Function Frequently Asked Questions
Can I vary the menu?
The menus above can be changed if you have alterations you want to make. The chefs are quite versatile. Feel free to make suggestions (although sometimes these can lead to price increases).
Is there a minimum spend?
Yes. Please see your function co-ordinator for availability and details of minimum guest numbers required.
A Vegetarian alternative is available in all packages as standard but we need to know the number required in advance. We humbly suggest you include on your RSVP’s a small box to tick if a vegetarian meal is required, and if it is ‘ovo lacto’ or ‘vegan’.
What are the times I can have my function?
Evening Events: From 6.00pm – 11.00pm.
All alterations to the above event times will be considered.
Do you do drinks on consumption?
We only offer inclusive packages for beverages and not by consumption. Tsunami is fully licensed (no byo). Beverage selection is subject to change as Tsunami’s beverage menu changes but an appropriate replacement will be provided should the list change by the time your wedding comes around.
I own a winery/liquor store/nightclub/I am a wine rep/my future father-in-law/BFF/dear- friend-of-the-family wants to provide the wine for the wedding. Can we byo?
Is the Garden area and Ripple section under cover? What if it rains?
The main garden is under cover although we have the foliage designed so that it doesn’t look like it. We have a nice ‘lush’ romantic garden feel to the area, but if you look closely it is indeed under cover. It sits 130 people for square tables (most popular), 110 people for round tables, and 250 people for cocktail functions.
The ripple section is party covered, the seating are is covered and filled with fairy lights, which gives it a whimsical feel. It holds 100-150 people for a cocktail function and up to 50 people for a sit-down function.
Should I have a Set Priced Menu or a Cocktail party?
Tsunami offers a large selection of set priced menu varieties or canapé choices and ask that if more choice is required please enquire with your function co-ordinator. For beverages Tsunami has an extensive wine and beverage list. We only offer inclusive packages for beverages and not by consumption.
When is a deposit required? As well as balance of deposit?
To secure the venue there is a non-refundable deposit fee that is $500. However this will be deducted from the final account. If you are interested we will hold it for one week but it will automatically expire after that.
When should I choose my set menu?
You should choose as soon as possible.
Do you have any preferred suppliers you use?
• Jazz band: John Bannister, 0412 687 716 (you can see him play live at Tsunami on Friday nights)
• DJ: Avi, 0403 688 944
• DJ: Komodo, 1300 87 5635
• Photography: Manny Tamayo, 0425 051 246, www.mannytamayo.com
Can I use my own suppliers for decorations, cakes, entertainment etc.
When do I need to confirm final numbers?
One week before, along with payment.
When can I bring in the cake, place settings and do the decorations?
After 3pm the afternoon of the event.
How many people can I have in the garden?
130 for square tables (most popular), 110 for round, and 250 for cocktail.
Is the venue / toilets Wheelchair accessible?
Yes we do, we have recently upgraded the accessibility and toilets at Tsunami. However please inform us in advance and feel free to discuss the available options.
If I bring my cake and get you to serve it as a dessert on plates instead of the dessert on your package can I have a discount?
Unfortunately no as we still have to cut it up and plate it and then serve it to your guests together with cutlery and then collect and wash the plates and cutlery. But we will cut the cake and distribute it with no charge.
Can we come and inspect the venue? Can we inspect while there is an event?
Absolutely. Any night you can come down and have a look. Please ring in advance so we can be ready for you to answer your questions. After 8:30pm is always best (after service). We can also give you a small peek at another wedding as long as you are discreet and are accompanied by us.
Where do my guests park? Can you help with transport?
There is ample parking on the street for you and all your guests. If you have a really big function please speak to us. We are making arrangements with multiple transport companies for transporting large numbers of guests and we will happily pass on any savings to you. This will make it easier for those who want to have a few drinks as well.