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 canapés style, and our new covered outdoor area Kittens, seats up to 40 people, or 60 people for canapé style.

Venue Hire Pricing

Once the venue hire fee 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 if a 'tab' is preferred otherwise we do offer drink packages (see drinks list below)

  • $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 canapé function – (main restaurant open to public)

The following is included in the venue hire

  • tables and chairs
  • cutlery, crockery & glassware
  • serviettes
  • wait & bar staff
  • lectern facilities including TV, DVD & MC
  • projector screen, internet connection (main restaurant only)
  • set up to your specifications
  • clean up (decorations excluded)
  • Functions & Events Co-coordinator

- standard white table clothes are $10.00 per  cloth
- white Lycra chair covers are $1.50 per cover (includes fitting to chairs)


Please note:

  • We DO NOT have a BYO License and all beverages must be purchased through the restaurant.
  • All damages must be paid for upon prior to leaving the premises.


We have two bus options available which includes your driver and one return round trip to Wagga Wagga.

We have access to an 11 passenger seater bus for $150.00 hire fee or a 24 passenger seater for $250.00.

We do NOT accept personal cheques unless they are given 7 days in advance.

High Tea

Cottontails traditional High Tea is the perfect setting for a beautiful ladies afternoon, Hen's Party or a special occasion.

From our delicate house made cakes & pastries to our elegant table settings, Cottontails will make your High Tea a memorable & exquisite experience.

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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 canapés 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.

All bookings of over 15 people, without exception, must have a deposit paid, credit card listed & a booking sheet completed, to confirm & 'protect' your booking.

Need Transport?

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 Restaurant Winery Functions Wagga

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 paper 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. 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.