Bawley Bush Retreat

South Coast Wedding and Celebration Venue

Cockatoo Room wedding at Bawley Bush Cottages

Your celebration, our venue

No matter where you live, Bawley Bush Retreat on the NSW south coast is a must-consider self-catered celebration or wedding venue. Our aim is to provide the means to make big life events a happy, memorable and affordable experience for you, your family and your guests. Since opening in 2009 we have been chosen by numerous brides and grooms and many major birthday celebrants for their all-weekend celebrations with families and friends, many of whom typically travel great distances to share the festivities. 

A typical celebration consists of Friday pm arrival-and-set-up working bees stretching to Saturday am with Saturday pm outdoor celebration followed by an indoor reception (that goes as late as desired) and a Sunday tidy-up working-bee and farewell brunch.  

What makes Bawley Bush Retreat an ideal Wedding or Celebration Venue?

  • We are not a standard 5-hour-hire, indoor function venue. We are especially designed for whole-of-weekend celebrations where brides and grooms typically have sole access to the whole of our property..
  • Our cottage facilities are rated by Star Ratings Australia at 4 stars.
  • The  maximum seated capacity for dining is 100 but we can do larger cocktail-style weddings. Our beautiful lakeside Cockatoo Room can seat a maximum of 80 people inside. Subject to our seated maximum of 100, some 30 people can be seated adjacently on the veranda. 
  • You can seat everyone outside on lawns if you want to or you can put up your own marquee or event tents  (extra cost, see tariff).
  • We have a large catering kitchen that can be used by the caterer of your choice, there is no additional cost by us for caterer's use of the kitchen, this is included in the celebration package tariff.
  • We have natural bushland, beautifully maintained gardens and extensive lawns with lake views. We are an ideal location for picture-perfect photographs. We also have on-site secluded bushwalks for those who want an temporary escape..
  • Subject to availability we can accommodate up to 38 of your friends and family on site, more if some camp. There is plenty of nearby 3rd-party accommodation for extras.
  • We are on 36-acres with no immediate neighbours that can be disturbed by your celebration. You can party all night but music must be toned down after 11pm.
  • We are an entirely self-catered facility. You are completely free to employ, subject to them carrying insurance, as many function providers as you need.
  • We have an extensive list of excellent local providers on this website but you are not limited to these. 
  • We are happy to advise you how to make the most of our property but we will leave you alone to create the special event you want.

More celebration information and Wedding Venue details...

Browse this website, especially all the subtabs under Functions and Accommodation. In particular check out our "Successful Event Tips" subtab. Though our tariffs, except for peak periods, are fully disclosed under the Tariff tab please ask us for a quote so you can be sure of the venue component of your wedding budget. Also ask for our 20% Special Discount off our Function Room tariffs for celebration events on winter weekends though to 2016 (excepting QB long weekends). We invite you and your intended spouse, your wedding party, your caterer, your celebrant and/or your families to visit our place and fully check us out to make sure we are the right venue for your celebration. Just call us to make sure our facilities are not occupied when you want to visit.  

So, if you have in mind a beautiful, memorable venue where you and your friends can celebrate without hassle then Bawley Bush Retreat is the ideal place for all your guests (young and old) to celebrate your important occassion.