Where Are The Best Outdoor Wedding Venues In Australia?

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There is something to suit every taste, from botanical gardens and vineyards to beaches and mountain ranges. So if you are searching for an unforgettable wedding venue, read on for our pick of the best outdoor wedding venues in Australia.

When holding an outdoor wedding, it's best to schedule it during the spring months of March and April and in the fall months of October and November. These times of the year provide ideal temperatures (65 to 80 F) suitable for an outdoor wedding.

It depends on your area and what your guests are used to. I wouldn't go below 65, but someone with guests from a cooler climate might be okay with lower.

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The temperature reaches 80 degrees or higher. And if you live in a humid area, it'll feel worse. Even if your ceremony is short, say 20 minutes or less, guests will be in the sun much longer since they'll arrive early to get to the wedding on time.

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Bimbadgen Palmers Lane

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Offering ultimate privacy on your wedding day, Bimbadgen Palmers Lane is the perfect venue with a touch of rustic charm. Located on Palmers Lane, in the heart of Pokolbin, the property features panoramic views of the mountain ranges as your backdrop.

Choose to have your ceremony onsite high on the hill, down by the pontoon or between the lush vines. Whilst you wander the grounds for stunning photographs, we can entertain your guests with canapes and refreshments on the lawn. 

Crown Melbourne

Set alongside the Yarra River in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank precinct, Crown Melbourne is home to iconic hotels, premium restaurants, stylish bars, and the opulent Crown Spa.

The iconic Palladium is the largest hotel ballroom in Australia. Opulence flows within the grand and luxurious pillarless ballroom with seven-metre ceilings, eight custom-made chandeliers, and plush wall panelling. The Palladium at Crown can be reconfigured to suit almost any size and style of the wedding.

Crown Perth

Located on the picturesque Swan River banks with spectacular views of Perth's CBD, Crown Perth is Western Australia's premier resort experience.

Celebrate your special day at Crown. Our spectacular venues and exquisite packages allow you to say 'I do' in style. Whether you desire a modern ceremony, a traditional reception, an intimate occasion or a grand affair, our dedicated team at Crown will ensure your celebration with friends and family is the perfect way to begin your new chapter in life.

Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley

Offering a secluded country setting, Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley is perfect for elegant weddings away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney City. Landscaped gardens, a beautiful chapel and guest accommodation, are just the starts!

Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley offers the complete wedding venue in a relaxed, countryside ambience. Seldom do you find a wedding venue that caters to every conceivable aspect of such a very special event?

Deckhouse

Located on the water's edge at the historic Woolwich Dock, Deckhouse has an inimitable relaxed feel and is one of Sydney's most sought-after waterfront venues. Boasting panoramic views of Sydney Harbour with a glass exterior, high ceilings, elegant interior and outdoor terrace.

Surrounded by a stunning natural landscape, our venue is perfect for outdoor ceremonies and photography with an inspiring, retreat-like atmosphere. Access by water to a private pier or enjoy the magnificent drive through the Historic Hunters Hill Peninsula. Stunning in-house selection of items to uniquely style your special event, including dance floor, centrepieces, ceremony arch, lighting and furniture.

Epicure At Taronga Zoo

Epicure at Taronga Zoo boasts uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline, creating a stunning backdrop for every event!

At EPICURE, we are passionate about creating delicious food and delivering a service second to none. Our Executive Chef and culinary team are dedicated to bringing our clients a great range of seasonal and on-trend menus whilst focusing on sourcing sustainable and local produce.

Rendezvous Hotel Perth

Perfectly positioned overlooking the Indian Ocean, Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough offers 337 spacious guest rooms, exclusive facilities, and modern dining options. In addition, you will be spoilt for choice with various indoor and outdoor wedding spaces.

Enjoy sensational menus crafted by award-winning chefs, stunning ocean views and the perfect atmosphere to celebrate the start of a new life together.

The Baths Middle Brighton

The Baths Middle Brighton is one of Melbourne's most unique venues overlooking the city skyline and beautiful Port Phillip Bay. The Baths Middle Brighton is located within a historical landmark with picturesque beachside views complemented by the dappled sun on the water, the glowing city skyline and the lapping water. 

Over two stylishly designed levels, the Restaurant or Café & Bar, each with its outdoor deck, has versatile floor plans ideal for many celebratory styles.        

The Grounds Of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria wedding venue features multiple beautiful spaces with delightfully crafted fit-outs. Each space tells a story, with signature Grounds styling and detail.

Our in-house team of experts will guide you through each step as they bring your event to life through styling, florals, audio & visual equipment and exceptional, seamless service for an event to remember. In addition, our personalised food & beverage offerings are designed to suit various event styles in true Grounds style. 

The Point, Albert Park

Walk down the aisle surrounded by the picturesque nature of Albert Park Lake. Capture the blissful moments with the Melbourne city skyline glistening as you exchange your loving vows and celebrate the most special day of your life at Melbourne's iconic destination – The Point.

 

Gather your family and friends on the glorious outdoor deck for a beautiful daytime ceremony and a romantic cocktail reception at sunset. Then, enjoy a magnificent evening with your guests as we deliver a spectacular banquet of award-winning Western, Asian Fusion or Chinese cuisine paired with a world-class wine selection. Our impeccable service will ensure every detail is taken care of.

View By Sydney

View by Sydney - Situated on the iconic Sydney Harbour only minutes from the CBD, the historic Rocks & Circular Quay. Let us design your perfect wedding. Whether it be an elegant cocktail party or fine dining sit down event catered by Flying Fish, we can bespeak an event.

Exposed timber beams remind the site's industrial origins showcased by wide circles or tulip lamps dangling like glistening baubles. A Dedes Waterfront Group venue buoyed by outstanding service proudly exceeding guests' expectations for over 20 years.

Warwick

Holiday Inn Warwick Farm will host your day from start to finish with garden ceremony sites, photo opportunities throughout the property, and a reception room complete with chandeliers and pillarless design.

With the help of our creative wedding planners to see you through the most important day of your life with style and ease, we are here every step of the way to ensure your day is everything you dreamed of.

Zinc At Federation Square

Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, ZINC at Federation Square is the ideal venue for the modern bride. ZINC boasts panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, city views, and two large waterfront decks. With the ability to split the large room into two smaller studios, ZINC can be customised to suit your wedding celebrations.

You can utilise both studios for extravagant wedding celebrations, opening the venue into one large, stunning space. Using the reception area and both decks, exclusive use of the venue accommodates 450 guests for a sit-down reception or 1,000 guests for a cocktail event. 

Abbotsford Convent

Bursaria Fine Foods has been creating unforgettable weddings at The Abbotsford Convent since 2011. Our award-winning catering will tempt your guests, and our experienced events management team will assist you on your exciting journey to create your special day.

Choose from three ceremony locations to say I do. The Good Shepherd Chapel (which can host up to 250 guests) is a stunning chapel located on the grounds of The Abbotsford Convent. The magnificent Oaktree is over 100 years old with grand sweeping branches; it's a magical setting for your wedding ceremony and is conveniently located along the Yarra River within walking distance to The Rosina Function Space. Or imagine your ceremony amongst the rolling lawns and lush greenery of the Heritage gardens. The grand sloping lawns nestled amongst the rose garden are one of our favourite ceremony locations.  

Acre Farm & Eatery

Acre farm & eatery encompasses sprawling gardens and 2,500 sqm of productive urban agricultural space. Punctuated by a quail coop, chickens, worm farms and a hydroponic system, we offer visitors a destination dining experience.

Our farmhouse features a unique farm food menu showcasing seasonal ingredients grown directly onsite. The hydroponic system set within our large high-intensity glasshouse grows 11,000 edible greens ranging from lettuces, soft leaf herbs and microgreens to strawberries and flowers.

Chateau Yering Hotel

For a quarter of a century, Chateau Yering has been host to brides and grooms beginning on a journey that will see a marriage last a lifetime. Chateau Yering Hotel sits in the heart of the spectacular Yarra Valley, Victoria's oldest wine region, on 250 acres of private land.

 

Today, catering to 20 to 100 guests, the property is well suited to contemporary styles of weddings that continue to incorporate highly esteemed traditions and are regarded as vital parts of your wedding.

Daydream Island Resort

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Daydream Island Resort, located in Queensland's Whitsunday region, offers romantic venues by the ocean, surrounded by the magical backdrop of the stunning islands for the perfect destination wedding.

 

Recently undergone an extensive $100m refurbishment, Daydream Island reopened in April 2019 as a 4.5-star resort. As part of this refurbishment, we have created new and improved elopement and wedding packages available now, with each package tailored to our unique venues. With 280 accommodation rooms and a range of activities available, you and your guests can gather to extend your wedding from a few hours to a few days, creating a lifetime of memories. 

Hamilton Island

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island Weddings offers the ultimate destination wedding experience. With more than ten ceremony locations and 15 unique reception venues, we can cater to anywhere between two – and 300 guests. Delivering the full scope of wedding services from your planner to venue styling and photography, our goal is to make planning your special day a joy.

 

Situated on the same latitude as Honolulu in the northern hemisphere and Mauritius in the south, Hamilton Island enjoys a year-round tropical climate with an average temperature of 27°C. Hamilton Island is also the only island in the Whitsundays with its airport and private marina, making it easy for you and your guests to get to. Types of accommodation on Hamilton Island range from the world-class luxury of qualia to couples' only escapes and family-friendly hotel rooms, villas and holiday homes.

Hunter Valley Gardens

Hunter Valley Gardens wedding is an experience like no other. Located just two hours north of Sydney, the multi-award-winning Hunter Valley Wedding Venue showcases ten themed display gardens and a chapel and reception terrace.

 

This vibrant scenery and a unique setting have made the Gardens a favourite amongst couples planning the first day of the rest of their lives.

Lake House Daylesford

Lake House is one of Australia's most romantic hotels, best known for our beautiful lakeside location, two-hatted destination restaurant, award-winning cellar and impeccable service. We're also only 80 minutes from Melbourne. The stunning lake foreshore or paved lagoon provides uninterrupted views across the glistening water and makes the perfect place for gathering, ceremonies or pre-dinner drinks.

Let your stresses slip away, knowing you have a dedicated and caring wedding coordinator working alongside you to ensure every little detail is covered from start to finish. 

Melbourne Zoo

Celebrating your day requires a space unique and flexible enough to allow you to add your personal touch and give your guests an experience like no other. With its beautiful natural surroundings, manicured centuries-old gardens and different habitats, each designed to reflect the native home of animal communities, the Melbourne Zoo provides a magnificent setting for truly memorable weddings.

Whether you are planning a lavish banquet for up to 240 guests or an intimate celebration with close family and friends, we understand that every wedding is unique, and no two celebrations are the same. 

Peter Rowland

From the intimate to the extravagant, from the informal to the unexpected, Peter Rowland has access to a range of exclusive venues to create your magical day. We will help you find the perfect setting and cover all the practicalities, including venue hire, staffing for the event and all the other things necessary.

 

Our wedding planners are also an invaluable source of inspiration for floral, styling and entertainment to assist you in creating the perfect day at one of our exclusive venues.

Pullman Bunker Bay Resort

Pullman Bunker Bay Resort is a luxurious, 5-star beachfront resort located a scenic 3-hour drive south of Perth in the world-renowned Margaret River Wine Region. Elegant function venues combined with breathtaking scenery and luxury accommodation guarantee that your wedding celebration will be one to remember.

 

While beautifully landscaped native gardens and magnificent beaches offer an idyllic backdrop for your wedding ceremony, inspired wedding photography, and a magical Western Australian honeymoon.

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa is the perfect setting for a celebration of romance. Imagine pristine white sandy beaches and lush tropical surroundings. It is the perfect backdrop to create your dream wedding. Our dedicated wedding professionals will ensure every detail is perfect and will assist in creating a truly unforgettable celebration.

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa offers a range of elegant indoor and outdoor settings to suit all aspects of your special day perfectly. We welcome your wedding guests to enjoy the resort facilities, meaning that there is never a dull moment for your guests. The resort boasts three swimming pools, a gymnasium, extensive gardens, beachfront access, Temple of Tastes Restaurant, poolside Lagoon Bar, and the tranquil Vie Spa. The resort is located 25 minutes north of Cairns and 35 minutes south of Port Douglas, making it the ideal wedding venue.

Racv Cape Schanck

RACV Cape Schanck Resort Wedding Venue looks over the rugged Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay. Our contemporary resort is set on Australia's most striking coastal golf courses, offering extensive views.

 Your ceremony takes place in our picturesque Tea Tree Garden, followed by your reception in one of our stylish appointed function rooms. Rolling greens and panoramic ocean views are an exquisite backdrop for your wedding.

Conclusion

So if you're looking for an outdoor wedding venue, we hope this list has given you some ideas of where to start your search. Keep in mind that each location will have its unique benefits and drawbacks, so do your research before deciding. And finally, congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!

 

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