Top 10 Beachside Wedding Venues in NSW

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The variety of beachfront wedding venues in NSW is as diverse as its undulating coastline. With more than 2,100 km of sandy shores and 892 beaches, New South Wales is Australia's hotspot for beach weddings. From beach resort wedding venues to private seaside houses, NSW rivals the Mediterranean with its choice of coastal ceremony & reception venues. 

Whether you're planning a destination wedding at the beach or looking for an affordable spot for a seaside wedding reception, this list has you covered with the top 10 beachside wedding venues in NSW.

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Top 10 Beach Wedding Venues in NSW

The Cove Beachfront Weddings NSW

1. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • LOCATION: Jervis Bay - South Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • ACCOMMODATION: Fun house, glamping village, cabins (sleeps 11) 

The Cove at Jervis Bay is the ultimate beach wedding destination for a 3 day coastal celebration with all your family & friends staying onsite with you. You get your own private beach with a wedding ceremony garden overlooking the sand, or you can get married ankle deep in the ocean on a sheltered sandbar.

The resort is secluded within National Park on the sunny South Coast and features private, festoon-lit outdoor areas with an alfresco bar where you can set up a cocktail or seated reception under the stars. A brand new wedding hall offers a fresh, all-white space for indoor receptions.

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The Pavilion Kiama Function Venue
2. The Pavilion Kiama

  • LOCATION: Kiama - South Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 80 - 400
  • WEDDING PACKAGES:  All inclusive

The Pavilion Kiama is a very affordable seaside reception venue with panoramic beach & ocean views that take in the Kiama Lighthouse. Located on the coastal headland near hundreds of hotel rooms, The Pavilion offers all the convenience of a city venue in one the most picturesque beach locations in NSW.

Venue hire includes the oceanfront room, it's wrap around balcony and adjoining pre-dinner foyer, and wedding packages include a range of affordable menus with off-peak & last-minute specials available. Ceremonies can be held on the grass overlooking the beach, on the beach itself or between a row of rustic sheds right next to the venue.

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Fig Tree Park is a new South Coast wedding venue 2min from the beach
3. Fig Tree Park

  • LOCATION: Tilba - South Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 2 - 200

Fig Tree Park is a seaside residence set on a private hilltop with uninterrupted ocean views. The European style grounds and gardens are available to hire for your exclusive use and offer a spectacular setting for outdoor seaside weddings. In the evenings, the whole property becomes a scene from the south of France with large fairy-lit fig trees, up-lit gardens and romantic overhead festoons.

Package options include elopements & micro weddings, and there are round tables and elegant cross back chairs onsite for weddings of up to 200 guests. Luxury accommodation for 2 is included with venue hire in an intimate seaside barn.

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Kullindi Homestead South Coast NSW
4. Kullindi Homestead

  • LOCATION: Booderee National Park, Ellmoos Rd, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • CAPACITY: 20 - 200
  • ACCOMMODATION: 5 units

With its own private waterfront on the shore of Sussex Inlet near Jervis Bay, Kullindi Homestead offers a picturesque private property to hire for 3 day weddings. There are 5 self contained units onsite which sleep 20 guests in total and with plenty of open lawn area additional guests are welcome to glamp or camp.

The budget-friendly property costs $3,800 to hire for weddings with 100+ guests and is a bit cheaper for smaller weddings & elopements. You'll need to BYO shelter & set up, with local marquee, tipi & furniture hire companies available from the owner.

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North Coast Wedding Venue Goolawah Bush Retreat
5. Goolawah Retreat

  • LOCATION: Crescent Head - North Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 30 - 150
  • ACCOMMODATION: 5 Cottages (sleeps 32)

Goolawah Retreat is a very affordable beach wedding destination on the NSW North Coast. The private, sun-drenched retreat is set on 28 acres of secluded bushland with the beach just 800 metres away. 

A brand new open-air pavilion offers a relaxed reception venue with ocean views, and there is an adjoining intimate courtyard where you can set up overhead festoon lighting for a fully outdoor wedding, cocktails & canapés or dancing under the stars.

Five onsite cottages sleep 32 and camping is permitted on the property. Additional accommodation is available within 2.5kms around the Crescent Head Village.

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Nelson Bay Lighthouse Oceanfront Weddings
6. Nelson Bay Lighthouse

  • LOCATION: Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay, NSW 2315
  • CAPACITY: 100
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: $550 - $950

Inner Light Reserve is a quiet & private seaside wedding garden located behind the Nelson Bay Lighthouse. This secluded, secret spot is relatively unknown and offers a unique and highly affordable location for oceanfront wedding ceremonies with views to Shoal Bay Beach and Tomaree Headlands. 

A little paved area is surrounded by a gently sloping lawn amphitheatre that comes with a day-of wedding planner to set up onsite seating which is included in the venue hire fee. Small weddings and elopements are particularly well suited to this intimate space, and with only a few guests you're welcome to have cake and champagne following your ceremony.

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Byron Beach Wedding Venue
7. Beach Byron Bay

  • LOCATION: Byron Bay - Tweed Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 50 - 150
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Beach Byron Bay is an oceanfront reception venue and restaurant positioned on the sand dunes overlooking Clarkes Beach and Mount Warning and the local lighthouse. The dining deck at the back of the restaurant opens up creating an alfresco reception space with unobstructed views over the beach and ocean.

All inclusive wedding reception packages are catered with a team of onsite chefs who service a culinary feast according to your private menu.

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Saltwater Oceanfront Wedding Venue

8. Saltwater Fingal Bay 

  • LOCATION: Fingal Bay - North Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 150
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive

Saltwater Fingal Bay is an affordable reception venue with a large outdoor balcony that overlooks the shoreline of Fingal Beach. You can have your wedding ceremony on the balcony with the ocean as your backdrop, and this space is also ideal for pre-reception drinks & canapés. 

Inside the reception venue is a contemporary airy space designed to compliment the coastal location. Expansive floor to ceiling windows offer sea views from every table. All inclusive reception packages start at $135/pp.

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Palm Beach Sydney Wedding Estate
9. Palm Beach Estate

  • LOCATION: Palm Beach, Northern Beaches
  • CAPACITY: 100
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: Ceremonies only

This 2,500 sqm Balinese-inspired garden is located on the beachfront of a luxurious $40 million holiday home in Palm Beach. There are endless opportunities for wedding photos with the beach on one side and impeccably landscaped lawns on the other.

With generous street parking, easy accessibility and convenient onsite amenities, this venue offers an exclusive experience for wedding ceremonies and photos with beachfront reception venues located nearby. 

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Angourie Resort is a Northern NSW Wedding Venue in Yamba
10. Angourie Resort Yamba

  • LOCATION: Yamba - North Coast, NSW
  • CAPACITY: 40 - 170
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive
  • ACCOMMODATION: 66 Villas of 1 -2 bedrooms

Angourie Resort is a beachside wedding venue secluded within pristine subtropical rainforest. The coastal wedding destination offers accommodation for your entire guest list and caters to micro weddings from 40 guests right up to exclusive-use weddings with 170 guests.

Places to get married include the poolside bar, 3 separate reception venues, nearby beaches and the sandstone Green Point just a few minute's drive away.

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