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11 Best Country Wedding Venues in NSW

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We’ve found the country wedding venue to make all your dreams come true.

1. Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat, Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat PHOTO CREDIT: Matthew Osborne

PHOTO CREDIT: Matthew Osborne at Deus Photography

Say “I do” in the incredibly romantic Kangaroo Valley, a sleepy stretch of rolling farmland in a spectacular natural amphitheater of sandstone. Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat is set on 100-acres with breathtaking views and secret bush hideouts to steal a kiss with your beloved.

Exchange vows in a natural cathedral of moss-covered rock or on the deck overlooking the valley, then party the night way in the function room or marquee.

2. Petersons Guesthouse and Winery, Armidale

Petersons Guesthouse and Winery PHOTO CREDIT: Karen Parr

PHOTO CREDIT: Karen Parr at Karen Parr Photographer

Tie the knot on the beautifully manicured lawn in front of the grand, hundred-year-old homestead at Petersons Guesthouse and Winery.

It’s an idyllic country setting just a few minutes’ drive from Armidale and makes a wonderful impression as your guests arrive via the long, tree-lined driveway to discover an opulent mansion surrounded by grapevines and established gardens.

3. Bendooley Estate, Berrima

Bendooley Estate

For couples that love to curl up together with a good book and a bottle of wine, Bendooley Estate is the perfect place to write the next page in your love story.

Wed your Chosen One amongst the grapevines or by the lake then make merry in the delightful Berkelouw Book Barn that has stood at this location for decades. Dance the night away together surrounded by history’s greatest love stories; what could be more fitting?

4. Peppers Manor House, Sutton Forest

Peppers Manor House

For a wedding with more than a hint of old world charm and country club glamour, say your nuptials at Peppers Manor House in the Southern Highlands.

This grand historic mansion has been newly renovated and has never looked better, while its established gardens and meticulously maintained lawns are fit for a queen. Your special weekend will be full of luxury and spoils, all you have to do is bask in it.

5. Saumarez Homestead, Armidale

Saumarez Homestead

Marry your sweetheart in the rural grandeur of yesteryear at Saumarez Homestead, an 1880s-built Edwardian mansion outside Armidale. Like a scene from a movie you’ll be framed rose gardens and lawns shaded by mature English trees.

Explore the rustic 19th Century outbuildings for stunning photo opportunities, while the house itself is furnished as per the style of the time.    

6. Hydro Majestic, Blue Mountains

Hydro Majestic PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Teague

PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Teague at Feather & Birch Wedding Co.

What better place to throw the party of your life than in the playground of Sydney’s rich and famous of the last century?

Perched atop a towering escarpment overlooking the Megalong Valley in the Blue Mountains National Park, the Hydro Majestic is a grand resort with a rich history involving charismatic businessmen, opera singers and prime ministers. If it’s a glamorous wedding you dream of, the Hydro Majestic is the place. 

7. Riverwood Downs, Barrington Tops

Riverwood Downs PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Streatfeild

PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Streatfeild at Matts Photography

Located in a picturesque valley beside a trickling mountain stream in the Barrington Tops region between Stroud and Gloucester, Riverwood Downs in a 750-acre property where rural idyll comes by the bucket load.

There’s a woolshed for your rustic country reception, plenty of accommodation for your guests and no shortage of spectacular photo locations.

8. Poachers Pantry, Hall

Poachers Pantry PHOTO CREDIT: Ashleigh Croxford

PHOTO CREDIT: Ashleigh Croxford at Silque Photography

Foodie couples will rejoice in their wedding feast at Poachers Pantry, just half an hour outside Canberra.

Raise a glass filled with Poachers’ own wine as you enjoy cured meats smoked on site and produce grown locally and prepared respectfully. It’s all too delicious, really. With its pretty gardens, weatherboard cottage and golden elm tree, Poachers Pantry exudes rustic country charm.

9. Summerlees Estate, Sutton Forest 

Summerlees Estate PHOTO CREDIT: Thomas Stewart

PHOTO CREDIT: Thomas Stewart at Thomas Stewart Photography

For a wedding that oozes quaint country charm, Summerlees Estate cannot be beaten.

This historic Southern Highlands property is an idyllic setting for a garden wedding amidst huge trees, alluring gardens and heritage buildings, while the grand Victorian ballroom is the perfect place to entertain your guests. It’s all just as pretty as a picture, really.

10. Lazy River Estate, Dubbo

Lazy River Estate

Tie the knot in style amongst the vineyards of Lazy River Estate on the banks of the Macquarie River, just five minutes from Dubbo.

This picturesque property features rolling green lawns fringed by grape vines that slope down to where willow trees hang over the gently flowing river. The function centre is modern and sleek with polished concrete floors and full height windows to take in the view. There’s also a wonderful converted hay shed for the bride and groom to stay the night. 

11. Grazing at Gundaroo, Gundaroo

Grazing at Gundaroo

If celebrating by firelight in a charming country pub with an award-winning menu is your idea of the perfect night, Grazing is for you. Located in the historic village of Gundaroo just half-an-hour from Canberra, Grazing was built in the 1830s and has served as both a pub and guesthouse for the old Cobb and Co route to Sydney. If these walls could talk!

The acclaimed restaurant draws distinguished diners from far and wide, while the new Stone Room is a magical setting for up to 150 guests, featuring stone walls, pitched timber ceilings, romantic lighting and fabulous acoustics.

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