Waterfront Wedding Venues on the South Coast
Looking for a waterfront wedding venue on the South Coast, NSW? The South Coast offers some of the best waterfront wedding venues in New South Wales. From the beaches of Jervis Bay to the oceanfront cliffs of the Illawarra escarpment, waterside wedding venues on the South Coast are as varied as they are picturesque.
Beach wedding venues along the southern coastline of NSW provide a plethora of choice. You'll find stunning beaches anywhere south of Wollongong to the Sapphire Coast. There's a particular concentration of coastal wedding venues in Jervis Bay and you can hire several of these places which come with their own private beach for your exclusive use.
Affordable waterfront venues are available all along the state's southern coastline with some of them offering all inclusive wedding packages in the $100 - $150 per person range. Many waterfront locations with accommodation on the coast offer 3 day wedding packages. These venues are often cheaper than you think, with the minimum accommodation spend covered by guests booking & paying their own way.
From seaside resorts and oceanfront hotels and to river and lakefront locations, these are the best waterfront wedding venues on the South Coast of NSW.
Top 15 Waterfront Venues on the South Coast
- Location: Ellmoos Road, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
- Capacity: 200
- Accommodation: Sleeps 120
The Cove Jervis Bay is a secluded seaside resort nestled on 3 acres of stunning nature via Booderee National Park. When you hire The Cove for your wedding you get exclusive use of the entire resort, your own private beach, accommodation for your entire guest list and if you wish, a welcome night gathering and recovery party.
The resort centres around an amazing fairy-lit courtyard with an outdoor bar at its centre. Cocktails weddings & seated receptions in the courtyard have a Mediterranean beachside vibe and there is a purpose built reception hall for indoor soirees.
- Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
- Capacity: 80 - 400
- Wedding Packages: All inclusive
The Pavilion is a highly affordable waterfront reception venue located on Kiama Beach. The light-filled function space has large windows overlooking Kiama's picturesque beachfront with beautiful ocean views stretching past the local lighthouse.
Budget friendly wedding packages are all inclusive of food & drinks and start at $120 per person. You get exclusive use of the venue including the entrance foyer & bar which can be used as a seperate space for pre-wedding drinks & canapés and as a wet weather ceremony venue. There are plenty of hotels within walking distance and two free ceremony sites on the waterfront.
Location: 58 Sherringham Lane, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
Capacity: 2 - 200
Accommodation: Sleeps 2
Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
Fig Tree Park is an elegant French-style estate set on a hill in Central Tilba overlooking the most incredible coastal views in the state. If you're looking for an outdoor reception venue with amazing views and a south-of-France vibe, Fig Tree Park is the wedding destination for you.
Venue hire comes with exclusive use of the estate, large round tables and elegant cross back chairs that are set up in the garden for you and access to a romantic little barn that sleeps 2. You can hire in your preferred caterers and BYO drinks. Fig Tree Park also offers all inclusive mid-week elopements.
- Location: 1335 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535
- Capacity: 2 - 200
- Accommodation: Sleeps 70
- Wedding Packages: All inclusive + DIY
With its own private lake on the riverfront at Shoalhaven Heads, the beautiful Coolangatta Estate Winery is surrounded on all sides by ocean, river and lake waters. It's no surprise that this unique waterfront location was the site of first settlement in the area, and its historic heritage remains today with 26 convict-built motel units and the atmospheric Grand Hall servicing weddings here.
Affordable wedding packages start at under $100 per head and with guests able to book & pay their own accommodation, Coolangatta Estate is one of the most affordable wedding destinations on the coast.
- Location: Ellmoos Rd, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
- Capacity: 20 - 200
- Accommodation: Sleeps 20
- Venue Hire: $3,800
Set on the shores of the Sussex Inlet waterway, Kullindi Homestead offers an affordable outdoor location for waterfront weddings. The riverbank lawn is a large & flat space suitable for marquees, tipis or Sperry tents. You can hire in food trucks, drinks carts or other preferred caterers according to your budget and create an entirely unique wedding your own way.
When you hire Kullindi Homestead for your wedding you get exclusive use of the country-style grounds for 2 nights including 5 units that sleep 20 guests. Additional guests are able to camp and there are glamping vendors in the region to set up a village of tents for more substantial guest numbers.
- Location: 8 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park, NSW 2508
- Capacity: 50
- Accommodation: Sleeps 18
- Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
Interbane House is a 5 bedroom hilltop estate that overlooks incredible views of the Illawarra and South Coast. The Victorian period home can be hired for 2 nights from $2,850 and caters for weddings of up to 50 guests, or more by special arrangement.
The manicured gardens surrounding the house are ideal for oceanfront weddings and have one of the best backdrops for ceremonies and outdoor receptions in the state. There's a covered entertaining area in the backyard, an outdoor spa and a firepit with surrounding seating. A further 8 guests can stay in the Airbnb next door.
- Location: Berry, South Coast, NSW
- Capacity: 135
- Accommodation: Sleeps 10
Willow Farm is a 160 acre private farming property located within 5 minutes of South Coast beaches. Waterfront ceremony areas include a private quiet running creek and a picturesque dam with its own jetty. You can set up an outdoor reception overlooking the dam and surrounding lush green paddocks with long dining tables, an outdoor dance floor or marquee.
The property includes a rustic entertainment shed and seperate yoga barn which provide weather proof options for your ceremony and reception. Wedding packages are DIY & BYO and you can set up the property however you like and stay for the weekend with beds for 10 guests.
- Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
- Capacity: 200
- Accommodation: Sleeps 120
- Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
The Woods Farm is a 3-day wedding destination hidden in the woods at Jervis Bay. Surrounded by nature, the farm stay is a popular destination for outdoor celebrations and has the option of a beach wedding ceremony a few minutes away.
This fun 40 acre paradise has accommodation for 120 guests, an onsite swimming pool (perfect for a recovery party), goats and other photo friendly farm animals, bike sheds, a vegie garden with pergola (perfect for a welcome night BBQ) and a chandelier reception hall with an outdoor bar and cocktail lawn. The Woods Farm is also home to the most incredible bush chapel in Australia.
Bewong River Retreat
- Location: 2395 Princes Hwy, Bewong NSW 2540
- Capacity: 130
- Accommodation: Sleeps 38 + glamping
Bewong River Retreat is a waterfront wedding venue in one of the South Coast's most peaceful river locations. Surrounded by 160 acres of bushland, the retreat offers a secluded all-in-one destination for private wedding ceremonies & receptions.
You can set up an outdoor wedding on the river banks or utilise the rustic event space as your reception venue with an adjoining marquee. Wedding packages are DIY & BYO and there are bungalows onsite for 38 guests + the option of glamping.
- Location: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
- Capacity: 180
- Accommodation: Sleeps 13
Mimosa Wines is a 200 acre winery nestled between South Coast beaches & national park. The elevated restaurant is utilised as a reception venue and offers sweeping views over the vines and trees. Waterfront wedding ceremonies can be held beside the water-lily dam. Private accommodation in farmhouse and seperate cottage.
- Location: 135 Terara Rd, Terara NSW 2540
- Capacity: 120
Terara Riverside Gardens offers acres of beautiful garden locations for wedding ceremonies on the Shoalhaven River. There are three waterfront reception venues onsite including outdoors, a marquee & barn seating 120 and a small rustic greenhouse suitable for wedding ceremonies and micro receptions.
- Location: 81 The Wool Rd, Worrowing Heights NSW 2540
Accommodation: Sleeps 40+
The historic 250 acre coastal property of Worrowing has several waterfront ceremony locations centred around the property's dam. You can also set up an outdoor reception here. There are 2 indoor event spaces that provide wet weather options including a renovated barn and shed. Wedding night accommodation at Worrowing is among the most unique on the South Coast and includes dam-side boat sheds and secluded wilderness huts.
- Capacity: 88
- Location: Shoalhaven Heads, South Coast, NSW
- Info: 16 brand new luxury villas on a beachfront property with landscaped gardens and luxury poolside space. Weekend weddings will enjoy day spa and golf activities.
- Capacity: 150
- Location: Tathra, South Coast, NSW
- Info: Weekend weddings on 100 acres of natural terrain with a freshwater lake as its centrepiece. Flexible packages including lakeside ceremonies on the pontoon and outdoor receptions in a choice of covered pavilion rooms.
- Capacity: 100
- Location: Tilba Valley, South Coast, NSW
- Info: Family run boutique winery located at the scenic foothills of Mt Gulaga on the shores of Corunna Lake. Budget friendly waterfront wedding venue.
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