The Ones We Love
At The Barn On The Ridge we are a South Coast DIY wedding venue and we encourage you to create a one of a kind wedding that is completely your own.
We are excited to be working with a talented and creative range of South Coast wedding vendors who collectively offer all of the bits and pieces, large and small, to make your day special.
As it is YOUR wedding, you are by no means obligated to hire any or all of our preferred suppliers. However if you’re looking for suggestions, we would happily recommend the vendors below as people and professionals.
These are the ones we love.
Stylists & Hire
The Wedding & Event Creators
With a range of services from partial or full wedding planning, styling and decor hire along with on-the-day set up and coordination, a package can be tailored to suit your budget and needs; turning your vision into something incredible! Their local knowledge of your South Coast DIY wedding venue and local vendors means you will receive helpful advice along the way. Their belief is that your wedding day should be filled with love, joy and good memories, so everything possible is done to take the stress out of it!
A creative powerhouse of wedding planning, styling, coordination. What floats our boat is transforming visions into reality, creating great spaces, killer parties and unforgettable events… all packed with inspired style. We are big believers that LOVE is LOVE and pride ourselves in celebrating all LOVE.
Our services range from event design, in-house custom build, styling consultation, graphics, floral design, lighting, event planning through to complete event coordination. We have you covered, so all you have to do is kick back and enjoy the good vibes.
Style Studio Event Hire
Style Studio Event Hire is here for the party planners, corporate shindigs and loved up humans getting married! Whether you're a DIY bride or prefer some styled assistance we have a huge collection of hire items here at your fingertips. From lounges, chairs, rugs, cushions, chalkboards, table decor, backdrops and much more; to make your event truly special.
South Coast Party Hire
A multidimensional event hire company creating memorable experiences through event infrastructure, finishings and support.
For over a decade, our experienced and friendly team has serviced the South Coast and beyond to help our clients create exceptional events.
Our team go beyond the simple hiring of products – we believe in offering a full, end-to-end style of service.
We don’t believe in simply hiring equipment and wishing you the best. We proudly and passionately ensure event success.
Shoalhaven Party Hire
Shoalhaven Event & Party Hire is a family run business operating from South Nowra on the visually stunning South Coast of New South Wales.
Our extremely experienced events team, with director Peter Howe at the helm, has provided many exceptional weddings, events and specialized functions for the entire South Coast and Illawarra Region.
Upon a Star
Upon A Star Events specialises in planning the finer details of your wedding – from finding the perfect mix of vendors, to budget and timeline management and the execution of all your event elements on the day. Offering a range of packages, we will help to organise your South Coast wedding with confidence and allow you to feel at ease throughout the process and on your big day! We'd love to help you plan a wedding that you and your guests will be talking about for years to come!
Matt Ashton Photography
Matt is a South Coast NSW based wedding photographer. "To put it simply, I think your story is worth telling! I want to capture who you are & honestly, to capture those natural, spontaneous and REAL moments is all that matters.
I'm not about making you look all stiff, posed and smile straight down the camera. I love to capture the moments that you are laughing so hard you snort or you start to cry happy tears. I want you to dance, move and remember the exact moment in time you are in”
Featuring in countless Hello May blog posts, Mitch is a talented and creative south coast local.
"To me, weddings are without a doubt one of the most beautiful moments in life. I put my heart and soul into wedding photography because I know that the celebration of love through the act of marriage is one of the most wonderful things that one can ever experience. As such, being chosen to be a part of someone’s wedding is an absolute honour".
Kristie Lee is an international award winning photographer based on the South Coast of NSW. Her style is described as natural, fun & authentic. She loves to create that raw and beautiful emotion within a gallery of images that you will treasure for a lifetime.
Heart And The Sea
We are storytellers!
Full time photographers and filmmakers that believe in natural, heartfelt, honest unscripted REAL LOVE.
We like to document scenes evolving naturally and spontaneously.
We love to capture true and authentic emotion that is joyful, fun, quirky,loving, soft, quiet and above all honest to who you are.
We are not about stiff awkward poses, we like to keep things
REAL and make it MEANINGFUL.
Lea & Lens
Lea is a South Coast wedding photographer and adventure addict who will jump at any opportunity to chase an adventure.
She is a lifelong photographer who feels fortunate to have crafted a career from her passion; to capture moments in time that will tell a story in the future.
Lea loves love.
The smiles, the sideways glances, the touches of a hand. It is the little details that she wants to capture for you on your wedding day allowing you to re-live the love and emotions felt just by looking at a photo.
David is an international wedding photographer shooting on the South Coast of NSW.
“I love to travel and discover new places, I love to meet new people and hear their stories and I love to document and make timeless images that people will cherish for years to come.
My goal is to capture, candidly and honestly, the feelings of excitement, nervousness, happiness, joy, love and warmth I witness before me.”
Tom is the creative photographer/videographer behind Velvet Wattle Weddings.
Based on the South Coast, he is guaranteed to capture the love, laughter and joy experienced on your special day.
And the best part? You get to relive it over, and over again!
Get in touch, we promise you won't be dissappointed.
RAW, NATURAL, REAL MOMENTS IN TIME.
We are Rose and Lachlan, a creative and energetic team focusing on capturing raw, wild and dreamy memories. Our goal is to create wedding films and images which tell your love story in a genuine, cinematic and emotive way without being too cheesy!
We are Gianne and Angela, a CREATIVE couple who have a passion in storytelling. We love to evoke emotions through our videos and photos and we thirst to create FILMS that are personal and meaningful. Capturing the most candid laughter, tears, and joy as your special day transpires is our primary goal. We aspire that your day be the best day of your life and we are forever committed to ensuring that.
We are based in Shoalhaven, South Coast of NSW.
Located on the South Coast of NSW, Muscari is a personalised and professional wedding florist, with a passion to source the most beautiful and unique flowers, for each individual bride and groom. The adventure and excitement of destination weddings on the beautiful South Coast is what makes Muscari shine, so get in touch, and let us know when you and your sweetheart are planning for your special day.
Gypsy Carmen is for fellow flower lovers; people who understand and appreciate the art and language of flowers and style enthusiasts. We strive to create luxe, earthy, modern and breath taking designs every time.
As well as weddings, we are also very passionate about funeral flowers + educating and teaching floristry via our workshops.
Based in Mollymook Beach NSW, we ramble around all of the stunning South Coast venues & beyond
Jessica Cook Floral Design
Jessica Lea Floral Design is a studio based freelance florist situated on the NSW South Coast.
Jess specialises in bespoke weddings and events. She frequently travels to the Sydney Flower Market to hand pick the highest quality blooms.
Without question some of the most delicious food we've ever had the pleasure of enjoying came from the the talented man behind Tallwood Catering (if you dont believe us, book a table at Gwylo)
"The south coast has an abundance of amazing produce and strong harmonious relationships with local farmers ensure we keep the distance from paddock to plate to a minimum. We are lucky enough to have killer seafood, organically farmed livestock and sustainably grown produce right at our doorstep."
Orchard Catering Co.
Creating your wedding is our passion. Our dedication to your big day ensures seamless service and truly memorable food.
Our team of industy proffesional is on hand to oversee all elemnts of your wedding, from food, styling, bars and floristry.
Our food is created with carefull consideration and means no two menus are the same. With advice on seasonality and the best produce from wherever you decide to tie the knot. We offer amazing share style grazing menus as well as gorgeous grazing tables and truly unique canapes.
OysterLife brings you the freshest Oysters on the South Coast, from the pristine waters of the Clyde River. Their goal is to celebrate oysters, protect the environment, and build a thriving oyster growing community. Supplying top restaurants Australia wide, we are lucky to have Jase and his team just down the road.
From the river to your plate, a beautiful Oyster bar is a hit with a glass of bubbly on your big day!
Laura and Eliza are self proclaimed snack queens, who love all things sweet and savoury.
''We offer a huge variety of platters and full grazing tables. We source all of our produce locally to make sure your next occasion is not only a work of art but an edible one too!'
Gorgeous boho style picnic set ups are also availble
Rabbit & Co.
Rabbit & Co's inspiration comes from the beauty and freshness of the South Coast. We source local, fresh and organic produce to cater your function anywhere from Wollongong to the Highlands to Tilba Tilba. Only employing experienced Chefs means we deliver exceptional cuisine right to your table. Baking breads and pastry from scratch means everything from Rabbit & Co is made with love.
“Here at Citrus Catering, we are all about food that’s fresh, creative and above all else delicious! We have so many ideas to make your wedding a hit not just in your guest’s hearts, but their taste buds, too!”
Wandering Woodfire Oven
Wes and Mary Murphy are the creators of Wandering Woodfire Oven, a mobile pizza business that has been running on the South Coast for over 10 years. With menus that focus on using fresh local ingredients to create a combination of flavours that are second to none, Wandering Woodfire is a simple and fun way to cater your special day!
Providing the true food truck experience, Adam & Sami whip up the most delicious authentic Mexican foods from their colourful vintage van.
If a cool and casual vibe is what you're looking for, look no further!
Get In The Q
Get in the Q is quite possibly the coolest BBQ on wheels you have ever seen. A 36" smoker built on the back of a 1952 GMC 9600 Chevy blue flame truck. They bring the term ‘food truck’ to a WHOLE new level.
Hello Huey Caravan
"Huey is our gorgeous little caravan bar who loves to get the party started!
Whether you want Huey, or just our wonderful bar staff, we've got you sorted!
With everything from beer, wine and cocktail service to coffee & tea at your recovery breakfast.
We're already looking forward to being part of your special day!"
The Airstream Social
An iconic 1973 Airstream caravan, stylishly renovated to create the ultimate picturesque outdoor bar and lounge space.
We have the beauty of being able to offer you unprecedented choice to help you create your dream event. Features include a soft tan leather lounge area inside the van, a BOSE stereo system and of course the classic and rare Airstream shiny exterior. With our RSA professional & friendly service, and 5-Star customer reviews, we’ll be sure to add plenty of extra sparkle to your special day.
The Kombi Keg
Our beautifully restored 1971 Low Light Kombi is a versatile mobile tap bar capable of pouring kegs of beer, cider, wine, cocktails and soft drinks.
You can hire the Kombi just on its own, or we can take care of all your bar needs. Working with you, we will put together a drinks package to suit any occasion and along with our props and styling, we can create a cozy area complete with pallet bar, festoon lighting, tables, chairs, picnic rugs, cushions, garden games and large marquee lights.
Scoops Gelato Bike
Scoops is the newest gelato bike on the block.
Fun, stylish and ready to roll in to any event on the South Coast!
Offering packages to suit any ceremony & reception size with the most delicious gelato,direct from The Pines Kiama.
Contact us today and give your wedding that extra little something. Its all in the details.
Cakes by Kori
Cakes, Cupcakes & Cookies
Keeping it simple, with a preference for buttercream, Kori whips up some of the most delicious treats!
Get in touch if you'd like her to create your perfect cake.
Willow & George
Willow and George offers a boutique approach to beautifully baked goods and stylised centerpieces for your events, we are proud to offer personal bespoke designs with our modern, organic style. For clientele that aren't looking to recreate a cookie-cutter cake design found online.
"We love creating for our clients, and focusing on all the beautiful intricate details our art holds"
Curator of Love Stories
Shoshanna, Marriage Celebrant & Curator of Love Stories, creates ceremonies that not only get you legally hitched but make everyone's heart pump with excitement, flutter with laughter & melt to the sweet moments of YOUR love story!
Married by Todd
Young, fun & relaxed South Coast celebrant.
Todd became a marriage celebrant so he could marry some friends that couldn’t find a celebrant that matched their vibe. He loved it so much that he has continued to marry loads of awesome couples that don't want a stock standard celebrant.
Todd believe's a wedding ceremony should never be boring or awkward and uses his 20 years of performance experience to ensure the good vibes kick off from the moment your guests arrive.
Married by Allegra
Allegra is an ex-corporate lawyer who is in love with LOVE. We love her, and we're pretty sure you will too!
'With me as your celebrant, your guests will walk away from your ceremony with makeup smudged from crying, bellies sore from laughing, and rip roaring ready to party!
If I sound like your kinda gal, hit the link below and send me an enquiry!'
The part of my job that I love the most is meeting with clients and listening to their stories, memories, dreams and plans. It is all the behind the scenes information that I receive from my clients that allows me to write the perfect ceremony and help you write your personal vows. Allowing your guests to hear how you first met. Was it a nervous swipe to the right or a drunken glance across the bar that started it all. What happened on your first date and why you absolutely cannot do life without your partner. But let’s be real…there 's also the juicy bits that turn a good ceremony into a great one.
I'm a quietly passionate celebrant. I'll keep your needs at centre, support you through the maze of decisions, and create a marriage ceremony that you will cherish, because its befitting of you; a celebration of your love, your journey and everything this day means to you.
It's a real honour to be chosen to officiate a marriage, and I want to deliver a ceremony that reflects your style and speaks from your heart. But more importantly I want you to feel comfortable and supported through the entire process. Allow me to support and guide you as I take away some of the pressures of your wedding preparation.
Modern Rituals by Kiah
Kiah wants to help make your day unique, special and completely yours. Whether you want it short and sweet with just the minimum vows; long and romantic or something simple and fun. Every couple is different and your ceremony should be a reflection of the two of you.
Amber Made Studio
The hand behind the studio is Amber Oswald - artist, illustrator, and calligrapher.
Amber specialises in wedding stationery using watercolour, ink, and pencil. From save the dates, invitations and maps to welcome signs, seating plans and table numbers, she can do it all!
White Cherry Invitations
White Cherry Invitations help you create an exciting first impression for your big day with beautiful wedding invitations & stationery.
All stationery is handmade with compassion and care, using fashionable papers to suit any style wedding or event.
Raining Hearts Australia
Raining Hearts Australia is 100% Eco Friendly & Biodegradable Leaf Confetti.
Each tiny heart is lovingly hand cut from Australian leaves that have natural shed from the trees.
Please call today, to arrange to have this beautiful confetti rain down on you as you walk down the aisle as newly weds.
Pearl Button Bridal
Pearl Button is the love child of designer Dinah Mitchell, whose creative vision is inspired by vintage design, couture and environment.
With an ethical and sustainable mission, Dinah creates extraordinary wedding gowns using beautiful techniques and fabrics. She encourages her brides to come and visit the studio to experience the beauty of the South Coast, the inspiration for Dinah’s designs.
South Coast Brides
South Coast Brides have created a premier wedding and formal wear destination. Offering authentic, supportive and knowledgeable service to all women, all bodies, all ages, all styles. Their relaxed and positive space will help you feel completely at ease in the pursuit of your perfect gown.
A local menswear store operated by four generations of the Saunders family since 1978!
When you walk through the door, father and daughter, Craig and Natasha will treat you like family while providing expert service and advice on all of your menswear needs.
Hair & Makeup
Tash is a passionate hair and makeup artist based in Mollymook on the South Coast.
"I live and love what I do. Every time I hold a brush in my hand I feel excited by the ideas that I am able to enhance someone's natural beauty and bring an inner glow to the surface. I truly believe in the beauty of nature and am inspired by the idea that trends can be twisted and manipulated to suit my clients own individual style and uniqueness".
Alyce Apps Make Up
With over 11 years experience in the industry, Alyce specialises in Wedding Makeup. Travelling mobile throughout the Shoalhaven and South Coast, she works closely with brides to make them look and feel their best on their special day.
As a qualified makeup artist and with a wealth of industry experience, Emily has worked with some of the South Coast’s leading creatives. With a passion for beauty, an eye for detail and a love for makeup; Emily has developed a precise style and technique which distinguishes her look from other makeup artists.
The Carraro Beauty makeup experience aims to create looks that are both timeless and unique. This is helped by our passion for using only quality tools and makeup, as well as our religious approach to improving our makeup knowledge.
Indianna Knight Makeup
Indianna is a qualified makeup artist with a passion for helping people not only look, but also feel their best and most empowered self. Indianna is known for creating a flawless and long lasting makeup look, tailored specifically to each individuals taste. (Don’t worry, the makeup is even cry-proof!)
Indianna strives to create a warm and welcoming environment, giving every bride and/or groom the morning of luxury they deserve. Every makeup application comes with complimentary smiles guaranteed.
Makeup By Kye
With over 7 years experience, Kye has had the pleasure of working and training alongside some of the most inspiring makeup brands in the world including: NARS, Too Faced, Bobbi Brown, Stila, Urban Decay & more.
“My aim as a Makeup Artist is to make the vision of the bride a reality on her big day. I pride myself in creating flawless, glowy, long lasting makeup suited and personalised to each brides unique style and taste. I will do everything within my power to ensure my bride feels and looks their absolute best"
Absolute Hair by Tia
Tia takes pride in all aspects of her work but bridal hair styling definitely takes the cake. She prides herself on providing a highly professional service with a laid back, nothing’s too difficult attitude, attending regular ongoing training delivering current on trend styles and techniques with highest industry standards.
With 12 years hair dressing experience, bridal hair styling has been a highly sought service enabling a wide range of achieved styles. Tia loves nothing more than fulfilling your wedding day hair dreams.
Located a stone's throw from The Barn, this property offers beautiful views of Pigeon House Mountain and the Budawang Ranges. The newly renovated character home is complete with multiple living areas and a sundrenched entertainment deck. Set on 55 acres of rolling hills and horse pasture, Jindelara is a serene escape amidst a dream wedding weekend.
Located just across the back paddock, Greenhills offers stunning mountain vistas & views across rolling green paddocks as well as easy access to Mollymook beach & the historic town of Milton.
The 1870s farmhouse has been restored with a newly added, modern kitchen & dining area. Lovingly furnished with a mixture of antiques & modern comforts it combines charm & style. The ideal accommodation for your nearest and dearest, it’s the perfect blend of country & coast.
The Stone Cottage, built to last forever from local granite & beautiful recycled timbers. This truly is a majestic place to stay. An ideal retreat for couples or small families, enjoy the freedom of the outdoors, have a picnic next to the vineyards or just enjoy the atmosphere whilst dining in the gazebo.
Old School House
Relax, unwind and breathe in fresh country air less than ten minutes from The Barn.
The Old Schoolhouse Milton is a unique location offering quality self-contained accommodation on a beautiful piece of land. The property features a vibrant veggie garden, an abundant orchard and friendly chooks that wander throughout the grounds. Close to some of the south coast's most beautiful beaches, it really is where the country meets the sea!
Lazy Curl Cabins
Escape, relax and enjoy a break in on of the gorgeous solar powered cabins, just a few minuted from The Barn
Constructed from recycled timber, and located on a lush 40 acre block, The Lazy Curl Cabins are the perfect place to unwind for a weekend
Walawaani is the perfect option for those who like to start their day with a dip in the ocean!
Located just a stone's throw from the beautiful Narrawallee Beach and Inlet.
The perfect place to unwind after a weekend of celebrations.
Tillee Music….We’re for the lovers.
With a fresh take on the classics of yesteryear and a fun twist on the songs of today, our Artists offer the divine musical intervention your special day deserves.
Each of our musicians are carefully handpicked because their style and quality compliment what Tillee Music is all about. All of our musicians share a dedication to ensuring the music for your event is as personal and beautiful as you imagined it to be.
Mark is a self taught South Coast singer/songwriter with a soul soothing voice.
He is your ‘Acoustic Chill’ specialist. There to set the mood with feel good acoustic tunes, perfect for ceremonies, canapés or to accompany your dinner
Tall Shaun ARB
Tall Shaun and the Resolution Blues are an all original indie rock & blues 4 piece from the South Coast of NSW.
They've frequented our stage a number of times now and never dissapoint!
XYDJ are focused on bringing the most enjoyable music to your celebration and ensuring the planning/preparation stages remain a breeze. We take care of everything so you can sit back, relax and know music and audio is one element of your event you’ll never have to worry about.
The Vintage Stylus
The Vintage Stylus are a hip Vinyl Wedding DJ collective that specialise in bringing the good times, great vibes and great tunes to the party. With an extensive collection of vinyl records across all genres and also all the modern classics, our aim is to help discover the exact feel and vibe you are going for and to make that dream a reality. We know exactly what tunes to play and when to play them to have toes-tapping, heads-bopping, and hips-shaking all night long.
The girl who hopes her music will be as memorable as her last name, Sophie Rainbow is a spirited performer and storyteller hailing from the nation’s capital, Canberra.
The 21 year old singer/songwriter has been a part of the music scene since 2016. Her nomadic spirit transforms into a blend of Americana and soul, telling stories of her adventures abroad and life on the road.
This dreamer is determined to share her music as far and wide as possible, and leaps at any opportunity to travel down to the coast to play.
TJ Productions is a boutique wedding DJ/MC solution based on The South Coast. They want your wedding day to be what you always imagined. TJ Productions make choosing the perfect songs for your wedding easy by providing you all the music based on your tastes rather than a library based on their tastes. They want to get to know you! So face to face consultations are always recommended for any Wedding MC package.
SoulTonic is an acoustic quartet that fuses rock, folk and soul into a unique, lush and rhythmic sound all our own. Our standout original tunes and creative reinterpretations of classics and contemporaries are meant to be heard, seen and felt.
We'd love to help get the party started on your big day!
Kennedys Bus & Coach
Since 1935, Kennedys Bus & Coach have been operating within the bus & coach industry from the NSW South Coast - Shoalhaven. Since the beginning the importance of family and customer service has been at the forefront of the business.
Milton Taxi Limo & Bus
At Milton Ulladulla Taxis, Limousines & Charter Bus, we offer a personalised service to all our clients for any special occasion. We are an established family business, with four generations within the industry we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional and professional service.