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The Illawarra region in NSW offers a wide range of wedding venues from cliff top ceremony locations with uninterrupted ocean views to picturesque waterfront hotels, DIY sheds, weekender farms, heritage homesteads, manicured gardens and wineries.

Centred around Wollongong, NSW, the Illawarra caters for large weddings of more than 500 guests as well as smaller weddings of up to 30.  There are plenty of places to elope and properties where your entire 100+ guest list can escape with you for the weekend. These are the most recommended ceremony and wedding reception venues in the Illawarra.

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Top 20 Illawarra Wedding Venues

The Pavilion Kiama Illawarra Wedding Venue
1. The Pavilion Kiama

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

The Pavilion Kiama is an elegant reception venue on one of the Illawarra's most beautiful surf beaches. The main function room is a light-filled space with large airy windows overlooking the ocean, a spacious dance floor and band stage. Flexible reception room set ups cater for weddings of all sizes. 

There is a seperate entrance foyer with a bar where guests are able to mingle before the evening's festivities kick off and a Bridal suite where the bridal party can retreat before making their grand entrance into the reception. Wedding packages are very affordable and there are two ceremony sites within walking distance of the venue.

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Ravensthorpe Estate Illawarra Weddings
2. Ravensthorpe Guesthouse

  • Location: Albion Park, NSW
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Ravensthorpe Guesthouse is a versatile and elegant wedding venue situated on the grounds of a quaint Georgian manor house. The property features the house itself with private dining rooms, a light-filled conservatory and marquee. Adjoining the marquee is a private courtyard - a beautiful location for outdoor weddings.

3 Acres of classic gardens including a pool and tennis court are surrounded by mountain and country backdrops providing a private, relaxed and picturesque location for wedding ceremonies & photos. All inclusive wedding packages comes with ceremony, reception and recovery brunch plus there is accommodation for 14 wedding guests onsite.

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

  • Location: 406 Jamberoo Mountain Road, Jamberoo, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136
  • Cost: All inclusive wedding packages from $95/pp

The Lodge is a newly renovated country hotel that offers 3 day destination weddings where all your guests stay onsite for 2 nights. This fun location is solely yours for 3 days and has 43 newly refurbished hotel rooms for your guests that overlook a huge central swimming pool with deck chairs & umbrellas.

Wedding venues at The Lodge include an open sided timber chapel nestled in a Pine Forest otherwise known as the Tree Cathedral. The reception venue is an elegant wedding hall that comes with white walls, large windows and polished wooden floors. There's also a champagne garden and terraces for pre wedding events & recovery party.

Venue hire is from $25,000 which is usually covered by guests who pay their own accommodation. Food & beverage packages range from $95 - $180 per person or alternatively you are welcome to choose your own caterers.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Figbird Cottage
4. Figbird Cottage

  • Location: Terara, NSW
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Figbird Cottage is a budget-friendly wedding venue with flexible 3 day/2 night packages that can include accommodation for wedding guests in two cottages. A peaceful location surrounded by farm land with flexibility for DIY weddings. The gardens are ideal for food trucks & drinks carts and there's a large permanent marquee with a clear roof over the dance floor.

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Coolangatta Estate Illawarra
5. Coolangatta Estate

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

Coolangatta Estate and winery is an all-inclusive wedding venue set amongst historic buildings at the mouth of the Shoalhaven River. The sprawling 100 acre vineyard offers a huge variety of picturesque backdrops for wedding photos and has 26 motel-style rooms that sleep up to 70 guests onsite.

Wedding ceremony areas include an elegant, hedge-framed croquet lawn and under the branches of a giant fairy-lit fig tree. For your reception there is a 200 year old Grand Hall where shared feasts for up to 80 guests are partaken on long tables and a function room for weddings with up to 200 guests.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Willow Farm
6. Willow Farm

  • Location: Berry, NSW
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

Private country retreat on a 160 acre wedding venue with plenty of places on the green farm paddocks for ceremonies and outdoor receptions. Pitch a marquee or utilise the onsite barn for indoor events. BYO catering & drinks.

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Interbane House Wedding Spot Illawarra
7. Interbane House

  • Location: 8 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park, NSW 2508
  • Capacity: 50
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Interbane House is a private estate wedding venue located on the cliff top at Bald Hill and has sweeping views over the Illawarra coastline. The spacious 5 bedroom house is available to hire for small weddings with up to 50 guests, or more by special request.

Surrounded by manicured lawns and gardens, the Victorian period home is a beautiful spot for ceremonies, elopements and low key receptions and has a covered outdoor event space taking in the views. There's also an open air fire pit and an outdoor spa in the backyard. The affordable venue hire fee starts at $2,850 for a 2 night stay.

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Eleven Eighty Illawarra Weddings
8. 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 coolest wedding venues in the Illawarra and is perfect for small celebrations with 12 - 80 guests. Located on a private 3 acre block with 5 separate spaces for your exclusive use all weekend, this mighty little venue offers a ton of options for unique weddings.

The main space is the rustic courtyard which seats up to 80 guests, comes fully furnished with tables, chairs and even velvet lounges and has a back-up marquee available should a wet weather plan be required. There's also a micro wedding barn that seats 30 guests, an old school hall that seats 50 and a train carriage for up to 20 guests.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue City Beach Function Centre

9. City Beach Function Centre

  • Capacity: 130 - 420
  • Location: Wollongong, NSW
  • Info: Beachfront wedding venue in close proximity to local amenities, transport and hotels. All inclusive wedding packages from $150 per person.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
10. The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Kiama, NSW
  • Info: The Sebel Hotel offers stunning garden or waterfront weddings and receptions overlooking Kiama Harbour.  An affordable wedding venue with packages from $119/pp, and a great holiday spot with accommodation for the entire guest list.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Panorama House
11. Panorama House

  • Location: Wollongong, NSW
  • Capacity: 380
  • Wedding Packages: $145+/pp

Panorama House is one of the most budget friendly wedding venues in the Illawarra with all-inclusive packages from $145/pp on a Saturday night. Located one hour from Sydney, Panorama House offers 180 degree ocean views with floor to ceiling glass windows and is an impressive location for waterfront wedding receptions.   

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Crooked River Wines
12. Crooked River Wines

  • Capacity: 100 - 200
  • Location: Gerringong, NSW
  • Info: Rustic wedding ceremony and reception venue amongst the vines with spectacular views across the countryside and mountains to the ocean. The function centre provides an ideal blank canvas for any wedding theme.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue The Woolshed
13. The Woolshed

  • Capacity: 150 - 350
  • Location: Yallah, NSW
  • Info: This renovated shearing shed has been repurposed as a wedding venue with wooden floors and exposed beams providing the ideal backdrop for relaxed, rustic weddings. All inclusive wedding packages provide venue hire plus catering and drinks. Conveniently located 20 minutes south of Wollongong, The Woolshed offers a rural wedding location in quintessential Illawarra farmland.
  • Wedding packages start at $1,000 venue hire. Catering by Fine Spun Group starting at $96/pp. Drinks from $9/hr per person.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Horsley Homestead
14. Horsley Homestead

  • Capacity: 500
  • Location: Horsley Park, NSW
  • Info: Horsley Homestead is a wedding ceremony venue with stunning mountain vistas. Surrounding the Homestead are lush green paddocks with free-roaming cows and an array of heritage-listed cottages and stables that create an ideal location for wedding photos.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Rubys Mount Kembla
15. Ruby's Mount Kembla

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Mount Kembla, NSW
  • Info: Previously an old post office, Ruby's at Mount Kembla is now a popular restaurant and wedding venue with an adjoining courtyard marquee that's ideal for wedding receptions. 

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Headlands Austinmer Beach
16. Headlands Austinmer Beach

  • Capacity: 350
  • Location: Wollongong, NSW
  • Info: Headlands at the Illawarra's Austinmer Beach is an ocean front wedding location that offers ceremonies on the beach directly in front of the venue. The hotel's function centre caters for wedding receptions from 12 to 350 guests. Accommodation for 100 guests onsite.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Sage Hotel
17. Sage Hotel

  • Capacity: 280
  • Location: Wollongong, NSW
  • Info: Waterfront wedding venue on Wollongong Beach with a choice of 3 reception spaces to suit different sized weddings. Private terrace wedding ceremonies.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Altitude 1148
18. Altitude 1148

  • Capacity: 140
  • Location: Bulli Tops, NSW
  • Info: Offering some of the best waterfront views in the Illawarra, this exclusive hire wedding venue provides an uninterrupted waterfront vista over the Pacific Ocean. All inclusive (and affordable) wedding packages come with venue hire, food and beverages.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Seacliff House
19. Seacliff House

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: Gerringong, NSW
  • Info: A popular all-in-one wedding venue in a lush farmland location with views to the ocean. The property offers outdoor ceremonies and wedding receptions plus a modern and light-filled event space in a purpose built barn. Accommodation available for 20+ guests onsite. Wedding packages start from $8,000.

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Illawarra wedding venue Mercure Gerringong
20. Mercure Gerringong Resort

  • Location: 1 Fern St, Gerringong, NSW 2534
  • Capacity: 50 - 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone

Mercure Gerringong is an all in one wedding venue with facilities for intimate courtyard ceremonies and terrace receptions with countryside views. The classic wedding gardens feature cobblestones, manicured lawns and picturesque views across the hinterland to the ocean.

The reception venue overlooks the resort pool where wedding guests can enjoy cocktails and canapés while you have wedding photos at surrounding beaches. The resort offers discounted accommodation for everyone onsite and there's also a day spa for pre and post wedding chill out sessions and an in-house bar and restaurant. 

Affordable wedding packages start at $99 per person. 

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Wedding Venues Near Illawarra

The Woods Farm Illawarra Wedding Venue
21. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

The Woods Farm is an incredible 40 acre wedding wonderland located an hour south of the Illawarra a few minutes from the beaches of Jervis Bay. At The Woods Farm, all your family and friends join you for a 2 night get-together staying in a fun village of glamping tents and an assortment of self-contained cottages.

An amazing open-air bush chapel is the hero of this farmstay, accessed via a 120 metre walk through jasmine covered arches. There is a chandelier shed for wedding receptions of up to 150 seated guests or 200 for a cocktail style celebration and large barn style doors open to a vast lawn area with tables, chairs and an outdoor bar.

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Illawarra Weddings

Illawarra wedding venues include a great range of ceremony and reception venues for beach weddings, farm weddings and relaxed country celebrations. Including all-in-one places to get married, here are the best wedding locations in the Illawarra...

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