Wedding Venues Within 2 Hours of Sydney

Wedding Venues Near Sydney

Wedding venues near Sydney include a plentiful choice of picturesque places to get married within two hours of Australia's largest capital city. Whether you're looking for beach wedding venues near Sydney, garden venues, wineries or spots for a luxury all inclusive wedding, the Greater Sydney region is bursting with stunning ceremony and reception venues.

Wedding locations near Sydney range from inner Sydney suburbs, outer Sydney suburbs, nearby winery regions like the Hunter Valley and beach locations including the Central and South Coasts. If you're on the hunt for the best wedding venues near Sydney for a bushland ceremony & reception, you might find the Blue Mountains or Southern Highlands offer the ideal spots. If its views you're after, almost all of these wedding venues within two hours of Sydney will tick that box.

Best Wedding Venues Near Sydney

Hunter Valley Venues
Illawarra Venues
Blue Mountains Venues
Central Coast Venues
South Coast Venues
Southern Highlands Venues
Newcastle Venues
Sydney Venues

Hunter Valley Wedding Venues

The Hunter Valley offers one of the largest choices of ceremony and reception venues near Sydney. The location is an easy drive departing Sydney along the M1 and has regular buses servicing the region. There's also plenty of accommodation available in hotels, resorts and Airbnb style private properties making the Hunter Valley an ideal spot for destination weddings.

All of the ceremony & reception venues below are within 2 hours of Sydney and all other Hunter Valley wedding venues are not too far further in distance.

Greystone Estate is a luxury private estate & wedding venue in Pokolbin
1. Greystone Estate

  • Location: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hrs via M1
  • Capacity: 32 - 110
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire for 2 nights + catering
  • Cost: Venue hire from $13,800 & food packages from $125/pp

Just 2 hours from Sydney, Greystone Estate is a luxury self-contained property ideal for destination weddings on a weekend away in the Hunter Valley. Set on 10 park-like acres of beautifully manicured lawns and gardens, 32 guests can stay onsite in 4 seperate dwellings.

Greystone Estate features a stunning, purpose-built open air pavilion for wedding ceremonies and reception venues include a function room plus the Main House which has large indoor & outdoor gathering spaces for smaller receptions and pre & post wedding events. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Chateau Elan
2. Chateau Elan Resort

  • Location: Vintage Dr, Rothbury, NSW 2320
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hrs (191.1 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 2 - 170
  • Wedding packages: Ceremony only, small weddings, all-inclusive 
  • Cost: All inclusive packages from $175/pp. See also small wedding packages

Chateau Elan at The Vintage is a luxury resort with a choice of wedding venues, accommodation for 200, the largest day spa in the Southern Hemisphere and a Greg Norman designed golf course. Wedding Venues include a non-denominational sandstone chapel with adjoining outdoor courtyard, expansive lawns, two reception venues, a private dining room and an intimate bar. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Cypress Lakes
3. Cypress Lakes Resort

  • Location: 15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hrs (172.2 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 2 - 900
  • Wedding packages: Elopements, small weddings, all inclusive
  • Cost: All inclusive packages from $145/pp

The luxury resort of Cypress Lakes offers 9 wedding venues, hotel rooms for the entire guest list, sprawling vineyards, picturesque golf greens, a day spa and tennis facilities. Wedding packages are available for elopements to large multicultural weddings. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Enzo
4. Enzo

  • Location: Cnr Broke Rd & Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hrs (172.8 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive
  • Cost: from $195/pp

Enzo is an all-in-one wedding venue with a modern chapel, restaurant and cottage accommodation. The chapel's floor to ceiling windows offer picturesque views over Hunter Valley vines and is the ideal 'Plan A' location for all-weather celebrations. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Redleaf Estate
5. Redleaf Wollombi

  • Location: 2480 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 52 min (142.3 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 250
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire
  • Cost: from $12,100

This exclusive 6 bedroom Tuscan style villa offers a luxury venue for extended-stay weddings in a secluded Hunter Valley location. Wedding venues include the Italian courtyard, stunning gardens, expansive grounds and a renovated barn. Redleaf Estate is a fully DIY & BYO wedding venue well suited to marquee or teepee events. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Estate Tuscany
6. Estate Tuscany

  • Location: Cnr Mistletoe Ln & Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hr 10 min (203.1 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 300
  • Wedding Packages: Choice of ceremony + reception options
  • Cost: Food + beverage from $115/pp + venue hire

Estate Tuscany offers some of the most expansive views over the Hunter Valley. Wedding venues include fine dining restaurant The Mill plus the option for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions in the courtyard. Tuscan style hotel rooms provide accommodation onsite for 80. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue The Woodhouse Wollombi
7. The Woodhouse Wollombi

  • Location: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi NSW 2325
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 53 min (141.5 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire
  • Cost: from $7,000

Wollombi wedding venue The Woodhouse is a purpose built barn on 100 bushland acres. The secluded property is a DIY wedding location where you have exclusive use and can BYO your own caterers and drinks. The modern barn sits next to a picturesque lake providing plenty of locations for stunning wedding ceremonies and the historic barn stay sleeps 16 guests onsite.

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Lonely Goat Olives
8. Lonely Goat Olives

  • Location: 153 Eglinford Ln, Congewai, NSW 2325
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hrs (173.3 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 50
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire
  • Cost: from $4,000

Lonely Goat Olives is a small wedding venue surrounded by farmland and featuring a picturesque olive grove. 

The pet friendly location is a DIY wedding venue with stunning ceremony spots and suitable for marquee receptions. There's also a 2 bedroom bridal suite with option for additional guests to glamp. Wedding packages start from $5,000 and elopements from $4,000.

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Stonehurst Cedar Creek
9. Stonehurst Cedar Creek

  • Location: 1840 Wollombi Rd, Cedar Creek, NSW 2325
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 58 min (148.5 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire
  • Cost: from $7,000

This vineyard and deer farm is a secluded wedding venue on 550 acres of bushland just under 2 hours from Sydney. The entire property is available for exclusive hire and is best suited to DIY weddings. A choice of wedding venues includes outdoors in the Poplar Grove and the smaller Gatekeepers Cottage or Cellar. 30 guests can stay in the 7 onsite cottages. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Moravia Park
10. Moravia Park

  • Location: 423 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale, NSW 2325
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 58 min (183.8 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire
  • Cost: from $10,900

Moravia Park is a budget friendly DIY wedding venue with a blank canvas ideally suited to rustic weddings. Wedding packages from $10,900 include 3 day venue hire, 2 nights accommodation in the bridal suite, a ceremony on the grounds & reception in the barn. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Goosewing Cottage
11. Goosewing Cottage

Location: 1194 Mount View Rd, Mount View, NSW 2325
Distance to Sydney: 2 hr 5 min (173.4 km) via M1
Capacity: 20
Wedding Packages: Elopements, all-inclusive
Cost: from $2,290

Goosewing Cottage is a eco-friendly wedding and elopement venue that offers a private farm setting for small & intimate weddings. All inclusive elopement packages include venue hire, wedding planner, celebrant and photographer and start from $2,290 midweek. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Peterson House
12. Peterson House

  • Location: 2457 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 59 min (167.4 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: Ceremony only, all-inclusive reception
  • Cost: Ceremonies from $1,000. Receptions from $149/pp.

Peterson House offers several wedding venues just under 2 hours from Sydney. The architecturally designed Peterson House Chapel is non-denominational and can be utilised as a unique reception venue for small Hunter Valley weddings. There's also a restaurant onsite and option for a marquee reception for larger weddings. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Ben Ean Winery
13. Ben Ean Winery

  • Location: 119 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hrs (170.3 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 500
  • Wedding Packages: Ceremony + all-inclusive Reception
  • Cost: Ceremonies from $800. Receptions from $135/pp.

One of the most scenic wedding venues in NSW, Ben Ean Winery offers stunning views across the Hunter Valley landscape. The heritage-listed courtyard is the ideal spot for rustic wedding ceremonies and receptions in a covered outdoor space and there's many beautiful locations for wedding photos at the venue. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue White Barn Pokolbin
14. White Barn Pokolbin

  • Location: 290 Old N Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hr 5 min (200.3 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: Ceremony + all-inclusive reception
  • Cost: from $155/pp

The Hamptons meets the country at this purpose built barn in the heart of the Hunter Valley. White Barn is a stunning blank canvas wedding venue with a pet friendly vineyard onsite and plenty of spots for scenic ceremonies and photos. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Wedding Grounds
15. Wedding Grounds

  • Location: Wollombi Road, Laguna NSW 2325
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 59 min (168.5 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 30
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Cost: Venue hire from $2,000

Just under 2 hours from Sydney, Wedding Grounds provide several small wedding venues for intimate celebrations in the Hunter Valley. Included amongst them is this eco friendly alpaca farm where you can hire a row of teepees or a marquee for relaxed outdoor weddings. Amongst the lush green paddocks is also a 1950's converted train carriage that provides romantic accommodation for 2. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Ridgeview Estate
16. RidgeView Estate

  • Location: 273 Sweetwater Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hr 5 min (195.4 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 100
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $145/pp + venue hire
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12

RidgeView Estate is a picturesque winery, restaurant and wedding venue that offers expansive views of the surrounding vineyards, bushland and waterways. All inclusive wedding packages are available for ceremony + photos + receptions onsite, and there's 4 cottages that sleep 12 guests for multi-day & weekend affairs. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Merrindah Weddings
17. Merrindah Weddings

  • Location: 3174 Great N Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 45 min (135.9 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire + catering or BYO
  • Cost: from $5,000

Merrindah Weddings is located at Mulla Villa Farm in Wollombi, less than 2 hours from Sydney along the M1. This all-in-one wedding venue offers a very relaxed, country location for outdoor or barn weddings in a farm paddock. 

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Illawarra Wedding Venues

Centred around Wollongong, the Illawarra is a picturesque farming region with stunning cliff top views over the Pacific Ocean. Most wedding venues are located within 1 to 2 hours from Sydney and can be easily reached via a day trip, however there are plenty of hotels, resorts, cafes and restaurants to cater for longer stays in the area.

Explore all Illawarra wedding venues or browse the venues closest to Sydney below.

Illawarra Wedding Venue Seacliff House
18. Seacliff House

  • Location: 139 Princes Hwy, Gerringong, NSW 2534
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 51 min (126.6 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 20+
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire from $8,000

Seacliff House is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings near Sydney. Situated on lush farmland with views to the ocean, the property features a modern, purpose built barn and brand new luxury farmhouse accommodation.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue City Beach Function Centre

19. City Beach Function Centre

  • Location: 1 Marine Dr, Wollongong, NSW 2500
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 24 min (86.0 km) via Princes Hwy and M1
  • Capacity: 130 - 420
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $99/pp

City Beach Function Centre is a budget friendly wedding venue located on Wollongong Beach. Situated near public transport, hotels and cafes, the reception venue offers convenience and affordability. 

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Illawarra Wedding Venue The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
20. The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

  • Location: 31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 46 min (120.3 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 200
  • Cost: Wedding Packages from $119/pp
  • Accommodation: Sleeps entire guest list

The Sebel Hotel is located on Kiama Harbour and offers a stunning spot for waterfront wedding ceremonies. Reception venues include a peaceful garden marquee or function rooms for smaller weddings inside the Hotel.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Panorama House
21. Panorama House

  • Location: 811 Princes Hwy, Maddens Plains, NSW 2508
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 7 min (66.5 km) via Princes Hwy and M1
  • Capacity: 380
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $70/pp

Just one hour from Sydney, Panorama House is a budget friendly wedding venue with spectacular 180 degree ocean views. The rotunda is available to hire for ceremonies with or without hire of the reception venues. All inclusive reception packages start at $70 per person.  

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Crooked River Wines
22. Crooked River Wines

  • Location: 11 Willowvale Rd, Gerringong, NSW 2534
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 50 min (129.9 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 100 - 200
  • Accommodation: House sleeps 8

Crooked River Wines is an all in one wedding venue and vineyard with picturesque views across the Illawarra landscape to the ocean. The venue offers a rustic setting for affordable wedding ceremonies and receptions.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Horsley Homestead
23. Horsley Homestead

  • Location: Horsley Drive, Dapto, NSW 2530
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 32 min (99.7 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 500
  • Wedding Packages: Ceremonies only

Horsley Homestead is a wedding and elopement venue with a stunning mountain vista. The Homestead is surrounded by green grazing paddocks and an assortment of heritage-listed cottages and stables that make an ideal backdrop for wedding photos.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Tumbling Waters Retreat24. Tumbling Waters Retreat

  • Location: 31 Stonehaven Rd, Stanwell Tops, NSW 2508
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 1 min (56.4 km) via Princes Hwy and M1
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: 12 luxury suites
  • Cost: Ceremonies from $25/pp. Receptions from $155/pp.

Tumbling Waters Retreat is a luxury wedding resort with stunning clifftop gardens and panoramic views over the ocean. Ceremony only & elopement packages are available. A venue hire fee from $1,950 applies in addition to the above wedding packages.

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Blue Mountains Wedding Venues

Almost exactly 100km from Sydney, the main Blue Mountains township of Katoomba is a scenic hour and a half drive from Sydney. Serviced by hourly train services from Sydney's Central Station and with plenty of hotels and restaurants in the area, the Blue Mountains is as convenient for weddings as it is picturesque.

Many Blue Mountains wedding venues are located on the Bells Line of Road within the Hawkesbury catchment area an hour an a half from Sydney. The Great Western Highway into Katoomba offers several more wedding locations with views of the rugged bush wilderness and mountain escarpment. Here are the Blue Mountains & Hawkesbury wedding venues that fall within two hours of Sydney.

Blue Mountains wedding venue State Mine
25. Lithgow State Mine

  • Location: 3A State Mine Gully Rd, State Mine Gully, NSW 2790
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hr 5 min (140.1 km) via Great Western Hwy and M4
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire from $5,000

Lithgow State Mine is the site of a decommissioned coal mine and is surrounded by stunning views of the Blue Mountains National Park. With old mining relics situated on the lawns surrounding The Bath House reception venue, the site offers wonderful ceremony locations and photo opportunities.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Australian Bushland
26. Australian Bushland Weddings

  • Location: 256 Webbs Creek Rd, Wisemans Ferry, NSW 2775
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 40 min (77.1 km) via Old Northern Rd
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Cabins & huts sleep 200+ guests
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $77/pp

Located at an outdoor adventure camp, Australian Bushland Weddings has two affordable wedding venues surrounded by native bush. Basic cabins at the two seperate sites can accommodation the entire guest list and with late curfew and plenty of privacy, these venues are ideal for weekend long stays. Wedding packages include exclusive hire and guest accommodation.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Ding Dang
27. Ding Dang Doo Ranch

  • Location: 7 Bowen Mountain Rd, Grose Vale, NSW 2753
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 9 min (75.6 km) via M2
  • Capacity: 50
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10 in 2 farm houses + glamping
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $2,294

Ding Dang Doo is a 30 acre horse ranch that specialises in small affordable weddings and elopements. You can bring your own horses to stay onsite with you. A horse barn, courtyard barn, lake and stables provide venues for ceremonies and receptions. Elopement packages are available from $1,544.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Secret Creek
28. Secret Creek Cafe

  • Location: 35 Crane Rd, Lithgow, NSW 2790
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hr 10 min (142.5 km) via B59
  • Capacity: 70 Seated. 150 Cocktail
  • Accommodation: Available in the Blue Mountains
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $40/pp

One of the most unique wedding venues in NSW, Secret Creek Cafe is a vegan eatery nestled within a 200 acre native wildlife sanctuary. You can expect to share your big day with Wallabies, Dingoes, Emus & Tasmanian devils. Wedding packages start at $40 per person plus venue hire. 

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Turpentine Tree
29. The Turpentine Tree

  • Location: Kurrajong Heights, NSW 2758
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 7 min (73.5 km) via M2
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Available in the Blue Mountains
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $45/pp

Just one hour from Sydney, The Turpentine Tree is located along the scenic Bells Line of Road. This peaceful wedding venue offers 8 acres of manicured gardens that feature more than 600 rose bushes. Reception venues include a stunning garden marquee that is well suited to glam-rustic weddings.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Collits Inn
30. Collits Inn

  • Location: 101 Hartley Vale Rd, Hartley Vale, NSW 2790
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 54 min (129.4 km) via Great Western Hwy and M4
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Collits Inn sleeps 12
  • Cost: Wedding Packages from $13,000

Pierce's Barn at Collits Inn is the ultimate rustic wedding venue. The 200 year old barn enjoys scenic mountain views across 50 acres of spectacular countryside. Luxury accommodation at this heritage property makes it an ideal all-in-one location for destination weddings under 2 hours from Sydney. All inclusive wedding packages include venue hire, catering & drinks + 2 nights accommodation for up to 12 guests.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Burnham Grove
31. Burnham Grove Estate

  • Location: 332 Cawdor Rd, Cawdor, NSW 2570
  • Distance to Sydney: 58 min (71.4 km) via M5
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: 3 Bedroom homestead sleeps 6
  • Cost: Wedding packages range from $85 - $125/pp + venue hire

Under 1 hour from Sydney, Burnham Grove Estate is a stunning garden venue that caters for ceremonies, photos and receptions in the one spot. Wedding venues include a barn, separated gardens, a croquet lawn and garden marquee. All wedding packages include accommodation. Venue hire from $8,500. All inclusive packages from $125/pp. BYO packages from $85/pp.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Chapel Hill

32. Chapel Hill Retreat

  • Location: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing, NSW 2758
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 29 min (99.1 km) via B59
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: 7 Cottages
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $95/pp

Chapel Hill Retreat is a country wedding venue with stunning gardens, a bush cathedral, non-denominational chapel and a function room which offers a blank canvas to style as your own. Expect stunning regional views across a bush and farm landscape. 

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Retreat at Wisemans
33. The Retreat at Wisemans Ferry

  • Location: 5564 Old Northern Rd, Wisemans Ferry, NSW 2775
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 12 min (74.0 km) via Old Northern Rd
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: 54 Hotel rooms for 120+ guests
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $95/pp

Just over an hour from Sydney on the Hawkesbury River, The Retreat at Wisemans Ferry provides an affordable wedding location for waterfront ceremonies and receptions. Wedding venues include Riverbend Restaurant, a marquee, gardens and spacious lawns. Available for exclusive hire with accommodation.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Loxley
34. Loxley on Bellbird Hill

  • Location: 993 Bells Line of Rd, Kurrajong Hills, NSW 2758
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 8 min (75.8 km) via M2
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Lodge & retreat sleeps 26
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $80/pp

Conveniently located on the main drive into the Blue Mountains just one hour from Sydney, Loxley on Bellbird Hill offers luxury garden weddings with expansive views over the surrounding countryside. The stunning gardens are ideal for wedding ceremonies & photos and two reception venues provide luxe-rustic spaces for cocktail or sit down events.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Dryridge35. Dryridge Estate

  • Location: 226 Aspinall Rd, Megalong Valley, NSW 2785
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hr 1 min (129.1 km) via Great Western Hwy
  • Capacity: 220
  • Accommodation: 2 Self contained homesteads sleep 12
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire from $8,500

Located in the scenic Megalong Valley and a 2 hour drive from Sydney, Dryridge Estate is a weekend hire venue with wedding packages that include 2 nights accommodation for 12. Ceremonies and a clear roofed marquee for wedding receptions are located on a stunning hilltop with panoramic vineyard, valley and mountain views. BYO/DIY.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Spicers
36. Spicers Sangoma Retreat

  • Location: 70 Grandview Ln, Bowen Mountain, NSW 2753
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 11 min (77.1 km) via M2
  • Capacity: 60
  • Accommodation: 6 Luxury suites sleep 16
  • Cost: Wedding packages range from $195 - $275/pp

Spicers Sangoma Retreat is located one hour from Sydney in lush Blue Mountains bushland. Catering exclusively for small weddings and elopements, the luxury resort is the ideal place to stay and enjoy extended wedding celebrations with family and friends for a weekend or longer. 

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Riverside Oaks
37. Riverside Oaks Resort

  • Location: 74 O'Briens Rd, Cattai, NSW 2756
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 4 min (61.6 km) via M2
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: 33 Hotel rooms
  • Cost: All inclusive wedding packages from $110/pp

Just one hour from Sydney, Riverside Oaks Resort and golf course offers a peaceful location for weddings on 586 acres of secluded countryside. The waterfront wedding venue offers several ceremony spots and affordable packages for receptions in the club house.

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Central Coast Wedding Venues

One hour drive north of Sydney and serviced by regular train services, the Central Coast is a logistically convenient place for weddings within easy reach of Australia's largest city. The main town centres of Gosford, Terrigal and Avoca Beach offer plenty of accommodation and amenities for visiting guests to the Central Coast.

Wedding venues on the Central Coast offer the same awe inspiring views as Sydney wedding venues but with a slightly more affordable price tag. From country areas to waterfront locations, here is a choice of relaxed and picturesque wedding venues within close proximity to Sydney.

Wedding Venue Central Coast The Stables of Somersby
38. The Stables of Somersby

  • Location: 50 Lutana Rd, Somersby, NSW 2250
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 4 min (82.0 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Barn loft sleeps 4
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire from $5,000

The Stables of Somersby is a unique wedding venue on a private equestrian property just one hour from Sydney. The barn and entire property is available for exclusive hire from $5,000. Bring your own caterers and other wedding suppliers.

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Wedding Venue Central Coast Caves Coastal Bar
39. Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows

  • Location: 27 Mawson Cl, Caves Beach, NSW 2281
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 38 min (137.5 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Hotel rooms for 200+
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $150/pp

Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows is a hotel, restaurant and oceanfront wedding venue on Caves Beach. Ceremonies can be held on the beach or ocean deck with 180 degree views of the surf. Ceremony packages start at $2,500 & reception packages from $150/pp

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Wedding Venue Central Coast Fernbank Farm
40. Fernbank Farm

  • Location: 756 Yarramalong Rd, Wyong Creek, NSW 2259
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 15 min (105.9 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: 2 cottages
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire + $55/pp catering
Fernbank Farm on the Central Coast offers a stunning garden setting for all-in-one weddings just over an hour from Sydney. Wedding venues include lakeside ceremonies, a permanent arbor and a majestic Indian style marquee. Accommodation includes a 4 bedroom heritage house + 4 bedroom cottage and there's a swimming pool onsite.

Wedding Venue Central Coast Somersby Gardens

41. Somersby Gardens

  • Location: 380 Somersby Falls Rd, Somersby, NSW 2250
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 6 min (81.4 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: 7 bedroom residence
  • Cost: Venue hire from $8,770
Somersby Gardens is a private 50 acre bushland property and garden estate. Wedding venues include manicured gardens, a pavilion and an outdoor amphitheatre and clear roof marquee. Wedding packages include venue hire, accommodation and exclusive use of the grounds.

Wedding Venue Central Coast The Springs

42. The Springs

  • Location: 1080 Peats Ridge Rd, Peats Ridge, NSW 2250
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 3 min (84.5 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 350
  • Cost: All inclusive wedding packages

The Springs is a 125 acre international wedding venue with a golf course surrounded by native bushland. A luxe rustic/industrial chic barn is suitable for small or large wedding receptions and packages including food, drinks & stylist are available for multicultural weddings. Kosher certified packages available.  Free wedding ceremonies on a Friday worth $650.

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South Coast Wedding Venues

The picturesque drive from Sydney along the NSW South Coast takes you through the towns of Wollongong and Kiama to Berry, exactly two hours south of Sydney. Otherwise known as the Shoalhaven, this area offers a unique collection of South Coast wedding venues which are perpetually popular amongst couples from both Sydney and Canberra.

The South Coast is also a popular holiday destination and hence is well equiped with accommodation, cafes, shops and other amenities to cater to travelling wedding guests. Getting to the South Coast via public transport is a little trickier than other NSW regions, but there are buses that service the region. Here are the South Coast wedding venues that are within 2 hours of Sydney.

South Coast Wedding Venue Willow Farm
43. Willow Farm

  • Location: Galls Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hr 1 min (145.3 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Farmhouse sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire from $10,000

Willow Farm is a 160 acre South Coast farm that can be hired exclusively for weddings. Picturesque paddocks provide a choice of ceremony venues and a rustic entertainment shed is an ideal reception venue for DIY & BYO weddings. 

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South Coast Wedding Venue Bangalay Villas
44. Bangalay Luxury Villas

  • Location: 30 Staples St, Shoalhaven Heads NSW 2535
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hr 6 min (148.8 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 88
  • Accommodation: 16 luxury villas + 4 bedroom beach house
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire from $5,000

Just 2 hours from Sydney, Bangalay is a small beachfront resort with 17 luxury poolside villas. Wedding venues include the beach, landscaped gardens and restaurant and the entire resort can be hired exclusively with bookings of all villas. There's a golf course next door and a day spa onsite.

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South Coast Wedding Venue Wildwood Kangaroo Valley
45. Wildwood Kangaroo Valley

  • Location: 407D Bendeela Rd, Kangaroo Valley, NSW 2577
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hr 2 min (159.1 km) via Hume Motorway
  • Capacity: 90
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire from $4,000

Two hours from Sydney in the picturesque Kangaroo Valley, Wildwood offers a secluded bush setting for small private weddings. The eco friendly wedding venue features a cliff top viewing deck, an open sided wet weather shed and a marquee pavilion for DIY & BYO weddings.

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South Coast Wedding Venue Figbird Cottage

46. Figbird Cottage

  • Location: 330 Comerong Island Rd, Terara NSW 2540
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hr 15 min (163.9 km) via Princes Hwy
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: 2 onsite cottages for 8 guests + glamping
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire from $4,500/day or $7,500/3 days

Figbird Cottage is one of the most affordable wedding venues just over 2 hours from Sydney. The property features stunning English gardens surrounded by peaceful farm land and a large European marquee with festoon lighting. Well suited to festival style weddings, food trucks & drinks carts are welcome. Wedding packages include exclusive use of the entire property + accommodation. No furniture hire required.

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Southern Highlands Wedding Venues

About 110km south west of Sydney and 1.5 hours by car, the beautiful Southern Highlands is one of the top 2 most popular wedding destinations in NSW. The region's popularity is not only due to its convenient proximity to Sydney, but rather its stunning landscape and quaint towns. 

Some of the best spots to get married near Sydney include Bowral wedding venues, Moss Vale wedding venues and ceremony and reception venues in Berrima. Southern Highlands wedding venues include secluded bush properties, luxury resorts and hotels, and a selection of rustic barns, farms and historic estates. These wedding venues are inside of a 2 hour drive from Sydney.

Southern Highlands Wedding Venue Weddings in the Wilde

47. Weddings in the Wilde

  • Location: 71 Ryans Lane, Wildes Meadow, NSW 2577
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 45 min (143.9 km) via Hume Motorway
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Beds for the entire guest list
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire from $14,900

Weddings in the Wilde is a unique bushland venue with affordable accommodation for all wedding guests. Wedding venues include a rustic log chapel, marquee and open lawns that are ideal for relaxed, festival style weddings. Wedding packages include exclusive use of the whole property, BYO & DIY wedding vendors and a late curfew. 

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Southern Highlands Wedding Venue Peppers Manor House
48. Peppers Manor House

  • Location: Kater Rd, Sutton Forest, NSW 2577
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 33 min (139.8 km) via M31
  • Capacity: 20 - 250
  • Accommodation: B&B rooms for 100+ guests
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $170/pp. 

Peppers Manor House is a romantic garden estate with stunning gardens and grounds and luxury B&B accommodation. The property features tennis courts, a golf course and swimming pool, plus a bar and several elegant wedding venues. Wedding packages incur a venue hire fee. Small wedding & elopement packages available.

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Southern Highlands Wedding Venue Peppers Manor Craigieburn
49. Peppers Craigieburn

  • Location: Centennial Rd, Bowral, NSW 2576
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 22 min (118.5 km) via Hume Motorway
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: 72 guest rooms
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $180/pp

The historic estate of Peppers Craigieburn is located less than 1.5 hours from Sydney and offers elegant wedding venues that epitomise old world grandeur. The property features a secret rose garden, heritage listed stables, a bar and two reception venues. The 72 guest rooms feature balconies with a beautiful outlook over stunning grounds.

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Southern Highlands Wedding Venue Mali Brae Farm
50. Mali Brae Farm

  • Location: 562 Nowra Rd, Moss Vale, NSW 2577
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 40 min (136.0 km) via Hume Motorway
  • Capacity: 10 - 110
  • Accommodation: Free for 2
  • Cost: Enquire for wedding packages

Mali Brae Farm is a private 90 acre country property with landscaped gardens and picturesque views over dams and surrounding farmland. There are 6 ceremony venues and 2 reception venues including a large rustic hay shed and a purpose built luxe-rustic elopement & small wedding venue.

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Southern Highlands Wedding Venue Sylvan Glen
51. Sylvan Glen

  • Location: 570 Kareela Rd, Penrose, NSW 2579
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 45 min (153.9 km) via M31
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 62
  • Cost: Enquire for wedding packages

Sylvan Glen is a secluded heritage estate surrounded by 60 acres of vineyards and ecologically protected woodlands. The country location is ideal for private weekend-long weddings with everyone staying onsite. The venue features a private golf course, huge country guesthouse, huge cottage and seperate getting ready quarters which in total sleeps 62.

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Southern Highlands Wedding Venue Briars Estate
52. Briars Lodge

  • Location: 653 Moss Vale Rd, Burradoo, NSW 2576
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 30 min (123.8 km) via Hume Motorway
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Hotel rooms accommodate 130+ guests
  • Cost: Enquire for wedding packages

Briars is a garden wedding venue in the Southern Highlands that can accommodate your entire guest list. Wedding venues on the 15 acre property include a lakeside gazebo and garden conservatory. All inclusive wedding packages include ceremony, photos & reception making Briars a complete all-in-one wedding destination just 1.5 hours from Sydney.

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Southern Highlands Wedding Venue Bendooley Estate
53. Bendooley Estate

  • Location: 3020 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima, NSW 2577
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 26 min (123.4 km) via Hume Motorway
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Cottages sleep 20
  • Cost: Enquire for wedding packages

Bendooley Estate in the Southern Highlands is a popular wedding venue 1.5 hours drive from Sydney. Spectacular wedding venues include The Book Barn and The Stables which is a purpose built barn that features high-ceilings and impressive cathedral style glass windows. A spectacular lake features at the centre of the farm with luxury cottages providing accommodation for up to 20 wedding guests.

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Southern Highlands Wedding Venue Gibraltar Hotel
54. Gibraltar Hotel

  • Location: 7 Boronia St, Bowral, NSW 2576
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 24 min (118.4 km) via Hume Motorway
  • Capacity: 260
  • Accommodation: Hotel rooms sleep 180
  • Cost: All inclusive wedding packages from $195/pp

Gibraltar Hotel is an all-in-one wedding venue with luxury accommodation, an onsite day spa, an 18 hole golf course and an indoor swimming pool. Wedding venues include manicured lakeside gardens, a grand ballroom, light filled gallery and after party bar. Wedding packages are inclusive of ceremony & reception venue hire and food & beverage options.

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Southern Highlands Wedding Venue Hopewood House
55. Hopewood House

  • Location: 201 Centennial Rd, Bowral, NSW 2576
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 23 min (119.2 km) via Hume Motorway
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: 4 Cottages
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire from $19,000 + catering

 The historic Hopewood House estate is an elegant wedding venue surrounded by established gardens, shaped hedges and manicured lawns. The estate's timeless architecture and meticulous grounds lend a sophisticated ambiance to formal but relaxed weddings. Standard food & beverage packages range from $175 - $265/pp and bespoke menus can be arranged with the venue's private chef.

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Southern Highlands Wedding Venue Winery
56. Southern Highlands Winery

  • Location: Oldbury Rd, Sutton Forest, NSW 2577
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 34 min (139.9 km) via M31
  • Capacity: 250
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $120/pp

Southern Highlands Winery is a boutique vineyard and Italian style wedding venue with picturesque country views. Wedding areas include a Tuscan courtyard, terrace, vineyard, lake, restaurant, bottling room or marquee. Wedding packages are inclusive of ceremony & reception venue hire and unique food & beverage options that include an Italian antipasto station, 6 course feast and family style share menus.

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Southern Highlands Wedding Venue Somerley House
57. Somerley House

  • Location: 7207 Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest, NSW 2577
  • Distance to Sydney: 1 hr 32 min (138.6 km) via M31
  • Capacity: 140
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $190/pp

The Victorian estate of Somerley House is a grand historic residence in the Southern Highlands. The luxe-rustic wedding venue features established old world gardens that offer a variety of locations for wedding ceremonies. There is a separate space for canapes in the rustic greenery of Palm Court and the reception venue is a stunning garden room that offers a blank canvas to style as your own.

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Newcastle Wedding Venues

The harbour and epicentre of Newcastle is around 2 hours and 5 minutes drive from Sydney along the scenic M1. The road makes for a wonderful day drive as it traverses through national park and meanders over long bridges across the glistening Hawkesbury River. At the end of the drive are several stunning wedding venues that include an oceanfront hotel and a private historic estate. These Newcastle wedding venues are the closest to a 2 hour drive from Sydney.

Newcastle Wedding Venue Merewether Surfhouse
58. Merewether Surfhouse

  • Location: 5 Henderson Parade, Merewether, NSW 2291
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hr 2 min (165.6 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 350
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $99.50/pp 

The ocean views do not get more spectacular than at Merewether Surfhouse in Newcastle. The entire 2nd floor offers one large function space with 180 degrees views of the Pacific Ocean. Smaller spaces can be sectioned off to cater for weddings from 30 to 350 people. Wedding packages are all inclusive of food & beverages and start at $99.50/pp for cocktail weddings and $105/pp for sit down receptions.

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Newcastle Wedding Venue Stanley Park
59. Stanley Park

  • Location: 77 Fullerton Cove Rd, Fullerton Cove, NSW 2318
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hr 3 min (176.1 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire from $8,000

Stanley Park is one of Newcastle's most unique wedding venues. The grand waterfront estate features a large barn, expansive grounds that are ideal for outdoor long table receptions and plenty of photo opportunities around the estate. Property hire includes exclusive use to DIY & BYO your choice of wedding suppliers.

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Newcastle Wedding Venue 48 Watt St
60. 48 Watt St

  • Location: 48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW 2300
  • Distance to Sydney: 2 hr 2 min (168.5 km) via M1
  • Capacity: 300
  • Cost:

48 Watt Street is an urban wedding venue located in the centre of Newcastle. The address offers 3 wedding venues including a Main Hall, White Hall (a modern blank canvas venue) and The Atrium which is a light filled and covered outdoor space ideal for pre-dinner canapes and cocktail weddings. 

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Sydney Wedding Venues

The outskirts of Sydney are an undiscovered paradise of gorgeous wedding venues just waiting to be found. These venues while less conveniently located than their inner city counterparts, are some of the most stunning and relaxed wedding venues in Sydney. And they're often very competitively priced.

On Sydney's Northern Beaches you'll find beachfront wedding venues with stunning ocean views. In the Norwest and Hills Districts are peaceful and secluded wedding venues surrounded by native bush. To the south of the city, there's an art studio and garden venue with vegan menus.

If you're wanting to get out of the hustle and bustle of Sydney's busy suburbs, you'll love these wedding venues on the city fringe.

Sydney Wedding Venue Boathouse Palm Beach
61. The Boathouse Palm Beach

  • Location: Beach Road, Palm Beach, NSW 2108
  • Distance to Sydney: 58 min (44.4 km) via Barrenjoey Rd
  • Capacity: 30 - 200
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $195/pp

On the Northern Beaches an hour from Sydney, The Boathouse at Palm Beach offers an oceanfront reception venue with stunning views across the Pittwater waterway. The venue also provides a styling and bar service for offsite ceremonies anywhere along the Northern Beaches. Wedding packages are inclusive of food, beverages & flowers.

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Sydney Wedding Venue Moby Dicks
62. Moby Dicks

  • Location: 227 Whale Beach Road, Whale Beach, NSW 2107
  • Distance to Sydney: 54 min (41.5 km) via Barrenjoey Rd
  • Capacity: 150 sit down, 200 cocktail
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $195 per head

With 180 degree ocean views, this stunning reception venue on Sydney's Northern Beaches is one of the city's most popular wedding locations. Reception packages are inclusive of food, beverages and table flowers.

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Sydney Wedding Venue Hazelhurst Cafe
63. Hazelhurst Cafe

  • Location: 782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW 2227
  • Distance to Sydney: 38 min (29.0 km) via Princes Hwy
  • Capacity: 10+
  • Cost: Bespoke wedding packages

Located within the grounds of the Hazelhurst Arts Centre in Sydney's southern suburbs, Hazelhurst Cafe offers an all-in-one bush setting for garden wedding ceremonies, photos and receptions. Expect art gallery vibes and a laid back funky scene.

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Sydney Wedding Venue Springfield House
64. Springfield House

  • Location: 245 New Line Road, Dural, NSW 2158
  • Distance to Sydney: 33 min (31.4 km) via M2
  • Capacity: 400
  • Cost: Dry hire + all-inclusive packages

Springfield House is a 5 acre garden venue in the Hills District of Sydney. Wedding venues include a secluded garden, luxury pavilion with all-inclusive wedding packages from $290/pp and a cheaper indoor function room. Springfield House is a suitably sized venue for Indian & Chinese weddings which regularly take place here.

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Sydney Wedding Venue William Inglis Hotel
65. William Inglis Hotel

  • Location: 155 Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm, NSW 2170
  • Distance to Sydney: 38 min (38.4 km) via M5 and M1
  • Capacity: 700
  • Accommodation: Hotel rooms for 300+ 
  • Cost: All inclusive packages from $149/pp

Located at Sydney's racecourse, the William Inglis Hotel is a budget friendly wedding venue with plenty of accommodation for any guests who wish to stay the night. Venues include a large rose pavilion, riverside stables, gardens and smaller event spaces. Ceremony only packages are available from $80/pp. 

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Sydney Wedding Venue Berowra Waters Inn
66. Berowra Waters Inn

  • Location: Berowra Waters Road, Berowra Heights, NSW 2082
  • Distance to Sydney: 47 min (50.8 km) via M2
  • Capacity: 80 
  • Cost: POA

You can only arrive by water to this secluded wedding venue on a tributary of the Hawkesbury River. Berowra Waters Inn is an iconic foodie venue that offers an all-in-one location for private waterfront weddings. Expect a culinary experience with matching wines.

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Sydney Wedding Venues Private Estates
67. Cropley House

  • Location: 84 Watkins Road, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
  • Distance to Sydney: 31 min (31.6 km) via M2
  • Capacity: 30 - 250 
  • Cost: Enquire for wedding packages

Cropley House was once the Hills District boarding school. These days the historic homestead offers its 5 acres of gardens and 6 indoor reception venues to couples who wish to have their wedding in one location close to Sydney.

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Sydney Wedding Venue Bivianos Dural
68. Biviano's Dural

  • Location: 628 Old Northern Road, Dural, NSW 2158
  • Distance to Sydney: 35 min (33.7 km) via M2
  • Capacity: 30 - 350
  • Cost: All inclusive packages + BYO options

Biviano's is a fine dining Italian restaurant and wedding venue on the outskirts of Sydney. The Hills District location boasts 3 reception rooms and manicured gardens and lawns. Multicultural weddings have the option to BYO gold class caterers.

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From Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley to Berry on the South Coast, there is a vast choice of topographic regions and landscapes to choose from when searching for a wedding venue near Sydney. All of the wedding venues on this list are easily accessible either by car or public transport and offer a picturesque setting for ceremonies and receptions within 2 hours of Sydney.

More locations for ceremonies and receptions near Sydney can be found on our list of NSW wedding venues.

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