Looking for a rainforest wedding venue in NSW? Rainforest wedding venues in NSW are typically serene and romantic destinations that ooze relaxed sophistication. From ancient subtropical forests in the Byron Bay Hinterland to temperate woodlands on the Sapphire Coast, New South Wales has some of the most diverse rainforest wedding locations of any state in Australia.
These exotic green landscapes with their dramatic lush backdrops offer a laid back and intimate setting a long way removed from more traditional wedding places. They are ideal spots for a destination wedding and some can accommodate your entire guest list for a 3 day gathering with all your favourite people.
Some rainforest wedding venues in NSW are ideal locations for festival weddings and offer a fun & creative environment for a 'different' and uniquely you DIY celebration. Facilities include rustic reception barns, open air pavilions, commercial kitchens and permanent glamping villages with safari tents that have timber balconies overlooking rainforest surrounds.
Other tropical wedding venues offer a more all-inclusive, luxury experience such as the rainforest resorts in Northern NSW. Here, you can hire your own rainforest paradise for 24 hours or longer and have exclusive use of the entire resort to yourself.
Rainforest locations can also be found in the state's urban centres including Sydney. In Western Sydney you can hire a rainforest garden for 2 hours for your wedding ceremony and photos or add a few extra hours and set up your reception amongst the fernery too.
Here are our Top 10 Rainforest Wedding Venues in NSW.
- Midginbil Eco Resort
- Connections Garden
- Hazelhurst Cafe
- Mimosa Wines
- Crystalbrook Byron
- Victoria Park
- The Woods Farm
- Bidja Estate
- Heaven Gardens
- Nightcap Ridge
Top 10 Rainforest Venues in NSW
- LOCATION: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
- CAPACITY: 150
- ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 70 - 150
- WEDDING PACKAGES: $7,900+
- INCLUSIONS: 3 days exclusive hire
An image of tranquility, Midginbil Eco Resort is a rainforest wedding destination nestled on a 400 acre private estate in the Byron Bay hinterland. This subtropical mountain wonderland offers 3 day exclusive-use wedding packages with accommodation for your entire guest list in cottages and a unique safari lodge village.
There are 3 rainforest ceremony sites to choose from with expansive views over towering forest canopies and the Nightcap National Park. For your wedding reception the refurbished barn is a DIYers dream setting offering a rustic blank canvas opening onto a paved courtyard area ideal for cocktails & canapés.
Other onsite facilities include a bonfire area, a swimming pool, tennis & volleyball courts, a breakfast and lunch dining room and lots of gathering space to relax and spend time with loved ones.
- LOCATION: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
- CAPACITY: 2 - 120
- WEDDING PACKAGES: $810+
- INCLUSIONS: 2 hrs venue hire
The Australian Botanic Gardens in South West Sydney is an impressive 416 hectares of stunning botanical sites with an authentic Australian rainforest garden available to hire for wedding ceremonies & receptions.
The Connections Garden is a completely private oasis boasting a 4.5-hectare roofless rainforest museum of cascading lush foliage. The site is available for intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions of 60 people seated or 120 standing and is an especially enchanting space on balmy summer evenings.
Wedding Packages start at 2 hours for wedding ceremonies & photos and you can add time to incorporate an alfresco cocktail or seated reception. Optional all-inclusive catering packages are available and the gardens supply a set up & pack down service at additional charge.
- LOCATION: 782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW 2227
- CAPACITY: 25 - 180
- WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive
- INCLUSIONS: Venue hire, food, beverages
Hazelhurst Cafe is a privately run boutique reception venue nestled within the grounds of the Hazelhurst Arts Centre in Sydney's south. The grounds are an urban tropical oasis featuring dense glossy plantings, huge ferns and lush garden backdrops that provide an ideal setting for rainforest wedding ceremonies.
You can hire the gardens via the arts centre and enquire with the cafe for your wedding reception using the link below. The cafe has a unique and laid back, artsy vibe and opens onto a large deck immersed in the bush landscape. The cafe and gardens are within close walking proximity.
- LOCATION: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
- CAPACITY: 180
- ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 13
- WEDDING PACKAGES: $185+/pp
- INCLUSIONS: Venue hire, set up, food & beverages
The 230 acre Mimosa Wines is an all in one wedding destination overlooking a picturesque bush and winery landscape on the Sapphire Coast. The estate features a cool temperate rainforest where you can get married amidst a unique tropical fernery.
Mimosa has a wonderful collection of outdoor settings for wedding photos including towering gums, a water lily dam the vineyard, and stunning backdrop from the reception venue. The impressive architecturally designed restaurant has a huge open air verandah with expansive views over the vineyard to surrounding bushland and mountains.
Private accommodation is available onsite in the farmhouse and separate cottage for up to 13 guests. Large discounts available for winter, mid week and short notice bookings.
- LOCATION: 77 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
- CAPACITY: 150
- ACCOMMOATION: 92 Suites
- WEDDING PACKAGES: $200+/pp
- INCLUSIONS: Venue hire, set up, food & beverage
Crystalbrook Resort is a luxury escape immersed in 45 acres of diverse subtropical rainforest, just a short drive from the heart of Byron Bay on the NSW North Coast.
The resort offers bespoke wedding locations beneath the towering mature canopy of ferns, palms and weaving figs. For small weddings & elopements, a secluded Lotus Garden offers a private ceremony setting. For larger weddings the Rainforest Lawn offers a ceremony & reception venue where you can dance the night away immersed in a rainforest, barefoot under the stars.
All inclusive wedding packages include all furniture and decor for your ceremony and reception and all catering & drinks. A minimum food & beverage spend of $200/pp applies and all weddings attract a venue hire fee ensuring private & exclusive use. Onsite you'll find a day spa, infinity pool, restaurant and daily yoga classes.
- LOCATION: 46 Bay Vista Lane, Ewingsdale, NSW 2481
- CAPACITY: 250
- WEDDING PACKAGES : Venue hire $12000 +DIY/BYO
- ACCOMMODATION: Victoria's Ewingsdale
Victoria Park is a 150 acre private property with an outdoor wedding destination secluded in a clearing amongst the trees of a subtropical forest. This unique private paradise features a clear roof open air pavilion surrounded by a beautiful lush green backdrop.
You can have your wedding ceremony in the forest, and when the sun goes down the pavilion lights up and the party comes to life. You can dine under the stars with catering partners Fig Tree and Feast Events arranging all inclusive cocktail or seated menus.
Guests can stay onsite overnight in glamping tents and there is boutique accommodation for 18 at the neighbouring Victoria's Ewingsdale. Venue hire starts at $12,000 for this remarkable retreat plus catering. BYO drinks. Teepees permitted.
7. The Woods Farm - South Coast
- LOCATION: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
- CAPACITY: 200
- ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 120
- WEDDING PACKAGEs: DIY & BYO
If you remove the rain from rainforest, you get the hidden gem that is The Woods Farm located on the stunning NSW South Coast. This 40 acre rustic wonderland is secluded within bushland on the Tomerong Creek and is a 3 day wedding destination where all your wedding guests stay onsite with you.
The Woods Farm is a character filled farm stay with vintage installations throughout the landscape, from chandeliers hanging in trees to decorated vintage trucks. A spectacular weaved garden arbour path leads to a hidden open air bush chapel immersed in a romantic wild paradise of lush greenery.
Woods farm is an open book for your reception location, from outdoors on the lawns grazing with a cocktail reception in the sunshine to a seated event in the glam-rustic reception shed with its impressive installation of chandeliers. Accommodation includes 8 x 3 bedroom cottages and a permanent glamping village with bathroom & kitchen amenities.
- LOCATION: Ourimbah - Central Coast, NSW
- CAPACITY: 150
- ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 8
- WEDDING PACKAGES: $15,400+
- INCLUSIONS: Venue hire, furniture, 2 nights
Bidja Estate is a rainforest wedding location that offers a relaxed country destination for mid week or weekend all-in-one weddings on the NSW Central Coast. You can have your wedding ceremony in a cleared area within the rainforest against a backdrop of natural palms and there are interconnecting reception spaces ideal for DIY weddings.
At the centre of the property is an iconic red barn with attached open-air dance area. There's also a work shed suitable for use as a wet weather dance floor and plenty of paddock area where you can set up a marquee wedding or a glamping village. BYO caterers, drinks & styling ideas.
- LOCATION: 332 Lemon Tree Passage Rd, Salt Ash NSW 2318
- CAPACITY: 120 Seated, 150 Cocktail
- ACCOMMODATION: Available nearby
- WEDDING PACKAGES: 3 day
Heaven Gardens is a DIY wedding venue in Port Stephens on the Mid North Coast. The 5 acre property features 20 different garden rooms including picturesque rainforest surrounding manicured lawns.
A set venue hire fee gives you exclusive access to the entire property for 3 days providing time to set up and style individual spaces. There is a permanent Pavilion with an adjoining dance floor well suited to festival weddings and garden parties.
- LOCATION: Nightcap Range Road, Dorroughby, NSW 2480
- CAPACITY: 100
- ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 10 in 3 cottages
- WEDDING PACKAGES: 3 Days
Nestled in heritage listed national park, Nightcap Ridge offers a 70 acre destination for quintessential rainforest weddings. The property's reception venue 'The Argory' is located within a lush rainforest clearing and features a huge stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings and views over surrounding lawns.
You can take your pick of ceremony sites from the myriad of private forest backdrops.
These 10 rainforest wedding venues listed above are among the most relaxed and visually spectacular wedding destinations in NSW. They all offer wedding ceremony locations nestled within cleared rainforest areas, under the forest canopy or on manicured lawns with tropical palms and trees as your backdrop.
If you're looking for a rainforest wedding destination where your ceremony and reception venue are in the same spot, the above listed places are the most idyllic tropical locations in NSW.
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