Top 20 Sydney Wedding Venues

To all the amazing couples out there looking for their dream venue!!  We decided to list all our favourite Sydney Venues that we love and have worked with since we started our business over 10 years ago.  As a Sydney Wedding Planner, we felt it was important to share our wealth of knowledge with you so it would make your wedding planning as smooth as possible. Feel free to get in touch if these venues do not fit your vision for your day as we specialize in finding the perfect venue for our couples as it may be a private property or destination wedding the couple is after.

Our Favourite Wedding Venues in the North Shore

Sergeants Mess

This incredible venue is located in the beautiful national park area of Mosman, Chowder Bay and has sweeping views of Sydney Harbour. It has a beautiful tiered ceremony location onsite overlooking the harbour as an added bonus. You could also hold your ceremony in their 1920 inspired bar area or dramatic foyer. The team at Sergeants Mess are fantastic to work and very detailed orientated. Fun Fact I really wanted to get married there myself but sadly the venue only opened the following year after I was married.

Photos by Cavanagh Photography – Website

Gunners Barracks

Gunner Barracks is also located in the National Parkland in Mosman. It has an old world charm with Modern Elements.  The venue features some beautiful chandeliers and has 3 ceremony options to choose from:  the Sandsone Courtyard, The Harbour Terrace as well as the Harbour View Lawn located below the venue.  Gunner Barracks has an incredible menu on offer to their clients – they even customized a 7-course degustation for our couple from Moscow.  They are extremely accommodating and wonderful to work with.    Fun Fact:  I actually had my own baby shower at the venue as the high tea at the venue is the best in Sydney!!

Photos by GM Photographics – Website

Luna Park

Luna Park is an incredibly fun location to get married as you are able to go on some of the rides as part of your wedding photos.  For couples that want something a bit outside of the box, this is the venue for you.  They have a number of different reception locations within the park but my Favourite is Palais that has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the harbour bridge with bi fold doors so you can open the whole room up and it feels like you are floating on the harbour.  Fun Fact: I had my son’s christening in Palais as we wanted all our Friends Kids to be able to go on all the rides after the event.

Photos by GM Photographics – Website

Taronga Zoo

Couples are often surprised that Taronga Zoo offers weddings!! It is fantastic location and I feel it has one of the best views of Sydney Harbour.  They have gone under a full refurbishment and added it’s own onsite hotel as well as new Gili Roof Top Retreat with picturesque views of the harbour.  Fun Fact I did my first clients wedding of my career at Taronga Zoo (over 10 years ago now) and so it holds a special place in my heart.

Photos by Inlighten Photography – Website

Long Reef Golf Club

Long Reef has beautiful sea views with a stunning lawn for your ceremony and Terrace that wraps around the main reception room.  The Team at Long Reef are wonderful to work with and have a variety of packages to suit peoples budgets and style. Fun Fact we did a beautiful wedding at Long Reef and wrapped it in Fairylights and It just looked magical.

Photography by the Fabled Florette – Website

Curzon Hall

If you are after a fairytale location then Cruzon Hall is the one for you. The castle like venue has the option of old world charm with stunning chandeliers in the main building in the Banquet Room and modern clean lines in the new addition to the venue Lady Mary Pavilion.  They also have 3 beautiful ceremony locations on sight to choose from – The Enchanted Garden, Eternal Garden and Garden Chateau.  Fun Fact – For one of the wedding we have held at Curzon Hall we organised a horse drawn carriage for our bride to complete her fairytale experience!!

Photos by GM Photographics – Website

Our Favourite Wedding Venues in the City

Quay Restaurant

Quay Restaurant is one of my favourite restaurants to hold wedding in – you can have the ceremony on the Balcony overlooking the opera house. You can take over the entire restaurant or opt for the green room which is located above the restaurant – this has the most incredible views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Fun Fact: As it located in the oversea passenger terminal make sure no cruise liner is in port at the time of your wedding as this blocks your view to the opera house. In the past, we have arranged for canapés to start at the venue when the cruise liner is pulling out so the guests can watch it float away.

Photos by Matt Reed Photography – Website

Pier One Sydney Harbour Hotel

Pier One is one of my favourite hotels to do weddings at – they have a number of ceremony and reception venues on-site to choose from.  My favourite ceremony spot is the Wharf as it has beautiful views of Sydney harbour and the bridge.  The Wharf is located next to my favourite room, the Water Room, with floor to ceiling windows and very high ceilings complete with rigging so you can do some incredible ceiling installations!!  Fun Fact:  back in the day the wharf had a concrete floor and so in order to create a garden we fully turfed the wharf for one of our weddings.  The Venue loved the Wharf Turfed so much that they continued to turf it to this day-saving couples around $3000 in turf costs.

Photos by Siempre Photography – Website

QVB Tea Room

QVB Tea Room is a beautiful ornate venue located in the heart of Sydney CBD.  They have the most stunning chandeliers in the venue.  If you love a fantastic High Tea (like I do) make sure you pop into the Tea Room during the week.  Fun Fact: Back in 2014 my university, The Blue Mountains Hotel Management School, awarded me the Business Achievement awards for all my work in wedding industry and the ceremony where I accepted the award was held at the QVB Tea Rooms!!

Photos from QVB Team Room Website – Website

Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt is high-end boutique hotel overlooking the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. After closing for a huge renovation where they added an additional floor to the hotel to house their new super suites they created two beautiful wedding spaces – the Guest House and The Gallery. The Guest House has harbour views with an exclusive Terrace, which is perfect for a ceremony. Fun Fact: one of our beautiful couples had their reception in the Gallery and so we created an indoor garden inside the room for them.

Photos by Inlighten Photography – Website

Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency holds some of the largest ballroom available in Sydney CBD.  It was custom built and has some incredible AV and Rigging to allow for some impressive full-scale ceiling installations.  Fun Fact you can also have smaller events in the incredible Zephyr rooftop bar.

Photo from Hyatt Regency WebsiteWebsite

Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf

Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf is a very iconic venue in Sydney CBD.  It has this incredible warehouse vibe and is perfect for larger weddings looking for a location in Sydney. Fun Fact we did an incredible wedding their that took over the whole wharf, complete with 6 different kinds of entertainment to honour the bride and grooms cultural background including South Africa drummers, Lebanese Drummers, a 6 piece Band, a DJ, an Italian Opera Singer, and an Italian Trio.

Photos by GM Photographics – Website

Our Favourite Wedding Venues in the Eastern Suburbs

Dunbar House

Dunbar House is an incredible venue overlooking Watson Bay. It has a stunning ceremony location onsite under a large fig tree. The venue has a stunning wrap-around balcony so guests can enjoy drinks on the balcony before dinner begins. They also have a fantastic café on-site if you wanted to pop in for a bite to eat. Fun Fact: We created a stunning christening and first birthday for one of the couples at Dunbar House and filled the venue with balloons.

Photography by Sugar Love Photography – Website

The Blue Room

The Blue Room is overlooking the iconic Bondi Beach. The venue has a lovely laidback beachside theme using Blue Hues and Natural Fibers.  It also has a beautiful balcony perfect for ceremonies onsite.

Photo from Blue Room Website – Website

Catalina

Catalina is a beautiful location for a wedding overlooking Sydney Harbour in Rose Bay.  The venue opens right up so it feels like you are floating on the water.  The venue also has a wrap-around balcony so guests can enjoy canapés overlooking the view. Fun Fact: The Rose Bay Ferry Wharf is located nearby to the venue so you can hold your ceremony at another location and then place all your guests on a boat and transport them to Catalina for the reception.

Photo from Catalina Website – Website

Lindesay House

Lindesay House is an elegant 1830 Mansion in the Darling Point overlooking Sydney Harbour. Ceremonies can be held on the beautifully manicured lawns and then reception can be held in the venue’s marquee. You can also hold smaller reception on the lawns itself. Fun Fact: Lindesay House only does 12 weddings a year and both the reception and pack down needs to finish by 10pm.

Photo from Lindesay House Website – Website

Intercontinental Double Bay

This five-star Hotel is located in the leafy Eastern Suburbs village of Double Bay. It has an incredible grand ballroom for your reception and exclusive Courtyard for your Wedding ceremony. Fun Fact, I worked at this hotel many years ago when it was Ritz Calton and the Intercontinental group has taken it and transformed it into a premier hotel filled with stunning event spaces.

Photo from Intercontinental Website – Website

Our Favourite Wedding Venues in the Western Suburbs

Waterview in Bicentennial Park

The venue is located in Bicentennial Park and has floor to ceiling
 windows and a grand outdoor terrace overlooking the park’s lake and ponds.

Photo from Waterview’s Website – Website

Highline Venue

Highline is a regal venue located in Bankstown with 4.5 metre high ceilings featuring a large gold chandelier over the bridal table plus lush bar areas and elegant garden terraces.

Photo from Highline Website – Website

Oatlands House

The Venue is an elegant Georgian house built in 1823, set on 5 acres of Landscaped Gardens and boasting 6 indoor reception spaces and 4 outdoor gardens perfect for a romantic wedding ceremony. 

Photos by GM Photographics – Website