About This Venue
Nestled upon the banks of the Hawkesbury River, the Cooks Co-op is surrounded by beautiful bush and offers a tranquil setting, just an hour from Sydney. It’s here the experienced team offer a unique event space or experience dependant upon your needs. The shed is a picturesque venue brimming with character and a great atmosphere, as well as plenty of space outside for your guests to relax.
What’s more Cooks Co-op is run by the talented chef Martin Boetz (formerly of Longrain Sydney and Melbourne). Martin has a focus on creating delicious menus tailored to your tastes and requirements using fresh, seasonal produce grown on the Cooks Co-op Farm and sourced locally. The Cooks Co-op provide’s not only a beautiful setting for your event but also top quality food, prepared by a chef, known and respected in the industry for his experience and expertise.
The Cooks Co-op also offers accommodation in their inviting and beautiful cottage, with breathtaking river views and everything you need to prepare for your event or kick up your heels when the day is done!
- AV system
- Bar area
- Bridal change room
- BYO alcohol
- BYO catering
- Clean-up included
- Fire pit
- Marquee or Tent
- No curfew
- Tables and seating
- Wet weather cover
- Wheelchair Access
- Air conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Linen supplied
- Open fireplace
- Towels supplied
- Washing machine
- Wheelchair access
Owner / Manager
After an extensive career working as a chef, most recently as Executive Chef at Longrain Sydney for thirteen years and Longrain Melbourne for seven years, Martin wanted to pursue his passion for quality produce. Four years ago he opened Cooks Co-op and began providing locally grown and sourced produce to some of Sydney’s best restaurants.
The Cooks Co-op property was home to two rustic sheds and Martin decided to give one of these sheds a bit of a refresh to create a beautiful event space. Hosting events at Cooks Co-op allows Martin to continue creating delicious food for others and help our guests create special memories of their big day.
Venue Location and Nearby Accommodation
Peter & Karla,March 2016
"Hi Martin, Kell, Lynley, Chris and all the team.
We’ve just returned from our two week honeymoon and reminiscing about our awesome wedding day.
THANK YOU for absolutely everything you and the team did for us and our guests. We had such an amazing day at the Cooks Co-op celebrating our wedding day. Thank you for putting on such a beautiful day!
Kell, it was great chatting yesterday and thank you again for all your help coordinating everything under such short notice. It was such a relief to find the perfect venue and then the support to go with it. From your awesome voicemail to actually meeting you in person, we couldn’t be more thankful to you.
Lynley, your styling of the shed was beautiful and perfect. We loved all the little details that had been arranged throughout the property, and especially in and around the shed. The styling gave the day such a special feel. We had so many guests comment on how beautiful the venue and styling was so thank you! Thank you also for overseeing the whole day and the incredible team. We’ve received so many positive comments from our family and friends of their interactions with the staff all saying how friendly, professional and attentive they were.
Chris, thank you so much for looking after our table. We felt incredibly spoilt by you and i know everyone was particularly grateful when you tracked them down for their individual desserts.
And Martin, thank you for accommodating us at such short notice, we really do appreciate you making the venue available for us. You have built a beautiful venue, with so many of our guests commenting that it was the best wedding location they have ever been to, including the oldies who have been to many weddings in their time. We knew that the food was going to be amazing, and it was delicious beyond our expectations. The menu item which keeps popping up in conversation was the chard and goats cheese… everyone seems to have gone nuts for that dish! The pig was also to die for and we really hope to eat it again sometime in future.
All in all...our heartfelt thanks for the most memorable day of our lives.
Karla & Peter"
James & Ashley,April 2016
"11 days out from our wedding, my fiancé and I got the call from our wedding venue advising they were no longer able to hold our wedding. After a good couple hours of sheer panic, we were referred to the Cooks Co-op. We made contact with Kelly and instantly she was more than willing to help us out and organised for us to visit the following day.
First thing next morning we were there, greeted by the lovely and bright Kelly who showed us around the property. It only took one look of the view from the wedding ceremony area for us to fall in love (and also have thoughts that we wished we had found this venue originally). Moving from the ceremony area to the reception area, we were met by this huge space that has so much potential to make your wedding day yours! This is all it took to be made excited for our wedding day again. Kelly sat down with us and went through all our previous made plans and made sure that we were able to fit them into the venue so that it would a completely stress free day for us.
Kelly went through all the details from furniture hire, to lay out/floor plans and styling – all within a couple of days – super woman!
The wedding day was amazing – my (now) husband and I just had the BEST day from start to finish, completely stress free. Kelly and Martin were there the entire day making sure everything went without a hitch and also that the bridal party were fed and watered through photos (very important and appreciated!!)
So many of our guests complimented both the ceremony and reception saying that they hadn’t been to any other wedding like it. We also had a 4 piece band, which the reception space had more than enough room to cater for with an awesome, rocking dance floor.
An added bonus, there is a beautiful cottage on sight which we were also able to book for our wedding night and the following night. With the cottage comes a breakfast box with beautiful fresh produce. We had eggs, tomato, basil, sourdough, rockmelon, avocado – delicious!
We can’t thank Kelly and the team at Cooks Co-op enough for such an amazing wedding day! We are counting down the days until we receive the wedding photos and video so we can re-live it all again.
Mr and Mrs Sharp"
Kylie & Nikki,December 2016
Time seems to have flown since the wedding!
We just wanted to get in touch to say thank you to you, Martin and the whole Cooks Co-op Team!
You guys were amazing in making our biggest day come together so seamlessly; the food and service was incredible! It really makes a difference when the team of people clearly love what they do – it radiates and builds on the already joyous occasion.
All of our guests commented on the wonderful venue, staff and food. We can’t thank you enough for everything. We were so lucky to have such a unique venue, but the real luck is what you guys fill that shed with – that’s not something you can pay for.
You guys gave us an experience that cannot be beaten and the entire day went better than we could possibly have imagined.
You are all amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Kylie & Nikki"
Dan & Jen,May 2017
Finally have sometime to sit down and I think I can't thank you, Marty and the Cooks Co-op team for organising such an amazing night for us! Everything was perfect as soon as I got off the car at the ceremony area. Also the beautiful space you all have set up for the reception. It was exactly what I've pictured and you along with the team made my dream came through!
I was so happy that our family and friends that travelled to Sydney enjoyed every moment of the day. My family from Malaysia loved the place and the food! Even my dad who doesn't like pork tasted the pork and said it was good haha! The guests raved about the meal...
Once again Maddy thank you so much for making our wedding so perfect on the day. And a big thank you to Marty for creating such amazing menu. We wish you, Marty and the team all the best and hope to see you guys soon in the near future.
Jen and Dan"
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