Waterfront Wedding Venues on the North Coast

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Looking for a waterfront wedding venue on the North Coast of NSW? All of these waterfront wedding locations offer stunning ceremony and reception venues with views over the beaches, lakes and waterways along the state's northern coastline. From oceanfront resorts to secluded seaside gardens, here are the best waterfront wedding venues on the NSW North Coast.

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9 Waterfront Wedding Venues - North Coast

Nelson Bay Lighthouse garden wedding venue
1. Nelson Bay Lighthouse

  • Location: Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay, NSW 2315
  • Capacity: 100

If you're looking for a waterfront wedding venue in Port Stephens, the Nelson Bay Lighthouse offers is a beautiful place to get married with a clifftop location offering ocean views to the beaches of Shoal Bay. Hidden behind the lighthouse, this intimate little amphitheatre seats up to 100 guests and is blocked off to the public for your ceremony. 

The affordable venue hire fee ranges from $550 for micro weddings to $900 for larger weddings and comes fully set up and styled for your wedding by the very accommodating onsite coordinator. One of the great things about this coastal wedding venue is that you're contributing to a cause with profits going to the volunteer marine rescue centre at the same location.

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North Coast Wedding Venue Goolawah Bush Retreat
2. Goolawah Bush & Beach Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32
  • Wedding Packages: DIY

Goolawah Bush & Beach Retreat is a relaxed and affordable wedding destination on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Just 2 minutes to the beach, surrounded by bush and with ocean views, Goolawah offers an idyllic waterfront location for private 3-day weddings.

There are 5 refurbished cottages onsite, plenty of space for camping, and a brand new open-air wedding pavilion that caters for up to 90 seated guests. 

Wedding packages start at $6,000 including exclusive use of the entire property & all accommodation. You simply need to choose your own suppliers. The typical per head spend is $75 - $150/pp on top of the venue hire fee which can be split into guest accounts. Pet friendly. No neighbours. No curfew.

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Stanley Park waterfront wedding venue north coast
3. Stanley Park

  • Location: 77 Fullerton Cove Rd, Fullerton Cove, NSW 2318
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire $8,500 + Food & Beverage

Stanley Park is a grand waterfront estate and barn for DIY/BYO weddings. Have an outdoor long table reception under the trees with water views. When the sun drops adjourn into the onsite barn.

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waterfront wedding venue banksias
4. The Banksias

  • Location: 1126 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head, NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18+
  • Venue Hire: $15,000+

The Banksias is a luxury waterfront wedding retreat surrounded by bush and just a short walk to the beach. Weekend hire starts at $15,000 including exclusive use of the property and the ability to set up a marquee for wedding receptions on your own private waterway. Typical spend: $600+/pp

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Waterfront wedding venue fingal bay
5. Saltwater Fingal Bay

  • Location: level 1/3 Marine Dr, Fingal Bay, NSW 2315
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $145/pp

Saltwater at Fingal Bay is an idyllic beachfront wedding venue in Port Stephens on the Mid North Coast. An outdoor deck offers a waterfront location for ceremonies & receptions with uninterrupted ocean views. Plenty of accommodation available in this beach holiday region.

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waterfront wedding venue longview
6. Longview Farm

  • Location: 95 Longview Cl, Caffreys Flat, NSW 2424
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15
  • Venue Hire: $15,000 (inc 2 nights accommodation)

Longview Farm is a riverside wedding venue with luxury onsite accommodation in a revolving house. Waterfront wedding ceremonies and receptions in a luxe rustic barn. Marquee optional. Onsite glamping available in-house. Typical spend for a 100 person wedding: $200 - 280/pp

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waterfront wedding venue villa
7. Villa Vivante

  • Location: 111A Bruxner Park Rd, Korora, NSW 2450
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Venue Hire: $15,000

Villa Vivante is a luxury French-inspired estate in Coffs Harbour on the Mid North Coast. The private hilltop property features stunning ocean views over the swimming pool, a large private dining room and an in-house wedding concierge. Typical spend: $400+/pp

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waterfront wedding venue tanilba
8. Tanilba House

  • Location: 32 Caswell Cres, Tanilba Bay, NSW 2319
  • Capacity: 90
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $215+/pp

Tanilba House is a waterfront wedding venue in Port Stephens on the Mid North Coast. The 6 bedroom heritage listed homestead is situated on 3 acres of stunning waterfront gardens with both indoor & outdoor ceremony & reception venues. Ideally suited to micro weddings with 30 - 70 guests, packages typically range from $215 - $250 per person. All inclusive elopements from $360/pp.

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River View Island Waterfront Wedding Venues
9. River View Island

  • Location: 841 Rodeo Dr, Tewinga NSW 2449
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 76
  • Wedding Packages: 2 Day stays. All inclusive + DIY/BYO

River View Island is a waterfront wedding destination on 70 acres in the North Coast's Nambucca Valley region. The picturesque riverfront location is available to hire for 3 days/2 nights and comes with two wedding sites to choose from.

The Island is set in the middle of the river and features large lawns under a canopy of trees. You can set up a marquee wedding here or an outdoor festival style reception. The Barn is set on the riverside and offers an indoor wedding reception venue.

Two cottages sleep 15 guests, glamping tents cater for 12 and free camping is permitted for up to 50 people. Wedding packages include an all inclusive or BYO option and all furniture & set up is included in both.

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