Illawarra Wedding Venues

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The Illawarra region in NSW offers a wide range of wedding venues from cliff top ceremony locations with uninterrupted ocean views to picturesque waterfront hotels, DIY sheds, weekender farms, heritage homesteads, manicured gardens and wineries.

Centred around Wollongong, NSW, the Illawarra caters for large weddings of more than 500 guests as well as smaller weddings of up to 30.  There are plenty of places to elope and properties where your entire 100+ guest list can escape with you for the weekend. These are the most recommended ceremony and wedding reception venues in the Illawarra.

Illawarra Wedding Venues

For more venue options, download the Complete List of 74 South Coast Venues which contains all of the Illawarra Wedding Venues listed here.

Ravensthorpe Guesthouse is a garden wedding venue in Albion Park, Illawarra
Ravensthorpe Guesthouse

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Albion Park, NSW
  • Info: A romantic wedding venue in a Georgian manor house with conservatory and adjoining courtyard with marquee. 3 acres of classic gardens provide a picturesque location for wedding ceremonies with a mountain backdrop. All inclusive wedding packages include ceremony, reception and recovery brunch. Accommodation for 14 wedding guests.

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The Pavilion Reception Venue at Kiama Beach in the Illawarra
The Pavilion Kiama

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Cost: All inclusive wedding packages from $125/pp

The Pavilion Kiama is an elegant reception venue on one of the Illawarra's most beautiful surf beaches. The main function room is a light filled space overlooking the ocean and flexible room set ups cater for weddings of all sizes. Wedding ceremonies can be held on the beach or at the Stables behind the venue. 

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Illawarra wedding venue - Greyleigh South Coast
Greyleigh Estate

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Kiama, NSW
  • Info: Greyleigh is an historic farming property on 200 acres of rolling green hills and orchards. With views to the Pacific Ocean, Greyleigh offers a unique choice of wedding venues for country ceremonies and receptions. Have your ceremony in the natural amphitheatre and a long table dinner in the orchard or reception in The Gables. There's also a Pamper Pad for getting ready and luxury accommodation for 16.

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Outdoor wedding venue illawarra Seacliff
Seacliff House

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: Gerringong, NSW
  • Info: A popular all-in-one wedding venue in a lush farmland location with views to the ocean. The property offers outdoor ceremonies and wedding receptions plus a modern and light-filled event space in a purpose built barn. Accommodation available for 20+ guests onsite. Wedding packages start from $8,000.

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City Beach function centre

City Beach Function Centre

  • Capacity: 130 - 420
  • Location: Wollongong, NSW
  • Info: Affordable beachfront wedding venue in close proximity to local amenities, transport and hotels. All inclusive wedding packages from $99 per person.

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The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Kiama, NSW
  • Info: The Sebel Hotel offers stunning garden or waterfront weddings and receptions overlooking Kiama Harbour.  An affordable wedding venue with packages from $119/pp, and a great holiday spot with accommodation for the entire guest list.

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Panorama House

  • Capacity: 380
  • Location: Wollongong, NSW
  • Info: Panorama House is one of the most budget friendly wedding venues in the Illawarra with all-inclusive packages from $70/pp. Located one hour from Sydney, Panorama House offers 180 degree ocean views with floor to ceiling glass windows and is an impressive location for waterfront wedding receptions.   

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Rustic Wedding Venue South Coast
Crooked River Wines

  • Capacity: 100 - 200
  • Location: Gerringong, NSW
  • Info: Rustic wedding ceremony and reception venue amongst the vines with spectacular views across the countryside and mountains to the ocean. The function centre provides an ideal blank canvas for any wedding theme.

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Rustic Wedding Venue Yallah NSW
The Woolshed

  • Capacity: 150 - 350
  • Location: Yallah, NSW
  • Info: This renovated shearing shed has been repurposed as a wedding venue with wooden floors and exposed beams providing the ideal backdrop for relaxed, rustic weddings. All inclusive wedding packages provide venue hire plus catering and drinks. Conveniently located 20 minutes south of Wollongong, The Woolshed offers a rural wedding location in quintessential Illawarra farmland.
  • Wedding packages start at $1,000 venue hire. Catering by Fine Spun Group starting at $96/pp. Drinks from $9/hr per person.

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Marquee wedding venue rubys
Ruby's Mount Kembla

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Mount Kembla, NSW
  • Info: Previously an old post office, Ruby's at Mount Kembla is now a popular restaurant and wedding venue with an adjoining courtyard marquee that's ideal for wedding receptions. 

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BYO Wedding Venue Illawarra
Tumbling Waters Retreat

  • Capacity: 140
  • Location: Stanwell Tops, NSW
  • Info: Perhaps the Illawarra's most luxurious wedding resort. Stunning wedding venues include clifftop gardens with panoramic ocean views. The restaurant accommodates up to 140 guests for wedding receptions and the property has 12 luxury suites with outdoor baths. 

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Headlands Austinmer Beach

  • Capacity: 350
  • Location: Wollongong, NSW
  • Info: Headlands at the Illawarra's Austinmer Beach is an ocean front wedding location that offers ceremonies on the beach directly in front of the venue. The hotel's function centre caters for wedding receptions from 12 to 350 guests. Accommodation for 100 guests onsite.

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Sage Hotel

  • Capacity: 280
  • Location: Wollongong, NSW
  • Info: Waterfront wedding venue on Wollongong Beach with a choice of 3 reception spaces to suit different sized weddings. Private terrace wedding ceremonies.

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Altitude 1148

  • Capacity: 140
  • Location: Bulli Tops, NSW
  • Info: Offering some of the best waterfront views in the Illawarra, this exclusive hire wedding venue provides an uninterrupted waterfront vista over the Pacific Ocean. All inclusive (and affordable) wedding packages come with venue hire, food and beverages.

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Illawarra wedding venue Mercure Gerringong
Mercure Gerringong Resort

  • Location: 1 Fern St, Gerringong, NSW 2534
  • Capacity: 50 - 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone

Mercure Gerringong is an all in one wedding venue with facilities for intimate courtyard ceremonies and terrace receptions with countryside views. The classic wedding gardens feature cobblestones, manicured lawns and picturesque views across the hinterland to the ocean.

The reception venue overlooks the resort pool where wedding guests can enjoy cocktails and canapés while you have wedding photos at surrounding beaches. The resort offers discounted accommodation for everyone onsite and there's also a day spa for pre and post wedding chill out sessions and an in-house bar and restaurant. 

Affordable wedding packages start at $99 per person. 

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Rustic Wedding Venue Horsley HomesteadHorsley Homestead

  • Capacity: 500
  • Location: Horsley Park, NSW
  • Info: Horsley Homestead is a wedding ceremony venue with stunning mountain vistas. Surrounding the Homestead are lush green paddocks with free-roaming cows and an array of heritage-listed cottages and stables that create an ideal location for wedding photos.

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Wedding Venues Near Illawarra

small wedding venue figbird
Figbird Cottage

  • Capacity: 150+
  • Location: Terara, NSW
  • Info: Figbird Cottage is a budget-friendly wedding venue with flexible 3 day/2 night packages that can include accommodation for wedding guests in two cottages. A peaceful location surrounded by farm land with flexibility for DIY weddings. The gardens are ideal for food trucks & drinks carts and there's a large permanent marquee with a clear roof over the dance floor.

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byo wedding venue willow farm
Willow Farm

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Berry, NSW
  • Info: Private country retreat on a 160 acre wedding venue with plenty of places on the green farm paddocks for ceremonies and outdoor receptions. Pitch a marquee or utilise the onsite barn for indoor events. BYO catering & drinks.

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74 South Coast and Illawarra Venues

Looking for more Illawarra and Wollongong wedding venues? This complete list of South Coast Wedding Venues includes 74 ceremony & reception venues from the Illawarra to the Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven and the far South Coast. Many of these venues book out 18 months in advance so make sure you enquire early!

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