Budget your costs here but contact us by email or phone for formal quote
The wedding/celebration component of our tariff outlined below provides access to our function facilities and to all the grounds of our 36-acre lakeside property for a two-night minimum use by you and your chosen function providers. The celebration tariff includes your choice of outdoor or indoor location for your ceremony and/or reception; also the function room for 2 nights, its equipment (tables, chairs, audio, video) , the caterer's kitchen (incl crockery, cutlery, glasses and equipment). Accommodation tariffs (incl at camping area) are additional to the celebration tariff and can be estimated by checking under our Tariffs>Accommodation tab. A two night minimum booking of all cottages is required and, if you book the luxury caravan too, you will have exclusive use of the property. Kookaburra Cottage (owners residence) is sometimes also available. You can use the celebration tariffs below to make your own cost estimates for holding a function here and if that fits near your budget ask us for a formal quote. A standard clean is included in all tariffs but we charge a bond and will deduct staff hours rectifying if grounds, furniture, crockery etc are not clean or not put away as and where found or are damaged.
For function room size and equipment details please refer to separate subtab.
Celebration tariffs incl GST
Celebration tariffs are stepped on a per-person-attending-reception basis and give access to the property and function spaces for 2 nights. Tariffs are a seasonal fixed price for up to 80# (which is our indoor seating capacity) and are 50% of that fixed price for more than 80#. Our minimum tariff is calcilated for 60# though smaller weddings welcome. Child discount applies. Seasonal pricing follows:-
Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec: Weekends $75pp, weekdays $55pp Min accom 2 nights (but Easter, min 4 nights)
May, Sep: Weekends $60pp, Weekdays $45pp. Min accom 2 nights
June-Aug: Weekends : $50pp (but QB long weekend $60pp and min accom 3n), Weekdays $35pp. See more under Winter Wedding tab
High peak (Xmas to 2nd weekend Jan) : $90 pp weekends and weekdays, (but min accom 3 nights).
Peak (January): $85pp weekends and weekdays (but min accom 3 nights)
- For 80# -150# : Add 50% of above per person tariff.
- Deduct $10 for each attendee aged between 2 and 16. Infants to 2yo free/not counted.
- Serving-ware capacity 100#. Cocktail service advised for more than 100# or extra seated-meal servingware to be provided by guest.
- Optional extras: Tablecloth hire (2300mm X 1350mm to fit trestle tables 1835mm X 760mm) $14 ea, napkins $1.25 ea, ground hire for third party marquee or event tents $1.50 per sq m per day they are erected. Gas from pedestal heater for space heating $5 per Kg.
- If more than a standard clean or standard rubbish removal is required this will be charged at $55 per hour and tip fees. We do not permitt confetti and will definitely charge for cleanup if found. No problem with rice or flower petals.
- All extras will be charged and/or applied against deposit or credit card.
- Not included, extra charge: Accommodation (including required rental of all of our standard cottage accommodation), campsites for overflow guests, breakages, food, drinks, staff engaged by you or your suppliers, celebrant, table linen, decorations, musician, etc.
Celebration tariff includes:
- Subject to our payment policies being complied with, tariff includes access to grounds and to the function room from 3pm first day to 11 am departure day (but these times negotiable). It also includes use of commercial kitchen, crockery, cutlery and glassware
- Access by event caterers of your choice (caterers at your additional cost) to Cafe Cottage commercial-standard kitchen and use of its equipment at times organised by you. If commercial caterers are used they must carry insurance, your responsibility to ensure this.
- Tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, glasses for up to 100.
- Cockatoo Room servery for use as a bar (too small for more than 30#) and use of larger moveable outdoor bar (for larger numbers) and ice boxes for serving (but not selling) alcohol supplied by you ..
- Audio equipment by arrangement (up to 3 standard mics, 2 wireless mics, speakers, foldbacks, 12-channel mixer), stage lighting, mirror ball, rising stage.
- Standard event rubbish removal. But note all rubbish is required to be bagged by you and placed in rubbish trailer, recyclables crated in crates we provide and compost emptied in worm farm.
- After your event the room is to be vacated by departure time with everything left clean and put away where found ready for standard floor and facilities clean by us. If not the hourly put-away and cleaning charges above will apply.
- But Cockatoo room is not available for major birthdays under 25yo, Schoolies or similar parties.
Reservation, deposit and balance policies for celebration bookings
- We will reserve dates for use of the property, function room and cottages for a celebration function for a period of up to two weeks without financial obligation. To turn a reservation into a confirmed booking we require a deposit of at least 25% of the quoted tariff based on estimated number of function guests and the minimum 2-person per cottage accommodation tariff. No later than 3 months before a celebration booking we require the deposit to be increased to 50%. No later than two weeks before the event we need to be advised of final numbers, table linen requirements and all accommodation bed configurations. Access to function room and any marquee site on arrival day will not be provided unless 100% of the full function and accommodation payment balance plus the $250 bond (for possible breakages and clean-up costs) has been received. We will accept contributory payments from your guests before and during your function. We will refund to you any unused deposit and any overpayments made to us by your guests during their stay within a week of your function.
Cancellation policies for celebrations
- If you cancel a celebration booking our standard single-cottage accommodation cancellation policies will not apply. We will charge a cancellation fee as follows:-
- Less than 2 weeks before booked event, 75% of final tariff for function and accommodation
- More than 2 weeks but less than 3 months before booked event: 50% of total quoted tariff, Any deposit balance held by us will be refunded.
- 3-6 months before event: 20% of total quoted tariff. Any deposit balance held by us will be refunded.
- > 6 months before booked event: 10% of total quoted tariff. Deposit balance will be refunded.