Top 10 Self Cater Wedding Venues in NSW
Looking for a self-cater wedding venue where you can do your own thing? These are the 10 most recommended self catering wedding venues in NSW. They've all been endorsed by industry professionals including the state's best wedding photographers, celebrants and caterers.
If you're looking for an epic spot for a relaxed do-it-yourself style wedding, these 10 locations offer an absolutely spectacular blank canvas setting.
1. Willow Farm
- Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW
- Capacity: 30 - 130
- Accommodation: Sleeps 10
Willow Farm is all about relaxed, country weddings where you have exclusive access to 160 picturesque acres for the entire weekend. Versatile & interconnected venues include a rustic entertainment shed, a marquee site with area for lawn games, a yoga barn that doubles as a wet weather ceremony venue and waterfront ceremony spots at the dam and secluded creek.
The Entertainment Shed caters for wedding receptions of up to 100 guests and you can hire a marquee to cater for up to 130. BYO caterers & alcohol or request to have organised for you.
- Location: Terara - South Coast, NSW
- Capacity: 10 - 150+
- Accommodation: 2 cottages sleep 8
With venue hire from just $4,500 Figbird Cottage is one of the best value self-cater wedding venues in NSW. Relaxed spaces include English style country gardens and an elegant European marquee with adjoining manicured lawns perfect for drinks & games or a fully seated outdoor reception.
Wedding packages include a day hire option or 3 day/2 night package deal with accommodation for 8 in 2 cottages. All furniture & tableware for ceremony and reception venue set up is included free of charge, plus festoon & fairy lighting and a bunch of other extras. You will not need a furniture hire budget.
- Location: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
- Capacity: 30 - 145
- Accommodation: Cabins + mansion next door
Growwild Wildflower Farm is a registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust and features 25 picturesque acres of wildflower gardens and native bushland. Wedding packages include a highly affordable 24 hour hire fee that includes exclusive use of the grounds with multiple ceremony & reception area options.
An elevated permanent marquee caters for wedding receptions of up to 145 guests and smaller barn is ideal for rustic micro weddings. Growwild is a very elegant but also budget-friendly venue where you can BYO alcohol & catering. The owners got married here themselves in 2019 and loved the place so much they bought it afterwards.
- Location: Jervis Bay NSW
- Capacity: 100 - 200
- Accommodation: Sleeps 120
The Woods Farm is a 40 acre DIY & BYO wedding venue where you can stay with all of your guests for the weekend. The property is well suited to luxe rustic weddings with old tractors and vintage wares dotting the landscape and chandeliers hanging from the trees.
The unique open air chapel is straight out of a Disney fairytale and comes complete with a spectacular garden arbor walkway leading to the altar. The reception shed is also a unique space filled with an assortment of grand chandeliers.
Accommodation is in 8 x 3 bedroom cottages and 18 glamping tents. There's plenty for everyone to see & do for the whole weekend with goats and other assorted farm animals onsite and the beach not far away.
- Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
- Capacity: 100 - 200
- Accommodation: Sleeps 120
The Cove is a luxury beachfront resort that you can book for your exclusive use for the weekend. All of your guest list can stay onsite with you and you can DIY & BYO everything you need for your ceremony & reception including catering.
At The Cove, you've got your own private beach to get married on, or you can choose a sand bar wedding surrounded by water. There's also a garden area overlooking the ocean if you don't want to get married on the sand.
For your reception there are two open lawn areas perfect for relaxed outdoor weddings including one with a circular bar surrounding a tree. When you book out The Cove for your wedding you also get free use of the reception hall which is a brand new blank canvas space waiting to be styled in your own wedding theme. An added bonus at The Cove includes free use of paddle boards
- Location: Hawkesbury, NSW
- Capacity: 10 - 100
- Accommodation: Sleeps 10
St Joseph's Guesthouse is an award winning heritage wedding venue built in the ruins of a 160 year old church. The unique 5 bedroom, 3 level stone building is surrounded by tranquil farmland and bush and offers the ideal all-in-one location for intimate day-time weddings.
An affordable flat venue hire fee includes exclusive access to the building, accommodation and grounds so you have time to DIY wedding preparations and then relax for a day or two post celebrations. There's an ideal area for food trucks on the grounds and the owner will assist in local area vendors.
- Location: Manning Valley - North Coast, NSW
- Capacity: 10 - 120
- Accommodation: Sleeps 10 + glamping
Longview Farm is a spacious property with plenty of paddock space for glamping or for guests to pitch their own tents. Located on river frontage and secluded on its own acreage, the property offers a picturesque location with no curfew.
There's a rustic entertainment barn for wedding receptions and a unique rotating house which offers luxury accommodation plus a large balcony for smaller wedding events. You bring your own caterers & anything else you need onsite and all guests are welcome to camp.
- Location: Tilba NSW
- Capacity: 2 - 200
- Accommodation: Sleeps 2
Fig Tree Park is a brand new DIY & BYO wedding venue in the Sapphire Coast region. Located just 2 minutes to the beach, Fig Tree Park is an ideal spot for a destination wedding with all your favourite peeps and it's also perfect for small weddings and elopements.
Celebration areas include an elegant homestead, vine covered arbours, rose gardens and expansive lawns overlooking surrounding countryside to the ocean. You can set up a marquee near beautiful old fig trees or simply pop tables onto the lawn.
- Location: Mid North Coast NSW
- Capacity: 120
- Accommodation: Sleeps 30
Goolawah Bush Retreat is a stunning rustic retreat located on 28 acres of natural bushland with a stunning leafy outlook and ocean views. There are 5 cabins onsite that sleep up to 30 guests so that you can hire the entire retreat for your exclusive use for the weekend.
Wedding packages are DIY & BYO allowing you to bring your own caterers and beverages. You get use of the Pavilion and Courtyard for covered indoor/outdoor all-weather receptions and the ability to have your first dance under the stars. Festoon lighting, a fire pit and outdoor furniture is provided with venue hire.
- Location: Hunter Valley, NSW
- Capacity: 200
- Accommodation: 5 Bedroom homestead
Moravia Park is a country ranch style wedding venue with an impressively refurbished rustic barn as its centrepiece. You can use the rustic barn doors as a backdrop for your wedding ceremony or there's also a fountain courtyard and a permanent white wrought iron country arbour setting.
Moravia Park is a DIY & BYO wedding venue where you hire the entire property for your exclusive use and hire all your own wedding vendors. Included is a spacious bridal suite that's perfect for getting ready and there's optional accommodation onsite too.
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