Awesome Barn & Shed Wedding Venues in NSW

Barns and Sheds have recently become some of the most sought after wedding venues in Australia. As more couples look for unique wedding locations for their ceremony and reception, demand for barn venues, sheds and other farm locations has soared. And so too has supply. When it comes to finding off-the-grid unique wedding venues for a barn wedding, Australia is the wed shed capital of the world. 

Initially inspired by beautifully styled private farm weddings that had began appearing on social media, couples started looking for similar barn venues for their own weddings. Farm owners found themselves receiving enquiries about the possibility of hosting weddings on their property. Those queries have steadily increased over the past few years and in response, so too have the variety of barn wedding venues and shed locations now available for hire in NSW.

Rustic spaces such as restored hay barns and tractor sheds are readily found in all regions of the state. Their exposed wooden beams, original flooring and corrugated & wrought iron features lend a relaxed and festive atmosphere to off-the-grid weddings. Ideal for rustic and boho weddings, these repurposed structures are easily (and cheaply) glammed up to achieve a modern aesthetic.  

Other rustic barn wedding venues in NSW include horse stables and arenas. Long table weddings are particularly well suited in these reception spaces and there’s usually very little styling required other than the table setting itself.

In recent years, purpose built wedding sheds have sprung up throughout NSW in response to growing demand for the chilled vibe of a barn venue coupled with a fresh and modern aesthetic. White walls, high ceilings, exposed wooden beams, floor to ceiling glass windows and large glass sliding doors make these light filled venues the perfect blank canvas to style to your own preference.

Barns and sheds are wonderfully understated wedding venues that offer a unique and relaxed setting for laid back events with a fun atmosphere. They're typically large spaces that offer room for a dance floor, photo booth or a break away area that can be easily styled with a few rugs, a pair of velvet couches and a personalised neon sign. One of the great things about farms with wedding barns and sheds, is that they almost always also offer accommodation onsite. From barn lofts to country estates to farm stays to homesteads, cottages or even glamping.

Whether you prefer a repurposed rustic barn or a modern light filled shed, there's a huge range of barn wedding venues to choose from in NSW.  From working cattle farms to private properties to exclusive retreats - these are the best barn and shed venues for weddings in NSW...

40+ Barn & Shed Wedding Venues in NSW

Blue Mountains Venues
Byron Bay Venues
Central Coast Venues
Hunter Valley Venues
Illawarra Venues
North Coast Venues 
Riverina Venues
South Coast Venues
Southern Highlands Venues
Sydney Venues

Barn & Shed Venues in the Blue Mountains

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The Barn @ Waldara Farm

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Oberon - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • Info: There are two barn wedding venues at Waldara Farm. One has large wooden sliding doors and is ideal for rustic style receptions. The other is a shearing shed that's ideal for wedding ceremonies in wet weather. Ideal for DIY weddings. Exclusive Use. Sleeps 20.

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Lithgow State Mine

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Lithgow - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • Info: The Bathhouse is an industrial barn venue at the heritage listed site of the Lithgow State Coal Mine. Now a museum, the bush-bound property is an ideal rustic location for DIY/BYO weddings. Spacious lawns provide exceptional views of the Blue Mountains.

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Tobruk Sheep Station

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Hawkesbury Valley, NSW
  • Info: Rustic farm stay with function centre plus drovers camp for rustic outdoor weddings. Hire the property for the weekend and stay onsite. The farm features accommodation for 11 + glamping.

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Australian Bushland Weddings

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: Wisemans Ferry, NSW
  • Info: Rustic all-weather shed venues with accommodation onsite for 200+ guests plus camping & glamping. A heritage location that offers budget friendly weddings from 50+ guests. Site hire includes exclusive use, a late curfew and outdoor adventure activities.

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Ding Dang Doo Ranch

  • Capacity: 50
  • Location: Lower Blue Mountains, NSW
  • Info: A 30 acre private horse ranch with multiple places for weddings including the rustic stables. Suitable for elopements & small weddings, the property sleeps 13 with additional glamping options. 

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Barns & Sheds in Byron Bay

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The Barn @ Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Tweed Valley, NSW
  • Info: 400 acre farm in a spectacular mountain location with budget friendly 3 day wedding packages including exclusive use and accommodation onsite for all guests. The barn is a blank canvas venue, ideal for DIY & BYO weddings.

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Ardeena Events

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Carool, NSW
  • Info: The undercover pavilion at Ardeena is a modern barn venue providing an alternative and wet weather option in addition to outdoor receptions with spectacular ocean views. This farm style venue offers DIY/BYO packages and provides accommodation for 18 guests.

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Summergrove Estate

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Carool, NSW
  • Info: A modern barn venue with white decor providing the ultimate blank canvas for farm weddings on the far North Coast of NSW. The location also features an onsite chapel and accommodation for 22 guests. 

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The Earth House

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Byron Bay hinterland
  • Info: Located on a 110 acre farm, The Earth House is an unique barn style wedding venue featuring exposed wooden beams and spectacular mountain and hinterland views. DIY/BYO options available and accommodation for 4 onsite.

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Red Barn @ Pillar Rock Farm

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Far North Coast, NSW
  • Info: The ultimate barn wedding venue on a 270 acre farming property with fishing, bushwalking, rock climbing, mountain biking & 4WD activities onsite. Accommodation for 16 includes a guesthouse, barn loft and hunting cottage. Suits DIY/BYO weddings from 40+ guests.

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The Saloon @ Riverside Ranch Yamba

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Yamba, NSW
  • Info: 50 acre private riverfront wedding venue located 6 minutes from the beach. The property offers 4 ceremony & 3 reception venues including the rustic Moondance Saloon, and is also suitable for outdoor, festival style weddings. 

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Barns & Sheds on the Central Coast

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The Pavilion @ Somersby Garden

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Somersby - Central Coast, NSW
  • Info: 50 acre private property surrounded by bush gardens with converted barn for wedding receptions and a stunning outdoor amphitheatre for ceremonies. Also offers marquee weddings, accommodates 14 onsite and provides access to The Great North Walk.

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The Stables of Somersby

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: Somersby - Central Coast, NSW
  • Info: The Stables is a lovingly repurposed rustic barn located on a private equestrian farm. The venue is ideal for DIY/BYO weddings & elopements and provides accommodation for 4 in the barn's loft. Hire the entire farm for your exclusive use and bring your pup - The Stables is one of the region's more pet-friendly wedding venues.

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The Barn @ The Springs

  • Capacity: 350
  • Location: Peats Ridge - Central Coast, NSW
  • Info: The renovated wedding barn at The Springs is a modern, industrial style venue with rustic features. The 125 acre bush location is surrounded by farm land and features an onsite golf course.

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Barns & Sheds in the Hunter Valley

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The Barn & Hay Shed - Adams Peak Country Estate

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: Broke - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Renovated barn wedding venue plus hay shed with stunning Hunter Valley views. Exclusive use hire for the weekend with accommodation for 24 on the estate. Rustic, pet-friendly and BYO, with option for outdoor receptions.

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The Woodhouse Wollombi

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Wollombi - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Architecturally designed wedding shed plus barn stay for 16 on a 100 acre farm. Exclusive use wedding venue available for the entire weekend and you can BYO alcohol. Pets are welcome and there's some great places for glamping.

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Moravia Park

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Lovedale - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Rustic wedding barn featuring exposed wood and original corrugated iron. Great location for outdoor receptions and with BYO options, Moravia Park is one of the most affordable & stunning barn wedding venues in NSW. Bridal suite sleeps 2.

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Albion Farm Gardens

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Albion Farm - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Rustic chapel-style barn venue in a unique garden setting. Ceremony only packages available with location for wedding receptions across the road in the arts hall. 

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Redleaf Wollombi

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: Wollombi - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Versatile country estate with multiple wedding locations and an onsite barn suitable for receptions of 40 - 80 guests. A blank canvas venue to DIY & BYO with exclusive hire for the weekend. Popular with outdoor receptions and sleeps 12 onsite.

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The Barn @ Merrindah Weddings

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Wollombi - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: The original shearing shed at Mulla Villa Farm has an adjoining courtyard that's ideal for rustic DIY & BYO country weddings. The farm is also suited to marquee weddings.

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Mist in the Gum Trees

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Cooranbong - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Eco friendly and rustic wedding venue with industrial barn look reception space and sandstone ceremony area. Two onsite cabins sleep 15 guests.

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Ben Ean Winery

  • Capacity: 500
  • Location: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Heritage listed covered courtyard that has a rustic barn venue atmosphere. An all-in-one winery wedding location.

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The White Barn

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Hamptons style country barn with 8m high cathedral ceilings. Onsite vineyard provides a picturesque wedding ceremony location. Pet-friendly wedding venue.

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Barns & Sheds in the Illawarra

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Seacliff House

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: Gerringong, NSW
  • Info: One of the first modern shed wedding venues in NSW. Blank canvas to DIY styling. Ocean Views, Outdoor Receptions, Industrial, Pet-friendly, Sleeps 24

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The Woolshed

  • Capacity: 350
  • Location: Yallah, NSW
  • Info: Restored wool shed with a rustic blank canvas surrounded by farmland. Pet friendly wedding reception venue.

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Barns & Sheds on the North Coast

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The Shed @ Longview Farm

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Manning Valley - Central Coast, NSW
  • Info: Luxury rotating house with accommodation & space for smaller weddings. Plus onsite party shed for larger weddings. DIY/BYO, Waterfront, Rustic, Pet-friendly, Rotating House, Exclusive Use, Late Curfew, Sleeps 36 + Glamping

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Sea Eagle Point

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Whoota, NSW
  • Info: Boat shed wedding venue on the waterfront. DIY/BYO, Budget-friendly, Small Weddings & Elopements, Weekend Hire, Ocean Views, Exclusive Use, Sleeps 21

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Barns & Sheds in the Riverina

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The Stables @ Big Springs Homestead

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Wagga Wagga - Riverina, NSW
  • Info: Very private, country property with a variety of wedding locations to choose from including the character-filled, rustic horse stables and lush waterfront gardens. A DIY and BYO wedding venue that's pet friendly and sleeps 5 in the Bridal Suite. Glamping on the farm is possible.

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The Grain Shed - Kimo Estate

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Gundagai - Riverina, NSW
  • Info: A charming rustic barn venue with high ceilings and original corrugated iron and timber finishes on a 7,000 acre working farm. Eco-friendly cottages provide accommodation with stunning views across farmland for 30. 

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Barns & Sheds on the South Coast

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Driftwood Shed

  • Capacity: 100
  • Location: Terara - Shoalhaven, NSW
  • Info: Original 100 year old farm shed filled with tools and wares. The ideal place for rustic weddings with DIY/BYO packages available and accommodation onsite for 6. 

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Barn On The Ridge

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Morton - South Coast, NSW
  • Info: A barn wedding venue with a view! Barn On The Ridge is a DIY wedding venue with a unique mix of rustic character and modern features. BYO stylist or simply let the venue speak for itself. Stunning gardens on 55 rural acres.

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The Entertainment Shed - Willow Farm

  • Capacity: 135
  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW
  • Info: The entertainment shed at Willow Farm is a beautiful rustic space for DIY & BYO wedding receptions. The farm also has a yoga barn that's available with weekend hire and a farmhouse that sleeps 10.

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The Barn @ Oaklands Event Centre

  • Capacity: 300
  • Location: Pambula - South Coast, NSW
  • Info: The main hall in Oakland's rustic barn is an intimate wedding venue for large weddings. The adjacent beer hall provides a post wedding recovery venue and space for smaller weddings & elopements. The heritage country homestead accommodates 6 and provides the perfect bridal suite.

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Terara Riverside Gardens

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Terara - Shoalhaven, NSW
  • Info: A rustic barn with adjoining white marquee provide reception venues for larger weddings while the new greenhouse is a shed style wedding venue ideal for covered outdoor ceremonies or smaller wedding receptions. Accommodation for 2 onsite.

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The Stables @ Bundara Farm

  • Capacity: 30
  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW
  • Info: Farm estate for weddings of up to 30 where all guests can all sleep onsite. Multiple reception venues include the horse stables or wisteria long table - a purpose built rustic place for outdoor receptions. Bundara Farm is the ideal exclusive-use venue for 3 day long, small weddings and elopements. DIY & BYO wedding vendors.

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The Hereford Shed - Worrowing

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: Jervis Bay - South Coast, NSW
  • Info: 250 acre private farm style property with two shed venues for weddings. The Hereford Shed is a light-filled converted reception barn with floor to ceiling glass windows and adjoining deck. The Hay Shed is otherwise known as the ceremony shed and offers an ideal wet weather alternative to lakeside weddings. Sleeps 40 onsite in unique boat sheds & wilderness huts.

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Terara Park Farm

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: Terara - Shoalhaven, NSW
  • Info: 22 acre horse farm with original barn wedding venue. A budget DIY & BYO location with plenty of rustic charm. Hire for the weekend and stay onsite with up to 12 guests. 

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Barns & Sheds in the Southern Highlands

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Barn Chapel - Weddings in the Wilde

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Wildes Meadow - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Info: Immersed in bushland, the rustic log barn chapel is one of the Southern Highland's most unique barn venues. The property is ideal for festival style weddings, offers a late curfew, lets you BYO food & beverages and provides basic but comfortable places to sleep for the entire guest list. 

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The Hay Barn - Mali Brae Farm

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Moss Vale - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Info: The converted hay barn at Mali Brae Farm offers a rustic wedding venue on a 90 acre farm. There are plenty of great places to have ceremonies on the farm including in front of waterfront and heritage features. Farm stay accommodation sleeps 12.

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The Stables - Bendooley Estate

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: Berrima - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Info: The Stables at Bendooley Farm is one of the most luxurious barn wedding venues in NSW. Purpose built for weddings with high ceilings and a huge glass facade, it is also one of the state's most popular wedding locations. The farm features the alternative Book Barn space - headquarters of Berkelouw Books. 

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The Hay Shed - Petrichor Farm

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Gundaroo - Southern Tablelands, NSW
  • Info: The ultimate outback farm venue on 170 acres of grazing farmland. The farm features a renovated rustic shed for wedding receptions and plenty of places for wedding ceremonies. Sleeps 2 + glamping.

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Barns & Sheds in Sydney

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William Inglis Hotel

  • Capacity: 700
  • Location: Warwick Farm - Sydney, NSW
  • Info: Budget friendly horse stables suitable for large cultural weddings. William Inglis is a rustic wedding venue with a choice of wedding reception spaces that differ in size. Wedding packages include all-in-one receptions and ceremony only packages. Sleeps 300.

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A barn venue is a wonderful choice for couples who want their wedding to be relaxed and fun with the ceremony and reception all in one place. Most of the properties on this list provide accommodation onsite too, so that you can stay the night before your wedding, get ready onsite in the morning and wander ‘home’ after your wedding reception.

With many properties available for your exclusive use for the entire weekend, barn and shed venues offer a very private and intimate setting where you can enjoy the company of your guests for an extended wedding celebration. And while barn weddings are popular, they’re certainly very unique. Having your wedding in a barn or shed is not a celebration that the two of you, or your guests, will quickly forget. 

Some of the barn wedding venues listed above are among the most popular locations in NSW. They often book out quickly and we recommend making enquiries 8 months to 2 years in advance. The longer the lead time, the more likely you are to secure your preferred wedding date at your favourite barn venue.

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Same Sex Wedding Venues in NSW

Most same sex wedding venues in NSW don't advertise themselves as such, because most reception venues (certainly the ones on this site) are naturally inclusive of all love and don't think to mention it. But if you're specifically searching for LGBT wedding venues, it would be mighty helpful to know which venues are jumping up & down with their hand in the air to host gay and lesbian weddings. Which is why we've created this list.

All of the ceremony and reception venues on this list are LGBTQIA friendly and welcome gay marriages in all denominations. From coastal resorts to regional farms to secret urban locations, NSW has loads of gay and lesbian friendly wedding venues and they are more than a little bit excited to host same sex weddings on their grounds.

If you're looking for a place to get married where warmth, acceptance and love prevail, the below wedding venues are the places for you. All of these ceremony and reception venues actively promote themselves as same sex wedding venues (if not on their own website, then on others) and almost all have already had the pleasure of marrying gay and lesbian couples in their spaces. 

Finding the perfect wedding venue can be one of the most difficult planning tasks of any wedding, but armed with this list your venue hunt is off to a cracking start. In no particular order, here are the most recommended same sex friendly wedding venues in NSW. 

LGBT Wedding Venues in NSW 

Blue Mountains Venues
Byron Bay Venues
Central Coast Venues
Hunter Valley Venues
Illawarra Venues
Newcastle Venues
North Coast Venues
Riverina Venues
South Coast Venues
Southern Highlands Venues
Sydney Venues

Same Sex Venues in the Blue Mountains

LGBT wedding venue in the Blue Mountains - Collits Inn
1. Collits Inn

  • CAPACITY: 150
  • LOCATION: Hartley Vale - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Pierce's Barn

Collits Inn is a 50 acre property with a gorgeous heritage barn and spectacular mountain views. This same-sex friendly wedding venue is the perfect country location for relaxed weekend weddings and offers packages that include venue hire, catering & drinks + 2 nights accommodation for up to 12 guests in the luxury Inn.

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Same Sex wedding venue in the Blue Mountains - Waldara Farm2. Waldara Farm

  • CAPACITY: 150
  • LOCATION: Edith - Central Tablelands, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Barn, shearing shed, lawns, reception hall

Waldara Farm is an 800 acre working farm that warmly welcomes LGBT weddings. The whole farm is available to hire for your exclusive use and includes all ceremony & reception venues + furniture. Couples are free to choose their own caterers with BYO wedding packages. The ideal spot to stay for the weekend with up to 20 guests.

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Gay Wedding Venue in the Blue Mountains - Burnham Grove Estate
3. Burnham Grove Estate

  • CAPACITY: 150
  • LOCATION: Cawdor - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES:  Garden Marquee, Barn, Gardens, Croquet Lawn

Burnham Grove Estate is an LGBT-friendly wedding venue on the border of Sydney & the Blue Mountains. Stunning manicured gardens are the centrepiece of this all-in-one ceremony and reception venue that offers both all-inclusive and BYO wedding packages. A heritage homestead provides accommodation for 6 onsite.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Secret Creek
4. Secret Creek Cafe

  • CAPACITY: 70 Seated. 150 Cocktail.
  • LOCATION: Lithgow - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Cafe & deck, lawns, sanctuary
  • Secret Creek Cafe is a vegan eatery and inclusive wedding venue that is welcoming of all gay and lesbian weddings. Located within a 200 acre native wildlife sanctuary, this picturesque and quaint property is one of the most unique ceremony and reception venues in the Blue Mountains.

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LGBTQIA wedding venue in the Blue Mountains - Chapel Hill Retreat
5. Chapel Hill Retreat

  • CAPACITY: 150
  • LOCATION: Berambing - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Chapel, bush cathedral, lawns, function room

Chapel Hill Retreat is a gay friendly wedding location with one heck of a view. There are several ceremony and reception venues to choose from including gardens, a non-denominational chapel and a hall with a great blank canvas to style as preferred. All-inclusive wedding packages come with the option to hire 7 onsite cottages.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Ding Dang
6. Ding Dang Doo Ranch

  • CAPACITY: 50
  • LOCATION: Grose Vale - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: 2x barns, lake
  • Ding Dang Doo Ranch is a relatively new wedding venue that specialises in affordable small weddings and elopements. The owners are very excited to celebrate same sex weddings on the property. You can hire this 30 acre horse ranch for intimate ceremonies and receptions plus there's 2 farm houses available for bookings onsite. 

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Lesbian wedding at Blue Mountains wedding venue The Retreat At Wisemans7. The Retreat at Wisemans Ferry

  • CAPACITY: 200
  • LOCATION: Wisemans Ferry - Hawkesbury, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Riverbend Restaurant, marquee & lawns

The Retreat at Wisemans Ferry is a budget-friendly wedding venue on the Hawkesbury River. With ceremonies and receptions on the riverbank, 54 hotel rooms plus tennis & golf facilities onsite, this picturesque spot is ideal for a weekend stay with family and friends. All inclusive wedding packages are affordably priced from $95 per person.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Spicers
8. Spicers Sangoma Retreat

  • CAPACITY: 60
  • LOCATION: Bowen Mountain - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Restaurant & grounds

Spicers Sangoma Retreat is a small gay friendly wedding venue with 6 luxury and unique suites that provide the perfect setting for an intimate wedding weekend. Surrounded by native Australian bush and owner catered, the retreat offers a serene setting for private, intimate and exclusive wedding ceremonies and receptions. 

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9. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

  • CAPACITY: 200
  • LOCATION: Mount Annan - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Event Centre, Lakeside Pavilion, Marquee, Gardens

The Australian Botanic Gardens in Mount Annan is a listed venue in several same sex wedding directories. The gardens offer a choice of ceremony locations which you can hire without a reception package. Indoor and outdoor reception venues cater for all wedding sizes.

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LGBTQIA wedding venue - Seclusions Blue Mountains
10. Seclusions Blue Mountains

  • CAPACITY: 150
  • LOCATION: Rydal - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Barn, Boat Shed, Amphitheatre

Seclusions is a 20 acre country property that proudly supports gay marriage on its stunning landscape. Ceremony venues include a unique circular amphitheatre with expansive views across the Blue Mountains countryside. 6 Luxurious spa cabins with ample spacing between set the scene for a romantic and intimate wedding in a private location for the weekend.

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Same Sex Venues in Byron Bay

Gay and Lesbian wedding venue - Forget Me Not Farm
11. Forget Me Not Farm

  • CAPACITY: 30 - 250
  • LOCATION: Bangalow - Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Marquee, Long Table

Forget Me Not Farm is a very private wedding venue on a working cattle farm near Byron Bay. The location is synonymous with gay and lesbian weddings and the photos are always stunning! Aside from picturesque farm land there's also award winning gardens that are well suited to outdoor and marquee ceremonies and receptions.  Accommodation onsite.

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Same Sex Wedding Venue in Byron Bay - Earth House
12. The Earthhouse

  • CAPACITY: 120
  • LOCATION: Corndale, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Farm, Earthhouse

Uniquely made of rammed earth, the Earthhouse is a 110 acre farm that warmly welcomes same sex weddings in the Byron Bay hinterland. The ceremony and reception venues offer spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and there's a B&B onsite. One venue hire fee enables you to bring your own wedding vendors and choose from recommended caterers.

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LGBT Wedding Venue in Northern NSW - Ardeena Events
13. Ardeena Events

  • CAPACITY: 130
  • LOCATION: Carool, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Farm, Undercover Pavilion

Sitting 1,100 feet above sea level, Ardeena Events is a picturesque wedding ceremony and reception venue with spectacular hinterland and ocean views. This DIY venue is the ideal location for outdoor wedding receptions catered by food trucks and mobile bars. Wedding packages include access to 9 guest rooms. Ardeena recently undertook a same sex wedding styled shoot to attract LGBT weddings to the venue.

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Same Sex Venues on the Central Coast

Gay Friendly wedding venue on the Central Coast - Fernbank Farm
14. Fernbank Farm

  • CAPACITY: 140
  • LOCATION: Wyong Creek - Central Coast, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Marquee, Arbor, Lake

Fernbank Farm is a spacious and modern ceremony and reception venue with two heritage homesteads that you can stay & swim at for the weekend. Choose to get married lakeside or under the unique arbour amidst the venue's 25 acres of stunning gardens. The majestic reception marquee adds a touch of prestige to this ambient wedding location.

Same Sex Venues in the Hunter Valley

Same Sex wedding venue in the Hunter Valley Chateau Elan
15. Chateau Elan Resort

  • CAPACITY: 170
  • LOCATION: Rothbury - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Chapel, Rotunda, 2 Reception Venues, Bar

Chateau Elan is an LGBT friendly resort that offers wedding and elopement packages for ceremonies & receptions of any size. The immaculately manicured grounds include a sandstone non-denominational chapel with a courtyard which is ideal for small outdoor receptions. A luxurious day spa, pool, golf course and spacious villas offer the perfect setting for a weekend away with family and friends.

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LGBT Wedding Venue in the Hunter Valley - Cypress Lakes
16. Cypress Lakes Hunter Valley Resort

  • CAPACITY: 2 - 900
  • LOCATION: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Poolside Marquee, Ballroom, Restaurant

Cypress Lakes is a luxury resort in the heart of the Hunter Valley's Pokolbin wineries. In addition to 12+ ceremony and reception venues, the resort's 25 acres offer a championship 18 hole golf course, swimming pools, tennis courts, day spa, two restaurants & bars. Expect stunning views, sprawling vineyards and hotel & villa rooms for 100+ guests.

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Gay wedding venue in the Hunter Valley - Enzo
17. Enzo Weddings Hunter Valley

  • CAPACITY: 150
  • LOCATION: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Winery, Chapel, Restaurant

The chapel at Enzo is one of the Hunter Valley's crowning jewels. With floor to ceiling glass windows that look out over rows of picturesque grape vines, Enzo is the ideal spot for an all-weather winery ceremony. Receptions are held in the restaurant which is an intimate space that can be styled around the feature sandstone pillars. All inclusive wedding packages start at $195/pp and there's an onsite cottage available to book.

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Lesbian wedding venue in the Hunter Valley Estate Tuscany
18. Estate Tuscany

  • CAPACITY: 300
  • LOCATION: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Restaurant, Courtyard

Estate Tuscany is a stunning ceremony and reception venue with views across the vines to the Brokenback Ranges. The relaxed location and spectacular scenery make this estate one of the most popular spots in NSW for outdoor weddings.  Tuscan style hotel rooms provide accommodation for 80 and the 2 onsite eateries can cater meals for the duration of your stay. 

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LGBT wedding reception venue in the Hunter Valley - Bimbagen Estate
19. Bimbadgen Estate

  • CAPACITY: 50 - 300
  • LOCATION: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Restaurant, Marquee, Outdoors

Bimbadgen Estate is a picturesque vineyard and popular location for same sex weddings.  Ceremony venues include hilltop spots with stunning mountain views or an intimate pontoon between lush vines. 3 self contained cottages sleep 20 guests onsite. 

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Same sex wedding venue in the Hunter Valley Peterson House20. Peterson House

  • CAPACITY: 30 - 200
  • LOCATION: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Restaurant, Marquee, Chapel

Located in the centre of the Hunter Valley, Peterson House offers a choice of ceremony and reception venues depending on the size of your guest list. Choose from the gardens or architecturally designed Peterson House​ Chapel for your wedding ceremony. The chapel can be transformed into a unique location for small wedding receptions of up to 40 guests. 

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LGBTQIA wedding venue in the Hunter Valley - Redleaf Estate
21. Redleaf Wollombi

  • CAPACITY: 12 - 250
  • LOCATION: Wollombi - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Courtyard, Marquee, Garden House

Redleaf Wollombi is an expansive 100 acre country retreat featuring a 6 bedroom luxury homestead and Tuscan courtyard at its centrepiece. The estate offers a choice of garden ceremony and reception venues including popular outdoor 'long table' or marquee weddings. A very private and intimate location that is welcoming of couples in all denominations. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue The Woodhouse Wollombi
22. The Woodhouse Wollombi

  • CAPACITY: 150
  • LOCATION: Wollombi - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Barn, Grounds

The Woodhouse at Wollombi is a 100 acre country venue that offers the ultimate secluded setting for private ceremonies and receptions. With a picturesque lake, surrounding bushland and historic barn-stay that sleeps 16, The Woodhouse is the ideal location to stay for the weekend or extended mid-week weddings. DIY & BYO wedding packages include exclusive use of the property.

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Same Sex wedding venue in the Hunter Valley - Adams Peak Country Estate
23. Adams Peak Country Estate & The Barn

  • CAPACITY: 180
  • LOCATION: Broke - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Barn, Hay Shed

Adams Peak Country Estate is an all-in-one pet friendly wedding venue with a love is love ethos. Venue hire includes exclusive use of the entire property, the two barns and 2 nights luxury accommodation for 24 people. Weddings at Adams Peak are private, serene and enjoy extensive regional views over the Hunter Valley countryside.

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Lesbian wedding venue - Wallalong House
24. Wallalong House

CAPACITY: 150
LOCATION: Wallalong - Hunter Valley, NSW
RECEPTION VENUES: Marquee

With a majestic Indian Tent that features marble bars and polished floors, Wallalong House is an off-the-beaten-track wedding venue with a touch of country luxury. This LGBTQI+ friendly venue has a stunning spot under a 200 year old fig tree where you can exchange vows with picturesque views of the Hunter Valley country side all around you. Stay the weekend with 19 of your nearest and dearest.

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LGBT wedding venue in Wollombi - Stonehurst Cedar Creek
25. Stonehurst Cedar Creek

  • CAPACITY: 150 
  • LOCATION: Cedar Creek - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Poplar Grove, Wine Cellar, Barn

Stonehurst Cedar Creek is a 550 acre ceremony and reception venue immersed in bush, vineyards and farm land. Gay and lesbian weddings are proudly welcomed at this private and budget friendly location where you can invite up to 30 of your guests to stay over in 7 cottages. Glamping is also an option.

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Same Sex wedding venue Hunter Valley - Goosewing Cottage
26. Goosewing Cottage

  • CAPACITY: 20
  • LOCATION: Mount View - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Ceremony Platform

This LGBTQI+ wedding venue is the perfect place for small weddings and elopements with its maximum capacity of 20 wedding guests. The property features a cute ceremony platform with a roof in a paddock surrounded by stunning views where you can exchange vows and pop champagne.  All inclusive elopement packages are available Mon - Thur from $2,290 and there's an eco friendly cottage and homestead onsite. 

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Same Sex Venues in the Illawarra

Same sex wedding venue in the Illawarra - Seacliff House27. Seacliff House

  • CAPACITY: 180
  • LOCATION: Gerringong - Illawarra, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Barn
  • Seacliff House is a popular all-in-one wedding venue with same sex couples. Situated in a lush farmland location with views to the ocean, the property offers outdoor ceremonies and wedding receptions and a light-filled event space in a purpose built barn. Accommodation available including in a brand new luxury farmhouse. 

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Gay wedding venue in Wollongong - The Sebel Kiama
28. The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

  • CAPACITY: 200
  • LOCATION: Kiama - Illawarra, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Garden, Marquee, Function Room

The Sebel Hotel on the Kiama Harbour is a stunning garden and waterfront location for couples of all denominations to get married. Affordable wedding packages start from $119/pp and the entire guest list can stay at the hotel overnight.

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Same Sex Venues in Newcastle

LGBT wedding venue in Newcastle - Stanley Park
29. Stanley Park

  • CAPACITY: 200
  • LOCATION: Fullerton Cove - Newcastle, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Grounds, Barn

Stanley Park is a large heritage estate on the waterfront in Newcastle. The expansive grounds are an ideal location for outdoor ceremonies and long table receptions and there's a large barn onsite for indoor wedding receptions. Venue hire includes exclusive use of the grounds and there's places to stay onsite for 15 guests.

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Same Sex wedding venue in Newcastle - 48 Watt St
30. 48 Watt St

  • CAPACITY: 300
  • LOCATION: Newcastle, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Church, 2 Halls

48 Watt St is a popular wedding venue with same sex couples and is conveniently located within walking distance of the Newcastle foreshore. There are 3 wedding venues onsite including Main Hall pictured above, White Hall - a modern blank canvas venue, and The Atrium which is a light filled break out space ideal for pre-dinner canapes or cocktail weddings. 

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Same Sex Venues on the North Coast

Same Sex wedding venue on the North Coast - Villa Vivante
31. Villa Vivante

  • CAPACITY: 120
  • LOCATION: Coffs Harbour - North Coast, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Villa

Villa Vivante is one of the most exclusive wedding venues in NSW. The French-inspired hilltop estate boasts stunning 180 degree ocean views, absolute privacy and all-inclusive wedding packages that come with a dedicated planner. 

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North Coast Wedding Venue Longview Farm
32. Longview Farm

  • CAPACITY: 120
  • LOCATION: Manning Valley - North Coast, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Rotating House, Barn

We don't have a same sex wedding to show you at Longview Farm yet but this all-in-one ceremony and reception venue is a regular listing in LGBT wedding directories. Centred around a luxury rotating house where small weddings are well suited, the farm offers riverfront locations for wedding ceremonies and a barn for larger receptions. Wedding packages include multi-day venue hire with late curfew and optional glamping.

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Same sex wedding venue in Port Stephens - Valhalla
33. Valhalla

  • CAPACITY: 12 - 150
  • LOCATION: Nelson Bay - North Coast, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Restaurant

Valhalla is an affordable, family owned wedding venue, restaurant and bar on working farmland in Anna Bay. Warmly welcoming of same sex weddings, Valhalla at The Spruce Estate is a picturesque spot to get married and stay the weekend with accommodation for 15 onsite. An ideal location for a destination wedding near Port Stephens.

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Same Sex Venues in the Riverina

Same sex wedding venue in the Riverina - Kimo Estate
34. Kimo Estate

  • CAPACITY: 200
  • LOCATION: Gundagai - Riverina, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Grain Shed

Kimo Estate is a property to get lost on. The 7,000 acre working farm and same sex friendly wedding venue has a choice of eco huts and cottages to stay at the weekend. It's also a pet friendly ceremony venue. Rustic receptions are held in the 115 year old high ceiling, tin walled grain shed. 

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Same sex wedding venue in Wagga Wagga - Cottontail Wines35. Cottontail Wines

  • CAPACITY: 40 - 175
  • LOCATION: Eunanoreenya - Riverina, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Restaurant & Cafe

Cottontail Wines is a 100 acre vineyard and LGBT+ wedding venue with landscaped gardens and uninterrupted country views. All inclusive + ceremony only wedding packages available & choice of two reception spaces.

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Same Sex Venues on the South Coast

LGBT wedding venue in the Shoalhaven - Figbird Cottage36. Figbird Cottage

  • CAPACITY: 150+ 
  • LOCATION: Terara - South Coast, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Gardens, Marquee

Figbird Cottage is one of the most affordable same sex wedding venues on the South Coast. The picturesque English gardens and surrounding farm land are a peaceful setting for festival or marquee weddings and the grounds are ideal for food trucks and drink carts. Venue hire starts at $4,500 and 3 day wedding packages with cottage accommodation for 8 guests is from $7,500.

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Same Sex wedding venue on the South Coast - Driftwood Shed
37. Driftwood Shed

  • CAPACITY: 100
  • LOCATION: Terara - South Coast, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Marquee, Lawn

Driftwood Shed is a relaxed ceremony and reception venue on the Shoalhaven River 5 minutes from Nowra. The location features a private jetty, boat ramp, rustic 100 year old shed and manicured lawns that offer plenty of space for photos and frivolities. Affordable wedding packages. 

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LGBT wedding venue on the South Coast - Terara Park Farm
38. Terara Park Farm

  • CAPACITY: 50 - 180 
  • LOCATION: Terara - South Coast, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Dam, Barn

Terara Park Farm is a 22 acre horse farm with a picturesque dam and converted indoor arena barn that stands apart with its feature neon lighting. Warmly welcoming of same sex weddings, Terara Park Farm is ideal for laid back waterfront ceremonies and rustic wedding receptions. 4 units are available to sleep 12 guests onsite.

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Same sex wedding venue on the South Coast - Terara Riverside Gardens
39. Terara Riverside Gardens

  • CAPACITY: 120
  • LOCATION: Terara - South Coast, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Barn, Greenhouse, Marquee

With 5 acres of manicured grounds on the Shoalhaven River, Terara Riverside Gardens is an idyllic location for outdoor ceremonies and wedding receptions. The property features lots of great spots for group photos and couple portraits with the jetty a particular favourite for intimate couple shots. The Greenhouse is perfect for small wedding receptions & popular with same sex elopements.

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South Coast Wedding Venue Kullindi Homestead
40. Kullindi Homestead

  • CAPACITY: 20 - 200
  • LOCATION: Jervis Bay - South Coast, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Marquee, Lawns

Kullindi Homestead is an historic wedding venue with spacious lawns on the edge of Sussex Inlet waterway. An invitation to plan same sex wedding ceremonies and receptions on the waterfront property is extended on the home page of Kullindi's website. Stay the weekend in five self-contained units, plus there's plenty of space for glamping.

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same sex wedding venue in Jervis Bay - Worrowing
41. Worrowing Estate

  • CAPACITY: 180
  • LOCATION: Jervis Bay - South Coast, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Barn, Shed, Gardens, Lake

Worrowing is a 250 acre coastal wedding venue with 12+ ceremony & reception venues from which to choose your ideal settings. Weddings centre around manicured gardens or the property's dam around which, boat sheds & wilderness huts provide unique accommodation for 40 wedding guests. 

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Same Sex wedding venue on the South Coast - The Cove Jervis Bay
42. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • CAPACITY: 200 
  • LOCATION: Jervis Bay - South Coast, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Beach, Garden, Function Room

Fancy a wedding weekend with all your favourite peeps? The Cove in Jervis Bay is an exclusive-use wedding venue with its own private beach and accommodation to sleep up to 126 guests. Very welcoming of LGBTQI+ weddings, this beachfront getaway offers grass or sand ceremonies and is one of the most scenic coastal wedding venues on the South Coast. Glamping options available.

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South Coast Wedding Venue Paperbark Camp
43. Paperbark Camp

  • CAPACITY: 100
  • LOCATION: Woollamia - South Coast, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Tree-top Bunyah

Paperbark Camp is an eco-friendly wedding venue featured in several same sex wedding directories. The unique property boasts a tree-top restaurant, bush or waterfront ceremony locations and safari tents to sleep up to 40 guests. Exclusive weekend hire available with accommodation bookings.

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LGBT wedding venue on the South Coast - Bewong River Retreat
44. Bewong River Retreat

  • CAPACITY: 60 - 130
  • LOCATION: Bewong - South Coast, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Barn, Marquee, Lawns

In temperate South Coast bushland, Bewong River Retreat offers 160 private acres to hire for your exclusive use. There have been several LGBT wedding ceremonies and receptions here, with its' open lawns and scenic riverfront location making it a popular place to tie the knot. Stay the weekend with up to 38 family & friends and add glamping tents if you want to increase the party.

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same sex wedding venue on the South Coast - Bawley Bush Retreat
45. Bawley Bush Retreat

  • CAPACITY: 50 - 150
  • LOCATION: Bawley Point - South Coast, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Marquee, Hall

Bawley Bush Retreat is a popular wedding venue having been chosen as 'The Spot' to get hitched by several same sex couples and some of the industry's best wedding vendors. It is a secluded property in a lakeside location and has all the amenities for self-catered weddings and outdoor festival style receptions. With beds for 44 + glamping, Bawley Bush Retreat is the perfect location for a weekender wedding on the NSW South Coast.

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Same Sex wedding venue on the Sapphire Coast - Oaklands Events Centre46. Oaklands Event Centre

  • CAPACITY: 300 
  • LOCATION: Pambula - Sapphire Coast, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: All inclusive wedding packages from $70 per person

Oaklands Event Centre had a same sex wedding back in 2019 and they're keen to invite many more LGBT couples to the venue. The barn is one of the larger wedding venues on the South Coast but there's another beer barn onsite which is perfect for smaller weddings. The cute farm has petting animals and there's a homestead onsite where you can get married in the garden before wandering past a couple of donkeys to party in your barn of choice. 

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Same Sex Venues in the Southern Highlands

Same sex wedding venue in the Southern Highlands - Mali Brae Farm
47. Mali Brae Farm

  • CAPACITY: 120
  • LOCATION: Moss Vale - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Hay Shed, Gardens

Mali Brae Farm is a boutique wedding venue on 90 private acres. There are 6 ceremony locations to choose from including landscaped gardens with extensive regional views.  The reception venue is an elegantly transformed hay shed which retains its rustic origins. If wedding photos are a priority you'll love Mali Brae Farm, there's loads of gorgeous spots to canoodle while your photographer does their thing.

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Gay Wedding Venue in the Southern Highlands - Fitzroy House
48. Fitzroy Inn

  • CAPACITY: 150
  • LOCATION: Mittagong - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Guest House, Marquee

Fitzroy Inn is an historic guest house that provides an elegant and intimate setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Same sex weddings are welcomed to this 5 acre piece of paradise where you can choose from a grand marquee setting or the flexible guest house which has 3 spaces to utilise for your ceremony, reception and dining. Manicured gardens provide a gorgeous spot for photos and there's boutique accommodation for 30 guests on the pet friendly property. 

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Same sex wedding venue in the Southern Highlands - Bendooley Estate

49. Bendooley Estate

  • CAPACITY: 250
  • LOCATION: Berrima - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Stables, Book Barn
  • Bendooley Estate is a grand property, home to the headquarters of Berkelouw Books. Hence, one of the reception venues to choose from here is a book-lined barn which has a lovely intimate feel. The other reception venue is the impressive Stables, a purpose built high-ceiling barn with massive cathedral style glass windows. If you're looking to make an impressions, weddings at Bendooley are certainly spectacular.

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Same sex wedding venue Gibraltar Hotel Southern Highlands
50. Gibraltar Hotel

  • CAPACITY: 260
  • LOCATION: Bowral - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • RECEPTION VENUES: Ballroom
  • Gibraltar Hotel provides a spacious, all-in-one location that's ideal for a wedding weekend with the entire guest list. Two ceremony venues cater for garden and wet weather weddings, a grand ball room provides an elegant reception venue and there's even an after party bar. For morning entertainment try the day spa or a round of golf. All inclusive wedding packages start at $195 per person.

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Same Sex Venues in Sydney

Same sex wedding venue in Sydney - Poolside Cafe
51. Poolside Cafe

  • CAPACITY: 55 seated, 110 standing 
  • LOCATION: Macquaries Road - Sydney, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Deck, Cafe

Poolside Cafe is a gay owned wedding venue located on Sydney Harbour at the iconic Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool. The Italian eatery hosts wedding ceremonies and is just a short walk from the Royal Botanic Gardens should you prefer to get married there before a sit down or cocktail reception at Poolside.

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Same sex wedding venue in Manly - Beachside Dojo
52. Beachside Dojo

  • CAPACITY: 150
  • LOCATION: Manly - Sydney, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Deck, Private Dining Rooms, Restaurant
  • Beachside Dojo is a Hampton's style wedding venue on Sydney's iconic Manly Beach. There are three reception venues to choose from including private dining rooms that cater for intimate wedding receptions of 20 - 80 guests. If you want a beach wedding without the sand, the deck at Beachside Dojo is the perfect place to tie the knot. 

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same sex wedding venue in Sydney - Ovolo Woolloomooloo
53. Ovolo Woolloomooloo

  • CAPACITY: 30 - 300
  • LOCATION: Woolloomooloo - Sydney, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: 3 Ceremony + Reception Venues

Ovolo Woolloomooloo posted this photo on their social media pages with the words "looking forward to hosting the most fabulous weddings" last year, although we haven't been able to find an example of a same sex wedding ceremony or reception at the venue yet. Maybe you'll be the first. Expect creative spaces & unique package inclusions (gum balls & snow cone machines) at this heritage-listed waterfront location.

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Sydney Wedding Venue Athol Hall
54. Athol Hall

  • CAPACITY: 200
  • LOCATION: Mosman - Sydney, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Beach, Lawn, Hall

Athol Hall was part of a giveaway in 2019 offering a free wedding to a same sex couple hence its inclusion in this list of same sex wedding venues. This all-in-one waterfront property has a private beach on Sydney Harbour and features a blank canvas reception venue with harbour views.

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Same sex wedding venue in Sydney - The Freedom Hub
55. The Freedom Hub Ethical Weddings

  • CAPACITY: 100 seated, 150 cocktail
  • LOCATION: Waterloo - Sydney, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Warehouse
  • Aside from being an LGBT friendly wedding venue, The Freedom Hub is also an urban space that contributes to a purpose. The large industrial style venue & cafe supports people who have experienced modern day slavery or human trafficking. The blank canvas is perfect to style as your own and all-inclusive or BYO wedding packages are available.

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Same sex wedding venue in Sydney - Chiswick
56. Chiswick

  • CAPACITY: 70 seated,  70 cocktail
  • LOCATION: Woollahra - Sydney, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Private Dining, Restaurant, Garden

Matt Moran's Chiswick is an all-in-one ceremony and reception venue that's particularly ideal for foodie weddings. The gardens provide a picturesque setting for ceremonies and canapes, and there's a semi-private dining room that seats up to 40 guests or the main dining room available for exclusive hire. The signature cocktails come highly recommended.

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Same sex wedding venue Sydney - Three Williams Cafe
57. Three Williams Cafe

  • CAPACITY: 70 seated, 120 cocktail
  • LOCATION: Redfern - Sydney, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Restaurant
  • Receptions: Wedding packages from $110/pp + venue hire fee from $1,500

Three Williams Cafe has an urban warehouse vibe and a lovely intimate atmosphere. The space is perfectly suited to small sit down weddings or cocktail receptions and wedding packages are very budget-friendly by Sydney standards. 

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Same sex wedding venue in Sydney - Kittyhawk
58. Kittyhawk

  • CAPACITY: 110 seated, 175 cocktail
  • LOCATION: Sydney, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Multiple Rooms

Kittyhawk is a French restaurant, cocktail bar and a favourite venue for LGBT weddings in the centre of Sydney's CBD district. Spaces are themed around the liberation of Paris in 1944. The unique function venues are just as suitable for small weddings and elopements as they are for larger weddings.

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Same Sex wedding venue University of Sydney

59. University of Sydney

  • CAPACITY: 10 - 500
  • LOCATION: Camperdown - Sydney, NSW
  • WEDDING VENUES: Choice of ceremony venues
  • Receptions: Catering packages by HostCo

Sydney University boasts a number of ceremony spaces within its grounds and a choice of reception venues that enjoy all the character and charm of the location's heritage. From the grand Refectory seating up to 500 to the Chancellor's Room that seats up to 25, the University of Sydney caters for all same sex weddings big and small.

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And there you have 59 amazingly awesome same sex wedding venues in NSW. Now all that's left to do is enquire with your favourites to see if they're available on your preferred wedding date. Use the enquiry form on any listing above to request a copy of their wedding packages too.

And since you know that all of these ceremony and reception venues are LGBT friendly, you can expect warm and welcoming responses and probably a few overly excited ones too. Happy planning! 

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Best Affordable Wedding Venues on the NSW South Coast

Affordable wedding venues on the South Coast of NSW are some of the cheapest spots to get married in the state. Many budget friendly wedding venues on the South Coast are in waterfront locations with ocean, river or harbour views. Other inexpensive locations include private properties on acreage where cheap ceremonies and reception venue hire gives you exclusive use of the property for weekend.

On the NSW South Coast you can enjoy the privacy of your very own farm or bushland wedding without spending a fortune. There's also halls and surf life saving clubs for cheap beach weddings and DIY venues, either inland or on the water, where you can BYO everything to keep costs to a minimum.

Almost all wedding venues from the Shoalhaven to the far South Coast offer cheaper wedding packages midweek and in the off-peak winter season. Prices usually hit peak from mid August through to mid April, so if you’re aiming to save on your budget it’s worth considering planning your wedding either side of these months.

Some reception venues on the South Coast provide affordable and all-inclusive food & beverage packages.  The other cheaper venues are more DIY where you simply pay a venue hire fee and supply your own drinks and catering. With a great range of food trucks and mobile bars in the region, organising a wedding that fits your budget is not as difficult as you might think.

Here are the 10 most affordable wedding venues on the NSW South Coast.

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Affordable Venues in Nowra

Nowra and its neighbour Terara Park, offer some of the South Coast's most affordable wedding venues. And many are located on the picturesque Shoalhaven River.  You can get married in this scenic area for less than $100 per person.

Affordable Wedding Venue South Coast Figbird Cottage
1. Figbird Cottage

  • Location: 330 Comerong Island Road, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8 in 2 cottages
  • Packages: Exclusive property hire from $4,500 per day

Wedding packages include hire of ceremony & reception venues plus accommodation for 8 in two onsite cottages for 3 days/2 nights. With a large list of inclusions, Figbird Cottage is one of the cheapest wedding venues on the South Coast.

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Affordable wedding venue South Coast Bewong River Retreat
2. Bewong River Retreat

  • Location: 2395 Princes Highway, Bewong, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 60 - 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 26 in Bungalows + Glamping
  • Packages: Venue hire from $5,000

This private riverfront oasis is exclusively yours for 3 days & 2 nights when you book the 9 luxury bungalows on the property. The bungalows are $240/night in the low season and several come with a luxury spa from where you can enjoy the serenity of your very own bush views. 

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Terara Park affordable weddings3. Terara Park Farm

  • Location: 174 Millbank Road, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 50 - 180
  • Packages: All-inclusive wedding packages under $80/pp

Terara Park Farm is another of the South Coast's most affordable wedding venues. The farm offers a relaxed setting with wide open spaces and the convenience of having your wedding ceremony and reception in the one spot.

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Affordable Venues in Berry

The historic village of Berry provides a handful of affordable wedding venues within the town itself, and is surrounded by several properties on its outskirts that offer DIY, country weddings. These beautifully renovated properties require you to book the accommodation that’s available onsite and you receive exclusive use of the property to plan your wedding using whichever suppliers you wish.

With the option to BYO food & beverages, it’s possible to create the wedding of your dreams in Berry, with a fairly modest budget. 

Bundara Farm Affordable venue4. Bundara Farm

  • Location: 18 Wire Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 30
  • Sleeps: 30
  • Packages: For elopements and micro weddings of up to 30 people, Bundara Farm is your ideal choice. Venue hire starts at $9,900.

Bundara Farm sleeps 20 people in the main homestead and a further 10 in two cottages. The property has several indoor & outdoor spaces suitable for wedding ceremonies & receptions, including a long table under the outdoor pergola, in the horse stables or on the homestead verandah. You can BYO drinks, bring in your preferred caterers and do your own styling. You will not require a huge budget for styling or florals as the property speaks for itself.

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Affordable wedding venue South Coast Willow Farm
5. Willow Farm

  • Location: Galls Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Farmhouse sleeps 10
  • Packages: Exclusive venue hire from $12,000 with two nights accommodation included.

For weddings of up to 135 guests, The Entertainment Shed at Willow Farm provides a rustic option. You could also have a cost effective outdoor wedding reception here, enjoying the fresh 160 acres of farmland and fresh air. You’ll need to DIY & BYO all wedding services, including a marquee if you don’t want to use the Entertainment Shed. Hiring a marquee will add $2,000+ to your budget.

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Affordable Venues in Jervis Bay

Kullindi affordable venue6. Kullindi Homestead

  • Location: Ellmoos Road, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 20 - 200
  • Packages: Venue hire includes exclusive use of the private waterfront property with accommodation in 5 self contained units. BYO Catering, drinks & marquee.

One of the few affordable wedding venues in Jervis Bay, Kullindi Homestead is a place where you can BYO all your own wedding vendors to create your dream ceremony and reception setting. With its stunning waterfront location and outdoor weddings are particularly popular here.

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Affordable Venues in Mollymook

Cheap beach weddings are what Mollymook is all about. This slightly less busy holiday spot is the ideal location for cheap beach ceremonies and affordable receptions with ocean views. Here are the most affordable wedding venues in the South Coast region of Mollymook.

Affordable wedding venue oceanfront7. Mollymook Beachside Weddings

  • Location: 72 Golf Avenue, Mollymook, NSW 2539
  • Capacity: 220
  • Packages: All inclusive beachfront packages from $117/pp.

Located at the golf club, Mollymook Beachside Weddings is an affordable all-in-one location for weddings on the beach. From barefoot ceremonies in the sand to all inclusive receptions with the ocean as your backdrop, Mollymook Beachside Weddings ticks all the must-haves for a picturesque and affordable beach wedding.

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Affordable Venues in Bawley Point

If you're looking for an affordable location to get married and stay for the weekend, in somewhere away from the public eye then Bawley Point could be your ideal place to tie the knot. These Bawley Point venues offer affordable weddings and a secluded location all rolled into one perfect spot to say "I do".

Bawley Bush Retreat Outdoor Venue8. Bawley Bush Retreat

  • Location: 101 Willinga Road, Bawley Point, NSW 2539
  • Capacity: 50 - 150
  • Packages: Accommodation + Venue Hire. BYO Catering & Drinks

Bawley Bush Retreat is a secluded bush bound property with its very own private waterfront. All guests can stay onsite with you and there's a choice of ceremony and reception venues. Weddings are affordable at this South Coast spot because of the way packages are structured. Piece together your venue hire with BYO catering and have guests pay their own accommodation. You'll get a wedding weekend without the hefty price tag.

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Affordable Venues at Culburra Beach

Slightly off the beaten path, Culburra Beach offers a quieter spot along the southern coastline of NSW where you can get married for under $50 per person if you really wanted to. Culburra Beach has perfect white sand for wedding ceremonies and a reception venue right on the beachfront. You're only decision is who to cater and how to decorate. 

Affordable wedding venue nowra9. Nowra Culburra SLSC

  • Location: 4 Farrant Avenue, Culburra Beach, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 50 - 130
  • Packages: Hall hire from $2,000

The Culburra surf club offers beachfront wedding ceremonies and receptions for the cost of hall hire. The hall is a wonderful light-filled, blank canvas venue that styles well with minimal budget. As well as a commercial kitchen and million dollar ocean views, the hire fee includes crockery, glasses and silverware. 

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Affordable Venues on the Sapphire Coast

The coastal holiday spot of Tathra is not one of the South Coast’s most popular wedding destinations due to its far south location. But invest the extra hour or so to get here, and you’ll be rewarded with a stunning beachside destination where an affordable wedding is very much achievable. 

kianinny10. Kianinny Bush Cottages

  • Location: 246 Tathra Road, Tathra, NSW 2550
  • Capacity: 60 - 150
  • Packages: All-inclusive packages under $90/pp

Kianinny is a 100 acre bush property with 2 covered outdoor wedding venues and self contained accommodation for 150 guests.  At the centre of the bush covered property is a lake and jetty where you can have your wedding ceremony in the peaceful surrounds. 

Archery, a flying fox, bush walks, mini putt golf and mountain biking are just a few of the adventures on offer at the property. You can use either of the two covered outdoor venues for pre-wedding and post-wedding BBQ’s or other communal get togethers which is all included in your use of the property while you are staying in one of the cottages.

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Affordable Wedding Packages

The average cost of an all-inclusive food & beverage package on the South Coast is $150 - 200 per person. There are several budget-friendly venues however, that offer all-inclusive wedding packages for less than $100 per head. Cheap wedding venues like halls and surf lifesaving clubs that allow you to DIY & BYO offer the possibility of catering your wedding for under $50 per person.

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