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

Explore our Exquisite NSW 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 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 handpicked team of professionals and dedicated wedding coordinator will ensure your day is a huge success. Catering from 30-140 guests


60 minutes south of Sydney CBD and two and a half hours from Canberra. Venue inspections by appointment only and are usually on a Saturday from 11.30 am -1.30 pm.

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


Every aspect of your special day is covered.

Experienced dedicated Wedding Coordinator

Private gardens with ocean views

Wedding arbor sandstone aisle chairs signing table

Use of Retreat decorations or enjoy the freedom of adding your own decorations

Outdoor undercover terrace areas decks outdoor lounges

Granite dance floor plan B inclement weather for your ceremony

*Luxury accommodation stay the night with your *brides maids get ready onsite

*12 rooms / suites. * additional charge applies.

Gourmet catering, premium unlimited alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages all inclusive packages

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

Beautiful photo locations all onsite

We host one wedding at a time.

Unlimited free parking

Stress free weddings operating since 2002


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.

Featuring luxury accommodation, the perfect ambiance to relax & unwind, and prepare for your wedding day. * Minimum 2 night stays apply.

With over 1100 weddings under our belt, our experienced team will ensure your wedding is stress free and a huge success.

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 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 kitchen sets the standard for the food at the venue, and we take pride in delivering delicious cuisine for your dream wedding.

Tumbling Waters Retreat all-inclusive.

  • Stunning private ceremony location with a wedding arbour 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 fireplace, day beds, cushions, iced water drinking stations,
  • Included inside the reception area is the retreats bespoke decor. Retreats table cloths, matching napkins 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 with the package of your choice.
  • 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 venue

Ceremony Only Package

Duration 1.5 hours $1100 Mon - Thurs and $1750 Fri - Sun + $20 per person


Ceremony + Reception

Venue Hire Fee Fri/ Sat/ Sun $2750 & Mon-Thurs $1800 + package of your choice.


Gold Sit Down Package includes Ceremony

6 hours duration $225 per person + ceremony / venue hire fee includes beverage service.

Stunning wedding photos

Silver Sit Down Package includes Ceremony

5 hours duration $195 per person + ceremony venue hire fee includes beverage service.


Bronze Sit Down Package includes Ceremony

4 hours duration $175 per person + ceremony venue hire fee includes beverage service.


Gold Roaming Cocktail includes Ceremony

6 hours duration $198 per person + ceremony venue hire fee includes beverage service.

The perfect wedding venue

Silver Roaming Cocktail Package includes Ceremony.

5 hours duration $170 per person + ceremony venue hire fee includes beverage service.


Chefs Buffet Lunch or Dinner includes Ceremony.

4.5 hours Duration $168 per person + ceremony venue hire fee includes beverage service.


High Tea Package includes Ceremony.

4 hours duration $130 per person + ceremony venue hire fee includes beverage service.

Stunning wedding photos


One hour Garden Ceremony, includes Marriage Celebrate , Photos, Accommodation & Dining on the Edge. $3750


Photos only, small wedding ceremony, vow renewal or naming day for 10 guests or less.

One hour duration +$20 per person + venue hire includes beverage service.


Grazing Table Party Package

4 hours duration $140 per person + venue fee includes beverage service


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.



Seated Floorplan   Cocktail Floorplan


Local Accomodation
Preferred Suppliers / Contacts

We can highly recommend the following professionals

Marriage celebrants




Laura Vagheggi  www.dragonflyproductions.com.au

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


Photobooth / Music DJ


Hair and Make Up

Wedding Invitations



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

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




  • 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 $2750  fee is required to secure your booking FRI / SAT / SUN or $1800  MON - THURSDAY  and is an acknowledgement of all the terms and conditions for booking a function at Tumbling Waters Retreat.
  • 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. Should you wish to pay by credit card there is an additional surcharge of 1.5% on the final cost.
  • 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 $1000.00 will be charged.
  • Functions cancelled within 12 months of the booked date will be charged the full fee used to secure the reservation.
  • Midweek date changes Monday - Thursday  incur a $750 fee.
  • Weekend date changes Friday, Saturday and Sunday  will incur a fee of $1250
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 for a Saturday wedding 2020 2021

Available Saturdays 2020

September 12th 26th 2020

October 3rd 2020

November 14th  28th 2020

  2021 We still have plenty of dates Midweek Monday -Fridays & some  Sundays are still available. Please email Tumbling Waters Retreat to check availability

Available Saturdays 2021

January  2021 -  nil Saturdays

February 2021- nil Saturdays

March 2021  nil Saturdays

April 2021  10th 

May 2021 15th, 29th 

June 2021 5th 12th  19th

July  2021 Fully booked

August 2021 14th  21st  28th

September 2021 4th  11th 18th and 25th

October 2021  16th 30th

November 2021  20th 27th

December 2021  11th and 18th

We recommend you visit the retreat  as soon as possible if you are considering Tumbling Waters Retreat as a venue, please note  we only do 1 wedding reception per day and place limits on the amount of weddings we host per week.

Venue inspections are by appointment only. Please email Tumbling Waters Retreat