The Fine Print

Venue hire/Closure fee
For all bookings & functions requiring the exclusive use of the restaurant and a whole day closure a fee of $900 applies.

Confirmation & Payment

To secure your function we require the venue hire/closure fee to be paid as a deposit.

Final confirmation of guest numbers and payment for food is required 14 days prior to the event.

Beverage tab payment and any remaining balances are to be paid at the conclusion of the function.

We accept cash and all major credit cards including Amex.

Refunds
In the event of a cancellation prior to 30 days, deposits paid are transferable but non-refundable.

Late cancellations of functions or individual guests within 7 days of the event will not be refunded.

Function duration
A lunch time function must be concluded by 4pm and evening functions concluded by 11pm.

All functions must take place within the agreed times. We cannot open prior to the agreed start time for guests that arrive early. Under liquor licensing laws we are not permitted to serve alcohol after 11pm.

Cakes
Due to Victorian Food Safety Laws, we can only accept cakes that are professionally prepared by Licensed Food Retailers or a Registered Food Business. Cakes must be delivered at least 4 hours prior to the beginning of the event.

Decorators
Florists and decorators must finish setting up at least 4 hours prior to the beginning of the function. Please advise us of the contact details of your chosen decorators.

Photography
We welcome photos to be taken in and around the area of Ripples on the Bay.

Table settings
We will design a floor plan for your function to suit your individual requirements.             Any additional decorating such as centrepieces and flowers are at your own expense.

Compliance
If management has reason to believe that the behaviour of your guest(s) affects the smooth running of Ripples on the Bay business or reputation, we reserve the right to remove the individual(s) from the premises during the function.

Responsible service
Ripples on the Bay follows the National Alcohol Beverage Industries Council guidelines on the Responsible Service of Alcohol. Ripples staff members are instructed to not serve alcoholic beverages to guests under the age of 18 years or to guests perceived to be in a state of intoxication.

Displays & signage
No items are to be attached, pinned or glued to any wall surface inside or outside the restaurant. Any signage must be approved by Ripples on the Bay management prior to the event.

Smoking
Due to the Victorian Tobacco Act 2000, smoking is not permitted indoors. Ashtrays are provided outside.

Parking
We have ample car parking available at the rear of the restaurant; this includes disabled parking and wheelchair access to the restaurant.

Transportation
We can arrange to book taxi transportation for your guests on your behalf. Please inform us of your taxi requirements prior to the end of your function.

Children & additional meals
Please advise us if you require additional meals for your photographer, entertainment etc. These will be charged at $30 per person for a main course and drinks will be charged on consumption. If required we can offer young children a main course and ice-cream for $20.00.

Special dietary requirements
Our Chef can cater to individual dietary requirements if notified in advance. Please stipulate if any of your guests are vegetarians, lactose intolerant, strict diabetics, suffer from celiac disease or have a specific food allergy.

Responsibility
Ripples on the Bay does not accept responsibility for damage or loss of any customers property left on the premises.

Organisers of the function are financially responsible for any damages sustained to Ripples on the Bay property, fittings or equipment.

Prices
All quoted prices are inclusive of GST. Prices are correct at time of printing and are subject to change without notice.

Thank you for your co-operation