Beach Wedding Venues In Wollongong NSW

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Looking for a beach wedding venue in Wollongong? Beachfront wedding venues in Wollongong include popular seaside hotels, affordable coastal resorts and waterfront reception venues located right on the oceanfront. With grassy parks and vast stretches of sand for wedding ceremonies, the Wollongong foreshore is one of the most affordable spots for beach weddings in NSW.

All seaside wedding venues in Wollongong provide a space for indoor ceremonies either as your plan A or as a back up should wet weather spoil your plans for a beach wedding on the sand. Some of the oceanfront wedding venues in this region have stunning lawns, gardens, courtyards and balcony where the azure sea water offers a picturesque backdrop for your "I do's".

On the coastal outskirts of town are some of the best beachfront wedding resorts in the state. At these private seaside resorts you get your own private beach to get married on and can stay onsite for a destination wedding with all your friends and family staying with you. With guests paying their own accommodation, this option is sometimes cheaper than a standard reception.

The average cost of a beach wedding in Wollongong is between $160 - $220 per person with discounts available for mid week and winter month weddings. Keen budget shoppers may find some reception venues on this list offering specials at under $100 per person.

Wollongong, the Illawarra and South Coast beaches have some of the state's best coastal wedding venues. Here's a list of 9 beach wedding venues in Wollongong & surrounds that come highly recommended by the region's best wedding photographers celebrants.

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Top 9 Beach Wedding Venues - Wollongong

The Pavilion Reception Venue at Kiama Beach in the Illawarra
1. The Pavilion Kiama

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Wedding Packages: $125+/pp

The Pavilion Kiama is a beachfront reception venue located 30 minutes south of Wollongong at the most picturesque surf beach in the Illawarra region. Function rooms have movable walls making them flexible in size to accommodate wedding celebrations from 80 - 400+ guests and all spaces enjoy stunning ocean views.

Wedding packages with food & beverage start at $125 per person and are catered by highly respected Culinarius. For wedding ceremonies you can either get married on the beach or there's a semi private wind-sheltered location behind the reception venue at the Stables. 

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The Cove Beach Wedding Wollongong
2. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

The Cove is one of Australia's best beach wedding resorts and is located near Wollongong just south of the Illawarra border. At this 3 acre seaside oasis you get your own private beach for the weekend and exclusive use of the entire resort with accommodation for up to 111 of your favourite people.

Options for your wedding ceremony include a beachfront lawn with the ocean as your backdrop, on the said itself or standing ankle deep in the sea on a sandbar. There's a brand new reception hall for all things wet weather and a stunning outdoor bar and courtyard area that comes alight at night under fairy-lit trees and overhead festoons.

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The Woods Farm Beachside Wedding Venue
3. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Lot 3 Bayly Rd, Tomerong, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120 
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days

The Woods Farm is a 40 acre wedding destination located 4 minutes from the Jervis Bay waterfront with beaches, rocky shores and coastal woodlands offering a variety of backdrops for oceanfront wedding photos. You can either get married on the beach or at the property's incredible bush chapel which has a 120 metre aisle of jasmine covered archways leading up to it.

Receptions offer the best of the Australian outdoors at The Woods Farm with an open-air bar (complete with overhanging chandelier) on a sprawling lawn adjoining the reception hall's verandah. Speeches can be delivered from the verandah, fire pits can be lit on the lawn and dining can be set up under the cacophony of chandeliers in the incredible hall.

Guests stay with you for 2 nights and there's a swimming pool, a bike shed and friendly petting animals.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue City Beach Function Centre

4. City Beach Function Centre

  • Location: 1 Marine Dr, Wollongong, NSW 2500
  • Capacity: 130 - 420
  • Wedding Packages: $125+/pp

The best beach wedding venues in Wollongong include the aptly named City Beach Function Centre. Located right on Wollongong Beach, this convenient and affordable seaside reception venue is in close proximity to local amenities such as hotels and public transport and caters for large weddings of up to 420 guests.

The function centre has two light-filled reception rooms that both have stunning ocean views through huge floor to ceiling windows. The function spaces are pillarless giving all guests a great view of the main wedding events such as speeches and cake cutting. Wedding packages range from $125 - $250 with ceremonies available onsite at $2,500.

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The Imperial Beachfront wedding
5. The Imperial Clifton

  • Location: 315 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Clifton, NSW 2515
  • Capacity: 33 - 100
  • Wedding Packages: $150+

Near the Sea Cliff Bridge on the road to Wollongong is the newly opened beachfront wedding venue The Imperial Clifton. This grand iconic hotel provides a fun location for intimate wedding receptions in the private upstairs function space which features beautiful big windows overlooking the ocean. 

You can either have a seated or cocktail function in this space and it comes with a unique experiential dining menu. Options include street stalls, oyster shucking stations, charcuterie boards, bazaar station with flatbreads & meze, and a latin station with empanadas & quesadillas. Access to an onsite bridal suite completes wedding packages which range from $150 - $250/pp.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Headlands Austinmer Beach
6. Headlands Austinmer Beach

  • Location: Headland Ave & Yuruga St, Austinmer, NSW 2515
  • Capacity: 350
  • Accommodation: 50 Apartments
  • Wedding Packages: $145+/pp

Headlands at Austinmer Beach is a Northern Wollongong venue offering oceanfront ceremonies and receptions. If you don't want to have your wedding ceremony on the sand, the Sundowner Terrace offers a beautiful beachfront location with packages fully set up from $3,000. You can also book the Ocean Room as a wet weather option at a cheaper rate.

The architecturally designed reception venue has panoramic ocean views, a private bar, seaside balcony and state-of-the-art facilities. All inclusive wedding packages range from $145 - $215 per person and the function centre also caters for spirits & Mimosa bars on request.

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Illawarra Wedding Venue The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
7. The Sebel Hotel

  • Location: 2 Minnamurra St, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: $119+/pp

For oceanfront garden weddings The Sebel Hotel in Kiama offers a pretty option 30 minutes south of the Wollongong CBD. Ceremonies can be held on the harbour front lawn and all furniture is available for you onsite.

The hotel is an affordable all-in-one destination that caters for wedding receptions from $119 - $150 per person plus has accommodation for all guests upstairs. There are a range of reception venues within the hotel with the most popular option being the courtyard marquee which seats up to 150 guests or caters for cocktail functions of up to 200 guests. 

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Illawarra Wedding Venue Tumbling Waters Retreat
8. Tumbling Waters Retreat

  • Location: Stanwell Tops, NSW
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 24+
  • Wedding Packages: $250+/pp

Tumbling Waters Retreat is a luxury boutique resort located on a picturesque clifftop 30 minutes north of Wollongong. The retreat is a stunning location for coastal weddings with expansive ocean views from the popular ceremony garden.

Venue hire for ceremonies only is available in the garden (approximately $80/pp) or you can book out the entire retreat including the 12 luxury suites for an utterly incredible weekend away at one of the state's most beautiful coastal wedding venues. All inclusive wedding packages range from $250 - $400 per person plus accommodation.

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Illawarra wedding venue Mercure Gerringong
9. Mercure Gerringong Resort

  • Location: 1 Fern St, Gerringong, NSW 2534
  • Capacity: 50 - 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: $99+/pp

Set slightly back from the shoreline, Mercure Gerringong Resort is an affordable seaside resort located within 30 minutes of Wollongong. The grounds offer garden weddings in an intimate cobblestone courtyard as an alternative to beach weddings.

Wedding receptions overlook the pretty resort pool complex and there is a terrace adjoining the reception venue where guests can mingle with drinks in the fresh air. With accommodation onsite, the Mercure Gerringong is a great coastal wedding venue for couples on a budget.

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Wollongong Beach Weddings

Most beach wedding venues in Wollongong offer all inclusive packages that come with food and beverages. The BYO wedding venues are located in the surrounding Illawarra and South Coast regions and are serviced by a great range of mobile caterers including food trucks and caravan bars.

Here's a directory of wedding suppliers who service beach weddings in Wollongong and the surrounding regions.

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