Outdoor Wedding Venues on the South Coast

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Looking for an outdoor wedding venue on the South Coast, NSW? The South Coast is an ideal spot for outdoor weddings with many locations in the region providing open air ceremony and reception venues. From the banks of the Shoalhaven River to the beaches of Jervis Bay, outdoor wedding venues on the South Coast offer some of the most picturesque places to get married in New South Wales.

The South Coast is an ideal location for open air garden weddings at any time of year. The area is also well accustomed to alfresco functions and offers a wonderful choice of outdoor reception venues. The months of November to March offer the best opportunity for temperate evening weather should you wish to take your wedding reception outdoors.

In addition to garden venues, outside wedding locations on the South Coast include stunning beaches and oceanfront resorts, hinterland farms, wineries and private estates. From barefoot beach weddings to elegant garden receptions, whatever sort of outdoor wedding you're planning, there's a perfect spot for it on the state's southern coastline.

These are the most recommended outdoor wedding venues on the South Coast, NSW.

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Outdoor Wedding Venues - South Coast

Figbird Cottage is an affordable outdoor wedding venue on the South Coast of NSW
Figbird Cottage

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 330 Comerong Island Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Ceremony Venues: Rose Gardens, lawns
  • Wedding Packages: Day or 3 day venue hire + BYO

Figbird Cottage is an affordable outdoor wedding venue in a relaxed, country location near Nowra on the South Coast. The property features stunning rose gardens and perfectly manicured lawns that are surrounded by peaceful dairy country. It's the perfect spot for garden ceremonies and is ideally laid out for outdoor wedding receptions.

Budget friendly wedding packages include exclusive use of the entire property including the luxury European marquee. Hire also includes all ceremony and reception furniture for inside & outside events plus romantic festoon lighting. (A big budget saver on hire fees) There's two farm cottages onsite that sleep 8 guests in total.

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The Cove in Jervis Bay is a coastal wedding venue for outdoor weddings
The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Ceremony Venues: Beach, Gardens
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive (with accommodation)

The Cove is a coastal wedding resort with its own private beach for you to get married on, or overlooking. The all-in-one wedding venue is the perfect place to bring your entire wedding guest list to stay for a weekend away on the South Coast. Wedding packages include exclusive use of the expansive grounds with accommodation for up to 126 guests.

The Cove centres around an outdoor garden area that has a 'backyard' ambience. There is a wrap around bar under a large tree draped in romantic fairy lights and you can set up long table dining outside on the lawns. There is a function centre onsite in the event of wet weather. 

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Country wedding venue South Coast NSW - The Woods Farm
The Woods Farm

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Lot 3 Bayly Rd, Tomerong, NSW 2540
  • Ceremony Venues: Open Air Chapel
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Woods Farm is a 40 acre wedding wonderland where you can stay with your entire guest list for the weekend. The property is well set up for outdoor weddings with a purpose built open air bush chapel for your wedding ceremony. A spectacular garden arbor curves its way to the chapel creating a grand and romantic ceremony entrance.

The coastal location also features an outdoor garden area for drinks and nibbles beside the barn reception venue and you can add a marquee onsite if you wish, increasing the guest capacity from 150 to 200. Accommodation is in 8 x 3 bedroom cottages and 18 glamping tents sleeping 120 people in total.

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Willow Farm Berry offers a picturesque location for outdoor weddings
Willow Farm Berry

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Galls Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Ceremony Venues: Gardens, paddock, creek, dam
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire or all inclusive

Willow Farm in Berry is a private country retreat with 160 rural acres just a few minutes to popular South Coast beaches. Wedding packages include exclusive hire of the entire property giving you plenty of open space to find the perfect place for your garden wedding ceremony.

Popular spots for outdoor weddings include the ceremony paddock under an old farm tree, a secluded creekside location and manicured lawns overlooking the farm's dam.

With views for miles, Willow Farm is an ideal spot to have your wedding reception outside. The property features a refurbished rustic barn with an adjoining lawn games area where marquee's or an open air dance floor can be erected. The farmhouse sleeps 10 and there's loads of other accommodation nearby.

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Ravensthorpe Guesthouse is an elegant garden wedding venue on the South Coast
Ravensthorpe Guesthouse

  • Location: 56 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park, NSW 2527
  • Capacity: 200
  • Ceremony Venues: Gardens
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Ravensthorpe Guesthouse is an intimate garden venue highly suited to romantic outdoor wedding ceremonies. The gardens sit within the grounds of a Georgian Manor style house and reception venues onsite include a light-filled conservatory, adjoining courtyard and outdoor marquee.

Outside you'll find 3 acres of classic gardens with a vine covered rotunda setting the scene for elegant and romantically intimate ceremonies. You can have your photos in the gardens afterwards while your guests enjoy cocktails and canapés in the cobblestone courtyard.

All inclusive wedding packages include ceremony, reception and recovery brunch. There is accommodation for 14 wedding guests.

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Fig Tree Park is a new outdoor wedding venue on the South Coast
Fig Tree Park

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 58 Sherringham Lane, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
  • Ceremony Venues: Gardens
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Fig Tree Park is a brand new wedding venue in the Sapphire Coast region of Southern NSW. The property is a picturesque blank canvas featuring an elegant homestead, vine covered arbours, rose gardens, expansive lawns and the option to set up a marquee near the beautiful old fig trees.

Just 2 minutes to the beach and with stunning ocean views, Fig Tree Park offers a romantic coastal escape for small weddings and large weddings alike. The Airbnb style property sleeps 2 and elopement packages are available mid week.

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Bewong River Retreat is a picturesque garden venue for outdoor weddings
Bewong River Retreat

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: 2395 Princes Hwy, Bewong, NSW 2540
  • Ceremony Venues: Gardens, waterfront 
  • Wedding Packages: Dry venue hire, DIY & BYO

Bewong River Retreat is an all-in-one wedding destination that offers outdoor ceremonies & receptions on the relaxed shores of a local South Coast river. A large private lawn area is the perfect spot for garden weddings and long tables can be set up creating a reception area outside under the stars.

The venue has accommodation for 38 guests onsite with the option of additional guests to glamp. Wedding packages include dry venue hire with BYO catering & drinks. 

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Worrowing is a spacious outdoor wedding venue on the South Coast of NSW
Worrowing Jervis Bay

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: 81 The Wool Rd, Worrowing Heights NSW 2540
  • Ceremony Venues: 12 outdoor ceremony venues including gardens and lake + a hay shed. 
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $15,500

Worrowing is a unique wedding venue set on 250 private acres in Jervis Bay on the South Coast. The large private estate has 12 outdoor ceremony venues with various gardens, bush, lawn and lakefront settings to choose from. For peace of mind, there's also a refurbished hay shed where celebrations can be moved out of the weather.

With plenty of lawn area overlooking the property where Wallaby's graze in the evenings, Worrowing is a wonderful spot for outdoor wedding receptions. The same stunning views can also be enjoyed from the main reception shed where floor to ceiling windows bring the outside in. Accommodation includes unique self contained boat sheds and wilderness huts.

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Driftwood Shed is a rustic outdoor venue for South Coast weddings
Driftwood Shed

  • Capacity: 100
  • Location: 111 Terara Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Ceremony Venues: Lawns, gardens, waterfront
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire, DIY/BYO

The Driftwood Shed is a rustic wedding venue catering for outside ceremonies and receptions on the Shoalhaven River. The property features mountain views, sprawling gardens & a private jetty that makes an ideal backdrop for waterfront wedding ceremonies in the South Coast's fresh open air.

With a white marquee on one side and an old farm shed filled with rustic wares on the other, The Driftwood Shed has a wonderfully spacious area in-between for relaxed, outdoor weddings. An outdoor lounge can be set up here or with the addition of high tables it is the perfect place for a relaxed, garden cocktail function.

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Wildwood Kangaroo Valley is an outdoor bush location for weddings
Wildwood Kangaroo Valley

  • Capacity: 90
  • Location: 407D Bendeela Rd, Kangaroo Valley, NSW 2577
  • Ceremony Venues: Viewing deck
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire, DIY/BYO

Wildwood is an eco-friendly wedding venue nestled amongst 100 acres of pristine rainforest. A viewing platform overlooks the surrounding bushland and mountains, and is one of the most spectacular outdoor wedding locations on the South Coast.

Wildwood also has an outdoor area suitable for cocktail receptions and relaxed afternoon canapés. As the sun goes down you can move to a covered shed and pavilion barn that takes care of wet weather requirements.

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Terara Park Farm offers outdoor weddings on South Coast farmland
Terara Park Farm

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: 174 Millbank Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Ceremony Venues: Dam, waterfront
  • Wedding Packages: Dry venue hire, DIY/BYO

Terara Park Farm is a 22 acre horse farm with a pretty dam & jetty that sets a picturesque scene for outdoor wedding ceremonies. You can get married in the park-like grounds, have your wedding photos in the gardens followed by a rustic reception in the converted area. 

With plenty of flat lawn area, there's nothing to stop you pitching a marquee on the grounds here and setting up a wedding reception venue outside. 

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Kianinny Bush Cottages is an outdoor wedding venue in South Coast
Kianinny Bush Cottages

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 246 Tathra Rd, Tathra, NSW 2550
  • Ceremony Venues: Waterfront, bush
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive under $100/pp

Kianinny Bush Cottages is a unique and secluded bush location with 2 outdoor reception venues & accommodation for all guests onsite. It's the perfect place to bring your entire guest list for an extended weekend away staying with plenty of outside adventure activities onsite including mini putt, zip line and archery.

You can get married under the trees, immersed in bushland or on the pontoon overlooking the dam and there are lots of great spots for wedding photos on the grounds as well as a beach nearby. Both reception venues are open air pavilions

that can be closed off in winter or in the event of wet weather.

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Paperbark Camp is an outdoor wedding venue surrounded by bush with a beach
Paperbark Camp

  • Capacity: 100
  • Location: 571 Woollamia Rd, Woollamia, NSW 2540
  • Ceremony Venues: Bush, waterfront
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive with accommodation

Paperbark Camp is a well known couples retreat located near the beaches of Jervis Bay on the South Coast. It has accommodation for 38 in unique safari tents and when you book this accommodation you have exclusive use of the entire property for your wedding.

There's a tree top dining room with space on the forest floor below for outdoor wedding receptions during summer. Wedding packages are all inclusive of venue hire, catering and accommodation and there's very little styling required at this property.

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Kullindi Homestead is a private outdoor property on the South Coast
Kullindi Homestead

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Booderee National Park, Ellmoos Rd, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Ceremony Venues: Waterfront lawns
  • Wedding Packages: Dry venue hire, DIY/BYO

Kullindi Homestead is a spacious and picturesque property located on the waterfront in Jervis Bay. The historic homestead features a large flat lawn area on the water's edge which is a perfect place to set up an outdoor wedding under a tipi or marquee.

The private property is an ideal destination for weekend-long weddings where you can have your ceremony and reception outside, and all in one place. If you're planning an outdoor wedding at Kullindi consider booking a drone photographer to capture aerial shots of your set-up at this stunning South Coast location.

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Secrets of Terara is an outdoor park wedding venue on the South Coast
Secrets of Terara

  • Capacity: 100
  • Location: Millbank Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Ceremony Venues: Gardens
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire, DIY/BYO

Secrets of Terara is a private resort style venue that sleeps 20 in an intimate woodland location. The secluded park like grounds are ideally suited to outdoor weddings with a festival vibe and you can bring your preferred food trucks and drink vans onsite. 

As one of the more 'off-the-beaten-track' wedding venues on the South Coast, Secrets of Terara is a great location to enquire with for last minute availability. It's also among the most affordable outdoor venues in the region.

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