Looking for a destination wedding by the coast in Northern NSW, inland in the country or on the mighty Murray River?
NSW is such a beautiful and diverse state. The Northern Rivers area of Byron Bay, Lennox Head & surrounding areas, has to be one of the best holidays destinations in all of Australia. Why not make your wedding more than just one day?! Have all your guests come up to the coast for the week or weekend, and make it an extended celebration with everyone.
Below are a few of my favourites wedding venues that I have photographed at in New South Wales.
BLACKSMITH PROVEDORE, LAKE MULWALA
Positioned just over the Murray River from Victoria, is the ultra-chic and ultra-cool Blacksmith Provedore.
Wedding ceremonies can happen literally just steps from the beautiful Lake Mulwala.
So many beautiful locations in and around the venue for couple and bridal party portraits.
And outdoor wedding receptions make summer weddings an absolute dream at this amazing location.
KIMO ESTATE, GUNDAGAI
On the Hume Highway, you’re smack bang between the middle of Melbourne & Sydney here. Gundagai is an iconic Australian town, featured in many well-known songs & poems. Kimo Estate is a luxury wedding & accommodation venue located on a 7000-acre working sheep & cattle farm. The venue features iconic eco-huts, which you absolutely would have seen on hashtag influencers Instagram accounts. The venue has accommodation on site for over 30 of your wedding guests also.
Their 110-year-old grain shed is the place for your rustic wedding reception dreams.
And genuine country views and skies, which you just cannot get anywhere else. Except in real country New South Wales.
BYRON VIEW FARM
Located in the hinterland, just 15 minutes from the town centre of an Australia iconic holiday destination – Byron Bay, is Byron View Farm. With 360 degree views from the ocean, the lighthouse & mountain views. This venue has to be one of the most beautiful in the whole country.
Cocktail weddings to enable you to soak up those perfect warm Northern NSW nights are absolute perfection here. Or you’ve got the option of having a clear marquee setup, for a more traditional sit-down style dinner.
The sunsets here are just surreal. And this lone palm tree, just screams ‘hipster wedding photographer pose must be done here’, haha.
LENNOX HEAD HOTEL
Just 25 minutes south of Byron Bay, is the beautiful beachside town of Lennox Head. Away from all the hustle & bustle, that Byron can bring. This sweet little seaside town in Northern NSW is the absolute perfect location for a chilled-out destination wedding.
Seven Mile Weddings, located within the Lennox Head hotel, gives you uninterrupted views of the fantastic seven-mile beach across the road from the hotel. With an excellent menu and heaps of craft beer & wine available, no guests are going home hungry. Or thirsty.
The town itself is only small, but it still has everything you need for a perfect wedding and a holiday for all your guests. There are great bars and restaurants in town, and everyone’s accommodation would be an easy couple of hundred-metre walk home after your reception.
Oh, and sunsets up on the lookout, 2 mins out of town. Absolute perfection.
Boxgrove is a 170-acre family-run farm, just out of the town of Bathurst. 2.5 hours west of Sydney. It’s run by two young couples, who are well up to date with weddings, trends and what other couples are looking for.
With accommodation and a hair and makeup salon on-site, it’s got everything you need here.
An outdoor country wedding under the stars is what wedding dreams are made of here. There is an amazing reception room too if you wanted to take less of gamble with the weather.