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Event Partners

Event Partners to Support Your Special Occasion

Dantosa offers a spectacular venue for you to celebrate your event or wedding in total privacy. It is ideally suited for a micro or intimate wedding stay. Or for special occasions like anniversaries, milestone birthdays and corporate launches.

 

You are welcome to invite suppliers to provide services for your special event.

 

We have compiled a collection of great local providers to help you curate a wonderful experience. The following local event partners are familiar with Dantosa and have been recommended to us by past guests. Hopefully this selection assists you with your planning.

 

Included are suggestions for catering, florists, photography and styling, event hire equipment, drinks and even wine tastings. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us. And if we've missed anything, please reach out. It's likely we'll have some recommendations for you.

 

The recommended external suppliers are independent businesses. We take pleasure in suggesting these suppliers to you and leave it entirely to you to determine the level of service you require. Also just a request: ahead of your event or wedding, please inform us of all visitors to the property including suppliers. This is important for safety and insurance purposes. Thank you.

CATERING

In-house catering is available for you and your guests at Dantosa. There are various options to choose from.

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8Things

Misha Laurent's 8Things delivers delicious catering for many of Dantosa guests. His team receives rave reviews from our guests every time. Whether you require a full dinner service or drop off dishes, Misha and his team offer the ultimate in quality cuisine, versatility and flexibility.

 

Misha is originally from Paris and now calls the Blue Mountains home. He is a true citizen of the world. Our community is so fortunate to have his fabulous cooking available locally. Misha's seasoned career includes providing for five-star guests of international hotel chains like Sheraton as well as running his own restaurants in Europe, Asia, North America and now in the Blue Mountains.

Whatever your cuisine, taste and budget, Misha is able to cater for your requirements. From fine-dining to gourmet burgers, from North African street food to Koran Bao, 8Things can provide. Whether it's an intimate dinner for two, a birthday bash for 12 or a full scale wedding banquet, Misha's experienced team will deliver. At a recent corporate event at Dantosa, 8Things catered for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was easy. The guest set the budget. And 8Things did the rest. The result: c'est fantastique.

 

Contact details: Chef Misha m: 0451 873 953 | 8Things 

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Lushious

Lushious can provide full 3-course meals or tapas-style menus for you. Chef Sid has catered at many events held at Dantosa.  He offers excellent vegetarian food as well as meat dishes at reasonable prices. His food is a favourite of ours! His costs range  from $40-$80 per head, depending on selection and quantities. Sid will prepare your meals, deliver and serve (if required).

 

Halal prepared food is also available.

 

Contact details: Chef Sid m: 0432 143 523 | lushious

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Dinner at the Farm

Directly opposite Dantosa is a small farm which also operates as a restaurant specialising in French and Swiss cuisine. The owners are the chefs who operated The Swiss Cottage for 22 years, a famous local restaurant which became an institution in  the Blue Mountains. After selling the restaurant and retiring, Monique and Roland decided to return to their love of gardening and cooking.

 

You can choose to dine at their home, where the food is served from a country-style kitchen; “Dinner at the Farm” is open for the last weekend of every month. Or for groups of 12 or more, it is possible to arrange for The Farm to open for your group or for them to cater at Dantosa.

 

You can also order picnic lunch hampers from Monique and Roland. Let us know your preference and we will help you to make arrangements.

Contact details: Monique m: 0405 838 824 | Dinner at the Farm

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Red Pepper

Robert at Red Pepper is a well-regarded local chef and has catered at Dantosa many times. He offers a full catering service  with international / fusion cuisine. Costs for a 3-course meal, including chef and wait staff are approximately $80-120 per head. 

 

Sample menus are available: Canopes | Smorgasbord | Plated

 

Contact details: Chef Rob m: 0425 282 382 | Red Pepper

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Tenille Evans. Vegan Weddings & Events.

Tenille Evans hails from Lithgow and is one of our favourite providores. Tenille and her team speacialize in vibrant, creative plant-based catering. Her catering service allows guests to align their event and their ethics without compromising on the quality, taste or service. Indeed, her food is absolutely delicious. And its presentation is awesome. Just look at the images!

Tenille has worked in the hospitality and events industry for over 15 years. She's worked in almost every role within this industry. Her passion is creating amazing vegan food that everyone can enjoy. Tenille is head chef and owner of the Secret Creek Cafe, a vegan eatery in Lithgow, NSW. She has personally been vegan (for 8 years and counting!) and vegetarian before that.   

 

A special event such as a birthday, anniversary or wedding is the perfect opportunity to show friends and family how delicious good vegan food can be. Vegan food can be enjoyed by everyone and there is no need to compromise on your values for your special occasion. 

Sample menus and packages are available: Private Parties | Corporate Retreats | Weddings

 

Contact details: Chef Tenille e: hello@veganweddingsandevents.com | Tenille Evans

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Raw & Rustic Catering.

Raw & Rustic is an exciting new catering business owned and operated by Annalyse Fisher. She was a key chef for several years at Red Pepper, and recently left to commence her own business. Annalyse knows Dantosa and its guests' requirements well from her Red Pepper days. Here's Annalyse to tell you more about Raw & Rustic, a new approach to Mountains' catering:

I worked with Redpepper Catering and The Parade Cafe for the past 3 years as their head chef, and got to work alongside a 2 hatted chef at Arrana for 8 months. Food is very much the basis of my life. Having a large Pakistani family, I have grown up to love food with bold flavours and an array of herbs and spices.

 

Food is happiness to me and is what brings us all together.

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If COVID taught me one thing, it's to follow your dreams and do what makes you feel happy. And that’s when my idea of creating my own space and business came to life. Raw & Rustic Catering started by specialising in High Tea styled and catered packages. Using my design degree and my passion for food, I could combine them both to create beautiful spaces where people can be nourished and aesthetically pleased inside the comfort of their own homes.

 

Since beginning I have realised that there are many more avenues that I can venture down to be able to support my local community. This led me to start Dine in Dinners which are family friendly home cooked meals made with loads of love by me available at affordable prices, Postpartum Packs with frozen meals for new mummas, old mummas, or anyone who needs that support while caring for little ones. This has been one of the most popular requests. I also have picnic boxes, grazing tables and more on offer. And finally, the Micro Wedding Catering Packs are the newest addition to our ever growing offerings.

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Interested? Above and below are samples of Raw & Rustic's home, wedding and event menus. Indicative pricing is shown*:

Micro Wedding Menus | Sample Pricing | *all pricing is 2023 and may change subject to prevailing costs

 

Contact details: Chef Annalyse e: hello@rawandrustic.com.au | m: 0402 304 509

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Wine-tasting. Dantosa Cellar.
Sniff, swirl, sip. A sensory experience to enjoy with your guests.

If you’re interested in a very different experience during your Dantosa stay, you might to consider a wine tasting at Dantosa's very own cellar. Whether your occasion is a birthday, a wedding, a special anniversary, a work-team retreat or a holiday stay, our wine tasting creates a one-of-kind experience which you and your group will fondly remember about your stay. Many guests have enjoyed the novelty of a tasting in the Blue Mountains in a purpose-built cellar.

 

It is genuine cellar - the only one we know of its kind in the Blue Mountains. Dantosa’s cellar was designed by a French cellar expert and is nestled underground, in a hill on the property behind the cottage. The cellar is triple-brick vaulted with a capacity for 4,000 bottles and can take groups of up to 20 people. 

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At your wine-tasting, our panel expert will showcase a selection of wines for your group, including sparkling wines, reds, whites and dessert wines. The vigneron will speak about the wine making process for each selection, as well as recount stories of life as a wine-maker. A cheese platter will be provided to accompany the wines.

The cost of a wine-tasting is $695 for up to 16 guests. Additional guests are $25 per guest.

To arrange your very own wine tasting, please complete you details below and submit them. If you have any special requirements or requirements, let us know. We'll respond with a confirmation of your date and any other arrangements.

 

Payment is not due now now. Payment is finalized once the arrangements and tasting date are confirmed.

MASSAGES & BEAUTY THERAPIES

Dantosa’s serenity is the perfect backdrop for rejuvenation. Why not take the opportunity to recharge your body and soul with a revitalising massage.

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We can organise for your very own masseur to visit Dantosa and provide you and your guests with relaxing massages. A range of styles are available.

Megs (aka Maryanne) Guerin is one of our favourite therapists. Her business is called, Face the Body and Soul, based in the Upper Blue Mountains. She has loads of experience and is very popular with Dantosa guests. Her flexible approach, scope and endearing patience are just some of endearing attributes. 

Megs offerings include:

  • Shiatsu and Oriental

  • Remedial

  • Hot Stones

  • Deep Relaxation

  • Beauty treatments (facials, etc)

  • Specialist Pregnancy treatments also available

Meg's Professional Background*

Megs has completed several diplomas in the pursuit of her special craft. These include:

  • Beauty Therapy

  • Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies

  • Remedial Massage

The combination of these 3 modalities contribute to a unique harmonising and relaxing massage treatment. She has long experience in delivering five star spa treatments at several of the Blue Mountains major hotels, including Lumière at The Carrington.

 

Megs is a true professional and will provide you and your guests with dedicated and soothing treatments.

Treatment Locations at Dantosa

You are very welcome to hold the treatments at any spot you prefer. There are five popular locations. These include:

(i) Dantosa House's bedroom 4. If you've hired the House, this provides an ideal setting raised section giving a great view while you doze off under Meg's captivating spell​

 

(ii) an outdoor option is Dantosa House's patio. This area captures te entire view of the lake and surrounds. On a sunny day, it is magnificent and a perfect location for a luxuriating massage. The weather forecast should be taken into account

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(iii) bedroom 1 or 3 of Dantosa Cottage. Both bedrooms have adequate space for the massage table. At 130 years old, the Cottage is the original estate's homestead. It's quiet and is well located for pampering treatments away from other guests

(iv) the lakehouse on Dantosa Lake. Due to safety reasons, please beware 240V electrical power is not available at the Lakehouse at this stage. There is a pot belly fire which can be used for warmth, if required

(v) another outdoors option is the Gazebo alongside Dantosa Tennis Court. Subject to the prevailing weather, this spot is magical. It is the crown of the property delivering a commanding view of the lake, Dantosa House and Dantosa Cottage and our magnificent gardens. Full 240V power available at the Gazebo

Rates

Sessions generally start at $145 per hour. Please enquire for any tailored sessions and prevailing rates.

 

 

Please contact Derek with any requests for massages. Derek Young | e: derek@dantosa.com | m: +61 (0)413 229 372 | Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat

* if Megs is unavailable we have a panel of therapists to select from and will make arrangements for a suitably qualified masseuse for your treatments.

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FLORISTS

Florist Ink. Wentworth Falls.

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A boutique florist based in the Blue Mountains, Florist Ink creates beautiful floral arrangements and installations for customers. Edith and her fantastic team specialise in creating bridal bouquets and reception floral and foliage installations for weddings. Florist Ink has prepared many stunning arrangements for Dantosa guests and occasions.

 

Contact: Owner Edith m: 0409 761 911 |  Floral Ink

Fine Flowers Katoomba.

A local florist who loves working with brides to make their days special. Their flowers are unique, thoughtfully curated and never mass produced.

We care about what goes into our arrangements, each one is made with care and of a superior quality. Trust us with these important gestures of loveWe know that every wedding is unique and every vision is different. We spend time creating bespoke quotes and concepts for each couple to ensure your vision fits all your wedding needs and floral dreams. We take pride in making sure your blooms are completely custom to you and what you envision for the big day.

Contact: t: 02 4782 3314 | Fine Flowers Katoomba

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PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING

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Ben Pearse Photography.

Local award-winning professional photographer who has done many photo shoots at Dantosa, including for our on property listing. Ben enjoys wedding photography. His goal is to capture a range of beautiful images throughout your wedding day that you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives together.

Contact: Ben Pearse m: 0405 052 660 | e: benpearsephotography@gmail.com | Ben Pearse Photography

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Tilly Roberts photo.

NSW wedding and lifestyle photographer, storyteller of honest & intimate moments for the down to earth.

Hello, I'm Tilly and I’ve been photographing connection for the past 8 years, and I can’t imagine spending my life any other way. I have found human connection to be one of the deepest pursuits in life, and I feel honoured to be able to document these timeless memories for couples and families. I find so much meaning in creating sincere and wholehearted photographs, which then becomes something to look back on and feel for a lifetime.

 

I’m not interested in a “pretty” photo. I want the real stuff; the stuff that makes your hair stand up on the back of your neck, the stuff that’ll make you laugh till your cheeks hurt, the stuff that gives you goosebumps... I want the stuff that makes your heart beat faster. That’s where the magic is. I want to photograph the things that make you who you are, and the things that make your love unique. Because there’s only so many angles and poses and pretty locations, and they’ve all been done before - but what makes each photo special is the memories attached to it, and my goal is to make those unique and intimate to you.

If you'd like to see more and read about Tilly's work, please tap here: Tilly Roberts photo | wedding guide

Contact Tilly Roberts: website | email | facebook | instagram 

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Walkerpod Images. Wesley Walker.

If you've enjoyed many the photos shown on this page, then you may like to know who took them... well, a good amount of them including those immediately below.


Wesley Walker is an amazing drone and still photographer. He is one of the Blue Mountain's local heroes. Wesley is one of several professional photographers Dantosa uses to capture the beauty and splendour of our property and the people on it. 

 

Wesley is available for photo shoots for Dantosa guests, whether it be for family portraits, reunions or special events. If you'd like to know more about him and want to see his work, click here. Let us know if you'd like Wes to capture moments of your Dantosa stay, wedding stay or special occasion, and we can help you to arrange a session. Wesley is in strong demand so book well ahead.

Contact Wesley Walker m: 0425 381 498 | e: walkerpod@hotmail.com | Walkerpod Images

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Penny Lane Studio.

 

Penny Lane Studio is nestled in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Its mission is to provide the highest quality props, decor, furniture and styling for local weddings, celebrations and corporate events. It is important to us to consciously maintain safe, ethical and sustainable business practices in the design and execution of events.

The team has amassed the largest and most diverse collection of decor in the region, beautiful quality, classic pieces suitable for both vintage and contemporary styling trends. Items have been mindfully chosen to complement the aesthetic of the local region and are constructed to suit the local Blue Mountains climate.

With 22 years Event Management and Styling experience, 12 years in the Blue Mountains alone, Penny Lane Studio has a well skilled team of professionals with an eye for the finer details, local insight and invaluable connections that go beyond your average event hire. 

 

Contact Nicole m: 0414 637 565 | Studio visits are by appointment only | Penny Lane Studio 

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Snap Qube.

A supplier of a photo booth for your event, specialising in weddings. Snap Qube has various ways of making your wedding more memorable with instant photos for you and your guests. 

Contact Joe m: 0426 507 545 | Snap Qube 

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EQUIPMENT HIRE

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Bluey's Event Hire.

Provide rental equipment for weddings. Bluey’s is a specialist event hire business. Michael and the team are very familiar with Dantosa and can make recommendations on marquees, tables, chairs, tableware, decorations etc. The team has an extensive inventory of event items. By arrangement with Dantosa, deliveries can be made prior to your arrival. And the same goes for pick ups - Bluey's will collect your hire items after your departure.

 

Contact Bluey's Owner Michael Mallin (tell him Derek sent you 😊). m: 0422 351 213 or 02 47821023 | e: michael@blueyseventhire.com.au |

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Lavish Loos.

Lavish Loos provide luxe portable toilets for outdoor events at Dantosa. If you're considering setting up a marquee, often the preferred location is on the the tennis court or at the croquet lawn. Both locations are up a hill at the Southern end of the property. Facilities are a reasonable distance away. Our strong recommendation is to hire essential infrastructure, such as toilets.

 

Contact: Simone m. 0468 740 200 or 0451 511 455 | Lavish Loos

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DRINKS & BARS

Cheers. You're Very Welcome.

From time to time, we're asked about whether alcohol can be served at Dantosa, and whether you can supply your own. The short answer is yes and yes.

 

You and your guests are welcome to serve and consume alcohol at Dantosa. And of course, you are free to bring your own. We just have a couple of riders.

 

Above all, please be respectful of the property and our very mindful of Dantosa's neighbours. The responsibility of alcohol service and consumption while at Dantosa is the guest who booked the reservation, and the guest's group. Dantosa's ask guests to follow the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) requirements. This means serving and supplying liquor in a responsible manner.

 

It also means that external caterers or their staff who supply liquor are required to conduct their business in a responsible manner, and may all be held accountable for their actions. We ask that commonsense prevail over all guests and visitors who are on the property, and that at all times neighbours are respected.

 

Thank you so much. Enjoy. And here's cheers.

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Mobile Bar.

Include your own bar tender to make your wedding really classy. Shady knows Dantosa and has served at weddings here before.

 

Contact Shady Tannous m: 0409 117 378 | Sydney Mobile Bar 

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Wine-tasting. Dantosa Cellar.
Sniff, swirl, sip. A sensory experience to enjoy with your guests.

If you interested in experience something very different during your Dantosa stay, you might to consider a wine tasting at Dantosa's very own cellar. Whether your occasion is a birthday, a wedding, a special anniversary, a work-team retreat or a holiday stay, our wine tasting creates a one-of-kind experience which you and your group will fondly remember about your stay. Many guests have enjoyed the novelty of a tasting in the Blue Mountains in a purpose-built cellar.

 

It is genuine cellar - the only one we know of its kind in the Blue Mountains. Dantosa’s cellar was designed by a French cellar expert and is nestled underground, in a hill on the property behind the cottage. The cellar is triple-brick vaulted with a capacity for 8,000 bottles and can take groups of up to 20 people. 

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At your wine-tasting, our panel expert will showcase a selection of wines for your group, including sparkling wines, reds, whites and dessert wines. The vigneron will speak about the wine making process for each selection, as well as recount stories of life as a wine-maker. A cheese platter will be provided to accompany the wines.

The cost of a wine-tasting is $695 for up to 16 guests. Additional guests are $25 per guest.

To arrange your very own wine tasting, please complete you details below and submit them. If you have any special requirements or requirements, let us know. We'll respond with a confirmation of your date and any other arrangements.

 

Payment is not due now now. Payment is finalized once the arrangements and tasting date are confirmed.

CELEBRANTS

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Love My Way Celebrancy. Robyn Freer.

 

Robyn performs beautifully and has married many couples at Dantosa. She knows the property well and the best spaces to celebrate your vows.

Hi, I’m Robyn. I'm a big believer in chasing your dreams which is what I did in becoming a Celebrant and now I’m happy to be able to help my beautiful couples achieve their wedding dreams too. I just LOVE being part of the fun of planning and being part of so many wonderful weddings!

Contact Robyn Freer m: 0415 091 879 | Love My Way Celebrancy

Marriage Celebrant & MC. David Lang.

 

David has performed ceremonies all over, including in the Blue Mountains and at Dantosa - he travels for all occasions. He's a vibrant and experienced celebrant. He’s fun and loveable! Our guest enjoy his style and approach to tying the knot.

The most important thing you need to know about me is that I love LOVE! I'm also young, fresh, energetic, and everyones best friend. I do take my duties as a marriage celebrant very seriously but am not adverse to a laugh or two or maybe even more. On your wedding day I'm the friendly face helping to calm your nerves and make sure your ceremony runs smoothly. Trust me, I've been fortunate enough to marry over 400 couples, I've got you!

Contact David Lang m: 0431 393 916 | e: davidlangcelebrant@gmail.com | David Lang

Jac the Hitcher. Jacinta Mullholland.

 

Jac is a favourite for uniting lovers at Dantosa. Her style is refreshing edgy and different. She’s a celebrant with swagger and (great) attitude. It’s better if Jac speak for herself. Here’s more about Jac in her own words (we love her business name):

Heya Sugars, I’m Jacinta but call me Jac - Jac the Hitcher. I’m a Marriage Celebrant claiming victims in and around the Central Victorian Goldfields and Melbourne Victoria. I’m the Celebrant for badass couples - all flavours - who love the heck out of each other, dig the idea of getting hitched but hate everything about wedding ceremonies. I’m for those lovers doing a full one-eighty, scrapping the “wedding” all together and just want to sign the damn papers already!

Contact Jacinta Mullholand m: 0428 189 062 | e: hello@jacthehitcher.com | Jac the Hitcher

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MUSIC

Live Acoustic Guitar. Karl Ernving.

 

Karl is a professional acoustic musician. He’s a singer, guitarist and plays full time for weddings, corporate functions, pubs, restaurants and a wide variety of private functions. Karl is very flexible in his approach and is more than happy to discuss with you any requests or requirements. Please message Karl at Crowd Pleaser for more information.

Applause for Karl (a recommendation from a Dantosa Wedding Stay Guest)

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When I first went in search for a musician for my small, intimate wedding, I found Karl's profile. I was instantly engaged, reading the many positive reviews and highlights from people's experiences with Karl. After speaking to Karl, I instantly knew I wanted him to be a part of my wedding. He was easy to communicate with and quick to respond. He had many genres of songs to choose from and even learnt a new song at my request, singing this song with me in a duet at my wedding!

Karl is extremely talented and has an amazing voice. He captured and engaged the audience with his charisma and we ended up asking if Karl could stay an extra hour on the night, to which he was very happy to. I would not hesitate to hire Karl again for any future events. He was an amazing musician and a pleasure to deal with!

Lyndi C. Dantosa wedding stay. December 2022.

 

Contact Karl Ernving | Karl at Crowd Pleaser

Live Acoustic Guitar. Alan Plummer.

Alan has been playing guitar professionally since he was 12 years old. Raised in a musical household with a father that had worked with people including Django Reinhardt, Groucho Marx, Julian Bream and Ginger Baker and with a sister who became principal piccolo for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Alan Plummer was the first classical guitar player admitted into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Despite their best efforts, Alan ended up age 17 sharing a stage with bands including The Saints and Radio Birdman.

 

As a classical soloist and accompanist Alan has for over 20 years provided both entertainment and ambience at five star hotels across Sydney, performed at the Sydney Opera House (Utzon Room), the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of NSW and more. Most recently he has appeared at the Hydro Majestic, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and the Blue Mountains Theatre and Arts Hub.

Applause for Alan (a recommendation from a Dantosa 80th birthday event organiser and loving son)

My Dad had is 80th birthday at Dantosa. Alan was absolutely perfect for the occasion. 60 guests joined my parents to celebrate my Dad's important milestone. Everyone, and I mean everyone, loved Alan's performance. I received so many comments from guests about how lovely it was to have Alan playing his acoustic guitar. Dantosa's large entertainment room was perfect for his repatoire. Guests were seated in the room, enjoying the moments while Alan played throughout.

He is a true professional. His skill and deep musical knowledge gives him an uncanny ability to play the right music at the right time. We didn't give him much direction. Instinctively he just knew the right piece to select for the each and every moment of Dad's special occasion. I highly recommend Alan and would definitely hire him for an encore performance.

Derek Y. Dantosa 80th birthday celebration. October 2019.

Alan played classical / Spanish guitar during our wedding reception and provided a beautiful background music, ensuring the moment was extra special. Would highly recommend him.

Danielle R. Wedding celebration.

 

Contact Alan Plummer | m: 0405 194 724 | e: alan@alanplummerguitar.com | Alan Plummer Guitar

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extra accommodation

EXTRA ACCOMMODATION

Need More for our Guests? Here are Our Local Favourites.

 

The list of recommended Upper Mountains Aribnbs below are places offered by hosts we know well. There are nine of varying sizes and priximity to Dantosa. If you reach out to any of the hosts, be sure to mention we - Gabriela and Derek from Dantosa - referred you.

 

You'll find all the hosts are really nice and their accommodation offerings at an extremely high standard. Any questions, please ask.

Cuckoo's Nest (by Dinner at the Farm). Monique Kummer.                      distance to dantosa 

  • Over the road from Dantosa - just a stroll away!

  • Sleeps up to 2 guests

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom (with full bath)

  • Brand new cottage, very private

  • Warm and cosy with wood fireplace feature

  • Where exactly? 75 Mort Street, Katommba NSW 2780

Contact Monique Kummer & Roland | m: Monique - 0405 838 824 | e: moniquekummer@hotmail.com | Cuckoo's Nest | Airbnb

Katoomba Falls Cottage. Jacinta O'Connell.                                            distance to dantosa 

 

  • Sleeps up to 6 guests

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (with full bath, laundry)

  • Beautifully renovated

  • Warm and cosy with featured Rinnai fireplace

  • Walking distance from Katoomba shops and Echo point

  • Where exactly? 6 Mellor Lane, Katoomba NSW 2780

Contact Jacinta & Kent O'Connell | m: Jacinta - 0425 223 390 | e: hello@katoombafallscottage.com.au | Katoomba Falls Cottage | Airbnb

Blackheath Nook. Jacinta O'Connell.                                                        distance to dantosa 

  • Sleeps up to 4 guests

  • 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom (with full bath, laundry)

  • Beautifully renovated including stunning kitchen

  • Warm and cosy with featured fireplace

  • Walking distance from Blackheath village

  • Where exactly? Bundarra St, Blackheath NSW 2785

Contact Jacinta & Kent O'Connell | m: Jacinta - 0425 223 390 | e: hello@katoombafallscottage.com.au | Blackheath Nook | Airbnb

Almora Loft. Jenny Whellens.                                                                     distance to dantosa 

  • Sleeps up to 3 guests

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

  • Beautifully furnished and presented (Jenny has thought of everything)

  • Very popular with returning guests

  • Backs onto Wentworth Golf Course

  • Where exactly? 118 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls NSW Australia

Contact Jenny Whellens & Peter | m: Jenny -  0438 574 004  | e: almoraloft@gmail.com | Almora Loft | Airbnb

Fernleigh. Tina Mulholland.                                                                        distance to dantosa 

  • Sleeps up to 6 guests

  • separate 1 bedroom suite, 1 bathroom (plus 2 additional bedrooms in the main house, by arrangement)

  • Tastefully furnished and meticulously presented

  • Proximate to Dantosa

  • Where exactly? 6B Fifth Ave, Katoomba NSW 2780 Australia

Contact Tina Mulholland | m: 0419 447 994  | e: its.tinam@gmail.com | Fernleigh - Airbnb (Suite only)

Blackheath. Peter & Grace.                                                                       distance to dantosa 

  • 3 separate houses on one block - can be booked individually or separately

    • Blue Mts Cloud Cottage (120 years old): sleeps up to 6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 1 bedroom

    • Blue Mts Greenhouse Retreat (Studio): sleeps up to 2 guests, 1 bedroom suite, 1 bathroom

    • Blue Mts Cottage Cabin (traditional Mountains cottage): sleeps up to 2 guests, 1 bedroom suite, 1 bathroom (includes a claw bath)

  • Beautifully restored and presented

  • Only a hop, skip and a jump to Blackheath Village and nearby bushwalks

  • Where exactly? 5 Bradley Ave, Blackheath NSW 2785 Australia

Contact Peter Mathers & Grace | m: 0419 435 053 | e: peter@tradinglounge.com |

Cloud Cottage - Airbnb (6 pax) | Greenhouse Retreat - Airbnb (2 pax) | Cottage Cabin - Airbnb (2 pax) 

Milepost Annex. JoAnne & Paul Sparks.                                                   distance to dantosa 

  • sleeps up to 3 guests

  • 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom

  • Lovely Studio that is annexed to the mainhouse

  • Separate come and go entrance

  • Stunning fireplace and separate BBQ facilities

  • Where exactly? 129 Blaxland Rd, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782, Australia

Contact JoAnne & Paul Sparks | m: 0407 422 105 | e: milepostannex@gmail.com | Milepost Annex | Airbnb

Falls Lodge. Stephen Price.                                                                      distance to dantosa 

  • Sleeps up to 6 guests

  • 3 bedrooms, 7 beds, 2 bathrooms

  • Extensive homestead with a great fireplace

  • Bushland property on a large block

  • Stephen is also a HiFi and vinyl expert. He offers stereo-building classes as a side gig!

  • Where exactly? 39 Somme Ave, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782, Australia

Contact Stephen Price | m: 0409 286 150 | e: info@fallslodge.au | Falls Lodge | Airbnb

Kanimbla Mist. Ros Scheuch.                                                                    distance to dantosa 

  • Sleeps up to 6 guests

  • 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 bathrooms

  • Eco structure, amazing architectually-designed structure

  • Located in the heart of the Mountains' bushland

  • Where exactly? 39 Somme Ave, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782, Australia

Contact Ros Scheuch | m: 0435 285 362 | e: ros.scheuch@gmail.com | Kanimbla Mist | Airbnb

NEXT STEP

Want to Visit? Dantosa Tour.

You are most welcome to take a look at Dantosa, inspect our accommodation, wander the grounds and even pop into our underground cellar. The best time for a Dantosa tour is early afternoons on Fridays and Sundays. Special visits can also be arranged during the week, subject to whether guests are in residence.

 

Our local manager, Catherine Andrews, will meet you onsite and take you through Dantosa House, Dantosa Cottage and Dantosa Cellar. Feel free to wander from the top to the bottom of the entire property. You can spend as much time as you need to assess Dantosa's suitability for your needs. 

 

To arrange your Dantosa Tour, contact Derek Young m: 0413 229 372 | e: derek@dantosa.com | Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat

Lushious can provide full 3-course meals or tapas-style menus for you. Chef Sid has catered at many events held at Dantosa.  He offers excellent vegetarian food as well as meat dishes at reasonable prices. His food is a favourite of ours! His costs range  from $40-$80 per head, depending on selection and quantities. Sid will prepare your meals, deliver and serve (if required).

 

Halal prepared food is also available.

 

Contact details: Chef Sid m: 0432 143 523 | lushious

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Dinner at the Farm

Directly opposite Dantosa is a small farm which also operates as a restaurant specialising in French and Swiss cuisine. The owners are the chefs who operated The Swiss Cottage for 22 years, a famous local restaurant which became an institution in  the Blue Mountains. After selling the restaurant and retiring, Monique and Roland decided to return to their love of gardening and cooking.

 

You can choose to dine at their home, where the food is served from a country-style kitchen; “Dinner at the Farm” is open for the last weekend of every month. Or for groups of 12 or more, it is possible to arrange for The Farm to open for your group or for them to cater at Dantosa.

 

You can also order picnic lunch hampers from Monique and Roland. Let us know your preference and we will help you to make arrangements.

Contact details: Monique m: 0405 838 824 | Dinner at the Farm

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Red Pepper

Robert at Red Pepper is a well-regarded local chef and has catered at Dantosa many times. He offers a full catering service  with international / fusion cuisine. Costs for a 3-course meal, including chef and wait staff are approximately $80-120 per head. 

 

Sample menus are available: Canopes | Smorgasbord | Plated

 

Contact details: Chef Rob m: 0425 282 382 | Red Pepper

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Tenille Evans. Vegan Weddings & Events.

Tenille Evans hails from Lithgow and is one of our favourite providores. Tenille and her team speacialize in vibrant, creative plant-based catering. Her catering service allows guests to align their event and their ethics without compromising on the quality, taste or service. Indeed, her food is absolutely delicious. And its presentation is awesome. Just look at the images!

Tenille has worked in the hospitality and events industry for over 15 years. She's worked in almost every role within this industry. Her passion is creating amazing vegan food that everyone can enjoy. Tenille is head chef and owner of the Secret Creek Cafe, a vegan eatery in Lithgow, NSW. She has personally been vegan (for 8 years and counting!) and vegetarian before that.   

 

A special event such as a birthday, anniversary or wedding is the perfect opportunity to show friends and family how delicious good vegan food can be. Vegan food can be enjoyed by everyone and there is no need to compromise on your values for your special occasion. 

Sample menus and packages are available: Private Parties | Corporate Retreats | Weddings

 

Contact details: Chef Tenille e: hello@veganweddingsandevents.com | Tenille Evans

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Raw & Rustic Catering.

Raw & Rustic is an exciting new catering business owned and operated by Annalyse Fisher. She was a key chef for several years at Red Pepper, and recently left to commence her own business. Annalyse knows Dantosa and its guests' requirements well from her Red Pepper days. Here's Annalyse to tell you more about Raw & Rustic, a new approach to Mountains' catering:

I worked with Redpepper Catering and The Parade Cafe for the past 3 years as their head chef, and got to work alongside a 2 hatted chef at Arrana for 8 months. Food is very much the basis of my life. Having a large Pakistani family, I have grown up to love food with bold flavours and an array of herbs and spices.

 

Food is happiness to me and is what brings us all together.

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If COVID taught me one thing, it's to follow your dreams and do what makes you feel happy. And that’s when my idea of creating my own space and business came to life. Raw & Rustic Catering started by specialising in High Tea styled and catered packages. Using my design degree and my passion for food, I could combine them both to create beautiful spaces where people can be nourished and aesthetically pleased inside the comfort of their own homes.

 

Since beginning I have realised that there are many more avenues that I can venture down to be able to support my local community. This led me to start Dine in Dinners which are family friendly home cooked meals made with loads of love by me available at affordable prices, Postpartum Packs with frozen meals for new mummas, old mummas, or anyone who needs that support while caring for little ones. This has been one of the most popular requests. I also have picnic boxes, grazing tables and more on offer. And finally, the Micro Wedding Catering Packs are the newest addition to our ever growing offerings.

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Interested? Above and below are samples of Raw & Rustic's home, wedding and event menus. Indicative pricing is shown*:

Micro Wedding Menus | Sample Pricing | *all pricing is 2023 and may change subject to prevailing costs

 

Contact details: Chef Annalyse e: hello@rawandrustic.com.au | m: 0402 304 509

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Wine-tasting. Dantosa Cellar.
Sniff, swirl, sip. A sensory experience to enjoy with your guests.

If you’re interested in a very different experience during your Dantosa stay, you might to consider a wine tasting at Dantosa's very own cellar. Whether your occasion is a birthday, a wedding, a special anniversary, a work-team retreat or a holiday stay, our wine tasting creates a one-of-kind experience which you and your group will fondly remember about your stay. Many guests have enjoyed the novelty of a tasting in the Blue Mountains in a purpose-built cellar.

 

It is genuine cellar - the only one we know of its kind in the Blue Mountains. Dantosa’s cellar was designed by a French cellar expert and is nestled underground, in a hill on the property behind the cottage. The cellar is triple-brick vaulted with a capacity for 4,000 bottles and can take groups of up to 20 people. 

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At your wine-tasting, our panel expert will showcase a selection of wines for your group, including sparkling wines, reds, whites and dessert wines. The vigneron will speak about the wine making process for each selection, as well as recount stories of life as a wine-maker. A cheese platter will be provided to accompany the wines.

The cost of a wine-tasting is $695 for up to 16 guests. Additional guests are $25 per guest.

To arrange your very own wine tasting, please complete you details below and submit them. If you have any special requirements or requirements, let us know. We'll respond with a confirmation of your date and any other arrangements.

 

Payment is not due now now. Payment is finalized once the arrangements and tasting date are confirmed.

MASSAGES & BEAUTY THERAPIES

Dantosa’s serenity is the perfect backdrop for rejuvenation. Why not take the opportunity to recharge your body and soul with a revitalising massage.

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We can organise for your very own masseur to visit Dantosa and provide you and your guests with relaxing massages. A range of styles are available.

Megs (aka Maryanne) Guerin is one of our favourite therapists. Her business is called, Face the Body and Soul, based in the Upper Blue Mountains. She has loads of experience and is very popular with Dantosa guests. Her flexible approach, scope and endearing patience are just some of endearing attributes. 

Megs offerings include:

  • Shiatsu and Oriental

  • Remedial

  • Hot Stones

  • Deep Relaxation

  • Beauty treatments (facials, etc)

  • Specialist Pregnancy treatments also available

Meg's Professional Background*

Megs has completed several diplomas in the pursuit of her special craft. These include:

  • Beauty Therapy

  • Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies

  • Remedial Massage

The combination of these 3 modalities contribute to a unique harmonising and relaxing massage treatment. She has long experience in delivering five star spa treatments at several of the Blue Mountains major hotels, including Lumière at The Carrington.

 

Megs is a true professional and will provide you and your guests with dedicated and soothing treatments.

Treatment Locations at Dantosa

You are very welcome to hold the treatments at any spot you prefer. There are five popular locations. These include:

(i) Dantosa House's bedroom 4. If you've hired the House, this provides an ideal setting raised section giving a great view while you doze off under Meg's captivating spell​

 

(ii) an outdoor option is Dantosa House's patio. This area captures te entire view of the lake and surrounds. On a sunny day, it is magnificent and a perfect location for a luxuriating massage. The weather forecast should be taken into account

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(iii) bedroom 1 or 3 of Dantosa Cottage. Both bedrooms have adequate space for the massage table. At 130 years old, the Cottage is the original estate's homestead. It's quiet and is well located for pampering treatments away from other guests

(iv) the lakehouse on Dantosa Lake. Due to safety reasons, please beware 240V electrical power is not available at the Lakehouse at this stage. There is a pot belly fire which can be used for warmth, if required

(v) another outdoors option is the Gazebo alongside Dantosa Tennis Court. Subject to the prevailing weather, this spot is magical. It is the crown of the property delivering a commanding view of the lake, Dantosa House and Dantosa Cottage and our magnificent gardens. Full 240V power available at the Gazebo

Rates

Sessions generally start at $145 per hour. Please enquire for any tailored sessions and prevailing rates.

 

 

Please contact Derek with any requests for massages. Derek Young | e: derek@dantosa.com | m: +61 (0)413 229 372 | Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat

* if Megs is unavailable we have a panel of therapists to select from and will make arrangements for a suitably qualified masseuse for your treatments.

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FLORISTS

Florist Ink. Wentworth Falls.

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A boutique florist based in the Blue Mountains, Florist Ink creates beautiful floral arrangements and installations for customers. Edith and her fantastic team specialise in creating bridal bouquets and reception floral and foliage installations for weddings. Florist Ink has prepared many stunning arrangements for Dantosa guests and occasions.

 

Contact: Owner Edith m: 0409 761 911 |  Floral Ink

Fine Flowers Katoomba.

A local florist who loves working with brides to make their days special. Their flowers are unique, thoughtfully curated and never mass produced.

We care about what goes into our arrangements, each one is made with care and of a superior quality. Trust us with these important gestures of loveWe know that every wedding is unique and every vision is different. We spend time creating bespoke quotes and concepts for each couple to ensure your vision fits all your wedding needs and floral dreams. We take pride in making sure your blooms are completely custom to you and what you envision for the big day.

Contact: t: 02 4782 3314 | Fine Flowers Katoomba

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PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING

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Ben Pearse Photography.

Local award-winning professional photographer who has done many photo shoots at Dantosa, including for our on property listing. Ben enjoys wedding photography. His goal is to capture a range of beautiful images throughout your wedding day that you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives together.

Contact: Ben Pearse m: 0405 052 660 | e: benpearsephotography@gmail.com | Ben Pearse Photography

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Tilly Roberts Photo.

NSW wedding and lifestyle photographer, storyteller of honest & intimate moments for the down to earth.

Hello, I'm Tilly and I’ve been photographing connection for the past 8 years, and I can’t imagine spending my life any other way. I have found human connection to be one of the deepest pursuits in life, and I feel honoured to be able to document these timeless memories for couples and families. I find so much meaning in creating sincere and wholehearted photographs, which then becomes something to look back on and feel for a lifetime.

I’m not interested in a “pretty” photo. I want the real stuff; the stuff that makes your hair stand up on the back of your neck, the stuff that’ll make you laugh till your cheeks hurt, the stuff that gives you goosebumps... I want the stuff that makes your heart beat faster. That’s where the magic is. I want to photograph the things that make you who you are, and the things that make your love unique. Because there’s only so many angles and poses and pretty locations, and they’ve all been done before - but what makes each photo special is the memories attached to it, and my goal is to make those unique and intimate to you.

Contact: Ben Pearse m: 0405 052 660 | e: benpearsephotography@gmail.com | Ben Pearse Photography

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Walkerpod Images. Wesley Walker.

If you've enjoyed many the photos shown on this page, then you may like to know who took them... well, a good amount of them including those immediately below.


Wesley Walker is an amazing drone and still photographer. He is one of the Blue Mountain's local heroes. Wesley is one of several professional photographers Dantosa uses to capture the beauty and splendour of our property and the people on it. 

 

Wesley is available for photo shoots for Dantosa guests, whether it be for family portraits, reunions or special events. If you'd like to know more about him and want to see his work, click here. Let us know if you'd like Wes to capture moments of your Dantosa stay, wedding stay or special occasion, and we can help you to arrange a session. Wesley is in strong demand so book well ahead.

Contact Wesley Walker m: 0425 381 498 | e: walkerpod@hotmail.com | Walkerpod Images

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Penny Lane Studio.

 

Penny Lane Studio is nestled in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Its mission is to provide the highest quality props, decor, furniture and styling for local weddings, celebrations and corporate events. It is important to us to consciously maintain safe, ethical and sustainable business practices in the design and execution of events.

The team has amassed the largest and most diverse collection of decor in the region, beautiful quality, classic pieces suitable for both vintage and contemporary styling trends. Items have been mindfully chosen to complement the aesthetic of the local region and are constructed to suit the local Blue Mountains climate.

With 22 years Event Management and Styling experience, 12 years in the Blue Mountains alone, Penny Lane Studio has a well skilled team of professionals with an eye for the finer details, local insight and invaluable connections that go beyond your average event hire. 

 

Contact Nicole m: 0414 637 565 | Studio visits are by appointment only | Penny Lane Studio 

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Snap Qube.

A supplier of a photo booth for your event, specialising in weddings. Snap Qube has various ways of making your wedding more memorable with instant photos for you and your guests. 

Contact Joe m: 0426 507 545 | Snap Qube 

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EQUIPMENT HIRE

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Bluey's Event Hire.

Provide rental equipment for weddings. Bluey’s is a specialist event hire business. Michael and the team are very familiar with Dantosa and can make recommendations on marquees, tables, chairs, tableware, decorations etc. The team has an extensive inventory of event items. By arrangement with Dantosa, deliveries can be made prior to your arrival. And the same goes for pick ups - Bluey's will collect your hire items after your departure.

 

Contact Bluey's Owner Michael Mallin (tell him Derek sent you 😊). m: 0422 351 213 or 02 47821023 | e: michael@blueyseventhire.com.au |

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Lavish Loos.

Lavish Loos provide luxe portable toilets for outdoor events at Dantosa. If you're considering setting up a marquee, often the preferred location is on the the tennis court or at the croquet lawn. Both locations are up a hill at the Southern end of the property. Facilities are a reasonable distance away. Our strong recommendation is to hire essential infrastructure, such as toilets.