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. 


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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.


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Marquee Venues in the Hunter Valley

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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. Picturesque English gardens surround the marquee and the property is bordered by peaceful farmland . Very affordable packages include day rates or 3 day/2 night hire with accommodation for 8 in 2 cottages onsite. BYO alcohol & catering. 

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Teepee wedding venue - Willow Farm

31. Willow Farm

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Berry, NSW
  • Info: Willow Farm is a privately owned & operated property with a rustic reception shed and flat lawn site that's ideal for a country marquee wedding. Set on 160 acres of picturesque green farmland, the location is perfect as a tipi wedding venue where you can enjoy the outdoors. 

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BYO wedding venue Bewong
32. 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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33. 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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34. 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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35. 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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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

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38. 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
39. 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 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

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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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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

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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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South Coast Farm Venues

Planning a farm wedding on the NSW South Coast? Farm venues on the South Coast of NSW range from private estates in Jervis Bay to farm-stays in Nowra and the Sapphire Coast. If you want your ceremony in a farm paddock and your wedding reception in a barn, these South Coast farms are the ideal spots for you.

Get your gumboots ready because we’ve got loads of farm wedding venues to share with you here. Most South Coast farms offer wedding ceremony and reception venues all in the one spot with the additional benefit of being able to stay the night in farmsteads or cottages onsite.

And just a heads-up, because farm venues are all-in-one wedding locations they're often one of the first places to get booked out during peak wedding season. So make sure you enquire early! Here’s a list of the most recommended farm wedding venues on the South Coast of NSW. 

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Farm Venues on the South Coast

The Woods Farm is a farm wedding venue in Jervis Bay on the South Coast
The Woods Farm

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW
  • Reception Venue: Shed
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120

The Woods Farm is a boutique country venue and a 40 acre wedding wonderland where you can stay with all of your guests a weekend away on the South Coast. The property is well suited to vintage and rustic weddings with the likes of old tractors and vintage wares dotting the landscape and chandeliers hanging from the trees. 

Wedding venues include a unique country chapel with spectacular garden arbor walk and a reception shed that seats 150 (or 200 with adjoining marquee). Accommodation is in 8 x 3 bedroom cottages and 18 glamping tents.

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Willow Farm is one of the best farm wedding venues on the South Coast
Willow Farm

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Berry, NSW

Willow Farm is a 160 acre rural wedding venue near Berry on the NSW South Coast. The location offers a quiet and private country setting for luxury farm weddings with accommodation for 10. Receptions can be held outdoors on the farm, in a BYO marquee, or in the rustic "entertainment shed".

Most couples have their wedding ceremony in a paddock under the ceremony tree. Wedding packages include exclusive venue hire with BYO catering and drinks.

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Figbird Cottage

  • Capacity: 150+
  • Location: Terara, NSW

Figbird Cottage is a farm wedding venue surrounded by peaceful grazing paddocks. This all-in-one country venue offers English garden and lawn ceremonies, marquee + outdoor wedding receptions and accommodation onsite in two country cottages.

Wedding packages include affordable day hire from $3,000 or 3 day/2 night stays from $6,000. A relaxed DIY & BYO wedding venue neighbouring picturesque dairy farm land.

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Farm Wedding Venue Growwild Wildflower Farm
Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 30 - 145

Growwild Wildflower Farm is the prettiest farm wedding venue in the South Coast region. The secluded property features 25 acres of wildflower plantings, manicured lawns and two reception venues surrounded by peaceful native bushland.

With exclusive access to the entire farm for 24 hours, you can simply take your pick of ceremony areas and set up however you like. Outdoor receptions are popular within the gardens and there's a micro wedding barn or luxe garden marquee for indoor parties.

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Driftwood Shed

  • Capacity: 100
  • Location: Terara, NSW

The Driftwood Shed is a rustic wedding venue on 5 country acres next to the picturesque Shoalhaven River. With it's own private jetty, boat ramp, 100 year old shed, ambling gardens and mountain views, Driftwood Shed offers a laid back setting for luxe farm weddings. Packages include exclusive hire of the venue including the permanent marquee, trestle tables and mismatched chairs for 100 people. BYO alcohol & catering. 

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South Coast NSW wedding venue - Greyleigh

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Long Brush Road, Jerrara, NSW 2533
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16

Greyleigh is an historic farming property on 200 acres of rolling green hills and orchards on the NSW South Coast. With views to the Pacific Ocean, Greyleigh offers 4 country wedding venues for paddock ceremonies and barn receptions. Have your ceremony in the natural amphitheatre or gardens and a long table dinner in the orchard or reception in The Gables.

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Worrowing Estate

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: Jervis Bay, NSW

Worrowing Estate is a 250 acre private farm in the scenic South Coast town of Jervis Bay. The coastal property offers 12+ ceremony locations centred around the farm's dams and manicured country gardens. Reception venues include a renovated barn and shed, which offer luxe-rustic spaces filled with light and stunning views across the green fields.

Exclusive hire includes accommodation for up to 40 wedding guests in unique boat sheds and wilderness huts. Expect kangaroos in the late afternoons.

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Terara Park Farm

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: Nowra, NSW

Terara Park Farm is a 22 acre horse farm with a large converted indoor arena barn. Wedding venues include an overhanging jetty that makes a picturesque setting for outdoor ceremonies. The farm offers a laid back, waterfront setting for affordable rustic weddings in a peaceful rural setting. Accommodation on the farm includes 4 units that sleep 12 guests.

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Cupitts Estate

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Ulladulla, NSW

Cupitts Estate is a farm, winery, brewery, fromagerie and South Coast wedding venue surrounded by lush, green paddocks and country views. Wedding ceremonies can be held on the farm and the restaurant provides the ideal blank canvas to style in your own wedding theme. Cupitts Estate offers accommodation in country cottages onsite.

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Oaklands Farm & Event Centre

  • Capacity: 300
  • Location: Pambula, NSW

Oaklands Farm is one of the South Coast's largest barn wedding venues catering for rustic receptions of up to 300. The farm also has a beer barn that's ideal for pre & post wedding events such as a next day recovery brunch. Farm animals on the property include friendly horses, sheep and donkeys and the homestead gardens offer a private setting for country wedding ceremonies just a few steps from your accommodation.

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Barn on the Ridge

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: 24 Clyde Ridge Road, Morton, NSW 2538

Barn on the Ridge is a rural wedding venue on 55 acres of rugged farm land. The barn is a modern space with adjoining deck that overlooks stunning valley views across the South Coast countryside. A choice of wedding ceremony locations include paddocks, next to the dam or on the barn deck.

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Farm Wedding Locations: South Coast

For the full farm experience including climbing over paddock fences in your whitest best there’s plenty of working cattle and horse farms in the area.  All working farms have on-site accommodation so you can enjoy the property and it’s furry inhabitants over several days.

If sharing the views with a Llama or two and collecting chook eggs is more your thing there’s loads of farmlets and farm stay properties with DA approval for weddings.  These properties range in size and cater from elopements right up to weddings with 180 guests.

And if it’s largely the fresh and relaxing country air you’re looking for, many properties that double as event venues in the area are surrounded in neighbouring farm land.  These venues include wineries, breweries, estates and the like. Many of these venues are popular with couples as you can have a ‘farm wedding’ even though the venue isn’t actually a farm itself. For more farm wedding options explore our complete list of Wedding Venues on the South Coast.  

Other South Coast wedding venues that you may be interested in are:

Barn wedding venues
Country wedding venues
Small wedding venues
Rustic wedding venues
Destination wedding venues

Whether you’re wanting to cuddle furry creatures or soak up the relaxing country air, enjoy peace and privacy or take in the epic farmland views across hills and out to the ocean, the South Coast has a huge variety of farm style properties for every type of wedding experience. 

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Farm Venues in the Illawarra

The Illawarra has several farm wedding venues, and they come with extra trimmings. There's a popular family-owned winery and microbrewery in Gerringong with views across rolling farm hills. There's a ceremony only wedding venue which offers the opportunity for rustic wedding photos. And there's a refurbished woolshed where you can style your own rustic wedding reception.

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Farm Venues in the Southern Highlands

A convenient two hours from both Sydney and Canberra and nestled in the stunning bush surrounds of the Southern Highlands, are several working farms which are hugely popular for weddings. From the luxurious Bendooley Estate to historic Mali Brae Farm and the rustic Sylvan Glen Country Estate, find all the best farm wedding venues in the Southern Highlands. 

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Farm Venues in the Shoalhaven

Choosing a farm wedding in the Shoalhaven is exciting for everyone - both you, and your guests.  The landscape from its country paddocks to pristine white sand beaches, turquoise water and native bush surrounds makes it one of the most spectacular places in the world.  Adventure starts here!

For water lovers there’s surf beaches, kite surfing, snorkelling, diving and paddle boarding.  If you're engaging in water sports try to avoid bumping into a whale :) From May to November the annual migration takes place and you’ll easily spot whales heading to warmer waters from the coastline.  If you’re having a spring wedding in the area, keep your eye out for the newborn whale calves on their way back south. 

Aside from the other aquatic wildlife attractions including seals, penguins and dolphins, you might also spot an elusive platypus if you’re staying or getting married at one of the area’s many farms.  Just about all farms have resident kangaroos, the area has a healthy population of wombats and the birdlife here is to behold.

Several South Coast farms have enough onsite accommodation to sleep your entire guest list. These farms enable you and your guests to stay for the weekend, hiring the property for your exclusive use of all facilities onsite.

The South Coast also has plenty of not-exactly-a-farm wedding venues surrounded by farmland.  There are wineries where cows graze in the surrounding paddocks.  There’s a farmlet with affordable marquee options.  There’s also a horse farm where you can enjoy a peaceful and private wedding ceremony on the banks of the Shoalhaven River followed by a rustic reception in the converted indoor arena. 

Whatever style of farm wedding you’re planning, there’s a property for it at a South Coast wedding venue.

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45 Stunning Garden Wedding Venues in NSW

Garden wedding venues in NSW include a wide variety of picturesque garden locations for wedding ceremonies and outdoor receptions. Whether you're looking for ceremony locations in parks or gardens, or planning a garden wedding reception, New South Wales offers an exciting choice of indoor and outdoor wedding venues that are perfect for garden weddings.

The collection of botanic wedding venues in NSW provides for different styles of weddings. You can choose from an Australian Botanic Gardens wedding, a garden centre wedding, outdoor garden party wedding reception or have your celebration at one of a choice of English garden wedding venues.

One of the issues with planning a garden wedding is what to do in the event of wet weather. The vast majority of garden wedding venues listed below provide a wet weather back up plan for outdoor ceremonies and all the venues that offer a garden wedding reception have indoor spaces where your event can be moved to. Most places on this list are open air wedding venues and some offer covered outdoor venues suitable for ceremonies and/or wedding receptions.

So if you're searching for a garden ceremony venue to get married at, or garden party venues for your wedding reception you're in the right place. Here are the most recommended garden wedding venues in NSW.

Best Garden Wedding Venues in NSW

Gardens in the Blue Mountains
Gardens in Byron Bay
Gardens on the Central Coast
Gardens in the Hunter Valley
Gardens in the Illawarra
Gardens in Newcastle
Gardens on the Mid North Coast
Gardens in the Riverina
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Gardens in the Southern Highlands
Sydney Garden Venues
Off-The-Beaten-Track Garden Venues

Garden Venues in the Blue Mountains

1. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

Australian Botanic Gardens Wedding Venue

  • LOCATION: Mount Annan - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Dry hire or catered

Covering 416 hectares, The Australian Botanic Gardens in Mount Annan is the largest botanical garden in Australia. There are 8 wedding venues nestled amongst the 4000 native plant varieties on display.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The cost of garden hire for wedding ceremonies at The Australian Botanic Gardens is from $450. Reception bookings are not required to hire the garden areas. 7+ Garden venues include the Lakeside Pavilion, Wattle Garden, Connections Garden and 4 seperate lawns. 

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: The Marquee Lawn, 2 gardens, Woodland picnic area and Lakeside Pavilion are all suitable venues for outdoor wedding receptions within the Botanical Gardens. Choose from a picnic or canape style wedding for open air receptions or pitch a marquee on landscaped lawns.

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2. Burnham Grove Estate

Garden Wedding Venue Burnham Grove

  • LOCATION: Cawdor - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 150
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive + BYO options
  • ACCOMMODATION: 3 Bedroom homestead sleeps 6

Burnham Grove Estate is a heritage homestead surrounded by architecturally designed gardens that feature fountains, ponds, wrought iron gates and a rose lined driveway.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The 45 acres of gardens surrounding the estate provide a choice of private ceremonial sanctuaries to say "I do". There's garden venues with country or rustic backdrops, an intimate Secret Garden surrounded by large hedges and an oval garden with impressive towering palm trees. 

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: An air-conditioned garden marquee flows onto a manicured Croquet Lawn perfect for afternoon drinks and games. 

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3. The Turpentine Tree
Garden wedding venue Turpentine Tree

  • LOCATION: Kurrajong Heights - Hawkesbury, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 120
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: From $45/pp

The Turpentine Tree is one of the cheapest garden wedding locations in NSW. Located on the picturesque Bells Line of Road, the 8 acres of manicured gardens provide a picturesque location for all-in-one weddings.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: In October & November, 600 rose bushes burst into bloom providing a pretty and aromatic location for garden weddings. 

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: A permanent marquee with open walls, faux grass floors and fairy & festoon lighting opens out into the gardens.

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4. Loxley on Bellbird Hill

Garden wedding venue Loxley on Bellbird Hill

  • LOCATION: Kurrajong Hills - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 130
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive or 2 - 3 hr pop-up weddings
  • ACCOMMODATION: Lodge & retreat for 26 guests

Loxley on Bellbird Hill is a heritage listed wedding venue surrounded by natural beauty with views across the Sydney basin. With accommodation & 2 reception venues onsite, Loxley is the ideal spot for a destination garden wedding.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The ground floor deck is a unique spot for garden weddings and offers the benefit of hard wood flooring. (No high heels sinking into the grass) Or you can choose a lawn ceremony and get married immersed amongst the trees, ponds and water lillies. 

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: The Kauri Room overlooks the garden deck where in summer, many couples choose to have their first dance outdoors. The venue also offers pop-up weddings which includes hire of the gardens for 2-3 hours for a ceremony, photos and canapes.

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5. Stonehurst Cedar CreekGarden wedding venue Stonehurst Cedar Creek

  • LOCATION: Cedar Creek - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 150
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 cottages sleep 20 guests

Stonehurst is a 550 acre country venue that's popular for outdoor ceremonies and garden party wedding receptions. The grounds centre around a Poplar Grove and include bush and farm land, plus a vineyard that's overlooked by the onsite accommodation.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: With exclusive use of the entire property and endless backdrops to choose from, you can pick your ceremony spot and get married wherever you like.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: Options for a garden party include festival style outdoor receptions with food trucks and drinks carts, or a long table dinner under the trees in the Poplar Grove. There's also a wine cellar and pavilion for wet weather options.

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6. The Retreat at Wisemans FerryGarden wedding venue Retreat at Wisemans

  • LOCATION: Wisemans Ferry, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive from $95 per person
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel rooms for 120+ guests

The Retreat at Wisemans Ferry is a budget friendly option for garden weddings on the Hawkesbury River. Aside from ceremony and reception venues, the location features 54 hotel rooms, a tennis court and golf making it an ideal place for a wedding weekend away. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The riverside wedding garden features a white gazebo overlooking the Hawkesbury River. 

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: The Riverbend Restaurant or a garden marquee on the manicured lawns offers a choice of venues for sit down or cocktail wedding receptions. 

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7. Forget Me Not Weddings

Garden wedding venue Forget Me Not

  • LOCATION: Bangalow - Northern NSW
  • CAPACITY: 30 - 250
  • ACCOMMODATION: 4 Cottages + homestead sleeps 18 

Forget Me Not Weddings is a working cattle farm and outdoor wedding venue with award winning gardens and rainforest plantings. With lots of photo opportunities and accommodation onsite, its the perfect place for an all-in-one wedding.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Spots to say "I do" outside include under the shade of a fig tree with an old boat and wooden jetty in the background, in the intimate forecourt of the little chapel or out in the paddocks.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: An undercover deck area beside the homestead pool is suitable for small outdoor weddings and elopements with up to 36 guests. Larger weddings require hire of a marquee or tipi overlooking the water feature.

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8. Midginbil Hill Eco Resort 

Garden wedding venue Midginbil Hill Ecoresort

  • LOCATION: Midginbil - Northern NSW
  • CAPACITY: 150
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: 3 day hire, DIY & BYO
  • ACCOMMODATION: Safari & bell tents, lodge rooms, bunkhouse, camping

Midginbil Hill is an affordable, eco-friendly wedding resort with forest and mountain views. The 400 acre farm provides accommodation for up to 150 guests to stay onsite with you for the weekend. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Choose from Lone Fig or Crams Farm ceremony sites, both which offer a picturesque setting framed by rainforest and mountains.

RECEPTION VENUE: The barn provides an open-sided rustic spot for receptions. There's also plenty of outside space for drink vans and food trucks to cater festival style weddings.

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9. Ardeena Events 

Garden wedding venue Ardeena Events

  • LOCATION: Carool - Northern NSW
  • CAPACITY: 130
  • ACCOMMODATION: 9 Guest rooms

Perched atop the peak of Mt Carool, the 77 acres of lush open fields and rainforest at Ardeena Events offer a spectacular setting for garden weddings. Picturesque hinterland and ocean views 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Open air ceremony venues include the flat lawn, macadamia tree or under a rainforest canopy.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: The flat lawn is a dream setting for a tipi or open-air wedding reception under the stars. There's also an undercover pavilion as an alternative option or in the event of wet weather. 

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10. Summergrove Estate

Garden wedding venue Summergrove Estate

  • LOCATION: Carool - Northern NSW
  • CAPACITY: 130
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive
  • ACCOMMODATION: 5 Villas sleep 10

Summergrove Estate is a secluded sanctuary on 73 hilltop acres. It's a perfect spot for destination weddings with accommodation, swimming pool, lawn tennis and a choice of indoor and outdoor wedding venues onsite.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Weddings in the chapel and gardens both offer a ceremony venue with ocean and hinterland views. Hire of the gardens is available without reception bookings.

WEDDING RECEPTIONS: Summergrove Estate offers two indoor reception venues - the restaurant and barn. The restaurant also offers outdoor dining should you wish to have your wedding reception outside. 

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11. Osteria

Garden wedding venue Osteria

  • LOCATION: Casuarina - Northern NSW
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive
  • ACCOMMODATION: Bridal suite

Located just a few minutes from the beach, Osteria is a popular Tweed Coast wedding venue with a focus on good food & wine. Stunning photo locations include the famed Bougainvillea Arch that frames the venue entry with magenta leaves by day and twinkling fairy lights by night.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The courtyard and private garden provides an intimate location for wedding ceremonies.

WEDDING RECEPTIONS: The Wedding Hall is an industrial style reception venue featuring polished flooring, soft drapes and remote control roof. A stylist can assist with floral installations to the ceiling to create a garden oasis inside this blank canvas venue. The venue also features a garden bar. 

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Garden Venues on the Central Coast

12. Albion Farm Gardens

Garden Wedding Venue Albion Farm Gardens

  • LOCATION: Woodville - Central Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 120
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Ceremonies + photos

With 25 acres of manicured gardens, Albion Farm Gardens offers a wide variety of locations for wedding ceremonies and photos. Meandering through the gardens you'll find a Boston Ivy Rotunda, sandstone walls, rose gardens, ornamental lake, secret garden, fernery and wisteria walks. Wedding bookings enjoy exclusive access to all garden areas for a 2 hour time frame or you can book exclusively for wedding photos only.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: There are 5 outdoor garden locations for wedding ceremonies as well as a weather proof timber barn. 

RECEPTIONS: There is no formal reception venue at Albion Farm Gardens. Many couples book the Woodville Reception Hall across the road for sit down receptions.

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13. Fernbank Farm

Garden wedding venue Fernbank Farm

  • LOCATION: Wyong Creek - Central Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 140
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Elopements, All inclusive
  • ACCOMMODATION: 4 bedroom heritage house + Cottage

Fernbank Farm is a heritage wedding venue with 25 acres of award winning gardens, waterways and bushland. Up to 22 people can stay onsite and all wedding facilities are provided. This elegant rural location even offers the unique experience of two resident Clydesdale horses and a 6 seater Landau carriage to get you to the altar. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The lakeside Somersby Pebble area caters for elopements, intimate weddings and larger wedding ceremonies alike. , lakeside garden ceremonies, majestic steel arbor, rotunda

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: For elopements, a romantic 2 course dinner is available under the chandelier in the Rotunda overlooking the lake. For larger weddings the majestic garden marquee is ideal. There's also a barn that's perfect for micro wedding receptions of up to 20 guests. Ask about other outdoor dining options.

14. Somersby Gardens

Garden wedding venue Somersby Gardens

  • LOCATION: Somersby - Central Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 120
  • ACCOMMODATION: Estate Studio, 7 Bedroom Homestead

Somersby Gardens is a secluded 50 acre property on the Central Coast of NSW offering total privacy in a spectacular native bushland setting. Located on the doorstep of The Great North Walk, the property features delightful rural scenes with native flora and fauna including birds and wild deer. Spectacular photo opportunities include The Cutting country lane, The Western Ledge clifftop with stunning bush views and Horseshoe Bridge. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The steps of the Pavilion, the Estate Green and the natural outdoor amphitheatre offer a choice of garden ceremony venues.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: Outdoor dining options include under the stars on the Estate Green or you can pitch a marquee in the same spot. The Pavilion offers the option of an indoor reception.

Garden Venues in the Hunter Valley

15. Chateau Elan Resort

Garden wedding venue Chateau Elan

  • LOCATION: Rothbury - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 170
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive
  • ACCOMMODATION: Villas sleep 200

Chateau Elan is an exclusive resort offering an all in one wedding experience for ceremonies & receptions of any size including elopements. You will not need to leave the resort from the moment you arrive to the short walk back to your villa at the end of the night. There's even a day spa, swimming pool, bar, cafe and the Greg Norman designed golf course.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: A white rotunda and manicured lawns provide the perfect setting for outdoor ceremonies overlooking the picturesque golf course. The sandstone chapel provides an excellent wet weather back up plan.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: Chateau Elan has the softest, most perfect lawn for weddings on the green. (We've stood on it and vote it the best lawn for a garden wedding in Australia) Pitch a marquee overlooking the golf course or for smaller weddings a long table reception can be held in the chapel courtyard. There's also two elegant function rooms onsite.

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16. Estate Tuscany

Garden Wedding Venue Estate Tuscany

  • LOCATION: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 300
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel rooms sleep 80

Estate Tuscany is a winery and all-inclusive wedding venue with picturesque views across the Hunter Valley landscape. An onsite restaurant and bar caters to guests for the duration of your stay.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Garden weddings are held in The Courtyard taking in the magnificent views of the Brokenback Ranges. Awnings provide an alternative weatherproof option for outside ceremonies.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: The Courtyard is a popular outdoor reception spot and the venue also has two indoor spaces to choose from depending on your wedding size. 

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17. Bimbadgen Estate

Garden wedding venue Bimbadgen

  • LOCATION: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 300
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive 
  • ACCOMMODATION: 3 Cottages sleep 20

With panoramic views of the Brokenback Ranges and surrounding vineyards, Bimbadgen Palmers Lane and Bimbadgen Winery offer two picturesque locations for garden weddings and receptions. The two award winning vineyards feature striking bell towers, ultimate privacy and a touch of rustic charm.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Bimbadgen Palmers Lane has two garden wedding locations - The Pontoon overlooking a lake and The Hilltop under a Morton Bay Fig tree with expansive views across the vines and surrounding countryside. Garden weddings at Bimbadgen Winery are held in The Amphitheatre which invites a spectacular helicopter arrival and The Tuscan Courtyard, perfect for romantic evening ceremonies.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: Bimbadgen Palmers Lane offers a garden reception venue in the heart of the Hunter Valley with long tables overlooking the property's vineyards and lake. Two restaurants provide wet weather options.

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18. Redleaf Wollombi

Garden wedding venue Redleaf Estate

  • LOCATION: Wollombi - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 250
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 12

Redleaf Wollombi is a 100 acre private estate with a 6 bedroom luxury homestead, barn and beautifully maintained grounds. The indulgent estate offers a very private and intimate location for garden weddings and is the perfect spot for a wedding weekend away with family and friends. Mulberry, Poplar, Olive and Golden Rain trees.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The choice of garden wedding locations is endless at Redleaf but the two most popular spots are in front of the Redleaf Villa in the Tuscan Courtyard or on the lawn in front of the majestic Pencil Pine trees.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: The Tuscan Courtyard and open lawns are perfect garden reception venues. Pitch a marquee or host a long table dinner under the stars surrounded by lavender fields, wisteria, roses, mulberry and poplar trees and formal garden hedges. 

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19. Margan Winery

Garden wedding venue Margan Winery

  • LOCATION: Broke - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Margan Winery is an eco friendly wedding venue with stunning gardens, a relaxed country vibe and an outstanding food & wine experience. The hatted restaurant offers menus crafted around the produce from the winery's one hectare kitchen garden and orchard. You can hire the entire venue for your exclusive use. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The Courtyard, grounds and vineyard offer several ideal locations for garden weddings. 

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: The Margan Terrace & Lawn is a popular spot for pre dinner drinks and canapes in the gardens. The Courtyard features antique French iron gates, a fountain, lush landscaping and by night the soft lighting makes a perfectly romantic location for a first dance under the stars. 

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20. Wallalong House

Garden wedding venue Wallalong House

  • LOCATION: Morpeth - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 150
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Choose from preferred suppliers
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 19

Wallalong House is a completely private country wedding venue that you can hire for the weekend. The property boasts elevated country views from the pear tree lined driveway and sandstone stables to the homestead surrounded by 4 huge fig trees.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Four 200 year old fig trees provide the setting for garden weddings at the front of the property. 

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: A majestic Indian Tent with marble bar looks out to the gardens featuring an in-ground pool, antique wooden daybeds, french iron chairs and tables sprinkled on the lawns.

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21. Maddies of Bolwarra 

Garden Wedding Venue Maddies of Bolwarra

  • LOCATION: Bolwarra - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 60
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Maddies of Bolwarra is an intimate garden venue at a beautifully renovated 1800's homestead. Ideally suited to small weddings and also catering for elopements, Maddies offers a private and relaxing setting for garden weddings.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Fragrant garden weddings are held under the canopy of an ancient Moreton Bay Fig which is positioned at the end of a romantic vine covered arbor aisle. 

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: The garden pavilion is an air conditioned space with French doors opening into lush gardens. Have your first dance under the stars surrounded by water features and views over the surrounding farmland.

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Garden Venues in the Illawarra

22. Tumbling Waters Retreat

Garden Wedding Venue Tumbling Waters Retreat

  • LOCATION: Stanwell Tops - Illawarra, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 30 - 140
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive. BYO on request.
  • ACCOMMODATION: 12 luxury suites

Garden weddings at Tumbling Waters Retreat are surrounded by native rainforest and overlook panoramic ocean views. Ceremony only packages are available for 2 hr garden weddings any day of the week subject to availability.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The clifftop gardens at TWR feature a permanent wood arbor, sandstone aisle and panoramic ocean views. All garden weddings include Tiffany chairs, a signing table and outdoor Bose sound system.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: An outdoor undercover terrace area is ideal for drinks and canapes and features ambient garden lighting, outdoor lounges and adjoining glass atrium. 

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Garden Venues in Newcastle

23. Stanley Park

Garden Wedding Venue Stanley Park

  • LOCATION: Fullerton Cove - Newcastle, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • ACCOMMODATION: 8 Bedroom homestead, sleeps 15

Stanley Park is a grand waterfront estate featuring 28 acres of rolling park-like grounds that are perfect for outdoor wedding ceremonies & receptions. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Exchange vows under the ancient fig tree with a leafy backdrop and plenty of shade for guests. You can also get married on the waters edge, on the homestead's front verandah framed with iron lacework or in the hedged courtyard. The barn terrace provides a wet weather option in keeping with the garden wedding theme.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: There's plenty of lawn area at Stanley Park for outdoor wedding receptions of any size. The location and setting is particularly well suited to long share tables. The large barn also features a 16 x 4 metre covered outdoor terrace suitable for smaller outdoor weddings and is lit with fairy and festoon lighting. 

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Garden Venues on the Mid North Coast

24. Tanilba House

Garden Wedding Venue Tanilba House

  • LOCATION: Tanilba Bay - Port Stephens, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 90
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive or DIY/BYO

Tanilba House is a heritage listed homestead on 3 acres of whimsical, mature gardens full of flowers. The coastal property features stunning waterfront views and local wildlife including koalas. Garden weddings can be booked with ceremony only packages. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Two huge fig trees create a natural cathedral for garden wedding ceremonies. The gardens also feature a unique 30m long wisteria arbor with stone pillars.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: 1000's of fairy lights create an ethereal night time otherworldliness in the gardens. A large all-weather conservatory overlooks the gardens and bay for an indoor garden wedding.

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Garden Venues in the Riverina

25. St Edwards of the Riverina

Riverina Wedding Venue St Edwards

  • LOCATION: The Gap - Riverina, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive
  • ACCOMMODATION: Homestead sleeps 8

St Edwards of the Riverina is an historic property with 2 acres of manicured lawns and lush country gardens that are ideally suited to intimate garden weddings. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Garden locations for weddings include a rock staircase, the Eastern Lawn with country views and for a rustic vibe, in front of the 100 year old church.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: Guests mingle under white umbrellas overlooking the Mallabo Hills while you get photos within the gardens before your reception in the clear roofed garden marquee.

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26. Magpies Nest

Garden Wedding Venue Magpies Nest

  • LOCATION: Estella - Riverina, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 100
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Magpies Nest is an historic stone building that used to be horse stables. Now a restaurant, the venue enjoys sweeping views across the vineyard, olive groves and country landscape to the Murrumbidgee River.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The purpose built ceremony area with manicured lawns and roofed arbor offers garden weddings with a unique rural backdrop.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: Guests can enjoy drinks and canapes while exploring the gardens before heading into the restaurant for your wedding reception.

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27. The Wild Vine

Garden wedding venue The Wild Vine

  • LOCATION: Oura - Riverina, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 205
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

The Wild Vine is a 17 acre working vineyard and boutique farm that offers garden weddings on its paddocks, in the vineyards and within the gardens. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Intimate garden venues for wedding ceremonies include The Alley, a long narrow space shaded by large gum and deciduous trees which is perfect for hot days, and The Deck, a two tier wooden platform with views of the winery and rolling hills. 

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: The lush lawn with festoon lighting overhead provides the perfect setting for a wide variety of garden wedding receptions. Options for an outdoor reception include the long table lunch, a weds-tival with ice cream vans or drink carts or a full sit down dinner. After which the courtyard is one of the best garden party venues in NSW. 

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Garden Venues on the South Coast

28. Figbird Cottage

Garden wedding venue Figbird Cottage

  • LOCATION: Terara - South Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 150+
  • ACCOMMODATION: 2 Cottages sleep 8 + glamping

Figbird Cottage is one of the most affordable garden wedding venues in NSW. Private English rose gardens enjoy a peaceful country outlook and the lawns in front of the marquee are perfect for games, canapes and mingling into the evening.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Getting married at this English garden wedding venue is a relaxed and fun affair where you have the flexibility to style and plan a ceremony anywhere you like. The gardens feature a rose arbor, camellia bushes, sculptured topiary and tall heritage trees.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: With the largest European marquee in the Shoalhaven, all furniture and styling items onsite, plus commercial catering facilities (all included in the hire fee), Figbird Cottage is one of the cheapest and easiest venues to plan an outdoor garden wedding. Owner Lisa provides as much or as little planning assistance as you like. Highly recommended.

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29. Worrowing Jervis Bay

Garden wedding venue South Coast Worrowing

  • LOCATION: Jervis Bay - South Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 180
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 40 in boat sheds & wilderness huts

The 250 acres at Worrowing in Jervis Bay includes open air lawn areas and 5 acres of formal private gardens surrounding a Georgian Homestead. The picturesque country property has stunning views over open paddocks and native bushland to the Budawang Mountains and is available for exclusive hire.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Worrowing has 12+ outdoor ceremony venues plus the Hay Shed for a wet weather back up plan. 

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: Outdoor wedding receptions can be arranged on request, otherwise the barn provides a modern, light-filled reception venue. The homestead provides an intimate garden venue for smaller weddings.

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30. Bangalay Luxury Villas

Garden wedding venue Bangalay luxury villas

  • LOCATION: Shoalhaven Heads - South Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 60 - 120
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive
  • ACCOMMODATION: 16 luxury villas

Bangalay Luxury Villas offers the unique combination of a beachfront location with garden weddings. Located next to the Shoalhaven Heads Golf Course and with national park nearby, this intimate garden venue is the ideal spot for a wedding weekend away with family and friends. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: When you hire Bangalay Villas the gardens and villas are exclusively private to you & your guests. The venue provides 20 garden chairs and a signing table for ceremonies on the grounds.

WEDDING RECEPTIONS: Kick back poolside for pre & post wedding events with native inspired dishes from the onsite restaurant. 

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31. Terara Riverside Gardens

Outside wedding venue Terara Riverside Gardens

  • LOCATION: Terara - South Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 120
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive
  • ACCOMMODATION: Bridal studio sleeps 2

Terara Riverside Gardens is a relaxed wedding venue with 5 acres of beautiful gardens on the Shoalhaven River. The gardens feature a rose sanctuary, a pumpkin patch, cobblestone pathways, natural arbors, secret garden rooms surrounded by trees, romantic night lighting and an intimate formal garden with a peaceful fountain and quaint garden chairs. Expect colourful blooms in spring & summer and deep autumn colours with crunchy leaves underfoot in the cooler months.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The gardens offer a choice of ceremony locations, the most popular of which are the riverfront with permanent love sign nearby and the undercover Greenhouse.  

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: With expansive lawn areas Terara Riverside Gardens is the perfect garden venue for outdoor receptions. You can use the white marquee and barn as serving and lounge areas and set up an outdoor bar, lawn games and long tables on the grass. Alternatively, the Greenhouse is a covered outdoor event space that's ideal for intimate weddings. 

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Garden Venues in the Southern Highlands

32. Growwild Wildflower Farm

garden wedding venue Growwild

  • LOCATION: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 145

Growwild Wildflower Farm is a registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust and a colourful garden venue for weddings. The 25 picturesque acres can be hired for your exclusive use and with BYO alcohol & catering is one of the cheapest garden venues in NSW. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Specialising in the supply of cut native flowers to the Sydney Flower Market, the gardens of Growwild offer a choice of wedding venues bursting with colour and spectacular displays of Australian wildflowers.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: An oasis of beauty in a rural bush setting, the garden marquee is a reception venue surrounded by an array of native flora and birdlife. Smaller wedding receptions can be held in the barn.

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33. Peppers Craigieburn

Garden Wedding Venue Peppers Manor Craigieburn

  • LOCATION: Bowral - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 40 - 180
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive
  • ACCOMMODATION: 72 Guest rooms

Peppers Craigieburn is a secluded and private garden venue on the outskirts of Bowral. The estate oozes elegance and period grandeur with its' lacework iron verandahs, grand entrance staircase and calming natural surrounds. The secret gardens and lush green forest with sunlight filtering through the leaves gives a fairy tale feel to this little country hideaway with its classical, romantic charm.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Under the gaze of Mt Gibraltar and the leaves of a giant Oak tree, the front lawn at Peppers Craigieburn offers a picturesque garden venue with a spectacular entrance. As the doors open you make your entrance down the estate's grand staircase taking the time to enjoy the walk to the altar. 

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: The Carrington Room features large French doors which open onto the garden terrace. This room has a picturesque outlook and can be styled to suit a boho garden wedding or elegant country garden theme with a sense of luxury. Hickory's Restaurant and Bar overlooks the estate's gardens with floor to ceiling windows and Minters 1910 is a similar space catering for intimate weddings of up to 40 guests. 

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34. Peppers Manor House

Garden Wedding Venue Peppers Manor House

  • LOCATION: Sutton Forest - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 20 - 250
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive 
  • ACCOMMODATION: B&B rooms for 100+ guests

Peppers Manor House is a timeless garden retreat on a peaceful estate surrounded by rolling green hills. The meticulously maintained grounds are well suited to elegant, black tie weddings and with accommodation, tennis, golf and swimming facilities, Peppers Manor House makes an ideal weekend wedding location. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Set in the manicured gardens of The Summer House, the Plane Tree & Round Tree lawns are two romantic spots for wedding ceremonies. 

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: The Estate Room has an indoor-outdoor area connected by glass bi-folds that looks out into the manicured gardens and features a large open fireplace and rustic bar. Personalised menus are created by the head chef from fresh produce grown in the estate's own garden. 

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35. Fitzroy Inn

Garden Wedding Venue Fitzroy Inn

  • LOCATION: Mittagong - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 150
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive
  • ACCOMMODATION: 11 Rooms sleep 30

Fitzroy Inn is an historic garden venue featuring relics of a bygone era. From the convict built water well in the kitchen to the holding cell with original iron shackles, Fitzroy Inn is a fascinating place to get married and add your own story to the venue's history. Fitzroy Inn is a Victorian colonial building with a grand marquee sitting amidst 5 acres of tranquil English gardens, flowing streams, ponds, gazebos and lanes dotted with century old Oak trees. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Get married down by the weir, under the 100 year old Oak trees or in the orchard. There's also undercover areas including an expansive verandah or in one of the sitting rooms. 

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: A grand marquee with silk lining, whitewashed timber floors and clear paneling provides a reception venue leading onto lush lawns within the English gardens. There's also a light filled atrium and conservatory. 

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36. Briars Country Retreat

Garden wedding venue Briars

  • LOCATION: Burradoo - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel rooms for 130 guests

On 15 rural acres near Bowral, Briars Country Retreat hosts garden weddings against a backdrop of cascading Willow trees. The trees within the well manicured grounds transform from season to season from rustic earthy tones in Autumn to lush forest green and olive tones in Summer. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: A large lawn area beside the private lake offers a level ceremony area with generous room for guest seating, the shade of a big Willow tree and a garden gazebo with a rustic timber finish. The sounds of the lake's fountain and local birdlife provide a peaceful ambience.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: The garden conservatory is an architecturally designed reception venue featuring floor to ceiling windows and a roaring stone fireplace. 

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37. Hopewood House

Garden wedding venue Hopewood House

  • LOCATION: Bowral - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 150
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive
  • ACCOMMODATION: 4 Cottages

Described by owners the Storrier family, Hopewood House is an avant-garde property on 11 sprawling acres. Featuring timeless architecture, precision shaped hedges and perfectly manicured lawns it's the perfect spot for garden wedding ceremonies and elegant receptions.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Amongst the gardens is the aptly named The Wedding Lawn where most garden weddings happen on the estate. In the event of wet weather or a winter snow fall, the Pavilion Terrace Lounge and Chukka Bar offer alternative ceremony spaces.

WEDDING RECEPTIONS: Tim Storrier is one of Australia's most successful fire art painters and his painting hang throughout The Pavilion adding to the luxe, intimate and glamourous location. With private and exclusive use of the entire estate you are free to style your reception however you like with assistance from the venue's concierge wedding planning service.

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38. The Secret Garden

Garden Wedding Venue The Secret Garden

  • LOCATION: Wildes Meadow - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 200

The horticulturalist, Kathy Finigan has created 5 acres of formal and intimate garden rooms surrounding spacious green lawns at these secret NSW gardens. Bespoke wedding packages let you bring your own alcohol, drinks and catering suppliers.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The Wysteria walk is one of the highlights of the garden, with long flowers weeping over a 15 metre arbour. Other ceremony locations include The Wedding Gazebo, set against the edge of the man-made lake and The Fountain Garden, a formal English garden surrounded by mature trees and shaped hedges complete with sandstone fountain and grand staircase down to a sunken garden focal piece.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: Garden reception venues include The Wisteria Arbour under which is ideal for long table spring lunches, or for larger weddings an outdoor reception on The Marquee Lawn. 

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Garden Venues in Sydney

39. Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Garden Wedding

  • LOCATION: Sydney, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 100+
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Venue hire

The Royal Botanic Gardens is located 5 minutes from Sydney's CBD and offers a collection of colourful specialty gardens, lush green lawns and romantic heritage walkways against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour. You can hire one of the 12 outdoor garden venues for up to 4 hours for your wedding ceremony and it's free to take photos within the gardens as part of your booking. (A photography permit is required without a ceremony booking)

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The Royal Botanic Gardens has 12 seperate wedding ceremony lawns. The most popular garden venues are the Bennelong Lawn and the Australian Rockery Lawn which both overlook the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Fig Tree Lawn which offers some privacy & shade, and the Rose Garden Pavilion & Lawn which bloom from September through to May and has private toilets and catering facilities. 

WEDDING RECEPTIONS: There's an excellent choice of Sydney reception venues close to the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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40. Springfield House

Garden Wedding Venue Springfield House

  • LOCATION: Dural - Norwest Sydney, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 400
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Located in leafy North West Sydney, Springfield House is a 5 acre garden venue in a peaceful country setting. Easily accessible for all regions of Sydney, Springfield House is a convenient wedding venue with private gardens and a choice of two reception spaces. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The romantic bushland setting and lush green gardens feature a paved aisle, permanent arbor and a grand sandstone staircase, perfect for the big entrance.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: Both The Manor and The Pavilion feature large glass windows that overlook the surrounding country ambience. 

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41. Chiswick
Garden Wedding Venue Chiswick

  • LOCATION: Woollahra - Sydney, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 40 - 70
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Matt Moran's Chiswick is a picturesque garden venue that offers all-in-one weddings with a shared dining ethos. Aside from outstanding menus, this foodie venue can provide signature wedding cocktails and other fine dining experiences. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: With manicured lawns and period plantings, Chiswick Garden is a relaxed outdoor venue for wedding ceremonies. Exclusive use is available with reception bookings in the main restaurant.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: Chiswick Garden provides an outdoor garden venue for an hour of pre dining drinks and canapés before heading into the restaurant or semi-private dining room. Both the restaurant and private dining area are well lit with natural light and look out into the picturesque gardens. 

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42. The Grounds of Alexandria

Garden Reception Venue Grounds of Alexandria

  • LOCATION: Alexandria - Sydney, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 6 - 400
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

An urban oasis, the Grounds of Alexandria offers 4 garden venues in an old inner-city factory location. Featuring an abundance of plants, creeping vines, crumbling brick walls, wrought iron features and a bubbling fountain, The Grounds is as romantic as it is unique.  

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Botanical backdrops for wedding ceremonies in The Grounds gardens include The Gazebo and The Arbour. Choose from an afternoon ceremony or say your "I do's" in a romantic twilight ceremony under a canopy of twinkling fairy lights.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: A popular garden reception venue at The Grounds is the Parisian-inspired Atrium, a garden parlour accessed through it’s own private laneway. The Patio within the gardens is another popular option with distinctive checkerboard floors, festoon lighting, gorgeous florals and rambling greenery.

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43. Hazelhurst Cafe
Garden Reception Venue Hazelhurst Cafe

  • LOCATION: Gymea - South Sydney, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 10+
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Hazelhurst Cafe is a laid back wedding venue within the grounds of the Hazelhurst Arts Centre. Described by the owners as 'an artist studio with garden feels', the venue provides an all in one location for garden weddings with a rockstar vibe.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The gardens surrounding the café provide a picturesque backdrop for wedding ceremonies & photos. You'll need to book the gardens via the Arts Centre but the ladies at Hazelhurst Cafe will guide you through that process.

GARDEN RECEPTIONS:  The open air dining room adjoins an expansive deck that looks over the cafe gardens.

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44. Athol Hall

Garden wedding venue Athol Hall

  • LOCATION: Mosman - Sydney, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Athol Hall is a heritage wedding venue with its own private beach on Sydney Harbour. Surrounded by serene nature and frequented by kookaburras and other wildlife, Athol Hall provides an all-in-one location for wedding ceremonies, photos and receptions. Affordable wedding packages are provided by The Venues Collection.

GARDEN CEREMONIES: The expansive lawn in front of Athol Hall features picturesque views of the Sydney skyline, the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Its a garden wedding venue quite unlike any other in Sydney. 

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: Drinks and canapes can be enjoyed on the lawns before retiring into the Reception Hall.

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Garden Venues Off-The-Beaten-Track

45. The Vinegrove

garden wedding venue Mudgee 

  • LOCATION: Mudgee, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 100+
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive
  • ACCOMMODATION: Homestead sleeps 8

Nestled in the middle of 50 acres of grapevines, The Vinegrove is a beautiful courtyard space with a grassed entertaining area, open outdoor fire, water features and sculptural gardens. Owners Sarah & Tim help in planning your wedding and manage your wedding day providing a personal and intimate experience. 

GARDEN CEREMONIES: Garden weddings are held beneath two majestic cottonwood trees, framed by the vineyard with grape vines as your backdrop. 

GARDEN RECEPTIONS: The courtyard is framed by the vineyard and native grasses making it the ideal garden wedding venue for outdoor receptions. The space is warm and ambient with delicate fairy lights, dramatic uplighting on surrounding trees and underwater lighting in the custom water features.

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The garden wedding venues available for hire in New South Wales are among the most picturesque garden venues in Australia. From Botanic Garden venues ideal for wedding ceremonies and cocktail receptions to English garden venues where you can have a garden party reception, there are so many lush green spaces to choose from for garden weddings in the state of NSW.  

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