Our Top 5 Intimate Reception Venues

The popularity of intimate receptions continues to rise, with more and more individuals leaning towards a smaller, budgeted celebration with those closest to them. But hey, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a picture-perfect event, right?

Sydney is well known for its incredible views and spectacular natural wonders, so we have gone ahead and done your research for you, Fairies! These venues are sure to satisfy all your aesthetic taste-buds – scroll below to see…

The Pavillion Kiama

The Pavilion Kiama offers you the ideal reception space to complement your perfect day, set against one of Australia’s most picturesque backdrops. Whether you’re looking for creative blank canvas or a carefully curated package, their team of experienced event coordinators and caterers will work with you to create a truly memorable day that exceeds your expectations.

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Ripples Chowder Bay

Ripples Chowder Bay is a charming venue, offering magnificent waterfront views of Clifton Gardens Beach and Sydney Harbour. The restaurant’s state of the art retractable roofing system over the deck also provides your guests with the unique experience of dining under the stars.


The Nielsen

Located on the picturesque grounds of the national park in Vaucluse, The Nielsen offers magnificent waterfront views of Shark Beach and Sydney Harbour. The restaurant is an ideal setting for wedding receptions, combining a prime waterfront location with high-quality food and fabulous service to make your day truly special. The Nielsen’s team of passionate chefs prepare contemporary Italian dishes with a focus on seasonal produce.

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Aqua Dining

What better way to celebrate your event than on Sydney Harbour, surrounded by stunning views of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House? Aqua Dining not only boasts the perfect backdrop, but also provides a sophisticated dining experience and impeccable service to make sure your day is truly special. Aqua Dining can accommodate up to 120 guests for a sit-down reception or up to 150 guests for a cocktail style reception.

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The William Inglis Hotel

Set amongst the beautiful Riverside Stables gardens, The William Inglis Hotel is the ideal place to host your intimate and romantic wedding. Featuring an in-built wedding gazebo and in-house speakers, their popular Big Barn space will certainly impress your wedding guests with its raw and natural beauty.

So, which is your favourite intimate reception venue, Fairies?

Digital Content Coordinator: Zoe Kanlis

Featured Image: Ripples Chowder Bay

Posted in Fashion, Planning, Uncategorized by wedded wonderland

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