Garden Wedding Venues in Sydney

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Looking for a garden wedding venue in Sydney, NSW? Sydney offers a diverse range of garden wedding venues from secluded parks and bushland areas to private waterfront sites. With picturesque backdrops including Sydney Harbour, world-class beaches and pristine national parks, it's no wonder Sydney is one of Australia's best outdoor wedding locations.

The most popular garden wedding venues in Sydney are secluded locations that allow ceremonies as well as wedding receptions in their outdoor spaces. If you're looking for a private garden venue outside of the city limits, NSW offers plenty of intimate spaces for outdoor weddings including gardens, courtyards, country paddocks and open-air pavilions.

All-in-one garden weddings can be planned year round in Sydney as the city has a temperate climate conducive to outdoor dining even in winter. Most garden venues will supply outdoor heaters if needed and shade during the warmer summer months.

All of the wedding venues on this list cater for outdoor weddings and/or garden receptions surrounded by beautiful trees and lush greenery. 

Here are 19 stunning garden wedding venues in Sydney.

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19 Best Garden Wedding Venues - Sydney

Australian Botanic Gardens is a 416 hectare garden wedding venue in Sydney
1. Connections Garden at Australian Botanic Gardens

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 60 - 130
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony only packages + receptions
About Connections Garden

With 416 hectares of manicured lawns and gardens, the Australian Botanical Gardens in Mount Annan is the largest outdoor wedding venue in Sydney. Of all the garden ceremony sites within these acres, it is the Connections Garden that is the most popular.

This secluded area features a lush rainforest backdrop and can be hired exclusively for your wedding ceremony and cocktail reception. Perfect for weddings at any time of year it is a particularly lovely place for an outdoor wedding reception in the summer evenings.

Garden Wedding Packages
  • Garden Ceremonies: 2hr venue hire from $835
  • Outdoor Receptions: 4hr venue hire from $1,410

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Lakeside Lawn at Australian Botanical Gardens in Western Sydney
2. Lakeside Lawn At Australian Botanic Gardens

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 400
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony only packages + marquee receptions
About Lakeside Lawn

The Lakeside Lawn in South West Sydney is a peaceful ceremony venue perfect for larger weddings of up to 400 guests. The spacious garden area offers a waterfront setting surrounded by majestic gumtrees. The trees offer shade for summer ceremonies and there is ample seating for guests onsite.

Garden Wedding Packages
  • Garden Ceremonies: 2hr venue hire from $595
  • Outdoor Receptions: POA

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St Josephs Guesthouse is a garden ceremony & reception venue in Sydney
3. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremonies + receptions
About St Joseph's Guesthouse

Garden wedding venues rarely come with a more impressive backdrop than St Joseph's Guesthouse. Built in the ruins of an old Catholic Church, St Joseph's is now a non-denominational Airbnb style property that offers all-in-one garden weddings on the grounds outside.

You can get married under the original church bell (which still works) at one end of the guesthouse and utilise the other end as your outdoor reception venue. Inside the church, the ground floor features an intimate function space that seats 60 guests or caters to 100 for a cocktail reception. Upstairs there are 5 luxury bedrooms that sleep 10 guests.

Garden Wedding Packages
  • 3 Day venue hire - $5,500 (includes accommodation)
  • 5 Day venue hire - $7,000

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Growwild Wildflower Farm offers affordable garden weddings in Western Sydney
4. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 30 - 145
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony + receptions
About Growwild Wildflower Farm

Growwild Wildflower Farm supplies the Sydney Flower Markets with native cut wildflowers from its 25 acres of plantings. The elegant & affordable garden venue is as pretty as it is private, with native forest surrounding the property and paved paths throughout the gardens.

You can take your pick of ceremony lawns before strolling through the gardens for your wedding photos. The afternoons are perfect for picnic receptions within the gardens or you can opt for a cocktail or seated function in the garden marquee. There's also a small barn onsite which is an ideal wet weather back up or gorgeous reception spot for micro weddings.

Garden Wedding Packages
  • Garden Ceremonies: From $5,900
  • Outdoor Receptions: From $5,900 or $6,500 with marquee

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Palm Beach Sydney Wedding Estate
5. Private Wedding Garden

  • Location: Palm Beach, Northern Beaches  2108
  • Capacity: 2-100
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony
About this Private Wedding Garden

This exclusive Palm Beach holiday home is one of the best garden wedding venues in Sydney, conveniently located just 45-minutes from the city with both road and water accessSpanning 2,500 sqm, the estate's meticulously maintained lawns and stunning Balinese-style gardens offer a private oceanfront setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies with an abundance of stunning photo opportunities.

Convenient on-site amenities, effortless access and ample street parking make garden weddings at this private estate seamless. Simply hire a wedding planner or stylist to set up for you.

Garden Wedding Packages

  • Garden Venue Hire: $10,000+

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Pavilion on the Green is a garden marquee venue in Sydney
6. Pavilion on the Green

  • Location: Banks Ave, Pagewood, NSW 2035
  • Capacity: 200 seated, 300 cocktail
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony + reception
About Pavilion on the Green

Pavilion on the Green is an all-in-one garden venue for ceremonies and receptions just 15 minutes south of the Sydney CBD. Located on a lush golf green, you can get married on the fairway with the city's skyline as your backdrop. 

All-inclusive wedding packages include a fully set up garden marquee, wedding planning & stylists and creative multi-course catering options. Expect an elegant & relaxed, designer wedding where everything is done for you. 

Garden Wedding Packages
  • Garden Ceremonies: POA
  • Outdoor Receptions: All inclusive $/pp

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Burnt Orange is a garden ceremony venue in Sydney's North Shore
7. Burnt Orange Sydney

  • Location: 1109 Middle Head Rd, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 200 - 250
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony
About Burnt Orange Sydney

Built in the 1920’s, Burnt Orange is located on Sydney Harbour within the grounds of a historic mansion. Garden wedding ceremonies can be held in the peaceful gardens which are surrounded by lush native bushland. 

Wedding packages include exclusive use of the property including a choice of two onsite reception venues. The balcony is an open air option with views across the bay.

Garden Wedding Packages
  • Garden Ceremonies: POA
  • Outdoor Receptions: All inclusive $/pp

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Estate Vaucluse House is a private garden wedding venue on Sydney Harbour
8. Estate Vaucluse House

  • Location: Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse, NSW 2030
  • Capacity: 120 seated, 200 cocktail
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony + reception
About Estate Vaucluse House

Estate Vaucluse House is one of the grandest mansions on Sydney Harbour. The heritage 1920's estate is surrounded by 10 hectares of Victorian style gardens, providing a plethora of spectacular places for outdoor wedding ceremonies. 

In addition to an indoor function space that's onsite, the lawns can be utilise for afternoon garden parties making the most of Sydney Harbour views. Preferred caterers offer a range of creative food stations that work well in the space.

Garden Wedding Packages
  • Garden Ceremonies: POA
  • Outdoor Receptions: All inclusive $/pp

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Athol Hall is a garden ceremony and cocktail reception venue on Sydney Harbour
9. Athol Hall

  • Location: 2 Athol Wharf Rd, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 200
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony + cocktail reception
About Athol Hall

Athol Hall is located directly on the waterfront with views across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House. The expansive location has its own private beach and a large outdoor area in front of the hall where you can get married with Sydney Harbour as your backdrop.

The lawns also provide an ideal setting for cocktails and canapés after your wedding ceremony. Due to the sloping nature of the lawn, outdoor weddings are best suited to cocktail events.

Garden Wedding Packages

Garden Ceremonies: $760 + reception package
Outdoor Receptions: All inclusive $/pp

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Pilu is a cliff top garden venue on Sydney's Northern Beaches
10. Terrace Garden at Pilu

  • Location: Moore Rd, Freshwater, NSW 2096
  • Capacity: 10 - 50
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony
About Terrace Garden at Pilu

Pilu at Freshwater is a Hamptons style, beachfront wedding venue with an intimate terrace garden overlooking the ocean. Located on Sydney's Northern Beaches, the Terrace Garden caters for small, outdoor wedding ceremonies of 10 - 50 guests.

Following your wedding ceremony in the Terrace Garden, there are three reception venues available to host a sit down dinner. These light-filled spaces cater for 18, 28 and 45 respectively with all inclusive packages from $210 per person.

Garden Wedding Packages:
  • Garden Ceremonies: $500
  • Outdoor Receptions: Cocktail only 

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Jonahs in Sydney has a cliff top wedding ceremony garden for small functions
11. Jonah's Whale Beach

  • Location: 69 Bynya Rd, Palm Beach, NSW 2108
  • Capacity: 40 - 122
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony + cocktail receptions
About Jonah's Whale Beach

On Sydney's Northern Beaches, the luxury oceanfront venue of Jonah’s offers a stunning cliff top location for garden weddings. The garden is available to hire with a reception package and caters for intimate wedding ceremonies of up to 48 guests. 

You can have your wedding photos and pre-reception drinks & canapés in the cliff top gardens enjoying expansive ocean views.

All garden ceremonies include seating for 20 people, a signing table, I-pod docking station and wet weather back-up (if required).

Garden Wedding Packages
  • Garden Ceremonies: from $750 + reception package
  • Outdoor Receptions: $250/pp+

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Hazelhurst Cafe is a garden ceremony and reception venue in Sydney
12. Hazelhurst Cafe

  • Location: 782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW 2227
  • Capacity: 10 - 180
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony + receptions
About Hazelhurst Cafe

Hazelhurst Cafe is a boutique wedding venue set within 1.4 hectares of gardens on the grounds of the Hazelhurst Arts Centre. You can get married anywhere in the gardens with ceremonies booked via the Arts Centre.

Wedding receptions at the Cafe have a laid back, artsy feel of the kind you could kick off your shoes and have barefoot cocktails on the grass. The Cafe itself offers an open air dining room with expansive adjoining deck that overlooks the gardens.

Garden Wedding Packages
  • Garden Ceremonies: Gardens hired via Hazelhurst Arts Centre
  • Outdoor Receptions: POA

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Chiswick Restaurant is a garden ceremony and cocktail reception venue in Sydney
13. Chiswick Weddings

  • Location: 65 Ocean St, Woollahra, NSW 2025
  • Capacity: 30+
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony + cocktails
About Chiswick Weddings

Matt Moran's Chiswick Restaurant in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney offers wedding guests a foodie experience in picturesque garden surrounds. The outdoor area provides an ideal spot for garden ceremonies and a relaxing place to sip signature cocktails before the reception.

At the garden end of the restaurant is a private dining room that offers a light-filled semi-private space for small wedding receptions of up to 40 guests.  Large floor to ceiling bi-fold doors lead directly into the gardens, creating a light and airy feel to the room well suited to long table dining.

Garden Wedding Packages
  • Garden Ceremonies: POA
  • Outdoor Receptions: $150 - $300 per person

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Springfield House is a garden ceremony venue with a garden marquee in Sydney
14. Springfield House

  • Location: 245 New Line Rd, Dural, NSW 2158
  • Capacity: 200
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony + marquee reception
About Springfield House

Springfield House in North West Sydney is a function centre surrounded by 5 acres of gardens and bushland. With a dedicated ceremony garden onsite, and an outdoor marquee pavilion, it is an ideal location for all-inclusive, all-in-one garden weddings.

An elegant staircase leading into the gardens create a unique opportunity to make a grand entrance to your wedding ceremony and is one of the features of this venue that makes it popular. The other is a brand new black marquee Pavilion which is completely see through on all sides and has a 6 metre peaked clear ceiling. The Pavilion affords a luxurious, open air vibe for wedding receptions.

Garden Wedding Packages
  • Garden Ceremonies: $2,000
  • Outdoor Receptions: $250/pp+ in the outdoor pavilion

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William Inglis Hotel does garden wedding ceremonies and receptions in Sydney
15. William Inglis Hotel

  • Location: 155 Gov Macquarie Dr, Warwick Farm, NSW 2170
  • Capacity: 20 - 700
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony + receptions
About William Inglis Hotel

The William Inglis Hotel is an equine themed Hotel with a beautiful rose garden for your wedding ceremony. There's also a light-filled garden pavilion suitable for large, open-air style wedding receptions, and an outdoor area highly suited to cultural receptions that require an open flame.

You can hire the rose gardens for your wedding ceremony without the need to book a reception package, which costs from $80 per person. 

Garden Wedding Packages
  • Garden Ceremonies: $1,500 with reception or $80/pp withou
  • Outdoor Receptions: from $149 per person

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Laurelbank is an historic garden venue for ceremonies and wedding receptions
16. Laurelbank

  • Location: 85 Penshurst St, Willoughby, NSW 2068
  • Capacity: 150
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony + receptions
About Laurelbank

Situated on Sydney's North Shore, Laurelbank is an historic and stately homestead surrounded by manicured lawns, camellia plantings, magnolia trees and Japanese maple. The gardens provide the perfect setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies and garden party receptions.

Garden Wedding Packages
  • Garden Ceremonies: POA
  • Outdoor Receptions: POA

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Cropley House has a garden rotunda for outdoor wedding ceremonies in Sydney

17. Cropley House 

Location: 84 Watkins Road, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
Capacity: 30 - 250 
Garden Weddings: Ceremonies only

About Cropley House

Surrounded by 5 acres of park-like gardens, Cropley House has emerged from its history as a boarding school to be one of Sydney's most understated wedding venues. The lush gardens feature a wedding gazebo where you can your ceremony, followed by a reception in one the 6 reception venues. Garden ceremony packages include chairs and a signing table.

Garden Wedding Packages
  • Garden Ceremonies: POA
  • Outdoor Receptions: Not available

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Sydney Uni offers quandrangles for garden wedding ceremonies

18. University of Sydney

  • Location: Camperdown, NSW 2006
  • Capacity: 500
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony only
About University of Sydney

Within the scenic grounds of Sydney University are 4 garden Quadrangles that can be booked for small wedding ceremonies. The university grounds are also a spectacular destination for outdoor wedding photos.

A choice of heritage reception venues are available on campus filled with character and charm. From the grand Refectory seating up to 500 to the Chancellor's Room that seats up to 25. 

Garden Wedding Packages
  • Garden Ceremonies: Hire via University
  • Outdoor Receptions: Not available

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Palladio Estate is a garden wedding venue in Sydney's North Western Suburbs
19. Palladio Sydney

  • Location: Nollands Road, Fiddletown, NSW 2159
  • Capacity: 110
  • Garden Weddings: Ceremony + reception
About Palladio Sydney

Palladio is a luxurious new wedding estate on 33 perfectly manicured acres in Sydney's North West. The Italian style villa allows a limited number of weddings in the formal gardens each year and comes with accommodation for 10 for the weekend. 

Expect expansive European style gardens with trimmed hedges, an elegant pool & pool house and striking views over surrounding national park.

Garden Wedding Packages
  • Garden Ceremonies: All inclusive of wedding concierge
  • Outdoor Receptions: All inclusive of wedding concierge

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