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  • Charley Ashe

Top 4 Wedding Venue's on the Sapphire Coast

Updated: Dec 16, 2022

The Sapphire coast is named after its beautiful deep blue waters. Its ultramarine hues are a staple on the far south coast, stretching from Narooma to Eden; and everything in-between is just as breath-taking as the last.


It is no surprise that the south coast is a sought-after wedding destination; more popular with those who live in the cities. From lush hilltops to the rippling turquoise seas, your choice of destination is never-ending.


CONTEMPORARY MEETS COUNTRY LIVING


With a 360-degree view, this new up-and-coming wedding venue overlooks the ocean, Montague Island, and the hills of Gulaga and little Dromaderry. You can choose to have the reception down on the secluded white sand beach or under the fig tree. As for your reception you have a choice of 33 acres to pick from. This country French-style cottage has it all, the house provides a space for the bridal party to get ready with both rural and ocean views to enjoy.


There is the option to spend your first night as newlyweds in the self-contained cottage as well as lodging for an extra 2 guests on the site or at other alternate accommodations within the surrounding areas. Fig tree park is an enchanting venue that will be sure to knock the breath out of you in every direction you turn.


VINEYARD REACHES THE MOUNTAINS


In the heart of the sapphire coast lies a 230-acre property nestled between clear waters and national parks. Its regionally acclaimed restaurant is a staple on the locally acclaimed landscape. Making this a renowned destination to host your special day.


There are numerous locations within this property to hold your ceremony such as the Tuscan Tuscan-style courtyard, the remote bush, or amongst the water lily damn; the choice is up to you. The reception will be held within the esteemed restaurant boasting its stunning sights of the surrounding mountains and treetops. As far as accommodation goes, they have 2 lovely cottages available within the walking distance of the vineyard. One cottage houses 9 whilst the other houses 4; perfect for the wedding party to use in the preparation and to stay in when the wedding night gets a bit frisky.


This family-owned business run since 1978 has worked extremely hard to make their pride and joy vineyard ‘Mimosa Wines’ become a prestigious wedding venue, they will go above and beyond to make your dreams come true.




A VENUE WITH ADVENTURE


With a freshwater lake as its centerpiece, this picturesque setting sits on a 100-acre property near Tathra beach. There are a diverse number of settings available for the ceremony. These options are the lakeside pontoon which would have your guests on an elevated deck looking down upon you as you took your vows. They would also get a beautiful view of the wild bush reflecting on the lake. The bushland ceremony is where you’d be surrounded by Australia’s native bush; this would have the guests gathered on a grass oval watching you under the mature gum trees to witness the passing of vows. Another location would see you on the beach, with the shimmering blue waters washing along the shore, your guests stationed on the sand with the sun shining and a slight breeze rustling around. As for the reception, there are two options.


The first option is the lakeside venue, perfect for smaller intimate weddings. This option is an all-weather facility so no matter rain or shine your wedding day will go off without a hitch. The second option is the bushland pavilion which provides adequate space for a larger guest count. It also gives you a larger scale to decorate and add your own flair if you want to. As with the lakeside venue, the pavilion has the facility to protect against the elements.


In regard to the accommodation, it is in their name ‘Kianinny Bush Cottages. The venue has 21 cottages and 3 lodges for the guests and yourselves to choose from. In choosing to stay at the location there are activities that are accessible for all for free over the weekend. These activities include but are not limited to; mini golf, swimming, canoeing, basketball, and bush trails, and for a small fee, there is flying fox and archery for both adults and children. Kianinny bush cottages provide everything and more for a fun-filled special weekend that everyone can enjoy and relax in.


This stunning property is for those brides and grooms who are seeking an adventure and something different.


GEORGIAN PERIOD JOINS AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY


Just minutes from Pambula beach lays an all-in-one venue with a locally sourced menu and a beautiful historic homestead. This location offers both indoor and outdoor spaces to host a wedding and or function. You have the option between The homestead, circa 1847 which is one of the most beautiful spots to house a wedding.


The circa is a state of significance as it is a rare intact colonial homestead from the late Georgian period. This venue stands proudly alongside the historic property, priding itself on having an old-fashioned country-style venue. Another spot would be the gardens which are used for the ceremony and pre-reception meet-ups. There’s the main hall for the reception and the lounge/dining room for a more intimate wedding. Oakland Events Centre offers in-house catering creating modern Australian cuisines sourced from local fresh produce and ingredients. The dining room/main hall has access to the dry stone open fireplace adding an ambiance to your day.


The accommodation on site would be for the bridal party and or the bride and groom on the night of their wedding. For all other guests, there is accommodation locally or in the surrounding areas. If you are looking for a unique wedding venue with a touch of history, then this place is the spot for you. It has all you need to give you a stress-free day.


The sapphire coast holds some of the most beautiful views and perfect locations for your wedding. If you would love more information on these venues contact me. You will not be disappointed.







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