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Looking for a budget-friendly wedding venue in the Hunter Valley? These 12 beautiful and inexpensive wedding venues are situated in some of the Hunter Valley's most picturesque locations including the lush bush-covered hills of Wollombi to the world-class winery regions of Pokolbin and Lovedale.

Cheap places to get married in the Hunter Valley include BYO wedding venues that come with a budget friendly venue hire fee to those that offer all inclusive wedding packages packed full of value. Some of the most affordable wedding venues in the Hunter Valley offer 3 days venue hire with accommodation priced from just $3,500. There's also a place to get married that costs $3,295 including a photographer & celebrant. 

From cheap wedding halls to inexpensive wineries, here are our favourite affordable wedding venues in the Hunter Valley. All of these stunning venues are cheap to hire and offer inexpensive wedding packages for 2 - 200 or more guests.

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Top 12 Affordable Wedding Venues in the Hunter Valley

St Josephs Guesthouse is a cheap wedding venue in the Hunter Valley

St Joseph's Guesthouse

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

St Joseph's Guesthouse is a unique & affordable wedding venue constructed from the ruins of a 165 year old church. Located near Wollombi, the unique private property features 5 bedrooms on its two upper levels and a function area on the ground floor that seats up to 60 guests. 

The budget friendly venue hire fee starts at $3,500 for a 2 night micro wedding with up to 10 guests. For weddings with up to 100 guests the venue hire cost is $7,500 and provides exclusive access to the Guesthouse for 4 nights. You can DIY & BYO all wedding vendors to suit your budget and there is plenty of cheap wedding catering in the region. 

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Hunter Valley location with cheap wedding packages for 2 - 20 guests
Goosewing Cottage

  • Location: 1194 Mount View Rd, Mount View, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Wedding Package Price: $3,295+

Goosewing Cottage is one of the cheapest wedding venues in the Hunter Valley offering all inclusive wedding packages from just $3,295. Completely private and surrounded by lush farmland the property has long been a favourite wedding venue for small celebrations and caters for 2 - 20 guests.

Wedding packages start at $3,295 including the venue hire fee, a choice of the Hunter's most popular marriage celebrants and a local award winning photographer. You get a personalised wedding ceremony & all legals done for you, plus a high resolution copy of all wedding photos. Extras include florals, cake, video, styling and optional accommodation in an onsite cottage & homestead.

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Affordable Wedding Hunter Valley Leaves and Fishes
Leaves and Fishes

  • Address: 737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Venue Hire Cost: $5,500+

The million-dollar setting at Leaves and Fishes is surprisingly, one of the Hunter Valley’s most inexpensive wedding destinations. The expansive 20-acre property surrounds a picturesque Lotus Lake and features beautiful tropical gardens bordered by pretty rainforest. Venue hire caters for up to 300 guests and affordable micro wedding packages are also available.

Three-day wedding experiences come with luxury boathouse accommodation for up to 12 guests (which can be paid by the guests themselves) and a choice of ceremony and reception spaces including a Tuscan-style sunken garden, a unique wedding hall with an indoor Roman bath, and a spacious boathouse deck. BYO food trucks or other budget friendly caterers.

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Budget wedding venue with swimming pool
Marlu Station

  • Location: 129 Wollombi Road, Broke, NSW 2330
  • Capacity: 150 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 9
  • Venue Hire Cost: $3,000+

With 112 acres of quiet countryside to yourself and the freedom to play your wedding according to your budget, Marlu Station is an incredibly affordable wedding venue in the Hunter Valley. This Airbnb style property can be utilised as is for elopements and micro weddings or you can hire a marquee and pitch it next to the homestead.

Alternatively, Marlu Station has a unique reception venue at the property's Cattle Yards, where there's an outdoor bar with access to power. Very few weddings have happen here so far, so you'll be one of the first. A super cheap wedding location ideal for DIY'ers.

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The iconic Hunter Valley Gardens has cheap wedding venues for hire
Hunter Valley Gardens

  • Location: 2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Package Price: $139+/pp

Hunter Valley Gardens is one of the most iconic wedding venues in NSW with ten internationally themed gardens offering a variety of romantic locations for wedding ceremonies and photos. Hunter Valley Gardens is one of the only places in Pokolbin that offers ceremony only venue hire with furnished packages priced from $1,400, or $850 with an onsite reception.

The gardens is also among the Hunter Valley's least pricey reception venues with wedding packages costing $140 - $180 per person in the Garden Terrace or a lawn marquee.

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Budget wedding in a beautiful reception barn at Tocal Homestead
Tocal Homestead

  • Location: 957 Tocal Road, Paterson, NSW 2421
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Package Price: $138+/pp

Tocal Homestead is a heritage-listed country venue that offers affordable weddings in a refurbished 100 year old hay shed. The historic location is situated in the Dungog Shire region of the Hunter basin and offers a picturesque setting for relaxed country weddings surrounded by old buildings, gardens and rolling green paddocks.

Affordable wedding packages range from $138 - $182 per person fully inclusive of ceremony and reception venue set up, choice of cocktail, seated or banquet catering, all drinks, tableware and service.

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Affordable Wedding on the deck at Harrigans Hunter Valley
Harrigan's Hunter Valley

  • Location: 2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 50 - 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 30+
  • Wedding Package Price: $150+/pp

There's very few cheaper wedding venues in the Hunter Valley than the popular Harrigan's Irish Pub. At the front of this go-to weekend destination is a covered deck with opening walls where relaxed wedding receptions with 50 - 120 guests can be catered at a cost from $149 per person.

The pub is situated next to the Hunter Valley gardens offering the option of hosting your wedding ceremony within the gardens (venue hire cost is $1,400) and then your reception at Harrigan's. There is 4 star accommodation at the pub and casual pre & post wedding functions can be booked inside.

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Lonely Goat Olives is an affordable wedding venue for smaller celebrations
Lonely Goat Olives

  • Location: Congewai - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Capacity: 50
  • Venue Hire Cost: $6,000+

Lonely Goat Olives is a budget friendly venue that offers beautiful country weddings in an established olive grove. If you're looking for a cheap location for an outdoor wedding, the olive grove offers a unique option.

As Lonely Goat Olives has no reception facilities you'll need to hire a marquee or teepee for your wet weather contingency, plus all furniture and tableware. Be aware that this adds $5k - $10k to the cost of weddings at this location.  The venue hire fee is around $6,000 and comes with accommodation for up to 5 people with BYO catering & alcohol.

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Cheap wedding venue Hunter Valley
Ben Ean Winery

  • Location: 119 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 100 - 500
  • Wedding Package Price: $165+/pp

Ben Ean Winery is one of the Hunter Valley's most popular wedding venues as it offers inexpensive packages and has incredible views over 200 acres of vines and the Brokenback Mountain range. The all inclusive venue has a covered, heritage-listed courtyard for rustic style weddings with up to 500 guests, a luxe garden terrace and a modern function room.

Ben Ean's cheapest wedding packages are available Monday - Friday and are priced from $110 per person including a ceremony and 3 hour cocktail style reception for up to 50 guests. For larger weekend weddings package prices start at $170/pp.

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Weddings Grounds is a cheap wedding venue offering DIY wedding packages
Wedding Grounds

  • Capacity: 30
  • Location: Wollombi - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Eco friendly alpaca farm surrounded in lush green paddocks. Hire a row of teepees or create your own marquee styled wedding at this fully DIY wedding venue. One of the cheaper Hunter Valley wedding venues. Unique accommodation for 2 in a 1950's converted train carriage. 
  • Cost: Enquire for DIY packages

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Drovers Camp is an inexpensive wedding venue in the Hunter Valley
The Drovers Camp Wedding Venue

  • Capacity: 100+
  • Cost: Wedding packages include venue hire
  • Location: 317 Elderslie Road, Branxton, NSW 2335

The rustic, Australian-themed venue of The Drovers Camp offers inexpensive wedding packages in the Hunter Valley. The 120 acre country property was previously renowned for outdoor concerts and country music but has since had a makeover and now offers affordable weddings with a unique collection of outdoor ceremony and photography locations.

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Pokolbin Village

  • Capacity: 100
  • Location: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Info: Pokolbin Village spans 100 acres in the heart of the Hunter Valley.  A variety of sites are available for inexpensive marquee weddings & there's a budget friendly function room for smaller events of up to 60 guests. Accommodation available for everyone.
  • Cost: Enquire for current wedding packages

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