Nestled in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Bowral is best described as a picturesque gem. An easy 90 minutes or so south of Sydney, Bowral has gardens, museums, and a unique vibe all around the town. It is a key entertainment hotspot in the Southern Highlands region, making it an ideal place to host your special wedding day.

There are many wedding venues tucked in Bowral and the surrounding areas. With tree-lined streets and historic buildings, Bowral certainly offers a charm that you won’t find elsewhere. Check out some of these top wedding venues in Bowral to gain inspiration for your big day of love.


Address: Centennial Rd, Bowral NSW 2576


Beauty and history come together in this vibrant venue, with period grandeur and lacework verandahs wrapping up the backdrop of your special memories. From the grand entrance staircase to the heritage listed stables, there are many unique rustic photo opportunities around.

Peppers Craigieburn offers a range of reception venues. At Hickory’s Restaurant and Bar with scenic views overlooking the gardens, your reception can be held in a banquet style or intimate dinner with up to 160 guests.

Location: Bowral
Wedding packages available
Type of Venue:
Rustic, historic

Contact : Peppers Craigieburn

Address: 201 Centennial Rd, Bowral NSW 2576

If you’re looking for a venue where you can dream a little dream and see it come to fruition, Hopewood House may just have what you’re after. Each wedding hosted at this venue offers a tailored experience to cater towards the dream day that is on your mind. From the ceremony lawns to the private bridal retreat, countless details are taken care of here.

The Pavillon is a premier reception venue which features an upstairs grand dining room and terrace lounge. The spaces are tastefully decorated and bound to appeal to a range of preferences. From the marble fireplace and hanging chandelier, grandeur is all around. Guest capacity can be determined during the consultation with the professional staff on hand.

Location: Bowral
Wedding packages available, specials throughout the year offered
Type of Venue:
Grand, rustic, elegant

Contact : Hopewood House

Address: 3020 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima NSW 2577

With lavish lakeside scenery, Bendooley Estate offers magical scenery to say your wedding vows and start your married life together. The 19th century geometric styled gardens provide endless photo opportunities to capture those moments of love.

For the reception, you have a choice venues. The Book Barn has a mesmerizing wall of books and cathedral style ceilings to capture a mood. The Stables are custom built with rustic glamour for a celebration to remember. Guest capacity can be determined in consultation.

Location: Bowral
Wedding packages available
Type of Venue:
Bespoke, rustic

Contact : Bendooley Estate

Address: 7 Boronia St, Bowral NSW 2576

Creating a magical space for one perfect day, the Gibraltar Hotel is a true gem of the Southern Highlands. Across the manicured gardens, you will enjoy a panoramic vista to Mount Gibraltar. This is a luxurious venue for a sophisticated celebration of love and commitment.

The Grand Ballroom is an exquisite space with jewel-like likes and a banquet space to start the festivities. Continue dancing the night away in Harvey’s Bar with its cosy lounge and outdoor terrace. There are different spaces for the reception, with numbers ranging from 80 to 260 guests.

Location: Bowral
Wedding packages offered at the venue
Type of Venue:
Elegant, lavish

Contact : Gibraltar Hotel Bowral

Address: 562 Nowra Rd, Moss Vale NSW 2577

Once an old hay barn, Mali Brae Farm is now a premier wedding venue. With character retained from its humble origins, this venue offers something special for your big day. The venue can host up to 120 guests for a cocktail style event, or 100 people seated.

The rustic charm of the property shines through in the cosy fireplace and milled timber flooring. A feature window overlooks the valley and dams, providing scenic views from start to finish. There are 90 acres of idyllic countryside views to set up for a rustic photo shoot.

Location: Bowral
Wedding packages available
Type of Venue:
Rustic, scenic, countryside

Contact : Mali Brae Farm

Address: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine NSW 2575

The grounds of Growwild are yours to create an ideal wedding space. With your wedding booking, you have the grounds to yourself for three whole days, to set up and create how you want. The permanent outdoor marquee has timber flooring inside and lush green grass outside.

The reception and ceremony are yours to create from a blank canvas. Whether you want fairy lights or flowers, you can have it all here. The central location in the Southern Highlands make this venue a perfect meeting place to celebrate love and happiness. Guest capacity is flexible.

Location: Bowral
Wedding packages available
Type of Venue:
Garden, marquee

Contact : Growwild Wildflower Farm

Address: 200 Horderns Rd, Bowral NSW 2576

Steeped in a sense of timeless tradition, Milton Park is an elegant wedding venue where fairytale dreams are meant to come true. At each turn, from sunrise to sunset and the changing colours in between, the landscapes are magical. The historic on site building provides an excellent reception space, with numbers determined upon consultation.

The dedicated and professional staff on hand work hard to create a day that reflects you and your love. Whatever your style is, Milton Park can bring it to the table and craft a day to be remembered. The venue is scenic and private all year round, from a spring bliss wedding day to a winter wonderland themed day.

Location: Bowral
Wedding packages available
Type of Venue:
Elegant, professional, scenic

Contact : Milton Park

Address: 7277 Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest NSW 2577

This heritage hotel was once a Vice Regal Retreat with its origins dating back to 1882. The Hill View Heritage Hotel is named for a reason, with the summit providing breathtaking views of the valleys, rivers, gorgeous sunsets.

The venue has 8 cottages on site which can be used for wedding spaces. Depending on guest numbers, the professional site staff will help determine where the best space for your big day is. The luscious surrounds and views will provide the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.

Location: Bowral
Available upon contact
Type of Venue:
Countryside, historic


Contact : Hillview Heritage Hotel

Address: 83 Main St, Mittagong NSW 2575

In the heart of this historic town of Mittagong, the Old Bank Hotel is charming and full of character. This is an ideal venue for a small and intimate wedding, with cosy vibes bringing love together in every sense of the word. The entire hotel can be booked out for the big day.

There hotel offers private accommodation with a range of rooms available for guests. The Old Bank dining room can host up to 50 people for an intimate dinner after your reception. The reception can take place in the building, or in the surrounding gardens or wineries.

Location: Mittagong
Available upon request
Type of Venue:
Intimate, private, historic

Contact : Old Bank Hotel

Address: 93 Kirkham Rd, Bowral NSW 2576

For a wedding with a difference, why not bring a fairground element into the day? Here are Fairground Follies, you can enjoy a wedding day with a unique backdrop. The movable attractions make this venue flexible and manageable for any scene. The theme of fairground equipment make for a wedding with a difference.

The venue can host an intimate affair or an extravagant event. The Antique Parisian Carousel or the Taj Mahal ride make for fun photo opportunities. For fair-lovers and children at heart, this is an ideal way to enjoy your wedding day.

Location: Bowral
Packages available, discounts available through the week
Type of Venue:
Unique, themed

Contact : Fairground Follies


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With many unique venues on offer in Bowral, you are certain to find something that speaks out to your loving partnership. There are countless ways to shape your special day, using the natural ambience, history, and scenery of Bowral to make a truly unforgettable day.

Bowral is a gorgeous wedding venue all year round. The prime times for weddings and celebrations of love are in March and October when the climate is crisp and fresh. That being said, there is still plenty of appeal for a summer or winter wedding, with the temperatures generally avoiding extremes.

Explore Bowral today and discover the place where you will say “I do”. Your eyes, mind, and heart will know the right place once you stumble upon it!



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