We’ve made it easy to plan your perfect Sydney wedding. Whether you’re picturing something small at home, a large grand ball room affair, an escape to the country, or something else, the amazing suppliers on Wedding NSW can turn your wedding vision into reality. Here’s our list of New South Wales’ best wedding suppliers.
How to choose your perfect Sydney wedding cars
Usually the best place to start is refining your requirements.
- How many people are you needing transport for?
- How many pickup locations?
- Will you require cars whilst undertaking photos after your ceremony?
- Will you require transfer to a reception venue?
- Will you require transfer to accommodation after your reception?
- Will you require transport for parents, children, or other special guests (eg grandparents)?
- Does your wedding have a theme that you would like your choice of wedding transport to accommodate?
- What will you be wearing? Brides with large trains, or hooped skirts may need wide access doors and a large seating area – small cabins might not be suitable.
Create an transport plan. Number of people, number of hours, start and end suburbs, type of cars most suitable – stretch limousine, classic cars, modern machines. Once you have this sorted, select a shortlist of wedding transport companies and send them an enquiry! Compare packages and inclusions and meet with your shortlisted wedding car suppliers. This will help you double check that they’re going to be able to deliver what you require.
Sydney has many different types of wedding cars. No matter what type of car or how large your wedding party, you’re sure to find something to suit your requirements. Sit back, relax, and browse these popular Sydney wedding car suppliers.
How to choose your perfect Sydney wedding photographer
- Browse wedding photographer’s portfolios. Look at their different styles.
- How many photos are you looking for? A couple dozen amazing shots to build an album, have printed and displayed? or hundreds or thousands? Some photographers take less photos, but they might be more to your liking. Other photographers may take many images and many may be quite similar.
- Create an action plan. Will you require photos of you getting ready? travel to and arrival at ceremony venue? Ceremony (obviously)! Then groups – how many? Photo-shoot of newlyweds on location? Reception coverage? How many hours do you think this might be?
- Once you have selected a shortlist of photographers send them an enquiry!
- Meet with your shortlisted photographers and ask them to show you completed albums, or a large range of photos from a single wedding. This will help you double check that they’re going to be able to deliver they style and quantity of photos that you’re after.
- Make sure your personalities match! Will you be comfortable with them on your wedding day?
- Compare packages and inclusions.
- Get post production details. Will you expect every image to be art-worked? or just a few hero images?
- Once you’ve settled on a photographer, check their contract and look for additional costs like overtime, printing, supply of digital images, and cost for special effects.
Sydney has some super talented wedding photographers. No matter what type of style or wedding coverage you’re after, you’re sure to find something to suit your requirements. Sit back, relax, and browse these popular Sydney wedding photographers.
How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Venue for your Sydney Wedding
Sydney and regional New South Wales has some amazing wedding venues. No matter your wedding budget or style, you’re sure to find something to suit your requirements. Go through this handy checklist then sit back, relax, and browse through our list of popular Sydney wedding venues.
- Would you like your ceremony and reception at the same location? Or different?
- How many guests would you like at your ceremony and reception? Will you have a ceremony only guest list?
- Will your wedding have a theme? A theme could be rustic, glam, indoors, outdoors, winery, destination venue, beach, etc.
- What is your budget? Will you receive any assistance from parents or relatives? Would you ask your guests to contribute cash in lieu of a gift?
- Narrow down some dates. Check with your VIP guests to see what dates they definitely wouldn’t be available for.
- Do you have any special requirements? Accessibility for guests – eg steps might be difficult for elderly. Is there enough car parks or access to transport options?
- Do you need a backup plan in case of inclement weather? Can you move your ceremony / pre-dinner drinks somewhere if the weather is not ideal?
- Reach out to a few wedding venues and check to see how well they fit your anticipated numbers, theme, and estimated budget.
- Visit your favourite venues. See if you can visit the morning of a wedding, that way you can see the venue looking absolutely amazing. Enquire about a menu tasting if you would like one.
- Review their contract. Review and make certain what is included in the package you have selected. Some venues will include entertainment, decorations and more. Other’s will let you bring in external suppliers for this, cost this out too and double check your budget
Happy wedding planning and best wishes for a wonderful day. xx
How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Celebrant for your Sydney Wedding
Your perfect wedding celebrant will be someone who makes you feel natural and relaxed. You should be able to pick up on their friendliness and organisational skills at your first meeting. They should show genuine interest in crafting an unique wedding ceremony that will incorporate aspects of your romantic journey along with the necessary legal requirements. Get in touch with a few celebrants, have a chat with them about your wedding ideas, and see whom you feel most comfortable with.
You might also like to check and see if your short-listed celebrants will be conducting any other weddings in Sydney on your chosen date, and see how they plan to accommodate the timing of the ceremonies. You don’t want them stuck in traffic when they should be at your wedding!
Some celebrants can provide a PA system or microphone to ensure your guests can hear you well. This can be particularly important if you plan on having a video taken on your day. Be sure to give your videographer your celebrant’s details so they can plan the best way to capture your wedding.
Similarly, some celebrants can provide a signing table along with special signing pens and more. Be sure to ask what extra touches they provide as part of their wedding service.
Best wishes for finding your perfect Sydney wedding celebrant. Here’s a list of some of Sydney’s most popular wedding celebrants.
Happy wedding planning. xx
No matter your style of wedding or wedding budget a wedding photographer is essential. They will capture the memories, forgotten moments and enable you to relive your special day forevermore. We’ve complied a list of 10 of Sydney’s best wedding photographers to help your wedding planning. It’s essential you book your wedding photographer early, as many of the best will be booked many months or years in advance. So, sit back, relax, and browse through some of the best wedding photographers servicing weddings in Sydney and New South Wales.
Vincent Lai Photography’s wedding photography style is all about capturing that decisive moment that happens at every Sydney wedding. Capturing moments in real time. Vincent has worked as a professional wedding photographer in Sydney NSW for over 10 years and won multiple State and National AIPP Photography Awards.
Rachel from Rachel Gutierrez Photography has spent 15 years fine tuning her craft, experience and knowledge. Every wedding couple, story and plan is unique and she believe in respectfully documenting and artfully curating the story so it is relived in all its incredible detail, forever.
The goal at Instill Photo and Video is to capture the special memories of people on days like their wedding naturally. Candid, as a photography style, means informal or natural. An essential element of candid photography is allowing people to relax and be at ease. The result is gorgeous wedding photos that you’ll love looking at forever.
Manuel Vicente Photography, are a boutique photojournalist styled photography and design studio based in the Southern Highlands and Sydney. With over 15 years’ experience, their talent and fine attention to detail ensures a timeless photographic journey capturing their day and recorded in high couture European individually designed albums.
M16 Production is multi award winning studio based in Sydney specialising in wedding photography and video with primary objective – providing excellent quality wedding videography and photography. They focus on attention-to-detail images, combining skills and latest technology while creating your astonishing wedding photography and video.
Red Lion Photography was started 10 years ago specifically to cater to those that did not want full day coverages and wanted to design their own albums. That also offer great albums. Coverages starting from 2 hours with files only through to full day, they are perfectly positioned to assist whatever your budget is. With a natural unobtrusive style of photography, they create timeless images.
Whether you’ve got a large bridal party or small, or your wedding theme is tradition or modern, you’ll need wedding transport. Check out some of Sydney’s best wedding car suppliers on Wedding NSW. Choose from stretch limousines, modern luxury cars, or glamorous classic cars all from suppliers servicing Sydney and New South Wales.
I Do Wedding Cars are Sydney’s newest, hip, funky, fresh, wedding car company also catering for school formals or any special occasion throughout the Sydney metropolitan area. Their fleet of cars come with complimentary red carpet, ribbon, water sprayers for flowers, umbrellas for rainy days, beverages and refreshments.
Travel to your ceremony in beautiful style, whether your dream fairytale, a vintage wedding or just to add a breath taking moment to your special day. Let Castlecrest Wedding Carriages and their professional staff take care of this very important moment. Choose between either Cinderella Pumpkin Carriage or Classic Traditional Coach drawn by percheron white cross horses.
Wedding limo hire in Sydney has never been as stylish or as easy as with Stylish Limousines. They have been providing limousine services for many years and are committed to providing you the highest quality limo hire service in Sydney for your wedding, school formal or other special occasion.
WOW Limousines provides a luxurious and professional chauffeured service for weddings and special events throughout Sydney. We have an exclusive range of vehicles that will grab everyone’s attention when you arrive at your destination. From a stretch Porsche or Hummer through to a Ferrari, Lamborghini or chopper!
Kombi Weddings offer personal service, competitive rates and immaculately maintained vehicles for your wedding day. They are very proud of their vehicles and take great pride in the restoration as well as the on-going maintenance. Both kombis have been recognised by Volkswagen Australia for the quality and standard of the restoration.
The Sapphire Coast Limousine Service has been operating for over 20 years. They operate from the South Coast to Sydney, including Canberra and Cooma. Their cars are equipped with LCD screens, sound systems and party lighting so an ordinary car ride can become a disco in transit, the perfect way to get in the mood for the pre-wedding celebration or rocking reception.
Stretch Porsche Hire have been in business since 1999 when Australia’s first ever stretch Porsche was completed in a small workshop in Sydney. Not only do they offer the hire of our truly magnificent cars, but can also provide a complete service for your bridal procession including champagne, flowers and even a red carpet treatment – fit for a king!
Your wedding ceremony should be a reflection of your love, and your journey together as a couple. A professional celebrant will take the time to craft a ceremony unique to your story and wedding style. They’ll help to plan the most amazing ceremony for you. In not particular order, here is our list of Sydney’s best wedding celebrants.
Danielle will assist you in designing your ceremony to reflect your true personalities, feelings and thoughts. Your ceremony will be elegant, yet relaxed, as formal or informal as you choose, but most of all it will be fun and full of heart and soul! Ensuring that your wedding day will be special and stay in your memories forever.
When you choose Vivienne for your marriage celebrant you have the fun making the choices and she will do the work to bring it together for you. Vivienne is always available to guide you and works to ensure that you are completely happy with the planning process and the outcomes. She puts every effort into ensuring your wedding ceremony reflects what you want.
You may be thinking of a traditional ceremony or one that includes special rituals such as ring warming, handfasting, a rose, wine or sand ceremony; or you may want a simple and intimate ceremony; or you might be thinking of an elopement. Jenny sees her role as providing you with the ceremony of your choosing and ensuring that you are happy with it.
Lesley is a happy, relaxed and very experienced Celebrant. She is very affordably priced and sometimes charges LESS than the Registry Office – and she come to whatever place you choose for your ceremony and let you have full input into the ceremony wording, if you would like. Lesley has done hundreds of successful marriage ceremonies, baby naming ceremonies, commitment ceremonies etc.).
Beverly believes in the importance of making your ceremony your own. She will guide and assist you to ensure you have a memorable ceremony. Your ceremony can be arranged exactly to suit your wishes, nothing is a problem; your happiness is what matters. You can also incorporate some of your National customs, rituals, traditions and beliefs into your ceremony to make your ceremony meaningful.
Judy is a romantic at heart and wants everyone to have their special day just the way they want it. She is professional but easy going, always prepared to listen, flexible and participating, accepting of your views and requests, open to, and will offer suggestions. She will do everything in her power to make it the day you have dreamed of.
Whether you’re planning a casual beach wedding, modern industrial style, elegant ballroom, or something in between, Wedding NSW can help you find your perfect wedding venue in Sydney and surrounds. In no particular order, here are Wedding NSW’s top 25 Wedding Venues in Sydney.
The Hills Lodge is an elegant 4½ star hotel located in North Western Sydney. Set amongst landscaped gardens with private courtyards, it’s an ideal venue for both your wedding reception and ceremony. Catering for small garden or cocktail weddings through to larger more formal events, the choice is yours. There are several wedding packages to choose from to ensure that every detail of your special day is covered.
For over 30 years, Vagabond Cruises have hosted thousands of weddings across the beautiful waters of Sydney Harbour. From intimate gatherings to glamorous, grand affairs, we have a package and a vessel to suit every taste and requirement. Your wedding is a magical event, and whether you want a grandiose affair or an intimate wedding with close family and friends, you can always count on spectacular Sydney Harbour to add that extra dash of modern style and natural beauty.
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is one of Sydney’s premier wedding venues delivering fine service and exquisite cuisine in a relaxed setting. The Pittwater environment enjoys a natural contrast of rugged headlands, tranquil waterways, long stretches of open beach, wetlands and native bushlands. Enjoy a waterfront ceremonial setting to exchange your wedding vows, (the club also has an optional indoor space in case of inclement weather). Packages offer a diverse range of options from traditional set menu to a more relaxed cocktail party, buffet or BBQ which include seasonal menus that utilise the best produce available.
For 20 years Colebee has been known for outstanding service – the kind of service that takes what’s important to you and makes it important to them. Right outside the door, reaching out into the Colebee Centre’s own man-made lake is the ideal location for your wedding ceremony. What could be more perfect for the ceremony? Following the ceremony your guests have nowhere to travel. They can sit on the balcony or in the picnic areas while you enjoy the many photographic spots the park has to offer.
With exquisite surroundings and superb food, The Epping Club can cater for intimate affairs through to large events. The packages are designed to be “all inclusive” and cover every part of your reception including food, beverages, chair covers, flowers, DJ and bridal table candelabras. Menus range from canapé style, 3 course sit down
Sydney Princess Cruises offers you a magical venue onboard a stunning boats on Sydney Harbour, start your life in style together in true style with our professional friendy team and fabulous packages. Incorporating elegance, comfort and style, not to mention stability. Choose from formal dining, sensational buffets and cocktail dining for 10 to 200 guests, an intimate bar lounge, and an upper alfresco style deck, which all provides you with the perfect venue for your special day.
Monash Country Club is nestled amongst serene bushland, set high on the hills of Sydney’s stunning Northern Beaches. Panoramic views overlooking the expansive golf course, out to the Pacific Ocean, offer you a picture perfect backdrop for you to celebrate your special day with family and friends.
Avondale’s Clubhouse was built circa 1927 and has a private bushland outlook. Seating up to 180 guests for dinner or 240 in a cocktail party style, the clubhouse features a timeless charm with an elegant and intimate interior and offers an abundance of natural light. A lovely private sitting room is also available for the Bridal party to relax in during the course of the reception.
Metro Mirage Hotel Newport is a multi-award winning 4-star waterfront hotel and stunning outdoor ceremony, wedding reception and function venue. Located on the shores of beautiful Pittwater in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, they are the ideal location for your indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony and reception.
Looking for a beachside wedding venue in one of Sydney’s most iconic locations? Then look no further. The Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific is one of Sydney’s leading beachside wedding venues. You and your guests can enjoy the stunning views and location while our experienced events team will look after you to ensure your wedding is a success.
As one of Sydney’s premier golf courses, established in 1899, The Killara Golf Club offers a picturesque setting for your wedding reception. The timeless elegance of the Art Deco clubhouse provides a rich atmosphere with every modern convenience. Superb cuisine and exceptional service will provide you with all you need to make your special day perfect in every way.
Novotel Newcastle Beach is the perfect place to celebrate a marriage or any special occasion. Their beautiful and spacious function room caters up to 110 guests seated including bridal table, dance floor, gift and cake table, or 140 guests for a cocktail reception. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows offer breathtaking backdrops for memorable photos with views of the harbour headland over to Stockton Beach.
Long Reef Golf Club is located on the sandy shores of Long Reef beach, on the beautiful Northern Beaches. This spectacular location not only allows you to host your wedding celebration dinner, but also offers an award winning waterfront ceremonial setting to exchange your wedding vows. Magnificent scenic surrounds also provide the perfect backdrop for photography.
Weddings at Pennant Hills Golf Club encompass style, elegance, and sophistication, everything your special day should be. Set in a green natural oasis that is close to the heart of the city, this award-winning Golf Club is the perfect venue for your special day. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a larger wedding reception, their function rooms can comfortably cater for events of all sizes.
The Holroyd Centre for corporate events and weddings features a sweeping staircase, dramatic foyer entrance for pre-dinner drinks and canapés, vaulted ceilings, intimate outdoor garden setting, with flexible modern rooms and provides quality service staff, premium quality food and beverage packages. All packages may be personalised to suit individual tastes and budgets.
Situated within 6 acres of parkland the Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant is ideal for garden ceremonies. The adjoining car park has room for over 50 cars. The restaurant’s old-world charm is highlighted by several open fireplaces and the views are stunning. With a kitchen and cellar that have resulted in Banjo Paterson Cottage receiving numerous awards, your food and beverage requirements will be more than adequately satisfied.
HORIZONS is the East Coast’s best kept secret! Located on the iconic Maroubra Beach and situated on Level 2 above the newly refurbished South Maroubra Surf Lifesaving Club is the aptly named, HORIZONS, Sydney’s newest waterside function venue. This premier venue is home to one of the largest ocean front views of all venues along Sydney’s East Coast.
Imagine saying ‘I do’ overlooking one of the most iconic beaches in the world. Bondi Icebergs Club is located on the Southern end of Bondi Beach, and is one of the most naturally beautiful picturesque venues in Australia. Situated in the most spectacular and prominent coastal location in Sydney, this unique position is the perfect setting for your ceremony and reception.
Celebrate your wedding day at The Gardens on Forest. This heritage house and the rose gardens provide the perfect wedding venue. From the moment you arrive friendly and professional staff will ensure that your day is absolutely perfect. The exquisite gardens provide the perfect backdrop for your outdoor ceremony or reception and photographs.
A wedding at Rick Stein at Bannisters is a truly memorable experience. This stunning ocean view restaurant is located on the ground floor, enjoying views of Narrawallee Beach and further north to Jervis Bay. A maximum of 100 guests can be catered for a formal sit down meal using trestle tables and a maximum of 70 guests can be catered for on round tables.
St Josephs Guesthouse is a perfect venue to organise the wedding of your dreams. You choose what, when, where and how with assistance from your family, friends, chosen contractors or our partners. Explore the grounds of St Josephs Guesthouse and the surrounding Macdonald River valley for some stunning bush setting photo opportunities before celebrating with your friends and family in an indoor or outdoor reception. Party the night away with music and dancing in the guesthouse for a lifetime memory.
Located in the heart of the village, just metres from the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift and the tranquil Thredbo River is the charming Thredbo Alpine Hotel. A Boutique property of great character and warmth and uninterrupted views of the Mountain or valley. All wedding guests in either the Thredbo Alpine Hotel or in a 1,2 or 3 bedroom Thredbo Alpine Apartment are offered discounted accommodation rates.
25. Jenolan Caves
Award winning Jenolan Caves has been hosting wedding celebrations and honeymoons for over a century. Breathtaking scenery above and below ground provides unique photo opportunities. Caves House offers warm country hospitality, romantic reception rooms from a modern function room to a heritage listed Grand Dining room with delicious menus using local produce.
If you’re planning a wedding in Sydney or regional New South Wales then you’ll need a wedding celebrant! Whether your ceremony will be formal or casual it’s important that you connect well with your marriage celebrant. We’ve complied a list of Sydney’s most popular marriage celebrants. Have a browse and see who you can relate to. Best wishes for a fantastic wedding ceremony! xx