Vagabond Cruises have hosted thousands of weddings across the beautiful waters of Sydney Harbour. From intimate gatherings to grand affairs, we have a package and a vessel to suit everyone.
Crystal Palace at Luna Park Sydney
Sydney’s most stunning wedding venue! Whether you are having an intimate reception for 60 close friends or an elaborate event for 400 well-wishers, the Crystal Palace will provide the perfect wedding.
The Bristol Arms Rooftop Bar
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 timber panelling sitting alongside bright canes and umbrellas.
Sydney Beaches and Water Views Wedding Reception Venues
Prince Henry Centre
In a unique setting, situated right on the shores of Little Bay, celebrate the most memorable day of your life with million-dollar ocean views at the award-winning Prince Henry Centre.
The heart of Palm Beach’s beachside lifestyle; fusing together casually elegant dining and stylish accommodation. We are able to accommodate weddings for up to 120 guests, with a dance floor.
North Shore, Sydney Wedding Reception Venues
Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant
Banjo Paterson’s is an ideal location for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The fully air-conditioned restaurant offers several private dining rooms, ideal for wedding parties.
Rydges North Sydney
From grand celebrations to intimate dinners overlooking Sydney’s eastern harbour, Rydges is the ideal venue for your reception, set in lush garden surroundings and only 10 minutes from the CBD.
Northern Beaches, Sydney Wedding Reception Venues
Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay
The Royal Motor Yacht Club 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.
Northern Districts, Sydney Wedding Reception Venues
The Epping Club
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.
Avondale Golf Club
Wonderful venue in the surrounds of the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. Seating up to 180 guests for dinner or 240 in a cocktail party style, the clubhouse features a timeless charm.
Pennant Hills Golf Club
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.
Parramatta, Penrith, Windsor and Western Suburbs Wedding Reception Venues
The Hills Lodge
Delivering the total wedding package that includes onsite accommodation. Set amongst landscaped gardens with private courtyards, it’s an ideal venue for both your wedding reception and ceremony.
WatervieW in Bicentennial Park
The wedding venue inspired by nature. WatervieW in Bicentennial Park is the ideal venue for couples wanting a garden wedding feel with the security of an indoor location.
Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club
Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club provides flexible and all-inclusive reception packages, and we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality food and presentation, with attentive and friendly service.
Our beautifully decorated grand ballroom has the capacity for up to 500 guests and can be styled to suit your requirements. We have a choice of packages that can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Southern Districts, Sydney Wedding Reception Venues
Tumbling Waters Retreat
The grand dining room with the ocean as a backdrop is breath-taking. Elegantly appointed, the décor reflects a relaxed ambience with rich warm woods, huge windows and magical views.
Sporties at Kareela Golf
Overlooking beautiful native gardens and the picturesque golf course, Sporties at Kareela Golf is certain to assist with making your day picture perfect. We cater for groups from 20 to 300.
South West Sydney Wedding Reception Venues
Burnham Grove Estate
A grand historic estate surrounded by acres of garden. Discover the acres of architecturally designed gardens, fountains, ponds and orchard that all make Burnham Grove the perfect wedding venue.
Gledswood Homestead and Winery
A romantic and historic venue featuring a magnificent homestead (circa 1810) surrounded by elegant gardens, and several different function rooms to cater for weddings of up to 450 guests.
Country New South Wales Wedding Reception Venues
Blue Mountains, Bathurst and Orange Wedding Reception Venues
Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst
From the moment you arrive and step into our lobby, our dedicated Wedding Coordinator will ensure that your wedding day will be one to remember at one of the best Bathurst wedding venues around.
Central Coast Wedding Reception Venues
Pullman Magenta Shores Resort
Nestled between the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean and Tuggerah Lake this magnificent resort is set on 52 acres and has been designed to complement its spectacular location.
The Entertainment Grounds
As the premier events precinct on the Central Coast, The Entertainment Grounds is the perfect venue for your wedding whether it be a small intimate gathering through to a large, extravagant reception.
El Lago Waters Resort
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.
Hunter Valley, Newcastle and Port Stephens Wedding Reception Venues
Novotel Newcastle Beach
The perfect place to celebrate a marriage. Our beautiful function room caters up to 110 guests seated including bridal table, dance floor, gift and cake table, or 140 guests for a cocktail reception.
Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
Positioned in the heart of one of Australia’s premier and most picturesque wine regions, the Hunter Valley, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort offers the perfect setting to tie the knot in front of family and friends.
Mid North Coast Wedding Reception Venues
Shoal Bay Country Club
Set on 5 acres of stunning beachfront, Shoal Bay Country Club is the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony, the ideal setting for your reception, and a romantic escape for your honeymoon.
Northern Rivers Wedding Reception Venues
The Italian Byron Bay
Offering flexible event spaces and package for intimate gatherings of 20 or lavish affairs for up to 130 – The Italian is the ultimate beach side destination for your special days celebrations!
South Coast, Kiama and Shoal Haven Wedding Reception Venues
The Pavilion Kiama
The Pavilion Kiama is perfectly situated to play a big role on your perfect day. As big or intimate as you want it to be, we are the ideal place to begin your wedded journey together.
Far South Coast Wedding Reception Venues
Southern Highlands and Braidwood Wedding Reception Venues
Sylvan Glen Estate
Surrounded by 60 private acres, Sylvan Glen is a romantic Southern Highlands wedding venue offering privacy, beautiful spaces and an exclusive country guesthouse for your entire weekend stay.
Thredbo Alpine Region Wedding Reception Venues
Western Region Wedding Reception Venues
Wollongong Wedding Reception Venues
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Sydney Wedding Reception Venue FAQ
How far in advance should I choose a wedding venue?
As far in advance as possible, some venues will only have one wedding per day. Popular wedding venues can book out 6 months to a year or more in advance.
What is the typical payment plan for a wedding reception?
Typically the wedding reception venue will require a deposit to secure your date which might be as low as 20% or as high as 100%. Most venues will expect the entire bill to be paid in advance of your wedding, with the exception of incidental charges like if the reception goes for longer than planned, or more food or drink are consumed. Be sure to ask about the venue’s refund policy in case of cancellation or postponement.
Who pays for a wedding reception?
Traditionally the Bride’s family paid for the wedding reception – venue, food and drink – today however, most couple’s pay for the reception. Their parents and guests may contribute to the cost.
What are some questions I should ask my wedding reception venue that I might not know about?
Most wedding reception venues will have a wedding pack that will explain their charges. Typically they will include the cost of food, beverages (on consumption, package, or BYO), and staff. Some packages will also include cake, decorations and entertainment. However, other venues will charge these separately. They may charge to cut and serve a wedding cake not provided by them. There may be costs for parking, security personnel, vendor meals (for your photographer, DJ, etc). If there may be children at your wedding, discuss their needs with your reception venue.
What is a menu tasting and do all wedding reception venues offer one?
A menu tasting is an opportunity for you to taste a few menu options whilst deciding on the menu for your wedding reception. The availability of a menu tasting varies, be sure to check with your short-listed venues.
How can I save money on my wedding reception?
Sometimes wedding reception venues offer cheaper packages for winter and mid-week celebrations. It may also be cheaper for alternative drop meals rather than giving the guests multiple choices. Some venues will allow BYO catering and / or beverages. It may be cheaper to hold your wedding ceremony and reception at the one venue.
What do wedding reception packages include?
Typically they include food, beverages, staff, tables, chairs, crockery. There may be package upgrades for entertainment, decoration, cake, etc.