Beach Wedding Venues in the Illawarra
Looking for a beach wedding venue in the Illawarra? Here's a list of the best beach wedding venues in the Wollongong and South Coast regions. All of these beautiful wedding spots are located directly on the ocean and include private seaside resorts, beach hotels, private waterfront estates and coastal wedding retreats.
Here are the top 8 beach wedding venues in Wollongong and the South Coast.
Top 8 Beach Wedding Venues Near Wollongong
- Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
- Capacity: 80 - 400
- Wedding Packages: $125+/pp
The Pavilion Kiama is an affordable beachfront reception venue with picturesque ocean views that take in the Kiama Lighthouse. Located on one of the most scenic surf beaches in the Illawarra, the venue is also conveniently located a short walk from Kiama hotels and shops.
Next to The Pavilion are two oceanfront ceremony sites. The first is sheltered between two rows of rustic sheds and is perfect for intimate weddings. The other is in a beautifully maintained park in front of the reception venue and framed by large pine trees. All inclusive wedding packages start at $125 per person and include use of the seperate foyer entrance as a wet weather ceremony option.
- Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
- Capacity: 150+
- Accommodation: Sleeps 111
- Wedding Packages: BYO
The Cove is the best beach wedding venue in the Illawarra and South Coast regions if you're looking for a unique place to celebrate for 2 nights. This secluded 3 acre resort is accessed via a beautiful drive through national park and has its own private beach and accommodation for your entire guest list.
Amenities at the resort include beachside cabins, a large beach house (otherwise known as 'the funhouse'), a glamping village with fire pits and luxe bathrooms, a pamper room to get ready in, a beachfront ceremony garden, a brand new reception hall and an incredible courtyard which has an outdoor bar and festoon lighting where cocktail events or seated dining are under the stars.
- Location: 8 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park, NSW 2508
- Capacity: 50
- Accommodation: Sleeps 18
- Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
This affordable cliff top house is available to hire as a small wedding venue and overlooks incredible views of the South Coast and Illawarra beaches. The Victorian style house has 5 bedrooms that sleeps up to 18 guests with a further 8 guests able to stay next door if additional space is required.
The open plan interior seats up to 30 guests or can cater for 50 standing and there is a great low key entertainment area in the backyard which is covered and overlooks the property's incredible views.
- Location: Booderee National Park, Ellmoos Rd, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
- Capacity: 20 - 200
- Accommodation: 5 units
- Venue Hire: $3,800
Set on the shores of Sussex Inlet, Kullindi Homestead is one of the most affordable coastal wedding venues south of Wollongong. The historic property has 5 self contained units onsite that sleep up to 20 guests and camping or glamping is permitted for any additional guests who wish to stay.
Kullindi Homestead is the perfect location for waterfront weddings on a budget with the venue hire fee of $3,800 including 2 nights access to all accommodation. You'll need to hire in a marquee, tipi or Sperry tent to safeguard against wet weather and you're free to arrange catering and BYO drinks to suit your budget.
- Location: 1335 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535
- Capacity: 2 - 200
- Accommodation: Sleeps 70
- Wedding Packages: $99+/pp
At the junction of the South Pacific Ocean and the Shoalhaven River is the unique coastal venue of Coolangatta Estate. This heritage winery and historic wedding destination has the most versatile and beautiful range of wedding photo backdrops in the Illawarra region. It's also very close to local beaches where you can set up your ceremony on the sand.
Across the property's 100 acres are rows of picturesque grape vines, heritage buildings built by convicts, rustic farming backdrops and incredible sunsets. There are two reception venues on the estate including an atmospheric wedding hall that seats 80 for a grand feast in heritage surrounds, and a function centre that seats 200.
- Location: Jervis Bay, NSW
- Capacity: 200
- Accommodation: Sleeps 120
- Wedding Packages: BYO
Hidden in the woods and immersed in nature, The Woods Farm is one of the most popular coastal wedding venues in the Shoalhaven and South Coast regions. Although not directly located on the ocean, the beach is only a short drive away which provides the best of both worlds for couples wanting a beach wedding ceremony and an outdoor reception in unique seaside surrounds.
This stunning farm stay comes with accommodation for 120 guests, has a swimming pool where recovery breakfast is served, a herb garden with a pizza oven - the perfect area for a welcome night party, Australia's most beautiful bush chapel and an incredible chandelier reception hall that adjoins a spacious lawn with an outdoor (chandelier lit) bar.
- Location: Headland Ave & Yuruga St, Austinmer, NSW 2515
- Capacity: 350
- Accommodation: Sleeps 100
- Wedding Packages: All inclusive
This Austinmer Beach wedding venue is an architecturally designed event space that features panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Illawarra escarpment. It has a private bar, balcony, state of the art lighting and audio, and all inclusive food & beverage packages for 50 - 350 guests.
8. City Beach Function Centre
- Location: 1 Marine Dr, Wollongong NSW 2500
- Capacity: 420
- Wedding Packages: $155+/pp
City Beach is a high end Function Centre located on the beach in Wollongong. Catering for wedding receptions of 40 to 280 guests in state of the art facilities, the centre offers two receptions venues which both come with elevated bridal tables, exceptional service and floor to ceiling windows with great beach views.
Beach wedding ceremony packages start at $3,000 and come fully furnished with a choice of arbours and include council permits. Evening wedding receptions range from $155 - $250 per head on a Saturday night with a minimum of 80 guests.
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