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 country venues & elegant private estates to backyard reception venues, the variety of buildings, backdrops and facilities at DIY venues in NSW gives plenty of scope to create a unique do-it-yourself wedding.

In NSW, DIY wedding venues come in three price brackets - budget venues, mid range venues and luxury DIY venues. DIY venues that offer the biggest budget savings are largely BYO locations where you can hire your preferred wedding caterers including food trucks and mobile bars.

Most DIY wedding venues fall into the mid range price bracket and are blank canvas spaces where you do the styling. Blank canvas venues are either fully self catered or come with a choice of catering packages charged at a cost per head rate.

NSW has a wonderful range of luxury venues for DIY weddings including private properties & estates and exclusive hire resorts. Private houses sometimes require that a wedding planner is booked, particular at locations where there is no permanent reception structure. Planners assist with hire of suitable marquees, power generators and often overlooked requirements. 

Here are 48 amazing DIY wedding venues in NSW...

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Top 10 DIY Wedding Venues in NSW

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

  • Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120
  • Wedding Packages: Catered with drinks

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

  • Location: 1029 St Albans Rd, St Albans, NSW 2775
  • Capacity: 60 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: BYO catering & drinks

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 2 - 4 nights 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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DIY Wedding Destination Mount Rivers
3. The Lodge At Mount Rivers

  • Location: 38 Lawrences Road, Mount Rivers, NSW 2311
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16 + camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Lodge at Mount Rivers is a 6 bedroom luxury estate on a private 200 acre farm in the Upper Hunter Valley. With spacious lawns nestled on the banks of the Peterson River, the homestead offers the ultimate location for do-it-yourself weddings.

Venue hire includes a two night stay for up to 16 guests within the homestead and additional guests are welcome to camp or glamp. Marquee hire packages are available and you have the freedom to source all other suppliers yourself. The house also has two large dining rooms and a poolside entertainment area perfect for pre & post wedding shenanigans. Pet friendly.

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DIY wedding destination Jervis Bay
4. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111
  • Wedding Packages: Catered with drinks

The Cove is a 3 acre seaside oasis with it's own private beach, a modern wedding hall and accommodation for your entire guest list. The DIY venue suits those looking for a weekend escape where pre & post wedding events can be hosted onsite (which you can cater yourself and BYO drinks). 

The resort features a pamper room to get ready in, a Mediterranean style courtyard with an outdoor bar and festoon lights for receptions under the stars, a function hall and a private beach with a beachfront garden for wedding ceremonies. There's also a glamping village, beach cabins and a funhouse that accommodate up to 111 guests.

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DIY wedding venue Chapel Hill Retreat
5. Chapel Hill Retreat

  • Location: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing, NSW 2758
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 36
  • Wedding Packages: Inclusive of catering & drinks

With 7 ceremony and reception spaces that all have spectacular views over the picturesque Blue Mountains, Chapel Hill Retreat is one of the most scenic DIY wedding venues in NSW. It's also one of the most versatile, with optional accommodation for up to 36 guests providing exclusive use of all 35 acres. 

At Chapel Hill you can either have your ceremony, reception or entire wedding day onsite. Popular ceremony sites include a natural bush cathedral, a non-denominational wedding chapel and an open air deck. The deck adjoins a white-walled, blank canvas function room with the option for a marquee or outdoor reception on the open lawns & gardens.

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The Pavilion DIY Weddings
6. The Pavilion Kiama

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Accommodation: Hotels within 4min walk
  • Wedding Packages: Inclusive of catering & drinks

The Pavilion Kiama is an affordable beachfront venue with a blank canvas function space that's easy to style to any wedding theme. With gorgeous ocean views to Kiama Lighthouse, two waterfront ceremony areas directly outside, and catering provided in-house, The Pavilion is the perfect DIY venue for self stylers.

Large airy windows bring sea views and plenty of light into the reception space which has light walls, polished timber floors and an elevated stage. Venue hire includes use of the entrance foyer for pre-dinner drinks before the reception room doors are opened for guests to enter and admire your creative vision.

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DIY wedding venue in Midginbil NSW
7. 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 fun, DIY wedding destination located in beautiful rainforest surrounds an hour inland from Byron Bay. The budget-friendly resort includes accommodation for all guests in a range of rooms & camping options including an amazing village of safari tents that each have their own timber balconies with incredible forest views.

Venue hire includes exclusive access to the entire 400 acres with 3 ceremony sites, a rustic barn and open lawns where marquees or tipis can be set up. Other amenities include a swimming pool, tennis & volleyball courts and a homestead where the bridal party can get ready and which has a communal dining room and a late night bonfire site. No curfew.

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

  • Location: Galls Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: BYO catering & drinks

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 location Shoalhaven NSW
9. Eleven Eighty Weddings

  • Location: 1180 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535 
  • Capacity: 80
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15
  • Wedding Packages: BYO catering & drinks

Eleven Eighty is a dream venue for DIY weddings situated on a private property in the Shoalhaven. Venue hire includes a 2 night stay for up to 15 guests in two onsite cottages, and free access to a styling shed with arbors, tables, chairs and velvet lounges.

The 3 acre property centres around a gorgeous rustic courtyard which comes with an optional glass marquee. The private courtyard is surrounded by an old school hall which is often used as a dancing space, a luxe barn with an outdoor bar servicing the courtyard and a hair & make up salon within a refurbished train carriage. 

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DIY wedding location Footprints Farm
10. Footprints Farm

  • Location: 192 Jones Road, Eungai Rail, NSW 2441
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100
  • Venue Hire: $8k

Footprints Farm is the perfect DIY location for an affordable camping wedding on the state's Mid North Coast. The 300 acre property is situated between Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour and has horse grazing paddocks, a bamboo farm and a camp ground with amenities for up to 100 people.

Weddings centre around a picturesque spring-fed lake where native turtles and other wildlife can be observed from a casual tiki bar which is an ideal pre & post wedding hangout where you can make your own cocktails. DIY reception spaces include a rustic green house (pictured), a pair of tipis and a gorgeous outdoor event space under a Moreton Bay Fig tree.

There are beds for around 20 guests in a retro caravan, cabin (aka bridal suite) and elegant tents and you can either hire a glamping village for additional guests or they are welcome to BYO camping gear. 

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DIY Venues on the South Coast

Do It Yourself Weddings Berry Cottage
11. Far Meadow Cottage

  • Location: 450b Coolangatta Road, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 30
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Location Hire: $4,500+

If you're looking for a private property to hire for a small DIY wedding, Far Meadow Cottage in Berry is a great option. The homestead and grounds cater for intimate wedding ceremonies with an absolute maximum of 30 guests and you can host a post ceremony lunch or dinner in the garden.

Alternatively, the house is situated next to a fully furnished and licensed private dining room that can be added to venue hire for a micro wedding reception with up to 30 seated people. You'll need to book your own private chef or caterers.

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DIY wedding venue Figbird Cottage
12. 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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DIY wedding spot Homestead Berry
13. The Homestead Berry

  • Location: 8 Homestead Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The ceremony & reception spaces at The Homestead Berry ooze a modern rustic elegance and have been well designed for styling to your chosen theme. The unique rooms & spaces are perfect for DIY weddings and include a circular ceremony arbour with expansive rural views, a ceremony lawn set against a disused silo and a contemporary shed with an adjoining covered courtyard.

Venue hire comes with exclusive use of the 5 acre property for two nights with accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 luxury suites. There's a choice of furnishings for your ceremony & reception, preferred caterers who tailor wedding menus to your preference and the venue can work with on providing in-house florals & styling if you wish.

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Fig Tree Park DIY Weddings
14. Fig Tree Park

  • Location: 58 Sherringham Lane, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Wedding Packages: BYO catering & drinks

This hillside estate is one of Australia's most scenic outdoor venues with incredible 180° views over surrounding countryside to the ocean's horizon. The grounds of Fig Tree Park are a DIY wedding location framed by up-lit French style gardens, rockeries, manicured hedges and a huge fig tree.

Venue hire comes with elegant round tables and cross back chairs to set up on the lawns, freedom to bring all your own wedding suppliers and complimentary accommodation for two in a romantic barn.

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DIY place to get married Berry
15. Linnaeus Farm Berry

  • Location: 599 Coolangatta Road, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 2 - 30
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Location Hire: DIY/BYO

Set across 3.5 hectares of manicured gardens with a lake house & modern entertaining barn, Linnaeus Farm is an idyllic place for intimate, do-it-yourself weddings. Venue hire includes a two night stay for up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms, use of the lake house and grounds for your wedding ceremony and access to the entertainment shed for a celebratory lunch or dinner.

With a Petanque court, swimming pool, orchard, olive grove, ping pong table and incredible kids playground, there's plenty at this private property to keep everyone occupied for a 3 day celebration. You'll need to arrange your own styling, catering and drinks, plus a celebrant and photographer.

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Mimosa Wines DIY Weddings
16. Mimosa Wines

  • Location: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accomodation: Sleeps 13
  • Wedding Packages: BYO catering & drinks

The reception venue at Mimosa Wines is a luxe-rustic space that requires very little styling owing to its incredible view and lavish dining experience. The architecturally designed, chefs hatted restaurant features raw timber pylons, polished floors and open glass walls that extend the space onto a large balcony with extensive views of the vineyard and surrounding national park.

Venue hire provides exclusive use of the 200 acre vineyard on your wedding day, use of a lily pond jetty which is perfect for DIY wedding ceremonies and where you can get creative with floral styling, and overnight accommodation in two onsite cottages with sleep up to 13 guests.

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Coolangatta Estate DIY Venue
17. Coolangatta Estate

  • Location: 1335 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive + BYO

Coolangatta Estate is the perfect DIY venue if you're looking a rustic event space that oozes historic charm. This budget friendly winery is located at Shoalhaven Heads and is the site of first settlement in the region with many of the original buildings providing an atmospheric backdrop for intimate celebrations. 

The 100 acre property has a giant fairy-lit fig tree and a hedge rimmed croquet lawn site for wedding ceremonies that are bordered by stunning views over the vines to surrounding bush-covered hills. Two DIY reception venues include a function centre that seats 200 guests and the original town hall which retains its authentic yesteryear decor for up to 80 guests.

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DIY Venues in the Southern Highlands

growwild DIY Wedding Venue
18. 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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Briars Conservatory DIY Wedding Space
19. Briars Conservatory

  • Location: 653 Moss Vale Rd, Burradoo, NSW 2576
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 130
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Briars Conservatory is a beautiful light-filled reception space that overlooks lush country gardens and a lake with weeping willows. The fully furnished space is perfect for DIY weddings with white walls & furnishings providing an elegant blank canvas that sets off any colour scheme and aesthetic.

Briars Conservatory is located on 15 rural acres in the heart of the Southern Highlands and has an Inn and Lodge on the same property. These conveniences allow guests to book & manage their own accommodation, plus provides a destination where guests can go for refreshments between your ceremony and reception.

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Mali Brae Farm DIY Venue
20. Mali Brae Farm

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

Mali Brae Farm is a 90 acre property that specialises in luxe, barn-style weddings. The all-in-one location comes with a choice of 7 wedding ceremony areas including a rustic shed, lush gardens, weeping willows and historic ruins.

The farm has two DIY reception venues including the original hay shed which is transformed into a modern space with polished floors, a huge rustic fireplace and skylight windows. The other function area is a purpose-built room for micro weddings that seats 30 - 55 guests. Both reception venues offer a luxe backdrop well suited to rustic weddings.

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DIY Venues in Sydney

Australian Botanic Gardens is a DIY wedding venue in Western Sydney
21. 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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Saints DIY Wedding Reception Venue
22. Saint Events Centre

  • Location: Saint Mary's Leagues Club
  • Capacity: 20 - 500
  • Accommodation: Onsite hotel
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Saints is the event centre located at St Mary's League Club in the heartland of Western Sydney. The centre has 6 blank-canvas event spaces that vary in capacity for different sized receptions, and all are well suited to affordable do-it-yourself weddings. There's even a reception venue that overlooks the playing fields.

Catered wedding packages at Saints start at just $55 per head and include a range of menu options from buffets to 3 courses to cocktail style functions. Simple tableware is provided around which you can style the spaces however you like.

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Lords Estate DIY Wedding Location
23. Lords Estate

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 100
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

Lords is a private estate conveniently located just off the M7 only 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD near Parramatta and the Hills District. The property centres around an historic wedding chapel that has a refurbished interior with polished wooden floors, white wash walls and removable pews. 

Lords offers a unique opportunity to get married in the non-denominational chapel, plus have your reception onsite - either in the chapel or outside in the gardens. The non-denominational chapel is not only an extremely unique venue, its also one of the few entirely DIY wedding venues in the city. 

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DIY event venue Chapel Hill
24. Chapel Hill Retreat

  • Location: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing, NSW 2758
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 34
  • Wedding Packages: All-inclusive

One of the best blank canvas wedding venues near Sydney is this covered verandah at Chapel Hill Retreat which overlooks incredible views of the Blue Mountains world heritage area. The reception space comes simply furnished with tables, chairs and wine barrels and features the perfect neutral palette to make any wedding theme pop.

Venue hire includes a furnished wedding ceremony at any of 5 ceremony spots including a hilltop chapel, tree avenue, natural bush cathedral, function room deck or bush-view lawn. Optional onsite accommodation includes a luxe bridal suite and 6 self contained cottages.

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DIY Wedding Ceremony Venue Palm Beach

25. Palm Beach Wedding Venue

  • Location: Palm Beach, Sydney NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Ceremony Venue

Among the most exclusive wedding locations in Sydney is this $40m holiday house located at Palm Beach. Venue hire includes access to 2,500m² of manicured lawns and Balinese-inspired gardens on the waters edge for do-it-yourself wedding ceremonies and photos. 

This private property is accessible via road or by boat with a jetty within short walking distance. We highly recommend booking a wedding stylist to set up your dream wedding at this beautiful estate. Bathroom amenities are provided at the pool house.

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DIY Venues in the Blue Mountains

Dantosa Estate DIY Wedding Destination
26. Dantosa Estate

  • Location: 76 Mort St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
  • Capacity: 16 - 60
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Wedding Packages: BYO caterers & drinks

Situated in the Blue Mountains world heritage listed national park, Dantosa Estate is a completely DIY wedding venue uniquely immersed in beautiful nature. The 9 acre estate centres around a private lake which has a gorgeous ceremony pontoon that makes a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos.

There are two self-contained cottages that sleep up to 18 guests onsite with the larger of the two seating up to 60 guests in its spacious dining room. Lush gardens and a tennis court offer the potential for outdoor weddings and marquees are permitted on the property.

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DIY reception space Leura
27. Leuralla Amphitheatre

  • Location: 41 Olympian Parade, Leura, NSW 2780
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Leuralla Amphitheatre and its adjoining lawn are among the most scenic ceremony & reception venues in NSW with sweeping views over the world heritage Jamison Valley. Venue hire of the amphitheatre and/or lawn is exclusively available through Kyle & Emily at Blue Mountains Weddings and comes with a dry hire option for DIY weddings.

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Do It Yourself Venue Monkey Creek
28. Monkey Creek Cafe & Gallery

  • Location: 227 Chifley Road, Dargan, NSW 2786
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Gallery at Monkey Creek Cafe is a fully DIY reception space with amazing views over the Hartley Valley and Wollemi wilderness area. The unfurnished event space easily seats up to 70 guests or caters for cocktail functions of up to 100 people and comes with use of the commercial kitchen at the adjoining cafe.

There is accommodation for two above the cafe and for an additional 20 guests at a private property 2 minutes walk from the venue, where you'll also discover a hidden cave with cathedral ceilings perfect for a secret ceremony in one of Australia's least known locations.

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DIY Venues on the Central Coast

Paradise Botanical Gardens is a hidden wedding venue on the Central Coast
29. 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
30. 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.

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DIY Venues in the Hunter Valley

Leaves Fishes DIY Wedding Space
31. Leaves & Fishes

  • Location: 737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Wedding Packages: BYO caterers & drinks

Leaves & Fishes is a dream venue for DIY weddings that comes with indoor & outdoor function spaces for events of all sizes. The Tuscan-style sunken garden offers the most creative scope for DIYers, being a completely blank canvas surrounded by a tropical oasis of rainforest plantings. You can either set up an outdoor wedding here or hire in a marquee. 

Other ceremony & reception venues on the 20 acre property include an ornamental pear tree setting, an amazing banquet hall that features a candlelit roman bath at one end, a restaurant suitable for micro weddings and lush greenery decks. Accommodation is in 5 luxe boat sheds that surround a flowering Lotus Lake with fish.

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DIY wedding venue Greystone Estate
32. 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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Goosewing Cottage DIY Wedding Venue
33. Goosewing Cottage

  • Location: 1194 Mount View Rd, Mount View, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Elopement packages: $3,295+

Goosewing Cottage is a unique country estate that offers all inclusive packages for micro weddings and elopements. There's a purpose-built open air chapel for wedding ceremonies that either comes with an adornment package featuring a velvet lounge or as a blank canvas for you to style yourself. 

All wedding packages include an amazing photographer and a choice of celebrants who work with you to craft a ceremony that resonates with you. There's two cottages on the property, the larger of which is suitable for private dining for overnight guests only, should you wish to host a DIY reception. 

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The Woodhouse DIY Wedding Location
34. The Woodhouse Wollombi

  • Location: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 33
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Woodhouse is located on the elegant, European-style grounds of Redwood Park in Wollombi and is a contemporary, DIY event space with a neutral palette easily styled to any wedding theme. The Woodhouse adjoins a covered outdoor dance floor, spacious courtyard area and a new vine-covered pergola & lounge with an outdoor bar overlooking a private lake.

Also on the 100 acre park-like grounds are unique ceremony sites including a lakeside pavilion, seasonal gardens with pine trees and a paperbark forest. Guests are able to book their own onsite accommodation in 8 luxury guest suites and there's also a barn stay that sleeps 15 guests and a private honeymoon suite.

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Small DIY elopement venue Wallaringa
35. Wallaringa Farm

  • Location: 321 Wallaringa Road, Wallaringa, NSW 2420
  • Capacity: 12
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Wallaringa Farm is the smallest DIY wedding venue in NSW, catering to a maximum of 12 ceremony guests. The 3 bedroom house is secluded within the rolling hills of Dungog Shire and is surrounded by lush green paddocks of grazing Wallaringa horses. The front lawn features a sandstone fire pit which is a beautiful spot to elope, and the covered verandah is a stunning location to watch the sunset with a celebratory champagne.

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DIY Venues in the Illawarra

DIY Wedding Hall at The Lodge
36. The Lodge Jamberoo

  • Location: 406 Jamberoo Mountain Road, Jamberoo, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Lodge is one of the easiest do-it-yourself style wedding locations in NSW with all catering and drinks provided onsite. It's also one of the most fun spots for a destination wedding with 43 poolside rooms for your guests included with venue hire. 

The hotel has an amazing DIY wedding hall with a neutral colour palette that styles to any aesthetic and for ceremonies there's a one-of-a-kind Pine Forest Cathedral that features an open air timber chapel beside a quietly running stream. 

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DIY wedding and event space at Ravensthorpe Estate
37. Ravensthorpe Estate

  • Location: 56 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park NSW 2527
  • Capacity: 50 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Ravensthorpe is a private rural estate that centres around a Georgian style manor and is surrounded by 3 acres of lush country gardens. Ceremony and reception venues include a chandelier rotunda, a paved garden marquee, private dining rooms, an intimate courtyard and the tennis court where seated dining can be styled under the stars.

Venue hire is inclusive of B&B accommodation for up to 18 guests overnight, all drinks, furniture and a choice of menus by preferred caterers. 

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Interbane House DIY Wedding Area
38. Interbane House

  • Location: 8 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park, NSW 2508
  • Capacity: 50
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Wedding Packages: BYO caterers & drinks

Interbane House is a 5 bedroom Airbnb that can be hired for DIY weddings and events. The Victorian-period home is located on Bald Hill overlooking the new Sea Cliff Bridge and has amazing views of the coastal traffic to the ports of Wollongong.

Up to 18 guests can be seated in the open plan kitchen/dining area. The wrap-around balcony offers a scenic space for cocktail style functions and the backyard can host up to 100 guests with the option of pitching a marquee. An extra 8 guests can be accommodated next door.

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DIY Venues on the Mid North Coast

Goolawah DIY Wedding Venues
39. Goolawah Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32+
  • Wedding Packages: BYO caterers & drinks

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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DIY wedding resort Port Stephens
40. The Oasis Micro Wedding Resort

Location: 5 Koala Place, Boat Harbour, NSW 2316
Capacity: 80
Accommodation: Sleeps 50
Wedding Packages: BYO

The Oasis is one of the newest wedding destinations on the Mid North Coast of NSW and is located 600m from One Mile Beach in Port Stephens. To get married at The Oasis you need to book the whole resort for your exclusive use including 9 affordably priced cabins which sleep 18 - 50 guests.

The affordable venue hire fee gives you access to an incredible event deck set within 5 acres of lush tropical gardens. At night the deck becomes a romantic haven for wedding receptions immersed in a fairy-lit rainforest. Other DIY reception spaces include a festoon lit clearing in the rainforest.

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DIY Venues in Newcastle

Newcastle Wedding Venue Stanley Park
41. 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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DIY Venues in the Northern NSW

Tides Byron DIY Weddings
42. Tides Byron Estate

  • Location: 290 North Teven Road, Teven, NSW 2478
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22
  • Wedding Packages: BYO catering

With a white interior, high-end furnishings and a huge glass wall with stunning views over the property's macadamia farm, the wedding hall at Tides Estate is one of the most beautiful coastal locations for DIY weddings in Northern NSW. 

In addition to the purpose-built wedding hall, the 100 acre property features a luxury 8 bedroom villa which has a poolside entertaining area seating up to 40 guests. You can either hire both venues together for a fun 3 day celebration with a poolside recovery party in the villa, just the hall, or just the villa.

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DIY wedding destination Yamba NSW
43. 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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DIY Venues in the Riverina

DIY wedding shed Kimo Estate
44. 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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DIY Wedding Place Perricoota Station
45. 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 Off-The-Beaten-Track NSW Locations

Willow Farm DIY Wedding Venues
46. 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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Mountain View Farm DIY Weddings
47. Mountain View Farm

  • Location: Tilba Tilba, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 - 14
  • Wedding Packages: BYO caterers & drinks

Mountain View Farm is a scenic property located under the gaze of Mount Gulaga on the Sapphire Coast. The unique property offers an authentic farm setting with an open-sided Dairy Shed that opens onto a farm-yard style courtyard setting the scene for DIY weddings. There's also space to pitch tipis which fit well with the rustic charm of the location.

Every Spring, Mountain View Farm bursts into colour with fields of Everlasting Daisies coming into bloom. The owners design a one-of-a-kind aisle and altar into the fields each year offering an amazingly unique and incredibly romantic spot to elope with up to 25 guests for the 6 week flowering season. The fields offer a gorgeous backdrop for wedding photos.

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DIY wedding hall Glencara
48. Glencara Country Estate

  • Location: 706 Jerrybang Lane, Monteagle, NSW 2594
  • Capacity: 2 - 160
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 + glamping/camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The DIY wedding hall at Glencara Country Estate is a repurposed shearing shed that offers the perfect setting for rustic receptions. The shed is located on a 10 hectare working farm between Young and Grenfell in the Hilltops region of NSW and is surrounded by vibrant crops of canola in Spring and a lush wheat plantation in Autumn.

Glencara is most famous for its unique rustic maze which is set within whimsical gardens where quirky riddles give guests something ponder with a glass of wine in hand. The property is also an ideal setting for garden wedding ceremonies and marquee receptions.

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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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