Best DIY Wedding Venues in NSW

DIY wedding venues in NSW are bursting with opportunities to get creative and plan a wedding that's totally unique to the two of you. From rustic barns & barefoot reception venues to elegant estates, the variety of buildings, backdrops, scenery and facilities at DIY venues in NSW gives plenty of scope to create something no one has ever done before.

In NSW, DIY wedding venues come in three price brackets. Budget venues, mid range venues and luxury DIY venues.

Cheap DIY wedding venues

DIY venues that offer the biggest budget savings are largely BYO locations where you can hire in catering and bring your own drinks. Due to the cost associated with hiring a marquee or other structure, wedding locations with permanent reception venues often offer the best deals. Here are 5 elegant locations in NSW that offer highly affordable prices for DIY weddings:

Goolawah Retreat - Mid North Coast, NSW
Figbird Cottage - Shoalhaven, NSW
Midginbil Eco Resort - Tweed Hinterland, Northern NSW
Growwild Wildflower Farm - Southern Highlands, NSW
St Joseph's Guesthouse - Hawkesbury, NSW

Mid-range DIY wedding venues

Most DIY wedding venues fall into the mid range price bracket and are either fully BYO or offer all-inclusive packages where you do the styling. Blank canvas venues where you hire a marquee often fall into this price range even with budget catering because the cost of hiring an elegant marquee starts at $5,000.

Luxury DIY wedding venues

NSW has a wonderful range of luxury DIY venues including private properties & estate and exclusive hire resorts. For a wedding of 100 guests you'll want a minimum budget of $60,000 to hire, style & cater at these venues. We recommend:

Greystone Estate - Hunter Valley, NSW
The Cove - Jervis Bay, NSW

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Table of Contents

South Coast Venues
Southern Highlands Venues
Blue Mountains Venues
Central Coast Venues
Hunter Valley Venues
Illawarra Venues
Mid North Coast Venues
Newcastle Venues
Northern Rivers Venues
Riverina Venues
Off-the-beaten-track Venues

DIY Venues on the South Coast

DIY Wedding Venue The Cove
1. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Capacity: 150+
  • Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Exclusive venue hire, accommodation, water sports
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 126

The Cove is a 3 acre seaside oasis with it's own private beach and accommodation for your entire guest list. The DIY venue suits those looking for a weekend escape where everything happens onsite including the option of pre & post wedding events. 

The resort features a pamper room to get ready in, a games garden, a village green with outdoor festoon lighting, an outdoor pavilion with bar circled tree, a chandelier tree grove, a marquee site, cabins, tents and a funhouse. Romantic & intimate outdoor weddings under fairy lit trees are what The Cove is all about.

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The Woods Farm is a DIY wedding venue in Southern NSW
2. The Woods Farm

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: 3 day venue hire + accommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120

The Woods Farm is a fully DIY wedding venue located in Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast. You can bring up to 120 wedding guests to stay with you onsite for the weekend with accommodation in cottages and permanent glamping tents.

Included in the 3 day wedding package is use of the unique open air wedding chapel and luxe rustic reception shed. Expect a quirky property filled with old wares and luxury chandeliers. The 40 acres are home to a wonderful array of friendly farm animals and surrounded by picturesque bush.

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Willow Farm offers DIY wedding packages from an affordable
3. Willow Farm

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Galls Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Exclusive venue hire + accommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Willow Farm is a 160 acre DIY wedding venue on lush green South Coast farmland. The expansive property has a ceremony paddock or an intimate & highly romantic creekside setting for exchanging vows. A rustic reception barn & modern yoga barn provide the bones of your wedding day.

Willow Farm is renowned for relaxed, outdoor weddings. A flat green lawn in front of the rustic barn, provides the perfect setting for lawn games, drinks & canapés and you can pitch an optional marquee to create a seperate area for dining, dancing or lounging. BYO catering & drinks or ask Keri the owner to organise for you.

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DIY wedding venue Figbird Cottage
4. Figbird Cottage

  • Capacity: 150+
  • Location: 330 Comerong Island Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire, furniture, accommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8 + glamping

Figbird Cottage is one of the best & most affordable DIY wedding venues in Australia. The pretty rose gardens and large European marquee are surrounded by slow & peaceful dairy farm paddocks, creating a perfectly elegant location for relaxed, country weddings.

From barefoot lawn games and festival-style food trucks to black tie receptions served by private chefs, Figbird Cottage is a versatile venue for all styles of weddings - without the hefty price tag. 2 Cottages sleep 8 guests are included with 3 day/2 night wedding packages. Day hire available.

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South Coast Wedding Venue Kullindi Homestead
5. Kullindi Homestead

  • Capacity: 20 - 200
  • Location: Booderee National Park, Ellmoos Rd, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire + accommodation
  • Accommodation: 5 units

The historic Kullindi Homestead is a unique wedding venue with spacious lawns on the edge of Sussex Inlet waterway. Providing an absolute blank canvas, the property is an ideal location for those who wish to DIY their wedding from scratch.

You'll need to hire a marquee or teepee to pitch on the private waterfront and bring your own catering and drinks. Stay the weekend in five self-contained units, plus there's plenty of space for glamping.

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South Coast Wedding Venue in the Wilde

6. Weddings in the Wilde

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 71 Ryans Ln, Wildes Meadow, NSW 2577
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire, accommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120

Weddings in the Wilde is a 40 hectare rainforest property & adventure wonderland that offers DIY weddings in it's unique log chapel and secluded grounds. A treelined Green lights up at night under festoon lights with fire pits and dancing under the stars. Marquee & tipi weddings are popular here and there's a basic function centre onsite for pre & post wedding events.

Weddings in the Wilde is a very private location with late curfew. Wedding packages are DIY & BYO with accommodation included (cost can be passed onto guests.) Additional offerings include zip lining, archery and a giant swing.

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DIY Venues in the Southern Highlands

growwild DIY Wedding Venue
7. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Capacity: 145
  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire, furniture
  • Accommodation: Next door

Growwild Wildflower Farm is an elegant & affordable DIY wedding venue on 25 acres of native bushland and wildflower plantings. Choose from manicured lawns, private gardens and a rustic barn for your ceremony location and the barn can also be utilised as a micro reception venue for smaller weddings.

For larger wedding receptions there's the option of the permanent marquee which has light wood flooring making a perfect blank canvas to style in any wedding theme, and there are outdoor facilities for the warmer months. Growwild is a registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust and home to a wide variety of native flora & fauna including the occasional Koala.

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Southern Highlands Wedding Venue Fitzroy Inn
8. Fitzroy Inn

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 1 Ferguson Cres, Mittagong, NSW 2575
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire, catering
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 30

Fitzroy Inn is a pet friendly wedding venue on 5 acres of manicured gardens in the Southern Highlands. Reception venues include the restaurant and adjoining marquee, and there's boutique accommodation for 30 guests. Venue hire provides exclusive use of the entire property to style to your preference. 

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DIY Venues in the Blue Mountains

St Josephs Guesthouse - Cheapest wedding venue in the Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains
9. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Capacity: 60 - 100
  • Location: 1029 St Albans Rd, St Albans, NSW 2775
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire, accommodation
  • Accommodation: 5 Bedrooms 

Built in the ruins of a 160 year old Catholic Church, St Joseph's Guesthouse is one of the most memorable DIY wedding venues in NSW. The award winning 3 level stone building features an elegant ground floor event space and a flat outdoor lawn area that is particularly well suited to rustic or boho styled weddings.

The affordable venue hire fee provides exclusive access to the Guesthouse, grounds & accommodation for up to 4 days so you have time to DIY wedding preparations and relax in the outdoor spa taking in the country views for a day or two after. 

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Berry Hill is a brand new country wedding venue in the Blue Mountains
10. Berry Hill

  • Capacity: 20 - 300
  • Location: 1832 River Rd, Leets Vale, NSW 2775
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue & structure hire
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 74+

Berry Hill is a 75 acre country property with 2km of river frontage in the Hawkesbury. With an impressive sandstone escarpment on one side, the river on the other and undisturbed Blue Mountains wilderness all around, Berry Hill offers the ultimate setting for DIY outdoor weddings.

Design your ideal wedding space with a tipi, marquee or clear dome, or string up festoon lighting for a romantic outdoor reception under the country stars. You can even set up a glamping village for a private & relaxed 3 day wedding with all your favourite peeps.

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Lithgow State Mine - Lithgow, Blue Mountains
11. Lithgow State Mine

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 3A State Mine Gully Rd, State Mine Gully, NSW 2790
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Nearby hotels & Airbnb's

The decommissioned coal mining site of the Lithgow State Mine is surrounded by relics of a bygone era. Old trains and coal mining machinery provide the perfect backdrop for wedding photos and with a backdrop of expansive mountain views, the mine provides an atmospheric canvas on which to create your dream wedding.

The Bath House is a unique reception venue with an industrial vibe and white walls to style as preferred. Simply add Persian rugs, a velvet lounge, neon signs or other preferred styling items to bring your own unique character to this incredible space.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Dryridge
12. Dryridge Estate

  • Capacity: 220
  • Location: 226 Aspinall Rd, Megalong Valley, NSW 2785
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire, accommodation
  • Accommodation: 2 Self contained homesteads sleep 12

Dryridge Estate is a boutique vineyard in a stunning hilltop location. From the ceremony spot under a tree to the clear walled & clear roofed marquee, every inch of this DIY venue features an incredibly vast backdrop with 360 degree country views.

Create your own floral ceremony arbor or simply sling flowing white fabric in the trees. As the sun sets the clear marquee walls glow in orange light creating a magical reception setting. Opt for a simple hanging green installation or fill the space with a riot of colourful flowers. 

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Waldara Farm - Edith, Blue Mountains
13. Waldara Farm

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 280 Burroughs Crossing, Edith, NSW 2787
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: 3 Day venue hire, furniture
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 20

At Waldara Farm you have 800 acres of grazing pastures and picturesque country landscape on which to plan your DIY wedding. The farm's topography features rolling green hills, rugged mountain landscapes, manicured gardens and beautiful country architecture.

The whole farm is available to hire for your exclusive use with a luxury barn, ceremony shed, gazebo, lawns, gardens, a reception hall and all ceremony & reception furniture included. You are free to choose your own caterers & BYO drinks.

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DIY Venues on the Central Coast

Paradise Botanical Gardens is a hidden wedding venue on the Central Coast
14. Paradise Botanical Gardens

  • Capacity: 230
  • Location: 147 Cherry Ln, Kulnura, NSW 2250
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: 3 Day venue hire, farmhouse
  • Accommodation: Farmhouse + glamping

Paradise Botanical Gardens is a private property on 230 acres of pristine countryside located well off the beaten track. Housing a unique collection of open spaces and heritage structures, the venue offers jaw dropping backdrops for DIY weddings.

The Roman Columns are quite unlike any other wedding venue in Australia. Other ceremony & reception venues include the Monet Bridge, Kings Garden and Garden Marquee which are all surrounded by rare plants, animals and a relaxed country landscape with fresh high altitude air. Guests can bring their own tents.

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Wedding Venue Central Coast Fernbank Farm
15. Fernbank Farm

  • Capacity: 140
  • Location: 756 Yarramalong Rd, Wyong Creek, NSW 2259
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire + all inclusive options
  • Accommodation: 4 Bedroom house + 4 bed cottage
Fernbank Farm offers DIY wedding packages for small weddings & elopements up to weddings with 140 guests. You can arrive by road or by air to the stunning gardens with wedding venues including lakeside ceremonies, a permanent arbor, majestic marquee and intimate Hamptons inspired barn.
If you're looking for an easy DIY venue, Fernbank Farm offers the option of degustation menus or a private chef for the weekend.

 

Wedding Venue Central Coast Somersby Gardens
16. Somersby Gardens

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: 380 Somersby Falls Rd, Somersby, NSW 2250
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: 3 Day venue hire, supervisor, bar staff + ice
  • Accommodation: 7 Bedroom residence
Somersby Gardens is a peaceful 50 acre bushland property with private manicured gardens, pavilion, outdoor amphitheatre and picturesque Horseshoe Bridge. The Estate Green is available for those who wish to BYO their own marquee or tipis for a DIY garden wedding.
Wedding packages include an on-the-day supervisor to assist your chosen wedding vendors.

DIY Venues in the Hunter Valley

DIY wedding venue Greystone Estate
17. Greystone Estate

  • Location: 617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 32 - 110
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: 3 day venue hire, acommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32

Greystone Estate is a luxury private estate set on 10 park-like acres of beautifully manicured lawns and gardens. Up to 32 house guests can stay onsite for a luxury weekend away celebrating with up to 110 family & friends in total. With several blank canvas spaces onsite, the property is an ideal location for luxury DIY weddings and comes with a private wedding concierge service.

Multiple garden areas for wedding ceremonies include this purpose-built open air pavilion. Reception venues include an all-white function centre and there are several indoor & outdoor spots in the Main House that are perfect for wedding receptions or for pre & post wedding events.

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Adams Peak Estate
18. Adams Peak Country Estate & The Barn

  • Location: 66 Adams Peak Rd, Broke, NSW 2330
  • Capacity: 180
  • Wedding package Inclusions: 3 Day venue hire, accommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 24

Adams Peak Country Estate is a private, all-in-one DIY wedding venue with a luxury house & homestead onsite. Available to hire for multi-day stays for up to 24 guests, Adams Peak is the perfect Hunter Valley venue for a weekend celebration away in the popular wine region. 

Reception venues include a rustic hay shed and barn and the venue provides a DIY wedding guide including a choice of preferred caterers. The pet friendly ceremony paddock enjoys some of the best views in the region.

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Moravia Park
19. Moravia Park

  • Location: 423 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: 3 Day venue hire
  • Accommodation: Bridal suite + homestead

If you're looking for a blank canvas wedding venue with a rustic vibe, the barn at Moravia Park is an excellent option. Located on a spacious rural horse ranch, the barn features huge double sliding doors that make a great backdrop for wedding ceremonies.

At Moravia Park, all essential furniture items are provided and set up by staff for you prior to your arrival. This makes DIY weddings super easy and offers a budget saving if you don't want to hire a stylist or planner. The spacious bridal suite is perfect for getting ready in addition to wedding night accommodation. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Lonely Goat Olives
20. Lonely Goat Olives

  • Location: 153 Eglinford Ln, Congewai, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 50
  • Wedding package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: 2 Bedroom bridal suite

Lonely Goat Olives is a small DIY venue in the Hunter Valley. The property is on a picturesque olive grove surrounded by green farmland and offers a choice of scenic backdrops for wedding ceremonies. Hire of a marquee for DIY wedding receptions is recommended.

The owners at Lonely Goat Olives are very flexible to work with your vision. There's an option for wedding guests to set up glamping tents and the premises is a pet friendly venue.

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Wallalong House
21. Wallalong House

  • Location: 76 Wallalong Rd, Wallalong, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire 
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 19

With its stone flooring and marble bar, the majestic Indian tent at Wallalong House is one of the most luxurious blank canvas venues in country NSW. Located poolside with dreamy lighting and outdoor lounges dotting the space, there's very little styling required to create a lavish reception.

Wedding ceremony locations include a 200 year old fig tree site with picturesque views from its elevated position. Accommodation for 19 includes a bridal suite in the 1830's stables. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue The Woodhouse Wollombi
22. The Woodhouse Wollombi

  • Location: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire with/without accommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16

The Woodhouse Wollombi is a spectacular, architecturally designed barn on a 100 acre country venue the features a picturesque lake surrounded by pristine bushland. The private space is exclusively yours for the duration of your booking to DIY & BYO your wedding exactly to your vision.

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Merrindah Weddings
23. Merrindah Weddings

  • Location: 3174 Great North Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding package inclusions: Venue hire + catering or BYO

Merrindah Weddings at Mulla Villa Farm is an all-in-one wedding venue well suited to relaxed, country weddings. The historic property features a converted barn that's perfect for rustic weddings in the Hunter Valley. 

A fully DIY wedding venue, you have the choice of utilising the barn and it's outdoor courtyard for your wedding reception, or pitch a marquee alongside for seperate dining & dancing spaces. If a glam barn dance with hay bale seating is your jam, Merrindah Weddings is picture perfect.

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DIY Venues in the Illawarra

Illawarra Wedding Venue Seacliff House
24. Seacliff House

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: 139 Princes Hwy, Gerringong, NSW 2534
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 24

With light streaming through the large farm-facing windows and reflecting off white washed walls, the purpose built modern reception barn at Seacliff House is one of the most popular DIY wedding venues in NSW. The property features views across the courtyard, over lush green paddocks and out to the Pacific Ocean.

Seacliff House is the perfect blank canvas for any style of wedding whether indoors or out. You can decorate the walls and rafters of the barn with handing floral or greenery installations or take festivities outdoors under romantic festoon lighting in the courtyard. 

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Illawarra wedding venue - Greyleigh South Coast
25. Greyleigh Weddings

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 165-177 Long Brush Rd, Jerrara, NSW 2533
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16

One of the newest wedding venues in NSW, Greyleigh is an historic farming property on 200 acres of rolling green hills and orchards. With views to the Pacific Ocean, Greyleigh offers an impressive setting for DIY weddings in a choice of unique locations.

You can have your wedding ceremony in the natural amphitheatre or gardens, and a long table reception dinner in the orchard or The Gables. There's also a Pamper Pad for getting ready and luxury accommodation for 16.

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DIY Venues on the Mid North Coast

Goolawah DIY Wedding Venues
26. Goolawah Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32+
  • Wedding Packages: $6,000+
  • Inclusions: 3 nights for 32 guests, hire items

Surrounded by 28 acres of coastal bushland, Goolawah Retreat offers a relaxed and VERY affordable DIY wedding destination for a 3 day getaway with family & friends. DIYers will love this blank canvas property which features a brand new timber wedding pavilion and adjoining courtyard. 

Sleeping arrangements include 5 refurbished cottages and there's more accommodation nearby. The owners also allow camping onsite. With all the bones of your day available onsite, simply choose your preferred caterers, BYO alcohol and do your own styling thing. No curfew.

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Longview Farm DIY wedding venue
27. Longview Farm Weddings

  • Location: 95 Longview Cl, Caffreys Flat, NSW 2424
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 54+
  • Wedding Packages: $15,000
  • Inclusions: 2 nights for 14 guests, hire items, RSA staff

Surrounded by picturesque green hills and with a river flowing through the property, Longview Farm is one of the state's most relaxed locations for a country wedding. The secluded landscape is ideally suited to rustic, luxe-boho or country themed weddings in a large refurbished barn on the riverfront or in a DIY marquee or tipis.

The crowning jewel of Longview Farm is the unique rotating house. This luxury residence has a large balcony that can be styled for smaller weddings or pre & post wedding events. Longview is an affordable multi-day wedding venue with late curfew, free styling & hire items and optional glamping.

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DIY Venues in Newcastle

Newcastle Wedding Venue Stanley Park
28. Stanley Park

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 77 Fullerton Cove Rd, Fullerton Cove, NSW 2318
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15

With spacious lawns and a scenic waterfront location, the grand estate of Stanley Park offers the perfect blank canvas for outdoor weddings. In addition to the homestead, the estate features a large airy barn that can be styled to suit any wedding theme.

Food trucks, drink carts and outdoor dining are popular at this versatile venue. Hire of a wedding planner and/or stylist is highly recommended.

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Newcastle Wedding Venue The Lock Up
29. The Lock Up

  • Capacity: 100
  • Location: 90 Hunter St, Newcastle, NSW 2300
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire

With its checkered history as Newcastle's original police station, The Lock Up is one of the most unique & atmospheric DIY venues in NSW. What used to be the station's exercise yard is now a contemporary art and event space. The walls ooze character and very little styling is required.

Located in a heritage precinct, this affordable venue can be utilised both for ceremonies and wedding receptions. 

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DIY Venues in the Northern NSW

Midginbil DIY Wedding Venue
30. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70 - 150
  • Wedding Packages: $7,900+
  • Inclusions: 3 days exclusive venue hire

Midginbil Eco Resort is an budget-friendly DIY wedding venue on 400 countryside acres one hour inland from Byron Bay. Surrounded by lush tropical greenery and picturesque mountain views, the property is perfect for DIY barn weddings in a relaxed country environment.

At Midginbil your entire guest list stays onsite with you in cottages and a permanent glamping village made up of safari tents with balconies. The barn, adjoining courtyard, a bonfire site, lodge and 3 ceremony sites make up the bones of your day. Guests can pay their own accommodation. 

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DIY Wedding Venue Pillar Rock Farm
31. Pillar Rock Farm

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 1231 Wooli Rd, Pillar Valley, NSW 2462
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Loft, guesthouse, hunting cottage

The vast 270 wilderness acres of Pillar Rock Farm centres around its' proud red barn complete with romantic loft accommodation. The barn is a DIY wedding location where you can bring all your own wedding vendors to style and cater as you please.

The farm offers plenty to do for a weekend stay or longer with wildlife spotting, fishing, bushwalking, rock climbing, mountain biking & 4WD'ing well catered. Ask about camping/glamping.

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Wedding Venue Byron Bay Forget Me Not Weddings
32. Forget Me Not Weddings

  • Capacity: 30 - 250
  • Location: 545 Coopers Shoot Rd, Bangalow, NSW 2479
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: 5 Cottages

Forget Me Not Farm is a private wedding venue on a working cattle farm near Byron Bay. You'll need to hire your own marquee or tipi to pitch on the flat waterfront site and arrange all catering and styling yourself.

The location is well suited to outdoor weddings with award winning gardens and a picturesque dam with water fountain featuring in the communal spaces. Smaller weddings can be held on the verandah of the cottage homestead and do not require a marquee.

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Wedding Venue Byron Bay Riverside Ranch
33. Riverside Ranch

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 151 Micalo Rd, Yamba, NSW 2464
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Bridal suite

Hiring the waterfront venue of Riverside Ranch for your wedding gives you exclusive access to 50 acres of relaxed riverfront terrain to make your own for the weekend. The property offers 4 ceremony & 3 reception locations including a saloon and is also suitable for outdoor, festival style weddings. 

The riverfront lawns offer a scenic setting for wedding ceremonies however Riverside Ranch is located 6 minutes from the beach in Yamba so you can easily do a DIY beach wedding too.

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Wedding Venue Byron Bay Summergrove Estate
34. Summergrove Estate

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: 363 Carool Rd, Carool, NSW 2486
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire + catering + accommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Summergrove Estate is an easy DIY venue with ocean views set amongst 73 acres of lush hinterland scenery, vineyards and olive groves. Both the climate controlled chapel and gardens offer a stunning backdrop for wedding ceremonies and there's a luxe all-white barn styled with festoon lighting for wedding receptions.

The barn's white walls invite you to bring your own stylist or DIY decorations. Aside from putting your own style to the spaces, Summergrove Estate takes care of everything else with all inclusive wedding packages.

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DIY Venues in the Riverina

Riverina Wedding Venue Kimo Estate
35. Kimo Estate

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 1218 Nangus Rd, Nangus, NSW 2722
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Eco huts, cottages, homestead

Kimo Estate is the largest wedding venue in NSW with a spacious 7,000 acres of working farmland to explore. Wedding ceremonies can be styled in the gardens of the main homestead or a favourite spot elsewhere on the property, and there's a 115 year old high ceiling, tin walled, grain shed that is well suited to luxe-rustic weddings.

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Riverina Wedding Venue Perricoota Station
36. Perricoota Station

  • Capacity: 500
  • Location: Perricoota State Forest Road, Moama, NSW 2731
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 17+

The Packing Shed at Perricoota Station is a rustic DIY wedding barn on the mighty Murray River. You can arrive to your wedding ceremony by boat via the property's private marina or via horse & cart in keeping with the historic nature of this property.

With 3.5km's of river frontage, there's no shortage of scenic spots for your wedding ceremony. The property is well suited to DIY weddings and you can stay the weekend or longer in luxury onsite accommodation.

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DIY Venues in Sydney

Australian Botanic Gardens is a DIY wedding venue in Western Sydney
37. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire only or all-inclusive

The Australian Botanical Gardens is Western Sydney's most popular spot for garden weddings. You can hire the lawns and gardens for DIY ceremonies and outdoor receptions and choose from lake front locations, a private rainforest area and secluded woodlands. 

Wedding packages include short venue hire for ceremony only with photos in the gardens after, or extended hours are available for marquee receptions. The gardens have two onsite reception venues that offer all inclusive packages and you can DIY all decorations. 

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Sydney Wedding Venue Freedom Hub
38. The Freedom Hub Ethical Weddings

  • Capacity: 100 seated, 150 cocktail
  • Location: 283 Young St, Waterloo, NSW 2017
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire

The Freedom Hub is a large urban warehouse and ethical wedding venue supporting people who have experienced modern day slavery or human trafficking. Wedding packages include hire of the space as a blank canvas to style as you prefer or you can opt for a fully managed wedding where catering etc is arranged for you.

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Sydney Wedding Venue Athol Hall
39. Athol Hall

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 2 Athol Wharf Rd, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire + catering

Athol Hall is blank canvas reception venue with expansive lawns that overlook Sydney Harbour. You can have your wedding ceremony on the lawns, photos on the property's private beach and a reception styled to your own preference inside the hall.

One of the best things about Athol Hall is the friendly Kookaburras that will join you in admiring the view all the way to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Sydney wedding venue Laurelbank
40. Laurelbank

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 85 Penshurst St, Willoughby, NSW 2068
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire

Laurelbank is an historic homestead surrounded by established gardens on Sydney's North Shore. Wedding venues include the gardens for ceremonies, the manicured marquee lawn that can be hired for receptions and the internal dining room for sit down events. Bring your own stylists and hire furniture.

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Sydney Wedding Venue Clovelly Surf Club
41. Clovelly Surf Club

  • Capacity: 100 sit down, 150+ cocktail
  • Location: Bundock Park, Donnellan Cct, Clovelly, NSW 2031
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire + catering & drinks

Perched above the Clovelly Surf Club is an indoor/outdoor wedding venue with panoramic ocean views. This blank canvas location can be styled to suit and wedding theme and used as both a ceremony and reception venue. 

The reception venue caters for up to 150 guests for a cocktail wedding or 250 with a marquee pitched over the back deck. Wedding packages include a choice of catering including paella options. Hire of a wedding planner is recommended but not essential.

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Sydney Wedding Venue Rustic Weddings
42. Rustic Weddings Sydney

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 563 Freemans Reach Rd, Freemans Reach, NSW 2756
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire + optional catering

Rustic Weddings Sydney is located at The Australiana Pioneer Village and offers several affordable and rustic ceremony and reception venues to choose from. In addition to the original barn with exposed beams, there's also the option for marquee weddings. Wedding packages are dry hire so you can bring your own drinks and DIY table styling. 

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DIY Venues in Off-The-Beaten-Track NSW Locations

Willow Farm DIY Wedding Venues
43. Willow Farm

  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: $20,000
  • Inclusions: 2 nights for 10 guests, furniture, RSA staff

Renowned as one of the South Coast's best DIY wedding venues, Willow Farm offers 160 acres of lush green backdrops on which to create your dream wedding. Ceremony options include a feature tree farm paddock, country gardens, waterfront on the dam or a quiet brook on a secluded creek. 

The farm's reception venues include a rustic entertainment shed, an adjoining outdoor area where you can set up long tables or an alfresco dance floor, and an elevated marquee site overlooking the picturesque farm & dam.

Wedding packages are all inclusive (marquee excluded) with the exception of food & beverage that you can choose yourself. 

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Mudgee wedding venue Yurali House
44. Yurali House

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: 345 Spring Flat Rd, Mudgee, NSW 2850
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Yurali House is a 65 acre country property that offers a completely private and relaxed setting for weddings. Featuring native Australian gardens, an orchard, vines, towering gum trees and surrounding farm paddocks with views to Mount Frome, Yurali House is an ideal DIY venue. Marquees permitted.

Wedding packages include exclusive use of the property for the duration of your booking.

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Tamworth Wedding Venue Tangaratta Vineyards
45. Tangaratta Vineyards

  • Capacity: 220+
  • Location: 340 Old Winton Road, Tamworth, NSW 2340
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire

Tangaratta Vineyards is a ceremony and reception venue located just minutes from the NSW town of Tamworth. The location features a 104 year old chapel, a large function centre and a large outdoor space with a picturesque vineyard backdrop.

Tangaratta Vineyards is an affordable and basic DIY venue with lots of country charm.

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DIY wedding venues in NSW cater for every budget and provide an eclectic choice of spaces in which to plan an utterly unique wedding. This list of the top 45 DIY wedding venues in NSW offers options from affordable venues to luxury estates, and from rustic barns to black tie locations.

Not all DIY weddings are hard work. Do-it-yourself weddings don't have to mean you literally do everything yourself. Almost half of all DIY weddings in NSW utilise the services of a professional stylist or wedding planner, either in bringing together a creative vision for the day or in the execution of styling on the day itself. 

It's entirely possible to plan, style, create and do your entire wedding yourself at any of the above wedding locations. We do however recommend hiring a wedding day coordinator at the least, to help with set up, pack down and clean up of furniture, decor and spaces. Another option is to choose a wedding venue with helpful onsite staff (owner operated venues are often very happy to lend a hand).

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Best BYO Wedding Venues in NSW

BYO wedding venues come in two varieties. The first is BYO alcohol venues where you can bring your own drinks to be served at your wedding. The second is BYO catering venues where you can choose your own suppliers to cater your wedding, and in NSW these venues will usually allow you to bring your own drinks as well.

BYO venues are a great budget-friendly option when you’re looking for opportunities to save on wedding costs. The price per head of mobile catering trucks, drink carts, vans and caravans can be substantially cheaper than all-inclusive packages provided by the majority of wedding venues.  

If you are considering a BYO alcohol venue there are a couple of things you need to know before rushing off to Dan Murphy’s for cheap drinks on your members discount. While the below venues allow you to bring your own alcohol, it is still a requirement that they comply with RSA laws (Responsible Service of Alcohol). This means, in addition to bringing your drinks you’ll also need to have RSA trained and qualified bar staff at your wedding.

Instead of having to find & hire your own properly qualified bar staff, many BYO wedding venues make it easier for you by providing a BYO package that includes their preferred suppliers at a set cost (usually under $20 per head). With a BYO package, you simply purchase your own alcohol & drinks and deliver to the venue. The venue will then ensure your drinks are chilled and provide appropriately qualified staff to serve your guests in line with RSA requirements. 

BYO packages usually include bar staff for the duration of your wedding, a bar set up & service area, glassware, ice, washing of glassware and rubbish removal. FYI, weddings in NSW are generally required to employ 1 RSA qualified bartender per 30 guests. Some BYO wedding venues require a minimum of 2 bar staff per event.

Here's a list of wedding venues where you can BYO alcohol (and in some cases catering) in the Australian state of NSW.  

44 BYO Wedding Venues in NSW

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

BYO Venues in the Blue Mountains

BYO wedding venue in the Blue Mountains - St Joseph's Guesthouse
1. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 St Albans Rd, Lower MacDonald, NSW 2775
  • Capacity: 60
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: 3 nights $5,500
  • BYO: Caterers + alcohol

St Joseph's Guesthouse is a BYO wedding venue surrounded by peaceful bushland, green paddocks and native Australian flora & fauna just 90 minutes from Sydney. Venue hire includes exclusive use of the property including accommodation from 4 days for an affordable $5,500. 

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BYO Wedding Venues Blue Mountains
2. Lithgow State Mine

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 3A State Mine Gully Rd, State Mine Gully, NSW 2790
  • BYO: Caterers + alcohol

Industrial wedding venue with expansive outdoor areas and stunning mountain views. The lawn is the ideal relaxed space for a teepee, yurt or tent set up. The bath house provides a seperate indoor reception space with blank canvas to self style. Commercial food prep area for BYO caterers. 

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BYO Wedding Venue Hawkesbury
3. Ding Dang Doo

  • Capacity: 40+
  • Location: 7 Bowen Mountain Rd, Grose Vale, NSW 2753
  • BYO: Alcohol

30 Acre horse ranch specialising in affordable smaller weddings.  Packages include catering. BYO alcohol with option to hire mobile bar to serve your self-supplied beverages cold. Cottages & glamping options onsite. 

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BYO Venues in Byron Bay

Midginbil Eco Resort BYO Wedding Venue
4. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70 - 150
  • BYO: Catering + drinks

Midginbil Eco Resort is a budget friendly DIY & BYO wedding venue on 400 acres of sub tropical rainforest in Northern NSW. The picturesque wedding destination offers relaxed 3 day wedding packages with accommodation for your entire guest list.

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BYO wedding venue byron bay nsw
5. Ardeena Events

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: 515 Carool Rd, Carool, NSW 2486
  • BYO: Caterers + drinks

Bring your own suppliers to this blank canvas, BYO wedding venue. Spectacular views across the hinterland to the ocean make Ardeena the ideal location for an outdoor wedding styled with festoon lighting and a teepee bar. 9 guest rooms provide accommodation within stumbling distance.

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BYO wedding venues Byron Bay Hinterland
6. The Earthhouse

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: 334 James Gibson Rd, Corndale, NSW 2480
  • BYO: Alcohol

110 acre farm in the Byron Bay hinterland with boutique B&B accommodation. Blank canvas wedding venue with spectacular views of surrounding region. BYO alcohol with no corkage fee and choose from venue recommended caterers. 

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BYO Venues on the Central Coast

BYO wedding venue Paradise Botanical Gardens
7. Paradise Botanical Gardens

  • Capacity: 230
  • Location: 147 Cherry Ln, Kulnura, NSW 2250
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol/drinks

Paradise Botanical Gardens is a 230 acre privately owned property with unique heritage features including these Roman Columns and a Monet Bridge. Other wedding venues onsite include a manicured ceremony lawn and Garden Marquee. DIY & BYO all your own suppliers with flexible wedding packages. Accommodation onsite.

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BYO wedding venue central coast
8. The Stables of Somersby

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: 50 Lutana Rd, Somersby, NSW 2250
  • BYO: Catering + beverages

Repurposed rustic barn on a private equestrian property. Fully DIY & BYO wedding venue to style as your own. Available for exclusive hire with beds for 4 in the loft. 

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BYO Venues in the Hunter Valley

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

  • Location: 617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 32 - 110
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32
  • Typical Spend: $500+/pp
  • BYO: Alcohol

Greystone Estate is a luxury self-contained property set on 10  acres of beautifully manicured lawns and gardens in the Hunter Valley. Perfect for luxury weekends away with family & friends, Greystone Estate sleeps 32 guests in 4 seperate onsite dwellings.

Wedding venues include an open air pavilion for wedding ceremonies, a modern, all-white function room for receptions and gathering spaces within the Main House that can be utilised as pre & post wedding event areas. All catering requirements & RSA staff are provided by Hunter Concierge. 

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Moravia Park outdoor weddings

10. Moravia Park

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 423 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale, NSW 2325
  • Sleeps: 2
  • BYO: Caterers + drinks

Unique barn venue offering a blank canvas for budget friendly DIY & BYO weddings. Bridal suite sleeps 2 and has plenty of space for getting ready with the entire bridal party.

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Hunter Valley Private Wedding Venue
11. Redleaf Wollombi

  • Location: 2480 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Typical Spend: $500+/pp
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol

6 bedroom luxury homestead with tuscan style courtyard, stunning gardens and expansive grounds. Fully DIY & BYO wedding venue for your exclusive hire all weekend. Hire a marquee and bring your own stylist. Sleeps 12. Budget guide: $50,000+ (less for micro weddings)

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BYO Venue Woodhouse
12. The Woodhouse

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • BYO: Alcohol

100 acre country property with central lake surrounded by 5,000+ trees. Stay in the 140 year old barn exclusively offered to the bridal couple for as long as you care to stay. Very private wedding venue with blank canvas to style as your own. Exclusive caterers. Ask about BYO alcohol.

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Hunter Valley Exclusive Use Venue
13. Lonely Goat Olives

  • Capacity: 50
  • Location: 153 Eglinford Ln, Congewai, NSW 2325
  • BYO: Catering + drinks

DIY & BYO wedding venue on a private olive farm. Bring your own wedding suppliers. 2 bedroom bridal suite provides accommodation onsite. Pet friendly farm.

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Hunter Valley private marquee venue
14. Stonehurst

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 1840 Wollombi Rd, Cedar Creek, NSW 2325
  • BYO: Caterers + alcohol

Unique wedding venue on 550 acres of bush, vineyard and farm land. Private & budget friendly venue that's yours for exclusive hire with 7 onsite cottages. Bring your own alcohol & caterers and have a long table wedding under the trees or a marquee reception. A great BYO venue for small weddings too.  

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Hunter Valley Private Exclusive Use Property
15. Woolshed Hill Estate

  • Capacity: 100
  • Location: 342 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Sleeps: 30
  • BYO: Caterers + drinks

Relaxed DIY venue with accommodation for 30 onsite. Several great spots for a BYO marquee wedding including a budget friendly option over the tennis court which means there's no need to hire flooring. 

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Adams Peak outdoor weddings16. Adams Peak Country Estate

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: 66 Adams Peak Rd, Broke, NSW 2330
  • Sleeps: 24
  • BYO: Alcohol

All-in-one pet friendly wedding venue with hay shed & barn spaces for weddings. BYO alcohol only with catering provided onsite. Luxury house & seperate homestead available for the weekend.  

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Merrindah outdoor weddings
17. Merrindah Weddings

  • Capacity: 40 - 120
  • Location: 3174 Great N Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Sleeps: 5 + camping
  • BYO: Caterers + drinks (optional)

Located on 75 acres at Mulla Villa Farm, the rustic barn or BYO marquee provide expansive views of the surrounding countryside. Catering & drinks can be packaged with the venue or just hire the venue and BYO everything else. Alpacas on the farm to add to your wedding photos.

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BYO Venues in the Illawarra

BYO Wedding Venue Illawarra
18. Tumbling Waters Retreat

  • Capacity: 140
  • Location: 31 Stonehaven Rd, Stanwell Tops, NSW 2508
  • BYO: Alcohol (on request)

Stunning garden venue with panoramic ocean views. This popular wedding venue has 12 luxury suites, some of which include an outdoor bath and are ideal bridal suites. 

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BYO Venues on the North Coast

North Coast Wedding Venue Goolawah Bush Retreat
19. Goolawah Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32+
  • BYO: catering & alcohol

The fully DIY & BYO wedding venue of Goolawah Retreat offers an all-in-one wedding destination where 32 or more guests can stay onsite with you for 2+ nights mid week or on the weekend. The coastal property is surrounded by 28 acres of native Australian bushland and has 5 refurbished cottages onsite. Camping is permitted.

Unlike other affordable wedding venues in this price bracket, Goolawah Retreat has a dedicated reception venue in the brand new wedding pavilion. With an adjoining commercial kitchen you have the option of caterers from exclusive private chefs to food trucks. Pet friendly. No curfew.

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BYO wedding venue North Coast
20. Longview Farm

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: 95 Longview Cl, Caffreys Flat, NSW 2424
  • BYO: Catering + drinks

Unique wedding venue with rotating house on waterfront farmland. Small weddings are suitable for the luxury residence while larger receptions can be held in the rustic barn or a hired marquee. BYO catering & drinks to this fully DIY property and stay for the weekend. There's a late curfew and plenty of space for glamping.

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Pillar Rock Farm BYO wedding venue
21. Pillar Rock Farm

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 1231 Wooli Rd, Pillar Valley, NSW 2462
  • BYO: Catering + beverages

270 acre farm with fishing, bushwalking, rock climbing, mountain biking & 4WD. Fully DIY wedding property. Accommodation includes a guesthouse, barn loft and hunting cottage. Ideal wedding venue for nature & wildlife enthusiasts.

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BYO wedding venue Tanilba
22. Tanilba House

  • Capacity: 90
  • Location: 32 Caswell Cres, Tanilba Bay, NSW 2319
  • BYO: Alcohol

Heritage listed waterfront homestead and gardens in Port Stephens. All inclusive wedding ceremony + reception packages provided with BYO options available.

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BYO Wedding Venue Bombah
23. Bombah Point Eco Cottages

  • Capacity: 35
  • Location: 969 Bombah Point Rd, Bombah Point, NSW 2423
  • BYO: Catering + drinks

4.5 star retreat for eco-conscious couples. Bush bound property surrounded in wildlife with short walk to the beach. Communal wedding reception space with fully stocked kitchen and adjacent veggie and herb garden.

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BYO Venues in the Riverina

BYO wedding venue Kimo
24. Kimo Estate

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 1218 Nangus Rd, Nangus, NSW 2722
  • BYO: Enquire about BYO catering + alcohol

7,000 acre working farm and wedding venue with 115 year old high ceiling, tin walled grain shed. Accommodation in the homestead, eco huts and cottages. Pet friendly & BYO options.

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BYO Venues on the South Coast

Figbird Cottage BYO Wedding Venue
25. Figbird Cottage

  • Capacity: 150+
  • Location: 330 Comerong Island Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol

Marquee venue suitable for small & large weddings. Grounds are ideal for outdoor dining with food trucks & drinks carts under festoon lighting. Budget-friendly day rates or 3 day/2 night packages. All furniture, tableware etc provided onsite. Cottage accommodation + glamping.

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BYO Wedding Venue Willow Farm
26. Willow Farm

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Galls Ln, Berry, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol

Private & relaxed country retreat on 160 acres of green farmland with creek frontage. The farm features a ceremony paddock, games & marquee lawn, rustic entertainment shed, yoga barn and a farmhouse that sleeps 10. BYO wedding vendors.

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BYO Wedding Venue The Cove
27. The Cove

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • BYO: Food trucks & drinks carts

Get married on your own private beach surrounded by the peace & tranquility of native bushland. Beautiful lawns perfect for outdoor weddings overlooking the ocean. Brand new reception venue now onsite. Accommodation for the entire guest list. Perfect for a weekend away on the South Coast.

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The Woods Farm is a coastal wedding venue in Southern NSW
28. The Woods Farm

Capacity: 200
Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
BYO: Catering + drinks

The Woods Farm is a DIY & BYO wedding venue where you can bring your entire guest list for a weekend away together staying on the South Coast. The 40 acre property has one of the most unique ceremony venues in New South Wales - a luxe rustic open air chapel surrounded by trees and a fairytale like arbor walkway.

The farm stay also features a rustic wedding shed furnished with a collection of elegant chandeliers, a menagerie of friendly farm animals that you can get up and close with and an onsite swimming pool. With exclusive use of the farm for the weekend you can set up your wedding any which way you please.

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BYO wedding venue Bewong
29. Bewong River Retreat

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: 2395 Princes Hwy, Bewong, NSW 2540
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol

DIY riverfront venue with expansive grounds and accommodation onsite for 38 guests + option of glamping. Stay the weekend and enjoy the jetty & private golf course.

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BYO wedding venue driftwood
30. Driftwood Shed

  • Capacity: 100
  • Location: 111 Terara Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • BYO: Alcohol + catering

Fully DIY wedding venue in the permanent marquee. Outdoor weddings can be enjoyed on the beautiful riverside lawns or beside the quaint 100+ year old wares-filled shed.

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small wedding venue tathra
31. Kianinny Bush Cottages

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 246 Tathra Rd, Tathra, NSW 2550
  • BYO: Ask about alcohol

Outdoor adventure venue with plenty to do for the entire weekend, including zip lining, archery, put putt, tennis and volleyball.. All guests can stay the weekend in self contained cabins and the flexible event spaces are accessible for pre & post wedding events at your leisure. 

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small wedding venue kullindi nsw
32. Kullindi Homestead

  • Capacity: Flexible
  • Location: Booderee National Park, Ellmoos Rd, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • BYO: Catering + drinks

Private waterfront homestead with 5 spacious self contained units. Expansive lawns ideal for marquee or teepee weddings. Hire the property for the weekend & bring your own wedding vendors.

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BYO wedding venue worrowing
33. Worrowing

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: 81 The Wool Road, Worrowing Heights, NSW 2540 
  • BYO: Enquire about BYO wedding packages

Unique 250 acre private property available for exclusive hire with accommodation in boat sheds & wilderness huts. Barn, shed or outdoor weddings on the lawn. Enjoy watching the local wallabies in the late afternoon.

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byo wedding venue terara park
34. Terara Park Farm

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: 174 Millbank Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol

22 acre horse farm with large converted arena. Exclusive weekend hire with accommodation in 4 units. Budget friendly, DIY & BYO venue suitable for marquee wedding.

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BYO Venues in the Southern Highlands

growwild BYO Wedding Venue
35. Growwild Wildflower Farm - Marquee

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 145
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol

Growwild wildflower farm is an affordable BYO wedding venue with 25 picturesque acres of gardens, native trees and local wildlife (Koalas have been spotted here). This elegant reception venue features a permanent luxe marquee with views over the elegant gardens.

A choice of ceremony gardens surrounds the marquee and there are plenty of wedding photos spots onsite. Choose your own caterers and BYO drinks to this budget friendly exclusive hire location. 

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Growwild BYO wedding barn
36. Growwild Wildflower Farm - Barn

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 50
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol

The micro wedding barn at Growwild wildflower farm offers an affordable BYO wedding location with a rustic vibe. The intimate space has an adjoining courtyard where you can set up two long tables for an outdoor reception under romantic festoon lights, and there's a bridal suite attached to the barn for getting ready.

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BYO wedding venue Southern Highlands
37. Weddings in the Wilde

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 71 Ryans Ln, Wildes Meadow, NSW 2577
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol

Rustic, bushland setting with affordable accommodation for the entire guest list. Ideal venue for relaxed, festival weddings with outdoor festoon lighting next to log chapel & wood floor marquee. Private DIY weddings & late curfew. Perhaps a game of backyard cricket on the Sunday?

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BYO wedding venue Sylvan
38. Sylvan Glen

  • Capacity: 140
  • Location: 570 Kareela Rd, Penrose, NSW 2579
  • BYO: Ask about BYO package option

Charming country venue surrounded by 60 acres of vineyards and ecologically protected woodlands. Private golf course, huge country guesthouse, huge cottage and seperate getting ready quarters. Ideal weekender for extended weddings with pre & post event facilities (BBQ etc). 

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BYO wedding venue secret
39. The Secret Garden

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 51 Blencowes Ln, Wildes Meadow, NSW 2577
  • BYO: Caterers + drinks

Stunning 5 acres of cool climate gardens centred around the permanent Sperry marquee. Bespoke wedding packages where you bring your own alcohol and catering suppliers. Affordable BYO wedding venue.

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BYO wedding venue Hillview
40. Hillview Heritage Estate

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 7277 Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest, NSW 2577
  • BYO: Caterers + drinks

Hillview Heritage Estate is a former Vice Regal Retreat built in 1882. Now a BYO wedding venue with a backdrop of magnificent views over the valley and waterways below. 8 Cottages provide on site accommodation for guests. 

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BYO wedding venue Kangaroo Valley
41. Wildwood

  • Capacity: 10 - 90
  • Location: 407D Bendeela Rd, Kangaroo Valley, NSW 2577
  • BYO: Food & beverage

Eco friendly bush venue with permanent marquee-like pavilion. Complete privacy and peace. Cliff top ceremonies. DIY/BYO rustic wedding venue where you can organise your own caterers & bring your own alcohol.

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BYO Venues in Sydney

BYO wedding venue sydney
42. The Freedom Hub

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 283 Young St, Waterloo, NSW 2017
  • BYO: Caterers + alcohol

Large urban warehouse and ethical wedding venue supporting people who have experienced modern day slavery or human trafficking. BYO wedding caterers & bar and The Freedom Hub provides a list of preferred ethical suppliers that you can choose from if you wish.

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BYO wedding venue Killcare
43. Killcare Surf Club

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 81 Beach Dr, Killcare, NSW 2257
  • BYO: Food & beverages

Beachfront wedding venue with large balcony overlooking the ocean. Have your wedding ceremony directly in front of the venue on the beach. Fully BYO & DIY with a commercial grade kitchen onsite. 

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Off-the-beaten-track BYO Venues

BYO wedding venue mudgee
44. Blue Wren Wines

  • Capacity: 350
  • Location: 433 Ulan Rd, Mudgee, NSW 2850
  • BYO: Alcohol

Destination wedding venue with gorgeous country views. 5 bedroom homestead + accommodation for additional 10 people. All inclusive packages with option to BYO alcohol.

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If you’re searching for a BYO wedding venue you’ll probably want to explore wedding caterers and drink providers. NSW has an excellent variety of food trucks & drink vans to consider for your wedding. There’s also a great range of commercial caterers who offer full sit down meals from 3 courses to degustation menus. 

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Micro Wedding Packages in NSW

Micro wedding packages in NSW cater for small weddings and elopements of between 2 - 60 guests. Most commonly offered by wedding venues, planners and elopement specialists, small wedding packages come with a range of inclusions from all inclusive to DIY & BYO. There is no industry standard when it comes to micro wedding packages in NSW and the same is true for all other states in Australia.

If you're looking for a micro wedding package with a ceremony and/or reception venue included, you're in the right spot. All of the intimate wedding packages on this list include a site for your wedding ceremony and reception. Beyond those two key elements, the package inclusion are usually flexible to cater for varying requirements.

Small wedding packages that are described as 'all inclusive' refer to the inclusion of venue hire as well as catering and drinks. You will not be required to hire external caterers at these venues. If your preference is to organise your own catering or you're not intending to include any consumables in your celebrations scroll down the list for micro wedding packages described as DIY, BYO or dry hire.

Most small wedding and elopement venues on this list also cater for larger weddings, so when you enquire we highly recommend you specifically request information about their micro wedding packages. They will usually send you a PDF specifically containing information about their small wedding and elopement packages.

12 Best Micro Wedding Packages in NSW

  1. Mali Brae Farm - Southern Highlands
  2. Figbird Cottage - South Coast
  3. St Joseph's Guesthouse - Hawkesbury
  4. The Australian Botanic Gardens - Camden 
  5. Goolawah Retreat - Mid North Coast
  6. Growwild Wildflower Farm - Southern Highlands
  7. Lords Estate - Sydney
  8. Chateau Elan - Hunter Valley
  9. Spicers Sangoma Retreat - Blue Mountains
  10. Greystone Estate - Hunter Valley
  11. Tumbling Waters Retreat - Wollongong
  12. Aria Restaurant - Sydney

Micro wedding packages NSW - Mali Brae Farm
1. Mali Brae Farm

  • LOCATION: Southern Highlands, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 30 - 54
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 2
  • WEDDING VENUES: Augustine's Room

Augustine's Room at Mali Brae Farm is a newly purpose-built wedding venue for small weddings & elopements of 30 to 54 guests. The light-filled space features polished floors, a curved bar and floor to ceiling glass windows with spectacular views.

Wedding Packages

Elopements & micro weddings incur an affordable venue hire fee + food & beverage cost per person.

  • Micro Wedding Package: 6 hour exclusive venue hire. Ceremony at any of 6 sites, photos, reception. Min 30 guests. Max 54 guests. Complimentary accommodation for 2.

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Micro wedding venue Figbird Cottage
2. Figbird Cottage

  • LOCATION: 330 Comerong Island Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • CAPACITY: 2 - 20
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 8
  • WEDDING VENUES: Garden

Figbird Cottage is an intimate garden venue that offers a relaxed & private location for elopements and micro weddings with 2 - 20 guests. The South Coast property features manicured lawns surrounded by elegant English-style gardens complete with a romantic fairy-lit rose arbor. Wet weather marquee.

Wedding Packages

All inclusive micro wedding packages at Figbird Cottage start at $3,995 with 2 hour venue hire, a photographer, celebrant, witnesses if required and bubbles. Flexible inclusions enable you to add onsite accommodation, high tea, canapés & more. Available Monday - Thursday.

  • Elopement for 2 - $3,995: Exclusive venue use for 2 hours, planner, ceremony set up, celebrant, 2 hr photo shoot with digital images & online gallery. 
  • Micro Wedding for up to 20 - $7,500: 4hr venue hire, 3 hr photo shoot, customised ceremony + styling, 1 night accommodation, breakfast hamper, lawn games, wedding cake, bouquet & buttonhole. 

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St Josephs Guesthouse offers micro wedding packages in Sydney
3. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • LOCATION: Hawkesbury, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 8+
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 10
  • VENUES: Ground floor, outdoors, church steps

The historic St Joseph's Guesthouse is a unique wedding venue reconstructed in the ruins of a 160 year old Catholic Church. The property is now a non-denominational location perfectly set up for micro weddings featuring 5 luxury bedrooms across the top 2 levels. On the ground floor an intimate function area seats 8 - 60 guests or caters for cocktail functions for up to 100.

Three seperate lawn areas grace the outside of the church. You can get married on the front sandstone steps under the original church bell at one end of the property, pitch a marquee to the side or have an outdoor reception on the opposite lawn.

Wedding Packages
  • 3 Day Hire: Take over exclusive use of the entire property for 3 nights including accommodation for up to 10 guests for $5,500. 
  • 5 Day Hire: Have a mini-moon after your wedding day with exclusive use of the guesthouse for $7,000 including 5 nights accommodation.

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Australian Botanic Gardens Micro Wedding Venue
4. The Australian Botanic Gardens 

  • LOCATION: Blue Mountains, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 2+
  • VENUES: Gardens, pavilion, marquee

The Australian Botanic Gardens offers 8 garden venues for small weddings and elopements. Settings include lawns on the lakefront, woodlands and secluded flower gardens.

Wedding Packages

Small wedding packages are available from $450 for ceremony only and $1,500 for day hire of lawns.

  • Elopements: 3 hour venue hire of the Connections Garden from $755. Upgrade available to include hire of chairs, table and carpet runner.
  • Ceremonies: 2 hour venue hire of any gardens from $770 with upgrade available to include hire of chairs, table & carpet runner. 
  • Picnic Reception: Day hire of marquee lawn without structures for ceremony, photos and picnic style reception from $1,500.

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Goolawah Micro Wedding Retreat
5. Goolawah Retreat

  • LOCATION: Crescent Head - Mid North Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 30+
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 32
  • WEDDING VENUES: Pavilion

Goolawah Retreat is an intimate coastal venue well suited to destination micro weddings with 25 - 35 guests. There are 5 refurbished cottages on the 28 acre property and extra guests are welcome to camp onsite. A brand new wedding pavilion & adjoining courtyard provide an ideal gathering spot for dinner & dancing.

Wedding Packages

Venue hire starts at $6,000 including exclusive use of the entire property, all accommodation and onsite facilities. Guests can pay their own accommodation and you have the freedom to choose your own caterers. 

  • Mid-week Micro Weddings: $6,000
  • Weekend Micro Weddings: $10,000
  • Nov & Dec 2022 Specials

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Growwild Wildflower Farm is a small wedding venue for 50 people
6. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • LOCATION: Southern Highlands, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 20+
  • ACCOMMODATION: Next door
  • VENUES: Gardens, micro wedding barn

Growwild Wildflower Farm is a pretty, 25 acre wedding venue filled with lush gardens of picturesque native flowers. Surrounded by national park, the lawns and gardens offer a private and intimate setting for micro weddings and the expansive property is yours to yourself on your wedding day.

Growwild offers two options for small wedding receptions. You can have an outdoor, picnic style celebration on one of the many secluded lawns, or utilise the micro barn which caters for seated receptions of up to 50 guests or 60 for cocktail functions.

Growwild is a registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust and a regular destination for local wallabies and koalas. The photo opportunities within the grounds are diverse and absolutely stunning.

Wedding Packages

All small wedding packages include access to 4 ceremony sites, exclusive use of grounds, 3 reception venues, use of bridal retreat and all furniture, table & glassware. 

  • Mid-week Micro Weddings: 14 hour venue hire - $4,900 + $10/pp. DIY. No minimum numbers.
  • Weekend Micro Weddings: 14 hour venue hire - $5,500 + $20/pp. DIY. No minimum numbers.
  • All Inclusive Wedding Packages: On request

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Lords Estate offers affordable micro wedding packages in Sydney
7. Lords Estate

  • LOCATION: Sydney, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 2 - 80
  • WEDDING VENUES: Chapel, private dining rooms

Lords Estate provides a unique opportunity to get married in one of the only privately owned, deconsecrated chapels in Sydney. This beautifully restored, 140 year-old chapel offers the perfect setting for small wedding ceremonies with surrounding gardens for your wedding photos. 

The heritage listed chapel also makes a unique reception venue for smaller weddings of up to 30 guests and is ideally suited to long table dining with enough space for a lounge & dance floor.

In addition to the chapel, a private dining room and drawing room are available for exclusive hire within the main homestead. These spaces are suitable for small receptions of 8 - 12 guests.

Wedding Packages
  • Micro Weddings: The venue hire cost is $1,250 for exclusive use of the chapel & grounds
  • Micro Receptions: $2,000 including 4 hr venue hire

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Micro wedding venue at Chateau Elan Hunter Valley
8. Chateau Elan 

  • LOCATION: Rothbury - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 2+
  • ACCOMMODATION: Luxury Villas
  • VENUES: The Carriage House, Rotunda, Marquee

With luxury villas, a large day spa, hair & makeup onsite, a golf course, restaurant and bar, the 5 star Chateau Elan Resort is the ideal spot for micro weddings in the Hunter Valley.

Wedding Packages
  • The Carriage House: All inclusive small wedding packages are available in the sandstone chapel and adjoining courtyard. Available Mon - Thur. Price guide: $1,250 ceremony only. Small wedding receptions from $175/pp.
  • Summerhouse Rotunda: All inclusive micro weddings & elopements from 2+ guests are available at the white rotunda located on a gently sloping amphitheatre. The ideal spot for an intimate reception for 2. Price guide: $1,250 ceremony only. Elopement package with dinner from $175/pp.

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Micro wedding packages at Spicers Sangoma Retreat in the Blue Mountains
9. Spicers Sangoma Retreat 

  • LOCATION: Blue Mountains, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 2 - 30
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 16
  • VENUES: Restaurant

Spicers Sangoma Retreat is an African inspired luxury retreat with a restaurant, stunning grounds in natural surrounds and 8 individually styled suites.

Wedding Packages

Wedding packages are offered on the basis all suites must be booked the night of the wedding. Available Sunday to Thursday & the weekend on request. Micro wedding packages start at $275/pp plus a $4,000 exclusive venue hire fee. 

  • One Magical Night: Ceremony, photos & 5 course reception with a shared breakfast the following morning. 
  • Two Night Getaway: Day one - shared lunch, poolside cocktails, shared dinner. Day two - ceremony, photos & 5 course reception. Day three - breakfast.

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Micro Wedding Packages at Greystone Estate in the Hunter Valley
10. Greystone Estate

  • LOCATION: Hunter Valley, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 30+
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 32
  • WEDDING VENUES: Gardens, chapel, house, function room

Greystone Estate is a luxurious Hamptons-inspired private property located in the centre of the Hunter Valley. With luxury accommodation for 32 wedding guests onsite, the estate is an ideal weekend destination for micro weddings.

The main homestead is of open plan design and features indoor + outdoor communal gathering areas suitable for small ceremonies and receptions. Set on 10 resort-like acres with beautiful gardens, an open air pavilion and 5 star wedding concierge onsite, Greystone offers the epitome of luxury for small destination weddings.

Wedding Packages

Exclusive venue hire for small weddings are available in conjunction with the onsite wedding concierge. All packages include accommodation for 32 & access to swimming pool, BBQ area, games room, main homestead and grounds. Concierge will arrange catering for you.

  • Weekday Venue Hire: $13,800
  • Weekend Venue Hire: $18,400

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Micro wedding packages TWR Wollongong NSW
11. Tumbling Waters Retreat

  • LOCATION: Wollongong, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 2+
  • ACCOMMODATION: 12 Luxury Suites
  • VENUES: Gardens, Restaurant

Tumbling Waters Retreat is a luxury wedding resort with stunning clifftop gardens and panoramic ocean views.

Wedding Packages
  • Ceremony Only: 2 hour venue hire available Mon - Thur from $1,950. Minimum 30 adults. 
  • Elopements: 1.5hr garden ceremony, photos, platter, 3 course menu for 2, 2 nights accommodation and breakfast from $3,825. Available midweek only. Max 20 guests.

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Micro wedding packages Aria Sydney NSW
12. Aria Sydney 

  • LOCATION: Sydney, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 30 - 54
  • VENUES: Priving Dining Rooms

Aria Sydney is a fine dining foodie restaurant on the doorstep of the Sydney Opera House and with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Signature wedding experiences are available for micro weddings in the private dining Harbour Room.

Wedding Packages

Micro wedding packages are exclusively tailored with the executive chef according to the requirements of the couple.

  • Harbour Room: Private hire of the Harbour Room is available with signature dining experiences for up to 30 guests.
  • Wharf Room: Private hire of the Wharf Room is available with signature dining experiences for up to 54 guests.

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Most micro wedding packages in NSW are available for Monday to Thursday weddings. It is possible however to find small wedding or elopement packages for a weekend wedding. Our list of small wedding venues in NSW is the perfect place to explore weekend wedding options. You might also find the following shortlists useful:

The above list includes several most affordable micro wedding packages in NSW. There's also a couple of luxury options with accommodation available onsite and the ability to hire the entire property for the exclusive use of you and your guests.