
Ph: 0421 543 725
Mob: 0434 450 565

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

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

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

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