Located conveniently close to Sydney, the Illawarra stretches from the Royal National Park to Gerroa and boasts stunning beaches, lakes, rainforests, gardens and historic churches where you can tie the knot. The perfect time for a destination wedding is spring and summer when temperatures are ideal for an outdoor ceremony.
If you want to find a venue that suits your style as well as budget, start planning your event early. From beach resorts and lavish restaurants to vineyards and golf clubs, there are plenty of exclusive and unique reception venues spread across Wollongong, Sahellharbour, Kiama and Gerringong, and you will be spoilt for choice. Start by browsing locations online and try to attend as many bridal expos as you can. Once you make a list of your favourite function spaces, go and visit them to see the venues and try food, wine and desserts.
Whether you prefer a stylish waterfront location or a rustic countryside venue, pick a spot which truly reflects your own taste and offers everything you always wanted to have on your wedding day. It may take a while to find the place which fulfils all of your requirements, so be patient and search until you are certain you have found a venue that really has it all.