Best Affordable Wedding Venues on the NSW South Coast

Affordable south coast wedding venues

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

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

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

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

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

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Affordable Venues in Nowra

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

Affordable Wedding Venue South Coast Figbird Cottage
1. Figbird Cottage

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

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

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

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

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

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Terara Park affordable weddings3. Terara Park Farm

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

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

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Affordable Venues in Berry

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

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

Bundara Farm Affordable venue4. Bundara Farm

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

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

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Affordable wedding venue South Coast Willow Farm
5. Willow Farm

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

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

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Affordable Venues in Jervis Bay

Kullindi affordable venue6. Kullindi Homestead

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

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

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Affordable Venues in Mollymook

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

Affordable wedding venue oceanfront7. Mollymook Beachside Weddings

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

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

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Affordable Venues in Bawley Point

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

Bawley Bush Retreat Outdoor Venue8. Bawley Bush Retreat

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

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

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Affordable Venues at Culburra Beach

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

Affordable wedding venue nowra9. Nowra Culburra SLSC

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

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

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Affordable Venues on the Sapphire Coast

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

kianinny10. Kianinny Bush Cottages

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

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

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

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Affordable Wedding Packages

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

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