Amazing Bush Weddings in Australia

Bush Weddings

There's nothing quite like a bush wedding for bringing loved ones together in a magical setting. Whether immersed in a bushland clearing or overlooking expansive views of lush national park, a wedding in the Australian bush comes with a special kind of atmosphere exclusive to acres and acres of nature's beautiful trees.

If you're planning an Australian bush wedding, swathes of dense and sparse bushy regions offer a vast choice of settings and backdrops across the country. Many of our national parks and heritage listed wilderness regions have wedding venues and places to stay within their borders. The unique biodiversity and heritage significance of these places contributes to the special importance of the weddings here.

In Northern NSW and Queensland, many bush wedding venues are involved with regenerative planting projects. In the hinterland regions of the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay, wedding venues often plant a tree in honour of every couple who is married here. Your wedding contributes to the reforestation of land once cleared for farming. 

The bush wedding in Australia isn't a new concept. Many of the country's most popular wedding venues are immersed under a dense canopy of trees. Yet there are still places across our 7.688 million km² landscape that are unexplored, and relatively unknown bush wedding venues are located near these amazing spots. 

Below is a list of bush wedding venues in Australia. Some of these places are accustomed to the words "I do". At others, weddings are rare. From bush wedding venues in NSW to rainforest destinations in tropical north QLD, all of these places are amongst Australia's most beautiful spots for a wedding in nature. From budget friendly to top end luxury, these are best places for a bush wedding in Australia.

Bush Weddings

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Bush Wedding Venues in NSW

Bush wedding ceremony chapel at The Woods Farm
1. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Tomerong - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120
  • Wedding packages: DIY/BYO

Secluded in woodlands just a few minutes from the beaches of Jervis Bay, The Woods Farm offers a fairytale-like bush wedding destination where your entire guest stays with you for the weekend. Accommodation includes luxury 3 bedroom cottages and a fun permanent glamping village. 

The 40 acre one-of-a-kind property features an open air bush chapel with a unique arbor walkway creating a magical entrance to your wedding ceremony. The reception venue is a chandelier endowed modern barn with large side doors that open onto a games lawn. There's also communal areas for pre & post wedding events.

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Bush wedding destination with festoon lights hung between trees at Port Stephens
2. The Oasis Micro Wedding Resort

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

The Oasis is a private & affordable seaside resort with two bush reception venues, lush tropical gardens and 9 cabins that sleep up to 50 guests. The 5 acre rainforest retreat is located in the popular Port Stephens region of NSW and can be hired with exclusive use over two nights.

The main reception venue is a magical rainforest deck that is roofed and has a romantic canopy of fairy lights with feature-lit surrounding trees. There's also an open-air lawn immersed in a forest of festoon-lit trees where seated dining can be arranged under the stars. Billabongs and boardwalks set the scene for beautiful bush wedding ceremonies.

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Bushland wedding reception venue with elegant driveway in the Hunter Valley NSW
3. The Woodhouse Wollombi

  • Location: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 17
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

At the end of an elegant tree-lined driveway on the edge of Yengo National Park sits the architecturally designed trio of timber peaks belonging to The Woodhouse Wollombi. This contemporary reception venue brings the elegance of a European chalet to relaxed bush weddings and is minutes from Australia's most well-known winery region.

The Woodhouse was purpose-built for weddings in nature and is surrounded by expansive grounds featuring a private lake and lake-side bar, an outdoor dance floor, Tuscan pergola for outdoor receptions and 100 acres of seasonal trees including a paperbark forest wedding ceremony site. Optional onsite accommodation includes a rustic barn stay and seperate honeymoon suite.

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Bush wedding venue with views over the Blue Mountains National Park
4. Chapel Hill Retreat

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

With sweeping views over the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park and onsite accommodation in 6 self contained cottages, Chapel Hill Retreat is an idyllic destination for bush weddings near Sydney. The 35 acre retreat features a natural bushland cathedral, a ceremonial avenue of trees, expansive lawns perfect for outdoor receptions and an intimate event deck which all have views over lush valleys and mountains.

Very affordable venue hire packages provide exclusive use of Chapel Hill to create your dream wedding in any of the event spaces. All furniture & table ware is provided and set up for you and there's even a luxe bridal suite for getting ready.

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Mimosa Wines Australian Bush Wedding Venue
5. Mimosa Wines

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

Mimosa Wines is a 200 acre winery, completely immersed in native Australian bushland just a few minutes from the coastal town of Bermagui. Located on the high side of the sloping property, an architecturally design and chefs hatted restaurant features huge sliding glass doors that open to views of the vineyard below and sweeping National Park surrounds.

Mimosa Wines is one of the most spectacular spots in the country for Australian bush weddings. You can get married on the restaurant balcony with the expansive bush canopy as your backdrop, or on the forest floor with towering trees above you. Wedding packages are all-inclusive, well priced and will delight foodies.

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Bush Wedding Venue near Byron Bay Australia
6. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: Midginbil - Tweed Hinterland, NSW
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70 - 150+
  • Wedding Packages: 3 days DIY/BYO

Midginbil Eco Resort is a budget friendly 3 day wedding destination located in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. With spectacular views across Night Cap National Park, the 400 acre retreat offers a relaxed and curfew-free location for weekend long weddings in the company of loved ones.

Midginbil offers very affordable 3 day/2 night wedding packages that include exclusive use of the property, fun safari lodge accommodation, a pool, tennis and volleyball courts. There are 3 ceremony sites overlooking or immersed in the bush, a reception barn with cocktail courtyard, lawn areas for a bush wedding reception and a late night bonfire site that comes set up.

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Bushland wedding location Mount Rivers
7. The Lodge At Mount Rivers

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

This adventure lovers playground on the banks of the Peterson River in New South Wales is one of Australia's newest and best wedding venues in nature. The 6 bedroom mountain hideaway offers 3 day venue hire for weddings but you may wish to stay longer with swimming holes, fishing spots, kayaking, mountain biking, bush walking and 200 acres of grazing paddocks to explore.

The riverfront lawn is an idyllic spot for wedding ceremonies and outdoor receptions with views over lush green hills, valleys and bush-covered mountains. There's a covered poolside area for pre & post wedding gatherings, plenty of space for guests to camp or glamp, a paddock for your horse and no neighbours hence no curfew. The lodge is also dog friendly.

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Goolawah Bush Beach Wedding Retreat
8. Goolawah Bush Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32 + camping
  • Wedding Packages: 3 days DIY/BYO

Goolawah Bush & Beach Retreat is a 28 acre wedding destination on the sunny NSW North Coast. The property is surrounded by native bushland, has the beach just a few hundred metres away, and with accommodation for 32 in 5 onsite cottages makes the ideal spot for a weekend-long wedding.

The reception venue at Goolawah Retreat is a brand new open air pavilion that seats 90 guests or caters for cocktail functions of up to 120. Venue hire includes exclusive use of the entire estate including all accommodation and amenities for 3 nights and you can choose your own suppliers. No curfew.

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Dantosa Bush Wedding Destination
9. Dantosa Estate

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

Situated on 9 beautiful acres in the world heritage Blue Mountains, Dantosa Estate is one of Australia's most picturesque spots for intimate bush weddings. The secluded property comes with flexible accommodation for up to 18 people in two seperate dwellings, one of which has a reception space for up to 60 guests. 

The park-like grounds are nestled in a secluded forest opening and offer an elegant setting for weddings in nature with beautiful views over a private lake with floating Lakehouse. The gardens, pontoon, Lakehouse and homestead offer a range of versatile locations for DIY ceremonies and indoor or outdoor receptions.

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St Josephs Bush Weddings
10. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Venue hire: $3,500 - $7,500

The backyard at St Joseph's Guesthouse is an amazing venue for bush weddings with views over the Hawkesbury hills set against the incredible facade of repurposed church. Built from the ruins of a 160 year old Catholic Chapel, St Joseph's is now an Airbnb that can be hired for weddings with 10 to 100 guests.

In the upper two levels of the building are 5 luxury bedrooms and open plan living areas. On the ground floor is an intimate event space that seats up to 60 guests. The original church bell still works above the front sandstone steps where you can get married followed by a bush reception in the backyard. 

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Growwild Wildflower Bushland Farm
11. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 30 - 145
  • Accommodation: Next door
  • Wedding Packages: Day hire DIY/BYO

Surrounded by national park, Growwild Wildflower Farm is not only a beautiful bush wedding venue but also a registered sanctuary for local wildlife. Koalas, kangaroos and a huge variety of birds are regular visitors here, drawn to the lush greenness of the property and pretty flowering gardens.

Set across 25 spacious acres featuring a hidden valley ceremony site bordering the bush, Growwild offers an all in one location that caters for all weather. There's a cute little barn with an adjoining courtyard that can seat up to 50 either indoors or out, and a grand garden marquee with hard wood floors and paved outdoor dance floor.

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The Lodge Bush Weddings
12. The Lodge Jamberoo

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

The Lodge Jamberoo is a 43 room country hotel that you can hire for the exclusive use of your wedding for 2 nights. The resort style hotel is located within an Australian bush setting on a beautiful country drive south of Sydney, with all hotel rooms overlooking a huge communal swimming pool. 

The Lodge has a brand new open-air bush cathedral for wedding ceremonies set amongst a Pine Forest beside a gentle flowing creek. The ambient location extends to a luxe wedding hall which caters for receptions of up to 300 guests. 

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Bush Wedding Venues in VIC

Edible Forest Wedding Venue Yarra Valley
13. Yarra Valley Estate

  • Location: 2164 Melba Highway, Dixons Creek, 3775
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 91
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Hidden within 120 acres of native bushland with an edible forest and onsite accommodation in 48 rooms, Yarra Valley Estate is a perfect back-to-nature venue for a 3 day destination wedding. Passionate about sustainability, all of the estate's wedding packages include the option to plant a geo-tagged tree which can be returned to year after year. 

Bushland ceremony venues at Yarra Valley Estate include a beautiful Air Chapel, a wetlands conservation area and manicured sculpture gardens with beautiful views across the valley. A rustic reception venue completes the all inclusive wedding facilities at this beautiful forest venue located only 1 hour from Melbourne.

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Eight Acres Bush Wedding Venue
14. Eight Acres

  • Location: 303 Colquhoun Road, Lakes Entrance, VIC 3909
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 48
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days

The aptly named Eight Acres, is an 8 acre farm stay and DIY wedding venue set in natural bushland near East Gippsland’s pristine beaches. Surrounded by peaceful country style surrounds and with relaxed coastal vibes, the property offers a unique blank canvas to BYO your preferred caterers, drinks and styling. 

Wedding packages include exclusive use of the property for 3 days with accommodation for up to 48 guests onsite in cottages and glamping tents. Surrounded by loved ones, Eight Acres provides an ideal setting for a wedding weekend away with the opportunity for welcome cocktails, a woodfire pizza night and farewell brunch.

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Camp Sunnystones Bush Weddings
15. Camp Sunnystones

  • Location: 98 Possumtail Run, Merrimu, VIC 3340
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 90
  • Wedding Packages: DIY

An hour off the beaten track of Melbourne, Ballarat and Geelong, Camp Sunnystones offers 50 acres of private farm and bushland bordering the Long Forest Nature Reserve. The property centres around an architecturally designed homestead which has a dining hall, commercial kitchen facilities and 9 rooms sleeping 90 guests. 

Down the valley with uninterrupted views of the forest and its many wildflowers and box gums, The Valley Site provides a totally blank outdoor canvas for you to pitch a tipi, marquee or Sperry tent. With plenty of land area, you may like to ask the owners about setting up a glamping village.

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Bush Wedding Venues in QLD

Bush wedding reception space on the Coral Sea at Daydream Island
16. Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

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

Daydream Island is a world-class rainforest resort located at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef in the tropical Whitsundays. Largely renowned for its beautiful private beaches, the resort's seaside infinity deck is immersed in native bushland offering the best of nature with a backdrop of lush forest and stunning azure waters under sunny blue skies.

Also at Daydream Island is a beautiful glass chapel that overlooks stunning ocean and bush views. There's hotel style accommodation for all guests, easy boat transfers from Airlie Beach and plenty to do on the island from rainforest walks to snorkelling the reef.

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National Park wedding venue Maleny Retreat
17. Maleny Retreat

  • Location: Mears Lane, Booroobin, QLD 4552
  • Capacity: 12 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Sitting 555 metres above sea level and overlooking 100 acres of stunning mountain scenery, Maleny Retreat is one of Australia's most spectacular wedding locations. The hill top wedding site has the iconic peak of Glass House Mountain in the foreground with the Pacific Ocean glistening behind and being only 30 minutes from Brisbane is one of Queensland's most popular Hinterland venues.

Given the stunning views and year-round temperate climate, Maleny Retreat is the perfect spot for outdoor weddings and receptions. Seated dining or cocktail weddings can be set up under the stars and marquee, Sperry tent and giant Nordic tipis are available to hire. Venue hire includes 4 days access with homestead accommodation for 14 guests, plus a glamping village for guests.

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Austinvilla Estate Bush Wedding Venue
18. Austinvilla Estate

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

Nestled in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Austinvilla Estate is a sun-drenched, bush wedding venue that has accommodation onsite for your entire guest list. This elegant resort does weekend-long bushland weddings quite unlike anywhere else, offering recovery breakfasts, meet and greet dinners and post wedding pool parties complete with bar staff.

An all-weather ceremony pavilion offers the hinterland hills or bush as your wedding backdrop choices, and there is a rainforest deck adjoining the reception venue where guests can enjoy cocktails & canapés while you're having photos. All inclusive packages are upward of $250/pp.

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Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat QLD
19. Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat

  • Location: 412-422 Main Creek Road, Cougal, NSW 2474
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100
  • Wedding Packages: DIY

Set on 200 acres of spectacular bushland ridges and rainforest gullies, Sine Cera Retreat offers an affordable and stunning one stop wedding venue. All wedding guests can stay onsite immersed in pristine nature, waking up to a symphony of lyrical birdsong and beautiful views across Gondwana forests.

Wedding ceremony locations include secluded creekside spots under a magical canopy of ancient trees. The reception venue is a clean, blank canvas space with commercial kitchen amenities including refrigeration and back up generator. Venue hire starts at $4,200 per day including all accommodation and you DIY & BYO catering and drinks. 

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Bush Wedding Venues in WA

Stonebarn Bush Wedding Venue Aus
20. Stonebarn Weddings

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

Nestled on 160 acres of lush native bushland, the truffière and luxury wedding venue Stonebarn offers an incredibly unique setting for 2 - 5 day destination weddings. The architecturally designed stone and timber venue has stunning indoor + outdoor spaces for weddings overlooking spectacular views of the property’s dam, bush trails and unspoilt Warren River valley.

Venue hire at Stonebarn includes exclusive access to the entire property with luxury accommodation for 16 and your own private bath in the bush. With 5 ceremony sites and 3 reception areas secluded in nature, you have full design over your wedding to invite your preferred caterers and other vendors as desired. No curfew.

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Rivendell Bushland Weddings
21. Rivendell Winery Estate

  • Location: 1172 Wildwood Road, Yallingup, WA 6282
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 72
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Rivendell is a private 110 acre wedding venue immersed in the picturesque natural forests and rolling hills of Yallingup. Having teamed up with Yallingup Event Hire to provide set up of tipi, marquee or Hamptons style tents, Rivendell is one of the most beautiful, versatile and easiest places to create an outdoor wedding in nature.

There are many romantic and secluded spots within the grounds for wedding ceremonies including a secret hedge garden. The property also features a variety of wedding photo backdrops including a 40-acre field with flat natural bushland surrounded by large native trees.

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Swings Roundabouts Bush Weddings
22. Swings & Roundabouts

  • Location: 2807 Caves Road, Yallingup, WA 6282
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Surrounded by the stunning Yallingup bush, Swings & Roundabouts offers an intimate outdoor setting for picture perfect alfresco weddings. This winery is one of Margaret River’s most popular wedding venues due to its natural setting, versatile roomy spaces, top shelf food & wine and supportive planning staff.

From the stone cellar entryway and unique swinging chairs to elegant floor to ceiling glass windows, Swings & Roundabouts offers a beautifully modern location for weddings that pays tribute to its rustic setting. Expect impressive towering gum trees, a lush green backdrop of rolling hills and trees and easy, all inclusive wedding packages.

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Forest Weddings in TAS

Sandridge Estate BUsh Wedding Venue
23. Sandridge Estate

  • Location: 191 Sisters Beach Road, Sisters Beach, TAS 7321
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Glamping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY

The coastal Sandridge Estate is a stunning DIY wedding venue located on a 500 acre wilderness reserve that overlooks the Bass Strait. A giant barn sits in the middle of the property and is filled with custom-made Tasmanian oak furniture, mis-matched vintage chairs and 400m of warm, atmosphic lighting.

Accessed by a private 2km rain-forest lined road, the property offers privacy, seclusion and the flexibility to plan your wedding however you like. There are rain forests and creeks, mountain bike and bushwalking trails, camp sites and an amazing array of native wildlife.

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Mount Gnomon Bush Weddings
24. Mount Gnomon Farm

  • Location: 886 Ironcliffe Road, Penguin, TAS 7316
  • Capacity: 250
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Sitting on a hilltop in the Dial Range wilderness region that stretches from Penguin to Cradle Mountain, Mount Gnomon Farm enjoys stunning views of the bush, cider orchard and sea. Onsite, is a brand new 250 seat reception barn which is the one of the largest wedding venues in Tasmania’s north west.

The barn, farm, cider bar and gardens provide an amazing range of backdrops for wedding ceremonies and photos including in sunflower fields and with piglets. All inclusive packages provide catering, bar service and styling items which include a wooden wedding arch, straw bales and fire pots.

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If you're planning an Australian bush wedding, you'll be pleasantly spoilt for the destinations in nature our country has on offer. From the coast to Australia's vast red desserts, there are wedding venues within some of our national parks that are still wild and largely unexplored. 

Yes, you can get married in Australia's national parks. Yes, there are convenient ceremony and reception venue facilities in some of Australia's most beautiful native bushland.

Whether you're looking for a ceremony site, a reception venue or an all in one destination for a 3 day wedding, the above list has you covered with a unique selection of Australia's most beautiful bush wedding venues. 

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