Find your Perfect Wedding Venue. Wollongong & Illawarra’s Best & Secret Venues Revealed. Get Inspired.

Looking for the perfect wedding venue in Wollongong, Illawarra or Shoalhaven? 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 traditional ceremony’s, intimate or elopement style, overlooking the ocean, micro weddings, or weddings on a budget, read on. We reveal some incredible wedding venues across the South Coast of NSW.

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.

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

Port Kembla Golf Club

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.

Hideaway Lane Wollongong

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

Want a stunning space for an intimate wedding in the heart of Wollongong? Head to Hideaway Lane.

This stunning, secretly-tucked away venue was recently awarded as a finalist for one of the best venues and wedding co-ordinators in the Illawarra!

As the small event and function professionals, their Elopement Package is the perfect, and affordable way to celebrate tying the knot.  A short and sweet, quickie wedding celebration (3hrs) starts at $2,750 and includes exclusive venue use and onsite catering – plus you are welcome to BYO alcohol if you wish. 

The quaint garden room is a hidden haven, where milestone memories can be created.  From private proposals to intimate elopement style weddings, bridal/baby showers to anniversaries, they provide a uniquely exclusive setting – and we won’t insist on minimum numbers of 80 or 100! Learn more/get in touch here.

Wollongong Golf Club

Affordable and stylish Micro-Wedding Packages at Wollongong Golf Club

In the heart of Wollongong, where rolling greens slide into the sparkling ocean, lies the Wollongong Golf Club. If you’re looking for the perfect beachside wedding venue in the Illawarra, then welcome! Wollongong Golf Club offers all wedding packages from large and lavish to intimate and affordable. For couples seeking a smaller or elopement-style celebration, the Micro Wedding Packages at Wollongong Golf Club offer elegance, intimacy and so much value.

Wollongong Golf Club’s Micro Wedding Packages start at just $1,815 for 20 guests (including the bride and groom. But don’t worry, more guests can be added!). This affordable Illawarra beachside wedding venue is well worth checking out. Learn more/view the Micro-Weddings Packages here

Contact Wollongong Golf Club’s Events team at: [email protected] or call (02) 4222 3111 to chat weddings today!

Terrara House

Bespoke wedding glamour for the wedding of your dreams at Terrara House…

Located a scenic 2.5 hour drive from Sydney, Terrara House is located in the centre of the Shoalhaven region. Positioned only 15 minutes to Berry, 20 minutes from the famous white sand beaches of Jervis Bay, Terrara House is situated “where the land meets the sea.”

Every wedding at Terrara House is highly bespoke and offers each couple an array of options to make their day truly unique.

A wedding at Terrara House is truly unforgettable. Arriving at the gates of Terrara House you will drive down the breathtaking tree lined driveway surrounded by beautiful farmland. You’ll meet our extraordinary team, who will help you plan the perfect celebration. Offering completely bespoke experiences, to personalise your wedding at Terrara House, choose between the many locations to create your perfect day here.

Terrara House also specialises in Elopement, Micro & Intimate Weddings. 

For any event, accommodation or wedding enquiries, get in touch with Terrara House online here or ring them on 0400 512 190.

Altitude 1148

Weddings with an incredible, breathtaking view at Altitude 1148

At Altitude 1148 your wedding day will be intimate and romantic, stunningly sophisticated and distinctively yours. They offer exclusivity* of their entire venue, which means there will be only one wedding being held at their venue at a time and our restaurant closes to the public, allowing their team to cater to your every need.

They offer an impressive selection of culinary choices for a variety of tastes and can host your wedding right on site if you desire. Different packages can accommodate a variety of guest counts and dining set ups, with a maximum of 140 guests for dinner or 200 for a cocktail setting.

You will be provided with professional service, delicious food, a premium venue and an experienced wedding coordinator to organise your wedding day and take care of you on the night.  Not to mention their amazing views which your guests will be raving about for years to come!

Click here to get in touch and make an enquiry with their venue.


Scenic, secluded, weddings amongst the relaxing bush setting and the beautiful Shoalhaven River at Bundanon

Bundanon’s breath-taking views down the Shoalhaven River, contemporary architecture, bush landscape and new Art Museum provide the perfect setting to say ‘I do’.

Twenty minutes from Nowra, on the Shoalhaven River, and one hour from the Southern Highlands and Wollongong, Bundanon features accommodation for up to 96 people. Your guests will be able to stop, be present and fully enjoy the experience, without the need to travel. Hold your ceremony outdoors in the natural amphitheatre overlooking the river, before moving into the award-winning Boyd Education Centre forecourt and hall for your reception.

Flexible packages allow you to stay one or two nights and bring your own styling, catering, and your choice of vendors to create your vision. Learn more here.

Elopements & Intimate Weddings with Pony & Wolf

Luxe, boho-style intimate weddings by Pony & Wolf Pop-Up Picnics

Looking for styling for your intimate wedding – and a relaxed yet beautiful way to celebrate your special day with just a few friends or perhaps a larger group? Pony & Wolf can style and create the perfect vibe for you with their signature rustic luxe styling for any number up to 50.

You can choose from low bohemian style or high tables with chairs – or why not a mix of both?

Gorgeous parasols, garden settings with abundant rugs and cushions, table settings with vintage crystal glassware, pretty cutlery, florals, foliage and other pretty decor,

They have a collection of gorgeous shade parasols, garden setting, abundant rugs and cushions, table settings with vintage crystal glassware, pretty cutlery, silk faux florals, foliage and other pretty decor, different arbours and signing tables and chairs and vintage chairs available.

They also know of some gorgeous venues, photographers and celebrants along with other amazing vendors who can provide fresh florals, incredible giant tipis, extra furniture, camping, catering, cocktail caravans and more. Just get in touch to chat about your special day!

The Fraternity Club

Weddings at The Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow

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

Experience the wedding of your dreams at The Fraternity Club, where magical moments are made unforgettable. The expansive ballroom, accommodating over 300 guests, sets the stage for your fairy tale celebration. With top-quality catering that delights even the most discerning palates, every bite is a symphony of flavors. From exquisite cuisine to impeccable service, you can craft your special day into a masterpiece of love and joy. Say ‘I do’ to perfection at The Fraternity ClubView our functions offerings now here 

Jervis Bay Wild Weddings

Jervis Bay Wild Weddings

With Port Venture, Jervis Bay Wild can accommodate 150 guests across multiple viewing levels. It is the perfect setting for memorable photo opportunities, a champagne in the sun, or canapes on the deck, offering a truly unique wedding experience.

After your private cruise, continue onto the reception at our very own Fishermens Wharf Huskisson situated right on the waters edge at Huskisson. Fishermens Wharf Huskisson is fully licensed and can accommodate 100 guests. It also has one of the best views in Huskisson with a beautiful outdoor space for sunset sippers!

For the perfect wedding package to suit your needs please call their office on (02) 4441 7002 or email [email protected] – or learn more here now.

Sage Hotel Wollongong

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

The Shellharbour Club

At The Shellharbour Club they listen to your desires to ensure your wedding day is unique, inspiring and romantic. With six versatile event spaces and a diverse range of delicious menus to choose from, their highly professional events team will cater for groups of all sizes.

From an intimate space to a grand event, every wedding can be catered for at The Shellharbour Club. Contact their Events Team for more information regarding your event: [email protected] or call 4296 7155.

Have your perfect, unique and memorable wedding day at The Shellharbour Club

The Lagoon Restaurant

Can you imagine exchanging vows in this amazing location? Nestled in Stuart Park with stunning beachfront views, Lagoon Restaurant in Wollongong provides a beautiful setting for weddings of any size, serving restaurant-quality meals that elevate your special day. Click here to learn more.

Romantic seascape views for your vows at Lagon Restaurant

The Imperial Clifton

Just 500m from the famed Sea Cliff Bridge, the iconic venue is located in the township of Clifton on the tourist road known as the Grand Pacific Drive. Perched on the clifftop above numerous neighbouring quaint coastal towns and beaches, the venue boasts wide-reaching views of the Pacific Ocean and the escarpment; making The Imperial at Clifton a destination in itself.

Explore Draper & Co our bespoke event space clad with dark timber flooring, original brick walls and magnificent ocean views.

With numerous distinctive spaces spread along our three floors, we can cater for celebrations up to 110. Click here to view their Wedding Packages.

Private, intimate, stunning backdrop at The Imperial Clifton

Wollongong Town and The Music Lounge

Merrigong Theatre Company is home to 2 venues right in the centre of the Wollongong CBD that are each available for hire for big and small weddings. Venues are the Wollongong Town Hall (WTH) and the smaller and more intimate space, The Music Lounge (popular for smaller more intimate weddings!)

Capacity across each venue is as follows: WTH – Main Auditorium (Up to 944 capacity); WTH – The Music Lounge (Up to 152 capacity). Click here to learn more and get in touch with their Events Team.

Old world glamour and sophistication at Wollongong Town Hall and The Music Lounge. Image c/o

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

Figbird Cottage

Unique wedding & event venue in the stunning Shoalhaven – Figbird Cottage

Nestled in the idyllic rural hamlet of Terara on the NSW South Coast, Figbird Cottage is a very special place to love, laugh, celebrate and make treasured lifelong memories. From relaxed weddings to unforgettable milestone celebrations, let us bring your vision seamlessly to life in our bespoke European marquee, stunning gardens, premium facilities and sublime country vistas.

Figbird Cottage is one of the most affordable wedding venues in the Illawarra for exclusive use locations. This pretty garden spot offers all-inclusive day hire or weekend wedding packages with 2 night’s accommodation. There are two cottages onsite that sleep 8 people.

Choose your own caterers and use the styling items available onsite to create a very affordable wedding in one of the prettiest places on the South Coast. Click here to learn more.

HARS Aviation Museum

HARS is popular with couples who love a unique and fun venue!

A wedding venue with a difference! Whether your ceremony is set in the Boeing 747 or in one of the mind-blowing Hangars amongst the vintage aircraft, HARS Aviation Museum is sure to make your special day more memorable than most! HARS is unique as well as having the most outstanding opportunities, to create your point of difference from all the rest.

Let HARS Aviation Museum set up their Hangar 1 for your Wedding Breakfast. Their award-winning caterers will serve a four-course formal dinner or have a selection of finger food offered to you by their experienced wait staff. HARS are happy to help with any function you may have so please contact their front desk on 02 4257 4333!

Click here to read the 32 Illawarra Wedding Venues we have researched!

Want Stunning Wedding Flowers and Design?

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

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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