Australia's Top 10 Wedding Venues

Top 10 Wedding Venues Australia

Narrowing the best wedding venues in Australia down to a list of the country's top 10 places to get married is a task fraught with a hundred other beautiful wedding destinations that could easily have made the cut. Based on 20 collective years of searching out the best wedding locations from NSW to WA, these are the top 10 wedding venues in Australia today.

In curating this list of Australia's best wedding venues we've applied a couple of definitive must-haves. All of these amazing wedding destinations come with; a beautiful ceremony & reception venue, onsite accommodation and gorgeous spots for wedding photos. They're all places where your entire wedding day is in one location with no need to leave the venue.

Among these top 10 wedding destinations you'll find stunning beach resorts, a private island, magical farm stays, wineries, a couple of small wedding venues perfect for intimate celebrations with less than 60 guests and several private estates to hire for your exclusive use. There's even a chefs hatted restaurant.

Here are the top 10 wedding venues in Australia right now. With incredible views, unique wedding facilities and exceptional value DIY or all inclusive wedding packages on offer, they're among Australia's most popular wedding destinations and offer best availability with an 18+ month lead time. 

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Top 10 Wedding Venues in Australia

Top 10 Wedding Destination Daydream Island
1. Daydream Island Resort

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Daydream Island Resort is a world class wedding destination set on its own private island near the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsundays. The island has a brand new glass chapel that overlooks stunning views of the Coral Sea and surrounding Whitsunday Islands, and a seaside infinity deck called Lovers Cove - one of Australia's most sought after ceremony & reception spaces. 

This stunning tropical island offers plenty to do for several days with rainforest walks and the reef to explore, bars & restaurants, a luxury spa, many private beaches and accommodation for all wedding guests. Regular boat transfers are just 30 minutes to the mainland and the resort has a helipad.

Wedding facilities at Daydream Island are near new with the whole island refurbished following Cyclone Debbie in 2018. The resort has only recently begun marketing weddings again and hence amazing discounts are currently available for 2025 weddings.

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Top 10 wedding venue The Cove
2. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

It's The Cove's secluded location on its own private beach within the Booderee National Park that cements its place as one of Australia's top 10 wedding destinations. This intimate seaside oasis accommodates your entire guest list for the weekend with a fun house, luxury glamping village and beach cabins set within its 3 acre hideaway.

Three day wedding festivities commence with a welcome night BBQ on day one, your wedding on day two and a recovery brunch the following morning. There's a pamper room for getting ready, an amazing wedding ceremony spot in gardens overlooking the beach, a festoon-lit outdoor bar & courtyard for cocktail or seated events, and a modern reception hall. 

All inclusive wedding packages at The Cove start at under $150/pp with a wide choice of seated & cocktail menus including shared feasts, grazing tables and food stations. Venue hire for all accommodation starts at $20k and can be billed to staying guests.

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Top 10 Wedding Spot The Woods Farm
3. The Woods Farm

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

The Woods Farm is Australia's #1 wedding venue rated by volume of enquiries. The popularity of this incredible destination is owing to its utterly unique ceremony & reception spaces, which include this amazing open-air chapel that is found hidden in 40 acres of bushland via a magical 120 metre aisle through jasmine-covered archways.

The farm stay accommodates all wedding guests for two nights in a luxury glamping village and bush cabins just 5 minutes from the white sands of Jervis Bay. Your three day wedding adventure starts with a pizza night in the vegetable garden on day one, your wedding on day two and a poolside recovery party on day three.

Starting at $35k including accommodation, The Woods Farm has one of the highest venue hire fees of any wedding destination in Australia. High demand for the exclusive wedding facilities and local council restrictions on the number of weddings per year mean availability is scarce. We suggest enquiring 18+ months in advance. Guests can pay their own accommodation.

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Best Wedding Venue Australia Barunah Plains
4. Barunah Plains Homestead

  • Location: 4484 Hamilton Highway, Hesse, VIC 3321
  • Capacity: 500
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 65
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Barunah Plains Homestead is located on a remote 640 acre farm in Victoria and comes with onsite accommodation for up to 65 guests with no curfew or noise restrictions. This historic merino sheep station is the perfect place for destination weddings and has an amazing rustic woolshed that is among the most unique wedding venues down under.

Weddings at Barunah Plains centre around a heritage 10 bedroom mansion and Shearers Quarters where pre & post wedding events can be hosted on the poolside entertainment lawn. Sperry Tent weddings are popular in the adjoining paddock which overlooks stunning rural views. 

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Luxury wedding destination Ampersand Estates
5. Ampersand Estates

  • Location: 9883 Vasse Highway, Peerabeelup, WA 6260
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 24
  • Venue Hire: $11,160+

With 3 luxury estates set within Pemberton's picturesque Karri Forest, Ampersand Estates is one of Australia's most beautiful wedding destinations. Elegant event spaces at this high-end winery include a magical vintage barn of 1940's heritage, an outdoor terrace with National Park views set on the Donnelly River, and ceremony sites overlooking 10 hectares of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay vines.

Weekend venue hire is $13,000 with a two night stay for up to 24 guests and you then add the cost of catering, drinks, staffing and styling. Three night packages are also available. Once you're onsite there's no need to leave with the vines, pear orchard and meadow providing a plethora of picturesque backdrops for wedding photos.

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Top wedding destination Australia Woodhouse
6. The Woodhouse Wollombi

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

An impressive trio of timber peaks sets The Woodhouse apart from other contemporary wedding venues in Australia and is the perfect backdrop for luxury weddings with a European edge. The architecturally designed reception venue sits at the end of a tree-lined drive in the nature haven of Wollombi, and is surrounded by 100 acres of manicured fields, park-like gardens and picturesque bushland. 

The Woodhouse opens onto an outdoor dance floor, expansive courtyard with a fire pit and a brand new Tuscan Pergola with an outdoor bar & lounge. The pergola overlooks the property's private lake and is the perfect spot for cocktail hour. It can also seat up to 60 guests for small outdoor receptions offered mid week with venue hire from $4,500.

Venue hire for The Woodhouse starts at $11k without accommodation and you then have the flexibility to add as many nights for as many people as you like. Accommodation options include 8 new luxury suites which guests can book themselves, a bridal suite and a rustic barnstay. 

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Best wedding destination Oasis Australia
7. The Oasis Micro Wedding Resort

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

Venues without a track record of amazing events wouldn't usually make it onto our shortlist of top 10 wedding venues in Australia, however The Oasis was recently taken over and refurbished by the owner of Tanilba House, a very popular wedding location in Port Stephens, so we're excited about the possibilities at this one-of-a-kind rainforest venue.

At the heart of the resort's 5 acres of tropical gardens is a magical event deck immersed in a fairy-lit rainforest. Venue hire includes tables & chairs or cocktail reception furniture for up to 80 guests, which can also be arranged under the stars within the resort's festoon-lit forest. 

Wedding packages are priced from $8,300 with accommodation in 9 units. You can then choose your own caterers, DIY styling and BYO drinks or take owner Deirdre up on her full concierge service.

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Best place to get married Aus Feathertop
8. Feathertop Winery Estate

  • Location: 6619 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah, VIC 3740
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Feathertop Winery Estate is one of country Victoria's most exclusive wedding destinations and is situated near Bright in the Alpine Valleys wine region. The Tuscan-inspired estate offers upscale destination weddings for 80 or more guests with stunning views over lush vines and Mount Buffalo National Park to the Victorian Alps.

Exclusive venue hire includes a 3 night and 4 day stay and comes with Melanie from Mellyrain Wedding Planning to work one-on-one with you to create your dream wedding. The most popular reception space at the estate is an outdoor vine-covered pergola, and there's also a barrel room and one of Australia's most unique wedding spaces in a subterranean vault. 

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Top 10 wedding place Maleny Australia
9. Maleny Retreat

  • Location: Mears Lane, Booroobin, QLD 4552
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Among the top 10 scenic wedding venues in Australia is Maleny Retreat which sits 555m above sea level in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and overlooks hundreds of acres of jaw dropping mountain scenery including the iconic Glass House Mountain.

Being one of the highest function venues in Queensland, Maleny Retreat is impervious to the state's high summer temperatures and offers is perfectly pleasant for outdoor weddings year round. Most couples take one of the tipi, Sperry tent or marquee hire packages offered through the venue to host their wedding on the venue's spectacular hilltop lawn. 

Maleny Retreat also caters well for intimate weddings with up to 40 guests who can all be seated on the Homestead's covered verandah in the event of wet weather - meaning no marquee hire package is required. Venue hire includes a one or two night stay in the 9 room guesthouse with optional use of the onsite glamping village.

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Top 10 Wedding Venue Australia Mimosa Wines
10. Mimosa Wines

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

Mimosa Wines is the perfect wedding venue for foodie couples as it is one of Australia's only restaurants to serve a gastro wedding reception menu. The chefs hatted restaurant has also been architecturally designed to maximise extraordinary views over its vineyard below and hundreds of acres of surrounding national park.  

When you hire Mimosa Wines for your wedding you get an all inclusive wedding experience with a fully styled ceremony either on the restaurant balcony or a custom-built lily pond deck in the vines. A food & drinks menu is tailored around your preferences as a couple and accommodation is provided in two onsite cottages.

New glamping tents on wooden platforms are coming in 2025 and will be bookable by wedding guests.

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