WINTER AT THE CO-OP – FIND OUT MORE

Coastal Charm,
Heritage Heart

in the heart of Gerringong

Discover The Co-Op Gerringong: The South Coast's Newest Wedding Destination

Nestled in charming Gerringong, The Co-Op is where your dream South Coast wedding unfolds with a touch of magic. Picture saying your vows surrounded by lush greenery in our serene outdoor garden, with the gentle ocean breeze enhancing every moment. Whether you’re envisioning an intimate gathering or a lively celebration for up to 200 guests, our venue ensures flexibility and reliability, rain or shine.

We’re passionate about creating personalised experiences, working closely with local artisans and vendors to ensure every detail—from the floral arrangements to the menu—reflects your unique style and vision. If you’re searching for Gerringong wedding venues that effortlessly combine natural beauty with historic charm, The Co-Op is the perfect place to craft cherished memories on your special day.

The Space

What makes The Co-Op truly special is its blend of industrial heritage and modern comforts.

You’ll love the original steel beams that add character and history, alongside modern conveniences like our striking antique mirror wall, a fully stocked bar featuring local wines and craft cocktails, a cosy lounge area, and an inviting indoor fireplace—all designed to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

THE TRUCK ROOM

Once known as the truck room, our multi purpose events space, north facing lawn and coastal garden and brand new amenities block. Opening 2024.

COASTAL LAWN & GARDEN

Think a beautiful blend of Australian beer garden and Italian style outdoor dining, our colourful outdoor courtyard with incredible cooking facilities; Traegar smokers, Argentinian grills and pizza oven. Enjoy a play area for the children, fire pits and a sunny deck. Cosy indoor dining and bar, with double sided fireplaces, indoor meeting or private dining room and cocktail bar, featuring craft beers and a beverage list to keep you coming back.

WATCH THIS SPACE

Facilities

  • Caterer’s Service Kitchen
  • Coolrooms
  • Licensed Bar
  • Full Bar Facilities
  • Gender-neutral bathrooms including accessible bathrooms & nappy change table
  • Parking for 29 vehicles, 1 disabled space
  • Fireplace
  • Indoor and outdoor speaker system with cordless microphone
  • Dimmable Indoor Lighting
  • Industrial Ceiling Fans
  • Indoor Sound System
  • Lounge Area
  • Indoor Dance Floor
  • Weddings up to 200pax seated
  • Weddings up 300pax cocktail style
  • Wet Weather Ceremony Option
200
Guest Capacity
2
Hours From Sydney
3
Hours From Canberra
50
Metres from Public Transport
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200

Guest Capacity

2

Hours from Sydney

3

Hours from Canberra

50

Metres from Public Transport

Our Packages

Packages

80 – 200 GUESTS

CEREMONY

  • 24 Bamboo Ceremony Chairs
  • 2 Chairs and Signing Table
  • 4 Outdoor Umbrellas
 

RECEPTION

  • Tables (each seats 8-10 guests)
  • Tablecloths & Napkins (white)
  • Ghost Chairs (amber)
  • Crockery & Cutlery (B&B, main, dessert)
  • Water glass and carafes on tables
  • 4 hour ‘By Your Side’ Socials package

STAFF 

Our staff will assist you with pre-planning in the lead up to your wedding, and 10 hours of on the day co-ordination. Our team will set up and pack down your table settings, and will handle all rubbish removal and cleaning.

NB: Minimum spend on bar required

 

80 – 200 GUESTS

PRE-WEDDING FESTIVITIES

Come together for a Welcome Dinner for 30 guests from 6-9pm.

CEREMONY

  • Up to 32 Bamboo Ceremony Chairs
  • 2 Chairs and Signing Table
  • 8 Outdoor Umbrellas
  • 2 Outdoor Furniture Settings

 

RECEPTION

  • Tables (each seats 8-10 guests)
  • Linen Tablecloths & Napkins (white)
  • Ghost Chairs (amber)
  • Crockery & Cutlery (B&B, main, dessert)
  • All Glassware & Water Carafes
  • Card Box
  • Cake Table & Knife
  • 4 hour ‘By Your Side’ Socials package
  • Minimum spend on bar required

STAFF

Our staff will assist you with pre-planning (12 hours) in the lead up to your wedding, and on the day co-ordination (10 hours). Our team will set up and pack down your table settings, and will handle all rubbish removal and cleaning. Bar staff are included.

80 – 200 GUESTS

CEREMONY

  • Up to 50 Bamboo Ceremony Chairs
  • 2 Chairs and Signing Table
  • Guests receive a glass of sparkling wine on arrival

 

POST-CEREMONY

  • Champagne Tower
  • 10 Outdoor Umbrellas
  • 4 Bamboo Outdoor Furniture Settings

 

RECEPTION

  • Tables (each seats 8-10 guests)
  • Linen Tablecloths & Napkins (white)
  • Ghost Chairs (amber)
  • Crockery & Cutlery
  • All Glassware & Water Carafes
  • Antique Mirror (customised decal included)
  • Card Box & Table Number Stands
  • Cake Table & Knife
  • 4 hour ‘By Your Side’ Socials package
  • Minimum spend on bar $90pp

FLORALS & STYLING

Floral styling includes an Arbour, 4 x Groom Buttonholes, 4 x Bride/Bridesmaid Bouquets, Bud Vases and Candles on table.

Stationery design including Invitations + Save the Dates, Food Menu, Beverage Menu, Welcome Sign & Seating Chart (printing is additional based on number count and selections).

 

STAFF

Our staff will assist you with pre-planning (12 hours) and on the day coordination (10 hours). We will set up and pack down your table settings, and will handle all rubbish removal and cleaning.

Premium Beverage Package includes staff and table service during meal times (3-10pm).

POST-WEDDING FESTIVITIES
Recovery Brunch at our sister venue The Hill Bar & Kitchen for 50 guests from 9:30-11:30am.

MAX 60 GUESTS

CEREMONY

  • 24 bamboo ceremony chairs
  • celebrant
  • Signing table & 2 chairs
  • 2 umbrellas and bamboo outdoor settings

 

RECEPTION

  • Cake for 60 pax, cut & served on platters
  • Choice of cocktail style event OR banquet
  • Minimum spend on bar required
  • Crockery, cutlery & glassware
  • Tables & chairs
  • Cake Table
  • Gift Table

 

FLORALS

Includes an Arbour, 1 x Buttonhole, 1 x Bouquet, Cake Flowers, Bud Vases & Candles for tables.

STATIONERY

Stationery design including Invitations + Save the Dates, Food Menu, Beverage Menu, Welcome Sign & Seating Chart (printing is additional based on number count and selections).


PHOTOGRAPHY

  • 4 hours of shooting
  • Full High Resolution Digital Gallery
  • 10 Prints of your choice (5×7 prints)

 

STAFF

Our staff will set up and pack down, and will handle all rubbish removal and cleaning. Bar & Food service at reception.

MAX 60 GUESTS

COCKTAIL HOUR

  • 6 Outdoor Umbrellas
  • 4 Bamboo Outdoor Furniture Settings
  • 8 Bamboo Director Chairs

 

RECEPTION

  • Tables (each seats 8-10 guests)
  • Tablecloths & Napkins (white)
  • Ghost Chairs (amber)
  • Crockery & Cutlery (B&B, main, dessert)
  • Water glass and carafes on tables
  • Cake table & knife
  • Banquet Dinner for 120 Guests with M2 Kitchen
  • Live pasta, risotto or Hibachi Grill station
  • Homemade Icecream sandwiches for dessert

BAR

  • Fully licensed bar
  • Bar staff and supervisor
  • Minimum spend of $70 per person
  • All glassware
  • Coolrooms and ice machine

 

STAFF

  • Our staff will assist you with pre-planning in the lead up to your wedding, and 10 hours of on the day co-ordination.
  • Our team will set up and pack down your table settings, and will handle all rubbish removal and cleaning.

Packages

Optional Add-Ons

  • Live Wedding Artist
  • Cocktail Package
  • Spirits Package
  • Champagne Tower
  • Gelato Cart
  • Marquee
  • Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country
  • MC
  • Bridal party accommodation
  • Local guest accommodation
  • Coffee Cart and Staff
  • Mini bus transfers to and from accommodation

Make Your Wedding One For The Memory Books

Fill out the form below to connect with one of our event coordinators who will assist you in planning your wedding.

Wedding FAQ

Are pets allowed at The Co-Op?

Yes, pets are allowed outside for ceremony and any photographs. Once food is served, pets should depart the venue.

No, we are a licensed venue and provide drinks packages included in our wedding packages. We have draught beverages on tap, as well as a great selection of cocktails and wine (on tap and bottled). R.S.A certified bar staff are included in your package, based on your final numbers.

Due to council regulations and respect for neighbouring homes, our curfew is 10pm. Music is to be lowered to an ambient level while guests depart the venue.

The average wedding ceremony runs for 30-45min, and we allow 1 hour with congratulations, post ceremony before the Bridal party may like to depart for their wedding photo’s offsite. Considering a 10pm curfew and a seven-hour beverage package, dinner, dancing and speeches, we would expect the most appropriate time for your guests to arrive would be between 1.30pm – 2.30pm. Please ask for our sample runsheet as a guide for your day.

We have no restrictions on what day/s you can hold your wedding at The Co-Op? Weddings held Monday-Thursday may receive a discounted rate.

The Co-Op can accommodate weddings between 80 – 200 guests, with a sweet spot of 180 guests. This includes an indoor dance floor space.

Our packages are priced for 80-140 guests. If you have more guests on your list, let us know and we will provide an additional price per person, based on your specific numbers.

The Co-Op has a beautiful champagne coloured marquee, which is 9m x 15m. It has a champagne ceiling and clear walls. The marquee is included in your package.

Your florist will have access to the venue from 7am. Our staff will set up your tables from 7am and the ceremony immediately after. The venue will be ready one hour prior to your guests arriving at The Co-Op.

The Co-Op has parking for 29 vehicles including one disabled parking space.

We request the use of mini-buses for your guests to arrive and depart The Co-Op. We are conveniently located next to the Gerringong Train Line (trains are electric, thus quiet), so guests can arrive and depart by train from Kiama or Berry. Download the Opal Travel App to access an updated train timetable.

Yes. We have a thorough list Trusted Partners that we can provide you once you confirm your booking with a paid deposit and signed contract.

We require a 25% deposit at the time of booking and signing your contract. Three (3) months prior to your wedding date, you will be invoiced for 50% and the remaining 25% will be invoiced to you thirty (30) days prior to your wedding date.

Our terms and conditions outline our cancellation procedure. When booking and signing your contract, we ask that you read the terms and conditions and welcome questions to ensure you understand them.

We will require your final guest numbers 30 days prior to your wedding date. We will also communicate this to your caterer.

We have a service kitchen and full washroom that your caterer will hire from The Co-Op. There is a covered service walkway and service entrance for catering staff.

Live music and DJ’s are allowed at The Co-Op. There is a limit to the decibel level and our management will liaise with your entertainer on bass and decibel levels throughout the evening.

GET IN TOUCH

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