74 South Coast wedding venues

Searching the South Coast of NSW to find a wedding venue?  The South Coast offers one of the most diverse collections of wedding venues in NSW. From sun soaked white sand beaches to picturesque country landscapes, there's a feast of stunning wedding locations to be found on the South Coast, and we've got them all listed below.

If you want to make a weekend of your wedding you’re searching in the right place!  The South Coast has a huge variety of destination wedding venues and all the accommodation you’ll need for your entire entourage.  Most of the wedding venues listed below provide accommodation onsite and some can even accommodate your entire wedding guest list. The only question is, in which of the South Coast's most beautiful locations will you get married? 

Download the Complete List of 74 South Coast Wedding Venues or explore the 18 shortlists below.

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South Coast Shortlists

We've curated the best South Coast wedding venues to make it easy to find the perfect place to get married. From wineries and hotels to farms and resorts, find the best wedding venues on the South Coast of NSW with these 18 shortlists. 

1. Wedding Venues with Accommodation

The South Coast has heaps of wedding venues that offer accommodation within walking distance of their ceremony and reception locations. Here are two popular locations, or for more options view all South Coast wedding venues with accommodation.

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Bewong River Retreat

  • Address: 2395 Princes Hwy, Bewong, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 130
  • Info: 160 acre waterfront wedding venue within temperate bushland on the Bewong River.  Wedding packages from $5,000 include venue hire of the function centre and adjoining marquee. BYO catering and drinks. Riverside ceremonies and bungalows that accommodate 38 guests make this an ideal all-in-one spot for 3 day weddings on the South Coast.

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Peppers Manor House

  • Address: Kater Rd, Sutton Forest, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 20 - 250
  • Info: With meticulously maintained grounds and a stunning ballroom, Peppers Manor House is the ideal location for elegant or black tie weddings. The gardens are perfect for romantic wedding ceremonies there's B&B accommodation for 100+ guests. Wedding packages start at $170 per person.

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2. Bush Venues 

From coastal locations to inland resorts, the South Coast has an eclectic selection of wedding venues that are emerged in or, surrounded by native bushland. Here are two favourites, or explore the entire shortlist of South Coast bush venues.

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Bawley Bush Retreat

  • Address: 101 Willinga Rd, Bawley Point, NSW 2539
  • Capacity: 150
  • Info: Secluded, lake front wedding venue surrounded by South Coast bushland. The retreat offers ceremonies and receptions in the one location and a function centre and dome marquee are available to hire with wedding packages. Minimum spend for exclusive use of the venue is $10,000 and up to 44 guests can stay in onsite accommodation. 

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Kianinny Bush Cottages

  • Address: 246 Tathra Rd, Tathra, NSW 2550
  • Capacity: 150
  • Info: On the far South Coast, Kianinny is an affordable wedding venue where the entire 150+ guest list can stay in self-contained bush cottages. Two covered pavilions provide a choice of reception venues and ceremonies can be held in a bush setting or on the lake pontoon. Wedding packages are less than $90 per person and the venue offers plenty of entertainment for a weekend stay including zip lining, archery, put putt, tennis and volleyball. 

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3. Country Venues

With a coastline spanning more than 400km, the South Coast has a diverse and plentiful supply of fresh air and open countryside. From farms to wineries to secluded bushland resorts, we've put together a shortlist of the 18 best country venues on the South Coast. Here's two completely different options to consider:

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Oaklands Event Centre

  • Address: 3546 Princes Hwy, Pambula, NSW 2549
  • Capacity: 40 - 300
  • Info: Oaklands Event Centre is one of the largest wedding venues on the South Coast. The rustic shed caters for wedding receptions of up to 300 guests with packages from $70 per person. An adjacent beer barn is ideal for post wedding recovery events and the farm's homestead is the perfect spot to get ready and have a ceremony in the garden. 

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Wildwood Kangaroo Valley

  • Address: 407D Bendeela Rd, Kangaroo Valley, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 90
  • Info: Eco friendly wedding venue in secluded South Coast bushland offering complete privacy and peace. Cliff top wedding & elopement ceremonies with marquee receptions in a light filled pavilion. DIY & BYO wedding packages include venue hire from $4,000.

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4. Small Wedding Venues

Small weddings and elopements of 2 - 60 guests are well catered for on the South Coast. The region offers private homes, micro farms, luxury villas and more which you can find on our complete list of small South Coast wedding venues. Here's two options to consider:

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Bundara Farm

  • Address: 18 Wire Ln, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 30
  • Info: Bundara Farm is a micro wedding venue for a maximum of 30 guests with accommodation for everyone on the property. Wedding packages start at $9,800 for 3 day minimum hire. Organise your own catering, drinks and all other wedding suppliers. The property offers a unique variety of locations for weddings & receptions including stables and a wisteria deck in the garden. 

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Bangalay Villas

  • Address: 30 Staples St, Shoalhaven Heads, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 20 - 80
  • Info: Bangalay Villas is one of the most luxurious stay-and-play wedding venues on the South Coast. Located on the beachfront, wedding ceremonies can be held on the sand or alternatively, in the manicured gardens. Wedding reception packages start at $5,000 and include exclusive hire of the restaurant. 16 poolside villas provide accommodation for guests and there's an onsite day spa and golf. 

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5. Waterfront Wedding Venues

The South Coast has many waterways from the Shoalhaven River to lakes and dams. It's also coastal of course, and offers a long stretch of beaches and cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Explore the 18 best waterfront wedding venues on the South Coast. The following two venues make the shortlist.

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Mollymook Beachside Weddings

  • Address: 72 Golf Avenue, Mollymook, NSW 2539
  • Capacity: 220
  • Info: An absolute beachfront wedding location with ceremonies on the white South Coast sand and receptions enjoying uninterrupted views over the ocean. Budget wedding venue with reception packages from $117 per person. 

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City Beach Function Centre

  • Address: 1 Marine Dr, Wollongong, NSW 2500
  • Capacity: 420
  • Info: Affordable function centre with all inclusive wedding packages from $99 per person. The venue is located on Wollongong City Beach and offers wedding receptions with views over the ocean. One of the cheapest venues for a beachfront wedding reception on the South Coast.

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6. Barns & Sheds

The South Coast offers two main types of barns and sheds for weddings. There's refurbished sheds that retain their rustic wrought iron features and exposed wooden beams. And there's modern barns which have been purpose built for events in recent years and offer the kind of blank canvas that delights wedding stylists. We've got both types on our shortlist of the South Coast's best wedding barns. These two are fine examples of what a renovated and repurposed barn venue looks like...

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Barn On The Ridge

  • Address: 24 Clyde Ridge Rd, Morton, NSW 2538
  • Capacity: 130
  • Info: This aptly named South Coast wedding venue happens to be a barn, located on a ridge. And the ridge affords spectacular views over the surrounding green slopes and countryside. Offering a unique mix of rustic character and modern charm, the barn is perfect for DIY wedding receptions. Wedding packages start at $10,000 including venue hire, exclusive use of the entire 55 acres and BYO catering & alcohol. 

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Rustic Wedding Venue Yallah NSWThe Woolshed

  • Address: 601 Princes Hwy, Yallah, NSW 2530
  • Capacity: 150 - 350
  • Info: This renovated shearing shed has been repurposed as a DIY wedding venue with wooden floors and exposed beams providing the ideal backdrop for relaxed, rustic weddings. Wedding packages include venue hire with food and drinks exclusively catered by Fine Spun Catering. This South Coast reception venue is conveniently located 20 minutes south of Wollongong.

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7. Rustic Wedding Venues

Most rustic wedding venues in Australia are barns and sheds situated on repurposed farmland, but the South Coast offers a slightly more unique variety. From award winning gardens to tree top eco retreats, here's an amazing shortlist of 14 rustic wedding venues on the South Coast. Check out the unique wedding accommodation offered by Worrowing below.

BYO wedding venue worrowingWorrowing Jervis Bay

  • Address: 81 The Wool Rd, Worrowing Heights, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 180
  • Info: Historic 250 acre coastal farm with 12+ ceremony locations and 2 reception venues centred around manicured gardens and dams. Weddings can be held in the hay shed and a larger refurbished shed is a light filled space that's perfect for self styled wedding receptions. Packages start at $10,500 and exclusive use of the property for weddings is available with accommodation bookings for 40 guests in unique boat sheds & wilderness huts.

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Paperbark Camp

  • Address: 571 Woollamia Rd, Woollamia, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 100 Bunyah, Outdoors
  • Info: One of the most unique wedding venues on the South Coast is the tree top Bunyah at Paperbark Camp. The restaurant caters for sit down wedding receptions from $10,000 and ceremonies can be held in a bush or waterfront location. Exclusive weekend hire available with accommodation bookings for up to 40 guests in the permanent eco-friendly safari tents. 

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8. BYO Venues

Most South Coast venues that offer BYO packages enable you to hire the venue, choose your own caterers and bring your own alcohol. Some venues require you to utilise preferred caterers while others allow food trucks or 3rd party providers to use the onsite commercial kitchen. Get the full run down on our shortlist of 12 BYO wedding venues on the South Coast. These two goodies let you BYO alcohol + have your choice of caterers. 

barns sheds wedding venue driftwoodThe Driftwood Shed

  • Address: 111 Terara Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 100
  • Info: Driftwood Shed is a unique 100 year old rustic shed filled with fascinating old-world wares. It sits next to a white marquee and adjoining lawns creating the perfect spot for relaxed outdoor wedding receptions. Wedding packages include venue hire with BYO alcohol & catering. Ceremonies can be held on the Shoalhaven River at the back of the property and there's accommodation for 6 onsite.  

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Hillview Heritage Estate

  • Address: 7277 Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 30 - 200
  • Info: Hillview Heritage Estate is an historic Vice Regal Retreat built in 1882. The location enjoys magnificent views over the valley and waterways below and is a stunning location for wedding ceremonies. Receptions can be held outdoors or in the estate's dining room. 8 Cottages provide on site accommodation for guests and you bring your own caterers and drinks.

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9. DIY Venues

There's a huge difference in the range of packages offered by DIY venues on the South Coast. The most DIY of DIY packages enable you to hire the venue for your exclusive use to organise your wedding using whatever suppliers you like. The least DIY packages provide catering packages to choose from but let you style the venue however you like.

The commonality in DIY venues is that they all offer a blank canvas reception space that can be decorated in your chosen wedding theme. Here's two venues that are fully DIY. The rest can be found on our complete list of DIY wedding venues on the South Coast.

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Figbird Cottage

  • Address: 330 Comerong Island Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150 
  • Info: At Figbird Cottage, stunning rose gardens border the largest European marquee on the South Coast. Wedding receptions can also be held on the lawns outside the marquee and there's plenty of places in the gardens for ceremonies surrounded by the relaxed pace of farm life. Affordable wedding packages include venue hire from $3,500 per day or $6,000 for 3 days/2 nights. The price includes 2 nights accommodation in two cottages for 8+ guests and BYO ffood trucks & drinks. 

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Kullindi Homestead

  • Address: Booderee National Park, Ellmoos Rd, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 20 - 200  
  • Info: Historic homestead and wedding venue on the edge of Sussex Inlet waterway. Ideal budget-friendly location for private wedding ceremonies and outdoor receptions on the spacious waterfront lawns. Exclusive hire of the venue starts at $2,800 including a weekend stay in 5 self-contained units. One of the few private properties on the South Coast that can be booked as a wedding venue. Fully DIY & BYO. Marquees are allowed.

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10. Exclusive-Use Wedding Venues

Having your wedding venue to yourself without strangers to spectate or interrupt proceedings, lends a relaxed atmosphere to your wedding day. These 13 exclusive-use wedding venues on the South Coast offer exactly that. Here's two from the list that offer completely private ceremony and reception locations.

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Seacliff House

  • Address: 139 Princes Hwy, Gerringong, NSW 2534
  • Capacity: 180 
  • Info: Enquire more than 18 months in advance to secure a date at this popular Gerringong wedding venue. The light-filled, purpose built barn at Seacliff House is surrounded by lush farmland with spectacular views over rolling green pastures to the ocean. Venue hire starts at $8,000 with a choice of additional food & beverage packages. There's also a choice of accommodation on the property including a brand new luxury farmhouse. 

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Mali Brae Farm

  • Address: 562 Nowra Rd, Moss Vale, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 120   Gardens, Hay Shed
  • Info: Boutique wedding venue on private 90 acre farm with 6 ceremony locations to choose from. The stunning landscaped gardens and extensive regional views offer incredible opportunities for wedding photos.  The reception venue is an elegantly transformed hay shed which retains its rustic origins.  Wedding packages include venue hire from $5,000.

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11. Wineries

Wineries offer an elegant and picturesque location for weddings. Here's two popular vineyards from our shortlist of the South Coast's best winery wedding venues.

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Mimosa Wines

  • Address: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 180 
  • Info: 200 acre winery and wedding venue nestled between South Coast beaches & national park. The elevated reception venue offers sweeping views of the surrounding landscape and the grounds provide several spots for wedding ceremonies. Wedding packages start at $8,000 and provide access to a private farmhouse and seperate cottage. 

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Crooked River Wines

  • Address: 11 Willowvale Rd, Gerringong, NSW 2534
  • Capacity: 100 - 200
  • Info: Wedding ceremony and reception venue amongst the vines with spectacular views across the South Coast countryside and mountains to the ocean. The function centre provides an ideal blank canvas for rustic wedding receptions. 

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12. Marquee Wedding Venues

From clear roofed marquees that enable you to dance under the stars to rustic teepee bars with festoon lighting and a festival ambience, the South Coast just might be the capital of marquee wedding venues in NSW. Here's our list of the top 8 marquee wedding venues on the South Coast. Here's two of the more urban options amongst a raft of rural diamonds...

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Ravensthorpe Guesthouse & Restaurant

  • Address: 56 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park, NSW 2527
  • Capacity: 200 
  • Info: Wedding venues at this romantic Georgian manor house include a conservatory, adjoining courtyard and marquee. 3 acres of classic gardens provide a stunning setting for wedding ceremonies with a mountain backdrop.

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The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

  • Address: 31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 200
  • Info: The Sebel Hotel is a stunning coastal venue offering garden weddings and marquee receptions overlooking Kiama Harbour.  An affordable wedding venue with packages from $119/pp and a minimum spend of $11,600. A great spot to stay after the wedding with accommodation onsite and plenty of nearby attractions. 

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13. Outdoor Wedding Venues

If you're looking for a garden venue or somewhere you can dine on long tables in the great outdoors, this is the shortlist for you: 14 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues on the South Coast. Here's a couple of options you can stamp your style on:

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Tilba Valley Winery

  • Address: 947 Old Hwy, Corunna, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 100+
  • Info: Family run boutique winery located on the shores of Corunna Lake on the South Coast. Budget friendly waterfront weddings that are off the beaten track. You will not find Tilba Valley Winery on the usual list of South Coast wedding venues, and hence, weddings here are quite unique.

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Weddings in the Wilde

  • Address: 71 Ryans Ln, Wildes Meadow, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 200
  • Info: Secluded wedding venue surrounded by native Australian bushland on the South Coast. Ideal place for relaxed, outdoor weddings with a unique log chapel & wood floor marquee. BYO wedding packages include affordable venue hire from $7,000 + budget friendly accommodation for the entire guest list to stay the weekend. Late curfew.

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14. Farms

Small farms, big farms, working farms and flower farms - here's 8 farm venues on the South Coast that are perfect for relaxed and fun weddings. The following two Shoalhaven wedding venues top the shortlist with other options including farms in Jervis Bay, Ulladulla and Pambula on the far South Coast.

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Willow Farm

  • Address: Galls Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 130  Shed, Farm
  • Info: Willow Farm is a 160 acre wedding venue on lush green paddocks. A rustic entertainment shed offers the perfect location for DIY & BYO wedding receptions and there's a choice of great spots including creek frontage for wedding ceremonies. Stay for the weekend with beds for 10 guests. Venue hire starts at $10,000.

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Terara Park Farm

  • Address: 174 Millbank Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 50 - 180
  • Info: Terara park is a 22 acre horse farm that offers affordable weddings from under $80 per person. The dam and overhanging jetty provide an idyllic spot for laid back wedding ceremonies while the converted indoor arena barn is perfect for rustic wedding receptions. 4 units are available to sleep 12 guests onsite. 

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15. Pet Friendly Wedding Venues

Want to bring your dog or horse or a fluffy floral-wreath wearing llama to your wedding? You'll need to have your ceremony at one of these pet-friendly wedding venues on the South Coast. Here's a couple of options to get your search started...

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Fitzroy Inn

  • Address: 1 Ferguson Cres, Mittagong, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 150
  • Info: Fitzroy Inn is a pet friendly wedding venue on 5 acres of manicured gardens. Wedding receptions are held in the restaurant and adjoining marquee and there's boutique accommodation for 30 guests in the historic guest house. The entire property is available for exclusive venue hire.

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Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Address: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 145
  • Info: Growwild wildflower farm offers 25 picturesque and colourful garden acres and provides a number of wedding locations including a barn & permanent marquee. A budget friendly wedding venue where you can BYO alcohol & catering and hire the grounds for your exclusive use. A registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust. 

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16. Garden Venues

There's no wedding quite so picture perfect as a garden wedding. Here's a shortlist of the best garden wedding venues on the South Coast for both ceremonies and receptions. The following two garden venues are most likely to have availability for last minute weddings. 

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Berry Beach Holiday Cottage

  • Address: 10 Coolaroo Pl, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 60
  • Info: Small wedding venue at a private cottage surrounded by picturesque South Coast farmland. Suitable for intimate garden weddings and marquee receptions. The property also has a dining room for micro wedding receptions and sleeps 4 onsite.

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Terara Riverside Gardens

  • Address: 135 Terara Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 120
  • Info: 5 acres of stunning gardens on the Shoalhaven River are an idyllic setting for waterfront wedding ceremonies. A permanent oversized love sign is a must-do photo opportunity there's a barn or greenhouse for indoor ceremonies and receptions. Wedding packages include venue hire from $10,000.

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17. Glamping Venues

What kind of glamping wedding do you want? A luxury experience in semi-permanent safari tents? A glamping village with all wedding guests staying with you? Or a romantic wedding night in a glamping set up for two? Here's two venues that offer the option of wedding night glamping or search all South Coast glamping venues

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The Cove

  • Address: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Info: Coastal wedding venue with its own private beach. The Cove is the ideal wedding location for a weekend getaway. There's a 7 room house plus cabins onsite and the option for additional guests to glamp. Wedding packages include dry venue hire from $10,000. BYO caterers and drinks.

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Secrets of Terara

  • Address: Millbank Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 100
  • Info: A secluded wedding venue in the Shoalhaven woodlands. The 13 acre property is available for exclusive weekend hire with wedding packages from $5,000. An onsite homestead sleeps 20 + there's an option for glamping. 

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18. Blank Canvas Venues

Blank canvas wedding venues offer the opportunity to put your own unique styling touches to your wedding ceremony and reception. From cheap wedding venues that look a million dollars with a little styling (hello surf club below) to bespoke venues with blank white walls, explore the best blank canvas wedding venues on the South Coast. Here's two vastly different alternatives...

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Nowra Culburra SLSC

  • Address: 4 Farrant Ave, Culburra Beach, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 130
  • Info: Coastal wedding venue with affordable hall hire from $2,200. Wedding ceremonies can be held in front of the surf club on Culburra Beach. BYO catering & drinks and style the clubhouse in any wedding theme. 

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Cupitts

  • Address: 58 Washburton Rd, Ulladulla, NSW 2539
  • Capacity: 150
  • Info: Cupitts is a well known wedding venue and boutique winery on the South Coast. The farm style venue also has a brewery, fromagerie and cottage accommodation for 4. Weddings enjoy rural views across the vineyard to Burrill Lake. Ceremony packages start at $1,500 and all-inclusive wedding receptions in the restaurant from $12,500.

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For the full list of 74 South Coast Wedding Venues, plus all the info on accommodation & onsite features grab yourself a copy of The Complete List of 74 South Coast Wedding Venues below. 

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. 

South Coast Destination wedding venues
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. 

Blue Mountains Destination for Weddings
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.

Destination Wedding Location Byron Bay
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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Coast Farm Venues

Wanting a farm wedding on the South Coast?  Get your gumboots ready because we’ve got loads of options to share with you.  Here’s a list of the most recommended Farm wedding venues on the South Coast. 

And just a heads-up, farms are one of the first venues to get booked out during peak wedding season so make sure you enquire with them early.  Here’s a run down on the farms available for weddings on the South Coast...

Farm Venues on the South Coast

small wedding venue figbird
Figbird Cottage

Capacity: 150+
Location: Terara, NSW
Info: Figbird Cottage is a farm wedding venue surrounded by peaceful grazing paddocks. This all-in-one country venue offers English garden and lawn ceremonies, marquee + outdoor wedding receptions and accommodation onsite in two country cottages. Wedding packages include affordable day hire from $3,000 or 3 day/2 night stays from $6,000. A relaxed DIY & BYO wedding venue neighbouring picturesque dairy farm land.

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Driftwood Shed

Capacity: 100
Location: Terara, NSW
Info: The Driftwood Shed is a rustic wedding venue on 5 country acres next to the picturesque Shoalhaven River. With it's own private jetty, boat ramp, 100 year old shed, ambling gardens and mountain views, Driftwood Shed offers a laid back setting for luxe farm weddings. Packages include exclusive hire of the venue including the permanent marquee, trestle tables and mismatched chairs for 100 people. BYO alcohol & catering. 

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Bundara Farm

Capacity: 30
Location: Berry, NSW
Info: Bundara Farm is a micro wedding venue just 2 minutes from the bustling holiday village of Berry. It's the perfect location for small farm weddings where everyone stays onsite with exclusive use of the estate for the weekend. Wedding packages include 3 day hire with accommodation for up to 30 guests in the main homestead and 2 country cottages. Wedding venues include the rustic stables, a wisteria long table in the gardens, a cellar, the homestead lounge & deck and plenty of ceremony spots. BYO alcohol & catering or use the in-house wedding team.

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Worrowing Estate

Capacity: 180
Location: Jervis Bay, NSW
Info: Worrowing Estate is a 250 acre private farm in the scenic South Coast town of Jervis Bay. The coastal property offers 12+ ceremony locations centred around the farm's dams and manicured country gardens. Reception venues include a renovated barn and shed, which offer luxe-rustic spaces filled with light and stunning views across the green fields. Exclusive hire includes accommodation for up to 40 wedding guests in unique boat sheds and wilderness huts. Expect kangaroos in the late afternoons.

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Terara Park Farm

Capacity: 180
Location: Nowra, NSW
Info: Terara Park Farm is a 22 acre horse farm with a large converted indoor arena barn. Wedding venues include an overhanging jetty that makes a picturesque setting for outdoor ceremonies. The farm offers a laid back, waterfront setting for affordable rustic weddings in a peaceful rural setting. Accommodation on the farm includes 4 units that sleep 12 guests.

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Cupitts Estate

Capacity: 150
Location: Ulladulla, NSW
Info: Cupitts Estate is a farm, winery, brewery, fromagerie and South Coast wedding venue surrounded by lush, green paddocks and country views. Wedding ceremonies can be held on the farm and the restaurant provides the ideal blank canvas to style in your own wedding theme. Cupitts Estate offers accommodation in country cottages onsite.

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Oaklands Farm & Event Centre

Capacity: 300
Location: Pambula, NSW
Info: Oaklands Farm is one of the South Coast's largest barn wedding venues catering for rustic receptions of up to 300. The farm also has a beer barn that's ideal for pre & post wedding events such as a next day recovery brunch. Farm animals on the property include friendly horses, sheep and donkeys and the homestead gardens offer a private setting for country wedding ceremonies just a few steps from your accommodation.

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Willow Farm

Capacity: 130
Location: Berry, NSW
Info: Willow Farm is a 160 acre rural wedding venue near Berry on the NSW South Coast. The location offers a quiet and private country setting for luxury farm weddings with accommodation for 10. Receptions can be held outdoors on the farm, in a BYO marquee, or in the rustic "entertainment shed". Most couples have their wedding ceremony in a paddock under the ceremony tree. Wedding packages include exclusive venue hire with BYO catering and drinks.

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Barn on the Ridge

Capacity: 130
Location: 24 Clyde Ridge Road, Morton, NSW 2538
Info: Barn on the Ridge is a rural wedding venue on 55 acres of rugged farm land. The barn is a modern space with adjoining deck that overlooks stunning valley views across the South Coast countryside. A choice of wedding ceremony locations include paddocks, next to the dam or on the barn deck.

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Farm Wedding Locations: South Coast

For the full farm experience including climbing over paddock fences in your whitest best there’s plenty of working cattle and horse farms in the area.  All working farms have on-site accommodation so you can enjoy the property and it’s furry inhabitants over several days.

If sharing the views with a Llama or two and collecting chook eggs is more your thing there’s loads of farmlets and farm stay properties with DA approval for weddings.  These properties range in size and cater from elopements right up to weddings with 180 guests.

And if it’s largely the fresh and relaxing country air you’re looking for, many properties that double as event venues in the area are surrounded in neighbouring farm land.  These venues include wineries, breweries, estates and the like. Many of these venues are popular with couples as you can have a ‘farm wedding’ even though the venue isn’t actually a farm itself. For more farm wedding options explore our complete list of South Coast Wedding Venues.  

Other wedding venues on the South Coast that you may be interested in:

Barn wedding venues
Country wedding venues
Small wedding venues
Rustic wedding venues
Destination wedding venues

Whether you’re wanting to cuddle furry creatures or soak up the relaxing country air, enjoy peace and privacy or take in the epic farmland views across hills and out to the ocean, the South Coast has a huge variety of farm style properties for every type of wedding experience. 

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Farm Venues in the Illawarra

The Illawarra has several farm wedding venues, and they come with extra trimmings. There's a popular family-owned winery and microbrewery in Gerringong with views across rolling farm hills. There's a ceremony only wedding venue which offers the opportunity for rustic wedding photos. And there's a refurbished woolshed where you can style your own rustic wedding reception.

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Farm Venues in the Southern Highlands

A convenient two hours from both Sydney and Canberra and nestled in the stunning bush surrounds of the Southern Highlands, are several working farms which are hugely popular for weddings. From the luxurious Bendooley Estate to historic Mali Brae Farm and the rustic Sylvan Glen Country Estate, find all the best farm wedding venues in the Southern Highlands. 

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Farm Venues in the Shoalhaven

Choosing a farm wedding in the Shoalhaven is exciting for everyone - both you, and your guests.  The landscape from its country paddocks to pristine white sand beaches, turquoise water and native bush surrounds makes it one of the most spectacular places in the world.  Adventure starts here!

For water lovers there’s surf beaches, kite surfing, snorkelling, diving and paddle boarding.  If you're engaging in water sports try to avoid bumping into a whale :) From May to November the annual migration takes place and you’ll easily spot whales heading to warmer waters from the coastline.  If you’re having a spring wedding in the area, keep your eye out for the newborn whale calves on their way back south. 

Aside from the other aquatic wildlife attractions including seals, penguins and dolphins, you might also spot an elusive platypus if you’re staying or getting married at one of the area’s many farms.  Just about all farms have resident kangaroos, the area has a healthy population of wombats and the birdlife here is to behold.

Bundara Farm KometHave a cuddle with Komet at Bundara Farm

Several South Coast farms have enough onsite accommodation to sleep your entire guest list. These farms enable you and your guests to stay for the weekend, hiring the property for your exclusive use of all facilities onsite.

The South Coast also has plenty of not-exactly-a-farm wedding venues surrounded by farmland.  There are wineries where cows graze in the surrounding paddocks.  There’s a farmlet with affordable marquee options.  There’s also a horse farm where you can enjoy a peaceful and private wedding ceremony on the banks of the Shoalhaven River followed by a rustic reception in the converted indoor arena. 

Whatever style of farm wedding you’re planning, there’s a property for it at a South Coast wedding venue.

Cover image: Translucent Photography @ Cupitts