25+ stunning wedding venues in the blue mountains

March 19, 2020

As a Blue Mountains Wedding Photographer, I’m incredibly familiar with The Blue Mountains and just how awesome they are for couples looking get married there.

Here is a list of venues in the Blue Mountains, Australia. This has been updated for 2021/2022 as well.

The Blue Mountains are amazing for a whole host of amazing warehouses, rustic venues, and stunning wedding venues with gorgeous mountain views.

I’ve captured almost every venue in the Blue Mountains. If you notice that one is left off of the list and you’d like to see it on the list, swing me an email at howdy@whoshoots.com. In time I’ll update this with photos of each venue and more text. If you have any questions or want to know my thoughts on a particular venue, please contact me.

What makes a wedding in the Blue Mountains perfect for you?

The Blue mountains are one of the most stunning backdrops in all of Australia.

Iconic and massive, The Blue Mountains are one of New South Wales National Parks, and are nestled about an hour’s drive away from Sydney. Wedding venues in the Blue Mountains take advantage of the gorgeous scenery and proximity to Sydney, meaning that it won’t take you long to travel to this incredible national park.

If you’re the sort of couple that is obsessed with beautiful Australian mountains, then the blue mountains are the perfect place for you. As a Blue Mountains Wedding Photographer, I’m also trained in helping you have the perfect day, free of stress, and an experience that is candid, relaxed and authentic.

What season is best to have a Blue Mountains wedding?

The Blue Mountains are busy with tourists most of the year, although the wedding seasons in Australia are typically from September to May, with a slight dip between December and January, just as the temperatures can reach a high of up to 29°C

Many couples prefer to have a wedding somewhere from September to November, and February to May, so that the heat isn’t too much. If you feel particularly adventurous, you can also have a winter wedding, which may also mean that some venues are cheaper.

What other activities are there to do when having a blue mountains wedding?

There are some amazing things to do in The Blue Mountains. Lots of incredible adventures are in store for you if you are in staying in the local area in and around your wedding:

  • Glow worm tunnels – Travel North a short while and you’ll be able to see the Glow worm tunnels at Newnes Plateau.
  • Tonnes of waterfalls – my personal favourites are Nellies Glen, and Wentworth Falls.
  • Japanese Bath House – This hot spring is styled just like a Japanese Bath house, and is a short drive away in South Bowenfels.
  • Lincoln’s Rock – One of the most iconic lookout spots in the Blue Mountains
  • Caving in Jenolan Caves – If you’re feeling like a bit more of a high octane adventure, you can always go caving in Jenolan caves. 

The best wedding venues in the blue mountains

These are some of my favourite wedding venues to work at as a Blue Mountains wedding photographer. If you’d like even more recommendations, please feel free to get in touch with me!

Indoor wedding venues

  1. Chapel Hill Retreat
  2. Katoomba Brewing Company
  3. Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park
  4. The Foundations Portland
  5. The Village Penrith
  6. Waldara Farm
  7. Lithgow Workmen’s Club

Outdoor wedding venues

  1. Dennarque Estate, Mount Wilson
  2. Ambermere Inn
  3. Cornwallis House
  4. Loxley On Bellbird Hill
  5. Event Centre At Panthers
  6. Dryridge Estate
  7. Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley
  8. Boxgrove Bathurst 
  9. Collits Inn
  10. Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley
  11. Hawkesbury Country Retreat
  12. Hotel Mountain Heritage
  13. Hawkesbury Function Centre
  14. Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa Weddings
  15. Mount Victoria Manor
  16. Mulgoa Valley Receptions
  17. Parklands Country Gardens And Lodges
  18. Spicers Sangoma Retreat
  19. Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort

Garden wedding venues

  1. Breenhold Garden – Mount Wilson
  2. Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
  3. Bilpin Resort
  4. Wildenstein Gardens

Outdoor wedding venues with mountain views

  1. Allview Escape – Blackheath
  2. Logan Brae Orchards
  3. Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains
  4. Echoes Boutique Hotel And Restaurant
  5. Seclusions Blue Mountains
  6. Suzarosa Mountain Getaway
  7. The Hydro Majestic Hotel Blue Mountains
  8. The Lookout Echo Point
  9. Yester Grange Blue Mountains Cottage

Hotels for Getting Ready

  1. The George Boutique Hotel
  2. Sinofield Edu-Retreat 
  3. Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges 
  4. Carrington Hotel 
  5. Palais Royale 
  6. Hotel Mountain Heritage Blue Mountains 
  7. Amaroo Mountaintop Villa 
  8. Gardners Inn Hotel 
  9. Sublime Cedar Lodge Leura 
  10. Hideaway Holiday Apartments 

Elopement locations in the blue mountains

If you’re instead thinking about eloping and having a more private ceremony, The Blue mountains provides one of the best elopement locations in all of Australia. Eloping in the blue mountains is for couples who prefer to have a more intimate ceremony, with stunning views, and best of all, for totally free.

The following locations are some of the best elopement locations in the Blue Mountains:

  1. Lincolns rock
  2. Blackheath lookout
  3. Nellies Glen
  4. Olympian Rock
  5. Minnehaha falls
  6. Hanging rock
  7. Sunset rock lookout

Let’s chat about designing your dream wedding or elopement!

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