When planning your wedding ceremony there are a million-and-one things to consider: should you do the deed indoors or outdoors? In a garden or a chapel? Will you fit all your guests in the one spot? Will your dream locale be private enough?
It’s a toughie, especially considering there are an outstanding number of beautiful ceremony spots here in the West. Making the right choice can certainly seem a bit overwhelming!
But you are in luck beautiful brides-to-be, because we here on The Grange wedding team have scoured the Greater Western Sydney area for the best wedding ceremony spots. We’ve come up with a Top 5 for you to drool over and be inspired by. Enjoy!
- Auburn Botanic Gardens, Auburn
With 9.2 hectares of lush parkland and gardens of fairy tale beauty, the Auburn Botanic Gardens makes for a stunning ceremony choice for your outdoor wedding. Popular spots include the Japanese Garden (especially during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in mid-August to early September), the Native and Rainforest Garden with its thick canopy and littered-leaf forest floor, the Scented Garden with its Undercover Wedding Pavilion and Reflection Pool, and the Sunken Rose Garden with its ceremonial arches and stunning David Austin Roses (best viewed between October and January).
- The Old St Thomas Chapel, Narellan
If you’re after a more ‘old world romance’ style wedding ceremony, the heritage listed Old St Thomas Chapel is worth checking out. Built in 1884, The Chapel has recently been restored to its former glory, complete with original stained glass windows and pews – and they will even ring the bell for you once the knot has officially been tied!
Unlike other chapels and churches, the Old St Thomas is non-denominational so you can bring your own civil celebrant or pastor to perform the nuptials, at any time of day or evening.
- The Lilian Fraser Garden, Pennant Hills
For your private garden wedding ceremony head to the Lilian Fraser Gardens. An urban sanctuary with over 3,426 square metres of beautiful and unusual plants including magnolias, camellias, pink and white dogwood trees and a HUGE metasequoia tree (no need to Google it, just think woodland fairy tale backdrop), these gorgeous gardens are perfect for your dream forest wedding ceremony.
- Bella Vista Farm, Bella Vista
If you’re after a relaxed and rustic canvas for your boho farmhouse wedding ceremony, check out Bella Vista Farm, ideally located just 15 minutes from The Grange. An historic farm complex established in the late 1700s, Bella Vista Farm is set on 20 hectares of parkland and features panoramic views of the Sydney Basin back to the Blue Mountains, as well as a two-storey homestead, Bunya Pine lined driveway and various farm outbuildings set on a prominent hilltop – ideal for your post-ceremony photos!
- Gardens of Many Nations, Fagan Park, Galston
Covering 10 hectares and featuring 11 gardens with a range of inspired heritage themes including African, Australian, Chinese, Dutch, English, Japanese, Mediterranean and North and South American, the Gardens of Many Nations in Fagan Park is sure to have a backdrop to suit your outdoor wedding theme. The Park is open for ceremony bookings between 7am and 3:30pm, so you’ll have plenty of time for post-ceremony pics in the gardens before heading to your Grange reception.
From boho farmhouse bride to classic old world romance, these ceremony locations offer something to inspire every bride-to-be ¾ which one was your fave?
Stay tuned for more wedding inspo from the team at The Grange!
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