Wollongong Function Centres

Wollongong Event Venues: Function Centres | Wedding Venues

Looking for a Wollongong function centre to hire for next event? Function venues in Wollongong offer a wide range of event spaces catering from 10 to 400 guests. These versatile function rooms are perfect for wedding receptions, private celebrations and corporate functions, and offer venue hire options from affordable to luxe.

The best function centres to hire in Wollongong include the Illawarra's most popular event venues as well as quirky rooms & spaces at the region's most unique function venues. From private properties with accommodation onsite to beachfront event venues at large hotels and halls, these beautiful locations offer everything you need to make your next event a roaring success.

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Top 10 Function Centres in Wollongong

The Pavilion Function Centre
1. The Pavilion Event Venue

Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
Seated Capacity: 250
Standing Capacity: 400
Licensed with onsite catering

The Pavilion Kiama is a popular event venue conveniently located in the centre of Kiama on the picturesque waterfront. The light-filled function space includes the latest modern amenities with air conditioning and professional sound systems, and has an elevated stage and huge ocean-facing windows overlooking the foreshore to Kiama Lighthouse.

A seperate entrance foyer with its own bar can be closed off from the main function room and there's an outdoor grassed area suitable for drinks & canapés. Catering packages are provided by Culinarius who are based onsite and offer a range of seated & cocktail function menus. Hotel accommodation within walking distance of the venue.

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The Lodge Function Venue
2. The Lodge Function Venue

  • Location: 406 Jamberoo Mountain Road, Jamberoo, NSW 2533
  • Seated Capacity: 300
  • Standing Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136
  • Licensed with onsite catering

The Lodge is a newly renovated 43 room country hotel with a large riverfront function venue, restaurant and private bar just 30 minutes from Wollongong. Standard event packages include two nights accommodation for up to 136 people, a catered breakfast for all event attendees, a morning yoga session on the riverfront and exclusive use of the function hall.

The 300sqm function hall comes fully furnished with AV facilities, sound system, a bar and riverfront cocktail deckAlso near the function hall is a paved terrace overlooking the river with fire pits and outdoor seating. Yard games, food trucks or ice cream bikes can be set up here. Another breakaway event space is the games room which has a pool table, fusball, ping pong and chesterfield lounges.

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Coolangatta Estate Function Venue
3. Coolangatta Estate Function Centre

  • Location: 1335 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535
  • Seated Capacity: 120
  • Standing Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70
  • Licensed with onsite catering

Coolangatta Estate is a 200 year old property conveniently situated at Shoalhaven Heads near Wollongong, Nowra, and Kiama. The unique function centre has two event spaces for conferences, retreats and weddings, plus 26 motel rooms (with a pool and tennis court), a restaurant, cellar door and a variety of outdoor break out spaces.

The event spaces at Coolangatta Estate have an incredible rustic charm unique to Wollongong venues. Rooms include the spacious Crows Nest which has a private lounge, bar and open fire place and seats up to 120 people theatre style. The Great Hall (1822) was built by convicts and is an atmospheric function room seating 80 delegates theatre style.

Venue hire packages start at $90 per person including your choice of function space, conference facilities and morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch. More inclusive event packages with accommodation, dinner and wine tasting are $380 per person.

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Ravensthorpe Function Centre
4. Ravensthorpe Estate

  • Location: Albion Park, NSW
  • Seated Capacity: 200
  • Standing Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14
  • Licensed with catering available

Ravensthorpe is an elegant private estate with a flexible range of reception spaces and outdoor function areas for various sized events. There are three separate dwellings amongst the gardens that accommodate up to 14 people with use of a swimming pool, courtyard and tennis court.

The luxe surrounds of Ravensthorpe Estate make it a popular function venue for weddings & corporate retreats. Multi-purpose event spaces include The Conservatory which seats 13 - 45 people, the Marquee & private bar which caters for 50 - 200 people and the outdoor tennis court and courtyard areas. Interactive cooking classes and beer & wine appreciation classes can be arranged onsite.

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Figbird Cottage event venue Wollongong
5. Figbird Cottage Event Venue

  • Location: Terara, NSW
  • Seated Capacity: 150+
  • Standing Capacity: 200+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • BYO caterers & drinks

Figbird Cottage is a popular wedding reception venue that can be hired for any type of event. The main function space is a large European marquee that opens on all sides to a festoon-lit cocktail lawn. The marquee and lawn overlook beautiful gardens with rose arbours and ornamental rotundas, and the whole property is surrounded by peaceful dairy farm.

Venue hire packages come with a full compliment of furniture and the option of onsite accommodation in two cottages. You get exclusive use of the entire property and can hire in food trucks, drinks carts, ice cream vans or any other type of catering.

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Eleven Eighty Function Venue Wollongong
6. Eleven Eighty Function Hall

  • Location: 1180 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535 
  • Capacity: 80
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15

Eleven Eighty is a quirky function centre located on the grounds of an old school and is the perfect spot for small & unique events of 10 - 80 guests. The 3 acre country style property has a rustic courtyard that seats 80 people, an historic function hall that seats 50, a micro barn seating up to 30 and a one-of-a-kind train carriage that seats 20 and is perfect for private dining. 

As one of the most unique function venues in the Illawarra, Eleven Eighty sets the scene for an incredible experience. You can hire a chef for private dinner parties in any of the event spaces, host wine & gin tastings in the Train Carriage, cook up a storm on the custom-built Argentine Grill, play games or host yoga on the lawns and toast marshmellows around the fire pit.

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City Beach Function Venue

7. City Beach Function Centre

  • Location: Wollongong, NSW
  • Seated Capacity: 1330
  • Standing Capacity: 440
  • Licensed with onsite catering

City Beach Function Centre is a multi-award winning reception venue catering for weddings, formals, fundraising events and corporate functions. City Beach is the only Wollongong venue of its size on the oceanfront and has two pillar-less event spaces that seat up to 330 people or cater for cocktail functions of up to 440.

City Beach is one best function centres in Wollongong if you're looking for beach views with the ocean vista taking in Wollongong’s industrial hub of Port Kembla.  Expect state of the art facilities, beach chic styling and all inclusive hassle-free catering packages.

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Panorama House Function Centre
8. Panorama House

  • Location: Wollongong, NSW
  • Capacity: 380
  • Seated Capacity: 200+
  • Standing Capacity: 200+
  • Licensed with onsite catering

Panorama House is located just 15 minutes from the city centre in an incredible cliff-top location that offers some of the best ocean views in Australia. Its these expansive views that make Panorama House one of the most popular Wollongong venues for weddings, school formals, corporate events and private functions.

Function packages are available for groups of 10 or more from $65 per person. Wedding packages are available for 40+ guests from $79 per person. 

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Headlands Hotel Event Venue Wollongong
9. Headlands Function Centre

  • Location: Austinmer Beach, Wollongong, NSW
  • Seated Capacity: 200
  • Standing Capacity: 350
  • Accommodation: 50+ Rooms
  • Licensed with onsite catering

Twenty minutes north of Wollongong is Headlands Hotel, a beachfront function centre that hosts receptions, business events, conferences and momentous social gatherings. The large Ocean View Function Room caters for events of up to 350 people and can be split into smaller event spaces suiting 30+ attendees.

Huge floor to ceiling windows and a pillarless design lend the function rooms plenty of natural light and panoramic ocean views from all tables. Expect private bars and balconies, state-of-the-art facilities and 50+ self-contained apartments to accommodate guests and delegates.

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Tumbling Waters Function Centre
10. Tumbling Waters Retreat

  • Location: Stanwell Tops, NSW
  • Seated Capacity: 120
  • Standing Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: 12 Suites
  • Licensed with onsite catering

Tumbling Waters Retreat is a luxury event venue located twenty minutes north of Wollongong on a cliff top with incredible ocean views. Surrounded by nature neighbouring the Royal National Park, the unique destination is one of Australia's most popular retreats and has boutique accommodation with a private salt water pool, individual spas, a day spa and an Upper Deck Lounge & Bar. 

A popular spot for wedding ceremonies and receptions, Tumbling Waters Retreat offers event packages from $198 per person. You get exclusive use of the resort's function room, glass atrium and lower deck area for your wedding and are not required to book all accommodation.

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