It is no surprise that waterfront wedding venues are a favourite among most couples who want to have an intimate and picture-perfect event. Waterfront venues not only offer extraordinary photo opportunities but also offer tranquil views that will create a sense of calmness for your guests.
Finding the perfect waterfront wedding venues in Sydney requires a lot of deliberation, as the city is known for its beautiful views and location. We have put together our favourites to make planning your next event easier!
Manly Pavilionis a glistening white heritage-listed building boasting panoramic harbour views, just minutes walk from iconic Manly Wharf. Located on the ground floor is The Manly Pavilion Ballroom, offering spectacular views both day and evening. Celebrate your event in an elegant setting that features expansive windows, offering you and your guests gorgeous water views; great natural light during the day and beautiful ambience in the evening.
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 fab service to make your day truly special. The Nielsen’s team of passionate chefs prepare contemporary Italian dishes with a focus on seasonal produce.
Ripples Chowder Bay is a charming venue offering magnificent waterfront views of Clifton Gardens Beach and Sydney Harbour. Being a heritage-listed site, the transformation from a submarine miners’ depot into a waterfront restaurant was sensitive to its proud history, ensuring the original timber framing and columns were left intact. The restaurant’s state of the art retractable roofing system over the deck also allows you and your wedding guests the unique experience of dining under the stars.
What better way to celebrate your event than on Sydney Harbour, surrounded by stunning views of the iconic 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.
With stunning harbourfront wedding spaces, multiple options of mouth-watering menus, and 32 boutique hotel suites, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is the perfect destination for a seaside event. The Weddings Department is led by a professional team of Specialists with a wealth of experience in the industry and strive to assist with planning your special day to perfection. Catering to all types of nuptials, from small, intimate affairs to large, lavish events, this waterfront destination will be with you from start to finish, boasting picturesque locations, spectacular views, and on-site accommodation.
Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf is a unique heritage venue situated on a restored finger wharf on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour’s Pyrmont. It features a spectacular decking area, offering outstanding views of the Harbour Bridge, city skyline and Darling Harbour. Event rooms can seat up to 680 seated guests, while smaller spaces are available.
Zest Waterfront Venues offers two outstanding absolute waterfront locations in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and North Shore. Both ‘The Beachouse at Point Piper; and ‘The Boathouse at The Spit‘ create unique experiences focussing on the highest quality of service, food, styling and personalised event design, also offering plant-based menus as an alternative to our standard menus. Allow Zest to create an event unlike any other for your wedding, private party, corporate event or conference, tailored especially for you.
Built on and over the water, Pier One Sydney Harbour celebrates the heritage of Australia at every opportunity. It mixes federation-style décor with contemporary elements, and its enviable location alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge allows for spectacular water views from guest rooms, suites, and meeting and event spaces. Pier One Sydney Harbour offers three stunning reception venues to host celebrations of up to 200 guests. Packages and professional planning and catering allow couples to focus on their special day.
Q Station is a hidden gem located at North Head on the shores of Sydney Harbour in Manly, Australia. The original site housed the former Quarantine Station located at Sydney Harbour National Park, however, the modern day Q Station offers stylish hotel accommodation, interactive tours and group activities, restaurants and a unique destination for weddings, events and conferences.
The Boathouse is set on Pittwater in Palm Beach, and offers spectacular water views. The venue offers canapé + small sit down events from September to April, and can be suited to any style of celebration. Exchange vows or celebrate your child’s christening in this gorgeous setting!
Sergeants Mess is a Grand Pacific Group venue – a premium hospitality group offering experiences beyond comparison. Its elevated architecture makes sure it scenically stands out from other waterfront venues, while the modern essence of classic elegance is consistent throughout. Perfect for both a glamorous and a minimalistic event!
Perched high above Whale Beach and minutes from Palm Beach.Jonah’soffers a spectacular location, multi award-winning cuisine, accommodation, breathtaking views, first-class service and luxuriously appointed furnishings that will leave you & your guests with a truly memorable experience. Jonah’s offers a variety of tailored packages, while their professional and dedicated team will work together with you to ensure your event is everything you’ve dreamed of and more.
Piluat Freshwater caters not only for weddings, but for birthdays, christenings, client dinners, corporate presentations, book and product launches, indeed any festivity that requires great food and wine, and a special location. Their Events Specialist, Angela Munday, will work with you to create a function that is tailored to your exact requirements; ensuring that your event is often talked about, and long remembered.
Orsois superbly positioned on the water in Sydney’s Middle Harbour, adjacent to the Spit Bridge in Mosman. This venue is modern and elegantly appointed, with a spectacular marine panorama of Middle Harbour scenery, sailing boats, pleasure craft and cruisers. Orso boasts an abundance of natural light through clear floor-to-ceiling glass expanses and can cater for functions of up to 180 guests sit-down and 250 guests cocktail style.
How’s that for venue inspiration, Fairies? Where will you be hosting your spring and summer events?