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 the Illawarra and Wollongong area offer inexpensive wedding packages priced below the industry average. They're all beautiful wedding locations that offer a luxury setting with a cheap venue hire cost.

From private resorts and function centres on the beach to exclusive-use half price hotels, these are the best affordable wedding venues in Wollongong and the Illawarra region of New South Wales.

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Top 12 Budget Wedding Venues Near Wollongong

The Pavilion Kiama Cheap Wedding Venue
1. The Pavilion Kiama

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Cost: All inclusive wedding packages from $125/pp

The Pavilion Kiama is an elegant & affordable reception venue with beautiful ocean, beach and park views from its large windows and wrap around balcony. Overlooking one of the Illawarra's most beautiful surf beaches, the main function room is a luxe space with a dance floor, band stage and adjoining entrance foyer with bar for pre-dinner drinks & canapés.

Beside The Pavilion are two rows of rustic sheds that offer a sheltered space between for seaside wedding ceremonies. There's also a park on the waterfront with two beautiful big palm trees that act as a frame for larger ceremonies. All inclusive & budget friendly wedding packages cater for both cocktail and seated dining.

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The Lodge has cheap venue hire for weddings in 2024
2. The Lodge Jamberoo

  • Location: 406 Jamberoo Mountain Road, Jamberoo, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136
  • Venue Hire Cost: 50% discount now on

The Lodge is a beautiful private hotel with 43 guest rooms that surround a huge 25 metre swimming pool. The complex was recently refurbished with the addition of a unique Pine Tree Cathedral for wedding ceremonies and luxe wedding hall for receptions.

Wedding venue hire is currently discounted by 50% for select dates in 2024. Venue hire includes exclusive use of the hotel and all guest rooms for 2 nights. Options for catering & drinks include food stations, cocktail menus, shared plates and seated dining with budget wedding packages starting under $100 per person. 

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Coolangatta Estate Budget Weddings
3. Coolangatta Estate

  • Location: 1335 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive + DIY
  • Elopement Packages: All inclusive

Coolangatta Estate is a winery wedding venue set amongst rows of beautiful vines at the mouth of the Shoalhaven River. The sprawling 100 acre vineyard offers a choice of all inclusive packages, or a cheaper wedding package with BYO catering and drinks. The DIY/BYO option includes accommodation for 70 in 26 motel-style rooms which guests typically pay themselves.

The picturesque estate offers a wonderful backdrop for all-in-one weddings with historic buildings and rows of lush vines set against the ocean. Unique ceremony spaces include a croquet lawn and fairy-lit fig tree and there are two reception venues including a 200 year old Grand Hall seating up to 80 guests and a function centre for 200.

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The Cove offers inexpensive wedding packages for select dates
4. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Cove is a private 3 acre resort set on the pearly white sands of Jervis Bay just 1.5 hours south of Wollongong. The resort comes with beach cabins, a large fun house and a luxe glamping village that sleeps up to 111 guests onsite for 2 nights. There's a private beach and beachside garden for your wedding ceremony, a luxe reception hall and an amazing outdoor bar and dining courtyard.

Venue hire at The Cove is affordably priced throughout the year and occasionally discounted by up to 50% for specific dates especially mid week and during winter. Discounted wedding venue hire starts at $10,000 and includes all accommodation for 2 nights. Guests are able to cover this fee for you by paying their own accommodation.

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Affordable wedding venues in the Illawarra Figbird Cottage
5. Figbird Cottage

  • Location: 330 Comerong Island Rd, Terara, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • 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 wedding venues in the Illawarra for exclusive use locations. This pretty garden spot offers all inclusive day hire from $4,500 or weekend wedding packages with 2 nights accommodation for $7,500. There are two cottages onsite that sleep 8 people.

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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Eleven Eighty Cheap Wedding Venue
6. Eleven Eighty Weddings

  • Location: 1180 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535 
  • Capacity: 80
  • Venue Hire Cost: $7,500+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15

Eleven Eighty is an affordable wedding destination for small and intimate weddings with 10 - 80 guests. The quirky little 3 acre property has 5 unique event spaces to make your own and comes with a styling shed full of ceremony & reception furniture (offering a budget saving on hire fees).

The event areas includes a small barn that seats 30, a school hall that seats 50, a train carriage that seats 10 and a rustic courtyard that comes with an optional glass marquee that seats up to 80 guests. Venue hire starts at $7,500 and includes two onsite cottages with accommodation for up to 15 guests for two nights.

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Interbane House Cheap Wedding Location
7. Interbane House

  • Location: 8 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park, NSW 2508
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Venue Hire Cost: $2,850+

Interbane House is a private Victorian period home situated on Bald Hill overlooking the Illawarra's new Sea Cliff Bridge. The house has an open plan dining room that seats up to 18 guests, a wrap around wrought iron balcony overlooking the ocean and a flat backyard suitable for outdoor or marquee weddings.

Interbane House offers cheap wedding venue hire from $2,850 including a 2 night stay. You can hire your preferred caterers and BYO drinks for a super affordable wedding with up to 100 guests. Additional accommodation is available at an Airbnb next door.

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Growwild Cheap Wedding Packages
8. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 30 - 145
  • Accommodation: Next door
  • Venue Hire Cost: $9,200+

Set across 25 acres of wildflower gardens, Growwild is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in New South Wales. When you hire Growwild for your wedding you get exclusive use of the entire property with a choice of reception venues including a luxe garden marquee with paved & festoon-lit courtyard and a small rustic barn.

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Affordable wedding venues in the Illawarra Panorama House
9. Panorama House

  • Location: Panorama House, 811 Princes Hwy, Maddens Plains, NSW 2508
  • Capacity: 380
  • Cost: All inclusive wedding packages from $120/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, the affordable ceremony & reception venue offers 180 degree ocean views. The reception features floor to ceiling glass windows, spectacular vista over the Illawarra and a polished dance floor.

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Affordable wedding venue Illawarra City Beach

10. City Beach Function Centre

  • Location: 1 Marine Dr, Wollongong, NSW 2500
  • Capacity: 130 - 420
  • Cost: All-inclusive from $110 per person

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

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

  • Location: 60/62 Harbour St, Wollongong, NSW 2500
  • Capacity: 280
  • Cost: All inclusive wedding packages from $99/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 the Illawarra The Sebel Kiama
12. The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

  • Location: 31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 200
  • Cost: Wedding packages from $125/pp

Overlooking Kiama Harbour, The Sebel offers budget wedding packages that include a choice of ceremony locations and reception rooms. You can 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 in the Illawarra and has the added benefit of accommodation for the entire guest list onsite.

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