Wollongong Wedding Venues
Looking for a Wollongong wedding venue? These 23 beautiful wedding venues in Wollongong and surrounding regions are the most scenic wedding locations in the Illawarra. They are all situated in amazing locations from the beautiful beaches of Wollongong and the South Coast, to the Illawarra's famous clifftop escarpments and farms with spectacular views.
Wollongong wedding venues include private properties, retreats, homesteads, farms, restaurants and popular reception venues including function centres, a hidden laneway glasshouse and beachfront hotels. The city and surrounding suburbs have places to get married suitable for micro weddings & elopements right up to gala functions with 500+ guests.
The best wedding venues in Wollongong are an easy 1.5 hours drive from Sydney and serviced by a great range of affordable to luxury accommodation options. If you're planning a weekend getaway with some or all of your guest list staying with you for several days, Wollongong weddings are a convenient option as many of the below destinations have accommodation onsite.
Wollongong has amazing wedding venues in all budget ranges from under $75 - $500+ per person. Affordable wedding locations typically include function centres for larger weddings and private gardens and high tea venues for smaller celebrations. All wedding budgets are catered for in this list of the most beautiful wedding venues in Wollongong.
- Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
- Capacity: 80 - 400
- Wedding Packages: $125+/pp
The Pavilion Kiama is a popular wedding reception venue located 30 minutes south of Wollongong on one of the Illawarra's most picturesque surf beaches. The affordable function room is a large, light-filled space with incredible views over the ocean and surrounding beaches to the Kiama Lighthouse and has a flexible layout that accommodates weddings of all sizes.
All inclusive wedding packages with food & beverage start at $125 and come with the option of an onsite ceremony with both indoor (wet weather) and outdoor spaces available.
- Location: 1335 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535
- Capacity: 2 - 200
- Accommodation: Sleeps 70
- Wedding Packages: All inclusive + DIY
- Elopement Packages: All inclusive
If you're searching for an affordable winery wedding venue in the Wollongong and South Coast regions, Coolangatta Estate is the perfect spot. This 100 acre coastal property is the site of the area's first settlement and has a 26 room convict-built motel for guest accommodation, two reception venues, gardens for wedding ceremonies and a huge variety of beautiful backdrops for wedding photos.
The heritage Grand Hall is one of the best historic reception venues in the Illawarra, with lofted ceilings, a rustic interior and an incredible atmosphere well suited to long table feasts. There's also a large function room that seats up to 200 guests.
- Location: 81 Church St, Wollongong, NSW 2500
- Capacity: 40
- Wedding Packages: $80+/pp
Hideaway Lane is an urban tea garden, tucked away down a hidden lane in the Wollongong CBD. Located in an historic mid century building, the intimate green space oozes nostalgic appeal and is the perfect location for garden party elopements and micro wedding celebrations.
The tea garden room can be hired for ceremonies only with 1 hour hire from $600 and offers an excellent option as your wet weather back up plan. There's also a $5k wedding package fully catered for up to 25 guests including ceremony with celebrant + simple florals, and catered reception packages from $3,900.
- Location: 1180 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535
- Capacity: 80
- Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
- Accommodation: Sleeps 15
Eleven Eighty is a small & unique wedding destination less than an hour south of Wollongong and has 5 eclectic ceremony & reception venues and two cottages sleeping 15 guests. The event spaces include a heritage listed wedding hall, a gorgeous little barn with an indoor/outdoor bar, a heritage courtyard and a refurbished train carriage.
The largest space is the beautiful courtyard which seats up to 80 guests under the stars. Wedding packages are very affordable and come with 2 nights accommodation, exclusive use of the property, firewood for the Argentinian BBQ & Grill and a styling shed with tables, chairs and velvet lounges.
- Location: 8 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park, NSW 2508
- Capacity: 50
- Accommodation: Sleeps 18
- Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
The lawns of this private clifftop residence offer a unique place for weddings overlooking the South Coast. The Victorian period home is located on Bald Hill, 30 minutes north of Wollongong and has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 18 guests with another property sleeping 8 guests if required next door.
Inside the house can seat up to 30 guests or caters for a cocktail wedding with 50 and there is a low key event space at the rear of the house which is covered and overlooks the incredible view. There's also fire pits with seating and an outdoor spa on the grounds.
6. City Beach Function Centre
- Location: 1 Marine Dr, Wollongong, NSW 2500
- Capacity: 130 - 420
- Wedding Packages: $150+/pp
City Beach Function Centre at Wollongong Beach is an affordable seaside wedding venue in close proximity to public transport and local amenities including hotels. There are two reception venues within the function centre and both have stunning ocean views, a light filled ambience and state of the art facilities.
If you're looking for a Wollongong wedding venue with beach chic, City Beach offers floor to ceiling windows, private balconies, pillarless open spaces and a stunning beach where you can get married for $2,500 all inclusive of furniture, florals and wet weather back up. Wedding packages range from $150 - $250 from standard food & beverage to extra styling inclusions.
- Location: 56 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park, NSW 2527
- Capacity: 50 - 200
- Accommodation: Sleeps 18
- Wedding Packages: Venue hire + $150+/pp
Just outside of Wollongong, wedding venue Ravensthorpe Guesthouse offers a private country setting for destination weddings with accommodation for 18 onsite. The Georgian style manor is surrounded by 3 acres of beautifully manicured gardens with a chandelier lit ceremony rotunda that overlooks surrounding hills and farmland.
For small weddings the interior of the guesthouse has elegant dining rooms suitable for seated or cocktail celebrations. For larger weddings there's a light-filled conservatory, reception marquee and an adjoining courtyard with outdoor dance floor. Venue hire includes exclusive use of the entire estate, all accommodation and a post-wedding recovery breakfast.
- Location: Wollongong, NSW
- Capacity: 40 - 550
- Wedding Packages: $75+/pp
Panorama House is one of the most popular wedding venues in Wollongong with back to back wedding ceremonies in the beautiful white gazebo a regular weekend occurrence. The popularity of this ceremony site is owing to the beautiful views that take in the whole of Wollongong and out to the ocean.
Inside there are 4 adjoining reception venues than can be opened up to use as one whole space for large weddings of up to 550 guests. Wedding packages start at $75 per person for all inclusive 4 hour cocktail functions mid week with the average Saturday night wedding priced at around $135/pp.
- Location: Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW 2500
- Capacity: 80 - 250
- Wedding Packages: $130+/pp
Innovation Campus at Wollongong University is a Panorama House wedding venue that offers wedding ceremonies from $2,000 including council permits, seating & signing table, and wedding receptions for 80+ guests.
The reception spaces at the campus are of modern design with panoramic ocean views as well as a pretty outlook over nearby gardens and pond.
- Location: 39 Harry Graham Dr, Kembla Heights, NSW 2526
- Capacity: 50 - 150
- Wedding Packages: All inclusive
Ruby's is a fine dining restaurant and historic wedding venue located in what used to be the local post office. Micro wedding receptions of up to 50 guests can be held inside the restaurant and there's a silk-lined marquee available for larger wedding celebrations of up to 150 guests. The maximum for seated dining is 120.
- Location: Headland Ave & Yuruga St, Austinmer, NSW 2515
- Capacity: 350
- Accommodation: 50 Apartments
- Wedding Packages: $145+/pp
Headlands at Austinmer Beach is an all-in-one oceanfront wedding venue in Wollongong's northern region. Outdoor ceremony set ups are catered on the Headlands Sundowner Terrace from $3,000 or indoors from $1,000 in the Ocean Room which offers an ideal wet weather back up should you be planning to get married on Little Austi beach or nearby Glastonbury Gardens.
The function centre is an architecturally designed reception venue surrounded by beautiful beaches and parklands. The room has panoramic ocean views, a private bar, balcony and state-of-the-art facilities that cater for Wollongong weddings with 50 to 350 guests. All inclusive wedding packages range from $145 - $215 per person with upgrades available including spirits & Mimosa bars.
- Location: 60/62 Harbour St, Wollongong, NSW 2500
- Capacity: 50 - 280
- Accommodation: 168 Rooms
- Wedding Packages: $79+/pp
The Sage Hotel Wollongong is a waterfront wedding location with 2 reception venues catering for weddings with 50 - 280 guests. The Watersedge Room is an elegant light-filled space with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the hotel pool & with access to an outdoor terrace. The Grand Ballroom features 4.5m ceilings and has a pre-function foyer.
Also at the hotel is a restaurant and private dining room that cater for smaller, more intimate functions. All inclusive wedding packages start at $79 per person mid-week and range up to $149 per person. The hotel also offers engagements, bridal showers and hens high tea packages from $54 per person.
- Location: Princes Highway, Bulli, NSW 2516
- Capacity: 140
- Wedding Packages: $165+/pp
Altitude 1148 is a clifftop reception venue that offers some of the best ocean views in the Wollongong region. The contemporary fine dining restaurant serves authentic Indian cuisine plus a wedding menu of modern Australian and seafood dishes. All inclusive packages include gluten free, vegetarian & 100% halal certified options.
- Location: Horsley Park, NSW
- Capacity: 500
- Wedding Packages: Ceremony + Photos only
Horsley Homestead is a wedding ceremony and popular wedding photography venue featuring lush green paddocks, heritage listed buildings and rustic farm backdrops including stables.
Wedding receptions are not currently offered on the property but for micro weddings & elopements you're welcome to bring champagne and cake to enjoy with guests for a short while after your ceremony.
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- Location: Berry, NSW 2535
- Capacity: 130
- Accommodation: Sleeps 10
- Venue hire from $22,000
Just 45 minutes south of Wollongong, the private property of Willow Farm offers 160 acres for your exclusive use for 2 - 3 day destination weddings. Amenities include a rustic reception barn otherwise known as the entertainment shed, an adjoining marquee site overlooking paddocks and a pretty dam and a yoga barn which doubles as a wet weather ceremony venue.
When you hire the property for your wedding you can utilise all areas for seperate elements of your day. With stunning views & glorious weather, setting up an outdoor dance floor and/or tables on the lawn is a fun option for receptions. Venue hire includes RSA staff, furniture and some styling items plus accommodation for 10 for 2 nights.
- Location: 330 Comerong Island Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
- Capacity: 150+
- Accommodation: Sleeps 8
- Venue Hire: $4,500+
- Elopement Packages: $3,995+
Figbird Cottage is a budget friendly wedding destination located an easy one hour drive south of Wollongong. The private property features elegant English style gardens surrounded by peaceful dairy country and is an affordable location for elopements, micro weddings and larger celebrations for up to 150 guests in a permanent garden marquee.
For larger weddings, venue hire ranges from $4,500 - $9,900 for mid-week single day hire to 3 day weekend use respectively, with overnight accommodation included in 2 cute cottages. Elopements start at $3,995 including 2 hour venue hire + celebrant + photography and you can add on cottage accommodation.
- Location: 315 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Clifton, NSW 2515
- Capacity: 33 - 100
- Wedding Packages: All inclusive
The Imperial Clifton is a grand seaside reception venue located 30 minutes north of Wollongong near the infamous Sea Cliff Bridge. Recently reopened after refurbishment, the iconic hotels now caters for intimate wedding receptions in the private upstairs function space.
Large windows fill the contemporary space with light and offer stunning views out to sea. We love the new experiential dining station menus that include fun street stalls, oyster shucking, cuisines by region and charcuterie boards.
- Location: 165-177 Long Brush Rd, Jerrara, NSW 2533
- Capacity: 250
- Wedding Packages: $300+/pp
Also located 30 minutes south of Wollongong, wedding venue Greyleigh offers a glam-rural location for destination weddings on a 200 acre historic farming property. Surrounded by undulating hills, secluded gardens, orchards and with views to the Pacific Ocean, Greyleigh is one of the most beautiful places to get married in Wollongong and surrounds.
Onsite at the estate is a natural amphitheatre, gazebo and secret garden for wedding ceremonies and The Gables, a rustic reception venue well suited to decadent styling with lush florals and luxe table fabrics. Venue hire includes exclusive access to a luxury homestead sleeping up to 16 guests, a spa aka pamper pad and all celebration spaces including the orchard & lawns.
- Location: 2 Minnamurra St, Kiama, NSW 2533
- Capacity: 200
- Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
- Wedding Packages: $119+/pp
Thirty minutes south of the Wollongong CBD is seaside wedding venue The Sebel Hotel Kiama. This affordable wedding destination offers hotel style reception venues plus a courtyard marquee for wedding celebrations of up to 200 guests standing or 150 seated.
Wedding packages start from $119/pp in the winter months and average around $150/pp on peak weekend dates. Waterfront wedding ceremonies can be held onsite and there's accommodation for all guests plus a honeymoon suite for the happy couple.
- Location: 11 Willowvale Rd, Gerringong, NSW 2534
- Capacity: 100 - 200
- Wedding Packages: $160+/pp
If you're looking for a winery wedding venue in Wollongong, Crooked River Wines is the closest option. The picturesque reception venue is situated on a hilltop overlooking surrounding vines and hills, and offers an all-in-one location for weddings or the option of booking your reception only.
- Location: 601 Princes Hwy, Yallah, NSW 2530
- Capacity: 150 - 350
- Wedding Packages: $180+/pp
The Woolshed is your go to reception venue if you're looking for an authentic rustic barn. Previously a shearing shed, the refurbished space is now managed by Fine Spun Catering and offers all inclusive wedding packages (minus the ceremony) with venue hire.
The large internal space features wooden floors and exposed beams throughout the roofing offering easy installation of florals. Conveniently located just 20 minutes south of Wollongong city, The Woolshed is an amazing wedding venue for rustic celebrations and has photo opportunities in the surrounding grounds.
- Location: Stanwell Tops, NSW
- Capacity: 140
- Accommodation: Sleeps 24+
- Wedding Packages: $250+/pp
Tumbling Waters Retreat is a luxury wedding resort located 30 minutes north of Wollongong on a clifftop overlooking the ocean. The picturesque oceanfront garden is one of the best wedding venues in Wollongong for ceremonies and can be hired for elopements and micro weddings without having a reception onsite.
The retreat's restaurant acts as the reception venue and has huge glass windows with ocean views. All inclusive wedding packages make planning easy with catering and drinks all included and there's 12 luxury suites complete with outdoor baths for guests staying overnight.
- Location: 1 Fern St, Gerringong, NSW 2534
- Capacity: 50 - 180
- Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
- Wedding Packages: $99+/pp
Mercure Gerringong Resort is another great wedding venue for all-in-one celebrations with onsite gardens and an intimate cobblestone courtyard available for wedding ceremonies. Overlooking the resort pool, the reception venue and adjoining terrace offers a picturesque and versatile location for wedding celebrations within a short stumble of the onsite accommodation.
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