The Hawkesbury River region is a truly beautiful part of NSW, and not that far from Sydney. Perfect for a gorgeous weekend away or even a lovely day trip, this is where dream weddings are brought to life.

A romantic location of unique natural beauty, it provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding album. From historic properties to restaurants, golf clubs to farms, you will find the ideal venue for your special day here.

In no particular order, here we list the editor’s choice Top 10 Wedding Venues on the Hawkesbury


Top Wedding Venues in Hawkesbury

1. Loxley on Bellbird Hill

2. Chapel Hill Retreat

3. Hawkesbury Function Centre

4. Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley

5. Riverside Oaks Golf Resort

6. Lochiel House

7. The Retreat at Wiseman’s

8. Tobruk Sydney and Farm Stay

9. Windsor Golf Club

10. Rustic Weddings Sydney @ The Australiana Pioneer Village

Address: 993 Bells Line of Rd, Kurrajong Hills NSW 2758


Loxley is the perfect location not just for a wedding but for an entire romantic getaway. An exclusive boutique garden venue bursting with serene ponds, mature trees and lush gardens, you will also be wowed by their stunning contemporary function space and accommodations.

Here they tailor your unique wedding day to make your fantasies come true – talk to their dedicated event staff about the possibilities today.

Capacity: 140

Type of Venue: Garden

Location: Kurrajong Hills, NSW

Contact : Loxley on Bellbird Hill

Address: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing NSW 2758


This lovely historic space is famed for the beautiful old chapel, but you will find so much more here to surprise and delight. With views overlooking the mountains, this property is nestled on acres of manicured gardens, hiding a beautiful lake and native bushland.

A unique spot, the chapel is ideal for ceremonies, and you can also use the private location within the heritage property of Bulgamatta for photos, reception and accommodation.

Capacity: 150

Type of Venue: Garden, Historic

Location: Berambing, NSW

Contact : Chapel Hill Retreat

Address: 339 Londonderry Rd, Londonderry NSW 2753


Hawkesbury Function Centre is a fully-catered venue that provides an all-in-one location for your Hawkesbury wedding day. They have a number of lovely open spaces for ceremonies and receptions, as well as luxurious indoor options if you need them. You will love the garden gazebo and your wedding photographer will be delighted by the Blue Mountains backdrop.

With a range of packages and menus to select from, you will be able to create your ideal wedding celebration here to suit both your style and your budget.

Capacity: 250

Type of Venue: Garden

Location: Londonderry, NSW

Contact : Hawkesbury Function Centre

Address: 61 Hawkesbury Valley Way, Windsor NSW 2756


A magical and romantic location that has a boutique feel, yet is backed by the world-class services of an international chain, we adore the Crowne Plaza. With the luxury and modern conveniences of a five-star hotel, you will be enchanted by the personal service you receive and how individual and unique your wedding day will feel.

Here they have truly thought of everything – you will find all you need for your entire wedding celebration including ceremony, photos, reception and accommodation.

Capacity: 130

Type of Venue: Hotel

Location: Windsor, NSW

Contact : Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley

Address: 74 O’Briens Rd, Cattai NSW 2756

Riverside Oaks Golf Resort

This wedding venue literally has it all! The majestic oak trees and gorgeous green fairways offer an idyllic natural environment, while the function spaces, resort and accommodation provide comfort and luxury.

With a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces as well as packages for formal, casual, cocktail, buffet and any style of wedding you can imagine, this is a wonderful venue to tie the knot and start married life.

Capacity: 250

Type of Venue: Golf

Location: Cattai, NSW

Contact : Riverside Oaks Golf Resort

Address: 1259 Bells Line of Rd, Kurrajong Heights NSW 2758


Lochiel House provides a charming backdrop and a welcoming and romantic atmosphere. Ideal for smaller and more intimate celebrations, their attention to detail and friendly service will delight you and your treasured guests. With a number of romantic spaces to choose from including the gazebo, gardens or courtyard and supported by a menu of fresh local produce and premier wines, they will look after you here.

Capacity: 100

Type of Venue: Garden

Location: Kurrajong Heights, NSW

Contact : Lochiel House

Address: 5564 Old Northern Rd, Wisemans Ferry NSW 2775


An extremely popular and award-winning wedding destination, you will need to get in early to book your date at the Retreat at Wiseman’s. The riverside location is magical, with a garden gazebo for your ceremony, natural surrounding beauty for your photos and the Riverbend restaurant for your reception.

Their passionate wedding planners would love to talk to you about an individually tailored day you will never forget.

Capacity: Contact the venue to confirm capacity

Type of Venue: Restaurant, Rural

Location: Wiseman’s Ferry, NSW

Contact : The Retreat at Wiseman’s

Address: 5050 Old Northern Rd, Maroota NSW 2756


For a country wedding filled with fun and festivities, you can’t go past Tobruk. The farm setting is a whimsical backdrop for a wedding album with a difference, and your guests will be talking about their relaxed rustic experience for years to come.

The lawns and gardens hold a number of locations with beautiful views, as well as the historic homestead, repurposed shearing shed, a function centre and even accommodation. If you are a unique couple looking for something different, your wedding dreams can come true here.

Capacity: Contact the venue to confirm capacity

Type of Venue: Rustic, Farm

Location: Maroota, NSW

Contact : Tobruk Sydney and Farm Stay

Address: McQuade Ave, South Windsor NSW 2756


From a ceremony on the fairways to a dining and dancing fiesta in the immaculate function space, your wedding day will be perfect if you choose the Windsor Golf Club. Under the stately native trees and overlooking the Blue Mountains, this location has a wealth of experience in hosting stress-free and comprehensive wedding days.

Capacity: 80

Type of Venue: Golf

Location: South Windsor, NSW

Contact : Windsor Golf Club

Address: 20 Rose St, Wilberforce NSW 2756

rustic weddings sydney australiana pioneer village

There are weddings with a difference and then there is the Australiana Pioneer Village. A relaxed and memorable venue filled with rustic buildings and barns, native trees and even supercute wildlife, your memories of the day will be second-to-none.

A fun and welcoming blank slate, you can use the rustic village backdrop to craft your own style of wedding day, choosing your favourite caterers, BYO drinks and more. Their wedding co-ordinator will be there to help you every step of the way.

Capacity: Contact the venue to confirm capacity

Type of Venue: Rustic

Location: Wilberforce, NSW

Contact : Rustic Weddings Sydney @ The Australiana Pioneer Village


Final Thoughts

The Hawkesbury area is conveniently close to Sydney, yet feels like a world away. Its greatest features are its natural beauty, with native bushland, majestic trees and the wide brown river itself.

This is a place of wonderful welcomes that is just right for a country or rustic wedding, and is also a gourmet food paradise.

Weddings anytime of year are enchanting in this lovely region. Because of the abundance of shady trees and the cool breezes off the river, even the height of Aussie summer can still bring you perfect wedding days on the Hawkesbury. And it is such a romantic place to cuddle up in winter, a mid-year wedding would also be idyllic.



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