Find out why Gerringong is so popular for weddings
South Coast Weddings
When it comes planning South Coast Weddings, choosing the location is one of the most important decisions you will make. The location should be a place that you and your fiancée feel comfortable with and excited about, as it’s going to set the scene for the first day of your life as a married couple.
The ideal wedding location should be beautiful, unforgettable, photo-worthy, and easily accessible for all guests and vendors, but if you really want to go a step further, it should also offer some additional appeal for guests who have to travel to attend your wedding or those who want to make a whole weekend out of it. Having people travel for your wedding is a huge honour and holding it in a desirable location makes it easier for interstate or overseas guests to justify the travel costs involved.
Gerringong ticks all of these boxes, and plenty more, making it the perfect location for a wedding you’ll never forget. In fact, it’s so gorgeous that you just may want to stay here after your wedding for a romantic honeymoon.
Where is Gerringong located?
Gerringong is a town in the Illawarra region of the New South Wales South Coast. It’s located 130km from Sydney and can be reached by car in approximately two hours from the Sydney CBD. It’s just a 10-minute drive from neighbouring Kiama and 35 minutes’ drive from Wollongong.
About the Gerringong area
Gerringong is a enchanting seaside town sitting on a dramatic, awe-inspiring headland (it’s also home to Seacliff House, which commands one of the best positions for the most unforgettable wedding views). Gerringong is a place of incredible natural beauty, constantly wowing visitors with its sublime beaches and lush wide-open spaces. If you’re looking for an unforgettable wedding destination, it simply doesn’t get much better than this.
In the surrounding Gerringong area, Werri Beach is a hot spot for surfing and swimming, while the Werri Lagoon at the north end of the beach is a picturesque place to go kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding or fishing. The Boat Harbour Rock Pool is a favourite swimming spot with locals and the surrounding rock formations and nearby park make it a great location for romantic picnics. The picturesque Walkers Beach is a great spot for those who prefer isolation, as it’s only accessible by a 600m walk.
Nearby towns include Kiama, Gerroa and Berry, each which offer their own charms and highlights. Kiama is the heart of shopping, food and wine in the region, with hip eateries, cute cafes, incredible bars, cellar doors and farmers markets showcasing the finest of the areas local produce, while Gerroa is home to the stunning Seven Mile Beach National Park.
Things to do in Gerringong
In addition to the outdoor activities and water sports mentioned above, Gerringong offers the ideal place to unplug and unwind. The natural beauty is the main event, but there’s plenty of things to do for visiting wedding guests, wedding parties and newlyweds who want to stay on after the main event.
For the wine lovers, Crooked River Wines is a must for wine and craft beer tastings in a jaw-dropping location, while a handful of high-end and casual eateries can also be found in the Gerringong area. Golfers go crazy for the Gerringong Golf Club, which overlooks scenic Walkers Beach, and there’s even a whale watching platform above the Gerringong Headland cliffs for an exciting glimpse of these awesome creatures when the time is right.
There are some fantastic luxury accommodation options in the Gerringong area (including Seacliff House, the Soul of Gerringong and Ocean Farm), where kicking back for some serious R&R and fresh air is an attraction in itself.
Gerringong – the ultimate wedding destination
The NSW south coast offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, accessibility, accommodation options, activities and dining choices, making it the ideal place for a wedding you’ll never forget. Of all the scenic and gorgeous towns on the coast, Gerringong has a certain kind of magic about it, where romance seems to seep from the sky. It’s provided the backdrop for many unforgettable weddings in the past and is continuously increasing in demand as a highly sought-after wedding destination.
Not only is Gerringong incredibly beautiful, the South Coast region of NSW is home to a fabulous array of local services, suppliers and vendors who are ready and waiting to help you create your ideal wedding day. Every service you could possibly need for your dream wedding is available in Gerringong, including florists, stylists, equipment hire, drink vans, caterers, celebrants, photographers, musicians and more. Check out our list of local Gerringong wedding vendors here.
If you’d like to learn more about what the Gerringong area has to offer wedding guests and newlyweds, contact the team at Seacliff House to find out more about this incredibly special and unique part of the world.