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10 Venues within three hrs drive of Sydney

By Equally Wed - Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2019

With Spring just around the corner, it's a good time to check out wedding venues in all their glory. We have put together ten spectacular venues that are within three hours drive from Sydney central.

The Australian Botanic Gardens, Mt Annan NSW

With stunning views, natural settings, and beautiful gardens, The Australian Botanic Garden is situated in south-west Sydney’s just 45 minutes from the CBD. The Garden has ten superb locations for ceremonies and with stunning locations such as the Connections Garden, Room with a View and Sundial Hill, your wedding ceremony will be the talk of all your guests and 1,000 acres of photographic backdrops.

Venue Capacity: Weddings 500 seated inside.
Location: Mt Annan, Sydney. 45 mins from Sydney.


Bimbadgen offers a variety of indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception venues with panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards. Palmer's Lane offers panoramic views of the mountain ranges as your backdrop, choose to have your ceremony onsite high on the hill, down by the pontoon or between the lush vines. Choose from the distinctive architecture of the Bimbadgen bell tower, the Florentine fountain, sculptured gardens and breathtaking 270-degree views from our elegantly appointed Esca Restaurant. And as your day draws to a close, look no further than Bimbadgen’s onsite accommodation.

Venue Capacity: Weddings 130 seated inside.

Location: Pokolbin, Hunter Valley. 2 hrs from Sydney.


Escra Restaurant @ Bimbadgen

The Woodhouse, Wollombi NSW

The Woodhouse itself is a purpose built architecturally designed space for weddings and events with every beam well thought. An elegant timber building with a rustic but refined European elegance to it. Think soaring 7m ceilings, 4m windows, freestanding fireplace, bar, huge outdoor undercover dancefloor/lounge area, outdoor firepit with integrated lounge seating and entertaining courtyard. Plus, we have onsite accommodation.

Venue Capacity: Weddings 150 seated inside.

Location: Wollombi, NSW. 2 hrs from Sydney.


Barn @ The Woodhouse Wollombi

Mali Brae, Moss Vale NSW

Mali Brae Farm boasts majestic views and a quintessential rural ambience that will charm guests and patrons from the moment they arrive. The property offers six ceremony locations to choose from including a purpose built pavilion perfect for indoor ceremonies, making Mali Brae Farm suitable for weddings all year round.  

Venue Capacity: Weddings 100 seated inside and 120 cocktail style.

Location: Moss Vale, NSW. 1.5 hrs drive from Sydney.


Stonehurst Cedar Creek, Pokolbin NSW

Our venue offers a picturesque location for your wedding ceremony and reception. With no setting limitations and complete flexibility, be inspired by our property to create your beautifully personalised celebration. We are a DIY, self-catering, & BYO (except wine) venue. From the poplar grove and vineyards to the creek banks, country paddocks and our industrial wine cellar, our 550 exclusive and unforgettable acres offer endless possibilities in creating your perfect day. 

Venue Capacity: Weddings 150 seated.

Location: Pokolbin, NSW. 2 hrs drive from Sydney.

Racines, Orange NSW

Set amongst picturesque vineyards and overlooking breathtaking views of the Towac Valley, our restaurant is recognised as one of the premiere restaurants in regional NSW so you get food that looks as good as it tastes and that will leave your guests talking about your wedding for all the right reasons. A wedding at Racine is the ultimate Orange experience, with location, food, wine & service all first class. Head chef Shaun & his team can create a menu especially for you and we will match it to the best local or international wines on offer.

Venue Capacity: Weddings 150 seated inside.

Location: Orange, NSW. 3.5 hrs from Sydney. Ok a little over the 3hrs but well worth a look!


The "Packing Shed" space for the reception @ Racine's Restaurant

St Josephs Guesthouse, St Albans NSW

St Joseph’s Guest House and Function Venue is your intimate daytime wedding specialist. Located in the MacDonald Valley, this venue can offer you the peaceful day that you are looking for. We offer plenty of grassy areas forming a natural amphitheater overlooking nuptials on the outdoor deck, or the tasteful ground floor of the church, rich in history and ambiance for an indoor wedding/reception – the setup is totally up to you!

Venue Capacity:
 Weddings 60 Total.
Location: St Albans, NSW. 2.15 Hrs from Sydney.


Outdoor Ceremony Area @ St Josephs



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