KATALANE’S TOP TEN VENUES16 Apr 2020
Choosing a venue for your wedding is exciting…. but it can also be a little overwhelming. There are so many things to consider; style, location, cost, timing and availability to name a few. To help narrow down your search – and in no particular order – here are our Top 10 NSW wedding venues that make the perfect backdrops for our stunning marquees.
One of the most exclusive wedding venues on the south coast of NSW, Ooralba Estate in Kangaroo Valley offers an array of picture-perfect settings to choose from. From orchards and olive groves to the topiary maze, each provides a spectacular backdrop for your wedding, guaranteeing a unique and memorable experience.
This luxury property also has a fully serviced, contemporary homestead on the grounds, featuring floor to ceiling glass walls that provide panoramic views across the award-winning, landscaped gardens.
It’s no wonder that the owners call Ooralba their “slice of heaven on earth”.
(Sophie + Troy/Ooralba image Bayleigh Vedelago)
If you’re looking for a gorgeous country-style wedding setting, Redleaf could be the one for you. The entire property is yours to create an event that is as unique as you are.
Surrounded by stunning, French Provencal style gardens that giving Redleaf a slightly rustic feel, this location lends itself to both more intimate, as well as larger wedding parties.
This Wollombi property features a picturesque lavender garden, as well as sprawling vines growing on the walls of the on-site villa, both providing memorable backgrounds for your wedding photos.
It’s impossible to take a single bad wedding photo when you have the Blue Mountains and Grose Valley as your backdrop.
Nestled on 20 acres of private, natural bushland in Blackheath, Allview Escape offers a one-of-a-kind experience.
Immaculately landscaped gardens provide endless options to set up a marquee on the grounds, perhaps the most breathtaking location being right beside the canyon. (Your guests will be most impressed!)
Fully contained, luxury cottages can comfortably accommodate up to 20 people, and are ideal for pre-wedding arrangements.
Heifer Station Vineyard spans 65 acres, rising to an altitude of 900 metres, enjoying the perfect balance of elevation and sunshine, that is not only ideal for growing grapes, but also for holding weddings!
Surrounded by vines and gumtrees, with a 360-degree outlook, this stunning location only 10kms from Orange CBD provides a blank canvas and the flexibility to tailor your dream event.
A truly unique and contemporary venue, Heifer Station offers couples and their guests an Australian-style setting that is guaranteed to bring the ‘wow’ factor to any wedding.
In a peaceful and relaxed environment, this Hunter Valley vineyard offers a variety of bespoke packages and options for your special day – holding your ceremony in the vineyard paddock with sweeping views across the vines, or in the open-air chapel with views to the Brokenback Ranges, are only two examples.
And for your reception, celebrate with your guests under the country stars for an unforgettable experience.
The Winemakers Cottage can accommodate 5 couples, with temporary bedding for children and teenagers provided if necessary (maximum 14 people).
This stunning wedding and events venue is located in Peats Ridge (1 hour from Sydney), and features lush gardens, a stable, and accommodation.
The staff at Ridge Estate are more than happy to help you create your vision, offering exclusive access and as much flexibility as possible.
This property is perfect for a country-style event, with manicured, yet relaxed gardens and a beautiful outlook.
Two nights in the beautiful, fully furnished 5-bedroom homestead is included in the hire of the venue for your wedding.
This 8-acre property in the fruit orchard region of the Blue Mountains is ideal for bespoke, intimate weddings. Perched on a ridge overlooking the dramatic mountain ravines of Wollemi National Park, Suzarosa offers the knockout combination of both a relaxed environment together with stunning, panoramic views, catering to couples that prefer to be totally involved in all aspects of their special day.
Accommodation for up to 13 guests is available in Suzarosa’s oversized 5-bedroom house on this stunning property, which is located only 1.5 hours from Sydney.
Borrodell Estate enjoys the best of what nature provides all-year-round on the picturesque slopes of the ancient volcano of Mt Canobolas, situated in the Orange wine region.
The lawn terrace at Borrodell is one of the many perfect sites to set up a romantic garden marquee at this picturesque rural retreat, and there are plenty of wedding photo opportunities here amongst acres of magnificent vineyards, orchards and gardens.
Accommodation is available with a choice of contemporary, open-plan suites or secluded, countryside cottages.
You could be forgiven for thinking you’re in Italy, although this charming 25 acre property – a boutique winery – is located just over two hours’ drive from Sydney, in the heart of the Hunter Valley.
Vineyards, olive groves and rustic cottage gardens are framed by sweeping mountain ranges, providing the most picturesque background for you and your guests on your special day.
Whether your event is large or small, Whispering Brook offers a variety of options available to help realise your dream day.
Whispering Brook can also provide wedding packages to include their country guesthouse, which accommodates up to 18 guests.
At the gateway to the stunning Hunter Valley wine region, Glenworth Valley provides dramatic natural backdrops for your wedding ceremony and photos, including native wilderness settings, pretty creek locations, and a scenic lookout over the valley.
Campfire in the bush? This can be arranged. Horses running in the background of your wedding photos? No problem at all.
And if you and your guests wish to wake up on grounds surrounded by stunning cliffs, there are on-site cabin, tents and glamping accommodation options available.
Setting up a Kata, Hamptons or Nomadic marquee on the grounds of any one of these amazing venues will add that special touch to ensure that you and your guests have the most magical, memorable day.
Whatever your vision is for your wedding, our top ten venues – together with all of us here at KataLane – will work with you to help bring that vision to life.