Best Marquee Wedding Venues in NSW

Choosing a marquee venue for your wedding provides the ultimate romantic setting for a reception under the stars. And there’s a huge list of other benefits too. Marquee venues offer reliability against the weather, they’re the perfect blank canvas to style as your own and they’re incredibly flexible in how you can use them.

The range of marquee venues in NSW is wonderfully broad. On this list, there’s venues that cater for small weddings of up to 60 guests right up to large weddings of well over 300. There are luxury marquee venues with the likes of polished flooring and built in stone bars, and at the opposite end of the price spectrum there’s also cheap marquee venues where it’s possible to host your wedding for under $50 per head - with a ceremony & catering included.

These 47 venues in NSW offer marquee weddings in traditional Hocker marquees, Sperry tents, teepees & yurts. Where marquees are permanent structures at the venue they’ve been identified below, while other locations are more DIY and you’ll need to hire a marquee specifically for your wedding.

Without further ado, here’s our list of preferred marquee venues for weddings in NSW...

Table of Contents

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 
Off-the-beaten-track Venues

Marquee Venues in the Blue Mountains

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1. Burnham Grove Estate

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Camden, NSW
  • Info: Stunning country venue that features a permanent white span marquee with festoon lighting and courtyard style flooring. Perfect blank canvas to style as your own with drop floral or green installations.

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Marquee wedding venue dryridge
2. Dryridge Estate

  • Capacity: 220
  • Location: Megalong Valley, NSW
  • Info: Boutique vineyard with permanent ridge-top marquee featuring clear walls & clear span roof that makes the most of stunning valley & night-scape views. Ideal blank canvas for self styled & BYO weddings. Exclusive hire of property available with 2 self-contained homesteads onsite.

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3. The Turpentine Tree

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Kurrajong Heights
  • Info: The ultimate garden-pretty wedding venue with more than 600 rose bushes. 8 acres of landscaped gardens and permanent marquee set amongst a majestic arbour. 

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4. Lithgow State Mine

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Lithgow
  • Info: Industrial style venue with expansive lawn areas set on heritage property with stunning mountain views. The lawn is the ideal relaxed space for a teepee, yurt or sperry tent set up. The bath house provides a seperate indoor reception space with blank canvas to self style.

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5. Retreat at Wisemans

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Wisemans Ferry
  • Info: Budget-friendly waterfront venue on the Hawkesbury River with accommodation for entire guest list. Extensive lawns are ideal for marquee weddings. Hire your own Bedouin stretch tent and enjoy the unique riverfront location. Reception room, gardens, tennis & golf onsite.

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Marquee Venues in Byron Bay

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6. Ardeena Weddings

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Carool
  • Info: Spectacular views across the hinterland to the ocean make this the ideal location for an outdoor wedding styled with teepee or sperry tent and festoon lighting. A DIY & BYO blank canvas venue with 9 guest rooms.


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7. Forget Me Not Farm

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: Coopers Shot
  • Info: Secluded cattle farm near Bangalow with extensive gardens and 4 self-contained cottages. Lots of unique settings for wedding ceremonies & photos and permanent elevated marquee with adjoining Hamptons style sperry tent. 

Marquee Venues on the Central Coast 

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8. Fernbank Farm

  • Capacity: 140
  • Location: Wyong Creek
  • Info: Garden venue with stunning permanent arbor ideal for year round ceremonies. Traditional majestic Indian marquee with wood floor. Large grounds with plenty of photo locations and space for Indian & other large cultural weddings. 4 bedroom heritage house with pool & piano + 4 bedroom cottage onsite.


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9. Somersby Gardens

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Somersby
  • Info: 50 acre bush property with plenty of privacy and permanent pitch roof marquee with wood flooring. Stay onsite at the luxury 7 bedroom residence with pool.

Marquee Venues in the Hunter Valley

Marquee wedding venue Chateau
10. Chateau Elan

  • Capacity: 170
  • Location: Rothbury, NSW
  • Info: Expansive chateau surrounding Greg Norman designed golf course with luxury villas & day spa. Multiple ceremony & reception spaces including chapel, two indoor rooms & perfectly manicured lawns ideal for outdoor weddings under a pagoda, Hocker marquee or Sperry tent.

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11. Wallalong House

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Wallalong
  • Info: Get married under 200 year old fig trees in complete privacy on an elevated site overlooking country views. Then have your reception poolside in the stunning traditional Indian tent with polished concrete floors, 5 metre concrete bar, Coral chandeliers and Edison lights. 

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12. Cypress Lakes

  • Capacity: 900
  • Location: Pokolbin
  • Info: Luxury resort set amongst native bushland, sprawling vineyards and manicured golf greens. Hotel & villa rooms available for all guests with onsite day spa & tennis facilities. 9 wedding spaces to choose from including huge lagoon pool marquee that caters for weddings of 300+ guests.

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13. The Woodhouse

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Wollombi
  • Info: 100 acre country property with central lake and 5,000+ trees. Architecturally designed barn plus option to have an outdoor reception in a BYO traditional marquee or teepee. Very private DIY & BYO venue with blank canvas to style as your own.

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14. Woolshed Hill Estate

  • Capacity: 100
  • Location: Rothbury
  • Info: Relaxed DIY venue with accommodation for 30 onsite. Several great spots for a BYO marquee wedding including a budget friendly option over the tennis court which means there's no need to hire flooring. 

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15. Lonely Goat Olives

  • Capacity: 50
  • Location: Congewai
  • Info: DIY & BYO wedding venue on a private olive farm. Pitch a BYO marquee, yurt or Sperry tent overlooking the surrounding countryside and stay in the 2 bedroom bridal suite.

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Marquee wedding venue stonehurst
16. Stonehurst Cedar Creek

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Sweetmans Creek, NSW
  • Info: Unique wedding venue on 550 acres of bush, vineyard and farm land. Stay in the 7 onsite cottages and design your own DIY & BYO wedding. Have a long table reception amongst the trees and add a teepee or marquee for additional cover.

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17. Peterson House

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Pokolbin
  • Info: New sandstone chapel is a stunning indoor ceremony option and also seats 40 for a reception. Or make use of the permanent white pitch-roof marquee for larger weddings.

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Marquee Venues in the Illawarra

Marquee wedding venue Illawarra

18. Seacliff House

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: Gerringong
  • Info: Elegant barn venue with outdoor event space ideal for yurt or Sperry tent bar set up. The venue overlooks rolling green hills to the ocean. Luxury accommodation onsite including ultra modern farmhouse.

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Marquee Venue Illawarra Ravensthorpe
19. Ravensthorpe

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Albion Park
  • Info: Romantic Georgian manor house with conservatory and adjoining classic marquee with stone flooring. 3 acres of classic gardens onsite against stunning mountain backdrop.

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20. The Sebel Harbourside

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Kiama
  • Info: Budget friendly waterfront or garden ceremonies with large pitch roof & glass wall permanent courtyard marquee.

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Marquee wedding venue rubys
21. Ruby's

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Mount Kembla
  • Info: Previously an old post office & now a popular restaurant with adjoining traditional marquee in courtyard. 

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Marquee venues on the North Coast

Marquee wedding venue North Coast
22. The Banksias

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Crescent Head
  • Info: Luxury wedding retreat on the waterfront, surrounded by bush and a walk to the ocean. Smaller weddings suitable in the homestead or hire your choice of marquee, yurt, Sperry or Bedouin tent for larger weddings. Exclusive hire venue with golf & tennis facilities.

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23. Sea Eagle Point

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Whoota
  • Info: Weekender venue on 100 acres overlooking a pristine lake. Plenty of open grass area ideal for Sperry or Bedouin marquee or teepees. Ask where to hire when you enquire. Property has volleyball, tennis, two friendly donkeys, 3 cottages & is DIY & BYO wedding venue.

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24. Longview Farm

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Caffreys Flat, NSW
  • Info: Unique rotating house on farmland with water frontage. Ideal for small luxury weddings, larger rustic weddings or hire your preferred style of marquee for a more blank canvas. Fully DIY & BYO with late curfew + plenty of space for glamping.

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Marquee Venues in the Riverina

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25. Big Springs Homestead

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Big Springs, NSW
  • Info: DIY & BYO venue 25 min from Wagga Wagga. Extensive grass areas on water frontage provide a variety of locations for marquee & teepee weddings. Cute farmhouse onsite for bridal party accommodation + glamping by enquiry.

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Marquee wedding venue Tindarra
26. Tindarra Resort

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: Moana, NSW
  • Info: Permanent silk lined marquee with festoon lights and cobblestone flooring on the banks of the Murray River. Perfect weekender wedding venue with accommodation for all guests onsite.

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Marquee wedding venue St Edwards
27. St Edwards of the Riverina

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: The Gap, NSW
  • Info: Picturesque country property that makes the most of the great outdoors. Stunning garden ceremonies followed by dancing under the stars in the permanent, clear roof marquee. Use the spacious country homestead to get ready and host a recovering brunch the following day.

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28. Nimbo Fork Lodge

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Killimicat
  • Info: Secluded and picturesque waterfront marquee with clear span roof and polished wooden floors. Country weddings with a touch of luxury! Accommodation onsite in the main lodge + 6 private cottages.

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Marquee wedding venue Billenbah
29. Billenbah on the Bidgee

  • Capacity: 100+
  • Location: Euroley, NSW
  • Info: 140 year old private homestead surrounded by peaceful gardens on the river front. Permanent marquee venue suitable for relaxed weddings on the grass.

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Marquee Venues on the South Coast

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30. Figbird Cottage

  • Capacity: 150+
  • Location: Terara, NSW
  • Info: Largest permanent marquee on the South Coast. Quality European design with white peak roof & clear section over dance floor. Very affordable packages including days rates or 3 day/2 night hire with accommodation. BYO alcohol & catering. Budget friendly.

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BYO wedding venue Bewong
31. Bewong River Retreat

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Bewong
  • Info: Rustic DIY venue with accommodation onsite for 38 guests + option of glamping. Blank canvas event space with adjoining marquee. BYO alcohol & catering.

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32. Bawley Bush Retreat

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Bawley Point
  • Info: Coastal, secluded, lakeside wedding venue with accommodation for 45 + glamping. BYO alcohol & catering. Suitable for marquee & tipi weddings. Unique dome marquee available onsite.

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BYO wedding venue driftwood
33. Driftwood Shed

  • Capacity: 100
  • Location: Terara, NSW
  • Info: Fully DIY venue featuring permanent white, pitched roof marquee alongside a 100 year old rustic shed. BYO alcohol & catering. Beautiful riverside lawns for wedding ceremonies.

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34. Wildwood

  • Capacity: 10 - 90
  • Location: Kangaroo Valley
  • Info: Eco friendly bush venue with permanent marquee-like pavilion. Complete privacy and peace. Cliff top ceremonies. DIY/BYO rustic venue.

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35. Willow Farm

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Berry, NSW
  • Info: Private & luxury country retreat on 160 acres of rustic green farmland. BYO marquee (there's also a barn onsite) and DIY catering & drinks.

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Rustic Wedding Venue Terara NSW
36. Terara Riverside Gardens

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Terara
  • Info: 5 acres of beautiful gardens on the Shoalhaven River. Rustic barn and greenhouse + white, pitch roof marquee with polished wooden floors.

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37. Kullindi Homestead

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Jervis Bay, NSW
  • Info: Historic waterfront homestead with expansive lawns to BYO marquee or Sperry tent, catering & alcohol. Also suited to teepee weddings.

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Marquee Venues in the Southern Highlands

Marquee wedding venue Southern Highlands
38. Weddings in the Wilde

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Wildes Meadow
  • Info: Rustic, bushland setting with affordable accommodation for the entire guest list. Ideal venue for relaxed, festival weddings with outdoor festoon lighting next to log chapel & wood floor white marquee. DIY & BYO, private & late curfew.

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Marquee wedding venue growwild
39. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Capacity: 145
  • Location: Alpine, NSW
  • Info: Growwild is a registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust. It's 25 picturesque and colourful acres provide a number of wedding ceremony locations plus a barn & permanent, white, pitched roof marquee for receptions. 

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Marquee wedding venue Southern Highlands NSW
40. Southern Highlands Winery

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: Sutton Forest
  • Info: Winery venue with expansive vineyards & rolling hills. Wedding ceremonies are held in the Tuscan courtyard and receptions in the restaurant, bottling room or large permanent marquee.

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Marquee wedding venue Fitzroy
41. Fitzroy Inn

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Mittagong
  • Info: Pet friendly, permanent marquee venue with satin lining and polished timber flooring. This marquee wedding venue features 5 acres of manicured gardens and boutique accommodation. 

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42. Hillview Heritage Hotel

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Sutton Forest
  • Info: Hillview Heritage Estate is a former Vice Regal Retreat built in 1882. Wedding ceremonies benefit from magnificent views over the valley and waterway. 8 Cottages provide on site accommodation for guests. Suitable for BYO marquee weddings.

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43. The Secret Garden

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Wildes Meadow
  • Info: Stunning 5 acres of cool climate gardens centred around the permanent Sperry marquee.

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Marquee Venues in Sydney

Marquee wedding venue Sydney
44. Springfield House

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Dural, NSW
  • Info: 5 acres of private landscaped gardens situated close to Castle Hill in Sydney's hills district. Spectacular ceremony entrance via a sandstone staircase. Ask about marquee options.

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Marquee wedding venue northern beaches
45. Pilu

  • Capacity: 60
  • Location: Freshwater
  • Info: Northern beaches venue with spectacular ocean views. Marquee space with peak roof and cobblestone flooring, ideal for small weddings.

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Marquee wedding venue West Sydney
46. The William Inglis Hotel

  • Capacity: 700
  • Location: Warwick Farm, NSW
  • Info: All inclusive venue with ceremonies in rose gardens and receptions in the private riverside stables or permanent marquee pavilion. Large spaces available for extended cultural events including Greek, Indian, Lebanese etc weddings.

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Off-the-beaten-track Marquee Venues

Marquee wedding venue Mudgee
47. The Vinegrove

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Mudgee
  • Info: 100 acre vineyard and farm with ceremony & permanent high-roof marquee reception space right in the vines. The ultimate romantic wedding venue - have your first dance under the stars. Optional accommodation for 8.

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Marquee wedding venues are some of the most versatile spaces in NSW. They’re a brilliant blank canvas and easy to style as your own with a few carefully selected visual features. Marquees look amazing adorned in hanging floral or green installations and drop festoon lighting, and create a warm and romantic atmosphere at any outdoor wedding venue

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Wedding Venues with Accommodation in NSW

Wedding venues that have accommodation onsite are a popular option for couples getting married in NSW. Being able to walk to accommodation after the wedding reception is one of the most commonly sought after benefits of staying onsite at a wedding venue. But there are plenty of other benefits too.

It's often easier to plan an all-in-one wedding! One of the best benefits of choosing a wedding venue with accommodation onsite is that it eliminates the need to organise travel logistics. Not only does this remove costs from your wedding budget, it also removes some of the more finger-crossing moments and uncertainty in getting you and your guests to certain places by certain times.
Choosing a wedding venue with accommodation also provides you with a space to get ready on the morning of your wedding. You can organise a mobile hair & makeup team to come to your venue which Brides often love as it creates a fun, intimate and relaxing lead up to the wedding ceremony. 

Every region in NSW has at least several wedding venues where you can stay within walking distance of the reception space. Accommodation varies in capacity from honeymoon cottages that sleep just the two of you to larger properties that can accommodate your entire guest list. There are many wedding venues in NSW that provide enough beds onsite to accommodate close family and friends in addition to a seperate space for the newlyweds.  Here is a list of 77 wedding venues in NSW that offer accommodation onsite.

Table of Contents

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 

Venues with Accommodation - Blue Mountains

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1. The Retreat at Wisemans Ferry

  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120
  • Info: Budget-friendly waterfront venue on the Hawkesbury River. Grounds include gardens, tennis & golf. Wedding suite plus 54 comfortable rooms including family size accommodation. 

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2. Loxley on Bellbird Hill

  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 26
  • Info: Private garden venue with expansive regional views. Accommodation includes secluded bridal suite + self-contained chalets & lodge.

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3. Waldara Farm

  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 20
  • Info: Destination wedding venue in country NSW. Stay the weekend with exclusive hire including 2 homesteads that accommodate 10 guests in each.

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4. Ding Dang Doo

  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 13
  • Info: 30 acre horse ranch with cottage, coach house & semi-permanent glamping lodge. DIY & BYO pet friendly venue. Ideal for small weddings.

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wedding venue with accomodation dryridge
5. Dryridge Estate

  • Capacity: 220
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Info: Boutique vineyard with stunning valley views. Ideal blank canvas for DIY & BYO weddings. 2 self-contained homesteads included with exclusive hire.

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6. Spicers Sangoma Retreat

  • Capacity: 60
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Info: Luxury wedding venue surrounded in natural serenity. 6 private, luxurious & individually unique suites available + semi-permanent safari tent.

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Venues with Accommodation in Byron Bay

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7. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150
  • Info: Eco-friendly and budget friendly wedding venue on 400 acres of countryside with mountain views. DIY/BYO. Exclusive hire with a variety of accommodation to suit all guests from campsites & bunkhouse to motel & safari tents.

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8. Ardeena Events

  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Info: Spectacular views across the hinterland to the ocean. A DIY & BYO blank canvas venue with 9 guest rooms.

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9. Summergrove Estate

  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22
  • Info: Secluded sanctuary on a hilltop with views of surrounding countryside. Chapel or garden ceremonies, barn or outdoor receptions + 9 guest suites to sleep onsite. Arrive by helicopter.

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10. The Earth House

  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 4
  • Info: 110 acre farm in the Byron Bay hinterland with boutique B&B accommodation. Spectacular views of surrounding region. A blank canvas venue, ideal for DIY & BYO weddings.

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11. Forget Me Not Weddings

  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Info: Secluded cattle farm near Bangalow with extensive gardens and 4 self-contained cottages. Lots of unique settings for wedding ceremonies & photos.

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12. Pillar Rock Farm

  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16
  • Info: 270 acre farm with fishing, bushwalking, rock climbing, mountain biking & 4WD. Accommodation includes a guesthouse, barn loft and hunting cottage. DIY & BYO weddings amongst nature & wildlife.

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Venues with Accommodation - Central Coast

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13. Somersby Garden

  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14
  • Info: 50 acre bush property with plenty of privacy. Stay onsite at the luxury 7 bedroom residence with pool.

 Somersby Garden 

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14. Fernbank Farm

  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16
  • Info: Arrive by helicopter to this garden venue with permanent arbor & majestic marquee. Accommodation includes 4 bedroom heritage house with pool & piano + 4 bedroom cottage.

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15. The Stables of Somersby

  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 4
  • Info: Repurposed rustic barn on a private equestrian property. Fully DIY & BYO to style as your own. Available for exclusive hire with beds for 4 in the loft. 

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16. Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalow

  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 200+
  • Info: Beachfront wedding venue with deck for ceremonies overlooking the ocean. Idyllic bungalows for overnight accommodation. 

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17. Metro Mirage

  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100+
  • Info: Waterfront hotel on the shores of Pittwater. 

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Venues with Accommodation - Hunter Valley

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18. Chateau Elan

  • Capacity: 170
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 200
  • Info: Expansive chateau surrounding Greg Norman designed golf course with luxury villas and the largest day spa in Australia. Multiple ceremony & reception spaces including chapel, perfectly manicured lawns & two indoor rooms. 

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19. Adams Peak Country Estate

  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 24
  • Info: All-in-one pet friendly wedding venue with hay shed & barn spaces for weddings. Luxury house & seperate homestead available for the weekend.  

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20. Cypress Lakes

  • Capacity: 900
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100+
  • Info: Luxury resort set amongst native bushland, sprawling vineyards and manicured golf greens. Hotel & villa rooms available for all guests with onsite day spa & tennis facilities. 9 wedding spaces to choose from.

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21. Estate Tuscany

  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 80
  • Info: Stunning vineyard & country views to the Brokenback Ranges. Tuscan style accommodation with 2 onsite eateries. 

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22. Enzo

  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Info: Stunning chapel with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the vines + luxury reception space. Sleep in the cute onsite cottage.

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23. Wallalong House

  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 19
  • Info: Get married under 200 year old fig trees in complete privacy on an elevated site overlooking country views. Accommodation includes bridal suite in the 1830's stables.

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24. Redleaf

  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Info: 6 bedroom luxury homestead with tuscan style courtyard, stunning gardens and expansive grounds. Fully DIY & BYO for your exclusive hire all weekend.

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25. The Woodhouse

  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16
  • Info: 100 acre country property with central lake and 5,000+ trees. Stay in the 140 year old barn exclusively offered to the couple for as long as you care to stay. Very private DIY & BYO venue with blank canvas to style as your own.

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26. Bimbadgen Palmers Lane

  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 20
  • Info: Ceremonies with views for days. Choose your location from high on the hill, down by the pontoon or between the lush vines. The property offers 3 self contained accommodation options including guesthouse, homestead and cottage. 

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27. Stonehurst Cedar Creek

  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 30
  • Info: Unique wedding venue on 550 acres of bush, vineyard and farm land. Stay in the 7 onsite cottages and design your own DIY & BYO wedding. Private & budget friendly venue that's yours for exclusive hire. 

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28. Lonely Goat Olives

  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 5
  • Info: DIY & BYO wedding venue on a private olive farm. 2 bedroom bridal suite provides accommodation onsite. Pet friendly farm.

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29. Goosewing Cottage

  • Capacity: 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Info: Ideal for small weddings and elopements. Eco friendly farm property with cottage + homestead and facilities for pre & post wedding events + swimming pool.

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30. Moravia Park

  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Info: Unique barn venue offering a blank canvas for budget friendly DIY & BYO weddings. Bridal suite sleeps 2 and has plenty of space for getting ready with the entire bridal party.

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Venues with Accommodation - Illawarra

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31. Crooked River Wines

  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Info: Rustic winery with stunning views over adjoining farmland. Willowvale Estate House sleeps 4 couples onsite.

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32. Tumbling Waters Retreat

  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 24
  • Info: Stunning garden venue with ocean views and 12 luxury suites, some of which include an outdoor bath. 

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33. Seacliff House

  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Info: Popular modern barn venue with blank canvas to self style. Luxury accommodation onsite includes Seacliff House and 5 bedroom farmhouse with loft. 

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34. Ravensthorpe

  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 6
  • Info: Georgian manor house with three acres of classic gardens against a mountain backdrop. Accommodation includes 4 European style suites + seperate cottage suite.

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35. The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 160
  • Info: 80 room hotel on the Kiama Harbour. Waterfront or garden ceremonies and budget friendly wedding receptions. 

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36. Headlands Austinmer Beach

  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100
  • Info: Beach venue 20 minutes north of Wollongong with luxury apartments onsite for the entire guest list. 

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Venues with Accommodation - North Coast

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37. Stanley Park

  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15
  • Info: Grand and historic waterfront estate available for exclusive hire for fully DIY & BYO weddings. Accommodation and getting ready space available inside the homestead.

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38. The Banksias

  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Info: Luxury wedding retreat on waterfront, in the bush and near the sea. Accommodation includes the main homestead, 5 private cabins and optional glamping. Suitable for exclusive hire and comes with golf & tennis facilities.

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39. Longview Farm

  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 36
  • Info: Unique rotating house on waterfront farmland ideal for small luxury weddings or larger rustic weddings can be held in the barn. Surprisingly affordable, fully DIY & BYO with late curfew. Plenty of space for glamping.

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40. Sea Eagle Point

  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 21
  • Info: Weekender venue on 100 acres overlooking a pristine lake. Property has volleyball, tennis & two friendly donkeys. 3 cottages onsite make this the perfect budget friendly, DIY & BYO wedding venue.

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41. Villa Vivante

  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Info: Luxury hilltop estate with ocean views. Exclusive wedding destination of the likes you'll find in southern France. Private, intimate, exclusive and all-inclusive. 

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Venues with Accommodation - Riverina

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42. Big Springs Homestead

  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 5
  • Info: 25 minutes from Wagga Wagga, this DIY & BYO venue with water frontage provides a variety of locations for your wedding ceremony & reception. Cute farmhouse onsite for bridal party accommodation + glamping by enquiry.

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43. St Edwards of the Riverina

  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Info: Picturesque country property with garden ceremonies & dancing under the stars. Use the spacious country homestead to get ready and host a recovering brunch the following day.

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44. Kimo Estate

  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 30
  • Info: 7,000 acre working farm with 115 year old high ceiling, tin walled grain shed. Accommodation in the homestead, eco huts and cottages. Pet friendly & BYO options.

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45. Nimbo Fork Lodge

  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22
  • Info: Secluded and picturesque waterfront venue ideal for small to medium destination weddings. Clear roof marquee for country weddings with a touch of luxury & accommodation onsite in the main lodge and 6 private cottages.

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Venues with Accommodation - South Coast

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46. Cupitts Winery

  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 4
  • Info: Boutique winery, brewery and fromagerie with views over the vineyard to Burrill Lake. Classic country cottage accommodation.

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47. Bewong River Retreat

  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 38
  • Info: 160 acres with onsite accommodation in bungalows plus glamping. Fully DIY & BYO venue with water frontage. Budget friendly and pet friendly blank canvas venue with onsite golf. Exclusive hire.

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48. Paperbark Camp

  • Capacity: 110
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 40
  • Info: Unique wedding venue with treetop reception space, waterfront or bush ceremonies and accommodation in eco friendly safari tents. 

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49. Mimosa Wines

  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 13
  • Info: Elevated reception space with stunning views over vines and national park. Private accommodation in farmhouse and seperate cottage.

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50. Kianinny Bush Cottages

  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150
  • Info: Blank canvas and rustic wedding venue to style as your own. Self contained bush cottages to accommodate the entire guest list. Budget friendly with plenty to do onsite including , tennis, mini putt, volleyball, archery & ziplining.

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51. Bawley Bush Retreat

  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 44
  • Info: Secluded bush bound property with water access. Fully DIY & BYO venue with accommodation in a variety of cottages plus glamping options. Pet friendly.

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52. Figbird Cottage

  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Info: One of the most affordable wedding venues with cottage accommodation on the South Coast. DIY & BYO, blank canvas, gardens, exclusive hire, surrounding farmlands, peaceful, relaxing.

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53. Willow Farm

  • Capacity: 135
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Info: Private country retreat for fully DIY & BYO weddings on a blank canvas. Exclusive hire of lush green farmland, picturesque creek, marquee, shed, yoga barn and farmhouse.  

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54. Oaklands Event Centre

  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 6
  • Info: Large shed venue on farmlet with beer barn and petting zoo animals. Ideal spot for next day recovery brunch. Homestead large enough for getting ready with bridal party.

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55. Terara Riverside Gardens

  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Info: 5 acres of beautiful gardens, an inclusive white marquee, barn, new greenhouse for undercover ceremonies and plenty of water frontage. 

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56. Bundara Farm

  • Capacity: 30
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 30
  • Info: Cute farm with stables, outdoor event pergola, homestead and 2 cottages. Perfect venue for small weddings up to 30 guests where everyone can stay onsite. Fully DIY & BYO, private, exclusive hire & reasonably budget friendly.

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57. Worrowing

  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 40
  • Info: Historic 250 acre property with unique accommodation in boat houses and wilderness huts. Barn & shed available with exclusive hire. Beautiful spot for outdoor weddings. DIY & BYO.

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58. The Cove

  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 126
  • Info: Ideal private getaway venue with your own private beach. Self contained beach style cabins + glamping option.

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59. Bangalay Villas

  • Capacity: 88
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 40
  • Info: 16 brand new luxury villas on a beachfront property with gorgeous gardens and luxury poolside space. Weekend weddings will enjoy day spa and golf activities.

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60. Terara Park Farm

  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Info: 22 acre horse farm with large converted indoor arena. Accommodation in 4 units. Budget friendly, DIY & BYO venue available for exclusive hire.

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61. Secrets of Terara

  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 20
  • Info: Secluded 13 acre property with large homestead featuring a pool and games room. Private, blank canvas venue for exclusive hire. Glamping option available.

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Venues with Accommodation - Southern Highlands

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62. Weddings in the Wilde

  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 140
  • Info: Rustic, bushland setting with affordable accommodation for the entire guest list. Ideal venue for relaxed, festival weddings with outdoor festoon lighting next to log chapel & wood floor marquee. DIY & BYO, private & late curfew.

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63. Peppers Manor House

  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100+
  • Info: Timeless garden retreat on romantic estate with luxury B&B style accommodation. Meticulously maintained grounds and ideal for elegant or black tie weddings. Tennis, golf & swimming pool onsite.

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64. Peppers Craigieburn

  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150
  • Info: Grand staircase, period grandeur, lacework iron, heritage stables and secret rose garden make this the ultimate rustic glam venue for elegant, yet down to earth weddings. Hotel meets country guest rooms with balconies & outlook.

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65. Fitzroy Inn

  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 30
  • Info: Pet friendly venue on 5 acres with manicured gardens and boutique accommodation. 

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66. Mali Brae Farm

  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Info: Boutique wedding venue on private 90 acre farm with extensive dam views, drystone wall features, sculptures and garden art, an old boat shed and jetty and transformed hay shed.

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67. Sylvan Glen

  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 62
  • Info: Charming country venue surrounded by 60 acres of vineyards and ecologically protected woodlands. Private golf course, huge country guesthouse, huge cottage and seperate getting ready quarters.

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68. Briars 

  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 130
  • Info: Romantic country venue on 15 rural acres in Bowral. Tranquil gardens with conservatory and lakeside gazebo. Country lodge with large hotel style rooms.

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69. Bendooley Estate

  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 20
  • Info: Unique wedding spaces including book barn and purpose built high-ceiling barn with massive cathedral style glass windows. Spectacular lake feature. Luxurious studios & cottages with spectacular country outlooks.

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70. Gibraltar Hotel

  • Capacity: 260
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 180
  • Info: Waterfront, gardens, golf, day spa services

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71. Hopewood House

  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14
  • Info: Victorian style garden venue with mix of exotic & natural species. Heritage spaces well suited to relaxed black tie events. Luxurious comfortable boutique accommodation ideal for intimate weekend weddings.

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72. Bundanoon Hotel

  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120
  • Info: Blank canvas venue with waterfront feature in open gardens. Spacious hotel style accommodation for guests with tennis court and swimming pool.

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73. Petrichor Farm

  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Info: Ultimate outback venue with 170 acres of grazing land & plenty of wildlife. Very private blank canvas, modern-rustic style reception space with cute bridal cottage and optional glamping.

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Venues with Accommodation - Sydney 

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74. William Inglis Hotel

  • Capacity: 700
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 300+
  • Info: Riverside stables and gardens, ideal for large weddings with hundreds of guests. Budget friendly with hotel style accommodation.

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75. Intercontinental Double Bay

  • Capacity: 495
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 200+
  • Info: Spacious event spaces on Sydney Harbour including one of Sydney's best ballrooms. Central, iconic location and luxurious accommodation with pool make this hotel one of Sydney's best wedding venues for international guests.

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wedding venue with accommodation watsons
76. Watsons Bay Hotel

  • Capacity: 350
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70
  • Info: Iconic Sunday local and preferred fresh seafood joint on the beach front of Sydney Harbour. Arrive by boat to jetty onsite. Hotel style accommodation.

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77. Jonah's Whale Beach

  • Capacity: 122
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22
  • Info: Unique cliff top & accessible beachfront location with spectacular ocean views. Intimate weddings on the terrace for up to 48 guests or exclusive use of restaurant for larger events. Hotel style accommodation in the Ocean Retreat.

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There's a huge variety of wedding venues with accommodation in NSW. From beachfront venues to boat sheds, hinterland estates, private country retreats and farmstays. From wedding venues with accommodation for just the 2 of you to large estates that sleep 300. Whether you want to stay just for the night or are planning an extended wedding weekend, NSW has a wonderful choice of wedding venues that offer all sorts of accommodation onsite. View any of the venues on this list to enquire about availability for your upcoming wedding.

 

6 KILLER QUESTIONS A RECRUITMENT SPECIALIST WOULD ASK YOUR CELEBRANT

“How do you choose a wedding celebrant?” is one of the most common questions asked by couples getting married in Australia. In this article, Jennifer Cram - The Inclusive Celebrant shares her expertise as an ex recruitment specialist on how to choose a celebrant and what questions to ask to find the perfect celebrant for you.

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How to choose a wedding celebrant

Let’s start by asking you, dear bride or groom to be, an awkward question. If you were looking for a solicitor, a tradie, or a doctor, would you be looking for a new friend or would your priority be someone who is good at their job, someone who takes the time to understand your needs, someone who is a good communicator? 

Take a moment!

Getting married is a serious undertaking that has far-reaching consequences because marriage changes your legal status and responsibilities. It affects so much – who your next of kin is, who can inherit your estate, and who you are legally obliged to support.

Make no bones about it, your celebrant can make or break your big day. Of course you want to put your ceremony in the hands of someone you like, someone you feel gets you. But you also need to be confident that that person is capable of delivering a ceremony that will be something special, and that they know their stuff, legally as well as ceremonially.

Time to trot out the tricks of the trade used by recruitment specialists when seeking someone to fill a critical position. Time to ask some penetrating questions. But first, you need to look at celebrant CVs (resumes).

When you apply for a job you are generally asked to send in your resume, and you may be asked to respond to some selection criteria to demonstrate the extent to which you meet the company’s specifications. If you don’t fit on paper, you’ll be weeded out, fast. This is a very efficient way of approaching what could be a sizeable number of applicants. They look for red flags, for reasons to toss your application on the reject pile. It is a last man standing methodology.

And it is a relatively easy way to go, because they know what the job consists of. What skills and experience it requires. But you, dear bride or groom to be, may not be across everything a celebrant does. So you have a couple of things you need to do before you start a serious search.

How to choose wedding celebrants
To find your perfect wedding celebrant, start by doing a little research. Image: Ayzia Jade Photography

First Step: Find out what comprises a celebrant’s job

I’m not suggesting that you read the Marriage Act (unless you’re heavily into boring bedtime reading), but you should do a bit of research into the legal requirements for marriage, what a celebrant’s legal role is, and what it takes to develop and officiate the ceremony. The Attorney General’s website is not a bad start. And a google search should turn up the information you need.

Second Step: Write a little list

Unless you live in a remote region, there will be dozens, if not hundreds, of celebrants in your area. While all authorised celebrants are required to abide by a code of conduct and to solemnise your marriage according to the rules of the Marriage Act, there is huge variation in how they go about the business of getting you married.

So it would be a good idea to have a discussion about what you want from your celebrant (perhaps a description of your “ideal celebrant” together with any deal-breakers) so that you can quickly narrow down the number of possibles. 

Do you want an upbeat and fun wedding celebrant, an elopement specialist, someone who’s adventurous, relaxed, helpful & organised, has plenty of experience or who will put you at ease on the big day?

Tip: Recruitment specialists approach each application looking for negatives. They know what the red flags and deal-breakers are for each job and look for those. This makes it easy to quickly weed out unsuitable candidates. 

Third Step: Let your fingers to the walking

A celebrant’s business listing is their advertisement but also their application for the job of being your celebrant. Using your list, scan celebrants in your region for your deal breakers and make a list of those still standing. Keep refining that until you get down to your top three or so. Then prioritise that list. The idea being that you make contact with your top pick first, check availability, and get a sense of them as a person. 

Hint: Back in the day when I was involved in interviewing applicants, I became quite famous for writing “Where’s the bloody evidence” next to extravagant claims made by applicants when addressing selection criteria. The interesting thing about Australian law is that while, in advertising, intentionally misleading or deceptive statements are illegal, puffery is not. Puffery is the term used for wild descriptions or claims that the legal pundits believe are unlikely to ever be thought of as true – for example claims to be the best, the most sought after, and similar boasts. In other words, extravagant claims for which evidence is lacking or inadequate because there is no comparative data or universal assessment process in place.

Choosing a wedding celebrant
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Fourth Step: Develop your questions

You will need two sets of questions. The first, basic availability questions that will be part of your initial approach. It’s a short list – Are they available on your date, and for your type and size of ceremony. And secondly, are they available for a ceremony at your venue. The second is important, particularly if some travel might be involved as many celebrants perform more than one ceremony on a day, particularly on the weekend.

The second set of questions is the probing ones you’ll ask when interviewing a short-listed celebrant. You’ll get the most useful responses if;

  • You ask open-ended questions that can’t be answered by yes or no
  • You test your assumptions by asking follow-up questions to either clarify or to expand on your understanding of what you are being told

Killer Questions a recruitment specialist would ask

1. What was your occupation/job before you became a celebrant and how has that fed into the way you operate as a celebrant? 


Why a recruitment specialist would ask this:

Recruitment specialists ask questions that will help them to get a sense of how well a candidate understands the role and its day-to-day requirements. They also want to find out whether the candidate’s skills match the job description and what they can do for the organisation overall. When you are hiring a celebrant how they answer this question should give you a sense of how they view their role, what their focus is, and whether their approach would be one you would be comfortable with.

Tip: Many celebrants either work full or part-time in another job, so you may need to tweak the way you ask the question to account for that.

2. How has the way you develop and perform a marriage ceremony changed over the period you have been a celebrant?

Why a recruitment specialist would ask this

Recruitment specialists ask questions that will help them get a sense of how flexible an applicant is, how nimble and open to change a candidate might be, and the extent to which a candidate is capable of introspection, analysis, and learning.

Tip: A good follow-up would be to ask How do you assess your performance as a celebrant?

3. What have you learned about weddings that has surprised you?

Why a recruitment specialist would ask this

Recruitment specialists ask questions that will help them get a sense of how deep the candidate’s understanding of the role is.

Tip: Inserting a question like this in the middle allows for a change of pace. That always helps as extra information is likely to be revealed when people are more relaxed.

4. What makes you a great celebrant and how does that set you apart from your competition?

Why a recruitment specialist would ask this

Recruitment specialists ask questions that will help them get a sense of how compatible the candidate might be with both the strategic imperatives and the culture of the organisation. How a celebrant responds to this question should give you an insight into their personality and the extent to which their values and style meet your requirements. 

Tip: Watch out for puffery! Good follow up questions would be asking for specific examples.

5. What do you do that is different from other celebrants?

Why a recruitment specialist would ask this

Where innovation is a key requirement, recruitment specialists ask questions that will help them get a sense of the extent to which a candidate can think outside the box and the extent to which a candidate understands relevant legal or ethical boundaries. How a celebrant answers this question may reveal both their focus and their understanding of both aspects of the celebrant’s role.

Tip: This question can also open the conversation to the nitty gritty of process. If it doesn’t, follow up by asking the celebrant to describe their process.

6. What questions do you wish we would ask you?

Why a recruitment specialist would ask this

We all know that one of the questions we are expected to be asked at the end of an interview is what we would like to ask the interviewer. Turning the question on its head by rephrasing it acknowledges that the celebrant is also assessing whether you are a couple that they would like to work with, but it also should give you a sense of their capacity to read you, and ensure that you come away from the interview with a full understanding of what is on offer, how it will be delivered, and how you will work together.

Last words of advice:

  • Listen to your guts (both of you)
  • Don’t be blindsided by shared interests, or similar tastes in food, drink, or sports – it is shared values that accurately predict the likelihood of success

Remember it is a two-way street. You’re hiring a partner, someone to work with you in creating a magic experience for everyone, including the two of you.

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This article was written by Jennifer Cram - The Inclusive Celebrant. Jenny is a wedding celebrant based in Brisbane. You can enquire with her here.

Cover Image: Jerome Cole Photography

 

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