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 coastal beaches, cliffs and national park provide a picturesque backdrop for many of the state’s waterfront wedding venues.
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.
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Location: 5564 Old Northern Rd, Wisemans Ferry NSW 2775
Info: Riverfront wedding venue in NSW with onsite accommodation for 120.
Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil NSW 2484
Info: 3 day play & stay weddings in the mountains with waterfront features and activities. Budget friendly. Accommodates 150 onsite.
Location: 1231 Wooli Rd, Pillar Valley NSW 2462
Info: DIY & BYO riverfront wedding venue with accommodation for 16.
Location: 151 Micalo Rd, Yamba NSW 2464
Info: Riverfront wedding venue 6 minutes from the beach. Suitable for outdoor festival style weddings or rustic weddings in the Moondance Saloon.
Location: 27 Mawson Cl, Caves Beach NSW 2281
Info: Beachfront, all-in-one wedding venue with accommodation for 200 and stunning ocean views.
Location: 1 Ocean View Drive, Terrigal, NSW 2260
Info: Maccoa Restaurant is a beachfront wedding venue with 180 degree ocean views. Choose from a beach ceremony or the grassy foreshore and have your reception with all-inclusive wedding packages in the restaurant and adjoining courtyard. Accommodation onsite.
Location: 2 Queens Parade West, Newport NSW 2106
Info: Waterfront wedding venue in Pittwater that caters for weddings from 30 - 130 guests and sleeps 100.
Location: 66 Adams Peak Rd, Broke NSW 2330
Info: Rustic barn & shed weddings with waterfront features and spectacular country views. Onsite house sleeps 20 + cabin sleeps 4.
Location: 15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Info: Nine modern spaces that cater for small weddings & elopements to gala receptions. Waterfront wedding ceremonies. Golf course & spa onsite plus accommodation for all guests.
Location: 869 Paterson Rd, Woodville NSW 2321
Info: Wedding ceremony venue with 15 acres of spectacular gardens and water features. Receptions can be held at nearby Woodville School of Arts.
Location: 5 Henderson Parade, Merewether NSW 2291
Info: Oceanfront venue with 180 degree water views. Caters for weddings from 30 to 350 guests.
Location: 31 Stonehaven Rd, Stanwell Tops NSW 2508
Info: Clifftop wedding venue with uninterrupted ocean views, magnificent gardens, surrounded in nature with 12 luxury suites.
Location: 811 Princes Hwy, Maddens Plains NSW 2508
Info: Budget friendly venue with 180 degree cliff top views over the Pacific Ocean.
Location: 139 Princes Hwy, Gerringong NSW 2534
Info: Popular modern barn with water views over lush countryside to the Gerringong headlands. Sleeps 20. Enquire early.
Location: 31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama NSW 2533
Info: Budget friendly, waterfront wedding venue on the Kiama Harbour.
Location: Headland Ave & Yuruga St, Austinmer NSW 2515
Info: Ocean front venue for beach weddings from 12 to 350 guests. Accommodation for 100 guests onsite.
Location: 1 Marine Dr, Wollongong NSW 2500
Info: Beachfront wedding venue with light filled spaces in Wollongong.
Location: 77 Fullerton Cove Rd, Fullerton Cove NSW 2318
Info: Grand waterfront estate and barn for DIY/BYO weddings.
Location: 1126 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
Info: Luxury waterfront wedding retreat where bush meets the sea. Weekend hire for your exclusive use.
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.
Location: 95 Longview Cl, Caffreys Flat NSW 2424
Info: Riverside country wedding venue with luxury onsite accommodation in a revolving house. Waterfront wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Location: 540 Coomba Road Brushy Point Great Lakes, Whoota NSW 2428
Info: 100 acres overlooking a pristine lake. Ideal venue weekend-long, waterfront weddings.
Location: 111A Bruxner Park Rd, Korora NSW 2450
Info: Luxury French-inspired hilltop estate with stunning ocean views and swimming pool.
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.
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.
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.
Location: 54 O'Brien's Creek Road, Big Springs NSW 2650
Info: Tranquil countryside wedding venue on a working property with creek frontage. Accommodation for 5 available onsite.
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.
29. Willow Farm
Location: Galls Lane, Berry, NSW 2535
Info: A 160 acre relaxed country venue with a secluded creek and picturesque dam for waterfront wedding ceremonies. The property features spacious outdoor areas, 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.
Location: 2395 Princes Hwy, Bewong NSW 2540
Info: DIY/BYO venue on 160 acres of riverfront bushland. Bungalows for 38 + glamping.
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.
Location: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
Info: 200 acre property nestled between beaches & national park. Sweeping views.
Location: 111 Terara Rd, Terara NSW 2540
Info: Rustic wedding venue on the Shoalhaven River. Private jetty and boat ramp.
Location: 135 Terara Rd, Terara NSW 2540
Info: 5 acres of beautiful gardens on the Shoalhaven River. Indoor spaces include the barn or greenhouse.
Location: 81 The Wool Rd, Worrowing Heights NSW 2540
Info: Historic 250 acre private property in Jervis Bay with 2 indoor spaces and unique accommodation including boat sheds and wilderness huts.
Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
Info: Private waterfront getaway for your entire guest list with your own private beach.
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.
Location: 72 Golf Ave, Mollymook NSW 2539
Info: Absolute beachfront wedding ceremonies and receptions. Budget friendly.
Location: 58 Washburton Rd, Ulladulla NSW 2539
Info: Boutique winery, brewery & fromagerie with cottage accommodation for 4 & views to Burrill Lake.
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.
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.
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.
43. Kullindi Homestead
Location: Booderee National Park, Ellmoos Rd, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
Info: Historic homestead with spacious lawns on the edge of Sussex Inlet waterway. Five self-contained units + room for glamping.
44. Mali Brae Farm
Location: 562 Nowra Rd, Moss Vale NSW 2577
Info: Boutique wedding venue on 90 acres of idyllic grounds with water views of extensive dams, drystone wall features, sculptures and garden art, an old boat shed and jetty. 2 Reception venues include a large rustic barn and smaller luxe-rustic room suitable for weddings of 10 - 55 guests.
Location: 71 Ryans Ln, Wildes Meadow NSW 2577
Info: Budget friendly weddings with a festival feel. Accommodation for up to 140 guests.
653 Moss Vale Rd, Burradoo NSW 2576
Info: 15 acres of rural countryside with tranquil gardens, conservatory & lake-side gazebo in Bowral.
Location: 3020 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima NSW 2577
Info: One of Australia’s premier estates for weddings. From large formal weddings to more intimate and relaxed celebrations. Unique waterfront lake at it's centrepiece. Enquire early.
Location: 7 Boronia St, Bowral NSW 2576
Info: Luxurious lakeside wedding venue with souring floor to ceiling windows, after-party bar and accommodation for all guests.
Location: Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach NSW 2108
Info: Sit down wedding receptions for 30 or larger cocktail weddings up to 200 guests. Absolute waterfront wedding venue at Palm Beach.
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.
Location: Moore Rd, Freshwater NSW 2096
Info: Spectacular ocean views and flexible packages for small weddings & elopements in Freshwater on the Northern Beaches.
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.
Location: 1 Marine Parade, Manly NSW 2095
Info: Beachfront wedding venue a short walk from Manly with private upstairs space or larger downstairs eatery.
Location: 443 Concord Rd, Rhodes NSW 2138
Info: Elegant Italian restaurant in Brays Bay Reserve with water views.
Location: 2/55 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095
Info: Hampton's style wedding venue on Manly beach with additional private dining rooms for intimate weddings of 20 - 80 guests.
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.
Location: 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW 2030
Info: Iconic Sydney Harbour wedding venue with 32 boutique hotel suites. Ferry plus private boat access.
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.
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.
Location: Cnr East Esplanade &, Stuart St, Manly NSW 2095
Info: Manly wedding venue with stunning water views of Sydney Harbour and captivating sunsets.
Location: Northcliff St &, Paul St, Milsons Point NSW 2061
Info: Contemporary Italian restaurant with unrivalled views of Sydney Harbour. Situated at North Sydney Pool.
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.
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.
Location: 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Info: Heritage-listed waterfront venue on Woolloomooloo Wharf with views of Sydney Harbour and a range of creative spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Location: 5/39-53 Campbell Parade, North Bondi NSW 2026
Info: Neighbourhood cafe, restaurant, bar and coastal wedding venue at Bondi Beach with a casual European feel.
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