Best DIY Wedding Venues in NSW

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Looking for a DIY wedding venue where you can do your own thing? These are the 10 most recommended DIY wedding venues in NSW. They've all been endorsed by industry professionals including the state's best wedding photographers, celebrants and caterers.

If you're looking for an epic location for a relaxed DIY wedding, these 10 locations offer an absolutely spectacular blank canvas setting.

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Top 10 DIY Wedding Venues NSW

The Woods Farm DIY Wedding Place
1. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Jervis Bay NSW
  • Capacity: 100 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120

The Woods Farm is a 40 acre DIY & BYO wedding venue where you can stay with all of your guests for the weekend. The property is well suited to luxe rustic weddings with old tractors and vintage wares dotting the landscape and chandeliers hanging from the trees. 

The unique open air chapel is straight out of a Disney fairytale and comes complete with a spectacular garden arbor walkway leading to the altar. The reception shed is also a unique space filled with an assortment of grand chandeliers.

Accommodation is in 8 x 3 bedroom cottages and 18 glamping tents. There's plenty for everyone to see & do for the whole weekend with goats and other assorted farm animals onsite and the beach not far away.

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St Josephs Guesthouse - Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains
2. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: Hawkesbury, NSW
  • Capacity: 10 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

St Joseph's Guesthouse is an award winning heritage wedding venue built in the ruins of a 160 year old church. The unique 5 bedroom, 3 level stone building is surrounded by tranquil farmland and bush and offers the ideal all-in-one location for intimate day-time weddings.

An affordable flat venue hire fee of $3,500 for elopements or $7,500 for weddings includes exclusive access to the guesthouse and grounds for 4 - 5 days so you have time to DIY wedding preparations and then relax for a day or two post celebrations in the outdoor spa. 

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The Pavilion Kiama NSW Wedding Venue
3. The Pavilion Kiama

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive 

The Pavilion Kiama is one of the best value reception venues in NSW offering affordable all inclusive packages and a stunning ocean view. From the light-filled interior of the main function room, large windows overlook Kiama Lighthouse and beach and take in the surrounding local area.

The room itself is beautifully renovated blank canvas that is easily styled in any colour palette. There is an entry foyer with a bar where guest can mingle before entering the main function room and a hidden Bridal Suite where you can relax before the reception. Two beautiful waterfront spots for ceremonies are right next to the venue.

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The Cove DIY Wedding
4. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 100 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120

The Cove is a luxury beachfront resort that you can book for your exclusive use for the weekend. All of your guest list can stay onsite with you and you can DIY & BYO everything you need for your ceremony & reception.

At The Cove, you've got your own private beach to get married on, or you can choose a sand bar wedding surrounded by water. There's also a garden area overlooking the ocean if you don't want to get married on the sand. 

For your reception there are two open lawn areas perfect for relaxed outdoor weddings including one with a circular bar surrounding a tree. When you book out The Cove for your wedding you also get free use of the reception hall which is a brand new blank canvas space waiting to be styled in your own wedding theme. An added bonus at The Cove includes free use of paddle boards

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Willow Farm Berry

5. Willow Farm

  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 30 - 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Willow Farm is all about relaxed, country weddings where you have exclusive access to 160 picturesque acres for the entire weekend. Versatile & interconnected venues include a rustic entertainment shed, a marquee site with area for lawn games, a yoga barn that doubles as a wet weather ceremony venue and waterfront ceremony spots at the dam and secluded creek.

The Entertainment Shed caters for wedding receptions of up to 100 guests and you can hire a marquee to cater for up to 130. BYO caterers & alcohol or request to have organised for you.

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country wedding venue figbird
6. Figbird Cottage

  • Location: Terara - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 10 - 150+
  • Accommodation: 2 cottages sleep 8

Figbird Cottage is one of the best value DIY wedding venues in NSW. Relaxed spaces include English style country gardens and an elegant European marquee with adjoining manicured lawns perfect for drinks & games or a fully seated outdoor reception.  

Wedding packages include day hire or 3 day/2 night package deals with accommodation. All furniture & tableware for ceremony and reception venue set up plus festoon & fairy lighting is included free of charge. The owner Lisa will help you arrange catering and other vendors as requested.

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Growwild DIY Weddings
7. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 30 - 145
  • Accommodation: Cabins + mansion next door

Growwild Wildflower Farm is a registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust and features 25 picturesque acres of wildflower gardens and native bushland. There are multiple possible ceremony locations with different looks & feels in different seasons. (Autumn is particularly stunning here)

An elevated permanent marquee caters for wedding receptions of up to 145 guests and smaller barn is ideal for rustic micro weddings. Growwild is a very elegant but also budget-friendly venue where you can BYO alcohol & catering and hire the grounds for your exclusive use.

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Paradise Botanical Gardens NSW Wedding Venue
8. Paradise Botanical Gardens

  • Location: Kulnura - Central Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 230
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8 + camping
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days DIY/BYO

Hidden high in the hills surrounding the Central Coast is a private wedding venue that is among the state's best kept secrets. The relatively unknown Paradise Botanical Gardens is a unique, 230 acre nature wonderland filled with rare flora and fauna and atmospheric, one-of-a-kind settings for weddings.

The image above showcases the Kings Lawn ceremony area which overlooks surrounding national park. Other impressive sites include the heritage structures of Roman Columns (a unique spot for alfresco dining) and a Monet Bridge. There's also a covered courtyard for weather-proof outdoor weddings and a lakeside marquee site. BYO. Camping permitted.

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The Lodge South Coast wedding venue set up with long reception tables
9. The Lodge Jamberoo

  • Location: 406 Jamberoo Mountain Road, Jamberoo, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days

The Lodge is a newly renovated 43 room hotel that specialises in all inclusive destination weddings. The hotel has reopened under new management in 2024 and brings a fun pine forest and poolside setting to South Coast weddings.

Wedding venues at The Lodge include a tree cathedral which features an open sided timber chapel, a luxe reception hall, an outdoor champagne courtyard, two dedicated getting ready spaces and a restaurant where guests are served breakfast each morning.

Venue hire starts at $25,000 and includes all accommodation. Guests typically cover this fee by paying their own accommodation. Food & beverage packages range from $95 - $180 per person or you can choose your own caterer.

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Fig Tree Park is a new BYO wedding venue on the South Coast
10. Fig Tree Park

  • Location: Tilba NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Micro Weddings: From $4,990 (inc 2 nights)

Fig Tree Park is a brand new DIY & BYO wedding venue in the Sapphire Coast region. Located just 2 minutes to the beach, Fig Tree Park is an ideal spot for a destination wedding with all your favourite peeps and it's also perfect for small weddings and elopements. 

Celebration areas include an elegant homestead, vine covered arbours, rose gardens and expansive lawns overlooking surrounding countryside to the ocean. You can set up a marquee near beautiful old fig trees or simply pop tables onto the lawn.

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