The first item on any wedding checklist is normally always the wedding venue. It can be extremely overwhelming with the amount of options Sydney has to offer. Everyone knows that picking a venue really sets the tone for your entire event. So, below we have rounded up the top 15 Sydney wedding venues (or not far from Sydney), in no particular order, that includes detailed descriptions, contact details and links to their websites to help you can make an informed decision without feeling too overwhelmed.
1. Seacliff House
We’ll start you off with our all time favourite wedding venue, Seacliff House! With amazing views of the lush green hills and deep blue ocean, this magical wedding venue not far from Sydney, will have you and your guests blown away. Set on 5 acres in Gerringong, it hosts weddings of up to 130 guests, sleeps up to 24 people, and is completely DIY. It is also an exclusive private property which means you can hire your own caterer, decorations and have this beautiful property exclusively for your friends and family to share on your special day. There are many locations within the grounds to say your “I do’s” and dance the night away, including the rich green lawn with a marquee, or inside the stunning DIY barn.
Because of its popularity, Seacliff House can book out up to 18 months ahead. But… you can also save on your wedding costs by having mid-week or winter weddings (often the weather is glorious at that time and are becoming more popular).
Address: 139 Princes Hwy, Gerringong, NSW, 2534
Phone: 1800 442 338
Points of difference: DIY, Beach and lush green hill views, exclusive property, on site accommodation
Images by The Evoke Company
2. Dunes Palm Beach
There’s no better way to celebrate your wedding than in one of Sydney’s most exclusive and naturally stunning locations, Palm Beach. Make a weekend of it with friends and family and enjoy a dip in the ocean before your special day. This Sydney wedding venue is also perfectly nestled right across from North Palm Beach and offers onsite or seaside ceremonies anywhere around the beautiful area. All packages include 5 hours exclusive use of the white-washed, beach-friendly venue. Perfect for the laid-back beach loving couple, you just can not go wrong with this stunning Sydney wedding venue!
Address: Governor Phillip Park, 1193 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108
Capacity: 140 sit-down, 200 cocktail
Phone: 02 9974 3332
Points of difference: Laid back beach vibes, beautiful location, exclusive use of venue
Images from The Dunes Palm Beach
This beautiful waterfront Sydney wedding venue also located in Palm Beach, will have you in absolute awe! Especially as you look out towards the 180 degree view of the ocean. You can opt for a beach ceremony or their clifftop garden with views of the ocean and host an intimate/boutique or mid-size wedding. Then, your reception can be held on the Terrace, where you can host a cocktail wedding, canapés, or a banquet/sit-down dinner with up to five courses. Jonah’s packages also include a minimum of 11 room bookings for your guests to experience this gorgeous luxury hotel!
Address: 69 Bynya Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108
Phone: 02 9974 5599
Points of difference: incredible views, luxury boutique accommodation, various dining spaces.
Images by Megan Kelly
4. Oneworld Charters
Oneworld is Australia’s newest luxury Superyacht available in Sydney (November – July) and Hamilton Island (August – October). Stylish, contemporary and ultra-chic, Oneworld will provide your guests to a magnificent display of ever-changing scenery across Sydney Harbour or the Whitsundays!
From transferring your guests from ceremony to reception venue, all the way through to an intimate ceremony on the bow of the deck followed by drinks, dancing and delicious food across their three expansive decks, Oneworld can cater to your desired wedding style. To top off your celebrations, every Oneworld wedding package includes a complimentary overnight stay to start married life off in complete luxury and seclusion. Spend the night in Oneworld’s master suite and wake to a beautiful champagne breakfast overlooking Sydney Harbour or a secluded beach.
I mean… if you want something completely unique, intimate, and classy, Oneworld is the perfect Sydney wedding venue for you!
Address: The seas of Sydney Harbour or Hamilton Island (Whitsundays)
Capacity: 36 seated, 100 cocktail
Phone: 04 9911 0884
Points of difference: Charter boat, luxury, unique, exclusive
Images from Oneworld
5. Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat
Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat has operated as an award winning wedding venue for the last 12 years. While they were affected by the bushfires in January 2020, they have redeveloped their venue and will be hosting weddings at their new, architecturally designed luxury property from March 2022.
You’ll exclusively hire the venue for private use for 3 days, 2 nights, sleeping up to 68 guests. Offering their entire 100 acre property, this wedding venue gives you access to exclusive use of all their facilities for your wedding including the Rock Cathedral, Sunset Deck, reception hall, bar, dance floor, outdoor alfresco dining, pool, games area and bonfire pit are all within close proximity. This wedding venue near Sydney truly is magnificent! No wonder they are also booked out 18-24 months in advance!
Address: 55 Radiata Road, Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales 2577
Phone: 02 9053 8540
Points of difference: Stunning private bushland location, exclusive property, sleeps 68, DIY
Images by Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat & Deus Photography
6. Estate Vaucluse House
Located on the edge of Sydney Harbour, guests will enjoy your day of elegance and sophistication. With perfectly manicured lawns and gardens, Estate Vaucluse House is the ideal backdrop for a lifetime of memories. Their menus are tailored for your special day, utilising the finest produce available in Sydney, including Estate Vaucluse House’s own market gardens. The possibilities are endless, from generously styled table banquets, to cocktails and canapés under the stars. You can have interactive food stations where guests can engage with the chefs, or all of the above.
Address: 69A Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, NSW 2030
Capacity: 120 seated, 200 cocktail
Phone: 02 93888188
Points of difference: Garden venue, restaurant and bar onsite
Images by Stuart Miller and ‘Images by Kelvin’
7. The Woods Farm
If you are looking for a dream country or farm venue for a wedding – then this is it. Garden wedding, rustic wedding, vintage wedding, country wedding – The Woods Farm covers the lot. All your family and friends can stay on site with you as the venue accommodates up to 120 guests between 8 beautiful three-bedroom cabins and 18 glamping tents. This wedding venue near Sydney is a luxury country farm located on the South Coast allowing you to BYO and DIY! Their packages can include the accommodation & venue, but also things such as a recovery breakfast and free styling supplies.
There is also a bush chapel, wedding shed, outdoor pool and pool house, a BBQ courtyard, a french-style herb and flower garden, a bike shed, and kids playground, not to forget the farm animals; horses, goats, alpacas, chickens, cows, peacocks, ponies and so much more!
Address: 2 Bayly Rd, Tomerong NSW 2540
Capacity: Up to 120
Phone: 02 4401 2831
Points of difference: Exclusive property, sleeps 120, DIY, Farm
Images from The Woods Farm
8. Spicers Vineyards Estate
Spicers Vineyard Estate is the perfect blend of charm and luxury nestled amongst the uniquely Australian landscape of the Hunter Valley. You can say ‘I do’ under the white rafters of the Lovedale Pavilion surrounded by walls of glass overlooking fields of gumtrees, followed by cocktails on the Lovedale Lawn where your guests can relax before dinner. This wedding venue not far from Sydney is perfectly situated to allow your guests to explore the traditional cellar doors and vineyards of the valley while offering a wealth of incredible locations for wedding photos.
Address: 57 Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
Capacity: 120 seated, 150 cocktail
Phone: 1300 590 075
Points of difference: Luxury venue, Exclusive use of Spicer’s Retreat available, 49 rooms available for guests
Images from Spicers Vineyard Estate
9. Intercontinental Double Bay
InterContinental Double Bay is a luxurious five star wedding venue located in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. It is perfect for a destination style wedding without leaving home. From ballroom grandeur to intimate courtyard elegance, this Sydney wedding venue can perfectly suit any of your requirements and needs. With a dozen event spaces to choose from, combined with exceptional cuisine, personalised service and luxurious accommodation, their experienced team can help you create an event tailored to your taste, culture and budget.
Address: 33 Cross Street, New South Wales, Double Bay 2028
Capacity: 350 seated, 500 cocktail
Contact: 02 8388 8388
Points of difference: All inclusive, perfect for larger weddings, accommodation on site
Images from Simon Georges Photography & Intercontinental Double Bay
10. Centennial Vineyards
Centennial Vineyards Restaurant offers outstanding quality food complemented by award winning cool climate wines. Located just 1.5 hours from Sydney, on the fringe of the town of Bowral, Centennial Vineyards Restaurant is perfect for the elegant couple wanting to experience a stunning setting amongst the vines. It offers the perfect destination for lovers of good food and wine with an abundance of fresh, local produce from the surrounding regions. On balmy summer days, the glass doors open out to the patio for drinks and canapés. Or for the winter wedding, guests can warm themselves by the open fire place and enjoy the rustic appeal of the restaurant. Not only have we photographed here, but we also think it’s one absolutely stunning wedding venue not far from Sydney.
Address: 252 Centennial Rd, Bowral NSW 2576
Capacity: 180 seated, 250 cocktail
Phone: 02 4861 8700
Points of difference: Vineyard, countryside, amazing food
Images by Luminous Weddings
11. Watsons Bay Hotel
Love is all around at Watsons. Draw a heart in the sand; hold hands beneath a stately Moreton Bay fig tree; kiss on a romantic Juliet balcony overlooking harbour panoramas; toast a glorious sunset that seems made just for you. This beautiful Sydney wedding venue is the perfect destination for your seaside gathering. Stunning waterfront celebration spaces, mouth-watering menus and 32 hotel rooms and suites are made for weddings of all shapes and sizes. Everything is within easy reach, from your ceremony location to an unforgettable party space, a blissful hotel suite for your wedding night, then more fun, food and drink for next day’s post-wedding gathering.
Address: 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW 2030
Capacity: 90 seated, 150 cocktail
Phone: 02 9337 5444
Points of difference: Stunning waterfront venue, on site accommodation for you and your guests
Images from Watsons Bay Hotel
12. Mona Farm
Picturesque, private and bespoke; you have the freedom to plan a wedding like no other at Mona Farm. With its historic houses, award winning gardens, sweeping lawns and purpose built reception venue, Mona Farm is a perfect romantic wedding venue located in Braidwood, NSW (3 hours from Sydney). It accommodates up to 53 guests and is exclusively yours for the duration of the booking. They can even invoice your guests directly for their stay, at prices nominated by you. Mona Farm is one of the venues that has absolutely everything you need all in one place, helping make your day stress free!
Address: 140 Little River Road, Braidwood, NSW 2622
Phone: 02 7202 5638
Points of difference: Romantic and private venue, on site accommodation for you and your guests, exclusive hire
Images by Luminous Weddings
13. Bawleyvale Estate
This Sydney wedding venue is a picturesque 100 acre destination coupling romantic winery ambiance with coastal village charm. Located on the South Coast of NSW, their winery is nestled in the gorgeous bushland of the quiet seaside village of Bawley Point. The entire Estate is yours for the weekend including their gorgeous barn, 2-bedroom studio for 2 nights. Being just minutes from stunning beaches, this NSW wedding venue also comes with vineyards and orchards surrounded by rugged bush. It boasts that laid-back small seaside village charm, but with all the luxuries of a modern venue – Bawley Vale winery has all of the delights that are sure to capture your heart.
Address: 226 Bawley Point Road, Bawley Point, NSW, 2539
Phone: 0407 015 385
Points of difference: Bushland, accommodation for up to 6 people, exclusive use
Images from Tom Coburn Studio & Bawleyvale Estate
14. Moby Dicks Whale Beach
Uniquely located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches peninsula, Moby Dicks is set on the hill overlooking Whale Beach. Iconic to locals for its charm and panoramic views, Moby Dicks is the perfect beachside Sydney wedding venue for any style of wedding. With amazing views and extremely helpful staff, Moby Dicks also offer a ceremony styling + beverage package for offsite ceremonies – complete with floral styling, arbour, chairs + signing table – as well as a catering service for events in your home or chosen location.
Address: 227 Whale Beach Rd, Whale Beach NSW 2107
Capacity: 150 seated, 200 cocktail
Phone: 02 9974 5440
Points of difference: Beach side location, relaxed and chilled vibe
Images from Moby Dicks Whale Beach
15. The Springs
Located in the hinterland of the Central Coast, Peats Ridge, the 125 acre bushland property is only 1 hour from Sydney. Surrounded by the local farms, The Springs can cater to all religious, cultural and dietary requirements, creating the perfect package just for you. With an in-house Event Manager, Event coordinator and Stylist, they can look after every aspect of your wedding day whether it be 20 guests or 400. If you choose to have your ceremony with them, their rural backdrop, especially at sunset, creates the most romantic setting to say “i do”. Created with love and passion, The Springs is the perfect place to begin you “forever after” story.
Address: 1080 Peats Ridge Road, Peats Ridge, NSW, 2250
Capacity: 200 seated, 380 cocktail
Phone: 02 4373 1522
Points of difference: Great for large weddings, Golf course venue, rural location
Images by Luminous Weddings
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