Outdoor Wedding Venues Canberra

Outdoor Wedding Venues: Canberra | Australia | NSW

Looking for a place to get married & celebrate in Canberra's great outdoors? Outdoor wedding venues in Canberra include a great selection of beautiful gardens, courtyards and open lawns where you can say "I do" and host an outdoor reception under the stars.

The best Canberra venues for outdoor weddings are beautiful garden locations at private properties, quiet hotel courtyards, park-like grounds at grand estates and spectacular coastal destinations within an easy drive of the Australian Capital Territory. 

Some of our favourite spots for an outdoor wedding in the ACT region include a whimsical garden venue featuring a rustic maze, an open-air chapel & outdoor bar hidden in bushland, and a hillside oasis overlooking Australia's vast beauty. 

From garden reception venues to beautiful spots to get married in nature, these are the top 12 outdoor wedding venues in Canberra & surrounds.


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Top 12 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Canberra

Hotel Kurrajong Outdoor Weddings
1. Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

  • Location: 8 National Circuit, Barton, ACT 2600
  • Capacity: 470
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The 147 room Hotel Kurrajong is an all-in-one outdoor wedding venue that comes fully backed up with indoor, wet weather spaces. The courtyard of the heritage 1920's hotel is a private and intimate space perfect for outdoor wedding receptions and you can either set up a cocktail function on the lawn or long seated dining tables.

All inclusive wedding packages start at $150 per person and range up to $195 per head depending on your choice of menus. All tables & tableware, glasses and chair covers are included. Minimum 60 guests. 

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Garden wedding at Glencara Estate
2. Glencara Estate

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

Whimsical outdoor weddings are a specialty at Glencara Estate where a series of interactive garden rooms keep guests entertained with riddles, games and a unique rustic maze. This brand new garden venue is located in the Hilltops region near Canberra and has a picturesque outlook over vibrant crops of Canola in Spring, and lush green wheat fields in Autumn.

The gardens surround an historic homestead at the centre of the farm's 10 hectares and can seat up to 160 guests under the stars or in a marquee. The property also has a rustic barn that seats up to 120 guests.

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National Gallery Outdoor wedding Venue
3. National Gallery of Australia

  • Location: Parkes Place East, Parkes, ACT 2600
  • Capacity: 350
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The National Gallery of Australia is an iconic cultural landmark and a spectacular setting for outdoor weddings in Canberra. The incredible architecture of the NGA provides a sophisticated backdrop for private celebrations with amazing wedding photo opportunities and places for wedding ceremonies immersed in art.

The NGA's world-class function spaces include an outdoor garden pavilion that comes fully furnished and catered with all inclusive wedding packages.

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Poachers Pantry Outdoor Wedding Venue
4. The Kitchen Garden - Poachers Pantry

  • Location: Nanima Road, Nanima, NSW 2582
  • Capacity: 60 - 500
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Poachers Pantry is an iconic destination on the ACT food & wine trail, and a popular place for foodie couples wanting to celebrate in a relaxed outdoor wedding reception space. The picturesque 700 acre farm brings the best of nature to the table with paddock-to-plate smoked meats, farm-grown salad & vegies and award winning wines.

The Kitchen Garden is a unique outdoor wedding venue nestled amongst timber planter boxes under festoon lights. This garden area is best suited to intimate weddings and has a minimum spend of $3,800 mid week and $11,000 on weekends with all inclusive packages ranging between $180 - $250/pp.

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Ginningderry Homestead Outdoor Wedding Destination
5. Ginninderry Homestead

  • Location: 468 Parkwood Road, Wallaroo, ACT 2618
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Ginninderry Homestead is a Georgian style country estate situated on 70 peaceful acres just outside of Canberra. The 4 bedroom estate is surrounded by beautiful park-like grounds perfect for garden weddings. Formal lawns dotted with fountains and statues can be set up for ceremonies and outdoor wedding receptions with the aromatic smell of white roses in the air.

In the event of wet weather, Ginninderry Homestead has a grand reception hall with high ceilings, chandeliers and white trimmed French doors the open to the garden and its stunning countryside views. All inclusive wedding packages provide exclusive use of the property, its accommodation, a wedding coordinator and personalised in-house menus.

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Wallaroo Wines Outdoor Wedding Venue
6. Wallaroo Estate

  • Location: 196 Brooklands Road, Wallaroo, NSW 2618
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Just 25 minutes from Canberra is Wallaroo Estate, a beautiful outdoor wedding venue with a 5 bedroom Georgian style homestead. The homestead and surrounding gardens overlook 24 acres of vineyards and enjoy spectacular views to the Brindabella Mountains. 

With 300 acres to explore, Wallaroo warrants a stay for several nights and the owners allow camping should additional guests wish to stay. Venue hire includes a 21m x 10m marquee which opens on all sides creating the perfect location for garden weddings. All tables, chairs, gazebos and umbrellas are also included. Simply BYO caterers and drinks.

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Tuggeranong Homestead Outdoor Weddings
7. Tuggeranong Homestead Weddings

  • Location: 51 Johnson Drive, Richardson, ACT 2905
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Tuggeranong Homestead is a laid back and affordable outdoor wedding location in Canberra's southern suburbs. The homestead and surrounding outbuildings sit on a 70 acre heritage listed property with garden weddings and outdoor reception spaces available for celebrations of all sizes up to 150 guests.

The most popular outdoor wedding area is the sandstone café garden which can be used for ceremonies, pre-dinner drinks or seated and cocktail style receptions. The property also has a unique machinery shed, marquee and intimate spaces within the homestead offering an onsite back up plan in the event of wet weather.

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The Old Coachhouse Garden Weddings
8. The Old Coach Stables

  • Location: Cullerin Road, Gunning, ACT 2581
  • Capacity: 240
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Built in 1857, The Old Coach Stables has a fascinating history spanning the era of bushrangers and the Cobb & Co mail service. More recently, owner Melinda Medway has restored the heritage buildings and surrounding gardens, providing a dining destination of choice for locals and both indoor and outdoor event spaces for weddings.

Venue hire includes 48 hours exclusive use of the stables and surrounding lawn areas with all furniture for garden weddings and receptions including sun umbrellas. Catering and drinks are provided in-house along with service staff and all tableware. You're welcome to add additional styling touches. Minimum 60 guests. Optional mini bus service available.

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Outdoor Wedding Venues Near Canberra

The Woods Farm Outdoor Wedding Destination
9. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

The Woods Farm is a beautiful outdoor wedding destination immersed in the best of nature just a few hours from Canberra on the NSW South Coast. Surrounded by native Australian bushland just a few minutes from the beach, The Woods Farm sleeps 120 guests for an incredible weekend celebration.

The 40 acre farm stay features a unique bush chapel nestled in the woods and has a 120 metre grass aisle of jasmine covered archways. For outdoor wedding receptions, there's a huge lawn surrounding a garden cocktail bar suitable for seated or standing events. The vege garden pizza oven is perfect for a welcome night under the stars and recovery breakfasts are served poolside the morning after.

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Garden wedding venue at The Cove
10. The Cove Courtyard & Lawns

  • Location: Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

The Cove is the best beachfront venue for outdoor weddings near Canberra. The gorgeous 3 acre resort is located on its own private beach secluded within national park and features a waterfront garden for ceremonies and two outdoor reception areas suitable for seated or cocktail style functions.

Open lawns provide a blank canvas for long table receptions under the stars and the resort has an amazing Mediterranean style courtyard with an outdoor tree bar that lights up at night under thousands of fairy lights. Venue hire includes a 2 night stay for up to 111 guests and use of all venues including a brand new side-opening hall.

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Fig Tree Park Garden Venue WIth View
11. Fig Tree Park

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

Fig Tree Park is a grand, French-style homestead located on a country hillside near Tilba that overlooks spectacular ocean views and surrounding bush covered hills. The incredible scenery provides a stunning backdrop for garden weddings and there is a huge fairy-lit fig tree that seats 200 guests under thousands of fairy lights creating one of Australia's best outdoor reception venues.

The manicured gardens feature perfectly trimmed hedges that border peaceful paddocks of grazing horses. Venue hire comes with tables & seating for your wedding ceremony and outdoor dining plus you have access to the homestead, main dining room and a gorgeous barn with romantic accommodation for two. 

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Mountain View Farm Outdoor Wedding Venue
12. 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 one of the best places to get married if you're looking for an authentic farm style setting with outdoor areas for your wedding ceremony and reception. The picturesque farm sits under the atmospheric gaze of Mount Gulaga just 3 hours from Canberra and has a rustic gate arbour within its 4 acres of gardens, and an open-sided dairy shed with an adjoining courtyard.

During Spring huge fields of Everlasting Daisies burst into bloom and every year the owner of Mountain View Farm Kath, styles a once-off aisle and altar into the middle of a paddock. Marquees & tipis are permitted on the grounds and the venue hire is very affordable.

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