Rose Cottage, Canberra


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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Thank you so much for being so amazing to work with. Our wedding on the 05.10.19 was beautiful and the staff were incredible!

Samantha and Daniel Halligan

Mark on behalf of myself and Julie we would like thank you and your staff for making our Wedding a great laid back/semi-formal event. Your staff are a credit to you Mark and Rose Cottage.
Your input to our occasion was nothing less than professional, your advice, price and friendly demeanour made it so easy for us to choose Rose Cottage.

Once again than you, and we would highly recommend anybody to your venue.

Michael and Julie

I just wanted to write you a quick note and say thank you for all your help with our function on the weekend. It went off without a hitch and everyone commented on what a lovely venue it is. I will definitely think of Rose Cottage for our future events.

Thanks again to you and all staff.


Thanks for a awesome night last night we couldn't be happier! Our wedding was perfect and your staff were wonderful :) thanks again , cheers

Rowena and Justin Wright

I just wanted to thank you for our beautiful reception. I was a bit concerned in the lead up with a few little hiccups but you and your staff were amazing in making everything go so smoothly on the night so thanks again ☺. And the food tasted amazing!

Kristie and Beau

I just wanted to give thanks to everyone at Rose Cottage for making our Xmas Party function on Friday evening a most enjoyable event.
We all had a good time eating, drinking and socialising on the back deck under the trees.


Hello Mark & Matt,
It has been two weeks since we had Yvette’s party in The Glasshouse @ rose Cottage.
We would like to say a fabulous big THANK YOU to both of you and your staff for making Yvette’s party so fantastic. There was nothing that was too much trouble for you or your staff. Anything we asked was done without hesitation and with a smile. We had great comments about the food and the ambience (the fire does make it so much better), everything was wonderful.
Thank you and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rose Cottage to our friends.

Faye & Les Croft

Thank you for allowing us to host Josh’s 18th in the Woodshed last night. We all had a wonderful night and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the great food, professional service and the overall beauty of the venue.(apart from the band!)
Please can you pass on our sincere appreciation to the catering staff and the bar staff and all involved who did such a great job.
Since I first approached Mark in September 2014, I was impressed with the professionalism particularly which Matt displayed throughout the whole process.
We have really appreciated the trust you placed in us in permitting us to celebrate an 18th Birthday party at Rose Cottage, a venue that holds a very special place in the hearts of both Barry and I.
Thank you again and kind regards,

Amelia P

Hi Mark,
Thanks for a great night last Saturday night. Our oysters were amazing!! Buffet was beautiful too.
As discussed on Saturday night, can you please send a tax invoice for our drinks bill.
Thanking Rose Cottage staff for a great Christmas party.

Sharon C

Hi Mark,
Thanks very much for a great night last night. I’ve received great feedback from our team about the venue, food and service.

Ann M

Hi Mark and Matt
Just want to say thanks for a great night on Friday night.
Everyone from here really enjoyed the food, the band and the atmosphere.


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.


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!!!


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.


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 Fridays from 6pm, Saturdays from 5pm and from 3pm on Sundays.