Wedding Photographer Blue Mountains
Are you looking for a Blue Mountains wedding venue?
Hey, I’m Chris, and I’m a wedding photographer who loves to shoot weddings in the Blue Mountains in NSW.
I have seen my fair share of wedding venues all over Australia. There are some amazing wedding venues and some average venues. So, on this page, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite wedding venues and also share some venues I would love to photograph.
There is nowhere quite as majestic or epic as the Blue Mountains. From a wedding photographer’s point of view, the region is an absolute playground for a photographer. The amazing scenery and landscapes, tied together with a lovely couple, are set to guarantee beautiful wedding photos.
The landscape of the Blue Mountains isn’t just mountains either. There are elegant five-star resorts, rustic farm venues, beautifully manicured gardens, historic homesteads… and, of course, those amazing mountains.
But with so many Blue Mountains wedding venues to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide on the perfect venue for your big day.
Let’s showcase some of the best wedding venues in the Blue Mountains, each offering its own unique charm and style to make your wedding unforgettable. Whether you’re seeking a rustic barn, a luxurious estate, or an intimate garden setting, there’s a Blue Mountains wedding venue to suit your taste and budget.
If you’re looking for a Blue Mountains wedding photographer, contact me to get started.
1. Waldara Farm
Waldara Farm is one of my all-time favourite venues in the Blue Mountains region. It is actually about 100km from Katoomba, near Oberon.
Waldara Farm is an 800-hectare working sheep and cattle farm. So, it is very rustic, very country but also very modern and extremely well-maintained.
There are two separate houses on-site for you to stay. The ceremony can take place at numerous places around the property. And “the shed” is an amazing wet weather backup ceremony location.
The reception is held in “The Barn”, which is a wonderful wooden barn that can accommodate up to 150 guests.
Address: Burroughs Crossing, Edith
Pro Tip: use google maps and put in “Waldara Farm Wedding Venue”. Otherwise, if you are like me and use a ‘Garmin’ GPS, it will take you somewhere completely in the wrong direction.
2. One & Only Wolgan Valley
Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley is a 2,800-hectare ultra-luxury retreat and an amazing place to have your wedding.
It is about 45 minutes from Lithgow, located at the bottom of a valley surrounded by giant sandstone mountains. There are Kangaroos and Wombats everywhere on the property. And the property is luxury!
Have your wedding ceremony at one of the many locations to choose from. Explore the area and get amazing photos. Then have a six-star meal. It doesn’t get any better!
Address: 2600 Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley
3. Seclusions Blue Mountains
Seclusions Blue Mountains is a beautiful and romantic 20-acre wedding venue located about 45 minutes from Katoomba where rustic meets elegance.
There is accommodation available on-site, with six log cabins around the property.
The property boasts a beautiful amphitheatre for the wedding ceremony, a rustic barn for drinks & canapes or a wet weather ceremony backup. And an open-aired pavilion wedding reception area that has stunning, uninterrupted views of the mountains. Seclusions can accommodate up to 140 guests.
Address: 209 Martins Rd, Rydal via Lake Lyell
4. Collits Inn
Collits Inn is a family-run business that is over 190 years old (well, the barn is) and spent most of its life as a private residence. It was originally built in 1823 and is a historical landmark in the region, being that it remains the oldest standing group of buildings west of the Blue Mountains.
Collits Inn is a heritage-listed building located right in the heart of Hartley Valley at the base of historic Mount York.
All aspects of your wedding day can be done onsite in one place. Your accommodation, your ceremony and reception, and, of course, there are amazing opportunities for beautiful photos at this amazing venue. Can accommodate up to 100 guests.
Address: 101 Hartley Vale Road, Hartley Vale
5. Leuralla Amphitheatre at Blue Mountains Weddings
Nestled in the heart of the Blue Mountains, Leuralla Amphitheatre presents an extraordinary wedding location that seamlessly merges natural beauty with versatile spaces. With a picturesque amphitheatre area and capacity to accommodate up to 200 guests, guests can view the breathtaking vistas of Jamison Valley and the commanding presence of Mount Solitary as the wedding backdrop. Adjacent to the amphitheatre lies a sprawling, cleared grass area, providing flexibility for erecting a marquee reception perfectly tailored for dining and dancing beneath the starlit sky.
The venue extends into tranquil natural bush areas, offering an intimate oasis for weddings. Leuralla Amphitheatre combines awe-inspiring views, customisable spaces, and serene surroundings, making it an awesome Blue Mountains wedding venue.
Address: 41 Olympian Parade, Leura
Photo courtesy of Leuralla Amphitheatre at Blue Mountains Weddings
6. The Hydro Majestic
The Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains is part of the Escarpment Group, which owns numerous wedding venues around the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains.
The Hydro Majestic is an elegant and iconic historical hotel that stretches 1.2 km along the escarpment edge of the Blue Mountains, overlooking the Megalong Valley. It has some of the most stunning views from this hotel, and it is easy to see why you would want to have your wedding here.
You can choose from Belgravia Lawn and The Majestic Point Lookout for your ceremony venues. There are three wedding reception rooms to choose from, which can accommodate up to 250 guests.
Address: 52-88 Great Western Hwy, Medlow Bath
7. Logan Brae Orchards
Logan Brae Orchards in Blackheath was founded in the year 1919 and is the last remaining apple orchard in the Shipley Plateau.
This beautiful family-run orchard has a rambling rustic charm and offers some of the most spectacular views of of the Blue Mountains. This Blue Mountains wedding venue is truly special, and they provide a marquee that overlooks the mountain ranges and a shed to use.
Can accommodate up to 90 guests and only take ten wedding bookings per year. They also take smaller elopements of up to 20 guests. So put this place on your shortlist of wedding venues before it books out!!
Address: 139 Shipley Road, Blackheath
8. Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa
Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa is located on two acres of spectacular land within the grounds of a historic homestead. This 5-star resort is right in the middle of Katoomba, adjacent to Echo Point. The location doesn’t get much better than this.
There is plenty of on-site accommodation with 89 rooms and suites. There are three ceremony locations to choose from and two reception rooms.
Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa is one of the best wedding venues and specialises in smaller weddings of up to 100 guests.
Address: 5-19 Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba
9. Chapel Hill Retreat
Chapel Hill Retreat is a beautiful wedding venue located on 35 acres of tranquil Australian bushland. Chapel Hill is incorporated in the heritage property of Bulgamatta, which was first settled by George Bowen in 1832.
There is on-site accommodation for up to 24 of your guests. You can have your ceremony either in the beautiful chapel or at some outdoor locations around the property. The function room has a gas fireplace and stunning views overlooking the Blue Mountains valley. And it can accommodate up to 150 guests.
Address: 36 Berambing Crescent, Berambing
10. Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains
The Fairmount Resort & Spa Blue Mountains is located in Leura on 9.5 hectares of land. Nestled in the epic Jamison Valley in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, it is a beautiful place to have a wedding.
This 4.5-star resort has 224 accommodation rooms and a variety of restaurants and bar facilities. There are a few options for your ceremony locations as well as reception room options. They can accommodate weddings of up to 850 guests.
Address: 107 The Scenic Road, Killcare Heights
11. Dryridge Estate
Boutique vineyard and wedding destination Dryridge Estate is situated deep in the Megalong Valley. Enveloped by towering sandstone cliffs and offering some of the most outstanding scenery in the region, weddings at Dryridge Estate are a ”choose-your-own-adventure’ style, where the bride and groom can create their dream wedding from a blank canvas.
Wedding couples can choose to say their vows in manicured gardens or in the vineyards, and everything from canapés to a three-course dinner can be served to guests – it’s just a matter of designing your dream wedding.
Dryridge Estate includes a fabulous 4-bedroom Homestead and a beautiful 2-bedroom Sunrise Lodge when couples choose Dryridge Estate. They recently installed a clear roof marquee which is included in the hire of the venue that can accommodate up to 130 guests. The marquee captures the westerly sunset while the escarpment in the east lights up. Your wedding ceremony and reception will have the most beautiful views and sunsets that the Blue Mountains can give you.
Address: 226 Aspinall Road, Megalong Valley
12. Megalong Valley Farm
Megalong Valley Farm is an exclusive private estate Wilderness Lodge set in the very heart of the Blue Mountains. It sits in a beautiful lush valley surrounded by majestic cliffs.
There are various accommodation options on-site to choose from. From the Wilderness Ranch Guesthouse Lodge, the Rustic Stockmans Lodge or camping & glamping options. There are various ceremony options to choose from, and you can have your wedding reception in the Carriage Function Hall or the Woolshed. Can accommodate up to 120 guests.
Address: 993 Megalong Valley Road, Megalong Valley
13. Allview Escape Blackheath Blue Mountains
Allview Escape is a totally magical wedding venue located in Blackheath in the world-famous Blue Mountains.
One of the most amazing features of this property is that it sits perched on top of a giant canyon with panoramic views overlooking Grose Valley and Mount Hay. It sits on 20 acres of private natural bushland and is just fifteen minutes from Katoomba.
The wedding party can take over the whole estate and can comfortably sleep up to 20 guests. The fully self-contained luxury cottages are ideal for pre-wedding preparation. They set up a marquee for the reception and can accommodate up to 350 guests.
Address: 415-419 Hat Hill Rd, Blackheath
14. Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park
The Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park is a unique industrial property offering spacious lawn areas, a remarkable industrial building (The Bath House) and bush locations within a stunning mountain valley.
The Bath House can accommodate 150 guests, with a considerable dining area and a separate dance floor. The caterers have access to a modern food commercial kitchen and an under-cover outdoor barbecue area. Weddings are very popular on our wonderful lawn, and there are great locations around for beautiful wedding photography. The venue has a curfew for midnight. There are several transport and lodging options within the district, and there is ample parking on site. You get an amazing three days to prepare the venue, which is incredible, especially if you want to have a DIY wedding.
This is a totally unique and very different wedding venue that is sure to be extremely popular.
Address: 3A State Mine Gully Rd, State Mine Gully
15. Dennarque Estate
Dennarque Estate is located in the quiet heritage garden village of Mount Wilson, in the UNESCO-listed Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park.
Dennarque Estate is one of the original historic homes and gardens established in 1879 and is within the heritage estate’s expansive 24-acre exotic cool climate gardens.
It offers luxury on-site accommodation for up to 12 people and can be hired exclusively for weddings of up to 80 people.
Address: 28 Church Ln, Mount Wilson
Tip on How to Choose a Blue Mountains Wedding Venue
The Blue Mountains is a picturesque region located in New South Wales, Australia. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, including rugged cliffs, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls. The Blue Mountains also boast a rich cultural history, with many indigenous communities living there for thousands of years.
I spend most weekends exploring new Blue Mountains locations, and as a wedding photographer with over 500 weddings under my belt, I have had the opportunity to visit many of the region’s wedding venues. The Blue Mountains offers a diverse range of options, with new venues constantly popping up. It is important to note that the Blue Mountains encompasses a vast region beyond just the popular tourist hub.
While I am always excited to discover new venues, I do have certain personal preferences when it comes to choosing the ideal wedding location. As a photographer, I find it creatively stimulating to work in new environments, and I appreciate venues that offer unique and picturesque backdrops. However, there are some key factors to consider when selecting a venue that aligns with your vision and style.
Here is some advice on choosing the perfect wedding venue in the Blue Mountains based on my personal experience and preferences.
What I Look for in a Blue Mountains Wedding Venue
When it comes to selecting a wedding venue, I take into account several factors that help me determine whether it will be an ideal location for photography. As a photographer, there are Blue Mountains wedding venues that I can’t wait to revisit, while others may present challenges. Nevertheless, my preferred wedding venues in the Blue Mountains all share some common features.
Firstly, they are situated in stunning locations that offer breathtaking backdrops for wedding photography. Additionally, the staff at these venues are incredibly welcoming and friendly, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for couples and their guests. Furthermore, most of these venues offer the convenience of having everything on-site, from the beginning of the day to the end of the night, eliminating the need for guests to travel between multiple locations.
Ultimately, finding the perfect wedding venue in the Blue Mountains comes down to personal preferences, vision, and style. However, selecting a venue that offers beautiful surroundings, friendly staff, and on-site amenities can make all the difference in creating a memorable and stress-free wedding day experience.
Your Dream Wedding in the Majestic Blue Mountains Awaits
In the embrace of the serene and awe-inspiring Blue Mountains, your dream wedding unfolds.
Whether it’s the rustic charm of Waldara Farm, the ultra-luxury retreat at Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley, or the enchanting environment of Logan Brae Orchards, each venue we’ve explored brings a unique essence, a distinct flavour that promises to make your celebration unforgettable.
As one of the top wedding photographers in Sydney, we know when the perfect backdrop, lighting, and moment align, it’s time to take the shot.
Choosing a wedding venue is no less than crafting a story – a story where every detail, every backdrop, becomes an eternal frame, a perpetual reminder of the day two souls entwined forever. Through my lens, I’ve witnessed countless stories unfold, each in its own distinctive environment, enveloped by the majestic Blue Mountains, offering not just a venue but a myriad of experiences, each as unique and beautiful as the love stories they cradle.
Remember, your wedding is a profound chapter of your love story, deserving to be set amidst landscapes that resonate with your bond and environments that mirror the soulful, deep connection between you and your partner. Together, let’s traverse through these wonderful venues, carve out a space that speaks to your love, and create not just a wedding but a magical experience that will be reminisced, cherished, and celebrated through generations.
If you envision your day to be encapsulated with authenticity, love, and the enchanting essence of the Blue Mountains, let’s embark on this mesmerising journey together.
Get in touch with me, and let’s weave your love story into the breathtaking tapestry of the Blue Mountains, crafting memories that will linger in your hearts forever.