50 Wonderful Elopement & Small Wedding Venues in Sydney
Sydney is arguably the most beautiful city in Australia, and some say the most beautiful harbour city in the world with some of the best small wedding venues in Sydney. It is Australia’s largest city and it also hosts the most weddings per year compared to any other state in Australia. And it is a simply beautiful city to have an elopement or a small intimate wedding.
Most major wedding venues in Sydney will have a minimum guest number to have a wedding there. Many don’t cater to intimate or small weddings. Often minimum numbers are 80 to 100 people.
I also wanted to mix in some beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony locations in Sydney. These locations may not have a reception option, but you can always do the reception at another venue. But the beauty of Sydney Harbour is what these locations have and as that is what Sydney is famous for. But you also naturally can get married in one of Sydney’s many historic churches. Or you could have your ceremony in one of Sydney’s many surrounding suburbs with their beautiful beaches and parks. But if you are wanting to elope in Sydney, and you are not a local, then chances are you are wanting something around the harbour.
Just a quick note about permits. If you are wanting to have your wedding ceremony in a popular location, you will definitely need to organise a permit well in advance. You can’t just go to any location and have a wedding ceremony. Without a permit, you risk your ceremony being stopped by a council ranger or security and being issued with a fine. Which is not a way you want to remember your elopement.
Here is a list of some wonderful Sydney elopement wedding venues that actually cater to smaller and more intimate wedding of 20 people or less.
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1. San Martin
San Martin in Akuna Bay nestled away amongst the beautiful Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in Sydney’s North is a hidden gem. This premium wedding destination is just 35km from Syndey’s CBD but feels like a world away. Akuna the Aboriginal meaning of which is ‘flowing water’ is the perfect name given the coming together of the Cowan and Hawkesbury river systems near this picturesque and tranquil location.
San Martin offers elegance and style along with an exceptional dining experience ensuring a memorable day for you and your guests. Ceremonies can be held out on the Terrace or on the covered balcony overlooking Akuna Bay, the marina, and the surrounding National Park. With water views, the marina, and Ku-ring-gai National Park all around you have plenty of options for location photos. San Martin even offers transport in their Mercedes van for couples to travel to nearby spots including the scenic West Head Lookout. They love to cater to small weddings and elopements, but also have the space to do much larger events.
Address: D’Albora Marina – Akuna Bay 350 General San Martin Drive Terrey Hills, NSW
2. Gunners Barracks
Gunners Barracks has been one of my favourite smaller wedding venues for many years. It is located at Georges Head in Mosman and has some beautiful views over the harbour. It is owned by the same group that owns Dunbar House, the QVB Team Room and Sergeants Mess.
Built-in 1873, Gunners Barracks is of national significance as one of Sydney’s best examples of a defensive building dating from the nineteenth century, with its stone quarried locally. The site was initially composed of two adjacent structures. In 1891, the second storey was added to the rear block, and the two buildings were also later connected. The barracks were excavated into the side of the cliff and connected by tunnels to the adjacent fortifications forming part of a network of fortifications created to protect Sydney Harbour from invasion.
This former defence site’s natural and cultural heritage offers a variety of rare scenic opportunities with historic backdrops of sandstone or stunning harbour scenery.
You can have your wedding ceremony out in the sandstone courtyard or down on the lawn below the main building overlooking the harbour. There is even a nice wet-weather option if it does rain.
What I love about this venue is its intimate and historic setting. It can fit over 100 guests, but the main room would also be lovely for a smaller wedding of 20 people. The room wouldn’t feel too big and they do events of this size. Gunners Barracks is a beautiful smaller wedding venue that works well for elopements.
Address: End of Suakin Drive, Mosman NSW 2088
3. Elizabeth Bay House
Elope in a historic Australian house in the Eastern Suburbs. Elizabeth Bay House is a stunning historic, heritage-listed Colonial Regency style property with majestic views over Sydney Harbour. Elizabeth Bay House, constructed between 1835 and 1839, was regarded as’ the colony’s finest house.’ Designed for the Colonial Secretary, Alexander Macleay and his family by the most stylish and talented architect of the day, John Verge, Elizabeth Bay House is a magnificent example of colonial architecture in a splendid setting overlooking Sydney Harbour.
After a chequered history, in 1977 the house was fully restored to its former glory and it reopened as a museum. It is one part museum and one parts an event space. They use it for weddings and events to help pay for the upkeep and maintenance to the hose. It can also be used as an intimate wedding venue that most people aren’t aware of. It is an awesome choice for an elopement for those couples looking for something elegant with some old-world charm.
There is three main space to choose from the Hall and Saloon. And the Dining Room and the Cellar. What I love about this venue is that you can have the ceremony in one space and have an intimate reception dinner in another space. All the spaces are very unique and historic.
If you are looking for an outdoor ceremony, Elizabeth Bay House can also be hired in conjunction with a ceremony booking made at Arthur McElhone Reserve (booked via City of Sydney). When you do this, they offer the Saloon as a wet weather back‐up, with access to the house for toilets and wedding photography during your ceremony hire time.
Elizabeth Bay House is perfect for wedding and elopement photos and there are lots of little locations all over the property. The inside has many modern and rustic elements, but one of my favourite features is the huge grand staircase.
It is a really good venue for elopements and intimate weddings.
Address: 7 Onslow Ave, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011
4. Public Dining Room
Public Dining Room is a modern and casual fine dining restaurant, located at the iconic beach of Balmoral Beach. Its name was inspired by the local swimming baths located directly in front of the Restaurant. The Restaurant was originally the turnstile area to access the baths back in 1898. So it is steeped in local history and the restaurant is a modern reflection of this.
There is the option of doing your wedding ceremony onsite in their Terrace area. This is an undercover area so you have the peace of mind in knowing that your ceremony can happen no matter what the weather is. Otherwise, you can hold the ceremony on Balmoral Beach, which you would need to book through the council. You could have the ceremony in Balmoral Beaches beautiful white rotunda or on Rocky Point Island, which is just a short stroll over a bridge to get to.
There are three main options for a small wedding reception at Public Dining Room:
- The Private Dining Room – This room would be perfect for elopements and small intimate weddings. It fits one long table of 23 guests or 3 tables of 33 guests. It’s a private room with floor to ceiling windows that look onto Balmoral Beach and the baths area. It can also be booked for breakfast, lunch or dinner elopements.
- The Terrace – This is a slightly bigger area, situated outdoor but undercover. It can fit up to 58 people seated. But it is only available for breakfast or lunch wedding receptions.
- A table in the Restaurant – This is a nice idea if you are not having speeches and don’t require a private area.
- You can also book the whole restaurant out for a larger wedding of up to 110 people.
Address: 2A The Esplanade, Mosman NSW 2088
5. Viewing Cube at Museum of Sydney
If you are looking for a small wedding venue that is artistic, modern and elegant, then the Viewing Cube at Museum of Sydney just might be for you.
Viewing Cube is located inside the Museum of Sydney, which is a historical collection and exhibition that has been built on the actual ruins of the house of the first Governor of New South Wales. Governor Arthur Philip. And it is located on the corner of Philip and Bridge Street right in the heart of Sydney and Circular Quay.
You dine in this magnificent cantilevered glass structure with stunning views of Phillip Street and the surrounding city. It is an intimate space for an elopement or small dinner reception. With its entry through the Museum’s History of Sydney exhibit on level 2, the Viewing Cube is a remarkable venue that can accommodate 20 guests for dinner.
Address: Bridge St &, Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000
6. Observatory Hill
Observatory Hill is one of the best and most popular public park locations for a wedding or elopement ceremony in Sydney. The park sits on top of a hill with sweeping panoramic views of Sydney. The historic Rocks area is located below the park. And there is a tunnel near the park where you can access the entrance to walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Most people use the large Rotunda located at the park to hold their wedding ceremony. But photographically speaking, I think it is much better to have the ceremony under one of the huge trees around the park which overlook the Sydney Harbour Bridge. As the handrail, the roof and the shade of the rotunda will restrict the views for photos.
You will definitely need to book the park and pay a fee, with the City of Sydney Council, to have a wedding or elopement ceremony. It is a very popular location and you can guarantee there will be a wedding ceremony there most Saturdays.
Observatory Hill is a public park and the City of Sydney allows couples to take their wedding photos without charging a fee, even if you are not having a ceremony there. They do charge a fee for other commercial photography. There is quite a good variety of looks and locations within this small park. And it is a great place for photos.
A quick word about photo etiquette. If someone had booked the area for a wedding ceremony it is very bad etiquette for another wedding couple to walk around them and take photos near them while they are having their ceremony. Take photos in other parts of the park away from their ceremony. It is common sense, but it sometimes needs to be said.
Pros of location:
- It is located in a beautiful part of Sydney with lots of local and photographic attractions within walking distance.
- Huge big trees, which are great for photos and for shade from the harsh Australian sun.
- Fantastic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Cons of location:
- It is a very popular spot for locals and tourists on weekends. You may find families with picnic blankets in some of the prime places.
- It is an extremely popular location for wedding photos, particularly on a Saturday afternoon. But also on Friday or Sunday afternoons. It is not unusual to have five or more wedding couples walking around the park getting photos.
- The Sydney Opera House can’t be seen from this park.
Address: 1001 Upper Fort St, Millers Point
7. Hickson Road Reserve
Hickson Road Reserve is a small park on Hickson Road which has some of the most spectacular views of Sydney Harbour. It is a small park between a hotel and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. So on one side, you have The Bridge and behind you, over the water, you have the Sydney Opera House.
Bookings are essential through the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority for all wedding ceremonies. The ceremony is generally held on the grass with the Opera House in the background.
Hickson Rd Reserve is a very small park managed by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority. And it is a prime location for beautiful photos of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. They allow couples to take their wedding photos at this location without charging a fee, even if you are not having a ceremony there. They do charge a fee for other commercial photography.
Because it is located in The Rocks area of Sydney, there are a lot of other photographic locations within walking distance.
Just be aware that there is no wet weather alternative or shelter at this location for your wedding ceremony. And it is a very busy location. There is a footpath, in front of the grass, along the foreshore and it is a fairly busy thoroughfare. So there may be people walking behind you as you say your wedding vows, but it not too much of an issue.
Address: Hickson Rd, The Rocks
8. Sydney Harbour Bridge (Bridge Climb)
Most people would get married somewhere around Sydney Harbour with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background. But, you can actually get married at the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The wedding ceremony takes place on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with your celebrant and you must book well in advance. Climbing the Harbour Bridge is run by a private company called Bridge Climb. You would need to go through all their safety briefings and get changed into their safety gear. Climbing the Harbour Bridge takes much longer than you think. It is about a two hour round trip.
You can bring your own wedding photographer, they will just be limited in their equipment and it will need to be safely secured to them.
There aren’t too many negative aspects of this location. But the main one would be that you can’t wear a big long wedding dress. You have to wear their gorgeous grey and blue jumpsuit with safety ropes attached.
But if you are not into big long, white wedding dresses, then you will have a totally unique experience and you will have an amazing story to tell your kids.
Address: 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks
9. Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is one of the worlds most famous buildings and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon and opened in October 1973. It’s a multi-venue performing art centre and not only shows opera but also ballet, concerts, comedy shows, play and theatre. It is the pride and joy of Sydney Harbour and yes you can actually get married there!
The Sydney Opera House has a number of venues where you can have your wedding ceremony. They are more set up for weddings as opposed to elopements. But I am sure if you contact them, you can arrange an outdoor elopement ceremony on their forecourt.
There is also a restaurant in the front sail at the Opera House which is currently called Bennelong. In the past, for elopements and intimate weddings, they have had a small ceremony on the forecourt. Which they section off to keep to the general public out. And then you would enter the restaurant for an amazing culinary delight.
It doesn’t get much more ‘Sydney’ than having your wedding/elopement photos around the Opera House. There is currently no permit required to take wedding or elopement photos around the Sydney Opera House. So even if you are not having your wedding ceremony there, you can drop by to take photos.
Just be aware that there will be a lot of tourists everywhere. So if you wanted a photo of the two of you, on the steps, with the whole of the Opera House, without any tourists in the photo, you are sure to be disappointed. So it is worth just accepting that fact. After the sun has set there are fewer tourists around, so you can potentially get some beautiful night shots without people in it. Or you ask your wedding photographer really nicely to photoshop them out.
Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney
10. Vaucluse House
Historic Vaucluse House in one of Sydney’s most exclusive suburbs was Sydney’s first House museum. With sprawling grounds and gardens right down to the harbour, it is a beautiful backdrop for intimate weddings and elopements.
Address: 69A Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse NSW 2030
11. Mona Vale Golf Club
The perfect beachside location for a small wedding. With its panoramic views, it is no wonder Mona Vale Golf Club is considered one of Sydney’s best beach wedding venues. With ceremonial lawns overlooking Mona Vale Beach ideal venue for both ceremony and receptions.
Address: 3 Golf Ave, Mona Vale NSW 2103
12. Bathers Pavilion, Mosman
Overlooking Sydney Harbour’s beautiful Balmoral Beach, Bathers Pavilion is the epitome of coastal chic. This stunning heritage building perfectly combines Art Deco design and the casual elegance of Mediterranean styling. The Chef’s Table and Private Dining hosted by award-winning chef Serge Dansereau are perfect for small weddings.
Address: 4 The Esplanade, Mosman NSW 2088
13. View By Sydney
View By Sydney is situated at the historic Pier 2 Finger Wharf on Walsh Bay, at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The elegant View By Sydney offers spectacular views across Sydney Harbour out to Luna Park. Their View Room is perfect for intimate weddings.
Address: Pier 2, 13 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay NSW 2000
14. Deckhouse, Woolwich
Located right on Sydney Harbour between Woolwich Docks and Clarkes Point Reserve. Deckhouse boasts floor to ceiling glass and an outdoor terrace for uninterrupted harbour views. A wonderful Sydney small wedding venue.
Address: Clarke Rd, Woolwich NSW 2110
15. Sydney Aquarium
One of Sydney’s most unique small wedding venues. Get married with a spectacular underwater backdrop at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Whether surrounded by thousands of fish and sharks, in the Great Barrier Reef Oceanarium or Sydney Harbour room discovering the wonders that lie beneath our iconic harbour.
Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000 (Darling Harbour)
16. Catalina Restaurant, Rose Bay
A fine-dining institution in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, Catalina’s Rose Bay is a stunning small wedding venue. Fantastic food and the finest of wines paired with floor to ceiling glass doors and a northern outlook serving up epic sunsets over Sydney Harbour, what more could you ask for?
Address: Lyne Park, New S Head Rd, Rose Bay NSW 2029
17. Jonah’s, Whale Beach
The exclusive Jonah’s Whale Beach is the ultimate luxury intimate wedding getaway. With a spectacular clifftop location, fabulous Hampton chic stylings, you can celebrate in style as a couple, along with your nearest and dearest. Offering up stunning gardens for your ceremony and an alfresco style terrace both with breathtaking views its the perfect Sydney beachside small wedding venue.
Address: 69 Bynya Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108
18. Avondale Golf Club
Located in the leafy suburb of Pymble on Sydney North Shore, Avondale Golf Club offers a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding day. The clubhouse’s timeless elegance and charm and the stunning grounds including a manicured garden for your ceremony will make for a picture-perfect day.
Address: Avon Rd, Pymble NSW 2073
19. Botanic House, Royal Botanic Gardens
Just minutes from the bustling Sydney CBD but a world away, Botanic House is set amongst the lush gardens of the Royal Botanic Gardens. This oasis offers up not only the perfect setting for an intimate Sydney wedding but also exquisite Modern Asian cuisine by renowned chef Luke Ngyuen.
Address: 1 Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000 (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney)
20. Foys Kirribilli, Sydney Flying Squadron
Founded in 1891 Sydney Flying Squadron is Australia’s oldest open boat sailing club. Recently renovated with wooden accents, an abundance of natural light and an eclectic collection of sailing memorabilia on display Foys Kirribilli is often described as a hidden gem. Foys Heritage room or Sunset Balcony is ideal for smaller weddings.
Address: 76 McDougall St, Kirribilli NSW 2061
21. Three Williams Cafe, Redfern
Small, simple and easy but with pure perfection and great reviews, this architecturally designed venue in Redfern spans 285 square meters and boasts an urban, yet classy warehouse feel. The food is delicious and changes with the season and the ambience is rustic with a friendly and attentive team. Three Williams is a rare and inventive café.
Address: 613A Elizabeth St, Redfern NSW
22. Ovolo Woolloomooloo
With water views all around you, this is an epic city wedding venue with spectacular harbour views. Ovalo is set in an open area within the iconic century old heritage Woolloomooloo wharf. Here, you will find a chapel-like venue with no religious denomination suitable for a funky wedding on prestigious ground. With mouth-watering food to entice your guest, there is no better place to hold a small wedding in Sydney.
Address: 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW
23. InterContinental Sydney
On top of the list for Sydney’s most wanted wedding venue, the InterContinental bears all the trademarks of enduring opulence with luxe amenities. Timeless but never out-dated, this hotel has 6 event spaces to suit all sorts of wedding. The catering team here has won many awards for their scrumptious wedding menu and can cater up to 400 guests. This venue has accommodation on-site.
Address: 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW
24. Quay Restaurant, The Rocks
With top notch impeccable food by Master Chef, Peter Gilmore and fantastic views of the world renowned Sydney Harbour Bridge and the iconic Opera House, plus a world class wine list, you could not ask for anything more for your whimsical romantic fairy tale wedding. With such iconic backdrops for your photographer to curate your wedding, you will have a lifetime unforgettable memory.
Address: Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks, Sydney
25. Long Reef Golf Club
Exclusively situated by the headlands in Long Reef, you can have your ceremony with breathtaking views of the Northern Beaches Peninsula. In an isolated cove on Fisherman’s Beach, there is a special place to also say your vows there.
Comprehensive good and drinks menus are available f or you to choose from and the variety of stunning backdrops will be out of this word.
Address: Anzac Ave, Collaroy NSW 2097
26. Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant
Established in 1830, and located n Galesville, a beautiful sandstone building that once used to be Banjo Patersons home that overlooks the water can now serve as a venue for your up-coming wedding. There is a restaurant here that will cater for your wedding and a jetty below serves to transport you to or from your wedding. Needless to say, the food is amazing and the scenery is just breathtaking.
Address: Punt Rd, Gladesville NSW
27. The Boathouse Palm Beach
The Boathouse, set on Pittwater in Palm Beach, and offers you an unusual and spectacular wedding overlooking the sublime and spectacular water in Pam Beach. The chefs on board offer delightful modern Australian cuisine with a variety of canapé́ style food and beverage packages.
The beachside of Palm Beach and the surrounds offers unique photo opportunities for your wedding curation.
Address: Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach NSW
28. The Mint Sydney
A classy, modern event spaces contrasted against spectacular historic staircases, decorative archways, stained glass windows and a Juliet balcony is something unique on offer at the Mint that is located in Macquarie Street in Sydney CBD.
Catering is exclusively supplied by Pearl Catering.
The Photography backdrop at the Mint is stunning but please note it is subjected to application and availability.
Address: The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW
29. The Boathouse Shelly Beach
The Boathouse is located in Manly on Shelley Beach and offers stunning waterfront views on a private setting by the beach for your special day. This venue will take place upstairs and can cater for 60 to 120 guests. Your on-site chef prepares fresh contemporary Australian cuisine.
Address: 1 Marine Parade, Manly NSW
30. Bondi Icebergs
Looking for a million dollar panoramic views over the Icebergs historic pool and the world-renowned Bondi Beach? Well look no further as this venue, with a private bar and 3 balconies will ensure your guests are in awe when they arrive at this spectacular location. Your chef will personalise a menu with you to suit your taste and budget. You will not run out of photo opportunities in this amazing place.
Address: 1 Notts Ave Bondi Beach NSW
31. Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
Sofitel is a modern hotel venue in Sydney’s Darling Harbour with a European feel coupled with a chic French flair. There are numerous amazing places where you can take your vows plus a choice of menus to choose from that is prepared by award-winning chefs of this 5 star hotel. There is also on-site accommodation.
Address: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, 12 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW
32. Amora Jamison Hotel
The pure elegance of 5 star hotel right in the centre of the city, this is what the Amora offers you, together with ballroom with a floor-to-ceiling windows that lets in the natural light and gives you a stunning view through the windows. Close to many iconic sights like the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, and the Botanical Gardens to name but just a few, your photographer will curate you a most memorable wedding day.
Address: 11 Jamison Street, Sydney, New South Wales
33. Centennial Parklands
Nature, beautiful gardens that look like fairyland, Pine Grove and many secret spots can be found in Centennial parklands, only ten minutes from the city. With ten spectacular locations to choose from, this is definitely one of the premier
locations for weddings that will accommodate up to 300 guests. This is nature at its best where you can have your reception in the open or under a marquee.
Address: Grand Dr, Centennial Park NSW 2021
34. Dunbar House
Established in the 1830’s, Dunbar House, located on the shores of Watson’s Bay in the Eastern Suburbs, has been beautifully and painstakingly restored and now includes a fully licensed café and also plays host to many unforgettable weddings. With breathtaking views of the city skylines, the most delectable food and the best of wines, it will make a truly magical venue for your fairy tale wedding.
Address: 9 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay
35. Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
The Sheraton is located near Hyde Park with stunning views of the city, the park and the Harbour Bridge. This is a hotel with opulence and is suitable for high-end weddings. The cuisine is top notch, the interiors majestic, the venues oozes with romance and the service is impeccable. This is a dream-wedding venue where you will be treated like royalties.
Address: 161 Elizabeth Street Sydney NSW
36. Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Sofitel Sydney is a high-end hotel located in the heart of the city. The French design and elegance gives you the mot romantic place to hold a wedding. You are just minutes away from the shops, restaurants and all the iconic buildings of Sydney like the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, to name but a few. Your photographer will curate you’re a most memorable wedding with such amazing backdrops, all in the one place.
Address: 61/101 Phillip St, Sydney NSW
37. Watsons Bay Hotel
Watson Bay Hotel is located in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Architecturally designed to provide waterfront views from three different façade of the building. Arrive at your wedding ceremony in style by water taxi and depart after your wedding reception magically into the sunset. Your photographer will have so many choices in curating an unforgettable wedding day that you can relive again whenever you want.
Address: 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW
38. Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
Located in Manly, one of Sydney’s most famous beaches with picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean, this venue offers you 9 romantic event spaces and terraces to choose from for your wedding ceremony and reception. This is a four star hotel offering top notch service, fabulous food, fine wine and unique accommodation for your all-in-one wedding venue.
Address: 55 North Steyne, Manly, New South Wales
39. Zest Point Pipers
The Royal Motor Yacht Club enjoys an enviable position over Sydney’s remarkable Rose Bay that is only a few minutes from the CBD. Zest Point Pipers, purposely built in the Hampton style to cater for spectacular weddings occupies a waterfront position, giving you many opportunities for lots of opportunities for your wedding photography. Zest caters for 150 – 300 guests.
Addresss: 21 Wunulla Road, Point Piper NSW
40. Aqua Dining, Milsons Point
Aqua Dining occupies a waterfront position above the North Sydney Olympic Pool in Milson’s point, with views spanning across Luna Park to the Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and further afield. What a magnificent backdrop for your wedding photography. Only a few minutes from the CBD, this award-winning restaurant that offers the finest Italian food, using nothing but the best seasonal produce.
Address: Corner Paul & Northcliff Streets, Milsons Point NSW
41. Sails Lavender Bay
This is an ideal restaurant for your wedding venue located on McMahons Point Ferry Wharf with waterfront views. It boasts views of the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Fine dining in a relaxed and sublime ambience prepared by the Winner of Restaurant and Caterings Best National Restaurant Wedding Venue
Address: 2 Henry Lawson Avenue, McMahons Point, Sydney NSW
42. Cafe Morso, Pyrmont
Café Morso is hidden away on the western side of the historic Jones Bay Wharf in Pyrmont, with stunning water views and heritage architecture. Celebrate the most important moment in your life in this unique café that can host receptions of up to 130 guests. With the Sydney Harbour views and Pirrama Park as the backdrop for your wedding, you will definitely have a most unforgettable wedding.
Address: 108/26-32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW
43. Moby Dicks, Whale Beach
Moby Dick joined the Boathouse in 2012 and is a dedicated wedding and event venue. Moby Dick is located in Whale Beach on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and is the perfect venue for weddings of all style serving modern Australian Food. Moby Dicks is located on the top level of Boathouse.
Address: 227 Whale Beach Rd, Whale Beach NSW
44. Ripples Milson Point
Ripples, located in Milsons Point, has won many awards for its restaurant. This wedding venue serves Italian cuisine of the highest quality. It is located right under the Harbour Bridge with stunning views of the Sydney Opera house and the Harbour Bridge. With so many iconic backdrops around, you will not be short of photographic opportunities.
Address: 1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Point NSW
45. The Gili Rooftop at Taronga Zoo
Only a few minutes from Circular Quay in the city, lies a new rooftop-wedding venue in Taronga Zoo. It is the most sought after venue with panoramic view of the iconic Opera House and the world renewed Harbour Bridge. With views of the city skyline, you will also have spectacular sunset as a backdrop for your
Address: Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, New South Wales
46. Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel
The Marriott Hotel is located in Circular Quay, in the heart of the city. This will give you many iconic backdrops for a wedding beyond all expectations. Being catered for by an award-wining team, your guest will be in awe of the stunning cuisine. They have a range of enviable wedding venues. Features here include dining options and accommodation in an exquisite hotel.
Address: 30 Pitt Street, Sydney 2000
47. Fort Denison
Fort Denison is a little island set in the heart of Sydney Harbour for over one and a half century. It is used as a restaurant and a wedding venue. With panoramic views of the iconic Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the city skylines, you will not run out of backdrops for your wedding photography. A bar, a dining room and a wine room is a planned addition to this amazing little island.
Address: Pinchgut Island, Sydney NSW
48. Q Station Manly
Spanning 30 acres of native Australian bushland, Q Station Manly is located in North Head of Manly. This is a choice of many locations for ceremonies and receptions at Q Station. It is only one of its kind in Sydney and any photographer can vouch for that. This place cannot be missed for a most unforgettable wedding.
Address: 1 North Head Scenic Drive. Manly NSW
49. Wylie Baths, Coogee
This Eastern Suburb’s Wylie’s Baths is one of Sydney’s oldest and most beautiful ocean tidal pools. Not only is it private but it is also very secluded and hence offers privacy for a most magical wedding. A marquee will be set up to accommodate this. With uninterrupted views of the ocean and the peaceful Wedding Cake Island, you will have plenty of opportunities for your wedding photography.
Address: 4B Neptune St, Coogee NSW
50. Ground of Alexandria
The Ground is located in Alexandria and is one of the most beautiful and unique wedding venues in Sydney. Set amongst lush greenery with fairy lights twinkling above a fountain, vines that intertwine across wrought iron gates and crumbling bricks, it is a venue like no other. With such beautiful aesthetic, you will want to hold your wedding here, as there is no other place like this.
Address: Building 7A, 2 Huntley St, Alexandria, NSW