Waterfront Wedding Venues in NSW

Australia offers an incredible choice of waterfront wedding venues, which is no surprise given we have one of the world’s longest coastlines. From beachfront and clifftop venues with ocean views, to riverfront properties and lakeside retreats. There are literally hundreds of waterfront wedding venues in Australia, and a diverse selection of them are right here in NSW.

Between the popular holiday spot of Byron Bay in northern NSW to the less well trodden beaches on the state’s far south coast, 2,137km of coastline, cliffs and national park provide a picturesque backdrop for many of the state’s waterfront wedding venues. Here's a list of just beach wedding venues dotted along the NSW coast.

But it’s not just oceanfront venues that make Australia one of the world’s best wedding destinations. Our inland rivers and waterways provide the setting for some of the country’s most Instagrammable wedding venues. From luxury oceanfront properties to affordable riverside retreats, here are 65 of our most recommended waterfront wedding venues in NSW.

Table of Contents

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

Waterfront Venues in the Blue Mountains

Waterfront Wedding Venue Berry Hill
1. Berry Hill Hawkesbury River

  • Location: 1832 River Road, Leets Vale, NSW
  • Capacity: 20 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 74+

Berry Hill is a brand new waterfront wedding venue with 2km of river frontage in the Hawkesbury. The 75 acre property is an undisturbed wilderness sanctuary that offers complete privacy for your 2+ day wedding. 

The expansive grounds are surrounded by a picturesque sandstone escarpment and offer a plethora of wedding ceremony locations. You create your own reception venue in the scenic outdoors with the use of onsite marquee, teepee or dome tent.

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Waterfront Venues in Byron Bay

Waterfront Wedding Venue Midginbil
2. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: BYO catering & drinks

Midginbil Eco Resort is a 3-day wedding venue in the Byron Bay hinterland with mid-week venue hire starting at $7,900. A short drive down the road is the waterfront ceremony venue of Crams Farm where couples having their wedding at Midginbil can choose to exchange vows.

Midginbil is a relaxed, holiday style wedding destination with lots of open gathering areas where you can spend time with wedding guests before & after your wedding. The property features two other ceremony areas onsite, a rustic and airy reception barn, bonfire site, swimming pool and tennis & volleyball courts.

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Ancora Weddings Northern NSW
3. Ancora Weddings

  • Location: 118 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: In Byron Bay
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive $150/pp

Ancora Weddings is a mediterranean-style waterfront reception venue at Tweed Heads just north of Byron Bay. Modern interiors feature polished timber floors, fresh white walls, a statement marble bar and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The space is filled with light and has a luxe airy vibe with beautiful water views over the inlet. 

Just 5 minutes from a choice of ocean front ceremony locations and with a wedding team onsite, Ancora Weddings is one of the easiest destinations for a waterfront wedding in Northern NSW. Menus are catered by UK celebrity chef Matt Kemp.

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Yamba Wedding Retreat Waterfront Destination
4. Riverside Ranch

  • Location: 151 Micalo Rd, Yamba NSW 2464
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Available in Yamba
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Riverside Ranch, otherwise known as Yamba Wedding Retreat, is a 50 acre wedding venue on 800 metres of picturesque & private river frontage. Just 2 km to Yamba's shops and accommodation, this Clarence River venue offers an affordable and convenient location for destination weddings. Packages start at $6,600.

There are 4 ceremony locations and 3 reception areas on the property, a bridal suite for getting ready, a mobile horse float bar and a unique pontoon from which you can go for a romantic paddle along the waterway 'Gondola' style. The Moondance Saloon is the main covered reception venue which was the original barn and horse stables.

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Waterfront Venues on the Central Coast

Central Coast wedding venue Pullman Magenta Shores
5. Pullman Magenta Shores Resort

  • Location: 1 Magenta Drive, Magenta, NSW 2261
  • Capacity: 220 - 400
  • Accommodation: Apartment style hotel rooms
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive + elopement packages from $79pp

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Tuggerah Lake, Pullman Magenta Shores offers a variety of waterfront destinations for your wedding ceremony & reception. The 52 acre property is the only 5 star resort on the central coast and offers stunning water views from all apartments.

The resort has 6 reception venues and a wedding ceremony area on the lakeside lawns. There's also beautiful landscaped gardens for your wedding photos featuring 3 swimming areas, a pool bar and 18 hole championship golf course. 

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6. Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalow

  • Location: 27 Mawson Cl, Caves Beach NSW 2281
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Bungalows
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalow is a beachfront, all-in-one wedding venue with accommodation for 200. You can get married on the waterfront with stunning ocean views as your backdrop and guests are able to stay onsite after your wedding reception.

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Waterfront Venues in Hunter Valley/Newcastle

Greystone Estate is a luxury private estate & wedding venue in Pokolbin
7. Greystone Estate

  • Capacity: 32 - 110
  • Location: 617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320

Greystone Estate is a luxury estate set on 10 park-like acres of beautifully manicured lawns and gardens. Purpose-built for 32 guests to stay onsite for a luxury weekend away, the property comfortably caters for small weddings as well as those of up to 110 guests. 

A picturesque dam sets the scene for waterfront wedding ceremonies and there's an open air pavilion, modern function room and communal spaces throughout the main house that overlook views across the property. At Greystone Estate you have a private chef & 5 star wedding service available throughout your stay with 2 night venue hire from $13,800 (includes accommodation).

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8. Adams Peak Country Estate

  • Location: 66 Adams Peak Rd, Broke NSW 2330
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 24
  • Wedding Packages: $7,000 mid week, $12,000+ weekend inc accommodation

Adams Peak Country Estate is an all-in-one wedding destination in the Hunter Valley and has a pretty dam with waterfront jetty in front of which you can tie the knot. A unique open-sided rustic wedding shed overlooks the dam and spectacular country views. Onsite house sleeps 20 + cabin sleeps 4.

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waterfront wedding venue cypress
9. Cypress Lakes

  • Location: 15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 900
  • Accommodation: Hotel rooms & villas
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

At Cypress Lakes there are nine modern ceremony & reception venues that cater for small weddings & elopements to large gala events. Waterfront wedding ceremonies take place at the front of the property and there is a waterside rotunda that's ideal for intimate weddings. Golf course & spa onsite plus restaurant, bar and swimming pools.

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10. Albion Farm Gardens

  • Location: 869 Paterson Rd, Woodville NSW 2321
  • Capacity: 120
  • Wedding Packages: Ceremony hire

Wedding ceremony venue with 15 acres of spectacular gardens and water features. Receptions can be held at nearby Woodville School of Arts.

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waterfront wedding venue newcastle
11. Merewether Surfhouse

  • Location: 5 Henderson Parade, Merewether NSW 2291
  • Capacity: 350
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive $145/pp

With 180 degree ocean views, Merewether Surfhouse is a waterfront reception venue with an impressive backdrop. Caters for weddings from 40 to 350 guests in the upper floor function centre.

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Waterfront Venues in the Illawarra

waterfront wedding venue tumbling
12. Tumbling Waters Retreat

  • Location: 31 Stonehaven Rd, Stanwell Tops NSW 2508
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Luxury suites
  • Wedding Packages: Ceremony only $55+/pp, all inclusive $210+/pp

Tumbling Waters Retreat is a stunning clifftop wedding venue with uninterrupted water views, magnificent gardens, surrounded in nature with 12 luxury suites. You can hire the gardens for a waterfront wedding ceremony or book the entire location including reception venue which has huge windows overlooking the bay.

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13. Panorama House

  • Location: 811 Princes Hwy, Maddens Plains NSW 2508
  • Capacity: 380
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive $95+/pp

Panorama House is a budget friendly waterfront venue with 180 degree cliff top views over the Pacific Ocean. You can hire the rotunda for your wedding ceremony only from $1,000 or the stunning water view backdrop is included with reception packages.

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waterfront wedding venues seacliff
14. Seacliff House

  • Location: 139 Princes Hwy, Gerringong NSW 2534
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 20+ 
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Seacliff House is a popular wedding venue that gets booked out more than a year in advance. The modern barn has stunning water views across lush countryside to the Gerringong headlands. Price guide for weddings at Seacliff House is in the vicinity of $250 - $400 per person.

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15. The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

  • Location: 31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Hotel rooms
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive 

The Sebel Harbourside Hotel is a budget friendly, waterfront wedding venue on Kiama Harbour. Reception venues include function rooms and garden marquee. You can have a waterfront ceremony on the harbour front lawns.

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waterfront wedding venue headlands
16. Headlands

  • Location: Headland Ave & Yuruga St, Austinmer NSW 2515
  • Capacity: 350
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Headlands is an affordable ocean front reception venue with several ceremony locations within minutes walk including Austinmer Beach and Glastonbury Gardens.  

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Waterfront Venues on the North Coast

Goolawah Bush Retreat Waterfront Weddings
17. Goolawah Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32 + camping
  • Wedding Packages: Mid week $6,000, Weekend $10,000

Goolawah Retreat is one of the most affordable waterfront wedding venues in NSW. The 3 day packages from $6,000 include accommodation for 32 guests for 2+ nights. Simply hire in your choice of catering & beverages for a budget friendly destination wedding.

The property is located close to the ocean with a waterway between creating stunning views from the brand new reception pavilion. There are 5 refurbished cottages onsite and camping is permitted. More accommodation is nearby and the beach is a 2 minute drive.

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18. Longview Farm

  • Location: 95 Longview Cl, Caffreys Flat NSW 2424
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10+
  • Wedding Packages: week days $8,800+, weekends $14,000+

Longview Farm is a riverside country wedding venue with luxury onsite accommodation in a revolving house. With 1km of river frontage that meanders past the barn reception venue, waterfront wedding ceremonies and functions are idyllic here. 

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Heaven Gardens is a garden wedding venue on the Mid North Coast
19. Heaven Gardens

  • Location: 332 Lemon Tree Passage Rd, Salt Ash NSW 2318
  • Capacity: 120 Seated, 150 Cocktail
  • Accommodation: Available nearby
  • Wedding Packages: 3 day hire

Heaven Gardens is an affordable DIY & BYO wedding venue in the waterside destination of Port Stephens. The 5 acres of tranquil garden rooms features manicured lawns, rainforest boardwalks and a pavilion with adjoining dance floor. 

The pond with water fountain makes a beautiful backdrop for wedding ceremonies and garden parties for micro weddings and larger functions alike.

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waterfront wedding venue stanley
20. Stanley Park

  • Location: 77 Fullerton Cove Rd, Fullerton Cove NSW 2318
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15
  • Wedding Packages: Day hire $8,000

Stanley Park is a grand 8 bedroom Victoria style homestead surrounded by 28 acres of park-like grounds on the glistening waters of Fullerton Cove. Not far from Port Stephens, Stanley Park offers an all-in-one destination for waterfront weddings with a choice of ceremony sites and a large barn for DIY/BYO weddings.

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waterfront wedding venue banksias
21. The Banksias

  • Location: 1126 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Banksias is a luxury waterfront wedding retreat where bush meets the sea. Weekend hire for your exclusive use. Price guide for wedding packages is $500 - $1,000 per head. You get your own private waterway just 200m from the ocean.

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Waterfront wedding venue fingal bay
22. Saltwater Fingal Bay

Capacity: 150
Location: level 1/3 Marine Dr, Fingal Bay NSW 2315
Info: Idyllic beachfront wedding venue for ceremonies & receptions on the water. Plenty of accommodation available in this beach holiday region.

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23. Villa Vivante

Capacity: 120
Location: 111A Bruxner Park Rd, Korora NSW 2450
Info: Luxury French-inspired hilltop estate with stunning ocean views and swimming pool. 

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waterfront wedding venue tanilba
24. Tanilba House

Capacity: 90
Location: Tanilba House, 32 Caswell Cres, Tanilba Bay NSW 2319
Info: 6 bedroom heritage listed homestead on 3 acres of waterfront gardens in Port Stephens.

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Waterfront Venues in the Riverina

waterfront wedding venue nimbo
25. Nimbo Fork Lodge

Capacity: 150
Location: 330 Nimbo Rd, Killimicat NSW 2720
Info: Secluded and picturesque waterfront wedding venue on the fork of Tumut River and Nimbo Creek. Accommodation for 22.

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Waterfront wedding venue with pool
26. Tindarra Resort

Capacity: 250
Location: 79 Perricoota Rd, Moama NSW 2731
Info: 300m of river frontage for wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties and/or sit-down marquee receptions. Arrive by boat.

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waterfront wedding venue murray river
27. Perricoota Station

Capacity: 500
Location: Perricoota State Forest Road, Moama NSW 2731
Info: Rustic all-in-one wedding venue on 3.5km's of Murray River frontage. Arrive by boat to your waterfront wedding ceremony.

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Waterfront Venues on the South Coast

The Cove is a waterfront wedding venue in NSW
28. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 126
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

At The Cove you have your own private waterfront resort for the weekend (or midweek). The resort has is very own secluded beach, a sandbar on which you exchange vows with your feet in the water or a waterside garden should you prefer to stay off the sand. 

The spacious grounds offer an intimate setting for 3 day wedstivals, with an outdoor pavilion, relaxed garden bar, seated dining and cocktail areas all set up amongst romantic festoon lighting and fairy lit trees. 

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Waterfront wedding venue Willow Farm

29. Willow Farm

  • Location: Galls Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: 3 days $22,000

Willow Farm is a 160 acre relaxed country venue with a secluded creek and picturesque dam for waterfront wedding ceremonies. The property features spacious outdoor areas, a rustic entertainment shed, a marquee and lawn games area and yoga barn. Wedding packages include venue hire with a 2 night stay in luxury farmhouse accommodation for 10 guests. 

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Fig Tree Park is a new South Coast wedding venue 2min from the beach
30. Fig Tree Park

  • Location: 58 Sherringham Lane, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive elopements, DIY/BYO larger weddings

Fig Tree Park is a brand new ocean-facing wedding destination on the Sapphire Coast of NSW. Situated high on a hill in beautiful European style gardens, the property offers a birds eye view of the surrounding countryside and glistening sea waters.

Fig Tree Park is available to hire for all-inclusive elopements of up to 10 guests and has romantic barn accommodation for the newlyweds onsite. Larger weddings are DIY with space on the manicured lawns for a marquee.

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waterfront wedding venue bewong
31. Bewong River Retreat

  • Location: 2395 Princes Hwy, Bewong NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 38+
  • Wedding Packages: 3 days

Bewong River Retreat is a DIY/BYO ceremony & reception venue on 160 acres of riverfront bushland. Bungalows for 38 + glamping.

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NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Wedding Resort
32. NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort

Capacity: 20 - 120
Location: Banyandah Street, South Durras, NSW 2536
Info: Murramarang Beachfront Resort is one of the most affordable all-inclusive waterfront venues on the South Coast. The resort is located right on the beach and has stunning ocean views plus villas to accommodate all guests. Four reception venues cater for micro weddings of 20 - 40 guests up to functions of 120. 

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waterfront wedding venue mimosa
33. Mimosa Wines

Capacity: 180
Location: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
Info: 200 acre property nestled between beaches & national park. Sweeping views.

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waterfront wedding venue driftwood
34. Driftwood Shed

Capacity: 100
Location: 111 Terara Rd, Terara NSW 2540
Info: Rustic wedding venue on the Shoalhaven River. Private jetty and boat ramp.

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35. Terara Riverside Gardens

Capacity: 120
Location: 135 Terara Rd, Terara NSW 2540
Info: 5 acres of beautiful gardens on the Shoalhaven River. Indoor spaces include the barn or greenhouse.

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36. Worrowing Jervis Bay

Capacity: 180 
Location: 81 The Wool Rd, Worrowing Heights NSW 2540
Info: Historic 250 acre private property in Jervis Bay with 2 indoor spaces and unique accommodation including boat sheds and wilderness huts.

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waterfront wedding venue bangalay
37. Bangalay Villas

Capacity: 88
Location: 30 Staples St, Shoalhaven Heads NSW 2535
Info: Landscaped garden venue ideal for outdoor reception on the coast. Restaurant for indoor receptions + 16 luxury villas.

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38. Mollymook Beachside Weddings

Capacity: 220
Location: 72 Golf Ave, Mollymook NSW 2539
Info: Absolute beachfront wedding ceremonies and receptions. Budget friendly.

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39. Cupitts Estate

Capacity: 150
Location: 58 Washburton Rd, Ulladulla NSW 2539
Info: Boutique winery, brewery & fromagerie with cottage accommodation for 4 & views to Burrill Lake.

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40. Kianinny Bush Cottages

Capacity: 150
Location: 246 Tathra Rd, Tathra NSW 2550
Info: Weekend weddings on 100 acres of natural terrain with a freshwater lake as its centrepiece. Flexible packages.

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waterfront wedding venue terara farm
41. Terara Park

Capacity: 180
Location: 174 Millbank Rd, Terara NSW 2540
Info: A 22 acre horse farm with dam, overhanging jetty & massive converted indoor arena barn. Ideal for laid back rustic weddings. 4 units available.

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42. Tilba Valley Winery

Capacity: 100
Location: 947 Old Hwy, Corunna NSW 2546
Info: Family run boutique winery located at the scenic foothills of Mt Gulaga on the shores of Corunna Lake.

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43. Kullindi Homestead

Capacity: 200
Location: Booderee National Park, Ellmoos Rd, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
Info: Historic homestead with spacious lawns on the edge of Sussex Inlet waterway. Five self-contained units + room for glamping.

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Waterfront Venues in the Southern Highlands

Waterfront Wedding Venue - Mali Brae Farm
44. Mali Brae Farm

  • Location: 562 Nowra Rd, Moss Vale NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 30 - 110
  • Accommodation: Complimentary for 2
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Boutique wedding venue on 90 acres of idyllic grounds with water views of extensive dams, drystone wall features, sculptures and garden art, an old boat shed and jetty. 2 Reception venues include a large rustic barn and smaller luxe-rustic function room suitable for weddings of 30 - 55 guests.

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45. Weddings in the Wilde

Capacity: 140
Location: 71 Ryans Ln, Wildes Meadow NSW 2577
Info: Budget friendly weddings with a festival feel. Accommodation for up to 140 guests.

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46. Briars

Capacity: 200
653 Moss Vale Rd, Burradoo NSW 2576
Info: 15 acres of rural countryside with tranquil gardens, conservatory & lake-side gazebo in Bowral.

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waterfront wedding venue bendooley farm
47. Bendooley Estate

Capacity: 250
Location: 3020 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima NSW 2577
Info: One of Australia’s premier estates for weddings. From large formal weddings to more intimate and relaxed celebrations. Unique waterfront lake at it's centrepiece. Enquire early.

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Waterfront Venues in Sydney

Wedding Ceremony at Longreef Golf Club Sydney
48. Long Reef Golf Club

  • Location: Anzac Avenue, Collaroy, NSW 2097
  • Capacity: 140 - 250
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $130/pp (winter pricing)

Long Reef Golf Club on the Northern Beaches of Sydney offers waterfront wedding ceremonies and receptions overlooking Manly to the Central Coast. There is an outdoor terrace for drinks & canapés and golf buggies are provided with all wedding packages to transport the bridal party for wedding photos along the picturesque coastline nearby.

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49. The Boathouse

Capacity: 200
Location: Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach NSW 2108
Info: Sit down wedding receptions for 30 or larger cocktail weddings up to 200 guests. Absolute waterfront wedding venue at Palm Beach.

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waterfront wedding venue the spit
50. Ormeggio at the Spit

Capacity: 100
Location: D’Albora Marinas, Spit Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
Info: Relaxed and private boutique wedding venue looking onto stunning Middle Harbour and Pearl Bay. Flexible packages.

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Waterfront wedding venue freshwater
51. Pilu at Freshwater

Capacity: 60
Location: Moore Rd, Freshwater NSW 2096
Info: Spectacular ocean views and flexible packages for small weddings & elopements in Freshwater on the Northern Beaches.

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Sydney Harbour Wedding Venue Athol Hall
52. Athol Hall

Capacity: 200
Location: Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
Info: Located on Sydney Harbour, Athol Hall is an expansive waterfront venue with views to the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. The ceremony lawn leads down to a secluded beach that's an ideal spot for wedding photos. All-inclusive wedding packages from $105/pp.

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53. Oliveto

Capacity: 250
Location: 443 Concord Rd, Rhodes NSW 2138
Info: Elegant Italian restaurant in Brays Bay Reserve with water views.

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waterfront wedding venue manly beach
54. Beachside Dojo

Capacity: 150
Location: 2/55 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095
Info: Hampton's style wedding venue on Manly beach with additional private dining rooms for intimate weddings of 20 - 80 guests.

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55. Intercontinental Double Bay

Capacity: 495
Location: 33 Cross St, Double Bay NSW 2028
Info: Highly experienced in large cultural weddings. Sydney Harbour wedding venue located in the bayside village of Double Bay. Luxury guest accommodation.

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waterfront wedding venue watsons
56. Watsons Bay Hotel

Capacity: 350
Location: 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW 2030
Info: Iconic Sydney Harbour wedding venue with 32 boutique hotel suites. Ferry plus private boat access.

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Waterfront wedding venue jonah
57. Jonah's Whale Beach

Capacity: 122
Location: 69 Bynya Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108
Info: Nestled above Whale Beach with a spectacular cliff top garden, Jonah’s offers intimate weddings for up to 48 guests or exclusive use weddings for up to 122 guests. 

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waterfront wedding venue orso spit
58. Orso

Capacity: 250
Location: 79 Parriwi Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
Info: Absolute waterfront wedding venue in Middle Harbour, adjacent to the Spit Bridge in Mosman. Has its own beach, wharf, jetty and resident pelicans. 

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waterfront wedding venue manly skiff
59. Manly 16ft Skiff

Capacity: 150
Location: Cnr East Esplanade &, Stuart St, Manly NSW 2095
Info: Manly wedding venue with stunning water views of Sydney Harbour and captivating sunsets. 

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waterfront wedding venue sydney harbour bridge
60. Aqua Dining

Capacity: 150
Location: Northcliff St &, Paul St, Milsons Point NSW 2061
Info: Contemporary Italian restaurant with unrivalled views of Sydney Harbour. Situated at North Sydney Pool.

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waterfront wedding venue st mighaels
61. St Michael's Golf

Capacity: 200
Location: Jennifer St, Little Bay NSW 2036
Info: 180 degree uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean from the cliffs of Little Bay. Plenty of photo opportunities on this coastal golf course 20 minutes from Sydney.

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Waterfront wedding venue public dining
62. Public Dining Room

Capacity: 110
Location: 2A The Esplanade, Mosman NSW 2088
Info: Quiet wedding venue on Balmoral Beach with private dining room for weddings up to 40 guests and a terrace up to 75. 

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waterfront wedding venue ovolo
63. Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Capacity: 300
Location: 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Info: Heritage-listed waterfront venue on Woolloomooloo Wharf with views of Sydney Harbour and a range of creative spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. 

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waterfront wedding venue bondi
64. Rocker Bondi

Capacity: 104
Location: 5/39-53 Campbell Parade, North Bondi NSW 2026
Info: Neighbourhood cafe, restaurant, bar and coastal wedding venue at Bondi Beach with a casual European feel.

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waterfront wedding venue metro
65. Metro Mirage Hotel Newport

  • Location: 2 Queens Parade West, Newport NSW 2106
  • Capacity: 30 - 130
  • Accommodation: Hotel rooms
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Metro Mirage Hotel is a waterfront wedding venue in Pittwater that caters for weddings from 30 - 130 guests and sleeps 100.

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Waterfront wedding venues are extremely popular in NSW with many couples opting to exchange vows in front of the picturesque backdrop of sparkling waterways. And it's not just ocean-front wedding venues that are in high demand, riverfront properties can also book out up to 18 months or more in advance. We recommend enquiring early with any of the wedding venues on this list, which you can do using the links provided.

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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

Destination Venue The Cove
1. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Jervis Bay, NSW
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 126
  • Wedding Packages: 3 days exclusive use

The Cove is top of the list for wedding destinations in NSW for good reason. You get your very own private beach, at your very own private resort where all your favourite people stay with you onsite for the weekend.  

The secluded 3 acre seaside oasis is located on the white sands of Jervis Bay and offers intimate gathering areas both indoors and out for pre & post wedding events. The relaxed & intimate outdoor setting features an open pavilion, garden bar with festoon lighting and romantic fairy lit trees. intimate space to enjoy time with loved ones. 

Your wedding ceremony can take place on your own private beach, barefoot on a secluded sand bar or in the waterfront gardens. As the sun sets cocktails are served under fairy lights at the outdoor bar. There is a brand new reception venue known as 'The Wedding Hall' for covered events, or you can set up outdoor tables for alfresco dining. 

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Country wedding venue South Coast NSW - The Woods Farm
2. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Jervis Bay - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120
  • Wedding Packages: 3 days exclusive use

In a woodland setting reminiscent of a fairy tale, old tractors sit regal and chandeliers hang unexpectedly from trees. Wander further and you'll find hidden in the woods a decadently furnished, open air chapel complete with an extravagant arbor through which you make your grand entrance to the altar. Welcome to The Woods Farm - one of the world's most unique wedding destinations.

This 40 acre wedding wonderland is exclusively yours for 3 days with all guests staying onsite with you. The property features a luxe rustic reception venue that carries with the chandelier theming and has a built in bar. Large doors open onto an expansive games lawn with a fire pit.

A permanent glamping village adds to the luxe rustic, vintage vibe and luxury bathroom and kitchen amenities service all guests for the duration of the weekend. There's a swimming pool, goats and a handful of other friendly farm stay animals to enjoy and of course, the woods to explore. Accommodation includes 8 x 3 bedroom cottages.

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St Josephs Guesthouse - Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains
3. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: Hawkesbury, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: $5,500 (3 days inc accommodation)

The unmistakable St Joseph's Guesthouse is an award winning wedding destination built in the ruins of a 160 year old church. Now transformed into a luxury 5 bedroom residence with plunge pool and idyllic bush views, the building offers an utterly unique and magnificent backdrop for small destination weddings.

On the ground floor an elegant function area seats up to 60 guests or caters for standing functions with up to 100. You can get married under the internal arch or on the sandstone steps under the original church bell which still works today.

The outdoor setting around the church is beautifully peaceful with stunning valley views and offers an ideal setting for relaxed, festival-style wedding receptions. With your choice of catering and BYO drinks, St Joseph's Guesthouse is also one of the cheapest wedding destinations in NSW.

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Wedding Venue Byron Bay Midginbil Hill Eco Resort
4. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: Northern Rivers, NSW
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: 3 days from $7,900 midweek

Slightly off-the-beaten-track in the hinterland of Byron Bay, Midginbil Eco Resort offers relaxed & peaceful, 3 day destination weddings set within sub-tropical rainforest surrounds. This venue is one of the most tranquil wedding destinations in NSW.

The 400 acre property sleeps all guests onsite in a range of accommodation options including cottages and luxurious permanent safari tents. The main homestead provides catering for guests during their stay and guests are welcome to BYO drinks for pre & post wedding events.

Your wedding reception is DIY/BYO providing the ability to cater within your budget. The reception venue is a weather proof open barn surrounded by grounds perfect for outdoor cocktails & canapés with a bonfire for later in the night. If you're looking for a relaxed & unique location for a destination wedding, Midginbil is ideal. 

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North Coast Wedding Venue Goolawah Bush Retreat
5. Goolawah Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32 (5 cottages) + camping
  • Wedding Packages: Mid week $6,000, weekend $10,000 (inc 3 days accommodation)

Goolawah Retreat is a new wedding destination located a few minutes from coastal holiday spot of Crescent Head on the NSW mid north coast. It's on this list for its size, convenient amenities, location and price. At just $6,000 for a 3 night stay for 32 guests including exclusive use of the property for your wedding ceremony & reception, the value for money here is exceptional.

Goolawah Retreat is a secluded, 28 acre property surrounded by native bushland. It has ocean views and is within a short drive of the beach as well as other nearby accommodation and shops in Crescent Head. Onsite are 5 refurbished cottages, each sleeping 6 people. 

A brand new open sided reception pavilion overlooks the manicured lawns and caters for up to 90 seated guests but suits more intimate events of 30 - 40 guests equally well. It has commercial kitchen facilities. There are no neighbours near Goolawah and hence, there is no curfew.

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Destination wedding venue South Coast
6. Willow Farm

  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: $22,000 3 days inc accommodation

Willow Farm offers the epitome of class when it comes to DIY wedding destinations. The 160 acre South Coast property is just minutes to nearby beaches but is surrounded by lush green farmland synonymous with Sydneysiders' favourite holiday spot of Berry.

Willow Farm weddings are all about the luxe country landscape with versatile indoor + outdoor spaces providing the bones on which to create your special day. Centred around a rustic entertainment shed is a marquee site, adjoining games lawn and space to set up outdoor dining and/or an outdoor dance floor.

Ceremony sites includes gardens, a ceremony tree paddock or a quiet little brookside spot where you can tie the knot to the sounds of gentle trickling water. Owner Keri is a highly experienced events manager and offers a more 'all inclusive' option if you prefer. 

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Fig Tree Park is a new South Coast wedding venue 2min from the beach
7. Fig Tree Park

  • Location: 58 Sherringham Lane, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Wedding Packages: Elopements from $4,990

Fig Tree Park is the newest wedding destination in NSW and is a beautiful European style property highly suited to elopements, micro weddings and receptions of up to 200 guests. The 33 acre estate is perched on a hilltop just a couple of minutes from the tourist town of Tilba Tilba and overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Montague Island.

Elopements start at $4,990 for a 2 night stay including exclusive use of the grounds for 3 days with the option of a private chef to cater for 10 guests onsite. Indoor + outdoor ceremony & reception areas include the manicured lawn with unobstructed ocean views, a fairy-lit Fig Tree and an up-lit olive grove and a private dining room within the homestead.

For larger weddings you get access to the refurbished onsite barn or there is the option of installing a marquee and/or outdoor dance floor on the lawns overlooking the incredible views. Larger wedding packages include accommodation for two and price depends on numbers. Enquire for details.

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Mali Brae Farm is a 160 acre country wedding venue in the Southern Highlands
8. Mali Brae Farm

  • Location: 562 Nowra Rd, Moss Vale, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 30 - 110
  • Wedding Packages: Elopements, Micro Weddings & 60+ People
  • Accommodation: Complimentary for 2

Mali Brae Farm is a family owned and operated boutique wedding venue on a 90 acre farm in the Southern Highlands. This property caters to two distinct types of destination weddings. Micro weddings are accommodated in the brand new Augustine's room and larger weddings in the original (and beautifully refurbished) hay shed.

Augustine's room seats between 30 - 55 guests and features a modern fireplace, luxe curved bar and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lush green surrounds. The hay shed features a rustic brick fireplace, polished wood floors, corrugated iron and exposed timbers. 

For your wedding ceremony and pre dinner drinks there are 6 locations to choose from including the landscaped gardens and rustic ruins surrounding the main building. There's a seperate indoor barn for wet weather ceremonies and a popular waterfront location under weeping willows. 

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Destination Weddings Wolgan Valley
9. One&Only Wolgan Valley

  • Location: 2600 Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley, NSW 2790
  • Capacity: 2 - 90
  • Accommodation: 40 luxury villas
  • Wedding Packages: Priced to requirements

Wolgan Valley is a 7,000 acre luxury wedding destination located deep in the iconic Blue Mountains wilderness. With no man-made distractions in this nature reserve you have all the time in the world to focus on each other and your select few wedding guests.

The dramatic sandstone cliffs and open blue skies create a spectacular backdrop for your wedding ceremony wherever in the valley you choose to exchange your vows - before the Heritage Homestead or beneath an old elm tree. For your wedding reception there's the valley bar lounge and terrace, isolated outdoor deck or light-filled country kitchen.

The luxurious Wolgan Valley resort is available to book for the exclusive use of your family and friends with villa accommodation including private heated pools. For smaller weddings you can reserve a cluster of villas and wedding venues cater perfectly for 2, 12, 40, 50 or 90 guests. Onsite wedding planners are amongst the best in the world sourcing and laying out anything you could possibly want during your celebration, from anywhere around the globe. 

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waterfront wedding venue longview
10. Longview Farm

  • Location: North Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 36 + camping
  • Wedding Packages: mid week $8,800+, weekend $14,000+

Longview Farm is an affordable riverfront wedding destination in the Manning Valley on the NSW North Coast. What makes this location unique is the rotating house offering 360 degree views of the surrounding farm and hinterland landscape. In addition to this accommodation where the bridal party can get ready, there are 10 in-house glamping tents and the option for guests to BYO camping set up.

Wedding ceremonies can be held anywhere on the property and there is a Party Shed, games lawn and spot for a marquee or teepee should you prefer an outdoor wedding. No neighbours means a late curfew and the free items in the styling & furniture shed mean cost savings. Simply BYO catering & drinks.

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Redleaf Estate
11. Redleaf Wollombi

  • Location: 2480 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 60 mid week, 250 weekends
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Price Guide: $300 - $500/pp mid week

The 100 acre Redleaf Wollombi is one of the most luxurious wedding destinations in the Hunter Valley. This 6 bedroom luxury homestead and grounds are available for the exclusive use of your wedding, sleeping 12 guests onsite for 2+ nights.

Most couples who plan their wedding here engage the services of a wedding planner to arrange the DIY requirements or you can visit Redleaf's Instagram for lists of previous suppliers.

Mid week weddings have use of the The Garden Room that seats 60 as well as the property's beautiful outdoor spaces including the Tuscan Courtyard. Weekend weddings cater for up to 250 guests in outdoor spaces or a garden marquee, teepee or Sperry tent. 

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Ravensthorpe Guesthouse is a luxury South Coast wedding venue with gardens
12. Ravensthorpe Guesthouse & Restaurant

  • Location: 56 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park NSW 2527
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14
  • Price Guide: $200 - $300 per person

Ravensthorpe is a romantic Georgian manor house that offers a unique 24 hour destination wedding experience starting with getting ready before your wedding and ending with a recovery breakfast the morning after.

Wedding spaces at Ravensthorpe include 3 acres of classic gardens including a ceremony rotunda, a reception conservatory, adjoining courtyard and a garden marquee. 

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12 Popular Wedding Destinations 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.

Destination wedding location sydney
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 wedding venues also include an excellent choice of eco-friendly, ethical, not-for-profit & pay-it-forward locations. 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. 

Hunter Valley Destination Outdoor Wedding
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. 

Central Coast destination wedding venue
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. 

Destination Weddings Southern Highlands
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

Regional Destination Wedding Location
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 kilometres 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.