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Bawley Bush Retreat

At a Glance


  • Offering 3-Day DIY wedding packages set in a stunning 36 acres plus a 3-acre, sole-access, lakeside reserve with about 2km of bushwalks, large recreational lawns and great wedding photo backdrops.

  • Bawley Bush Retreat is set on the stunning South Coast just over 2 hours from Canberra, A Rustic setting set amongst the stunning Spotted Gum and Burrawong Forrest with lake views.

PACKAGE 1: Cockatoo Function Room and Hexadome Marquee

  • For 60 to 120 guests seated or up to 150 cocktail style and Accommodation for 45 guests.

  • Access to Cockatoo Function Room its verandas and breezeway.

  • Use of 175sqm Hexadome marquee with 3 clear, 3 opaque removable sides and lighting truss.

  • Use of fully equipped caterer's kitchen and tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery and glassware


PACKAGE 2: Kookaburra Cottage

  • For 35 guests and accommodation for 12 guests

  • Exclusive use of the Kookaburra Cottage

Our aim is to give you the space and freedom to create your own unique event.

Bawley Bush Weddings offers a 3 day, DIY wedding package, Including reception venues with a capacity for up to 150 guests and accommodation for 45 guests, in a variety of delightful, purpose-built eco-friendly, beautiful bush cottages.

Our function spaces are in a lush bush setting with large sweeping lakeside views, which can be decorated to fit your own unique style.


~ The DIY wedding offers you and your guests ~


- 175sqm hexadome marquee frame and floor with canopy and sides on request

- A number of powered locations throughout the property to service your choice of hired food trucks and drink vans 

-Fully equipped caterer's kitchen


- A separate and beautiful outdoor and indoor option for you to choose from for both ceremony and reception.

- No music curfew, just a requirement to tone down after 11pm.

-Use our fire pit and a quantity of free split firewood (subject to seasonal conditions)

-Your choice of all cottages for bride and bridal party preparation.


-Kayaks can be borrowed by guests to paddle to the beach and taking in the beauty and wildlife on the lake and the creeks.


We are an eco-conscious location that has minimized bush clearing.Our cottages are built out of natural local materials.We are fully self-contained as to our water supply, waste water and worm farming.

Most of our cottages have 3-4 bedrooms with lounges where families or groups of friends can be accommodated together.Our smaller cottages have large bedrooms and lounge rooms where more than 2 people can be accommodated if desired.

We support and encourage local wildlife.The Glossy Black Cockatoo is our logo because these endangered birds frequent our property.Kangaroos and wallabies are highly likely to visit your event.


101 Willinga Rd Bawley Point NSW

Weddings at Bawley Bush Retreat

We invite you and your intended spouse, your wedding party, your caterer, your celebrant or other providers and / or your families to visit us to make sure we are the right venue for your celebration.  


101 Willinga Rd Bawley Point NSW

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