Meetings & Conferences

BlueGum Function Centre

The Blue Gum Function Centre makes a wonderful choice for a great range of functions and events. We offer a relaxed and versatile setting and a friendly team of professional staff dedicated to ensuring your conference or event runs successfully.

The BlueGum Function Centre is a fully licensed venue, and also offers BYO upon request.

The Blue Gum function centre is located at Autumn Lodge, set in the beautiful Macksville nestled in the stunning Nambucca Valley. A short 40-minute drive from Coffs Harbour and just 1-hour north of Port Macquarie, the centre is easily accessible for all delegates.

Whether you are hosting a meeting, conference, or an informal team building day, the BlueGum Function Centre has a range of options to meet your requirements.

Whether your event is an intimate celebration or a larger gathering, the Blue Gum Function Centre offers a range of versatile seating and flexible menu options.

Menu Options

A range of menu styles are on offer to ensure there is one suitable for your special occasion. Each option can be tailored to suit your requirements with the assistance of our dedicated catering team.

Alternate Drop

You may select any two options from the menu to be served on an alternate drop seating. Any combination of entrée, main and dessert may be selected.

Finger Food

Encourage your guests to mingle with a selection of deliciously filled finger foods served casually throughout the function offering your guests a range of choice.

Bread & Platters

A selection of pre-ordered appetisers, lunch or afternoon tea platters works well as a lighter option or to complement any of the above menu options.


Tea & coffee can be provided at a set price of $3.50 per adult. This allows your guests to help themselves to as many cups as they like throughout the event at their leisure.

We are a fully licensed venue.

Function Menu

You may select two options from the menu to be served on an alternate drop seating. Any combination of entrée, main and dessert may be selected. Prices are subject to change.


Prices start from $9.50

  • Stuffed Mushrooms: mushrooms filled with feta cheese, sundried tomatoes, fresh basil drizzled with garlic aioli
  • Salad of king prawns, shaved fennel, orange segments & spinach
  • Crisp pork belly on cauliflower puree, baby spinach
  • Mediterranean vegetable stack
  • Antipasto plate


Prices start from $25.50

  • Chicken breast filled with apple & walnuts coated in parmesan crust drizzled with a prune glaze
  • Roasted rosemary and garlic lamb shank
  • Atlantic salmon: marinated salmon with mango, kiwi relish
  • Fillet of steak 300g: topped with local avocado, tomato salsa and sour cream
  • Stir fried chilli prawns served with seasonal greens
  • Slow cooked pork loin served with fresh baby beans

Mains served with choice of salad or seasonal vegetables and a choice of creamy potato mash, chat potato, roasted sweet potato or sweet potato mash


Prices start from $9.50

  • Sticky date & apple pudding with double cream & chocolate flakes
  • Vanilla bean panna cotta with berry coulis
  • Red wine poached pear with mascarpone, toffee & shaved chocolate
  • Banana & chocolate tower with macadamia praline
  • Lemon & lime tart with toasted coconut ice-cream

Breads & Platters

The following platters are individually priced and can be selected on their own or in addition to the menu. Each platter is designed to serve 10 Guests.

  • Selection of dips served with light toasted turkish bread
    Prices start from $28.00
  • Variety of fresh sandwiches
    Prices start from $30.00
  • Oven-baked gourmet pizzas
    Prices start from $34.50
  • Assortment of hot food
    Prices start from $39.50
  • Fresh fruit platter: a display of seasonal fruits
    Prices start from $35.50
  • A selection of muffins & Sslices
    Prices start from $35.50             
  • A selection of danish pastries & croissants
    Prices start from $30.00
  • An assortment of seasonal tortilla wraps
    Prices start from $34.50

Single Day Conference Package

Groups of 15 or more

$40.50 per person
Prices subject to change


  • Conference room hire
  • Arrival tea & coffee
  • Morning tea
  • Working style lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Data projector, whiteboard, flipchart and screen
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Morning Tea

Select 2 of the below options:

  • A selection of Danish pastries
  • Scones, served with jam & cream
  • A selection of freshly baked muffins
  • A variety of croissants
  • A variety of cakes
  • A selection of fruit and cheese platters
  • All served with a selection of assorted tea & coffee

Afternoon Tea

A selection of home-made biscuits


A choice of 2 menu options

Working Lunch 1:

  • Selection of assorted sandwiches
  • Assorted green leaf salad with sprouts and cucumber
  • Cheese platter an assortment of fine Australian cheeses
  • With a selection of savoury biscuits
  • A selection of assorted teas and coffee
  • Orange juice and soft drink

Working Lunch 2:

  • Hot homemade quiche of the day
  • Greek and Caesar salads
  • Fresh fruit platter
  • A selection of assorted teas and coffee
  • Orange juice and soft drink
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Terms & Conditions

At Nambucca Valley Care, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service and facilities. In order to fulfil these expectations, the following terms + conditions have been designed to ensure that your event runs smoothly.

Confirmation of Booking

Confirmation of booking must be made in writing within 10 days of the reservation being made. At this stage a signed copy of these terms and conditions should also be returned to the Function Co-ordinator to secure the booking.

Function Rooms

We reserve the right to re-allocate function rooms due to circumstances beyond our control. If the final numbers increase or decrease significantly from those advised at the time of reservation, we may substitute a more appropriate room of our choice. We will discuss any further changes with you when the decision is made.


An initial non-refundable deposit of the venue hire fee is requested at the time of confirmation. All accounts are to be paid in full prior to the event, unless appropriate credit facilities have been established.


Full and final payment is required 3 days prior to the date of the function, either by cash or direct debit – Cheques are acceptable made out to Nambucca Valley Care received 7 days prior to the function. Any additional charges incurred after pre-payment, inclusive of any charges not authorised in the original pre-booking, are required to be settled by the clients on conclusion of the function by cash or credit card.


All cancellations are to be made in writing to the Function Coordinator of Nambucca Valley Care. If the event is cancelled with less than 6 business days’ notice, deposit may be refunded pending rebooking of the room. When bookings are cancelled 10 days prior to event, deposit is non-refundable.


Please confirm your menu selection at least 7 days prior to event. Our set menus are specifically designed to meet your every request. Alternatively, our Events Coordinator will be happy to tailor make a menu and package for your delegates.  (All prices are inclusive of GST). No food or beverages are to be brought onto the premises for consumption during the event, unless otherwise agreed by management.

Guaranteed number

A guaranteed minimum number of guests attending the event is required 5 full days prior to event. Charges will be based on the number of people attending the function or the guaranteed minimum number, whichever is greater.


We cannot take responsibility for damage to or loss of items before, during or after event. It is recommended that you arrange the appropriate insurance cover.


Please note that you are financially responsible for any damage sustained to the facility property & fittings during the event. No attachments are to be used on the walls under any circumstances. Clients are responsible for any essential additional cleaning costs incurred as a result of event.

Client Responsibility

It is your responsibility to ensure that all attendees behave in a socially acceptable manner during the event.

Additional Services

We are happy to arrange a variety of additional services upon request, such as entertainment, technical equipment, activities etc. A charge may be incurred for some services, if the event is cancelled, such service charges will be your responsibility.