12 Best NSW Wedding Destinations

Dreaming of a destination wedding with endless skies and cotton-puff clouds? An exquisite landscape as the backdrop to your special day? I’ll let you in on a not-so-secret secret: destination weddings don’t have to be far-off and exotic to be beautiful.

Your dream wedding destination might be right in our own Aussie backyard. Well, maybe not the backyard with the old Hills Hoist and the swimming pool. But the backyard with the wide blue sky and the blue-hazed gums and the exciting city-scapes and sparkling river ways. Oh, yes!

NSW is full of stunning locations for your destination wedding, from the sharp coastal glory of the sea and sky, to the sun-drenched regional inland towns, to the lush bushland and rainforests that stretch from one end of the state to the other. Whatever your style, whatever your preference, there’s a place to get married in New South Wales that will speak to your heart on your wedding day.

12 Best Destination Wedding Locations in NSW

1. Sydney

Sydney is a chameleon of a city, with a thousand locations and just as many moods.  It’s not difficult to find a wedding venue that offers all the good vibes and logistical ticks you’re looking for.  With plenty of nearby spots for wedding photos, the choices are huge.

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Wedding photos in The Rocks, Sydney.  Image: Florent Vidal Photography

Going for tradition and timelessness? The sandstone and waterfront backdrop of the Rocks is classic golden beauty. Want the gritty, funky feel of urban mod? Try one of the industrial, repurposed factories found hidden away on the city’s rim. 

Intimate and lively events can be booked in the many private rooms with views of the harbour.  There’s loads of private elopement and mini wedding venues in Sydney too.  Think historic pubs and award-winning restaurants. And if you’re looking for something a bit different there’s Luna Park or Taronga Zoo.

Sydney also has an excellent choice of eco-friendly, ethical, not-for-profit & pay-it-forward wedding venues. There’s all types of goodness in this grand and bustling city!

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2. Hunter Valley

A mere two hours drive north of Sydney and close to Newcastle Airport, the Hunter Valley offers rolling hills, wide open green spaces and spectacular views across picturesque vineyards. 

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Destination wedding at Bimbadgen Estate in the Hunter Valley.  Image: Cavanagh Photography

Wineries provide you and your wedding guests plenty to do.  Sample the fruits of the local land with a wine tasting tour on bicycles and enjoy the many world class restaurants on offer.  You can even explore the beautiful landscape from one of the region’s many hot air balloons.

There’s a huge choice of wedding venues in the Hunter Valley. It’s a great location for a long table wedding reception in the great outdoors and most farms and wineries have indoor options too.  Plenty of estates will offer a marquee wedding if you’d rather DIY or prefer to create a space in a less well-trodden location.

The region is familiar with weekend holiday makers and home to many international music & cultural events, so there’s plenty of private properties and other accommodation options available to house your guests before and after your wedding.  

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3. Central Coast

The Central Coast boasts all the urban advantages of a city mingled with the softer, slower feel of the country. There’s some quirky destination wedding options here like the reptile park with native Australian crocodiles and Tassie devils for example. You can get married on a boat, at the beach, or in an old, converted factory.  The classic options are also available: restaurants, golf clubs, and hotels abound, and the garden gifted from the Japanese city of Edogawa is spectacular in any and every season. 

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Central Coast wedding ceremony at The Forest Chapel.  Image: IdleWild Creative 

A mere hour north of Sydney, the Central Coast offers the same long summer days and temperate evenings - without the urban price tag.  Accommodation is plentiful and affordable and your wedding guests will love the easy access to beautiful beaches.  There’s a great variety of wedding venues on the Central Coast and finding availability is often much easier than other wedding destinations.  

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4. The Illawarra

An extremely popular location for destination weddings, the Illawarra region is all about fresh produce, farm life and the beautiful views out to the ocean.  There’s plenty of adventurous, fun, and active options for you and your guests, from hang-gliding down from Stanwell Tops to skydiving over the ocean. Kitesurfing and windsurfing are available for water-lovers and cyclists will enjoy the challenge of the Sydney-to-Gong ride. 

The Illawarra region features spectacular cliffside venues with ocean views, lush national parks, a vibrant food and arts scene, and the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere: Nan Tien Temple. Many wedding venues offer accommodation on-site, too, so your guests can celebrate through the night and sleep in come the morning. 

Popular wedding spots are Kiama, Gerringong and the area’s biggest city - Wollongong.  Make sure you enquire with wedding venues in the Illawarra early, as they book out months in advance thanks to the region’s gorgeous outlook and close proximity to Sydney.

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5. Southern Highlands and Southern Tablelands

With over twenty townships in the region, the Southern Highlands and Southern Tablelands are two of the most popular places for destination weddings in Australia. These networks of small towns have spectacular old churches for your ceremony, all the classic venues for your wedding reception, and no shortage of accommodation or entertainment for your guests coming in from out of town. 

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The incredible Bendooley Estate in the Southern Highlands. 

Coffee trails, heritage trails, food trails, tucked-away museums about the region’s history, and art exhibitions will keep your wedding guests busy. Long Sunday drives are a popular event in this picturesque countryside which you can also enjoy with a cycling tour available through many of these tiny towns. It’s also a short drive to Kangaroo Valley, where wildlife-and-nature lovers will find some exciting wedding venues set in the native Australian bush.

Wedding venues in the Southern Highlands include some unique and fascinating properties.  There’s a book barn, farms, private golf course, heritage listed properties and places you can exclusively hire for the entire weekend.  Being an easy drive from both Sydney and Canberra, you’ll want to enquire with venues early - they’re regularly booked out 18 months in advance.

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6. Riverina

Known as Australia’s Food Bowl, this destination wedding location is a must for foodie groups and wine-lovers. There’s award-winning wineries and breweries, locally-made cheese and chocolates and farmers’ markets bursting with fresh, local produce. The area is also an adventurous couple’s dream. The Murrumbidgee River runs through the region providing camping, fishing, hiking, and mountain-biking options for your entire guest list.

The largest town in the area, Wagga Wagga, has not only gorgeous gardens and parks for wedding ceremonies, but tranquil riverbank locations for you to exchange your vows. Just a couple of hours away lie the Snowy Mountains - Australia’s main alpine and ski resort - available for camping and stays through the summer. Accommodation is in high demand throughout the ski season.  

The beauty of the Riverina is guaranteed to provide an iconic Australian setting for your destination wedding. It’s also an affordable location and less busy than other holiday places in NSW.  Wedding venues in the Riverina tend to have better availability too, being slightly further afield from the larger cities.

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7. Regional NSW

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Blue Wren near Mudgee has a beautifully modern, white canvas shed for your wedding reception + 5 bedroom farmhouse.

Head out west of the Great Dividing Range and NSW’s regional towns offer a broad spread of possibilities for your destination wedding. Bathurst has a cheerful and celebratory reputation from its Gold Rush heritage, aided and abetted by the yearly Bathurst 1000. If you enjoy car racing, Bathurst will certainly get your engine revving.  The town has several cute wedding venues and plenty of accommodation.

Orange is a quiet and dignified setting with crisp snowy winters and cool-climate wines. Mudgee is an international by-word for it’s wineries and farms. Meanwhile Tamworth revels in its title of ’Country Music Festival Capital Of Australia’, brassy-bold and full of laughter. Exchange your vows in the area’s world-heritage-listed Wollemi National Park, or at quirky boutique wineries. 

A short flight or a long and rolling drive from Sydney, Regional NSW offers a culture-rich wedding experience that will be enhanced in the knowledge that you’re supporting the much-needed tourism in an area that was not only badly affected by the bushfires of 2020 but also hit by the preceding years of drought. Following these events, regional areas were further affected when the Covid 19 virus put restrictions on travel and tourism. There’s a surprising number of great wedding venues in regional NSW should you feel inclined to lend these communities your support by bringing your wedding to town.

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8. South Coast

Stunning beaches of endless white sand and cliff-top ocean views combine with bushland and coastal farmlands to provide a great range of South Coast wedding venues. Guests can kayak, snorkel, or scuba dive in the crystal clear waters around Jervis Bay, and animal lovers will delight in the opportunity to see dolphins, fur seals, penguins, and the annual whale migration. 

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Cupitts Winery & Brewery in popular tourist destination - Ulladulla.  Image: Translucent Photography

The area boasts all the choice in wedding venues you could ever want. There’s luxury resorts, glamping & festival-style venues, farms, wineries and boat houses. There are venues where you can book out an entire property for your wedding and DIY it all yourselves. There’s a great range of properties where your entire wedding party and guests can stay on location with you for the weekend. There’s small, intimate wedding venues for elopements and micro weddings. And there’s plenty of places where your international guests will love watching kangaroos in the early morning and late afternoon.

Whatever your pleasure, the South Coast has all the options.  Perhaps for this reason, it is one of the most popular wedding destinations in Australia.  Venues have limited availability 12 months in advance so if you want your pick of dates, you’ll need to enquire early.

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9. Blue Mountains

Frosty air in the morning, magpies warble in the dawning,
Lookout ’cross the views: bush greens and sky blues,
Walking through Blue Mountains winterland!

World-famous for the Three Sisters, the Scenic Railway and Skyway, and the picturesque views off the long escarpment, the Blue Mountains region has opportunities galore when planning out your destination wedding. Hotels with hundred-year histories, private properties, quaint and quirky villages, and traditional pubs all provide venue possibilities, as well as activities and accommodation for your guests. For a truly unique destination wedding, a mere hour away from the main Blue Mountains township of Katoomba, you can be married in a stalactite-lined limestone cave.  Your guests can stay at the one hundred and twenty-three year old hotel nearby. 

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Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park.  Image: Samantha Heather

The Blue Mountains is a popular tourist location so there’s no shortage of activities to engage your guests here.  They’ll love the bushwalking, mountain bike riding, birdwatching, shopping and learning about the rich history of the region - but beware! Certain times of year are considerably busier than others. Avoid from Christmas through to early in the New Year, as well as the Easter Long Weekend.

Wedding venues in the Blue Mountains include quaint restaurants, heritage listed buildings, state mine railway, Air Bnb’s and some fabulous spa retreats and resorts.  Winter weddings are likely to enjoy snow and the area enjoys beautiful evening temperatures in summer.  

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10. North Coast

For the free-footed souls seeking a wedding destination that reflects their life style, the North Coast has everything from beaches of surf, sun, and glittering white sand, to walking trails through national parks that overlook the ocean.  There’s lots of beautiful private places for small and secluded weddings & elopements. 

If the great outdoors isn’t your style, there are luxury yoga retreats and eco-resorts, oceanfront and riverfront resorts, and plenty of venues tucked in the towns off the long and winding highway headed up to the Queensland border. Spot humpback whales off the coast from May to November, dolphins in the ocean in the spring, and koalas in the gumtrees all year round. 

Wedding venues on the NSW North Coast include several budget options that provide flexibility for DIY and BYO events. Demand isn’t as intense in some spots along the north coast so it’s a great place research waterfront venues.

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11. Byron Bay and Surrounds

The easternmost region of mainland Australia has not only a fantastic ocean outlook, but a classy vibe - perfect if you’re a sophisticate looking for buzz and boutique. The warm weather lends itself to the glamour and romance of an evening wedding and the views make a dazzling backdrop to your wedding day. Whether you choose the long haze of the ocean horizon or the rolling hills of the hinterlands, you can not find a venue that doesn’t offer one of the country’s most beautiful wedding backdrops.

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Beautiful views from Ardeena Events in the far North Coast region.  Image: Janneke Storm

Wedding venues in Byron Bay and its surrounding country towns include boutique hotels, weekend retreats and high end large AirBnB’s.  Kayaking, following coastal trails, shopping, dining, celebrity spotting and mingling down on the beach are highlights of this popular tourist haven. The area is a foodie’s paradise, considerate of vegans, vegetarians, and people with specific dietary requirements. 

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12. Off the Beaten Track

And if you don’t particularly want to hold your destination wedding somewhere where everyone else has been, NSW is some 800,000 square kilometers of sun-washed land, and has any number of places to get away from the well-worn routes. Find an off-the-beaten-track wedding venue that suits you, whether an eco lodge deeply set in rainforest, a farmstay out beneath the sparkling night sky, or campsite out in the National parks.

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Ultimately, NSW has plenty of stunning wedding destinations with world class views and excellent service. From high end luxury to affordable and fun, you’ll find a perfect destination wedding venue in NSW.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awesome Barn & Shed Wedding Venues in NSW

Barns and Sheds have recently become some of the most sought after wedding venues in Australia. As more couples look for unique wedding locations that perfectly suit their personalities and lifestyle, demand for farm venues such as barns and sheds has soared. And so too has supply. When it comes to finding off-the-grid unique wedding 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 barn venues 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 barn wedding venues and shed locations now available for hire 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 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 wedding 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 venues 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 farms with wedding barns and sheds, is that they almost always also offer accommodation onsite. From barn lofts to country estates to farm stays to homesteads, cottages or even glamping.

Whether you prefer a repurposed rustic barn or a modern light filled shed, there's a huge range of barn wedding 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

Blue Mountains Venues
Byron Bay Venues
Central Coast Venues
Hunter Valley Venues
Illawarra Venues
North Coast Venues 
Riverina Venues
South Coast Venues
Southern Highlands Venues
Sydney Venues

Barn & Shed Venues in the Blue Mountains

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The Barn @ Waldara Farm

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Oberon - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • Info: There are two barn wedding venues at Waldara Farm. One has large wooden sliding doors and is ideal for rustic style receptions. The other is a shearing shed that's ideal for wedding ceremonies in wet weather. Ideal for DIY weddings. Exclusive Use. Sleeps 20.

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Lithgow State Mine

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Lithgow - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • Info: The Bathhouse is an industrial barn venue at the heritage listed site of the Lithgow State Coal Mine. Now a museum, the bush-bound property is an ideal rustic location for DIY/BYO weddings. Spacious lawns provide exceptional views of the Blue Mountains.

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Tobruk Sheep Station

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Hawkesbury Valley, NSW
  • Info: Rustic farm stay with function centre plus drovers camp for rustic outdoor weddings. Hire the property for the weekend and stay onsite. The farm features accommodation for 11 + glamping.

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Australian Bushland Weddings

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: Wisemans Ferry, NSW
  • Info: Rustic all-weather shed venues with accommodation onsite for 200+ guests plus camping & glamping. A heritage location that offers budget friendly weddings from 50+ guests. Site hire includes exclusive use, a late curfew and outdoor adventure activities.

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Ding Dang Doo Ranch

  • Capacity: 50
  • Location: Lower Blue Mountains, NSW
  • Info: A 30 acre private horse ranch with multiple places for weddings including the rustic stables. Suitable for elopements & small weddings, the property sleeps 13 with additional glamping options. 

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Barns & Sheds in Byron Bay

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The Barn @ Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Tweed Valley, NSW
  • Info: 400 acre farm in a spectacular mountain location with budget friendly 3 day wedding packages including exclusive use and accommodation onsite for all guests. The barn is a blank canvas venue, ideal for DIY & BYO weddings.

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Ardeena Events

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Carool, NSW
  • Info: The undercover pavilion at Ardeena is a modern barn venue providing an alternative and wet weather option in addition to outdoor receptions with spectacular ocean views. This farm style venue offers DIY/BYO packages and provides accommodation for 18 guests.

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Summergrove Estate

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Carool, NSW
  • Info: A modern barn venue with white decor providing the ultimate blank canvas for farm weddings on the far North Coast of NSW. The location also features an onsite chapel and accommodation for 22 guests. 

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The Earth House

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Byron Bay hinterland
  • Info: Located on a 110 acre farm, The Earth House is an unique barn style wedding venue featuring exposed wooden beams and spectacular mountain and hinterland views. DIY/BYO options available and accommodation for 4 onsite.

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Red Barn @ Pillar Rock Farm

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Far North Coast, NSW
  • Info: The ultimate barn wedding venue on a 270 acre farming property with fishing, bushwalking, rock climbing, mountain biking & 4WD activities onsite. Accommodation for 16 includes a guesthouse, barn loft and hunting cottage. Suits DIY/BYO weddings from 40+ guests.

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The Saloon @ Riverside Ranch Yamba

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Yamba, NSW
  • Info: 50 acre private riverfront wedding venue located 6 minutes from the beach. The property offers 4 ceremony & 3 reception venues including the rustic Moondance Saloon, and is also suitable for outdoor, festival style weddings. 

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Barns & Sheds on the Central Coast

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The Pavilion @ Somersby Garden

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Somersby - Central Coast, NSW
  • Info: 50 acre private property surrounded by bush gardens with converted barn for wedding receptions and a stunning outdoor amphitheatre for ceremonies. Also offers marquee weddings, accommodates 14 onsite and provides access to The Great North Walk.

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The Stables of Somersby

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: Somersby - Central Coast, NSW
  • Info: The Stables is a lovingly repurposed rustic barn located on a private equestrian farm. The venue is ideal for DIY/BYO weddings & elopements and provides accommodation for 4 in the barn's loft. Hire the entire farm for your exclusive use and bring your pup - The Stables is one of the region's more pet-friendly wedding venues.

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The Barn @ The Springs

  • Capacity: 350
  • Location: Peats Ridge - Central Coast, NSW
  • Info: The renovated wedding barn at The Springs is a modern, industrial style venue with rustic features. The 125 acre bush location is surrounded by farm land and features an onsite golf course.

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Barns & Sheds in the Hunter Valley

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The Barn & Hay Shed - Adams Peak Country Estate

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: Broke - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Renovated barn wedding venue plus hay shed with stunning Hunter Valley views. Exclusive use hire for the weekend with accommodation for 24 on the estate. Rustic, pet-friendly and BYO, with option for outdoor receptions.

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The Woodhouse Wollombi

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Wollombi - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Architecturally designed wedding shed plus barn stay for 16 on a 100 acre farm. Exclusive use wedding venue available for the entire weekend and you can BYO alcohol. Pets are welcome and there's some great places for glamping.

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Moravia Park

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Lovedale - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Rustic wedding barn featuring exposed wood and original corrugated iron. Great location for outdoor receptions and with BYO options, Moravia Park is one of the most affordable & stunning barn wedding venues in NSW. Bridal suite sleeps 2.

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Albion Farm Gardens

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Albion Farm - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Rustic chapel-style barn venue in a unique garden setting. Ceremony only packages available with location for wedding receptions across the road in the arts hall. 

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Redleaf Wollombi

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: Wollombi - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Versatile country estate with multiple wedding locations and an onsite barn suitable for receptions of 40 - 80 guests. A blank canvas venue to DIY & BYO with exclusive hire for the weekend. Popular with outdoor receptions and sleeps 12 onsite.

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The Barn @ Merrindah Weddings

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Wollombi - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: The original shearing shed at Mulla Villa Farm has an adjoining courtyard that's ideal for rustic DIY & BYO country weddings. The farm is also suited to marquee weddings.

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Mist in the Gum Trees

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Cooranbong - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Eco friendly and rustic wedding venue with industrial barn look reception space and sandstone ceremony area. Two onsite cabins sleep 15 guests.

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Ben Ean Winery

  • Capacity: 500
  • Location: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Heritage listed covered courtyard that has a rustic barn venue atmosphere. An all-in-one winery wedding location.

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The White Barn

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Hamptons style country barn with 8m high cathedral ceilings. Onsite vineyard provides a picturesque wedding ceremony location. Pet-friendly wedding venue.

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Barns & Sheds in the Illawarra

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Seacliff House

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: Gerringong, NSW
  • 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

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The Woolshed

  • Capacity: 350
  • Location: Yallah, NSW
  • Info: Restored wool shed with a rustic blank canvas surrounded by farmland. Pet friendly wedding reception venue.

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Barns & Sheds on the North Coast

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The Shed @ Longview Farm

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Manning Valley - Central Coast, NSW
  • 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

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Sea Eagle Point

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Whoota, NSW
  • Info: Boat shed wedding venue on the waterfront. DIY/BYO, Budget-friendly, Small Weddings & Elopements, Weekend Hire, Ocean Views, Exclusive Use, Sleeps 21

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Barns & Sheds in the Riverina

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The Stables @ Big Springs Homestead

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Wagga Wagga - Riverina, NSW
  • Info: Very private, country property with a variety of wedding locations to choose from including the character-filled, rustic horse stables and lush waterfront gardens. A DIY and BYO wedding venue that's pet friendly and sleeps 5 in the Bridal Suite. Glamping on the farm is possible.

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The Grain Shed - Kimo Estate

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Gundagai - Riverina, NSW
  • Info: A charming rustic barn venue with high ceilings and original corrugated iron and timber finishes on a 7,000 acre working farm. Eco-friendly cottages provide accommodation with stunning views across farmland for 30. 

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Barns & Sheds on the South Coast

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Driftwood Shed

  • Capacity: 100
  • Location: Terara - Shoalhaven, NSW
  • Info: Original 100 year old farm shed filled with tools and wares. The ideal place for rustic weddings with DIY/BYO packages available and accommodation onsite for 6. 

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Barn On The Ridge

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Morton - South Coast, NSW
  • 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.

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The Entertainment Shed - Willow Farm

  • Capacity: 135
  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW
  • Info: The entertainment shed at Willow Farm is a beautiful rustic space for DIY & BYO wedding receptions. The farm also has a yoga barn that's available with weekend hire and a farmhouse that sleeps 10.

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The Barn @ Oaklands Event Centre

  • Capacity: 300
  • Location: Pambula - South Coast, NSW
  • Info: The main hall in Oakland's rustic barn is an intimate wedding venue for large weddings. The adjacent beer hall provides a post wedding recovery venue and space for smaller weddings & elopements. The heritage country homestead accommodates 6 and provides the perfect bridal suite.

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Terara Riverside Gardens

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Terara - Shoalhaven, NSW
  • Info: A rustic barn with adjoining white marquee provide reception venues for larger weddings while the new greenhouse is a shed style wedding venue ideal for covered outdoor ceremonies or smaller wedding receptions. Accommodation for 2 onsite.

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The Stables @ Bundara Farm

  • Capacity: 30
  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW
  • Info: Farm estate for weddings of up to 30 where all guests can all sleep onsite. Multiple reception venues include the horse stables or wisteria long table - a purpose built rustic place for outdoor receptions. Bundara Farm is the ideal exclusive-use venue for 3 day long, small weddings and elopements. DIY & BYO wedding vendors.

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The Hereford Shed - Worrowing

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: Jervis Bay - South Coast, NSW
  • Info: 250 acre private farm style property with two shed venues for weddings. The Hereford Shed is a light-filled converted reception barn with floor to ceiling glass windows and adjoining deck. The Hay Shed is otherwise known as the ceremony shed and offers an ideal wet weather alternative to lakeside weddings. Sleeps 40 onsite in unique boat sheds & wilderness huts.

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Terara Park Farm

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: Terara - Shoalhaven, NSW
  • Info: 22 acre horse farm with original barn wedding venue. A budget DIY & BYO location with plenty of rustic charm. Hire for the weekend and stay onsite with up to 12 guests. 

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Barns & Sheds in the Southern Highlands

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Barn Chapel - Weddings in the Wilde

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Wildes Meadow - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Info: Immersed in bushland, the rustic log barn chapel is one of the Southern Highland's most unique barn venues. The property is ideal for festival style weddings, offers a late curfew, lets you BYO food & beverages and provides basic but comfortable places to sleep for the entire guest list. 

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The Hay Barn - Mali Brae Farm

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Moss Vale - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Info: The converted hay barn at Mali Brae Farm offers a rustic wedding venue on a 90 acre farm. There are plenty of great places to have ceremonies on the farm including in front of waterfront and heritage features. Farm stay accommodation sleeps 12.

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The Stables - Bendooley Estate

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: Berrima - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Info: The Stables at Bendooley Farm is one of the most luxurious barn wedding venues in NSW. Purpose built for weddings with high ceilings and a huge glass facade, it is also one of the state's most popular wedding locations. The farm features the alternative Book Barn space - headquarters of Berkelouw Books. 

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The Hay Shed - Petrichor Farm

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Gundaroo - Southern Tablelands, NSW
  • Info: The ultimate outback farm venue on 170 acres of grazing farmland. The farm features a renovated rustic shed for wedding receptions and plenty of places for wedding ceremonies. Sleeps 2 + glamping.

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William Inglis Hotel

  • Capacity: 700
  • Location: Warwick Farm - Sydney, NSW
  • Info: Budget friendly horse stables suitable for large cultural weddings. William Inglis is a rustic wedding venue with a choice of wedding reception spaces that differ in size. Wedding packages include all-in-one receptions and ceremony only packages. Sleeps 300.

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A barn venue is a wonderful 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. 

Some of the barn wedding venues listed above are among the most popular locations 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 wedding date at your favourite barn venue.

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