How To Get Married Without A Wedding

Getting married without a wedding is often called a legals-only wedding ceremony in Australia. A legals only wedding is conducted by an authorised marriage celebrant who will organise and submit all the required paperwork to get you legally married - without the bells and whistles of a large wedding.

A legals-only wedding is a quick and easy process which requires around 120 words to be spoken, the presence of two witnesses and lodgement of paperwork to the Births, Deaths & Marriages office in your state. 

The easiest way to get married without a wedding is to find a legals only marriage celebrant in the place you'd like to say "I do". Below, you'll find a list of recommended officiants all around Australia who specialise in non-wedding marriages as part of their services. (Not all celebrants offer this.)

A legals only marriage is a great option for couples not wanting a big wedding, or just needing the legal paperwork without the seated rows of excited onlookers. It's also the ideal option for couples who want their wedding ceremony to be performed by a loved one - who isn't a qualified celebrant. With the ceremony aspect taken care of, the registered celebrant then simply organises your paperwork and makes the marriage official on your big day.

Here are 27 highly recommended marriage celebrants in Australia who will get you legally married without a wedding ceremony.

Legals Only Weddings

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Get Married Without A Wedding In NSW

Michael Janz legals only marriage celebrant
Michael Janz

  • Location: Sydney
  • Service Area: Greater Sydney
  • Paperwork Only Wedding: $595

Michael Janz is a warm and personable celebrant who will marry you without a wedding in his home office in Randwick. Legals only weddings are available Monday to Thursday at $595 (weekends $695) and you receive the standard marriage certificate from Births, Deaths & Marriages. 

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Eliza McAllister offers legals only weddings on Sydney's Northern Beaches
Eliza McAllister

  • Location: Sydney
  • Service Areas: Sydney, Northern Beaches
  • Legals Only Wedding: $400

Eliza McAllister is a down to earth, caring, bubbly and happy civil celebrant with a beaming smile. She resides on Sydney's Northern Beaches and offers quick & easy legal wedding ceremonies anywhere from Sydney Harbour to Palm Beach. Eliza's simple ceremonies get you married without fuss from $400.

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Kellie Warren Marriage No Wedding
Marriage Ceremonies by Kellie Warren

  • Location: Londonerry - Sydney, NSW
  • Service Areas: Penrith, Blue Mountains
  • Legals Only Weddings: $500

Kellie Warren is a young and friendly civil celebrant who specialises in simple wedding ceremonies in Western Sydney and surrounding regions. Known for her easy can-do attitude, Kellie makes registry-style marriages super simple with affordable ceremonies from $500.

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Mick Goldie Legals Only Wedding Celebrant
Mick Goldie Celebrant

  • Location: Coogee, NSW 2034
  • Service Areas: Sydney, Central Coast
  • Paperwork Only Wedding: $500

Mick Goldie is one of Sydney's newest wedding celebrants and brings a relaxed, no-fuss presence to legals-only weddings. He'll get you married in a quick & simple wedding ceremony that's effortless but not lacking on warmth or meaning. Mick comes with 5 star reviews that applaud his communications in the lead up to the big day.

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Legals Only Wedding Zoe
Zoe Sabados Weddings

  • Location: Marrickville, NSW 2204
  • Service Area: NSW
  • Paperwork Only Wedding: $595+

Zoe Sabados is a vibrant and fun celebrant who brings joy to weddings big and small with her infectious laugh and energy. She offers fuss free, registry office style legalities that get you married without a wedding but with plenty of fun memories. The $595 package includes all legal paperwork, marriage registration, unlimited contact and travel within Sydney. Zoe comes with the guarantee of more than 200 five star reviews.

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Kate Eloise Legals Only
Kate Eloise Weddings

  • Location: Hawkesbury
  • Service Area: Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains
  • Legals Only Package: $600

Kate Eloise is a charming and fun marriage celebrant who offers simple legal weddings including only the required legal wording. Kate's package gets you married without a wedding on any day of the week including the weekend, and it can be at your house or any public place of your choosing.

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Registry Office Wedding Simple Ceremonies
Simple Ceremonies Sydney

  • Location: Milsons Point, NSW 2061
  • Years in Business: 8+
  • Cost: $350+
  • 5 Star Reviews: 700+

Simple Ceremonies Sydney specialise in registry office style weddings and have an office in Milsons Point where you can sign all the legal paperwork to become officially hitched without a wedding. For a more aesthetic option Michael offers simple ceremonies at McMahons Point where you can sign the married documents against the beautiful backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Leanne Rose Legals Only Weddings
Leanne Rose Weddings

Location: Hunter Valley
Service Area: Hunter Valley
Legals Only Package: $350

Leanne Rose will get you legally married for $350 at her lakeside home office at Dora Creek or within 5km. A maximum of 4 guests are able to come with you if you wish. 

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Love Kiss Confetti
Love Kiss Confetti

  • Location: Forster
  • Service Area: Mid North Coast 
  • Legals Only Package: $450+

Emily of Love Kiss Confetti offers a full celebrant service that includes an 'Essentials Only' package available from $450 for marriages in Forster. The package includes the 124 legally-required words and paperwork to officially register your marriage with Births, Deaths and Marriages. Expect a fun-loving personality who brings a sense of humour to the occasion.

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Sam Johns Legals Only Weddings
Sam Johns

  • Location: Brunswick Heads
  • Service Area: Northern NSW
  • Legals Only Weddings: $450

Sam Johns is a good talker who brings the perfect balance of sentiment and humour to weddings - creating a very comfortable environment for couples who prefer a quick, fuss free occasion. He'll get you married without the personalised ceremony script, lodge your paperwork & register your marriage anywhere from Tweed Heads to Lismore to Ballina.

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North Coast Marriage Celebrant The Lady Who Weds
The Lady Who Weds

  • Location: Northern Rivers
  • Service Areas: Tweed Coast, Byron Bay
  • Legals Only Wedding: $450

Rachel is a kind and easy going celebrant who supports couples to get married in a quick & easy registry style meeting from $450. She makes the process easy and carefree, taking care of all legal paperwork.

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Andrew Legals Only Celebrant
Andrew Michael Weddings

  • Location: Byron Bay
  • Service Area: Byron Bay
  • Legals Only Weddings: $550

Singer songwriter Andrew Michael is an outgoing marriage celebrant who offers a legals only service from $550. He's also a surfer and will happily marry you sitting on a surfboard in the ocean with two witnesses by your side.

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Get Married Without A Wedding In VIC

Jac The Hitcher is a Blue Mountains celebrant for registry weddings & elopements
Jac The Hitcher

  • Location: Melbourne
  • Service Areas: Greater Melbourne
  • Registry Office Wedding: $666

Jac is a fun and slightly riotous marriage celebrant for misfits who want to get married without all the trappings of a large wedding. You simply show up and say the legals words with a couple of witnesses in tow, add your signatures and you've got yourselves an easy paperwork-only fully legal wedding. 

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Kerrie Thomson Celebrant Legals Only
Kerrie Thomson

  • Location: Melbourne
  • Service Area: 20km from Coburg
  • Legals Only Wedding: $450

Kerrie Thomson offers a basic wedding package for $450 that gets you married without the full bells and whistles of a larger wedding. You'll need to attend a meeting at least one before for your wedding date to sign the Notice of Intended Marriage. On the day itself you can bring up to 6 guests to your chosen location which can be your home. You'll say the required words, sign documents and then you're legally married.

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Get Married Without A Wedding In QLD

Legals Only Weddings with Elva
Married By Elva

  • Location: Brisbane
  • Service Area: Brisbane
  • Legals Only Wedding: $450
  • 5 Star Reviews: 50+

Elva Nicolson is a friendly marriage celebrant who specialises in affordable, quick & easy weddings. She'll get you legally married in 10 minutes at a suggested location or one of your choosing. Elva marries many couples of diverse backgrounds and cultures, and is able to provide letters to support visa applications.

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Paperwork Only Weddings by Natalie Skye
The Sunny Celebrant - Natalie Skye

  • Location: Noosa Heads, QLD 4567
  • Service Area: Sunshine Coast
  • Legals Only Wedding: $500+

With more than 250 five star reviews, Natalie Skye is one of Queensland's most popular marriage celebrants. She has a happy go luck disposition and is known for her easy going and jovial presence. Natalie offers registry office style weddings from $500 in Noosa, Maroochydore, Montville, Maleny and Caloundra.

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Tarnya Bennett Legals Only Weddings
Tarnya Bennett

  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Service Area: Gold Coast, Brisbane
  • Paperwork Only Wedding: $450

Tarnya Bennett of I Do For You Marriage Celebrancy offers a Monday to Thursday no frills, legals-only wedding package. This package is utilise a lot by couples who are having a destination wedding overseas to make the wedding legal in Australia.

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Roxy Hotten Marriage Celebrant
Roxy Hotten Weddings

  • Location: Brisbane
  • Service Area: Brisbane
  • Legals Only Wedding: $655

Roxy Hotten offers 5 minute "ceremonies" that get you married without a wedding anywhere within 20km of the Brisbane CBD. Available Monday to Thursday only. A personalised service is available for couples who are looking for a memorable moment, but just without all the guests.

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Venita Manning Legals Only Weddings
Venita Manning Weddings

  • Location: Brisbane
  • Service Area: Brisbane
  • Legals Only Wedding: $450

Venita Manning is a reassuring and organised marriage celebrant with excellent communication. She offers registry office style weddings at her home office in McDowall or at public locations; Soul Pantry, Kedron Brook Parks and Tetto Rooftop Bar.

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Mark Reynolds Legals Only
Mark Reynolds

  • Location: Logan
  • Service Area: South East Queensland
  • Legals Only Weddings: $450

Mark is a quirky Queensland celebrant who offers intimate elopements and paperwork only marriages from $400. He'll meet with you prior to the wedding day to sign the NOIM & submit paperwork, perform the legally required wording on the day and then submit the paperwork to Birth's, Deaths & Marriages getting you legally hitched.

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Get Married Without A Wedding In WA

Legals Only Celebrations By Candice
Celebrations By Candice

  • Location: Perth
  • Service Area: Perth
  • Legals Only Wedding: $450

Candice is a friendly and supportive marriage celebrant who offers a bare minimum ceremony suitable for those wanting to get married without a wedding, or for couples who have a loved one performing the unofficial parts of the ceremony and need a celebrant to handle the legal bits.

For the slightly higher fee of $600 Candice will add a few lovely words and you can include an exchange of rings and do your own personal vows. 

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Anne Miller Legals Only Weddings
Anne Miller Weddings

  • Location: Perth
  • Service Area: Perth
  • Legals Only Weddings: $450

Anne Miller offers legals only weddings in her home office at Mount Lawley. Alternatively you can have Anne come to your home or a location of your choosing within 50 km of the Perth CBD for $550. The package gets you legally married with the minimum wording. Anne will also provide witnesses if required.

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Get Married Without A Wedding In SA

Vintage Love Ceremonies
Vintage Love Ceremonies

  • Location: Tea Tree Gully
  • Service Area: Adelaide
  • Legals Only Weddings: $350

Hayley Rusinski of Vintage Love Ceremonies is a young and vibrant marriage celebrant who offers quick and hassle-free weddings that include the minimum required legalities. She also offers a 'co-pilot' package from $500 where a loved one performs your ceremony and Hayley completes the legal bits.

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Mr Samuel James Non Wedding Celebrant
Mr Samuel James

  • Location: Adelaide
  • Service Area: South Australia
  • Legals Only Package: $350 

Sam is a down to earth, supportive marriage celebrant who offers a few different legal-only ceremonies. Available Monday to Sunday, you can get married with the $350 legals only package at Sam's home or a cafe or bar within 15km of the Adelaide CBD.

There's also the 'Wingman' ceremony from $640 where Sam supports your faux officiant the legal components of the marriage.

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Christine Trenwith No Fuss Weddings
Christine Trenwith Weddings

  • Location: Adelaide
  • Service Area: Adelaide
  • Legals Only Package: $550

Chris is a modern and well spoken celebrant who offers mid week elopements and simple ceremonies from $550. You have the option to get married on Chris's front lawn on the beautiful Patawalonga River (or anywhere local) from 10am-4pm Monday to Thursday including all the required legals plus an exchange of vows and rings.  

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Get Married Without A Wedding In TAS 

Legal Only Weddings By Emma Rose
Emma Rose Weddings

  • Location: Hobart
  • Service Area: Hobart + 20km 
  • Legals Only Weddings: $375

Emma Rose is a down to earth and open minded marriage celebrant who believes that as long as the legals are covered, you can get married any way you like. She'll cover the legally binding bit. You decide the what, where, how. Be it at a favourite bar, a park picnic or at your place over a cuppa.

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Get Married Without A Wedding In The ACT

Billie Spencer Legals Only ACT
Billie The Celebrant

  • Location: Canberra
  • Service Area: ACT
  • Legals Only Weddings: $400

Billie Spencer is a fun loving and inclusive marriage celebrant who offers legals only marriages for couples who prefer a more low key approach to their wedding day. She takes care of the formalities with a quick face-to-face meeting, ceremony that consists of legal wording only and lodgement of all legal paperwork.

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Want to get married without having a wedding? All of the marriage celebrants listed above offer legals only weddings that get you officially married without having to have a full scale wedding. Contact the above wedding celebrants if you require to be legally married and:

  • want it to be quick & easy
  • don't want guests
  • are having a non-legally binding wedding elsewhere (such as overseas)
  • are having a cultural or religious wedding performed by a non-authorised minister
  • a friend is acting as your celebrant 

Legal only weddings in Australia range in cost from $350 - $850 depending on inclusions and required travel. For a simple paperwork only meeting covering all the legals the average cost is $400 - $550. This is the only cost required to get officially married in Australia. May we suggest, you might also like to document the moment with a simple wedding photography package

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Amazing Bush Weddings in Australia

There's nothing quite like a bush wedding for bringing loved ones together in a magical setting. Whether immersed in a bushland clearing or overlooking expansive views of lush national park, a wedding in the Australian bush comes with a special kind of atmosphere exclusive to acres and acres of nature's beautiful trees.

If you're planning an Australian bush wedding, swathes of dense and sparse bushy regions offer a vast choice of settings and backdrops across the country. Many of our national parks and heritage listed wilderness regions have wedding venues and places to stay within their borders. The unique biodiversity and heritage significance of these places contributes to the special importance of the weddings here.

In Northern NSW and Queensland, many bush wedding venues are involved with regenerative planting projects. In the hinterland regions of the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay, wedding venues often plant a tree in honour of every couple who is married here. Your wedding contributes to the reforestation of land once cleared for farming. 

The bush wedding in Australia isn't a new concept. Many of the country's most popular wedding venues are immersed under a dense canopy of trees. Yet there are still places across our 7.688 million km² landscape that are unexplored, and relatively unknown bush wedding venues are located near these amazing spots. 

Below is a list of bush wedding venues in Australia. Some of these places are accustomed to the words "I do". At others, weddings are rare. From bush wedding venues in NSW to rainforest destinations in tropical north QLD, all of these places are amongst Australia's most beautiful spots for a wedding in nature. From budget friendly to top end luxury, these are best places for a bush wedding in Australia.

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Bush wedding ceremony chapel at The Woods Farm
1. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Tomerong - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120
  • Wedding packages: DIY/BYO

Secluded in woodlands just a few minutes from the beaches of Jervis Bay, The Woods Farm offers a fairytale-like bush wedding destination where your entire guest stays with you for the weekend. Accommodation includes luxury 3 bedroom cottages and a fun permanent glamping village. 

The 40 acre one-of-a-kind property features an open air bush chapel with a unique arbor walkway creating a magical entrance to your wedding ceremony. The reception venue is a chandelier endowed modern barn with large side doors that open onto a games lawn. There's also communal areas for pre & post wedding events.

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Bush wedding destination with festoon lights hung between trees at Port Stephens
2. The Oasis Micro Wedding Resort

  • Location: 5 Koala Place, Boat Harbour, NSW 2316
  • Capacity: 80
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 50
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

The Oasis is a private & affordable seaside resort with two bush reception venues, lush tropical gardens and 9 cabins that sleep up to 50 guests. The 5 acre rainforest retreat is located in the popular Port Stephens region of NSW and can be hired with exclusive use over two nights.

The main reception venue is a magical rainforest deck that is roofed and has a romantic canopy of fairy lights with feature-lit surrounding trees. There's also an open-air lawn immersed in a forest of festoon-lit trees where seated dining can be arranged under the stars. Billabongs and boardwalks set the scene for beautiful bush wedding ceremonies.

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Bushland wedding reception venue with elegant driveway in the Hunter Valley NSW
3. The Woodhouse Wollombi

  • Location: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 17
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

At the end of an elegant tree-lined driveway on the edge of Yengo National Park sits the architecturally designed trio of timber peaks belonging to The Woodhouse Wollombi. This contemporary reception venue brings the elegance of a European chalet to relaxed bush weddings and is minutes from Australia's most well-known winery region.

The Woodhouse was purpose-built for weddings in nature and is surrounded by expansive grounds featuring a private lake and lake-side bar, an outdoor dance floor, Tuscan pergola for outdoor receptions and 100 acres of seasonal trees including a paperbark forest wedding ceremony site. Optional onsite accommodation includes a rustic barn stay and seperate honeymoon suite.

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Bush wedding venue with views over the Blue Mountains National Park
4. Chapel Hill Retreat

  • Location: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing, NSW 2758
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 34
  • Wedding Packages: All-inclusive

With sweeping views over the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park and onsite accommodation in 6 self contained cottages, Chapel Hill Retreat is an idyllic destination for bush weddings near Sydney. The 35 acre retreat features a natural bushland cathedral, a ceremonial avenue of trees, expansive lawns perfect for outdoor receptions and an intimate event deck which all have views over lush valleys and mountains.

Very affordable venue hire packages provide exclusive use of Chapel Hill to create your dream wedding in any of the event spaces. All furniture & table ware is provided and set up for you and there's even a luxe bridal suite for getting ready.

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Mimosa Wines Australian Bush Wedding Venue
5. Mimosa Wines

  • Location: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Mimosa Wines is a 200 acre winery, completely immersed in native Australian bushland just a few minutes from the coastal town of Bermagui. Located on the high side of the sloping property, an architecturally design and chefs hatted restaurant features huge sliding glass doors that open to views of the vineyard below and sweeping National Park surrounds.

Mimosa Wines is one of the most spectacular spots in the country for Australian bush weddings. You can get married on the restaurant balcony with the expansive bush canopy as your backdrop, or on the forest floor with towering trees above you. Wedding packages are all-inclusive, well priced and will delight foodies.

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Bush Wedding Venue near Byron Bay Australia
6. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: Midginbil - Tweed Hinterland, NSW
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70 - 150+
  • Wedding Packages: 3 days DIY/BYO

Midginbil Eco Resort is a budget friendly 3 day wedding destination located in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. With spectacular views across Night Cap National Park, the 400 acre retreat offers a relaxed and curfew-free location for weekend long weddings in the company of loved ones.

Midginbil offers very affordable 3 day/2 night wedding packages that include exclusive use of the property, fun safari lodge accommodation, a pool, tennis and volleyball courts. There are 3 ceremony sites overlooking or immersed in the bush, a reception barn with cocktail courtyard, lawn areas for a bush wedding reception and a late night bonfire site that comes set up.

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Bushland wedding location Mount Rivers
7. The Lodge At Mount Rivers

  • Location: 38 Lawrences Road, Mount Rivers, NSW 2311
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16 + camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

This adventure lovers playground on the banks of the Peterson River in New South Wales is one of Australia's newest and best wedding venues in nature. The 6 bedroom mountain hideaway offers 3 day venue hire for weddings but you may wish to stay longer with swimming holes, fishing spots, kayaking, mountain biking, bush walking and 200 acres of grazing paddocks to explore.

The riverfront lawn is an idyllic spot for wedding ceremonies and outdoor receptions with views over lush green hills, valleys and bush-covered mountains. There's a covered poolside area for pre & post wedding gatherings, plenty of space for guests to camp or glamp, a paddock for your horse and no neighbours hence no curfew. The lodge is also dog friendly.

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Goolawah Bush Beach Wedding Retreat
8. Goolawah Bush Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32 + camping
  • Wedding Packages: 3 days DIY/BYO

Goolawah Bush & Beach Retreat is a 28 acre wedding destination on the sunny NSW North Coast. The property is surrounded by native bushland, has the beach just a few hundred metres away, and with accommodation for 32 in 5 onsite cottages makes the ideal spot for a weekend-long wedding.

The reception venue at Goolawah Retreat is a brand new open air pavilion that seats 90 guests or caters for cocktail functions of up to 120. Venue hire includes exclusive use of the entire estate including all accommodation and amenities for 3 nights and you can choose your own suppliers. No curfew.

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Dantosa Bush Wedding Destination
9. Dantosa Estate

  • Location: 76 Mort St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
  • Capacity: 16 - 60
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Venue Hire: DIY/BYO

Situated on 9 beautiful acres in the world heritage Blue Mountains, Dantosa Estate is one of Australia's most picturesque spots for intimate bush weddings. The secluded property comes with flexible accommodation for up to 18 people in two seperate dwellings, one of which has a reception space for up to 60 guests. 

The park-like grounds are nestled in a secluded forest opening and offer an elegant setting for weddings in nature with beautiful views over a private lake with floating Lakehouse. The gardens, pontoon, Lakehouse and homestead offer a range of versatile locations for DIY ceremonies and indoor or outdoor receptions.

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St Josephs Bush Weddings
10. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Venue hire: $3,500 - $7,500

The backyard at St Joseph's Guesthouse is an amazing venue for bush weddings with views over the Hawkesbury hills set against the incredible facade of repurposed church. Built from the ruins of a 160 year old Catholic Chapel, St Joseph's is now an Airbnb that can be hired for weddings with 10 to 100 guests.

In the upper two levels of the building are 5 luxury bedrooms and open plan living areas. On the ground floor is an intimate event space that seats up to 60 guests. The original church bell still works above the front sandstone steps where you can get married followed by a bush reception in the backyard. 

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Growwild Wildflower Bushland Farm
11. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 30 - 145
  • Accommodation: Next door
  • Wedding Packages: Day hire DIY/BYO

Surrounded by national park, Growwild Wildflower Farm is not only a beautiful bush wedding venue but also a registered sanctuary for local wildlife. Koalas, kangaroos and a huge variety of birds are regular visitors here, drawn to the lush greenness of the property and pretty flowering gardens.

Set across 25 spacious acres featuring a hidden valley ceremony site bordering the bush, Growwild offers an all in one location that caters for all weather. There's a cute little barn with an adjoining courtyard that can seat up to 50 either indoors or out, and a grand garden marquee with hard wood floors and paved outdoor dance floor.

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The Lodge Bush Weddings
12. The Lodge Jamberoo

  • Location: 406 Jamberoo Mountain Road, Jamberoo, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Lodge Jamberoo is a 43 room country hotel that you can hire for the exclusive use of your wedding for 2 nights. The resort style hotel is located within an Australian bush setting on a beautiful country drive south of Sydney, with all hotel rooms overlooking a huge communal swimming pool. 

The Lodge has a brand new open-air bush cathedral for wedding ceremonies set amongst a Pine Forest beside a gentle flowing creek. The ambient location extends to a luxe wedding hall which caters for receptions of up to 300 guests. 

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Bush Wedding Venues in VIC

Edible Forest Wedding Venue Yarra Valley
13. Yarra Valley Estate

  • Location: 2164 Melba Highway, Dixons Creek, 3775
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 91
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Hidden within 120 acres of native bushland with an edible forest and onsite accommodation in 48 rooms, Yarra Valley Estate is a perfect back-to-nature venue for a 3 day destination wedding. Passionate about sustainability, all of the estate's wedding packages include the option to plant a geo-tagged tree which can be returned to year after year. 

Bushland ceremony venues at Yarra Valley Estate include a beautiful Air Chapel, a wetlands conservation area and manicured sculpture gardens with beautiful views across the valley. A rustic reception venue completes the all inclusive wedding facilities at this beautiful forest venue located only 1 hour from Melbourne.

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Eight Acres Bush Wedding Venue
14. Eight Acres

  • Location: 303 Colquhoun Road, Lakes Entrance, VIC 3909
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 48
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days

The aptly named Eight Acres, is an 8 acre farm stay and DIY wedding venue set in natural bushland near East Gippsland’s pristine beaches. Surrounded by peaceful country style surrounds and with relaxed coastal vibes, the property offers a unique blank canvas to BYO your preferred caterers, drinks and styling. 

Wedding packages include exclusive use of the property for 3 days with accommodation for up to 48 guests onsite in cottages and glamping tents. Surrounded by loved ones, Eight Acres provides an ideal setting for a wedding weekend away with the opportunity for welcome cocktails, a woodfire pizza night and farewell brunch.

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Camp Sunnystones Bush Weddings
15. Camp Sunnystones

  • Location: 98 Possumtail Run, Merrimu, VIC 3340
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 90
  • Wedding Packages: DIY

An hour off the beaten track of Melbourne, Ballarat and Geelong, Camp Sunnystones offers 50 acres of private farm and bushland bordering the Long Forest Nature Reserve. The property centres around an architecturally designed homestead which has a dining hall, commercial kitchen facilities and 9 rooms sleeping 90 guests. 

Down the valley with uninterrupted views of the forest and its many wildflowers and box gums, The Valley Site provides a totally blank outdoor canvas for you to pitch a tipi, marquee or Sperry tent. With plenty of land area, you may like to ask the owners about setting up a glamping village.

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Bush Wedding Venues in QLD

Bush wedding reception space on the Coral Sea at Daydream Island
16. Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Daydream Island is a world-class rainforest resort located at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef in the tropical Whitsundays. Largely renowned for its beautiful private beaches, the resort's seaside infinity deck is immersed in native bushland offering the best of nature with a backdrop of lush forest and stunning azure waters under sunny blue skies.

Also at Daydream Island is a beautiful glass chapel that overlooks stunning ocean and bush views. There's hotel style accommodation for all guests, easy boat transfers from Airlie Beach and plenty to do on the island from rainforest walks to snorkelling the reef.

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National Park wedding venue Maleny Retreat
17. Maleny Retreat

  • Location: Mears Lane, Booroobin, QLD 4552
  • Capacity: 12 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Sitting 555 metres above sea level and overlooking 100 acres of stunning mountain scenery, Maleny Retreat is one of Australia's most spectacular wedding locations. The hill top wedding site has the iconic peak of Glass House Mountain in the foreground with the Pacific Ocean glistening behind and being only 30 minutes from Brisbane is one of Queensland's most popular Hinterland venues.

Given the stunning views and year-round temperate climate, Maleny Retreat is the perfect spot for outdoor weddings and receptions. Seated dining or cocktail weddings can be set up under the stars and marquee, Sperry tent and giant Nordic tipis are available to hire. Venue hire includes 4 days access with homestead accommodation for 14 guests, plus a glamping village for guests.

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Austinvilla Estate Bush Wedding Venue
18. Austinvilla Estate

  • Location: 31 Austinville Road, Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 90
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Nestled in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Austinvilla Estate is a sun-drenched, bush wedding venue that has accommodation onsite for your entire guest list. This elegant resort does weekend-long bushland weddings quite unlike anywhere else, offering recovery breakfasts, meet and greet dinners and post wedding pool parties complete with bar staff.

An all-weather ceremony pavilion offers the hinterland hills or bush as your wedding backdrop choices, and there is a rainforest deck adjoining the reception venue where guests can enjoy cocktails & canapés while you're having photos. All inclusive packages are upward of $250/pp.

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Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat QLD
19. Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat

  • Location: 412-422 Main Creek Road, Cougal, NSW 2474
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100
  • Wedding Packages: DIY

Set on 200 acres of spectacular bushland ridges and rainforest gullies, Sine Cera Retreat offers an affordable and stunning one stop wedding venue. All wedding guests can stay onsite immersed in pristine nature, waking up to a symphony of lyrical birdsong and beautiful views across Gondwana forests.

Wedding ceremony locations include secluded creekside spots under a magical canopy of ancient trees. The reception venue is a clean, blank canvas space with commercial kitchen amenities including refrigeration and back up generator. Venue hire starts at $4,200 per day including all accommodation and you DIY & BYO catering and drinks. 

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Bush Wedding Venues in WA

Stonebarn Bush Wedding Venue Aus
20. Stonebarn Weddings

  • Location: Langley Road, Quinninup, WA 6258
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16
  • Venue hire 2 - 5 days

Nestled on 160 acres of lush native bushland, the truffière and luxury wedding venue Stonebarn offers an incredibly unique setting for 2 - 5 day destination weddings. The architecturally designed stone and timber venue has stunning indoor + outdoor spaces for weddings overlooking spectacular views of the property’s dam, bush trails and unspoilt Warren River valley.

Venue hire at Stonebarn includes exclusive access to the entire property with luxury accommodation for 16 and your own private bath in the bush. With 5 ceremony sites and 3 reception areas secluded in nature, you have full design over your wedding to invite your preferred caterers and other vendors as desired. No curfew.

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Rivendell Bushland Weddings
21. Rivendell Winery Estate

  • Location: 1172 Wildwood Road, Yallingup, WA 6282
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 72
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Rivendell is a private 110 acre wedding venue immersed in the picturesque natural forests and rolling hills of Yallingup. Having teamed up with Yallingup Event Hire to provide set up of tipi, marquee or Hamptons style tents, Rivendell is one of the most beautiful, versatile and easiest places to create an outdoor wedding in nature.

There are many romantic and secluded spots within the grounds for wedding ceremonies including a secret hedge garden. The property also features a variety of wedding photo backdrops including a 40-acre field with flat natural bushland surrounded by large native trees.

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Swings Roundabouts Bush Weddings
22. Swings & Roundabouts

  • Location: 2807 Caves Road, Yallingup, WA 6282
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Surrounded by the stunning Yallingup bush, Swings & Roundabouts offers an intimate outdoor setting for picture perfect alfresco weddings. This winery is one of Margaret River’s most popular wedding venues due to its natural setting, versatile roomy spaces, top shelf food & wine and supportive planning staff.

From the stone cellar entryway and unique swinging chairs to elegant floor to ceiling glass windows, Swings & Roundabouts offers a beautifully modern location for weddings that pays tribute to its rustic setting. Expect impressive towering gum trees, a lush green backdrop of rolling hills and trees and easy, all inclusive wedding packages.

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Forest Weddings in TAS

Sandridge Estate BUsh Wedding Venue
23. Sandridge Estate

  • Location: 191 Sisters Beach Road, Sisters Beach, TAS 7321
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Glamping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY

The coastal Sandridge Estate is a stunning DIY wedding venue located on a 500 acre wilderness reserve that overlooks the Bass Strait. A giant barn sits in the middle of the property and is filled with custom-made Tasmanian oak furniture, mis-matched vintage chairs and 400m of warm, atmosphic lighting.

Accessed by a private 2km rain-forest lined road, the property offers privacy, seclusion and the flexibility to plan your wedding however you like. There are rain forests and creeks, mountain bike and bushwalking trails, camp sites and an amazing array of native wildlife.

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Mount Gnomon Bush Weddings
24. Mount Gnomon Farm

  • Location: 886 Ironcliffe Road, Penguin, TAS 7316
  • Capacity: 250
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Sitting on a hilltop in the Dial Range wilderness region that stretches from Penguin to Cradle Mountain, Mount Gnomon Farm enjoys stunning views of the bush, cider orchard and sea. Onsite, is a brand new 250 seat reception barn which is the one of the largest wedding venues in Tasmania’s north west.

The barn, farm, cider bar and gardens provide an amazing range of backdrops for wedding ceremonies and photos including in sunflower fields and with piglets. All inclusive packages provide catering, bar service and styling items which include a wooden wedding arch, straw bales and fire pots.

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If you're planning an Australian bush wedding, you'll be pleasantly spoilt for the destinations in nature our country has on offer. From the coast to Australia's vast red desserts, there are wedding venues within some of our national parks that are still wild and largely unexplored. 

Yes, you can get married in Australia's national parks. Yes, there are convenient ceremony and reception venue facilities in some of Australia's most beautiful native bushland.

Whether you're looking for a ceremony site, a reception venue or an all in one destination for a 3 day wedding, the above list has you covered with a unique selection of Australia's most beautiful bush wedding venues. 

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Most Unique Wedding Venues in NSW

Unique wedding venues in NSW include an eclectic collection of stunning and unusual locations for ceremonies and receptions. From repurposed gaols and rustic barns to neon chapels and olive groves, if you're looking for a non-traditional wedding venue, you're in the right place. The unique wedding venues on this list are not your average places for a marriage ceremony or sit-down reception.

In curating this list of unique wedding venues we wanted to make available a selection of places that don't just offer a less traditional location for exchanging vows, but also provide unique and different experiences. Whether its iconic views, an outdoor location, hatted food, banging cocktails or funky decor with snow cone machines, all of the below wedding venues offer something a little bit different for your wedding guests to experience.

Unusual locations, amazing features and special experiences are the three things that stand these wedding venues apart. From Sydney's quirkiest venues to the coolest places to get married in Byron Bay, these are the most unique wedding venues in NSW. This list includes our top 10 unique wedding locations and another 46 close runner ups.

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Top 10 Unique Wedding Venues in NSW

Outdoor venue at unique wedding location St Josephs Guesthouse

1. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 St Albans Rd, St Albans, NSW 2775
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Venue Hire: $3,500 - $7,500

Built in the ruins of a 160 year old church, St Joseph's Guesthouse is one of the most unique wedding venues in Sydney. The non-denominational 5 bedroom, 3 level stone building is an affordable spot to hire for destination weddings with accommodation for in the upper 2 levels.

Surrounded by a peaceful bushland, the backyard of the church is an amazing outdoor wedding venue set against the building's impressive facade. You can get married under the original church bell and there's a function space on the ground floor that seats 60 or fits 100 for a cocktail event. 

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Unique Wedding Venue Woods Farm
2. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 126
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

From the pages of a fairytale, The Woods Farm delivers one of Australia's most romantic and unique wedding venues. Located minutes from the coast, the 40 acre wedding wonderland welcomes 120 of your guests to stay with you onsite for the weekend.

A favourite feature of this farm-stay style property is the one-of-a-kind open air bush chapel with its 120 metre jasmine-covered arbor providing a beautiful aisle to the chandelier altar. The luxe-rustic reception venue is no less spectacular, adorned in a selection of vintage chandeliers and opening onto an outdoor reception space with a chandelier bar.

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Unique wedding reception venue barn at Redwood Park
3. The Woodhouse Wollombi

  • Location: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 17
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The trio of blackbutt peaks designed by owner Gabrielle to fit seamlessly into surrounding bushland, distinguish The Woodhouse Wollombi as one of the state's most unique wedding locations. It's also among the most contemporary, with internal 8m ceilings, polished concrete floors and a muted neutral colour palette perfectly complimenting chic, modern weddings. 

The Woodhouse is located on 100 acres of manicured countryside in the lower Hunter Valley and overlooks a private lake and seasonal gardens with regal pine, paperbark & willow trees. There's an outdoor dance floor, a vine-covered Tuscan pergola & outdoor bar overlooking the lake and onsite accommodation in a luxe honeymoon suite and barn stay.

In 2025 an additional 8 king suites will accommodate 16 extra guests.

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Unique wedding destination with a micro reception barn in Berry NSW
4. Linnaeus Farm Berry

  • Location: 599 Coolangatta Road, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 30
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Location Hire: DIY/BYO

Unconventional wedding venues rarely come in such luxurious surrounds but Linnaeus Farm is no ordinary location. The little 3.5 hectare farm belongs to the Linneaus Collection of luxury estates that offer deconstructed hotel-style accommodation in private properties around the popular NSW town of Berry.

Linnaeus Farm has beautiful gardens featuring a private lake, petanque court, swimming pool, orchard, olive grove and a gorgeous barn suitable for intimate weddings of up to 30 guests. Venue hire includes a two night stay for 12 guests in 5 luxury bedrooms and use of the grounds & barn for your wedding ceremony, photos and a celebratory lunch or dinner. 

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Unique wedding resort with outdoor reception venue in rainforest
5. The Oasis Micro Wedding Resort

Location: 5 Koala Place, Boat Harbour, NSW 2316
Capacity: 80
Accommodation: Sleeps 50
Wedding Packages: BYO

The Oasis is one of the only micro wedding resorts in NSW and features two unique reception venues set within lush rainforest in Port Stephens. One event space is a covered, open-air pavilion with romantic fairy lights wrapped around surrounding tree trunks. The other space is a tropical garden lawn nestled under the stars and a canopy of festoon lights.

When you hire The Oasis for your wedding you get exclusive use of the resort with 2 nights accommodation for up to 50 guests in 9 self contained cottages. There's plenty of wedding ceremony spots amongst 5 acres of billabongs and water-feature gardens or at One Mile Beach just 600 metres away. 

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Amazing wedding hotel with 43 rooms surrounding a swimming pool
6. The Lodge Jamberoo

  • Location: 406 Jamberoo Mountain Road, Jamberoo, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Lodge is a trendy wedding hotel situated on a quiet country road 15 minutes inland from Kiama. With 43 renovated hotel rooms surrounding a giant outdoor pool it is one of the most fun wedding destinations in NSW. 

Venue hire includes all 43 rooms (which can be booked and paid by guests), use of the newly refurbished reception hall and enchanting Pine Forest Chapel, access to two dedicated getting-ready rooms and amenities for pre & post wedding functions. Wedding packages start at under $100/pp.

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One of a kind wedding venue Mount Rivers
7. The Lodge At Mount Rivers

  • Location: 38 Lawrences Road, Mount Rivers, NSW 2311
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16 + camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Nestled on the banks of the Peterson River, well off-the-beaten-track in the upper Hunter Valley is The Lodge at Mount Rivers, an alternative wedding destination perfect for adventurers. The 200 acre mountain escape has swimming holes and great kayaking, fishing spots, bush walks, mountain biking and even paddocks to graze your own horse.

The 6 bedroom & 4 bathroom property is newly available to hire for weddings and has a large front lawn for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Marquees are welcome. Camping is available for additional guests. And the infinity poolside deck offers a gorgeous spot for pre & post wedding events. 

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Little known wedding venue on the NSW Mid North Coast Footprints Farm
8. Footprints Farm

  • Location: 192 Jones Road, Eungai Rail, NSW 2441
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Footprints Farm is a relaxed, camping wedding venue located on a 300 acre bamboo and horse grazing farm between Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour. Facilities for laid-back weddings centre around a 5 acre spring fed lake where watching native wildlife offers a serene & picturesque backdrop for non-traditional weddings.

Reception venues include a commercial size greenhouse, two tipis, an outdoor area under a huge Moreton Bay Fig and a gorgeous lakefront bar & hangout area perfect for pre & post wedding events with blenders to make your own shared cocktails. The farm has accommodation for about 20 guests and everyone else can BYO tents and campers. No curfew.

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Unique reception venue with beachfront ceremony
9. The Pavilion Kiama

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive 

It's the incredible location that stands this unique reception venue apart. Situated on the Kiama headland within walking distance of accommodation, The Pavilion has a picturesque green showground & small stadium seating on one side (an out-of-the-box location for awesome wedding photos), and a beautiful surf beach with views to Kiama Lighthouse on the other.

There are two amazing ceremony locations right outside the venue including a lawn framed by grand Norfolk Pines and a hidden spot sheltered between two rows of rustic sheds. The contemporary event space has polished wooden floors, large windows overlooking the ocean and has a seperate entrance foyer allowing grand entrances into the wedding reception.

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Mountain View Farm Unique wedding location
10. Mountain View Farm

  • Location: Tilba Tilba, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 120 guests
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 - 14

One of the most unique places to get married in NSW is the seasonal daisy fields at Mountain View Farm on the state's South Coast. Every spring from mid-August to the end of September the daisies bloom to life with a one-off aisle and altar crafted into the field's design. 

In addition to spring elopements, Mountain View Farm offers all-year-round weddings for up to 120 guests in an Old Dairy Shed and adjoining cattle yards. With the scenic Gulaga Mountain watching over, the farm is a highly romantic, peaceful and beautifully rustic place to tie the knot. Onsite accommodation includes 3 cottages, 2 glamping tents and a love shack.

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Unique Wedding Venues in Sydney

Lords Estate Unique Wedding Venue
11. Lords Estate Wedding Chapel

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 100
  • 4hr Venue Hire: $2,000

Newly refurbished with fresh lime-washed walls and polished wooden floors, the quirky chapel at Lords Estate offers a modern space that retains its heritage character. Available to hire with 4+ hour packages provides set up time for styling and all packages include removable pews, professional audio and sophisticated colour-select lighting.

The Sydney chapel is surrounded by beautiful gardens with a variety of backdrops for wedding photos and a relaxed setting for post ceremony cake cutting &/or champagne toast. The chapel also makes an utterly unique reception venue for up to 30 guests seated on one long table with space for a lounge corner and adjoining dance floor.

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Magical wedding venue at Chapel Hill's outdoor balcony
12. Chapel Hill Retreat

  • Location: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing, NSW 2758
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 34
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

This magical reception venue overlooking the world heritage Blue Mountains National Park is located at Chapel Hill Retreat, a secluded 35 acre property with 7 unique wedding spots that all have stunning views. The intimate balcony is perfect for intimate weddings with 40 - 50 guests and makes an incredibly romantic place to have your first dance under the stars.

Other ceremony & reception spaces at Chapel Hill include a natural bush cathedral, sprawling gardens and lawns where tables for up to 150 guests can be set up under the stars, a non-denominational wedding chapel, all-white function room and a gorgeous avenue of Oak trees. Optional accommodation for 34 guests is available in 7 self contained cottages. 

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Australian Botanic Gardens is a unique wedding venue in Western Sydney
13. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 200

The Australian Botanical Gardens in Western Sydney has several unique spots for garden wedding ceremonies. This secluded rainforest location can be hired for your private use, and there are also lakefront areas and woodland backdrops to choose from.

Reception venues at the gardens include the Bowden Function Centre which offers all inclusive and BYO wedding packages, marquee lawns where you can DIY an outdoor reception and there is a brand new exciting space opening in 2022. 

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Unique reception venue overlooking a football field
14. Saint Events Centre

  • Location: Saint Mary's Leagues Club
  • Capacity: 20 - 500
  • Accommodation: Onsite hotel
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

At the St Mary's League Club in Western Sydney there is a unique function venue that sits above the playing fields and has huge windows looking over the goal posted oval. It is the perfect wedding venue for rugby league enthusiasts and couples with an affinity to sport.

Saints Event Centre offer all inclusive wedding packages starting at a very affordable $55/pp with options for buffet catering, cocktail events or seated functions. Accommodation is available onsite at the Holiday Inn and the scenic Blue Mountains are a short drive away for travelling guests.

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Unique wedding venue Sydney The Freedom Hub
15. The Freedom Hub Ethical Weddings

  • Location: 283 Young Street, Waterloo, NSW 2017
  • Capacity: 100 seated, 150 cocktail

The Freedom Hub is an urban warehouse space that operates as a cafe and unique wedding venue to support a worthwhile cause. 100% of profits go towards supporting people in Australia who have experienced modern day slavery or human trafficking.

The large, open plan reception venue is the perfect blank canvas to style in any wedding theme. Venue hire starts at $2,000 and flexible wedding packages include fully DIY to all-inclusive with ethical caterers and suppliers.

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Hazelhurst Cafe
16. Hazelhurst Cafe

  • Location: 782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW 2227
  • Capacity: 10 - 180

Hazelhurst Cafe is a celebratory riot of art, culture and nature. Painted canvas sheets hang from the walls and the bar feels like one step from your artist's easel. It's a laid back and highly distinct wedding venue with an earthy rustic appeal that makes you want to take your shoes off and wander in the stunning gardens.

Located within the Hazelhurst Arts Centre, there's plenty of wedding ceremony locations, a variety of spots for photos and the whole reception venue is provided for your exclusive use when booked for weddings. 

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Unique wedding venue Sydney The Grounds of Alexandria
17. The Grounds of Alexandria

  • Location: 7 Huntley Street, Alexandria, NSW 2015
  • Capacity: 6 - 400

No list of non-traditional wedding venues in Sydney would be complete without The Grounds of Alexandria. The venue's individually unique spaces include a Parisian parlour, heritage ballroom with exposed bricks and fairy light canopy, a lush green atrium and a garden patio with checkerboard floor tiles. There's even a fun, neon pink kissing booth.

This urban garden oasis offers wedding packages from $140/pp and caters for micro weddings & elopements from 6 guests to 400+. 

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Three Williams Cafe
18. Three Williams Cafe

  • Location: 613A Elizabeth Street, Redfern, NSW 2016
  • Capacity: 70 seated, 120 cocktail

Three Williams Cafe is a large and cosy space hidden below street level in Sydney's leafy inner city suburbs. The urban warehouse oozes rustic charm and offers an intimate atmosphere for wedding ceremonies and receptions of all denominations. From Lebanese drummers to Vietnamese lion dancers, this alternative wedding venue is welcoming to all quirks and cultures. Affordable wedding packages start from $110/pp.

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Kittyhawk
19. Kittyhawk

  • Location: 16 Phillip Lane, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 110 seated, 175 cocktail

Oozing old world charm, Kittyhawk is one of Sydney's most romantic inner city wedding venues. With decor themed around the liberation of Paris in 1944, the walls feature dark and moody wood paneling, rich copper fixtures and a celebratory warmth that's perfect for wedding receptions. Wedding packages start at $5,000 and include a delightful menu of French cuisine and optional signature cocktails. Cross styling off your budget at this unconventional wedding venue - the decor does it for you. 

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Luna Park is a unique wedding venue on Sydney Harbour
20. Luna Park Sydney

  • Location: 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point, NSW 2061
  • Capacity: 60 - 450

Luna Park is an iconic fairground on the waterfront of Sydney Harbour with views to the Sydney Opera House. There are 6+ reception venues within the park and booking your wedding at one of them affords access to the precinct for wedding photos and experiential fairground rides. 

Unique wedding experiences at Luna Park Sydney include a ride for two on the Ferris Wheel, hilarity with your bridal party on the bumper cars or photos with stilt walking clowns. 

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Clovelly Surf Club
21. Clovelly Surf Club

  • Location: Donnellan Circuit, Clovelly, NSW 2031
  • Capacity: 100 sit down, 150+ cocktail 

There are very few absolute beachfront wedding venues in Sydney that offer affordable wedding packages with stunning ocean views. Clovelly Surf Club is one of them. What differentiates this venue is undoubtedly the spectacular views. And the ability to have your wedding ceremony on the venue's adjoining deck overlooking the ocean. Wedding packages start at $125/pp including food & drinks.

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Mejico Restaurant
22. Mejico

  • Location: 105 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 50

This Mexican restaurant is a less-than-ordinary reception venue in the very centre of Sydney's CBD. From street snacks to tacos to guacemole smashed at the table side, Mejico offers experiential dining along with Australia's largest selection of tequila. Exclusive venue hire is available with wedding packages from $142 per person.

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Unique Hunter Valley Wedding Venues

Unusual wedding destination Leaves Fishes
23. Leaves & Fishes

  • Location: 737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12

The sunken garden at Leaves & Fishes is hidden within lush rainforest and is one of the Hunter Valley's most enchanting wedding venues. Oozing Tuscan vibes this beautiful outdoor event space is suitable for weddings of up to 300 guests and marquees, Sperry tents or tipis further elevate the tropical garden.

The 20 acre property centres around a pretty Lotus Lake which has 4 studio boathouses and a 2 bedroom villa spaced around its shores. Venue hire includes two nights accommodation for up to 12 guests plus exclusive use of the grounds which also feature an intimate dining room and the state's most unique wedding hall which features a glass wall overlooking a candlelit roman bath.

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Cute wedding venue Goosewing Cottage
24. Goosewing Cottage

  • Location: 1194 Mount View Rd, Mount View, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Elopement packages: $3,295+

Goosewing Cottage is a cute little country venue that offers all inclusive elopements in the Hunter Valley. The property's unique ceremony venue is a purpose built open-air chapel that is surrounded by lush farmland and grazing wildlife.

Elopement packages are available Monday - Thursday for just the couple or up to 20 guests and include the best celebrants and photographers in the region. Optional accommodation is available in two onsite cottages with extended hire available all days of the week. Private dining is permitted for staying residents, or local restaurants are recommended for wedding receptions.

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Exclusive wedding destination at a private property in the Hunter Valley
25. Greystone Estate

  • Location: 617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 30 - 110
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32

Greystone Estate is an exclusive wedding venue set on 10 park-like acres in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country. The Hamptons-inspired property comes with 5 star accommodation in a luxury 7 suite homestead and has an additional 3 dwellings sleeping a total of 32 guests.

Greystone Estate has an amazing open-air chapel/pavilion for wedding ceremonies, a luxury reception hall and spacious grounds for outdoor weddings. Small wedding receptions can be held on the homestead verandah and caterers are welcome to utilise the butlers pantry. The complex also features a luxe swimming pool and games room. Suits budgets of $50k+.

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HIdden wedding venue in the Hunter Valley Wallaringa Farm
26. Wallaringa Farm

  • Location: 321 Wallaringa Road, Wallaringa, NSW 2420
  • Capacity: 12
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

If you're looking for a special place to get married with just you and your boo, where very few nuptials precede your own vows, Wallaringa Farm is an ideal location. This little known wedding venue is hidden in the rolling hills of Dungog Shire and caters for a maximum guest list of 12 with accommodation for 8 in 3 bedrooms.

The front lawn and covered deck are beautiful spots to say "I do" with paddocks of Wallaringa Horses creating a tranquil country backdrop for your first days as newlyweds. All inclusive elopement packages are available with a celebrant, photographer & styling or you can dry venue hire and do your own thing. 

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Outdoor wedding pergola Woodhouse
27. Tuscan Wedding Pergola

  • Location: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 17
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Tuscan-style garden pergola at Woodhouse Wollombi is one of the Hunter Valley's best outdoor venues for intimate weddings. The Feijoa hedged pergola is brand new in 2024 and will have the sails replaced by vines that grow over the coming months. This gorgeous space seats up to 60 guests or with the adjoining courtyard caters for cocktail wedding receptions of up to 150 overlooking the estate's beautiful private lake.

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Unique wedding venue Lonely Goat Olives
28. Lonely Goat Olives

  • Location: 153 Eglinford Ln, Congewai NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 50

Lonely Goat Olives is an outdoor wedding venue & olive grove surrounded by grazing Highland Cattle on the outskirts of the Hunter Valley. Completely powered by solar energy, the unique venue is ideal for small, day time weddings at a choice of spots with panoramic country views. Wedding & elopement packages start at $4,000 and include accommodation for 2 nights and exclusive use of the venue for 3 days. Bring all your own suppliers.

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Unique South Coast Wedding Venues

Unique Wedding Shed Woods Farm
29. Wedding Shed - The Woods Farm

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

The Wedding Shed at The Woods Farm is a rustic reception venue with a difference. It is hung with an eclectic collection of vintage chandeliers making the space ideal for luxe-rustic wedding celebrations. The space seats 150 and you can add a marquee for numbers of up to 200.

Along with the property's Bush Chapel, The Woods Farm offers a highly memorable destination for weekend long weddings where your entire guest list stays onsite with you. Accommodation for 120 is available in 3 bedroom cottages and a permanent glamping village. 

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Unique wedding destination The Cove
30. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Ellmoos Road, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Cove Jervis Bay is a nature lovers paradise, situated on its own private beach in Jervis Bay and surrounded by picturesque national park. This amazing wedding venue is accessed via a 13km rainforest drive through the Booderee National Park and sleeps your entire guest list in a fun house, beach cabins and a funky glamping village.

The Cove's private beach has a naturally occurring sandbar offering a unique place to get married standing ankle deep in the ocean. There's also a ceremony garden overlooking the sand, a brand new reception hall and a magical courtyard where outdoor wedding receptions surrounding a fairy-lit tree bar. There's pre & post wedding event options and venue hire includes free kayaks & paddle boards.

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Outdoor reception space Fig Tree Park
31. Fig Tree Park

  • Location: 58 Sherringham Lane, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2

The brand new Fig Tree Park brings a taste of Europe to the NSW coastline.  This unique site is perched on a hilltop overlooking the sea just 2 minutes to Tilba Tilba and the South Coast's pearl white beaches. Bordered by large Fig Trees, the manicured lawns set the scene for romantic outdoor weddings with jaw dropping ocean views.

Wedding packages include fully catered elopements and micro weddings and for larger ceremonies & receptions up to 200 guests you are free to DIY & BYO to your preferences. Wedding planners are available by recommendation from the owner.

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Unique Wedding Place with ocean views at Interbane House
32. Interbane House

  • Location: 8 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park, NSW 2508
  • Capacity: 50
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

If you're having a small, laid back wedding and are looking for a venue with incredible views, Interbane House is an unsung hero and one of the best places to get married in the state. Situated just south of Sydney at the Stanwell Park headland popular with hand gliders, the property has sweeping ocean views of Wollongong's port traffic and the new Sea Cliff Bridge.

The Victorian-period home has 5 large bedrooms that sleep up to 18 guests, a wide wraparound balcony with wrought iron balustrades that can be used for events and flat backyard suitable for outdoor weddings and marquees.

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Willow Farm weddings

33. Willow Farm

  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 130

With a huge 160 acres exclusively yours for the weekend, Willow Farm is a uniquely relaxed location for country weddings. The property features a flexible layout with spacious outdoor areas, a rustic entertainment shed, a marquee and lawn games area, yoga barn (and wet weather ceremony venue) and plenty of spots including a picturesque creek for wedding ceremonies & photos. 

The flexible layout of Willow Farm ensures every wedding is different. Use the rustic shed for dancing or dining, have a marquee reception instead, or dine and dance under the stars.

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Unique Wedding Venue Figbird Cottage NSW

34. Figbird Cottage

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

Figbird Cottage is a DIY wedding venue with the largest European-made marquee in the Shoalhaven. This unique location offers stunning English gardens, expansive lawns which are perfect for outdoor weddings and is surrounded by picturesque farmland.

Affordable wedding packages start from $3,500 or weekend hire including 2 nights accommodation for 8 guests from $6,000. BYO food trucks for a festival style wedding with all furniture and festoon lighting included with venue hire. You won't find a more affordable wedding venue on the South Coast.

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Outdoor wedding venue with a rustic bar
35. Eleven Eighty Weddings

  • Location: 1180 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535 
  • Capacity: 80
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15

With a collection of 5 unique event spaces including a train carriage, school hall, rustic courtyard and micro barn, Eleven Eighty takes the gong for quirkiest wedding venue in New South Wales. Other surprising finds at this eclectic spot include street art murals, an Argentinian BBQ & wood-stocked pergola and a shed full of banging furniture & decor to style epic weddings.

Venue hire at Eleven Eighty gives you exclusive use to the entire property for 2 nights with the option to use any and all event spaces for your wedding and recovery. There are two cottages onsite that sleep a total of 15 guests. 

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Unique wedding venue - Kullindi Homestead
36. Kullindi Homestead

  • Location: Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 20 - 200

Kullindi Homestead is a unique ceremony and reception venue on the edge of the Sussex Inlet waterway. The spacious lawns surrounding the historic homestead offer an outdoor location for private waterfront ceremonies and BYO wedding receptions. Pitch a marquee or teepee, bring food trucks and stay the weekend in five self-contained units, plus there's plenty of space for glamping.

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Unique Southern Highlands Wedding Venues

Different Wedding Venue Growwild Wildflower Farm
37. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 50 - 130

Growwild is a native Australian wildflower farm that provides fresh cut flowers to the Sydney Flower Market. The 25 acre picturesque property provides a unique location for two wedding venues. The clear walled marquee caters for wedding receptions of up to 130 guests while the luxe rustic barn caters for intimate weddings of up to 50 guests.

Growwild Wildflower Farm is a budget friendly venue where you can BYO alcohol & catering and hire the grounds for your exclusive use.

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Unusual reception venue - Mali Brae Farm
38. Augustine's Room - Mali Brae Farm

Location: Moss Vale - Southern Highlands, NSW
Capacity: 30 - 55

Augustine's Room at Mali Brae Farm opened to the public late in 2021 providing a unique reception venue for small and intimate weddings. The purpose built wedding space features floor to ceiling glass windows that immerse wedding guests in the surrounding countryside views. There's no other space quite like it.

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Unique wedding ceremony site with rustic ruins at Mali Brae Farm
39. Rustic Ruins - Mali Brae Farm

  • Location: Moss Vale - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 110

The Ruins at Mali Brae Farm is perhaps the most unique ceremony venue in NSW. Located at the front of the property close to the reception venues, the ruins are easily accessed for guests and there's no need for an arbor or styling if you are looking for a backdrop that's a little different.

On the 90 farm acres you'll find 6 ceremony venues, acres of landscaped gardens, historic ruins, heritage accommodation and stunning country views over the property's dams. There's 2 reception venues to cater for small weddings of 10 - 55 guests or larger weddings up to 110.

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Briars Conservatory unique wedding destination
40. The Conservatory at Briars

  • Location: 653 Moss Vale Rd, Burradoo, NSW 2576
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: 80+ People
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 130

The Conservatory at Briars is a unique wedding destination for its convenience of location, onsite amenities and ease of wedding planning. The refurbished reception venue sits within 15 acres of country gardens and has a beautiful waterfront rotunda for romantic wedding ceremonies.

The Conservatory is located in a private position but is within a short stroll to the public bar and onsite hotel where guests are able to book & pay their own accommodation. Between the ceremony & reception while you have photos, your guests are able to meander to the bar for refreshments. There's also private dining rooms that are perfect for a welcome night dinner. 

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Growwild unique function venue
41. Growwild Reception Barn

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 50

The Reception Barn at Growwild Wildflower Farm is a luxe rustic reception venue ideal for small weddings of up to 50 seated guests. Use of the barn is included with all wedding packages and with it you get exclusive use of the entire 25 acre farm to have your ceremony & photos all in the one location.

Beautifully maintained garden paths connect native wildflower plantings, natural bushland and manicured lawns. If its raining, you can utilise the clear walled permanent marquee for your wedding ceremony.

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Southern Highlands Wedding Venue Bendooley Estate
42. Bendooley Estate

  • Location: Berrima - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 250

From the intimate setting of the iconic Berkelouw Book Barn to the majestic Stables with grand cathedral style glass windows, Bendooley Estate boasts several of the most unique wedding venues in NSW. Across the 200 spectacular acres at this destination, you'll find a picturesque lake with pavilion, scenic farmland, private gardens, a peaceful vineyard and luxury cottage accommodation for up to 20 guests. Enquire early.

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Unique Blue Mountains Wedding Venues

Dantosa Estate Unique wedding destination
43. Dantosa Estate

  • Location: 76 Mort St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
  • Capacity: 16 - 60
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Dantosa Estate is a private property to hire for wedding stays in the Blue Mountains world heritage listed national park. The 9 acre estate sits in a bush clearing completely surrounded in nature and has its own private lake, floating lake house, ceremony jetty, tennis court and sprawling gardens. 

Venue hire includes flexible options for overnight or 2+ night stays with accommodation in 2 seperate dwellings for up to 18 guests. The larger homestead has a function area that caters for up to 70 guests and an adjoining covered balcony that overlooks the lake.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue State Mine
44. Lithgow State Mine

  • Location: 3A State Mine Gully Rd, State Mine Gully, NSW 2790
  • Capacity: 150

This decommissioned coal mining site is one of the more unusual wedding venues in NSW and the stunning setting is not one your guests will forget in a hurry. Which is probably why the historic Bath House with its industrial blank canvas has become one of the most popular locations for styled wedding shoots in NSW. 

Surrounded by relics of a bygone era, the heritage venue offers panoramic mountain views and plenty of spots for stunning wedding photography. Wedding packages include venue hire and the ability to DIY & BYO all other suppliers.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Secret Creek
45. Secret Creek Cafe

  • Location: 35 Crane Rd, Lithgow, NSW 2790
  • Capacity: 70 Seated. 150 Cocktail

Secret Creek Cafe is a vegan eatery located within a 200 acre native wildlife sanctuary that's home to Wallabies, Emus, Dingoes and Tasmanian Devils. Surrounded by native bushland and rural ambience, the cafe offers a very private and secluded location for peaceful, rural weddings. Flexible wedding packages follow an 'eat sustainably' philosophy and start at $40 per person.

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Unique Wedding Venues in Byron Bay

Midginbil Unique Wedding Venue NSW
46. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70 - 150
  • Venue Hire: 3 days

Midginbil Eco Resort is a 400 acre experiential wedding venue in lush sub-tropical rainforest in the Northern Rivers of NSW. Offering a budget friendly and less traditional wedding location, the resort is ideal for 3 day stay & play gatherings with your entire guest list. 

Accommodation includes onsite cottages and glamping in permanent safari tents. The venue features a rustic barn for DIY wedding receptions and choice of 3 ceremony sites. Expect a chilled country vibe, expansive views and plenty to do with a swimming pool, tennis & volleyball courts and a late night bonfire site.

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Tides Byron unique wedding location
47. Tides Byron Estate

  • Location: 290 North Teven Road, Teven, NSW 2478
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22
  • Wedding Packages: Tailored

Tides Byron Estate is one of the coolest places to have a wedding in Northern NSW. The property is a 100 acre macadamia farm located just outside of Byron Bay and has a luxe reception hall that seats up to 140 guests and an 8 bedroom luxury villa that can host events with up to 40 guests.

The villa, hall and the hall's outdoor terrace all have incredible views over the farm to Lennox Head and the ocean. The macadamia orchard is another unique space for weddings where a long table reception can be set up between the trees. 

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Unique Central Coast Wedding Venues

Paradise Botanical Gardens is a unique wedding venue on the Central Coast
48. Paradise Botanical Gardens

  • Location: 147 Cherry Lane, Kulnura, NSW 2250
  • Capacity: 230
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Paradise Botanical Gardens is one of the most whimsical wedding venues in NSW, with one-of-a-kind heritage landmarks including Roman Columns offering unexpected settings for outdoor weddings. Other picture perfect settings at this hidden venue include the Kings Garden circular lawn and a secret courtyard with an all-weather roof hidden amongst lush foliage. 

The 230 acres of pristine gardens and bushland offer 3 day wedding packages with accommodation for 8 in a farmhouse style cottage. Enquire about glamping and camping options. Affordable marquee weddings enable couples to DIY & BYO all suppliers according to budget requirements. 

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Wedding Venue Central Coast The Stables of Somersby
49. The Stables of Somersby

  • Location: 50 Lutana Rd, Somersby, NSW 2250
  • Capacity: 250

The Stables of Somersby is a private equestrian property with a rustic barn & loft (sleeps 4) and seperate pavilion. The sprawling grounds feature a rustic log arbor that's covered in wisteria and provides one of the most impressive natural aisles in NSW. The Stables is a DIY wedding venue that offers plenty of flexibility to put your own touch and creativity into the planning.

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Unique Newcastle Wedding Venues

Stanley Park interesting wedding venue
50. Stanley Park

  • Location: Fullerton Cove - Newcastle, NSW
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Stanley Park is an expansive waterfront estate that surrounds a stately residence built in 1897. Near the homestead which makes a beautiful backdrop for ceremonies, is a unique wedding reception venue in an American style barn. Venue hire includes the option to hire the grounds only or together with the barn.

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Unique North Coast Wedding Venues

Unique Wedding Venue Goolawah Bush Retreat
51. Goolawah Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32+

The coastal Goolawah Retreat is an affordable and unique wedding destination secluded within 28 acres of native bushland on the Mid North Coast of NSW. The ambient location is just 2 minutes from the beach, has ocean views from the brand new reception pavilion has 5 refurbished cottages onsite that sleep 32 guests.

Wedding packages start at $6,000 midweek and include exclusive use of the entire property including all accommodation and the reception venue and commercial kitchen. Additional wedding guests are able to camp onsite and there's no shortage of Airbnbs and motels nearby. No curfew.

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Unique wedding barn Longview
52. Longview Farm

  • Location: 95 Longview Cl, Caffreys Flat, NSW 2424
  • Capacity: 120

Longview Farm in the stunning Manning Valley is an all-in-one wedding venue with picturesque river & mountain views. Located on the Nowendoc River, the unique location features a luxury rotating house with balcony suitable for small weddings & elopements, a 440sqm open sided barn for larger weddings and plenty of open space for ceremonies, a marquee, lawn games and glamping. 

Longview Farm is a relaxing multi-day wedding venue with a late curfew, exclusive hire and flexible DIY wedding packages with plenty of free inclusions. 

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Unique Off-the-beaten-track Wedding Venues

Whimsical wedding venue Glencara
53. Glencara Country Estate

  • Location: 706 Jerrybang Lane, Monteagle, NSW 2594
  • Capacity: 2 - 160
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 + glamping/camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Glencara is one of the only maze wedding venues in New South Wales and is located in the Hilltops region between Young and Grenfell. Quirky garden rooms featuring riddles and games provide a fun place for wedding ceremonies, photos and receptions under the stars and there's a gorgeous 'Forever Shed' that seats up to 120 guests.

This 10 hectare working farm is most picturesque in the side seasons with vibrant crops of canola in surrounding fields during Spring and lush green wheat fields in Autumn. This whimsical wedding venue is an ideal spot to set up a glamping village and the owner has a relationship with a local hire company.

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Exclusive wedding venue at a chefs hatted restaurant with incredible bush views
54. Mimosa Wines

  • Location: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 13
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The chefs hatted restaurant at Mimosa Wines is a favourite foodie location on the Sapphire Coast. With incredible views over the vineyard and expansive national park surrounds, the architecturally designed restaurant is one of the state's most exclusive wedding destinations.

Venue hire at Mimosa Wines comes with exclusive use of the 200 acre vineyard on your wedding day and overnight accommodation for up to 13 guests in two onsite cottages. There's a little pond jetty for wedding ceremonies or you can open the restaurant's glass walls and get married on the huge wraparound deck.

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Coolangatta Estate Unique Weddings
55. Coolangatta Estate

  • Location: 1335 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Being the site of first settlement in the Shoalhaven, Coolangatta Estate is one of the most interesting wedding locations on the NSW South Coast. This budget friendly destination features 100 acres of beautiful vines bordered by bush covered hills and the ocean, with a 26 unit motel for guests to stay and play onsite.

Country gardens offer several beautiful spots for wedding ceremonies including a hedge-bordered croquet court and beneath the branches of a fairy lit fig tree. Two reception venues include a function centre that seats up to 200 guests and a unique wedding hall that was built by convicts and originally used as a community gathering place.

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Ravensthorpe Guesthouse is a luxury South Coast wedding venue with gardens
56. Ravensthorpe Guesthouse & Restaurant

  • Location: 56 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park, NSW 2527
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14

The romantic Georgian Manor of Ravensthorpe is a uniquely romantic wedding venue situated in the Illawarra. The Guesthouse is enveloped by 3 acres of beautifully manicured gardens complete with a picture-perfect, vine covered ceremony rotunda featuring an elegant chandelier.

Ravensthorpe Guesthouse enjoys stunning countryside views with a picturesque mountain backdrop and is ideal an ideal location for all-in-one weddings where you can have your photos onsite and stay the night too. At Ravensthorpe, the little luxuries make all the difference. Expect added extras like a recovery breakfast with your wedding package.

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NSW has a wonderful collection of unique wedding venues that offer amazing experiences in unusual locations. From decommissioned coal mining sites to outdoor wedding venues and urban foodie places, the above list of unique wedding venues are among the most unusual places to get married in NSW. 

If you want your wedding ceremony and reception to be epic events that are remembered for decades to come, these unique wedding venues are the perfect starting point. 

 

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