Rainforest Wedding Venues in NSW

Rainforest Wedding Venues in NSW

Looking for a rainforest wedding venue in NSW? New South Wales has a unique collection of amazing rainforest wedding venues with romantic places to get married in nature. From ancient subtropical forests to temperate woodlands, the diverse landscape of forested areas in New South Wales includes some of the best rainforest wedding locations in Australia. 

Most of the beautiful rainforest venues recommended below are all-in-one wedding destinations that have natural forest cathedrals in which to say "I do" and a rainforest reception venue where you can dine under the stars. Nearly all locations have accommodation onsite making them perfect wedding destinations for a weekend-long celebration.

Many rainforest places in NSW are ideal locations for festival weddings and offer DIY & BYO wedding packages so that you can hire your own caterers according to your preferred vibe and budget. If you prefer an all inclusive wedding package, about half of all forest wedding venues in NSW come with in-house catering options.

The most luxurious rainforest weddings in NSW are hosted by the state's best wedding resorts and 5 star private properties. There's a brand new rainforest resort in Port Stephens that specialises in micro weddings, several South Coast wedding venues immersed in National Park, a $40m holiday house in Sydney with lush tropical gardens, a Tuscan-style rainforest garden in the Hunter Valley and several tropical wedding locations dotted along the coast to Byron Bay.

Here are our Top 14 Rainforest Wedding Venues in NSW.

Top 14 Rainforest Venues in NSW 

Rainforest wedding resort with outdoor reception venue in Port Stephens
1. The Oasis Rainforest Resort

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

This magical rainforest venue is located at a private beachfront resort at One Mile Beach in Port Stephens, and comes with 2 nights accommodation for up to 50 wedding guests in 9 self contained cabins. Five acres of lush gardens featuring tranquil billabongs and timber boardwalks provide many tropical wedding ceremony sites and an abundance of beautiful photo backdrops.

Rainforest reception venues include a festoon-lit lawn nestled under tree canopies and a large covered deck where fairy-lit tree trunks create an incredibly romantic and atmospheric space for seated or cocktail style parties. All inclusive wedding packages are affordably priced and come with option to BYO drinks.

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Rainforest wedding destination with a tropical swimming pool in Northern NSW
2. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70 - 150
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

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.

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Leaves Fishes Rainforest Wedding Venue
3. Leaves & Fishes

  • Location: 737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The tropical grounds at Leaves & Fishes is one of the only places in the Hunter Valley to host rainforest weddings. This beautiful 20 acre property features a sunken rainforest garden perfect for outdoor weddings and receptions immersed in a natural oasis of lush greenery. 

5 Gorgeous boat houses are located around the estate's flowering Lotus Lake providing accommodation for up to 12 guests onsite. Leaves & Fishes is a DIY-style venue that caters for outdoor or marquee weddings of up to 300 and offers all inclusive micro wedding packages for 2 - 20 guests. There are two indoor venues on the property including a unique wedding hall with a candlelit roman bath.

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Mimosa Wines Rainforest Wedding NSW
4. Mimosa Wines

  • Location: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 13
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The 230 acre Mimosa Wines is an all in one wedding destination overlooking a picturesque bush and winery landscape on the Sapphire Coast. The chefs hatted winery features a cool temperate rainforest where you can get married amidst a unique tropical fernery or on the restaurant's balcony overlooking one of the best views in Australia.

The glass walls of the architecturally designed restaurant fully open extending the dining area onto the huge open air verandah. Expansive views look over the vineyard below to surrounding bushland and mountains taking in a bushland canopy for as far as they eye can see. 

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 and there are incredible wedding photo opportunities within the vineyard, rainforest, water lily dam and a Tuscan style courtyard.

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Oak Tree Forest Wedding
5. Chapel Hill Retreat

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

The Oak Tree Avenue (pictured) is one of many forest wedding sites at Chapel Hill Retreat which include a natural bush cathedral and lush lawns overlooking sweeping views of the world heritage Blue Mountains National Park.

This 35 acre nature retreat also has three outdoor reception venues that all come with forest views and affordable all-inclusive wedding packages. Other wedding facilities include a hill top chapel, elegant all-white function room, a luxe honeymoon suite and optional guest accommodation in 6 self contained cottages.

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Australian Botanic Gardens is a wedding venue in Western Sydney
6. Connections Garden - Australian Botanic Gardens

  • 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. 

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The Woods Farm is a coastal wedding venue in Southern NSW

7. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

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.

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Pine Forest Wedding Ceremony Site
8. The Lodge Jamberoo

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

The manicured Pine Tree Cathedral at the The Lodge in Jamberoo is one of the more luxurious places for a forest wedding in New South Wales. This amazing outdoor cathedral comes with exclusive venue hire of the Lodge which is a private country hotel with 43 renovated rooms that overlook a huge 25m swimming pool.

When you hire The Lodge for your wedding you get the hotel to yourself for 3 days along with two purpose-built getting ready rooms, a luxe reception hall, outdoor event areas, use of an onsite bar & restaurant and the ability to host pre & post wedding events onsite. With guests covering their own accommodation, weddings at The Lodge are surprisingly affordable.

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Rainforest wedding garden Palm Beach
9. Palm Beach Wedding Venue

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

This exquisite rainforest wedding location is in the private backyard of a $40 million holiday house at Palm Beach and features over 2,500m² of the highest quality lawn nestled amongst Balinese-influenced tropical gardens. Venue hire is available for wedding ceremonies & photos only and comes with road or water access, onsite amenities and street parking. We recommend hiring a wedding planner & stylist to furnish your ceremony set up and post ceremony drinks & nibbles.

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Coorabell Estate Rainforest Wedding Destination
10. Coorabell Estate

  • Location: Byron Bay, NSW
  • Capacity: 10 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

The luxurious 5 bedroom residence at Coorabell Estate is set on a secluded 28 acre private property and is one of the best rainforest wedding venues in Northern NSW. Just 20 minutes from Byron Bay, the versatile estate is perfect for a destination wedding immersed in unspoilt tropical bushland and caters for marquee events of up to 150 guests.

The open-plan house is ideally suited to small weddings with a covered balcony at the rear of the house seating up to 40 guests and offering stunning views over the rainforest canopy. An entertainment area around the swimming pool caters perfectly for cocktail weddings of up to 55 guests.

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Crystalbrook Byron Bay Wedding Venue
11. Crystalbrook Byron Bay

  • Location: 77 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: 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.  

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Victoria Park Byron Bay Venue
12. Victoria Park

  • Location: 46 Bay Vista Lane, Ewingsdale, NSW 2481
  • Capacity: 250
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

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.

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Central Coast wedding venue Bidja Estate
13. Bidja Estate

  • Location: Ourimbah - Central Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
  • 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.

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Nightcap Ridge Byron Bay Weddings
14. Nightcap Ridge

  • Location: Nightcap Range Road, Dorroughby, NSW 2480
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10 in 3 cottages
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

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. 

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These 14 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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