The Southern Highlands region of New South Wales is an incredibly special place.
A region of rare natural beauty, with majestic mountains and lush forest and bushland, it is just a hop, skip and jump from Sydney.
Home to some astonishing old mansions and homesteads, it is also filled with boutique wineries and gourmet food havens, and offers a great celebration of local produce and wine.
This makes the Southern Highlands a wonderfully convenient destination for a weekend getaway, and, of course, the ideal spot for a wedding.
If you are planning a wedding in the Southern Highlands, you must check out this list we have put together of the best wedding venues in the area.
In no particular order, here are the editor’s choice Top 21 Wedding Venues in the Southern Highlands
Address: 408 Bunkers Hill Road Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577 (Kangaroo Valley Wedding Venues)
Set deep within one of Australia’s most picturesque valleys with uninterrupted views of beautiful native bushland and sandstone escarpments, Barranca offers you a wedding backdrop and venue like no other.
Barranca‘s team will help to ensure that everything runs smoothly on your special day. Working with our exclusive wedding coordinators White Top Venues, weddings at Barranca are seamless and stress-free.
The Stables at Barranca (coming soon) will be an architecturally designed function centre ideal for weddings and functions of up to 150 people.
Location: Kangaroo Valley
Price: Available upon contact
Type of Venue: Rustic, countryside, alfresco
Address: 562 Nowra Rd, Moss Vale NSW 2577
For the perfect country wedding, Mali Brae Farm is your ideal destination. Set on 90 acres of picturesque grounds with waterways, garden art, a sweet old boat shed and jetty and a transformed hay shed.
The hay shed is ideal for receptions and also has an enclosed rustic outdoor bar area with an open fire. Catering is arranged on site and there is a range of menus and packages to choose from.
With lovely accommodation for the bridal party, Mali Brae has won awards for its rural charm and ambience.
Address: Kater Rd, Sutton Forest NSW 2577
This world-class group of hotels has brought their premier level service to the rustic countryside of the Southern Highlands.
Set on a romantic, sprawling estate, the Manor House has a range of spaces for your ceremony and reception, so you tailor your day perfectly to your individual taste. From casual to formal, every wedding will receive impeccable service, food,and attention to detail.
This venue can host up to 200 guests at your reception, and there are luxurious accommodation options for the bridal party as well.
Address: 55 Radiata Rd, Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577 (Kangaroo Valley Wedding Venues)
Somerley House is a magical setting for your wedding. The house was built in 1875 and has retained an incredible timeless elegance, as though you have fallen through time. With past guests including prime ministers and princes, you and your family will feel like royalty here.
The house and gardens are exquisite and offer a range of flexible spaces for the different parts of your wedding day. Local provider Greenlane Catering provide superb menu choices, and there is on-site accommodation for the bridal party.
Address: 570 Kareela Rd, Penrose NSW 2579
This lovely estate offers 60 acres of private woodland including water features, vineyards and bounding kangaroos at sunset. This is a historic country guesthouse built in the 1870s and lovingly restored to retain all of its original charm and enchantment. With accommodation for up to 42 people.
There is a variety of unique dining packages and very special touches and add-ons, like the vintage refurbished ‘Champervan’ or an extensive lolly buffet or make your own woodfired pizzas.
Address: 407D Bendeela Rd, Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577 (Kangaroo Valley Wedding Venues)
Wildwood is a stunning venue, and incredibly popular – make sure that you book in fast! The venue has a magical ‘secret garden’ quality about it and makes guests feel like they have wandered into another land.
Surrounded by bush, the natural setting has led seamlessly to a green philosophy, with all weddings hosted using the lowest carbon footprint possible. This detracts in no way from the quality,however, and the venue, the food,and drinks, the service and inclusions are all gold standard.
Address: 3020 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima NSW 2577
In Berrima, New South Wales lies an incredible 200-acre estate that will allow you and your guests to enjoy the best of the Southern Highlands. There are so many spaces that you can choose from for your ceremony and reception, including the grounds, pavilion beside the lake, 19th century-style gardens, the book barn (with cathedral ceilings and chandeliers), a lakeside marquee, and the stables. Plus, they offer beautiful bridal parlours.
Check our their Facebook for more information!
Address: 1 Fountaindale Rd, Robertson NSW 2577
This beautiful boutique hotel in Robertson, New South Wales is the definition of luxury. There are 40 renovated hotel room available for you and your guests, and gorgeous gardens that are just perfect for wedding ceremonies. If you love the idea of getting married in front of a beautiful iron fountain surrounded by trees and your loved ones, don’t hesitate!
Take a look at their Facebook photos today for pictures of real weddings, brides, and couples!
Address: 1 Ferguson Cres, Mittagong NSW 2575
5 acres of stunning, historical gardens can be found in Mittagong, New South Wales, right on the banks of the Nattai River. Perfect for smaller wedding parties, this is for those couples who will appreciate the historicity of the establishment (lots of exposed brick and stone). Your ceremony can be held on the grounds or by the weir. Your reception can then be held in the atrium and heritage dining room (up to 100 seated; 150 cocktail style).
If you are interested in larger parties at this location, they are also willing to set up a marquee for up to 300. Visit their Facebook for more information.
Address: Centennial Rd, Bowral NSW 2576 (Wedding Venues Bowral)
This hotel resort in Bowral, New South Wales oozes class and charm—and trust us, it’s not a location you want to miss out on when you are planning your wedding festivities! This historical site will be sure to please with its wrought iron verandahs, beautiful staircase, stables, and a hidden rose garden—perfect for bridal portraits.
Make sure to check out their Facebook for more photos!
Address: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine NSW 2575
This stunning wildflower farm can be exclusively booked as a unique venue for your wedding or reception. You can choose a ceremony on the grounds amongst the flowers or in the refurbished barn, or there is a lovely local church nearby.
Guests can wander the grounds with cocktails and canapes while you have your photos taken amid the vibrant blooms. Have your reception in the permanent timber-floored marquee which is set up with absolutely everything you need, and choose your own caterer from the many talented chefs servicing the region.
Address: 55 Radiata Rd, Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577 (Kangaroo Valley Wedding Venues)
When you want a wedding day that is different, intimate and exclusive, this should be the top of your list. This award-winning venue offers some standout ceremony options, including their Rock Cathedral embraced by rock monoliths that are thousands of years old, or the Viewing Platform overlooking the breathtaking ranges of the Kangaroo Valley.
The reception spaces include a function room and marquee and can cater to up to 130 guests in style and comfort. The pared back space with exposed timber rafters is a wonderful blank canvas for DIY décor, or you could have everything arranged for you.
There is onsite accommodation for 68 guests as well (including a glamping option for a few adventurous souls!)
Address: Oldbury Rd, Sutton Forest NSW 2577
This winery offers exclusive use of their space (meaning they will not book other weddings at the same time or on the same day as your wedding festivities), so you can be sure you will have their undivided attention. You can host your wedding ceremony in the vineyards, lakeside, or in The Bottling Room. Your reception can then be held in the Barrel Room, Tuscan Courtyard (with pillars, arches, and fairy lights), Restaurant, or The Marquee Lawn.
Visit this Sutton Forest, New South Wales winery’s Facebook for inspiration and information today!
Address: 7 Boronia St, Bowral NSW 2576 (Wedding Venues Bowral)
This luxurious hotel in Bowral, New South Wales, offers gorgeous spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception, as well as a day spa for the bride and bridesmaids to relax and pamper themselves in before the wedding day festivities, as well as a golf course for the groom and groomsmen. You have the choice between the gallery (with floor to ceiling windows) or lakeside for your ceremony, and the Grand Ballroom for your reception. You and your guests can end the night in Harvey’s Bar if you wish!
Check out their Facebook for pictures of the gorgeous grounds and modern architecture!
Address: 101 Willinga Rd, Bawley Point NSW 2539
For those who are looking for something a little more private and secluded, or who love the wild bush and rivers of the gorgeous Southern Highlands, you must check out the Baweley Bush Retreat in Bawley Point, New South Wales. They’re also eco-friendly, which is such a plus! There are 36 acres of grounds where you can set up a marquee for your wedding reception and hold your ceremony, or a function room for days when the weather isn’t as friendly.
Take a look at their Facebook today for posts that reflect their philosophy, photos, and more!
Address: 201 Centennial Rd, Bowral NSW 2576 (Wedding Venues Bowral)
Another historic grand estate and gardens, Hopewood House was built in 1884 and has hosted thousands of glorious weddings and showstopping events. The renovated stables offer sit down dining for up to 150 people, and there are a variety of other spaces around the estate for ceremonies and beautiful photos.
The gardens are free-flowing and filled with interesting art sculptures, ruins and other treasures to uncover. There is no accommodation on site, but there is an absolute wealth of options in the region to suit all of your guests’ requirements.
Address: 96 Osborn Ave, Bundanoon NSW 2578
In Bundadoon, New South Wales, is an idyllic retreat right next to Morton National Park. They have beautiful gardens, 24 rooms available for accommodations for you and your guests, and facilities that the bride will love (sauna, spa, and steam room). They don’t offer caterers themselves, but have a list of their favourite local caterers that you can explore on their site.
Make sure to visit their Facebook for more information!
Note: The venue is only available for self-catered hire in January and February 2019. Solar Springs Retreat is planning an upgrade to transform its venue to boutique hotel style and therefore a building closure for 6 to 8 months between March and December 2019 is expected! Visit their website for more information.