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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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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The Whitsundays, QLD
Set on over 6,500 acres along one of Australia’s most beautiful coastlines, Earlando is a truly unique waterfront wedding destination. There are no number restrictions, no neighbours and the option to have your ceremony and reception almost anywhere on the property.
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Located on 30 hectares of beautiful bushland inside Sydney Harbour National Park, this venue is not like any others. 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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Southern Tasmania, TAS
Positioned in one of Hobart’s premier waterfront locations, Seagrass provides a private and charming setting for couples who want it all – ambience, fine food, tasteful styling, quality service and uninterrupted water views all within 10 minutes of the CBD.
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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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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.
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Byron Bay Region, NSW
Inside this contemporary space you’ll find high ceilings, hardwood timber flooring, crisp white-panelled walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the water. But there’s so much more here than meets the eye, including an incredible menu led by celebrity chef Matt Kemp and plenty of stunning photo locations within walking distance.
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South West, WA
Established in 1968, Aravina is one of the finest wine producers in the Margaret River region. Spanning 180 acres and boasting breathtaking lake views, it’s a pretty place to tie the knot. And with a dedicated wedding coordinator, an executive chef and multiple reception locations, it’s even more appealing.