Loads of us city girls dream of a laid-back coastal wedding, with the smell of the salty sea air and sounds of the waves crashing as we walk down the aisle. Unfortunately, this rarely becomes reality.
It can be inconvenient to have your wedding a 3-hour drive up the coast, especially when you’ve got a guest list in the 100’s and friends and family with young children to think about. Your beachside wedding venue generally turns into a CBD venue and your ocean view becomes glimpses of skyscrapers.
We’ve found a beachside venue that’s just a stone’s throw away from Sydney CBD. Less than an hour’s drive from the heart of the city, Jonah’s Whale Beach has hosted exclusive coastal weddings for overseas supermodels, local TV stars and, most recently, Michelle and James from Channel 9’s Married at First Sight.
We’ve done the hard work for you and found the five reasons there’s no need to leave Sydney to recreate your own dream beach wedding.
1. The Views
Perched high above Whale Beach, Jonah’s has some killer vistas.
2. The Gardens
Their cliff-top garden is the perfect location for ceremonies, pre-reception drinks & canapés or photo-shoots.
3. The Overnight Stay
Each of Jonah’s 11-rooms has its own private balcony, Jacuzzi and spectacular 180° views over the Pacific Ocean.
4. The Space
What makes Jonah’s so special is that is feels intimate, but can still seat up to 100 guests. Your wedding can have the entire venue exclusively, so the gorgeous views are all yours for the evening.
5. The Food
Award-winning cuisine and a wine list that will keep the connoisseurs in the family happy? Yes, please.