Rose Cottage, Canberra

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The land on which the current Rose Cottage estate is situated was originally part of Andre Cunningham’s ‘Tuggeranong Station’, which was spelt Tuggranong earlier. The land on which Rose Cottage is situated formed the northeastern boundary of Hya Macquoid’s Waniassa until it was sold to Andrew Cunningham after Macquoid’s death in 1857.

Between 1875 and 1877, Richard James Harris (1830 – 1904) purchased Tuggeranong land from Cunningham. In 1878 Harris’s new 2,000-acre (809.37 ha) property became known as the Sweet Hills Estate. It is thought that Margaret Harris planted Kurrajong trees on the southeastern boundary (facing the former Monaro Highway, part of the old road is visible).

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  • The Glasshouse

    ‘The Glasshouse’ function room includes seating for 60 to 80 people, standing room for more and your own private bar and bar attendant and private bathrooms.

    ‘The Glasshouse’ is a great room for any occasion. It can be “dressed to impress” for a wedding or is equally impressive for a rockin’ party or a more quiet subdued gathering. The room has a great ambience and a very cosy feel.

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  • The Shed

    ‘The Shed’ function room includes seating for up to 100 people, standing room for more and your own private bar and bar attendant and private bathrooms.

    This is our most popular “party room” and some great nights have been had at 21sts, Engagements and Birthday parties as well as a large number of Christmas parties.

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  • The Marquee

    ‘The Marquee’ function area includes seating for up to 100 people, standing room for more and can have your own private bar and bar attendant if required.

    The ‘Marquee’ has two gas heaters, its own bar (if required) and a plasma TV. The ‘Marquee’ is located adjacent to both the kids sand pit and ‘Stones Corner’, which is a very popular summer sitting area under the big trees. This gives you the option of a covered area where you can still keep an eye on the kids and an outdoor adjacent area if the weather permits.

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  • The Deck and Garden Spaces

    Areas in the garden and on the deck are also hireable (starting at $250). If you are interested in this type of hire let me know and I can show you the options and the prices.

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Testimonials

Hello Mark I just wanted to thank you and your staff for a fabulous evening on Saturday night in the Glasshouse. Matt, Sam and Joe were fabulous and really made the night great. Please pass on my thanks to the three of them. They are gems.

Annamaria

Thanks to you and the team at Rose Cottage - in particular Matt, Ben and Rachelle for your help in hosting my son Nick's 21st birthday party in the Glasshouse last Saturday night. Everyone I talked with was impressed with the venue, the food and the service on the night. The fireplace was the most popular attraction. Also, my out of town family members appreciated the offer of the courtesy bus to the function and return to their accommodation.
Regards and best wishes for continued success.

Mark D

Just wanted to let you know that last night was a huge success. Sam and Leah looked after us really well as did the serving staff, everyone loved the venue, the food was really good (you were right about the hotdogs!) and all had a great time.
We’ll be back!!!

Maude

Our group of about 24 people had a good fun night at Rose Cottage last Thursday! Good food, good fire, great music, great atmosphere! Thanks very much for having a venue for us in Tuggeranong which is fun, with very reasonable menu prices, enough variety, open fire, and country atmosphere! We enjoyed the music of Dale Huddleston, and had fun dancing to the great choice of playlist. Everyone said it was a great night, and we will come again.

Geraldine

Dear Mark, Jenny and ‘The Team’
THANK YOU to each and every one of you for all you did to ensure our wedding and receptions were glitch free, everything you said you’d do, you did and nothing was a problem. Our guests praised the quality and generosity of the food, no one left hungry.
Thank you, for as you know food can make or break a function.

Ian and Leonie

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the service and venue from Rose Cottage on Saturday night. We all had a great time and it was a great night.
Thanks again.

Linda S

Just wanted to say thanks for the service on our son’s birthday party. You gave a lot more than was expected and we appreciate the work you and your staff put into the day. All our guests were also very impressed with the venue.
Thanks again

Jenny S

Talia and I were just wanting to say thank you for the awesome hire of the marquee last weekend. We had a great time as did all of our guests. Appreciate all the help.
Thank you very much,

Nathan W

I just want to thank you and your staff for a lovely day on Sunday. Mum and Dad had a lovely afternoon for their 50ᵗʰ Wedding Anniversary. Everyone commented on how lovely and tasty the platters were.

Sharon T

Just wanted to send you an email to thank you for my 30ᵗʰ birthday party held in The Shed. It was a great night and everyone enjoyed themselves. Your staff are absolutely amazing!! We got there early to set up and had no issues at all. The food that we had ordered was superb – everyone loved it. I would recommend your venue to anyone at all.
Thanks once again.

Kim F

Courtesy Bus

We provide a free courtesy bus to help out with getting our patrons to Rose Cottage, particularly for functions & special events such as Weddings, and of course to get you home safely after a fun night.

The bus can be arranged to pick up and drop off groups of passengers who live in the local area – Tuggeranong, Jerrabomberra & Queanbeyan and we will happily run you into the City!

The Rose Cottage courtesy bus runs Friday and Saturday from 5pm and Sunday from 2pm.