Budget-Friendly Garden Wedding Venues in NSW

Looking for an affordable garden wedding venue? These 8 budget friendly garden wedding venues are all located within 3 hours of Sydney and offer beautiful outdoor locations to say "I do". 

Most of these garden wedding venues are affordable all-in-one locations with ceremony and reception venues onsite, but there's also a couple that offer cheap wedding ceremony packages without the need to book a reception.

These are the 8 most picturesque & cheapest garden wedding venues in NSW.

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8 Affordable Garden Wedding Venues

romantic wedding venue Figbird

1. Figbird Cottage

  • Location: Terara - Shoalhaven, NSW
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Venue Hire: From $4,500
  • Inclusions: Accommodation for 8

Figbird Cottage is a tranquil and pretty garden venue surrounded by picturesque dairy farm on the South Coast. The property features beautifully manicured English gardens, a luxury European marquee with wooden flooring and adjoining lawn games area where you can have outdoor drinks & canapés or a full sit down reception under the stars. 

Wedding packages include all furniture, tableware and lighting for ceremony and reception venue set up. With BYO catering & beverages Figbird Cottage is one of the cheapest garden wedding venues in NSW.

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Growwild Cheap Garden Wedding Venue
2. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 50 - 150
  • Venue Hire: $6,000 

Growwild is an elegant and relaxed 25 acre native wildflower farm filled with beautiful trees, flowers, birds and wildlife. The property was recently taken over by new owners Jane & Lukas who got married here in 2019. They now offer affordable DIY wedding packages that include exclusive use of the entire farm.

At Growwild, paved paths flow seamlessly throughout the property connecting the various gardens with the two reception venues. There's a rustic barn which caters perfectly for micro weddings of up to 50 guests and a larger elegant marquee that overlooks the gardens. Affordable accommodation for the entire guest list next door.

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Blue Mountains wedding venues Botanic Gardens
3. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

  • Location: Mount Annan - South West Sydney, NSW
  • Capacity: 200
  • Venue Hire: From $450

The Australian Botanical Gardens in Mount Annan is an all-in-one wedding venue in South West Sydney which can be booked exclusively for a garden ceremony, wedding reception or both. The location is renowned for stunning outdoor weddings with a choice of vibrant flower beds, lakeside settings and lush woodlands for your ceremony.

In addition to wedding ceremonies, the gardens are one of the most picturesque locations for wedding photos in South Western Sydney. A reception marquee can be pitched on several lawn areas or sit down functions can be held in the Bowden Centre.

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Country wedding venue in the Blue Mountains - St Joseph's Guesthouse
4. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: Saint Albans - Hawkesbury, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Venue Hire: From $6,000
  • Inclusions: Accommodation for 10

St Joseph's Guesthouse is a unique wedding venue built in the ruins of an old church. Surrounded by Australian bushland, green paddocks and native Australian flora & fauna, it's the ideal spot for a country garden style wedding and comes with a budget friendly price tag. 

For the venue hire fee of $6,000 you get exclusive access to the Guesthouse for up to 4 days with accommodation for 10 people. The ground floor function area seats up to 60 guests or 100 for a cocktail reception and the grounds outside are picture perfect for daytime ceremonies & receptions. 

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Willow Farm weddings

5. Willow Farm

  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 130
  • Venue Hire: From $12,000
  • Inclusions: Accommodation for 10

At Willow Farm, an expansive 160 acres of picturesque countryside is exclusively yours for the weekend. Versatile indoor & outdoor spaces are connected in a seamless layout giving you the freedom to plan a unique garden wedding with dedicated areas for lawn games, lounges, drinks & canapés, a sit down reception and dancing. 

Spaces include a rustic entertainment shed, a marquee and lawn games area, a space for outdoor dining and installation of an open air dance floor as well as a yoga barn (and wet weather ceremony venue). Potential ceremony spots include a secluded creek and picturesque dam with jetty.

Venue hire includes a 2 night stay in luxury farmhouse accommodation for 10 guests. (Utilising the shed for your wedding reception is the cheapest option)

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Southern Highlands Wedding Venue - Mali Brae Farm
6. Mali Brae Farm

  • Location: Moss Vale - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 10 - 110
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire includes food & beverages
  • Inclusions: Accommodation for 2

Mali Brae Farm is a family owned & operated wedding venue on a secluded 90 acre farm in the Southern Highlands. There are 6 garden ceremony locations to choose including weeping willows, a gorgeous dam, cottage gardens and unique historic ruins. All spots have picturesque views over the surrounding landscape.

Mali Brae Farm has two reception venues. One is a luxe modern space purpose built for elopements and micro weddings of 10 - 55 guests. The other is a beautifully renovated barn that provides a rustic setting for larger receptions of up to 110 guests. 

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Nelson Bay Lighthouse garden wedding venue
7. Nelson Bay Lighthouse

  • Location: Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay, NSW 2315
  • Capacity: 100
  • Venue Hire Packages: $550+

One of the cheapest garden wedding venues in NSW is the hidden reserve behind Nelson Bay Lighthouse. Officially named the Inner Light Reserve this secret garden features a stage with surrounding lawn amphitheatre and is perched on a seaside cliff overlooking spectacular ocean views to Shoal Bay. 

Affordable wedding packages start at $550 for micro weddings and elopements or $900 for weddings with up to 100 guests. The fee includes chairs and styling items and a wedding coordinator to so set up & pack down for you. Fees go towards the volunteer marine rescue service.

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Albion Farm Gardens
8. Albion Farm Gardens

  • Location: Woodville - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Capacity: 120
  • Venue Hire: $5,500 (Weekend rate)

Albion Farm Gardens is a 100 acre property of which 15 are rambling country gardens. Solely available to hire for wedding ceremonies and photos, the location offers a plethora of outdoor spots to exchange vows. There's also a rustic barn within the gardens hung with elegant chandeliers for wet weather weddings.

There is an arts hall across the road which is often booked in tandem for wedding receptions. 

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