Garden Wedding Venues in Sydney

Garden Wedding Venues: Sydney | Hunter Valley | South Coast | Southern Highlands

Looking for a garden wedding venue in Sydney, NSW? Sydney has a diverse range of garden wedding venues that offer a beautiful location for outdoor wedding ceremonies as well as garden party receptions. From private courtyards, gardens and park weddings overlooking Sydney Harbour to bush & forest venues in the city's west, Sydney's world-class views make it one of Australia's best outdoor wedding locations.

The most popular garden wedding venues in Sydney are all-in-one locations where there's a beautiful place to say "I do" and an outdoor reception venue at the same place. Most wedding packages at these outdoor venues come with a wet weather back up plan for peace of mind if its raining on your wedding day. 

Sydney's world-class beaches offer a number of beachfront gardens for beautiful wedding ceremonies overlooking the ocean. There's luxury garden venues located at million dollar holiday homes on Sydney's Northern Beaches, hotels with private wedding gardens overlooking the sea, and in the CBD and city's east you can host an outdoor garden wedding at private estates overlooking Sydney Harbour.

If you're planning a destination wedding and are looking for a garden venue in NSW, you'll find lots of amazing places to get married in nature just beyond the city limits. From beautiful courtyards, to poolside wedding venues to country paddocks and national park venues.

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 are shaded by trees during the warmer summer months.

Here's a list of our favourite garden wedding venues in Sydney. All venues on this list have outdoor wedding ceremony areas, garden reception spaces or both and are located from the Sydney CBD to Palm Beach, Western Sydney and beyond. 

Here are 20 stunning garden wedding venues in Sydney.

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Top 20 Garden Wedding Venues - Sydney

Australian Botanic Garden wedding venue in South West Sydney
Connections Garden at Australian Botanic Gardens

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 70
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Set across 416 hectares, the Australian Botanical Gardens in Mount Annan is one of the largest and most sought after garden wedding venues in Sydney. The location's most popular wedding ceremony space is the Connections Garden which is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest making it the most private wedding garden onsite. 

Venue hire of the Connections Garden starts at $1,250 for wedding ceremonies and comes with the option to add chairs, signing table and carpet aisle for $760. The Connections Garden is also a beautiful spot for outdoor wedding receptions in the summer evenings and is best suited to cocktail functions. 

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Garden wedding reception at St Joseph's Guesthouse
St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

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 venue that offers garden weddings & backyard receptions set against the dramatic sandstone facade of the church overlooking the beautiful Hawkesbury Valley.

You can get married under the original church bell which still works and hangs over the front steps. 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. Affordable venue hire packages range from $3,500 - $7,500 including accommodation.

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Outdoor reception venue Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Retreat

  • Location: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing, NSW 2758
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 36
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Chapel Hill Retreat is one of the most scenic garden venues for weddings near Sydney and is located one hour from the CBD overlooking sweeping views of the Blue Mountains. The property offers affordable packages for all-in-one weddings with everything you need for your ceremony & reception including catering & drinks. There's also optional accommodation in 7 cottages.

The 35 acre retreat has four garden ceremony venues with our two favourites being a natural bush chapel and an atmospheric avenue of Oak trees. There's also three outdoor wedding reception venues including spacious lawns, an intimate open-air viewing deck and a covered verandah. Wet weather is covered with several all-weather function spaces.

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Garden wedding venue at Growwild Wildflower Farm
Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 30 - 145
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

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 garden party picnic receptions or you can opt for a cocktail or seated function in the marquee. There's also a small barn onsite which is an ideal wet weather back up and has an intimate courtyard perfect for small outdoor receptions.

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Palm Beach Garden Wedding Ceremony Venue
Private Wedding Garden

  • Location: Palm Beach, Northern Beaches  2108
  • Capacity: 2-100
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

This exclusive Palm Beach holiday home is one of the most exclusive 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.

Venue hire is $10,000 for garden ceremonies (no receptions) and comes with on-site amenities and ample street parking. We recommend hiring a wedding planner or stylist to make set up & pack up of your ceremony at this private estate seamless. 

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Lords Estate Garden Wedding Reception
Lords Estate Gardens

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 100
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Lords Estate is a private Sydney residence with a refurbished 140 year old chapel and beautiful sprawling gardens that sit behind grand wrought iron gates. Garden wedding ceremonies, photos and small outdoor receptions can be hosted on the atmospheric grounds and you're welcome to hire in caterers including food trucks.

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

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 400
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

This Lakeside Lawn in South West Sydney is a peaceful spot to tie the knot with the spacious gardens surrounded by majestic gumtrees that offer shade during the warmer summer months. It costs $865 to hire the garden for wedding ceremonies of up to 400 guests and ceremony set up with seating packages are available from $760. 

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Sydney Botanical Gardens Wedding Venue - The Calyx
The Calyx - Sydney Botanic Gardens

  • Location: Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 400
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Calyx is Sydney's most innovative wedding garden. Incredible architectural design emulates the protective layer around a flower bud, encircling a central lawn to create a garden wedding venue that is as romantic as it is dramatic. The immersive experience continues indoors where one of the largest green walls in the southern hemisphere seals its status as the best garden reception venue in Sydney.

The Calyx is located in the heart of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney and can seat up to 180 guests with exclusive venue hire from $6,425. The venue is occasionally closed for exhibitions so its best to book early. Wheelchair accessible.

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Garden Reception Venue Camperdown Commons
Camperdown Commons

  • Location: 31A Mallett Street, Camperdown, NSW 2050
  • Capacity: 300
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Camperdown Commons is a unique garden oasis in Sydney's trendy Inner West and has a versatile floor plan of outdoor reception venues that interconnect within an urban farm setting. An undercover pavilion & deck flow onto a relaxed courtyard and lawn area that caters for large wedding ceremonies & receptions with up to 300 guests, or up to 80 seated under the pavilion.

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

  • Location: 1109 Middle Head Rd, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 200 - 250
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

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 mansion's peaceful grounds which are surrounded by lush native bushland. 

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

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

  • Location: Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse, NSW 2030
  • Capacity: 120 seated, 200 cocktail
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

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

The heritage 1920's estate is the perfect setting for afternoon garden parties with views over Sydney Harbour. Preferred caterers offer a range of creative food stations that work well in the space and there's an indoor function space for wet weather back up.

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

  • Location: Moore Rd, Freshwater, NSW 2096
  • Capacity: 10 - 50
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

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 wedding packages from $210 per person.

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The Woodlands wedding venue Sydney
The Woodlands Harrington Grove

  • Location: 1 Forestgrove Dr, Harrington Park NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 60 - 240
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Woodlands is a private park wedding venue renowned for its grand outdoor amphitheatre in South West Sydney. Surrounded by peaceful bushland the circular theatre is nestled into a gentle slope and features terraced seating for guests and a large lawn accessible by bridal cars.

Outdoor wedding ceremonies can also be hosted on the function centre balcony with dramatic views over the amphitheatre and surrounding forest.

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

  • Location: 782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW 2227
  • Capacity: 10 - 180
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Hazelhurst Cafe is a boutique wedding venue set within 1.4 hectares of gardens on the grounds of the Hazelhurst Arts Centre. The most popular wedding ceremony garden has a beautiful rainforest backdrop and is booked via the Arts Centre.

Garden 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 has an open air dining room with expansive adjoining deck that overlooks the gardens.

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

  • Location: 65 Ocean St, Woollahra, NSW 2025
  • Capacity: 30+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

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 wedding ceremonies and is a relaxed spot 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.

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

  • Location: 245 New Line Rd, Dural, NSW 2158
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Springfield House in North West Sydney is a function centre synonymous with garden weddings, surrounded by 5 acres of leafy trees and bushland. The venue is renowned for its beautiful wedding garden accessed via an elegant staircase leading from the function centre, it has one of the grandest ceremony aisles in Sydney.  

A recent addition to the grounds is a large marquee pavilion purpose-built to fill the shortage of garden reception venues in Sydney. The pavilion is completely see through on all sides with 6 metre peaked ceilings that offer views of the surrounding tree canopies and stars. All inclusive wedding packages in the garden pavilion are $250+ per person.

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William Inglis Hotel does garden wedding ceremonies and receptions in Sydney
Rose Gardens at William Inglis Hotel

  • Location: 155 Gov Macquarie Dr, Warwick Farm, NSW 2170
  • Capacity: 20 - 700
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The William Inglis is an equine themed Hotel with a beautiful rose garden wedding ceremony site and light-filled garden pavilion. The hotel gardens & pavilion are a popular spot for Indian weddings and catered ceremony packages can be booked without an onsite reception from $80 per person. Large reception venues include a converted horse stables and arena.

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Laurelbank is an historic garden venue for ceremonies and wedding receptions
Laurelbank Weddings

  • Location: 85 Penshurst St, Willoughby, NSW 2068
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

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.

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

Cropley House 

Location: 84 Watkins Road, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
Capacity: 30 - 250 
Wedding Packages: All inclusive

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.

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Sydney Uni offers quandrangles for garden wedding ceremonies
University of Sydney

  • Location: Camperdown, NSW 2006
  • Capacity: 500
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

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. 

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