The location

Barefoot at Broken Head

The only private house in the Byron Shire approved for wedding receptions, located just a short drive from the heart of Byron Bay.

Barefoot at Broken Head hosts the most sophisticated beach weddings in Australia. The couple walks through the sand dunes to the ceremony site on a pristine surf beach where eucalypts crowd thick over the hills and waves roll in from the picturesque point. With not a house in sight, at the end of the single stretch of sand their guests see the most easterly point of Australia – the iconic Byron Bay Lighthouse.

Following the wedding ceremony, the guests stroll back along the winding bush track and through the back gate of the house, revealing the architectural splendour that is Barefoot at Broken Head. With large wooden decks descending into lush tropical gardens, imagine sipping cocktails and enjoying delicious canapés under a rainforest canopy while you dance into the evening.

Barefoot at Broken Head provides you with the ultimate beach wedding venue, infrastructure and luxury accommodation all in one. For coordination and catering we work with renowned local company Byron Bay Weddings who run Fig Tree Restaurant in the hills overlooking Byron. You purchase your own alcohol and beverages from wherever you wish and have them delivered to the venue for your wedding.

Inclusions & Cost

Our wedding package provides the essential items for couples to hold their wedding at Barefoot without the need to hire in any infrastructure. To hold a reception couples rent the whole house for a four-night minimum stay (three nights if all midweek) and pay reception fee that depends on the number of guests.


  • 70 capacity reception with casual seating for 50 guests at a time
  • Five standing bar tables and stools
  • Marquee on central deck (3m x7m)
  • Wheelie bin hire and rubbish removal
  • Beach ceremony permit
  • Public Liability Insurance for reception and ceremony
  • Commercial drinks fridge
  • Bar
  • Arbour to frame the vows
  • Signing table and chairs
  • Bench seating for 32 guests at the beach
  • Gate attendant for arrival and departure greeting and assistance
  • Indoor and outdoor ceremony options
  • No need for portable toilets – direct access to the bathroom from the reception area.
  • Note: Formal dining for up to 32 requires an extra table and chair hire

Reception Fee (ex GST)

  • 0 – 16 guests $500
  • 16 – 32 guests $1900
  • 32 – 50 guests $3400 (includes marquee)
  • 50 – 70 guests $4600 (includes marquee)
  • PLEASE NOTE: there is a $300 additional fee for beach ceremonies.
  • PLEASE NOTE: fully seated receptions 25 - 32 guests require the marquee for an extra cost of $800.

Catering – Byron Bay Weddings or Barefoot’s Simple Wedding Plan


Four-night minimum stay for weekend functions and three-night minimum stay for midweek weddings. Please see availability for tariffs.

Simple Wedding Plan

For up to 50 guests (not including children under 10 years) we also offer Barefoot’s complete in-house catering package, which provides all food, waitstaff, bar staff, and wedding coordination by our house manager Frances starting at $193 per head. We have developed this package in response to couples who want the laid back sophistication of Barefoot, with a casual yet elegant simplicity.

The food is catered by our in-house chefs. Please request menu options for canapés or sit-down receptions with various tiers of choice.


  • Capacity: 70
  • Curfew: for non-staying guests at 9 pm. Ceremonies usually noon – 3 pm
  • Music: In-house sound system. Piano in the central pavilion. Ask us to recommend acoustic acts or pianists. No amplified live music or drums
  • Parking: All non-staying guests must arrive and depart by bus or taxi arranged in liaison with the house manager
  • Drinks: BYO beverages and alcohol
  • Beach Ceremonies to be conducted below high tide line and not in the sand dunes. No pets or amplified live music on the beach.

Coordination & Catering

Byron Bay Weddings & Fig Tree

Byron Bay Weddings was set up in 2006 by chef and owner of The Fig Tree, Che Devlin. Cooking is his thing!

Byron Bay Weddings is a collaboration of the regions most experienced, dynamic and passionate wedding planners, on the day coordinators, service/bar pros, stylists and chefs that have evolved and blended into a premium wedding service company. Striving to help you create absolutely unforgettable memories, you will enjoy first-class management and execution which ultimately will make your wedding planning easy, stress-free and FUN.

Working exclusively with the region’s finest caterer, Fig Tree Restaurant, which offers an abundance of options from tasting menus to share platters, to a la carte or cocktail receptions. The team of chefs at The Fig Tree source most of their produce from The Fig Tree’s own garden or the fields, paddocks, farms and ocean that surround Byron Bay.

Created with Barefoot at Broken Head in mind is FEAST. With handmade cocktails from their trained bar staff and festival style food made by their team of international chefs, guests can chill with a signature Mojito in one hand and FEAST on a variety of food until their heart’s content!

Contact Byron Bay Weddings for a suggested agenda and quote:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (02) 6684 7260

Had a lovely family holiday here. Weather wasn’t perfect but the house was. It didn’t matter when it rained because the house was such a delight to be in. Great…