The venue

The Handle Bar & Cafe has the capacity for 250 people seated (inside and outside combined) with the ability to cordon off areas within for different sized groups. Depending on the time of year, day and timing required we able to hire out the cafe for exclusive use. 

Small to medium-sized groups for seated breakfasts, lunches and dinners can be accommodated in the cafe or on the deck with views across the picturesque village to the forest. The furniture is easily rearranged to create table arrangements of your choice and dance floor space.

A functional and versatile indoor space in the back of the cafe provides the ideal location for board meetings, birthday parties or gatherings wanting to be separate from the cafe.

There is an LCD TV, large screen, projector, sound and a microphone for your audio/visual needs, which are free to hire with an event booking. 


General Information



if you require full/private usage of the cafĂ© or your event is outside of normal operating hours then a minimum spend of $2500 applies.  This needs to be made up of a combination of food and beverage. In the scenario the minimum spend is not met, then the difference will be charged as venue hire. Deposits will be required for cafe bookings and full payment of activities is required 72 hours prior to your event. Any reductions or cancellations less than 72 hours prior to the function will be charged. Menu selections and dietary requirements must be confirmed at least one week prior to the function.



You can set up a bar tab for your guests at a credit limit decided by you. Once that limit has been reached you can choose to add further funds or your guests can then 'pay as you go'. As the account holder, you can specify the beverage options available to guests on the account. We can also accommodate 'first drink free' or tabs which subsidise your guest's drinks. 



Our consent only allows us to serve alcohol until 9 pm and the venue needs to be closed by 10 pm. We can apply for a special licence but this needs to be completed 6 weeks in advance and it costs $650 which will be added to your booking fee,


Smoking ONSITE:

Please be aware that the Park is a completely smoke-free site (for obvious reasons). There are no exceptions to this rule and the closest area that guests can smoke is at the top of Worsleys Road (by our gate). Please make your guests aware of this before arrival.



If you've got ideas not covered in this pack, just talk to us and we'll see what we can do to make it happen!


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