Venue Hire

On the banks of the Yass River, Cooma Cottage is in the heart of a beautiful and romantic pastoral landscape.

The original colonial bungalow forms part of the earliest complex of dwellings and stables on the site, as built by pioneering pastoralist, Cornelius O’Brien. Outside the front of the original cottage is the beautiful and rare Picconia Excelsa tree, perfect as a backdrop for any function.

The property is most noted as the home of Australian born explorer, Hamilton Hume (b1797-1873). It is said that Hume fell in love with the site when camping there in 1824 on his epic overland journey to Port Phillip Bay with another great explorer, William H. Hovell. He purchased the cottage and 100 acres in 1839 and over the next 20 or so years embarked on an enthusiastic and creative process of building extensions, adding his own version of Palladian-style wings and a Greek revival portico.

The gardens contain many notable 19th century trees and shrubs, with vistas of sheep grazing pastures. Cooma Cottage’s gardens are the perfect location for a wedding or function for up to 150. Alternatively the pretty colonial dining and drawing rooms can accommodate up to 40.

Venue Details

Venue OptionCapacityFee*
Inclusions
Grounds and gardens for
wedding or function
150$400Use of Cooma Cottage grounds for event and photo opportunities, plus 50 chairs.
Dining & Drawing Rooms 40$400
Use of the dining room and drawing rooms for a more intimate event of up to 40
Use of both grounds and dining/drawing rooms 150$400
Use of the grounds, dining room and drawing room for your event and photography
Photography only $150Access to all areas of the property for wedding or other photography

*National Trust members receive 10% off fee.

Catering & Equipment Hire

Cooma Cottage does not have catering facilities, but you are welcome to hire your own caterer with a mobile kitchen. Marquees can be erected at most sites within the grounds. Cooma Cottage can provide seating and tables for up to 50 people at no extra cost. Any tables or chairs required above this number should be arranged by the hirer. There are also outdoor electrical outlets for catering, amplifiers, lighting etc.

Unfortunately Cooma Cottage does not currently have disabled access.

Terms of Hire

When accepting bookings for Cooma Cottage, the National Trust reserves the right to assess the suitability of the proposed function to the buildings and its delicate environment. As a property of the National Trust of Australia (NSW) this venue is of particular significance to the people of NSW. The Trust asks that you recognize this and abide by the established hiring conditions that have been designed to protect the fabric of the buildings, gardens and any collections.

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