Affordable Wedding Venues in the Illawarra

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Looking for an affordable wedding venue in the Illawarra, NSW? These budget wedding venues in Wollongong and the Illawarra offer wedding packages priced below the industry average. From oceanfront restaurants to harbour front hotels, these are the most affordable wedding venues in Wollongong and the Illawarra region of NSW.

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Affordable Wedding Venues in Wollongong 

Around 1.5 hours drive from Sydney in the 4th most populated city region in NSW, you’ll find a concentration of affordable wedding venues that range from the well-priced (with plenty of inclusions for the cost per head), to bargain basement cheap. 

Budget wedding venues in the Wollongong region include event centres, restaurants and hotels which commonly offer packages between $110 - $150 per head. If you’re looking for wedding venue packages under $50 - $70 per person, there are several DIY & BYO options including halls, community centres and beachfront clubs where you can hire the premises and choose your own styling, catering and drinks providers. 

These are the cheapest wedding venues in Wollongong, NSW.

Affordable wedding venues in the Illawarra Panorama House
Panorama House

  • Capacity: 380
  • Location: Panorama House, 811 Princes Hwy, Maddens Plains, NSW 2508
  • Cost: All inclusive wedding packages from $70/pp

Panorama House is one of the most budget friendly wedding venues in the Illawarra. Located one hour from Sydney and just a few minutes from Wollongong, Panorama House offers 180 degree ocean views with floor to ceiling glass windows.   

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Affordable wedding venue Illawarra City Beach

City Beach Function Centre

  • Capacity: 130 - 420
  • Location: 1 Marine Dr, Wollongong, NSW 2500
  • Cost: All-inclusive from $99 per person

City Beach Function Centre is an affordable wedding venue on the Wollongong beach front. The venue is conveniently located in close proximity to local amenities, transport and hotels. 

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Sage Hotel is an affordable reception venue in Wollongong
Sage Hotel Wollongong

  • Capacity: 280
  • Location: 60/62 Harbour St, Wollongong, NSW 2500
  • Cost: All inclusive wedding packages from $79/pp

The Sage Hotel offers affordable waterfront weddings on Wollongong Beach. There's a choice of 3 reception venues to suit different sized weddings from small up to 280 guests. A private terrace is available for wedding ceremonies.

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Affordable Wedding Venues in Kiama

A 40 minute drive south of Wollongong is the popular holiday township of Kiama. The town and surrounding clifftop escarpments offer 8 venue choices that range in price from budget-friendly to upwards of $200/per person. These are the cheapest wedding venues in the Illawarra town of Kiama.

Affordable wedding venues in the Illawarra The Sebel Kiama
The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: 31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $119/pp

Overlooking Kiama Harbour, The Sebel is a well priced wedding venue with several ceremony locations to choose from. Get married in the stunning gardens or on the waterfront then choose any of the reception venues from function rooms to the gorgeous garden marquee. 

The Sebel is an affordable spot for weddings and has accommodation for the entire guest list.

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Affordable Wedding Venues Near Illawarra

Just a hop, skip and jump down the road from Wollongong is the South Coast region of Nowra and Terara where there is a selection of 5 or 6 affordable wedding venues. Offering the best value for money is Figbird Cottage. 

Affordable wedding venues in the Illawarra Figbird Cottage
Figbird Cottage

  • Capacity: 150+
  • Location: 330 Comerong Island Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Cost: Exclusive property hire from $4,500 per day or $7,500 for weekend hire including 2 nights accommodation

Figbird Cottage is one of the cheapest venues in NSW for a wedding weekend style celebration.  Located close to the Illawarra, this pretty garden spot offers all inclusive weekend packages with 2 nights accommodation for 8 people onsite. Choose your own caterers and use the styling items available onsite to create a very affordable wedding in one of the prettiest places on the South Coast.

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Final Word on Cheap Wollongong & Illawarra Weddings 

The waterfront city of Wollongong and its' surrounding Illawarra region enjoys a wonderful topography with cliff top and sea level views across the South Pacific Ocean. It's a stunning spot to get married and there are plenty of affordable places where you can tie the knot.

Take advantage of the landscape and affordable wedding venues in Wollongong and get married in a stunning setting - without the stunning price tag. The venues listed above book out quickly so make sure you enquiry early. Request all brochures to start planning a budget friendly wedding in the Illawarra.

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