Unique Wedding Venues in Queensland

Queensland offers an amazing collection of unique wedding venues thanks to an incredibly diverse landscape that includes one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. From Brisbane to the tropical north of QLD, there are magical wedding destinations all the way up the state's extraordinary coastline with fun & funky venues in some the world's most beautiful locations.

The most unique wedding destinations in Queensland range from secluded beaches and private islands on the Great Barrier Reef to exclusive hill top retreats with breathtaking views over hundreds of acres of scenic countryside. There are outdoor wedding venues on oceanfront piers, secret venues hidden deep in pristine rainforest and whimsical ceremony & reception spaces at little known estates.

Queensland's major cities have produced some amazing places to tie the knot in recent years with many trendy wedding venues popping up in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions. From quirky outdoor rooms and rooftop venues to atmospheric and edgy reception venues in Brisbane's industrial warehouses, South East QLD is a particular hotspot for unconventional function spaces.

If you're looking for the most uncommon places to get married in Queensland you're in the right place. Here's a shortlist of Queensland's funkiest and most unique wedding destinations.

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Top 10 Unique Wedding Venues in QLD

Private Island Wedding Venue QLD
1. Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Situated on its own private island in the Whitsundays region of Queensland, Daydream Island Resort is among the world's most unique wedding destinations. The iconic resort features a brand new double glass chapel that overlooks incredible views of the Whitsunday Islands and an outdoor ceremony & reception space on an infinity deck situated on the edge of the Coral Sea.

Daydream Island Resort is easily accessed via a 30 minute transfer by boat or helicopter from the mainland and has onsite accommodation for all wedding guests. With rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef to explore, swimming pools, bars, restaurants and a day spa, the island is a fun location for weddings with plenty to do for an extended stay.

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Unique wedding destination QLD Maleny
2. Maleny Retreat

  • Location: Mears Lane, Booroobin, QLD 4552
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

One of the highest event spaces in Queensland is at Maleny Retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. At 555m above sea level, this one-of-a-kind wedding location comes with sweeping views over 100 acres of national parks & mountain scenery that takes in Glass House Mountain to the Pacific Ocean.

Venue hire includes exclusive use of the retreat and 9 room guesthouse with an optional glamping village to accommodate additional guests. Most couples get married and host an outdoor wedding reception on the hill top lawns overlooking the incredible view and the venue has marquee, tipi and Sperry tent hire packages. For smaller weddings the covered guesthouse verandah provides a reception space for up to 40 guests.

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Factory wedding venue Brisbane QLD
3. Factory 51 Brisbane

  • Location: 51 Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo, QLD 4151
  • Capacity: 110
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

With fairy lights cascading down rustic warehouse walls, this affordable Italian pizzeria is one of the capital city's most unique wedding spaces. Hidden down an industrial laneway, Factory 51 offers a private setting for both ceremonies & receptions with a covered alleyway bar providing a place for guests to mingle between events.

Budget friendly wedding packages include all furnishings with very little styling of the space required. Menu options include cocktails & canapés, shared feasts, alternate drop, wood-fired pizzas and antipasti boards. An excellent choice of local craft beers are on tap at the marble bar and the fantastic wine list further elevates the intimate wedding experience on offer in this atmospheric venue.

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Outdoor wedding reception space QLD
4. Black Hall Barn Bar

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 60
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

This outdoor reception venue is situated behind White Chapel and Black Hall Kalbar and is the perfect low key function area for non-traditional weddings. Illuminated under festoon lights, the rustic bar can either be furnished for seated or cocktail receptions with wedding ceremonies and photos held on the adjoining lawn and surrounding gardens.

One of the great things about this quirky little barn bar is that White Chapel & Black Hall are just a few steps away offering peace of mind in the event of wet weather. All inclusive wedding packages leave little to organise yourself, and even offer the option of having a celebrant, photographer and flowers included. The venue owns a mini bus for guest transport and an Airbnb 10 doors down the road.

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Unique wedding destination near Gold Coast
5. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

If you're looking for a fun wedding destination where your entire guest list can stay with you for the weekend, Midginbil Eco Resort situated just over the QLD border is an ideal location. This 400 acre retreat has three unique wedding ceremony spots that overlook expansive views of the Night Cap National Park, and a rustic reception venue, marquee lawn and late night bonfire site.

Other amenities located at this sub tropical rainforest venue include a swimming pool, tennis & volleyball courts, a games room, dining hall and acres of space for backyard cricket. Being a wilderness area there are no neighbours and hence there is no curfew. Guests can cover the venue hire fee by contributing their own accommodation making this an affordable venue for destination weddings.

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Modern wedding chapel Scenic Rim QLD
6. White Chapel Kalbar

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 90
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Venue Hire: $1,795+

With a neon-lit altar this modern wedding chapel is one of the most unique wedding ceremony venues in Queensland. Situated near Brisbane in the world-renowned scenic rim region, White Chapel is a popular destination for intimate weddings and elopements and has Black Hall, an elegant Hampton's style dining room on the same grounds.

White Chapel can either be hired for wedding ceremonies only (which includes use of a covered courtyard for post ceremony refreshments) or can be packaged with Black Hall and/or the Barn Bar for an intimate, all-in-one reception. Accommodation is available 10 doors down the road and venue also has a mini bus for guest transport.

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Workshops Rail Museum Alfresco Weddings
7. Workshops Rail Museum

  • Location: North Street, North Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 500
  • Wedding Packages: $90+/pp

The Moving Goods Hall at The Workshops Rail Museum is one of Queensland's most unique wedding venues featuring an iconic PB 15, No444 steam locomotive. The hall is entirely covered under an 11 metre high ceiling but has 3 open sides creating a breezy outdoor feel within a completely weather proof space.

The museum's historic buildings are surrounded by beautiful gardens and impressive industrial backdrops, and create a grand central avenue. Aside from offering many incredible places for wedding ceremonies and photos, there is an opportunity to style long tables along the avenue train tracks for a unique wedding reception under the stars.

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Non Traditional Wedding Venue Coral Sea
8. Coral Sea Resort

  • Location: Ocean View Avenue, Airlie Beach, QLD 4802
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Coral Sea Resort is one of the only venues in Australia where you can get married on a shaded pier with 360° ocean views. This amazing wedding venue is located at Airlie Beach and seats 50 guests overlooking the incredible scenery of the Whitsunday coastline and surrounding tropical islands.

Typically, ceremonies are hosted at the pier's end while for receptions, one long table is styled under a shaded section of the pier closer to shore. Wedding packages at Coral Sea Resort range from intimate elopements to grand ballroom extravaganzas and are all inclusive of catering & drinks.

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Unusual wedding ceremony space QLD
9. Jubri's Hideaway

  • Location: 63 Chelldan Avenue, Dalby, QLD 4405
  • Capacity: 80
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14
  • Venue hire: $5,950

One of Queensland's most unusual wedding ceremony venues is this Balinese-inspired secret garden hidden behind authentic hand carved doors. It's the only Balinese secret garden in Australia, and is situated quite unexpectedly an hour from Toowoomba in the quiet country town of Dalby.

On the same character-filled property is a modern reception shed which adjoins a rustic courtyard & bar that's filled with old wares and fascinating knick knacks. If you've got lots of guests who don't know each other, they'll find plenty to talk about at this quirky destination. 

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Unique wedding destination Austinvilla Estate
10. Austinvilla Estate

  • Location: 31 Austinville Road, Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 90
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

This exclusive wedding destination in the Gold Coast Hinterland is a fun place to get married over 3 days as it accommodates all wedding guests onsite and offers the option of a pool party recovery. The sun drenched grounds are surrounded by picturesque rainforest with endless photo opportunities across the 111 acre eco-certified resort.

Wedding facilities include an open air ceremony pavilion that overlooks the gorgeous grounds, a magical function room with a canopy of romantic fairy lights and a private rainforest deck perfect for enjoying a beverage while the sun sets.

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Unique Wedding Venues in SE QLD

Unique wedding hall Scenic Rim QLD
11. Black Hall Weddings

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 90
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

This trendy wedding reception space brings a Hamptons vibe to the Scenic Rim, seating up to 74 guests just behind White Chapel Kalbar. The modern wedding hall is a particularly cosy space for intimate wedding receptions and opens onto a manicured lawn and gardens perfect for outdoor ceremonies and photos.

Affordable venue hire includes all furniture and set up for your reception with the option of adding the gardens or White Chapel for your wedding ceremony. The owners have a mini bus to transport guests to local accommodation, a Bentley for getting to unique locations for wedding photos nearby, plus an Airbnb just down the road. The preferred caterer provides food & beverage packages from under $150/pp.

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Unexpected reception space Darling St Chapel
12. Darling St Wedding Chapel

  • Location: 16 Darling Street East, Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive/BYO

Some of the most wonderful and unexpected reception spaces in QLD are located within traditional ceremony venues, as is the case with Darling St Chapel in Brisbane. This quirky little wedding chapel has recently undergone a rebellious makeover with polished timber floors and a spanking new built-in bar.

The delightfully atmospheric chapel is a non-denominational event space that welcomes weddings of all descriptions from religious nuptials to flamboyant receptions. Dry venue hire packages are available if you fancy DIY'ing your big day, otherwise the owners offer an easy and affordable all inclusive option starting at under $5,000 with the works (a celebrant, photographer, catering and styling).

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Different wedding destination Tides
13. Tides Byron Estate

  • Location: 290 North Teven Road, Teven, NSW 2478
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22
  • Wedding Packages: Tailored

Tides Estate offers a unique opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind reception venue in the middle of the property's macadamia orchard. The 100 acre estate is located just over the QLD border in the Byron Bay Hinterland and comes with a modern reception hall (seats 140) and a two storey, 8 bedroom villa with a poolside event space that seats up to 40 guests.

If you're looking for somewhere a little bit different for a destination wedding over a few nights, and somewhere where you can host a pre or post wedding function, Tides is an ideal spot. The function hall and the villa's poolside entertaining area both overlook stunning views of the orchard to the coastline at Lennox Head.

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Non Traditional wedding reception venue Workshop
14. Workshops Rail Museum - Wedding Hall

  • Location: North Street, North Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

This historic function space has a fascinating history as the original dining hall for the first ever railway workshop in QLD and is a perfect non-traditional venue for rustic wedding receptions. The atmospheric venue oozes heritage charm and comes with wooden carriage tables that give a nod to site's historic significance.

Booking the wedding hall for your reception gives you access to one of the most unique places to get married in Queensland. The Workshop contains a real steam puffing locomotive in front of which you can say "I do". Inexpensive wedding packages start at $90 per head.

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Outdoor wedding reception space Bundaleer
15. Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens

  • Location: 59 Bundaleer Street, Brookfield, QLD 4069
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive (BYO drinks)
  • Elopement Packages: All inclusive (BYO drinks)

The outdoor reception space at Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens is a popular spot with couples seeking an alternative style wedding venue. Immersed within a beautiful rainforest setting with a tranquil running creek and waterfall nearby, this all-in-one site features an elegant marquee, cocktail lawn and a Jacaranda Tree ceremony site.

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Unique wedding location Wellington Point QLD
16. Wellington Point Farmhouse

  • Location: 625 Main Road, Wellington Point, QLD 4160
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

If you're idea of an unconventional wedding involves getting married in a strawberry field then Wellington Point Farmhouse is the perfect wedding venue for you. The Farmhouse is situated on a 24 acre market garden best known for its beautiful fresh strawberries and seats up to 100 guests overlooking freshly ploughed paddocks.

The cafe and adjoining deck have a lovely country rustic feel and come fully furnished and styled with printed menus & place settings. All inclusive wedding packages include classic dining options, cocktail function menus or the venue's signature shared feast. Available for weddings from 4pm onwards.

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Castle wedding venue for weddings Evergreen
17. Evergreen Garden Venue 

  • Location: 10 Evergreen Court, Parkwood, QLD 4214
  • Capacity: 60
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

This enchanted garden wedding venue is situated on the Gold Coast amongst the manicured evergreen gardens surrounding a castle-like estate. The venue has a glamorous European vibe with heritage stone archways, flowering rose and jasmine arbours and formal gardens framed by grand iron gates & bridges.

The Evergreen Garden Venue specialises in micro weddings and outdoor wedding receptions and offers all inclusive wedding packages with a celebrant, flowers and photographer. Elopements are priced from $4,990 and micro weddings start at $16,990.

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Grotto wedding ceremony space Shambala
18. Shambala Estate

  • Location: 104 Beacon Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD 4272
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Accessed via manicured paths and a dramatic descending staircase, the Waterfall Grotto at Shambala Estate is the coolest place to get married in the Tamborine Mountain area, literally. The cavernous event space is immersed in lush rainforest and has a tranquil waterfall that cascades over a rock face as you say "I do". 

Something else we love about Shambala Estate is that it makes an effort to be carbon neutral, is solar powered, sources local produce and provides a sanctuary for endangered frogs & owls. All inclusive wedding packages start at $250/pp and come with a choice of two awesome reception venues seating 80 & 180 guests respectively.

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Unique Wedding Venues in the Whitsundays

Outdoor reception venue Daydream Island QLD
19. Lovers Cove at Daydream Island Resort

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Located at the world renowned Daydream Island Resort, Lovers Cove is one of Queensland's best outdoor reception spaces. The infinity deck sits right on the edge of the Coral Sea overlooking the azure waters of the Whitsunday Islands and made private by lush tropical rainforest. 

Daydream Island's weatherproof venues include a double glass facade chapel with the same stunning views, poolside event spaces, function rooms to suit various sized receptions and a unique reception room located underwater with a large glass window providing a view of the coral reef. 

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Outdoor wedding reception space Villa Botanica
20. Villa Botanica Weddings

  • Location: Botanica Drive, Woodwark, QLD 4802
  • Capacity: 100
  • Tailored wedding packages

Villa Botanica has long been one of Queensland's most exclusive wedding locations set on 5 acres of tropical gardens on the Whitsundays coast. The Sea Deck is straight out of a European magazine and is an elevated stone platform situated right on the edge of the ocean. 

Inside the Balinese-inspired mansion is a luxury marble ballroom and an atmospheric dining room with intricate wall carvings and a romantic canopy of fairy lights. Outside, a hand carved ceremony pavilion sits within a lush palm forest.

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Unique Wedding Venues in Tropical North QLD

Unique wedding destination Kur Cow
21. KUR-Cow Barnwell Farm

  • Location: 112 Barnwell Road, Kuranda, QLD 4881
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 6
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

KUR-Cow Barnwell Farm is a destination of choice for laid back lovers wanting to get married at a relaxed wedding location. The 626 hectare working cattle farm is the largest country property to get married at in Northern QLD and is situated an easy 30 minutes from Cairns airport.

Wedding facilities at the farm include a marquee dining room which has an adjoining sunset deck with picturesque views over endless paddocks. One of the coolest things about getting married at KUR-Cow Barnwell Farm is the tractor & trailer ride that transports guests to the incredibly scenic Hilltop Ceremony Arbor. Camping options available.

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Unique wedding ceremony spot Butterfly Sanctuary
22. Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

  • Location: 8 Rob Veivers Drive, Kuranda, QLD 4881
  • Capacity: 60+
  • Ceremony & micro wedding venue

At the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Cairns, a tropical aviary offers one of the more unusual places to get married in Queensland with the novelty of butterflies settling upon you while you're saying "I do". To attract the butterflies it is suggested to come adorned in brightly coloured florals.

Beside the aviary is a newly constructed deck which is an ideal place for a cocktail wedding reception or casual morning or afternoon tea.

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Outdoor wedding location Vista Hinchinbrook
23. Vista Hinchinbrook

  • Location: 51531 Bruce Highway, Rungoo, QLD 4849
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Vista Hinchinbrook is a wildcard in our list of alternative wedding locations and makes the cut for its incredibly relaxed rainforest location, stunning views over the Hinchinbrook Channel, its relative obscurity on the wedding scene and the affordability of its all inclusive wedding packages.

Vista Hinchinbrook is located on the Cardwell Range between Townsville and Cairns and is a bed & breakfast with 4 cabins sleeping up to 14 guests. The laid back function room & adjoining deck overlooks established gardens with a timber ceremony altar.

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Unique Wedding Venues in Country QLD 

Unique wedding destination Woodlands Marburg
24. Woodlands of Marburg

  • Location: 174 Seminary Road, Marburg, QLD 4346
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 65+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $200/pp

It's the historic, old world grandeur of Woodlands of Marburg that sets this homestead apart from other wedding destinations. The sophisticated 19th century manor sits on 250 acres between Brisbane and Toowoomba and was once owned by pioneers involved in sugar production and the distilling of rum.

The elegant grounds surrounding the historic estate are an ideal location for outdoor weddings and the front lawn in particular, made intimate by manicured hedges is the perfect spot for outdoor dining & dancing. Inside are a collection of private dining rooms, function spaces, lounges and a cellar that seat 10 - 300 guests. The estate also has a heritage listed chapel.

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Untraditional wedding destination HOly Red Deer
25. Holy Red Deer Estate

  • Location: 65 Ipswich Street, Esk, QLD 4312
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

We've left our favourite till last. Situated in the quiet country town of Esk on a residential property that was once the thriving centre of the town is Holy Red Deer Estate, an unconventional wedding destination involving front lawn nuptials and a fun street party. 

The affordable venue hire fee comes with use of the town's only chapel which is situated on the street front and in the event of rain becomes your reception space. The front yard has a raised stage that can be utilised as an altar and a stage for live bands, and there's also a billiards hall, stag bar, 2 bedroom cottage and bridal suite onsite.

All accommodation in town (there's plenty for all wedding guests) is within 5 - 10 minutes walking distance of the estate. 

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Best DIY Wedding Venues in NSW

DIY wedding venues in NSW are bursting with opportunities to get creative and plan a wedding that's totally unique to the two of you. From country venues & elegant private estates to backyard reception venues, the variety of buildings, backdrops and facilities at DIY venues in NSW gives plenty of scope to create a unique do-it-yourself wedding.

In NSW, DIY wedding venues come in three price brackets - budget venues, mid range venues and luxury DIY venues. DIY venues that offer the biggest budget savings are largely BYO locations where you can hire your preferred wedding caterers including food trucks and mobile bars.

Most DIY wedding venues fall into the mid range price bracket and are blank canvas spaces where you do the styling. Blank canvas venues are either fully self catered or come with a choice of catering packages charged at a cost per head rate.

NSW has a wonderful range of luxury venues for DIY weddings including private properties & estates and exclusive hire resorts. Private houses sometimes require that a wedding planner is booked, particular at locations where there is no permanent reception structure. Planners assist with hire of suitable marquees, power generators and often overlooked requirements. 

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Top 10 DIY Wedding Venues in NSW

The Woods Farm is a DIY wedding venue in Southern NSW
1. The Woods Farm

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

The Woods Farm is a fully DIY wedding venue located in Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast. You can bring up to 120 wedding guests to stay with you onsite for the weekend with accommodation in cottages and permanent glamping tents.

Included in the 3 day wedding package is use of the unique open air wedding chapel and luxe rustic reception shed. Expect a quirky property filled with old wares and luxury chandeliers. The 40 acres are home to a wonderful array of friendly farm animals and surrounded by picturesque bush.

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St Josephs Guesthouse - Cheapest wedding venue in the Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains
2. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 St Albans Rd, St Albans, NSW 2775
  • Capacity: 60 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: BYO catering & drinks

Built in the ruins of a 160 year old Catholic Church, St Joseph's Guesthouse is one of the most memorable DIY wedding venues in NSW. The award winning 3 level stone building features an elegant ground floor event space and a flat outdoor lawn area that is particularly well suited to rustic or boho styled weddings.

The affordable venue hire fee provides exclusive access to the Guesthouse, grounds & accommodation for 2 - 4 nights so you have time to DIY wedding preparations and relax in the outdoor spa taking in the country views for a day or two after. 

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DIY Wedding Destination Mount Rivers
3. The Lodge At Mount Rivers

  • Location: 38 Lawrences Road, Mount Rivers, NSW 2311
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16 + camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Lodge at Mount Rivers is a 6 bedroom luxury estate on a private 200 acre farm in the Upper Hunter Valley. With spacious lawns nestled on the banks of the Peterson River, the homestead offers the ultimate location for do-it-yourself weddings.

Venue hire includes a two night stay for up to 16 guests within the homestead and additional guests are welcome to camp or glamp. Marquee hire packages are available and you have the freedom to source all other suppliers yourself. The house also has two large dining rooms and a poolside entertainment area perfect for pre & post wedding shenanigans. Pet friendly.

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DIY wedding destination Jervis Bay
4. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111
  • Wedding Packages: Catered with drinks

The Cove is a 3 acre seaside oasis with it's own private beach, a modern wedding hall and accommodation for your entire guest list. The DIY venue suits those looking for a weekend escape where pre & post wedding events can be hosted onsite (which you can cater yourself and BYO drinks). 

The resort features a pamper room to get ready in, a Mediterranean style courtyard with an outdoor bar and festoon lights for receptions under the stars, a function hall and a private beach with a beachfront garden for wedding ceremonies. There's also a glamping village, beach cabins and a funhouse that accommodate up to 111 guests.

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DIY wedding venue Chapel Hill Retreat
5. Chapel Hill Retreat

  • Location: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing, NSW 2758
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 36
  • Wedding Packages: Inclusive of catering & drinks

With 7 ceremony and reception spaces that all have spectacular views over the picturesque Blue Mountains, Chapel Hill Retreat is one of the most scenic DIY wedding venues in NSW. It's also one of the most versatile, with optional accommodation for up to 36 guests providing exclusive use of all 35 acres. 

At Chapel Hill you can either have your ceremony, reception or entire wedding day onsite. Popular ceremony sites include a natural bush cathedral, a non-denominational wedding chapel and an open air deck. The deck adjoins a white-walled, blank canvas function room with the option for a marquee or outdoor reception on the open lawns & gardens.

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The Pavilion DIY Weddings
6. The Pavilion Kiama

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Accommodation: Hotels within 4min walk
  • Wedding Packages: Inclusive of catering & drinks

The Pavilion Kiama is an affordable beachfront venue with a blank canvas function space that's easy to style to any wedding theme. With gorgeous ocean views to Kiama Lighthouse, two waterfront ceremony areas directly outside, and catering provided in-house, The Pavilion is the perfect DIY venue for self stylers.

Large airy windows bring sea views and plenty of light into the reception space which has light walls, polished timber floors and an elevated stage. Venue hire includes use of the entrance foyer for pre-dinner drinks before the reception room doors are opened for guests to enter and admire your creative vision.

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DIY wedding venue in Midginbil NSW
7. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: BYO catering & drinks

Midginbil Eco Resort is a fun, DIY wedding destination located in beautiful rainforest surrounds an hour inland from Byron Bay. The budget-friendly resort includes accommodation for all guests in a range of rooms & camping options including an amazing village of safari tents that each have their own timber balconies with incredible forest views.

Venue hire includes exclusive access to the entire 400 acres with 3 ceremony sites, a rustic barn and open lawns where marquees or tipis can be set up. Other amenities include a swimming pool, tennis & volleyball courts and a homestead where the bridal party can get ready and which has a communal dining room and a late night bonfire site. No curfew.

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Willow Farm offers DIY wedding packages from an affordable
8. Willow Farm

  • Location: Galls Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: BYO catering & drinks

Willow Farm is a 160 acre DIY wedding venue on lush green South Coast farmland. The expansive property has a ceremony paddock or an intimate & highly romantic creekside setting for exchanging vows. A rustic reception barn & modern yoga barn provide the bones of your wedding day.

Willow Farm is renowned for relaxed, outdoor weddings. A flat green lawn in front of the rustic barn, provides the perfect setting for lawn games, drinks & canapés and you can pitch an optional marquee to create a seperate area for dining, dancing or lounging. BYO catering & drinks or ask Keri the owner to organise for you.

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DIY wedding location Shoalhaven NSW
9. Eleven Eighty Weddings

  • Location: 1180 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535 
  • Capacity: 80
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15
  • Wedding Packages: BYO catering & drinks

Eleven Eighty is a dream venue for DIY weddings situated on a private property in the Shoalhaven. Venue hire includes a 2 night stay for up to 15 guests in two onsite cottages, and free access to a styling shed with arbors, tables, chairs and velvet lounges.

The 3 acre property centres around a gorgeous rustic courtyard which comes with an optional glass marquee. The private courtyard is surrounded by an old school hall which is often used as a dancing space, a luxe barn with an outdoor bar servicing the courtyard and a hair & make up salon within a refurbished train carriage. 

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DIY wedding location Footprints Farm
10. Footprints Farm

  • Location: 192 Jones Road, Eungai Rail, NSW 2441
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100
  • Venue Hire: $8k

Footprints Farm is the perfect DIY location for an affordable camping wedding on the state's Mid North Coast. The 300 acre property is situated between Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour and has horse grazing paddocks, a bamboo farm and a camp ground with amenities for up to 100 people.

Weddings centre around a picturesque spring-fed lake where native turtles and other wildlife can be observed from a casual tiki bar which is an ideal pre & post wedding hangout where you can make your own cocktails. DIY reception spaces include a rustic green house (pictured), a pair of tipis and a gorgeous outdoor event space under a Moreton Bay Fig tree.

There are beds for around 20 guests in a retro caravan, cabin (aka bridal suite) and elegant tents and you can either hire a glamping village for additional guests or they are welcome to BYO camping gear. 

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Do It Yourself Weddings Berry Cottage
11. Far Meadow Cottage

  • Location: 450b Coolangatta Road, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 30
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Location Hire: $4,500+

If you're looking for a private property to hire for a small DIY wedding, Far Meadow Cottage in Berry is a great option. The homestead and grounds cater for intimate wedding ceremonies with an absolute maximum of 30 guests and you can host a post ceremony lunch or dinner in the garden.

Alternatively, the house is situated next to a fully furnished and licensed private dining room that can be added to venue hire for a micro wedding reception with up to 30 seated people. You'll need to book your own private chef or caterers.

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DIY wedding venue Figbird Cottage
12. Figbird Cottage

  • Capacity: 150+
  • Location: 330 Comerong Island Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire, furniture, accommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8 + glamping

Figbird Cottage is one of the best & most affordable DIY wedding venues in Australia. The pretty rose gardens and large European marquee are surrounded by slow & peaceful dairy farm paddocks, creating a perfectly elegant location for relaxed, country weddings.

From barefoot lawn games and festival-style food trucks to black tie receptions served by private chefs, Figbird Cottage is a versatile venue for all styles of weddings - without the hefty price tag. 2 Cottages sleep 8 guests are included with 3 day/2 night wedding packages. Day hire available.

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DIY wedding spot Homestead Berry
13. The Homestead Berry

  • Location: 8 Homestead Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The ceremony & reception spaces at The Homestead Berry ooze a modern rustic elegance and have been well designed for styling to your chosen theme. The unique rooms & spaces are perfect for DIY weddings and include a circular ceremony arbour with expansive rural views, a ceremony lawn set against a disused silo and a contemporary shed with an adjoining covered courtyard.

Venue hire comes with exclusive use of the 5 acre property for two nights with accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 luxury suites. There's a choice of furnishings for your ceremony & reception, preferred caterers who tailor wedding menus to your preference and the venue can work with on providing in-house florals & styling if you wish.

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Fig Tree Park DIY Weddings
14. Fig Tree Park

  • Location: 58 Sherringham Lane, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Wedding Packages: BYO catering & drinks

This hillside estate is one of Australia's most scenic outdoor venues with incredible 180° views over surrounding countryside to the ocean's horizon. The grounds of Fig Tree Park are a DIY wedding location framed by up-lit French style gardens, rockeries, manicured hedges and a huge fig tree.

Venue hire comes with elegant round tables and cross back chairs to set up on the lawns, freedom to bring all your own wedding suppliers and complimentary accommodation for two in a romantic barn.

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DIY place to get married Berry
15. Linnaeus Farm Berry

  • Location: 599 Coolangatta Road, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 2 - 30
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Location Hire: DIY/BYO

Set across 3.5 hectares of manicured gardens with a lake house & modern entertaining barn, Linnaeus Farm is an idyllic place for intimate, do-it-yourself weddings. Venue hire includes a two night stay for up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms, use of the lake house and grounds for your wedding ceremony and access to the entertainment shed for a celebratory lunch or dinner.

With a Petanque court, swimming pool, orchard, olive grove, ping pong table and incredible kids playground, there's plenty at this private property to keep everyone occupied for a 3 day celebration. You'll need to arrange your own styling, catering and drinks, plus a celebrant and photographer.

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Mimosa Wines DIY Weddings
16. Mimosa Wines

  • Location: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accomodation: Sleeps 13
  • Wedding Packages: BYO catering & drinks

The reception venue at Mimosa Wines is a luxe-rustic space that requires very little styling owing to its incredible view and lavish dining experience. The architecturally designed, chefs hatted restaurant features raw timber pylons, polished floors and open glass walls that extend the space onto a large balcony with extensive views of the vineyard and surrounding national park.

Venue hire provides exclusive use of the 200 acre vineyard on your wedding day, use of a lily pond jetty which is perfect for DIY wedding ceremonies and where you can get creative with floral styling, and overnight accommodation in two onsite cottages with sleep up to 13 guests.

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Coolangatta Estate DIY Venue
17. Coolangatta Estate

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

Coolangatta Estate is the perfect DIY venue if you're looking a rustic event space that oozes historic charm. This budget friendly winery is located at Shoalhaven Heads and is the site of first settlement in the region with many of the original buildings providing an atmospheric backdrop for intimate celebrations. 

The 100 acre property has a giant fairy-lit fig tree and a hedge rimmed croquet lawn site for wedding ceremonies that are bordered by stunning views over the vines to surrounding bush-covered hills. Two DIY reception venues include a function centre that seats 200 guests and the original town hall which retains its authentic yesteryear decor for up to 80 guests.

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DIY Venues in the Southern Highlands

growwild DIY Wedding Venue
18. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Capacity: 145
  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire, furniture
  • Accommodation: Next door

Growwild Wildflower Farm is an elegant & affordable DIY wedding venue on 25 acres of native bushland and wildflower plantings. Choose from manicured lawns, private gardens and a rustic barn for your ceremony location and the barn can also be utilised as a micro reception venue for smaller weddings.

For larger wedding receptions there's the option of the permanent marquee which has light wood flooring making a perfect blank canvas to style in any wedding theme, and there are outdoor facilities for the warmer months. Growwild is a registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust and home to a wide variety of native flora & fauna including the occasional Koala.

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Briars Conservatory DIY Wedding Space
19. Briars Conservatory

  • Location: 653 Moss Vale Rd, Burradoo, NSW 2576
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 130
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Briars Conservatory is a beautiful light-filled reception space that overlooks lush country gardens and a lake with weeping willows. The fully furnished space is perfect for DIY weddings with white walls & furnishings providing an elegant blank canvas that sets off any colour scheme and aesthetic.

Briars Conservatory is located on 15 rural acres in the heart of the Southern Highlands and has an Inn and Lodge on the same property. These conveniences allow guests to book & manage their own accommodation, plus provides a destination where guests can go for refreshments between your ceremony and reception.

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Mali Brae Farm DIY Venue
20. Mali Brae Farm

  • Location: 562 Nowra Rd, Moss Vale, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 30 - 110
  • Accommodation: Complimentary for 2
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Mali Brae Farm is a 90 acre property that specialises in luxe, barn-style weddings. The all-in-one location comes with a choice of 7 wedding ceremony areas including a rustic shed, lush gardens, weeping willows and historic ruins.

The farm has two DIY reception venues including the original hay shed which is transformed into a modern space with polished floors, a huge rustic fireplace and skylight windows. The other function area is a purpose-built room for micro weddings that seats 30 - 55 guests. Both reception venues offer a luxe backdrop well suited to rustic weddings.

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DIY Venues in Sydney

Australian Botanic Gardens is a DIY wedding venue in Western Sydney
21. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire only or all-inclusive

The Australian Botanical Gardens is Western Sydney's most popular spot for garden weddings. You can hire the lawns and gardens for DIY ceremonies and outdoor receptions and choose from lake front locations, a private rainforest area and secluded woodlands. 

Wedding packages include short venue hire for ceremony only with photos in the gardens after, or extended hours are available for marquee receptions. The gardens have two onsite reception venues that offer all inclusive packages and you can DIY all decorations. 

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Saints DIY Wedding Reception Venue
22. Saint Events Centre

  • Location: Saint Mary's Leagues Club
  • Capacity: 20 - 500
  • Accommodation: Onsite hotel
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Saints is the event centre located at St Mary's League Club in the heartland of Western Sydney. The centre has 6 blank-canvas event spaces that vary in capacity for different sized receptions, and all are well suited to affordable do-it-yourself weddings. There's even a reception venue that overlooks the playing fields.

Catered wedding packages at Saints start at just $55 per head and include a range of menu options from buffets to 3 courses to cocktail style functions. Simple tableware is provided around which you can style the spaces however you like.

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Lords Estate DIY Wedding Location
23. Lords Estate

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 100
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

Lords is a private estate conveniently located just off the M7 only 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD near Parramatta and the Hills District. The property centres around an historic wedding chapel that has a refurbished interior with polished wooden floors, white wash walls and removable pews. 

Lords offers a unique opportunity to get married in the non-denominational chapel, plus have your reception onsite - either in the chapel or outside in the gardens. The non-denominational chapel is not only an extremely unique venue, its also one of the few entirely DIY wedding venues in the city. 

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DIY event venue Chapel Hill
24. Chapel Hill Retreat

  • Location: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing, NSW 2758
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 34
  • Wedding Packages: All-inclusive

One of the best blank canvas wedding venues near Sydney is this covered verandah at Chapel Hill Retreat which overlooks incredible views of the Blue Mountains world heritage area. The reception space comes simply furnished with tables, chairs and wine barrels and features the perfect neutral palette to make any wedding theme pop.

Venue hire includes a furnished wedding ceremony at any of 5 ceremony spots including a hilltop chapel, tree avenue, natural bush cathedral, function room deck or bush-view lawn. Optional onsite accommodation includes a luxe bridal suite and 6 self contained cottages.

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DIY Wedding Ceremony Venue Palm Beach

25. Palm Beach Wedding Venue

  • Location: Palm Beach, Sydney NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Ceremony Venue

Among the most exclusive wedding locations in Sydney is this $40m holiday house located at Palm Beach. Venue hire includes access to 2,500m² of manicured lawns and Balinese-inspired gardens on the waters edge for do-it-yourself wedding ceremonies and photos. 

This private property is accessible via road or by boat with a jetty within short walking distance. We highly recommend booking a wedding stylist to set up your dream wedding at this beautiful estate. Bathroom amenities are provided at the pool house.

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DIY Venues in the Blue Mountains

Dantosa Estate DIY Wedding Destination
26. Dantosa Estate

  • Location: 76 Mort St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
  • Capacity: 16 - 60
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Wedding Packages: BYO caterers & drinks

Situated in the Blue Mountains world heritage listed national park, Dantosa Estate is a completely DIY wedding venue uniquely immersed in beautiful nature. The 9 acre estate centres around a private lake which has a gorgeous ceremony pontoon that makes a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos.

There are two self-contained cottages that sleep up to 18 guests onsite with the larger of the two seating up to 60 guests in its spacious dining room. Lush gardens and a tennis court offer the potential for outdoor weddings and marquees are permitted on the property.

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DIY reception space Leura
27. Leuralla Amphitheatre

  • Location: 41 Olympian Parade, Leura, NSW 2780
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Leuralla Amphitheatre and its adjoining lawn are among the most scenic ceremony & reception venues in NSW with sweeping views over the world heritage Jamison Valley. Venue hire of the amphitheatre and/or lawn is exclusively available through Kyle & Emily at Blue Mountains Weddings and comes with a dry hire option for DIY weddings.

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Do It Yourself Venue Monkey Creek
28. Monkey Creek Cafe & Gallery

  • Location: 227 Chifley Road, Dargan, NSW 2786
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Gallery at Monkey Creek Cafe is a fully DIY reception space with amazing views over the Hartley Valley and Wollemi wilderness area. The unfurnished event space easily seats up to 70 guests or caters for cocktail functions of up to 100 people and comes with use of the commercial kitchen at the adjoining cafe.

There is accommodation for two above the cafe and for an additional 20 guests at a private property 2 minutes walk from the venue, where you'll also discover a hidden cave with cathedral ceilings perfect for a secret ceremony in one of Australia's least known locations.

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DIY Venues on the Central Coast

Paradise Botanical Gardens is a hidden wedding venue on the Central Coast
29. Paradise Botanical Gardens

  • Capacity: 230
  • Location: 147 Cherry Ln, Kulnura, NSW 2250
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: 3 Day venue hire, farmhouse
  • Accommodation: Farmhouse + glamping

Paradise Botanical Gardens is a private property on 230 acres of pristine countryside located well off the beaten track. Housing a unique collection of open spaces and heritage structures, the venue offers jaw dropping backdrops for DIY weddings.

The Roman Columns are quite unlike any other wedding venue in Australia. Other ceremony & reception venues include the Monet Bridge, Kings Garden and Garden Marquee which are all surrounded by rare plants, animals and a relaxed country landscape with fresh high altitude air. Guests can bring their own tents.

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Wedding Venue Central Coast Fernbank Farm
30. Fernbank Farm

  • Capacity: 140
  • Location: 756 Yarramalong Rd, Wyong Creek, NSW 2259
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire + all inclusive options
  • Accommodation: 4 Bedroom house + 4 bed cottage
Fernbank Farm offers DIY wedding packages for small weddings & elopements up to weddings with 140 guests. You can arrive by road or by air to the stunning gardens with wedding venues including lakeside ceremonies, a permanent arbor, majestic marquee and intimate Hamptons inspired barn.
If you're looking for an easy DIY venue, Fernbank Farm offers the option of degustation menus or a private chef for the weekend.

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DIY Venues in the Hunter Valley

Leaves Fishes DIY Wedding Space
31. Leaves & Fishes

  • Location: 737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Wedding Packages: BYO caterers & drinks

Leaves & Fishes is a dream venue for DIY weddings that comes with indoor & outdoor function spaces for events of all sizes. The Tuscan-style sunken garden offers the most creative scope for DIYers, being a completely blank canvas surrounded by a tropical oasis of rainforest plantings. You can either set up an outdoor wedding here or hire in a marquee. 

Other ceremony & reception venues on the 20 acre property include an ornamental pear tree setting, an amazing banquet hall that features a candlelit roman bath at one end, a restaurant suitable for micro weddings and lush greenery decks. Accommodation is in 5 luxe boat sheds that surround a flowering Lotus Lake with fish.

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DIY wedding venue Greystone Estate
32. Greystone Estate

  • Location: 617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 32 - 110
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: 3 day venue hire, acommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32

Greystone Estate is a luxury private estate set on 10 park-like acres of beautifully manicured lawns and gardens. Up to 32 house guests can stay onsite for a luxury weekend away celebrating with up to 110 family & friends in total. With several blank canvas spaces onsite, the property is an ideal location for luxury DIY weddings and comes with a private wedding concierge service.

Multiple garden areas for wedding ceremonies include this purpose-built open air pavilion. Reception venues include an all-white function centre and there are several indoor & outdoor spots in the Main House that are perfect for wedding receptions or for pre & post wedding events.

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Goosewing Cottage DIY Wedding Venue
33. Goosewing Cottage

  • Location: 1194 Mount View Rd, Mount View, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Elopement packages: $3,295+

Goosewing Cottage is a unique country estate that offers all inclusive packages for micro weddings and elopements. There's a purpose-built open air chapel for wedding ceremonies that either comes with an adornment package featuring a velvet lounge or as a blank canvas for you to style yourself. 

All wedding packages include an amazing photographer and a choice of celebrants who work with you to craft a ceremony that resonates with you. There's two cottages on the property, the larger of which is suitable for private dining for overnight guests only, should you wish to host a DIY reception. 

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The Woodhouse DIY Wedding Location
34. The Woodhouse Wollombi

  • Location: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 33
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Woodhouse is located on the elegant, European-style grounds of Redwood Park in Wollombi and is a contemporary, DIY event space with a neutral palette easily styled to any wedding theme. The Woodhouse adjoins a covered outdoor dance floor, spacious courtyard area and a new vine-covered pergola & lounge with an outdoor bar overlooking a private lake.

Also on the 100 acre park-like grounds are unique ceremony sites including a lakeside pavilion, seasonal gardens with pine trees and a paperbark forest. Guests are able to book their own onsite accommodation in 8 luxury guest suites and there's also a barn stay that sleeps 15 guests and a private honeymoon suite.

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Small DIY elopement venue Wallaringa
35. Wallaringa Farm

  • Location: 321 Wallaringa Road, Wallaringa, NSW 2420
  • Capacity: 12
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Wallaringa Farm is the smallest DIY wedding venue in NSW, catering to a maximum of 12 ceremony guests. The 3 bedroom house is secluded within the rolling hills of Dungog Shire and is surrounded by lush green paddocks of grazing Wallaringa horses. The front lawn features a sandstone fire pit which is a beautiful spot to elope, and the covered verandah is a stunning location to watch the sunset with a celebratory champagne.

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DIY Venues in the Illawarra

DIY Wedding Hall at The Lodge
36. The Lodge Jamberoo

  • Location: 406 Jamberoo Mountain Road, Jamberoo, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Lodge is one of the easiest do-it-yourself style wedding locations in NSW with all catering and drinks provided onsite. It's also one of the most fun spots for a destination wedding with 43 poolside rooms for your guests included with venue hire. 

The hotel has an amazing DIY wedding hall with a neutral colour palette that styles to any aesthetic and for ceremonies there's a one-of-a-kind Pine Forest Cathedral that features an open air timber chapel beside a quietly running stream. 

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DIY wedding and event space at Ravensthorpe Estate
37. Ravensthorpe Estate

  • Location: 56 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park NSW 2527
  • Capacity: 50 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Ravensthorpe is a private rural estate that centres around a Georgian style manor and is surrounded by 3 acres of lush country gardens. Ceremony and reception venues include a chandelier rotunda, a paved garden marquee, private dining rooms, an intimate courtyard and the tennis court where seated dining can be styled under the stars.

Venue hire is inclusive of B&B accommodation for up to 18 guests overnight, all drinks, furniture and a choice of menus by preferred caterers. 

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Interbane House DIY Wedding Area
38. Interbane House

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

Interbane House is a 5 bedroom Airbnb that can be hired for DIY weddings and events. The Victorian-period home is located on Bald Hill overlooking the new Sea Cliff Bridge and has amazing views of the coastal traffic to the ports of Wollongong.

Up to 18 guests can be seated in the open plan kitchen/dining area. The wrap-around balcony offers a scenic space for cocktail style functions and the backyard can host up to 100 guests with the option of pitching a marquee. An extra 8 guests can be accommodated next door.

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DIY Venues on the Mid North Coast

Goolawah DIY Wedding Venues
39. Goolawah Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32+
  • Wedding Packages: BYO caterers & drinks

Surrounded by 28 acres of coastal bushland, Goolawah Retreat offers a relaxed and VERY affordable DIY wedding destination for a 3 day getaway with family & friends. DIYers will love this blank canvas property which features a brand new timber wedding pavilion and adjoining courtyard. 

Sleeping arrangements include 5 refurbished cottages and there's more accommodation nearby. The owners also allow camping onsite. With all the bones of your day available onsite, simply choose your preferred caterers, BYO alcohol and do your own styling thing. No curfew.

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DIY wedding resort Port Stephens
40. The Oasis Micro Wedding Resort

Location: 5 Koala Place, Boat Harbour, NSW 2316
Capacity: 80
Accommodation: Sleeps 50
Wedding Packages: BYO

The Oasis is one of the newest wedding destinations on the Mid North Coast of NSW and is located 600m from One Mile Beach in Port Stephens. To get married at The Oasis you need to book the whole resort for your exclusive use including 9 affordably priced cabins which sleep 18 - 50 guests.

The affordable venue hire fee gives you access to an incredible event deck set within 5 acres of lush tropical gardens. At night the deck becomes a romantic haven for wedding receptions immersed in a fairy-lit rainforest. Other DIY reception spaces include a festoon lit clearing in the rainforest.

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DIY Venues in Newcastle

Newcastle Wedding Venue Stanley Park
41. Stanley Park

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 77 Fullerton Cove Rd, Fullerton Cove, NSW 2318
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15

With spacious lawns and a scenic waterfront location, the grand estate of Stanley Park offers the perfect blank canvas for outdoor weddings. In addition to the homestead, the estate features a large airy barn that can be styled to suit any wedding theme.

Food trucks, drink carts and outdoor dining are popular at this versatile venue. Hire of a wedding planner and/or stylist is highly recommended.

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DIY Venues in the Northern NSW

Tides Byron DIY Weddings
42. Tides Byron Estate

  • Location: 290 North Teven Road, Teven, NSW 2478
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22
  • Wedding Packages: BYO catering

With a white interior, high-end furnishings and a huge glass wall with stunning views over the property's macadamia farm, the wedding hall at Tides Estate is one of the most beautiful coastal locations for DIY weddings in Northern NSW. 

In addition to the purpose-built wedding hall, the 100 acre property features a luxury 8 bedroom villa which has a poolside entertaining area seating up to 40 guests. You can either hire both venues together for a fun 3 day celebration with a poolside recovery party in the villa, just the hall, or just the villa.

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DIY wedding destination Yamba NSW
43. Riverside Ranch

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 151 Micalo Rd, Yamba, NSW 2464
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Bridal suite

Hiring the waterfront venue of Riverside Ranch for your wedding gives you exclusive access to 50 acres of relaxed riverfront terrain to make your own for the weekend. The property offers 4 ceremony & 3 reception locations including a saloon and is also suitable for outdoor, festival style weddings. 

The riverfront lawns offer a scenic setting for wedding ceremonies however Riverside Ranch is located 6 minutes from the beach in Yamba so you can easily do a DIY beach wedding too.

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DIY Venues in the Riverina

DIY wedding shed Kimo Estate
44. Kimo Estate

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 1218 Nangus Rd, Nangus, NSW 2722
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Eco huts, cottages, homestead

Kimo Estate is the largest wedding venue in NSW with a spacious 7,000 acres of working farmland to explore. Wedding ceremonies can be styled in the gardens of the main homestead or a favourite spot elsewhere on the property, and there's a 115 year old high ceiling, tin walled, grain shed that is well suited to luxe-rustic weddings.

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DIY Wedding Place Perricoota Station
45. Perricoota Station

  • Capacity: 500
  • Location: Perricoota State Forest Road, Moama, NSW 2731
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 17+

The Packing Shed at Perricoota Station is a rustic DIY wedding barn on the mighty Murray River. You can arrive to your wedding ceremony by boat via the property's private marina or via horse & cart in keeping with the historic nature of this property.

With 3.5km's of river frontage, there's no shortage of scenic spots for your wedding ceremony. The property is well suited to DIY weddings and you can stay the weekend or longer in luxury onsite accommodation.

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DIY Venues in Off-The-Beaten-Track NSW Locations

Willow Farm DIY Wedding Venues
46. Willow Farm

  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: $20,000
  • Inclusions: 2 nights for 10 guests, furniture, RSA staff

Renowned as one of the South Coast's best DIY wedding venues, Willow Farm offers 160 acres of lush green backdrops on which to create your dream wedding. Ceremony options include a feature tree farm paddock, country gardens, waterfront on the dam or a quiet brook on a secluded creek. 

The farm's reception venues include a rustic entertainment shed, an adjoining outdoor area where you can set up long tables or an alfresco dance floor, and an elevated marquee site overlooking the picturesque farm & dam.

Wedding packages are all inclusive (marquee excluded) with the exception of food & beverage that you can choose yourself. 

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Mountain View Farm DIY Weddings
47. Mountain View Farm

  • Location: Tilba Tilba, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 - 14
  • Wedding Packages: BYO caterers & drinks

Mountain View Farm is a scenic property located under the gaze of Mount Gulaga on the Sapphire Coast. The unique property offers an authentic farm setting with an open-sided Dairy Shed that opens onto a farm-yard style courtyard setting the scene for DIY weddings. There's also space to pitch tipis which fit well with the rustic charm of the location.

Every Spring, Mountain View Farm bursts into colour with fields of Everlasting Daisies coming into bloom. The owners design a one-of-a-kind aisle and altar into the fields each year offering an amazingly unique and incredibly romantic spot to elope with up to 25 guests for the 6 week flowering season. The fields offer a gorgeous backdrop for wedding photos.

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DIY wedding hall Glencara
48. Glencara Country Estate

  • Location: 706 Jerrybang Lane, Monteagle, NSW 2594
  • Capacity: 2 - 160
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 + glamping/camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The DIY wedding hall at Glencara Country Estate is a repurposed shearing shed that offers the perfect setting for rustic receptions. The shed is located on a 10 hectare working farm between Young and Grenfell in the Hilltops region of NSW and is surrounded by vibrant crops of canola in Spring and a lush wheat plantation in Autumn.

Glencara is most famous for its unique rustic maze which is set within whimsical gardens where quirky riddles give guests something ponder with a glass of wine in hand. The property is also an ideal setting for garden wedding ceremonies and marquee receptions.

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DIY wedding venues in NSW cater for every budget and provide an eclectic choice of spaces in which to plan an utterly unique wedding. This list of the top 45 DIY wedding venues in NSW offers options from affordable venues to luxury estates, and from rustic barns to black tie locations.

Not all DIY weddings are hard work. Do-it-yourself weddings don't have to mean you literally do everything yourself. Almost half of all DIY weddings in NSW utilise the services of a professional stylist or wedding planner, either in bringing together a creative vision for the day or in the execution of styling on the day itself. 

It's entirely possible to plan, style, create and do your entire wedding yourself at any of the above wedding locations. We do however recommend hiring a wedding day coordinator at the least, to help with set up, pack down and clean up of furniture, decor and spaces. Another option is to choose a wedding venue with helpful onsite staff (owner operated venues are often very happy to lend a hand).

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50 Bush & Forest Wedding Venues in NSW

Looking for a Forest wedding venue in NSW? This curated list of 50 forest wedding venues in New South Wales includes a stunning collection of bushland settings for ceremonies and receptions. From world-class hinterland weddings to iconic escarpments and National Parks, New South Wales has an incredible variety of bush and forest wedding locations.

This list of bushland wedding venues includes eco-retreats, resorts in heritage-listed forests, private country estates surrounded by native bush, working farms & woodlands, wineries by National Parks, coastal bushland properties, and the list goes on. There are affordable wedding venues that allow DIY, BYO, camping & glamping to luxury destinations with boutique accommodation. There are forest venues to suit grand weddings with hundreds of guests, to more intimate spots for micro weddings and elopements. 

Many forest wedding venues offer all inclusive wedding packages while others are fully DIY giving you control over catering choices and budget. For your convenience, we've provided an indication of package inclusions as well as wet weather plans for each venue below.

If your venue or ceremony location is in a National Park or NSW State Forest, you will most likely require a permit to enter and hold your event in the park.  Permits cover the use of public spaces for your event and can cost anywhere upward of $250, depending on the site, the season and popularity of the location. All wedding venues located inside a National Park will assist you in obtaining a permit.

So if the great outdoors are calling, here is an incredible list of 50 Forest Wedding Venues nestled in native bushland throughout NSW.


Top 10 NSW
Byron Bay/Northern NSW
Blue Mountains
Central Coast
Hunter Valley
Mid North Coast
South Coast
Southern Highlands
Off The Beaten Track

Top 10 Forest Wedding Venues in NSW

The Woods Farm is a coastal wedding venue in Southern NSW
1. The Woods Farm

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

The Woods Farm is a hidden bushland oasis on 40 acres near the white sandy shores of Jervis Bay on the South Coast. An exclusive-use wedding destination where all your guests stay onsite with you for 2+ nights in cottages and a glamping village.

The boutique property is well suited to vintage and rustic weddings with old horse carts, bikes and trucks dotting the landscape. The centrepiece of the farm stay is this one-of-a-kind open air chapel at the end of an impressive curving arbor under which you make your grand entrance. 

The reception shed is a 200 square meter luxe rustic space with impressive vintage chandeliers and cascading flower arrangements. Huge barn sliding doors leading to a large balcony and open outdoor area complete with fire pit, tables and armchairs, open air bar and festoon lights all surrounded by bush. 

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Forest wedding destination Port Stephens
2. The Oasis Rainforest Resort

  • Location: 5 Koala Place, Boat Harbour, NSW 2316
  • Capacity: 80
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 50
  • Wedding Packages: Catered with BYO drinks

This private, festoon-lit rainforest is located at The Oasis in Port Stephens on the banks of One Mile Beach and is one of several ceremony & reception spaces nestled within 5 acres of tropical gardens. With exclusive use of the entire resort for 2 nights including accommodation in 9 luxury cabins, The Oasis is a perfect destination for a 3 day forest wedding.

The main event space is a large covered deck surrounded by lush green foliage, billabongs and tranquil running water features. At night the deck is immersed within a magical fairy-lit rainforest and is one of the most romantic reception spaces in the state. Ceremony spots include decks, boardwalks & forest lawns and there's a wet weather hall if required.

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The Lodge Pine Forest Weddings
3. The Lodge Jamberoo

  • Location: Jamberoo - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Lodge Jamberoo is a pine forest wedding venue that borders rainforest just 10 minutes from Kiama on the southern coastline of NSW. The 43 room hotel surrounds a huge 25 metre swimming pool and offers exclusive-use bookings for weddings. 

The ceremony venue is a magical, open sided timber chapel set amongst a tall pine forest. Also onsite is a luxury reception hall, a champagne courtyard for cocktails & canapés and separate prep rooms for each of the bridal party.

Venue hire starts at $25,000 which includes all accommodation and is typically covered by staying guests who pay their own lodgings. There's a range of food & beverage packages that start at $95 and go up to $180 per person including cocktails.

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St Josephs Guesthouse - Cheapest wedding venue in the Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains
4. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW 2775
  • Capacity: 10 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

St Joseph’s Guesthouse is a unique bush wedding venue with 'wow factor' nestled in the lower McDonald Valley, 90 minutes from Sydney. This all-in-one location offers secluded daytime weddings in the ruins of the oldest Catholic Church on the Australian mainland - complete with the original church bell.  

With private and spacious lawns, the now non-denominational location is a dream setting for outdoor weddings with views across the Hawkesbury River bushland.  With complete DIY and BYO freedom for all aspects of your day from catering to styling, St Josephs Guesthouse is an affordable wedding destination well suited to extended celebrations and honeymoons.

A ground floor function area seats up to 60 guests or 100 standing. The top 2 floors have 5 luxury bedrooms and open plan living areas all included in the venue hire fee. The property features onsite parking and an outdoor plunge pool. 

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Forest wedding location near Sydney
5. Chapel Hill Retreat

  • Location: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing, NSW 2758
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 36
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Chapel Hill Retreat is an affordable Blue Mountains wedding venue that overlooks sweeping views of lush green valleys and bushland. The 35 acre property has 7 unique event spaces including a natural bush cathedral, Oak tree avenue, spacious lawns and gardens, a mountain view deck, a non-denominational wedding chapel and a beautiful reception room. Optional onsite accommodation is available in 7 self contained cottages.

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Paperbark Forest Wedding Venue Wollombi
6. The Woodhouse Wollombi

  • Location: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 33
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Woodhouse combines the elegance of spacious, European style grounds with rustic bushland surrounds, set on 100 acres of stunning nature between the Watagan & Yengo National Parks in Wollombi. An enchanting paperbark forest, pine trees, willows and thousands of native trees offer a wide choice of backdrops for forest weddings.

Outdoor wedding receptions can be hosted beside the property's private lake at a brand new vine-covered pergola which has an alfresco bar & lounge, all with forest views. The Woodhouse seats up to 150 guests indoors and has a covered outdoor dance floor and adjoining courtyard & fire pit. Optional onsite accommodation includes 8 guest suites, a bridal suite and a rustic barn stay.

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Bushland wedding destination Bermagui
7. Mimosa Wines

  • Location: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation Sleeps 13
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Mimosa Wines is a 200 acre property completely surrounded by National Park offering an amazing setting for forest weddings in NSW. The architecturally designed and chefs hatted restaurant sits above the vineyard and from the wraparound balcony overlooks the most incredible bush views in the state.

Forest wedding ceremonies can be held under a canopy of trees or you can get married beside the water-lily dam or on the balcony with the vast bushland as your backdrop. Affordable wedding packages come with all catering, drinks and service staff and there is private accommodation in two cottages within walking distance through the vines. 

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Growwild Wildflower Farm Garden Weddings

8. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 145
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Growwild is a native wildflower farm, wedding venue and registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust set on 25 colourful acres, 15 minutes from Bowral in the Southern Highlands. 

The expansive gardens are surrounded by native bushland and offer a number of secluded lawns for private wedding ceremonies and outdoor picnic/festival style receptions. You can wander through the elegant gardens on paved pathways for wedding photos against a plethora of stunning backdrops.

Indoor reception venues include a rustic industrial barn that's perfect for micro weddings up to 50 guests and a luxe garden marquee for up to 145 guests. Wedding packages include exclusive use of the grounds for your wedding day. and BYO alcohol & catering. 

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North Coast Wedding Venue Goolawah Bush Retreat
9. Goolawah Bush & Beach Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Goolawah Retreat is a magical bushland paradise and very affordable 3-day wedding location at popular Crescent Head on the NSW North Coast. Secluded on 28 privates acres and just 800m from the beach, Goolawah is an ideal destination for a forest festival style with family and friends staying mid-weekend or for the weekend. 

Wedding spots at this relaxed retreat include casual affairs amongst the trees, on the lawns and in the courtyard of the brand new architecturally designed wedding pavilion which comes complete with a fire pit, festoon lighting and outdoor furniture for events of up to 90 seated and 120 cocktail style.  

Immersed in national park with no neighbours, fun & festive weddings with no curfew are the go here. Wedding Package include exclusive use of the entire property including all accommodation and amenities for the weekend. Pet friendly. 

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Forest Wedding Destination North NSW
10. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70 - 150
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Midginbil Eco Resort is a forest wedding venue set on 400 acres an hour inland from Byron Bay in Northern NSW.  Midginbil offers exclusive use of the entire property to you and your entire guest list for the weekend with bookings of all onsite accommodation.

The property has 2 ceremony venues with views over heritage listed Nightcap National Park offering a choice of tranquil forest & escarpment backdrops to tie the knot. The Country Barn style reception venue is a purpose built versatile structure ready for you to stamp your style.

Venue hire includes a 3 day/2 night wedding experience where you book all accommodation (guests pay for theirs). Accommodation includes luxury safari tents, lodge rooms, a bunkhouse and the quirky Rose Manor Cottage. Catering is available onsite & drinks are BYO.

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Forest Venues - Blue Mountains

Leurella Bushland Wedding Ceremony Site
11. Leuralla Amphitheatre

  • Location: 41 Olympian Parade, Leura, NSW 2780
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive/BYO

Leuralla Amphitheatre is one of the best mountain top venues in NSW with expansive bushland views over the dramatic sandstone cliffs of the Jamison Valley. The privately operated amphitheatre can be booked through Kyle & Emily at Blue Mountains Weddings who offer the option of dry hire (you arrange your own suppliers) or all inclusive wedding packages with styling, a celebrant & photographer.

Next to the Leuralla Amphitheatre is a flat lawn area suitable for use as an outdoor reception space and where a marquee can be erected. Marquee hire packages are available along with catered reception packages. This space also has incredible mountain views and both areas are pet friendly.

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Forest Wedding Location Hartley Valley NSW
12. Monkey Creek Cafe & Gallery

  • Location: 227 Chifley Road, Dargan, NSW 2786
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Gallery at Monkey Creek Cafe is the perfect blank canvas venue for forest weddings in all weather, with huge windows overlooking the picturesque Hartley Valley and densely forested Wollemi wilderness areas. Up to 70 guests can be seated inside the disused gallery and there is a commercial kitchen in the cafe right next door which is included with venue hire.

The cafe is fully furnished for 30 guests and has accommodation for two upstairs making it an ideal spot for pre & post wedding get togethers. The owner can also offer accommodation for 20+ guests just two minutes walk from Monkey Creek at an Airbnb in the bush. The Airbnb has a secret cathedral-like cave perfect for wedding ceremonies hidden deep in native bushland.

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Dantosa Estate Bush Wedding Venue
13. Dantosa Estate

  • Location: 76 Mort St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
  • Capacity: 16 - 60
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Dantosa Estate is a beautiful place to get married in the bush with world heritage listed national park completely surrounding the property. The secluded 9 acre retreat centres around a scenic lake which has a peaceful ceremony pontoon and picturesque lake house offering beautiful backdrops for wedding photos.

Wedding receptions can be hosted inside the largest of two onsite cottages and seats up to 60 guests. Alternatively you can set up long tables under the stars on the lawns or tennis court, or pitch a marquee.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Australian Bushland
14. Australian Bushland Weddings

  • Location: 256 Webbs Creek Rd, Wisemans Ferry, NSW 2775
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 200+ guests
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Australian Bushland Weddings is an incredible outdoor wedding venue in pristine bushland at Wisemans Ferry, 1.5hrs from Sydney. The two exclusive hire sites are ideal for a weekend-long festival style weddings with your entire guest list staying onsite with you.

There are unlimited options for your wedding ceremony from historic ruins to secluded bush settings with views near the river and vantage points overlooking Castle Maintain.  The venue boasts two exclusive spaces for your wedding - Little River for more intimate groups of up to 80 guests and Castle Mountain for larger weddings of up to 200. Both sites have cabins and amenities, and the option for an alfresco, marquee or rustic all-weather shed reception.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Secret Creek
15. Secret Creek Cafe

  • Location: 35 Crane Rd, Lithgow, NSW 2790
  • Capacity: 70 Seated. 150 Cocktail.
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Get back to nature on your wedding day at Secret Creek Cafe, a vegan eatery and rustic wedding venue in a 200ha Wildlife Sanctuary, the only of its kind in the Blue Mountains, and just 2 hours from Sydney. 

Make room at a your ceremony for a few extra guests as Wallabies, Dingoes, Emus & Tasmanian devils roam on the property or hold your ceremony on the lawns or decks of the restaurant overlooking the pristine forest. 

The rustic reception space serves awarded plant based menus, paired with vegan wine offerings and flexible wedding packages from $40 per person. 

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Forest Venues - Byron Bay

Nightcap Ridge Byron Bay Weddings
16. Nightcap Ridge

  • LOCATION: Nightcap Range Road, Dorroughby, NSW 2480
  • CAPACITY: 100
  • VENUE HIRE: $3,000 - $7,000
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 10 in 3 cottages,  3 day/2 night

Nightcap Ridge is a unique eco-forest wedding destination nestled in 70 acres of pristine hinterland in the Nightcap National Park, 40 minutes from Byron Bay. This country-chic wedding estate offers an exclusive use, private escape surrounded by lush forest, lily ponds and open grassed areas.

Have a ceremony on the lawn overlooking heritage listed bushland or find a tranquil location near the pond. Immersed in nature, the purpose built all-weather reception venue The Argory, is a huge covered deck pavilion with outdoor stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings and modern country styling.

Wedding Packages include venue hire & accommodation in three luxury cabins. Glamping onsite can be arranged. There are more accommodation options locally and a local door to door bus service to transport guests. 

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Crystalbrook Byron Bay Wedding Venue
17. Crystalbrook Byron Bay

  • LOCATION: 77 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
  • CAPACITY: 60 - 150
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive from $280 - $450/pp
  • ACCOMMODATION: 92 Suites

Be immersed in a tropical paradise for the weekend at Crystalbrook Resort, a unique wedding destination offering bespoke ceremonies & receptions tucked in 45 acres of lush rainforest at Byron Bay. 

Crystalbrook has a range of indoor and outdoor spaces that interconnect seamlessly within the natural surroundings. There is a garden bar, a rainforest verandah, a lotus garden, manicured lawns, an alfresco forest restaurant and larger function room that offer a destination for all types of celebrations from boho garden parties to black tie receptions.

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Forest Venues - Central Coast 

Central Coast Venue Yarramalong Valley Farmstay
18. Yarramalong Valley Farmstay

    • LOCATION: 798 Yarramalong Road, Wyong Creek, NSW 2259
    • CAPACITY: 230
    • VENUE HIRE: From $4,000
    • ACCOMMODATION: Cottage sleeps 12 

Yarramalong Valley Farmstay is a private farm and unique bush wedding venue set on 50 acres in the Central Coast hinterland region of Yarramalong Valley. This scenic all-in-one farmstay offers privacy and tranquility for weddings of up to 200 guest. 

You can write your own wedding story within the bushland valley, from a reception in the rustic barn with fairy lights and chandeliers to an alfresco wedding festival in a marquee or on the lawns. 

Stay for a few nights in the cottage, wake up to the birds, sit on the balcony and take in the views out over the valley. Collect the eggs for breakfast, feed the ponies and enjoy your first days as newlyweds on this gorgeous working farm.

Bidja Estate Forest Weddings
19. Bidja Estate

  • CAPACITY: 150
  • LOCATION: Ourimbah - Central Coast, NSW
  • VENUE HIRE: $8,999+ (inc 2 nights)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 8 (Homestead + Newlywed Studio)

Bidja Estate is a relaxed all-in-one wedding location nestled in a tranquil bushland setting just 90 minutes north of Sydney on the Central Coast. 

Surrounded by manicured gardens, rolling countryside and picturesque forest, the property features abundant space for unique ceremonies and reception immersed in the Australian bush. This DIY and BYO venue gives you the flexibility to reveal your unique style, with an extensive list of caterers, suppliers and onsite props to decorate your wedding.

Reception venues include an iconic red barn, a romantic open-air courtyard & dance floor and a paddock where you can pitch a luxe marquee or festival style teepee.  

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Noonaweena is a bushland wedding venue on the Central Coast
20. Noonaweena

  • LOCATION: 1442 George Downes Drive, Kulnura, NSW 2250
  • CAPACITY: 100
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Noonaweena is a private luxury retreat set amongst the canopy of towering native bush in the Central Coast hinterland. Combining luxury and nature, this 100 acre destination offers exclusive access for your weekend-long wedding including 4 luxury lodges (sleeping from 12 - 32). 

Say ‘I do’ in the garden courtyard with dramatic views over Yengo National Park and then celebrate late into the evening with a small reception in the function room for 70 seated guests or outdoors in a marquee for up to 100 people. 

After your wedding relax in the tranquil nature surrounds, take walking tracks to secluded waterfalls, enjoy the swimming pool and spa and the friendly local hospitality.

Forest Venues - Hunter Valley

Riverfront wedding destination Mount Rivers
21. The Lodge At Mount Rivers

  • Location: 38 Lawrences Road, Mount Rivers, NSW 2311
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16 + camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Lodge at Mount Rivers is a secluded mountain escape set on 200 acres of nature in the Upper Hunter Valley. Nestled in a bend on the Peterson River, the 6 bedroom estate is a beautiful destination for bush weddings and comes with a myriad of built-in entertainment from fishing spots and swimming holes to horse riding trails and bike tracks.

The homestead's front lawn makes a beautiful outdoor reception space and marquee hire packages are available through the venue. For smaller celebrations including pre & post wedding events there are two spacious dining rooms inside plus a covered entertainment deck beside the infinity pool. Camping is permitted and the venue is pet friendly.

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Leaves Fishes Forest Wedding Venue
22. Leaves & Fishes

  • LOCATION: 737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, NSW 2325
  • CAPACITY: 2 - 300
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 12

This Tuscan-style sunken garden is a unique location for forest weddings located at the beautiful Leaves & Fishes in Lovedale. The property centres around a flowering Lotus Lake and is surrounded by lush rainforest creating a private garden oasis for intimate outdoor weddings.

There are 5 luxury boathouses situated on the lake including one two bedder which has a large over-water balcony suitable for micro wedding receptions. The property also has an amazing wedding hall with a glass wall at one end that looks onto a candlelit roman bath.

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Goosewing Cottage Forest Weddings
23. Goosewing Cottage

  • LOCATION: 1194 Mount View Rd, Mount View, NSW 2325
  • CAPACITY: 20
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 12

Goosewing Cottage is an intimate wedding venue surrounded by native trees and wildlife. The property specialises in all-inclusive and affordable elopements with 2 - 20 guests (extra children can be accommodated).

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Dashville is a music festival and wedding venue in the Hunter Valley
24. Dashville Hunter Valley

  • LOCATION: 103 Kirkton Road, Lower Belford, NSW 2335
  • CAPACITY: 40 - 300
  • WEDDING PACKAGES:  Guide from $10,250, All inclusive, DIY, BYO 
  • ACCOMMODATION: BYO tent, glamping

Dashville is a relaxed, private wedding venue and campground located in secluded bushland in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Perfect for a weekend-long wedding and a relaxed escape for intimate groups of 40 to large events of up to 300 guests.

The venue is yours exclusively for the weekend and has rustic facilities, shelters and alternative areas for your wedding and reception. You can have your wedding on the verandah, in the forest, or at the delightfully rustic Swoop Inn. Wedding packages include canapés to grazing platters and buffet menus.

This is a wedding venue all about late nights, live music and a lazy morning breakfast immersed in serene bushland. Mid-week elopements are available for up to 25 guests from $3,500.

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Margan Winery
25. Margan Winery

  • LOCATION: 1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke, NSW 2230
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: from $160/pp.

Margan Winery is an eco -friendly restaurant, wedding venue and cellar door in the township of Broke, in the Hunter Valley. This stunning winery features an iconic rammed earth building, incredible gardens and views across the vineyards to the Brokenback Mountain Ranges.

The hatted restaurant is acclaimed for its agri-dining & sustainably farmed wines and serves fine menus from the kitchen garden, orchard and local sourced produce.

Ceremonies & receptions are offered in the courtyard, bar, restaurant, barrel room and outside gardens for up to 150 guests seated and more for cocktail events. Margan Winery can be hired for your exclusive use and is a pet friendly wedding venue.

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Cranky Rock Wollombi is an affordable wedding venue in the Hunter Valley
26. Cranky Rock Wollombi

  • LOCATION: 2214 Wollombi Road, Sweetmans Creek, NSW 2325
  • CAPACITY: 100
  • VENUE HIRE: $5,000 (inc 2 nights all guests)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 2 - 100, cottage + camping

Cranky Rock Wollombi is a working beef & horse farm on a 120 acre bush property in the boutique village of Wollombi in the lower Hunter Valley. The affordable DIY venue is named after a huge 25 tonne sandstone boulder that is the centrepiece of the property.

The farm features endless locations and natural backdrops for your wedding including a running brook, a rainforest, open woodlands and incredible sandstone cliffs. The venue hire fee includes DIY glamping & camping for up to 100 wedding guests and use of the large shed, BBQ, bar and fridge facilities. 

Immersed in nature, wake up to the lyre birds, watch the deers and the wallabies roam and enjoy a relaxed weekend with exclusive use of the property for you and your guests.

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Forest Venues - Newcastle

Apollo Hotel is bush wedding venue in Newcastle NSW
27. Apollo International Hotel

  • LOCATION: 290 Pacific Highway, Charlestown, NSW 2290
  • CAPACITY: 20 - 180
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive from $69 /pp
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps all guests

The Apollo International Hotel is set in rustic bushland between Newcastle and the tranquil Lake Macquarie at Charlestown. This beautiful venue offers incredible outdoor locations for your ceremony & photography such as the rotunda in the manicured gardens with a native bush backdrop. This area is also ideal for pre-reception drinks and canapés.  

The reception venue has seamless indoor and outdoor flow with high ceilings, spacious interior and views out over the bushland and pool. Menu choices include cocktail functions, grazing platters, canapés and more formal seated affairs for up to 90 guests (180 cocktail). 

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Forest Venues - North Coast

Mansfield Estate Bush Wedding Venue
28. Mansfield Estate

  • LOCATION: 743 Ocean Dr, Grants Beach NSW 2445
  • CAPACITY: 100
  • VENUE HIRE: $12,500 (inc accommodation)
  • ACCOMMODATION: 13 guest rooms. Sleeps 30

This private forest eco-retreat and wedding venue is set on 600 acres of unspoilt coastal bushland and koala habitat just 30 minutes from Port Macquarie on the NSW north coast. (Beach access)

At Mansfield Estate you have exclusive use of the property to set up a bohemian style ceremony under the trees or a rustic hillside ceremony with the bush as your backdrop. Mansfield offers a special tree planting ceremony as part of your day to honour the commitment you make to each other and supports Mansfield's promise to protect the environment for future generations. 

Versatile reception areas include an outdoor marquee, open air on the lawn, and a magical reception hall with an adjoining alfresco space & fire pit. fairly lights and stunning views. Midweek, micro wedding and elopement packages available. 

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Sunset Vine Forest Wedding
29. Sunset + Vine

  • LOCATION: 3439a Nelson Bay Rd, Bobs Farm NSW 2316
  • CAPACITY: 125
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Venue hire from $12,500 (includes accommodation)
  • ACCOMMODATION: SLeeps 2 + offside accommodation

Port Stephens wedding venue Sunset+Vine overlooks Wonganella Estate Vineyard with views spanning across acres of coastal bushland to Tilligerry Creek. Set high on a hill, the sunsets from here are spectacular. 

Ceremony venues at Sunset + Vine include the picturesque vineyard, sundeck balcony compete with timber arbour or on the forest floor under a canopy of trees. The Barrel Room caters for elegant wedding receptions with views over the vineyard.

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Longview Farm bush wedding
30. Longview Farm

  • LOCATION: 95 Longview Cl, Caffreys Flat, NSW 2424
  • CAPACITY: 16 - 120
  • VENUE HIRE: $14,000 (inc 3 days accommodation, less midweek)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 16 + glamping/camping
      Longview Farm is a rustic wedding destination framed by the bushy countryside surrounds of the Manning Valley hinterland. This relaxed, 80 acre private property offers exclusive use of the venue for your wedding with 1km of river frontage, a luxury rotating bridal house and deluxe glamping and camping for your entire guest list for the whole weekend. 
      Serene bush locations on the river bank and Gum Tree Paddock are ideal for private wedding ceremonies where the set up & pack down of rustic benches and arbor is included in the hire fee. 
    Reception venues include a large open-sided rustic barn with seated capacity of up to 120, an outdoor lawn games area and space if you prefer to hire in a marquee for your reception. Venue hire includes access to the decorations shed where you'll find rustic wheelbarrows, furniture & furnishings. No neighbours. Late curfew.

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North Coast Wedding Venue Bombah Point
31. Bombah Point

  • LOCATION:  969 Bombah Point Rd, Bombah Point, NSW 2423
  • CAPACITY: 35
  • ACCOMMODATION: 6 Cottages

Set in pristine forest beside Myall Lakes National Park, this 4.5 star bushland retreat is the perfect destination for the eco-conscious wedding couple and their entire guest list.

Bombah Point offers a communal reception space with full kitchen, bbq fire pit set up and dining facilities to cater for groups of up to 25 people with your choice of DIY and catered options. Facilities include 6 cottages that provide accommodation just a short walk from the beach.

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North Coast wedding venue Nelson Bay Golf
32. Nelson Bay Golf Club

  • LOCATION: 57 Dowling St, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
  • CAPACITY: Seated 180, Standing 230
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive.

Nelson Bay Golf Club is an all in one wedding venue near the Tomaree National Park in Port Stephens. The course is surrounded by native trees and wildlife with a dedicated bushland ceremony site including the 20th tee (to which you can arrive via golf cart). There's also a large open air balcony overlooking the 9th green with views to Tomaree mountain. 

All inclusive wedding packages cater for small intimate dinners to a banquet reception and cocktail events of up to 230 people. There are two adjoining function rooms and a courtyard that cater for weddings from 60 guests and a private dining 'Boardroom' to cater to elopements and micro weddings as small as 8 guests. 

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Heaven Gardens is a garden wedding venue on the Mid North Coast
33. Heaven Gardens

  • LOCATION: 332 Lemon Tree Passage Rd, Salt Ash NSW 2318
  • CAPACITY: 120 Seated, 150 Cocktail
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: 3 day hire for wedding and reception from $5500. Ceremony only 1 day from $1550

The unique & versatile Heaven Gardens is a tranquil wedding venue immersed in 5 acres of private bushland gardens in Port Stephens, just 40 minutes from Newcastle. The 20 themed gardens offer endless picturesque places for your ceremony and wedding photos from lush foliage, rainforest walks, fishponds, winding forest paths and boardwalks to views over Tilligerry National Park. 

An open outdoor pavilion continues the connection to the bushland for your reception with high ceilings, exposed timber and an abundance of natural light. As the sun sets, festoon and fairy lighting create a truly magical ambience. This flexible BYO venue suits BBQ cookouts, grazing tables, roaming cocktail events, food trucks and traditional seated functions. Wedding Packages include the option for ceremony only from $1550.

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River View Island Forest Weddings
34. River View Island

  • LOCATION: 841 Rodeo Dr, Tewinga NSW 2449
  • CAPACITY: 150
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: 2 Day stays. All inclusive + DIY/BYO
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 76

River View Island is a unique 70 acre wedding destination surrounded by nature in the Nambucca Valley region of the NSW North Coast. The picturesque riverfront location offers the perfect mix of contemporary and country charm for a weekend-long luxe rustic wedding. 

Ceremony areas include bushland settings along the river, secluded gardens spots and areas under shady tree canopies. There are 2 reception areas onsite including The Island - an outdoor garden venue where celebrations take place under festoon lit tree canopies, and The Barn - a luxe-rustic indoor venue with industrial vibes and stunning sunset views.

The venue offers 2 cottages sleeping 15 guests onsite (1 with stunning views across the river) and glamping tents for 12. Free camping is permitted for up to 50 people & there are portable amenities. Wedding Packages with venue hire include all furniture and your hosts set up and pack down for you.

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Forest Venues - Sydney 

Blue Mountains wedding venues Botanic Gardens
35. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

  • LOCATION: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Ceremony packages from $770

The Australian Botanical Gardens in South West Sydney offers an impressive 416 hectares of stunning botanical sites for wedding ceremonies including authentic native Australian woodlands and a tropical waterfront rainforest.

Manicured lawns are situated throughout the garden's and can be hired for your ceremony and/or reception from 2+ hours. Set up marquee packages for 200 start at $110/pp plus catering, that can be arranged at an extra charge. More economical for your reception is the Bowden Centre, as this space avoids marquee hire costs. 

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Palm Beach Bush Wedding Location Sydney
36. Palm Beach Wedding Venue

  • LOCATION: Palm Beach, Sydney NSW
  • CAPACITY: 100

This private garden is located at a $40 million holiday house in Palm Beach and can be hired for intimate wedding ceremonies framed by bushland and overlooking the ocean. The space features 2,500sqm of Balinese-inspired gardens with lush rainforest plantings. The property has ample street parking, onsite amenities and a jetty suitable for water arrivals/departures.

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Burnt Orange is a garden ceremony venue in Sydney's North Shore
37. Burnt Orange Sydney

  • LOCATION: 1109 Middle Head Rd, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • CAPACITY: 200 - 250
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Burnt Orange is an historic 1920's mansion and wedding venue on Sydney Harbour tucked away in secluded native bushland in Mosman. You'd never know you were just 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD within the peaceful gardens here.

There are two reception areas in The Signals Room and the Balcony. The wrap-around balcony elevates guests into the treetops and is the perfect alfresco option for 200 guests seated and 250 guests for cocktail events. The indoor areas are perfect for a dance floor or retreat space for guests to relax. 

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The Woodlands bush wedding venue
38. The Woodlands

  • LOCATION: 1 Forestgrove Dr, Harrington Park NSW 2567
  • CAPACITY: 60 - 240
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Located within the lush grounds of Harrington Forest, The Woodlands is a stunning all-in-one wedding venue immersed in nature. This South West Sydney parkland oasis features a private ceremonial amphitheater offering amazing natural acoustics and ambience for your outdoor 'I do's'.

The modern architecturally designed reception venue is nestled into the forest clearing integrating seamlessly within the environment. The large elevated function spaces have a versatile layout with floor to ceiling windows and a wrap around balcony from which to enjoy proceedings within the serene bushland setting. 

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Audley Dance Hall Forest Weddings
39. Audley Dance Hall

  • LOCATION: 2 Lady Carrington Dr, Royal National Park NSW 2233
  • CAPACITY: 20-200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES:  All inclusive

Tucked away in the Royal National Park and surrounded by picture perfect bushland is the heritage listed Audley Dance Hall - a refurbished wedding venue and recreation hall just 45 minutes in the south of the Sydney CBD.

Overlooking the Audley Valley and Hacking River the dance hall is nestled in an expansive bush bound parkland and is a premier venue for romantic outdoor ceremonies and receptions. 

Inside, the hall has been tastefully refurbished to preserve its history with timer walls, high ceilings, a blank canvas and doors opening to the large shady verandah overlooking scenic views down the river. 

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Allegro Bush wedding ceremony
40. Allegro

  • LOCATION: 1 Porters Road Kenthurst NSW 2156 
  • CAPACITY: 200 - 300
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Tucked below the towering gums, Allegro is a gorgeous Mediterranean style villa and stunning bushland wedding venue in the O'Hara Valley at Kenthurst in North West Sydney. The venue boasts a leafy bounty of gardens surrounding an outdoor gazebo and a terrace balcony set amongst the tree canopies for weddings with a bush backdrop.

The main reception venue features romantic draped bulb lighting, an open fireplace, exposed rustic beams and huge arch windows displaying the picturesque native bush surrounds. 

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41. Bundanon

  • LOCATION: 170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo, NSW 2540
  • CAPACITY: 50 - 180
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: From $15000
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 96

The Boyd Education Centre at Bundanon is an elevated, contemporary reception venue with a soaring glass frontage offering breathtaking views down the Shoalhaven River. Nestled within the peaceful bush landscape below the wedding hall is a quaint wooden pier that makes an idyllic setting for waterfront wedding ceremonies. 

In total, there are three reception venues within the Bundanon precinct catering for all styles and sizes of weddings from 50 to 300. With the option of on site accommodation, full or part catering, a day or weekend event, Bundanon is the ideal venue to personalise your very own luxury bush wedding experience.

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outdoor wedding venue sydney harbour
42. Athol Hall

  • LOCATION: Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive from $180/pp

Set amongst the trees on the Sydney Harbour foreshore is the historic Athol Hall. This stunning park location is surrounded by nature with exquisite views of the Harbour Bridge and has its own private beach. Most couples hold their wedding ceremony on the sloping front lawn with the bush and Sydney Harbour beyond as their backdrop.

The reception venue is a beautiful heritage hall that is perched at the top of the sloping foreshore lawn and offers an impressive canvas (including exposed roof beams making overhead floral installations easy) to create a wedding to your styling preference.

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Forest Venues - South Coast

Coolangatta Estate Bush Wedding Site
43. Coolangatta Estate

  • LOCATION: 1335 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535
  • CAPACITY: 2 - 200
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 70
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive + DIY

Located at Shoalhaven Heads, the historic Coolangatta Estate is bordered by nature on all sides with lush bush covered hills providing a beautiful backdrop to the estate's sprawling vineyard. Places to get married at this gorgeous 100 acre property include a hedge-framed croquet lawn, under a huge fairy-lit fig tree and a selection of waterfront, vineyard and garden locations, all with bush views.

There are two reception venues on the grounds including the original town hall which is a grand convict-built building that oozes historic charm (seats 80), and a function room that seats larger events up to 200 guests. There's also a motel and cellar door within the grounds.

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The Cove Bush Wedding Destination
44. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • LOCATION: Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • CAPACITY: 150+
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 111
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

The Cove is a dream wedding destination for nature lovers situated in the Booderee National Park. Access to this private resort is via a lovely drive on a dirt road through hectares of native trees, which opens to a private seaside oasis bordered by water and bush on all sides.

At The Cove all your guests stay onsite with you and celebrate for the weekend starting with a DIY welcome night BBQ. There's a beachfront garden for wedding ceremonies, a beautiful new wedding hall and an amazing courtyard with an outdoor bar lit by thousands of fairy and festoon lights and perfect for seated or cocktail weddings under the stars. 

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Fig Tree Park is a new South Coast wedding venue 2min from the beach
45. Fig Tree Park

  • LOCATION: 58 Sheringham Lane, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
  • CAPACITY: 2 - 200

Fig Tree Park is a new wedding venue perched at the top of a hill in rolling countryside overlooking the ocean on the far South Coast of NSW, a 2 minute drive to the charming holiday town of Tilba Tilba.  

The tranquil and romantic setting of the homestead gardens is an idyllic destination for a mid-week or weekend wedding in the great outdoors with breathtaking coastal and countryside views from the shade of fairy lit Fig Trees.

With exclusive use of the property you have access to the wedshed for indoor receptions and the honeymoon suite barn for the duration of your stay. Elopement packages include the option of an private chef & use of the homestead's private dining room for up to 10 guests. The lawns are suitable for functions up to 200 guests.

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Mountain View Wedding destination
46. Mountain View Farm

  • LOCATION: 11 Mount Dromedary Trail, Tilba Tilba, NSW 2546
  • CAPACITYy: 2 - 120
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 2 - 14

Sitting quietly under the gaze of Mount Gulaga on the Sapphire Coast is the unique Mountain View Farm. This atmospheric location offers a beautiful spot for weddings in the bush and comes with an authentic farm vibe.

There's an open-sided dairy shed with an adjoining courtyard for wedding receptions, 4 acres of gardens for ceremonies, plus a marquee paddock. Mountain View Farm also offers pop-up daisy field elopements every Spring where you can say "I do" in the middle of a one-of-a-kind field of Everlasting Daisies. 

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South Coast Wedding Venue Paperbark Camp
47. Paperbark Camp

  • LOCATION: 571 Woollamia Rd, Woollamia NSW 2540
  • CAPACITY: 100
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 45
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Guide only of $35,000 (60 people)

Immersed in the forest, the eco-friendly retreat of Paperbark Camp is the perfect wedding venue for a romantic escape amongst the trees. When you book all the accommodation at this couples retreat, you have exclusive use of the property for the duration of your stay.

The treetop Gunyah takes dining amongst the trees to a whole new level. This architecturally designed dining room, high up in the tree canopy, takes in the sea breeze and offers a unique view across the bush. You can also set up outdoor dining in a circular arrangement below, under a fairy lit canopy. 

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South Coast Wedding Venue Kianinny Bush Retreat
48. Kianinny Bush Cottages

  • LOCATION: 246 Tathra Rd, Tathra NSW 2550
  • CAPACITY: 60 - 150
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 150
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive from $100/pp

At Kianinny, you are immersed in 100 acres of bushland just 3kms from Tathra beach on the picturesque Sapphire Coast. This hidden holiday resorts offers unique rustic locations for affordable weddings including a freshwater lake with ceremony pontoon and two covered pavilion rooms for your reception. 

Flexible, budget friendly weekend packages for the entire guest list include accommodation in comfortable self contained cottages for 120+ guests with onsite activities including canoeing, zip-lining and mini-putt. 

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Forest Venues - Southern Highlands

Mali Brae Farm bush wedding venue
49. Mali Brae Farm

  • LOCATION: 562 Nowra Rd, Moss Vale NSW 2577
  • CAPACITY: 30 - 120
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Mali Brae Farm is a boutique & bushy wedding venue on a private 90 acres of idyllic farmland in the heart of the Southern Highlands. Majestic country views, pretty willow trees in a waterfront ceremony setting, unique rustic ruins, elegant pencil pine stairways and woodland bush backdrops are the draw cards here. 

With exclusive use of this family owned & operated farm for your wedding, you can choose any of the 6 ceremony locations and either of the two reception venues for your big day. The transformed hay barn oozes rustic elegance and seats up to 120 while the brand new Augustine's Room brings a modern aesthetic to micro weddings of 30 - 55 guests.  

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Montrose House is a heritage wedding venues in the Southern Highlands
50. Montrose House

  • LOCATION: Ormond Street, Sutton Forest, NSW 2577
  • CAPACITY: 140
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive with preferred caterers

Country hideaway Montrose House is a secluded forest wedding venue surrounded by 33 acres of shady woodlands, orchards, hazelnut groves and meadows in the Southern Highlands. Plenty of places for guests to explore on your wedding day as they roam the grounds surrounding the original 1861 homestead.

On your wedding day the owners are onsite to liaise with wedding venues and coordinate your preferred set up. You get exclusive use of the entire estate including the Bridal Parlour, ceremony gardens, heritage photo backdrops, Greenhouse Bar, croquet lawns and the reception venue - Badgery Hall. 

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Forest Venues - Regional NSW

Berry Hill is a brand new country wedding venue on the Hawkesbury River
51. Berry Hill Hawkesbury River

  • LOCATION: 1832 River Road, Leets Vale, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 20 - 300
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: DIY (Onsite coordinator available)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 74+

Berry Hill is a brand new rural wedding venue with 75 picturesque acres of undisturbed wilderness on the Hawkesbury River, just 90 minutes from Sydney. Perfect for a relaxed destination wedding where you have exclusive use of the property and accommodation options for the entire guest list.

This expansive property features 2km of river frontage, a scenic sandstone escarpment and spacious flat paddocks to set up teepees or a marquee and adjoining glamping village.  

Nestled in breathtaking natural surrounds, you're spoilt for choice with locations for your dream ceremony & DIY reception. The venue comes with an historic heritage homestead that has been lovingly restored and boutique converted shed suites, a giant Scandinavian tipi, marquee and in-house glamping tents.  

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Central Coast Venue Eaglereach Weddings
52. Eaglereach Weddings

  • LOCATION: 610 Moonabung Road, Vacy, NSW 2421
  • CAPACITY: 110 - 150
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive from $150/pp

Eaglereach is a 640 acre wilderness retreat overlooking mountains, valleys and Barrington Tops between the Hunter Valley & Central Coast. This uniquely Australian Resort is all about having a highly romantic wedding experience in the secluded tranquility of nature.

Eaglereach is owned and run by industry renowned Sprout Catering who provide catering at many of the surrounding weddings venues, hence your all-inclusive wedding package is in good hands at Eaglereach.

There are loads of romantic bushland ceremony sites on the property from cliff top locations to the deck where you can say "I do" with the sun setting behind you. The function room is open plan and air conditioned with an adjoining large timber deck offering panoramic views over the bush and wildlife.

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Most forest venues on this list are all-in-one venues where you can host both your wedding ceremony and reception in the one place. Many of these offer a destination venue with onsite accommodation and exclusive use of the property for the entire weekend.  
These Forest wedding venues cater for all types of celebrations from outdoor ceremonies under the forest canopy to the full bushland camping experience to refined luxury forest retreats. If a magical forest event is your wedding dream, look no further than these 50 forest wedding venues in NSW by following the links provided. Happy planning.

Cover Image: Zoe Morley Photography 

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