DIY Wedding Venues on the South Coast

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DIY wedding venues on the South Coast of NSW allow you to hire the ceremony and reception venue and bring all your own wedding vendors onsite. Do-it-yourself wedding venues along the southern coastline of NSW are not in short supply with the region boasting some of the best DIY venues in Australia.

Some of the following DIY wedding venues provide dry hire packages so you can hire your own food trucks, mobile bars and other catering suppliers. Others are blank canvas venues where you can style your own bespoke wedding ceremony and reception. 

Here are the best DIY wedding venues on the South Coast of NSW. Located from Nowra to beyond Batemans Bay, they're some of the most incredible properties for unique weddings in the region.

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Best DIY Wedding Venues - South Coast, NSW

Figbird Cottage is a fully DIY wedding venue with affordable hire packages
1. Figbird Cottage

  • Location: 330 Comerong Island Road, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 8 - 150+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Figbird Cottage is a DIY ceremony and reception venue located near Nowra on the NSW South Coast. With the largest marquee on the South Coast and plenty of styling items for you to borrow, Figbird Cottage is the ideal do-it-yourself reception venue. 

BYO alcohol & catering to this budget friendly dry hire wedding venue. Cottage accommodation + optional glamping onsite.

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Willow Farm Berry offers DIY wedding packages for shed or marquee weddings
2. Willow Farm

  • Location: Galls Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 30 - 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Willow Farm is a private country retreat with 160 acres to use as your own for the weekend. The green farmland, entertainment shed and yoga barn offer a choice of locations to style for your own DIY wedding ceremony and reception. Bring your own wedding vendors and stylist, or simply do it yourself. 

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The Pavilion Kiama DIY reception hall
3. The Pavilion Kiama

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive 

The Pavilion Kiama is an easy DIY wedding venue located on the Kiama beachfront with stunning ocean views that take in the Lighthouse. White walls, polished wooden floors and large windows create the perfect light-filled blank canvas to style your own touches to and the room is particularly receptive to beautiful floral installations. 

This highly affordable venue comes with a choice of catering packages that won't break the bank and there's two waterfront ceremony sites just outside the venue. Also outside is a lawn area for cocktails, canapés and lawn games and accommodation is a short wander down the street 

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The Cove DIY Weddings
4. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Ellmoos Road, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 80 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Cove in Jervis Bay is a DIY wedding resort where you can bring your entire guest list for a weekend away on your own private beach. Ceremony spots include the beach, a sandbar surrounded by ocean water, and a garden with the ocean as your backdrop.

The Cove has two large lawn areas suitable for outdoor events and a brand new reception venue with a perfectly blank canvas to style as your own. You can BYO for your own welcome night and recovery brunch, and a range of catered options are offered for your wedding day including everything from food stations to plated menus.

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The Woods Farm is a DIY wedding venue on the South Coast with accommodation
5. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Jervis Bay - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 80 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 126
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Woods Farm is a 40 acre DIY wedding wonderland where you can stay with all of your guests for the weekend. The property is well suited to vintage and rustic weddings with old tractors and vintage wares dotting the landscape and chandeliers hanging from the trees. A spectacular garden arbor walk leads to a covered outdoor chapel and an onsite reception shed seats 150 (or 200 with adjoining marquee). Accommodation is in 8 x 3 bedroom cottages and 18 glamping tents.

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Eleven Eighty DIY wedding venue
6. Eleven Eighty Weddings

  • Location: 1180 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535 
  • Capacity: 80
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15

Eleven Eighty is one of the most unique DIY wedding venues on the South Coast with 5 seperate spaces to work with including an old train carriage. The largest space is the incredible outdoor courtyard which seats up to 80 guests. There's also an old school hall that seats 50, this micro wedding barn which seats 30 and cute little picnic spot with an Argentine Grill.

Venue hire includes two onsite cottages that sleep 15 guests for two nights, exclusive use of all spaces on the property and access to the styling shed where you'll find tables, chairs, velvet lounges and an assorted of other items. Food trucks and drinks carts are welcome.

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Growwild Wildflower Farm is a DIY Wedding Venue in stunning gardens
7. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 30 - 145
  • Venue Hire: Affordable day hire

Growwild is a native wildflower farm and DIY wedding venue with 25 acres of picturesque lawns and gardens. The property is surrounded by national park and is a registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust. Hence, you might be lucky and spot a Koala on your wedding day.

A number of ceremony lawns are available to choose from and you can set up an outdoor reception on any of them. There's also a beautiful rustic barn onsite best suited to micro weddings of up to 50 people, and a larger luxe marquee. 

Wedding packages include affordable day hire and there's accommodation next door to sleep your entire guest list.

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Fig Tree Park diy wedding venue
8. Fig Tree Park

  • Location: 58 Sherringham Lane, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Venue Hire: Weekend hire, DIY wedding package

Fig Tree Park is a brand new DIY wedding venue overlooking the ocean on the far South Coast of NSW. The estate is conveniently situated 2 minutes to the beach and 2 minutes to the quaint holiday destination of Tilba Tilba, making it an ideal location for a romantic wedding weekend away.

The property features a luxury country homestead where you can get ready and a private barn for your wedding night accommodation. Large fig trees provide a beautiful natural wedding ceremony area and expansive lawns with 360 degree ocean views provide a blank canvas for your outdoor or marquee reception.

Fig Tree Park is one of the best ocean view wedding locations on the South Coast. The property is well suited to micro weddings & elopements as well as larger functions up to 200 guests.

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The Lodge South Coast wedding venue set up with long reception tables
9. The Lodge Jamberoo

  • Location: 406 Jamberoo Mountain Road, Jamberoo, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136
  • Wedding Packages: $95 - $180/pp

The Lodge is a blank canvas wedding destination located at a newly renovated country hotel on the NSW South Coast. When you book The Lodge you get the entire hotel to yourself for 3 days/2 nights and up to 136 guests can stay with you in 43 hotel rooms.

Wedding venues at The Lodge include an open-air timber chapel which is located under a Pine Forest canopy and an elegant reception hall well suited to DIY weddings. There's also a champagne garden which doubles as a pre & post wedding event area and a restaurant where guests are served breakfast. 

The cost to book The Lodge for weddings starts at $25,000 which is usually covered by guests paying their own accommodation and includes their breakfast on each morning. You then only need to worry about food & beverage. 

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Mountain View DIY Wedding Venue
10. Mountain View Farm

  • Location: 11 Mount Dromedary Trail, Tilba Tilba, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 2 - 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 - 14
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

One of the most romantic places to create your dream wedding on the South Coast is Mountain View Farm. This do-it-yourself wedding location comes with an open-sided dairy shed and adjoining courtyard ideally suited to cocktail weddings, and 4 acres of manicured gardens where seated receptions can be hosted under the stars or a tipi.

Mountain View Farm is also the location of pop-up elopements with a once-in-a-lifetime aisle and altar crafted into romantic fields of Everlasting Daisies each Spring season. 

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Mimosa Wines DIY wedding venue
11. Mimosa Wines

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

Mimosa Wines is one of the best DIY wedding venues on the South Coast due to its incredible location overlooking expansive national park views. The architecturally designed, chefs hatted restaurant is situated on an elevated section of the 200 acre property and has a huge balcony with views to the ocean.

With polished timber floors, feature wooden pylons and wine barrels providing the bones of the space its up to you what florals, candles and tableware you select. Wedding ceremonies can be held in the bush, vines or on the jetty beside the water-lily dam and venue hire comes with private accommodation in two onsite cottages.

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Coolangatta Estate DIY wedding venue
12. Coolangatta Estate

  • Location: 1335 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive + DIY

Coolangatta Estate is a budget friendly DIY venue well suited to rustic weddings. Located a few minutes from Berry on the Shoalhaven River and with an assortment of heritage buildings including a convict-built community hall, the 100 acre coastal property oozes a relaxed, country charm.

A giant fairy-lit fig tree and hedged croquet lawn in the garden provide the ideal spots for wedding ceremonies, while the hall and function centre provide rustic timber backdrops for you to put the finishing touches to. The estate offers all inclusive wedding packages and can also be dry hired should you wish to hire in particular caterers.

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