Best Small Wedding Venues in Australia

Best Small Wedding Venues Australia

Looking for the best small wedding venues in Australia? Here's a list of the most beautiful small and intimate wedding venues in Australia. All of these amazing locations cater for micro weddings with 2 - 60 guests and offer a mix of BYO and all inclusive packages.

The best intimate wedding venues Australia has to offer include private properties like Airbnbs, unique little venues like train carriages and barns, beach retreats, country estates and purpose-built places that offer exclusive elopement packages.

Below is an A-list of beautiful venues that specialise in small weddings. They are all-in-one locations that offer private, unique and incredibly romantic places to get married plus a small reception venue that is perfectly sized for intimate celebrations with an awesome atmosphere.

Here's a list of the best small and intimate wedding venues in Australia.

Best Small Wedding Venues in Australia


Best Small Venues in NSW

Small Wedding Venue for elopements in the Hunter Valley, Australia
1. Goosewing Cottage

  • Location: 1194 Mount View Rd, Mount View, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Mini Wedding Packages: $3,295+

Goosewing Cottage is a purpose-built elopement venue that caters for intimate weddings with 2 - 20 guests. Located in one of Australia's best winery regions, Goosewing Cottage offers the convenience of a beautiful Hunter Valley location and easy all inclusive wedding packages.

A gorgeous little wedding chapel sits in a lush country setting surrounded by green rolling hills and native Australian wildlife. Elopements start at $3,295 inclusive of venue hire, a choice of celebrants to legalise your marriage and complete all paperwork, and one of Australia's best wedding photographers. Two onsite cottages have a swimming pool.

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Intimate Wedding Venue in the Hawkesbury, Australia
2. St Joseph's Guesthouse

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

St Joseph's Guesthouse is a unique private property built in the ruins of a 160 year old church. Five luxury bedrooms have been built into the upper two levels and there is an intimate event space seating up to 60 guests (or 100 for a cocktail wedding) on the ground floor.

The original church bell still hangs above the front sandstone steps which is a beautiful spot to get married surrounded by peaceful bushland. In the backyard against the impressive facade of the church is a flat lawn area perfect setting for cosy wedding receptions in the great outdoors.

Affordable venue hire includes 4 nights accommodation for up to 10 guests and there is more accommodation close by.

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Micro Wedding Venue Eleven Eighty
3. Eleven Eighty Weddings

  • Location: 1180 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535 
  • Capacity: 80
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15

With 5 unique event spaces catering for 10 - 80 guests, Eleven Eighty is one of the best locations for a micro wedding in Australia. Conveniently located in the Shoalhaven just 45min south of Wollongong, this little 3 acre property centres around a private courtyard and includes accommodation for 2+ nights in two onsite cottages.

The smallest wedding venue is a refurbished train carriage which seats up to 20 guests for private dining. There's also a micro wedding barn that seats 30, a renovated school hall that seats 50 and the courtyard that seats 80 and comes with a marquee if required. Venue hire includes free access to a props shed with all ceremony & reception furniture plus velvet lounges and styling items.

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Intimate wedding location in the Blue Mountains region of Australia
4. Dantosa Estate

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

Dantosa Estate is an intimate wedding venue surrounded by nature in the world heritage Blue Mountains National Park. The property features 9 acres of country gardens, forest walkways, a beautiful lake with a lake house and ceremony jetty and two homesteads that sleep up to 18 guests.

Venue hire options include a one or two night stay (extendable) utilising one or both cottages and exclusive use of the property for your wedding and post wedding celebrations. One of the houses has a dining room that seats up to 40 people for small wedding receptions or up to 60 for a cocktail event and has an adjoining covered balcony. Marquees are permitted.

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Private Property for intimate weddings in Byron Bay
5. Tides Byron Estate

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

Tides Byron Estate is a picturesque macadamia plantation that can be hired for intimate weddings in Northern NSW just minutes from Byron Bay. The property centres around a luxury 8 bedroom villa which has a poolside event space that seats up to 40 guests and overlooks the macadamia farm with views to the Tweed Coastline.

The 100 acre farm also has a brand new wedding hall and adjoining outdoor terrace offering two versatile spaces for weddings with more than 40 guests. Alternatively, long table dining between trees in the orchard presents a unique option for small wedding receptions.

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Best small wedding venue on the NSW North Coast of Australia
6. Goolawah Retreat

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

With 5 self contained cottages sleeping up to 32 guests and the option of onsite camping, Goolawah Retreat is the perfect spot for small destination weddings. The secluded coastal property is located on the Mid North Coast of NSW near the popular holiday spot of Crescent Head and offers a relaxed setting surrounded by native bushland.

The open-sided reception pavilion has an adjoining festoon-lit courtyard with views of the ocean and is well suited to festival vibe celebrations. Food trucks and drinks carts work well in this space. Affordable venue hire starts at $6,800 including all accommodation for 3+ nights. There are no neighbours and no curfew.  Pet friendly.

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Australia Botanic Gardens Small Weddings
7. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 2 - 70
  • Wedding Packages: $1,250+

The Australian Botanical Gardens is located in the south western suburbs of Sydney and is the largest botanic garden in Australia set across 416 hectares. There are a number of lawns, gardens, waterfront and woodland settings to hire for intimate wedding ceremonies immersed in a collection of 4,000 different plants and flowers.

The most popular venue for small weddings is the Connections Garden which suits 2 - 70 guests for wedding ceremonies and with its verdant rainforest backdrop is an idyllic setting for little cocktail receptions in the summer months.

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Intimate reception venue for 30 - 50 guests at Mali Brae Farm
8. Mali Brae Farm

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

Augustine's Room at Mali Brae Farm is a purpose-built micro wedding venue that seats 30 - 55 guests overlooking lush farm views. With a private bar, luxe fire place and floor to ceiling windows, Augustine's Room is the perfect reception space for intimate wedding receptions in the Southern Highlands.

Mali Brae Farm is set on 90 private acres and has 6 ceremony sites to choose from including rustic ruins, gardens, waterfront weeping willows and an all-weather rustic barn. All inclusive wedding packages are well priced and come with complimentary accommodation for 2 in a cute little dairy cottage.

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Mini wedding venue Coorabell Estate
9. Coorabell Estate

  • Location: 36 Keys Road, Coorabell, NSW 2479
  • Capacity: 10 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Coorabell Estate is a private property that can be hired for small weddings and events in Australia's popular Byron Bay. The estate has 2 unique spaces to suit intimate weddings including a balcony with picturesque views over surrounding rainforest (seats 40) and a poolside function area for cocktail receptions with up to 55 guests.

The luxury 5 bedroom residence also has a lawn terrace where outdoor or marquee receptions can be hosted for up to 150 guests. Venue hire is inclusive of 2 nights accommodation for up to 10 guests and exclusive use of all 28 beautiful and secluded acres.

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Small wedding location at a private house overlooking the ocean
10. Interbane House

  • Location: 8 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park, NSW 2508
  • Capacity: 60
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Venue Hire: $2,950+

Interbane House is a private Victorian-period home that can be hired for small weddings of up to 60 (or slightly more) guests. The spacious 5 bedroom property is located on picturesque Bald Hill and overlooks the famed new Sea Cliff Bridge and stunning ocean views that take in the coastal traffic to and from Wollongong's busy port.

The house has a manicured flat lawn suitable for outdoor ceremonies and receptions and where there is an option to pitch a marquee. Surrounding the house is a wide balcony perfect for cocktail functions and the main dining room can seat up to 18 guests utilising existing furniture.

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Best Small Venues in QLD

Black Hall Micro Wedding Venue
11. White Chapel & Black Hall

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 90
  • Wedding Packages: $140+/pp

White Chapel & Black Hall are intimate ceremony and reception venues located on a quiet country block in the beautiful Scenic Rim. The venues can be hired separately or together and are set in beautiful gardens with additional outdoor event spaces including a rustic barn-style bar with adjoining lawn and a covered cocktail pavilion with a modern fireplace.

The world-class location just an hour from the Brisbane CBD and versatile collection of indoor & outdoor spaces make White Chapel and Black Hall among the best small wedding venues in Australia. The owners also have a luxury Airbnb that sleeps 2 - 8 guests 10 doors down the road and a venue-owned shuttle bus for the easy transport of wedding guests.

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Small wedding location for elopements in QLD
12. Lakehouse Folk Elopements

  • Location: Lake Baron, Sunshine Coast Hinterland
  • Capacity: 14
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

The Lakehouse Folk is a small wedding and elopement venue situated on a private property in the Sunshine Coast region of Queensland. The two hill-top houses have one of the most scenic backyards in Australia overlooking Lake Baroon and sweeping countryside views.

The Lakehouse Folk lawn can be hired for intimate wedding ceremonies with just the two of you or for up to 14 guests and comes fully set up with an altar, chairs and signing table. Optional accommodation is available in the two cottages, one of which has a swimming pool. There is a strict maximum capacity of 14 guests.

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Micro wedding venue at Engelsvale Homestead in the Sunshine Coast QLD
13. Micro Weddings at Engelsvale

  • Location: Sunshine Coast Hinterland
  • Capacity: 30
  • Accommodation: Enquire
  • Wedding Packages: Flexible

Engelsvale Homestead is a brand new small wedding venue and farm stay that caters for up to 30 guests in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The hilltop property is completely surrounded by beautiful bushland and features a luxury residence, micro reception barn and manicured grounds perfect for outdoor celebrations.

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Brisbane Powerhouse Small Reception Venue
14. Brisbane Powerhouse Terrace

  • Location: 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, QLD 4005
  • Capacity: 10 - 80
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Riverbend Terrace at Brisbane Powerhouse is a cosy wedding venue set over the water of the Brisbane River. The covered outdoor spaces caters for up to 40 guests for small seated receptions or up to 80 guests for cocktail functions and can also be utilised as a ceremony venue.

The Riverbend Terrace adjoins an indoor function area that seats up to 80 guests called the Rooftop Terrace. If both spaces are hired you get private and exclusive use of the top level of Brisbane Powerhouse.

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Jubris Hideaway Micro Wedding Venue
15. Jubri's Hideaway

  • Location: 63 Chelldan Avenue, Dalby, QLD 4405
  • Capacity: 80
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Jubri’s Hideaway is one of the most unique small wedding venues in Australia. A favourite place to get married at this quiet country-town destination is a one-of-a-kind Balinese garden. Hidden behind hand carved timber doors the secret garden features an authentic buddha hut altar, totem poles and gong. 

Other event spaces as this character-filled estate include a country garden with a rusted ute altar, water gardens, a repurposed reception shed and an eclectic courtyard filled with fascinating treasures. Together with guesthouse and cottage accommodation for 14+ guests, Jubri's Hideaway is an ideal weekend getaway for intimate country weddings.

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Best Small Venues in VIC

Bijour Weddings at The Post Office
16. Bijou Weddings

  • Location: 229 Sydney Road, Coburg, VIC 3058
  • Capacity: 24 - 50
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $295/pp

Bijou Weddings by Poh Events offer all inclusive micro wedding packages for 24 - 50 guests at The Post Office Hotel in Melbourne. Onsite ceremonies & receptions come fully styled in the light-filled Dining Hall bringing a luxe ambience to the rustic warehouse space.

The micro wedding package includes 6 hours venue hire, a fully styled ceremony with arbour and welcome signage, fully styled reception with tableware, greenery, tea lights and printed stationery, a 4 course seasonal menu and 5 hour drinks package with custom cocktail.

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Small reception venue in Melbourne at Chapel 1885
17. Chapel 1885 by Nudo

  • Location: 25 Sackville St, Collingwood, VIC 3066
  • Capacity: 64 - 90
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Chapel 1885 is an intimate wedding and reception venue situated in a Gothic Revival style building that used to be a consecrated church. The heritage-listed space has been transformed into a romantic event space that with large arch windows, grand piano and a wrought iron balustrade stair case (beautiful spot for wedding photos) is akin to a New York style loft.

Chapel 1885 seats up to 64 guests for small wedding ceremonies and/or receptions and caters for cocktail events with up to 90 guests. All inclusive wedding packages are managed by the Nudo team or you can enquire about DIY/BYO options.

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Small wedding venue Berth Melbourne
18. Berth Events

  • Location: 45 Newquay Promenade, Docklands, VIC 3008
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Situated on the waterfront at Docklands and with huge walls of glass overlooking Victoria Harbour, Berth is one of the most scenic small wedding venues in any of Australia's populous cities. The private, upstairs event space has panoramic views over the waterfront and Melbourne skyline and offers an intimate location for wedding ceremonies as well as receptions.

Berth seats a maximum of 80 guests for wedding receptions and caters for cocktail functions of up to 150. Minimum numbers apply and are seasonal with best availability for micro weddings being on mid-week days or less busy winter months.

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Small wedding venue Coombs Hill Barn
19. Coombs Hill Homestead

  • Location: Buttercup Road, Merrijig, VIC 3723
  • Capacity: 11 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 11
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Coombs Hill Homestead is a 160 year old American style barn that was imported from the USA, restored, and then rebuilt on a beautiful hill top in Victoria's High Country. Situated on 100 acres of farming land and overlooking sweeping views of the Delatite Valley, Coombs Hill offers an ideal spot for luxurious and intimate weddings and elopements.

Venue hire includes exclusive use of the homestead and surrounding paddocks for 3 or more days with accommodation for 11 in 5 luxurious bedrooms.

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Intimate wedding venue Spring Hill
20. The Little Church

  • Location: 1385 Kyneton-Springhill Road, Spring Hill, VIC 3444
  • Capacity: 20 - 80
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Little Church is an historic deconsecrated chapel located one hour from Melbourne's CBD in the tranquil Macedon Ranges. Situated on a 2 acre country estate amongst huge old gum trees, the 100 year old chapel and adjacent new reception pavilion provide a beautiful country setting for small weddings of up to 80 guests.

The chapel and pavilion are part of Spring Hill Peony Farm and are surrounded by beautiful fields of flowering peonies in spring. The pavilion seats up to 35 guests for micro weddings or you can host an outdoor reception on the lawns or a marquee for up to 80. The church itself seats up to 60 guests or caters for 80 with standing room.

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Best Small Venues in WA

Ampersand Estates Karri Forest Weddings
21. Ampersand Estates

  • Location: 9883 Vasse Highway, Peerabeelup, WA 6260
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 24
  • Wedding Packages: DIY

Ampersand Estates is an intimate DIY wedding venue nestled in the Donnelly River region within Pemberton’s stunning Karri Forest. The winery has an elegant 1940’s reception barn with feature sliding doors, a Cellar Door with tasting room overlooking the lake and a beautiful terrace with views over the river and Easter National Park.

Venue hire includes a minimum of 2 nights accommodation for up to 24 guests in 3 luxury homesteads. You get exclusive access to the entire property including outdoor event spaces and photo opportunities in the vineyards, meadows and orchards. Expect stunning views across ten hectares of vines to the Southern Ocean. 

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Small wedding venue in Western Australia Stonebarn
22. Stonebarn Weddings

  • Location: Langley Road, Quinninup, WA 6258
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16
  • Venue hire 2 - 5 days

Overlooking its own private forest and dam in the Warren River Valley region in South West WA, Stonebarn offers a tranquil destination for small weddings in nature where up to 16 guests can stay onsite for 2+ nights.

The 160 acre property centres around the architecturally designed Stonebarn which has 6 luxury suites all with their own balconies overlooking incredible bush valley views. There are 5 ceremony sites and 3 small reception venues on the property including the verandah, an open-sided gazebo and private dining room.

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Best Small Venues in SA

Woodburn Homestead Micro Weddings
23. Woodburn Homestead

  • Location: 410 Angas Plains Road, Langhorne Creek, SA 5255
  • Capacity: 80
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Woodburn Homestead is a heritage country estate that was built in 1864 and recently refurbished. The homestead sits on 42 acres of picturesque farming land and has a unique open air chapel that was once an old chaff shed, a rustic reception barn, marquee lawns and accommodation for 12 or so guests in the homestead, coach house and worker's cottage.

The barn, or Stables as often referred, is a perfect place for intimate wedding receptions with a rustic vibe and seats up to 80 guests. Venue hire includes exclusive use of the estate, access to a private cellar that's ideal for pre-wedding dinners and your choice of ceremony sites including the chapel and gardens with a 160 year old Morton Bay Fig.

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Small wedding venue Templewood House
24. Templewood House

  • Location: 49 Millbrook Road, Inglewood, SA 5133
  • Capacity: 2 - 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

This 4 bedroom heritage homestead is located on a scenic equestrian property in the Adelaide Hills and can be hired for micro weddings and elopements with all inclusive packages. Accessed via a stately driveway and set in beautiful lush green grounds, the property offers a private and relaxed setting for garden ceremonies and indoor or outdoor receptions.

Inside the homestead is a large drawing room with beautiful high ceilings and heritage open log fireplaces perfectly suited to small private dinners. For wedding photos the couple is transported to the property's High Paddock where there are 360° views, beautiful sunsets and photogenic horses.

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Best Small Venues in TAS 

Small Wedding Location Avalon Retreats
25. Avalon Retreats

  • Location: Rocky Hills - East Coast, Tasmania
  • Capacity: 25 - 50
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 6
  • Wedding Packages: Tailored by Bek Burrows

Half way between Hobart and Launceston on Tasmania's picturesque east coast is Avalon Retreats, an architecturally designed 3 bedroom house that can be hired for small weddings and elopements on the waterfront.

The modern homestead has a minimalist industrial vibe with high ceilings and glass walls that overlook the deep blue waters of Great Oyster Bay. Up to 25 guests can be seated in the dining room which opens onto a front lawn where one long table for 50 guests can be arranged.

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