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A picture-perfect wedding begins with the ideal setting, and for this reason we decided to create a comprehensive blog post that explores all of the best wedding venues in Sydney. From elegant waterfront locations to historic landmarks and modern architectural marvels, this vibrant city boasts a treasure trove of options for you to choose from. We have taken a considerable amount of time to put together this in-depth guide, that includes 50 best of the best wedding venues. Whether you envision an intimate ceremony amidst lush gardens, a grand affair in a luxurious ballroom, or a trendy industrial-style celebration, this handpicked selection covers every preference and budget. Alongside each venue feature, we have also included a small selection of photos that we have captured at each venue as well as any other helpful links. Our goal is to make your life easy by providing you with all the information you need to narrow your selection and make an informed decision on what venue best suit you.
All the images and real weddings featured below were captured by Lonely Hunter Weddings.
The Grounds of Alexandria is one of our favourite wedding venues in Sydney. It stands as an enchanting venue, captivating couples and guests alike with its whimsical beauty and romantic ambience. Nestled amidst lush greenery and fragrant blooms, this botanical wonderland is a picturesque setting for exchanging your vows and celebrating your love. The venue’s enchanting gardens, twinkling fairy lights and an industrial vibe will create a captivating backdrop for your ceremony and reception. With its diverse array of charming spaces – The Everleigh, Linseed House, The Garden, The Atrium, The Patio & The Cafe, The Grounds Of Alexandria has everything from intimate courtyards that seat 30 people to grand rooms that seat 350 people. The Grounds Of Alexandria offers endless possibilities to tailor the perfect wedding celebration no matter how small or big your wedding is.
Capacity: 30 – 350 seated guests
Sergeants Mess is one of the most exquisite wedding venues in Sydney. It exudes elegance and sophistication, making it a cherished choice for couples seeking a truly memorable celebration. Situated in an idyllic waterfront location, this iconic venue offers breathtaking panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, setting the stage for a romantic and unforgettable wedding. The beautifully appointed reception spaces feature stylish contemporary décor, creating a refined and intimate atmosphere. From the grand ballroom with its high ceilings and crystal chandeliers to the outdoor terraces overlooking the sparkling waters, Sergeants Mess provides a stunning backdrop for both your ceremony and reception.
Capacity: 50 – 250 seated guests
Gunners Barracks perfectly combines history and natural beauty, creating a unique and enchanting setting for your wedding day. This heritage-listed sandstone building is located in the landscapes of Georges Heights. The venue boasts stunning panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, which provide a truly special backdrop for your ceremony, reception and portrait photos. Inside, the meticulously restored interiors feature a blend of classic and contemporary design elements, creating an intimate and refined ambience. Gunners Barracks offers versatile event spaces, including elegant reception rooms and charming courtyards, allowing couples to create a personalized and memorable wedding experience. With its beautiful surroundings and exceptional service, Gunners Barracks will ensure every wedding celebration becomes a truly magical occasion.
Capacity: Max 130 seated guests
Website: Gunners Barracks
Nestled along the serene coastline of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Dunbar House stands proudly as one of Australia’s oldest structures, built in the 1830s. This stunning heritage home has been beautifully restored and transformed into a wedding venue, captivating couples and guests with its timeless elegance. Tucked away on the shores of Watsons Bay, its grandeur and enchanting ambience make it a sought-after location for those seeking a truly remarkable occasion. Whether hosting an intimate wedding ceremony or a grand celebration, Dunbar House offers an unrivalled setting where the beauty of the past converges with the joyous celebrations of the present.
Capacity: Max 110 Seated guests | Max 150 for standing canape receptions
Situated on the shores of Balmoral Beach, the Public Dining Room emerges as the ideal setting for a truly captivating Balmoral Beach wedding. As soon as guests step foot into this remarkable venue, they are greeted by uninterrupted views that stretch across Middle Harbour towards North Head and Manly, encapsulating the essence of Sydney’s iconic beach culture. The Public Dining Room can play host to both your ceremony and reception while offering a magnificent backdrop for your wedding photographs, with the iconic Balmoral Baths and jetties just steps away. Inside the venue, every seat takes in these impeccable beach views, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the natural beauty that surrounds them.
Capacity: Max 110 seated guests
Moby Dick’s Whale Beach joined The Boathouse Group in January 2012, and has since become a coveted wedding and event venue known for its undeniable charm. Situated atop a hill, Moby Dick’s boasts panoramic views of the stunning Whale Beach, further enhancing its allure. This wedding venue in Sydney caters to weddings and events of all kinds, so whether you envision an elegant sit-down reception or a more relaxed canapé-style affair, Moby Dick’s Whale Beach can accommodate your desires. Its versatile space can provide flexibility that allows you to personalize your special day, while the surroundings of the beach and cliffs add a touch of natural beauty that is truly unmatched.
Capacity: Max 150 seated guests | Max 200 standing guests for canape receptions
Website: Moby Dick’s Whale Beach
Nestled in the heart of Roseberry, Three Blue Ducks stands out as the perfect wedding venue – especially if you are a foodie! With a focus on good food, their skilled team of chefs and event planners are equipped to cater to events of any size and style. Whether you desire an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, their venue can comfortably accommodate your needs, from small groups to complete book-outs of up to 250 guests. Just like some of the other wedding venues in Sydney, The Three Blue Ducks has a range of different spaces available, including two enchanting outdoor areas, the main restaurant, and their newly added Rosella Room upstairs. Here, you have the freedom to customize the venue to your liking. Its generous industrial spaces boast high ceilings, drop-down pendant lights, concrete floors and exposed brick walls, which creates a stunning setting for your occasion. It can be left as a blank canvas for a minimalist approach or transformed into a lavish backdrop for more extravagant styling. Whatever your vision may be, Three Blue Ducks in Roseberry is ready to make your wedding an unforgettable experience.
Capacity: Max 250 seated guests
Lions Gate Lodge is an extraordinary wedding venue that’s nestled within Sydney’s Botanical Gardens. Built-in 1878, this stunning Victorian sandstone building captures the essence of Victorian grandeur and offers a private landscaped cottage & garden, a spacious paved courtyard, and a large permanent awning for your event. It comes unfurnished and provides you with the freedom to create a personalized theme including the selection of your preferred caterer, ensuring that every detail reflects your unique vision. Conveniently situated on Mrs Macquarie Road, the venue offers private entry for guests, further guaranteeing an exclusive experience. For those seeking an outdoor celebration, the lodge’s expansive lawn and the option to add a marquee present an alternative venue setup, further enhancing the possibilities for an extra special wedding celebration.
Capacity: Max 160 guests
Website: Lion’s Gate Lodge
The Ovolo Hotel is an exceptional choice for couples seeking a remarkable wedding venue in Sydney. With its contemporary design, luxurious amenities, and impeccable location, it offers a unique backdrop for the most special day of your life. From the moment you step into the grand foyer, you and your guests will be captivated by the chic decor and attention to detail. The panoramic views of Sydney Harbour create a breathtaking setting for your ceremony, while the meticulously designed reception areas offer a seamless flow for dining and dancing. As a 5-star hotel, guests can also enjoy the convenience and comfort of Ovolo’s onsite accommodation when your day eventually comes to a close. Here, the dedicated wedding team at Ovolo Hotel will work closely with you to tailor every aspect of your day, ensuring that it reflects your unique vision and exceeds all expectations.
Capacity: Max 190 seated guests | Max 350 standing for canape receptions
Nestled behind the remarkable landmark of 238 Castlereagh Street in Sydney City, you’ll discover Beta, a one-of-a-kind event space that effortlessly blends the charm of yesteryear with modern sophistication. Its Victorian-style exterior exudes opulence, luxury, and grandeur, making it an idyllic choice for weddings. With three levels of event spaces, Beta can accommodate gatherings of any size, from intimate affairs to extravagant celebrations. The venue pays homage to its historical roots, featuring 5-meter-high ceilings, grand arch walk-throughs and exquisite exposed brickwork.
At Beta, they take immense pride in merging architectural elegance with unmatched service and exceptional Greek cuisine. Drawing inspiration from the renowned menu at Alpha, skillfully crafted by their Head Executive Chef, Peter Conistis, every dish from appetizers to mouthwatering main courses will delight the palates of your wedding guests. What sets Beta apart is their unwavering commitment to creating a truly unforgettable event. They understand the significance of a blank canvas and offer you the freedom to personalize every aspect of your wedding so that it aligns with your distinct style and preferences. With their personal touch and meticulous attention to detail, Beta will help you create an event that leaves an indelible impression on all attendees.
Capacity: Max 160 seated guests | Max 200 standing for canape receptions
Website: Beta Events
Pasadena, is one of the many stunning wedding venues found in Sydney and they warmly welcome you to make their venue a part of your special day. With its magnificent direct waterfront access and private jetty, your wedding party can arrive at Pasadena in style, whether it’s by boat, seaplane, or car. Imagine the delight of your guests as they embark on a scenic journey, setting the tone for an unforgettable celebration. Pasadena offers the flexibility of a seated or canapé style reception, accommodating both intimate gatherings and larger guest numbers. Whatever the size of your wedding party, Pasadena boasts a variety of stunning locations to host your ceremony, cocktail hour, or sit-down lunch or dinner. Whether you choose the waterfront lawn, the serene palm garden, the open-air restaurant, or the intimate cocktail lounge, each setting offers breathtaking vistas that will add a touch of magic to your special day.
Centennial Homestead in Sydney is an exquisite and enchanting wedding venue that captures the essence of romance and natural beauty. Set in the heart of Centennial Park, with its lush gardens, serene lakes, and majestic trees this historic estate offers a picturesque setting for your ceremony, reception and wedding photos. Whether you envision an intimate affair or a grand celebration, Centennial Homestead can accommodate your desires. With options to use their in-house Wisteria Room for your reception or the possibility to bring in a marquee, they have all bases covered. Every aspect of your wedding is approached with a personal touch, as the dedicated team understands the importance of customization. From tailored menus to adaptable packages, they go above and beyond to suit your individual needs.
Capacity: Max 670 Seated | Max 1000 for standing canape receptions
Pilu at Freshwater specializes in intimate weddings and wedding receptions. As one of the many wedding venues in Syndey that is located on the Northern Beaches, Pilu at Freshwater Beach, features ocean views and a private garden, offering a stunning backdrop reminiscent of Italy’s Amalfi coast. Set in a heritage-listed Hampton’s-style beach house, Pilu at Freshwater ensures an intimate and unique experience for your guests and the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. With award-winning food, wines, and service, your wedding reception at Pilu will be a truly unforgettable celebration. Their Event Specialists will ensure a flawless execution of your wedding day, offering tailored packages and expert guidance to create a memorable event.
Capacity: Max 110 guests
Website: Pilu at Freshwater
View by Sydney, in partnership with Dedes Waterfront Group, offers an exceptional wedding venue that combines stunning views, impeccable service, and attention to detail. With over 30 years of experience in hosting weddings, the dedicated team at Dedes Waterfront Group will ensure that your wedding day is extra special. The terrace with it’s breathtaking views of the iconic Harbour Bridge and the sparkling harbour can be used to create an unrivalled city setting for your ceremony. When it comes to your reception, the team will craft the perfect menu, from canapés to desserts, ensuring that your guests are treated to an unforgettable feast. With their expertise and passion, View by Sydney and Dedes Waterfront Group form an extraordinary partnership, guaranteeing that your wedding day is a true celebration of love and beauty.
Capacity: Up to 400 guests
Located at the Middle Harbour 16ft Skiff Club, right on the beach, Zest at The Spit is an extraordinary location that ensures an exceptional and tailored wedding experience. With options to hold your ceremony close by at The Spit Reserve or Pearl Bay Reserve (as pictured below), you can minimise travel and ensure everyone enjoys themselves by keeping the events of your day in one area. The venue itself is infused with a relaxed rustic charm, the boathouse showcases the exquisite beauty of warm timber and imported stone, accentuated by stunning ceilings adorned with captivating gold-leaf details. This Sydney wedding venue effortlessly combines a touch of glamour with a laid-back sense of luxury, making it the perfect choice to celebrate your special day.
Capacity: Max 280 Seated | Max 450 for standing canape receptions
Website: View By Sydney
Manly Pavilion is another one of the many wedding venues in Sydney that is owned and operated by the Boathouse Group. Manly Pavillion sits right on the water next to Manly’s Cove beach. With breathtaking panoramic views across Manly and the harbour, this venue will create a truly unique backdrop for your special day. The venue’s sophisticated architecture seamlessly blends with modern design to create an inviting space. The reception area provides ample room for guests to celebrate, while the floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to flood the room. With the Boathouse’s impeccable service, delectable cuisine, and attention to detail, you can be sure that every aspect of your wedding is going to be flawlessly executed. With plenty of accommodation close by in Manly, the location of this venue really does promise an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
Capacity: Max 200 Seated | Max 250 for standing canape receptions
Website: Manly Pavilion
Luna Park Venues is widely recognized as one of Sydney’s most sought-after wedding spaces, renowned for its combination of uniqueness and elegance. Its unrivalled vistas of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House provide an awe-inspiring backdrop that adds a wow factor to every celebration. When it comes to reception spaces, Luna Park offers an array of options with five distinct rooms available, ensuring a perfect fit for weddings of every size. From the initial planning stages to the moment you say “I do,” the dedicated Event Manager at Luna Park Venues will be by your side, ensuring that every detail is taken care of to create the most memorable wedding day for you and your guests. Their expertise and personalized approach guarantee a seamless experience, allowing you to relax and savour every precious moment of your special day. Opting for Luna Park as your wedding venue also grants you the exciting opportunity to incorporate its iconic rides and amusement park into your wedding photos, injecting an undeniable sense of personality and fun.
Capacity: Max 250 Seated | Max 400 for standing canape receptions
Website: Luna Park
Long Reef Golf Club in Sydney’s Northern Beaches is the perfect beach wedding venue. Located by Long Reef headland, it offers breathtaking views from the Central Coast to Manly. The secluded cove of Fishermans Beach provides a private beach setting for your special day. With manicured beachfront lawns and an alfresco function room, the backdrop for your wedding photographs is simply magical. Here, they offer everything you need for an unforgettable beach wedding, from outdoor ceremonies to wedding photos on Long Reef’s headland, terrace canapes and reception dining with ocean views. Their team, including talented in-house chefs and renowned wedding contractors, will ensure every detail is covered for your special day. Long Reef Golf Club is dedicated to helping you create a memorable day, one that you’ll cherish forever.
Capacity: Max 140 Seated | Max 180 for standing canape receptions
Website: Long Reef Golf Club
Nestled amidst lush greenery and framed by the sparkling harbour and captivating Sydney skyline, Athol Hall stands as one of Sydney’s most cherished wedding venues. With its rich history dating back to 1850, the heritage house, built in 1908, has been meticulously restored over the years to look the way that it does today. Located in the Mosman neighbourhood, this wedding venue in Sydney offers a tranquil escape from the bustling CBD while still being conveniently close to the city. The venue opens up to the scenic Athol Beach and the picturesque Ashton Park. Take advantage of these breathtaking surroundings and panoramic views by hosting your ceremony on Athol’s private Lawn. Afterwards, treat your guests to al fresco canapés and refreshing drinks while you and your beloved venture across Athol Beach or down to Bradley’s Head, to have your bridal portraits taken. Athol Hall is an all-in-one venue and a dream location for couples seeking a truly magical wedding experience in Sydney.
Capacity: Max 130 Seated | Max 200 for standing canape receptions
The Freedom Hub is an exceptional wedding venue in Sydney. Nestled in the heart of the city, this unique venue offers a one-of-a-kind experience for couples seeking a meaningful celebration. As an organization dedicated to ending modern slavery, the Freedom Hub repurposes a historical warehouse to create a stunning space that not only captivates with its rustic industrial aesthetics but also serves a greater purpose. The venue’s exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and abundant natural light create a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for exchanging vows and celebrating love. Beyond its physical beauty, the Freedom Hub’s commitment to ethical sourcing and sustainable practices allows couples to celebrate their union with a clear conscience. Every aspect of the wedding, from the delectable cuisine to the thoughtful decor, showcases the venue’s dedication to supporting survivors of human trafficking and providing them with a path to freedom. Choosing the Freedom Hub as a wedding venue will not only create a memorable experience for you and your guests but also contributes to a larger mission of social change as they donate 100% of the profits to this cause.
Capacity: Max 100 people
Website: The Freedom Hub
Chiswick Restaurant in Sydney is an exceptional choice for couples seeking a remarkable wedding venue. Found amidst the vibrant city, this restaurant oozes elegance and charm, setting the perfect backdrop for a memorable celebration. The expansive indoor dining area seamlessly flows into a picturesque garden, providing a delightful outdoor space for ceremonies or cocktail receptions. The culinary experience at Chiswick is a true highlight, as their renowned chefs curate exquisite menus featuring locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. From tasty canapés to sumptuous main courses, every dish is crafted with precision and presented beautifully. The attentive staff ensures impeccable service, catering to every need and desire, while the venue’s flexibility allows for personalized touches and customizations to create a wedding day that reflects the couple’s unique style and vision. Chiswick Restaurant will deliver an unforgettable wedding experience and help you and your guests create lasting memories.
Capacity: Max 76 seated guests
Website: Chiswick Woollahra
Located in the heart of the city, this iconic heritage building provides a truly unique backdrop for couples seeking a memorable celebration. The Mint’s grand architecture, with its sandstone exterior and intricate detailing, exudes a sense of timeless beauty. Inside, the venue boasts beautifully restored spaces, including stunning reception rooms adorned with high ceilings, ornate chandeliers, and large windows. The Mint’s central courtyard and manicured gardens offer an idyllic setting for outdoor ceremonies and provide a serene atmosphere for guests to enjoy. With its rich history and refined ambience, the Mint in Sydney is for couples who desire a touch of sophistication and elegance on their special day.
Capacity: Max 110 Seated | Max 250 for standing canape receptions
Website: The Mint
Orso is situated along the picturesque shores of the iconic Middle Harbour and offers a truly breathtaking setting. The venue boasts stunning waterfront views which serve as a backdrop for your occasion. The Orso’s sophisticated and contemporary design creates an atmosphere of luxury, while its spacious indoor and outdoor areas can accommodate both intimate and large celebrations. Here, your wedding will be as beautiful as your love story thanks to the attentive and professional staff who will ensure that every detail is executed to perfection, from the elegant decor to the delectable cuisine. With its stunning location & impeccable service The Orso in Sydney is the perfect choice for couples who wish to create magical day.
Capacity: Max 240 Seated | Max 350 for standing canape receptions
Nestled on the shores of the picturesque Shelly Beach, this venue offers a breathtaking backdrop for couples seeking a coastal wedding experience. Here you can hold your ceremony on the balcony or choose to have it somewhere else close by, either way, you have the option. When it comes to your bridal party photos, the venue’s lush gardens and pristine beach will provide endless photo opportunities for your seaside wedding. Then return to join your guests for your reception where the attentive Boathouse staff will ensure that every detail is meticulously taken care of, from the decorations to the cuisine, creating an unforgettable celebration for you and your guests. With its ambience and stunning coastal scenery, the Boathouse at Shelly Beach is truly a remarkable choice when it comes to wedding venues in Sydney.
Capacity: Max 60 Seated | Max 120 for standing canape receptions
Website: The Boathouse Shelly Beach
Situated within its picturesque parkside and waterfront surroundings, the Deckhouse seamlessly integrates itself into the natural beauty of it’s Sydney surroundings. As an ideal wedding venue, it offers a unique blend of contemporary design and captivating scenery. Here you and your guests can soak in the mesmerizing panoramas of Sydney Harbour and the Clarkes Point Reserve as these form the backdrop for your ceremony and reception. Inside the Deckhouse, floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide a seamless connection to the outdoors, allowing guests to further immerse themselves in the breathtaking views while enjoying the exclusive outdoor terrace and deck. With a private bar and versatile space, the Deckhouse can easily accommodate both small and large gatherings, whether for cocktail-style receptions or grand banquet celebrations.
Capacity: Max 450 guests
Website: The Deckhouse
Experience the blossoming of romance in the heart of the city at the exquisite 12 Micron in Barangaroo. This contemporary wedding venue is the true epitome of elegance, boasting two light-filled spaces and timeless design accents. From its barrel-vaulted ceiling to its cobbled stone and timber flooring, every detail exudes sophistication and sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration. The venue’s panoramic harbour views provide a breathtaking backdrop, ensuring that your special day is immersed in natural beauty. With a dedicated culinary team ready to indulge your guests in delectable modern Australian cuisine and generous hospitality, 12 Micron will help you create moments that will be cherished forever.
Capacity: Max 200 Seated | Max 350 for standing canape receptions
Website: 12 Micro
Located on the second floor of The Old Rum Store, Olio on Kensington Street is one of the best-kept secrets when it comes to wedding venues in Sydney. The industrial-inspired venue features a contemporary indoor dining room with historic arch windows that fill the space with natural light and tastefully exposed brickwork. Award-winning executive chef and Sicilian native, Lino Sauro, infuses Olio with his passion for food and produce, creating exceptional menus. The team at Olio will welcome your guests like family, ensuring an unforgettable experience. Moreover, the surrounding local streets offer plenty of photo options for your bridal portraits, eliminating the need to travel far for your wedding photos. With Olio Kensington Street as your wedding venue, you have both a remarkable reception space and captivating photo opportunities just steps away, making it an easy choice for your special day.
Capacity: Max 85 Seated | Max 120 for standing canape receptions
Q Station in Sydney is a captivating and enchanting wedding venue that beautifully blends history, natural beauty, and modern amenities. Nestled amidst the picturesque surroundings of Sydney Harbour National Park, this former quarantine station offers 33 hectares of unique and unforgettable settings for you to choose from when it comes to your ceremony or reception space. The heritage-listed buildings exude a rustic charm, while the stunning waterfront views create a breathtaking backdrop. With accommodation on-site and a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces available, including a charming wharf, manicured gardens, and elegant ballrooms or its famous glasshouse, Q Station provides endless possibilities for you to customize your special day.
Capacity: Max 180 Seated | Max 250 for standing canape receptions
Website: Q Station
Celebrate your special day at the exquisite Dunes Palm Beach, a stunning seaside venue that promises to make your wedding truly unforgettable. With the capacity to accommodate up to 140 guests for sit-down receptions and 200 for a canapé-style affair, they offer flexible options to suit your preferences. Here you can choose between their onsite ceremony location or you can exchange vows at one of the many other seaside spots dotted around the Palm Beach area. Imagine the joy of toasting to your love with an Aperol spritz in hand, while basking in the warm glow of a Palm Beach sunset. Create cherished memories with your loved ones as you revel in the beauty of this idyllic setting. Dunes at Palm Beach is one of the many stunning wedding venues in Sydney!
Capacity: Max 140 Seated | Max 200 for standing canape receptions
Immerse yourself in a world of serenity and tranquillity at Ottimo House and step into a realm of untouched countryside, where 500 acres of rolling green hills stretch as far as the eye can see. Wander along concrete pathways, surrounded by manicured gardens and expansive lawns that will create a photo-worthy backdrop for your ceremony. The scenery here sets the stage for unforgettable wedding photos, allowing you to easily slip away and capture timeless moments in this stunning landscape. Ottimo House has multiple options when it comes to reception spaces so you can easily find one that’s tailored to fit the size of your wedding. When your guests arrive to the reception, they will be warmly greeted with refreshing arrival drinks and canapes. Ottimo House’s experienced team will tailor every detail of your reception dinner to your taste, curating a feast that indulges the senses. Throughout the entire planning process, you’ll be supported by dedicated wedding stylists and planners, ensuring that your dream wedding becomes a reality. Ottimo House promises a magical wedding experience, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the care of their passionate team.
Capacity: Max 520 Seated
Website: Ottimo House
Camden Valley Inn, nestled in the scenic outskirts of Sydney, is a charming wedding venue that captivates couples and guests alike. Surrounded by lush greenery and rolling countryside, it offers a unique setting for both your ceremony and reception. The inn boasts elegant and versatile event spaces, from romantic outdoor gardens to the newly renovated Valley View room and rustic indoor barns, providing you with a range of options to suit your vision. The attentive and experienced staff at Camden Valley Inn are dedicated to ensuring every detail of your special day is perfect, from the decorations to the catering. With its ambience, breathtaking views, and tailored service, Camden Valley Inn is a dream wedding destination.
Capacity: Max 180 seated | Max 350 standing for canape receptions
Website: Camden Valley Inn
Discover the hidden gem of Milestone Events in Manly, nestled within the historic North Head Sanctuary. This boutique wedding venue, only a short five-minute drive from Manly Beach, promises an unparalleled experience. This beautifully restored 1930s venue can be customised to suit your needs and the size of your wedding, whether it’s an intimate affair or something much bigger. If you desire a breathtaking view for your ceremony, the Memorial Lawn, is a short stroll from the venue and offers a scenic backdrop overlooking the entire harbour and city (as shown below). With lots of parking, an array of stunning photo opportunities and a personal experience from the dedicated Milestone Events team, this is a remarkable place and one you should consider for your special day.
Capacity: Max 180 seated | Max 300 standing for canape receptions
Website: Milestone Events
Pier One in Sydney presents an alluring setting for couples seeking a remarkable wedding venue. With its prime location on the waterfront, this premier waterside destination allows you to exchange your vows while overlooking Sydney Harbour. The backdrop is simply unparalleled, with the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge forming the background to your special day. With three romantic wedding and reception venues, all offering stunning water views, Pier One Sydney Harbour ensures an unforgettable experience. The venue provides flexible ceremony and reception packages (both on-site), complemented by professional wedding planning services, allowing you to relax and enjoy every moment. Additionally, their five-star culinary offerings guarantee an incredible dining experience for you and your loved ones.
Capacity: Max 180 seated | Max 350 standing for canape receptions
Website: Pier One
Found within the prestigious Royal Motor Yacht Club in Point Piper, Zest Waterfront Venue’s Beachouse is a truly exceptional choice for your wedding day. Conveniently located just minutes from the city, this venue offers views of Sydney’s magnificent Rose Bay. With a charming Hamptons beach house theme, featuring elegant oyster shell feature walls, fresh limewash timber floors, and captivating lighting accents, the Beachouse exudes a relaxed yet luxurious atmosphere. Recently renovated, the Commodores Room provides a stunning setting for ceremonies and intimate celebrations. It has a seating capacity of up to 160 guests with a dancefloor or up to 300 for a cocktail-style reception, the Beachouse at Point Piper ensures that celebrations are held in style. For more intimate events, a smaller room is also available, catering to the couple’s unique preferences. Embrace the waterfront beauty and create cherished memories at Zest’s Beachouse at Point Piper.
Capacity: Max 160 Seated | Max 300 for standing canape receptions
Website: Zest’s Beachhouse
Situated within the Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Bennelong Restaurant stands out as one of the most remarkable wedding venues in Sydney & the country. Its location offers breathtaking views that encompass the iconic Opera House architecture and stretch across Circular Quay to the picturesque Royal Botanic Gardens. Led by the highly esteemed chef Peter Gilmore, Bennelong is not just a restaurant but a revered culinary destination, epitomizing the essence of Australian dining. It seamlessly combines food, culture, people, and place to create a truly exceptional experience. Every element of Bennelong, from its use of exquisite Australian produce and exceptional wine selection to its attentive and intimate service, makes this establishment all the more special. This venue is a unique fusion of culture, heritage, and natural beauty, which makes it an unparalleled Australian wedding destination. With the support of a dedicated events team, Bennelong is committed to collaborating with you to craft an unforgettable celebration that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.
Capacity: Max 100 seated guests | 300 standing for canape events
Nestled within one of the world’s most stunning cultural precincts, the NSW Art Gallery stands out as one of the most unique wedding venues in Sydney. With views of the parklands and harbour, this remarkable venue presents you with opportunities for jaw-dropping photographs and the ability to create cherished memories that will endure a lifetime. The gallery’s magnificent architecture and awe-inspiring artworks enhance the allure, making it an ideal backdrop for couples seeking a truly remarkable wedding experience.
Whether your vision entails a sophisticated cocktail function or an elegant banquet, their dedicated team is committed to bringing your dream wedding to life. With a wealth of expertise and professionalism, their events team will accompany you through every stage of the planning process, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience from start to finish. The Art Gallery, offers the flexibility to host both your wedding ceremony and reception or solely your reception, tailoring their services to suit your preferences and requirements. No matter the size or style of your celebration, they will collaborate closely with you to curate an event that perfectly reflects your unique relationship and celebrates your love.
Capacity: Max 220 seated | Max 350 standing for canape receptions
Website: NSW Art Gallery
Audley Dance Hall is not only steeped in history and character but also offers a versatile space that can be tailored to your personal style. With its tasteful refurbishment and heritage-listed status, this venue serves as a blank canvas, allowing you to bring your vision to life, whether you desire a formal and elegant affair, a rustic and relaxed celebration, or a clean and refined gathering. Overlooking the grounds of Audley and the serene Hacking River, the Dance Hall’s full-length, wide, sloping verandah provides a stunning backdrop. The hall itself has a timber dance floor that spans the entire room, allowing for customizable layouts while timber-lined walls, high ceilings, and doors opening onto the verandah offer a touch of history and character.
Website: Audley Dance Hall
Celebrate your special occasion at Taronga Zoo, one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Sydney, with it’s breathtaking views of the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Set against the backdrop of the stunning Sydney city skyline, the venue offers unforgettable sunset vistas, creating a magical atmosphere for your wedding day. With exclusive locations for bridal photos and a diverse range of event spaces, including a rooftop venue, magnificent ballroom, terrace/balcony areas, and charming garden courts, ensures you’ll have an extraordinary setting to say “I do.” As you exchange vows, the presence of wildlife adds a unique touch, making your celebration truly enchanting. Taronga Zoo provides a perfect blend of natural beauty and exceptional facilities for a wedding experience that you and your guests will cherish forever.
Capacity: Max 200 seated | Max 300 standing for canape receptions
Website: Taronga Zoo
Situated within the historic Queen Victoria Building, the QVB Tea Room in Sydney offers a palatial setting for couples seeking an opulent wedding venue. Its grandeur is accentuated by palatial ceilings, glittering Baccarat Crystal chandeliers, and luxurious detailing, creating a backdrop of unmatched elegance for your most special day. With its generous proportions, this iconic destination can comfortably accommodate weddings of all styles and sizes. Whether you envision making an elegantly regal entrance or conjuring a fairytale atmosphere, their professional stylists are dedicated to helping you indulge in the wedding of your dreams. From the designed spaces to the impeccable service, every aspect of the QVB Tea Room is tailored to create an unforgettable experience that you will treasure for a lifetime.
Capacity: Max 200 seated
Website: QVB Tea Room
The Intercontinental in Sydney is a truly exceptional choice for your wedding venue. Nestled in the city, the hotel offers a captivating blend of luxury, elegance, and stunning views that make it an ideal setting for a memorable wedding. From the moment you step foot into the grand lobby, you are greeted by an ambience of sophistication and refinement. The Intercontinental boasts an array of beautifully designed event spaces, each offering its own unique charm and character. Whether you prefer a grand ballroom with crystal chandeliers or a rooftop terrace overlooking the iconic Sydney Opera House, there is a space to suit every couple’s vision. The hotel’s expert wedding planners are dedicated to ensuring every detail is perfect, from exquisite cuisine to impeccable service. With its location and commitment to excellence, the Intercontinental in Sydney promises to create a magical wedding experience for you and your guests.
Curzon Hall, located in Sydney and run by Navara venues, is an exquisite wedding venue that exudes timeless elegance and charm. Surrounded by lush greenery and magnificent gardens, this historic castle-like mansion offers a setting for couples seeking a fairy-tale wedding experience. Curzon Hall is truly special, with its stunning architecture, soaring ceilings, and intricate detailing that harkens back to a bygone era. From the moment guests enter the magnificent foyer, they are transported into a world of opulence and romance. The venue boasts multiple event spaces, which include manicured gardens, elegant ballrooms, and intimate dining areas, allowing couples to curate their perfect wedding celebration. With impeccable service, luxurious amenities and a captivating ambience, Curzon Hall stands as one of the many great wedding venues in Sydney.
Website: Curzon Hall
Le Montage is another venue under the Navarra umbrella which is situated in the city’s outskirts of Lilyfield. Here, this extraordinary venue transports you to a realm of elegance, where your imagination can run wild. With multiple wedding rooms available, Le Montage offers a space tailored to your every desire, no matter how big or small your wedding. With sweeping waterfront vistas that bask in the glow of sunlight by day and moonlight by night. Montage by Navarra is the epitome of magic and sophistication, an extraordinary place where every moment becomes a treasured memory.
Website: Le Montage
Oatlands House is one of the magnificent wedding venues in Sydney that exudes elegance and charm. Located in a tranquil setting and boasting a rich history, this iconic heritage estate sets the perfect backdrop for a truly unforgettable occasion. The grand architecture of the house, with its classic Georgian style, creates a sense of timeless beauty and sophistication. Its manicured gardens and sweeping lawns offer a picturesque setting for outdoor ceremonies and stunning photo opportunities. Inside, the venue features spacious ballrooms adorned with ornate chandeliers and luxurious furnishings which provide a regal ambience for the reception. With one-of-a-kind service and attention to detail, Oatlands House will ensure that every aspect of your wedding day will be truly something special.
Website: Oatlands House
Dolton House Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney is a truly exceptional wedding venue that combines breathtaking waterfront views with an elegant and modern design. Located in the heart of Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour, this venue offers a unique blend of contemporary sophistication and historic charm. The stunning event spaces at Dolton House Jones Bay Wharf provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic and memorable wedding celebration. Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a grand affair, the venue’s dedicated team of professionals will work closely with you to bring your vision to life. From the beautifully appointed reception rooms to the outdoor terrace overlooking the sparkling harbour, every detail is curated to create a magical atmosphere. With its prime location, luxurious amenities and service, Dolton House Jones Bay Wharf is an exceptional choice for couples seeking an extraordinary wedding experience in Sydney.
Website: Jones Bay Wharf
Vaucluse House, nestled in the enchanting suburb of Vaucluse, is a wedding venue that effortlessly blends timeless elegance with natural beauty. This iconic heritage-listed mansion with it’s sweeping verandas and stunning sandstone exteriors, is surrounded by lush gardens and views overlooking the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour. The gardens, adorned with vibrant blooms and pathways, offer a romantic backdrop for exchanging your vows and an idyllic setting for capturing stunning wedding photos. With its rich history and charm, Vaucluse House is a venue that promises to create cherished memories and leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.
Capacity: Max 130 seated | Max 200 standing for canape receptions
Website: Vaucluse House
The Ivy Ballroom on George St in Sydney stands as a captivating and enchanting wedding venue, embodying elegance and sophistication. Run by the Merivale group and located within the bustling CBD, this space offers a grand setting that befits the importance of the occasion. When you enter the ballroom, you are instantly greeted by its incredible design, featuring soaring ceilings, sparkling chandeliers and lavish decor that exudes opulence. The spacious layout can accommodate both intimate gatherings and grand celebrations, allowing you to create the perfect setting for your dream wedding. The Ivy Ballroom’s versatile nature allows for seamless customization, enabling you to personalize every aspect of your special day. With an experienced team of wedding professionals, the Ivy Ballroom staff will ensure your day is exactly how you imagined it.
Website: Ivy Ballroom
Gledswood, located in Sydney’s outskirts, is a wedding venue nestled within countryside surroundings. This enchanting estate is rather special as its rich history dates back to the early 1800s. Gledswood exudes timeless beauty and provides a stunning backdrop for ceremonies and receptions. The venue boasts manicured gardens, rolling hills, and a historic homestead, all adding to its romantic allure. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, Gledswood offers versatile indoor and outdoor spaces that can be tailored to suit any wedding style or theme. Whether you’re exchanging vows beneath a canopy of ancient trees or dancing the night away in a charming barn, Gledswood promises to create cherished memories that will be fondly looked back on.
Capacity: Max 130 seated | Max 450 standing for canape receptions
The Palm House in the Royal Botanic Gardens is a unique Sydney wedding venue. This architectural marvel serves as a picturesque backdrop for couples seeking a truly memorable celebration. Its iconic glass structure showcases a stunning array of exotic palms, creating a romantic ambience that is second to none. The Palm House, with its soaring ceilings and intricate ironwork, exudes a sense of timeless charm and sophistication. Whether exchanging vows or hosting a dazzling reception, couples and their guests are treated to a truly magical experience, surrounded by the sights and scents of botanical wonders. The Palm House in the Royal Botanic Gardens is a dreamlike setting that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.
Capacity: Max 80 seated | Max 120 standing for canape receptions
Website: The Palm House
Nestled within the harbourside suburb of Mosman, Burnt Orange is an exceptional wedding venue. Steeped in history and charm, this exquisite location features a magnificent 1920s sandstone mansion. With breathtaking bay views, verdant native bushland, and wrap-around balconies, Burnt Orange offers a picturesque setting for couples seeking a truly memorable wedding experience. The venue’s rich architectural heritage blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings, creating a captivating ambience that sets the stage for an unforgettable event.
Capacity: Max 160 seated
Website: Burnt Orange