And that's just places for outside ceremonies. NSW has an exciting choice of alfresco locations for outdoor wedding receptions too.
Garden wedding venues, estates with expansive manicured lawns and farms are particularly popular locations for outdoor weddings across all regions of NSW. And for a good reason. There's no place to get married that's more relaxing or fun as under sunny blue skies with the hint of a warm summer breeze.
Most of the outdoor wedding locations on this list offer a wet weather solution in the event of rain on your wedding day. Wet weather ceremony and reception venues are outdoor covered areas such as verandahs or pavilions or fully enclosed venues repurposed for the occasion. If there is no wet weather solution onsite, most venues will offer offsite alternatives.
Many ceremonies and reception venues offer wedding packages that include free hire of tables, chairs and other furnishings in their outdoor event areas. If you're looking for cheaper wedding venues, places that provide free use of outdoor furniture with venue hire will save on your overall wedding budget.
The majority of the following outdoor wedding venues provide alfresco areas for your ceremony and reception. Some places offer a choice of outdoor locations, so you can choose the best spot to suit the style of your outdoor wedding. So here are the 70 best outdoor wedding venues in NSW without further ado.
Table of Contents
- 1 FAQs About Melbourne
- 2 How Much Is A Wedding Venue In NSW?
- 3 What Is The Best Month To Have An Outdoor Wedding?
- 4 What's A Reasonable Wedding Budget?
- 5 What Makes A Good Wedding Venue?
- 6 Is July Or August Better For A Wedding?
- 6.1 St Joseph's Guesthouse
- 6.2 Burnham Grove
- 6.3 The Turpentine Tree
- 6.4 Lithgow State Mine
- 6.5 Collits Inn
- 6.6 Arena Events
- 6.7 Summergrove Estate
- 6.8 Forget Me Not Farm
- 6.9 The Earthhouse
- 6.10 The Stables Of Somersby
- 6.11 Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows
- 6.12 Somersby Gardens
- 6.13 The Springs
- 6.14 The Forest Chapel
- 6.15 Greystone Estate
- 6.16 Redleaf Wollombi
- 6.17 Wallalong House
- 6.18 Estate Tuscany
- 6.19 Cypress Lakes Resort
- 6.20 Lonely Goat Olives
- 6.21 Stonehurst Cedar Creek
- 6.22 Wedding Grounds
- 6.23 Pokolbin Village
- 6.24 Bimbadgen Palmers Lane
- 6.25 Adam's Peak Country Estate
- 6.26 Merrindah Weddings
- 6.27 Maddies Of Bolwarra
- 6.28 Moravia Park
- 6.29 Seacliff House
- 6.30 Tumbling Waters Retreat
- 6.31 Ravensthorpe
- 6.32 Horsley Homestead
- 6.33 The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
- 6.34 Headlands Austinmer Beach
- 6.35 Stanley Park
- 6.36 48 Watt St
- 6.37 The Banksias
- 6.38 Sea Eagle Point
- 6.39 Tanilba House
- 6.40 Saltwater Fingal Bay
- 6.41 Longview Farm
- 7 Conclusion
FAQs About Melbourne
A venue in NSW will cost you an average of $15,002, coming in above the national average of $13,901. Based on the average of 100 guests, you should budget around $150 per head for your venue, including additions.
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.
Generally, plan to budget at least $100 per guest. However, if you're planning a wedding on a budget, one of the easiest ways to reduce costs is to invite fewer people and have a more intimate celebration.
If planning a modern wedding, look at art galleries, well-designed restaurants, or warehouse spaces. On the flip side, a wedding incorporating more natural elements works well with outdoor venues such as parks, backyards, and ranches.
June, September, and October are considered the best months for a wedding. June, traditionally, is the most popular month to get married, simply because of the mild weather. With that being said, there's no wrong time to get married to the love of your life (though it does help to have good weather).
St Joseph's Guesthouse
Location: 1029 St Albans Rd, St Albans, NSW 2775
The award-winning heritage building of St Joseph's Guesthouse is a unique outdoor wedding venue built in the ruins of a 160-year-old church. The five-bedroom, 3 level stone building offers the ideal all-in-one location for intimate daytime weddings on the church lawns.
You can get married in the lavender garden underneath the original church bell at one end of the property and have your wedding reception outside at the other. The ground floor has a function area that caters for up to 60 guests for a seated function and 100 for cocktail receptions.
An affordable hire fee provides exclusive access to the Guesthouse, grounds and accommodation for up to 4 days, and you can bring all your wedding vendors to suit your budget. Sleeps 10.
Location: 332 Cawdor Rd, Cawdor, NSW 2570
Info: Outdoor wedding venue with acres of architecturally designed gardens, perfect for stunning wedding ceremonies and photos. The gardens feature a marquee with a manicured croquet lawn, fountains, ponds, and an orchard via a rose-lined driveway through wrought iron gates.
The Turpentine Tree
Location: Kurrajong Heights, NSW 2758
Info: 8 acres of manicured gardens feature 600 aromatic rose bushes and a choice of wedding ceremony venues in the great outdoors. A private and quiet garden venue for hire with a reception marquee. Wedding packages include exclusive use of the entire gardens.
Lithgow State Mine
Location: 3A State Mine Gully Rd, State Mine Gully, NSW 2790
Info: A heritage wedding venue with expansive lawns for outdoor weddings on the Lithgow State Coal Mine site. Relics of a bygone industry meet mountain views at one of the unique wedding locations in NSW.
Location: 101 Hartley Vale Rd, Hartley Vale, NSW 2790
Info: Relaxed wedding venue with spectacular mountain views. Park food trucks next to the 190-year-old barn for a fun outdoor wedding reception and have your ceremony anywhere on the 50 acres of farmland. Luxury onsite accommodation for 12.
Location: 515 Carool Rd, Carool, NSW 2486
Info: Arena Events is one of the best venues for an outdoor wedding reception in NSW. The 77-acre farm has flat garden areas high in the Northern NSW hinterland with spectacular ocean views. Get married in the fresh garden air, followed by an alfresco reception under romantic festoon lighting.
Location: 363 Carool Rd, Carool, NSW 2486
Info: A spacious all-in-one wedding venue where you can arrive at your garden ceremony by helicopter. There's a chapel for indoor ceremonies, gardens for outdoor ceremonies, a function room for indoor receptions and a lawn area where you can have your wedding reception outside. There's also accommodation, a swimming pool and a tennis court onsite.
Forget Me Not Farm
Capacity: 30 - 250
Location: 545 Coopers Shoot Rd, Bangalow, NSW 2479
Info: Award-winning garden venue on a working cattle farm near Bangalow. Private location for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions with marquee and accommodation onsite.
Location: 334 James Gibson Rd, Corndale, NSW 2480
Info: 110-acre farm with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Choice of outside garden wedding venues with unique wet weather options in The Earthhouse. Boutique B&B accommodation.
The Stables Of Somersby
Location: 50 Lutana Rd, Somersby, NSW 2250
Info: Private equestrian farm with a unique outdoor wedding site featuring a purpose-built grand arbour walk that leads to the garden ceremony spot. A covered pavilion provides an outside venue for cocktail weddings, and there's also a rustic reception barn with accommodation in the loft. Venue hire provides exclusive use of the entire farm.
Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows
Location: 27 Mawson Cl, Caves Beach, NSW 2281
Info: One of the best outdoor wedding venues for ocean view ceremonies. Choose from the open-air Coastal Deck, get married on the beach, and then have a restaurant reception before retiring to luxury bungalows and villas.
Location: 380 Somersby Falls Rd, Somersby, NSW 2250
Info: Somersby Gardens is a peaceful 50-acre bushland location tailor-made for garden ceremonies and outdoor wedding receptions. The property offers manicured gardens, a pavilion, an outdoor amphitheatre, plenty of privacy, a clear roof marquee and a seven-bedroom residence with a pool.
Location: 1080 Peats Ridge Rd, Peats Ridge, NSW 2250
Info: A 125-acre farm in a bushland location with a choice of garden and outdoor marriage venues overlooking a picturesque 18 hole golf course. Utilise the helipad for a grand ceremony entrance. Wedding packages include free ceremonies on a Friday.
The Forest Chapel
Location: Church St, Terrigal, NSW 2260
Info: An outdoor wedding ceremony venue in the forest with wooden bench seating and stage. Garden paths provide a stunning location for wedding photos.
Capacity: 32 - 110
Location: 617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
Greystone Estate is a luxury all-in-one private estate that sleeps 32 guests and has a choice of locations for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. In addition to perfectly manicured lawns within the 10 acres of park-like gardens, a purpose-built open-air pavilion provides a stunning sheltered location to exchange vows.
The main house features an open-plan layout thoughtfully designed with gathering areas for all 32 house guests. An outdoor patio and courtyard area are ideal for cocktail and sit-down receptions with views across the gardens and dam. Expect a luxury wedding experience with private onsite catering.
Location: 2480 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
Info: Redleaf hosts amazing outdoor weddings! The six-bedroom luxury estate offers a choice of outdoor ceremony and reception venues, including a Tuscan courtyard, gardens and lawns. The secluded location is well suited to marquee or teepee weddings and is available for exclusive three day/2 night hire.
Location: 76 Wallalong Rd, Wallalong, NSW 2320
Info: The majestic Indian Tent at Wallalong House is one of the most luxurious covered outdoor wedding venues in NSW. A 200-year-old fig tree provides a stunning outdoor area for ceremonies on an elevated site with picturesque country views.
Location: Mistletoe Ln &, Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
Info: The courtyard at Estate Tuscany provides the perfect location for a garden wedding reception. It's also the ideal setting for alfresco wedding ceremonies, with stunning country views across vineyards to Brokenback Ranges. Tuscan style hotel rooms provide accommodation for 80 wedding guests.
Cypress Lakes Resort
Location: 15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
Info: Luxury hotel with manicured golf greens and a lake provide a picturesque setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies. Multiple reception venues to choose from to suit elopements and larger outdoor weddings. Hotel & villa rooms are available for 100+ guests with onsite day spa & tennis facilities.
Lonely Goat Olives
Location: 153 Eglinford Ln, Congewai, NSW 2325
Info: An olive grove with surrounding farmland provides a perfectly relaxed setting for outdoor wedding receptions and ceremonies. Best suited to small weddings and elopements. A pet-friendly DIY & BYO location ideally suited to marquee weddings or long-table receptions outside.
Stonehurst Cedar Creek
Location: 1840 Wollombi Rd, Cedar Creek, NSW 2325
Info: Choose from many outdoor wedding venues at this 550 acre Hunter Valley farm. From festival weddings on the expansive grounds or a long table dinner under the trees in the Poplar Grove, this is one of the Hunter Valley's most popular locations for outdoor weddings. A private & budget-friendly venue with seven onsite cottages.
Location: Wollombi - Hunter Valley, NSW
Info: Secluded, eco-friendly alpaca farm with a choice of outside areas for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Hire a row of teepees or marquees and have a backyard wedding on your farm. Unique accommodation for 2 in the 1950s converted train carriage.
Location: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
Info: Pokolbin Village spans 100 acres of parkland in the heart of the Hunter Valley with various outdoor wedding venues, including garden locations for marquee or teepee weddings. Accommodation is available for 54 guests.
Bimbadgen Palmers Lane
Location: 409 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
Info: A popular outdoor wedding reception venue with additional options, including a restaurant or garden marquee. Choose from multiple outside ceremony locations from hilltop vistas over the stunning Hunter Valley, private pontoons or intimate vineyard settings. Additionally, three self-contained cottages sleep 20 guests onsite.
Adam's Peak Country Estate
Location: 66 Adams Peak Rd, Broke, NSW 2330
Info: Pet-friendly wedding venue with luxury house & separate homestead available for multi-day stays for up to 24 guests. The weatherproof hay shed is a covered outdoor wedding venue ideal for open-air receptions. The location enjoys extensive regional views over the pristine countryside, and there are plenty of ceremony locations outside.
Location: 3174 Great N Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
Info: Merrindah Weddings at Mulla Villa Farm is the ideal spot for laid back, outdoor weddings in the country. The venue has a relaxed backyard vibe. It is an all-in-one wedding venue with a barn for wet weather wedding receptions, and you can BYO catering and beverages.
Maddies Of Bolwarra
Location: 35 Paterson Rd, Bolwarra, NSW 2320
Info: Intimate venue for micro outdoor weddings and elopements. A giant Morton Bay Fig provides a stunning garden location for outdoor wedding ceremonies, and the venue caters for open-air wedding receptions & dancing under the stars. A B&B venue with accommodation for 6.
Location: 423 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale, NSW 2325
Info: An affordable venue for outdoor wedding ceremonies and cocktail receptions. DIY & BYO wedding packages include venue hire of the barn. The spacious bridal suite is a light-filled room perfect for ceremony preparations in addition to wedding night accommodation.
Location: 139 Princes Hwy, Gerringong, NSW 2534
Info: Being close to Sydney, wedding venues at Seacliff House are booked out 18 months in advance. Outdoor weddings enjoy views across lush NSW farmland to the ocean. A purpose-built modern barn with floor to ceiling glass windows provides a white & bright function space that brings the outdoors in.
Tumbling Waters Retreat
Location: 31 Stonehaven Rd, Stanwell Tops, NSW 2508
Info: A luxury wedding venue with stunning landscaped gardens offering ceremonies with panoramic ocean views. The restaurant accommodates up to 140 guests for wedding receptions, and the property has 12 luxury suites, including some with outdoor baths.
Location: 56 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park, NSW 2527
Info: A romantic wedding venue in a Georgian manor house with a conservatory and adjoining courtyard perfect for outdoor receptions, canapes and cocktail events. Three acres of classic gardens provide the ideal location for outdoor wedding ceremonies framed by a stunning mountain backdrop.
Location: Horsley Park - Illawarra, NSW 2175
Info: Horsley Homestead is an outdoor wedding ceremony venue with stunning mountain views. Lush green farm paddocks surround the park-like grounds, and an array of heritage-listed cottages and stables make a picturesque backdrop for wedding photos.
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The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
Location: 31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama, NSW 2533
Info: The Sebel Hotel is an open-air garden venue that offers ceremonies and receptions overlooking Kiama Harbour. One of the more affordable function venues in NSW with wedding packages from $119/pp. All guests can stay in the hotel, and there's plenty to do in the area for destination weddings.
Headlands Austinmer Beach
Location: Headland Ave & Yuruga St, Austinmer, NSW 2515
Info: Oceanfront wedding venue that offers ceremonies on the sand. The hotel caters for wedding receptions from 12 to 350 guests and is catered in the hotel, accommodating 100+ guests.
Location: 77 Fullerton Cove Rd, Fullerton Cove, NSW 2318
Info: Heritage estate with expansive waterfront gardens. A stunning spot for outdoor ceremonies and long-table, alfresco wedding receptions. DIY & BYO wedding packages with options for elopements. Venue hire includes exclusive use of all wedding locations.
48 Watt St
Location: 48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW 2300
Info: A central Newcastle wedding venue with three reception spaces, including The Atrium, a covered outdoor venue ideal for relaxed cocktail weddings.
Capacity: Approx 100
Location: 1126 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head, NSW 2440
Info: Luxury homestead to hire for exclusive use, including all gardens and lawns ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. Private location with the flexibility to BYO marquee for larger weddings. Accommodation for 18.
Sea Eagle Point
Location: 540 Coomba Road Brushy Point Great Lakes, Whoota, NSW 2428
Info: 100-acre waterfront property with various locations for backyard weddings on the lake. Ideal for weekend-long events with three cottages on site, a couple of donkeys, and volleyball & tennis courts.
Location: Tanilba House, 32 Caswell Cres, Tanilba Bay, NSW 2319
Info: 6 bedroom heritage listed homestead on the Port Stephens waterfront with beautiful park gardens for outdoor wedding ceremonies and a long table pergola for outdoor receptions. The location enjoys plenty of local wildlife. DIY & BYO wedding packages are available.
Saltwater Fingal Bay
Location: level 1/3 Marine Dr, Fingal Bay, NSW 2315
Info: Beachfront wedding venue with outdoor ceremonies on the sand or in the courtyard. The courtyard is also suitable for cocktail events or small sit down wedding receptions.
Location: 95 Longview Cl, Caffreys Flat, NSW 2424
Info: One of the unique outdoor wedding spots in NSW with a rotating house on river frontage. The homestead deck is ideal for small outdoor weddings, and larger receptions can be held anywhere on the farm, in the Longview Party Shed or on a marquee. Wedding packages include affordable multi-day venue hire with accommodation and a late curfew.
So, if you're planning an outdoor wedding in NSW, we hope you find this list of venues helpful. Keep in mind that each of these venues offers its unique setting and charm, so be sure to visit them all before making your final decision. We wish you all the best as you plan your dream wedding!