Planning Your Wedding. Wollongong & Illawarra’s Best & Secret Venues. Get Inspired.

Looking for the perfect wedding venue in Wollongong or Illawarra? Look no further! Here at What’s On In Wollongong, we have the local insiders’ guide to the best wedding venues in the Illawarra. Whether it’s large and lavish, intimate and elopement style, overlooking the ocean or wedding’s on a budget, read on.

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Wedding Venues in Wollongong and Illawarra

Finding the perfect wedding venue can be a daunting task. You want it to be memorable of course, but you also want it to fit your budget, accommodate your guest list, and reflect your unique style.

Good news! If you’re planning your wedding in Wollongong or Illawarra, we have a venue or outdoor space for every style of wedding.

Get married overlooking the ocean at the multi award-winning City Beach Function Centre

Say ‘I do’ with exquisite views of the Pacific Ocean! City Beach offers totally flexible wedding packages. From affordable to dreamy luxury. Their picturesque venue offers floor to ceiling windows, private balconies and light filled rooms capture the magnificent outlook. Boasting exquisite food from the highly regarded Executive Chef, Paul Hamilton, you also receive your very own personal wedding coordinator, dedicated to ensure that your City Beach wedding day is unforgettable. What more could a couple ask for? City Beach wedding packages accomodate micro weddings, to up to 300 guests.

Plan your perfect beachfront wedding at City Beach Function Centre

Weddings overlooking Port Kembla Golf Club’s picturesque green!

The stunning golf green provides a romantic and scenic backdrop at Port Kembla Golf Club

Walk down the aisle and declare your vows on Port Kembla Golf Club’s picturesque golf course, once you have pledged your “I do’s” you can escape on their “Just Married” golf carts and enjoy several scenic locations around our course for your forever photos.

With their friendly and professional staff, they will ensure your special day is a day you will never forget.  Click here to learn more about their Weddings and Event packages.

ight of any wedding day. Cabin style retreats accommodate wedding guests comfortably.

Weddings at The Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow

Weddings at The Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow

 The Fraternity Club understand the venue can make or break your special day. 

With a variety of packages available, they work with you to bring your celebration to life and ensure your wedding is truly an event to remember.

Their experienced and professional team will ensure the highest level of service for you and your guests. Your dedicated Functions Manager is on hand to assist you with every aspect of the event and will work closely with you in the lead up to the event to bring your special day to life. Catering for up to 500 people, there are various food options available ranging from canapes to several courses; the executive chef will work with you to create your dream menu.

For all wedding enquiries or to make an appointment to view the venue and discuss your special day, please email Lisa at [email protected]

Sage Hotel Wollongong – Your Happily Ever After Begins Here……

Have the dream wedding day you have always wanted at Sage Hotel Wollongong

Sage Hotel Wollongong, your preferred wedding venue in Wollongong, is here to make your special day all about you. They have all your wedding needs covered under one roof. Starting with a private terrace ceremony, followed by your ideal reception and retiring to their romantic Sage Suite.

They have a highly skilled team of coordinators to ensure we bring you the day you’ve always wanted and take care of anything you didn’t. Whether it’s needing that photo taken, a pre-wedding pep talk or just someone to hold the flowers whilst you take that much needed drink, they offer that personal touch. Learn more here

Weddings at Wollongong Golf Club

Create the perfect outdoor wedding ceremony overlooking the beach at Wollongong Golf Club

The secret is out! The ocean views from the function suite will take your breath away. Wollongong Golf Club is a stunning venue for a wedding. There is even a small ceremony stage directly overlooking the ocean, just a short walk from the spacious, swish function rooms.

Wollongong Golf Club’s Function Room is located behind the sand dunes and the scenic golf green. The club can accommodate up to 200 guests and provides a beautiful and elegant setting for your special day. Click here to enquire with the venue!

Micro & Elopement Weddings at Hideaway Lane Wollongong

Want a stunning space for an intimate wedding in the heart of Wollongong? Head to Hideaway Lane. They are small event and function specialists with elopements starting at $2,750 for exclusive use with catering included – plus it’s BYO alcohol if you wish.

Stunning small intimate venue space – perfect for small weddings at Hideaway Lane

Top Illawarra Wedding Outdoor Venue – Wollongong Botanic Garden
For the lovers of nature and the outdoors. The garden features extensive lawns, beautiful gardens, and a lake, making it the perfect place for an intimate wedding ceremony. The garden also has a wedding pavilion that can accommodate up to 100 guests and provides a stunning backdrop for your special day.

Get married outdoors surrounded by beautiful gardens at Wollongong Botanic Garden

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Want Stunning Wedding Flowers and Design? Click to discover the award winning Brilliant Blooms, offering a personalised planning service to wedding florals.

Winner of the Wedding Industry Award for 2023, Illawarra and Southern Highlands Wedding Florist (Wedding industry Awards Australia), Brilliant Blooms in Fairy Meadow now have a designated and private Wollongong Wedding Bridal and Event quoting room to organise and talk all flower requirements for your special day. Stocking a wide variety of fresh quality flowers and Wollongong wedding flower packages, mother and daughter duo, Sarah and Jessica take pride in creating the most beautiful flowers for your wedding.

Award-winning bespoke wedding florist, Brilliant Blooms

Need an Illawarra & Wollongong Wedding Celebrant who can reflect create the magic in your unique ceremony? Click to discover Bee Together Wedding Celebrant Services.

If you’re looking for a top-rated, engaging and creative marriage celebrant with a few extra tricks and treats — you’ve come to the right place! Meet Gabrielle, the creative force behind BeeTogether Celebrant, your partner in crafting an exceptional wedding ceremony across the Illawarra, Southern Highlands, South Coast and beyond.

Whether you desire a traditional wedding ceremony with a modern twist, Bohemian beach bash, a vintage inspired soiree, a unique themed celebration, or a fusion of cultures, Gabrielle is there to honour your unique style and make it happen.

BeeTogether Celebrant, crafts exceptional, personalised wedding ceremonies across the Illawarra

Other Wedding Venue Inspiration Illawarra wide includes:

The Sebel Harbourside Kiama – luxurious, grand yet intimate Wedding Venue
Located on the picturesque South Coast, The Sebel Harbourside Kiama offers couples an intimate setting for their special day. Surrounded by lush gardens and overlooking views of Kiama Harbour, this venue is perfect for those looking for a romantic atmosphere with a touch of glamour. With its grand ballroom seating up to 200 guests or its elegant terrace seating up to 80 people, there are plenty of options available to suit any celebration. In addition to its beautiful indoor/outdoor spaces, The Sebel Harbourside Kiama also offers onsite accommodation so that couples can spend their first night together as newlyweds in luxurious comfort.

Headlands Austinmer Beach scenic, beachfront Wedding Venue and accommodation
The multi-award-winning Headlands Austinmer Beach, is an ocean front venue surrounded by beautiful beaches and parklands. Headlands’ breathtaking views will create the perfect backdrop for your wedding, with an abundance of ceremony locations just a stone’s throw away from their reception space. Their beautiful ocean view event spaces will ensure your special day is an unforgettable one and can accommodate weddings from 50 – 350 guests.

Headlands also offers luxury apartments with mesmerizing ocean views certain to make your stay as newlyweds truly memorable.

Coolangatta Estate – unforgettable Wedding Venue in an historic, country estate
Whether you are looking for a classic or simple garden Wedding, an Elopement Package, or a Reception venue for 250 of your closest family and friends, Coolangatta Estate is a truly flexible venue that can cater for all tastes, styles and budgets. The venue overlooks the Pacific Ocean at Shoalhaven Heads and the Shoalhaven River, surrounded on 3 sides by rural landscape and vineyards, with vineyard-country views of the South Coast.

The 130 acre estate has all the facilities required to cater for the needs of your guests, including 21 rooms, a Cellar Door, Tennis Court and a Swimming Pool – with the property offering off street parking for over 250 vehicles.

The Woolshed, Yallah – boutique wedding venue boasting rustic elegance for Wollongong and Illawarra weddings.
Est 1961, The Woolshed offers bespoke ceremony and reception packages and exceptional service for your wedding day. The venue’s experienced events team will be there every step of the way as you plan your dream wedding at this charming country venue.

They provide incredible on-the-day coordination, in-house catering and will go above and beyond to ensure your special day unfolds seamlessly. The Woolshed is hired exclusively for weddings, giving you complete privacy and seclusion for your celebrations. The Woolshed can cater to 20 – 220 guests.

Conclusion: When it comes time choosing your wedding venue in Wollongong or Illawarra, there are so many beautiful options available! Whatever option you decide upon, we hope that our guide has helped make your search easier so that all that’s left is celebrating your big day surrounded by family & friends! Happy planning! Click here for more Wedding Venue inspiration…

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