Southern Highlands Wedding Venues

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Looking for a wedding venue in the Southern Highlands, NSW? These 24 gorgeous wedding venues are the epitome of country elegance. They are grandest ceremony sites and reception spaces in the Southern Highlands and  ooze the sophisticated luxury and historic charm for which this stunning region is renowned. 

The best places to get married in the Southern Highlands include luxury hotels & private estates, historic mansions, family-owned farms and hilltop wedding locations with sweeping views over the area’s stunning countryside. Venues range from grand heritage architecture with glitzy old world charm to modern wedding venues that offer a more chic and contemporary alternative.

The one thing all Southern Highlands wedding venues have in common is that they offer beautiful ceremony & reception venues plus accommodation in one handy place. And with the region’s largest town of Bowral being an easy 2 hours drive from Canberra and even less for Sydneysiders, these Southern Highlands venues are the perfect wedding destinations for a weekend escape.

Here are our 24 favourite wedding venues in the Southern Highlands. They’re a mix of DIY venues and places that offer all inclusive wedding packages in all price brackets.

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Southern Highlands reception venue at Mali Brae Farm
Mali Brae Farm

  • Location: 562 Nowra Rd, Moss Vale, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 30 - 110
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Mali Brae Farm is situated on 90 picturesque acres in the heart of the Southern Highlands and is an elegant wedding destination that has the warmth of a family owned and operated venue. The farm has 7 beautiful wedding ceremony locations to choose from including landscaped gardens, weeping willows and rustic ruins that enjoy extensive views over dams and surrounding farmland.

There are two luxe rustic reception venues on this property. The original reception space is a repurposed hay shed with a huge feature fireplace and skylights that seats up to 110 guests. The newest event space was purpose built for micro weddings and is a modern wedding venue with huge windows, stunning rural views and seating for 30 - 55 guests. 

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The Gardens - Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 145
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Growwild Wildflower Farm is one of the prettiest wedding venues in the Southern Highlands featuring 25 acres of commercial gardens just 15 minutes from Bowral. But it's not just the beautiful grounds that make Growwild one of our favourite Southern Highlands venues. Owners Lukas and Jane were married here themselves and loved the place so much they subsequently purchased it, and now revel in each and every wedding they help plan here.

The sprawling gardens are connected by elegantly paved paths that weave through native wildflower plantings, natural bushland and manicured lawns. Picturesque ceremony sites back onto national park where Koalas can sometimes be seen and there are two reception venues including a garden marquee with light wood flooring and an outdoor dance floor, or a gorgeous barn perfect for more intimate nuptials. 

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Briars Conservatory Southern Highlands Wedding Venue
Briars Conservatory

  • Location: 653 Moss Vale Rd, Burradoo, NSW 2576
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 130
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Briars is one of the best wedding destinations in the Southern Highlands as it has a Lodge with accommodation that guests can book themselves, plus an Inn with a public bar and private function rooms where pre & post wedding events can be hosted.

The Conservatory is a light-filled and highly romantic wedding venue that overlooks 15 rural acres of tranquil gardens between Bowral and Moss Vale. Large windows overlook a gorgeous waterfront rotunda for wedding ceremonies and both the ceremony & reception facilities are within easy walk of the Inn where guests can enjoy refreshments between events. 

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Augustines Room Southern Highlands
Augustine's Room - Mali Brae Farm

  • Location: 562 Nowra Rd, Moss Vale, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 30 - 55
  • Accommodation: Complimentary for 2
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Augustine's Room at Mali Brae Farm is a unique wedding venue in that it was purpose built for couples wanting to host a micro wedding in the Southern Highlands. The modern space comes fully furnished, features a luxe rustic bar and dance floor, and is the perfect place to get married with a guest list of between 30 - 55 people. 

With floor to ceiling windows, Augustine's Room is a light-filled reception venue that features stunning views over the farm's 90 acres. Wedding packages include a choice of 7 stunning ceremony sites, ceremony set up and a fully catered reception. There's also complimentary onsite accommodation for the newlyweds. 

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Growwild Southern Highlands Wedding Barn
The Barn - Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 50
  • Accommodation: Next door
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

At Growwild Wildflower Farm you hire the entire property for your exclusive use which includes access to this gorgeous rustic barn. Ideally renovated for micro weddings of up to 50 seated guests, the barn can be utilised as your ceremony venue, reception venue or both. Access to the light-filled garden marquee gives you the option of using both onsite wedding venues - one for your ceremony and the other for your reception.

Set amongst 25 acres of beautiful native wildflowers, Growwild Wildflower Farm is one of the Southern Highland's most beautiful wedding photography locations. BYO suppliers for a DIY wedding or ask owners Jane & Lukas to assist with your plans. 

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The Barn Leeston is a wedding venue in the Southern Tablelands
The Barn At Leeston

  • Location: 924 Woodhouselee Road, Roslyn, NSW 2580
  • Capacity: 180 seated, 250 cocktail
  • Accommodation: 1860's homestead
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Barn At Leeston is a purpose built shed that offers a modern wedding reception space amongst an expansive farming property that overlooks the Southern Tablelands. The barn's high ceilings, exposed wooden beams and elegant lighting make it an ideal spot for luxe rustic wedding receptions.

The grounds surrounding the barn feature manicured garden venues connected by elegant pathways and established trees. The old farm is a mecca of wedding photo opportunities with amazing old sheds, machinery, long grassy paddocks and expansive country views.

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Growwild Wedding Marquee Southern Highlands
The Marquee - Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 145
  • Accommodation: Next door
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The garden marquee at Growwild is the venue's premium event space set on an elevated section of the gardens with views over the property. This light-filled space is the right reception venue for anyone seeking a blank canvas to style with florals, pretty views, an outdoor dance floor and a luxe but still relaxed vibe.

Venue hire includes access to the entire farm for the day of your wedding with your chosen ceremony site set up before your arrival.

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Mali Brae Farm Rustic Barn
The Barn - Mali Brae Farm

  • Location: 562 Nowra Rd, Moss Vale, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 110
  • Accommodation: Complimentary for 2
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The original barn at Mali Brae Farm is a converted hay shed that's been turned into a dream wedding venue with the installation of a grand fire place, sky lights and polished timber floors. If rustic vibes are your aesthetic of choice, you'll love this place.

The shed seats up to 110 wedding guests amidst rustic corrugated iron, raw timber and impressive chandeliers. All inclusive wedding packages come fully catered with a choice of menus, plus access to 7 gorgeous sites to say "I do" including a dedicated ceremony barn.

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Peppers Manor Craigieburn is a heritage wedding venue in Southern Highlands
Peppers Craigieburn

  • Location: Centennial Rd, Bowral, NSW 2576
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Peppers Craigieburn is one of the Southern Highland's most exclusive wedding venues and features heritage listed stables and old world grandeur. Choose from multiple ceremony & reception venues including the secret rose garden, Hickory's restaurant & bar or the Carrington Room. There are 72 luxury guest rooms that each feature balconies with a beautiful countryside outlook.

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Surrounded by forest, Weddings in the Wilde is a bushland wedding venue

Weddings in the Wilde

  • Address: 71 Ryans Ln, Wildes Meadow, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Weddings in the Wilde is a unique wedding venue hidden in a secluded bushland setting between the Southern Highlands and Kangaroo Valley. The hero of the property is a rustic bush chapel which is completely immersed in bushland. With affordable accommodation for the entire guest list and a late curfew, this camp style venue is the ideal place for weddings with a relaxed, festival vibe.

Venue hire includes exclusive use of the whole property with the option of hosting your wedding reception under the stars or in the simple wedding hall. BYO caterers & drinks.

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Located in the Southern Highlands, Peppers Manor House is a grand wedding venue
Peppers Manor House

  • Location: Kater Rd, Sutton Forest, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 20 - 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The timeless garden retreat of Peppers Manor House is one of the most romantic wedding venues in the Southern Highlands. The estate has luxury B&B style accommodation for 100+ guests making it an ideal wedding destination for a weekend away. Peppers Manor House has meticulously maintained grounds that suit elegant or black tie wedding ceremonies and receptions. Tennis, golf & swimming pool onsite. 

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Fitzroy Inn is a heritage listed wedding venue in the Southern Highlands
Fitzroy Inn

  • Location: 1 Ferguson Cres, Mittagong, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 30
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Fitzroy Inn is an historic guest house set within 5 acres of manicured gardens in Mittagong. What we love about this wedding venue is the multiple interconnected event spaces, which allows the wedding day to flow seamlessly with different rooms & spaces utilised for each parts of the day. Venue hire provides exclusive use of the entire property including boutique accommodation for 30 guests. Pet friendly.

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Southern Highlands wedding venue Sylvan Glen
Sylvan Glen Estate

  • Location: 570 Kareela Rd, Penrose, NSW 2579
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 62
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Nestled within 60 acres of vineyards and ecologically protected woodlands, Sylvan Glen Estate is one of the most beautiful wedding places in the Southern Highlands. The exclusive retreat features beautiful gardens with a purpose-built ceremony platform that has a vine wall backdrop, moody function rooms overlooking the private 9 hole golf course and amenities for a weekend-long celebration.

A heritage guesthouse built in the 1870s sleeps 32 - 42 people in 15 ensuite rooms and has a large dining area and outdoor terrace with a pizza oven perfect for pre & post wedding functions. There's also Scribbly Cottage which sleeps 20 guests and is an ideal destination for intimate weddings and a couples only hideaway with a wood fired outdoor bathtub.

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Bendooley Estate is a popular wedding venue in the Southern Highlands
Bendooley Estate

  • Location: 3020 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 20+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Bendooley Estate is one of the most popular wedding venues in the Southern Highlands and has two incredible reception rooms to choose from. The original reception venue is the Book Barn which is a warm and intimate space surrounded by shelves of books. The newer room was purpose-built for grand receptions and is an impressive wedding hall with high barn-style ceilings, massive cathedral windows and wrought iron chandeliers.

Bendooley Estate centres around a spectacular lake which makes a stunning location for wedding photos, particularly shot with drone. Luxurious cottage accommodation with rural views sleeps 20 onsite. 

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Bundanoon Hotel is a waterfront wedding venue in the Southern Highlands
Bundanoon Hotel

  • Location: 18 Erith St, Bundanoon, NSW 2578
  • Capacity: 20 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

What better place for a winter wedding in the Southern Highlands than the cosy and warm corner pub. Of course, you can book the historic Bundanoon Hotel for events at any time of the year, but we think this gorgeous hotel is a particularly perfect wedding location for when the temperature cools and a snug fireside ambience is called for.

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Petrichor Farm offers off the beaten track weddings in Southern Tablelands
Petrichor Farm

  • Location: 89 Haskins Way, Gundaroo, NSW 2620
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Situated in the Southern Tablelands, Petrichor Farm is the ultimate wedding location for a rural farm experience. With 170 acres of grazing land & an abundance of native wildlife this is one of the most laid back spots to get married in NSW. Petrichor Farm offers a private, modern-rustic style reception space, plenty of ceremony & photo locations and a cute cottage where couples can stay. Option to glamp onsite.

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The Bungalow Guesthouse Southern Highlands
The Bungalow Guesthouse

  • Location: 1112 Nowra Rd, Fitzroy Falls, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 30 - 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 76+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Located on a 100-acre working farm, The Bungalow Guesthouse is a picturesque wedding venue where up to 76 guests can stay onsite for a weekend in the Southern Highlands. Rural vistas, rolling green hills and sprawling gardens offer an array of backdrops for wedding ceremonies and photos.

The 1920's guesthouse is a character-filled reception venue with 3m ceilings giving a sense of grandeur. There is accommodation for up to 76 guests under this roof and a swimming pool and tennis courts. Glamping can be arranged.

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Southern Highlands Winery is a picturesque destination for wedding receptions
Southern Highlands Winery

  • Location: Oldbury Rd, Sutton Forest, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 250
  • Wedding Packages: 50+ People

This private Sutton Forest winery brings a European vibe to weddings in the Southern Highlands with a Tuscan courtyard and Italian menu that will delight foodies. The courtyard overlooks expansive views across the vineyards & lush rolling hills beyond and offers a scenic spot for wedding ceremonies and a romantic place to have your first dance under stars. 

Reception venues at the winery include the Italian restaurant, bottling room and marquee. With award winning cool climate wines and two owners of Italian heritage with a passion for fine food, this venue offers a unique 5 star wedding experience.  

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Somerley House is a grand wedding estate in the Southern Highlands
Somerley House

  • Location: 7207 Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 140
  • Wedding Packages: 80+ People

The historic residence of Somerley House is the most luxurious wedding location in the Southern Highlands and has long been a destination for society's highest in politics, entertainment and royalty. The Victorian estate is surrounded by established old world gardens which offer the perfect location for garden party weddings set against the romantic facade of the grand 1875 estate.

Amazing wedding ceremony sites include woodland settings, a forest, circular law or meadow. Canapés can be served in the rustic greenery of Palm Court or on the poolside lawn. While the grand reception venue has the beautiful intimate feel of a European garden room. To get married at Somerley House you'll need to engage an approved wedding planner. Most wedding budgets at this venue are $80K+.

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The Secret Garden is a pretty wedding ceremony venue in Southern Highlands
The Secret Garden

  • Location: 51 Blencowes Ln, Wildes Meadow, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Southern Highlands very own secret garden features 5 acres of formal and intimate outdoor rooms surrounded by spacious green lawns. Venue hire is budget friendly however there is no covered reception space within the gardens so you'll need factor in the expense of hiring a marquee.

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Wildwood offers unique weddings secluded in rainforest
Wildwood Kangaroo Valley

  • Location: 407D Bendeela Rd, Kangaroo Valley, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 90
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8 + offsite options
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Wildwood is home to the most scenic wedding ceremony place in the Southern Highlands region with its cliff top deck overlooking incredible national park views. The award winning wedding venue is an eco friendly location secluded within 100 acres of private bushland and subtropical rainforest.

Reception venues include a rustic pavilion for up to 90 guests and private dining room for elopements of up to 5. Wedding packages include a two night stay for up to 8 guests, exclusive use of all event spaces and a bus for guest transfers.

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Kalinya Estate is a private 5 acre wedding venue in the Southern Highlands
Kalinya Estate

  • Location: 60 Great Southern Rd, Bargo, NSW 2574
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 34
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Kalinya Estate is a luxury wedding venue on a private 5 acre estate in the Southern Highlands. The Estate is an ideal destination for a wedding weekend away as it has accommodation for up to 34 guests onsite, plus a swimming pool, tennis court, squash court, games hall and private cinema.

The beautiful grounds feature a pretty garden rotunda and manicured lawns perfect for wedding ceremonies and a floral arbor where you can have an outdoor wedding reception under fairy lights. There’s also two indoor reception venues catering for micro weddings up to cocktail events for 200.

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Montrose House is a heritage wedding venues in the Southern Highlands
Montrose House

  • Location: Ormond Street, Sutton Forest, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Surrounded by meadows, orchards and woodlands, Montrose House is the perfect hideaway for private weddings in the Southern Highlands. The Estate’s 33 acres of park-like grounds are an elegant backdrop for wedding ceremonies and photos, with formal lawns and gardens overlooking a hazelnut grove, pine forest and lush regional views.

At Montrose Farm you get the whole property for your exclusive hire for the weekend with the owners onsite to coordinate set up and liaise with your vendors. Wedding facilities include a Bridal Parlour, ceremony gardens, heritage photography backdrops, Greenhouse Bar, croquet lawns and Badgery Hall.

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Offering a blank canvas for weddings is Hillview Heritage Hotel
Hillview Heritage Estate

  • Location: 7277 Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Hillview Heritage Estate is a former Vice Regal Retreat built in 1882. Wedding ceremonies enjoy a backdrop of magnificent views over the valley and waterways below. 8 Cottages provide on site accommodation for guests and you bring your own caterers and drinks.

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Southern Highlands Wedding Locations

Wedding venues in the Southern Highlands are often booked out more than 18 months in advance, so if you're planning a wedding in this region of NSW you'll want to send enquiries to your favourite ceremony and reception venues as early as possible.

Local Wedding Venues

The three most popular spots for a Southern Highlands wedding are near Bowral, Moss Vale and Berrima. Kangaroo Valley is another popular wedding location near the Southern Highlands and is just 40 minutes away by car. These are the top wedding destinations in the Southern Highlands NSW:

Bowral Venues 
Moss Vale Venues
Berrima Venues
Kangaroo Valley Venues

Popular Wedding Venues

Barns & Sheds
BYO Places
Country Venues
Exclusive Use Venues
Garden Venues
Marquee Receptions
Outdoor Locations
Pet Friendly Spots
Rustic Places
Small Wedding Venues
Venues With Accommodation
Waterfront Locations
Wedding Gardens

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Ceremony Venues

Note that all reception venues in the Southern Highlands have beautiful spots for wedding ceremonies, so regardless of where you choose for your wedding reception, you can be assured there's a gorgeous ceremony location there too. Ceremony venues in the Southern Highlands are usually either intimate garden spaces or places with picturesque views over the landscape.  

Reception Venues

The Southern Highlands has a unique choice of reception venues to cater for a wide variety of wedding types. There's rustic reception venues, elegant venues, garden rooms, modern barns, small reception venues, large reception venues and a host of other options in between. 

The best reception venue for your wedding is one that logistically caters for your guest count and best meets the aesthetic for your wedding theme. It's quick & easy to find perfect reception venues for your wedding with our venue shortlists.

Wedding Locations near Southern Highlands

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Byron Bay
Central Coast
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