Beachfront Wedding Venues in NSW

Beach Wedding Venues NSW

Looking for a beach wedding venue in NSW? This list of 35 beach wedding venues in New South Wales includes a unique collection of seaside locations for your ceremony & reception. Oceanfront Weddings are as idyllic as they are romantic and with over 892 beaches to choose from, it's easy to see why the New South Wales coastline is a destination hotspot for weddings. 

Beachside wedding venues in New South Wales feature world class destinations from the sweeping Tweed coastline (including popular Byron Bay) to the white sandy shores of the state’s South Coast. They all offer stunning ceremony and reception venues with the single binding feature of a beautiful and glistening ocean backdrop.

In this boutique collection of beachfront venues you’ll find affordable locations like surf clubs & halls to more exclusive private properties and luxury oceanfront resorts. Sydney is a hotspot for seaside weddings with cafes and restaurants lining the city’s shores and further afield on the north & south coasts are secluded, private hideaways in peaceful coastal towns.

The average price of a beach wedding in NSW is between $50 - $85 per person for cheap coastal venues such as Surf Life Saving Clubs and halls. These venues have the advantage of DIY and BYO for catering and decorations and most give you the option of a ceremony and reception venue in the one location.

At the top end of the market are private properties and luxury beachfront resorts which cost on average $180 - $260 per person. And while a destination wedding at your own private resort does come with a higher price tag, when you consider your entire guest list stays onsite and pays their own accommodation, it's actually cheaper than you think!

From small beach wedding venues to large coastal resorts, here are 35 amazing beachside wedding venues in NSW.

35 Beach Wedding Venues in NSW

Byron Bay Venues
Central Coast Venues
Illawarra Venues
Newcastle Venues
North Coast Venues
South Coast Venues
Sydney Venues

Beach Venues in Byron Bay

Victorias At Wategos Beach Byron Bay
1. Victoria's At Wategos

  • LOCATION: 1 Marine Parade, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
  • CAPACITY: 30 seated, 40 cocktail
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Venue hire $5000 + accommodation + catering
  • ACCOMMODATION: 10 luxury suites sleep 20

Victoria's at Wategos is an idyllic European style luxury beachfront retreat in an exclusive oceanfront valley on the east side of Byron Bay. This tropical oasis with the finest of interiors and facilities is exclusively yours for the duration of your booking and just steps from the sandy shores of the world-class Wategos Beach. 

Two reception areas include outdoors on the terrace which features exquisite water views and is an ideal spot for pre-reception drinks in the warm sea breeze. The other is indoors, retaining the property's ocean views with floor to ceiling glass windows and timber bi-fold doors.  

Wedding Packages include a venue hire fee of $5000+, accommodation booking of all 10 rooms for 2 nights hire of $1,200 - $2,500 per night and your selection of catering, drinks & styling elements.

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Byron Beach Wedding Venue
2. Beach Byron Bay

  • LOCATION: 2 Massinger Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
  • CAPACITY: 50 - 150
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive, POA

The Beach Byron Bay is an absolute beachfront restaurant and wedding venue in Byron Bay, positioned on the dunes at Clarkes beach with unobstructed ocean views. Walk down the winding sandy path carved into the dunes and find yourself directly on the beach with the iconic landmarks of Julian Rocks, The Lighthouse and Mount Warning as your backdrop.

This stunning restaurant has an incredible indoor to outdoor flow with a retractable all-weather roof over the dining deck and bifolds opening from the open plan interior. As the suns sets, the venue transitions from stunning ocean views to an incredibly lit seaside ambience under the stars. 

Awarded for its amazing food and service., the team of chefs will craft a culinary feast for your wedding with the finest seasonal & local ingredients. Beach Byron Bay is also able to host and cater a wedding recovery breakfast.

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Osteria Beach Weddings Byron Bay
3. Osteria Weddings

  • LOCATION: 1 Barclay Dr, Casuarina, NSW 2487 
  • CAPACITY: 150 seated, 200 cocktail
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Osteria is a contemporary coastal reception venue on the pristine Tweed Coast 30 mins north of Byron Bay. The unspoilt sandy shores of Casuarina beach are just 300m away and for those who prefer to keep their toes sand-free, the panoramic ocean views from Cabarita Headland is just minutes by car.

Soak in the sea air with pre-reception drinks under festoon lights in the garden courtyard. For the main event, you enter the reception venue through white barn doors to an impressive & versatile wedding refinery hall featuring cascading bulb lighting, fairly lit walls and polished floors.

Osteria offers fully catered wedding packages starting with share plates from $59 per person. Wedding accommodation is available in the nearby coastal towns of Kingscliff, Salt and Cabarita.

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Beach Venues on the Central Coast

BYO wedding venue Killcare
4. Killcare Surf Club 

  • LOCATION: Beach Drive, Killcare NSW 2257
  • CAPACITY: 150

The Killcare Surf Club is an affordable location for a low key beach wedding. The venue features a large balcony offering panoramic ocean views across Killcare Beach and the Bouddi National Park.

You can have your wedding ceremony on the sand, on the lawn in front of the venue or the expansive seaside balcony.

This is one of the few oceanfront wedding venues located near Sydney to have both BYO & DIY options for your reception with a commercial grade kitchen on-site. Spinnakers at Killcare, the in-house restaurant, can also cater your reception with wedding packages from $60-80 per person. 

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Saltwater Oceanfront Wedding Venue

5. Saltwater Fingal Bay 

  • LOCATION: Level 1/3 Marine Dr, Fingal Bay, NSW 2315
  • CAPACITY: 150
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive from $135/pp

Saltwater Fingal Bay is a relaxed and affordable coastal wedding venue in prime position on the sandy shoreline of Fingal Beach, a 10 minutes drive from Nelson Bay. 

Say ‘I do’ on the white sandy shores in front of the venue. Saltwater also offers a statement open air balcony with views of the beach complete with white timber and rattan furnishings, greenery and festoon lighting - perfect as an alternative ceremony venue or for your pre-reception drinks.

The contemporary reception venue flows seamlessly from the balcony on the top level of the Fingal Surf Club. It has expansive floor to ceiling windows and breathtaking views from every corner. Exclusive use of both spaces are included as part of the reception package. 

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

  • LOCATION: 1 Magenta Drive, Magenta, NSW 2261
  • CAPACITY: 220 seated, 400 cocktail
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive, Elopement Packages from $79/pp
  • ACCOMMODATION: 50 Luxury resort apartments studio, 1-3 bedrooms

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort is a luxury 5 star beachfront resort and wedding venue, nestled on 52 acres between the Pacific Ocean and Tuggerah Lakes on the Central Coast.

This world-class facility was designed to take in the beauty of its natural surroundings and has direct access to the secluded shores of Magenta Beach. Alternative ceremony venues include dedicated outdoor areas in the gardens and at the lake.   

The 7 versatile reception spaces are light filled with high ceilings and terraces. Wedding packages are all inclusive and start at $79 per person for dedicated elopement packages.

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Central Coast Weddings Crowne Plaza Terrigal
7. Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific

  • LOCATION: Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal, NSW 2260
  • CAPACITY: 50 - 450
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive from $129/pp
  • ACCOMMODATION:  199 Guest Rooms and Suites

In prime position overlooking Terrigal Beach on the Central Coast, the deluxe Crowne Plaza offers an all inclusive beachfront wedding destination.

The venue is the perfect choice for couples looking to have a wedding ceremony on the sand with beautiful Terrigal Beach just steps from the hotel. 

There are 3 dedicated reception venues, all uniquely styled and cater to all wedding sizes. The best beachfront venues are the romantic Lord Ashley Lounge complete with arched windows overlooking the coastal promenade and the awarded Seasalt Restaurant with floor to ceiling windows taking in the ocean views.  

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Mid North Coast Venue Mansfield Estate
8. Mansfield Estate

  • LOCATION: 743 Ocean Dr, Grants Beach NSW 2445
  • CAPACITY: 100
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Venue hire from $12,500 (includes accommodation)
  • ACCOMMODATION: 13 guest rooms. Sleeps 30

Get off the grid at Mansfield Estate, a private eco-retreat and waterfront wedding venue on 600 acres of unspoilt coastline. This unique retreat is just 30 minutes from Port Macquarie but feels miles away with open fields and bushland, a native Koala habitat and private access for wedding ceremonies on Grants Beach. 

The property has magical spots for wedding photography such as the shaded forest, native gardens, the edge of tranquil Queens Lake and the open grassland with panoramic ocean views. 

There are a number of outdoor areas to curate the coastal wedding of your dreams from the sprawling lawns to poolside or in the newly opened reception hall with alfresco space & fire pit. Wedding packages BYO & DIY. Midweek, micro wedding and elopement packages available. 

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Beach Venues in the Illawarra

The Pavilion Reception Venue at Kiama Beach
9. The Pavilion Kiama

  • LOCATION: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • CAPACITY: 80 - 400
  • WEDDING PACKAGES:  All inclusive from $125/pp

Expansive ocean views await at this unique beachside reception venue perched on the headland in central Kiama, steps from the sand and surrounded by century old Norfolk Pines. Nearby ceremony sites include Kiama Surf Beach and the increasingly popular Stables - a rustic hidden gem within walking distance at the water's edge. 

Exclusively yours for the day, the reception spaces at The Pavilion are flexible and contemporary with a wrap-around balcony taking in panoramic views of the lighthouse and pristine waters of the South Coast. The popular Norfolk Room is flooded with natural light, has the best of the beach views and caters for up to 250 guests.

Catering partner Culinarius makes planning easy with cocktail, shared feast or 3 course sit down menus. Wedding packages start from a minimum of 80 adults from $125/pp. 

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Outdoor wedding venue Illawarra Headlands Hotel
10. Headlands Austinmer Beach

  • LOCATION: Wollongong - Illawarra, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 350
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive from $145/pp
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 100

This absolute oceanfront wedding venue on the pristine waters of the South Coast is a short 90 minutes south of Sydney and 20 minutes north of Wollongong.

The hotel offers a range of spaces for your 'I do's', with a popular choice being Little Austinmer Beach just a short walk from the venue. The hotel's Oceanview Room provides an intimate wet weather option with panoramic water views.

The reception venue at Headlands faces the ocean and has a private bar and balcony that caters to weddings of up to 350 guests.  All inclusive packages vary from $145/pp to $215/pp. 

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Outdoor wedding venue Illawarra The Sebel Kiama
11. The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

  • LOCATION: 31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama NSW 2533
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive, from $119/pp 
  • ACCOMMODATION: 80 rooms, suites and apartments

Overlooking Kiama Harbour, the Sebel Hotel is a stunning heritage venue surrounded by picturesque beaches and parkland. Outdoor ceremony areas take in the harbour backdrop or there are 9 pristine South Coast beaches just a short drive from the hotel. 

A popular reception venue within the hotel is the Dunstan Room with floor to ceiling windows connecting you to the incredible harbour backdrop. Other spaces include the old world charm of the heritage School Room and The Assembly Hall with exposed beams and cathedral ceilings.

This affordable beach location offers a range of menus with wedding packages starting at $119 per person. Kiama is a charming and relaxed holiday spot that's perfect for coastal getaway and the hotel offers accommodation for the entire guest list.

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City Beach function centre

12. City Beach Function Centre

  • LOCATION:  1 Marine Drive, Wollongong NSW 2500
  • CAPACITY: 130-420
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive starting at 99/pp

City Beach Function Centre is nestled amongst the grasses of Wollongong City Beach on the South Coast. This absolute beachfront location offers wedding ceremonies on the sand directly in front of the venue and also popular is the dramatic cliffs of Flagstaff Hill overlooking the ocean backdrop toward Wollongong Lighthouse.

The venue will coordinate the ceremony for you including council permits, and set up and styling on your wedding day! There are a choice of 2 reception venue at City Beach and both are light filled spaces with high ceilings, beach views and large ocean facing open air balconies. The ocean room caters for events of up to 150 and the Pearl room caters to larger events of up to 420.

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Beach Venues in Newcastle

oceanfront wedding venue Merewether
13. Merewether Surfhouse

  • LOCATION: 5 Henderson Parade, Merewether Beach, NSW 2291
  • CAPACITY: 350 
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive from $100/pp

Merewether Surfhouse is a cocktail bar, restaurant and oceanside reception venue situated on Merewether Beach in Newcastle. 
The reception venue is located on the entire 2nd floor of the Surfhouse with generous balconies, and floor to ceiling glass windows that offer sweeping 270 degree views of the South Pacific Ocean. This versatile space has movable sound proof walls that provide sectioning for smaller events from 40+ guests. 

All inclusive food & beverage packages start at $100 per person for cocktail events and $105 per person for seated lunch receptions.

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Beach Venues on the North Coast

The Retreat is a North Coast Wedding Venue in Port Stephens
14. The Retreat Port Stephens

  • LOCATION: 4302 Nelson Bay Rd, Anna Bay NSW 2316
  • CAPACITY: 70 - 100
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Venue hire + BYO, elopement
  • ACCOMMODATION: Self contained accommodation, sleeps 91

As the name suggests, The Retreat is a private and secluded all-in-one wedding venue on the beachfront in Port Stephens. It backs directly onto the largest living sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere yet is just 3 minute drive to the town centre of Port Stephen. 

This oasis getaway for your entire guest list is on the doorstep of some of the most incredible, pristine beaches for a private wedding ceremony on the NSW North Coast. It also offers rustic bush backdrops the unique option of a ceremony or photography out on the spectacular dunes. 

There are a number of versatile multipurpose function spaces onsite that cater to both indoor and outdoor wedding receptions. The retreat offers all inclusive wedding packages with catering and accommodation for 70+ guests. There's also the option to BYO and for smaller weddings there are specialist elopement packages. 

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Mid North Coast Wedding Venue Shoal Bay Country Club
15. Shoal Bay Country Club

  • LOCATION: 35-45 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay, NSW 2315
  • CAPACITY: 180 - 500
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive from $145/pp
  • ACCOMMODATION: 1-3-bedroom apartments and suites.

This luxury wedding venue enjoys unsurpassed views over Shoal Bay and is a stunning destination for beachside weddings in Port Stephens. The 4 km stretch of white sand along Shoal Bay Beach offers a choice of coastal ceremony sites on the Country Club's doorstep.

This award winning seaside location caters to weddings of up to 500 in the adjoining Convention Centre, and 300 in the newly renovated Whitesands reception venue. The deco features stylish neutral and white nautical interiors that complement panoramic ocean views over the bay. 

Inspired catering includes cocktails & canapés, feasting menus, experience stations and grazing tables. Wedding packages start at $145 per person including a 5 hour beverage service. 

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Angourie Resort is a Northern NSW Wedding Venue in Yamba
16. Angourie Resort Yamba

  • LOCATION: 166 Angourie Rd, Yamba NSW 2464
  • CAPACITY: 40 - 170
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive. 
  • ACCOMMODATION: 66 Villas of 1 -2 bedrooms

Hidden in pristine subtropical rainforest, the Angourie Resort is a beautiful beachside destination wedding venue in Yamba.

Say ’I do’ at one of the many beaches nearby or walk down the aisle on the sandstone pathway at gorgeous Green Point to breathtaking views out over the beach and ocean just a 2 minute drive from the resort.

All-inclusive wedding packages cater events from micro weddings at the poolside bar to cocktail affairs and larger seated events in any of the 3 main reception venues. Bring your entire guest list to stay at this seaside haven for a destination wedding weekend away.

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waterfront wedding venue caves
17. Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalow

  • LOCATION: 27 Mawson Cl, Caves Beach, NSW 2281
  • CAPACITY: 250
  • WEDDING PACKAGES; All inclusive, Elopement. 
  • ACCOMMODATION: 200 Villas and Bungalows

Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalow is an affordable beachfront wedding venue nestled in the dunes overlooking the stunning white sands of Caves Beach on the Central Coast. This is a popular spot for a coastal getaway offering wedding ceremonies in the sand or on the decking with the ocean as your backdrop. 

Modern reception venues overlook the pristine waters of Caves Beach with spaces to suit all types of weddings from elopements and intimate events through to luxury gala receptions. All inclusive packages for sit down and cocktail weddings start at $150 per person.

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North Coast Wedding Venue Goolawah Bush Retreat
18. Goolawah Retreat

  • LOCATION: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • CAPACITY: 30 - 150
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: 3 day hire of $10,000 includes accommodation
  • ACCOMMODATION: 5 Cottages (sleeps 32) Onsite camping available on request

Goolawah is a rustic retreat and beachside wedding venue 2.5kms from Crescent Head Village on the NSW North Coast.  Goolawah is set on a private 28 acres of natural bushland just 800m from the beach and features a stunning leafy outlook, manicured gardens and ocean views. 

An ideal setting for a magical festival style wedding, Goolawah has many outdoor reception areas for casual affairs or you can opt for the newly opened and architecturally designed wedding pavilion and courtyard which features a firepit & festoon lighting and accommodates receptions of 90 seated and 120 cocktail style.

Affordable DIY and BYO packages allow you to cater and style your weekend wedding to suit your taste and budget. The  $10,000 venue hire fee includes 3 days exclusive use of the property and 5 gorgeous cottages with accommodation for 32 people. Camping onsite by approval.

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Beach Venues on the South Coast

The Cove Beach Wedding Venue South Coast

19. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • LOCATION: Ellmoos Road, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Venue hire from $10,000
  • ACCOMMODATION: For 111 guests  

The Cove is the ultimate beachside destination for a getaway with your entire guest list. Bring your village barefoot to this stunning coastal paradise in the National Park of Jervis Bay on the picturesque South Coast. 

This exclusive and private oasis with its own private beach offers endless options for your wedding ceremony and reception. Say 'I do' on the seaside lawn, under an arbour on the beach or on a sandbar with the crystal clear waters lapping at your feet. 

Choose an intimate outdoor reception on the beach, host a cocktail party at the outdoor garden bar or wander through french doors and be seated for dinner in the brand new wedding hall.  

The resort boasts luxury self-contained accommodation including cabins, a large house and glamping tents that sleep up to 111 guests. Guests can pay their own accommodation and there are luxury bathrooms and kitchen facilities included.

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Cheap wedding venue NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Resort
20. NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort

  • LOCATION: Banyandah Street, South Durras, NSW 2536
  • CAPACITY: 20 - 120
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: From $160/pp
  • ACCOMMODATION: Villas sleep 40+

Murramarang Resort is an all-in-one beach wedding venue situated on its own private section of sand in the Murramarang National Park on the South Coast. This natural beauty, lends itself as a stunning setting for a beach ceremony with numerous seaside wedding sites including the waters edge at Mill Beach or at the grassy headland with panoramic ocean views as your backdrop. 

Four reception venues cater for micro weddings of 20 - 40 guests to larger events for 120 guests. The resort offers award winning catering and extensive menu options with wedding packages from $160/pp.

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Culburra Beach Wedding South Coast
21. Nowra Culburra SLSC

  • LOCATION: 4 Farrant Ave, Culburra Beach NSW 2540
  • CAPACITY: 130
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Venue hire from $2200. BYO and DIY.

The Nowra Culburra SLSC is one of the most affordable spots for a beach wedding reception in NSW. Perfectly positioned overlooking Warrain Beach at Culburra on the South Coast, you can get married on the sand right in front. 

This blank canvas venue offers hall hire from an affordable $2200 and includes a full size onsite commercial kitchen so you can BYO and DIY your catering and drinks. 

The elevated ocean view wedding venue, with outdoor balcony is ready for you to transform and style for your special day. An amazing budget friendly option with ample parking and in close proximity to accommodation nearby.

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oceanfront wedding venue Mollymook Beachside Weddings
22. Mollymook Beachside Weddings

  • LOCATION: 72 Golf Avenue, Mollymook, NSW 2539
  • CAPACITY: 220
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive wedding packages from $124/pp

Mollymook Beach Weddings is an all-in-one oceanfront venue with expansive views perched on the sands edge at Mollymook Golf Club on the South Coast. 

You are spoilt for choice in this incredible beach location from a wedding directly on the stunning white sands with the ocean as your backdrop or a private bush setting on the manicured greens of the golf course. 

The dedicated modern reception space has a sheltered oceanview courtyard and expansive windows bathed in natural light that showcase the stunning views. All inclusive packages start at $124/pp for sit down receptions of up to 160 people including a 5 hour beverage service (minimum 50 adults).

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Romantic wedding venue The Jackson Ranch
23. The Jackson Ranch

  • LOCATION: Bawley Point - South Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 120 seated, 200 cocktail
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive
  • ACCOMMODATION: 5 Cabins, sleeps 30

The Jackson Ranch is a unique private property with its own private beach set amongst the trees on a serene 37 acres just 20 minutes from Mollymook on the South Coast. This incredible haven is well suited to bespoke private and romantic weddings and offers unique outdoor backdrops for your ceremony including the property's secluded beaches, rainforest and the pristine edge of Lake Willinga. 

Jackson Room is perfect for a more formal reception or embrace the natural surroundings and have an outdoor reception on the lawns or Terrace. All Wedding packages include exclusive use of the property, 5 star catering and 5 refurbished cabins with capacity for 30 guests.

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

  • LOCATION: 58 Sherringham Lane, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
  • CAPACITY: 2 - 200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES:  Property Hire, BYO and DIY

Fig Tree Park is a private rural property perched high on a hillside with panoramic ocean views. It is an ideal spot for a seaside elopement or destination wedding just 2 minutes drive to the secluded beaches of the South Coast and the charming town of Tilba Tilba. 

The tranquil setting of Fig Tree Park is an idyllic location for an outdoor wedding with both coastal and countryside views. With exclusive use of the property for your wedding, you can set up your ceremony and reception in the manicured gardens between century old fig trees or under a marquee.

The property has a luxury country house to prepare for the wedding and a barn honeymoon suite for the wedding couple overnight. Glamping tents can be arranged onsite for your guests. 

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Beach Venues in Sydney

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

  • LOCATION: Anzac Avenue, Collaroy, 2097
  • CAPACITY: 140 - 250
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive packages from $130/pp

The Long Reef Golf Club is an oceanview wedding venue at Long Reef headland on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Next to the popular reception venue is a private beach ceremony lawn that overlooks the quiet shores of Fishermans Beach.

The lawn, terrace and alfresco reception spaces offer uninterrupted ocean views up and down the coastline from Manly to the Central Coast. Wedding packages are all inclusive of 5 hour venue hire, catering, beverages, DJ and use of golf carts for wedding photos. Complimentary Reef Room as wet weather ceremony alternative.

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Southern Sydney Wedding Venue Zimzala
26. Zimzala Sydney

  • LOCATION: The Esplanade, Cronulla, NSW 2230
  • CAPACITY: 35 - 120
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: From $135/pp

Zimzala is a stunning restaurant and cocktail bar in a prime seaside location overlooking Cronulla beach. The venue is in close proximity to awarded and popular local beach ceremony locations and has dramatic ocean backdrops for your wedding photography.

The premier waters edge location offers both indoor and covered outdoor dining options.  Wedding packages include seated and cocktail events for up to 120 guests and a private dining area caters for intimate micro weddings of up to 40 seated. Wedding packages with exclusive venue use start at $135pp for seated events. 

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rustic venue athol hall
27. Athol Hall

  • LOCATION: Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive from $180/pp

This heritage wedding venue is located in Mosman on the Sydney Harbour foreshore. Aside from the exquisite views taking in the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it has its very own private beach surrounded by tranquil bushland. Most couples who get married here have their wedding ceremony on the harbour lawn and photos down on the beach.

The reception venue is a beautiful heritage hall that is perched at the top of the sloping harbour lawn. The lawn is the perfect place to enjoy pre-reception drinks before moving inside. Athol Lawn can be hired for ceremonies at a cost of $760 with any wedding reception package. 

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rustic venue bathers pavilion
28. The Bathers' Pavilion

  • LOCATION : 4 The Esplanade, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • CAPACITY: 150
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive starting at $95/pp

The Bathers Pavilion is a relaxed restaurant and wedding venue located at Balmoral Beach on Sydney's North Shore. With views of the coming and going of boats on the harbour, Balmoral is a popular spot for beach weddings with lots of peaceful places for ceremonies & photos just a stroll from the venue.

The heritage building of The Bathers' Pavilion caters for seated wedding receptions of up to 100 guests and cocktail weddings of up to 170 guests. Packages start at $95 - $115 per person for a cocktail or seated lunch reception. Minimum of 30 guests.

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waterfront wedding venue whale beach
29. Moby Dicks

  • LOCATION: 227 Whale Beach Road, Whale Beach, NSW 2107
  • CAPACITY: 150 seated, 200 cocktail
  • WEDDING PACKAGES:  Venue hire $2500. $150+ per person.

Moby Dicks is a waterfront wedding venue with panoramic ocean views from its elevated location at Whale Beach on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. This iconic reception venue is one of The Boathouse Group venues synonymous with excellence in wedding service and spectacular oceanfront locations.

The contemporary styling of the venue has a relaxed seaside ambiance with stunning high ceilings, white finishes and dramatic floor to ceiling windows that frame the beach views. Wedding Packages start at $95 pp for cocktail and seated events and $55 pp for drink packages. 

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waterfront wedding venue watsons
30. Watsons Bay Hotel

  • LOCATION: 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay, NSW 2030
  • CAPACITY: 350
  • WEDDING PACKAGES:  All inclusive from $150/pp.
  • ACCOMMODATION: 32 Boutique hotel Suites

Arrive by boat to the iconic beach wedding venue of Watson Bay Hotel on Sydney Harbour. The hotel is surrounded by the stunning harbour backdrop with yachts, cliffs, Moreton Bay Figs and stunning parkland. Beach wedding ceremonies are permitted in the area and there are several grassy parks right on the harbour beaches nearby.

The hotel offers 2 incredible reception venues. The Sunset Room features Hamptons styling, floor to ceiling windows and views out over the harbour catering for seated receptions of 150 guests and cocktail receptions for up to 350. The Top Deck Terrace has a retractable roof and private bar best suited for cocktail events for up to 150 or as a wet weather ceremony alternative. 

With the ferry stop and boat access close to the hotel, you can easily charter guests to your wedding from the city.

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waterfront wedding venue orso spit
31. Orso

  • LOCATION: 79 Parriwi Road, Mosman NSW, 2088
  • CAPACITY: 250
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Orso is an absolute beachfront wedding venue located in Mosman with panoramic views over Middle Harbour on Sydney's North Shore.

You can hold a stunning ceremony on the beach just outside the venue or on the wharf, both with an incredible harbour backdrop. You can then start your wedding reception with pre-dinner drinks and canapés on the balcony at the water's edge enjoying the view and resident pelicans. 

Orso offers 2 reception venues. Bayside is a newly refurbished space with exposed beams, a marble bar and expansive water views through floor to ceiling windows. This room caters for seated receptions of 240 guests or cocktail functions for 350 guests. For more intimate events the Tuscany Room has its own entrance and caters for seated receptions of up to 70 guests. At Orso you can farewell your guests under the stars and sail off on a private charter into the night. 

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waterfront wedding venue shelly beach
32. The Boathouse Shelly Beach

  • LOCATION: 1 Marine Parade, Manly, NSW 2095
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES:  All inclusive Wedding Packages. 

The Boathouse at Shelly Beach is a relaxed local cocktail bar, restaurant and beachside wedding venue near Manly on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Literally 2 steps from the sand, The Boathouse is one of the best places for beach weddings in Sydney.

Upstairs you'll find a function room with floor to ceiling windows that open to let in the warm coastal breeze and showcase the magical views out over the beach. The space caters for Seated events for 60 and cocktail events for up to 120. Due to the tranquil and picturesque backdrop, many wedding ceremonies are held up here.

For larger weddings, the ground floor eatery has capacity for cocktail events of up to 200. Accommodation options for wedding guests are just a short stroll from the venue at iconic Manly Beach.

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oceanfront wedding venue Sydney Clovelly Surf Club
33. Clovelly Surf Club

  • LOCATION: Donnellan Circuit, Clovelly, NSW 2031
  • CAPACITY: 100 sit down, 150-250 cocktail
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Room hire from $1450 + food & beverage from $135/pp

The iconic Clovelly Surf Club is an affordable wedding venue at Clovelly Beach overlooking the promenade & cliffs of Gordon's Bay. The all-in-one venue has an oceanfront reception venue on one floor and a terrace at the rear that offers an alternative wedding ceremony location to Clovelly Beach. 

The open terrace seamlessly flows inside to panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The indoor space caters for wedding receptions of up to 100 guests seated and up to 250 guests for cocktail events. For larger weddings you can extend the indoor space with a marquee on the terrace. Wedding packages start at $135/pp including a 5 hour food & beverage service. 

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Estate Vaucluse House is a coastal wedding venue in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs
34. Estate Vaucluse House

  • LOCATION: Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse, NSW 2030
  • CAPACITY: 120 Seated, 200 Cocktail.
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive via preferred caterers

You will feel world's away at the historic 19th century sandstone mansion Estate Vaucluse House. This impressive waterfront venue oozes old world charm of grand proportions, with 10 hectares of immaculate harbourside grounds and lush gardens stretching all the way to the water's edge, just 15km from the Sydney CBD.



Estate Vaucluse House backs directly onto Beach Paddock at Vaucluse Beach - a picturesque area for a beach wedding ceremony and photos in surrounding parklands. 


This landmark estate features manicured formal gardens, an elegant terrace and a versatile, light-filled reception venue that easily transforms to suit any wedding theme.


The jewel of this crown is the option for garden party weddings with views of bobbing boats on the harbour as your backdrop. Expect creative food stations, elegant canapés and all inclusive tailored menus. Price on application.

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Dunbar House Sydney Reception Venue
35. Dunbar House

  • LOCATION 9 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay, NSW 2030
  • CAPACITY: 110 seated, 120 cocktail
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Bespoke all inclusive

The 1830s heritage mansion of Dunbar house is a stunning beachfront wedding venue located in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs at Watson Bay. Lovingly restored, this historic setting offers a grand location for a waterfront ceremony on Gibson Beach, at iconic Camp Cove or on the harbour foreshore at Robertson Park under the majestic Moreton Bay Fig.

The house itself offers elegant understated interiors and well designed spaces to host your reception over 2 levels with impressive panoramic ocean views.  Watch the sun go down with pre-reception drinks and canapés on the stunning second level terrace and then enjoy the main event in the impressive grand dining room complete with custom designed wallpaper and Waterford crystal chandeliers. 

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About Beach Weddings in NSW

Beach weddings in NSW utilise public spaces and as a result, sometimes require a permit from the local council. You’ll need to check council regulations and permit requirements in your preferred location via the council’s website. Some beaches are free. Others you can expect to pay between $50 to $500 for a beach permit which often depends on the affluence and popularity of the beach. 

It’s important to note that some beaches in NSW are restricted and don't allow weddings. Others have strict conditions for wedding ceremonies such as guest numbers, the use of sound equipment, props and even flowers. For this reason, it’s often easier to book your beach ceremony at the same location as your reception venue.

Other logistical points to consider when planning a beach wedding include privacy, tides, heat and shade and accessibility for guests as well as setup. You’ll want to ensure you have a wet weather plan in place and the majority of reception venues in NSW will provide a solution for couples who are booked with them.

So if a day at the beach with the ocean backdrop is your wedding ideal, then take a look at our 32 most stunning beach wedding venues in NSW.