Sydney Wedding Venues

Sydney has an endless range of wedding venue styles, from relaxed beach ceremonies and urban restaurant receptions to vibrant rooftop cocktail parties overlooking the Sydney Harbour skyline. With hotels, wineries and gardens galore, Sydney makes an unbeatable wedding destination.

Sydney Wedding Venues

Looking for a unique experience before or after your Sydney wedding? Here are our favourite ideas:

  • Charter a yacht to take you and your wedding guests on a cruise around the stunning Sydney Harbour at sunset. As the dusky light melts over the horizon, the outline of Sydney’s familiar landmarks will create a jaw-dropping photo backdrop.
  • Set the scene for your wedding weekend by scaling the soaring arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a couple or with a small wedding party. BridgeClimb Sydney makes an unforgettable memory to treasure with your loved ones.
  • Book an invigorating surf session on your wedding morning or relax by the natural pools at the famous Bondi Iceberg Club. It’s a cool coastal setting to catch up with friends ahead of the big day.
  • Arrange an informal picnic with all your friends and family in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens after your wedding celebrations. It’s the perfect chance to reminisce on all the fun from the night before.

Gunners' Barracks

Tucked away in Mosman, this sandstone structure offers a piece of history and a slice of waterfront paradise for your wedding day on the harbour. Gunners’ Barracks has three distinct ceremony options, including a grassy lawn with harbour views, a sandstone courtyard, and a covered terrace overlooking the waterfront. Inside, your wedding reception will take place in an elegant and timeless wedding venue with gorgeous chandeliers and big windows looking out to the water.

  • Three options for your wedding ceremony
  • Delicious, modern Australian fare
  • Historic sandstone building on the waterfront

Taronga Zoo by Epicure

Sydney’s famous Taronga Zoo offers an incredible safari wedding experience for couples looking for something equally unique and beautiful. Catering here is by the award-winning Epicure team, promising an extravagant culinary experience for you and all your guests. Icing on the cake? Guests will have the option to go luxury glamping on the grounds throughout your wedding weekend!

  • Wildlife experiences & safari wedding backdrop
  • On-site luxury glamping for you and your guests
  • Incredible, award-winning catering by Epicure

Sergeants' Mess

Sergeants’ Mess is a gorgeous, modern waterfront wedding venue in Mosman with its own private wharf that doubles as a memorable wedding entrance spot. A couple of spacious balconies overlook Rose Bay and Watsons Bay, while inside the modern setting with huge windows overlooking the water give the whole place an alfresco feel with a sparkling harbour backdrop.

  • Stunning Sydney Harbour views from multiple decks and indoor spaces
  • 5-star catering experience by Grand Pacific Group
  • Panoramic views of Watsons Bay and Rose Bay

Pier One Sydney Harbour

Under the looming arch of the soaring Sydney Harbour Bridge, Pier One Sydney Harbour is a luxury 5-star hotel poised on the glistening waters of Walsh Bay. Extending out across the pontoon, there are two indoor wedding venues with unrivalled waterfront views through huge glass windows, and an outdoor marquee venue for alfresco ceremonies and receptions bathed in natural light.

  • Get married on the water's edge
  • Sweeping views of Sydney Harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Modern wedding venue with lots of natural light

Botanic House in Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens

Tucked into Sydney’s famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Botanic House is a gorgeous, light-filled wedding venue in the heart of the city. Here, you can host your wedding ceremony in the gardens overlooking Sydney Harbour before tucking into a stylish two-story restaurant where a celebrity chef will create an incredible dining experience for you and all of your wedding guests.

  • Modern, stylish event space filled with natural light
  • Prime location in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Delicious menus designed by celebrity chef

Beach House Avalon

This beautiful ocean spying wedding venue in Sydney’s Northern Beaches has everything you could possibly need to host an unforgettable day. Located on the upper level of Avalon Beach surfing club, the open plan Ocean Room and terrace can be set up in a variety of layouts. Overlooking the golden beach and glittering horizon, you can say ‘I do’ on the sands, before heading upstairs for a stunning coastal reception at the Beach House Avalon.

  • Premium venue location at an affordable price in Sydney’s North Beach region
  • Large blank canvas space that can be styled formally or in a casual way
  • Private covered terrace with ocean views and floor to ceiling glass doors

Burnt Orange

Surrounded by native bushland and spellbinding harbour views from Middle Head to Manly, Burnt Orange is an exclusive wedding retreat just 15-minutes from Sydney CBD. The rustic manor house wedding venue features lush gardens for outdoor wedding ceremonies, a sandstone terrace for relaxed drinks receptions and a beautiful balcony for lavish banquets and dinner dances overlooking uninterrupted ocean scenery.

  • Heritage sandstone manor house with wraparound balcony
  • Hideaway location just a 15-minute drive from Sydney CBD
  • Beautiful outdoor area for garden ceremonies

The Calyx

Set in the heart of the Sydney Botanic Gardens, The Calyx structure is a work of art that attracts visitors all year round. Home to the largest living plant wall in the southern hemisphere, as well as intelligent colour changing LED technology, The Calyx is an extraordinary location to marry. After the museum closes, the spacious site is exclusively yours to enjoy, and you can make use of the exhibition spaces for your reception.

  • Garden location moments from the Sydney Harbour foreshore
  • Incredible outdoor architecture with changeable lighting settings
  • Living plant wall and island water feature for stunning photo backdrops

Dunbar House

Set right along the waterfront of Watsons Bay, this historic 1830s Georgian mansion makes a gorgeous setting for an elegant Sydney beach wedding. Just across the road is a lovely beach ceremony area with a towering fig tree, while inside Dunbar House is a glamorous setting of crystal chandeliers and timeless furnishings.

  • Picturesque beachfront setting on Watsons Bay
  • Historic Georgian mansion with gorgeous views and easy access to beach ceremony sites
  • Alfresco balcony doubles as a lovely cocktail space

Terrace on Domain

The Royal Botanic Gardens has another lush event space worth knowing about. It’s a stunning example of how contemporary architecture can effortlessly blend in with the natural environment. Surrounded by wooded groves and lush rolling lawns, it’s a charming forest retreat with a wraparound terrace and floor to ceiling windows. Guests can flow in and out of the venue with ease, and inside, the open-plan events space can be designed in a number of layouts.

  • Relaxed modern restaurant with a versatile interior and a sweeping outdoor decking
  • Vast glass windows beaming with natural light and contemporary interiors
  • Modern Australian cuisine with contemporary Italian influences.

Centennial Homestead

East Sydney’s hidden secret is this stunning wedding venue in Centennial Park. Centennial Homestead is a flexible woodland oasis where you’ll find ten different ceremony locations in the park, plus two indoor wedding spaces, The Wisteria Room and The Kitchen. Brimming with modern design and plenty of natural light, you can use the in-house styling that’s provided or bring in your own. There is also the option to hire a marquee on the lawn for covered outdoor celebrations.

  • Ten beautiful outdoor ceremony locations in the park grounds
  • Picturesque gardens with outdoor furniture and lawn games included
  • Ample in-house styling already provided and marquee hire is available

Amora Jamison

Amora Jamison Sydney is a luxury 5-star hotel experience with two spacious ballrooms awaiting your personal touch. The experienced events team are well versed in conducting some of the finest weddings in the city, so with their assistance, you can transform the spaces into heavenly ceremony and reception rooms. Another advantage of hiring this beautiful hotel for your wedding day is that it’s located near to Sydney’s greatest landmarks for unbeatable photo opportunities.

  • 5-star luxury hotel wedding venue with two elegant ballroom spaces
  • 415 indulgent, well-appointed hotel bedrooms with plenty of natural light
  • Desirable location near to The Rocks, Circular Quay, the Harbour Bridge & Sydney Opera House

InterContinental Double Bay Sydney

Located in Sydney’s beautiful Double Bay neighbourhood, InterContinental Double Bay hotel offers an elegant and timeless wedding venue for those looking to celebrate in a grand ballroom, romantic courtyard garden, or a combination of the two. If you’re looking for a wedding venue where you can marry outside and then host your reception in an Art Deco space indoors, this stunner has you covered.

  • Grand ballroom with gorgeous Art Deco features and crystal chandeliers
  • Lovely courtyard for intimate wedding ceremonies and pre-dinner cocktails
  • Double Bay location, just 10 minutes from Sydney CBD

Zest Waterfront Venues Boathouse at the Spit

The Zest Waterfront venue Boathouse at The Spit in Mosman is a gorgeous Sydney Harbour wedding venue with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The catering team here are known for their incredible attention to service and extravagant menu offerings, even going so far as to offer a dumpling bar or whiskey bar for those couples so inclined.

  • In-house event styling options
  • Absolute waterfront location
  • Award-winning catering team

Belgenny Farm

An exclusive farm wedding venue on the outskirts of Sydney is awaiting your discovery. Located in the quaint suburbs of Camden South, Belgenny Farm is a rural retreat with ample outdoor space and a barn wedding venue to throw the ultimate celebration. The Granary is perfect for rustic dinner receptions, and the surrounding lawns make beautiful backdrops to alfresco ceremonies.

  • Rustic wedding venue with beautiful countryside views
  • Horse stables, vineyards & barn backdrops
  • Just an hour from Sydney CBD

The Tea Room QVB

Set in historic Queen Victoria Building, this heritage-listed Sydney ballroom features soaring ceilings, elaborate chandeliers, and elegant neutral tones throughout. You’ll love the grand setting, which makes for a beautiful wedding ceremony backdrop or big-bash reception spot.

  • Prestigious, historic setting for a luxury wedding
  • Beautiful, heritage listed ballroom with gorgeous chandeliers
  • Fantastic catering experience by Grand Pacific Group

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth weddings have the option to marry outside in the courtyard or inside the glamorous ballroom. Receptions at this luxury hotel wedding venue usually take place in the Art Deco ballroom with its glamorous atmosphere. Some couples prefer to host their wedding reception in the Garden Court Restaurant overlooking the courtyard, as it has a more bright and light atmosphere.

  • Romantic Art Deco ballroom space with warm ambience
  • Courtyard terrace doubles as fabulous ceremony location
  • Stylish, luxury hotel suites for your out-of-town guests

The Langham, Sydney

The Langham, Sydney has a timeless appeal for traditional Sydney weddings. Positioned in the photogenic district of The Rocks near Observatory Hill, this luxury 5-star hotel wedding venue includes an indulgent spa, 96 chic hotel bedrooms, a quintessential Drawing Room and beautiful Ballroom for up to 150 seated guests with magnificent outlooks over the western Sydney waterfront.

  • Desirable location in The Rocks
  • 5-star luxury hotel with harbour views
  • Elegant ballroom and drawing room setting

Rydges Sydney Harbour

Nestled in The Rocks, Sydney’s most historic area, Rydges Sydney Harbour is a 4-star hotel venue with endless wedding potential. 55 George Street is its unique rooftop wedding space, complete with sociable lounge seating, a white marquee and a relaxed atmosphere. Sip on cocktails by the pool and enjoy breathtaking views over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

  • Luxury hotel suites
  • Gorgeous rooftop setting
  • Uninterrupted views of nearby Sydney Harbour

Zest Waterfront Venues The Beachouse at Point Piper

Located in beautiful Rose Bay, The Beachouse at Point Piper features sweeping Sydney Harbour venues. This waterfront wedding venue is known for its stunning catering options and is the proud recipient of the Best Reception Venue in NSW award at both the 2018 and 2019 ABIA Awards.

  • Waterfront location on Sydney Harbor
  • Naturally lit event spaces with balconies overlooking Rose Bay
  • Licensed for live music till 12am

Hyde Hacienda at Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour

Positioned between the sparkling waters of Sydney’s Circular Quay and the natural beauty of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Hyde Hacienda at Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour has a superb location and plenty of outdoor wedding photograph opportunities nearby. The stylish cocktail lounge in the luxury 5-star hotel boasts remarkable views over the iconic Sydney city skyline.

  • Waterfront views of Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Stylish, colourful decor in boutique lounge setting
  • Greenery walls and ceilings, natural light

The Blue Room Bondi Beach

Your wedding guests will love attending your wedding ceremony overlooking Bondi Beach followed by a fun cocktail party on the terrace and reception inside this relaxed, beachy space. The Blue Room Bondi weddings are always vibrant occasions with Bondi Beach on full display.

  • Beachfront location on Bondi Beach
  • Modern event space with boho beach styling
  • Bondi Beach views from waterfront terrace and indoor wedding venue

Rydges Sydney Central

Conveniently located next to Central Station, Rydges Sydney Central is a 4-star hotel wedding venue surrounded by Sydney’s most sophisticated suburb, the Surry Hills. The hotel’s pillarless wedding spaces are equipped with contemporary design and state of the art technology, and there’s also the option to host unique receptions on the outdoor terrace or in its plush cinema room.

  • Panoramic views of Sydney city skyline
  • Sun soaked terrace
  • Private, enclosed rooftop wedding venue

Sydney Harbour Marriott

At the Sydney Harbour Marriott in Circular Quay, world-class cuisine, an experienced events team and a variety of indoor and outdoor wedding spaces combine to create an unforgettable nuptial setting. Located in the heart of Sydney Harbour, overlooking some of Australia’s most cherished landmarks, this 5-star hotel wedding venue is one not to be missed on your wedding venue search.

  • Premium spot for Sydney Harbour views
  • 5-star luxury hotel in Circlar Quay
  • Sunny terrace overlooking Macquarie Place Park

InterContinental Sydney

InterContinental Sydney weddings are grand, timeless and picture-perfect. With the all-inclusive ease of a ceremony, reception and accommodation in one glamorous destination, this luxury hotel has become one of the most coveted addresses for Sydney weddings. Across the 5-star hotel, there are a large variety of wedding spaces to choose from and each space enjoys direct views over Sydney Harbour and its legendary landmarks.

  • Beautiful 5-star hotel with all the luxury amenities for a flawless wedding
  • Iconic views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • 509 tranquil bedrooms with views at special rates for wedding guests

Vibe Rushcutters Bay

Fresh, vibrant and uplifting, Vibe Rushcutters is a modern wedding venue with an outdoorsy feel. Enjoy a relaxed drinks receptions on the verandah and create a glamorous feast for all your friends and family in the Glass House. Every event space features floor to ceiling windows to bring in an abundance of natural light and the classy interiors reflect the natural beauty of the venue’s coastal location in Rushcutters Bay.

  • Contemporary hotel venue moments from the Sydney foreshore
  • Rooftop pool deck for drinks receptions & outdoor ceremonies
  • Complimentary luxury bridal suite for the newlyweds

Pullman Sydney Hyde Park

Situated on the fringe of Hyde Park, Pullman Sydney Hyde Park is a picturesque wedding venue with a variety of flexible function spaces. Complete with floor to ceiling glass windows and outlooks over blooming gardens, it’s a scenic location where you can celebrate all aspects of your wedding day under one roof. From classical ballroom affairs to trendy rooftop receptions on the terrace, there are so many options to explore.

  • Scenic views of Sydney’s Hyde Park through floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Versatile wedding venues with the latest modern event technology
  • 241 hotel bedrooms at special rates & a complimentary bridal suite

Kittyhawk

This laid-back Sydney restaurant by the Royal Botanic Gardens is great for couples looking for an atmospheric wedding venue with vintage flair. Kittyhawk’s split-level space includes a lounge bar and conservatory, and is available for exclusive or partial hire. Expect French gourmet menus, custom cocktails and chic industrial features that suit all kinds of contemporary setups.

  • Stylish, romantic venue with vintage French decor
  • 3 event spaces for gorgeous event flow
  • Mixologist prepared cocktails and bespoke menus

Urban Winery Sydney

Imagine dining in a wine cellar on your wedding day, surrounded by ageing barrels and atmospheric mood lighting. Urban Winery Sydney provides all of this and more; it’s a unique warehouse venue to make your own and fill with up to 180 seated guests. Tucked in the Entertainment Quarter in East Sydney, this winery venue has an ideal location, yet feels a world away from the city.

  • Winery atmosphere in the heart of Sydney
  • Dine in a romantic setting of wine barrels
  • Stylish urban wedding venue

A Guide to Sydney Venue Hire

Sydney never falls short when it comes to exquisite waterfront weddings with unrivalled views of internationally recognised landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Here’s our expert advice on how to pick the perfect Sydney wedding venue.

What kinds of wedding venues are there in Sydney? We’ve curated some of the most sought-after styles.

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Sydney Beachfront Wedding Venues

Sydney is home to over 100 beaches along its Pacific Ocean coastline, and some of the most famous include Bondi Beach, Bronte Beach and Manly Beach. Many couples are drawn to the light and airy venues in these locations, with large outdoor terraces and direct access to the beach. Sydney’s beachfront wedding venues typically have a carefree, relaxed vibe and are illuminated by natural sunlight. Host your ceremony in the sand, and then head into a laid-back beach club for a waterfront reception overlooking the sea.

Sydney Luxury Hotel Wedding Venues

Sydney’s most luxurious hotel wedding venues are scattered throughout Sydney CBD, Sydney Harbour, The Rocks and the Surry Hills, near central transport links for seamless guest arrival. The best city attractions, like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Gardens, are usually within walking distance, and with plush accommodation on-site, your guests can spend time sightseeing after the wedding. Traditionally, Sydney hotels will feature a glamorous ballroom wedding venue with sophisticated neutral interiors to put your own stamp on. Whether you’re after a contemporary or timeless wedding style, there’s a Sydney hotel for every preference.

Pastel Furnishings and Sydney Harbour Bridge View at Hyde Hacienda at Pullman Sydney Grand

Sydney Restaurant Wedding Venues

There are an abundance of casual and formal fine dining establishments across Sydney CBD and Sydney Harbour, each with their own individual identity. Some feature sweeping cocktail bars and trendy dance floor areas, and others might house Michelin-trained chefs, or secret outdoor courtyards. Restaurant wedding venues are as vibrant and versatile as they come, and there’s often no need to bring decorations as the venue is already decked out with a desirable aesthetic. So, if you’re looking for an atmospheric wedding with a primary focus on food and drink, then a restaurant wedding venue in Sydney would be your best bet.

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Sydney Winery Wedding Venues

For couples looking for something a little different, they might consider Sydney winery wedding venues, where their guests will be led into an ambient wine cellar setting, bathed in soft, mood lighting and lined by walls of ageing barrels containing exclusive labels from local and international vineyards. Sydney winery weddings present a unique twist on the traditional wedding vision. Transport your guests on a journey out to the rustic vineyards of New South Wales, and treat them to a one-of-a-kind wedding meal, expertly paired with wines to complement each flavour.

Small & Affordable Sydney Wedding Venues

Central Sydney wedding venues are often more expensive than in the suburbs, but we’ve got a couple of tips to help you keep the prices down.

First, we’d suggest opting for a BBQ, food truck or buffet setup for your wedding meal, rather than a traditional sit-down menu. This is a more cost-effective way of catering at your wedding and it encourages a more relaxed and interactive atmosphere.

Another tactical approach is to look for Sydney wedding venues that work on a minimum spend basis. This allows you to channel all of your funds directly into food and beverages, rather than on venue hire. Alternatively, or seek out affordable dry hire spaces, or venues with all-inclusive wedding packages that keep within your budget.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most popular Sydney wedding venues?

A few of Sydney’s most popular waterfront wedding venues are Pier One Sydney Harbour, InterContinental Double Bay, Zest Waterfront Venues Boathouse at The Spit, and Rydges Sydney Harbour. Urban Winery Sydney, Gunners’ Barracks, and Kittyhawk are popular Sydney wedding venues with a more industrial aesthetic.

What are the starting prices for wedding venues in Sydney?

Prices for Sydney wedding venues range widely depending on your wedding date, venue, and style of service. Ceremony venues usually charge an outdoor permit fee or venue hire fee, typically ranging between $800-1,500.

The most affordable wedding reception venues usually offer pricing around $70 per guest for minimal catering service plus another $70 per guest for minimal bar service. Typically, a venue’s catering costs are the biggest part of a wedding budget.

Some Sydney wedding venues charge only for hire of the space, in which case, hire fees start as low as $500 and increase depending on the scope of the venue.

How far ahead of the day must I book a wedding venue in Sydney?

It really depends on what time of year you want to host your wedding and where you’d like to get married, but most Sydney couples book their wedding venue 9-15 months out. At a bare minimum, our wedding planners recommend 3 months of planning time, but they’ve also been known to make weddings happen quicker if required.

What are the best wedding venues in Sydney with accommodation?

Sydney is filled with accommodation options that range from glamorous and luxurious to affordable and cosy. Our top picks for modern Sydney wedding venues with accommodation are Pier One Sydney Harbour, Amora Jamison, The Langham, Sydney, Sofitel Wentworth, Vibe Rushcutters Bay, and Rydges Sydney Harbour.