Outdoor Wedding Venues in NSW

Outdoor Wedding Venue NSW

Outdoor wedding venues are as plentiful as they are diverse in NSW. If you're planning to get married outside your choices range from landscaped gardens to beaches, secluded bushland and local parks. And that's just places for outside ceremonies. NSW has an exciting choice of alfresco locations for outdoor wedding receptions too. 

Garden wedding venues, farms, private estates and bush wedding venues are particularly popular locations for outdoor weddings across all regions of NSW. And for good reason. There’s no place to get married that’s more relaxing or fun as under sunny blue skies with the hint of a warm summer breeze. 

Most of the outdoor wedding locations on this list offer a wet weather solution in the event of rain on your wedding day. Wet weather ceremony and reception venues are either outdoor covered areas such as verandahs or pavilions, or fully enclosed venues repurposed for the occasion. If there is no wet weather solution onsite, most venues will offer offsite alternatives.

Many ceremony and reception venues offer wedding packages that include free hire of tables, chairs and other furnishings specifically for use in their outdoor event areas. If you’re looking for cheaper wedding venues, places that provide free use of outdoor furniture with venue hire will save on your overall wedding budget.

The majority of the following outdoor wedding venues provide alfresco areas for both your ceremony and reception. Some places offer a choice of outside locations so you can choose the best spot to suit the style of your outdoor wedding. Without further ado, here are the 65 best outdoor wedding venues in NSW.

65 Outdoor Wedding Venues for Hire in NSW

Top 10 NSW
Blue Mountains Venues
Byron Bay Venues
Central Coast Venues
Hunter Valley Venues
Illawarra Venues
Newcastle Venues
North Coast Venues 
Riverina Venues
South Coast Venues
Southern Highlands Venues
Sydney Venues
Off-The-Beaten-Track Venues

Top 10 Outdoor Wedding Venues in NSW

The Woods Farm Outdoor Ceremony Venue
1. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Lot 3 Bayly Rd, Tomerong NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone

The Woods Farm is a 40 acre wedding wonderland where you can stay with all of your guests for the weekend. The property is well suited to outdoor weddings featuring a spectacular garden arbor walk that leads to an open air country chapel.

Old tractors and vintage wares dot the landscape and chandeliers hang from the trees. The fairy garden location is ideal for marquee weddings and there's also a reception shed onsite. Accommodation is in 8 x 3 bedroom cottages and 18 glamping tents.

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Budget Friendly Blue Mountains wedding venue - St Josephs Guesthouse
2. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 St Albans Rd, St Albans, NSW 2775
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

St Joseph's Guesthouse is a unique outdoor wedding venue built in the ruins of a 160 year old church. The award winning venue has 5 bedrooms upstairs, a function space on the ground floor and an amazing backyard perfect for outdoor wedding receptions set against the dramatic sandstone facade.

You can get married in the lavender garden underneath the original church bell at one end of the property and have your wedding reception overlooking the beautiful Hawkesbury Valley at the other. The venue hire fee is extremely affordable for DIY/BYO weddings and optional all inclusive packages are available for micro weddings & elopements.

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Figbird Cottage outdoor wedding venue
3. Figbird Cottage

  • Location: 330 Comerong Island Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8

Figbird Cottage is a quaint country venue for hire with exclusive use of gardens, marquee, outdoor lawn games and canapés area and two cottages that sleep 8. Affordable wedding packages include day hire or 3 days/2 nights exclusive use of the location including free furniture for ceremonies and wedding receptions.

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Outdoor Reception Venue The Cove
4. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111

The Cove is a beachfront resort that you can hire for the exclusive use of your wedding and which has accommodation for 111 guests onsite. It is an ideal wedding destination to escape to for the weekend and features outdoor areas for both ceremonies & receptions including your own private beach, gardens and poolside. 

There is a brand new wedding hall at the resort although most couples elect to enjoy the stunning outdoor location with a garden party style reception. 

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Outdoor wedding destination Chapel Hill
5. Chapel Hill Retreat

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

Chapel Hill Retreat is one of the most scenic wedding venues in NSW with 35 acres of beautiful views over the Blue Mountains National Park. The retreat has 5 beautiful outdoor wedding spaces including a natural bush cathedral, an avenue of Oak Trees, sprawling gardens, lush lawns and an open viewing deck.

Lush lawns make a gorgeous outdoor reception venue seating up to 150 guests with a backdrop of rolling bush-covered hills and valleys. For more intimate celebrations the function room deck offers a cosy space to dine and dance under the stars. Affordable wedding packages are all inclusive with the option of onsite accommodation in 7 self contained cottages. 

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Fig Tree Park Outdoor Wedding Venue
6. Fig Tree Park

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

Fig Tree Park is a brand new outdoor wedding venue situated high on a hill overlooking the South Pacific ocean on the Sapphire Coast of NSW. The property is conveniently situated 2 minutes to the beach and a short drive to holiday town Tilba Tilba.

At Fig Tree Park you can have your entire wedding day in elegant European style gardens under romantic festoon lights and fairy-lit fig trees. Wedding packages include all inclusive elopements with up to 10 guests or DIY all-in-one weddings for up to 200. Marquees are permitted and a refurbished barn will be available soon.

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Willow Farm Outdoor Wedding Venue NSW
7. Willow Farm Berry

  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW 2353
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Willow Farm Berry is a private country retreat on 160 acres of picturesque farmland. Outdoor wedding ceremonies can be held anywhere on the farm and the lawns outside the barn are perfect for games, drinks & canapés, seated outdoor dining and dancing under the stars.

With a flexible layout and choice of indoor & outdoor spaces to make you own, Willow Farm is one of the most popular outdoor wedding venues in NSW. 

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Outdoor Reception Venue Leaves FIshes
8. Leaves & Fishes

  • Location: 737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Tuscan-style sunken garden at Leaves & Fishes is one of the most intimate and atmospheric outdoor reception venues in New South Wales. The 20 acre Hunter Valley property is immersed in tropical gardens and surrounded by lush rainforest and centres around a flowering Lotus Lake on which there are 5 luxury boat shed suites.

The sunken garden is a large but intimate space that can seat up to 300 guests under the stars. Marquees, tipis and sperry tents can be styled to your chosen aesthetic or for alternative wet weather arrangements there's a unique banquet hall with a candlelit roman bath at one end that seats 90 guests.

Outdoor micro weddings for up to 30 guests can be held on the deck of the largest boat shed with the property's little restaurant as the wet weather back up.

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Garden Wedding Venue Growwild Wildflower Farm
9. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 257
  • Capacity: 145

Growwild is a 25 acre wildflower farm that offers a picturesque setting for garden wedding ceremonies and outdoor receptions. There's a Hidden Valley ceremony area that offers a secluded setting bordered by National Park and which occasionally features visiting Koala's in the trees.

Outdoor reception venues include the courtyard of this micro wedding barn which seats up to 50 guests and a larger garden marquee which also has its own festoon-lit paved courtyard. The walls of the marquee open creating a breezy space that overlooks the beautiful gardens. BYO.

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Nature Wedding Venue Midginbil Eco Resort
10. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Midginbil is a sprawling 400 acre eco resort located one hour inland from Byron Bay amongst scenic sub-tropical rainforest. With stunning views over Night Cap National Park and accommodation for your entire guest list onsite, the resort is an ideal destination for a 3 day outdoor wedding immersed in nature. And with no neighbours, it has no curfew.

Facilities at the resort include open lawns for an outdoor reception, a late night bonfire site, 3 wedding ceremony spots with nature views, a rustic reception barn, communal dining room, games room, swimming pool, tennis & volleyball courts. 

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Outdoor Wedding Venues in the Blue Mountains

Outdoor Wedding Venue Dantosa Estate
11. Dantosa Estate

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

Dantosa Estate is one of the best national park wedding venues in NSW with 9 acres of lush country gardens surrounded by world heritage Blue Mountains bushland. The undulating property features two self contained cottages sleeping up to 18 guests with a large dining room and adjoining balcony suitable for receptions in the largest cottage.

A garden wedding reception can be held on the lawns overlooking the property's private lake where there is a ceremony pontoon and picturesque lake house. Marquees are permitted in the gardens and there's also a tennis court which makes a picture outdoor reception venue.

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outdoor wedding venue burnham grove
12. Burnham Grove

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 332 Cawdor Rd, Cawdor, NSW 2570
  • Info: Outdoor wedding venue with acres of architecturally designed gardens, perfect for stunning wedding ceremonies and photos. Accessed via a rose-lined driveway through wrought iron gates, the gardens feature a marquee with manicured croquet lawn, fountains, ponds and an orchard. 

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Outdoor wedding reception Cornwallis House
13. Cornwallis House

  • Location: 45 Cordners Lane, Cornwallis, NSW 2756
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Cornwallis House on the Hawkesbury River is one of the most relaxed outdoor wedding places in New South Wales. The two storey Queenslander can be found hidden down a quiet country lane amongst orchards and comes perfectly set up for luxury outdoor entertaining.

Amenities at the holiday home include a large function room with a built in dance floor on the ground floor which opens onto the backyard reception area. Venue hire includes outdoor furniture for up to 90 guests.

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outdoor wedding venue lithgow
14. Lithgow State Mine

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 3A State Mine Gully Rd, State Mine Gully, NSW 2790
  • Info: A heritage wedding venue with expansive lawns for outdoor weddings on the site of the Lithgow State Coal Mine. Relics of a bygone industry meet mountain views at one of the most unique wedding locations in NSW

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pet friendly wedding venue collits inn
15. Collits Inn

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 101 Hartley Vale Rd, Hartley Vale, NSW 2790
  • Info: Relaxed wedding venue with spectacular mountain views. Park food trucks next to the 190 year old barn for a fun outdoor wedding reception and have your ceremony anywhere on the 50 acres of farm land. Luxury onsite accommodation for 12. 

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Outdoor Wedding Venues in Northern NSW

Orchard Wedding Venue Tides Byron Bay
16. Tides Byron Estate

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

Tides Byron Estate brings a new level of luxury to orchard weddings with a beautiful villa and adjoining wedding hall nestled on the macadamia farm's 100 acres. The unique Byron Bay property is a blank canvas for outdoor wedding receptions with options including long tables in the orchard, round tables on the terrace or a poolside cocktail reception in the 8 bedroom villa. 

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Outdoor reception venue Byron View Farm
17. Byron View Farm

  • Location: 194 Saint Helena Road, McLeods Shoot, NSW 2479
  • Capacity: 2 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

With epic 360° views to the Byron Bay Lighthouse over lush green rolling hills, Byron View Farm is an incredibly scenic spot for an outdoor wedding in balmy Northern NSW. Venue hire includes exclusive access to the grounds and cottage which has a wrap around covered balcony for open air wedding receptions, plus plenty of flat lawn area where a cocktail or seated reception can be arranged and where marquees are permitted.

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Outdoor reception venue Ardeena
18. Ardeena Events

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: 515 Carool Rd, Carool, NSW 2486
  • Info: Ardeena Events is one of the best venues for an outdoor wedding reception in NSW. The 77 acre farm has flat garden areas high in the Northern NSW hinterland that feature spectacular views to the ocean. Get married in the fresh garden air followed by an alfesco reception under romantic festoon lighting. 

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outdoor wedding venue byron bay region
19. Forget Me Not Farm

  • Capacity: 30 - 250
  • Location: 545 Coopers Shoot Rd, Bangalow, NSW 2479
  • Info: Award winning garden venue on a working cattle farm near Bangalow.  Private location for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions with marquee and accommodation onsite.

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Outdoor Wedding Venues on the Central Coast

Outdoor wedding venue Fernbank Farm
20. Fernbank Farm

Location: Wyong Creek - Central Coast, NSW
Capacity: 140
Accommodation: Sleeps 22
Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Fernbank Farm is a heritage wedding venue with 25 acres of award winning gardens, waterways and bushland. Up to 22 people can stay onsite and all wedding facilities are provided. This elegant rural location even offers the unique experience of two resident Clydesdale horses and a 6 seater Landau carriage to get you to the altar. 

The lakeside Somersby Pebble area caters for garden wedding ceremonies and features a majestic steel arbor under which outdoor receptions can be set up on one long table. There's also Indian style tents that offer a weather-proof option for wedding receptions. 

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Outdoor wedding venue Stables of Somersby
21. The Stables of Somersby

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: 50 Lutana Rd, Somersby, NSW 2250
  • Info: Private equestrian farm with a unique outdoor wedding site featuring a purpose built grand arbour walk that leads to the garden ceremony spot. A covered pavilion provides an outside venue for cocktail weddings and there's also a rustic reception barn with accommodation in the loft. Venue hire provides exclusive use of the entire farm.

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Marquee wedding venue central coats
22. Somersby Gardens

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: 380 Somersby Falls Rd, Somersby, NSW 2250
  • Info: Somersby Gardens is a peaceful 50 acre bushland location tailor made for garden ceremonies and outdoor wedding receptions. The property offers manicured gardens, a pavilion, outdoor amphitheatre, plenty of privacy, a clear roof marquee and 7 bedroom residence with a pool. 

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Outdoor Wedding Venues in the Hunter Valley

Greystone Estate Outdoor wedding venue
23. Greystone Estate

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

Greystone Estate is a luxury all-in-one private estate that sleeps 32 guests and has with a choice of locations for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. In addition to perfectly manicured lawns within the 10 acres of park-like gardens, there's a purpose built open-air pavilion that provides a stunning sheltered location to exchange vows outside.

The main house features an open plan layout thoughtfully designed with gathering areas for all 32 house guests. There's an outdoor patio and courtyard area that's an ideal spot for cocktail and sit down receptions with views across the gardens and dam. 

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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony 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 purpose-built elopement venue that specialises in outdoor wedding ceremonies for couples and up to 20 guests. The open air timber chapel sits in a lush paddock on a quiet little farm stay in the Hunter Valley and comes with all inclusive wedding packages featuring a choice of marriage celebrants and a professional photographer.

The farm offers optional accommodation in two self contained cottages, one of which has a swimming pool and an outdoor dining area under a rotunda. Wedding receptions with staying guests only are permitted onsite and the owners provide a recommended list of local restaurants for larger celebrations.

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Outdoor Wedding Place Wallaringa Farm
25. Wallaringa Farm

  • Location: 321 Wallaringa Road, Wallaringa, NSW 2420
  • Capacity: 2 - 12
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8

Set amongst the rolling hills of Dungog Shire, the 750 acre Wallaringa Farm offers one of nature's best locations for small outside weddings. The stylish farmhouse caters solely to elopements with a maximum of 12 guests and you get exclusive use of the entire farm including the 3 bedroom farmhouse with its expansive covered deck.

Venue hire for elopements is priced seasonally from $3,080 and includes a 2 night stay for up to 8 guests. You can exchange vows on the farmhouse's plush lawns or deck overlooking Wallaringa horses grazing in the undulating hills and then partake in a leisurely long lunch, romantic picnic or a casual sunset soiree on the deck.

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Hunter Valley Private Wedding Venue
26. Redleaf Wollombi

  • Location: 2480 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Average Price: $500+/pp

Redleaf hosts amazing outdoor weddings! The 6 bedroom luxury estate offers a choice of outdoor ceremony and reception venues including a Tuscan courtyard, gardens and lawns. The secluded location is well suited to marquee or teepee weddings and is available for exclusive 3 day/2 night hire.

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Wallalong House Indian Tent
27. Wallalong House

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 76 Wallalong Rd, Wallalong, NSW 2320
  • Info: The majestic Indian Tent at Wallalong House is one of the most luxurious covered outdoor wedding venues in NSW. A 200 year old fig tree provides a stunning outdoor area for ceremonies on an elevated site with picturesque country views. 

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Outdoor Reception Venue Estate Tuscany
28. Estate Tuscany

  • Capacity: 300
  • Location: Mistletoe Ln &, Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Info: The courtyard at Estate Tuscany provides the perfect location for a garden wedding reception. It's also the ideal setting for alfresco wedding ceremonies with its stunning country views across vineyards to Brokenback Ranges. Tuscan style hotel rooms provide accommodation for 80 wedding guests.

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diy wedding venue hunter valley
29. Wedding Grounds

  • Capacity: 30
  • Location: Wollombi - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Secluded, eco friendly alpaca farm with a choice of outside areas for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Hire a row of teepees or marquee and have a backyard wedding on your own farm. Unique accommodation for 2 in a 1950's converted train carriage. 

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outdoor wedding venue hunter valley nsw
30. Bimbadgen Palmers Lane

  • Capacity: 300
  • Location: 409 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Info: A popular outdoor wedding reception venue with additional options including restaurant or garden marquee. Choose from multiple outside ceremony locations from hilltop vistas over the stunning Hunter Valley, secluded pontoon or intimate vineyard settings. 3 self contained cottages sleep 20 guests onsite. 

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Maddies outdoor weddings
31. Maddies of Bolwarra

  • Capacity: 60
  • Location: 35 Paterson Rd, Bolwarra, NSW 2320
  • Info: Intimate venue for micro outdoor weddings and elopements. A giant Morton Bay Fig provides a stunning garden location for outdoor wedding ceremonies and the venue caters for open-air wedding receptions & dancing under the stars. A B&B venue with accommodation for 6.

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Outdoor Wedding Venues in the Illawarra

Ravensthorpe Outdoor Wedding Venue NSW
32. Ravensthorpe

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

A romantic wedding venue in a Georgian manor house with conservatory and adjoining courtyard that's perfect for outdoor receptions, canapes and cocktail events. 3 Acres of classic gardens provide the ideal location for outdoor wedding ceremonies framed by a stunning mountain backdrop.

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Poolside Wedding Venue at The Lodge
33. The Lodge Jamberoo

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

The Lodge is one of the newest wedding destinations in the Illawarra and comes with 43 renovated hotel rooms that surround a huge 25 metre swimming pool. The resort has a beautiful outdoor wedding chapel set within a peaceful Pine Tree Forest and for wedding receptions there is a luxe hall with a built in bar.

If you're wanting an outdoor wedding reception you can either set up a poolside cocktail party or line one long table through the resort's main pathway. Affordable all inclusive wedding packages start at under $100 per person and the venue hire fee is currently discounted by 50% for select dates in 2024.

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Backyard Wedding Venue Interbane House
34. Interbane House

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

This private hilltop estate is located on Bald Hill and overlooks the new Sea Cliff Bridge and sweeping ocean views that take in the busy port traffic to Wollongong. The Victorian era mansion can be hired as a backyard wedding venue and also has a wide wrap around balcony and covered outdoor dining space suitable for alfresco weddings.

The 5 bedroom house sleeps up to 18 guests and comes with another AIrbnb next door should you need additional accommodation. Marquees can be set up in the yard and the open plan dining room can seat up to 18 guests in the event of bad weather. 

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BYO Wedding Venue Illawarra
35. Tumbling Waters Retreat

  • Capacity: 140
  • Location: 31 Stonehaven Rd, Stanwell Tops, NSW 2508
  • Info: A luxury wedding venue with stunning landscaped gardens offering ceremonies with panoramic ocean views. The restaurant accommodates up to 140 guests for wedding receptions and the property has 12 luxury suites including some with outside baths. 

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Outdoor Wedding Venues in Newcastle

Outdoor Reception Venue Stanley Park
36. Stanley Park

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 77 Fullerton Cove Rd, Fullerton Cove, NSW 2318
  • Info: Heritage estate with expansive waterfront gardens. A stunning spot for outdoor ceremonies and long-table, alfresco wedding receptions. DIY & BYO wedding packages with options for elopements. Venue hire includes exclusive use of all wedding locations. 

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Outdoor Wedding Venues on the North Coast

Outdoor wedding destination Goolawah Retreat
37. Goolawah Retreat

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

Surrounded by 28 acres of native bushland on the ocean's edge at Crescent Head, Goolawah Retreat offers a relaxed and affordable location for all-in-one outdoor weddings. There are 5 refurbished cottages at the retreat with plenty of space for camping and there's more accommodation along the nearby coastline. 

At Goolawah Retreat you can set up a festival style wedding on the sprawling lawns and bring in food trucks for your catering, or host a seated reception in the open sided pavilion. There's a fairy-lit courtyard leading from the steps of the pavilion which makes an incredibly romantic spot for a first dance under the stars. Pet friendly. No curfew.

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Longview Farm outdoor reception venue

38. Longview Farm

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: 95 Longview Cl, Caffreys Flat, NSW 2424
  • Info: One of the most unique outdoor wedding spots in NSW with a rotating house on river frontage. The homestead deck is ideal for small outdoor weddings and larger receptions can be held anywhere on the farm, in the Longview Party Shed or a marquee. Wedding packages include affordable multi-day venue hire with accommodation and late curfew.

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outdoor wedding venue north coast
39. The Banksias

  • Location: 1126 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head, NSW 2440
  • Capacity: Approx 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Average Price: $500+/pp

Luxury homestead to hire for exclusive use including all gardens and lawns which are ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. Private location with flexibility to BYO marquee for larger weddings.

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River View outdoor wedding venue
40. River View Island

  • Location: 841 Rodeo Dr, Tewinga NSW 2449
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15 - 76

River View Island is a 70 acre waterfront property in the Nambucca River region of the NSW North Coast. As the name suggests, there is an outdoor wedding venue located on the property's 'island' where the river forks. You can set up your wedding ceremony as well as outdoor dining under the island's trees and have your entire wedding day outside.

Wedding packages include exclusive use for 2-days and there is an open air barn onsite providing a weatherproof alternative. Two cottages sleeping 15 guests and there are glamping tents for 12 as well as free camping for up to 50. All furniture is included with venue hire and you get on-the-day coordinators to set up & pack down your outdoor reception and ceremony.

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outdoor wedding venue fingal bay
41. Saltwater Fingal Bay

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: level 1/3 Marine Dr, Fingal Bay, NSW 2315
  • Info: Beachfront wedding venue with outdoor ceremonies on the sand or in the courtyard. The courtyard is also suitable for cocktail events or small sit down wedding receptions. 

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Outdoor Wedding Venues in the Riverina

Kimo Estate Garden Wedding Venue
42. Kimo Estate

  • Location: 1218 Nangus Rd, Nangus, NSW 2722
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14+

7,000 acre working farm and wedding venue in a 115 year old high ceiling, tin walled, grain shed. Accommodation in the homestead, eco huts and cottages. Pet friendly & BYO options.

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outdoor wedding venue st edwards
43. St Edwards of the Riverina

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 1177 The Gap Rd, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650
  • Info: Picturesque and historic property with 2 acres of manicured lawns and lush gardens that are perfect for outdoor country weddings. Pick from multiple wedding ceremony locations and receptions can include use of an outdoor dance floor. Luxury homestead sleeps 8.

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Outdoor Wedding Venues on the South Coast

Outdoor Wedding Venue Mountain View Farm
44. Mountain View Farm

  • Location: 11 Mount Dromedary Trail, Tilba Tilba, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 2 - 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 - 14
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Mountain View Farm is a picturesque property on the Sapphire Coast and has one of the most romantic outdoor ceremony venues in NSW. Every year in early Spring you can get married in a field of daisies as the farm's huge Daisy Paddocks burst into bloom. A one time aisle and alter is designed into the fields each year catering for intimate weddings with up to 25 guests.

Mountain View Farm also has 4 acres of country gardens with a permanent rustic arbour set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Gulaga. Beside the gardens is an open-sided dairy shed with an adjoining courtyard perfect for outdoor wedding receptions. There's also a flat field where marquees and tipis can be set up.

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Courtyard Reception Venue Eleven Eighty
45. Eleven Eighty Weddings

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

Eleven Eighty is a quirky little garden venue in the Shoalhaven region of NSW that features an eclectic range of event spaces including a beautiful courtyard perfect for outdoor wedding receptions. Courtyard weddings come with the option of a clear marquee cover and are serviced by an indoor/outdoor barn bar.

The private property has a renovated train carriage styled as a salon, an old school hall that seats 50, a barn that seats 30 and two self contained cottages that sleep up to 15 guests. There's also amazing street art murals that make a fun backdrop for wedding photos and an Argentinian BBQ that comes fully stocked with wood.

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Kullindi Outdoor Wedding Venue

46. Kullindi Homestead

  • Location: Booderee National Park, Ellmoos Rd, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 20

Historic homestead with spacious waterfront lawn perfect for garden or marquee weddings. A destination wedding location to hire for the weekend with 5 self contained cottages.

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Mimosa Wines Outdoor Wedding Venue
47. Mimosa Wines

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

Mimosa Wines is a stunning, 200 acre property set on a coastal winery bordered by National Park. The restaurant and reception venue is an architecturally designed, Michelin hatted fine dining establishment with huge sliding doors that open to a large balcony creating an alfresco dining atmosphere.

The covered balcony is a beautiful location for wedding ceremonies in most weather conditions and there is an adjoining Tuscan style courtyard, vineyard and bushland settings plus a lily pond jetty as alternatives. Incredible views!

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outdoor wedding venue bewong
48. Bewong River Retreat

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: 2395 Princes Hwy, Bewong, NSW 2540

Private estate within temperate forest on 160 acres of Australian bushland. The riverfront location provides the ideal spot for wedding ceremonies and there's plenty of space and privacy for outdoor receptions. BYO catering & drinks. Accommodation for 38 + glamping. 

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Outdoor wedding venue Driftwood Shed
49. The Driftwood Shed

  • Capacity: 100
  • Location: 111 Terara Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Info: Relaxed and affordable wedding venue on the Shoalhaven River with mountain views, gardens & private jetty. A lawn between white marquee and an old farm shed provide a casual space for outdoor wedding receptions. 

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Outdoor weddings The Jacksons Ranch
50. The Jackson Ranch

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 101 Willinga Rd, Bawley Point, NSW 2539
  • Info: Secluded wedding venue with 36 acres of lakeside forest, 1000 sqm of lawns, adjacent lakeside park and 2km of walking tracks. Hire the property for exclusive use with all inclusive wedding packages. There's plenty of space for outdoor weddings in your chosen spot. Flexible accommodation options including cabins and glamping. 

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outdoor wedding venue tathra

51. Kianinny Bush Cottages

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: 246 Tathra Rd, Tathra, NSW 2550
  • Info: All inclusive wedding venue with self-contained accommodation for 120+ guests in a forest location. Have an outdoor ceremony on the lake pontoon or in a bush setting. Receptions can be held in a choice of open flat areas or in one of two breezy pavilions. Outdoor activities including mini putt, zip line, archery, tennis and volleyball.

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Outdoor Wedding Venues in the Southern Highlands

Mali Brae Farm outdoor wedding venue
52. Mali Brae Farm

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

Mali Brae Farm has 6 outdoor ceremony venues to choose from including waterfront gardens, weeping willows and these gorgeous rustic ruins. The ruins are also a memorable backdrop for outdoor wedding receptions, providing a unique setting for afternoon canapes and a romantic spot for a first dance under the stars. 

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outdoor wedding venue southern highlands
53. Weddings in the Wilde

  • Capacity: 140
  • Location: 71 Ryans Ln, Wildes Meadow, NSW 2577
  • Info: Ideal weekend-long wedding venue surrounded by forest. Utilise the onsite log chapel or have an outdoor wedding ceremony followed by a festival style reception with festoon lighting under the stars. The secluded location affords a late curfew and up to 140 guests can stay onsite.

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Outdoor wedding venue Secret Garden

54. The Secret Garden

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 51 Blencowes Ln, Wildes Meadow, NSW 2577
  • Info: 5 acres of stunning gardens with a marquee lawn, wedding gazebo, wisteria arbour, rose lawn and birch walk. Take your pick of ceremony locations in any of the garden rooms. Wedding receptions can be held in the gardens on the marquee lawn.

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Outdoor Wedding Venues in Sydney

Botanic Gardens Western Sydney Outdoor Wedding
55. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive or BYO

The Australian Botanical Gardens in Western Sydney is a popular location for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. The choice of lawn and garden areas include a private rainforest space, lakeside settings and a secluded woodland backdrop. 

When you hire a space for your wedding ceremony you also get access to the gardens for your wedding photos. Extended hire of the lawns is available for outdoor receptions and you can BYO marquee & DIY catering. Reception venues at the gardens include the original Bowden Function Centre and a brand new exciting space opening in 2022. 

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Outdoor Wedding Reception Space St Josephs
56. The Backyard at St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

This impressive backyard wedding venue is located at St Joseph's Guesthouse and overlooks the Hawkesbury Valley from its hidden spot on a peaceful hillside. Built from the ruins of an historic church, the non-denominational location now offers an atmospheric location for fun, backyard weddings.

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Outdoor wedding location Lords Estate
57. Lords Estate Chapel

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 100
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Sydney's Lords Estate is a gated property between Parramatta and the Hills District which features an historic wedding chapel set within private refectory gardens. Outdoor wedding receptions can be held within the gates with tables set up in the gardens and marquees are also permitted on the grounds.

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Garden wedding venue Palm Beach
58. Palm Beach Wedding Venue

  • Location: Palm Beach, Sydney NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Ceremony Venue

This exclusive garden wedding venue is located on the ocean's edge at a private $40 million holiday house in Palm Beach. Venue hire includes water & road access to more than 2,500m² of pristine lawns and Balinese-influenced gardens for private wedding ceremonies and photos. Post ceremony nibbles & drinks are permitted but no receptions.

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Outdoor Reception Venue Ripples Sydney
59. Ripples Chowder Bay

  • Location: Chowder Bay Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Ripples at Chowder Bay is an open air reception venue on the water's edge at Mosman and features a retractable roof and walls making it suitable in all weather conditions. Situated within walking distance of the Clifton Garden ceremony sites, and with head chef Calvin Katz offering tailored Australian menus, the floating deck is the perfect foodie's venue for beautiful outdoor wedding receptions on Sydney Harbour.

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outdoor wedding venue sydney harbour
60. Athol Hall

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 2 Athol Wharf Rd, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Info: Refurbished waterfront venue with expansive lawns for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. Sydney skyline views include the Harbour Bridge & Opera House. A private beach can be accessed via a short forest walk.

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Waterfront wedding venue freshwater
61. Pilu at Freshwater Beach

  • Capacity: 60
  • Location: Moore Rd, Freshwater, NSW 2096
  • Info: Garden wedding venue with stunning ocean views on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Flexible packages cater for small outdoor weddings & elopements of up to 60 guests. 

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outdoor wedding venue seadeck
62. Seadeck Sydney

  • Location: Lime Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 420
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Mediterranean-inspired Seadeck is a Sydney-based vessel that offers outdoor wedding receptions on its main deck. The boat offers a unique opportunity to say "I do" anywhere on Sydney Harbour and caters for weddings of 100 - 420 guests.

The character-filled vessel features a built-in stage, three fully stocked bars and a spacious outdoor function room that is protected by a state of the art weather-proof awning.

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Outdoor reception space Royal National Park
63. Audley Dance Hall

  • Location: 2 Lady Carrington Dr, Royal National Park NSW 2233
  • Capacity: 20-200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 5

Audley Dance Hall is a Royal National Park wedding venue that offers affordable all-inclusive wedding packages. The hall itself has been beautifully refurbished with high ceilings and a large verandah overlooking spectacular views down the Audley Valley and Hacking River.

A river front pier and outdoor reception space is located a short walk from the reception venue and is surrounded by native bushland and a riot of birds and wildlife.

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small venue chiswick
64. Chiswick Restaurant

  • Capacity: 30+
  • Location: 65 Ocean St, Woollahra, NSW 2025
  • Info: Matt Moran's Chiswick Restaurant is an all-in-one foodie place with stunning gardens for outdoor wedding ceremonies and cocktail functions. The entire venue is available for exclusive hire or there's a private dining room for smaller weddings.

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Off-The-Beaten-Track Outdoor Wedding Venues in NSW

Garden wedding reception venue Glencara
65. Glencara Country Estate

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

Glencara is a brand new garden wedding venue situated in the Hilltops region of NSW between Young and Grenfell. The 10 hectare working farm offers a picturesque backdrop for country ceremonies and garden wedding receptions with vibrant crops of canola surrounding the property in Spring and lush green wheat fields in Autumn.

The whimsical garden rooms surrounding the property's historic homestead feature a rustic maze and interactive riddles offering plenty for guests to do while the couple have wedding photos. Marquees are permitted within the gardens as is outdoor dining under the stars and there's a refurbished barn as a wet weather back up. 

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There's a huge variety of outdoor wedding venues in NSW. Whether you're looking for an outdoor reception venue or a picturesque garden venue for your wedding ceremony, Australia's largest state delivers offers more than a few amazing options.

Outdoor venues in NSW include everything from private beaches to wineries and forest retreats.

From Byron Bay to Sydney and the Sapphire Coast, every corner of Australia's most populous state offers outdoor venues for romantic weddings under blue skies. If you want to get married outside and party the night away under the stars, the above 70 outdoor wedding venues are your ideal places. All of the alfresco wedding locations on this list are amongst the most recommended outdoor ceremony and reception venues in NSW.

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