Affordable wedding venues are found in all regions of NSW from Sydney to Byron Bay to the Sapphire Coast. There are budget friendly wedding venues on the waterfront where you can host your wedding ceremony & reception in the one location, and there are inexpensive country retreats that you can hire exclusively for the entire weekend. Whatever type of wedding you've got your heart set on, you'll likely find at least a couple of cost effective wedding venues within NSW to choose from, where you can bring that vision to life.
For the purpose of this article, we’ve classified affordable venues as those that charge below the state average according to their location & what they offer. As a general rule, wedding venues that are likely to cost no more than $100 per head as part of a package are included. Some of the cheapest wedding venues on this list cost well below $100 per person, whereas the starting cost of others will appear higher largely due to having accommodation included in their packages.
The region in which you choose to get married will have a substantial impact on the cost of your venue hire and catering. It’s much easier to keep costs down in less populated areas such as rural towns like Mudgee or Wagga Wagga and regional holiday spots like Tathra on the South Coast and Forster or Yamba on the North Coast. Whereas finding a wedding venue that charges under $100/head in Sydney is more of a challenge. (We do have a couple)
Another great way to keep wedding costs down is to plan your wedding in the off peak season, which in NSW is between May and July. Most wedding venues have more availability in the winter months and some charge discounted rates both for venue hire and all-inclusive packages.
Your other option is to take advantage of discounted rates that venues will usually offer to host your mid-week wedding. Fridays and Sundays attract cheaper wedding packages at some venues too.
The following is a curated list of affordable wedding venues in NSW. All of these venues are either DIY & BYO (so you can hire your own caterers according to your budget), or they provide all-inclusive packages that are cheaper than other venues. Browse the complete list of budget friendly wedding venues in NSW, or choose from our top picks listed below:
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Capacity: 100 & 250
Info: Ultimate back-to-nature venue with 2 sites including basic cabins, camping & amenities for the whole guest list. Exclusive use of site for the weekend. Fully DIY or have food & beverage organised by the venue.
Info: Garden wedding venue on the Hawkesbury River. Fully inclusive packages with accommodation for 120 onsite. Marquee weddings available.
Info: 30 Acre horse ranch with cottages & glamping options. 40 person reception from $4,200 including accommodation for 2.
Info: Waterfront golf course on 587 acres with a variety of picturesque locations for wedding ceremonies & photos. Reception packages from $110/pp. 33 Guest rooms available onsite.
Capacity: 70 Seated. 150 Cocktail.
Info: Vegan eatery located within a 200 acre native wildlife sanctuary with Wallabies, Dingoes, Emus & Tasmanian devils. Tranquil, secluded valley entirely yours for the day. Packages start at $3,000 hire + $40/pp including food. BYO alcohol.
Info: 400 Acre eco resort with 3 day wedding packages. All guests can stay on the farm and enjoy the lush rainforest and mountain views. BYO food & beverage.
Info: Spectacular ocean & hinterland views on 77 acres of lush rainforest and open fields. 3 Day wedding packages from $10,500 including 8 units for 2 nights. BYO alcohol & catering to minimise cost.
Info: 550 Acre bushland property with vineyards, deer and a cattle farm. BYO catering & alcohol (excluding wine which is supplied by Stonehurst). 7 Onsite cottages onsite for you & guests.
Info: Ultimate 3 day wedding venue with barn packages from $10,300 including most hire items for both ceremony & reception plus accommodation.
Info: Fully DIY venue in an established olive grove. Ideal for outdoor weddings & best suited to marquee or tipi style reception. BYO catering & alcohol. Weddings & elopements from $4,000.
Info: A private terrace in the vineyards. Located at the Cockfighters Ghost winery, Hunters Quarter is an all inclusive foodie venue with stunning views over the vines. Packages from $125/pp. A 3 bedroom cottage is available onsite.
Info: The historic museum at Audrey Wilkinson Winery is ideally suited for smaller sit-down weddings of up to 60 guests or cocktail events for 80 with all inclusive packages from $125/pp. The helipad is also available for marquee weddings.
Info: Private estate with a large dining room for weddings of up to 50 guests or multiple marquee locations for larger events. The estate sleeps 30 & has a tennis court, pool & bbq area.
Info: Pokolbin Village spans 100 acres in the heart of the Hunter Valley. A variety of sites are available for marquee weddings & there's a function room for smaller events of up to 60 guests. Accommodation available for everyone.
Info: With 180 degree ocean views and packages from $70/pp, Panorama House is one of the most budget friendly wedding venues in NSW. Located one hour from Sydney.
Info: Overlooking Kiama Harbour, The Sebel offers stunning garden or waterfront weddings and receptions from $119/pp. A great holiday spot with accommodation for the entire guest list.
Info: Lakefront venue perfect for weekend long weddings with multiple self contained cottages onsite. Rustic shed or marquee reception spaces. Volleyball & tennis courts onsite, plus two friendly donkeys.
Info: Rural riverfront ceremonies & shed reception. Smaller weddings suited to the luxury rotating house with additional camping & glamping options. 4 Day exclusive use of property including accommodation for all guests from $15,000.
Info: Heritage listed waterfront homestead and gardens in Port Stephens. Price guide: $7,000 all inclusive ceremony + reception for 90 guests. BYO options available.
Info: Beachfront wedding ceremony & reception venue with packages from $80/pp.
Info: Homely, family owned & operated restaurant & bar on working farmland in Anna Bay. Valhalla at The Spruce Estate is home to the renowned 'Anna Bay Tomatoes' and provides the region with fresh veggies year round.
Info: 140 year old waterfront homestead with private garden and riverfront ceremonies, and marquee reception.
Info: Private countryside venue offering lush garden ceremonies, receptions in the stables or outdoor festoon-lit events with dancing under the stars.
Affordable Venues on the South Coast
Info: Private 160 acre bushland estate on the Bewong River. Exclusively yours for the weekend with luxury bungalows for 38 + glamping. Fully BYO & DIY. Function room & adjoining marquee.
Info: The perfect family friendly weekender with self contained accommodation for the entire guest list. 2 Covered pavilions in bush setting with mini putt, archery, canoeing, swimming pool & a zip line on site.
Info: 36 Acres of lakeside forest with accommodation for 44 onsite + glamping. Fully DIY & BYO venue with venue facilities. Price Guide for wedding with 50 guests: $3,500 + Accommodation
Info: Perfect micro wedding venue for a weekend with the whole guest list. Large homestead sleeps 22 + two cottages. Lots of indoor & outdoor spaces to choose from. BYO catering & drinks.
Info: 22 acre horse farm with weddings in the indoor arena barn and ceremonies next to the dam. Accommodation for 8 available onsite.
Info: Beachside wedding venue with stunning ocean views. All inclusive packages from $117/pp.
Info: Affordable blank canvas venue on the oceanfront. Commercial kitchen facilities and bar. BYO Catering, drinks and DIY styling.
Info: Unique wedding venue for smaller weddings with a chilled vibe. Funky space not often utilised for weddings. Stunning country and ocean views from the wine bar with all inclusive wedding packages available.
Info: Historic, waterfront homestead on 5 acres of spacious lawn that is ideally suited to marquee or tipi style weddings. 5 self contained units provide accommodation for wedding guests. Fully BYO & DIY venue.
Info: Unique festival style wedding venue with chapel, marquee and accommodation for 140 guests. Well suited to food trucks, drink caravans and dancing under the stars. Fully BYO & DIY.
Info: Growwild is a registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust. It's 25 picturesque and colourful acres provide a number of wedding ceremony locations plus a barn & permanent marquee for receptions.
Info: Hillview Heritage Estate is a former Vice Regal Retreat built in 1882. Wedding ceremonies benefit from magnificent views over the valley and waterway. 8 Cottages provide on site accommodation for guests.
Info: All inclusive venue with ceremonies in rose gardens and receptions in the private riverside stables. Large spaces available for big fat Greek, Indian, Lebanese etc weddings.
Info: An elegant, harbour view wedding venue with all inclusive packages at Brays Bay Reserve. Light filled space with floor to ceiling glass windows & plenty of open parkland for wedding ceremonies. From $135/pp including drinks.
Info: Harbour front wedding venue situated on the beach where ferries & sea planes are within walking distance. All inclusive packages are around $150/pp.
Info: Beachfront wedding venue with large balcony overlooking the sand and commercial grade kitchen. Have your wedding ceremony directly in front of the venue on the beach. Fully BYO & DIY.
Info: 5 acres of private landscaped gardens situated close to Castle Hill in Sydney's hills district. Spectacular ceremony entrance via a sandstone staircase. Exclusively yours for the day. Packages start at $126/pp.
Info: Located in the leafy inner-city suburb of Redfern, Three Williams is a large minimalist style warehouse space sitting just below street level. All inclusive packages from $110/pp.
Info: Iconic destination uniquely positioned on the Hawkesbury River and accessibly only by boat. This foodie wedding venue offers a wonderful setting & sensory experience for private, intimate weddings.
Info: Destination wedding venue with gorgeous country views. 5 bedroom homestead + accommodation for additional 10 people. All inclusive packages with option to BYO alcohol.
Capacity: Approx 150
Info: 100 acre vineyard and farm with ceremony & reception space right in the vines. The ultimate romantic wedding venue - have your first dance under the stars. Optional accommodation for 8.
Info: 100+ year old chapel venue with adjacent large function space. All inclusive packages under $100/pp.
With the average cost of a wedding being well over $36,000 in Australia, competition for affordable wedding venues particularly in high density areas, is high. The earlier you're able to get organised and make decisions like where you want to get married and when, the better chance you'll have of getting first access to the more affordable wedding venues in that location. Wedding venues that offer cheap packages usually have limited availability and book out quickly. Which is why, if possible, it's a good idea to enquire 18 - 24 months in advance. This gives you the best chance of booking a cheap wedding venue in some of the best locations in NSW. View the full list of affordable wedding venues in NSW.
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