25 Gorgeous South Coast Wedding Venues (2018)
EDITOR'S CHOICE: A celebration of food, family, and of course, love, you must look through our list of the best South Coast wedding venues.
The South Coast of NSW has long been a favourite destination for weddings, and we can definitely see why!
Just a few hours drive from Sydney, it is a beautiful and convenient spot to give all of your guests a weekend away. The beaches and coastal areas are stunning, supported by the natural beauty of the native bushland, and the quirkiness of the towns dotted around the region.
On the Southern Coast NSW, they know what they are doing. Whether you are looking for a beach or country wedding, or something gorgeously vintage or glamorously modern, your dreams will be brought vibrantly to life here.
A celebration of food, family, and of course, love, you must look through our list of the best wedding venues on the South Coast of NSW.
In no particular order, here we list the editor’s choice Top 25 Wedding Venues South Coast (NSW)
Wollongong, NSW (Wollongong)
This is a beachside venue sure to take your breath away. The Novotel is a high-class group of hotels offering impeccable service and making stressful events easy. This spot boasts impressive facilities and stunning views, with a range of options for your ceremony and reception.
The Novotel caters for intimate celebrations from 30 guests to grand extravaganzas for 350. With accommodation, bars and a day spa all on site, your every desire will be attended to here.
Kiama, NSW (Kiama)
Kiama is an extra special place for a weekend escape, and just ideal for a romantic beachside wedding. The Sebel offers enough accommodation for every one of your guests making this an all in one venue where no one needs to leave (and will probably never want to!)
The range of versatile locations across this facility offer plenty of options for your ceremony and reception, and cater wonderfully to all sizes and styles of weddings, as well as all budgets. Talk to their experienced wedding planning staff today to find out more.
Oaklands caters for casual and formal weddings for up to 240 guests. Their experienced event managers are used to crafting personal and all-inclusive functions, and will work closely with you to ensure your dream day comes to life.
The buildings and grounds have been built to reflect historic rural farm structures and can be dressed up or down to suit your style.
This is a simply beautiful venue that offers a high standard of excellence in service and modern Australian cuisine that uses fresh local ingredients.
Built in 1883, this beautiful old church has now been converted into a sprawling residence. Now completely reborn as a sublime accommodation and event space, the buildings are surrounded by lush greenery, native bush and vibrant gardens, plus views across farmland and mountains.
Perfect for intimate and exclusive weddings, this space sleeps 6 and hosts up to 120 guests for your reception. With gourmet food provided by the one-hatted St Isidore restaurant, showcasing regional produce and boutique beer and wine.
Worrowing Heights, NSW
At Jervis Bay you will fall in love with the lovely old Worrowing Estate. Restored into a comprehensive wedding and events venue, here you can wed, party, stay and start the perfect married life together.
Arrange your own caterers and other vendors to create the wedding of your dreams. Located just minutes from pristine white beaches and rugged bushland, all your guests will have a relaxing, fun-filled weekend.
Bowral, NSW (Southern Highlands)
These facilities provide a warm and inviting country feel, but with silver service and contemporary comforts. A boutique hotel and spa, this lovely venue provides opulent accommodation as well as comprehensive wedding facilities, so that every aspect of your wedding week can be looked after here.
Perched at the foothills of Mount Gibraltar, the entertainment complex includes manicured gardens, a lake, golf course, grand ballroom, and much, much more. For a day filled with colour, music, love and laughter, talk to the team at the Gibraltar Hotel.
Mollymook Beach, NSW
There are two boutique hotels run by this company; Bannisters by the Sea and Bannisters Pavilion, and both are extraordinary venues to host a wedding.
Choose between three different reception spaces including the award-winning Rick Stein at Bannisters. The company has a dedicated events chef and a talented service team who will make every stage of the planning process stress-free.
For the discerning couple who want to put their own personal spin on their important day, these are the reception venues of choice.
Gerringong, NSW (Gerringong)
This country accommodation and entertainment estate has acres of green rolling hills and breathtaking views across to the ocean. An easy drive for guests who are just popping down from Sydney for the event, this stunning space is still a world away and feels like you have stepped into another land.
Choose from a number of spaces and backdrops for your ceremony, reception and photos, including the grounds, a refurbished barn or a marquee.
A stunning contemporary property with incomparable views over the river and highlands, this purpose-built space provides everything you need. Offering a variety of options for getting ready, saying your vows and dining and dancing the night away, this is an exclusive venue that only offers a certain number of booking slots per year. Make sure yours is one of them!
If you are looking for something quirky and different for your perfect wedding day, you must take a look at The Driftwood Shed. A gorgeously outfitted rustic venue, this quaint little spot at Terara has everything your vintage or country wedding needs.
The property has a self-contained cabin with stunning mountain and river views, and the 80-year-old shed filled with eclectic antiques and interesting pieces. There is also the private jetty and 200m of river frontage, ideal for ceremonies and photos.
This is a DIY venue, arrange your own catering and decorations – this is the essential blank slate with a world of character.
This retreat offers a unique atmosphere in that it is rustic and natural, yet modern and forward thinking. You can expect to find wooden and other Earthy, airy features with table settings or other décor straight so in vogue it won’t be in the magazines until next year.
This beautiful space offers a beautiful white marquee, tables, chairs, cutlery, crockery and glassware all included. For guests, there is3-day accommodation for up to 8 people on site, incredible locations to hold your ceremony, a commercial kitchen and more.
With this package, they are one of the most affordable all-inclusive wedding venues on the south coast. Host up to 120 guests for a garden getaway.
12. Willow Farm
Willow Farm is one of few venues on the south coast that hascreated a more secluded feel away from the roar of the ocean. Sitting on 160 acres of farmland in Berry, this beautiful space offers rustic charm and whimsical creek frontage. The tranquility of this space is perfect for couples looking for a peaceful, quiet place to exchange vows.
Perfect for the DIY couple, Willow Farm is a blank canvass for you to choose your own catering and styling and customize the event to your vision. Host up to 135 guests onsite with accommodation onsite for 10 people.
Kangaroo Valley, NSW
With two gorgeous venues to choose from, Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat offers the option of their truly distinct rock cathedral or breathtaking sunset deck. One of the South coast’s best kept secrets, the breathtaking mountain views with leave your guests in awe, while the rock cathedral will provide truly one-of-a-kind experience and photos unlike any others you will see.
This space can accommodate 90 guests, or up to 130 with additional marquee and chair hire. With no curfew for guests to leave and onsite accommodations for up to 68 guests, this venue is perfect for couples who like to take their time with friends and family. Make sure you book your tour far in advance, as this popular location fills up very far in advance.
14. Bundara Farm
Designed specifically with intimate gatherings in mind, enjoy exclusive use of this space perfect for a gathering fitting up to 30 guests for your big day. Vintage lights, surrounding gardens and two nearby dams give this venue its mystical outdoor charm.
With exclusive use of the property during your stay and accommodations available for all 30 of your guests, this beautiful farm in Berry is ideal for intimate weddings with close knit family and friends. A lounge, games room and 3 acres of beautiful grounds offer different options for things to do, including a fire place to stay cozy in the cooler months.
Hire the caterer of your choice to have access to the full service kitchen, and make use of all the glassware crockery etc. needed for 30 guests.
Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Nestled within 100 acres of Kangaroo Valley’s stunning bushland, Wildwood offers outdoor elegance that will enchant your guests. Surrounding forests are the perfect backdrop for truly enchanting photos, and onsite accommodation is available for guests wishing to stay over night.
Whether you are a DIY bride or need some extra help styling, Wildwood has many packages to choose from to accommodate up to 90 guests.
There is something timeless about a wedding on a vineyard. Perched up on a ridge of Coolangatta Mountainjust east of Berry, this beautiful spot offers classic vineyard romance with stunning mountain views, and the added character of a working farm.
With sprawling outdoor space this venue offers a flexible range of set up and dining and beverage options. They welcome parties of up to 80 guests.
This historic venue is perfect for couples looking for a refined, elegant atmosphere. With the beautifully restored 19th century estate, Coolangatta provides luxury and distinguished poise without the bustle of a city location.
Three different onsite venues accommodate up to 200 guests, making it perfect for couples with lots of out of town guests.In house catering offers plenty of packages to choose from, all giving couples a variety of options to tailor their event to suit their needs.
Bawley Point, NSW
Plan your peaceful getaway wedding at Bawley Bush.With plenty of overnight accommodation for guests, onsite restaurants and more, this is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway wedding.
This secluded, coastal property is located mid NSW South Coast and offers two different venue sites accommodating up to 90-120 for seated dining (110 to 150 for cocktail style) for your self-catered event.
Exchange vows onsiteor host a beach wedding at some of the South Coast’s iconic nearby coastal spots.
Kiama, NSW (Kiama)
If you’ve been dreaming of an oceanside wedding, look no further than the Pavillion Kiama. This venue boasts a coastal location on the headland overlooking Norfolk Pines and Kiama’s Surf Beach.
No luxuries are spared with award wining onsite catering and impressive, air-conditioned dining rooms bathed in natural light. With packages based on a minimum of 80 guests, this venue is perfect for couples with larger guest counts.
Floor to ceiling windows offer a breathtaking view of the surf in this coastal paradise.Located 3.5 hours from Sydney and 2 hours from Canberra, this venue is unique in that it is located just near Mollymock beach with panoramic views of the beach and ocean.
With specials for winter, weekday, and even Friday weddings and flexible packages that can include decorations, you have plenty of options to make your seaside wedding a reality on a flexible budget.
Packages begin at a minimum of 8 guests and can accommodate up to 130 for a sit down dinner.The menu offers an impressive array culinary delicacies to choose from to build your dream menu.
The sprawling vines and mountain backdrop provide an enchanting vineyard wedding experience. You must check out the adorable betty sunliner photo booth that gives couples enviously Pinterest worthy photos straight from a magazine.
Situated at the base of the majestic Cambewarra Mountain beneath the rolling hills of the Shoalhaven Valley, this breathtaking space can cater to cocktail events up to 300 and formal dinners up to 150 guests.
North Batemans Bay, NSW
This exquisite lakeside resort is the perfect place to exchange vows just steps from the tranquil Bay waters. Stunning grounds offer picturesque photo opportunities.
No need to worry bout where to stay on your wedding night since the resort includes one nights complimentary accommodation on in the premium Lakeview Suite for the happy couple.
This South Coast beauty offers floor to ceiling lakeside views for your reception that comfortably seats up to 90 guests.
The serene environment at Kianynniyis set on 100 acres of natural terrain on the gorgeous Sapphire Coast of New South Wales.
With a freshwater lake as its centerpiece, the venue offers onsite ceremony locations, two reception venues and a full team of staff ready to help you plan your big day. Whether you are looking for onsite catering or to hire your favourite vendor, they will work with you to plan your big day.
Accommodations for up to 150 guests give you the opportunity to host a weekend of celebrations with friends and family.
Batemans Bay, NSW
Another Oceanside gem on the NSW south coast, you will find the bright, classically stylish Coachhouse Marina Resort in Batemans Bay. The seaside offers a sparkling and dramatic backdrop for your wedding day photos that is just difficult to match elsewhere.
With two ceremony locations and three event venue spaces, you will have no shortage of options for customizing your big day for anywhere from 20 to 220 guests!
25. Silos Estate
One of Berry’s treasures, Silos Estate offers a sophisticated and timeless elegance that elevates the already breathtaking vineyard experience to that of a fairy tale. The dedicated team of staff are poised to help you bring your dream wedding into reality.
Host up to 200 guests at this exquisite location, and if desired, have exclusive access to their onsite accommodations.
Jervis Bay, NSW
27. Paperbark Camp
It would be difficult to find another region with such a variety of options so close together.
From venues with mountain ridge views, secluded Creekside gardens, vineyards and majestic oceanside wonderlands, these locations serve just about every taste. With a variety of options for downsizing or upscaling your event and for accessing on site help, this region also caters to a variety of budgets from all inclusive to DIY.
This coastal paradise stretches right between Sydney and Canberra, so if you have a lot of out of town guests be sure to pay close attention to which venues offer accommodation options.
For couples hosting a destination wedding, consider the wide array of spaces with all inclusive packages and generous amounts of onsite rooms. Your guests will thank you, and you can stretch out your big day to a big weekend!
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More on South Coast Weddings
The South Coast of Australia, which extends from New South Wales and touches the coastline of the Australian Capital Territory, is well known for its beautiful national parks, including Eurobodalla National Park and Jervis Bay National Park.
Of course, the region is also known for the gorgeous coastal views of the Pacific Ocean and escarpments.
The beaches are somewhat rocky, and there is a lot of farmland in the area, making the region ideal for waterfront and rustic / country style wedding ceremonies and venues.
Popular South Coast Wedding Venues & Prices
Of course, because the South Coast stretches between larger cities such as Sydney and Canberra, and also envelopes smaller coastal towns, the cost of wedding venues in the South Coast region will vary greatly.
For example, a wedding in the Wollongong region will cost about $15,000 on average, and a Sydney wedding can be variable and as affordable as $1,000 (venue hire fee).
Many of the South Coast wedding ceremony and reception venues will be of the beach or waterfront types, but there are also many estates, manors, hotels, gardens, mountain, rustic, bush, and golf-club type venues as well.
Many of these weddings will suit the laid-back and bohemian couple, but there are of course more luxurious venues as well for those looking for something a little classier.
Travel & Hotel Accommodations
There are many airports available in and near the South Coast region, including smaller airports such as the Illawara Regional Airport, the Jervis Bay Airport, Moruya Aiport, and the Merimbula Airport.
However, we suggest telling your guests who are flying in, such as those who are coming in from out-of-state or internationally, to fly into the major hubs in the area, such as the Sydney Airport and the Canberra Airport.
It takes approximately 7 – 8 hours to drive from the north end of the coast to the south end, but there are of course connecting flights from the larger airports to the smaller.
There are a variety of hotels and Airbnb’s available in the South Coast region, ranging from $50 – $300 per night.
Typically, the closer one gets to a larger city (i.e. Canberra, Sydney), the more expensive the hotel, but there are affordable options in these areas as well.
Airbnb’s throughout this region range from approximately $70 – $400+ per night, so there are options available for you and all your guests, and their budgets.
Weather and Climate Considerations
The South Coast of Australia (New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory) is a fairly warm region, so it is ideal for summer and spring weddings, but doesn’t get too cold in the winter either, with a low temperature of about 17oC in the winter months.
The warmest summer months, November to March, will experience a high of 30oC.
Precipitation occurs throughout the year, with some heavy storms occurring usually in the months of June to September.
During these months, it is especially important to inquire and ensure that your wedding ceremony and reception venues have a plan B in case of inclement weather situations.
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