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A Winery Wedding Venue In The Heart of Sydney: Urban Winery Sydney
It’s not every day you stumble upon a unique Sydney winery wedding venue that has basically everything you need already on site but still in the heart of Sydney CBD.
Words by Melany Mashman
16 September 2019

Wine lovers rejoice because we’ve found an incredible Sydney winery wedding venue that allows you to have your dream winery wedding without having to travel out of Sydney.

Meet Urban Winery Sydney, run by Alex who started making wine in the mid-’90s and has worked on vintages in the Hunter Valley, Sonoma Valley, and Languedoc. Alex and his team have now created their own label A. Retief, with a beautiful space in Sydney to compliment.

Dine amongst the wine barrels of this beautiful space, with exclusive-hire available catering for up to 250 people with indoor and outdoor setting. With a commercial kitchen at their venue, you can work with their trusted catering partners or bring your own chef to cater for a personalised menu.

Scroll on to meet the team running this beautiful Sydney winery wedding venue, and learn more about the facilities they offer.

Can you tell us a bit about Urban Winery Sydney?

Urban Winery Sydney is Australia’s first true urban winery and the home of A.Retief wines.

Bringing the country to the city, Urban Winery Sydney is the only place in the city where you can entertain and dine with your guests amongst barrels producing our latest vintage.

The A.Retief wine label is made from grapes sourced from cool climate southern NSW regions, including Tumbarumba, The Hilltops and the family’s biodynamic vineyard in Gundagai. The grapes are all trucked in entirely handcrafted by Alex on-site.

Being a working winery, epicurious visitors can discover and enjoy wine through our blending masterclasses, tours, tutored tastings, long lunches and exclusive private events.

With a community feel and inclusive atmosphere, we want our visitors to feel part of the process and a sense of ownership of the brand.

What inspired you to get involved with weddings?

We saw an opportunity with our boutique winery where we could transform the area into a charming ceremony and reception space. Our rustic-chic space features high ceilings, wine barrels and polished concrete floors, it’s an ideal canvas for the creatively inclined.

Urban Winery Sydney wants to make every moment of your wedding magical. We invite newlyweds to discover our winery which is located on the edge of the city at the Entertainment Quarter, only 10 minutes from the CBD. Guests will feel they can truly relax and let their hair down as they step into our winery. You will make you feel as though you have been transported to the vineyards of regional NSW.

Whether you’re planning an intimate affair or a lavish soiree, there’s something to suit every wedding and with help from our dedicated event manager and event supervisor, our team will bring your dream wedding to life.

What do you think is the selling point for most couples?

Urban Winery Sydney is unlike any other venue in Sydney. Conveniently located in The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, The Urban Winery Sydney is a one of a kind, multifunctional space that includes a fully working open winery, event space, wine bar and cellar door.

Our unforgettable wedding venue is best known for its intimate and relaxed feel, catering for groups of up to 250 guests standing and 180 seated. You will feel as though you have been transported to the vineyards of regional NSW as you dine amongst the wine barrels in our fully-functional winery. With endless photo opportunities throughout the Entertainment Quarter, the Urban Winery Sydney allows couples the unique experience of hosting both their ceremony and reception in one location, meaning there’s no need to travel between venues on your special day.

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Do you offer onsite accommodation? Alternatively, are there places to stay nearby?

No accommodation on site but we do have places nearby, we’re located 10 mins from Sydney CBD.

What’s your favourite thing you’ve seen a couple do at your venue?

We had our first proposal at the winery- it was very sweet.

Finally, what tip or advice can you share with anyone planning a wedding right now?

You want to remember your wedding day as one of the best days of your life! Take things one step at a time so you don’t become overwhelmed, you want to enjoy the experience.

Take into consideration your guest list and where they will be traveling to celebrate your day.

And finally, come and visit the Urban Winery Sydney, you will fall in love with our unique venue and might find everything you have pinned on your Pinterest board right in the heart of the city!

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