The Illawarra region is situated just south of Sydney. The region starts from the Royal National Park and stretches all the way down the coast to Gerroa.
Some of the towns and villages in this region include Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Gerringong.
The Illawarra area has stunning beaches and lakes, breathtaking lookouts over the coastline, lush green valleys and hills, rainforests and waterfalls, parks, gardens and vineyards.
To see details of the location please explore the map below:
The short drive from Sydney makes the Illawarra an ideal location for a destination wedding.
If you are looking for an indoor venue you may prefer a clifftop or waterfront venue.
To find wedding venues and suppliers to the Illawarra region please use the menu in the sidebar.
Garden Weddings in Wollongong
Wollongong Botanic Garden
The Wollongong Botanic Garden is a picturesque 22 hectare garden. It is available throughout the year for wedding ceremonies.
There is a choice of many beautiful locations within the garden including:
Rose Garden – available from October to April
Temple Garden – intimate garden with a water feature.
Middle Creek – beautiful setting for smaller weddings where you can enjoy camellias, azaleas or irises depending on the time of year.
Azalea Bank – great for larger weddings.
Woodland Garden – this area has 3 sections: Lawn, Wildflower Lawn and Gazebo.
Flowering Trees and Shrubs – secluded garden with a view of the mountains.
For more information on having a wedding in the Botanic Garden visit the website where you will find details of locations, prices, maps, pictures and a booking form: http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/botanicgarden
Pioneer Park is located at Kembla and Bank Streets, Wollongong. It features over 1,600 rose bush, which bloom from November to March. This makes it a great place for wedding ceremonies and wedding photography.
If you would like to hold your wedding in Pioneer Park any of the other parks in the area you will need to contact Wollongong City Council.
Visit their website for more information on gardens and parks for hire in the region:
Beach Weddings in Wollongong
For a list of beach wedding locations in the Illawarra please visit Wollongong Beach Weddings.
Wedding Hall Hire
Wollongong City Council have a selection of halls available for hire that would make ideal wedding reception venues for large weddings.
Visit their website for more information and a booklet with all the details: