Bower Weddings and Events

The Bower has recently completed building a wedding venue for ceremonies and celebrations in a DIY marquee wedding space.

This new DIY venue provides a beautiful and amazing space for you to create & style your own wedding.   Should you choose Banquets at The Bower, we can assist you with information for selecting the marquee, pavilion or Giant TiPi’s to suit your needs, quality caterers, celebrant and photographers, etc.

Our landscaped grounds provide space for marquees, tipi’s etc.  and includes power, water and secure storage facilities to assist your selected mobile caterers (as well as your musicians and photographers).  There is also parking for up to about 50 cars.

We have a lovely ceremony site set amongst a ‘temperate rainforest’ backdrop of cycads and tree ferns. Alternatively, you could choose to conduct your ceremony on one of our nearby beaches or oceanfront headlands and then invite your guests to our venue for the reception celebrations. There is plenty of room for your musicians to set up in various places around the venue, depending on what you prefer.

Our Facebook page has a selection of images of the events that we’ve run so far.

As an opening offer, we are offering the ceremony and reception site [only] for $2,500.

Email us for a copy of our  Banquets flyer which provides more information on inclusions, costings and the optional luxury onsite accommodation for you and your guests (up to 7 couples).

Further accommodation is available in Broulee itself and nearby villages and ranges from camping sites, beachside cabins etc. plus local motel and house rental.   Please feel free to contact us again if you would like anything clarified or wish to have a chat.  We would love to assist you in finding the perfect spot for your wedding and would also welcome the opportunity to introduce you to The Bower and our wedding site.

(For a chance to win a short stay in our “Bambino” to enable you to get a feel for the venue in advance  enter our competition here.)

We would be very pleased to discuss your vision for your wedding over the phone and invite you to call us on 02, 4471 8666 for a chat should you wish.

We do hope that our site enables the style and environment you are seeking to create your special day.

Our Recommended Wedding Vendors:

Marquees & Pavilions

South Coast Party Hire SouthCoast Party Hire … is a family owned and run business located in Shellharbour servicing the Illawarra and South Coast from Helensburgh to the far South Coast and inland to Kangaroo Valley, Southern Highlands and Canberra. We provide all hire equipment for any event from marquees, flooring, tables, chairs, catering equipment and linen.
Katalane Giant TiPi’s  … are extraordinary Nordic Event Tents, offer a beautiful alternative. They Katas are a unique Tipi-style tent originating from the Sami people of northern Scandinavia.
These tents are designed to withstand the harshest of conditions yet still show their beautiful and natural appearance which blends surprisingly well with the surrounding natural forest at The Bower.
 Mr Bold Catering Co From weddings, intimate dinner party’s or a special celebration Mr Bold can craft the perfect menu to ensure the most memorable event for you and your guests.  Qualified chefs and wait staff who are passionate about fine cuisine served with the utmost professionalism.
Citrus Catering
Jonny at Citrus Catering offers complete food and beverage service packages including hireage. You may also wish to take advantage of our full event planning service to assist you with the many decisions required when organising your big day. These services include wedding cake and decorative service providers, reception venue, photographer and florist.
Mob: +614 1122 3655
Cut N Run Pizza van
Two Sisters on Wheels Serving authentic Lao Thai cuisine, Naly & Marco offer exceptional quality from their mobile kitchen Ph: 0491 066 371  e: 
Tessa’s Kitchen & Catering Corporate & Private Catering in Canberra, Coast & Country NSW.

Cocktail parties on the beach to elaborate three day marquee weddings, we literally have done and will do it all. We can effortlessly supply the food alone or in addition help coordinate staff, hiring and decoration.

Duck Duck Goose Catering

Duck Duck Goose Catering,based in Berry, this caterer offers delicious finger food to a simple, varied buffet, to a full food and table service package, you can rely on their experienced team to take the stress out of your special day.

Ph: 02 4422 6168
Nearby Accommodation Options
The Lodge, Broulee  Michael from the Broulee Lodge offers a shuttle service to and from Banquets at The Bower for wedding guests.
Glamping Tents Up to 20x 5m belle tents including setup and take-down with a double or 2x single bed accommodation for up to 4 people.
Broulee Beach Resort BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Broulee is ideal for groups. A resort style holiday park  located just 3 kms from the Bower venue and features private direct access to the beautiful Broulee Beach
Barlings Beach Holiday Park Short break accommodation options range from luxury villas, modern family-sized beach homes to modest cabins priced for a budget getaway. Your wedding guests can be located in a group at Barlings with communal BBQ and firepit etc. facilities.
The Moorings, Tomakin Budget apartment accommodation for groups about 2kms from Tomakin beach and 3kms from the venue. Golf driving range and par 3 course is adjacent.
A Shot in the Dark Contact Hayley at
Peter Izzard Photography Peter Izzard Photography   WebPage
Carolyn Morey Carolyn is a friendly and professional celebrant. She will work with you to create a ceremony that reflects you as a couple perfectly 04 0685 6331
Catherine Potter “Happy to help you find the right place for your ceremony and to guide you in making the necessary bookings with the relevant agencies.” 04 2172 8980
Nola Debney Nola is now living in Canberra, but since the region provides so many beautiful settings for ceremonies she is happy to travel to your specially chosen location.  04 1290 7002
Cathy Smith 04 0997 1038
Daphne Cole
04 0401 7391
Judy Filmer-Smith
04 2771 5061
Max Hogno
Max is now enjoying a well earned retirement after a long and distinguished career as a celebrant.
Cathy Milliken
Cathy has also retired from weddings but is still conducting funerals.