Download a free venue comparison spreadsheet
Wedspiration > Inspiration > 10 of the Best NSW South Coast Wedding Venues
Inspiration
10 of the Best NSW South Coast Wedding Venues
When it comes to choosing an attractive location to tie the knot, it's hard to look past the NSW south coast. Along this renowned, 400km stretch of coastline you'll find pristine beaches, rolling farmland, world class rainforests and some of the most memorable Australian wedding venues. Here are 10 of the best. 
article photo
ABOUT
heart
Words by Karina Prebble
SHARE
Pinterest

These 10 south coast wedding venues deserve a standing ovation. Time and again, unique properties in this neck of the woods exceed the expectations of engaged couples and their guests by providing not only a spectacular location (the NSW south coast is undeniably beautiful) but an experience that only the most passionate and seasoned professionals can deliver. In other words, they give a damn.

If you want your wedding day to be one that will be talked about for years to come (and for all the right reasons), consider tying the knot at any one of these unforgettable south coast wedding venues.

Why get married on the NSW south coast?

A much shorter answer to this question would be to list all the reasons you shouldn’t get married on the NSW south coast - of which there are zero. This stretch of paradise is hard to fault and it makes sense that couples everywhere (even outside of NSW and overseas) look to tie the knot here. Some of the main things that attract engaged couples here are:

Location 

The NSW south coast spans a stretch of coastline over 400km in length. The Princes Highway traverses the entire length, with most of the region's attractions accessible either directly from the highway or just a short detour off this main road. The more populated parts (Illawara and Shoalhaven Coast) are approximately a two hour drive from Sydney and three from Canberra.

Scenery 

As we touched on above, the south coast is without question, remarkably beautiful. From white sand beaches and rocky coastlines to rolling farmlands and rainforests, this part of Australia showcases some of Mother Nature’s best work.

Things to do 

The NSW south coast is home to lovely walking trails, wineries, surf beaches and lagoons. There are boutique shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes and museums. Literally everything is at your fingertips. A weekend here won’t feel long enough.

Accommodation

Being a popular holiday and wedding destination, there’s no shortage of NSW south coast accommodation to suit every budget. Think caravan parks, campsites, luxury homes, hotels, farm stays and everything in between.

Local vendors

Couples that wed here save a fortune on travel fees, given that many of the people who call this place home happen to be incredibly talented wedding vendors. Incredible florists, hair and makeup artists, celebrants, photographers, furniture and tipi hire companies and catering all within cooee of these popular south coast wedding venues.

Wedding venues 

Whatever wedding venue checklist you’re working from, we can almost guarantee you’ll find a venue here that ticks every box. From converted dairy farms to luxurious, purpose built venues the options are plenty (good luck choosing!).

 

Tips on choosing a wedding venue

We don’t envy anyone who is in the position of choosing a wedding venue. In Australia - and the south coast in particular - there are so many fantastic options (narrowing down only 10 for this post was not an easy gig). If this is you, we’ve written an entire post on how to find and choose a wedding venue. But some key things to consider include:

  • Priorities: Does the venue accommodate your wedding priorities (ie. the thing you've identified that matter to both of you).
  • Budget: What is your tentative budget?
  • Guest numbers: What is the venue’s capacity?
  • Accommodation: Is there accommodation on-site or alternative options nearby?
  • BYO: Do you want to be able to BYO alcohol and/or catering?
  • Pet-friendly: Is bringing your fur-baby a non-negotiable?
  • Blank-canvas vs. fully dressed: If you find a blank canvas property you love, how much is included and how much are you required to do yourself?
  • Accessibility: Do you require a venue that’s accessible for all your guests?
  • DIY vs. done for you: How much are you required to DIY and how much is already done for you?
  • Location: Do you want to be near the ocean or a rainforest or in town and close to a pub and shops?
blog image

Photo credit: Greyleigh Kiama.

This place is total luxury, but without the pretence. It’s an impeccably styled and thought out space that feels immediately like home (only way nicer). Perhaps it’s the tell-tale signs of its previous life as a dairy farm - ‘ The Gables’ (as their reception space is affectionately known) was the original dairy shed and has been beautifully re-purposed to accommodate weddings of up to 200 guests.

Additional features:

  • Day spa
  • Pool cabana
  • Outdoor pizza oven
  • Accommodation for up to 18 guests
  • BYO alcohol and catering

Check it out or send an enquiry.

blog image

Photo credit: Matt Ashton Photography.

A place where creativity and convenience collide, The Lodge Jamberoo is a one-stop wedding venue with all the frills. In the years since its original incarnation as a German restaurant and beer house, The Lodge has undergone a number of transformations - its most recent being by far the most impressive. With items sourced from across Europe, this luxurious 43-room hotel sits on nine-acres of pine forest and features a restaurant, bar and ‘Champagne Garden’. With an outdoor pool and enough beds for 140 guests, it’s perfect for a stress-free celebration.

Additional features:

  • Riverfront chapel
  • Wedding hall
  • Bridal room
  • Day spa
  • Push bikes

Check it out or send an enquiry.

blog image

Photo credit: Storytellers Wedding Co.

If this place were human, it would be considered quite a catch. Nestled in 100 acres of pristine subtropical rainforest, this south coast wedding venue inspires a strong sense of awe and tranquility. While it’s natural charm is what pulls most people here, it’s top-notch facilities make it even more attractive. There’s accommodation on-site (sleeps 8), a dining hall with commercial kitchen, access to a treasure trove of props and furniture, an in-house wedding coordinator and flexible catering packages.

Additional features:

  • Pizza oven
  • On site pavilion
  • Cliff top ceremony site
  • BYO alcohol
  • Pet-friendly

Check it out or send an enquiry.

blog image

Photo credit: Heart and Colour.

Try this exclusive south coast wedding venue on for size. Nine private acres, five residences (can comfortably host 60+ guests and another one due to launch in late 2025 ), two farms and all the bells and whistles you could ever want (pool, playground, pizza oven, commercial kitchen, edible gardens and more) Linnaeus Farm lives in its own lane of luxury. It's strikingly beautiful from every angle and is conveniently located minutes from the beach and the charming town of Berry. Available for elopements only. 

Additional features:

  • On-site restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • BYO alcohol and catering
  • Fire pit
  • Bridal change room

Check it out or send an enquiry.

blog image

Photo credit: Red Berry Photography.

A place that’s fun for everyone (but especially adults), The Woods offers plenty of activities to guarantee an unforgettable wedding weekend. With 18 glamping tents and 8 cottages, there’s accommodation on-site for 120 guests and in-between the formal celebrations (which usually take place inside the bush chapel and wedding shed) there’s an outdoor pool and pool house, a BBQ courtyard, a herb and flower garden, a bike shed, kids playground and plenty of friendly farm animals to see feed and experience.

Additional features:

  • Outdoor games arena and sports pitch
  • Fire pits
  • Yoga
  • Complimentary styling items
  • Commercial kitchen and cool room

Check it out or send an enquiry.

blog image

Photo credit: Tim Taplin Photography.

For people who like to party, The Jackson Ranch makes celebrating easy with accommodation for 40 guests across 10 newly renovated cabins, a saloon bar and 37-acres to explore. It’s also an attractive options for couples who like to keep there options open - here you’ll find multiple reception spaces and flexible packages to suit every style and budget, and the outdoor pool leaves the door wide open for anyone wanting to host a recovery party.

Additional features:

  • Pet-friendly
  • Bridal change room
  • Fire pit
  • Marquee
  • Pool

Check it out or send an enquiry.

blog image

Photo credit: Eliza Jade Photography.

This property is where Mother Nature and Mankind shine equally bright. Located on 250 acres and just minutes from the sparkling waters of Jervis Bay, the venue overlooks a private lake, rolling pastures and is surrounded by stunning, natural bushland. Equally impressive is the 12 private self-contained dwellings (sleeps 41), the Georgian style homestead and ‘The Hereford Shed’ - a high roofed timber and corrugated iron farm structure that can host 140 seated guests.

Additional features:

  • Chapel
  • BYO alcohol and catering
  • Pet-friendly
  • Georgian style homestead
  • Formal gardens

Check it out or send an enquiry.

blog image

Photo credit: Michael Boyle Photography.

If you want to reconnect with nature without sacrificing any creature comforts, Bangalay Luxury Villas is your happy place. Nestled between the Shoalhaven Heads Golf Course and Seven Mile Beach National Park, this boutique wedding venue is designed to blend softly with the surrounding natural environment while still feeling fancy. With 16 villas, an on-site restaurant and a pool (plus a long cocktail list), it’s the perfect place to celebrate love over and entire weekend.

Additional features:

  • In-villa massages
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Wet weather options
  • Private yoga and meditation sessions
  • Concierge

Check it out or send an enquiry.

blog image

Photo credit: Weddings by Tim. 

For a truly "pinch me" moment consider hosting your wedding at Willow Farm. Located in the picturesque town of Berry, it features a 1920s homestead set on 160 acres of idyllic farmland. The luxuriously appointed homestead sleeps 10 while the farm shed and extensive grounds provide the bones for your big day. In case of wet weather, there's an an additional, light-filled barn for ceremonies and to make the entire process easy you can DIY as much or as little as you like.

Additional features:

  • Resident cows
  • Fire pit
  • Fishing, fruit picking and dam to row on
  • Space for a marquee
  • Yoga studio

Check it out or send an enquiry.

blog image

Photo credit: The Cove Jervis Bay.

There are few NSW south coast wedding venues that compare to this one. With 13 self-contained cabins, eight luxury tents and a seven-bedroom house, every guests can eat, stay and play here for the entire weekend. And with your own private beach, playground and boutique shop, 48 hours here isn’t exactly a jail sentence. When it comes to formalities, the reception hall is a magical space that comes equipped with furniture, bathrooms, commercial kitchen and cool room.

  • Outdoor area with pizza ovens and lawn games
  • Kayaks and paddle boards
  • Day Spa
  • Eco certified
  • BYO alcohol and catering

Check it out or send an enquiry.

Other Inspiration articles
View all articles arrow right
styled-shoot-domaine-de-binet-hunter-valley-wedding-venue

Inspiration

STYLED SHOOT: Domaine De Binet

Can we all please take a moment to stop and admire this styled shoot at Chapel Mon Coeur - a new(ish) Hunter Valley wedding venue with looks to kill (specifically, the enormous open-air chapel). Come take a peek.
affordable-wedding-venues-in-nsw

Inspiration

16 Affordable Wedding Venues in NSW

Weddings ain't cheap but they also don't have to break the bank. It is possible to have a beautiful wedding AND avoid serious debt - it's just a matter of knowing where to look and what to look for. Here's our guide to 16 affordable wedding venues in NSW. 
micro wedding venue NSW

Inspiration

STYLED SHOOT: Romantic Micro-Wedding (Literally) on the Water

Get ready to re-think whatever wedding plans you have in motion. This micro wedding venue on Sydney’s Pittwater is an absolute gem and we’ve put together a styled shoot to show you just how special a celebration here can be.

Inspiration

24 Best Short Wedding Dresses of 2024

For any bride wanting to make a fashion statement in 2024, short wedding dresses are it. From structured bodices and puffball-inspired skirts to classic, strapless silhouettes any style goes. What matters is the length of the hemline.
Articles you might like
outdoor wedding

Advice

Planning An Outdoor Wedding? Read This.

What could be more romantic and magical than an open-air soiree with your loved ones? Outdoor weddings are hard to top – if the conditions are right. Read on to learn how to choose the location and timing of your alfresco wedding, along with a host of other top tips.
real-wedding-molly-josh-willow-farm-berry

Real Weddings

REAL WEDDING: Molly + Josh - Willow Farm Berry

This south coast wedding deserves a place on everyone's Pinterest. Keeping things fun-yet-still-fancy, this couple's stylish celebration at Willow Farm Berry was as sweet and heartwarming as their love story. Check it out.
wedding tax my debunked

Advice

OPINION: Does The ‘Wedding Tax’ Actually Exist? Yes (And No)

Something you should know about the wedding industry: it’s full of legends. Not people who want to skim off the top of their couples. Here we shed light on why the wedding tax is a myth.
nsw hen's accommodation

Honeymoons

The Most Hen’s-Worthy Weekenders in NSW

Why have a hen’s night when you can have an entire hen’s weekend? It’s a question worth considering. And if you decide that it does indeed make a whole lot of sense to extend the fun times, we’ve got your back with a collection of properties up to the task of housing you and your ladies.
Looking for more ideas?
We’ve brought together advice, articles, and inspiration on our Wedspiration to help you find your feet.