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
Sylvan Glen Estate-Overview Surrounded by 60 private acres, Sylvan Glen is a romantic Southern Highlands wedding venue offering total privacy, beautiful function spaces and an exclusive country guesthouse for your entire weekend stay.Imagine holding a wedding at Sylvan Glen in the Southern Highlands of NSW - the homestead is the base for your close family and friends… Continue Reading
Bisous Estate-Overview Bisous Estate is a stunning event space that takes advantage of all of the natural beauty that the Hunter has to offer. It has been purpose built to cater for a wide range of weddings and with the stunning wine and food Bisous Estate has to offer it's the perfect place to bring your… Continue Reading
Treehouse Gardens at Will & Mikes-Overview Tucked into a tropical rain-forest garden, just 15 minutes from Sydney CBD, Treehouse Gardens at Will & Mike's is a stunning garden wedding venue with fountains, courtyards, lush gardens, and a renovated factory that dates back to 1912. The garden view room is a modern, bright space that's perfect for a wedding reception following… Continue Reading
Zimzala-Overview Zimzala invites couples to exchange vows with the sand between their toes, make the most of the magnificent coastline for photos and stroll back to their function space for a relaxed reception overlooking the ocean.Enjoy the gorgeous views of Cronulla Beach with dedicated, experienced and friendly staff there to ensure every fine detail is… Continue Reading
Kittyhawk-Overview Kittyhawk is a high volume cocktail bar and French restaurant focused on exceptional guest experiences. The venue is designed around the Liberation of Paris in 1944 and brings together an old world charm with a modern and delicious food and beverage offering.Kittyhawk offers a one stop solution to weddings, where you can easily have… Continue Reading
The Secret Garden-Overview The Secret Garden is a hidden treasure, nestled in the beautiful rural surrounds of Wildes Meadow, a convenient 50-minute drive from Wollongong, an hour from Canberra, or two hours from Sydney.It is a quintessentially Australian country garden of 5 acres. The Secret Garden contains a number of formal and intimate garden rooms, as well… Continue Reading
The Italian Byron Bay-Overview The ultimate oceanfront venue to host your wedding celebrations! Positioned directly opposite the iconic Main Beach, The Italian Byron Bay is a stunning one of a kind venue featuring ocean views, lush tropical gardens, floor to ceiling windows, arched windows, stone walls, beautifully curved, high timber ceilings and bespoke interiors and furnishings. Take in… Continue Reading
Orange Ex-Services’ Club-Overview The Events team at Orange Ex-Services’ Club are here to create a wedding celebration you and your guests will remember for years to come. From beautiful ceremony details and delicious reception dinners to comfortable accommodation options and additional styling touches, we are a full-service venue. Our Wedding Coordinator will work with you and your… Continue Reading
The Boat Shed Lake Hume-Overview Uniquely located on Lake Hume, Albury, The Boat Shed is landmark destination to celebrate your romantic wedding. The Boat Shed is the perfect wedding venue for your special occasion, offering spectacular water views and a private and tranquil setting for up to 350 guests for a cocktail party of 250 for a banquet setting.The… Continue Reading
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club-Overview The Pittwater environment enjoys a natural contrast of rugged headlands, tranquil waterways, long stretches of open beach, wetlands and native bushlands. We understand that your wedding is special, and the memories of the day will last forever.For your special day we are able to offer you:180 degree water views both day and nightWaterfront ceremonial… Continue Reading
WatervieW in Bicentennial Park-Overview WatervieW Sydney wedding venue and function centre in Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park.Surrounded by rolling meadows and natural parklands, WatervieW in Bicentennial Park is the ideal venue for couples wanting a garden wedding feel with the security of an indoor location.Let the local bird calls be your choir!Take advantage of the surrounding park,… Continue Reading
Tumbling Waters Retreat-Overview Perched on the edge of the Illawarra Escarpment the grand sandstone dining room with the ocean as a backdrop is scenically breath taking. Elegantly appointed, the décor reflects a relaxed ambience with rich warm woods, huge windows and magical views.Surrounded by magnificent trees and park like grounds Tumbling Waters Retreat is a boutique venue,… Continue Reading
Thredbo Alpine Hotel-Overview Located halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, Thredbo Village is snuggled in a picturesque valley in the heart of the magnificent Kosciuszko National Park. The stunning beauty of the great outdoors makes Thredbo the ideal wedding venue and provides an array of breathtaking ceremony or photographic settings high in the Snowy Mountains at the foothills… Continue Reading
Terrey Hills Golf & Country Club-Overview Some wedding venues just seem to have that special magic!Terrey Hills Golf and Country Club is one of Sydney's most magnificent venues, set amongst the breathtaking beauty of Kuringai Chase National Park, just 30 minutes from the city.Its spectacular clubhouse is both modern and elegant with grandly proportioned rooms, classic wrap around verandahs and… Continue Reading
St Josephs Guesthouse-Overview 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.We provide a unique beautifully restored 1840’s Gothic style church for both indoor and outdoor weddings. Explore the grounds of St Josephs Guesthouse… Continue Reading
Skyview Reception-Overview Weddings are very special occasions and you want to feel sure that the choice of venue will deliver exactly what you have always dreamed about. Our spectacular ballroom has many special features to enhance your special day and provide a distinctive atmosphere. The impressive bridal table has a waterfall backdrop and there’s also a… Continue Reading
Shoal Bay Country Club-Overview Set on 5 acres of stunning beachfront, Shoal Bay Country Club is the perfect backdrop for your wedding day memories, the ideal setting for your reception, the ultimate in pampering for your hen's weekend, and a romantic escape for your honeymoon. Our dedicated on-site Wedding Coordinator will assist you in the organisation and preparation… Continue Reading
Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club-Overview It's your big day and everything has to be perfect...Begin your day with your personally hosted wedding ceremony overlooking our manicured lawns. Then let your guests relax with canapés and champagne on our sandstone terraces while they watch the sun set.Capture your special day on our championship course, where backdrops of cascading waterfalls, manicured… Continue Reading
Robyn’s Nest Guest House-Overview Robyn’s Nest Guest House offers a fully equipped function facility. Wedding and party functions for up to 80 people (seating arrangements determine maximum numbers). Full catering available ranging from stand up canapé style to sit down a-la-carte style. There is a state of the art entertainment system available.Our lush garden and water surrounds are… Continue Reading
River Canyon Restaurant-Overview Wedding receptions, engagements, private functions & other parties.We regularly host wedding receptions on Saturday and Sunday lunches. The whole venue is hired out exclusively for the event. Cost $40pp, minimum charge $3000 for 75 people. Included in the price is full open buffet or three course menu.You will have exclusive use of venue including… Continue Reading
Rydges North Sydney-Overview From grand celebrations to intimate dinners overlooking Sydney’s eastern harbour, Rydges North Sydney is the ideal venue for your reception, set in lush garden surroundings and only 10 minutes from the heart of Sydney.Our all inclusive 5 hour wedding package includes:Half hour chefs selection of canapés on arrival4 hour standard beverage package3 Course Set… Continue Reading
Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay-Overview Special features: The Royal Motor Yacht Club at Newport provides a spectacular setting for your wedding ceremony and wedding reception. Whether you are looking for a casual cocktail-style wedding or a 3-course dinner and traditional wedding reception The Royal Motor Yacht Club is the perfect venue!The waterfront Compass Terrace is a magnificent location on… Continue Reading
Crystal Palace at Luna Park Sydney-Overview The Crystal Palace is Sydney's most stunning wedding venue!Having been restored to its unique fairytale glory, this heritage listed building conveys a sense of elegance and prestige.Situated on the harbour at Milsons Point, complement your special day with spectacular waterfront views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Lavender Bay.Whether you are having an… Continue Reading
Lilys Restaurant, Bar & Function Centre-Overview Celebrate your magical day at LilysWith 5 stunning function rooms and two dedicated ceremony areas, Lilys Function Centre is one of Western Sydney's best kept secrets.Specialising in weddings, the venue caters from the intimate all the way up to the most extravagant events and offers packages that suit all budgets and styles.Say your I… Continue Reading
Lagoon Seafood Restaurant-Overview With 5 Private rooms catering for 10 to 600 people, The Lagoon offers floor to ceiling glass doors opening up onto terrace just metres away from the water.The Lagoon is Wollongong’s premier seafood restaurant and famous for award winning food, excellent service and breath taking views. Have your wedding ceremony on the beach, enjoy… Continue Reading
Sporties at Kareela Golf-Overview Located in the Sutherland Shire, just 30 minutes from the city, Sporties at Kareela Golf is the ideal venue to host a corporate golf day, conference, wedding or social event. We cater for groups from 20 to 300.Overlooking beautiful native gardens and the picturesque golf course, Sporties at Kareela Golf is certain to assist… Continue Reading
Jenolan Caves-Overview Award winning Jenolan Caves has been hosting wedding celebrations and honeymoons for over a century.You will always remember your unique ceremony in the magnificent Cathedral of the Lucas Cave, the exquisitely decorated Temple of Baal or the vast daylight cave known as the Easter Cave. If you would prefer an above ground venue the… Continue Reading
Gibraltar Hotel Bowral Southern Highlands-Overview The Southern Highlands best kept secret, Gibraltar Hotel Bowral is something really special, a place you want to be part of, a place you want to linger a little longer at. Sure, it's a hotel and a luxury one at that; but it's got a few other strings to it's bow that make it… Continue Reading
El Lago Waters Resort-Overview El Lago Waters Resort offers a special combination of a beautiful lakefront setting, modern, versatile and graciously appointed facilities, and a team of warm and professional staff dedicated to ensuring that your special day is a resounding success.For those guests who wish to stay, El Lago Waters Resorts offers 4 styles of modern luxurious… Continue Reading
Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach-Overview Known affectionately as 'Sydney's Seaside Village', Coogee Beach is a tranquil environment. Surrounded by one of the East Coast's most breathtaking beaches and headlands, Coogee Beach embraces a relaxed, casual setting for your wedding reception.At Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach, it is our goal to provide quality service and personal attention that exceed your guests'… Continue Reading
Coogee Bay Hotel-Overview Special features - This gorgeous boutique hotel is located directly opposite Coogee Beach, making it the perfect seaside wedding venue. The Seaview Room with French doors that open onto a wide tiled veranda overlooking Coogee Beach is the perfect location for your wedding reception. It can be divided into two completely separate rooms or… Continue Reading
Concord Golf Club-Overview Concord Golf Club is one of Sydney’s most prestigious Group 1 Golf Clubs. Established in 1899, the Club has hosted a number of championship golf tournaments including: The ANZ Championship, The Australian PGA, NSW Open, The Australian Women’s Open and most recently The Handa Seniors and Legends Tournament.The Clubhouse offers a warm classic ambience… Continue Reading
The Bristol Arms Rooftop Bar-Overview The Bristol Arms Rooftop bar situated on the top floor of The Bristol Arms in the new heart of Sydney’s CBD, the Barangaroo end of Sussex Street.A bar where the CBD setting takes centre stage, the Bristol Rooftop offers a quirky take on Hampton’s style - with white picket fencing and white timber panelling… Continue Reading
Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach-Overview A wedding is truly a memorable occasion and may take place on one specific day but it is really about a special period in a couple’s life. Your wedding day is one of life’s milestones, an event that will long be remembered and cherished. From the moment you are engaged you embark on an… Continue Reading
Barrenjoey House-Overview Barrenjoey House is at the heart of Palm Beach’s alluring beachside lifestyle; fusing together casually elegant dining and stylish boutique accommodation.We are able to accommodate weddings for up to 120 guests, with a dance floor and lounge bar area.With Sydney’s most incredible Pittwater views, Barrenjoey House is the perfect place for you and your… Continue Reading
Bannisters-Overview Bannisters – a unique boutique hotel with a wonderful cliff top location above beautiful Mollymook Beach on the NSW South Coast. We offer luxury ocean view accommodation, a fully licensed award winning Rick Stein restaurant, pool side cocktail and pizza bar and rejuvenating day spa.A wedding at Rick Stein at Bannisters is a truly… Continue Reading
Noonaweena-Overview A heavenly venue for your wedding daySet high on a ridge, with sweeping views overlooking Yengo National Park, Noonaweena is a stunning location for your boutique wedding ceremony and reception. The 100acre private property, tucked into the beautiful Central Coast ranges - just an hour from Sydney - remains one of the most exclusive… Continue Reading
Manly Golf Club-Overview Manly Golf Club is located in the hinterland of beautiful Manly Beach. The clubhouse, designed by highly prominent architect Eric Apperly during the early 1920's and regarded as one of Sydney's finest Georgian Mediterranean buildings, overlooks beautiful verdant links and parklands.Winner of many awards, Manly Golf Club takes great pride in providing both a… Continue Reading
The Gardens on Forest-Overview Celebrate your wedding day at The Gardens on Forest. Our heritage house and the rose gardens provide the perfect wedding venue. From the moment you arrive our 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.You… Continue Reading
Holroyd Centre-Overview Holroyd Centre is the place for brides and grooms to be united in marriage. Love, share and celebrate your wedding ceremony and wedding reception with the Holroyd Centre.The Holroyd Gardens is our newest venue for brides and grooms looking to be married in a beautiful, lovely and shaded garden setting. Holroyd Gardens Park is… Continue Reading
Bondi Icebergs Club-Overview 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, our unique position is the perfect… Continue Reading
Pennant Hills Golf Club-Overview 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… Continue Reading
Horizons-Overview 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… Continue Reading
The Hills Lodge-Overview 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… Continue Reading
Vagabond Cruises-Overview Sydney Harbour Exclusive CruisesIn 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… Continue Reading
Metro Mirage Hotel, Newport-Pittwater's Award Winning Waterfront Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue Overview 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, we are the ideal location for your indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony and reception.The… Continue Reading
The Epping Club-Overview Your wedding events specialists at The Epping Club are here to help turn your dreams into reality. 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,… Continue Reading
Long Reef Golf Club-Overview An award winning waterfront ceremonial setting…Long Reef Golf Club, Sydney’s premier Wedding Venue is located on the sandy shores of Long Reef beach, on the beautiful Northern Beaches.Its 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.… Continue Reading
Colebee Centre-Overview For an incredible third time, the Colebee Centre has once again been voted Best Reception Centre in NSW! 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 us. When it comes down it to we believe your… Continue Reading
Novotel Newcastle Beach-Overview Novotel Newcastle Beach is perfectly positioned in a beachside precinct. The Hotel is surrounded by spectacular photograph locations and also many amazing outdoor ceremony locations including Newcastle Beach, Tramway Reserve, King Edward Park, Newcastle Ocean Baths and Civic Park. There are also many churches close to the hotel and neighbouring suburbs.Novotel Newcastle Beach is… Continue Reading
Monash Country Club-Overview 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.With two outdoor options for your ceremony, on… Continue Reading
The Killara Golf Club-Overview Thank you for considering The Killara Golf Club for your forthcoming wedding. 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 our Art Deco clubhouse provides a rich atmosphere with every modern convenience. Our superb cuisine and exceptional… Continue Reading
Harbourside Cruises-Sydney Harbour Cruise Wedding Reception Venue Overview Harbourside Cruises offer the perfect venue for your wedding day with magificent views of spectacular Sydney Harbour.Sydney harbour wedding celebrant available for those who want to take advantage of having the wedding ceremony onboard Harbour Spirit.Cocktail style wedding harbour cruise offer $99p/p packages including gourmet canapes, drinks package… Continue Reading
Mona Vale Golf Club-Overview If you’re dreaming of a beach wedding, our Northern Beaches wedding venue has over 25 years of ideas to ensure your special day becomes true. We boast recognition through awards and industry nominations for our location, food and service. It is our aim to design your special day with care and attention in these… Continue Reading
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific-Overview 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… Continue Reading
Sydney Princess Cruises-Overview Sydney Princess Cruises offers you a magical venue on-board one of our stunning boats on Sydney Harbour, start your life in style together in true style with our professional friendly team and fabulous packages.Incorporating elegance, comfort and style, not to mention stability. We have a range of options to choose from including formal dining,… Continue Reading
Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant-Overview Welcome to 'Rockend'Part of our rich colonial heritage.Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant operates from a beautiful sandstone building dating back to the 1830's. Classified by the National Trust, "Rockend" is where A.B.'Banjo' Paterson lived as a young man with his grandmother.Situated within 6 acres of parkland the restaurant is surrounded by landscaped gardens, making it… Continue Reading
Avondale Golf Club-Overview 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… Continue Reading
The Australian Golf Club-Overview A quiet haven just 15 minutes from the City, The Australian Golf Club provides the perfect setting for your special day. With spectacular views of the golf course from every room, ample on-site parking and professional, personalised service The Australian Golf Club is equipped in every way to enhance your wedding day.Our Executive Chef… Continue Reading