Pet Friendly Wedding Venues in NSW

Pet friendly wedding venues have become increasingly more prevalent in Australia over recent years. As more and more couples have requested the presence of dogs and other animals at their wedding ceremonies and receptions, it has become reasonably common to see pets being catered for on the wedding day.

In fact, the presence of pets at weddings has given a boom to an industry of products and services dedicated to ensuring they are looked after on their parents’ big day. From pet minding services that cater to the needs of pets and their owners at wedding venues, to pet clothing and accessories that match the day’s dress code.

Below is a list of the most pet friendly wedding venues in NSW. From dog friendly wedding venues to places where you can share your wedding with llamas, donkeys and horses. These are the wedding venues that welcome your furry friends with open arms and a scratch behind the ears.

Most pet inclusive venues will require that your fur baby has a dedicated attendant on your wedding day. The attendant will be required to pick up after your pet and ensure the pet is under control via a leash at all times. Most wedding venues have dedicated areas where pets are welcome - such as the wedding ceremony location. However attendants will be required to keep your pet away from pet restricted areas (such as commercial kitchens and food prep & service areas for example).

When it comes to choosing who will look after your pet on your wedding day, there are a couple of options. Your pet attendant could be any one of your wedding guests, however hiring a professional pet minder for the duration that your furry friend will be in attendance at your wedding ceremony and/or reception is highly recommended. This removes the responsibility of looking after your pet from your guest and ultimately yourselves - so that you can all relax knowing that Rex the Labradoodle isn’t digging up the veggie patch or chasing the neighbour’s sheep.

Here is a list of pet friendly wedding venues that welcome dogs and animals in all fluffy shapes and sizes.

Pet Friendly Wedding Venues

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

Pet Friendly Venues in the Blue Mountains

St Josephs Guesthouse - Dog friendly wedding venue in the Blue Mountains
1. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW 2775
  • Capacity: 10 - 100

St Joseph's Guesthouse is a dog friendly wedding venue with 5 bedrooms offering pet friendly accommodation for 10 guests. Affordable wedding packages start at $5,500 including the accommodation, exclusive use for 4 days & the ability to have your wedding ceremony, photos & reception all in the one intimate location.

Built in the ruins of a 160 year old church, the unique property caters perfectly for both indoor & outdoor day-time weddings. The ground floor of the guesthouse features a private function area seating 60 guests or 100 for a cocktail reception.

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2. Loxley on Bellbird Hill

  • Location: 993 Bells Line of Rd, Kurrajong Hills, NSW 2758
  • Capacity: 130

Info: Pet friendly wedding venues with private, manicured gardens at a heritage style lodge. Dedicated space for smaller weddings. Accommodation for 26 with a swimming pool onsite.

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3. Collits Inn

  • Location: 101 Hartley Vale Rd, Hartley Vale, NSW 2790
  • Capacity: 150

Info: Bring your dog, horse or other furry creature to this heritage, all-in-one wedding venue. Surrounded by farmland and bush, this is the ideal place for a pet friendly wedding in a laid back atmosphere. 

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4. Ding Dang Doo Ranch

Capacity: 50
Info: Ding Dang Doo is a country wedding location with plenty of space for dogs, horses and other pets. Best suited to small DIY & BYO weddings, with onsite stables & gardens. Waterfront venue that sleeps 13 and offers glamping. 

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5. Dryridge Estate

Capacity: 220
Info: Dog friendly wedding venue with gardens, a clear roof marquee & sprawling country views. One of the best pet friendly places in the Blue Mountains to hire exclusively for the weekend. (12 guests are accommodated onsite)

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6. Chapel Hill Retreat

Capacity: 150
Info: All-in-one country venue with gardens, chapel and blank canvas hall. Pets are welcome to attend the wedding ceremony location and stay in the 7 cottages onsite.

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7. Burnham Grove Estate

Capacity: 150
Info: You'll want to have your dog well groomed and dressed in his finest black tie for your wedding in these stunning manicured gardens. Pets are welcome for outdoor wedding receptions & there's also a permanent marquee. 

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Pet Friendly Venues in Byron Bay

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8. Pillar Rock Farm

Capacity: 200
Info: Waterfront venue suited to DIY & BYO weddings. Caters for small weddings. Accommodation for 16 with optional extra glamping.

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Pet Friendly Venues on the Central Coast

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9. Somersby Garden

Capacity: 120
Info: Secluded 50 acre garden property with plenty of pet friendly wedding venues to choose from. 

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Pet Friendly wedding venue stables
10. The Stables of Somersby

Capacity: 250
Info: Hire this dog-friendly farm for your exclusive use and stay overnight in the stables. One of the Central Coast's DIY & BYO wedding venues, the location is an ideal blank canvas for glam rustic weddings. 

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Pet Friendly Venues in the Hunter Valley

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11. Adams Peak Country Estate

Capacity: 180
Info: Rustic barn venue with ceremonies overlooking the Hunter Valley. Available for exclusive use & weekend hire with accommodation for 24. BYO drinks on request. Great spot for outdoor reception.

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12. The Woodhouse

Capacity: 150
Info: DIY & BYO blank canvas venue surrounded by native bushland. Exclusive use for the weekend with accommodation for 16 plus glamping. Option to arrive by helicopter.

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13. Stonehurst Cedar Creek

Capacity: 200
Info: DIY & BYO private bushland venue with a creek. A budget-friendly, blank canvas property suited to relaxed, festival style weddings. Indoor spaces available including for small weddings. Exclusively yours & sleeps 30 + glamping.

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14. Lonely Goat Olives

Capacity: 100
Info: Eco-friendly olive grove & farm with pet cows.  A budget-friendly, blank canvas venue suitable for DIY & BYO weddings in the great outdoors.  Popular with small weddings too. Hire for your exclusive use with accomodation for 5 and option of glamping.  

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15. Goosewing Cottage

Capacity: 20
Info: The ultimate Hunter Valley elopement venue. Eco-friendly farm where you can BYO donkeys or other furry friends. Reception dinner at your accommodation which sleeps 12 and has a swimming pool. 

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16. Margan Winery

Capacity: 200
Info: Eco-friendly winery that offers garden weddings with a country vibe. All-in-one venue available to hire for your exclusive use.

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17. White Barn

Capacity: 150
Info: All-in-one blank canvas venue to style as your own. High-end barn with all inclusive packages.

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18. Maddies of Bolwarra

Capacity: 60
Info: Blank canvas, garden venue with a rustic vibe. Well suited to smaller weddings and elopements with accommodation for 6. 

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Pet Friendly Venues in the Illawarra

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19. Ravensthorpe

Capacity: 200
Info: A Georgian manor house with classical gardens & mountain backdrop. Blank canvas space for your exclusive hire. Accommodation onsite for 10+ with a swimming pool & tennis court.

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20. Tumbling Waters Retreat

Capacity: 140
Info: Stunning ocean view venue with luxury accommodation for 24. Private garden ceremonies overlooking the ocean.  Option to BYO alcohol on request. Also suited to small weddings & elopements. 

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21. Seacliff House

Capacity: 180
Info: The ultimate light-filled blank canvas barn with an industrial vibe. Floor to ceiling glass windows with views across rolling green hills to the ocean. BYO stylist! Property can accommodate 24 guests.

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22. The Woolshed

Capacity: 350
Info: A rustic blank canvas to style as you please. Exclusive use for wedding receptions. 

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Pet Friendly Venues on the North Coast

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23. Stanley Park

Capacity: 200
Info: Historic waterfront estate for DIY & BYO weddings. Suitable for small weddings & outdoor receptions. The property is available for your exclusive hire & accommodates 15.

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Pet friendly wedding venues longview
24. Longview Farm

Capacity: 120
Info: DIY & BYO farm weddings with no curfew. Rotating house provides luxury accommodation for 16 and is suitable for small weddings & elopements. Property can be hired exclusively for the weekend and accommodates 36 in total + glamping. 

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Pet Friendly Venues in the Riverina

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25. Big Springs Homestead

Capacity: 200
Info: Tranquil farm property on the waterfront. DIY & BYO ceremonies and outdoor or rustic indoor receptions. Accommodates 5 and glamping can be organised.

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pet friendly wedding venue kimo
26. Kimo Estate

Capacity: 200
Info: Rustic, BYO venue in an historic grain shed. Farmland property with unique, eco-friendly & self contained accommodation for up to 30 guests. 

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27. Billenbah on the Bidgee

Capacity: 100+
Info: Arrive to your wedding ceremony by water. A budget-friendly farm styled venue that offers indoor or outdoor receptions and onsite gardens.

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Pet Friendly Venues on the South Coast

The Woods Farm is a pet friendly wedding venue on the South Coast of NSW
28. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 120 - 200

The Woods Farm is a pet friendly wedding venue and farm stay with a menagerie of petting animals onsite. Located in Jervis Bay on the South Coast, The Woods Farm sleeps your entire guest list and is an ideal destination for weekend wedding away.

The property features a one-of-a-kind open air chapel which you reach via a spectacular garden arbor walkway. There is no grander wedding entrance for you & your pooch! The reception venue at The Woods Farm is a rustic wedding shed hung with an awe inspiring collection of elegant chandeliers.

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Pet Friendly Wedding Venue Willow Farm
29. Willow Farm Berry

  • Location: Galls Lane, Berry - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 130
  • Willow Farm is a 160 acre private property, synonymous with outdoor weddings. The farm is dog friendly but has animals onsite and therefore all pets must be kept on a leash.

Reception venues include a rustic entertainment shed although most couples hire a marquee to make the best of the beautiful countryside setting. Wedding packages are DIY & BYO including ceremony, photos & reception and owner Keri also provides an all inclusive option.

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30. Bewong River Retreat

Capacity: 130
Info: Budget-friendly riverfront property with a private golf course. Hire for the weekend and DIY & BYO the blank canvas space or outdoor reception.  Accommodation onsite for 38 plus glamping.

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pet friendly wedding venue driftwood
31. Driftwood Shed

Capacity: 100
Info: Marquee venue next to a rustic, 100 year old shed in a country setting on the shoalhaven river. DIY & BYO, blank canvas space suitable for outdoor receptions. Accommodation for 6 for the weekend.

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pet friendly wedding venue worrowing
32. Worrowing

Capacity: 180
Info: Large eco-friendly farmland surrounding a lake with self-contained boat houses & wilderness huts that accommodate up to 40 guests. DIY & BYO weddings in barn style venue or outdoor receptions. Hire the entire property for your exclusive weekend use. 

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pet friendly wedding venue bangalay
33. Bangalay Villas

Capacity: 88
Info: Beachfront venue with lush gardens, a swimming pool and luxury accommodation & day spa services for up to 40 guests. Hire the property and private golf course for your exclusive use. Suitable for small weddings.

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Pet Friendly Venues in the Southern Highlands

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34. Growwild Wildflower Farm

Capacity: 120
Info: A registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust. Picturesque and tranquil wildflower farm on 25 acres providing budget-friendly, DIY & BYO weddings in a bush setting. 

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pet friendly wedding venue wilde
35. Weddings in the Wilde

Capacity: 200
Info: A budget-friendly weekend venue with late curfew that suits outdoor, festival style receptions. Rustic wooden chapel on a bush bound property with budget-friendly accommodation for 140 guests.

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pet friendly wedding venue fitzroy
36. Fitzroy Inn

Capacity: 150
Info: Hire for exclusive use for the weekend and have a garden ceremony and marquee or rustic restaurant reception. Heritage property that accommodates up to 30 guests.

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Pet Friendly Venues in Sydney

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37. William Inglis Hotel

Capacity: 700
Info: Budget-friendly, industrial style spaces set amongst waterfront gardens with accommodation for 300. All-in-one venue with luxury hotel accommodation and day spa services. Outdoor receptions & ceremony-only packages available. 

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Pet friendly wedding venue springfield
38. Springfield House

Capacity: 200
Info: Budget-friendly garden venue in Sydney's Hills District. Blank canvas indoor space with option for outdoor receptions. Private and exclusive use for pet-friendly weddings.

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39. Manly 16ft Skiff

Capacity: 150
Info: Waterfront wedding venue facing Sydney Harbour. Arrive by boat! All-in-one garden venue with a blank canvas reception space to style as your own.

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Pet Friendly Wedding Venues Elsewhere

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40. The Vinegrove

Capacity: 100+
Info: Romantic, all-in-one venue on a 100 acre vineyard and farm with accommodation for 8 onsite.  Marquee or outdoor receptions, garden ceremonies and exclusive use for the weekend with late curfew.

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Pets have never been so welcome at wedding venues across NSW. You can bring your favourite fur babies to any of the above wedding venues and include them in your special day in whatever way you wish. From walking you up the aisle, to standing with the bridal party, to bringing in the rings, or simply participating like any other guest at your wedding. 

Enquire about availability at any of the above pet friendly venues using the links provided.

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Waterfront Wedding Venues in NSW

Australia offers an incredible choice of waterfront wedding venues, which is no surprise given we have one of the world’s longest coastlines. From beachfront and clifftop venues with ocean views, to riverfront properties and lakeside retreats. There are literally hundreds of waterfront wedding venues in Australia, and a diverse selection of them are right here in NSW.

Between the popular holiday spot of Byron Bay in northern NSW to the less well trodden beaches on the state’s far south coast, 2,137km of coastal beaches, cliffs and national park provide a picturesque backdrop for many of the state’s waterfront wedding venues.

But it’s not just oceanfront venues that make Australia one of the world’s best wedding destinations. Our inland rivers and waterways provide the setting for some of the country’s most Instagrammable wedding venues. From luxury oceanfront properties to affordable riverside retreats, here are 65 of our most recommended waterfront wedding venues in NSW.

Table of Contents

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

Waterfront Venues in the Blue Mountains

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1. The Retreat at Wisemans

Capacity: 200
Location: 5564 Old Northern Rd, Wisemans Ferry NSW 2775
Info: Riverfront wedding venue in NSW with onsite accommodation for 120. 

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Waterfront Venues in Byron Bay

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2. Midginbil Eco Resort

Capacity: 150
Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil NSW 2484
Info: 3 day play & stay weddings in the mountains with waterfront features and activities. Budget friendly. Accommodates 150 onsite.

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3. Pillar Rock Farm

Capacity: 200
Location: 1231 Wooli Rd, Pillar Valley NSW 2462
Info: DIY & BYO riverfront wedding venue with accommodation for 16.

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Waterfront Wedding Venue Riverside
4. Riverside Ranch

Capacity: 150
Location: 151 Micalo Rd, Yamba NSW 2464
Info: Riverfront wedding venue 6 minutes from the beach. Suitable for outdoor festival style weddings or rustic weddings in the Moondance Saloon.

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Waterfront Venues on the Central Coast

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5. Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalow

Capacity: 250
Location: 27 Mawson Cl, Caves Beach NSW 2281
Info: Beachfront, all-in-one wedding venue with accommodation for 200 and stunning ocean views.

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Maccoa Restaurant Terrigal is a beachfront wedding venue on the Central Coast
6. Maccoa Restaurant Terrigal

Capacity: 120
Location: 1 Ocean View Drive, Terrigal, NSW 2260

Info: Maccoa Restaurant is a beachfront wedding venue with 180 degree ocean views. Choose from a beach ceremony or the grassy foreshore and have your reception with all-inclusive wedding packages in the restaurant and adjoining courtyard. Accommodation onsite.

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7. Metro Mirage Hotel Newport

Capacity: 130
Location: 2 Queens Parade West, Newport NSW 2106
Info: Waterfront wedding venue in Pittwater that caters for weddings from 30 - 130 guests and sleeps 100.

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Waterfront Venues in the Hunter Valley/Newcastle

Greystone Estate is a luxury private estate & wedding venue in Pokolbin
8. Greystone Estate

  • Capacity: 32 - 110
  • Location: 617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320

Greystone Estate is a luxury estate set on 10 park-like acres of beautifully manicured lawns and gardens. Purpose-built for 32 guests to stay onsite for a luxury weekend away, the property comfortably caters for small weddings as well as those of up to 110 guests. 

A picturesque dam sets the scene for waterfront wedding ceremonies and there's an open air pavilion, modern function room and communal spaces throughout the main house that overlook views across the property. At Greystone Estate you have a private chef & 5 star wedding service available throughout your stay with 2 night venue hire from $13,800 (includes accommodation).

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9. Adams Peak Country Estate

Capacity: 180
Location: 66 Adams Peak Rd, Broke NSW 2330
Info: Rustic barn & shed weddings with waterfront features and spectacular country views. Onsite house sleeps 20 + cabin sleeps 4.

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10. Cypress Lakes

Capacity: 900
Location: 15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Info: Nine modern spaces that cater for small weddings & elopements to gala receptions. Waterfront wedding ceremonies. Golf course & spa onsite plus accommodation for all guests.

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11. Albion Farm Gardens

Capacity: 120
Location: 869 Paterson Rd, Woodville NSW 2321
Info: Wedding ceremony venue with 15 acres of spectacular gardens and water features. Receptions can be held at nearby Woodville School of Arts.

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12. Merewether Surfhouse

Capacity: 350
Location: 5 Henderson Parade, Merewether NSW 2291
Info: Oceanfront venue with 180 degree water views. Caters for weddings from 30 to 350 guests.

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Waterfront Venues in the Illawarra

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13. Tumbling Waters Retreat

Capacity: 120
Location: 31 Stonehaven Rd, Stanwell Tops NSW 2508
Info: Clifftop wedding venue with uninterrupted ocean views, magnificent gardens, surrounded in nature with 12 luxury suites.

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14. Panorama House

Capacity: 380
Location: 811 Princes Hwy, Maddens Plains NSW 2508
Info: Budget friendly venue with 180 degree cliff top views over the Pacific Ocean.

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15. Seacliff House

Capacity: 180
Location: 139 Princes Hwy, Gerringong NSW 2534
Info: Popular modern barn with water views over lush countryside to the Gerringong headlands. Sleeps 20. Enquire early.

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16. The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

Capacity: 200
Location: 31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama NSW 2533
Info: Budget friendly, waterfront wedding venue on the Kiama Harbour. 

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17. Headlands Austinmer Beach

Capacity: 350
Location: Headland Ave & Yuruga St, Austinmer NSW 2515
Info: Ocean front venue for beach weddings from 12 to 350 guests. Accommodation for 100 guests onsite.

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18. City Beach Function Centre

Capacity: 400
Location: 1 Marine Dr, Wollongong NSW 2500
Info: Beachfront wedding venue with light filled spaces in Wollongong.

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Waterfront Venues on the North Coast

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19. Longview Farm

Capacity: 120
Location: 95 Longview Cl, Caffreys Flat NSW 2424
Info: Riverside country wedding venue with luxury onsite accommodation in a revolving house. Waterfront wedding ceremonies and receptions.

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waterfront wedding venue stanley
20. Stanley Park

Capacity: 200
Location: 77 Fullerton Cove Rd, Fullerton Cove NSW 2318
Info: Grand waterfront estate and barn for DIY/BYO weddings.

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21. The Banksias

Capacity: 120
Location: 1126 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
Info: Luxury waterfront wedding retreat where bush meets the sea. Weekend hire for your exclusive use.

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Waterfront wedding venue fingal bay
22. Saltwater Fingal Bay

Capacity: 150
Location: level 1/3 Marine Dr, Fingal Bay NSW 2315
Info: Idyllic beachfront wedding venue for ceremonies & receptions on the water. Plenty of accommodation available in this beach holiday region.

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23. Villa Vivante

Capacity: 120
Location: 111A Bruxner Park Rd, Korora NSW 2450
Info: Luxury French-inspired hilltop estate with stunning ocean views and swimming pool. 

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24. Tanilba House

Capacity: 90
Location: Tanilba House, 32 Caswell Cres, Tanilba Bay NSW 2319
Info: 6 bedroom heritage listed homestead on 3 acres of waterfront gardens in Port Stephens.

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Waterfront Venues in the Riverina

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25. Nimbo Fork Lodge

Capacity: 150
Location: 330 Nimbo Rd, Killimicat NSW 2720
Info: Secluded and picturesque waterfront wedding venue on the fork of Tumut River and Nimbo Creek. Accommodation for 22.

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Waterfront wedding venue with pool
26. Tindarra Resort

Capacity: 250
Location: 79 Perricoota Rd, Moama NSW 2731
Info: 300m of river frontage for wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties and/or sit-down marquee receptions. Arrive by boat.

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27. Big Springs Homestead

Capacity: 200
Location: 54 O'Brien's Creek Road, Big Springs NSW 2650
Info: Tranquil countryside wedding venue on a working property with creek frontage. Accommodation for 5 available onsite.

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waterfront wedding venue murray river
28. Perricoota Station

Capacity: 500
Location: Perricoota State Forest Road, Moama NSW 2731
Info: Rustic all-in-one wedding venue on 3.5km's of Murray River frontage. Arrive by boat to your waterfront wedding ceremony.

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Waterfront Venues on the South Coast

Waterfront wedding venue Willow Farm

29. Willow Farm

Capacity: 130
Location: Galls Lane, Berry, NSW 2535

Info: A 160 acre relaxed country venue with a secluded creek and picturesque dam for waterfront wedding ceremonies. The property features spacious outdoor areas, a rustic entertainment shed, a marquee and lawn games area and yoga barn. Wedding packages include venue hire with a 2 night stay in luxury farmhouse accommodation for 10 guests. 

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The Cove is a waterfront wedding venue in NSW
30. The Cove Jervis Bay

Capacity: 200
Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
Info: Private waterfront getaway for your entire guest list with your own private beach. 

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31. Bewong River Retreat

Capacity: 130
Location: 2395 Princes Hwy, Bewong NSW 2540
Info: DIY/BYO venue on 160 acres of riverfront bushland. Bungalows for 38 + glamping.

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NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Wedding Resort
32. NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort

Capacity: 20 - 120
Location: Banyandah Street, South Durras, NSW 2536
Info: Murramarang Beachfront Resort is one of the most affordable all-inclusive waterfront venues on the South Coast. The resort is located right on the beach and has stunning ocean views plus villas to accommodate all guests. Four reception venues cater for micro weddings of 20 - 40 guests up to functions of 120. 

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waterfront wedding venue mimosa
33. Mimosa Wines

Capacity: 180
Location: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
Info: 200 acre property nestled between beaches & national park. Sweeping views.

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waterfront wedding venue driftwood
34. Driftwood Shed

Capacity: 100
Location: 111 Terara Rd, Terara NSW 2540
Info: Rustic wedding venue on the Shoalhaven River. Private jetty and boat ramp.

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35. Terara Riverside Gardens

Capacity: 120
Location: 135 Terara Rd, Terara NSW 2540
Info: 5 acres of beautiful gardens on the Shoalhaven River. Indoor spaces include the barn or greenhouse.

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36. Worrowing Jervis Bay

Capacity: 180 
Location: 81 The Wool Rd, Worrowing Heights NSW 2540
Info: Historic 250 acre private property in Jervis Bay with 2 indoor spaces and unique accommodation including boat sheds and wilderness huts.

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37. Bangalay Villas

Capacity: 88
Location: 30 Staples St, Shoalhaven Heads NSW 2535
Info: Landscaped garden venue ideal for outdoor reception on the coast. Restaurant for indoor receptions + 16 luxury villas.

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38. Mollymook Beachside Weddings

Capacity: 220
Location: 72 Golf Ave, Mollymook NSW 2539
Info: Absolute beachfront wedding ceremonies and receptions. Budget friendly.

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39. Cupitts Estate

Capacity: 150
Location: 58 Washburton Rd, Ulladulla NSW 2539
Info: Boutique winery, brewery & fromagerie with cottage accommodation for 4 & views to Burrill Lake.

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40. Kianinny Bush Cottages

Capacity: 150
Location: 246 Tathra Rd, Tathra NSW 2550
Info: Weekend weddings on 100 acres of natural terrain with a freshwater lake as its centrepiece. Flexible packages.

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waterfront wedding venue terara farm
41. Terara Park

Capacity: 180
Location: 174 Millbank Rd, Terara NSW 2540
Info: A 22 acre horse farm with dam, overhanging jetty & massive converted indoor arena barn. Ideal for laid back rustic weddings. 4 units available.

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waterfront wedding venue tilba
42. Tilba Valley Winery

Capacity: 100
Location: 947 Old Hwy, Corunna NSW 2546
Info: Family run boutique winery located at the scenic foothills of Mt Gulaga on the shores of Corunna Lake.

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waterfront wedding venue kullindi

43. Kullindi Homestead

Capacity: 200
Location: Booderee National Park, Ellmoos Rd, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
Info: Historic homestead with spacious lawns on the edge of Sussex Inlet waterway. Five self-contained units + room for glamping.

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Waterfront Venues in the Southern Highlands

Waterfront Wedding Venue - Mali Brae Farm
44. Mali Brae Farm

Capacity: 110
Location: 562 Nowra Rd, Moss Vale NSW 2577
Info: Boutique wedding venue on 90 acres of idyllic grounds with water views of extensive dams, drystone wall features, sculptures and garden art, an old boat shed and jetty. 2 Reception venues include a large rustic barn and smaller luxe-rustic room suitable for weddings of 10 - 55 guests.

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45. Weddings in the Wilde

Capacity: 140
Location: 71 Ryans Ln, Wildes Meadow NSW 2577
Info: Budget friendly weddings with a festival feel. Accommodation for up to 140 guests.

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waterfront wedding venue briars
46. Briars

Capacity: 200
653 Moss Vale Rd, Burradoo NSW 2576
Info: 15 acres of rural countryside with tranquil gardens, conservatory & lake-side gazebo in Bowral.

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47. Bendooley Estate

Capacity: 250
Location: 3020 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima NSW 2577
Info: One of Australia’s premier estates for weddings. From large formal weddings to more intimate and relaxed celebrations. Unique waterfront lake at it's centrepiece. Enquire early.

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48. Gibraltar Hotel

Capacity: 260
Location: 7 Boronia St, Bowral NSW 2576
Info: Luxurious lakeside wedding venue with souring floor to ceiling windows, after-party bar and accommodation for all guests.

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49. The Boathouse Palm Beach

Capacity: 200
Location: Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach NSW 2108
Info: Sit down wedding receptions for 30 or larger cocktail weddings up to 200 guests. Absolute waterfront wedding venue at Palm Beach.

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50. Ormeggio at the Spit

Capacity: 100
Location: D’Albora Marinas, Spit Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
Info: Relaxed and private boutique wedding venue looking onto stunning Middle Harbour and Pearl Bay. Flexible packages.

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51. Pilu at Freshwater

Capacity: 60
Location: Moore Rd, Freshwater NSW 2096
Info: Spectacular ocean views and flexible packages for small weddings & elopements in Freshwater on the Northern Beaches.

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Sydney Harbour Wedding Venue Athol Hall
52. Athol Hall

Capacity: 200
Location: Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
Info: Located on Sydney Harbour, Athol Hall is an expansive waterfront venue with views to the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. The ceremony lawn leads down to a secluded beach that's an ideal spot for wedding photos. All-inclusive wedding packages from $105/pp.

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53. The Boathouse Shelly Beach

Capacity: 200
Location: 1 Marine Parade, Manly NSW 2095
Info: Beachfront wedding venue a short walk from Manly with private upstairs space or larger downstairs eatery.

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54. Oliveto

Capacity: 250
Location: 443 Concord Rd, Rhodes NSW 2138
Info: Elegant Italian restaurant in Brays Bay Reserve with water views.

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55. Beachside Dojo

Capacity: 150
Location: 2/55 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095
Info: Hampton's style wedding venue on Manly beach with additional private dining rooms for intimate weddings of 20 - 80 guests.

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56. Intercontinental Double Bay

Capacity: 495
Location: 33 Cross St, Double Bay NSW 2028
Info: Highly experienced in large cultural weddings. Sydney Harbour wedding venue located in the bayside village of Double Bay. Luxury guest accommodation.

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57. Watsons Bay Hotel

Capacity: 350
Location: 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW 2030
Info: Iconic Sydney Harbour wedding venue with 32 boutique hotel suites. Ferry plus private boat access.

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58. Jonah's Whale Beach

Capacity: 122
Location: 69 Bynya Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108
Info: Nestled above Whale Beach with a spectacular cliff top garden, Jonah’s offers intimate weddings for up to 48 guests or exclusive use weddings for up to 122 guests. 

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59. Orso

Capacity: 250
Location: 79 Parriwi Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
Info: Absolute waterfront wedding venue in Middle Harbour, adjacent to the Spit Bridge in Mosman. Has its own beach, wharf, jetty and resident pelicans. 

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60. Manly 16ft Skiff

Capacity: 150
Location: Cnr East Esplanade &, Stuart St, Manly NSW 2095
Info: Manly wedding venue with stunning water views of Sydney Harbour and captivating sunsets. 

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61. Aqua Dining

Capacity: 150
Location: Northcliff St &, Paul St, Milsons Point NSW 2061
Info: Contemporary Italian restaurant with unrivalled views of Sydney Harbour. Situated at North Sydney Pool.

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62. St Michael's Golf

Capacity: 200
Location: Jennifer St, Little Bay NSW 2036
Info: 180 degree uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean from the cliffs of Little Bay. Plenty of photo opportunities on this coastal golf course 20 minutes from Sydney.

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Waterfront wedding venue public dining
63. Public Dining Room

Capacity: 110
Location: 2A The Esplanade, Mosman NSW 2088
Info: Quiet wedding venue on Balmoral Beach with private dining room for weddings up to 40 guests and a terrace up to 75. 

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64. Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Capacity: 300
Location: 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Info: Heritage-listed waterfront venue on Woolloomooloo Wharf with views of Sydney Harbour and a range of creative spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. 

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65. Rocker Bondi

Capacity: 104
Location: 5/39-53 Campbell Parade, North Bondi NSW 2026
Info: Neighbourhood cafe, restaurant, bar and coastal wedding venue at Bondi Beach with a casual European feel.

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Waterfront wedding venues are extremely popular in NSW with many couples opting to exchange vows in front of the picturesque backdrop of sparkling waterways. And it's not just ocean-front wedding venues that are in high demand, riverfront properties can also book out up to 18 months or more in advance. We recommend enquiring early with any of the wedding venues on this list, which you can do using the links provided.

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Rustic Weddings Venues on the NSW South Coast

Rustic wedding venues on the South Coast of NSW include everything from traditional rustic barns and sheds to wineries, bars and modern retreats. There are private properties that can be hired for the entire weekend, eco friendly properties, bush retreats, beachfront venues and a selection of farms with rustic spaces where you can do as little or as much styling as you like. 

The South Coast provides a choice of rustic venues for all weddings from 2 person elopements up to gala weddings for 350+ guests. The region also caters for a wide range of budgets from affordable to luxury weddings and there are venues that provide all-inclusive packages as well as those that allow couples to DIY everything from food & beverage to styling, hire and flowers.

Our complete list of Rustic Venues on the South Coast provides details for all spaces that ooze rustic charm in the region. From the Illawarra to the far South Coast and from the coast to the country - here’s a run down of where you’ll find the best rustic wedding venues on the South Coast...

Looking for rustic wedding venues on the South Coast? The South Coast has rustic wedding venues for ceremonies and receptions including barns, farms, resorts and country retreats. If you're looking for a rustic ceremony venue or a barn style reception venue you're in the right place.

Here are the best rustic wedding venues on the South Coast of NSW.

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16 Rustic Wedding Venues - South Coast

The Woods Farm has a rustic chapel and rustic barn ceremony & reception venue
The Woods Farm

  • Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Venues: Shed, Chapel

The Woods Farm is a 40 acre rustic wedding wonderland where you can stay with all of your guests for the weekend. The property features old tractors, vintage wares, chandeliers hanging from the trees and a unique garden arbor leading to a luxe-rustic chapel.  Accommodation is in 8 x 3 bedroom cottages and 18 glamping tents.

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Willow Farm is rustic wedding venue on the Southern Coast of NSW
Willow Farm

  • Location: Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 130
  • Wedding Venue: Farm Shed

Willow Farm is a 160 acre cattle farm located minutes from South Coast beaches. The landscape features picturesque lush green paddocks, country gardens and an intimate creek front ceremony location. The rustic entertainment shed is ideal for DIY & BYO weddings and has an adjoining outdoor area where you can set up a marquee or tables on the open lawn. 

Amenities at Willow Farm include a farm house that provides accommodation for 10 for the weekend and a Yoga Barn. The Yoga Barn is a modern space that can be utilised as a ceremony venue in the event of wet weather.

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Ravensthorpe Guesthouse is a rustic wedding venue on the South Coast
Ravensthorpe Guesthouse

  • Location: 56 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park, NSW 2527
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Venue: Georgian Homestead

Ravensthorpe Guesthouse is a romantic Georgian style country homestead perfect for vintage or rustic styled weddings. The all-in-one wedding location caters for ceremonies & photos in the 3 acres of English gardens followed by wedding receptions in a light-filled conservatory, adjoining rustic courtyard and marquee.

With mountain and country backdrops setting the scene for relaxed country weddings, Ravensthorpe is the ideal spot to enjoy a 24 hour wedding experience on the South Coast. Wedding packages include getting ready to ceremony to reception and a recovery brunch the following day. Accommodation for 14 wedding guests.

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Growwild is a wildflower farm & barn for rustic wedding ceremonies & receptions
Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 30 - 120
  • Wedding Venue: Farm & Barn

Growwild Wildflower Farm is a sprawling wildflower farm set on 25 picturesque acres of lawns and plantings surrounded by national park. Due to its rustic location, Growwild is a registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust and you can expect to see lots of unique flora & fauna here, including the occasional Koala.

The gardens provide a beautiful setting for rustic wedding ceremonies and there are several secluded lawns to choose from. Spacious paved paths connect the areas between the gardens and a rustic reception barn which caters for both wet weather ceremonies and micro wedding receptions. There's a luxe rustic marquee onsite for larger functions.

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rustic wedding venue Figbird Cottage
Figbird Cottage

  • Location: 330 Comerong Island Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Wedding Venue: Farm

Figbird Cottage offers rustic wedding ceremonies and receptions surrounded in peaceful farm paddocks. Grounds are ideal for food truck & drink cart weddings and exclusive hire packages include 3 days/2 nights in 2 farm cottages plus use of rustic furniture and styling items. One of best budget venues for rustic weddings on the South Coast.

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Fig Tree Park is a new BYO wedding venue on the South Coast
Fig Tree Park

  • Location: 58 Sherringham Lane, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Wedding Venue: Private Estate

Fig Tree Park is a brand new blank canvas wedding venue located in the Sapphire Coast region of Southern NSW. The property features a landscape well suited to rustic ceremonies and receptions including vine covered arbours, rose gardens and wide open lawns.

Just 2 minutes away from local beaches, the homestead and gardens afford scenic views across the local countryside to the ocean. You can set up a marquee near beautiful old fig trees and have the open sea as your wedding backdrop. The property sleeps 2 and suits micro weddings & elopements up to events for 200. 

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Worrowing Estate is a rustic barn wedding venue on the South Coast
Worrowing Jervis Bay

  • Location: 81 The Wool Rd, Worrowing Heights, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 180
  • Wedding Venues: Hay Shed + Hereford Shed

Historic 250 acre coastal farm with 12+ ceremony locations centred around manicured gardens and dams. A hay shed and refurbished wedding shed provide indoor venues for ceremonies & receptions, and boat sheds & wilderness huts provide unique accommodation onsite for 40 guests.

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Driftwood Shed is a waterfront rustic wedding venue on the South Coast
Driftwood Shed

  • Location: 111 Terara Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Venues: Farm Shed + Marquee

Rustic wedding venue on the Shoalhaven River with private jetty and boat ramp. Affordable marquee weddings alongside a 100 year old rustic shed. BYO alcohol & catering and utilise the verdant lawns for riverside wedding ceremonies and receptions.

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Bewong River Retreat

  • Location: 2395 Princes Hwy, Bewong, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 130
  • Wedding Venue: Rustic Retreat

Bewong River Retreat is a 160 acre rustic wedding venue on a private, waterfront estate within temperate South Coast woodlands. The venue is well suited to waterfront ceremonies and is popular as an outdoor reception venue.

Bewong River Retreat is an ideal spot for rustic weddings with both the wedding barn and marquee offering a blank canvas to style as you like. Bungalows cater for 38 guests + option of glamping onsite. 

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rustic wedding venue Wildwood Kangaroo Valley
Wildwood Kangaroo Valley

  • Location: 407D Bendeela Rd, Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 10 - 90
  • Wedding Venues: Rustic Shed + Pavilion

Eco friendly wedding venue in secluded bushland offering complete privacy and peace. Rustic cliff-top ceremonies with wet weather back-up in the old shed. Small receptions can be held in the old shed or for a more enclosed option, in the pavilion. DIY/BYO (including alcohol & catering).

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Kianinny Bush Cottages

  • Location: 246 Tathra Rd, Tathra NSW 2550
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Venues: Rustic Pavilions

100 acre bushland property with freshwater lake and ceremony pontoon. Flexible packages include outdoor receptions in a choice of covered rustic pavilions. Comfortable self-contained bush cottages for 150+ guests and onsite canoeing, zip-lining and mini-putt make this country wedding venue an ideal budget-friendly weekender.

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Terara Park Farm

  • Location: 174 Millbank Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 180
  • Wedding Venue: Farm

Terara Park Farm is a 22 acre horse farm with a dam, overhanging jetty & massive converted indoor arena barn. The farm is an ideal spot on the South Coast for laid back waterfront ceremonies and rustic wedding receptions. 4 units are available to sleep 12 guests onsite. Ask about BYO food & beverage.

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Paperbark Camp

  • Location: 571 Woollamia Rd, Woollamia, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Venue: Treetop Gunyah

Paperbark Camp is a coastal couples resort and rustic wedding venue in a tree-top bush setting. Choose from bush or waterfront ceremony locations and have a rustic wedding reception outdoors or in the tree canopy.  Exclusive weekend hire available with accommodation bookings for up to 40 guests in the permanent safari tents.

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rustic wedding venue mimosa
Mimosa Wines

  • Location: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 180
  • Wedding Venue: Rustic Winery

Mimosa Wines is a 200 acre South Coast farm with a vineyard nestled between pristine beaches & national park. Raw timber features offer a warm rustic setting for wedding receptions with sweeping views over the property and neighbouring bushland. Wedding ceremonies can be held beside the water-lily dam. Private accommodation in an onsite farmhouse and seperate cottage.

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Oaklands Event Centre

  • Location: 3546 Princes Hwy, Pambula NSW 2549
  • Capacity: 300
  • Wedding Venues: Barn + Beer Hall

Large rustic barn on a hobby farm with horses, donkeys and an assortment of other farm animals. Stay in the farmhouse, have your wedding ceremony in the farm gardens, reception in the barn and after party at the beer hall.  Ultimate relaxed and functional farm venue offering very affordable wedding packages.

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Terara Riverside Gardens offers a rustic location for wedding ceremonies
Terara Riverside Gardens

Location: 135 Terara Rd, Terara NSW 2540
Capacity: 120
Wedding Venues: Barn, Greenhouse + Marquee
Terara Riverside Gardens is a 5 acre rustic wedding venue in beautiful gardens on the Shoalhaven River. The open air barn can be utilised a covered ceremony area or small reception venue and there is a marquee onsite well suited to rustic styling. 

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The South Coast of NSW has a wonderful selection of rustic wedding venues that all offer something a little bit different. From luxe rustic modern barns to refurbished farm sheds, the above list of rustic wedding venues offers some of the best spots to get married on the NSW South Coast.

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