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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.
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. 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.
Bawley Point baby sitting
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.
02 4457 1066
Daisycare Nanny Agency
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.
0412 138 755
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.
0411 114 912 M
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.
0411 223 655
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.
02 4454 0640
Fine Spun Catering
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.
0410 493 055
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.
0409 229 134
Matt or Clayton
Matt, Clayton and staff ran the highly successful local Merry Street Restaurant from 2011-2013 and now operate the excellent fine food Tallwood Restaurant in Mollymook. Through their Handcut catering arm they continue to offer a full catering service for weekend functions and breakfasts at BBC and can fully service weekday seminars.
02 4455 5192
0438 615 172
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.
02 4455 3771
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#).
02 4472 4880
Tellys Mostly Lebo Catering
Telly prepares budget, mainly middle-eastern, fare at his Kings Point (near Ulladulla) premises which he brings to BBC to serve. He has catered a wedding previously at BBC to the satisfaction of the wedding party..
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.
02 4454 4662
02 4454 4662
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.
02 4457 3591
0410 027 887
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.
0427 953 992
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.
0427 527 203
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.
0419 521 643
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.
0402 615 330
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.
0407 264 665
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.
02 4454 0413
0414 476 806
Gina Last Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist
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.
02 4472 6149
0438 473 069
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.
02 4457 2627
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.
0415 860 519
Pigeon House Jazz Band
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.
02 4454 1453
R & R Accoustic duo
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.
0423 001 665
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.
0423 894 226
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.
02 4457 3836
0419 686 940
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.
02 4455 1572
0419 336 127
Waiters with RSA
Phil Barry and Denise Bower
Phil and his wife, Denise Bower, have provided excellent food and beverage/bar wait-services at Bawley Bush Cottages on many occasions. If needed, they can stay on site independently caravan and provide kitchen assistance for breakfast/brunch on the morning following a wedding reception. They can supply and/or recommend additional waiters/barpersons if required.
02 4455 3013
0428 336 589
Avis Rental Cars
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.
Kellam Bus Lines Pty Ltd
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.
Paradise Mini Bus Hire
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 economical hired-driver mini-bus service available.
0488 229 660
As A Whisper
Wedding planner, flowers, decorations, function co-ordinator. Refer to website below for details.
02 4443 7729
0421 107 021
South Coast Wedding Planners and events
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.
0438 838 005