Waterfront Wedding Venues in NSW

waterfront wedding venues in nsw

Australia offers an incredible choice of waterfront wedding venues, which is no surprise given we have one of the world’s longest coastlines. From beachfront and clifftop venues with ocean views, to riverfront properties and lakeside retreats. There are literally hundreds of waterfront wedding venues in Australia, and a diverse selection of them are right here in NSW.

Between the popular holiday spot of Byron Bay in northern NSW to the less well trodden beaches on the state’s far south coast, 2,137km of coastline, cliffs and national park provide a picturesque backdrop for many of the state’s waterfront wedding venues. Here's a list of just beach wedding venues dotted along the NSW coast.

But it’s not just oceanfront venues that make Australia one of the world’s best wedding destinations. Our inland rivers and waterways provide the setting for some of the country’s most Instagrammable wedding venues. From luxury oceanfront properties to affordable riverside retreats, here are 65 of our most recommended waterfront wedding venues in NSW.

Table of Contents

Top 10 Waterfront Venues in NSW
Blue Mountains Venues
Byron Bay Venues
Central Coast Venues
Hunter Valley/Newcastle Venues
Illawarra Venues
North Coast Venues
Riverina Venues
South Coast Venues
Southern Highlands Venues
Sydney Venues

Top 10 Waterfront Venues in NSW

Waterfront wedding destination Jervis Bay
1. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 126
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

At The Cove you have your own private waterfront resort for the weekend (or midweek). The resort has is very own secluded beach, a sandbar on which you exchange vows with your feet in the water or a waterside garden should you prefer to stay off the sand. 

The spacious grounds offer an intimate setting for 3 day wedstivals, with an outdoor pavilion, relaxed garden bar, seated dining and cocktail areas all set up amongst romantic festoon lighting and fairy lit trees. 

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The Pavilion Waterfront Reception Venue NSW
2. The Pavilion Kiama

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Wedding Packages: $125+/pp

The Pavilion is an affordable beachfront reception venue located in picturesque Kiama, 30 minutes from Wollongong. Situated in prime position on the headland, the modern function space has expansive ocean views that take in the Kiama foreshore, surf beach and lighthouse.

A modern entrance foyer and bar provide a seperate space for pre-dinner drinks and canapés and there is a Bridal suite for resting & refreshing before evening festivities commence. Beside the venue are two outdoor ceremony options including a waterfront park framed by huge pine trees and a more private & secluded area between rows of rustic sheds.

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Willow Farm waterfront wedding estate

3. Willow Farm

  • Location: Galls Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: 3 days $22,000

Willow Farm is a 160 acre relaxed country venue with a secluded creek and picturesque dam for waterfront wedding ceremonies and receptions. The property features spacious outdoor areas where you can set up alfresco dining & dancing, a rustic entertainment shed, a marquee and lawn games area and yoga barn.

Wedding packages include venue hire with a 2 night stay in luxury farmhouse accommodation for 10 guests. Wedding planning support from the owners is provided as is some styling items and on-the-day bar staff.

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Beachfront wedding venue Oasis Port Stephens
4. The Oasis One Mile Beach

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

The Oasis at One Mile Beach is a private seaside resort that can be hired for your exclusive use for 2+ nights and accommodates up to 50 guests in 9 self contained cabins. Six hundred metres from the resort is One Mile Beach which makes a beautiful spot for beach wedding ceremonies and photos.

The refurbished resort was recently taken over by the same owners as Tanilba House and comes with everything you need for a 3 day wedding. There's a magical covered deck within fairy lit trees, outdoor event spaces within lush rainforest and quiet spots for wedding ceremonies and photos within billabongs and running water features.

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Waterfront wedding ceremony site Wollombi
5. The Woodhouse Wollombi

  • Location: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 33
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Overlooking the manicured lake at The Woodhouse Wollombi is a gorgeous ceremony space, a cantilevered deck perfect for afternoon canapés and a brand new Tuscan-style pergola that seats up to 60 guests and has its own outdoor bar. This lakefront wedding location can host your entire wedding day, or for your reception The Woodhouse seats up to 150 guests mere steps away and has an outdoor dance floor.

Set within 100 acres of manicured fields and accessed via a long tree-lined drive, The Woodhouse Wollombi is an elegant European style destination for weddings in the Hunter Valley. The property comes with optional accommodation in a rustic barn stay, 8 luxury suites and a honeymoon villa for two.

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Mimosa Wines Waterfront Wedding Venue
6. Mimosa Wines

  • Location: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Mimosa Wines is a 200 acre vineyard nestled amongst picturesque National Park and South Coast beaches. Immersed in the vines is a beautiful lakefront jetty where waterfront wedding ceremonies and photos are set in the most idyllic of scenes.

Overlooking the lake, vineyard and surrounding bushland is the property's hatted restaurant, an architecturally designed space that offers indoor/outdoor dining amongst exposed timber pylons and featuring expansive views among the best in Australia. The venue also has two cottages accessed via a beautiful walk through the vines. 

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Goolawah Bush Retreat Waterfront Weddings
7. Goolawah Retreat

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

Goolawah Retreat is one of the most affordable waterfront wedding venues in NSW. The 3 day package includes accommodation for 32 guests for 2+ nights with the ability to hire in your choice of catering & beverages to suit your budget. 

The property is located close to the ocean with a waterway between creating stunning views from the brand new reception pavilion. There are 5 refurbished cottages onsite and camping is permitted. More accommodation is nearby and the beach is a 2 minute drive.

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Lakefront wedding venue Berry
8. The Homestead Berry

  • Location: 8 Homestead Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The private lake at The Homestead Berry comes with a gorgeous little row boat offering a romantic wedding photo opportunity amongst scenic rural surrounds. This luxe-rustic wedding destination is situated near the popular town of Berry and includes a two night stay in 5 luxury lakefront suites for up to 10 guests.

Wedding facilities at The Homestead include a repurposed rustic shed with modern furnishings. The shed opens onto a covered outdoor dance floor and is surrounded by 5 acres of manicured gardens where waterfront wedding ceremony spots and beautiful photo opportunities await. All inclusive wedding packages include the option of in-house flowers.

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Riverfront wedding venue Mount Rivers
9. The Lodge At Mount Rivers

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

The Lodge is a riverfront wedding venue situated off-the-beaten-track on 200 acres of grazing land 45 minutes from Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley. Nestled on the Peterson River, the front lawn of this luxurious 6 bedroom homestead is one of the state's best spots for a private riverfront wedding.

This luxury mountain escape has plenty to do onsite with mountain bike and bushwalking trails in surrounding hills, swimming holes & fishing spots in the river and paddocks where you can bring your own horse to graze. There's an infinity pool with a covered entertaining deck perfect for pre & post wedding events and two large dining rooms inside. The Lodge is pet friendly and guests are able to camp onsite.

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TIdes Estate Waterfront wedding venue
10. Tides Byron Estate

  • Location: 290 North Teven Road, Teven, NSW 2478
  • Capacity: 20 - 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22
  • Wedding Packages: Tailored

Tides Byron Estate is a 100 acre property with a luxury 8 bedroom house set within a picturesque macadamia orchard in Byron Bay. The upper storey of the house has a poolside entertainment area that caters for weddings of up to 40 guests with incredible ocean views to Lennox Head.

Also on the property is a reception hall that can be hired in addition to the house for larger weddings of up to 140 guests. The hall features a terrace overlooking the orchard where outdoor weddings can be set up under the stars.

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Waterfront Venues in the Blue Mountains

Lakefront wedding estate Dantosa
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 only waterfront wedding venues in the Blue Mountains and is nestled within world heritage bushland on 9 very private acres. The property comes with two self contained cottages that sleep up to 18 guests, the larger of which has a spacious dining room that seats up to 60 guests.

The larger of the cottages also looks over the estate's private lake where a ceremony pontoon and lake house offers a picturesque setting for lakefront weddings. The beautiful gardens make a wonderful location for outdoor receptions and there's also a tennis course that can be utilised for dining under the stars or where a marquee can be pitched.

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Waterfront Wedding Venue Berry Hill
12. Berry Hill Hawkesbury River

  • Location: 1832 River Road, Leets Vale, NSW
  • Capacity: 20 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 74+

Berry Hill is a brand new waterfront wedding venue with 2km of river frontage in the Hawkesbury. The 75 acre property is an undisturbed wilderness sanctuary that offers complete privacy for your 2+ day wedding. 

The expansive grounds are surrounded by a picturesque sandstone escarpment and offer a plethora of wedding ceremony locations. You create your own reception venue in the scenic outdoors with the use of onsite marquee, teepee or dome tent.

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Waterfront Venues in Byron Bay

Ancora Weddings Northern NSW
13. Ancora Weddings

  • Location: 118 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: In Byron Bay
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive $150/pp

Ancora Weddings is a mediterranean-style waterfront reception venue at Tweed Heads just north of Byron Bay. Modern interiors feature polished timber floors, fresh white walls, a statement marble bar and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The space is filled with light and has a luxe airy vibe with beautiful water views over the inlet. 

Just 5 minutes from a choice of ocean front ceremony locations and with a wedding team onsite, Ancora Weddings is one of the easiest destinations for a waterfront wedding in Northern NSW. Menus are catered by UK celebrity chef Matt Kemp.

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Waterfront Wedding Venue Midginbil
14. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: BYO catering & drinks

Midginbil Eco Resort is a 3-day wedding venue in the Byron Bay hinterland with mid-week venue hire starting at $7,900. A short drive down the road is the waterfront ceremony venue of Crams Farm where couples having their wedding at Midginbil can choose to exchange vows.

Midginbil is a relaxed, holiday style wedding destination with lots of open gathering areas where you can spend time with wedding guests before & after your wedding. The property features two other ceremony areas onsite, a rustic and airy reception barn, bonfire site, swimming pool and tennis & volleyball courts.

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Yamba Wedding Retreat Waterfront Destination
15. Riverside Ranch

  • Location: 151 Micalo Rd, Yamba NSW 2464
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Available in Yamba
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Riverside Ranch, otherwise known as Yamba Wedding Retreat, is a 50 acre wedding venue on 800 metres of picturesque & private river frontage. Just 2 km to Yamba's shops and accommodation, this Clarence River venue offers an affordable and convenient location for destination weddings. Packages start at $6,600.

There are 4 ceremony locations and 3 reception areas on the property, a bridal suite for getting ready, a mobile horse float bar and a unique pontoon from which you can go for a romantic paddle along the waterway 'Gondola' style. The Moondance Saloon is the main covered reception venue which was the original barn and horse stables.

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Waterfront Venues on the Central Coast

Central Coast wedding venue Pullman Magenta Shores
16. Pullman Magenta Shores Resort

  • Location: 1 Magenta Drive, Magenta, NSW 2261
  • Capacity: 220 - 400
  • Accommodation: Apartment style hotel rooms
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive + elopement packages from $79pp

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Tuggerah Lake, Pullman Magenta Shores offers a variety of waterfront destinations for your wedding ceremony & reception. The 52 acre property is the only 5 star resort on the central coast and offers stunning water views from all apartments.

The resort has 6 reception venues and a wedding ceremony area on the lakeside lawns. There's also beautiful landscaped gardens for your wedding photos featuring 3 swimming areas, a pool bar and 18 hole championship golf course. 

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waterfront wedding venue caves
17. Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalow

  • Location: 27 Mawson Cl, Caves Beach NSW 2281
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Bungalows
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalow is a beachfront, all-in-one wedding venue with accommodation for 200. You can get married on the waterfront with stunning ocean views as your backdrop and guests are able to stay onsite after your wedding reception.

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Waterfront Venues in Hunter Valley/Newcastle

Greystone Estate is a luxury private estate & wedding venue in Pokolbin
18. Greystone Estate

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

Greystone Estate is a luxury estate set on 10 park-like acres of beautifully manicured lawns and gardens. Purpose-built for 32 guests to stay onsite for a luxury weekend away, the property comfortably caters for small weddings as well as those of up to 110 guests. 

A picturesque dam sets the scene for waterfront wedding ceremonies and there's an open air pavilion, modern function room and communal spaces throughout the main house that overlook views across the property. At Greystone Estate you have a private chef & 5 star wedding service available throughout your stay with 2 night venue hire from $13,800 (includes accommodation).

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Waterfront wedding location Hunter Valley
19. Leaves & Fishes

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

Leaves & Fishes is a private rainforest retreat set on 20 acres in the heart of wine country in Lovedale. The popular wedding destination is renowned for its incredible sunken garden, but for micro weddings the flowering Lotus Lake offers a beautiful waterfront location.

There are 4 boat sheds and a two bedroom villa that border the shoreline of the Lotus Lake and each have timber balconies over the water allowing views of native fish and turtles going about their daily routines. The villa's balcony is larger than the others and is a wonderful place for exchanging vows and private dining over the lake.

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waterfront wedding venue newcastle
20. Merewether Surfhouse

  • Location: 5 Henderson Parade, Merewether NSW 2291
  • Capacity: 350
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive $145/pp

With 180 degree ocean views, Merewether Surfhouse is a waterfront reception venue with an impressive backdrop. Caters for weddings from 40 to 350 guests in the upper floor function centre.

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Waterfront Venues in the Illawarra

waterfront wedding venue tumbling
21. Tumbling Waters Retreat

  • Location: 31 Stonehaven Rd, Stanwell Tops NSW 2508
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Luxury suites
  • Wedding Packages: Ceremony only $55+/pp, all inclusive $210+/pp

Tumbling Waters Retreat is a stunning clifftop wedding venue with uninterrupted water views, magnificent gardens, surrounded in nature with 12 luxury suites. You can hire the gardens for a waterfront wedding ceremony or book the entire location including reception venue which has huge windows overlooking the bay.

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22. Panorama House

  • Location: 811 Princes Hwy, Maddens Plains NSW 2508
  • Capacity: 380
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive $95+/pp

Panorama House is a budget friendly waterfront venue with 180 degree cliff top views over the Pacific Ocean. You can hire the rotunda for your wedding ceremony only from $1,000 or the stunning water view backdrop is included with reception packages.

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waterfront wedding venues seacliff
23. Seacliff House

  • Location: 139 Princes Hwy, Gerringong NSW 2534
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 20+ 
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Seacliff House is a popular wedding venue that gets booked out more than a year in advance. The modern barn has stunning water views across lush countryside to the Gerringong headlands. Price guide for weddings at Seacliff House is in the vicinity of $250 - $400 per person.

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waterfront wedding venues sebel
24. The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

  • Location: 31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Hotel rooms
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive 

The Sebel Harbourside Hotel is a budget friendly, waterfront wedding venue on Kiama Harbour. Reception venues include function rooms and garden marquee. You can have a waterfront ceremony on the harbour front lawns.

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waterfront wedding venue headlands
25. Headlands

  • Location: Headland Ave & Yuruga St, Austinmer NSW 2515
  • Capacity: 350
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Headlands is an affordable ocean front reception venue with several ceremony locations within minutes walk including Austinmer Beach and Glastonbury Gardens.  

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Waterfront Venues on the North Coast

Nelson Bay Lighthouse Waterfront weddings
26. Nelson Bay Lighthouse

  • Location: Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay, NSW 2315
  • Capacity: 100
  • Venue Hire: $550 - $900

This waterfront ceremony venue in the popular holiday region of Nelson Bay offers a private & secluded location for outdoor weddings right on the ocean front. Nestled behind the Nelson Bay Lighthouse at the tiny park called Inner Light Reserve, the cliff top garden amphitheatre can be hired solely for wedding ceremonies and comes fully set up with guest seating.

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waterfront wedding venue longview
27. Longview Farm

  • Location: 95 Longview Cl, Caffreys Flat NSW 2424
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10+
  • Wedding Packages: week days $8,800+, weekends $14,000+

Longview Farm is a riverside country wedding venue with luxury onsite accommodation in a revolving house. With 1km of river frontage that meanders past the barn reception venue, waterfront wedding ceremonies and functions are idyllic here. 

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Heaven Gardens is a garden wedding venue on the Mid North Coast
28. Heaven Gardens

  • Location: 332 Lemon Tree Passage Rd, Salt Ash NSW 2318
  • Capacity: 120 Seated, 150 Cocktail
  • Accommodation: Available nearby
  • Wedding Packages: 3 day hire

Heaven Gardens is an affordable DIY & BYO wedding venue in the waterside destination of Port Stephens. The 5 acres of tranquil garden rooms features manicured lawns, rainforest boardwalks and a pavilion with adjoining dance floor. 

The pond with water fountain makes a beautiful backdrop for wedding ceremonies and garden parties for micro weddings and larger functions alike.

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waterfront wedding venue banksias
29. The Banksias

  • Location: 1126 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Banksias is a luxury waterfront wedding retreat where bush meets the sea. Weekend hire for your exclusive use. Price guide for wedding packages is $500 - $1,000 per head. You get your own private waterway just 200m from the ocean.

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Waterfront wedding venue fingal bay
30. Saltwater Fingal Bay

Capacity: 150
Location: level 1/3 Marine Dr, Fingal Bay NSW 2315
Info: Idyllic beachfront wedding venue for ceremonies & receptions on the water. Plenty of accommodation available in this beach holiday region.

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waterfront wedding venue tanilba
31. Tanilba House

Capacity: 90
Location: Tanilba House, 32 Caswell Cres, Tanilba Bay NSW 2319
Info: 6 bedroom heritage listed homestead on 3 acres of waterfront gardens in Port Stephens.

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Waterfront Venues in the Riverina

waterfront wedding venue nimbo
32. Nimbo Fork Lodge

Capacity: 150
Location: 330 Nimbo Rd, Killimicat NSW 2720
Info: Secluded and picturesque waterfront wedding venue on the fork of Tumut River and Nimbo Creek. Accommodation for 22.

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Waterfront wedding venue with pool
33. Tindarra Resort

Capacity: 250
Location: 79 Perricoota Rd, Moama NSW 2731
Info: 300m of river frontage for wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties and/or sit-down marquee receptions. Arrive by boat.

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waterfront wedding venue murray river
34. Perricoota Station

Capacity: 500
Location: Perricoota State Forest Road, Moama NSW 2731
Info: Rustic all-in-one wedding venue on 3.5km's of Murray River frontage. Arrive by boat to your waterfront wedding ceremony.

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Waterfront Venues on the South Coast

Lakefront wedding destination Berry
35. Linnaeus Farm Berry

  • Location: 599 Coolangatta Road, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 2 - 30
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Location Hire: DIY/BYO

Linnaeus Farm is the newest waterfront venue for intimate weddings on the NSW South Coast, and caters for a strict maximum of 30 guests. The 3.5 hectares of manicured grounds on which this luxury 5 bedroom estate resides includes a lake house wedding venue suitable for elopements.

At the bottom of the garden bordered by an olive grove and orchard is Jamie's Barn, an entertainment shed that offers a beautiful location for a private lunch or dinner. Also on this stunning property is a Petanque court, swimming pool the most incredible private playground for kids that they'll never forget.

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Coolangatta Estate Waterfront Wedding Destination
36. Coolangatta Estate

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

Coolangatta Estate is a waterfront wedding venue with a rich history as the first site of settlement on the Shoalhaven River. Situated at Shoalhaven Heads, the 100 acre coastal property is surrounded on all sides by water with the river and ocean on two sides and dams that service the winery on the property itself.

This budget friendly vineyard has two outdoor ceremony sites including an elegant hedge-rimmed croquet lawn and huge fairy-lit fig tree. Reception venues include a convict-built wedding hall that suits intimate shared feasts served on long tables and a larger function room that caters for up to 200 guests.

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Fig Tree Park is a new South Coast wedding venue 2min from the beach
37. Fig Tree Park


  • Location: 58 Sherringham Lane, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
  • Elopement Packages: All inclusive


Fig Tree Park is a brand new ocean-facing wedding destination on the Sapphire Coast of NSW. Situated high on a hill in beautiful European style gardens, the property offers a birds eye view of the surrounding countryside and glistening sea waters.


Fig Tree Park is available to hire for all-inclusive elopements of up to 10 guests and has romantic barn accommodation for the newlyweds onsite. Larger weddings are DIY with space on the manicured lawns for a marquee.


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Kullindi Waterfront Wedding Venue

38. Kullindi Homestead

  • Location: Booderee National Park, Ellmoos Rd, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 20 - 200
  • Accommodation: 5 Units
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Kullindi Homestead is a sprawling country-style property on the shore of Sussex Inlet waterway near Jervis Bay. The historic homestead is surrounded by spacious lawns where you can set up marquees, tipis or a sperry tent on the water's edge.

There are 5 self contained units that sleep up to 20 guests onsite which are included in the very reasonable hire fee of $3,800 for 2 nights. You get the entire property exclusively to yourselves for the duration of your stay and BYO all your preferred wedding suppliers.  

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NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Wedding Resort
39. NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort

Capacity: 20 - 120
Location: Banyandah Street, South Durras, NSW 2536
Info: Murramarang Beachfront Resort is one of the most affordable all-inclusive waterfront venues on the South Coast. The resort is located right on the beach and has stunning ocean views plus villas to accommodate all guests. Four reception venues cater for micro weddings of 20 - 40 guests up to functions of 120. 

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waterfront wedding venue terara
40. Terara Riverside Gardens

Capacity: 120
Location: 135 Terara Rd, Terara NSW 2540
Info: 5 acres of beautiful gardens on the Shoalhaven River. Indoor spaces include the barn or greenhouse.

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waterfront wedding venue bangalay
41. Bangalay Villas

Capacity: 88
Location: 30 Staples St, Shoalhaven Heads NSW 2535
Info: Landscaped garden venue ideal for outdoor reception on the coast. Restaurant for indoor receptions + 16 luxury villas.

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waterfront wedding venue mollymook
42. Mollymook Beachside Weddings

Capacity: 220
Location: 72 Golf Ave, Mollymook NSW 2539
Info: Absolute beachfront wedding ceremonies and receptions. Budget friendly.

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waterfront wedding venue cupit
43. Cupitts Estate

Capacity: 150
Location: 58 Washburton Rd, Ulladulla NSW 2539
Info: Boutique winery, brewery & fromagerie with cottage accommodation for 4 & views to Burrill Lake.

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waterfront wedding venue tathra
44. Kianinny Bush Cottages

Capacity: 150
Location: 246 Tathra Rd, Tathra NSW 2550
Info: Weekend weddings on 100 acres of natural terrain with a freshwater lake as its centrepiece. Flexible packages.

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waterfront wedding venue terara farm
45. Terara Park

Capacity: 180
Location: 174 Millbank Rd, Terara NSW 2540
Info: A 22 acre horse farm with dam, overhanging jetty & massive converted indoor arena barn. Ideal for laid back rustic weddings. 4 units available.

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waterfront wedding venue tilba
46. Tilba Valley Winery

Capacity: 100
Location: 947 Old Hwy, Corunna NSW 2546
Info: Family run boutique winery located at the scenic foothills of Mt Gulaga on the shores of Corunna Lake.

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Waterfront Venues in the Southern Highlands

Waterfront Wedding Venue - Mali Brae Farm
47. 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 is a boutique wedding venue on 90 acres of idyllic farmland and grounds in the Southern Highlands. The property features beautiful waterfront settings for wedding ceremonies and photos including at a peaceful dams where there's an old boat shed and jetty. 

Two reception venues include a large rustic barn suited to weddings of up to 110 guests and a smaller luxe-rustic function room suitable for weddings of 30 - 55 guests.

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Briars Conservatory Waterfront wedding venue
48. Briars Conservatory

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

Set on 15 acres of country gardens with a lake-side gazebo in Bowral, Briars is a tranquil destination for waterfront weddings in the heart of the Southern Highlands. Overlooking the lake, gazebo and gardens is Briars Conservatory, a light filled reception venue with a modern all-white palette including exposed roof beams ideal for hanging floral installations.

A short wander across the lawn is Briars Lodge & Inn providing accommodation for any & all guests who wish to stay. The Inn has private dining rooms that can be hired for pre-wedding dinners and a public bar ideal for the after party.

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waterfront wedding venue wilde
49. Weddings in the Wilde

Capacity: 140
Location: 71 Ryans Ln, Wildes Meadow NSW 2577
Info: Budget friendly weddings with a festival feel. Accommodation for up to 140 guests.

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Waterfront Venues in Sydney

Wedding Ceremony at Longreef Golf Club Sydney
50. Long Reef Golf Club

  • Location: Anzac Avenue, Collaroy, NSW 2097
  • Capacity: 140 - 250
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $130/pp (winter pricing)

Long Reef Golf Club on the Northern Beaches of Sydney offers waterfront wedding ceremonies and receptions overlooking Manly to the Central Coast. There is an outdoor terrace for drinks & canapés and golf buggies are provided with all wedding packages to transport the bridal party for wedding photos along the picturesque coastline nearby.

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Beach wedding venue Sydney Palm Beach
51. Palm Beach Wedding Venue

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

This exquisite $40m holiday house is located at Palm Beach in Sydney and offers a private beachfront location for wedding ceremonies and photos overlooking stunning ocean views. Venue hire at this exclusive estate includes access to 2,500m² of Balinese style gardens with pool house amenities, and can be accessed via road or the nearby jetty. 

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waterfront wedding venue the spit
52. Ormeggio at the Spit

Capacity: 100
Location: D’Albora Marinas, Spit Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
Info: Relaxed and private boutique wedding venue looking onto stunning Middle Harbour and Pearl Bay. Flexible packages.

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Waterfront wedding venue freshwater
53. Pilu at Freshwater

Capacity: 60
Location: Moore Rd, Freshwater NSW 2096
Info: Spectacular ocean views and flexible packages for small weddings & elopements in Freshwater on the Northern Beaches.

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Sydney Harbour Wedding Venue Athol Hall
54. Athol Hall

Capacity: 200
Location: Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
Info: Located on Sydney Harbour, Athol Hall is an expansive waterfront venue with views to the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. The ceremony lawn leads down to a secluded beach that's an ideal spot for wedding photos. All-inclusive wedding packages from $105/pp.

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waterfront wedding venue oliveto
55. Oliveto

Capacity: 250
Location: 443 Concord Rd, Rhodes NSW 2138
Info: Elegant Italian restaurant in Brays Bay Reserve with water views.

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waterfront wedding venue inter
56. Intercontinental Double Bay

Capacity: 495
Location: 33 Cross St, Double Bay NSW 2028
Info: Highly experienced in large cultural weddings. Sydney Harbour wedding venue located in the bayside village of Double Bay. Luxury guest accommodation.

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waterfront wedding venue watsons
57. Watsons Bay Hotel

Capacity: 350
Location: 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW 2030
Info: Iconic Sydney Harbour wedding venue with 32 boutique hotel suites. Ferry plus private boat access.

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Waterfront wedding venue jonah
58. Jonah's Whale Beach

Capacity: 122
Location: 69 Bynya Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108
Info: Nestled above Whale Beach with a spectacular cliff top garden, Jonah’s offers intimate weddings for up to 48 guests or exclusive use weddings for up to 122 guests. 

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waterfront wedding venue orso spit
59. Orso

Capacity: 250
Location: 79 Parriwi Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
Info: Absolute waterfront wedding venue in Middle Harbour, adjacent to the Spit Bridge in Mosman. Has its own beach, wharf, jetty and resident pelicans. 

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waterfront wedding venue manly skiff
60. Manly 16ft Skiff

Capacity: 150
Location: Cnr East Esplanade &, Stuart St, Manly NSW 2095
Info: Manly wedding venue with stunning water views of Sydney Harbour and captivating sunsets. 

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waterfront wedding venue sydney harbour bridge
61. Aqua Dining

Capacity: 150
Location: Northcliff St &, Paul St, Milsons Point NSW 2061
Info: Contemporary Italian restaurant with unrivalled views of Sydney Harbour. Situated at North Sydney Pool.

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waterfront wedding venue st mighaels
62. St Michael's Golf

Capacity: 200
Location: Jennifer St, Little Bay NSW 2036
Info: 180 degree uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean from the cliffs of Little Bay. Plenty of photo opportunities on this coastal golf course 20 minutes from Sydney.

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Waterfront wedding venue public dining
63. Public Dining Room

Capacity: 110
Location: 2A The Esplanade, Mosman NSW 2088
Info: Quiet wedding venue on Balmoral Beach with private dining room for weddings up to 40 guests and a terrace up to 75. 

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waterfront wedding venue metro
64. Metro Mirage Hotel Newport

  • Location: 2 Queens Parade West, Newport NSW 2106
  • Capacity: 30 - 130
  • Accommodation: Hotel rooms
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Metro Mirage Hotel is a waterfront wedding venue in Pittwater that caters for weddings from 30 - 130 guests and sleeps 100.

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Waterfront Venues in Country NSW

Lake wedding venue Footprints
65. Footprints Farm

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

This private lake wedding venue is situated on a 300 acre farm between Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour and is better known as a seasonal camping spot that comes with amenities for up to 100 DIY campers. There's onsite accommodation for around 20 guests, with camp spots for everyone else.

The 5 acre spring fed lake is a beautiful backdrop for weddings and has a quirky tiki bar on its shoreline perfect for DIY cocktails during pre & post wedding events. For the wedding day itself there is a gorgeous outdoor space under a huge Moreton Bay Fig Tree, a commercial sized greenhouse for indoor weddings and a pair of tipis that can seat around 50 guests. 

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Waterfront wedding venues are extremely popular in NSW with many couples opting to exchange vows in front of the picturesque backdrop of sparkling waterways. And it's not just ocean-front wedding venues that are in high demand, riverfront properties can also book out up to 18 months or more in advance. We recommend enquiring early with any of the wedding venues on this list, which you can do using the links provided.

Cover image by Red Berry Photography