Bush wedding venues - Hunter Valley

Bush Wedding Venues: Hunter Valley | New South Wales | Australia

Looking for a bush wedding location in the Hunter Valley? These beautiful bushland wedding venues in the Hunter Valley are immersed in native Australian trees, shrubs and forest and are stunning places to get married in nature that come with outdoor sites for a bush wedding reception.

Most bush wedding venues in the Hunter Valley are centred around Wollombi and west of Pokolbin on the border of the Yengo National Park. For adventurers wanting to get off-the-beaten-track, some of the best spots for a bush wedding in NSW are hidden within the Hunter Shire's lesser trodden regions. We've listed them below. 

These 10 amazing bush venues offer wedding packages for elopements and micro weddings through to large celebrations with 300+ guests. All of these beautiful locations are immersed in nature and are among the Hunter Valley's best wedding venues. From rainforest retreats and private bush properties to rescued churches and elegant barns, here are the best bush wedding venues in the Hunter Valley region of NSW.

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Top 10 Bush Wedding Venues in the Hunter Valley

Paperbark forest wedding venue at The Woodhouse Wollombi
The Woodhouse & Barn Stay

  • Location: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 17
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Nestled in Wollombi's beautiful bushland at the end of a long & elegant tree-lined driveway sit a timber trio of architecturally striking peaks distinguishable as The Woodhouse. Like a European chalet The Woodhouse blends contemporary design seamlessly into its natural landscape and has been purpose-built for relaxed weddings in nature with a lake-side bar and outdoor dance floor.

The expansive grounds of The Woodhouse are spectacular. Manicured fields of seasonal trees set against bush surrounds offer unending photo opportunities and feature a paperbark forest wedding ceremony site and a brand new outdoor reception space. Venue hire includes exclusive access to all 100 acres with optional accommodation in an historic barn stay (sleeps 15) and a seperate honeymoon suite (sleeps 2).

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Hunter Valley Leaves and Fishes Bush Wedding
Leaves and Fishes

  • Address: 737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Leaves & Fishes is a stunning rainforest wedding venue situated on 20 secluded acres of tropical gardens in the Hunter Valley. The exclusive-use venue offers a unique three-day wedding experience, complete with six luxury boathouses that accommodate up to 12 guests, each featuring a balcony overlooking the lake. 

This versatile venue caters for DIY style weddings ranging up to 300 guests with elopement & micro-wedding packages tailored for functions of 2 to 20 guests. The property features a Tuscan-style sunken garden, marquee area, ornamental pear tree setting for ceremonies, a wedding hall with adjoining greenery deck and an intimate waterfront restaurant for micro weddings.

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St Josephs Bush Wedding Destination
St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW 2775
  • Capacity: 10 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Set within the peaceful Hawkesbury Valley near Wollombi, St Joseph's Guesthouse offers one of the most unique backdrops for bush weddings in NSW. Constructed from the ruins of a 160 year old church, St Joseph's is now a 3 storey Airbnb that can be hired for weddings with up to 100 guests.

There are 5 luxury bedrooms and open plan living areas on the top two levels of the church and an intimate function space that seats 60 on the ground floor. Outside, the original church bell hands over the front sandstone steps and makes an atmospheric altar, while at the other end of the church is a large backyard surrounded by beautiful views over surrounding bushland. 

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Bush wedding venue Mount Rivers
The Lodge At Mount Rivers

  • Location: 38 Lawrences Road, Mount Rivers, NSW 2311
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16 + camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Calling all adventure lovers. The Lodge at Mount Rivers is hidden on the banks of the Peterson River and with lush green hills, valleys and bush-covered peaks all around it, is one of the best nature wedding venues in the Hunter Valley. There are swimming holes, fishing spots and kayaking opportunities here, along with bush walks, mountain biking and horse grazing.

The 200 acre mountain retreat allows camping on the grounds and accommodates 16 guests in the 6 bedroom & 4 bathroom estate. Beside the infinity pool is a covered deck area suitable for intimate weddings and pre & post wedding gatherings. The front lawn is perfect for outdoor wedding receptions and marquees are welcome onsite. No curfew. Pet friendly.

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Goosewing Cottage Bush Wedding Venue
Goosewing Cottage

  • Location: 1194 Mount View Rd, Mount View, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Elopement packages: $3,295+

Goosewing Cottage is an intimate elopement venue set on a cute little farmstay which has beautiful views over surrounding farmland and is bordered by the bush. Goosewing specialise in affordable & easy all inclusive weddings with 2 - 20 guests with packages including venue hire, an award winning photographer and choice of celebrants.

There are two cottages on the property that offer optional accommodation for up to 12 guests with a swimming pool and large dining room in the larger of the two. Private dining is welcome for staying guests or there are many recommended restaurant's nearby that have private spaces for wedding receptions.

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Thistle Hill Bush Wedding Venue
Thistle Hill Wedding Venue

  • Location: 591 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 75
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 48
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Thistle Hill is an all-in-one destination for bush weddings in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country. The 20 acre property centres around a guesthouse which features 8 boutique hotel-style suites, a 2 bedroom cottage and a 5 bedroom villa that are completely surrounded by native Hunter Valley bush.

Wedding ceremonies are typically held on the pretty lake front and there is an intimate wedding pavilion with an adjoining verandah and deck for receptions. Other event spaces include spacious lawns, courtyards and a poolside entertaining area. Pre & post wedding functions are welcome and the accommodation is pet friendly.

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Bush wedding ceremony in the Hunter Valley
Mystwood Weddings

  • Location: 117 Milsons Arm Road, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 110
  • Accomodation: Sleeps 12
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The bush cathedral at Mystwood Weddings is one of the Hunter Valley's most popular places to get married. Surrounded by 140 acres of lush green hills and native bushland, the secluded spot comes with an in-built steel arbor, a natural rock wall and rustic bench seating.

Mystwood is an all-in-one destination for rustic weddings featuring a permanent reception marquee which opens onto a paved courtyard and a fairy-lit outdoor dance floor.

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Cranky Rock Bush Wedding Site
Cranky Rock Wollombi

  • Location: 2214 Wollombi Road, Sweetmans Creek, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 - 100
  • Venue Hire Price: $5,000+

Cranky Rock Wollombi is a 120 acre farm and bush venue that caters for affordable camping weddings in the lower Hunter Valley. The destination gets its name from a 25 tonne sandstone rock that makes an iconic backdrop for weddings and creates many photo opportunities. 

At Cranky Rock you bring your entire guest list to camp or glamp for a laid back wedding weekend and you'll need to hire a marquee or tipi to create a weatherproof reception space. The farm has plenty to explore during your stay including a peaceful rainforest, open woodlands, impressive sandstone cliffs, a running brook and wildlife including deer, wallabies, wombats and lyre birds.

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Eaglereach Bush Weddings Hunter Valley
Eaglereach Weddings

  • Location: 610 Moonabung Road, Vacy, NSW 2421
  • Capacity: 110 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Eaglereach is a 640 acre retreat that offers wilderness weddings away from the busiest places in the Hunter Valley. The off-the-beaten-track location has expansive views over surrounding mountains and valleys, and offers a tranquil and peaceful setting for destination weddings in nature.

There are bush clearings, cliff top sites and a sunset deck for wedding ceremonies, and an open plan function room that seats 110 guests for wedding receptions. All inclusive wedding packages including cocktail or seated dining options starting at around $150 per person.

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Bush Wedding Venue Hunter Valley mist in the gums
Mist in the Gumtrees

  • Location: Lower Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Immerse yourself in the bush at this eco friendly wedding venue set in a gumtree forest. Wedding locations at Mist in the Gum Trees are under a canopy of trees and include an industrial barn, sandstone ceremony area and covered shed for outdoor receptions. There are two eco cabins with accommodation for 15 people.

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