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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 but guests not wanting to physically cater for their function are welcome to engage external support personnel (eg;caterers, photographers, celebrants, waiters, decorators etc) to deliver services here. If you have have chosen to hold a function in the Cockatoo Room the function tariff conatins an allowance for full access to the Cafe Cottage kitchen for group catering. If not and you want to cater for a group from the Cafe kitchen then there will be an extra fee.
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. Note that we take no responsibility for the services they provide. Most of those listed have experience at our venue.
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. 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 staff. If they do not and you engage a party without 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 such claims.
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 their 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 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
Popular and professional Ulladulla-based caterers with own prep kitchen. Citrus has considerable 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 is developing a word-of-mouth reputation for its high standard 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
Dennis is a very experienced caterer who, with his equally experienced partner, has provided excellent-value buffet-style meal services (breakfast, lunch, dinner and morning and afternoon tea) to seminars of up to 40 people here for 3 consecutive days to the great satisfaction of organisers and attendees alike.
02 6241 2379
0410 669 350
Long established reputable Ulladulla-based caterer with own prep kitchen. Well-experienced provider to weddings receptions 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
Merry Street Restaurant and Bar
Matt or Clayton
This is our closest licensed restaurant. Since opening in Merry Beach in 2011 Matt and staff have developed an excellent reputation for fine food and wine and especially for their excellent and always-sold-out out ethnic food Thursday nights. Full catering service for weekend functions and also available to cater breakfast - dinner weekday seminars. Closed August.
0438 615 172
Morag makes traditional and modern wedding cakes of up to 3 tiers and decorated as negotiated. She has provided cakes for previous weddings at Bawley Bush Cottages.
02 4455 3771
Cath or Megan
Starfish Deli is well-established, reputable waterfront cafe in Batemans Bay that professionally caters for off-site functions. Well experienced at using the Cafe/Cockatoo Room combination at Bawley Bush Cottages. 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.
02 4472 4880
02 4472 3630
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 previously but is also a local hairstylist.
0427 953 992
Making your day a relaxed, meaningful and memorable one is Ebony's objective. She enjoys helping to create traditional, contemporary or alternative ceremonies to reflect your personalities and is ready to help with resources and ideas if you feel the need for inspiration. Ebony offers you an obligation free opportunity to get to know her first so you can decide if she feels right for you.
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: costume hire, decorations, tablecloths, balloons, crockery, cutlery, glassware, many extras.
02 4454 0413
0414 476 806
From direct experience with our own event we can thoroughly recommend this local supplier of decorations, chair covers, sashes and centrepieces as a creative, well organised and very professional firm. We are certain you will be happy with their service should you choose them.
02 4455 7313
Gina Last Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist
To their great satisfaction Gina has assisted brides get ready here previously and we are happy to recommend her. Trained at the London School of Fashion, Gina developed her skills over 16 years in the UK television industry. There she developed a reputation for creative, imaginative and precise artistry. Her passionate aim 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-appreciated 5-piece 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 an in-demand Canberra duo with coastal connections. They perform a huge repertoire of covers and own compositions and are experienced Cockatoo Room performers. In 2009 they formed the 4-piece Dick Barry Collective to showcase Richard’s own compositions. They can be engaged as a duo or a band. Use their website link below to sample their music.
02 6281 0074
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 weddings at Bawley Bush Cottages to the delight of his clients. Cloudface is photojournalistically orientated finding the beauty and spirit of people – candidly captured and artistically framed.
02 4457 3836
Waiters with RSA
Phil has provided excellent food and beverage/bar wait-services at Bawley Bush Cottages on several occasions. If needed, he can stay on site independently in his own caravan and provide kitchen assistance for brunch on the morning following a wedding reception. He can supply and/or recommend additional waiters/barpersons (on previous occasions one of these has been Denise, his wife) if required.
02 4455 3013
0428 336 589
Avis Rental Cars
Avis offer a Tarago 7-seat vehicle for around $160pd (incl extra insurance) should you need to hire a vehicle to move people. Though based in Nowra the local agent is Matthews Mower and Auto Centre in Ulladulla and their contact details are those below
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, function co-ordinator. Refer to website for details.
02 4443 7729
0421 107 021
Especially Nice can help you bring your dream event or holiday at Bawley Point to memorable reality. Nina and Cettina are creative and organised local professionals for whom no celebration is too large or no detail too small. They can run your event or just fill your fridge in fact just about anything you might want to help you make your event or holiday completely stress-free.
02 4457 2218
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