Most Unique Wedding Venues in NSW

Unique Wedding Venues NSW

Unique wedding venues in NSW include an eclectic collection of stunning and unusual locations for ceremonies and receptions. From repurposed gaols and rustic barns to neon chapels and olive groves, if you're looking for a non-traditional wedding venue, you're in the right place. The unique wedding venues on this list are not your average places for a marriage ceremony or sit-down reception.

In curating this list of unique wedding venues we wanted to make available a selection of places that don't just offer a less traditional location for exchanging vows, but also provide unique and different experiences. Whether its iconic views, an outdoor location, hatted food, banging cocktails or funky decor with snow cone machines, all of the below wedding venues offer something a little bit different for your wedding guests to experience.

Unusual locations, amazing features and special experiences are the three things that stand these wedding venues apart. From Sydney's quirkiest venues to the coolest places to get married in Byron Bay, these are the most unique wedding venues in NSW. This list includes our top 10 unique wedding locations and another 46 close runner ups.

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 Top 10 Unique Venues in NSW

Top 10 Unique Wedding Venues in NSW

Outdoor venue at unique wedding location St Josephs Guesthouse

1. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 St Albans Rd, St Albans, NSW 2775
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Venue Hire: $3,500 - $7,500

Built in the ruins of a 160 year old church, St Joseph's Guesthouse is one of the most unique wedding venues in Sydney. The non-denominational 5 bedroom, 3 level stone building is an affordable spot to hire for destination weddings with accommodation for in the upper 2 levels.

Surrounded by a peaceful bushland, the backyard of the church is an amazing outdoor wedding venue set against the building's impressive facade. You can get married under the original church bell and there's a function space on the ground floor that seats 60 or fits 100 for a cocktail event. 

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Unique Wedding Venue Woods Farm
2. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 126
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

From the pages of a fairytale, The Woods Farm delivers one of Australia's most romantic and unique wedding venues. Located minutes from the coast, the 40 acre wedding wonderland welcomes 120 of your guests to stay with you onsite for the weekend.

A favourite feature of this farm-stay style property is the one-of-a-kind open air bush chapel with its 120 metre jasmine-covered arbor providing a beautiful aisle to the chandelier altar. The luxe-rustic reception venue is no less spectacular, adorned in a selection of vintage chandeliers and opening onto an outdoor reception space with a chandelier bar.

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Unique wedding reception venue barn at Redwood Park
3. The Woodhouse Wollombi

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

The trio of blackbutt peaks designed by owner Gabrielle to fit seamlessly into surrounding bushland, distinguish The Woodhouse Wollombi as one of the state's most unique wedding locations. It's also among the most contemporary, with internal 8m ceilings, polished concrete floors and a muted neutral colour palette perfectly complimenting chic, modern weddings. 

The Woodhouse is located on 100 acres of manicured countryside in the lower Hunter Valley and overlooks a private lake and seasonal gardens with regal pine, paperbark & willow trees. There's an outdoor dance floor, a vine-covered Tuscan pergola & outdoor bar overlooking the lake and onsite accommodation in a luxe honeymoon suite and barn stay.

In 2025 an additional 8 king suites will accommodate 16 extra guests.

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Unique wedding destination with a micro reception barn in Berry NSW
4. Linnaeus Farm Berry

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

Unconventional wedding venues rarely come in such luxurious surrounds but Linnaeus Farm is no ordinary location. The little 3.5 hectare farm belongs to the Linneaus Collection of luxury estates that offer deconstructed hotel-style accommodation in private properties around the popular NSW town of Berry.

Linnaeus Farm has beautiful gardens featuring a private lake, petanque court, swimming pool, orchard, olive grove and a gorgeous barn suitable for intimate weddings of up to 30 guests. Venue hire includes a two night stay for 12 guests in 5 luxury bedrooms and use of the grounds & barn for your wedding ceremony, photos and a celebratory lunch or dinner. 

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Unique wedding resort with outdoor reception venue in rainforest
5. The Oasis Micro Wedding Resort

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

The Oasis is one of the only micro wedding resorts in NSW and features two unique reception venues set within lush rainforest in Port Stephens. One event space is a covered, open-air pavilion with romantic fairy lights wrapped around surrounding tree trunks. The other space is a tropical garden lawn nestled under the stars and a canopy of festoon lights.

When you hire The Oasis for your wedding you get exclusive use of the resort with 2 nights accommodation for up to 50 guests in 9 self contained cottages. There's plenty of wedding ceremony spots amongst 5 acres of billabongs and water-feature gardens or at One Mile Beach just 600 metres away. 

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Amazing wedding hotel with 43 rooms surrounding a swimming pool
6. The Lodge Jamberoo

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

The Lodge is a trendy wedding hotel situated on a quiet country road 15 minutes inland from Kiama. With 43 renovated hotel rooms surrounding a giant outdoor pool it is one of the most fun wedding destinations in NSW. 

Venue hire includes all 43 rooms (which can be booked and paid by guests), use of the newly refurbished reception hall and enchanting Pine Forest Chapel, access to two dedicated getting-ready rooms and amenities for pre & post wedding functions. Wedding packages start at under $100/pp.

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One of a kind wedding venue 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

Nestled on the banks of the Peterson River, well off-the-beaten-track in the upper Hunter Valley is The Lodge at Mount Rivers, an alternative wedding destination perfect for adventurers. The 200 acre mountain escape has swimming holes and great kayaking, fishing spots, bush walks, mountain biking and even paddocks to graze your own horse.

The 6 bedroom & 4 bathroom property is newly available to hire for weddings and has a large front lawn for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Marquees are welcome. Camping is available for additional guests. And the infinity poolside deck offers a gorgeous spot for pre & post wedding events. 

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Little known wedding venue on the NSW Mid North Coast Footprints Farm
8. Footprints Farm

  • Location: 192 Jones Road, Eungai Rail, NSW 2441
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Footprints Farm is a relaxed, camping wedding venue located on a 300 acre bamboo and horse grazing farm between Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour. Facilities for laid-back weddings centre around a 5 acre spring fed lake where watching native wildlife offers a serene & picturesque backdrop for non-traditional weddings.

Reception venues include a commercial size greenhouse, two tipis, an outdoor area under a huge Moreton Bay Fig and a gorgeous lakefront bar & hangout area perfect for pre & post wedding events with blenders to make your own shared cocktails. The farm has accommodation for about 20 guests and everyone else can BYO tents and campers. No curfew.

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Unique reception venue with beachfront ceremony
9. The Pavilion Kiama

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive 

It's the incredible location that stands this unique reception venue apart. Situated on the Kiama headland within walking distance of accommodation, The Pavilion has a picturesque green showground & small stadium seating on one side (an out-of-the-box location for awesome wedding photos), and a beautiful surf beach with views to Kiama Lighthouse on the other.

There are two amazing ceremony locations right outside the venue including a lawn framed by grand Norfolk Pines and a hidden spot sheltered between two rows of rustic sheds. The contemporary event space has polished wooden floors, large windows overlooking the ocean and has a seperate entrance foyer allowing grand entrances into the wedding reception.

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Mountain View Farm Unique wedding location
10. Mountain View Farm

  • Location: Tilba Tilba, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 120 guests
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 - 14

One of the most unique places to get married in NSW is the seasonal daisy fields at Mountain View Farm on the state's South Coast. Every spring from mid-August to the end of September the daisies bloom to life with a one-off aisle and altar crafted into the field's design. 

In addition to spring elopements, Mountain View Farm offers all-year-round weddings for up to 120 guests in an Old Dairy Shed and adjoining cattle yards. With the scenic Gulaga Mountain watching over, the farm is a highly romantic, peaceful and beautifully rustic place to tie the knot. Onsite accommodation includes 3 cottages, 2 glamping tents and a love shack.

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Unique Wedding Venues in Sydney

Lords Estate Unique Wedding Venue
11. Lords Estate Wedding Chapel

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 100
  • 4hr Venue Hire: $2,000

Newly refurbished with fresh lime-washed walls and polished wooden floors, the quirky chapel at Lords Estate offers a modern space that retains its heritage character. Available to hire with 4+ hour packages provides set up time for styling and all packages include removable pews, professional audio and sophisticated colour-select lighting.

The Sydney chapel is surrounded by beautiful gardens with a variety of backdrops for wedding photos and a relaxed setting for post ceremony cake cutting &/or champagne toast. The chapel also makes an utterly unique reception venue for up to 30 guests seated on one long table with space for a lounge corner and adjoining dance floor.

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Magical wedding venue at Chapel Hill's outdoor balcony
12. Chapel Hill Retreat

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

This magical reception venue overlooking the world heritage Blue Mountains National Park is located at Chapel Hill Retreat, a secluded 35 acre property with 7 unique wedding spots that all have stunning views. The intimate balcony is perfect for intimate weddings with 40 - 50 guests and makes an incredibly romantic place to have your first dance under the stars.

Other ceremony & reception spaces at Chapel Hill include a natural bush cathedral, sprawling gardens and lawns where tables for up to 150 guests can be set up under the stars, a non-denominational wedding chapel, all-white function room and a gorgeous avenue of Oak trees. Optional accommodation for 34 guests is available in 7 self contained cottages. 

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Australian Botanic Gardens is a unique wedding venue in Western Sydney
13. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 200

The Australian Botanical Gardens in Western Sydney has several unique spots for garden wedding ceremonies. This secluded rainforest location can be hired for your private use, and there are also lakefront areas and woodland backdrops to choose from.

Reception venues at the gardens include the Bowden Function Centre which offers all inclusive and BYO wedding packages, marquee lawns where you can DIY an outdoor reception and there is a brand new exciting space opening in 2022. 

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Unique reception venue overlooking a football field
14. Saint Events Centre

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

At the St Mary's League Club in Western Sydney there is a unique function venue that sits above the playing fields and has huge windows looking over the goal posted oval. It is the perfect wedding venue for rugby league enthusiasts and couples with an affinity to sport.

Saints Event Centre offer all inclusive wedding packages starting at a very affordable $55/pp with options for buffet catering, cocktail events or seated functions. Accommodation is available onsite at the Holiday Inn and the scenic Blue Mountains are a short drive away for travelling guests.

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Unique wedding venue Sydney The Freedom Hub
15. The Freedom Hub Ethical Weddings

  • Location: 283 Young Street, Waterloo, NSW 2017
  • Capacity: 100 seated, 150 cocktail

The Freedom Hub is an urban warehouse space that operates as a cafe and unique wedding venue to support a worthwhile cause. 100% of profits go towards supporting people in Australia who have experienced modern day slavery or human trafficking.

The large, open plan reception venue is the perfect blank canvas to style in any wedding theme. Venue hire starts at $2,000 and flexible wedding packages include fully DIY to all-inclusive with ethical caterers and suppliers.

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Hazelhurst Cafe
16. Hazelhurst Cafe

  • Location: 782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW 2227
  • Capacity: 10 - 180

Hazelhurst Cafe is a celebratory riot of art, culture and nature. Painted canvas sheets hang from the walls and the bar feels like one step from your artist's easel. It's a laid back and highly distinct wedding venue with an earthy rustic appeal that makes you want to take your shoes off and wander in the stunning gardens.

Located within the Hazelhurst Arts Centre, there's plenty of wedding ceremony locations, a variety of spots for photos and the whole reception venue is provided for your exclusive use when booked for weddings. 

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Unique wedding venue Sydney The Grounds of Alexandria
17. The Grounds of Alexandria

  • Location: 7 Huntley Street, Alexandria, NSW 2015
  • Capacity: 6 - 400

No list of non-traditional wedding venues in Sydney would be complete without The Grounds of Alexandria. The venue's individually unique spaces include a Parisian parlour, heritage ballroom with exposed bricks and fairy light canopy, a lush green atrium and a garden patio with checkerboard floor tiles. There's even a fun, neon pink kissing booth.

This urban garden oasis offers wedding packages from $140/pp and caters for micro weddings & elopements from 6 guests to 400+. 

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Three Williams Cafe
18. Three Williams Cafe

  • Location: 613A Elizabeth Street, Redfern, NSW 2016
  • Capacity: 70 seated, 120 cocktail

Three Williams Cafe is a large and cosy space hidden below street level in Sydney's leafy inner city suburbs. The urban warehouse oozes rustic charm and offers an intimate atmosphere for wedding ceremonies and receptions of all denominations. From Lebanese drummers to Vietnamese lion dancers, this alternative wedding venue is welcoming to all quirks and cultures. Affordable wedding packages start from $110/pp.

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Kittyhawk
19. Kittyhawk

  • Location: 16 Phillip Lane, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 110 seated, 175 cocktail

Oozing old world charm, Kittyhawk is one of Sydney's most romantic inner city wedding venues. With decor themed around the liberation of Paris in 1944, the walls feature dark and moody wood paneling, rich copper fixtures and a celebratory warmth that's perfect for wedding receptions. Wedding packages start at $5,000 and include a delightful menu of French cuisine and optional signature cocktails. Cross styling off your budget at this unconventional wedding venue - the decor does it for you. 

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Luna Park is a unique wedding venue on Sydney Harbour
20. Luna Park Sydney

  • Location: 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point, NSW 2061
  • Capacity: 60 - 450

Luna Park is an iconic fairground on the waterfront of Sydney Harbour with views to the Sydney Opera House. There are 6+ reception venues within the park and booking your wedding at one of them affords access to the precinct for wedding photos and experiential fairground rides. 

Unique wedding experiences at Luna Park Sydney include a ride for two on the Ferris Wheel, hilarity with your bridal party on the bumper cars or photos with stilt walking clowns. 

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Clovelly Surf Club
21. Clovelly Surf Club

  • Location: Donnellan Circuit, Clovelly, NSW 2031
  • Capacity: 100 sit down, 150+ cocktail 

There are very few absolute beachfront wedding venues in Sydney that offer affordable wedding packages with stunning ocean views. Clovelly Surf Club is one of them. What differentiates this venue is undoubtedly the spectacular views. And the ability to have your wedding ceremony on the venue's adjoining deck overlooking the ocean. Wedding packages start at $125/pp including food & drinks.

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Mejico Restaurant
22. Mejico

  • Location: 105 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 50

This Mexican restaurant is a less-than-ordinary reception venue in the very centre of Sydney's CBD. From street snacks to tacos to guacemole smashed at the table side, Mejico offers experiential dining along with Australia's largest selection of tequila. Exclusive venue hire is available with wedding packages from $142 per person.

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Unique Hunter Valley Wedding Venues

Unusual wedding destination Leaves Fishes
23. Leaves & Fishes

  • Location: 737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12

The sunken garden at Leaves & Fishes is hidden within lush rainforest and is one of the Hunter Valley's most enchanting wedding venues. Oozing Tuscan vibes this beautiful outdoor event space is suitable for weddings of up to 300 guests and marquees, Sperry tents or tipis further elevate the tropical garden.

The 20 acre property centres around a pretty Lotus Lake which has 4 studio boathouses and a 2 bedroom villa spaced around its shores. Venue hire includes two nights accommodation for up to 12 guests plus exclusive use of the grounds which also feature an intimate dining room and the state's most unique wedding hall which features a glass wall overlooking a candlelit roman bath.

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Cute wedding venue Goosewing Cottage
24. Goosewing Cottage

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

Goosewing Cottage is a cute little country venue that offers all inclusive elopements in the Hunter Valley. The property's unique ceremony venue is a purpose built open-air chapel that is surrounded by lush farmland and grazing wildlife.

Elopement packages are available Monday - Thursday for just the couple or up to 20 guests and include the best celebrants and photographers in the region. Optional accommodation is available in two onsite cottages with extended hire available all days of the week. Private dining is permitted for staying residents, or local restaurants are recommended for wedding receptions.

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Exclusive wedding destination at a private property in the Hunter Valley
25. Greystone Estate

  • Location: 617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 30 - 110
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32

Greystone Estate is an exclusive wedding venue set on 10 park-like acres in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country. The Hamptons-inspired property comes with 5 star accommodation in a luxury 7 suite homestead and has an additional 3 dwellings sleeping a total of 32 guests.

Greystone Estate has an amazing open-air chapel/pavilion for wedding ceremonies, a luxury reception hall and spacious grounds for outdoor weddings. Small wedding receptions can be held on the homestead verandah and caterers are welcome to utilise the butlers pantry. The complex also features a luxe swimming pool and games room. Suits budgets of $50k+.

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HIdden wedding venue in the Hunter Valley Wallaringa Farm
26. Wallaringa Farm

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

If you're looking for a special place to get married with just you and your boo, where very few nuptials precede your own vows, Wallaringa Farm is an ideal location. This little known wedding venue is hidden in the rolling hills of Dungog Shire and caters for a maximum guest list of 12 with accommodation for 8 in 3 bedrooms.

The front lawn and covered deck are beautiful spots to say "I do" with paddocks of Wallaringa Horses creating a tranquil country backdrop for your first days as newlyweds. All inclusive elopement packages are available with a celebrant, photographer & styling or you can dry venue hire and do your own thing. 

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Outdoor wedding pergola Woodhouse
27. Tuscan Wedding Pergola

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

The Tuscan-style garden pergola at Woodhouse Wollombi is one of the Hunter Valley's best outdoor venues for intimate weddings. The Feijoa hedged pergola is brand new in 2024 and will have the sails replaced by vines that grow over the coming months. This gorgeous space seats up to 60 guests or with the adjoining courtyard caters for cocktail wedding receptions of up to 150 overlooking the estate's beautiful private lake.

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Unique wedding venue Lonely Goat Olives
28. Lonely Goat Olives

  • Location: 153 Eglinford Ln, Congewai NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 50

Lonely Goat Olives is an outdoor wedding venue & olive grove surrounded by grazing Highland Cattle on the outskirts of the Hunter Valley. Completely powered by solar energy, the unique venue is ideal for small, day time weddings at a choice of spots with panoramic country views. Wedding & elopement packages start at $4,000 and include accommodation for 2 nights and exclusive use of the venue for 3 days. Bring all your own suppliers.

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Unique South Coast Wedding Venues

Unique Wedding Shed Woods Farm
29. Wedding Shed - The Woods Farm

  • Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200

The Wedding Shed at The Woods Farm is a rustic reception venue with a difference. It is hung with an eclectic collection of vintage chandeliers making the space ideal for luxe-rustic wedding celebrations. The space seats 150 and you can add a marquee for numbers of up to 200.

Along with the property's Bush Chapel, The Woods Farm offers a highly memorable destination for weekend long weddings where your entire guest list stays onsite with you. Accommodation for 120 is available in 3 bedroom cottages and a permanent glamping village. 

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Unique wedding destination The Cove
30. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Ellmoos Road, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Cove Jervis Bay is a nature lovers paradise, situated on its own private beach in Jervis Bay and surrounded by picturesque national park. This amazing wedding venue is accessed via a 13km rainforest drive through the Booderee National Park and sleeps your entire guest list in a fun house, beach cabins and a funky glamping village.

The Cove's private beach has a naturally occurring sandbar offering a unique place to get married standing ankle deep in the ocean. There's also a ceremony garden overlooking the sand, a brand new reception hall and a magical courtyard where outdoor wedding receptions surrounding a fairy-lit tree bar. There's pre & post wedding event options and venue hire includes free kayaks & paddle boards.

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Outdoor reception space Fig Tree Park
31. Fig Tree Park

  • Location: 58 Sherringham Lane, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2

The brand new Fig Tree Park brings a taste of Europe to the NSW coastline.  This unique site is perched on a hilltop overlooking the sea just 2 minutes to Tilba Tilba and the South Coast's pearl white beaches. Bordered by large Fig Trees, the manicured lawns set the scene for romantic outdoor weddings with jaw dropping ocean views.

Wedding packages include fully catered elopements and micro weddings and for larger ceremonies & receptions up to 200 guests you are free to DIY & BYO to your preferences. Wedding planners are available by recommendation from the owner.

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Unique Wedding Place with ocean views at Interbane House
32. Interbane House

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

If you're having a small, laid back wedding and are looking for a venue with incredible views, Interbane House is an unsung hero and one of the best places to get married in the state. Situated just south of Sydney at the Stanwell Park headland popular with hand gliders, the property has sweeping ocean views of Wollongong's port traffic and the new Sea Cliff Bridge.

The Victorian-period home has 5 large bedrooms that sleep up to 18 guests, a wide wraparound balcony with wrought iron balustrades that can be used for events and flat backyard suitable for outdoor weddings and marquees.

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Willow Farm weddings

33. Willow Farm

  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 130

With a huge 160 acres exclusively yours for the weekend, Willow Farm is a uniquely relaxed location for country weddings. The property features a flexible layout with spacious outdoor areas, a rustic entertainment shed, a marquee and lawn games area, yoga barn (and wet weather ceremony venue) and plenty of spots including a picturesque creek for wedding ceremonies & photos. 

The flexible layout of Willow Farm ensures every wedding is different. Use the rustic shed for dancing or dining, have a marquee reception instead, or dine and dance under the stars.

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Unique Wedding Venue Figbird Cottage NSW

34. Figbird Cottage

  • Location: 330 Comerong Island Rd, Terara NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+

Figbird Cottage is a DIY wedding venue with the largest European-made marquee in the Shoalhaven. This unique location offers stunning English gardens, expansive lawns which are perfect for outdoor weddings and is surrounded by picturesque farmland.

Affordable wedding packages start from $3,500 or weekend hire including 2 nights accommodation for 8 guests from $6,000. BYO food trucks for a festival style wedding with all furniture and festoon lighting included with venue hire. You won't find a more affordable wedding venue on the South Coast.

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Outdoor wedding venue with a rustic bar
35. Eleven Eighty Weddings

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

With a collection of 5 unique event spaces including a train carriage, school hall, rustic courtyard and micro barn, Eleven Eighty takes the gong for quirkiest wedding venue in New South Wales. Other surprising finds at this eclectic spot include street art murals, an Argentinian BBQ & wood-stocked pergola and a shed full of banging furniture & decor to style epic weddings.

Venue hire at Eleven Eighty gives you exclusive use to the entire property for 2 nights with the option to use any and all event spaces for your wedding and recovery. There are two cottages onsite that sleep a total of 15 guests. 

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Unique wedding venue - Kullindi Homestead
36. Kullindi Homestead

  • Location: Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 20 - 200

Kullindi Homestead is a unique ceremony and reception venue on the edge of the Sussex Inlet waterway. The spacious lawns surrounding the historic homestead offer an outdoor location for private waterfront ceremonies and BYO wedding receptions. Pitch a marquee or teepee, bring food trucks and stay the weekend in five self-contained units, plus there's plenty of space for glamping.

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Unique Southern Highlands Wedding Venues

Different Wedding Venue Growwild Wildflower Farm
37. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 50 - 130

Growwild is a native Australian wildflower farm that provides fresh cut flowers to the Sydney Flower Market. The 25 acre picturesque property provides a unique location for two wedding venues. The clear walled marquee caters for wedding receptions of up to 130 guests while the luxe rustic barn caters for intimate weddings of up to 50 guests.

Growwild Wildflower Farm is a budget friendly venue where you can BYO alcohol & catering and hire the grounds for your exclusive use.

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Unusual reception venue - Mali Brae Farm
38. Augustine's Room - Mali Brae Farm

Location: Moss Vale - Southern Highlands, NSW
Capacity: 30 - 55

Augustine's Room at Mali Brae Farm opened to the public late in 2021 providing a unique reception venue for small and intimate weddings. The purpose built wedding space features floor to ceiling glass windows that immerse wedding guests in the surrounding countryside views. There's no other space quite like it.

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Unique wedding ceremony site with rustic ruins at Mali Brae Farm
39. Rustic Ruins - Mali Brae Farm

  • Location: Moss Vale - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 110

The Ruins at Mali Brae Farm is perhaps the most unique ceremony venue in NSW. Located at the front of the property close to the reception venues, the ruins are easily accessed for guests and there's no need for an arbor or styling if you are looking for a backdrop that's a little different.

On the 90 farm acres you'll find 6 ceremony venues, acres of landscaped gardens, historic ruins, heritage accommodation and stunning country views over the property's dams. There's 2 reception venues to cater for small weddings of 10 - 55 guests or larger weddings up to 110.

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Briars Conservatory unique wedding destination
40. The Conservatory at Briars

  • Location: 653 Moss Vale Rd, Burradoo, NSW 2576
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: 80+ People
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 130

The Conservatory at Briars is a unique wedding destination for its convenience of location, onsite amenities and ease of wedding planning. The refurbished reception venue sits within 15 acres of country gardens and has a beautiful waterfront rotunda for romantic wedding ceremonies.

The Conservatory is located in a private position but is within a short stroll to the public bar and onsite hotel where guests are able to book & pay their own accommodation. Between the ceremony & reception while you have photos, your guests are able to meander to the bar for refreshments. There's also private dining rooms that are perfect for a welcome night dinner. 

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Growwild unique function venue
41. Growwild Reception Barn

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 50

The Reception Barn at Growwild Wildflower Farm is a luxe rustic reception venue ideal for small weddings of up to 50 seated guests. Use of the barn is included with all wedding packages and with it you get exclusive use of the entire 25 acre farm to have your ceremony & photos all in the one location.

Beautifully maintained garden paths connect native wildflower plantings, natural bushland and manicured lawns. If its raining, you can utilise the clear walled permanent marquee for your wedding ceremony.

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Southern Highlands Wedding Venue Bendooley Estate
42. Bendooley Estate

  • Location: Berrima - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 250

From the intimate setting of the iconic Berkelouw Book Barn to the majestic Stables with grand cathedral style glass windows, Bendooley Estate boasts several of the most unique wedding venues in NSW. Across the 200 spectacular acres at this destination, you'll find a picturesque lake with pavilion, scenic farmland, private gardens, a peaceful vineyard and luxury cottage accommodation for up to 20 guests. Enquire early.

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Unique Blue Mountains Wedding Venues

Dantosa Estate Unique wedding destination
43. Dantosa Estate

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

Dantosa Estate is a private property to hire for wedding stays in the Blue Mountains world heritage listed national park. The 9 acre estate sits in a bush clearing completely surrounded in nature and has its own private lake, floating lake house, ceremony jetty, tennis court and sprawling gardens. 

Venue hire includes flexible options for overnight or 2+ night stays with accommodation in 2 seperate dwellings for up to 18 guests. The larger homestead has a function area that caters for up to 70 guests and an adjoining covered balcony that overlooks the lake.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue State Mine
44. Lithgow State Mine

  • Location: 3A State Mine Gully Rd, State Mine Gully, NSW 2790
  • Capacity: 150

This decommissioned coal mining site is one of the more unusual wedding venues in NSW and the stunning setting is not one your guests will forget in a hurry. Which is probably why the historic Bath House with its industrial blank canvas has become one of the most popular locations for styled wedding shoots in NSW. 

Surrounded by relics of a bygone era, the heritage venue offers panoramic mountain views and plenty of spots for stunning wedding photography. Wedding packages include venue hire and the ability to DIY & BYO all other suppliers.

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Blue Mountains wedding venue Secret Creek
45. Secret Creek Cafe

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

Secret Creek Cafe is a vegan eatery located within a 200 acre native wildlife sanctuary that's home to Wallabies, Emus, Dingoes and Tasmanian Devils. Surrounded by native bushland and rural ambience, the cafe offers a very private and secluded location for peaceful, rural weddings. Flexible wedding packages follow an 'eat sustainably' philosophy and start at $40 per person.

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Unique Wedding Venues in Byron Bay

Midginbil Unique Wedding Venue NSW
46. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70 - 150
  • Venue Hire: 3 days

Midginbil Eco Resort is a 400 acre experiential wedding venue in lush sub-tropical rainforest in the Northern Rivers of NSW. Offering a budget friendly and less traditional wedding location, the resort is ideal for 3 day stay & play gatherings with your entire guest list. 

Accommodation includes onsite cottages and glamping in permanent safari tents. The venue features a rustic barn for DIY wedding receptions and choice of 3 ceremony sites. Expect a chilled country vibe, expansive views and plenty to do with a swimming pool, tennis & volleyball courts and a late night bonfire site.

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Tides Byron unique wedding location
47. Tides Byron Estate

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

Tides Byron Estate is one of the coolest places to have a wedding in Northern NSW. The property is a 100 acre macadamia farm located just outside of Byron Bay and has a luxe reception hall that seats up to 140 guests and an 8 bedroom luxury villa that can host events with up to 40 guests.

The villa, hall and the hall's outdoor terrace all have incredible views over the farm to Lennox Head and the ocean. The macadamia orchard is another unique space for weddings where a long table reception can be set up between the trees. 

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Unique Central Coast Wedding Venues

Paradise Botanical Gardens is a unique wedding venue on the Central Coast
48. Paradise Botanical Gardens

  • Location: 147 Cherry Lane, Kulnura, NSW 2250
  • Capacity: 230
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Paradise Botanical Gardens is one of the most whimsical wedding venues in NSW, with one-of-a-kind heritage landmarks including Roman Columns offering unexpected settings for outdoor weddings. Other picture perfect settings at this hidden venue include the Kings Garden circular lawn and a secret courtyard with an all-weather roof hidden amongst lush foliage. 

The 230 acres of pristine gardens and bushland offer 3 day wedding packages with accommodation for 8 in a farmhouse style cottage. Enquire about glamping and camping options. Affordable marquee weddings enable couples to DIY & BYO all suppliers according to budget requirements. 

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Wedding Venue Central Coast The Stables of Somersby
49. The Stables of Somersby

  • Location: 50 Lutana Rd, Somersby, NSW 2250
  • Capacity: 250

The Stables of Somersby is a private equestrian property with a rustic barn & loft (sleeps 4) and seperate pavilion. The sprawling grounds feature a rustic log arbor that's covered in wisteria and provides one of the most impressive natural aisles in NSW. The Stables is a DIY wedding venue that offers plenty of flexibility to put your own touch and creativity into the planning.

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Unique Newcastle Wedding Venues

Stanley Park interesting wedding venue
50. Stanley Park

  • Location: Fullerton Cove - Newcastle, NSW
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Stanley Park is an expansive waterfront estate that surrounds a stately residence built in 1897. Near the homestead which makes a beautiful backdrop for ceremonies, is a unique wedding reception venue in an American style barn. Venue hire includes the option to hire the grounds only or together with the barn.

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Unique North Coast Wedding Venues

Unique Wedding Venue Goolawah Bush Retreat
51. Goolawah Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32+

The coastal Goolawah Retreat is an affordable and unique wedding destination secluded within 28 acres of native bushland on the Mid North Coast of NSW. The ambient location is just 2 minutes from the beach, has ocean views from the brand new reception pavilion has 5 refurbished cottages onsite that sleep 32 guests.

Wedding packages start at $6,000 midweek and include exclusive use of the entire property including all accommodation and the reception venue and commercial kitchen. Additional wedding guests are able to camp onsite and there's no shortage of Airbnbs and motels nearby. No curfew.

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Unique wedding barn Longview
52. Longview Farm

  • Location: 95 Longview Cl, Caffreys Flat, NSW 2424
  • Capacity: 120

Longview Farm in the stunning Manning Valley is an all-in-one wedding venue with picturesque river & mountain views. Located on the Nowendoc River, the unique location features a luxury rotating house with balcony suitable for small weddings & elopements, a 440sqm open sided barn for larger weddings and plenty of open space for ceremonies, a marquee, lawn games and glamping. 

Longview Farm is a relaxing multi-day wedding venue with a late curfew, exclusive hire and flexible DIY wedding packages with plenty of free inclusions. 

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Unique Off-the-beaten-track Wedding Venues

Whimsical wedding venue Glencara
53. Glencara Country Estate

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

Glencara is one of the only maze wedding venues in New South Wales and is located in the Hilltops region between Young and Grenfell. Quirky garden rooms featuring riddles and games provide a fun place for wedding ceremonies, photos and receptions under the stars and there's a gorgeous 'Forever Shed' that seats up to 120 guests.

This 10 hectare working farm is most picturesque in the side seasons with vibrant crops of canola in surrounding fields during Spring and lush green wheat fields in Autumn. This whimsical wedding venue is an ideal spot to set up a glamping village and the owner has a relationship with a local hire company.

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Exclusive wedding venue at a chefs hatted restaurant with incredible bush views
54. Mimosa Wines

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

The chefs hatted restaurant at Mimosa Wines is a favourite foodie location on the Sapphire Coast. With incredible views over the vineyard and expansive national park surrounds, the architecturally designed restaurant is one of the state's most exclusive wedding destinations.

Venue hire at Mimosa Wines comes with exclusive use of the 200 acre vineyard on your wedding day and overnight accommodation for up to 13 guests in two onsite cottages. There's a little pond jetty for wedding ceremonies or you can open the restaurant's glass walls and get married on the huge wraparound deck.

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Coolangatta Estate Unique Weddings
55. Coolangatta Estate

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

Being the site of first settlement in the Shoalhaven, Coolangatta Estate is one of the most interesting wedding locations on the NSW South Coast. This budget friendly destination features 100 acres of beautiful vines bordered by bush covered hills and the ocean, with a 26 unit motel for guests to stay and play onsite.

Country gardens offer several beautiful spots for wedding ceremonies including a hedge-bordered croquet court and beneath the branches of a fairy lit fig tree. Two reception venues include a function centre that seats up to 200 guests and a unique wedding hall that was built by convicts and originally used as a community gathering place.

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Ravensthorpe Guesthouse is a luxury South Coast wedding venue with gardens
56. Ravensthorpe Guesthouse & Restaurant

  • Location: 56 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park, NSW 2527
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14

The romantic Georgian Manor of Ravensthorpe is a uniquely romantic wedding venue situated in the Illawarra. The Guesthouse is enveloped by 3 acres of beautifully manicured gardens complete with a picture-perfect, vine covered ceremony rotunda featuring an elegant chandelier.

Ravensthorpe Guesthouse enjoys stunning countryside views with a picturesque mountain backdrop and is ideal an ideal location for all-in-one weddings where you can have your photos onsite and stay the night too. At Ravensthorpe, the little luxuries make all the difference. Expect added extras like a recovery breakfast with your wedding package.

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NSW has a wonderful collection of unique wedding venues that offer amazing experiences in unusual locations. From decommissioned coal mining sites to outdoor wedding venues and urban foodie places, the above list of unique wedding venues are among the most unusual places to get married in NSW. 

If you want your wedding ceremony and reception to be epic events that are remembered for decades to come, these unique wedding venues are the perfect starting point. 


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