Waterfront venues are popular in Australia. We’ve got some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, scenic rivers, pretty lakes, peaceful bays. And it’s not going to blow off any socks to hear that there are plenty of wedding venues that make the most of this nation’s natural beauty.
Even the nice types are guilty of judging a book by its cover. Luckily though, what you see here is what you get – a vibing, Hampton’s-style hotel with some of the most spectacular water views across Sydney. There’s also boutique accommodation and a modern-Australian menu that’s hard to fault.
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Bellarine Peninsula, VIC
Ever had order envy? This is worse. Seeing this award-winning olive grove and wagyu farm with uninterrupted water views will make you feel all kinds of things – jealous, mostly but also incredibly happy because (you guessed it) they host weddings here.
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North West, WA
This remote (we mean, REMOTE) waterfront wedding venue will charm you with its pristine water, gourmet food options and beach front accommodation. There’s an abundance of native wildlife and the fishing here is some of the best.
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Mid North Coast, NSW
Enjoy an indulgent and fun weekend at Sea Eagle Point – a waterfront NSW wedding venue that offers multiple accommodation options, a full size tennis court and an outdoor fire pit. You’ll also get to meet Teddy and Jaco – the resident donkeys.
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Located on 30 hectares of beautiful bushland inside Sydney Harbour National Park, this venue is truly one-of-a-kind. There are multiple ceremony and reception spaces as well as heritage accommodation for 126 in the old quarantine station.
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Sunshine Coast, QLD
A luxury resort that doesn’t feel like a franchise, this all-inclusive venue has plenty of landscaped areas that are perfect for a teepee wedding. With direct access to a private, beach-lined lagoon, an onsite restaurant and an outdoor pool and spa, be sure to check-in for at least a few nights.
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Tweed Coast, NSW
One of the region’s newest spaces, here you’ll find a tasty, Mediterranean-inspired menu as well as stunning interiors and unobstructed water views. The garden area is a lovely add-on and ideal for post-ceremony drinks and canapés.
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It’s renowned as one of the Northern Beaches finer spots to enjoy a meal. A fusion of fine Italian fare and luxury coastal living, this casual yet elegant waterfront venue can accommodate 110 guests. To top it all off there’s also a beautiful courtyard ideal for ceremonies.
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South Coast, NSW
This BYO wedding venue is just 15 minutes from beautiful Jervis Bay and offers couples and their guests two nights accommodation in their luxury spa bungalows (sleeps up to 26), plus glamping. There are discounts for smaller weddings too.
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Palm Beach, NSW
Overlooking one of the most beautiful waterways in the world, The Boathouse Palm Beach is a charming venue decorated with rustic wares and an abundance of beautiful blooms. Their indoor-outdoor space is ideal for both ceremonies and receptions and their modern menu is all time.
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Sitting smack bang on the edge of Melbourne’s South Wharf, The Boatbuilders Yard is a trendy, award-winning bar and café inspired by its cultural heritage (an original historic shed is its centrepiece). An ideal space for creative couples looking for somewhere central and surrounded by water. It’s pet-friendly too.
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Built in 1885 and having travelled the world as a cargo ship until 1968 the Polly Woodside is an iconic Melbourne landmark that now doubles as one of the city’s most unique wedding venues. With beautiful indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, this is the ultimate waterfront experience.
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This place is the creme-de-la-creme when it comes to chic, Hampton-style wedding venues with awesome ocean views. Set right on Sydney’s sparkling harbour, the iconic Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool is a breathtaking historic site that also fringes the Royal Botanic Gardens facing Woolloomooloo Bay (read: loads of photo ops!). We also give the modern Italian menu a big thumbs up.