10 Bush Wedding Venues - South Coast
The South Coast has a wonderful collection of unique wedding venues set in native Australian bushland. From clifftop retreats and secluded oceanfront venues nestled amongst the trees, to eco resorts, farms and a vineyard surrounded by forest.
Nature wedding venues are plentiful in this diverse country landscape and there's plenty of native Australian wildlife too! Expect all of these venues to have plenty of birdlife, kangaroos around dawn and dusk & the odd wombat. Here's our favourite 16 bush venues on the South coast.
10 Native Bushland Venues - South Coast, NSW
1. The Woods Farm
- Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
- Capacity: 200
The Woods Farm is a 40 acre wedding wonderland within national park in Jervis Bay. Surrounded by bush on the Tomerong Creek and just minutes to South Coast beaches, The Woods Farm offers a secluded and peaceful destination for a wedding weekend away with all your family and friends.
The Woods features a unique bush chapel with fairytale-like garden arbour walkway, a luxe-rustic reception shed, 8x3 luxury cottages, a permanent glamping village with bathroom and kitchen facilities, a swimming pool, petting animals and a laid back, relaxed vibe.
2. The Cove Jervis Bay
- LOCATION: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
- CAPACITY: 150+
Accessed via a pretty drive through Booderee National Park, The Cove is a secluded bushland wedding venue with its own private beach. You can hire the 3 acre resort for the exclusive use of your wedding and bring 150+ wedding guests to stay with you for 3 or more days.
The venue hire fee includes access to all accommodation, a bridal pamper room with make up stations, a games garden and outdoor bar, a private beach and sandbar, an outdoor pavilion, ceremony garden and a brand new wedding reception hall. Guests can pay for their own accommodation with comes with a host of extras like free kayaks & paddle boards.
- LOCATION: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
- CAPACITY: 145
Growwild Wildflower Farm is a relaxed & affordable bushland wedding venue on 25 spacious acres that is bordered on all sides by national park. The property is a registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust and enjoys regular sightings of kangaroos, koalas and other native flora & fauna.
Just 15 minutes from Bowral and with neighbouring accommodation providers, Growwild is an easily accessible location for all in one garden weddings. Choose your ceremony lawn from several sites connected by beautifully maintained paved paths and for your reception there's a micro wedding barn or luxury marquee with elevated views over the gardens and trees.
- LOCATION: 58 Sherringham Lane, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
- CAPACITY: 2 - 200
Fig Tree Park is a brand new wedding venue with views of the ocean on one side and a picturesque bush vista on the other. The elevated property is located 2 minutes from the quaint South Coast destination of Tilba Tilba and 2 minutes to Wallaga Beach and is an ideal location for a romantic weekend away.
You can get ready with your bridal party inside the large luxury homestead and there is a honeymoon suite for 2 next door in the converted barn. The grounds feature expansive lawns with large fig trees under which you can get married with either the ocean or bush as your backdrop. You'll need to hire a marquee for receptions of 30+ guests.
5. Secrets of Terara
- LOCATION: Millbank Rd, Terara NSW 2540
- CAPACITY: 100
Secrets of Terara is a 13 acre woodland wedding venue featuring huge native eucalyptus trees. The property is a peaceful oasis surrounded by bush tracks and dairy farm and has accommodation for 20 onsite. There is a newly converted reception barn that seats 100, a bridal suite, pool and tennis court, games room and a few friendly farm animals.
Ceremony sites include a secret orchard, farm paddocks and bushland. And for you reception there's the barn, a marquee for 80+ that the venue will pitch for you in your select location or you can opt for an outdoor wedding. The main house sleeps 18 guests and wedding packages include the option for additional accommodation in 4 person glamping tents.
- LOCATION: 571 Woollamia Rd, Woollamia NSW 2540
- CAPACITY: 100
Immersed in the Woollamia Nature Reserve, Paperbark Camp is an eco-friendly couples retreat with a treetop dining room (The Gunyah) that can be utilised as your reception venue. If you want to have your wedding here you'll need to book out the entire property include all safari tents which provide accommodation for up to 45 guests.
Paperbark Camp offers a romantic escape surrounded by native bushland on the South Coast. If you love the bush, you'll love this "camp". You can get married standing under towering trees and have your reception in the canopy. Minimal bookings are available for weddings.
- LOCATION: 2395 Princes Hwy, Bewong NSW 2540
- CAPACITY: 60 - 130
Bewong River Retreat is a 160 acre riverfront wedding venue surrounded by temperate South Coast bushland. The property is available to hire for 3 days and provides accommodation onsite in bush view bungalows for 38+ guests.
Wedding ceremonies are usually held on the riverfront lawn with the bush as your backdrop. There is a large function room with adjoining marquee permanently erected for wedding receptions of up to 130 guests. Expect to see plenty of wildlife.
- LOCATION: 24 Clyde Ridge Rd, Morton NSW 2538
- CAPACITY: 130
The Barn on the Ridge is a 55 acre farm style property in the Morton National Park and is renowned for stunning views over surrounding paddocks to Pigeon House Mountains and the Budawang Ranges. Wedding packages include 3 day/2 night venue hire and you BYO all your own wedding suppliers.
Wedding ceremonies can be held next to the dam or in the gardens with all sites overlooking stunning bush views. The barn itself is a luxe rustic reception venue with hardwood floors & rusted corrugated iron features. Wall to wall windows and an adjoining deck are perfectly designed to take in the epic views. Cute accommodation for 2 in an Austin Farm Truck.
- LOCATION: 246 Tathra Rd, Tathra NSW 2550
- CAPACITY: 60 - 150
Further south along the NSW coastline is Kianinny Bush Cottages near Merimbula. Immersed in 100 acres of native bushland, the cottages sleep 150+ wedding guests in self contained basic cabins.
Kianinny has two reception venues with commercial kitchens that are much like open air halls or 'bush pavilions' in design. They overlook stunning bush surrounds and one overlooks the property's pretty lake. You can get married on the lake jetty, or pick one of many open areas amongst the trees. An adventure camp at holiday time, there is zip-lining, mini-putt and archery onsite.
- LOCATION: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
- CAPACITY: 180
Mimosa Wines is a 200 acre winery surrounded by bushland with an onsite restaurant that doubles as a reception venue. From its elevated position above the vines, the restaurant has some of the best bush views on the South Coast.
Styled with raw timber and luxe rustic vibes, Mimosa Wines offers an easy destination for wedding ceremonies and receptions with all inclusive catering packages onsite. Wedding ceremonies can be held in the bush or beside the water-lily dam and private farmhouse and cottage accommodation is available.
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