45 Affordable Wedding Venues in NSW

Affordable wedding venues are found in all regions of NSW from popular Sydney beaches to hotspots like Byron Bay. There are cheap venues on the waterfront where you can host your wedding ceremony & reception in the one location, and there are budget country retreats that you can hire exclusively for the entire weekend. Whatever type of wedding you've got your heart set on, there's plenty of affordable venues in NSW where you can bring that vision to life. 

A cheap wedding venue offers packages that cost below the state average according to their location & what they offer. As a general rule, affordable venues usually cost no more than $100 per head as part of a wedding package with catering & beverages. Some of the cheapest venues on this list offer all-inclusive wedding packages with accommodation packaged into 3 day hire. Once the cost of accommodation is subtracted (which can be covered by attendees) the price per person falls well below the state average for weddings in NSW.

The region in which you choose to get married will have a substantial impact on the cost of venue hire and catering. It’s much easier to keep costs down in less populated areas of NSW such as rural towns like Mudgee or Wagga Wagga and regional holiday spots like Tathra on the South Coast and Forster or Yamba on the North Coast. Whereas finding cheap venues in Sydney is more of a challenge. 

Another great way to keep wedding costs down is to plan your wedding in the off peak season, which in NSW is between May and July. Most affordable wedding venues have more availability in the winter months and some charge discounted rates both for venue hire and all-inclusive packages.

Your other option is to take advantage of discounted rates that venues will usually offer to host your mid-week wedding. Fridays and Sundays attract cheaper wedding packages at some venues too. 

The following is a curated list of affordable wedding venues in NSW. All of these venues are either DIY & BYO (so you can hire your own caterers according to your budget), or they provide all-inclusive packages that cost substantially less than other venues. Browse the complete list of budget wedding venues in NSW, or choose from our top picks listed below:

Affordable Wedding Venues in NSW

Off-the-beaten-track Venues
Blue Mountains Venues
Byron Bay Venues
Central Coast Venues
Hunter Valley Venues
Illawarra Venues
Newcastle Venues
North Coast Venues
South Coast Venues
Southern Highlands Venues
Sydney Venues

Affordable Venues in the Blue Mountains

Budget friendly wedding venue - St Josephs Guesthouse
1. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Capacity: 10 - 100
  • Cost: $5,500 includes venue hire + 4 nights
  • Location: Hawkesbury - NSW

St Joseph's Guesthouse is a unique and affordable wedding venue built in the ruins of a 160 year old Catholic church. The 5 bedroom, 3 level heritage building offers the ideal all-in-one location for intimate weddings of up to 100 guests. 

The budget-friendly venue hire fee of $5,500 includes accommodation for 10 guests for 3 nights, with exclusive use of the entire property. You can get married under the original church bell, utilise the ground floor function area as your reception venue, or opt for a festival style wedding in the great outdoors.

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2. Australian Bushland Weddings

  • Capacity: 100 & 250
  • Cost: Enquire for wedding package prices
  • Location: Wisemans Ferry - NSW
  • Venue Info: Ultimate budget wedding venue with DIY or catered packages on request. 2 sites available including basic cabins, camping & amenities for the whole guest list. Affordable back-to-nature venue for your exclusive use for the weekend.

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Affordable wedding venue wisemans retreat
3. The Retreat at Wisemans

  • Capacity: 200
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $95 per person
  • Location: Hawkesbury River - NSW
  • Info: Affordable garden wedding venue on the Hawkesbury River. Fully inclusive wedding packages with accommodation for 120 onsite. Budget friendly cost per head make this one of the cheapest NSW wedding venues. Marquee weddings available. 

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4. Ding Dang Doo

  • Capacity: Max 100 but ideally suited to smaller weddings
  • Cost: 40 person wedding reception from $4,200 including accommodation for 2. 
  • Location: Lower Blue Mountains - NSW
  • Info: 30 Acre horse ranch with accommodation options onsite including cottages & glamping. Affordable wedding packages include 40 person ceremony + reception from $4,200 including accommodation for 2. 

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5. Riverside Oaks Resort

  • Capacity: 250
  • Cost: All inclusive wedding packages cost from $110 per head
  • Location: Hawkesbury River - NSW
  • Info: Waterfront golf course on 587 acres with a variety of picturesque locations for wedding ceremonies & photos. Affordable venue with 33 guest rooms available onsite.

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Budget friendly wedding venue secret creek
6. Secret Creek Cafe

  • Capacity: 70 Seated. 150 Cocktail.
  • Cost: Affordable wedding packages start at $3,000 hire + $40/pp including food. BYO alcohol.
  • Location: Lithgow - NSW
  • Info: Budget venue and vegan eatery located within a 200 acre native wildlife sanctuary with Wallabies, Dingoes, Emus & Tasmanian devils. Tranquil, secluded valley entirely yours for the day. 

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Affordable Venues in Byron Bay

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7. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: Byron Bay Hinterland - NSW
  • Capacity: 150
  • Cost: 3 day stay & play packages from $7,900

Midginbil is an affordable wedding venue on 400 picturesque acres surrounded by expansive views over rainforest and national park. One of the cheapest wedding venues to stay for 3 days with all your guests onsite.

This relaxed location is ideal for outdoor weddings in the beautiful temperate surrounds. There are 3 ceremony sites to choose from, an indoor + outdoor reception venue area, a communal farmhouse dining room (ideal for pre & post wedding events), a swimming pool, tennis & volleyball courts and a bonfire area. 

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8. Ardeena Events

  • Capacity: 130
  • Cost: 3 Day wedding packages from $10,500 including 8 units for 2 nights.
  • Location: Carool - NSW
  • Info: Affordable venue for weekender weddings. Spectacular ocean & hinterland views on 77 acres of lush rainforest and open fields. BYO alcohol & catering to minimise cost. 

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Affordable Venues on the Central Coast

Affordable Wedding Venue Fernbank Farm
9. Fernbank Farm

  • Capacity: 140
  • Cost: 20% off 2022 & 2023 Ceremony & Reception Packages. Book before 31/07/22 
  • Location: Wyong Creek - Central Coast, NSW

You may have seen Fernbank Farm on the 2020 season of MAFS. Stunning gardens surround a lake providing an ideal spot for waterfront ceremonies and there's also an impressive permanent iron arbor and majestic marquee. Fernbank Farm is an affordable wedding venue with elopements and micro wedding packages from $1,800. Caters receptions for up to 140 guests. 

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Affordable Venues in the Hunter Valley

Drovers Camp is a cheap wedding venue in the Hunter Valley NSW
10. The Drovers Camp Wedding Venue

  • Capacity: 100+
  • Cost: Wedding packages include venue hire
  • Location: 317 Elderslie Road, Branxton, NSW 2335

The Drovers Camp is a rustic, Australian-themed venue that offers inexpensive wedding packages in the Hunter Valley. The relaxed 120 acre property has previously been renowned for outdoor concerts and country music but has since had a makeover and now specialises in affordable country weddings.

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The Barn House is the cheapest wedding venue in the Hunter Valley NSW
11. The Barn House

  • Capacity: 100
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $5,000
  • Location: 37 Paterson Road, Bolwarra, NSW 2320

The Barn House is one of the cheapest wedding venues in the Hunter Valley. A DIY ceremony and reception venue, the Barn offers a rustic backdrop for relaxed country weddings. With the freedom to choose your own wedding suppliers, The Barn House offers the potential to fit all budgets.

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12. Moravia Park

  • Capacity: 200
  • Cost: Hire from $10,300 including accommodation for couple in the barn
  • Location: Lovedale - NSW
  • Info: Ultimate 3 day wedding venue with barn packages including most hire items for both ceremony & reception plus accommodation. No need for external hire items makes Moravia Park one of the Hunter Valley's more affordable wedding venues.

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13. Lonely Goat Olives

  • Capacity: 50
  • Cost: Weddings & elopements from $4,000. 
  • Location: Congewai - NSW
  • Info: Fully DIY venue in an established olive grove. Ideal for outdoor weddings & best suited to marquee or tipi style reception. BYO catering & alcohol makes Lonely Goat a cheap venue in the Hunter Valley. 

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Affordable wedding venue Hunter Valley NSW
14. Hunters Quarter

  • Capacity: 160
  • Cost: All inclusive wedding packages from $125/pp.
  • Location: Pokolbin - NSW
  • Info: Affordable venue on a private terrace in the vineyards. Located at the Cockfighters Ghost winery, Hunters Quarter is a foodie venue with stunning views over the vines. All inclusive packages are reasonably priced for the Hunter region from $125/pp. A 3 bedroom cottage is available onsite. 

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15. Woolshed Hill Estate

  • Capacity: 100
  • Cost: Enquire for current package prices
  • Location: Rothbury - NSW
  • Info: Reasonably priced private estate with a large dining room for weddings of up to 50 guests or multiple marquee locations for larger events. The estate sleeps 30 & has a tennis court, pool & bbq area. Save on reception costs by pitching a marquee on the tennis court.

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16. Pokolbin Village

  • Capacity: 100
  • Cost: Enquire for current package prices
  • Location: Pokolbin - NSW
  • Info: Pokolbin Village spans 100 acres in the heart of the Hunter Valley.  A variety of sites are available for marquee weddings & there's a budget friendly function room for smaller events of up to 60 guests. Accommodation available for everyone.

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Affordable Venues in the Illawarra

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17. Panorama House

  • Capacity: 380
  • Cost: All inclusive wedding packages from $70/pp
  • Location: Maddens Plains - NSW
  • Info: Panorama House is one of the best budget wedding venues in NSW. Located one hour from Sydney with 180 degree ocean views, this is the ideal location for an affordable waterfront wedding.

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18. The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

  • Capacity: 200
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $119/pp
  • Location: Kiama - NSW
  • Info: Overlooking Kiama Harbour, The Sebel offers stunning garden or waterfront weddings and receptions with everything included. An affordable holiday and wedding location with accommodation for the entire guest list.

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Mercure Gerringong is a budget wedding venue in the Illawarra NSW
19. Mercure Gerringong

  • Capacity: 50 - 180
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $99 per person
  • Location: 1 Fern St, Gerringong, NSW 2534

Mercure Gerringong Resort is an all in one wedding venue with all inclusive packages under $100 per person. There are classic style gardens in an intimate courtyard setting for wedding ceremonies with picturesque views across the hinterland to the ocean.

The resort offers discounted accommodation for all wedding guests onsite.

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Affordable Venues in Newcastle

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20. The Lock Up

  • Capacity: 100
  • Cost: $2,200 for reception space hire or $2,900 including ceremony
  • Location: Newcastle - NSW
  • Info: Originally Newcastle's police station, The Lock Up is now a contemporary art space in what used to be the exercise yard. Located in a heritage precinct, this affordable venue provides one of the most unique wedding locations in NSW. 

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Affordable Venues on the North Coast

Affordable wedding venue Goolawah Bush Retreat
21. Goolawah Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32 + camping
  • Cost: 3 day venue hire is $10,000 including accommodation
2022 SPECIALS (announced 17/6/22) - Limited last minute dates are now available in Nov & Dec '22 - Weekends $9,000 or mid-week $6,000 includes 3 nights for 32 guests

Goolawah Retreat is a cheap wedding destination for a weekend away with family & friends. For just $10k you get exclusive use of all 28 acres, use of 5 refurbished cottages and access to the new wedding reception venue which seats 90 and has views to the ocean.

You can DIY & BYO all your own suppliers to suit your budget. Camping is permitted and there's more accommodation nearby. Pet friendly. No curfew.

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22. Longview Farm

  • Capacity: 120
  • Cost: 2 Day exclusive use of property from $8,800. 
  • Location: Manning Valley - NSW
  • Info: Budget wedding venue in a rural location with riverfront ceremonies & shed reception. Smaller weddings suited to the luxury rotating house with additional camping & glamping accommodation options.

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23. Saltwater Fingal Bay

  • Capacity: 150
  • Cost: All inclusive packages from $80/pp
  • Location: Port Stephens - NSW
  • Info: Beachfront wedding ceremony & reception venue with all-inclusive budget friendly packages. Plenty of holiday accommodation nearby including cheap locations.

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affordable wedding venue valhalla
24. Valhalla

  • Capacity: 150
  • Cost: Enquire for current wedding prices
  • Location: Anna Bay - NSW
  • Info: Family owned & operated restaurant & bar on working farmland in Anna Bay. Valhalla at The Spruce Estate is home to the renowned 'Anna Bay Tomatoes' and provides the region with fresh veggies year round. An affordable venue with a homely feel.

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Affordable Venues on the South Coast

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25. Figbird Cottage

  • Capacity: 150
  • Cost: Venue hire packages from $4,500
  • Location: Terara - South Coast, NSW 
  • Info: One of the most affordable venues on the South Coast. Wedding packages include marquee hire, all furniture for both ceremony and reception, tableware, lighting & decorations plus multi-night accommodation for up to 8 people. BYO catering and alcohol. 

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Willow Farm weddings

26. Willow Farm

  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW

With a huge 160 acres exclusively yours for the weekend, Willow Farm is the perfect setting for relaxed country weddings. The property features spacious outdoor areas, a rustic entertainment shed, a marquee and lawn games area, yoga barn (and wet weather ceremony venue) and plenty of spots including a picturesque creek for wedding ceremonies & photos. 

Venue hire is $22,000 and includes a 2 night stay in luxury farmhouse accommodation for 10 guests, bar staff and props & decor. BYO food & beverages. Keep costs affordable by using the entertainment shed or the stunning outdoor space as your reception venue.

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27. Bewong River Retreat

  • Capacity: 130
  • Cost: Enquire for location hire
  • Location: Nowra - NSW
  • Info: Private 160 acre bushland estate on the Bewong River. Exclusively yours for the weekend with luxury bungalows for 38 + glamping. Affordable hire plus fully BYO & DIY. Reception spaces include function room & adjoining marquee.

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28. Kianinny Bush Cottages

  • Capacity: 150
  • Cost: All-inclusive venue packages under $90/pp
  • Location: Tathra -  NSW
  • Info: Affordable wedding venue & holiday destination all rolled into one. Self contained accommodation for the entire guest list in comfortable bush cabins. 2 Covered pavilions in bush setting with mini putt, archery, canoeing, swimming pool & a zip line on site. Flexible package options.

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29. Terara Park Farm

  • Capacity: 180
  • Cost: All-inclusive wedding packages under $80/pp
  • Location: Terara - NSW
  • Info: Inexpensive wedding venue on a 22 acre horse farm.  Wedding receptions in the indoor arena barn and ceremonies next to the dam. Accommodation for 8 available onsite.

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Affordable wedding venue oceanfront
30. Mollymook Beachside Weddings

  • Capacity: 220
  • Cost: All inclusive beachfront packages from $117/pp.
  • Location: Mollymook - NSW
  • Info: Absolute beachfront wedding venue with stunning ocean views. All inclusive reception packages under $120/pp make Mollymook Beachside Weddings one of the most affordable venues on the NSW South Coast.

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Affordable beachfront wedding venue
31. Nowra Culburra SLSC

  • Capacity: 130
  • Cost: Minimum spend $2,200 for hall hire
  • Location: Culburra Beach - South Coast, NSW
  • Info: Affordable blank canvas venue on the oceanfront. Commercial kitchen facilities and bar. BYO Catering, drinks and DIY styling. Cheap wedding venue in a spectacular beach location.

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Affordable Venues in the Southern Highlands

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32. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Capacity: 145
  • Cost: $7,000 Venue hire
  • Location: Alpine - NSW
  • Info: Growwild is a registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust. It's 25 picturesque and colourful acres provide a number of wedding ceremony locations plus a barn & permanent marquee for budget wedding receptions. Affordable accommodation is available for the entire guest list next door.

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Affordable wedding venue - Mali Brae Farm
33. Mali Brae Farm

  • Capacity: 10 - 110
  • Cost: Affordable packages for elopements, micro weddings & 60+ guests
  • Location: Moss Vale - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Info: Mali Brae Farm is an exclusive-use wedding venue with 6 ceremony venues and 2 reception venues to choose from. Affordable and all inclusive packages are available for elopements and micro weddings which are catered in Augustine's Room (seats 10 - 55 guests). Larger wedding receptions are held in the renovated barn. All furniture hire is complimentary and so too is overnight accommodation for the couple.

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34. Weddings in the Wilde

  • Capacity: 200
  • Cost: Enquire for package prices
  • Location: Fitzroy Falls - NSW
  • Info: Unique festival style wedding venue with chapel, marquee and accommodation for 140 guests. Well suited to food trucks, drink caravans and dancing under the stars. Fully BYO & DIY make Weddings in the Wilde a surprisingly cheap venue in the Southern Highlands. 

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Affordable Venues in Sydney

Cheap Wedding Venue Lords Estate Chapel
35. Lords Estate Chapel

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 80
  • Cost: $1,250 for use of chapel & gardens

The Lords Estate Chapel is an inexpensive wedding venue in Sydney and a hidden gem. The 140 year old refurbished chapel is a non-denominational wedding venue that seats 80 in removable pews. You can also hire the chapel as a unique reception venue and set up a long table for 30 guests with enough space for a lounge area.

Behind the chapel, the estate's main homestead has a period drawing and dining room that you can hire for private dining of between 8 - 12 seated guests. The estate is surrounded by beautiful gardens for wedding photos.

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Australian Botanic Gardens is a cheap wedding ceremony venue in Sydney
36. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

  • Capacity: 600+
  • Location: Mount Annan, NSW
  • Cost: Garden venue hire from $550

The Australian Botanical Gardens is one of the cheapest wedding ceremony venues in Sydney. Garden hire is available from $550 and you can add ceremony set up to your package. A choice of sites include lakeside gardens, a private tropical area and a woodland setting. Reception venues that seat up to 200 guests are also available onsite.

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37. William Inglis Hotel

  • Capacity: 700
  • Cost: Ceremony only from $80/pp and all inclusive packages starting at $145/pp
  • Location: Warwick Farm - NSW
  • Info: All inclusive venue with ceremonies in rose gardens and wedding receptions in the private riverside stables. An affordable venue with large spaces available for big fat Greek, Indian, Lebanese etc weddings.

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Affordable wedding venue in Sydney
38. Oliveto Ristorante

  • Capacity: 250
  • Cost: All inclusive wedding packages from $135/pp
  • Location: Brays Bay - Sydney, NSW
  • Info: An elegant, Harbour view wedding venue with all inclusive packages. Light filled space with floor to ceiling glass windows & plenty of open parkland for wedding ceremonies. Budget packages include catering & drinks and make Oliveto one of Sydney's best priced Harbour front venues.

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Affordable wedding venue rose bay
39. Club Rose Bay

  • Capacity: 250
  • Cost: All inclusive packages are around $150/pp
  • Location: Rose Bay - Sydney, NSW
  • Info: Harbour front wedding venue situated on the beach where ferries & sea planes are within walking distance. A budget venue with all inclusive packages in a dress circle location. 

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Affordable wedding venue killcare
40. Killcare Surf Club

  • Capacity: 150
  • Cost: Enquire for venue hire price
  • Location: Killcare Beach - Sydney, NSW
  • Info: Beachfront wedding venue with large balcony overlooking the sand and commercial grade kitchen. Have your wedding ceremony directly in front of the venue on the beach. Affordable weddings at this stunning venue are fully BYO & DIY.

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41. Springfield House

  • Capacity: 200
  • Cost: Wedding packages start at $126/pp.
  • Location: Dural - NSW
  • Info: 5 acres of private landscaped gardens situated close to Castle Hill in Sydney's hills district. Spectacular ceremony entrance via a sandstone staircase. Exclusively yours for the day. Springfield House is a popular budget wedding venue in Sydney.

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42. Three Williams Cafe

  • Capacity: 120
  • Cost: All inclusive packages from $110/pp
  • Location: Redfern - Sydney, NSW
  • Info: Located in a leafy inner-city suburb, Three Williams is a large minimalist style warehouse space sitting just below street level. A budget wedding venue with all inclusive packages in an urban location.

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Affordable Venues Off-the-beaten-track

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43. Crams Farm & Midginbil

  • Capacity: 150
  • Cost: 3 day stay & play packages from $7,900. 
  • Location: Tweed Valley - NSW
  • Info: 400 Acre eco resort with affordable 3 day wedding packages that include accommodation for your entire guest list. Picturesque property surrounded by lush rainforest and mountain views. Keep the venue cost down with BYO food & beverage and all guests pay their own accommodation.

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44. The Vinegrove

  • Capacity: Approx 150
  • Cost: Enquire for wedding packages
  • Location: Mudgee - Central Tablelands, NSW
  • Info: 100 acre vineyard and farm with ceremony & reception space right in the vines. The ultimate romantic wedding venue with an affordable price tag. Have your first dance under the stars. Optional accommodation for 8.

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45. Tangaratta Vineyards

  • Capacity: 220
  • Cost: All inclusive packages under $100/pp
  • Location: Tamworth - North West NSW
  • Info: 100+ year old chapel with adjacent large function space. Cheap hire packages to suit weddings on a budget.

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With the average cost of a wedding being well over $36,000 in Australia, competition for affordable wedding venues particularly in high density areas, is high. The earlier you're able to get organised and make decisions like where you want to get married and when, the better chance you'll have of getting first access to the more affordable wedding venues in that location. Wedding venues that offer cheap packages usually have limited availability and book out quickly. Which is why, if possible, it's a good idea to enquire 18 - 24 months in advance. This gives you the best chance of booking a cheap wedding venue in some of the best locations in NSW.  View the full list of affordable wedding venues in NSW.

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