Southern Highlands, NSW

Picturesque pastureland, magnificent natural wilderness, pretty villages, magnificent gardens, sparkling waterfalls, stunning national parks, quaint churches and superb function venues are the hallmark of the beautiful Southern Highlands.

Image by Gemma Clarke Photography, Location Summerlees Estate

Each season of the year brings with it its own unique beauty and enchanting ambience. Rolling hills and woodlands burst into life in spring, while a lush warmth pervades the lazy summer days. Perhaps the striking beauty of autumn’s reds and golds appeals to you, or the lure of the pristine, crisp freshness of a Highland’s winter with its crackling log fires, mulled wine, and soft muted colours.

And it gets better yet! The region is easily accessible from Sydney, Canberra and the Illawarra coast, so there’s nothing to stop you from soaking up some Highland’s luxury on your wedding day. Most brides prefer to arrive several days before their wedding to prepare – and many venues offer special packages for just this purpose, so remember to make some enquiries when you’re researching your accommodation options.

One of the bonuses of getting ready ‘on location’ is the relaxed, hassle-free Highland’s ambience. Plus, everything is close at hand: fabulous day spas, hair and beauty professionals, makeup artists, cake makers, photographers, florists, photo booth hire, caterers, car hire and event specialists are all nearby.

Your special day deserves something extraordinary, something exclusive that you can claim as your own. So if you have a wedding on a private property in mind, you’ll be delighted to know that everything you need, from a marquee to chandeliers, and table decorations to bomboniere, is readily available.

Whether you’ve planned a celebration that’s simple, small and stylish, or a larger, more opulent affair, the Southern Highlands is the perfect location at any time of the year.

Image by Gemma Clarke Photography, Location Summerlees Estate

Perhaps your heart’s desire is to exchange your vows in a picturesque village church or in a romantic country garden, or to wed amid the vines, or in a fabulously decorated marquee surrounded by spectacular scenery. No matter what your wedding day vision, the Highlands has everything you could possibly wish for – and you’ll fall in love with all the space and freedom.

Another fabulous plus of a Southern Highland’s wedding is the opportunity for truly breathtaking photography. Picture yourself against a rolling farmland backdrop, in a vineyard, or framed against one of the many beautiful historic buildings. Your photographer will be so inspired by the pretty landscape – and you’ll be absolutely delighted with the results. But what will your guests do to entertain themselves in this gorgeous destination wedding location? Well, they could bushwalk through spectacular national parks, enjoy a round or two of golf, visit the many local markets or browse through book and antique shops, relax at an art gallery, enjoy a tasty morsel at a delightful village eatery, or visit one of the many cellar doors to indulge their senses in an unforgettable cool climate wine experience.

And don’t forget that the knowledgeable staff at Tourism Southern Highlands are more than happy to help you plan and research your fabulous Highland wedding day. They also have available free accommodation booking cards for you to include with your invitations – an easy way to provide your guests with all the information they need to choose an accommodation option that matches their style and budget.

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