Top 10 Waterfront Wedding Venues in NSW

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The variety of waterfront wedding venues in NSW is as diverse as its undulating landscape. With 2,100 km of shoreline, 439 rivers and more than 100 lakes & estuaries, New South Wales has a vast topography of waterfront backdrops for your wedding celebrations.

The best waterfront wedding destinations in NSW include beachfront resorts that you can hire for your exclusive use for 2 nights/3 days and luxury private properties where you can stay & celebrate all in the one spot. On this list you'll find both venue types for large weddings and micro weddings alike.

Also on this list are some amazing waterfront reception venues with epic views and dining options. So whether you're planning a destination wedding or are simply looking for a beautiful waterfront spot for your wedding reception, this list has you covered with the top 10 waterfront wedding venues in NSW.

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Top 10 Waterfront Wedding Venues in NSW

The Cove Waterfront Wedding Venue

1. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Jervis Bay - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111

The Cove at Jervis Bay is the ultimate destination for a 3 day coastal celebration with all your family & friends staying onsite with you. You get the entire resort to yourself with your own private beach, accommodation for up to 111 guests, a glam room with hair & makeup stations, a private beachfront garden and there's even a sandbar you can exchange vows on ankle deep in the ocean.

The Cove has a brand new wedding reception hall that overlooks the garden and beach, or you take full advantage of the beautiful location and have a garden party celebration at the outdoor courtyard bar under a romantic umbrella of fairy & festoon lights. 

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The Pavilion Waterfront Weddings NSW
2. The Pavilion Kiama

  • Location: Kiama - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Wedding Packages:  All inclusive

The Pavilion Kiama is a very affordable waterfront reception venue with panoramic beach & ocean views to the Kiama Lighthouse. Located on the coastal headland and within easy reach of 100's of hotel rooms, The Pavilion offers all the convenience of a city venue in one the most picturesque waterfront locations in NSW.

Venue hire includes exclusive use of the venue, it's wrap around balcony and adjoining entrance foyer with a bar for pre-dinner mingling. Wedding packages are all-inclusive with affordable menu options and off-peak & last-minute specials available. Ceremony locations nearby include a grassy park overlooking the beach and a sheltered row of rustic sheds right next to the venue.

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Briars Waterfront Wedding Destination
3. Briars Conservatory & Lodge

  • Location: 653 Moss Vale Rd, Burradoo, NSW 2576
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: 80+ People
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 130

Briars Conservatory & Lodge is a situated on 15 acres of beautiful country gardens in the Southern Highlands. The all-in-one venue has a light-filled conservatory for wedding receptions that overlooks views of the waterfront ceremony location where there is a picturesque rotunda set on a private lake.

A short walk from the Conservatory is the 31 room Lodge which offers guests the convenience of booking & paying for their own onsite accommodation. At the same address is the Briars Inn, a public bar & dining establishment with private dining rooms perfectly suited to pre &/or post wedding events.

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Fig Tree Park is a new South Coast wedding venue 2min from the beach
4. Fig Tree Park

  • Location: Tilba - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2

Set back from the ocean on a private hilltop, Fig Tree Park brings the elegance of a French cottage to the NSW South Coast. Imagine elegant round tables and cross back chairs set up on the lawns under the shade of fig trees and overlooking uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean. As the sun sets, garden and festoon lights create a dreamy and romantic ambience.

Fig Tree Park is one of the most beautiful European style wedding venues in Australia with ambient views that must be seen to be fully appreciated. Package options include all-inclusive intimate elopements & micro weddings in addition to big events for up to 200 guests. Romantic accommodation for 2 is included with venue hire in an intimate seaside barn.

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Mimosa Waterfront Wedding Venue
5. Mimosa Wines

  • Location: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 13
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Mimosa Wines is a 250 acre private vineyard and wedding venue located on the far south coast of NSW. An architecturally designed, chefs hatted restaurant is the epicentre of festivities and overlooks epic views of the vineyard and surrounding National Park to the ocean.

There is a waterfront ceremony area at the lily pond jetty beside the vines and the pond is part of the incredible views from the reception venue balcony. Also on the property are two self contained cottages which are a short walk away through the vines.

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Goolawah Retreat Waterfront Wedding Venue
6. Goolawah Bush & Beach Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Sleeps: 32 + camping
  • Accommodation: $10,000
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Goolawah Bush & Beach Retreat is a 28 acre festival style wedding venue located on the waters edge at popular holiday spot Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast. Surrounded by native bushland and with picturesque ocean views, Goolawah Retreat offers an affordable 3 day destination for unique waterfront weddings.

The retreat has 5 refurbished cottages that sleep 32 guests plus camping is permitted and more accommodation is available along the nearby coastline. The reception venue is a new timber pavilion that seats 90 guests or caters for cocktail functions of up to 120 and adjoins a festival courtyard with festoon lighting. Pet friendly. No neighbours. No curfew.

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Greystone Estate is a luxury private estate & wedding venue in Pokolbin
7. Greystone Estate

  • Location: 617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 32 - 110
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days

Greystone Estate is a luxury private property to hire for weddings on 10 park-like acres in the Hunter Valley. There are 3 self contained dwellings on the property with up to 32 guests able to stay onsite included in the venue hire fee.

Waterfront weddings are held under a tree at the property's natural catchment over which stunning sunsets appear in the later afternoon.

Amenities include an open air pavilion that provides a wet weather alternative for wedding ceremonies, a modern all-white function room and communal spaces throughout the main house that overlook views across the property. Venue hire is $18,000+ on weekends and cheaper during the week.

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Coolangatta Estate Waterfront Weddings
8. Coolangatta Estate

  • Location: 1335 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Coolangatta Estate is a 100 acre coastal winery located at the junction of the Shoalhaven River near Berry. With the ocean on one side, the river on the other and the property's own dams, there are loads of picturesque spots for waterfront weddings and photos.

The vineyard has an intimate, hedge-framed croquet lawn under the branches of a giant fairy-lit fig tree where ceremonies or outdoor receptions can be held, plus a refurbished Grand Hall which has an incredible atmosphere well suited to long table seating or cocktail functions with shared menus. There's also a function hall that seats 200 and a 26 unit motel. Elopements available.

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Interbane House waterfront wedding venue NSW
9. Interbane House

  • Location: Stanwell Park, NSW
  • Capacity: 50
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Situated on Bald Hill overlooking sweeping views of the Illawarra coastline, Interbane House is an affordable destination for small and low key waterfront weddings. The spacious Victorian style house has 5 bedrooms, an open plan dining area suitable for seated functions of up to 30 guests or more for cocktail weddings and an outdoor entertainment area overlooking the sensational views.

The venue hire fee starts at $2,850 for a 2 night midweek stay for up to 50 guests. Weekends are $4,000. More guests can be catered for with an additional per head fee.

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Palm Beach Sydney Wedding Estate
10. Palm Beach Estate

  • Location: Palm Beach, Northern Beaches NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Venue Hire: Please Enquire

This Northern Beaches wedding venue sits on the waterfront of a $40m holiday home in the luxurious Palm Beach. The grounds are available to hire for wedding ceremonies and include 2,500 sqm of exceptionally manicured lawns surrounded by peaceful Balinese-inspired Gardens. With ocean views on one side, and beautifully landscaped gardens on the other, your photo opportunities are uniquely expansive. 

On the beach nearby is a private jetty which can be used for unforgettable arrivals and/or departures. Onsite amenities, adequate street parking and easy access from the road allow your ceremony to be set up with ease.

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