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WEDDINGS AT TUMBLING WATERS

A unique location just 60 minutes South of Sydney CBD where the Mountains meet the Ocean.

Explore our unique Sydney  Wedding Venue Near Wollongong

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 rolling lawns with an ocean backdrop, perfect for a garden wedding ceremony, and beautiful photos. The bespoke sandstone reception center with floor to ceiling windows command breathtaking ocean and rain forest views.

 

Exquisite cuisine, luxury accommodation …… the perfect one-stop destination wedding venue.

 

Our handpicked team of professionals and dedicated wedding coordinator will ensure your day is a huge success. 

60 minutes south of Sydney CBD and two and a half hours from Canberra. Venue inspections by appointment only Saturdays 10 am – 11 am.

All the information about our prices, packages on offer, menus etc. can be found below. 

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Every aspect of your special day is covered.

Experienced Wedding Coordinator + Team.

Private gardens rolling lawns with ocean views

Wedding arbor, sandstone aisle, 20 chairs, signing table

Indoor and Outdoor surround sound music system.

Beautiful function room, enjoy the freedom of adding your own decorations.

Outdoor undercover terrace areas decks outdoor seating

Granite dance floor

Plan B Glass Atrium onsite, inclement wet weather option for your ceremony if required.

Gourmet onsite catering, premium unlimited alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages all inclusive packages

BYO spirits and beer permitted, all our tariffs include corkage.

Beautiful photo locations all onsite

You can add as little or as much of your personal touches as you wish

Unlimited free parking

Stress free weddings operating since 2002

OPTION TO  BOOK AS A DESTINATION WEDDING VENUE

Featuring  luxury accommodation suites, the perfect ambiance to relax & unwind.

Treat your family and friends…. offering 12 Suites / rooms accommodating 12 couples with a capacity for up to  35  guests sharing.

Add an evening Private Dining on the Edge, A Casual Affair with an all inclusive Chefs Menu the night before or after  your Wedding exclusively available for family and friends who are staying at the Retreat.

A Breakfast Buffet is provided daily with Barrista Coffee overlooking the Ocean.

A Recovery Breakfast is provided the day  after the wedding for Guests staying onsite.

Exclusive use of the Retreats wet Edge swimming pools, Upper Deck Bar Lounge and Dining Room is available if  all 11 accommodation options are booked, please note a minimum 2 night stay applies.

Tariff POA

 

Tumbling Waters Retreat

Exclusive use of the downstairs function area, glass atrium and ground floor terrace area, everything you need for your function to be a huge success.

The bespoke details to the contemporary furnishings we can cater for a small, intimate wedding with 30 guests all the way to larger affairs. 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 kitchen sets the standard for the food at the venue, and we take pride in delivering delicious cuisine for your dream wedding.

With over 2000 weddings under our belt, our experienced team will ensure your wedding is stress free and a huge success.

 

Tumbling Waters Retreat.

  • Stunning private ceremony location with a wedding arbor you are free to leave raw or add your decorations.
  • Manicured gardens with an ocean backdrop, signing table, 20 Tiffany chairs, outdoor Bose sound system.
  • Arrival beverages before your wedding ceremony.
  • Ornamental pond stunning photo opportunities. Onsite parking  with an abundance of parking spots available adjacent the retreat.
  • Terrace area and deck, ambient garden lighting,  outdoor furniture, cushions, iced water drinking stations,
  • Included inside the reception area is the retreats bespoke decor. Retreats table cloths & matching napkins for sitdown weddings. An abundance of candles & succulents from our garden. Cocktail dispensers, complimentary cake cutting, cake table knife and wishing well.
  • Wedding cake Belgium chocolate cake if selected as the dessert option.
  • 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.



WEDDING PACKAGES

 

Ceremony Only Package

Duration 2 hours from $2450 Mon, Wed, Thurs and $3450 Fri Sat Sun + $30 per person *

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Reception Venue Hire Fee

Venue Hire Fee from Fri/ Sat/ Sun $4950 & Thurs $3950 + package price per person

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Gold Sit Down Package

6 hours duration from $258 per person + Reception Venue Hire Fee includes beverage service. & use of the Gardens for your Ceremony if required.

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Stunning wedding photos

Silver Sit Down Package

5 hours duration from $225 per person + Reception Venue Hire Fee includes beverage service. & use of the Gardens for your Ceremony if required.

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The perfect location for a ceremony

Gold Roaming Cocktail Package

6 hours duration from $225 per person + Reception Venue Hire Fee includes beverage service & use of the Gardens for your Ceremony if required.

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The perfect wedding venue

Silver Roaming Cocktail Package.

5 hours duration from $198 per person + Reception Venue Hire Fee includes beverage service & use of the Gardens for your Ceremony if required.

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A beautiful Affair

Shared Table

5 .5 Hours duration from $243 per person + Reception Venue Hire Fee includes beverage service & use of the Gardens for your Ceremony if required.

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Buffet includes Ceremony.

4.5 hours Duration from $210 per person + Reception Venue Hire Fee includes beverage service & use of the Gardens for your Ceremony if required.

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Micro Wedding lunch.

4 hours duration $215 per person + Venue Hire Fee for the Upstairs  Dining Room + Terrace  venue hire fee includes beverage service & use of the Gardens for 2.hours for your Ceremony / photos if required.

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one stop destination wedding venue

Elope

2 hour Garden hire for the Ceremony from $2450 Thur and $3450 Fri Sat Sun

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Planning your event

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

Destination Wedding Accommodation Discounted Group Bookings
  • Aditional discounted rates apply if you book 6 or more of our accommodation suites either in iKaya or Main Lodge.  Please email info@twr.com.au for the promo code.
  • Rates  are per couple and includes Breakfast daily.
  •  An additional tariff applies if more than 2 people stay per room.

    iKaya Tumbling Waters Retreat

    Luxury Ocean Suite with private pool + hot plunge pool and steamroom

    Located Ikaya 

     

     

    Large Lounge Room, beautiful Ocean & Garden views, open fire place, large balcony with 10 meter wet edge swimming pool +  steam room + hot plunge pool, indoor and outdoor shower - 1 x Kingsize Bed + 3 single beds + 1 Rollaway Bed.                      Room size 130m2

    Perfect for the Bride and Bridesmaids to stay on the night before the wedding.

    Suitable for 1 couple or up to 6 people.

    Garden Suite

    located  Ikaya

     

    Marble Bathroom, beautiful Garden views, King Size Bed + 1 Single Bed.  Room size 45m2

     Suitable for 1 couple or 3 people

    Premium Ocean Suite with 2 Bedrooms Located Ikaya

     

    1 x Marble Bath Room, balcony with outdoor Stone Bath + shower, beautiful Ocean views. 1 Kingsize bed + 1 Single + 1 Queensize Beds in 2nd bedroom. * Shared Bathroom with the option to use another Bathroom nearby. 95m2

    Suitable for 2 couples + 2 single or 6 people

     

    Premium Luxe Suite

    Located Ikaya 

    Marble Bath Room large balcony with outdoor Marble Bath + showers, beautiful Ocean views. 1 x King Size Bed + 1 Single Bed.   Room size 57m2

    Suitable for 1 couple + 1 single.

    Luxe Ocean Suite x 1

    Located Ikaya 

     

    Balcony with Daybed indoor and outdoor Baths + showers, beautiful Ocean views 1 x King Size Bed

    Suitable for 1 couple

    Main Lodge Tumbling Waters Retreat 
    Luxe Ocean Suites x 3

    Located Main Lodge

     

    Balcony with Daybed indoor and outdoor Baths + showers, beautiful Ocean views 1 x King Size Bed + 1 single bed. Perfect for Nana Closest to the venue. + size 55 m2

    Suitable for 1 couple + 1 single per Suite

     

     

     

    Ocean Room  Located Main Lodge Marble Bath 1 x Queensize bed + outdoor shower. Beautiful Rainforest and Ocean views. Nature lovers only !!                  Room size 24 m2

    Suitable for 1 couple

    Ocean Room

    Located Main Lodge

     

     

    Marble Bath Room large balcony with outdoor Day Bed, beautiful Ocean views King Size Bed + 1 Single Bed .            Room size 29m2

    Suitable for 1 couple + 1 single 

     

    Bath House Eco Cabin

    located Ornamental Pond area

     

     

    Private Steam Room + Hydotherapy tub. Perfect for the nature loving couple!! 1 Kingsize bed. Room size 36m2

    Suitable for 1 couple 

    Amanzi Beach Suite

    Located close by on the Beach in Stanwell Park..... 7 minute drive to Tumbling Waters Retreat.

    Marble Bath Room, garden terrace with outdoor Daybed and stone bath, footsteps to the Beach.

    One kingsize Bed + 1 single + 1 Rollaway bed           Room size 60m2

    Perfect for the Groomsmen the night before the wedding. Suitable up to 4 people.

     

    Max Occupancy 14  couples non sharing Maximum Capacity sharing is 35 people using additional roll away beds.

     

Preferred Suppliers / Contacts

We can highly recommend the following professionals

Marriage celebrants

Flowers

Photography

Videographers

Music

  • Jason Norris Music
    Website: visit website
    Phone:  0422 988 673
  • English and The Doc. live Music 0413434433 or 0421 844639. 

 

Hair and Make Up

Transport

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

Shire Shuttle Bus & Tours 0405679121    1300 859 589

Private Drivers Online will get you there and back in a comfort class care with a driver who really takes care of you https://privatedrivers.online/

Ken hall Local Uber   Email: kenkate0@gmail.com Phone: 0416653749

Robert local driver has a 7 seater 0416188955

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

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!

local Accommodation 

Terms & Conditions
  • A 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.
  • Should Covid 19 effect our business operations at the retreat  and we are not permitted to host your wedding we can  transfer your wedding FOC to  another suitable date that works for everyone.   Please note  weddings transferred to future dates will be subject to any tariff increase applicable to the new date. To work in with what is permissible  with the NSW Health regulations at the time of your wedding i.e 4 square meter rule,  we will  allow you to reduce your minimum spend /  guests attending your wedding. We may  need to reduce some of the Menu  items that are available for selection to assist us and our team to navigate some of the challengers COVID 19 presents.Normal cancellation fees / date change fees will apply if you decide not to go ahead with your wedding and cancel  or wish to postpone your wedding to a future date.
  • Final payment is due 21 days prior to your reception/function date. Payment can be made by direct transfer into Tumbling Waters Retreat Bank Account.
  • Confirmation of final guest numbers is required 21 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 wedding  commences when guests arrive as per the agreed time and  ends when the wedding concludes all must guests leave.
  • An additional fee of $600.00 per hour or part there of will be charged if guests fail to leave at the agreed completion time.
  • It is anticipated ( not essential ) that you may need about 1 hour in total of onsite meeting with our wedding  coordinator to familiarize with our style of operation should you require more on site meetings greater than the above, a charge of $75 per hour will apply.
  • In the event of early cancellation, greater than 1 year from the booked date  a fee of $2000.00 will be charged.
  • Functions cancelled within 12 months of the booked date will be charged the full venue hire fee used to secure the reservation.
  • Midweek date changes Monday - Thursday  incur a $1000 fee, to lock in a new date the applicable publish package rate and venue hire fee applies.
  • Weekend date changes Friday, Saturday and Sunday  will incur a fee of $2000 and the applicable publish package rate and venue hire fee applies.
  • If a wedding date has been changed and then subsequently cancelled the full venue hire fee and the date change   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 9:00 pm on Sundays and 11:00 pm 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.
  • If a service provider i.e Photographer / Videographer / DJ is on site for more than 4 hours duration  it is mandatory  a crew meal  is supplied by the venue and an  additional charge applies.
  • Service providers are served  after your guests have been served and are seated separately.
  • 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 organizers.
  • 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 dependent 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 organizer.
  • 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.
  • The owners reserve the right to make changes to improve the business / property at their own discretion.
  • The owners reserve the right to cancel a booking if the client demands are against the service providers advice or ability to deliver.
  • Parking onsite is at your own risk.
  • Tumbling Waters Retreat cannot accept any responsibility & refund for natural weather related events.
  • In the case of fire / natural disaster  we will postpone / reschedule your wedding / accommodation to the next available date  that is suitable to both parties. The retreat has a very good fire defence system with over 300 000 litres of water stored onsite and we work closely with the RFS - your safety is our priority.

 

Availability Calendar Wedding Receptions

Venue inspections are  strictly by appointment on a Saturday between 10am - 11 am or at a time that is suitable for you and our TWR team.

Come see our venue please email info@twr.com.au 

Please note  we  place limits on the amount of weddings we host per week and are open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays for Weddings.

Please contact the property for availability ceremony only package.

  • Nil availability
  • available / special offer

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