Top 15 Wedding Venues in Sydney

July 11, 2021

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).

Explore Seacliff House Gerringong here

Address: 139 Princes Hwy, Gerringong, NSW, 2534

Capacity: 130

Phone: 1800 442 338

Email: info@seacliffhouse.com.au

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!

Explore Dunes Palm Beach here

Address: Governor Phillip Park, 1193 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108

Capacity: 140 sit-down, 200 cocktail

Phone: 02 9974 3332

Email: info@dunespalmbeach.com.au

Points of difference: Laid back beach vibes, beautiful location, exclusive use of venue

Images from The Dunes Palm Beach


3. Jonah’s

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!

Explore Jonah’s here

Address: 69 Bynya Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108

Capacity: 120

Phone: 02 9974 5599

Email: sales@jonahs.com.au

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!

Explore Oneworld charters here

Address: The seas of Sydney Harbour or Hamilton Island (Whitsundays)

Capacity: 36 seated, 100 cocktail

Phone: 04 9911 0884

Email: info@oneworldcharters.​com

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!

Explore Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat here

Address: 55 Radiata Road, Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales 2577

Capacity: 130

Phone: 02 9053 8540

Email: weddings@kvbushretreat.com.au

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.

Explore Estate Vaucluse House here

Address: 69A Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, NSW 2030

Capacity: 120 seated, 200 cocktail

Phone: 02 93888188

Email: events@estatevauclusehouse.com.au

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!

Explore The Woods Farm here

Address: 2 Bayly Rd, Tomerong NSW 2540

Capacity: Up to 120

Phone: 02 4401 2831

Email: bookings@thewoodsfarm.com.au

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.

Explore Spicers Guesthouse here

Address: 57 Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320

Capacity: 120 seated, 150 cocktail

Phone: 1300 590 075

Email: reception.vineyards@spicersretreats.com

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.

Explore Intercontinental Double Bay here

Address: 33 Cross Street, New South Wales, Double Bay 2028

Capacity: 350 seated, 500 cocktail

Contact: 02 8388 8388

Email: enquiries.doublebay@ihg.com

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.

Explore Centennial vineyards here

Address: 252 Centennial Rd, Bowral NSW 2576

Capacity: 180 seated, 250 cocktail

Phone: 02 4861 8700

Email: rebecca@cvrestaurant.com.au

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.

Explore Watsons Bay Hotel here

Address: 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW 2030

Capacity: 90 seated, 150 cocktail

Phone: 02 9337 5444

Email: info@watsonsbayboutiquehotel.com.au

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!

Explore Mona Farm here

Address: 140 Little River Road, Braidwood, NSW 2622

Capacity: 150

Phone: 02 7202 5638

Email: mona@monafarm.com.au

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.

Explore Bawleyvale Estate here

Address: 226 Bawley Point Road, Bawley Point, NSW, 2539

Capacity: 120

Phone: 0407 015 385

Email: contact@bawleyvale.estate

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.

Explore Moby Dicks Whale Beach here

Address: 227 Whale Beach Rd, Whale Beach NSW 2107

Capacity: 150 seated, 200 cocktail

Phone: 02 9974 5440

Email: events@theboathousegroup.com.au

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. 

Explore The Springs here

Address: 1080 Peats Ridge Road, Peats Ridge, NSW, 2250

Capacity: 200 seated, 380 cocktail

Phone: 02 4373 1522

Email: admin@the-springs.com.au

Points of difference: Great for large weddings, Golf course venue, rural location

Images by Luminous Weddings


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