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25+ gorgeous Southern Highland wedding venues

March 23, 2020

Here is a list of Southern Highland wedding venues, in Australia. This has been updated for 2020 as well. The Southern Highlands are home to a vast set of stunning lush landscapes, and rustic garden and barn wedding venues. I’ve captured almost every venue in the Southern Highlands. 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 Southern Highland wedding perfect for you?

The Southern Highlands are located roughly 2.5 hours from Sydney, and Canberra. The Southern Highlands are most renowned for their lush green landscapes, and epic cliff backdrops. From the rustic quaint town of Kangaroo Valley, to the wild forests and scenes of Fitzroy Falls, the Southern Highlands provide an awesome backdrop for couples who love their rustic vibes.

When looking at the below list you’ll notice a lot of country wedding venues, including areas with Moss Vale Wedding venues to Sutton Forest Wedding venues.

If you’re the sort of couple that loves green lush landscapes, and incredible mountaintop views, the Southern Highlands are the perfect place for your wedding or elopement.

What environments are areas are in the Southern Highlands?

The Southern Highlands encompass quite a large area, with everything from Bowral Wedding venues, to intimate forest weddings. Many venues are featured from the Kangaroo Valley as well, so you’ll see quite a few Kangaroo Valley Wedding venues mentioned in the below list.

What season is best to have a Southern Highland wedding?

The Southern Highlands really shine in the spring and summer months, with the green valleys coming to life. In summer, temperatures reach a mild 15-20°C but can soar past 40°C as well. In winter, you will definitely get days which reach below freezing.

As the Southern Highlands have quite a mild climate, a lot of couples love the idea of weddings and elopements from September to May. Winter weddings can still be fun if you love the idea of something a bit cooler; bring your coats and cosy blankets though.

All of the Southern Highland wedding venues listed below operate around the year.

What other activities are there to do when having a Southern Highland wedding?

The Southern Highlands are full of great activities. Lots of incredible adventures are in store for you if you are in staying in the local area in and around your wedding:

  • Waterfall hunting – The Southern Highlands are home to a whole host of waterfalls, including Fitzroy Falls, and the epic Belmore falls.
  • Kayak and Canoe Hire – Rent a kayak or canoe and go for a self guided tour down the main river, and through the gorgeous Morton National Park.
  • Enjoy a spa day at Crystal Creek Meadows – Take time out to go and have a nice spa treatment at the amazing Crystal Creek Meadows spa facility. 
  • Do the Three Views Tour Walk – If you’re keen on your hiking and nature sightseeing, the Three Views Tour Walk is something that shouldn’t be missed. Great views and a pleasant walk for ramblers of all abilities.
  • Man from Kangaroo Valley Trail – Have a fantastic scenic tour of Kangaroo Valley on horseback, and take in the sights and sounds of the Southern Highlands.

The best Southern Highland wedding venues

The following is a list of all of the Southern Highland wedding venues to date. This is the most comprehensive Southern Highlands wedding venues list out there and will be updated as new venues are listed.

Indoor wedding venues

  1. Fairground Follies
  2. Hartzer Park
  3. Mittagong RSL
  4. Old Bank Hotel

Barn wedding venues

  1. Bendooley Estate
  2. Centennial Vineyards
  3. Fitzroy Inn
  4. Mali Brae Farm
  5. Growwild Wildflower Farm
  6. Melross And Willow’s Estate
  7. Mona Farm
  8. Robertson Public House Rustic Weddings
  9. Southern Highlands Winery
  10. Sylvan Glen Country Estate
  11. The Old Coach Stables
  12. Weddings In The Wilde
  13. Wombat Hollow

Mountain wedding venues

  1. Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat
  2. Wildwood Kangaroo Valley
  3. Barranca

Outdoor wedding venues

  1. Bawley Bush Retreat
  2. Briars Bowral
  3. Gibraltar Hotel Bowral
  4. Milton Park
  5. Hillview Heritage Hotel
  6. Hopewood House
  7. Jaspers Berry
  8. Jamberoo Resort
  9. Kangaroo Valley Golf And Country Retreat
  10. Ooralba Estate
  11. Peppers Craigieburn
  12. Peppers Manor House
  13. Solar Springs Retreat
  14. The Robertson Hotel
  15. The Travelling Chapel
  16. Willow Farm Berry

Garden wedding venues

  1. The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
  2. Somerley House Garden Weddings
  3. Red Cow Farm

Small wedding venues

  1. Crystal Creek Meadows
  2. Minimbah Farm
  3. The Bungalow Fitzroy Falls
  4. Mount Ashby Estate

Hotels for Getting Ready

  1. Old Bank Boutique Hotel 
  2. Lion Rampant Hotel
  3. Gibraltar Hotel 
  4. Hillview Heritage Farm Stay 
  5. Springs Resorts Mittagong 
  6. Fitzroy Inn Historic Retreat Mittagong 
  7. Robertson Public House
  8. Eling Forest Winery 
  9. Bundanoon Hotel 
  10. Argyle Hotel 

Elopement locations in the southern highlands

If you’re instead thinking about eloping and having a more private ceremony, The Southern Highlands provides some of the best elopement locations in all of Australia. Eloping in the Southern Highlands 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 Southern Highlands:

  1. Wombeyan Caves (and Mares Forest Creek)
  2. Badgery Spur Walking Track
  3. Fairy Bower Falls
  4. Belmore Falls
  5. Cambewarra Mountain Lookout
  6. Drawing room rocks
  7. Cascade Falls
  8. Fitzroy Falls (and The Grotto)
  9. Gerringong Falls Walking Track

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