It doesn’t take a scrap of imagination to figure out why the Byron Bay region has been considered a wedding goldmine for years. Between the ocean proximity, the damn-good eating and drinking and the charming townships of the surrounding hinterland, it’s the kind of place you can get hitched at and then hang around to honeymoon.
The venues below are scattered throughout the Byron Bay region and each and every one of them has something special to offer. Whether you’re after ocean views, a century old farmhouse or an iconic barn, we’ve got you covered.
An idea brought to life by a group of friends with a passion for sustainable, ethically sourced produce, Three Blue Ducks at The Farm Byron Bay is one of the area’s most popular spots for weddings, events and weekend playdates. Set on 80 acres of countryside just minutes from the town centre, the cafe has an incredible, industrial shed interior that can easily host long table feasts. Not to mention, a relaxed deck and paved area to string those festoon lights and dance the night away.
Photo credit: Three Blue Ducks.
Perched atop one of the highest points in Byron Bay this 100 year old farm house is privy to spectacular 360 degree views. And take it from us, they are jaw-dropping (we spent a week here and almost cried when we left). With secluded on-site accommodation for you and your newly betrothed and the option to BYO alcohol, planning a wedding here is a breeze. And a beautiful one at that.
Photo credit: Amelia Fullarton.
A purpose built barn-style wedding and event space, EarthHouse is fully equipped to accommodate any style of shindig. Situated on a 110-acre property with beautiful gardens (and a sprawling ancient fig tree), the venue has been created with environmentally friendly materials.
Photo credit: Bushturkey Studio.
A 100 acre working cattle farm, this DIY property has everything you could think of to create a picture perfect ceremony and reception. Overlooking a large lake and surrounded by prizewinning gardens and rainforest plantings, it’s a tranquil and relatively secret spot that doesn’t need to too much dressing. There’s onsite accommodation for four.
Photo credit: Ivy Road Wedding Photography.
An open plan restaurant overlooking Belongil Beach, this laid back space is a good choice for a few reasons: 1) You can have a beautiful beach ceremony. 2) You don’t have to organise much (furniture, food and staff are all included). And 3) You’re only a 10 minute walk from Byron Bay’s town centre. What’s not to love?
Photo credit: Belongil Bistro.
We feel like the image below says it all but if you still need convincing, here’s a little bit of trivia. Casa Ciani occupies 200 acres of lush green hills and grassland, it’s a family-owned working farm, plus there’s accommodation for eight guests and you’re allowed to BYO. This one is just under a half-hour drive north from Byron’s town centre so organise a bus for guests and let the festivities begin.
Photo credit: Figtree Pictures.
This venue is popular for a reason (well, a few actually). The food is amazing (with produce sourced predominantly from the restaurant’s own gardens), the converted farmhouse is adorable and there is accommodation for 14 guests right next door. As for the fig tree – you’ve got to see it to understand it’s proportions (we’re talking monolithic).
Photo credit: Ivy Road Photography.
Surrounded by national parkland, escarpment and rainforest, this mountain-top estate is perfect for you to gather in total sophistication with up to 60 guests. And when you’ve had enough of that view (impossible) and the celebration ends, there are beds for 12 and the rest of your loved ones can wind their way back down into town below where there’s ample accom for all.⠀
Photo credit: Altitude 261.
Like an oasis perched on the side of one of Byron’s signature green hillsides, this property has the wrap-around verandah that we’ve always dreamed of, plus lush tropical gardens that make it a photographer’s delight. Just pick one of the grassy groves, pop up a tipi or marquee and enjoy a special day spent with up to 120 of your nearest and dearest.