Oceanfront Wedding Venues in the Illawarra

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This collection of oceanfront wedding venues in the Illawarra ranges from affordable beachfront locations to coastal resorts, including private properties in secluded waterfront locations. If you're looking for a spectacular wedding destination, these beautiful seaside venues have the best ocean views in the Illawarra region.

From Wollongong to the South Coast, these are the best oceanfront wedding venues in the Illawarra.

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Illawarra's Top 10 Oceanfront Wedding Venues

The Pavilion Kiama Oceanview wedding venue
1. The Pavilion Kiama

LOCATION: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
CAPACITY: 250 - 400
COST: $125+/pp

The Pavilion Kiama is the most affordable oceanfront venue in the Illawarra and has an absolutely incredible location on Kiama Beach within walking distance of local hotels. The modern function space features polished wooden floors and fresh white walls with huge ocean facing windows pouring light and beautiful beach views into the room.

The space adjoins a separate entry foyer which is provided free of charge for wedding ceremonies in the event of wet weather and there are two stunning beachfront sites for ceremonies beside the venue. Also outside is a large lawn area perfect for pre-dinner drinks & canapés in the warm ocean breeze. 

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Interbane House oceanfront Wedding Estate
2. Interbane House

  • Location: 8 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park, NSW 2508
  • Capacity: 50
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Interbane House is a private oceanfront estate located high on Bald Hill and has sweeping views over the Illawarra coastline. The Victorian period 5 bedroom house is available to hire for small weddings with a capacity of 30 seated or 50 standing guests. More guests are available by special request. 

The beautiful house is surrounded by manicured lawns and gardens that offer a spectacular location for ceremonies, elopements and low key receptions. Overlooking the views in the backyard is a covered outdoor event space with open air fire pits and an outdoor spa nearby. The affordable venue hire fee starts at $2,850 for a 2 night mid-week stay.

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Coolangatta Estate Oceanfront Wedding Venue
3. Coolangatta Estate

  • LOCATION: 1335 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535
  • CAPACITY: 2 - 200
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 70
  • WEDDING PACKAGES: All inclusive + DIY

Coolangatta Estate and winery is an oceanfront wedding destination situated at Shoalhaven Heads at the junction of the Shoalhaven River. Given the incredibly picturesque location of this historic 100 acre vineyard, it's no surprise this venue was the site of first settlement in the area.

The vineyard, river, lake, garden and beautiful historic buildings create a huge variety of backdrops for wedding ceremonies and photos, with the property's rich heritage oozing a unique ambience and country charm. Reception venues include a Grand Hall that seats 80 and a function centre that seats 200. To accommodate travelling guests are 26 motel rooms.

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The Cove Oceanfront Wedding Venue Illawarra
4. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • LOCATION: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • CAPACITY: 150+
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sleeps 111

The Cove is a private seaside resort where all your wedding guests stay with you onsite for the weekend. Unlike any other oceanfront resort in Australia, this completely secluded 3 acre retreat is accessed via a private road through national park and comes with your very own private beach on the white sands of Jervis Bay.

A welcome night is hosted for guests on your first night stay along with a recovery session on day 3. Weddings centre around the private beach and an incredible courtyard which has an outdoor bar at its centre and lights up under a canopy of fairy and festoon lights at night. The Cove has a distinct Mediterranean vibe and is one of the best seaside venues in Australia. It's also very affordable.

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oceanfront wedding venue illawarra city beach

5. City Beach Function Centre

  • ADDRESS: 1 Marine Dr, Wollongong NSW 2500
  • CAPACITY: 420
  • COST: All inclusive wedding packages from $150 per head

City Beach Function Centre is Wollongong's only oceanfront wedding venue. Located directly on Wollongong Beach with uninterrupted ocean views, the venue offers accessibility to the sand for wedding photos.

Reception packages start at $150/pp and ceremonies are offered in a choice of coastal locations including the beach, lighthouse or indoors and the venue organises council permits for you. City Beach Function Centre caters for all types of ceremonies & receptions and is a well known Indian wedding venue serving authentic Indian cuisine with styling by Symphony Events. 

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oceanfront wedding venue Illawarra Sebel Harbourside Kiama
6. The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

  • ADDRESS: 31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama NSW 2533
  • CAPACITY: 200
  • COST: All inclusive wedding packages from $130/pp. 

The Sebel Harbourside offers a picturesque coastal location for affordable seaside weddings and receptions overlooking Kiama Harbour.  Wedding venues include several function rooms that cater for receptions from 60 to 180 guests, a marquee, gardens and the harbour foreshore.

The Sebel Harbourside in Kiama has accommodation onsite for the entire guest list and with plenty to do in the beach town, it's a great spot to stay for extended weekend weddings with family & friends. Minimum spend is $11,600.

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oceanfront wedding venue illawarra seacliff house
7. Seacliff House

  • ADDRESS: 139 Princes Hwy, Gerringong NSW 2534
  • CAPACITY: 180
  • VENUE HIRE: From $12,000

Seacliff House is one of the Illawarra's most unique wedding venues offering receptions in a purpose built barn with views over lush, rolling hills to the South Pacific Ocean. The barn's white interiors offer an elegant blank canvas to style in any wedding theme, and the large glass windows take full benefit of the stunning Illawarra landscape.

The barn's courtyard is an ideal location for cocktail weddings or pre-reception canapes, and is also a romantic location for having your first dance under the stars. A brand new luxury farmhouse now offers accommodation onsite taking full advantage of the picturesque ocean views. Seacliff House is one of the most popular wedding venues in the Illawarra. Enquire early.

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oceanfront wedding venue Illawarra Tumbling Waters
8. Tumbling Waters Retreat

  • ADDRESS: 31 Stonehaven Rd, Stanwell Tops, NSW 2508
  • CAPACITY: 140
  • COST: All inclusive wedding packages from $195/pp + venue hire from $1,950

Tumbling Waters Retreat is perhaps the Illawarra's most luxurious wedding resort. Stunning wedding venues include the clifftop gardens and restaurant which both offer panoramic ocean views. There's also 12 luxury and unique suites with features such as an outdoor bath. 

Cocktail and sit-down wedding receptions are available from $195 - $250 per person. BYO beer and spirits is permitted. Elopement packages start at $3,825. 

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oceanfront wedding venue Illawarra Headlands
9. Headlands Austinmer Beach

  • ADDRESS: Headland Ave & Yuruga St, Austinmer NSW 2515
  • CAPACITY: 350
  • COST: All inclusive wedding packages from $145/pp

Headlands at Austinmer Beach is an architecturally designed ocean front wedding location with a private bar and balcony that enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Ceremonies can be held on the beach directly in front of the venue, on the venue's balcony or at any of the local parks nearby. The hotel's function centre caters for wedding receptions from 12 to 350 guests and accommodation for 100 guests is available in 50 serviced appartments.

Wedding ceremony packages start from $1,000. 5 Hour reception packages including catering and drinks start at $145 per person for a cocktail wedding and $160/pp for a sit down menu. 

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oceanfront wedding venue Illawarra Altitude
10. Altitude 1148

  • ADDRESS: Southern Gateway Centre, Princes Hwy, Bulli Tops, NSW 2516
  • CAPACITY: 140
  • COST: All inclusive wedding packages from $79/pp

Altitude 1148 is a fine dining restaurant and function centre with stunning panoramic views over the Illawarra to the Pacific Ocean. The venue caters for wide variety of wedding receptions and is 100% halal certified. Menus include traditional Indian cuisine as well as modern Australian seafood with gluten free and vegetarian options.

All inclusive (and affordable) wedding packages come with venue hire, food and beverages. Minimum numbers apply for exclusive hire.

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