Country Wedding Venues Canberra

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Country wedding venues in Canberra and the ACT are mostly all-in-one destinations that offer ceremonies, photos and receptions in the one regional location. From farm wedding venues to private homesteads and wineries, the region surrounding the Australian Capital Territory offers a great collection of country wedding locations with a variety of scenic backdrops.

Popular places for a country wedding in Canberra and surrounds include elegant wineries, homesteads on private farms and rustic wedding venues in barns and machinery sheds. The fertile region surrounding Australia's capital city also has many lesser-known and unique spots for rustic country weddings including riddle gardens, a maze and glamping village farm stays.

From 3 day country venues where all your wedding guests stay onsite with you, to rustic reception venues with stunning farm views, here are 12 beautiful country wedding venues in Canberra and surrounding ACT regions.

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Top 12 Country Wedding Venues - Canberra Region

Country wedding destination with a reception barn and rustic maze
1. Glencara Country Estate

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

Glencara Estate is a brand new country venue just 2 hours from Canberra in the Hilltops region. The 10 hectare property is immersed in vibrant crops of canola during Spring and lush green wheat fields come Autumn, and is one of the ACT's most picturesque places for a farm wedding during the side seasons. 

Those looking for a rustic wedding venue will love the authentic barn which seats up to 120 guests in what was originally the property's shearing shed. Surrounding the main homestead are whimsical gardens where guests can explore a unique rustic maze and partake in riddles and games with a drink in hand. The gardens are perfect for outdoor weddings and marquees are permitted.

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Olleyville Country Wedding Venue
2. Olleyville at Shaw Vineyard Estate

  • Location: 34 Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman, NSW 2582
  • Capacity: 350
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Set within a picturesque vineyard just 25 minutes from Canberra, Olleyville at Shaw is one of the best country wedding venues in Australia's capital territory. The impressive location has a beautiful garden area for wedding ceremonies, lots of beautiful wedding photo locations and an elegant dining room with large windows opening to a covered cocktail terrace.

The dining room features a roaring wood fireplace and beautiful bar area, seating up to 200 guests on round or rectangular tables. Cocktail functions can be catered for up to 350 guests. All inclusive wedding packages average around $150 per person with 5 hours of drinks and your choice of canapés, shared plates or 2 and 3 course menus. 

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Westering Lake George Country Wedding Venue
3. Westering Lake George Winery

  • Location: Federal Highway, Lake George, ACT 2581
  • Capacity: 300
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Westering is a country wedding venue located 30 minutes from Canberra on the north-western shore of Lake George. There are two ceremony and two reception spaces on the family owned property plus accommodation for up to 21 guests in 4 dwellings including tiny houses and homesteads.

The ceremony areas include an oak tree next to the vines and a landscaped rockery which come furnished with chairs and wine barrels. The rustic reception venues include a modern dining room with views over the vineyard and a private cellar with stone feature wall for micro weddings.  around the central open fireplace or the space fits 300 for a cocktail wedding. There's also a private cellar with stone feature wall that caters to smaller weddings.

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Petrichor Farm Country Wedding Venue
4. Petrichor Farm Weddings

  • Location: Shingle Hill Way, Gundaroo, NSW 2620
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2

Petrichor Farm is a 170 acre country wedding venue located 40 minutes from Canberra in a region abundant with native wildlife. The picturesque property is a laid back and charming location for farm weddings with extensive views over surrounding pastures and mountains.

The farm offers a choice of wedding ceremony areas which you can pick according to your preferred backdrop. The reception venue is a beautifully refurbished woolshed with polished floors, drop lighting, a boutique bar and quality timber tables & chairs. This rustic space leads to a cocktail lawn with lawn games for guests.

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The Woods Farm Wedding Venue Near Canberra
5. The Woods Farm

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

If you're looking for destination wedding venues around Canberra where all your guests can stay onsite with you, The Woods Farm is one of the most fun locations for a country wedding in Australia. The 40 acre farm stay has cute animals to feed, bikes to ride, the beach nearby, a glamping village with fire pits, a swimming pool and loads of space to explore.

For wedding ceremonies, The Woods Farm is something out of a fairytale. Your aisle is a 120 metre jasmine covered archway that curves through native bushland emerging at an incredible bush chapel with a chandelier altar. There's an outdoor bar and lawn area for alfresco wedding receptions and a stunning function room for indoor celebrations.

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Mimosa Wines Country Weddings Near ACT
6. Mimosa Wines

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

Mimosa Wines is a hugely popular wedding destination with Canberrans due to its stunning bushland location, spectacular sweeping views, foodie menus and easy accessibility from the nation's capital. The private vineyard is nestled amongst dense national park on 200 coastal acres and has a chefs hatted restaurant serving your reception dinner.

The elevated reception venue is an architecturally designed space featuring rustic timber pylons and a huge wraparound balcony. You can get married on the balcony overlooking one of the country's most scenic vistas or there's also a tuscan style courtyard, lily pond jetty, the vineyard or bush ceremony sites.

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Wallaroo Wines Country Wedding Venue
7. Wallaroo Wines

  • Location: 196 Brooklands Road, Wallaroo, NSW 2618
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Wallaroo Wines is a popular farm wedding venue located on 300 acres just 25 minutes from Canberra. The private Georgian style homestead sleeps 10 guests and has a herbaceous ceremony garden overlooking 25 acres of grape vines with views to the Brindabella Mountains.

For wedding receptions, the homestead has a 21m x 10m marquee that seats up to 150 guests with a parquetry dance floor. Venue hire includes exclusive access to the property for 2 nights and use of white gazebos, umbrellas, wine barrel tables and chairs. Premium wines are available at discounted prices for weddings.

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Fig Tree Park Country Weddings Near Canberra
8. Fig Tree Park

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

Just 3 hours from Canberra is Fig Tree Park, a country style wedding destination set on a hillside with sweeping ocean views over lush green fields. The property centres around a grand 2 storey homestead and has elegant gardens, manicured hedges and a beautifully lit giant fig tree under which is an incredibly romantic spot for outdoor weddings.

With uninterrupted ocean views from the homestead's front lawn and bush-covered hills with paddocks of horses behind the property, Fig Tree Park is one of the top 10 most scenic locations for weddings within 3 hours of Canberra. Marquees are permitted onsite and the homestead's dining room seats up to 50 guests.

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Poachers Pantry Country Wedding Venue
9. Poachers Pantry

  • Location: Nanima Road, Nanima, NSW 2582
  • Capacity: 60 - 500
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Poachers Pantry is a vineyard and farm wedding venue popular with Canberran foodies. An icon on the ACT food & wine trail, Poachers Pantry are renowned for their smoked meats and award winning wines which are included in the fully catered wedding packages on offer here.

The 700 acre farm has two outdoor ceremony areas with wet weather options and three reception venues catering to different sized weddings. The contemporary restaurant seats up to 65 guests with a dance floor and has a wraparound terrace. The Kitchen Garden is an intimate outdoor setting amongst herb plantings. And a grand marquee seats up to 240 guests in its own section of the estate.

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Ginningderry Homestead Country Weddings Canberra
10. Ginninderry Homestead Weddings

  • Location: 468 Parkwood Road, Wallaroo, ACT 2618
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Ginninderry is an exclusive-use homestead wedding venue located on 70 acres just 20 minutes from the capital. The 4 bedroom Georgian style home is surrounded by park-like gardens featuring formal lawns and secluded courtyards with quaint water features and statues throughout.

There is an art deco inspired reception hall with elegant French doors that open to an outdoor function area that has magical views over the surrounding countryside. All inclusive wedding packages provide exclusive use of the property and accommodation, a dedicated wedding coordinator and seasonal fresh menus.

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Mali Brae Farm wedding venue near ACT
11. Mali Brae Farm

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

Mali Brae is a boutique farm wedding venue located less than two hours from the ACT. The 90 acre family owned and operated property is a popular destination for country weddings with 6 ceremony sites and two reception barns across the farm. Located in the heart of the Southern Highlands there is plenty of surrounding accommodation for guests.

The original wedding barn is a beautifully renovated space seating up to 110 guests with polished wooden floors, a grand brick fireplace and skylight windows. The newer reception venue is a purpose built micro wedding space that seats 30 - 55 guests and has a large window overlooking beautiful views of the farm.

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Tuggeranong Homestead Weddings Canberra
12. Tuggeranong Homestead Weddings

  • Location: 51 Johnson Drive, Richardson, ACT 2905
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Tuggeranong Homestead is an affordable spot for country weddings on a 70 acre heritage listed property in Canberra's south. Surrounded by peaceful bush and countryside, the homestead offers a very secluded and intimate location for all inclusive weddings, with a number of places for ceremonies, photos and receptions onsite.

One of the most popular reception venues is the wedding barn, a rustic machine shed which has an adjoining marquee. There's also a sandstone café garden which is a beautifully intimate rustic space for outdoor celebrations. Inside the homestead, weddings are sometimes held in the drawing room which has open fireplaces and a lovely rustic vibe.

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