Barns and Sheds have recently become some of the most sought after wedding venues in Australia. As more couples look for unique spaces that perfectly suit their personalities and lifestyle, demand for weddings in barns and sheds has soared. And so too has supply. When it comes to finding off-the-grid unique venues, Australia is the wed shed capital of the world.
Initially inspired by beautifully styled private farm weddings that had began appearing on social media, couples started looking for similar barns for their own weddings. Farm owners found themselves receiving enquiries about the possibility of hosting weddings on their property. Those queries have steadily increased over the past few years and in response, so too have the variety of barns and sheds now available for weddings in NSW.
Rustic spaces such as restored hay barns and tractor sheds are readily found in all regions of the state. Their exposed wooden beams, original flooring and corrugated & wrought iron features lend a relaxed and festive atmosphere to off-the-grid weddings. Ideal for rustic and boho weddings, these repurposed structures are easily (and cheaply) glammed up to achieve a modern aesthetic.
Other rustic style barn wedding venues in NSW include horse stables and arenas. Long table weddings are particularly well suited in these spaces and there’s usually very little styling required other than the table setting itself.
In recent years, purpose built sheds have sprung up throughout NSW in response to growing demand for the chilled vibe of a barn venue coupled with a fresh and modern aesthetic. White walls, high ceilings, exposed wooden beams, floor to ceiling glass windows and large glass sliding doors make these light filled spaces the perfect blank canvas to style to your own preference.
Barns and sheds are wonderfully understated wedding venues that offer a unique and relaxed setting for laid back events with a fun atmosphere. They're typically large spaces that offer room for a dance floor, photo booth or a break away area that can be easily styled with a few rugs, a pair of velvet couches and a personalised neon sign. One of the great things about properties with barns and sheds for weddings, is that they almost always also offer accommodation onsite. From barn lofts to country estates to cottages or even glamping.
Whether you prefer a repurposed rustic barn or a modern light filled shed, there's a huge range of venues to choose from in NSW. From working cattle farms to private properties to exclusive retreats - these are the best barn and shed venues for weddings in NSW...
40+ Barn & Shed Wedding Venues in NSW
Info: Rustic barn wedding venue with large wooden sliding doors + shearing shed. Ideal for DIY weddings. Exclusive Use. Sleeps 20.
Info: Industrial barn-like space on a heritage property. DIY/BYO. Outdoor Receptions
Info: Rustic wedding venue with drovers camp for outdoor weddings and onsite barn like function centre. Weekend Hire. Sleeps 11 + Glamping
Info: Rustic all-weather shed with accommodation onsite for 200+ guests plus camping & glamping. Heritage, Budget-friendly, Small Weddings 50+, Late Curfew, Exclusive Use.
Info: Rustic horse stables. DIY/BYO, Elopements & Small Weddings, Pet-friendly, Sleeps 13 + Glamping
Info: 400 acre farm with repurposed wedding shed. DIY/BYO, Budget-friendly, Exclusive Use, Weekend Hire, Sleeps 150
Info: Modern barn wedding venue + outdoor receptions. DIY/BYO, Ocean Views, Sleeps 18
Info: Modern white barn venue with onsite chapel. Outdoor Receptions. Sleeps 22
Info: Unique barn style wedding venue with exposed wooden beams. DIY/BYO, Sleeps 4
Info: Ultimate country barn wedding venue for DIY/BYO weddings. Waterfront, Rustic, Small Weddings from 40+, Sleeps 16 + Glamping
Info: Have your wedding reception in an original saloon. Private all-in-one waterfront wedding venue.
Info: 50 acre private property surrounded by bush gardens with converted barn wedding venue. Also offers marquee weddings. Sleeps 14
Info: Repurposed original barn venue with accommodation for 4 in the barn loft. DIY/BYO, Rustic, Exclusive Use, Pet-friendly, Elopements.
Info: 125 acre bushland property with a renovated barn in a modern style with original rustic features. Industrial, Golf onsite.
Info: Renovated barn wedding venue plus hay shed with stunning Hunter Valley views. BYO, Outdoor Receptions, Pet-friendly, Weekend Hire, Exclusive Use, Rustic, Sleeps 24
Info: Architecturally designed wedding shed plus barnstay for 16. DIY/BYO, Rustic, Pet-friendly, Weekend Hire, Exclusive Use, Glamping
Info: Wedding barn featuring exposed wood and original corrugated iron. DIY/BYO, Outdoor Receptions, Rustic, Budget-friendly, Sleeps 2
Info: Chapel style barn in unique garden venue. Ceremony only packages available with reception space available across the road in arts hall.
Info: Versatile country estate with onsite barn suitable for weddings of 40 - 80 guests. DIY/BYO, Outdoor Receptions, Rustic, Small Weddings from 50+, Exclusive Use, Sleeps 12
Info: Original farm shed with adjoining courtyard. DIY/BYO, Outdoor Receptions, Rustic. Also offers marquee weddings.
Info: Eco friendly wedding venue with industrial barn look reception space. Rustic. Sleeps 15
Info: Heritage listed barn style courtyard space. Outdoor Receptions, Rustic.
Info: Hamptons style country barn with 8m high cathedral ceilings. Onsite vineyard. Pet-friendly wedding venue.
Info: One of the first modern shed wedding venues in NSW. Blank canvas to DIY styling. Ocean Views, Outdoor Receptions, Industrial, Pet-friendly, Sleeps 24
Info: Restored wool shed surrounded by farmland. DIY, Rustic, Pet-friendly
Info: Luxury rotating house with accommodation & space for smaller weddings. Plus onsite party shed for larger weddings. DIY/BYO, Waterfront, Rustic, Pet-friendly, Rotating House, Exclusive Use, Late Curfew, Sleeps 36 + Glamping
Info: Boat shed wedding venue on the waterfront. DIY/BYO, Budget-friendly, Small Weddings & Elopements, Weekend Hire, Ocean Views, Exclusive Use, Sleeps 21
Info: DIY/BYO, Waterfront, Rustic wedding receptions in the stables, Pet-friendly, Sleeps 5 + Glamping
Info: Large, high ceiling rustic barn with original corrugated iron and timber finishes. BYO, Heritage, Pet-friendly, Eco-friendly, Sleeps 30
Info: Original 100 year old shed filled with farming wares. DIY/BYO, Outdoor Receptions, Rustic, Weekend Hire, Pet-friendly, Sleeps 6
Info: A barn wedding venue with a view! Barn On The Ridge is a DIY wedding venue with a unique mix of rustic character and modern features. BYO stylist or simply let the venue speak for itself. Stunning gardens on 55 rural acres.
Info: Rustic entertainment shed for DIY & BYO weddings. Waterfront, Rustic, Weekend Hire, Sleeps 10
Info: Large rustic barn wedding venue with adjacent beer hall. Heritage, Small weddings from 40+, Sleeps 6
Info: Rustic barn with adjoining white marquee plus shed style greenhouse wedding venue. DIY, Waterfront, Rustic, Sleeps 2
Info: Farm estate for weddings of up to 30 who can all sleep onsite. Receptions in the stables or outdoor long table. DIY/BYO, Waterfront, Outdoor Spaces, Rustic, Budget-friendly, Small Weddings Only, Pet-friendly, Weekend Hire, Exclusive Use.
Info: 250 acre private property with light filled converted shed wedding venue with floor to ceiling glass windows and adjoining deck. Wet weather ceremonies in the hay shed. DIY/BYO, Rustic, Pet-friendly, Weekend Hire, Exclusive Use, Eco-friendly, Sleeps 40
Info: 22 acre horse farm with original barn wedding venue. DIY/BYO, Waterfront, Rustic, Budget-friendly, Weekend Hire, Sleeps 12
Info: Log barn chapel, DIY/BYO, Outdoor Receptions, Rustic, Budget-friendly, Pet-friendly, Weekend Hire, Late Curfew, Chapel, Sleeps 140
Info: Converted barn wedding venue with waterfront features. Rustic, Heritage, Sleeps 12
Info: Luxury, purpose built barn wedding venue called The Stables + alternative Book Barn. Water Feature, Rustic, Sleeps 20
Info: Ultimate outback farm with renovated rustic shed wedding venue. Sleeps 2 + Glamping
Info: Rustic horse stables wedding venue suitable for large cultural weddings. Waterfront, Pet-friendly, Budget-friendly, Industrial, Ceremony only packages available, Sleeps 300
A barn or shed is a wonderful venue choice for couples who want their wedding to be relaxed and fun with the ceremony and reception all in one place. Most of the properties on this list provide accommodation onsite too, so that you can stay the night before your wedding, get ready onsite in the morning and wander ‘home’ after your wedding reception.
With many properties available for your exclusive use for the entire weekend, barn and shed venues offer a very private and intimate setting where you can enjoy the company of your guests for an extended wedding celebration. And while barn weddings are popular, they’re certainly very unique. Having your wedding in a barn or shed is not a celebration that the two of you, or your guests, will quickly forget.
The above barns and sheds are all wedding venues in NSW. They often book out quickly and we recommend making enquiries 8 months to 2 years in advance. The longer the lead time, the more likely you are to secure your preferred dates.
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