North Coast Oceanfront Wedding Venues
If you're on the hunt for an oceanfront wedding venue along the North Coast of NSW you're in luck. We've rounded up the best beachfront weddings venues along the state's northern coastline from Newcastle & Port Stephens to Lake Macquarie. All of these coastal wedding venues are within view of the ocean and offer stunning beachfront locations to say your "I do's".
Here are 6 stunning oceanfront wedding venues on the North Coast of NSW. They all come highly recommended by local celebrants and wedding photographers.
6 Oceanfront Wedding Venues - North Coast
- Location: Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay, NSW 2315
- Capacity: 100
The Nelson Bay Lighthouse is an oceanfront wedding ceremony venue located at Inner Light Reserve on the mid north coast. This beautiful little hidden garden is one of the best secrets in the Shoal Bay region offering stunning ocean views from its secluded cliff top location.
The setting features a ceremony platform surrounded by a grassy amphitheatre where guests sit and wedding packages include all chairs, styling, set up, pack down and an onsite wedding coordinator. The hire fees start at a very affordable $550 for micro weddings making the Nelson Bay Lighthouse one of the cheapest spots for an oceanfront wedding on the Mid North Coast.
- Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
- Capacity: 30 - 150
- Accommodation: Sleeps 32 + camping
- Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
Goolawah Bush & Beach Retreat is a 28 acre wedding venue located 2 minutes to one of the North Coast's most pristine beaches. Ocean views are visible from the property's brand new wedding pavilion which seats up to 90 guests for open air wedding receptions.
Available to hire for 2+ nights, Goolawah has 5 cottages onsite that sleep 32 guests. Additional people are permitted to stay in camping or glamping tents. Pet friendly. Exclusive use. BYO. No neighbours. No curfew.
- CAPACITY: 120
- VENUE TYPE: Private property/marquee
- LOCATION: Crescent Head - North Coast, NSW
- VENUE HIRE: From $20,000
The Banksias is a luxury wedding venue with its own private waterway on the Macleay Valley Coast. The location affords private waterfront weddings on the estate's expansive lawns or Goolawah surf beach is just a few minutes walk away. The venue has its own golf course available for exclusive use of wedding guests.
The Banksias provides an all-in-one wedding location with a choice of ceremony and reception venues, plus plenty of places to have wedding photos onsite. Choose from all-inclusive or BYO wedding packages that include accommodation for 18 onsite. Glamping options available.
- CAPACITY: 150
- VENUE TYPE: Restaurant
- LOCATION: Port Stephens - North Coast, NSW
- COST: All-inclusive wedding packages from $135/pp
Saltwater Fingal Bay is an idyllic oceanfront wedding venue located on the shoreline of Fingal Beach. Wedding venues include Saltwater Restaurant, an open air balcony with unobstructed views across the beach, and the white sands of the beach itself.
Fingal Bay is a coastal holiday destination and therefore has plenty of accommodation for wedding guests.
Wedding packages include sit-down menus from $80 - $135 per person and drinks packages from $55 - $80 per person. Hire of the outdoor balcony for one hour is included for wedding ceremonies. Minimum spend of $9,000.
- CAPACITY: 120
- VENUE TYPE: Luxury villa
- LOCATION: Coffs Harbour - North Coast, NSW
- VENUE HIRE: From $5,000
- ACCOMMODATION: 5 bedroom suites in 3 separate pavilions
Villa Vivante is one of the most exclusive wedding locations on the eastern coastline of Australia. The private French-inspired hilltop estate sits 750 feet above the Pacific Ocean and boasts stunning 180 degree ocean views. It is an absolutely private oasis with its own helicopter pad, in house caterers, butler service, spa treatments and concierge.
- CAPACITY: 35
- VENUE TYPE: Private retreat
- LOCATION: Myall Lakes - North Coast, NSW
- VENUE HIRE: From $5,000 including accommodation
- ACCOMMODATION: 6 cottages sleep 5 in each
Bombah Point is an eco-conscious 4.5 star wedding venue at White Tree Bay in the Myall Lakes National Park. surrounded by bushland and wildlife. Wedding venues include the reception building, games room and fire pit to suit small weddings of 20 - 35 guests. A fully stocked kitchen and communal veggie and herb garden can be used for self-catering.
A short walk to the beach and availability of kayaks for hire provide plenty of ocean based activities to suit extended stay weddings.