About This Venue
If you’re searching for a chic Sydney-side venue for your big day – first up: congratulations, and secondly: you’ve found it.
We’re all about modern, simple and personal weddings here at Poolside. Set right on Sydney’s sparkling harbour, the iconic Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool is a breathtaking historic site that also fringes the Royal Botanic Gardens facing Woolloomooloo Bay (yep – photo opportunities galore). We’ve got a pretty swell vantage point – overlooking the blue 50m lap pool out to the harbour, with striking military ships framing the view.
With capacity for 55 guests seated and 120 guests cocktail, guests enjoy Sydney’s gorgeous indoor-outdoor lifestyle either through floor-to-ceiling glass windows or out on the open-air terrace. We’ve got plenty of furniture for you to use though there’s still ample flexibility to put your own stamp on the styling. We’ve got plenty of ideas we can share to help create a beautiful space that reflects you guys as a couple.
Great food is what we’re known for. Our venue combines a modern Italian menu with fun and delicious canapé options. The other thing we’re big on is personal service. We’re an owner-operated joint, which means our entire team is hands-on and passionate about making you and your guests feel welcome from the very first hello.
If you’re keen to get hitched in the Botanic Gardens then it’s an effortless transition to your reception at Poolside. Or do the deed out on our sundeck – we’re flexible and more than happy to chat through the options. There are also plenty of other beautiful ceremony locations within a close distance that we can recommend.
Capacity: 120 – cocktail | 55 – seated
Pricing: from $130 pp cocktail | $175 pp plated
- AV system
- Bar area
- Bridal change room
- BYO alcohol
- BYO catering
- Clean-up included
- Fire pit
- Marquee or Tent
- No curfew
- Tables and seating
- Wet weather cover
- Wheelchair Access
Owner / Manager
We are a husband and wife team (we had our wedding at Poolside ourselves) and have been operating Poolside for over 11 years. We’re Sydney locals and have lived and worked around Woolloomooloo for years so we know the area really well.
The pool never fails to inspire us – the view, the location, just the amazing blue and fab design of the pool itself, plus the proximity to the gardens and CBD. We still have so many guests who had no idea our venue or the pool was here and love that genuine surprise factor we get when they walk in.
Our credo is to keep it simple. Most of our wedding clients come to us with the same shortlist of needs – great views, an outdoor setting, fab food and wine, basically all the ingredients for a party where they can relax and enjoy themselves without having to get overwhelmed with all things wedding.
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