Located smack bang on Sydney’s Pittwater, Bayview Yacht Racing Association (BYRA) is an affordable, DIY wedding venue with plenty on offer and views to match. Here we chat about what facilities are included and how couples are not only allowed but encouraged to create a celebration that’s all their own.
Tell us a bit about your venue…
BYRA Weddings is the only venue in Sydney, that gives you the opportunity to create your own uniquely styled wedding without breaking your budget. Our Clubhouse gives a spectacular setting for your ceremony and reception with breathtaking views of the Bay.
Our venue is located in the heart of Bayview overlooking the beautiful Pittwater. BYRA Clubhouse can accommodate an intimate setting or a grand event up to 150 guests. For more than 10 years BYRA Weddings has provided the perfect venue for wedding receptions.
What inspired you to get involved with weddings?
BYRA has the most beautiful deck overlooking the Pittwater Bay, breathtaking and so relaxing. We had to share the love.
Tell us about the facilities your venue offers?
The facilities include the hall and large deck overlooking the water plus full kitchen facilities including gas cooktop and oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer. No cooking allowed on premises. For cooking on-site, the eastern side of BYRA Clubhouse is available.
Indoor: tables and seating for 90 people. Note: the maximum total capacity is 150 guests.
Outdoor: seating, separate male and female toilets and full wheelchair accessible toilet. BYRA does not provide caterers or staff, however, hirers have access to full kitchen facilities for self-catering or professional caterers.
What do you think is the selling point for most couples?
Our couples love the BYO for food or alcohol. No strings attached!
Do you offer onsite accommodation? Alternatively, are there places to stay nearby?
We don’t have on site accommodation, but Scotland Island Lodge is a B&B with excellent home cooking and a unique location.
What’s your favourite thing you’ve seen a couple do at your venue?
Every wedding at BYRA has something magical and different. It’s unique in all aspects. As BYRA Weddings is BYO in all aspects, every couple has the freedom to design their wedding to suit their style.
Describe the kind of couples your venue attracts?
Relaxed and intimate weddings are what attracts couples to our unique venue.
Any new additions on the horizon?
We are working very hard on our new website, specifically designed for weddings at BYRA.
For more info or to make an enquiry with Bayview Yacht Racing Association, head to their WedShed profile here.