One of Sydney’s best kept secrets, Milestone Events is a unique NSW wedding venue located at North Head Sanctuary, Manly. What attracts couples here is not only the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the 1930s ballroom, but the personalised service they receive from this family-run business.
Here we chat to the owners about their love for food and the perks of having everything on-site.
Hi Guys, tell us a bit about your venue.
Milestone Events is a beautiful 1930s art deco building with a stunning ballroom and bar with all original wooden floors and high ceilings.
And what inspired you to get involved with weddings?
Always working in the food business and always in a family business, we thought we could do beautiful weddings with amazing food.
Can you tell us about the facilities your venue offers?
We have a large ballroom that can be split into two sections depending on the wedding size, we have a stunning lounge area, a bridal suite and bar. We have private gardens as well as an amazing ceremony spot with incredible views that’s just a short walk away.
What do you think is the selling point for most couples?
Having both ceremony and reception within walking distance is a big one. As well we are very personal with every couple – we only do one wedding a day so they have exclusive use of the venue. It’s only in Manly but will make you feel so much further away.
Do you offer onsite accommodation? Alternatively, are there places to stay nearby?
There are two hotels located nearby where we get special rates.
What’s your favourite thing you’ve seen a couple do at your venue?
We love all the traditional and cultural dances and dresses, it makes their wedding so unique and so memorable.
And what do you think would be epic at your property? Any ideas you’d love to see a couple carry out?
We would love to make use of the parade grounds next to us, either with all vintage cars or have an epic outdoor ceremony on it.
Describe the kind of couples your Milestone Events attracts.
More relaxed brides and grooms, they like the personal involvement from our small family business.