Cottontails on the Ridge is a beautiful, purpose built destination for your next function or event, located on 100 acres of pristine countryside just outside of Wagga, featuring over 10 acres of vineyard. Within this beautiful environment we produce and serve the finest food and wine from around our region.
Cottontails is easily accessible and provides a serene and relaxed atmosphere – all that is required from the perfect wedding to a successful conference. We have a dedicated events coordinator to ensure every detail is attended to prior to and during your function or seminar, and who will tailor a function package to suit your event; individual needs and requirements at our unique venue.
At Cottontails, guests can enjoy private function rooms with full function facilities, corporate conference facilities or a relaxed function on the deck with our breathtaking views over Wagga. Guest dining in the classic elegance of the restaurant featuring an open kitchen and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside & vineyard ensure an event to remember.
Our restaurant can cater for up to 160 delegates or individual guests in style and luxury.
We are normally open from 11.30 am to 12 midnight, (other times pre-arranged), with the choice of two outstanding restaurants - our main venue, Cottontails, can accommodate up to - 120 people seated (Conference) or 150 people for Canapes style, and our new covered outdoor area Kittens, seats up to 40 people, or 60 people for Canape Style.
Venue Hire Pricing
Once a deposit is paid the venue is guaranteed – meal prices are set as soon as your menu is confirmed, alcohol is priced at the prevailing prices on the day of your function.
- $1550.00 Full day and night (Whole venue closed to public)
- $995.00 Full day & night - (Main Restaurant closed to the Public) - "Kittens" open to the public from 6.30pm
- $150.00 Function Room Hire Only (Main Restaurant open to public)
- $150.00 “Kittens” Outdoor Restaurant up to 4 hours (Seats 40 guests or 60 for canape function – (Main Restaurant Open to Public)
The following is included in the venue hire
- Tables and Chairs- White Tablecloths available (chair covers available for hire - see below)
- Cutlery, Crockery & Glassware
- Cake Table
- Wait & Bar Staff
- Setup to your specifications
- Lectern facilities including TV, DVD, MC,
- Projector Screen, Internet Connection (Main Restaurant only)
- Clean up
- Functions & Events Co-coordinator
CHAIR COVERS- White Lycra Chair Covers are available to hire @ $1.50 per cover (includes fitting to chairs)
- We DO NOT have a BYO License, all beverages must be purchased through the restaurant.
- All damages must be paid for upon prior to leaving the premises.
We can assist with special prices & arrangements for you to hire buses, etc. so please make an enquiry for further information.
We do NOT accept personal cheques unless they are given 7 days in advance.
Cottontails traditional High Tea is the perfest setting for a beautiful Ladies afternoon, Kitchen Tea, Hen's Party or a special occasion.
From our delicate housemaid cakes & pastries to our elegant table settings, Cottontails will make your High Tea a memorable & exquisite experience.
Events and Seminars
We offer full Corporate Training facilities and corporate menu choices. We provide privacy, exclusivity and a serene environment, with dedicated and experienced staff to provide an exceptional level of service to ensure your function, event or seminar is a successful and pleasurable experience.
Our Meal Options for group bookings are as follows - We can do Canapes or Tapas or Pizzas or Entrees/Mains/Desserts, BUT it is hard to mix and match these options together. Please contact us if you have any enquiries.
Please Note: Children over 12 years are full price.
All bookings of over 15 people “without exception” must have a deposit paid & a booking sheet completed, to confirm & “protect” your booking.
We have arrangements with local companies that provide special return transportation for Cottontails guests, transportation rates are dependant on your requirements; options available are 11 passengers, 24 passengers or 60 passenger bus, call us for a price.
Cottontails have purpose built conference facilities that cater for groups of up to 150. The facility enables the venue to be split into 4 separate conferencing rooms to facilitate breakout sessions as required.
Included in the facility are:
Overhead projector, Sound system, Microphone & Lectern,
White Board & markers, and a Flip Chart
Our conference packages can be tailored to suit all size groups & are negotiable on request. Menus & food packages can be designed and tailored to your unique requirements.
Light Lunches or full catering is available with some sample menu examples below. For an individual quote contact our Conference Coordinator on 02 69284554.
Requirements must be conveyed to the Function’s Coordinator one week prior to the function to allow for food ordering and delivery.
To Calculate prices for your meals - go to "Functions Menu" Tab, then select your options and see below the method to calculate
Sit Down Meals – To calculate costings, for a 2 course meal, just choose your selection of 2 dishes, add together, then halve the price to reach a cost per head, e.g. Entrees $14.00 + $18.00 = $32.00 x 50% = $16.00 per person, Mains $ 38.00 + $36.00 = $74.00 x 50% = $37.00 per person, served alternately. Total $53.00 per person.