Best Budget-Friendly Wedding Destinations

Cheap Wedding Destinations

Looking for beautiful places for a cheap destination wedding? Below is a list of the most unique and affordable destination wedding places across the Wedlockers platform. All of these incredible locations have accommodation onsite are all-in-one wedding venues with facilities for pre & post wedding events.

Affordable all inclusive wedding packages are available at several of the curated venues below and cater for micro weddings & elopements through to celebrations with 100+ guests. There's also several BYO venues that offer great cost savings by stocking up at Dan Murphy's and hiring caterers according to your wedding budget. 

Cheap destination weddings tend to be more economical the closer they are located to you. So before you book an international wedding with all the logistical requirements of planning an overseas celebration, check out these stunning and super affordable wedding destinations right here on Australian soil. 

Here are 10 budget friendly destination wedding locations that offer unique and beautiful settings to say "I do" and stay for a while.

Top 10 Affordable Destination Weddings

Cheap Destination Weddings at The Lodge Hotel Jamberoo
1. The Lodge Jamberoo

  • Location: Jamberoo - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136

The Lodge is situated in Jamberoo near the town's iconic action water park popular with summer tourists. The 43 hotel rooms overlook a huge outdoor swimming pool and spacious lawn area providing the perfect backdrop for luxe & fun, but inexpensive destination weddings.

For ceremonies, The Lodge has a beautiful tree cathedral set within a Pine Forest that features an open-sided timber chapel and paved seating area for guests. The reception venue is a large blank canvas hall that comes fully furnished and has a built in bar and adjoining function areas outdoors.

Wedding Packages

Venue hire for weddings is seasonally priced (currently 50% discounted) and includes exclusive use for 2 nights. Guests usually cover this fee by paying their own accommodation via the venue's online booking system. The couple then cover food & beverage which is very reasonably priced starting at under $100 per person.

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Cheap Destination for Small Weddings & Elopements at Goosewing Cottage
2. Goosewing Cottage

  • Location: Mount View - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Capacity: 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12

Goosewing Cottage is one of Australia's cheapest wedding destinations and a pioneer of all inclusive elopements. Surrounded by lush rolling hills, native Australian animals and the tranquility of nature, couples have exclusive use of the little farm to exchange vows with up to 20 loved ones present. 

The property has two dwellings onsite, a cottage that sleeps 4 guests and a homestead that sleeps 8. While parties are not permitted onsite, you're very welcome to host a dinner with guests who are staying onsite, hire in a private chef or head to one of the recommended local restaurants. 

Wedding Packages 

Goosewing Cottage offers affordable destination weddings starting at $3,295 for an all-inclusive 2 person elopement. All packages include venue hire, a wedding planner, choice of celebrant with a personalised ceremony and all legals, and one of the Hunter Valley's most awarded wedding photographers. 

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Cheap destination weddings at the beach in Jervis Bay
3. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111

The Cove is a 3 acre seaside resort that offers budget friendly destination weddings where all guests stay onsite at your own private beach for the weekend. What makes The Cove more affordable than other wedding locations is the ability for guests to cover the venue hire fee by paying for their own accommodation, the venue's affordable catering options and free styling inclusions. 

Onsite amenities include a brand new wedding hall, beachfront ceremony garden, pamper room for getting ready, glamping village with luxe amenities & fire pits, funhouse, cabins, spacious lawns, pre & post wedding event areas and free paddle boards and kayaks.

Wedding Packages

The Cove is an all inclusive wedding venue with a variety of packages to suit all budgets from food stations and cocktail catering to elegant seated menus. The venue hire fee is a very affordable minimum spend on accommodation which is typically covered by guests paying for their own rooms. Highly recommended.

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Affordable destination wedding and elopement location in the Hawkesbury
4. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Address: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW 2775
  • Capacity: 10 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Built in the ruins of a 160 year old Catholic Church, St Joseph's Guesthouse is one of the most unique wedding destinations in the affordable price range. The non-denominational wedding location has 5 luxury bedrooms and spacious living areas in the upper 2 floors and an intimate function area on the ground floor with seats up to 60 guests.

The original church bell still works and is located above the front door which is a beautiful spot for wedding ceremonies. The property features a plunge pool, a large backyard perfect for outdoor weddings against the magnificent facade of the church and stunning bush views.

Wedding Packages

St Joseph's Guesthouse is a BYO location with venue hire starting at $3,500 including 2+ nights accommodation for 10 guests. All inclusive packages for micro weddings start at under $5,000. 

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Cheap Wedding Destination Daydream Island
5. Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: $4,500+

Situated in the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Daydream Island Resort is one of the world's most beautiful wedding destinations. The resort offers surprisingly affordable destination wedding packages with a choice of places to tie the knot including a glass chapel with stunning ocean views, poolside event spaces and a seaside infinity deck.

Daydream Island is located 30 minutes from the mainland by boat or helicopter with current wedding specials including discounted island transfers and complimentary accommodation. See listing for full details of current discounts.

Wedding Packages

All inclusive wedding packages start at an affordable $4,500 including venue hire, styling and flowers. Catered wedding packages are also very reasonably priced.

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Cheap location for destination weddings on the beach in Kiama
6. The Pavilion Kiama

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Accommodation: Within walking distance

Kiama is a popular beach wedding destination conveniently located within easy reach of Sydney and Wollongong. Set on its own oceanfront peninsula in the heart of town, The Pavilion offers a unique opportunity to get married in a private beachfront setting, have your reception onsite and walk to your accommodation after - a logistically easy and highly affordable option for a coastal destination wedding.

The venue itself is a large and modern, light-filled space with expansive ocean views to Kiama Lighthouse. It has an outdoor lawn area, an entrance foyer bar (and wet weather ceremony space), a bridal suite and 2 waterfront ceremony sites right outside the venue.

Wedding Packages

The Pavilion Kiama offers affordable all inclusive wedding packages that start at $125 per person with nothing you need to add aside from floral styling if you wish. 

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Cheap Destination Wedding Goolawah Retreat
7. Goolawah Bush & Beach Retreat

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

Surrounded by 28 acres of beautiful bushland set on the ocean's edge, Goolawah Bush & Beach Retreat is an idyllic spot for destination weddings with a popularly priced hire fee. The property features an open air timber pavilion that adjoins a festoon-lit courtyard and 5 self contained cottages.

Camping is permitted onsite, pets are welcome, there's no curfew and you can bring your own drinks and caterers according to your budget. 

Wedding Packages

The venue hire fee is seasonal with the cheapest weddings available in winter and mid week. You get exclusive access to the property for 3 days including all accommodation and guests are able to pay their own accommodation. 

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Affordable all-in-one wedding location in the Scenic Rim
8. White Chapel Kalbar

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 90
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8

White Chapel Kalbar is a modern little chapel situated on a quiet country corner in one of Australia's most scenic locations - the world renowned Scenic Rim. The elegant little neon-lit chapel is surrounded by an intimate courtyard and gardens and has the small Hamptons-inspired Black Hall for wedding receptions at its rear.

With an outdoor bar area, lawns suitable for garden weddings and covered pergola areas, the property is perfectly set up for destination weddings in the Scenic Rim. The owner also has a luxe Airbnb 10 doors down the road, a Bentley to transport you and a bus to transport your guests.

Wedding Packages

White Chapel Kalbar offers affordable venue hire from $1,500, all inclusive elopement packages starting from $6,250 and destination weddings with ceremony, photos + reception from under $200/pp.

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Eleven Eighty Inexpensive Wedding Destination
9. Eleven Eighty Weddings

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

Eleven Eighty is an affordable place for destination weddings at the picturesque Shoalhaven Heads just 10 minutes from Berry. With two cottages onsite that sleep a total of 15 guests and a collection of 5 unique wedding spaces, Eleven Eighty is an idyllic wedding destination for 15 - 80 guests.

Event spaces include a heritage listed wedding hall, a micro wedding barn, a private courtyard with rustic bar, Argentinian pergola with BBQ and a gorgeous little refurbished train carriage. A props shed has all furniture for your ceremony and reception including styling elements such as velvet couches - offering a massive cost saving.

Wedding Packages

All wedding packages including accommodation for up to 15 guests for 2 nights and free access to the props shed. Micro weddings for up to 30 guests start at $7,500. Weddings with up to 80 guests are $12,000. Then just BYO caterers and drinks.

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Cheap Wedding Destination in the Byron Bay Hinterland
10. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: 3 day/2 night BYO

Midginbil Eco Resort is one of Australia's most fun and affordable wedding locations for 3 day celebrations with 80+ guests. The 400 acre resort is situated in the Byron Bay Hinterland and is surrounded by beautiful sub tropical rainforest offers some of the country's most picturesque views. 

Accommodation at Midginbil includes a village of safari tents that each have their own timber balconies and cottages and lodges. There's a reception barn, 3 ceremony sites, a late night bonfire site that comes stocked with wood ready to light and a swimming pool plus tennis and volleyball courts.

Wedding Packages

A very affordable venue hire fee (priced seasonally) includes exclusive use of the property and all accommodation for 3 days/2 nights. Guests usually cover this fee by paying their own accommodation along with a small meal allowance for catered breakfasts & lunches. The reception catering is BYO to fit your budget. 

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