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19 of the best Sydney wedding venues
Okay folks, here it is – our round-up of the very best wedding venues in and around Sydney. There are rustic sheds, waterfront beach houses and everything in between. Read on and enjoy discovering these 19 gorgeous spots to get hitched.
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Words by Karina Lowndes
16 May 2019

Looking to get married in Aust’s big smoke? We’ve done the legwork for you and brought together some of the best Sydney wedding venues. You see, as Sydney is home to more people than any other city in Australia, there needs to be a suitably large enough contingent of awesome spaces to cater for all the happy days that happen. Which is why when we started putting this list together we got to 10… and kept going.

Here are 19 of our top picks for unique Sydney wedding venues that might float your boat.


Ovolo Woolloomooloo 

Sitting front and centre on Woolloomooloo Wharf, Ovolo is where the cool kids come to eat, play and drink-in the spectacular harbour views. A multi-purpose hotel painted in industrial-chic decor, there are plenty of private spaces available, plus the option to wed on the wharf.

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Photo credit: Ovolo Woolloomooloo.


Porteño Restaurant & Gardel’s Bar

If you constantly find yourself thinking about food and wine (guilty) you’ll absolutely love Porteño – arguably Sydney’s best Argentinian-inspired restaurant. The authentically prepared meats are seriously good but if you’re still not sold just look at the wine list. The decor is a real treat too.

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Photo credit: Porteño.


Poolside @ Andrew (Boy) Charlton

One of Sydney’s secret gems (we’ve been working on changing that), Poolside @ Andrew (Boy) Charlton offers million-dollar views over Sydney Harbour plus a sexy indoor-outdoor space that can cater for 55 guests seated or 120 cocktail.

Photo credit: Harustudio.


Q-Station Sydney Harbour National Park

Q Station is one of Australia’s significant heritage and environmental landmarks preserved within 30 stunning hectares of Sydney Harbour National Park. It’s also one of the best places to host a giant slumber party with beds for 136 guests.

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Photo credit: Georgie James Photography


Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Ice-cold beers, freshly-shucked oysters and views of Sydney’s most beautiful waterways are just a few things that put this venue at the top of the wedding world’s metaphorical food chain. There’s accommodation for 85 guests plus a range of reception spaces.

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Photo credit: Milenko Weddings.


Three Blue Ducks

With an emphasis on fresh, local produce this place is renowned for its innovative and ever-changing menu. The courtyard is ideal for intimate ceremonies but the selling point is the venue’s industrial framework which couples are welcome to add their own decorative touches to.

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Photo credit: Folk and Follow.


Olio Kensington Street

Like history? Well Olio Kensington is dripping in it. Located on the second floor of an old rum store, it features historic arch windows mixed with contemporary furnishings and plenty of natural light. At the heart of Olio is award-winning chef and Sicilian native Lino Sauro who delivers outstanding, quality food that’s always a conversation starter.

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Photo credit: Olio Kensington Street.


Three Williams

This popular inner-city haunt is the ultimate playground for creative couples. The styling options are endless and each wedding package can be tailored to suit you. With plenty of boutique hotels nearby it’s convenient for your guests too.

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Photo credit: Three Williams.


Moby Dicks Whale Beach

A member of The Boathouse Group, Moby Dicks Whale Beach offers a slightly more formal setting for couples looking for a Sydney wedding venue with ocean views. Literally only a stones throw from the sea its other selling points are its food and beverage packages and superb service.

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Photo credit: The Happy List.


Watermans Room at 12-Micron

Boasting beautiful views of Darling Harbour, this waterfront Sydney wedding venue is a new, carefully designed space that is modern and elegant. Every detail is taken care of by the Micron team with packages starting at $150 per person. The venue is completely private with its own balcony and can cater for up to 300 guests.

Photo credit: Watermans Room at 12-Micron.



Kittyhawk offers two of our favourite things under the one sexy roof – French food and cocktails. Designed to evoke a sense of old world charm and mixed with delicious food and beverage offerings, Kittyhawk is ideal for couples looking for a unique Sydney wedding venue with just the right amount of fancy. Live music is encouraged and their versatile layout is suitable for both small and large groups.

Photo credit: Fox and Kin.


Empire Lounge

If you want to make a grand entrance at your wedding or fly somewhere for photos, Empire Lounge has Sydney Seaplanes at their doorstep. The venue is literally built over the waters of Rose Bay and boasts a lovely wrap around deck that’s ideal for pre-dinner drinks.

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Photo credit: Empire Lounge.


Milestone Events

Just five minutes from Sydney’s iconic Manly Beach, Milestone Events is a unique 1930s art-deco building located within Sydney Harbour National Park. It’s run by a small, tight-knit family who love food and take huge pride in delivering exceptional, personalised events.

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Photo credit: Lucie Weddings.


The Freedom Hub Ethical Weddings

If the cost of a wedding doesn’t sit well with you, try this Sydney wedding venue on for size. A unique warehouse space, profits from the venue go towards running the The Freedom Hub charity, which supports victims of human trafficking and slavery in Australia. A cool concept? We think so.

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Photo credit: The Freedom Hub Ethical Weddings.


The Boathouse Shelly Beach

When it comes to finding a relaxed, waterfront wedding venue in Sydney it’s hard to beat The Boathouse Shelly Beach. Overlooking Sydney’s iconic Manly Beach this wedding venue has well and truly earned its stripes within the industry. One of three boathouse venues, here you’ll find an abundance of flowers, food and good vibes.

Photo credit: The Boathouse Shelly Beach.


The Australian Botanic Garden

It’s hard not to like this place. The air is clean and there’s so much space (416 hectares to be exact) that life just seems a little less complex. The stunning natural setting is ideal for an outdoor ceremony or marquee reception however there are plenty of fancy indoor options available.

Photo credit: Translucent Photography


Beachside Dojo, Manly

Overlooking Sydney’s iconic Manly Beach, this Hamptons-style space has brought the best in modern, Asian-inspired dishes to the beaches. A beautiful and relaxed setting for both ceremonies and receptions it can cater for up to 200 guests.

Photo credit: Amy Kate Snaps.


The Boathouse Palm Beach

Drinking champagne, eating canapes and watching the sunset across Pittwater – we could probably handle that. Here, the location is a pretty big deal but the food and styling that this joint offers is just as impressive. If you’re looking for that cocktail-style vibe, this space suits it perfectly.

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Photo credit: The Story of Us.


Pilu at Freshwater

Pilu at Freshwater is renowned for its award-winning food and it’s million dollar views. The waitstaff are friendly and the building itself is reminiscent of a five-star beach house.

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Photo credit: Pilu at Freshwater.



Not in Sydney? Find venues across other popular cities like Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

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