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10 Stunning Wedding Venues in Sydney (2021)

Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales, is also the largest and most popular city in Australia. This dynamic city offers a multitude of historic landmarks and a plethora of stunning venues for your wedding. Think harbour views and five-star hotels, posh restaurants and event places, iconic buildings and breathtaking skylines – whatever you want on your special day, you can probably find it in Sydney. In this issue, we’ve shortlisted 10 Stunning Wedding Venues in Sydney to help you decide on the perfect place to celebrate your union.

Table of Contents:

  1. Sydney Opera House, for iconic I do’s
  2. Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, for exclusive and elegant nuptials
  3. The Grounds of Alexandria, for whimsical weddings
  4. Pier One Sydney Harbour, for romantic weddings under the Harbour Bridge
  5. View by Sydney, for glamorous weddings at the wharf
  6. Weddings at The Warwick, for chic ceremonies at the courtyard
  7. Luna Park Venues, for enchanting weddings and fun photo ops
  8. Bimbadgen Palmers Lane, for rustic vineyard weddings
  9. The Pavilion Kiama, for spectacular weddings overlooking the sea
  10. Metro Mirage Hotel Newport, for stunning waterfront weddings

10 Stunning Wedding Venues in Sydney

1. Sydney Opera House, for iconic I do’s

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There is nothing quite like exchanging your vows in a venue as iconic as your love. And with its unique structure and magnificent views across Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House makes an incredible venue for a historic wedding. The famous landmark offers multiple spaces for your special day. Their newest venue, The Yallamundi Rooms, features floor-to-ceiling glass windows that overlook the harbour, a private outdoor space,  and a dedicated bridal room. The entire room can accommodate up to 180 seated or 400 cocktail guests. However, it can also be divided into three separate spaces for a smaller celebration. For those who want a more intimate ceremony or reception, you can also book the Utzon Room whose floor-to-ceiling windows show views of the harbour and the Botanic Gardens. 

Sydney Opera House has partnered with Trippas White Group to help you plan and execute your event. However, you may use your own supplier if you want to and you can also personalise your wedding package. External catering is not permitted; instead, you are your guests will be treated to a delightful menu curated by Ambassador Chef Karen Martini and Executive Chef Kasper Christensen. Check out their wedding event kit here.

Check out Sydney Opera House for your wedding >
Website: www.sydneyoperahouse.com
Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact: +61 9250 7070
Email: [email protected]
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2. Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, for exclusive and elegant nuptials

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Sofitel Sydney Wentworth has been hosting luxurious weddings in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District for over 50 years. This historic 5-star hotel is known for its timeless French design, long-standing etiquette, and the ‘Art de Recevoir’ that makes any occasion a classy and sophisticated event. The hotel also offers tailored wedding packages and has dedicated Wedding Executives that will help you with anything from securing legal necessities to planning every detail of the most important day of your life. 

From pre-wedding celebrations to honeymoons, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is the ideal venue for any of your wedding-related events. On your big day, the hotel has a number of spaces that you can use including the Garden Courtyard which is perfect for an intimate outdoor ceremony for 20 people, or the pillarless Wentworth Ballroom which can hold a grand reception for up to 450 guests and has ample space for a stage and a dance floor. 

Check out Sofitel Sydney Wentworth for your wedding >
Website: www.sofitelsydney.com.au
Address: 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact: +61 (2) 9228 9188
Email: [email protected]

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3. The Grounds of Alexandria, for whimsical weddings

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Located in what used to be an industrial zone from the 1920s, The Grounds of Alexandria has rightfully earned a spot as one of the most striking wedding venues in Sydney, with multiple event spaces exceptionally designed for indoor and outdoor ceremonies and reception. Weddings at The Grounds are flawlessly coordinated by their team of in-house wedding experts who specialize in personalized celebrations. Aside from the beautiful and highly-detailed aesthetic that they are known for, The Grounds also serve world-class food and beverages that are fresh and produce-driven. 

The Grounds of Alexandria can cater to intimate weddings with as few as 12 attendees or a grand event of 550. Their largest and newest space, The Linseed House, boasts striking brick walls, high ceilings, and tall arched windows that provide the venue with natural lighting. They also have The Atrium, a romantic Paris-inspired indoor garden with wooden tables and bentwood chairs that add to its rustic charm. Separated into three areas, The Garden is the ultimate location for an outdoor wedding with its myriad of greenery, flowers, and fairy lights that make the celebration just a little bit more magical. 

Check out The Grounds of Alexandria for your wedding >
Website: thegrounds.com.au
Address: Building 7A, 2 Huntley St, Alexandria, NSW, 2015
Contact: +61 (2) 9699 2225
Email: [email protected]

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4. Pier One Sydney Harbour, for romantic weddings under the Harbour Bridge

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Part of Marriott Hotel’s Autograph Collection, Pier One Sydney Harbour is a stunning location for waterfront weddings. The 5-star heritage hotel is ideally situated right under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, offering marvellous views and endless wedding photography opportunities for couples. 

Pier One Sydney Harbour has multiple venues to choose from. You can tie the knot outdoors on The Pier, in an intimate ceremony on your own private balcony, or alfresco inside the Bridge Marquee with the Harbour Bridge as a backdrop. The perspex-covered venue also makes for a chic reception area. On the other hand, Water @ Pier One and Dawes Point room both have a classic and romantic feel, with direct access to The Pier and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide natural lighting and unparalleled views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Walsh Bay.

Check out Pier One Sydney Harbour for your wedding >
Website: www.pieronesydneyharbour.com.au
Address: 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney, NSW 2000
Contact: +61 402 717 294
Email:
[email protected]
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5. View by Sydney, for glamorous weddings at the wharf

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Situated on the historic finger wharf in Walsh Bay, View By Sydney is a boutique waterfront venue with breathtaking vistas of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Luna Park, and the city skyline. It caters to small to large scale events, with 3 flexible spaces that can accommodate 180-200 seated or 350-400 cocktail guests in total. Check out the venue fact sheet here.

Reminiscent of its industrial origins, View By Sydney’s interior features exposed timber beams and dangling tulip lamps that give the place a rustic and whimsical charm. It also has an adjoining terrace, an internal bar, and a wine wall that adds an interesting detail to the venue.

Check out View by Sydney for your wedding >
Website: viewbysydney.com.au
Address: Pier 2, 13 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, NSW 2000
Contact: +61 (2) 8279 2706
Email:
[email protected]
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6. Weddings at The Warwick, for chic ceremonies at the courtyard 

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 Located 40 kilometres away from Sydney’s CBD, Holiday Inn Warwick Farm presents an idyllic wedding venue within its 9-acre property. The hotel’s quaint private courtyard surrounded by lush greenery and lined with white wooden chairs is perfect for a romantic and intimate outdoor ceremony. In contrast, both the Events Centre and its smaller adjoining ballroom feature spacious pillarless designs, high ceilings, and elegant chandeliers – perfect for grand banquets although they can also be modified to suit a more modest celebration.

Check out Weddings at The Warwick for your wedding >
Website: www.weddingsatthewarwick.com.au
Address: 355 Hume Hwy, Warwick Farm, NSW 2170
Contact: +61 (2) 9726 1222
Email:
[email protected]
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7. Luna Park Venues, for enchanting weddings and fun photo ops

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Luna Park Venues is one of the most sought after event places in Sydney – and understandably so. It has multiple elegant spaces for weddings including the smaller more intimate Palais and the beautifully restored heritage venue Crystal Palace. With their unique waterfront location, each place offers spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, and the beautiful bays and inlets. There is also an abundance of natural light coming through big arched windows and filling the rooms with a soft romantic glow. To add to that, the high ceilings of the Crystal ballroom almost makes the venue seem like it was made for fairy tales. The venue also has outdoor decks where guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks, canapés, and a splendid sunset overlooking the Sydney Harbour. 

Aside from the enchanting venues, Luna Park also offers a fun and unique photo opportunities to couples holding their wedding reception at any of their event spaces. The ‘Brides on Rides’ experience allows the bridal party to have an unforgettable photoshoot while enjoying various rides in the Park.  Create elegant memories on their vintage Carousel or you can also climb aboard the Ferris Wheel and enjoy breathtaking views of Sydney’s iconic landmarks and skyline. 

Check out Luna Park Venues for your wedding >
Website: lunaparkvenues.com
Address: 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point NSW, 2061
Contact: +61 (2) 9033 7582
Email:
[email protected]
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8. Bimbadgen Palmers Lane, for rustic vineyard weddings

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Get drunk on love with a marriage celebration at Bimbadgen Palmers Lane. Located in Pokolbin, in the heart of Hunter Valley, Bimbadgen is a superb location for a charming vineyard wedding. Say “I do” on the hill, by the pontoon, or between rows of lush grapevines with the panoramic views of mountain ranges and a lake as a backdrop. Check out their wedding packages and off-peak offers.

For your reception, treat your guests to elegant fine dining cuisines matched with world-class Bimbadgen wines at the award-winning Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant. The restaurant features high ceilings and exposed beams and can seat up to 130 guests. You can also choose to dine alfresco while enjoying the scenic surroundings. For a larger celebration, you can have a marquee set up to accommodate 300 attendees. At night, the fire pit at the venue offers a romantic place for everyone to wind down and relax.

Check out Bimbadgen Palmers Lane for your wedding >
Website: www.bimbadgen.com.au
Address: 790 McDonalds Road Pokolbin NSW
Contact: +61 (2) 4998 4600
Email: [email protected]
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9. The Pavilion Kiama, for spectacular weddings overlooking the sea

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Fancy a  beach wedding? Located in the centre of Kiama and just metres away from the ocean, The Pavilion Kiama is the perfect wedding venue for beach-loving couples. The award-winning venue is situated on a cliff overlooking Surf Beach, with balconies and a foyer where you and your guests can enjoy breathtaking views of Kiama Lighthouse and the expansive ocean. It is near a multitude of ceremony locations such as beautiful beaches, local churches, and exquisite reserves. The Pavillion is also within walking distance from different local accommodations, making it ideal for a destination wedding. 

Appointed the exclusive caterer and wedding manager at The Pavilion Kiama, Culinarius is known for their beautiful food and impeccable service. They offer different menu options – be it a cocktail, a shared feast, or a formal sit down meal.  They can also tailor a catering package to suit your needs. The same applies to their wedding packages, too. From food and beverages to decorations, DJs or even photographers, The Pavilion Kiama is ready to make your special day unforgettable day.

Check out The Pavilion Kiama for your wedding >
Website: thepavilionkiama.com.au
Address: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama NSW 2533
Contact: +61 (2) 4232 1419
Email:
[email protected]
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10. Metro Mirage Hotel Newport, for stunning waterfront weddings

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Metro Mirage Hotel Newport is a multi-awarded 4-star waterfront hotel situated in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, right on the shores of Pittwater Waterway. With its magical location and unparalleled cuisine and service, there’s no wonder why it is one of Sydney’s favourite waterfront venues. Additionally, couples who book their wedding at the hotel can enjoy a complimentary stay in their Wedding Spa Suite and neverending photo opportunities on the hotel’s floating pontoon and private jetty.

Metro Mirage Hotel Newport has two options for indoor and outdoor weddings.  Located on the hotel’s 4th level, Pittwater Reception Room seats 50 up to 120 guests and is directly adjacent to the waterfront ceremony terrace which offers a picturesque view of the waterway. On the other hand, the poolside alfresco ceremony and function area are perfect for intimate weddings, with a capacity of 30 to 50 guests. For couples who prefer an indoor ceremony, the hotel also has an intimate wedding chapel that you can use.

Check out Metro Mirage Hotel Newport for your wedding >
Website: metrohotels.com.au/hotels/metro-mirage-hotel-newport
Address: 2 Queens Parade West, Newport, NSW, 2106
Contact: +61 (2) 8397 6646
Email: 
[email protected]
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Sydney is definitely not short of beautiful wedding locations. We hope that our list of 10 Stunning Wedding Venues was able to help you find the perfect one that will make your special day even more unforgettable.

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