Best Wedding Venues in Bowral

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Looking for a wedding venue in Bowral, NSW? Bowral wedding venues are located just 90 minutes from Sydney and 2 hours from Canberra in the picturesque Southern Highlands region of NSW. Most wedding venues in this region offer ceremony and reception venues in the one spot making Bowral a convenient and popular location for destination weddings.

The rural landscape of the Southern Highlands is at the heart of a Bowral wedding. Ceremony and reception venues are typically located on acreage and have an air of English aristocracy. Many wedding venues in Bowral feature Victorian architecture, manicured gardens, lakeside gazebos and well appointed ballrooms. 

If you're looking for a touch of elegance, sophistication and old world charm mixed with a relaxed country vibe, this Southern Highlands town is your ideal wedding location. Here are the most recommended wedding venues in Bowral, NSW.

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Briars Conservatory in Bowral NSW
1. Briars Conservatory

  • Address: 653 Moss Vale Road, Burradoo, NSW 2576
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 130

Briars Conservatory is a romantic wedding venue on 15 rural acres of tranquil gardens near Bowral. All inclusive wedding packages include ceremony, photos & reception with all required furniture, set up, pack down and catering. 

The Conservatory is a light-filled reception venue set next to a picturesque wedding gazebo which overlooks the property's lake. Highly convenient for destination weddings, Briars has hotel accommodation for 130 guests and an atmospheric Inn with private dining rooms ideal for pre & post wedding events. Guests can also wander to the Inn for refreshments between ceremony & reception. 

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Mali Brae Farm Bowral Wedding Venue
2. Mali Brae Farm - The Barn

  • Address: 562 Nowra Road, Moss Vale, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 110
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2

Mali Brae Farm is a family owned, boutique wedding venue on a private 90 acre farm near Bowral. The Barn is the larger of two reception venues on the property and features elegant chandeliers, polished floors and a grand central fire place.

There are 7 ceremony locations to choose from when you book your wedding at The Barn. Mali Brae Farm has one of the most eclectic collections of ceremony venues in Bowral including rustic ruins, weeping willows, waterfront gardens and a dedicated ceremony shed.

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Augustine's Barn at Mali Brae Farm
3. Mali Brae Farm - Augustine's Room

  • Location: Moss Vale - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 30 - 55
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2

The smaller of Mali Brae Farm's two reception venues is the luxe-rustic Augustine's Room. One of the only purpose-built micro wedding venues in Bowral opened in October 2021 bringing an elegant and modern space to a region growing in popularity with small destination weddings.

The room features floor to ceiling glass windows that overlook epic views of the farm and surrounding lush green countryside. All inclusive wedding packages include exclusive use of the property, a choice of 7 intimate ceremony sites and set up and catering for your entire wedding day.

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growwild marquee Bowral weddings
4. Growwild Wildflower Farm - Marquee

  • Location: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: Exclusive day hire

The marquee at Growwild Wildflower Farm is an elegant reception venue overlooking 25 picturesque acres just 15 minutes from Bowral. Stunning gardens surround the permanent marquee and feature native wildflower plantings, natural bushland, meandering paved paths and manicured ceremony lawns.

Other wedding venues on the property include a micro wedding barn that can be utilised for smaller wedding receptions or as your indoor ceremony venue. Wedding packages include exclusive use of the property and you can BYO alcohol & catering.

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Growwild Wildflower Farm Barn Wedding Bowral
5. Growwild Wildflower Farm - The Barn

  • Location: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 50
  • Wedding Packages: Exclusive day hire

The barn at Growwild Wildflower Farm is a luxe-rustic refurbished garden shed that seats 50 for intimate wedding ceremonies and/or receptions. The versatile wedding venue has an adjoining courtyard area where outdoor tables can be set up and there is a bridal suite with bathroom attached to the barn.

Growwild is a registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust and one of the best wedding venues in Bowral for a relaxed, back-to-nature style celebration. The barn is an ideal setting for rustic weddings, has an affordable venue hire fee and you have the choice of your own catering & other suppliers.

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Growwild courtyard reception venue Bowral
6. Growwild Wildflower Farm - The Courtyard

  • Location: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 50
  • Wedding Packages: Exclusive day hire

The courtyard at Growwild Wildflower Farm adjoins the property's unique garden shed which has been refashioned into a unique, luxe-rustic reception venue. In the event of a glorious sunny day on your wedding date you can have tables and chairs set up in the courtyard, and at night this space is romantically lit with surrounding festoon lighting.

The space is large enough to accommodate interactive catering with outdoor fire pits or modern hanging spits. You can also opt for food trucks and drink vans and venue hire gives you free reign of the property to utilise however you like.

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Growwild Secret Valley Reception Venue Bowral
7. Secret Valley

  • Location: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: Exclusive day hire

Secret Valley is an outdoor ceremony and reception venue at Growwild Wildflower Farm near Bowral. This peaceful and very private outdoor wedding spot is surrounded by native bushland and has elegant paved paths leading to it from the property's two indoor wedding venues.

The valley area features a manicured lawn, rustic gardens, a permanent wooden platform and plenty of space to set up marquees or picnic rugs for a laid back, low key style celebration. You have the garden marquee as a backup wet weather alternative providing an outdoorsy style setting in the event of rain.

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Peppers Craigieburn is an historic Bowral wedding venue with secret rose gardens
8. Peppers Craigieburn

  • Location: Centennial Road, Bowral, NSW 2576
  • Capacity: 180
  • Wedding Packages: Micro Weddings & 60+ People
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone

Peppers Craigieburn is an elegant wedding venue at an historic estate in the heart of Bowral. The estate features heritage listed stables, secret rose gardens, a restaurant, bar and function room. Renowned for its rich old world grandeur, Peppers Craigieburn is the perfect spot for a formal Southern Highlands wedding with a relaxed atmosphere. 

Wedding packages start at $180 per person for receptions and there are 72 guest rooms onsite that feature balconies with scenic outlooks.

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Bowral Wedding Venue Marquee Fitzroy Inn
9. Fitzroy Inn - Marquee

  • Address: 1 Ferguson Crescent, Mittagong, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 120
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 30

Fitzroy Inn is an historic colonial guesthouse and wedding venue on 5 acres of manicured gardens in the foothills of Mt Gibraltar. Wedding reception venues include this elegant garden marquee which seats 100 guests or caters for cocktail functions of up to 120.

There's boutique accommodation for 30 guests onsite and venue hire includes exclusive use of the whole property. Fitzroy Inn is one of the few wedding venues in Bowral to be pet friendly.

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Bowral Wedding Venue Conservatory Fitzroy
10. The Conservatory

  • Address: 1 Ferguson Crescent, Mittagong, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 30

The Conservatory at Fitzroy Inn is an all-weather reception venue located inside Oaklands House - the property's historic colonial guesthouse. Up to 100 seated guests fit comfortably in the light-filled space or cocktail functions cater for up to 150.

The surrounding gardens offer a plethora of wedding photo opportunities and ceremony sites include a weir, under an oak tree or in the orchard. Two indoor ceremony venues provide a choice of wet weather options and the ceremony is included with all wedding bookings.

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Bowral Wedding Venue Bendooley
11. Bendooley Estate - The Stables

  • Address: 3020 Old Hume Highway, Berrima, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 250
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive
  • Accommodation: 1, 2 & 3 bedroom cottages

The Stables at Bendooley Estate is the newest reception venue on the farm-like property. The elegant room seats up to 220 wedding guests or caters for cocktail weddings of up to 250 and wedding packages include all food & beverage and basic table settings.

The Stables features massive cathedral style glass windows, a centrepiece iron fire place, elegant wrought iron chandeliers and rich exposed beams. Weddings in The Stables often have a country glamour style theme. Self contained country cottages are available to hire onsite.

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The Book Barn Bowral
12. Bendooley Estate - The Book Barn

  • Address: 3020 Old Hume Highway, Berrima, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 250
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Book Barn is Bendooley Estate's original reception venue. This Bowral location is famed as the headquarters of Berkelouw Books and the room pays tribute with inviting walls of book filled shelves. The space features a roaring fireplace and adjoining courtyard surrounded by the property's elegant gardens.

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Other Bowral Venues

In 2022, the following wedding venues in Bowral are sadly no longer accepting wedding bookings:

  • Hopewood House
  • Gibraltar Hotel

Bowral Weddings

Bowral is one of the many towns to offer stunning wedding venues in the Southern Highlands. And they get booked out early. If you've got your heart set on getting married in Bowral, the ideal time to enquire is 15 - 20 months in advance. Here are the best locations to try if you're looking for last minute venues.

Popular Wedding Locations

The 3 most popular spots for Bowral weddings are the garden venues, private estates and luxury farms listed above. Other highly sought after wedding locations include grand ballrooms located in Bowral's luxury hotels. 

Bowral Ceremony Venues

Bowral has a wonderful collection of wedding ceremony venues from garden sites to waterfront locations to rustic weather-proof places. Here are 5 highly recommended wedding ceremony venues in Bowral.

Mali Brae Farm Rustic Ruins Ceremony Venue
1. Rustic Ruins at Mali Brae Farm

Mali Brae Farm country ceremony spot
2. The Gums at Mali Brae Farm

Growwild wedding ceremony barn
3. The Barn at Growwild Wildflower Farm

Growwild Secret Valley Bowral Ceremony Venue
4. Secret Valley at Growwild Wildflower Farm

Bowral Reception Venues

Almost all reception venues in Bowral are located on private properties that you can hire for the exclusive use of your wedding day. When you book a reception venue in Bowral, you'll usually have access to any of the ceremony sites on the property as part of your wedding package. Here's our top recommended wedding reception venues in Bowral.

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