Courtyard Wedding Venues In NSW

Courtyard wedding venues offer an intimate, highly romantic and fun setting for your big day. In NSW, courtyard weddings are most commonly available at garden venues and outdoor locations and in 2022 there are several newly opened locations that are perfect for a courtyard wedding reception.

Keep in mind that courtyard weddings are not limited to outdoor wedding venues. There are several indoor courtyards in NSW that offer a stunning setting for garden weddings with the added bonus of being all-weather friendly. From private lawns to paved patios to outdoor venues & indoor yards, you're in for a treat with this list of gorgeous spots for a courtyard wedding.

Here's our pick of the Top 10 courtyard wedding venues in NSW.

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Top 10 Courtyard Wedding Venues

North Coast Wedding Venue Goolawah Bush Retreat
1. Goolawah Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head, NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days

Goolawah Retreat has one of the best value and most intimate courtyard wedding venues in NSW. The 28 acre property is exclusively yours for 3 days and the venue hire fee includes free use of the brand new pavilion & courtyard plus all accommodation in 5 cottages for 32 guests. 

Goolawah Retreat is located just 2 minutes to the beach, has ocean views and plenty of additional accommodation nearby. The property is secluded within a sunny bushland clearing and with no neighbours there is no curfew. Pets welcome.

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Midginbil Courtyard Wedding Venue
2. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70 - 150
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days

Located in tropical Northern NSW and surrounded by rainforest & national Park, Midginbil Eco Resort offers a relaxed and affordable destination with the option of a courtyard wedding. The paved, outdoor courtyard is located beside a rustic reception barn which has large airy windows opening onto the courtyard.

This budget friendly 3-day wedding venue is set on 400 acres an hour inland from Byron Bay. A variety of elegant accommodation includes a unique village of permanent safari tents each featuring their own wooden balconies and epic views. Bridal parties have a lot of fun getting ready here! Other amenities include a pool, tennis & volleyball courts and bonfire. 

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Growwild courtyard wedding reception venue
3. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 50 - 150
  • Accommodation: Next door
  • Wedding Packages: Day hire

Growwild Wildflower Farm is a 25 acre garden venue located between Western Sydney and the Southern Highlands. The elegant property features several wedding venues including a small courtyard reception area adjacent to a micro wedding barn. 

Bursting with beautiful trees, flowers, birds and wildlife and surrounded by native bushland, Growwild offers a very peaceful and private location for outdoor weddings. Venue hire includes exclusive use of the entire property with access to the Secret Valley ceremony site and a large, permanent garden marquee. 

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The Cove Outdoor Courtyard Weddings
4. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 115
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days

The Cove is a 3 acre seaside wedding resort with its own private beach in Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast. When you book The Cove for your wedding you get exclusive use of the entire resort including all accommodation and the many communal courtyard style areas to utilise in your own creative way.

The Cove is one of the best outdoor wedding venues in Australia, coming alive at night in a sea of twinkling fairy and festoon lighting. You can set up outdoor seated dining or have a cocktail reception around the outdoor bar and there's a brand new wedding hall providing an elegant wet weather back up plan all included with your package.

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Eleven Eighty Courtyard Wedding Venue
5. Eleven Eighty

  • Location: 1180 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 80
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 13
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days

Eleven Eighty offers outdoor courtyard weddings within the rustic paved grounds of its uniquely historic setting. This highly romantic destination located on the NSW South Coast is an ideal spot for private ceremonies and courtyard wedding receptions. It features an adjoining outdoor bar and there's plenty of surrounding space for the likes of food trucks & drink carts..

Eleven Eighty offers several artfully restored indoor spaces in addition to courtyard wedding receptions. There's a micro wedding barn, a refurbished school hall and a relocated train carriage suitable for seated private dining with up to 20 guests.

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Ravensthorpe Wedding Courtyard
6. Ravensthorpe Guesthouse & Restaurant

  • Location: 56 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park NSW 2527
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14
  • Wedding Packages: 24 hours

Ravensthorpe is an elegant country manor house with a central courtyard area that provides a relaxing spot for outdoor wedding receptions including dancing under the stars. You can also utilise this space as a breakaway area for pre dinner cocktails & canapés before a reception in the homestead or adjoining marquee.

Ravensthorpe Estate features 3 acres of classic country gardens with views over rural surrounds. Wedding packages include exclusive use of the entire property for 24 hours providing a place to get ready, ceremony, photos, reception and a fully catered post-wedding recovery breakfast. 

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affordable wedding venue figbird terara
7. Figbird Cottage

  • Location: Shoalhaven, NSW
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: Day hire or 3 days

Figbird Cottage is a pretty & versatile garden venue surrounded by picturesque dairy country on the NSW South Coast. Ceremonies on the property are held within elegant & slightly rustic English gardens that feature a romantic rose arbor walkways and ornamental ponds and gazebos. 

Courtyard weddings are held on the expansive lawns of the grand European marquee and wedding packages include all outdoor furniture, access to the marquee, all lawn games and the freedom to BYO your preferred caterers including food trucks and drink carts.  Accomodation is in 2 cottages that sleep 8.

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

  • Location: Saint Albans - Hawkesbury, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Nights

Surrounded by the peaceful countryside of the Hawkesbury, the grounds of St Joseph's Guesthouse offer a unique & impressive setting for garden weddings. Built from the ruins of a 160 year old Catholic Church, the now non denominational 3 level building presents an atmospheric backdrop for outdoor weddings.

The two upstairs levels of the church feature 5 luxury bedrooms and on the ground floor is a function area that seats up to 60. Outside, the front sandstone steps under the original church bell provide a grand setting for wedding ceremonies and there's an alternative circular tank offering a unique location for semi circular designed celebrations.

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Paradise Gardens Courtyard Wedding Venue
9. Paradise Botanical Gardens

Location: Kulnura - Central Coast, NSW
Capacity: 230
Accommodation: Sleeps 8
Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The newly refurbished courtyard wedding area at Paradise Botanical Gardens offers an open air setting for seated receptions of up to 90 guests or cocktail functions for 120. The weatherproof space is newly renovated and hidden amongst rare plants, providing a secluded wet weather back up space for garden ceremonies as well as receptions.

Other unique features at this 230 acre garden oasis are heritage Roman Columns (through which long table dining under the stars can be set up), a manicured ceremony lawn in the Kings Garden, heritage bridge and arbour structures and a Garden Marquee lawn.

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Australian Botanic Gardens courtyard wedding venue
10. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

  • Location: Western Sydney, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Wedding Packages: 2+ hours venue hire

The Australian Botanic Gardens in South West Sydney is one of the city's most popular garden wedding venues. There are more than 8 different wedding sites to choose from within the gardens, the most private of which is the courtyard style Connections Garden.

The secluded Connections Garden features an elegant wooden pier over a peaceful pond and is surrounded by lush green rainforest plantings. You can hire the garden for 2 hours for your wedding ceremony or in summer months it offers a wonderful location as a courtyard reception venue.

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