2 March 2015
Planning to get married in 2015 and seeking a special location with a difference? Why not take a romantic escape to one of the many picturesque towns in regional NSW and make a weekend of it? NSW has beautiful locations which will make your wedding unique, many not far from Sydney which makes it easier to take a weekend trip with friends and loved ones to celebrate your wedding day.
Just two hours’ drive from Sydney, historic Berry, on the South Coast, sits amidst lush dairy country and rolling green hills. Silos Estate is a working vineyard that operates from the original dairy farm, built in 1870; today it has a stunning restaurant and boutique accommodation nestled amongst the vineyards. It’s perfect for a memorable wedding.
Not far from Berry, Terrara House Estate is ideal for those looking for a garden tea-party style wedding. Set on a heritage estate, surrounded by manicured lawns and formal hedges, this is where a fairy tale wedding could come to life.
Also on the South Coast, Upper Creek Hall in Kangaroo Valley is a blank canvas just waiting for you to create the wedding of your dreams – be it a rustic bush picnic, rockabilly carnival or classic vintage wedding.
Orange and Mudgee in Central NSW offer spectacular wedding options, where guests can enjoy a long weekend with wine-tasting and dining at some of NSW’s best regional restaurants. In Mudgee, walk down the aisle amongst the vines at Wild Oats Pavilion or feast on Italian food amongst the wine barrels at di Lusso Estate. For a dreamy wedding in Orange, marry in historic Mayfield Vineyard that overlooks a private lake and vineyard; a unique wedding setting can be found in the underground wine cellar at Borrodell on the Mount.
Book lovers might like to tie the knot surrounded by shelves of books at the Book Barn at Bendooley Estate in the Southern Highlands, while those looking for something more rustic can choose the gorgeous renovated hay barn at Mailbrae Farm.
For something really special, Circa 1876 is the epitome of luxury in the Hunter Valley. This stunning wedding venue nestled amongst picturesque vineyards features a beautiful restaurant where Executive Chef, George Francisco, has a passion for using fresh local produce in his French-influenced menu. Guests can sample award-winning wines and visit boutique producers of cheese, olive oil and other delectable small goods.
Newly re-opened in the Blue Mountains, the Hydro Majestic is a classic period style venue perfect for an elaborate and spectacular wedding. The Majestic Ballroom is a grand ballroom with vaulted ceilings, an open fireplace and courtyard garden. Guests staying at the hotel can enjoy bushwalking and picnics at lookouts or a delightful afternoon high tea.
Also just 90 minutes’ drive from Sydney, Bells at Killcare on the Central Coast is the perfect place for a stylish boutique wedding and delightful garden ceremony. This secluded coastal retreat offers a relaxed yet romantic atmosphere high on the Bouddi Peninsula, surrounded by a national park, isolated beaches and pristine bays.