Top 10 North Coast Wedding Venues

Top 10 Wedding Venues: North Coast | Byron Bay | Hunter ValleySouth Coast

These 10 North Coast wedding venues not only offer a stunning and exclusive location for weddings, they also set the scene for a unique and highly memorable wedding experience that's a little bit different from the norm.

Without further ado, these are our top 10 pick of wedding venues on the NSW North Coast. 

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Top 10 North Coast Wedding Venues

North Coast Wedding Venue Goolawah Bush Retreat
1. Goolawah Retreat

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

Surrounded by 28 acres of native bushland and with stunning ocean views, Goolawah Retreat is a relaxed and affordable wedding destination for a weekend away with family & friends. The property features 5 refurbished cottages and there's more accommodation along the nearby coastline. Camping is permitted onsite.

The owners of Goolawah Retreat have constructed a new wedding reception venue pavilion that seats 90 guests or caters for cocktail functions of up to 120. You get exclusive use of the entire property including all accommodation and amenities for the weekend. Simply choose your own suppliers. Pet friendly. No neighbours. No curfew.

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Midginbil Byron Bay Wedding Venue
2. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: 3 day/2 night BYO

Midginbil Eco Resort is an eco-friendly and budget friendly wedding venue on 400 acres of countryside located one hour inland from Byron Bay. The property is surrounded by sub-tropical rainforest with views of the Night Cap National Park and is one of the most relaxed & peaceful wedding destinations in NSW.

At Midginbil, you bring your entire guest list to stay with you for the weekend. The 3 day/2 night package includes exclusive use of the grounds, access to all accommodation & the pool, tennis and volleyball courts and use of the barn for your wedding reception. All meals are catered, drinks are BYO and guests are able to pay their own accommodation.

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TIdes Byron Estate wedding venue
3. Tides Byron Estate

  • Location: 290 North Teven Road, Teven, NSW 2478
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22
  • Wedding Packages: Tailored

Tides Estate is a luxury Byron Bay wedding venue located within a picturesque macadamia orchard. The 100 acre property is suitable to hire for small weddings and elopements and has a purpose built wedding hall that seats up to 140 guests. 

The two storey luxury villa has two pools, a spa, eight bedrooms, outdoor entertaining areas and stunning views over the estate to Lennox Head. Versatile common areas offer flexible wedding spaces for smaller celebrations and discounts apply for mid week elopements.

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Paradise Botanical Gardens is a hidden wedding venue on the Central Coast
4. Paradise Botanical Gardens

  • Location: Kulnura - Central Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 230
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

Paradise Botanical Gardens is a privately owned wedding venue hidden on 230 acres of pristine countryside in the tiny hamlet of Kulnura. The unique property features heritage Roman Columns, rare plants & animals, a manicured ceremony lawn in the Kings Garden, a Monet Bridge and Garden Marquee.

Flexible wedding packages include exclusive use of the property for 3 days, ability to DIY & BYO all your own suppliers, accommodation in the farmhouse, the option of glamping and freedom for guests to bring their own tents.

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Coorabell Estate Byron Bay wedding venue nsw
5. Coorabell Estate

  • Location: 36 Keys Road, Coorabell, NSW 2479
  • Capacity: 10 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Coorabell Estate is one of the best wedding venues in Byron Bay for private and relaxed outdoor weddings. The secluded 28 acre property is located 20 minutes from the centre of Byron in a beautiful hinterland setting and comes with a luxury 5 bedroom residence and swimming pool.

The covered back balcony overlooks incredible rainforest views and seats up to 40 guests for intimate weddings. There's also an ambient poolside area well suited to cocktail weddings of up to 55 guests and an expansive lawn for larger marquee celebrations.

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St Josephs Guesthouse is the most unique wedding venue in the Hawkesbury
6. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Ceremony: Under church bell
  • Receptions: Venue hire $3,500 - $7,500

St Joseph's Guesthouse is a unique wedding venue, built in the ruins of a 160 year old church on the outskirts of the city. The historic 5 bedroom, 3 level stone building offers an ideal location for intimate day-time weddings of up to 100 guests. 

St Joseph's Guesthouse has an affordable venue hire fee which includes exclusive use of the entire property & accommodation for 10 guests for 5 nights. If you're looking for a cheap wedding venue in Sydney where you can stay for a while with friends & family, St Joseph's Guesthouse is an ideal choice.

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Greystone Estate's wedding ceremony venue in the Hunter Valley
7. Greystone Estate

  • Address: 617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 30 - 110
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32 ($18,400 inc 2 nights)
  • Wedding Packages: $400+/pp 
  • 25% mid-week discount

The luxurious Greystone Estate is one of the Hunter Valley's best wedding destinations. This unique, Hamptons-inspired private property boasts 5 star accommodation for up to 32 guests and is the perfect location for a luxury destination wedding with family & friends staying onsite with you.

The estate features 10 resort-like acres of manicured lawns and gardens, an open air pavilion for wedding ceremonies and a modern, all-white stand-alone reception venue. The Main House is open plan with gathering areas for smaller wedding receptions. These indoor + outdoor spaces enjoy scenic views across the property, spectacular sunsets and are ideal for pre & post wedding get togethers.

Wedding packages at Greystone Estate start at $13,800 for mid-week hire of all accommodation plus a per head wedding package arranged by the 5 star onsite concierge. The typical spend is $400+ per person in addition to accommodation. Facilities include a swimming pool with adjoining BBQ area, games room and private butlers pantry. 

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Nelson Bay Lighthouse garden wedding venue
8. Nelson Bay Lighthouse

  • Location: Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay, NSW 2315
  • Capacity: 100

The Nelson Bay Lighthouse is a wedding ceremony venue located at Inner Light Reserve on the mid north coast. The hidden garden is one of the best oceanfront places to get married on the coast and has views to Shoal Bay Beach and the Tomaree & Yacaaba Headlands.

Affordable venue hire fees start at $550 for micro weddings and include the complete ceremony set up, styling and a delightful wedding planner who arranges everything for you. There's plenty of car parking spots onsite and several affordable reception venues within a short drive. 

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The Retreat is a North Coast Wedding Venue in Port Stephens
9. The Retreat Port Stephens

  • Location: 4302 Nelson Bay Rd, Anna Bay NSW 2316
  • Capacity: 70 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 91
  • Wedding Packages: Flexible. Venue hire + BYO or inclusive

The Retreat is a beach wedding venue that backs onto the largest living sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. Wedding options include mid week elopements or you can book the entire retreat for the exclusive use of your wedding (which requires an accommodation booking for 70+ guests).

The Retreat is located on the Mid North Coast just 3 minutes to the Anna Bay shops but feels secluded and private within surrounding bushland. Most couples get married against the rustic bush backdrop, have photos in the sand dunes and host an outdoor reception. A function room is included in your booking.

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North Coast Wedding Venue Angourie Resort
10. Angourie Resort

  • Location: 166 Angourie Rd, Yamba NSW 2464
  • Capacity: 40 - 170
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: Average $150/pp

With a perfect temperature all year round, Angourie Resort offers an all inclusive wedding destination where your entire guest list can stay onsite with you for the weekend. The North Coast wedding venue sits amongst a lush subtropical rainforest and features a restaurant & function room, pool, open-air poolside venue and day spa.

Angourie Resort caters for micro weddings, larger weddings as well as engagement parties and offers a range of all inclusive packages that start at highly affordable prices and increase from there in inclusions.

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