Ideas for your Wedding in Sydney and Regional New South Wales…!

If you are planning your wedding in Australia and have decided on the state of New South Wales, whether you live in the region or are planning to travel interstate you will be certainly thinking about wedding venues and where to get married!

There are so many locations available to you in this beautiful state from remote outback to Sydney and all along the coast of NSW!


This amazing city would be a spectacular location for your wedding no matter what style or size you choose. Maybe you will have the Opera House or Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background of your ceremony or perhaps these will be the scene for your fabulous wedding photographs.

This bustling metropolis has wedding planners, wedding accessories and Sydney wedding photographers in their hundreds, you will be spoilt for choice and will need to do some specific research to create the perfect occasion.

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Sydney harbour and the romance that surrounds it is simply remarkable, combine that with a unique wedding venue and you will have yourself the perfect day! Sydney harbour wedding cruises are a fantastic idea for a wedding that you and your guests will never forget! You can choose from a small boat up to the Harbour Ballroom or the Sydney Showboat, both able to accommodate up to 350 guests – obviously your choice will be dependent on your budget and the number of people you will have with you on your big day!

Outback NSW

Some of the most remote towns including Lightening Ridge, Tibooburra and Broken Hill can be found in outback NSW. The rugged landscape provides some stunning scenery for any event, with outstanding Aboriginal rock art and national parks covering most of the land you will be spoilt for choice for you outback wedding.

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The Broken Hill region would provide a unique and romantic setting for your outback wedding, you could choose from the Broken Hill sculpture park or if you are the adventurous type say ‘I do’ from the top of a historic mountain range!

Country NSW

Country wedding anyone? Or fancy getting married next to the highest waterfall in Australia? The Wollomombi Falls in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park would be a spectacular location for your ceremony! Country New South Wales has so many gorgeous locations for you to choose from, make sure you add your own little country twist to your bridesmaid dresses and boots like the pic below…

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Be sure to check out Corowa, Deneiquin and Moama… you can hire a houseboat for your honeymoon on the Murray River, an amzing and romantic experience, or for something really different why not hire a boat big enough for all of your guests and get married on board.

Hunter Valley

If you and your guests enjoy good food, good wine and stunning views then the Hunter Valley would be the perfect place for your destination wedding! With vineyards in abundance and garden weddings becoming ever more popular you will be spoilt for venues in these wonderful surroundings.

With famous wineries such as Lindemans and Wyndham Estate offering wedding packages to suit all, you can get married on the banks of the Hunter River or amongst the vines in these picture perfect locations the ideal setting to create fantastic memories.

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North Coast

The Northern Coast of New South Wales is home to some of the most popular beaches in Australia, stretching from Byron Bay to Newcastle, you can follow the Pacific Coast route and be astounded by the delights of Lennox Head, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie and Port Stephens! All of these beautiful coastal towns are fabulous holiday destinations and would make the ideal location for a beach wedding in Australia.

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Check out the Aanuka Beach Resort perfect for an elopement package or a small wedding, they also have several ceremony locations to choose from so that you can have things just the way you wish for, they have a stunning resort chapel or you could get married on the lawn by the beach!

Snowy Mountains

This is the perfect location for the adventurous bride and groom looking for some winter wedding inspiration and a celebration that is flourishing with snowflakes, blue skies and apres-ski..! You could even arrive at your ceremony or reception on a husky led sleigh or skis!

The aptly named Snowy Mountains home to the well-known snowfields of Thredbo, Perisher and Charlotte Pass have so many hotels and resorts that would be the ideal, check out The Station at Jindabyne or Lake Crackenback Resort for two fabulous options for a winter wedding!

Lord Howe Island

Located about 600km off the North coast of NSW this World Heritage listed haven is home to some of the most amazing species of flower, crystal clear water that is great for exploring the underwater marine life and the rare coral that makes up the island’s marine park!

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This island would make an exclusive location for your wedding as there can only be 400 visitors at any one time. Consider the Capella Lodge as a place of serenity for your big day, whether you go for an intimate elopement or book the entire resort this place of beauty will be sure to provide the perfect backdrop.

A Truely Australian Wedding Gift!

Personalised Bomboniere, Wedding Favour Idea! Remember, if you are getting married in Australia that there are so many ideas out there for gifts that you can give to your guests. Tradition says that the bride and groom should provide a thank you gift to all of their guests for making the effort to attend their wedding and for sharing their special day.

Why not go for a real Aussie favourte and design your very own personalised wedding stubby holders, you can even add individual guest names to each product for a very unique and personal gift!

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Happy Planning!

Planning Your Wedding in Adelaide and South Australia.

Weddings in Adelaide and South Australia

The entire state of South Australia boasts long, warm summers from December to February and mild temperatures throughout autumn and winter. The state’s capital Adelaide is the gateway to the Flinders Ranges and Kangaroo Island, and is easily accessible by air. It is also home to a small population of only slightly more than a million people Adelaide is classed as one of the most liveable cities in Australia.

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Adelaide City

With its cafe culture lifestyle and diverse mix of people the city has a modern feel and an amazing variety of cuisine on offer. With the choice of the Hills and Beach within half an hour drive of the city and state heritage listed parklands surrounding it this wonderful place can make a fabulous destination location for your wedding.

The city prides itself on the many ‘green’ initiatives that they set up in Australia’s most sustainable city; this is therefore the ideal place to hold an ecofriendly wedding.

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Bring in some natural elements to your big day, think outside the box, make sure that you pick native flowers that are in season, beeswax or soy candles for your decorations and choose bomboniere gift ideas that your guests can take home and use time and time again to minimise their negative impact on the environment, like coolaz wedding stubby holders a personalised gift that is also a long-lasting product.

Adelaide Hills, Barossa & Clare Valley

With stunning views across the Valleys the Adelaide Hills has so much to offer, known as one of the finest areas for cool-climate grapes there are charming boutique wineries in abundance. The Lane Vineyard, Bridgewater Mill and the Stirling Hotel are amongst the many places that make the Adelaide hills the perfect spot for your wedding or reception venue.

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The fresh produce is just one of the things that might pull you towards the Barossa Valley for your wedding venue! You can also follow the butcher, baker & winemaker trails to check out some of the culinary delights on offer in this special place – a great excuse for a trip to SA before the big day!

Looking for a more intimate setting for your wedding ceremony, then head to the Care Valley, there are many cure B&Bs in this area and some stunning locations to get those perfect shots of you in your wedding dress in the South Australia scenery!

Flinders Ranges & The Outback

Perhaps for the more adventurous this will be on the list of possible destinations for your adventure honeymoon! Pack up the camper-trailer and head off into the dusty red desert! Keep your eyes open for wedge-tailed eagles and lazy lizards along your journey into the wilderness and you will be sure to get some fantastic photographs of the bush backdrop.

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Maybe you are a couple that just love the country, if an outback setting for your wedding is more up your street then why not seek somewhere like the Arkaba Station, a wild bush luxury resort on the southern edge of the Finders Range National Park.

Choose for your wedding in the ranges from a ridge top dinner to a woolshed venue, or boutique heritage homestead to a deluxe swag for two and camping under the stars! And with 4WD trips, hot air balloon rides, viewing the local wildlife, mountain biking and many other adventurous activities to keep your guests amused this is the perfect location for your intimate outback destination wedding.

Kangaroo Island

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Just a ‘Kangaroos jump’ away from Adelaide this island is a true sanctuary of wildlife and tranquillity with untouched bushland and immaculate beaches, the perfect location for your wedding in South Australia. You can choose from a waterfront location or head to the West of the island to the Wilderness Retreat for an intimate ceremony.

You can also rest assured that your guests will be well fed and watered on this amazing island, due to its location in South Australia a state that is renowned for its produce and preparation, Kangaroo Island is one of the ‘must do’ food and wine experiences in Australia that you and your guests will remember for years to come.

The Murray River

There are two river regions on the Murray in South Australia, known as The Riverland and The Murraylands both great locations to begin your adventure. Why not experience the romance of this mysterious river aboard a houseboat – you can hire your own for an intimate celebration or take all of your guests on board a serviced boat like the Proud Mary, get married and hold your reception on the Murray!

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This is such an amazing place for all of the family, consider it one big waterpark with boat ramps along the way for you to launch your own or hire a boat, jet-ski, water skis or wakeboard. For the more relaxed approach grab your kayak or canoe and drift down stream in the wonderful outdoors!

Planning your wedding in South Australia

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So you’ve chosen the state and made your regional choice, now that you have picked the perfect location and venue for your wedding you can start to organise the fun stuff! Whether you are based in South Australia or interstate there are so many resources available to you for your wedding dress choice, decoration ideas and of course your bomboniere personalised gifts – be sure to check out Coolaz’s direct postage service so that if you are travelling you can arrange for your wedding stubby holder gifts to be there when you arrive.

Happy Planning!