Waterfront Wedding Venues in the Illawarra

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Looking for a waterfront wedding venue in the Illawarra? Here's a list of waterfront wedding venues in Wollongong and the Illawarra, NSW. From oceanfront resorts to beach hotels, these are the best waterfront wedding venues in the Illawarra.

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Top 10 Waterfront Wedding Venues Near Wollongong

The Pavilion Waterfront Weddings Illawarra
1. The Pavilion Kiama

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

The Pavilion Kiama is an affordable reception venue located within easy reach of Wollongong and Sydney. Located on one of the most beautiful surf beaches in NSW, the venue offers stunning ocean views and a light-filled blank canvas to style in your chosen wedding theme.

Next to The Pavilion are two waterfront ceremony options. Between two rows of rustic sheds is a sheltered space for intimate weddings or alternatively, there's a beautiful park in front of the venue which is framed by large pine trees. All inclusive wedding packages are super affordable and offer excellent value with catering by one of the Illawarra's best caterers.

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The Cove Waterfront Weddings Illawarra
2. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

The Cove is a beautiful beach wedding resort set on 3 secluded acres that is accessed via a beautiful drive on a dirt road through national park. This hidden seaside oasis has its own private beach and accommodation for your entire guest list to stay onsite with you for the weekend.

Onsite amenities include beach cabins, a large beach house, a glamping village, a pamper room to get ready in, an oceanfront ceremony garden, a luxe reception hall and an incredible coastal courtyard with an outdoor bar and festoon lighting where a cocktail function or seated dining can be set up under the stars.

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Interbane House Coastal Weddings Illawarra
3. Interbane House

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

Situated on a cliff top with sweeping views over the South Coast, Interbane House is one of the best waterfront wedding venues in Wollongong's immediate surrounds. The low key Victorian period home seats up to 30 guests indoors or can cater for 50 standing and has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 18 guests.

Surrounding the house are manicured lawns and gardens that feature an outdoor spa and fire pit with seating. There's also a covered entertainment area where you can BYO catering and drinks. With super affordable venue hire Interbane House is one of the most spectacular and cheapest waterfront wedding spots in the Illawarra.

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Coolangatta Estate Waterfront Weddings Illawarra
4. Coolangatta Estate

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

Coolangatta Estate is an affordable wedding destination situated on the Shoalhaven River where the river flats meet the ocean. The 100 acre waterfront estate offers a unique setting for coastal weddings amongst picturesque rows of grape vines and a collection of heritage buildings that are part of the original settlement in the area.

At Coolangatta Estate you can take your pick of waterfront wedding locations from the onsite dam, nearby riverbanks or down at the beach. There are two reception venues including a 200 year old Grand Hall which seats 80 and is perfect for long table feasts, and a function room that caters for 200. Wedding packages include the option for in-house or external catering. 

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The Woods Farm Waterfront Weddings
5. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Jervis Bay, NSW
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

Hidden in the woods and surrounded by nature, The Woods Farm is one of the most popular wedding venues on the South Coast. It's not located directly on the ocean but the beach is only a short drive away, providing the best of both worlds for couples seeking a beach wedding ceremony followed by an outdoor reception in unique surrounds. 

This beautiful farm stay comes with accommodation for 120 guests, a swimming pool where recovery breakfast is served, bike sheds, a herb garden with pizza oven - perfect for a welcome night party, Australia's best bush chapel and an a beautiful chandelier reception hall that adjoins a sprawling lawn with an outdoor (chandelier hung) bar. 

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Kullindi Homestead Waterfront Weddings Illawarra
6. Kullindi Homestead

  • Location: Booderee National Park, Ellmoos Rd, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 20 - 200
  • Accommodation: 5 units
  • Venue Hire: $3,800

Kullindi Homestead is a private waterfront estate that can be hired for weddings on the shores of Sussex Inlet. There are 5 self contained units on the property which sleep up to 20 guests and additional guests are able to camp or glamp.

Kullindi Homestead is the perfect budget-friendly location for laid back, outdoor weddings. The venue hire fee includes all accommodation for 2 nights and you simply need to hire in a marquee, tipi or Sperry tent and catering to suit your budget.

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Willow Farm waterfront wedding estate
7. Willow Farm Berry

  • Location: Berry, NSW
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

Set on 160 acres overlooking a picturesque dam, Willow Farm is a unique country location for DIY waterfront weddings. When you hire this private farm for your wedding it is exclusively yours for 3 days including use of the farmhouse which sleeps 10 guests.

Celebrations centre around an authentic rustic shed which is popularly utilised as an entertainment space for dancing or a breakaway lounge area. Outside is a flat lawn where dining tables and/or an outdoor dance floor can be set up under the stars. Willow Farm is ideal location for marquee and tipi weddings and you can hire in food trucks & drinks carts or any other suppliers you wish.

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Waterfront wedding venues in the Illawarra - Panorama House
8. Panorama House

  • Location: Princes Hwy, Maddens Plains, NSW 2508
  • Capacity: 380
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Panorama House is a budget friendly ceremony and reception venue with 180 degree cliff top views over the Pacific Ocean. There's a ceremony rotunda that can be hired exclusive of the reception venue or both can be packaged together.

The reception venue features floor to ceiling windows that provide a stunning light-filled space looking out to the water. The large space comes fully furnished with sophisticated lighting and audio systems and all inclusive wedding packages start at $125/pp with menus to suit all nationalities and palettes.

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waterfront wedding venues sebel
9. The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

  • Location: 31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps all guests
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Sebel Harbourside is a versatile wedding venue situated on Kiama Harbour. A choice of reception spaces include function rooms and a garden marquee. The hotels comes with onsite accommodation for all guests (which they can book & pay themselves) overlooking the water.

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waterfront wedding venue headlands
10. Headlands Austinmer Beach

  • Location: Headland Ave & Yuruga St, Austinmer, NSW 2515
  • Capacity: 350
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Headlands Austinmer Beach is an oceanfront wedding reception venue that can cater for beach ceremonies & receptions from 12 to 350 guests. 

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