Have you recently become engaged? Firstly a huge congratulations from us! It’s time to pop the champagne. You’ve probably bought a stack of wedding magazines, started trawling the net for inspo and, let us guess, you’ve set up that wedding Pinterest page already, right? There’s plenty of decisions needing to be made ahead of your special day and, like most couples, we imagine that choosing a gorgeous venue is right at the top of your to-do-list.
At wedBooker, we know that finding the perfect venue is the best way to start your wedding planning journey. So whether you’re after a Hamptons-inspired coastal affair or a rustic reception in the countryside, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together five spectacular locations across regional NSW to kick start your wedding planning.
Getting married in Byron Bay
As one of Australia’s most sought after wedding destinations, Byron Bay offers brides-to-be an array of beautiful venue options. Whether you want to say ‘I do’ in front of ocean vistas, or have the hinterland as your wedding day backdrop, Byron certainly delivers. One of our favourites is Byronviewfarm, a century-old property with 360-degree ocean-to-mountain views. Breathtaking right? Or, if you’re a laid-back bride and are looking for a venue to match, consider Forget Me Not Weddings, a working cattle farm in the Byron hinterland close to the ever-so-cute town of Bangalow. The property offers plenty of space, stunning views and a large level area where you can put up your own hired teepee or marquee. So #boholuxe.
Getting married in the Hunter Valley
The Hunter Valley is a firm favourite for couples who really want to turn up the romance when it comes to their special day. I mean, how can you say no to rolling hills, endless vineyards and spectacular scenery? If you and your partner-to-be appreciate a glass of Shiraz or two, then why not host your wedding at Calais Estate and have your reception in its barrel room? If you want a little touch of tradition, then say your vows in the ever so cute, Lovedale Wedding Chapel and then celebrate in the private reception centre, overlooking the valley to Watagans and the Brokenback Ranges. For something completely different, imagine 100 acres of landscaped grounds at your disposal – The Woodhouse Wollombi is ideal for those couples that like to get a little creative when it comes to their nuptials. Their team can work closely with you to bring your ideas to life and you can use a multitude of spaces – making your day truly unique and personal.
Getting married on the Central Coast
The Central Coast is a hidden gem situated between Sydney and Newcastle. Known for its breathtaking beaches and picturesque national parks, the Central Coast might be the ideal spot to host your wedding. Love the idea of a grand hotel? The Crowne Plaza at Terrigal, which overlooks the beach, offers couples a range of reception and catering options from classy cocktail functions right through to ballroom grandeur. Do you consider yourself a bit of a hipster-bride with cool cat guests? Host your post-ceremony party at Gracelands, a low-key, trendy wedding venue equipped with lawn games located in Forresters Beach. If you’re a couple that appreciates touches of luxury, then you can’t go wrong with the Hamptons-inspired Bells at Killcare, a luxury boutique hotel that hosts high-end, intimate affairs. Tuxedos at the ready, boys.
Getting married on the South Coast
Rolling green hills, crystal clear waters, beaches by the dozen – for a romantic wedding that few destinations can match, choose the south coast for diversity and versatility. If you’re a nature-loving bride that desires acres of space and the freedom to plan your own wedding, Banquets at The Bower located in the beautiful coastal town of Broulee could be perfect for you As the party winds down, retreat to the onsite luxury accommodation to reflect and recharge. If breathtaking beach views are more your thing, then consider hosting your nuptials at The Pavilion Kiama, a light and airy space strategically located to take advantage of the ever-changing sky and tide. Plus, if you’re feeling extra romantic, there are plenty of beaches, nature walks and bays to explore on the south coast, including the stunning Honeymoon Bay.
Getting married in the Riverina
Famous for its sprawling farms, tranquil rivers, and exquisite wineries, a wedding in the Riverina region is enough to set your heart aflutter. For a taste of pure luxury, why not get married at St Edwards of the Riverina. This historic venue is famous for its outdoor garden weddings and intimate surroundings. With its own event planners, this iconic venue will take the stress out of your big day.
In addition, the Riverina region is perfectly located for easy access to northern Victoria. Star Lane is just one of many hidden gems in this part of the world. If you’re a bride with a love of the outdoors flowing through your veins, a springtime wedding here could be the day of your dreams.
Don’t forget the best of the rest
Are you after a dreamy marquee wedding? White Top Venues can make it happen in a location of your desire. When it comes to your wedding day, you’re spoilt for choice. We’re blessed to have so many different regions to choose from across NSW. You might be drawn to the idea of a country and western affair in Tamworth or charmed by the elegance and beauty of the Southern Highlands. Perhaps you and your boo fancy an intimate ceremony in the Blue Mountains overlooking the bushland. If that does sound tempting (and to us a wedding in the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains sounds pretty lush), then White Top Venues can help deliver a dream marquee wedding in the location of your choice. Whatever your taste, whatever your style, wedBooker can help you plan the wedding of your dreams.
Until next time, love the wedBooker Team xo