So you're doing the thing. You're planning this shin dig and the Southern Highlands is on the top of your wedding venue list. We totally get it - the Southern highlands is kinda like a dreamy mix of all those woodsy, mountain vibes with historic glamourous style venues and wineries.
It's filled with tonnes of local goodness and amazing venues that are keen beans to make all your wedding dreams come true.
Best of all the highlands is only a short drive from Sydney and has heaps of crazy good places for your guests to chill before and after your day so not only can they be there to cheer you on and give you all the love on your day but they can totally make a weekend of it too!
We've wrapped a neat little list of our fav 9 Southern Highlands Wedding venues to get you started on your venue hunt. There's a good mix of all inclusive and super customisable options with these venues so you can find one that fits your vibe best.
Think we've missed one or have a super secret hidden gem we should know about? Hit us up with the info and we'll check 'em out :)
f you answered YES AND YES then Growwild wildflower Farm is definitely the Southern Highlands Wedding venue for you.
Tucked away in that sweet spot of just 15 mins from Bowral and just over an hour from Sydney, Grow Wild is bursting with Aussie Native Flowers and beautiful bushland on it's 25 acres just waiting for you and your closest people to party the night away.
With gorgeous outdoor ceremony locations and a wicked barn backup for wet weather the Grow Wild team have got you covered.
Exclusive use of the venue is yours when you book so you've got all the options to choose from, with spaces that can cater your guest list of up to 50 in the rustic elegance of the barn and up to 130 in the grand space of the Marquee
Whether you want lux elegance, a minimalist vibe or anywhere in between this crazy amazing venue gives you the blank canvas to make your wedding dreams come true.
Check 'em out here: https://www.growwild.com.au/
See our blog about 'em here: Growwild
See a real wedding here: Danielle and Jake
If convenience of onsite accomodation for all your closest people, rolling hills of perfectly manicured gardens and sneaking in a cheeky round of golf on your day is top of your list then the Gibraltar Hotel Bowral should definitely be on your Southern HIghlands wedding venues map.
While you won't have the grounds to yourself there are heaps of perks to consider including luxury accomodation options for the night before and after your day for you and your love, tonnes of photo locations depending on your vibe and the option for your guests to party the night away with you and secure their own rooms on site.
The team at the Gibraltar Hotel are ready and waiting to help you make your wedding dreams come true.
Check 'em out here: https://www.gibraltarbowral.com.au/weddings
Whether you're a book lover who's heart sings at the thought of enjoying your reception surrounded by thousands of books or feel those wide open spaces of the gorgeous new stables calling your name, Bendooley Estate wedding will have you at hello.
From getting ready spaces to ceremony locations these guys bring the goods always!
If you're planning on spending your night surrounded by books in the book barn, you'll have the choice of 3 amazing spots on the grounds for your ceremony.
No matter what location you choose, the gardens, lake pavilion or the vineyards you'll have stunning backdrops and plenty of space for your guests.
If the lux elegance of the stables is more your vibe the front entrance will make for a freaking epic backdrop for your i do's as will the hillside nearby.
The food will have your tastebuds dancing with custom menus created just for you by the in house head chef. Seriously, these guys will not disappoint you.
We honestly don't have enough space here to tell you all the reason why we love this places but you can check out our blog here for more of that: Bendooley Estate
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If a wedstival is the thing of your dreams then look no further than Weddings in the Wilde.
The team describe their beautiful 40 acre property as the perfect space for Wedding Festivals and encourage you to make a full weekend out of it with all your mates.
They offer you a full blank canvas ready for your A team to create the day of your dreams.
With exclusive use of the grounds there's tonnes of space for you to bring in your fav food trucks, entertainers, mobile bar and even a jumping castle if you're keen.
There's a giant teepee for the never ending partiers and beds for up to 130 guests plus camping space if you're keen, so the party doesn't have to end.
You can hold your ceremony in the log Chapel hidden down in the forest spaces or pretty much anywhere your heart desires on the property.
When it comes time to party down you can have your reception party in the marquee on the green or outdoors in the festoon filled field.
You guys they even have Putt Putt and a freaking awesome giant flying fox you can totally use on your day!
Do yourself a favour and check 'em out here: https://weddingsinthewilde.com.au/index.html
Centennial Vineyards gives you that country winery meets rustic elegance vibe.
With gorgeous sandstone walls, long winding driveways, and stunning rows of vineyards this venue ticks all the boxes for that Hunter Valley vibe without all the travel.
Just over an hour from Sydney and less than 10 mins from the heart of Bowral it's an easy drive for you and your guests to this cracker of a venue.
From beautiful garden spaces for your ceremony, to indoor and outdoor options for your reception space Centennial Vineyards should definitely be on your list of Southern Highlands Wedding venues if you're looking for that country winery vibe.
If you're ready to check these guys out you can find out more info here: https://www.centennialvineyardsrestaurant.com.au/host-weddings
The Robertson Hotel is one of the Southern Highlands hidden gems that just gets better with age.
If lux heritage vibes are your style - think dark wood, white walls and big open windows for tonnes of natural light then the Robertson Hotel should definitely be on you list of Top Southern Highlands wedding venues to check out.
Not only will you be blown away by the gorgeous interior of the hotel that has the perfect mix of bright and airy and dark moody vibes but the grand entry makes the perfect backdrop for your entrance to your ceremony in the beautifully manicured gardens with the old school fountain creating the perfect photo op for your first kiss.
Speaking of photo ops there are a freaking tonne of spaces to be used on this stunning property that will leave you so spoilt for choice you'll never need to think about going off the grounds. From the romantic magical foresty vibes to the elegance of the grand staircase and piano room inside the hotel your hardest decision will be where to start first.
The food and booze options are spectacular as to be expected and you can rest easy that you and your guests will have full belly's ready to party the night away once the ballroom dance floor is open.
If you're keen beans to check these guys out you can find more info here: https://www.therobertsonhotel.com/weddings
The Fitzroy Inn is truly a hidden beauty among the historic sites in the Southern Highlands. It's homestead has that elegant charm and Victorian colonial vibes true to its heritage and now with the grand marquee this venue has all the things you need for a cracking day.
You'll have exclusive use of this 5 acre venue when you book your wedding here, making sure you have all the freedom and none of the worries as you explore the space with your love. You'll find lush manicured gardens, amazing old oaks lining the paths and even a weir down by their lake.
There are tonnes of choices for your ceremony with stunning spaces for outdoor and indoor options.
There's plenty of space for your guests to chill after your ceremony on the lawn for drinks and canapes before they get ready to party down for your reception.
You've got options here too with the Grand Marquee, Oaklands House and the lawn to choose from for your reception. Whether you're looking for beautiful bright whites of the marquee or the ultimate outdoor reception under the stars the team at Fitzroy Inn have you sorted.
Best of all if you're keen to have your closest people stay the night Oaklands house is ready to sleep up to 14 of your guests.
If you're keen to check these guys find all the info here: https://fitzroyinn.com.au/southern-highlands-wedding-venue/
This country homestead style venue has made its name as one of The Southern Highlands top wedding venues. You'll find Peppers at Craigieburn not far from the heart of Bowral and just a short drive from Sydney.
You'll find this crazy good estate filled with stunning rose gardens, beautiful tree lined driveways and paths and of course the ever grand historic manor house.
You'll be able to party the night away with up to 180 of your fav people in the grand Carrington room with it's awesome dance floor space and outdoor terrace.
If you're thinking of something a bit more intimate then Minter 1910 might be more your style with seating for up to 40 guests, a private bar and spectacular floor to ceiling windows for that stunning view of the gardens.
To top off your list of reasons to check out this stunning venue there's the option for luxury accommodation for you and your guests in 72 rooms across two wings of the manor house and the executive chef will work with you to create the wedding menu of your tastebuds dreams.
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