WEDDINGS AT TUMBLING WATERS
A unique location to tie the knot
A UNIQUE LOCATION … A STUNNING VENUE
Tumbling Waters Retreat is located on the South Coast to the North of Wollongong, arguably one of the most beautiful wedding venues Sydney has to offer!
Private gardens with an ocean backdrop, perfect for a garden wedding ceremony, and beautiful photos. The bespoke sandstone reception centre with floor to ceiling windows command breathtaking ocean and rainforest views. Exquisite cuisine, luxury accommodation …… the perfect one stop destination wedding venue.
Our hand picked team of professionals and dedicated wedding coordinator will ensure your day is a huge success. Catering from 20-140 guests
60 minutes south of Sydney CBD and two and a half hours from Canberra. Venue inspections by appointment only.
All the information about our prices, packages on offer, menus etc can be found below.
Every aspect of your special day covered
Experienced dedicated Wedding Coordinator
Private gardens with ocean views
Outdoor undercover terrace areas decks
Reception area with 360 degree views.
Granite dance floor * plan B inclement weather for your ceremony
10 rooms / suites onsite.
BYO spirits and beer includes corkage.
Gourmet catering all inclusive wedding packages
Beautiful photo locations all onsite
We host one wedding at a time.
Unlimited Free parking
Stress free weddings operating since 2002
ONE STOP WEDDING DESTINATION VENUE
You can add as little or as much of your personal touches as you wish. Or don’t lift a finger, go and relax and we’ll do everything to make your wedding the event of a lifetime. As your guests arrive, the wow factor sets the standard for your whole event.
The new luxury apartment with its own 10 meter pool and steam room is perfect for you to stay the night before the big day with your bridesmaids, relax and prepare for your wedding onsite the next day.
With over 800 weddings under our belt, our experienced team will ensure your wedding is stress free and a huge success.
Venue hire fee applies to all weddings and functions and includes exclusive use of the downstairs function area, glass atrium and ground floor terrace area. We believe the venue hire includes everything you need for your function to be a huge success.
Venue hire is $165 per hour Monday - Thursday and $330 per hour Friday Saturday and Sunday.
From the bespoke details to the contemporary furnishings we can cater for a a small, intimate wedding with 20 guests all the way to larger affairs 140 guests. Our dedicated well organised, experienced team will ensure your day is a huge success.
We make sure that there are no hidden extras, so you can focus on the fun stuff, knowing that everything is covered.
Our award winning restaurant kitchen sets the standard for the food at the venue, and we take pride in delivering delicious cuisine for your dream wedding.
- Beautiful gardens, stunning private ceremony location with an ocean back drop, signing table, 8 Tiffany chairs, outdoor Bose sound system.
- Ornamental pond stunning photo opportunities. Onsite parking 35 cars with an abundance of parking spots available adjacent the retreat.
- Terrace area and deck, ambient garden lighting, outdoor fire place, day beds, cushions, iced water drinking stations,
- When it comes to the reception, we include our table decorations, retreats selection table cloths and matching table napkins, copper candelabras with an abundance of candles,cocktail dispensers, complimentary cake cutting, cake table and knife and a wishing well.
- Corkage is also included should you wish to BYO spirits and beer
Of course, it wouldn't be a party without our sandstone and glass dance floor, bose surround sound system lectern, pa and microphone for the speeches.
Planning your event
We know how important it is for brides to be, wedding planners and function organisers to have as much information as possible about a venue. To help as much as possible, we have put together an overview of prices and event information for you.
- Tumbling Waters Retreat Luxury Ocean suites rooms and apartment designed for couples bookings on-line. Tumbling Waters Retreat
- Amanzi Stanwell Park 5 minutes from Tumbling Waters Retreat owned and operated by Tumbling Waters Retreat Luxury accommodation located right on the Beach in Stanwell Park perfect honeymoon abode - accommodates 1 couple only. https://www.tumblingwatersretreat.com/accommodation/#rooms
- Beachhaven Luxury Accommodation – 5 star by the sea in Bundeena can accommodate 2 couples and has complimentary transfers to and from Tumbling Waters Retreat www.beachhavenbnb.com.au –Phone:02 9544 1333 email@example.com
- ‘Stanwell Park Beach Cottage’ http://www.stanwellparkbeach.com
- The Tops Conference centre at Stanwell Tops is 5 minutes away from Tumbling Waters. The Retreat and Baronia has executive style accommodations.
Bookings are best made well in advance catering 20-500 guests.
- Otford Cottage Bed & Breakfast – Phone: 02 42942218, Mobile phone: 0431 615 941
- Leafy Sea Cottage Stanwell Park 0405 463 015 www.leafyseacottage.com.au
- Stanwell Park Getaway House 0466307771 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stanwell Park Beachhouse accommodates 6 guests contact. Phone: 0418 574 068
- Fernleigh Cottage Stanwell Park. Phone: 4294 1991 email@example.com
- Ocean Blue https://oceanbluebnb.com/info/
- Interbane Mansion private room with Ocean views 3 minute drive from Tumbling Waters firstname.lastname@example.org
We can highly recommend the following professionals
- Catherine Kennedy email email@example.com www.yoursydneycelebrant.com.au
- John Brooks 0434 840 426 …Fun loving older guy no website casual surfer
- Amanda Knapton Civil Marriage Celebrant 0409 658 743 www.acelebrationday.com.au
- Dr Trish Vezgoff – Phone: 0438672305 celebrant www.stylishceremonies.com.au
- Phil Timbrell www.happydaycelebrant.com.au
- Hollie-Berri Sleeman – Mob: 0425 270 524 – www.hollie-berri.com.au
- Clive Quilty – Mob: 0411 440 816
- Carol Clews – Mob: 0412 090 497 – Phone: 02 42842950
- Carole Kortlepel – Phone: 0417 717 359 – www.getmarried.com.au
- Kerry Gregory – Phone: 0403 111 948 – www.kerrygregory.com, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 嚴老師 (Jacqueline Yen ) 悉尼華裔法定結婚公證人 (Sydney Chinese Registered Marriage Celebrant)電子郵件： email@example.com行動電話： 0400 825 868 (mobile number)
- The Flower Guys firstname.lastname@example.org www.theflowerguys.com.au * highly recommended Joe from the flower guys in Taren Point lives at Stanwell Tops and can meet you onsite
- Helensburgh Flowers
- Shique Floral Design in Shellharbour Village email@example.com p (02) 42961010
- Anita Brown Pepe,s Garden www.pepesgarden.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org 0414 191 986
- Biljana Kolodziej Dream Creations & Designs Mobile: 0420 659 326 www.dreamcreationsanddesigns.com.au
- Anna Blackman Images http://annablackman.com.au/ Bookings: 4268 2992
- Peter Izzard 0431 776 036 www.peterizzardphotography.com.au
- Unicorn Studios Melanie Russell – Mob: 0418257680 – Email: email@example.com – www.unicornstudios.com.au
- Siempre www.siempre.com.au highly recommended…
- Take One Studios – Douglas Pagan – Phone: 02 9547 3237 – Mob: 0413 211 637 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – www.takeonestudios.com.au
- Image Professional Photography – Howard Wright – Phone: 02 9542 7312 – Mob: 0414963565 – Email: email@example.com – www.imagephoto.com.au
- Art Photography by Kira – Kira Likhterova – Phone: 02 9499 7775 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – www.artphotobykira.com.au
- Creek Street Photography Ronny 0408 466 005 email@example.com http://www.creekstreet.com.au
- Morris IMAGES http://www.morrisimages.com.au/ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vincent Lai Photography email@example.com 0412 611 164. www.vincentlai.com.au
In a maze Handcrafted Wedding Films | inamaze.com.au
* highly recommended
Photobooth / Music DJ
- PhotoboothME – Classic style photobooths with today’s technology.Contact Natasha on 0401 193 231 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.photoboothme.com.au
- Musiq Entertainment – for DJ/MC with over 10 years wedding experience – combine with photo booth booking for best value. Contact Rupert on 0412 024 012 or email@example.com www.musiq.com.au
- Giggle Booth E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.gigglebooth.com.au
- Darren Coggan – Guitarist / Music – Mob: 0412 974 391 email@example.com http://www.darrencoggan.com ……VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!
- Clear Strings – Wedding Music Specialists –www.clearstrings.com – 0408443585
- Joey and the Boy – Solo, Duo or Trio – music that gets everyone up dancing – Mob: 0407977307 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – www.joeyandtheboy.com.au
- Moussa Rose classical guitar mood setting Tania has the voice of a Angel (highly recommended) – Phone: 02 4657 2863 – www.artscopemusic.com.au/bio.html
- Anthony Hughes Musician, acoustic singer and DJ – www.divineproductions.com.au
- Rodney Cockle guitar lie music – Phone: 0418 655 844 – Email: email@example.com
- Rob Kennedy DJ and MC excellent rates,Robrock Productions – Mob:0411508465 – www.robrockproductions.com.au
- Express Entertainment – Mobile DJ – Phone: 9576 1222 – Mob: Dino 0418243188 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – www.expressentertainment.com.au
- Rob and Darryl – Duo team – Mob: 0402 000644
- ylvia Legowski – Harpist – Mob: 0419 816 847
- Southern Strings – String Quartet – www.southernstrings.com.au
- Lionel Robinson – Musician – Mob: 0425 268 893
- The Tatum Co Trio – Three Piece Band – Phone: Robyn 02 4226 3149, Adam 02 4221 4758 – Mob: Robyn 0414 706 090, Adam 0414 608 060 – Email: email@example.com – www.thetatumcotrio.com
- Pop Beat Blues Promotions – Phone: 02 4256 2334 – Mob: 0414 633 614
- Wayne Brown – Mob: 0414 633 614 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – www.popbeatblues.com.au
- Jodie www.jodiestubbs.com Mob: 0415 766 783 Email: email@example.com
- Jonathan Collins Singer, Guitarist, Session Player, DJ, MC 0468 741 048 Music Page: facebook.com/whoiscollins
- Diamond Strings Violin Duo
Phone 0423 496 333
Hair and Make Up
- Carina Labelle Boutique www.labelleboutique.com.au Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Making faces – www.makingfacesmakeup.com.au
- Peta Niche Hair & Beauty email@example.com www.nichehairandbeauty.com.au 0401 005 804
- Macarthur Makeup by Angie 0426951377 www.macarthurmakeup.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pinnacle Design Studio – Create. Innovate. Inspire. – Phone: (02) 8517 0908 or 0405 362 650- www.pinnacledesignstudio.com.au – email@example.com
- Js Indulgence The most beautiful tasting chocolates www.jsindulgence.com.au.
- VALLEY FAIR CANDLES http://www.valleyfaircandles.com/ will deliver to Tumbling Waters ….the perfect little gift to say thank you.
All Local Taxi , transport services must be booked well in advance.
Taxi can transport up to 7 people lionel 0403820760 firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Potter 0418 694 254
- Helensburgh ride share 0421 112 250
- Maxi Cab – seats 11 people – Mob: 0411 573 365
- Taxi – Mob: 0416 293 854
- South Coast scenic Tours – ( 20 seater bus ) www.scstours.com.au 0408 171 515
- Leisure Coast Limousine and luxury Mini Coaches – Phone: 4261 7393 – Email: email@example.com – www.leisurecoastlimousine.com.au
- Global limousines Tristan Ware – Phone: 0434 555 466 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Burkes Coaches – Mob: 0412 426 869
- East Coast mini bus hire 02 9540 5830 mob 0428 161 310
- Warrigal Charters – Wollongong – Mathew Patridge – Mob: 0414 725538 – Email: email@example.com – www.wollongongbushire.com.au
- Telfords Bus and Coach – Phone: 8580 3515 –
- Your Chauffeur – Car service – Phone: 0419 444 509 From Sutherland Shire area
- Alan Barnes Coaches Sutherland Shire – Phone: 0401 0203 94
- Roll up in a rolls www.rollupinarolls.com.au
If your guests are arriving by bus please inform the bus company they must not leave their engine running as it disturbs nearby residents. The bus must park as close to the retreat as possible. Wollongong Council has prohibited Tumbling Water Retreat to make any noise at night what so ever, this includes the reversal warning alarm installed on all buses. We ask that bus use the car parking area adjacent Tumbling Waters to turn around in.
Tumbling Waters is less than 60 min by train from Sydney CBD closest station- Helensburgh
- Helensburgh Railway station – Phone: 02 4223 5864 – www.cityrail.com.au
- Lana bubbly cakes Www.bubblycakes.com.au
- Willow Hill Cakes 0418446010 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Joan Lucas – Mob: 0416 026 106 email@example.com Joan lives about 20 minutes from Tumbling Waters and also specialises in last minute dress alterations!
- A five hour venue hire fee is required to secure your booking and is an acknowledgement of all the terms and conditions for booking a function at Tumbling Waters Retreat.
- Final payment is due 14 days prior to your reception/function date. Payment can be made by cheque or direct transfer into Tumbling Waters Retreat Bank Account. Should you wish to pay by credit card there is an additional surcharge of 2% on the final cost.
- Confirmation of final guest numbers is required 14 days prior to the function together with final payment. This will be the minimum number of guests charged for.
- For security reasons a copy of a valid credit card must be supplied to TWR Management and the owner of the property reserves the right to debit the credit card for any outstanding funds, loss or damage to the property and business caused by clients / guests/ subcontractors, before, during or following a function.
- The venue hire fee is based on an hourly rate and commences when guests arrive and ends when the guests leave.
- It is anticipated ( not essential ) that you may need about 2 hours in total of onsite meetings with our wedding co ordinator to familiarise with our style of operation should you require more on site meetings greater than the above, a charge of $50 per hour will apply.
- An additional fee of $400.00 per hour or part there of will be charged if guests fail to leave at the agreed completion time.
- In the event of early cancellation, an Administration / Consultation Fee of $500.00 will be charged.
- Functions cancelled within 12 months of the booked booked date will be charged the full Venue Hire Fee used to secure the reservation.
- Date changes incur a $750 fee. If a wedding date has been changed and then subsequently cancelled the full venue hire fee will be charged.
- Functions cancelled within 30 days of the event will incur the full tariff payable for the function.
- Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Menus may change due to seasonal availability.
- Tumbling Waters Retreat is situated in a residential area, there are certain noise level restrictions to which we must adhere, and therefore function times cannot extend beyond 9:00pm on Sundays and 11:00pm Monday to Saturday.
- Due to Council Regulations loud outside amplified music is not permitted.
- If your guests are arriving by bus we will need to know in advance the contact details of the bus company. As we need to instruct them to not leave their engine running as it disturbs nearby residents and they must park as close to the retreat as possible
- All outside contractors must produce evidence of current public liability insurance.
- All photographers / videographers etc must keep well away from ‘DANGEROUS areas’, this includes the entire edge of the escarpment.
- Once the function has commenced and guests are served alcohol, the ornamental pool area is strictly out of bounds to function guests (except the bridal party during photography).
- No children are permitted in the pool areas at any time.
- At Tumbling Waters we practice the responsible service of alcohol. One alcoholic beverage at a time will be served to the person who is consuming the beverage.
- Alcohol will not be supplied to intoxicated or under age persons. .
- Should it become necessary to contact security for misbehavior by guests, all costs incurred will be passed on to the function organisers.
- As Tumbling Waters Retreat is a fully licensed venue, function organizers are not permitted to supply their own food unless prior consent has been given by Tumbling Waters Retreat Management. Please note: package prices remain unchanged should guests decide to BYO alcohol and / or food.
- Damage caused to any property of Tumbling Waters Retreat by guests is the responsibility of the function organiser. Tumbling Waters Retreat does not accept responsibility for the damage or loss of property hired and / or owned by others during the course of, or after any function.
- As we are located on the edge of an escarpment with a natural waterfall, children must be supervised by an adult at all times, the total responsibility for the safety and care of the children during the entire duration of the event will be that of the parents and not Tumbling Waters Retreat in any way whatsoever) – An acknowledgement of responsibility and indemnity form will need to be signed by the parents prior to the commencement of the function.
- The natural pool is dependant upon weather conditions for its water capacity. Tumbling Waters Retreat can bear no responsibility for the play of nature.
- The bridal party must bid their guests farewell inside the dining area / atrium lower deck area and not in the car park.
- Guests must leave in a quiet and orderly manner so as not to disturb nearby residents – No beeping of horns etc. The Master of Ceremonies must mention this on completion of the reception and must be present to assist with the quiet and orderly departure of guests.
- Should Tumbling Waters Retreat receive a fine by Wollongong City Council due to excessive noise caused by guests attending the function; this fine will then be passed onto function organiser.
- Should the accommodation be booked by the bridal party or wedding guests, there is strictly no partying in guest’s suites after the function ends. A 50% deposit for all accommodation will need to be paid when the accommodation is booked – failure to pay the 50% deposit will result in no confirmation of the accommodation booking.