Seacliff House is located just north of Gerringong on the NSW South Coast – in a setting of stunning natural beauty that is perfect for a romantic wedding! Only two hours by car from Sydney, this stretch of coast was settled by Irish immigrants, many of whom became the local dairy farmers. They were drawn to the natural beauty of the area that reminded them of home. Seacliff House is a unique wedding venue and celebrating your special day here will be like stepping into another world – surrounded by rugged escarpments, rolling green hills and beautiful ocean vistas.
Seacliff House is set on five acres of environmentally zoned land and the views can never be built out. It is three minutes by car to Gerringong which has great cafes, restaurants and shops, seven minutes to the larger coastal town of Kiama, and about fifteen minutes to the bustling town of Berry, with its trendy shops, artisan markets and delicious bakeries and cafes.
The venue is a do-it- yourself set up, with the option to have a marquee or use of “the Barn”, or both. Weddings are limited to a maximum of 150 guests and the main house sleeps 12. Seacliff House has an approved DA to run wedding so no matter where and how you choose to get married, be assured that all will be compliant with council regulations.
Seacliff House is exclusively managed by South Coast Holidays with its office at 137b Fern Street, Gerringong. South Coast Holidays manages over 120 beautiful beach houses and country retreats in the area, so will also be able to assist with accommodation for your guests! Contact us on 02 4234 2065 or email us here.
This will help you budget for your wedding.
Please note: All wedding guests (excluding those staying in the house) must vacate the property by 11pm due to council requirements.
If you are having your wedding on the property, Seacliff House must be booked for a minimum 3 night stay. The property accommodates a maximum of 12 guests in the 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home and includes linen and towels and a reasonable clean upon departure.
Separate to the accommodation cost, the fee for use of the grounds of Seacliff House as your wedding venue is calculated on the number of guests:
0 – 30 Guests $3575
31-80 Guests $4675
81-130 Guests $6325
131-150 guests $6875
150+ Guests On application
Ask us about how you can make substantial savings on June/July/Aug and mid-week weddings.
The wedding event fee includes the following:
The wedding event fee does NOT include the following:
Equipment is usually set up on the Thurs/Fri prior to the wedding & picked up on the Monday after the wedding (unless you’re wedding falls on an alternative day).
There are no restrictions on caterers, photographers, wedding stylists etc but you should ensure that all third party contractors hold public liability insurance.
The Barn (which has usable space of 9m x 22m) can be hired for an additional cost, as follows:
$2,200 if booked at the time of paying your deposit
$3,850 if hire of the barn is added after your deposit has been paid
South Coast Party Hire will advise you of the exact numbers of guests that can be accommodated in The Barn, according to table shape, table layout and whether or not a dance floor is set up inside The Barn.
Indicatively, The Barn can accommodate:
Up to 108 guests if a dance floor is included in the layout
Up to 132 guests without a dance floor
Up to 180 guests cocktail party style
Buses and Parking
A bus or buses must be hired to ferry guests to and from the property. A maximum of 10 cars only are permitted on site. If Gerringong Buses 02 4234 0989 are used Seacliff House has given them permission to use up to a 61 seater bus as they have been regular providers to the venue and have devised a system that works with larger buses. Other unapproved transport vendors can use up to a 30 seater bus.
Noise / Council Restrictions
All commercial music must be lowered by 10pm and then turned off by 10.30pm. All guests, not staying at the house, must depart Seacliff House in a quiet manner by no later than 11pm.
On Site and Other Accommodation
Please contact South Coast Holidays on +612 4234 2065 for an accommodation quote. The minimum stay for a wedding booking is 3 nights, although please note there is a 7 night minimum stay during the peak summer weeks and 4 nights over Easter and long weekends.
South Coast Holidays also manages over 100 houses and rural retreats in the area – perfect for your wedding guests. Please ask all of your guests to contact South Coast Holidays for their accommodation needs.
If you require a marquee, pagoda or other structure for your event, we recommend a trusted & reputable hire company.
Note that structures are usually set up on the Thurs/Fri prior to the wedding & picked up on the Monday after the wedding (unless you’re wedding falls on an alternative day). The Marquees and Pagoda prices range from approx. $300- $2000+ depending on style and size.
We let you plan and create your reception the way you want it. There are many options you could consider including a formal sit down reception, a buffet, a banquet, cocktail-style with canapes, a bbq, a spit roast or a combination of any.
There are a number of caterers in the area, whom we work closely with, who come onsite and prepare and serve all the food for you. You can choose a caterer from our list below of trusted service providers, or choose your own.
Seacliff House has some of the best views in the Gerringong area. The green hills at the back of the property roll down to Werri Lagoon which flows into Werri Beach.
The sandstone surround swimming pool is an ideal backdrop for photos, and can include the view beyond to the Pacific Ocean.
Morning sunrises are spectacular while afternoon sunsets cast a beautiful soft light across the property.
Seacliff House is not a licensed venue. You are able to supply your own alcohol and soft drinks at the property. Bar staff can be arranged through your caterer or we can assist with contact details, all staff handling alcohol on site need to have their RSA, and we require a copy prior to your event.
A maximum of 10 cars are allowed on site for functions, so we require you to arrange a bus hire company to take guests to and from the property. Gerringong Buses or Stuarts Coaches are our recommendations, please contact them direct to arrange a quote.
It is your responsibility to remove all rubbish after the function, including a complete search of rubbish in the gardens and across the whole grounds. Excess garbage removal fees will be charged and bond may be retained if this is not adhered to. We recommend you hire garbage bins from your local event hire company.
All suppliers working on your event eg catering, bar, dj, decorator need to have their own public liability insurance prior to entering the property.
South Coast Holidays manages over 120 beautiful beach houses and country retreats in the area, so will also be able to assist with accommodation for your guests! Contact us on 02 4234 2065 or email us here. Click on these links to see the beach houses and country retreats that we manage in Kiama, Gerringong, Gerroa, and Berry.
The ultimate South Coast wedding venue
Enjoy world-class ocean and beach views from a magical entertainment setting at the beautiful Seacliff House, Gerringong. Rarely will you find a property, with such a spectacular and commanding view of the coastline, perfect to host weddings of up to 150 guests. Seacliff House is affordable luxury that will leave you and your guests greatly impressed with the magnificent South Coast.
Positioned in pastureland with sweeping views to Werri Beach, Werri Lagoon and the pristine Pacific Ocean, this large and comfortable home, set on 5 acres, comes complete with a dramatic in-ground pool and split-level sandstone entertainment area. The manicured grassed lawn stretching beyond the glass-fenced 15 metre saltwater pool is reminiscent of the fairway on one of the world’s best golf courses, Pebble Beach California!
Seacliff House is an exclusive private property that will be booked out completely for all your friends and family to share in your special day. There are many locations within the grounds in which you can say “I do”: a wonderful flat area of land to place a marquee overlooking the fantastic view plus plenty of lush outdoor grounds to enjoy lawn games and pre-dinner canapés!