There is something wonderful about finding your own little peice of paradise to say 'I Do'. The perfect venue creates the mood for the whole day and its important you feel at home. Through the New South Wales South Coast and Southern Highlands there are some beautiful Wedding Venues. They range from artist retreats to book barns and old homesteads. Each one is unique, has stunning scenery and hidden photo spots for a one of a kind experience.
Here are our favorite hidden gems!
Bundanon Trust/Riversdale Retreat
In 2006 I visited the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd residence for an art excursion in high school. A few years later I was booked for Bridal Makeup and realised Bundanon/Riversdale now hosts Weddings! The scenery is beautiful, refreshing and completely Australian.
Get ready in the beautiful library over looking the picturesque bushland, walk down to meet your prince charming along the lush banks of the Shoalhaven river and dance the night away in the award winning B.E.C. open plan dining room as the sun sets.
If you are visiting for the day Bundanon Trust is open to the public on Sundays. Just two hours south of Sydney, hidden 20 minutes west of Nowra you will never want to leave!
To visit their site, Click here!
Sylvan Glen Country House, Penrose, NSW.
Sylvan Glen is a wedding venue very close to my heart as it was where my husband and I exchanged vows and were married. If you would like to escape for an entire weekend to the Southern Highlands Oldest homes then you need to call Sylvan Glen and ask for Donna. She is the event planner at Sylvan Glen and is fantastic! From your first visit right through the the big day and beyond, Donna takes care of your every need. Her team are also amazing!
The homestead is beautiful and you get it all to yourselves for the whole weekend if you want to stay on site. The boys can head off and play golf on the 9-hole golf course on site while the ladies are pampered before the ceremony.
Penrose is fifteen minutes out of Bundanoon, and about an hour and a half south west of Sydney. Guests can stay in Bundanoon and the Sylvan Glen bus will pick them up and take them back at the end of the night so everyone can kick up their heels and have a great time.
Visit the website and take a look!
Minimbah Farm, Kangaroo Valley
If you love the idea of a fun, rustic getaway for your big day, then look no further. Minimbah Farm is a cute little farm on the outskirts of Kangaroo Valley. Nugents Creek runs right along the farm and the photo opps are endless.
First up you'll notice the trickling little creek, then you'll find some fury friends along the drive up to the guest house. Minimbah is gorgeous. Its country chic and fun.
View the Minimbah website here!
Some of the most beautiful wedding venues in the country are right here in the Southern Highlands and South Coast. Winery Weddings, Homestead and Garden Ceremonies, Golf Courses, Rock Cathedrals, all that nature has to show, here for your big day.
I hope you have the chance to explore the beautiful wedding venues and all the other fantastic places around the area. But be warned, they wont stay secret for long!