Best DIY Wedding Venues in NSW

DIY wedding venues 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 rustic barns & barefoot reception venues to elegant estates, the variety of buildings, backdrops, scenery and facilities at DIY venues in NSW gives plenty of scope to create something no one has ever done before.

In NSW, DIY wedding venues come in three price brackets. Budget venues, mid range venues and luxury DIY venues.

Cheap DIY wedding venues

DIY venues that offer the biggest budget savings are largely BYO locations where you can hire in catering and bring your own drinks. Due to the cost associated with hiring a marquee or other structure, permanently erected reception venues often offer the best deals. Permanent marquees pitched in elegant locations make stunning wedding venues and there's several in NSW that offer highly affordable prices for DIY weddings:

Figbird Cottage - Shoalhaven, NSW
Growwild Wildflower Farm - Southern Highlands, NSW
St Joseph's Guesthouse - Hawkesbury, NSW

Mid-range DIY wedding venues

Most DIY wedding venues fall into the mid range price bracket and are either fully BYO or offer all-inclusive packages where you do the styling. Blank canvas venues where you hire a marquee often fall into this price range even with budget catering because the cost of hiring an elegant marquee starts at $5,000.

Luxury DIY wedding venues

NSW has a wonderful range of luxury DIY venues including private properties & estate and exclusive hire resorts. For a wedding of 100 guests you'll want a minimum budget of $60,000 to hire, style & cater at these venues. We recommend:

Greystone Estate - Hunter Valley, NSW
The Cove - Jervis Bay, NSW

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Table of Contents

South Coast Venues
Southern Highlands Venues
Blue Mountains Venues
Central Coast Venues
Hunter Valley Venues
Illawarra Venues
Mid North Coast Venues
Newcastle Venues
Northern Rivers Venues
Riverina Venues
Off-the-beaten-track Venues

DIY Venues on the South Coast

DIY Wedding Venue The Cove
1. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Capacity: 150+
  • Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Exclusive venue hire, accommodation, water sports
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 126

The Cove is a 3 acre seaside oasis with it's own private beach and accommodation for your entire guest list. The DIY venue suits those looking for a weekend escape where everything happens onsite including the option of pre & post wedding events. 

The resort features a pamper room to get ready in, a games garden, a village green with outdoor festoon lighting, an outdoor pavilion with bar circled tree, a chandelier tree grove, a marquee site, cabins, tents and a funhouse. Romantic & intimate outdoor weddings under fairy lit trees are what The Cove is all about.

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

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: 3 day venue hire + accommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120

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

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Galls Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Exclusive venue hire + accommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

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 venue Figbird Cottage
4. 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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South Coast Wedding Venue Kullindi Homestead
5. Kullindi Homestead

  • Capacity: 20 - 200
  • Location: Booderee National Park, Ellmoos Rd, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire + accommodation
  • Accommodation: 5 units

The historic Kullindi Homestead is a unique wedding venue with spacious lawns on the edge of Sussex Inlet waterway. Providing an absolute blank canvas, the property is an ideal location for those who wish to DIY their wedding from scratch.

You'll need to hire a marquee or teepee to pitch on the private waterfront and bring your own catering and drinks. Stay the weekend in five self-contained units, plus there's plenty of space for glamping.

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South Coast Wedding Venue in the Wilde

6. Weddings in the Wilde

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 71 Ryans Ln, Wildes Meadow, NSW 2577
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire, accommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120

Weddings in the Wilde is a 40 hectare rainforest property & adventure wonderland that offers DIY weddings in it's unique log chapel and secluded grounds. A treelined Green lights up at night under festoon lights with fire pits and dancing under the stars. Marquee & tipi weddings are popular here and there's a basic function centre onsite for pre & post wedding events.

Weddings in the Wilde is a very private location with late curfew. Wedding packages are DIY & BYO with accommodation included (cost can be passed onto guests.) Additional offerings include zip lining, archery and a giant swing.

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DIY Venues in the Southern Highlands

Growwild Wildflower Farm offers affordable weddings in the Southern Highlands
7. 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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Southern Highlands Wedding Venue Fitzroy Inn
8. Fitzroy Inn

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 1 Ferguson Cres, Mittagong, NSW 2575
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire, catering
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 30

Fitzroy Inn is a pet friendly wedding venue on 5 acres of manicured gardens in the Southern Highlands. Reception venues include the restaurant and adjoining marquee, and there's boutique accommodation for 30 guests. Venue hire provides exclusive use of the entire property to style to your preference. 

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DIY Venues in the Blue Mountains

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

  • Capacity: 60 - 100
  • Location: 1029 St Albans Rd, St Albans, NSW 2775
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire, accommodation
  • Accommodation: 5 Bedrooms 

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 up to 4 days 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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Berry Hill is a brand new country wedding venue in the Blue Mountains
10. Berry Hill

  • Capacity: 20 - 300
  • Location: 1832 River Rd, Leets Vale, NSW 2775
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue & structure hire
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 74+

Berry Hill is a 75 acre country property with 2km of river frontage in the Hawkesbury. With an impressive sandstone escarpment on one side, the river on the other and undisturbed Blue Mountains wilderness all around, Berry Hill offers the ultimate setting for DIY outdoor weddings.

Design your ideal wedding space with a tipi, marquee or clear dome, or string up festoon lighting for a romantic outdoor reception under the country stars. You can even set up a glamping village for a private & relaxed 3 day wedding with all your favourite peeps.

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Lithgow State Mine - Lithgow, Blue Mountains
11. Lithgow State Mine

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 3A State Mine Gully Rd, State Mine Gully, NSW 2790
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Nearby hotels & Airbnb's

The decommissioned coal mining site of the Lithgow State Mine is surrounded by relics of a bygone era. Old trains and coal mining machinery provide the perfect backdrop for wedding photos and with a backdrop of expansive mountain views, the mine provides an atmospheric canvas on which to create your dream wedding.

The Bath House is a unique reception venue with an industrial vibe and white walls to style as preferred. Simply add Persian rugs, a velvet lounge, neon signs or other preferred styling items to bring your own unique character to this incredible space.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Dryridge
12. Dryridge Estate

  • Capacity: 220
  • Location: 226 Aspinall Rd, Megalong Valley, NSW 2785
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire, accommodation
  • Accommodation: 2 Self contained homesteads sleep 12

Dryridge Estate is a boutique vineyard in a stunning hilltop location. From the ceremony spot under a tree to the clear walled & clear roofed marquee, every inch of this DIY venue features an incredibly vast backdrop with 360 degree country views.

Create your own floral ceremony arbor or simply sling flowing white fabric in the trees. As the sun sets the clear marquee walls glow in orange light creating a magical reception setting. Opt for a simple hanging green installation or fill the space with a riot of colourful flowers. 

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Waldara Farm - Edith, Blue Mountains
13. Waldara Farm

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 280 Burroughs Crossing, Edith, NSW 2787
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: 3 Day venue hire, furniture
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 20

At Waldara Farm you have 800 acres of grazing pastures and picturesque country landscape on which to plan your DIY wedding. The farm's topography features rolling green hills, rugged mountain landscapes, manicured gardens and beautiful country architecture.

The whole farm is available to hire for your exclusive use with a luxury barn, ceremony shed, gazebo, lawns, gardens, a reception hall and all ceremony & reception furniture included. You are free to choose your own caterers & BYO drinks.

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DIY Venues in Byron Bay

Wedding Venue Byron Bay Forget Me Not Weddings
14. Forget Me Not Farm

  • Capacity: 30 - 250
  • Location: 589 Coopers Shoot Rd, Coopers Shoot, NSW 2479
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: 5 cottages

Forget Me Not Farm is a private DIY wedding venue on a working cattle farm near Byron Bay. The location features an elegant ceremony spot beside a picturesque dam looking towards a DIY marquee setting on the opposite bank.

Largely catering to outdoor, marquee & tipi weddings, Forget Me Not Farm will assist in your wedding plans. Micro weddings for up to 36 guests can be held at the cottage with award winning gardens.

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Wedding Venue Byron Bay Midginbil Hill Eco Resort
15. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: 3 Day venue hire
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 80+

Midginbil Hill Resort is an eco-friendly wedding venue on 400 countryside acres one hour inland from Byron Bay. Surrounded by lush tropical greenery and picturesque mountain views, the property is perfect for DIY barn weddings in a relaxed country environment where the entire guest list can stay onsite.

Wedding packages include exclusive use of the property with a variety of accommodation for wedding guests including campsites, bunkhouse, motel & safari tents. 

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DIY Venues on the Central Coast

Paradise Botanical Gardens is a hidden wedding venue on the Central Coast
16. 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
17. 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.


Wedding Venue Central Coast Somersby Gardens
18. Somersby Gardens

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: 380 Somersby Falls Rd, Somersby, NSW 2250
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: 3 Day venue hire, supervisor, bar staff + ice
  • Accommodation: 7 Bedroom residence
Somersby Gardens is a peaceful 50 acre bushland property with private manicured gardens, pavilion, outdoor amphitheatre and picturesque Horseshoe Bridge. The Estate Green is available for those who wish to BYO their own marquee or tipis for a DIY garden wedding.
Wedding packages include an on-the-day supervisor to assist your chosen wedding vendors.

DIY Venues in the Hunter Valley

DIY wedding venue Greystone Estate
19. 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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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Adams Peak Estate
20. Adams Peak Country Estate & The Barn

  • Location: 66 Adams Peak Rd, Broke, NSW 2330
  • Capacity: 180
  • Wedding package Inclusions: 3 Day venue hire, accommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 24

Adams Peak Country Estate is a private, all-in-one DIY wedding venue with a luxury house & homestead onsite. Available to hire for multi-day stays for up to 24 guests, Adams Peak is the perfect Hunter Valley venue for a weekend celebration away in the popular wine region. 

Reception venues include a rustic hay shed and barn and the venue provides a DIY wedding guide including a choice of preferred caterers. The pet friendly ceremony paddock enjoys some of the best views in the region.

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Moravia Park
21. Moravia Park

  • Location: 423 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: 3 Day venue hire
  • Accommodation: Bridal suite + homestead

If you're looking for a blank canvas wedding venue with a rustic vibe, the barn at Moravia Park is an excellent option. Located on a spacious rural horse ranch, the barn features huge double sliding doors that make a great backdrop for wedding ceremonies.

At Moravia Park, all essential furniture items are provided and set up by staff for you prior to your arrival. This makes DIY weddings super easy and offers a budget saving if you don't want to hire a stylist or planner. The spacious bridal suite is perfect for getting ready in addition to wedding night accommodation. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Lonely Goat Olives
22. Lonely Goat Olives

  • Location: 153 Eglinford Ln, Congewai, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 50
  • Wedding package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: 2 Bedroom bridal suite

Lonely Goat Olives is a small DIY venue in the Hunter Valley. The property is on a picturesque olive grove surrounded by green farmland and offers a choice of scenic backdrops for wedding ceremonies. Hire of a marquee for DIY wedding receptions is recommended.

The owners at Lonely Goat Olives are very flexible to work with your vision. There's an option for wedding guests to set up glamping tents and the premises is a pet friendly venue.

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Wallalong House
23. Wallalong House

  • Location: 76 Wallalong Rd, Wallalong, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire 
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 19

With its stone flooring and marble bar, the majestic Indian tent at Wallalong House is one of the most luxurious blank canvas venues in country NSW. Located poolside with dreamy lighting and outdoor lounges dotting the space, there's very little styling required to create a lavish reception.

Wedding ceremony locations include a 200 year old fig tree site with picturesque views from its elevated position. Accommodation for 19 includes a bridal suite in the 1830's stables. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue The Woodhouse Wollombi
24. The Woodhouse Wollombi

  • Location: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire with/without accommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16

The Woodhouse Wollombi is a spectacular, architecturally designed barn on a 100 acre country venue the features a picturesque lake surrounded by pristine bushland. The private space is exclusively yours for the duration of your booking to DIY & BYO your wedding exactly to your vision.

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Merrindah Weddings
25. Merrindah Weddings

  • Location: 3174 Great North Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding package inclusions: Venue hire + catering or BYO

Merrindah Weddings at Mulla Villa Farm is an all-in-one wedding venue well suited to relaxed, country weddings. The historic property features a converted barn that's perfect for rustic weddings in the Hunter Valley. 

A fully DIY wedding venue, you have the choice of utilising the barn and it's outdoor courtyard for your wedding reception, or pitch a marquee alongside for seperate dining & dancing spaces. If a glam barn dance with hay bale seating is your jam, Merrindah Weddings is picture perfect.

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DIY Venues in the Illawarra

Illawarra Wedding Venue Seacliff House
26. Seacliff House

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: 139 Princes Hwy, Gerringong, NSW 2534
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 24

With light streaming through the large farm-facing windows and reflecting off white washed walls, the purpose built modern reception barn at Seacliff House is one of the most popular DIY wedding venues in NSW. The property features views across the courtyard, over lush green paddocks and out to the Pacific Ocean.

Seacliff House is the perfect blank canvas for any style of wedding whether indoors or out. You can decorate the walls and rafters of the barn with handing floral or greenery installations or take festivities outdoors under romantic festoon lighting in the courtyard. 

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Illawarra wedding venue - Greyleigh South Coast
27. Greyleigh Weddings

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 165-177 Long Brush Rd, Jerrara, NSW 2533
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16

One of the newest wedding venues in NSW, Greyleigh is an historic farming property on 200 acres of rolling green hills and orchards. With views to the Pacific Ocean, Greyleigh offers an impressive setting for DIY weddings in a choice of unique locations.

You can have your wedding ceremony in the natural amphitheatre or gardens, and a long table reception dinner in the orchard or The Gables. There's also a Pamper Pad for getting ready and luxury accommodation for 16.

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DIY Venues on the Mid North Coast

DIY wedding venue Longview Farm
28. Longview Farm Weddings

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: 95 Longview Cl, Caffreys Flat, NSW 2424
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire, furniture, accommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10 + glamping/camping

Surrounded by picturesque green hills and with a river flowing through the property, Longview Farm is one of the state's most relaxed locations for a country wedding. The secluded landscape is ideally suited to rustic, luxe-boho or country themed weddings in a large refurbished barn on the riverfront or in a DIY marquee or tipis.

The crowning jewel of Longview Farm is the unique rotating house. This luxury residence has a large balcony that can be styled for smaller weddings or pre & post wedding events. Longview is an affordable multi-day wedding venue with late curfew, free styling & hire items and optional glamping.

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DIY Venues in Newcastle

Newcastle Wedding Venue Stanley Park
29. 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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Newcastle Wedding Venue The Lock Up
30. The Lock Up

  • Capacity: 100
  • Location: 90 Hunter St, Newcastle, NSW 2300
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire

With its checkered history as Newcastle's original police station, The Lock Up is one of the most unique & atmospheric DIY venues in NSW. What used to be the station's exercise yard is now a contemporary art and event space. The walls ooze character and very little styling is required.

Located in a heritage precinct, this affordable venue can be utilised both for ceremonies and wedding receptions. 

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DIY Venues in the Northern Rivers

DIY Wedding Venue Pillar Rock Farm
31. Pillar Rock Farm

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 1231 Wooli Rd, Pillar Valley, NSW 2462
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Loft, guesthouse, hunting cottage

The vast 270 wilderness acres of Pillar Rock Farm centres around its' proud red barn complete with romantic loft accommodation. The barn is a DIY wedding location where you can bring all your own wedding vendors to style and cater as you please.

The farm offers plenty to do for a weekend stay or longer with wildlife spotting, fishing, bushwalking, rock climbing, mountain biking & 4WD'ing well catered. Ask about camping/glamping.

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Wedding Venue Byron Bay Forget Me Not Weddings
32. Forget Me Not Weddings

  • Capacity: 30 - 250
  • Location: 545 Coopers Shoot Rd, Bangalow, NSW 2479
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: 5 Cottages

Forget Me Not Farm is a private wedding venue on a working cattle farm near Byron Bay. You'll need to hire your own marquee or tipi to pitch on the flat waterfront site and arrange all catering and styling yourself.

The location is well suited to outdoor weddings with award winning gardens and a picturesque dam with water fountain featuring in the communal spaces. Smaller weddings can be held on the verandah of the cottage homestead and do not require a marquee.

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Wedding Venue Byron Bay Riverside Ranch
33. 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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Wedding Venue Byron Bay Summergrove Estate
34. Summergrove Estate

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: 363 Carool Rd, Carool, NSW 2486
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire + catering + accommodation
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Summergrove Estate is an easy DIY venue with ocean views set amongst 73 acres of lush hinterland scenery, vineyards and olive groves. Both the climate controlled chapel and gardens offer a stunning backdrop for wedding ceremonies and there's a luxe all-white barn styled with festoon lighting for wedding receptions.

The barn's white walls invite you to bring your own stylist or DIY decorations. Aside from putting your own style to the spaces, Summergrove Estate takes care of everything else with all inclusive wedding packages.

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DIY Venues in the Riverina

Riverina Wedding Venue Kimo Estate
35. 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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Riverina Wedding Venue Big Springs Homestead
36. Big Springs Homestead

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 54 O'Brien's Creek Road, Big Springs, NSW 2650
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 5

Big Springs Homestead is a private and versatile wedding location that offers a lush garden setting for country wedding ceremonies and receptions. Get married under 150 year old trees by the lake or on the turfed tennis court with spectacular views of the homestead, lake, stables and surrounding hills.

The stables are perfect for rustic DIY weddings while the tennis court can be adorned with festoon lighting for dancing under the stars. BYO catering and drinks.

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Riverina Wedding Venue Perricoota Station
37. 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 Sydney

Australian Botanic Gardens is a DIY wedding venue in Western Sydney
38. 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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Sydney Wedding Venue Freedom Hub
39. The Freedom Hub Ethical Weddings

  • Capacity: 100 seated, 150 cocktail
  • Location: 283 Young St, Waterloo, NSW 2017
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire

The Freedom Hub is a large urban warehouse and ethical wedding venue supporting people who have experienced modern day slavery or human trafficking. Wedding packages include hire of the space as a blank canvas to style as you prefer or you can opt for a fully managed wedding where catering etc is arranged for you.

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Sydney Wedding Venue Athol Hall
40. Athol Hall

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 2 Athol Wharf Rd, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire + catering

Athol Hall is blank canvas reception venue with expansive lawns that overlook Sydney Harbour. You can have your wedding ceremony on the lawns, photos on the property's private beach and a reception styled to your own preference inside the hall.

One of the best things about Athol Hall is the friendly Kookaburras that will join you in admiring the view all the way to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Sydney wedding venue Laurelbank
41. Laurelbank

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 85 Penshurst St, Willoughby, NSW 2068
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire

Laurelbank is an historic homestead surrounded by established gardens on Sydney's North Shore. Wedding venues include the gardens for ceremonies, the manicured marquee lawn that can be hired for receptions and the internal dining room for sit down events. Bring your own stylists and hire furniture.

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Sydney Wedding Venue Clovelly Surf Club
42. Clovelly Surf Club

  • Capacity: 100 sit down, 150+ cocktail
  • Location: Bundock Park, Donnellan Cct, Clovelly, NSW 2031
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire + catering & drinks

Perched above the Clovelly Surf Club is an indoor/outdoor wedding venue with panoramic ocean views. This blank canvas location can be styled to suit and wedding theme and used as both a ceremony and reception venue. 

The reception venue caters for up to 150 guests for a cocktail wedding or 250 with a marquee pitched over the back deck. Wedding packages include a choice of catering including paella options. Hire of a wedding planner is recommended but not essential.

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Sydney Wedding Venue Rustic Weddings
43. Rustic Weddings Sydney

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 563 Freemans Reach Rd, Freemans Reach, NSW 2756
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire + optional catering

Rustic Weddings Sydney is located at The Australiana Pioneer Village and offers several affordable and rustic ceremony and reception venues to choose from. In addition to the original barn with exposed beams, there's also the option for marquee weddings. Wedding packages are dry hire so you can bring your own drinks and DIY table styling. 

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

Mudgee wedding venue Yurali House
44. Yurali House

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: 345 Spring Flat Rd, Mudgee, NSW 2850
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Yurali House is a 65 acre country property that offers a completely private and relaxed setting for weddings. Featuring native Australian gardens, an orchard, vines, towering gum trees and surrounding farm paddocks with views to Mount Frome, Yurali House is an ideal DIY venue. Marquees permitted.

Wedding packages include exclusive use of the property for the duration of your booking.

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Tamworth Wedding Venue Tangaratta Vineyards
45. Tangaratta Vineyards

  • Capacity: 220+
  • Location: 340 Old Winton Road, Tamworth, NSW 2340
  • Wedding Package Inclusions: Venue hire

Tangaratta Vineyards is a ceremony and reception venue located just minutes from the NSW town of Tamworth. The location features a 104 year old chapel, a large function centre and a large outdoor space with a picturesque vineyard backdrop.

Tangaratta Vineyards is an affordable and basic DIY venue with lots of country charm.

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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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