Finding an ideal location for your wedding is not always easy. NSW is full of fantastic options from oceanside estates to banquet halls. However, a barn style wedding venue may offer the perfect setting for your nuptials or reception.
Before selecting a destination, review the following venues where some amazing barn weddings are being held.
Barn Style Weddings on the NSW South Coast
If you want a barn style wedding venue for your rustic wedding, choose an actual barn. Seacliff House near Gerringong includes the barn on five acres of land that include working cattle farms as neighbours. It provides the perfect backdrop for your special day.
With the barn, you have a blank canvas that can be decorated to suit your tastes. You can also accommodate up to 150 guests depending on how you utilise the barn.
However, one of the greatest features of the barn is the surrounding area. Planning your wedding at Seacliff House provides access to rolling hills and oceanside views. You may even divide your festivities between indoor and outdoor activities utilising the barn and the rest of the property.
Besides the land Seacliff House is conveniently located a few minutes from the shops and restaurants of Gerringong. You’re also within minutes of Berry and Gerroa. There are many additional options for guest accommodation in Gerringong are surrounds. Not to mention access to various artisan markets, fashionable shops, and tasty bakeries.
Barn-Style Venues for a Wedding in Byron
Byron Bay is another area that may provide a beautiful setting for your wedding. The hippie magnet contains many trendy shops including various “new age” stores. It’s also got rocky shorelines, green lands, and several great NSW wedding venues.
While it does not have a barn, the Secret Garden in Byron Bay is an ideal rustic destination for a unique wedding experience. It is full of various sculptures and interesting attractions including a vintage school bus that was hand-painted by David Bromley, an Australian artist.
The Secret Garden can accommodate up to 140 standing guests or 100 seated guests. It is a magical destination with a couple of options for your wedding ceremony. You can have the ceremony on a raised platform in the centre of the garden or under a white-covered wedding pavilion.
Earth House Byron
Happy family just married using the Barn at Seacliff
Another location that offers a barn-style setting without the barn is Victoria’s. This boutique hotel and wedding venue offers European-style structures with stone facades, Juliet balconies, marble floors, and spacious spas. It is a luxurious destination that will make you feel as if you just travelled to France or Italy.
Keep in mind that Victoria’s is a small venue. They can accommodate up to 80 standing guests or 70 sitting guests with overnight accommodations for just a few guests, including the bride and groom.
The Earth House is also worthy of your consideration. This eco-friendly wedding venue features Mediterranean-style buildings. The event space features rammed earth walls, a high cathedral ceiling, and exposed timber trusses. The rustic event space is a blank canvas for your wedding plans.
Barn-Style Wedding Venues for the Hunter Valley
For those who enjoy wine, consider having your wedding or reception in Hunter Valley. The area is home to over 120 wineries along with many quality spa retreats and gourmet restaurants. While there are many upscale establishments in the area, you also have access to a few rustic wedding venues.
Glenmore Country Estate is one of the top barn-style wedding venues in NSW. This estate was one of the original homesteads in the region. It includes a large barn that can accommodate between 30 and 90 guests depending on how you decide to use the space.
The grounds feature well-manicured grass, farm buildings, and other structures that help add to the country charm. They also have their own team of wedding managers to help plan the perfect wedding. The on-site sleeping accommodations include rooms for up to eight people. However, there are many wonderful hotels, villas, and bungalows in the region.
Buttai Barn is another barn-style wedding venue in Hunter Valley. It is a large space that can accommodate up to 300 guests. It also provides the flexibility to plan the ideal rustic, vintage, or country-style wedding.
Their barn was built in 1982 and is designed as an old-fashioned bush barn. The area provides stunning views of the surrounding country farms. You also have several options for choosing a spot for your nuptials. You can get married in the barn, near the stables, or under a large eucalyptus gum tree overlooking a tranquil pond.
You can work with the team at the Buttai Barn to plan your wedding. They have years of experience creating wedding packages to suit different tastes.
Peppers Creek Chapel and Barrel Room also offer a barn-style location for your wedding. The Barrel Room is constructed from century-old stone blocks and has seven-metre-tall gabled ceilings. It also has an impressive five-metre-wide stone fireplace and a three-metre-high elephant door that was imported from India.
As this location is in Hunter Valley, it also has its own vineyard. When planning your reception, you can choose from a great list of premium ciders, beers, and wines. However, the greatest feature is the sandstone chapel that overlooks the barrel room. The beautiful chapel has a European-country feel to help create a magical wedding experience.
How Early Should You Book a Wedding Venue in NSW?
The earlier the better, when it comes to booking wedding venues in NSW, especially if you’re getting married during peak wedding season.
Dates from September to May tend to fill quickly. In some cases, the venue may be booked a year or longer in advance. If you really want to have that Barn wedding, consider contacting them as soon as you set your date.
The venues discussed include some of the most gorgeous settings in the region. These barn-style locations provide the best combination of indoor and outdoor options as you can always hold the reception in the barn and set up the ceremony elsewhere on the estate.
As a final tip for choosing, remember to consider the number of guests that you plan on inviting. Some locations have limits on the size of the guest list.
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