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

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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

Luxury apartment

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

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.

VENUE HIRE

  • 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.


or call us on 02 4294 1888


WEDDING PACKAGES

 

Garden Ceremony Only

2 hours venue hire plus $20 per person

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Gold Sit Down Package

5 hours venue hire plus $215 per person

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Silver Sit Down Package

4 hours venue hire plus $185 per person

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Bronze Sit Down Package

3 hours venue hire plus $160 per person

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Gold Roaming Cocktail Package

5 hours venue hire plus $190 per person

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Silver Roaming Cocktail Package

4 hours venue hire plus $160 per person

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Small Wedding Luncheon

3 hours venue hire plus $120 per person

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Grazing Table Party Package

3.5 hours venue hire plus $140 per person

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Simple and Social – The Chefs Buffet

3.5 hours venue hire plus $148 per person

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High Tea Package

3 hours venue hire plus $120 per person

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Sunday Buffet Lunch

4.5 hours Duration $178 per person includes venue hire

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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.

WEDDING PACKAGES  WEDDING MENUS  WEDDING FAQS

FLOORPLANS

Seated Floorplan   Cocktail Floorplan

USEFUL INFORMATION

Local Accomodation
  •  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.
  • 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   maureen@beachhavenbnb.com.au
  • ‘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.
    http://www.thetops.com.au/index.cfm?page=7
  • Otford Cottage Bed & Breakfast – Phone: 02 42942218, Mobile phone: 0431 615 941
    www.otfordcottagebandb.com.au   info@otfordcottagebandb.com.au
  • Leafy Sea Cottage  Stanwell Park   0405 463 015        www.leafyseacottage.com.au
  • Stanwell Park Getaway House 0466307771   wdrowlings@outlook.com
  • Stanwell Park Beachhouse accommodates 6 guests contact. Phone: 0418 574 068
  • Fernleigh Cottage Stanwell ParkPhone: 4294 1991  fernleighcottage@bigpond.com.au
Preferred Suppliers / Contacts

We can highly recommend the following professionals

Marriage celebrants

Flowers

  • The Flower Guys info@theflowerguys.com.au 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 info@shiquefloraldesign.com.au  p (02) 42961010
  • Anita Brown Pepe,s Garden  www.pepesgarden.com.au  pepesgarden@icloud.com   0414 191 986
  • Biljana Kolodziej Dream Creations & Designs Mobile: 0420 659 326 www.dreamcreationsanddesigns.com.au
Photography

Videographers

In a maze Handcrafted Wedding Films  | inamaze.com.au

* highly recommended

Photobooth / Music DJ

Music

Hair and Make Up

Wedding Invitations

Bombonaire

Transport

All Local Taxi  , transport services must be booked well  in advance.

Taxi can transport up to 7 people  lionel 0403820760 lionelmakins61@gmail.com

  • 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: info@leisurecoastlimousine.com.au – www.leisurecoastlimousine.com.au
  • Global limousines Tristan Ware – Phone: 0434 555 466 – Email: tristan@globallimousines.com.au
  • 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: warrigalcharters@yahoo.com.au – 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

 

Cakes

Dressmaker

  • Joan Lucas – Mob: 0416 026 106 joanlucas1@gmail.com Joan lives about 20 minutes from Tumbling Waters and also specialises in last minute dress alterations!
Terms & Conditions
  • 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.