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 10 Wedding Venues in the Southern Highlands

1. Mali Brae Farm

Moss Vale, NSW

  • Mali Brae Farm

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.


2. GrowWild Wildflower Farm

Alpine, NSW

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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.


3. Peppers Manor House

Sutton Forest, NSW

  • Peppers Manor House

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.


4. Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat

Kangaroo Valley, NSW

  • Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat

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!)


5. Somerley House

Sutton Forest, NSW

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.


6. Sylvan Glen Country Estate

Penrose, NSW

  • Sylvan Glen Country

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.


7. Hopewood House

Bowral, NSW

  • Hopewood House

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.


8. Wildwood Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley, NSW

  • Wildwood Kangaroo Valley

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.


9.  Willow Farm Berry


Berry, NSW

  • Willow Farm

This lovely farm is private and picturesque. With 160 acres of lush green farmland and creek frontage, this luxury country accommodation is perfect for your rustic, vintage or country themed wedding. The farm offers accommodation for 10 people in the stunningly restored farmhouse, and the refurbished shed is perfectly suited for receptions of all shapes and sizes.


10. Jaspers Berry

Jaspers Brush, NSW

  • Jaspers Berry

When you plan a wedding in the Southern Highlands you are looking to escape from the world – this venue is the essential enchanted hideaway. A fairytale-likeplace, the original buildings were crafted in 1897, and there are magnificent vintage and contemporary twists to be found throughout. Lush, spectacular and unusual, weddings here are stunning in every season. Words really can’t do justice to describing Jaspers – you simply must wander through their photo gallery to get a true taste.

The extra features, rooms and incredible details are infinite, including a bridal salon for getting ready and luxurious accommodation for the wedding party. If you want elegance with a difference, you must check this venue out.



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