Call us lazy if you must, but any opportunity to avoid a late-night taxi/bus/ferry/train ride is something we support wholeheartedly. Plus if you’ve got friends and family travelling from afar, being able to offer them on-site accommodation is a huge bonus (and an easy way to earn additional karmic brownie points).
Below we’ve gathered some of our favourite wedding venues that offer onsite accommodation across Australia. Sweet dreams lovers.
Holiday Inn Old Sydney, Sydney, NSW
Prepare for the world’s biggest slumber party. With 176 hotel rooms (that’s enough space for 352 guests) it makes the issue of accommodation easy. Located in Sydney’s vibrant Rocks area, it’s a place to get ready, celebrate and sleep. The views ain’t too shabby either.
Photo credit: Holiday Inn Old Sydney.
Kimo Estate, Country NSW
Here’s a few impressive facts and figures: Built in 1832 Kimo Homestead is a magnificent 150 year old property surrounded by 7 acre gardens. The Grain Shed is 110 years old and overlooks 7,000 acres of beautiful, rolling green hills. Located just 1.5 hours from Canberra it can sleep up to 30 guests in several stunning cottages and a romantic eco-hut we’d happily move into. Shall we keep going…
Photo credit: David Ferguson Photography.
Camp Sunnystones, Bacchus Marsh, VIC
In a pickle about who to take off your guest list? Chances are here you won’t have to. With the capacity to host 250 guests (and sleep 90 in old school camp facilities), this 50 acre property offers an enormous amount of flexibility. And the best bit? It’s less than an hour outside Melbourne.
Photo credit: Dan O’Day.
Mimosa Glen Homestead, Central Victoria, VIC
This beautifully restored homestead and cottage is just an hour from Melbourne yet still maintains its warm, rustic roots. The reception space is open and inviting and the luxurious, country-style accommodation can sleep up to 10 people.
Photo credit: Photography by Sarah J.
Maleny Manor, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Offering hinterland and ocean views all the way from Noosa to Coolum (hint: it’s a decent view), this much-loved venue Six individual suites sleep up to 14 guests in this gorgeous homestead. What’s more, this estate is rimmed by remnant rainforest, has two vineyard locations, croquet and ceremony lawns, a lake and an ancient sprawling wedding tree. Wowza doesn’t come close.
Photo credit: Maleny Manor.
Willow Farm Berry, South Coast, NSW
Make your life just a little bit better with a sleepover at Willow Farm Berry. A 160 acre property located just two hours south of Sydney this place is a DIY enthusiasts wet dream. With loads of flexibility and accommodation for 10, this BYO venue is the total package.
Photo credit: Mitch Pohl.
Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, QLD
One thing this unique wedding venue has is space – and plenty of (36 hectares to be precise). It’s ideal for marquee or teepee weddings and offers four-star secluded beachfront accommodation across 361 rooms! With beautifully landscaped outdoor areas, ten different indoor options and all the facilities you’d expect from a top notch resort, it’s a place you’ll surely be reluctant to leave.
Photo credit: When Elephant Met Zebra.
Summergrove Estate, North Coast, NSW
If you’re looking for a picture perfect venue cast your eyes this way. Summergrove Estate has one of the cutest chapels and is surrounded by 73 acres of lush countryside with spectacular ocean and valley views. Facilities include onsite luxury accommodation for up to 18 people, a licensed restaurant and wine bar, tennis court, resort pool and private beauty room.
Photo credit: Summergrove Estate.
Immerse in the Yarra Valley, Yarra Valley, VIC
If you’re looking for a picture-perfect venue with everything in the one place, voila. Immerse has sweeping vineyards, a covered and open-sided chapel, an award-winning restaurant with wines to match, and accommodation in 20 boutique rooms which are just a step (or stumble) away from the party.
Photo credit Immerse in the Yarra Valley.
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, Sydney, NSW
With million dollar views and a team of industry experts (including top-notch chefs and wedding coordinators), this Hamptons-style venue is a safe bet if you’re looking to host a waterfront wedding. With accommodation for 85 guests, it also means no one has to be on driving duty. Yippee!
Photo credit: Gui Jorge.
Sandridge Estate, Northern TAS
Dropped from rustic wedding heaven smack-bang in the middle of 500 acres of bushland, this old machinery shed has been given a new lease of live as the host to some of the most fantastic big days we’ve seen. With an internal fireplace, super high ceilings and eight gorgeous glamping tents set up just a stroll away from the party, it’s perfect for wedstival-style celebrations.
Photo credit: Alison Cosker.
Bathurst Goldfields, Country NSW
Located on Mount Panorama, this country venue is fully set up for celebrations with rustic ceremony barn and onsite restaurant to keep your guest’s bellies happy. There’s a bar that opens out onto a deck overlooking the Macquarie Valley, and – best part – you can invite 180 of your nearest and dearest (there’s actually accommodation onsite for 260, so any travelling vendors can rest their heads too).
Photo credit: Bathurst Goldfields.
Barristers Block Winery, Adelaide Hills, SA
This rustic venue is just a 25 minute drive from Adelaide. The even better news? Six of you won’t need to make that journey back, instead sleeping at the Vigneron’s Villa. But back to the party – there’s vines, lush lawns, a picturesque lake and an amazing barn that we suggest late night dancing occurs in.
Photo credit: Barristers Block Winery.
Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat, South Coast, NSW
Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat has become a popular wedding venue for a number of reasons including its capacity to comfortably sleep 68 guests across eight private, self contained cabins and a spacious guest lodge. The 100 acre property also boasts a natural ‘Rock Cathedral’ (formed over 250 millions years ago) and jaw-dropping views that can be enjoyed from the sunset deck.