Budget-Friendly Garden Wedding Venues in NSW

Looking for an affordable garden wedding venue? These 10 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 10 most picturesque & cheapest garden wedding venues in NSW.

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Top 10 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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Cheap Garden Wedding Location Chapel Hill
2. Chapel Hill Retreat

  • Location: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing, NSW 2758
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 34
  • Venue Hire: $3,800+

Chapel Hill Retreat is one of the most scenic places to get married near Sydney and has 4 beautiful garden venues included with the affordable venue hire fee. All of the wedding gardens have sweeping views over the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park and include a natural bush cathedral, an avenue of Oak Trees, a viewing deck that overlooks the gardens and a lush lawn immersed in nature.

The 35 acre retreat caters for small garden weddings through to all inclusive events with 150 guests and also has optional accommodation in 7 onsite cottages. The venue hire fee of $3,800 includes all furnishings & set up of your wedding ceremony, or for $6,450 all accommodation as well. Garden wedding reception packages start at $115 per person.

All inclusive elopement and micro wedding packages are also available from $4,200 including venue hire, a celebrant & photographer.

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Country wedding venue in the Blue Mountains - St Joseph's Guesthouse
3. St Joseph's Backyard Weddings

  • Location: Saint Albans - Hawkesbury, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Venue Hire: $3,500+

The backyard at St Joseph's Guesthouse is one of the most unique garden venues in New South Wales. The property is located on a private hillside on the picturesque Hawkesbury River and can be hired for affordable garden weddings from $3,500 including accommodation for up to 10 guests for two nights in the 5 upstairs bedrooms.

This incredible location built from the ruins of a 160 year old church also has a function space on the ground floor providing a built in solution in the event of wet weather. Steve the owner/builder is very flexible and would also be happy to offer day time hire packages should you wish to utilise the gardens & downstairs event space without the upstairs accommodation. 

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Cheap Garden Wedding Spot Goosewing
4. Goosewing Cottage

  • Location: 1194 Mount View Rd, Mount View, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Venue Hire: $3,295+

Goosewing Cottage is a beautiful wedding ceremony venue located on a private farm stay in the Hunter Valley. Set within sprawling country gardens is a purpose-built elopement chapel that exclusively caters for small weddings with a maximum of 20 guests.

Affordable venue hire starts at $3,295 including use of the chapel, a choice of marriage celebrants, all legal paperwork to get you officially hitched, an award winning wedding photographer and seasonal florals. The property also has two onsite cottages that provide optional accommodation for 8 & 4 guests respectively including a swimming pool and outdoor dining area with the larger of the two.

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Cheap Garden Venue Growwild
5. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 50 - 150
  • Venue Hire: $8,000+

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 themselves and they now offer budget friendly garden 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
6. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

  • Location: Mount Annan - South West Sydney, NSW
  • Capacity: 200
  • Venue Hire: From $899

The Australian Botanical Gardens in Mount Annan is one of the cheapest garden wedding venues in Sydney and is located in Mount Annan near Camden. The location is renowned for stunning outdoor weddings with a choice of vibrant flower beds, rainforest backdrops, 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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Willow Farm weddings

7. 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
8. 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
9. 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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Cheap garden wedding venue Glencara
10. Glencara Country Gardens

  • Location: 706 Jerrybang Lane, Monteagle, NSW 2594
  • Capacity: 2 - 160
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 + glamping/camping
  • Venue Hire: $3,500+

If you're looking to get married well off the beaten track in a secret garden in the country, this enchanting property near Young in the Hilltops region of New South Wales might just be for you. The unique rustic maze and surrounding whimsical gardens are located on a 10 hectare working farm that is best booked in Autumn or Spring when the weather is temperate and lush wheat fields or vivid canola plantations are in full bloom.

Glencara is one of the state's cheapest garden wedding destinations and caters for elopements through to outdoor receptions for 160 guests.

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