Outdoor Venues in the Southern Highlands

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Outdoor wedding venues in the Southern Highlands range from stunning garden locations to farms, wineries and bush retreats. The area is renowned for its garden venues, with many award winning wedding locations offering landscaped lawns and courtyards for outdoor ceremonies as well as outdoor wedding receptions.

Whether you're looking for a garden wedding ceremony venue or a location for an outdoor wedding reception you're in the right spot. These are the best outdoor wedding venues in the Southern Highlands of NSW. 

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Weddings in the Wilde

  • Capacity: 140
  • Location: Wildes Meadow - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Info: Ideal weekend-long wedding venue surrounded by bush. Utilise the onsite log chapel or have an outdoor wedding ceremony followed by a festival style reception under the stars. Accommodates 140 guests onsite and has a late curfew.

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Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Capacity: 145
  • Location: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Info: 25 acre wildflower farm with barn and permanent marquee. Choice of picturesque garden ceremony locations with the option for outdoor wedding receptions for cocktail style events.

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Southern Highlands Winery

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: Sutton Forest - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Info: A romantic tuscan style courtyard provides an idyllic and unique outdoor wedding venue for garden ceremonies and alfresco receptions. The location has views over rolling hills and expansive vineyards. 

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Fitzroy Inn

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Mittagong - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Info: Exclusive-use garden venue for extended weekend weddings. The gardens provide the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies and marquee receptions are ideal on the landscaped lawns. Sleeps 30 wedding guests. 

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The Secret Garden

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Wildes Meadow - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Info: Garden wedding venue situated on 5 acres surrounding a picturesque lake. Take your pick of ceremony locations in any of the outdoor garden rooms. A budget friendly outdoor venue for ceremonies & wedding receptions.

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Hillview Heritage Hotel

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Sutton Forest - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Info: Historic hotel and wedding venue with stunning country views that make an idyllic backdrop to garden wedding ceremonies & receptions. 

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Best time of year for outdoor weddings in the Southern Highlands

The ideal time for outdoor weddings in the Southern Highlands is from early November to the end of March when day and night time temperatures are at their highest. The average day time temperate ranges from 15 to 20 degrees through these months with January weddings enjoying the hottest days with the longest hours of sunshine.

Spring is one of the best times of the year for garden weddings in the Southern Highlands, with its impressive cool climate gardens being on full display. In early spring, many garden venues are resplendent in daffodils, hellebores and crab apples. Wisteria is in full bloom by late September and rhododendrons and azaleas by mid October. November is the ideal month for garden venues planted with roses and peonies. 

It's a good idea to visit wedding venues 12 or 24 months in advance of your preferred wedding date to see what the gardens look like in flower at the time of year you'll be getting married there. The Southern Highlands with its close proximity to larger urban areas, is an extremely popular region for destination weddings and books out well in advance of 12 months. For this reason, if you're planning well ahead of time aim to book a venue visit 2 years ahead of your intended wedding date.

With an above average annual rainfall of 853mm, a wet weather back up plan for outdoor weddings in the Southern Highlands is necessary. Particularly if you're getting married in February which usually enjoys the heaviest rainfall of the year. All of the outdoor wedding venues listed above offer locations that can be used in the event of rain on your wedding day. 


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