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 serene 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 for the perfect birthday to a successful conference. We have a dedicated function coordinator to ensure every detail is attended to prior to and during your event 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 panoramic views of the surrounding countryside & vineyard ensure an event to remember. We pride ourselves on creating the impression that our guests are 'on top of the world'.

Our restaurant can cater for up to 160 delegates or individual guests in style and luxury.

We are open from 11.30 am Thursday till Sunday, (other days pre-arranged), with the choice of two outstanding restaurants - our main venue, Cottontails, can accommodate up to - 120 people seated or 150 people for canapés style, and our covered outdoor area Kittens, which features picturesque views and is fully self-contained, seats up to 40 people or 60 people for canapé style.


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High Tea

Cottontails traditional, premium 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.

Events, Seminars & Conferences

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.

Cottontails have purpose built conference facilities that cater for groups of up to 150. The facility enables the venue to be split into four separate conferencing rooms to facilitate breakout sessions as required. Our main restaurant is equipped with projector + screen, sound system, stage, timber dance floor and timber deck.

We also provide an entirely exclusive restaurant for more intimate functions. Kittens is fully self contained and can cater for up to forty guests or sixty canapé style. Kittens boasts a projector screen, grassed pad area, undisturbed views, TV and sound system.

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Function Menu Choices

Cottontail Wines prides itself on delivering a la carte cooking whilst you can choose your budget - our internationally travelled Chef has a unique passion for a vast range of cuisines and can suit all dietary requirements. We are here to ensure your event is one to remember.

Is your event formal and traditional?

Is your event an informal cocktail style?

If you cannot find a suitable menu available then please contact us via our booking form and we will be glad to discuss alternatives.


Venue Hire Pricing

Our venue is available for private hire and includes table layout to your requirements, professional bar + wait staff, cutlery + crockery, glassware and clean up (excluding third party decorations).
We will also provide a dedicated functions manager who will assist you in every part of your event planning!

  • Cottontails Restaurant is available to hire exclusively for four hours at $200.00 - 'Kittens' is open to public

  • Kittens Restaurant is available to hire exclusively for four hours at $150.00 - 'Cottontails' is open to public

Our regular opening hours are 11:30am till 4pm and 6pm till 10pm. If you require and extended amount of time then this will be charged at $100.00 per hour.

Need Transport?

We have arrangements with local companies that provide special round-trip transportation for our valued Cottontails guests. Let us take the stress out of getting your guests on time - we can provide a return trip to ensure your event or seminar runs as smoothly as you need it to be.

  • 11 passenger seater including driver - $150.0 (return trip from The Wagga Visitors Information Centre)

  • 24 passenger seater including driver - $250.0 (return trip from The Wagga Visitors Information Centre)