The Best Sydney Harbour Wedding Venues

Looking for a wedding venue on Sydney Harbour? Look no further because Event Birdie is home to some of Sydney’s best wedding venues!
In our post below we have pulled together a list of some of our fantastic venues which are located on or around Sydney Harbour. These all feature spectacular Harbour views, exceptional service and a range of different catering options. We’re sure you’ll find a venue to suit your taste, wedding size and budget.

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Aqua Dining

Aqua Dining is one of Sydney’s most spectacular locations for small to medium sized wedding receptions. Perched above North Sydney Olympic Pool and Luna Park, it offers unbeatable views of Sydney Harbour Bridge. The modern and light-filled interior provides a great mood for the bride and groom who want something elegant without all the fuss. If good food and wine is important to you, then Aqua Dining is a great choice. The Modern Australian menu is superb and the wine list is fantastic. 

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Aqua Dining | Sydney Harbour Venue

Athol Hall Cafe & Function Centre

Situated in Ashton Park, Mosman, this venue has stunning views of Sydney Harbour. A premier event destination, Athol Hall has been recently refurbished restoring the venue to its former splendour. Utilise their beautiful grounds for your ceremony and photographs and you have your whole day in one easy location. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Adam Birtles, Athol Hall will prepare the perfect menu for you and your guests.

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Athol Hall Cafe and Function Centre

The Bathers’ Pavilion

The Bathers’ Pavilion at Balmoral is the perfect wedding reception venue if you are looking for Harbourside charm, great hospitality and a beachside location. Located right on Balmoral Beach with views towards the Heads, Bathers’ Pavilion offers a unique function space with an adjoining outdoor terrace. In addition, they offer to custom-design a menu for you, including matching wines.   

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Bathers Pavilion | Sydney Harbour Venue

Beachside Dojo

Beachside Dojo, located overlooking Manly Beach is technically not a Sydney Harbour venue, but it’s so close we decided to include it in the list anyway! Decked out in a crisp white, Beachside Dojo’s gorgeous Hampton’s feel offers a laid back vibe from its rooftop location. Brides and Grooms can make the most of the gorgeous styling of the venue, as well as the picture perfect location.

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Beachside Dojo | Sydney Harbour Venues


Dockside is located within the Cockle Bay Wharf complex and offers great views of Darling Harbour. Ideally located within easy access to the CBD and Darling Harbour, the venue is an ideal space for medium to large wedding receptions. They have a large terrace and full length windows to take in the views. They offer a great range of function menus and their professional wedding coordinators will make planning your wedding easy.
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Dockside | Sydney Harbour Venues

Dunbar House

Dunbar House is a gorgeous venue located in Watsons Bay that offers stylish interiors and exceptional food and wine for wedding receptions. The main function space is located on level one, overlooking the Harbour and the surrounding park. The interiors are elegant and there is a wraparound balcony that allows you and your guests to enjoy the location. There are fantastic photographic and ceremony locations nearby, including the opportunity to get married under the magnificent Moreton Bay Fig right outside the venue.
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Dunbar House | Sydney Harbour Venue

Empire Lounge

Empire Lounge is one of the newest waterfront venues in Sydney and it's stunning. Built over the glistening waters of Rose Bay, Empire Lounge is the ideal destination for your next unforgettable event. It takes in the first-class harbour views and serves up the the best seafood, produce and cocktails that Sydney has to offer. With Sydney Seaplanes at our doorstep, your day has the potential to reach a whole new height.

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Empire Lounge


Gunners Barracks

Gunners Barracks is one of Sydney’s most charming wedding reception venues. Located in a historic sandstone building and nestled in a bush environment, Gunners Barracks also boasts spectacular views of Sydney Harbour. It includes both indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces – including an outdoor dancefloor if the weather is right. Their delicious menus are designed by renowned chef Marc Philpott. 

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Gunners Barracks | Sydney Harbour Venues


L’Aqua is one of Sydney’s most stylish wedding reception venues. Perched on the rooftop of the Cockle Bay Wharf complex in Darling Harbour, the venue offers two elegant venues for weddings – the Gold Room and Terrace Room. They also have a fantastic outdoor balcony that is perfect for taking in the views. They offer a range of innovative Australian menus and wines to match.  Located within easy reach of Darling Harbour and the CBD.
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L'Aqua | Sydney Harbour Venues

Luna Park Venues

Luna Park Venues offer a range of elegant and fun event spaces for wedding receptions of all sizes. Located at Milson’s Point, the venues all have spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the Bridge. There are various venues to choose from, including the Crystal Ballroom (perfect for large wedding receptions) and Palais Brasserie (ideal for small to medium weddings). There are fabulous photographic opportunities onsite and nearby. The catering team also are known to provide a great selection of food and
wine menus. 
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Luna Park Venues | Sydney Harbour Venue

Morso Events

With a personalised event management team and thirteen years experience on the heritage listed Jones Bay Wharf in Pyrmont, Morso is perfect for small to medium sized weddings. Enjoy exclusive use of this waterfront restaurant and let their attentive team do the event planning for you. Their catering is supurb and they can accommodate a 3-4 course seated meal or use their indoor / outdoor space for a cocktail party with one of their sustantial canape menus. 

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Morso Events

Public Dining Room

Located right on the beach in the Harbourside village of Balmoral, Public Dining Room offers the unique combination of relaxed and modern styling with exceptional menus and service. With full length windows taking in the beachside location, together with an outdoor (heated) terrace, Public Dining Room is perfect for summer or winter weddings. They have excellent menus and their in-house Event Manager also gets rave reviews!

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Public Dining Room | Sydney Harbour Venues

Q Station

Q Station offers fabulous choices for both your ceremony and reception with stunning views of Sydney Harbour. Arrive in style at the private wharf along the beach and stay the night in one of their onsite heritage accommodation rooms. With beautiful grounds and an alternative indoor venue in case of bad weather, Q Station is a great choice for an outdoor (or indoor) habourside wedding.

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Q Station | Sydney Harbour Venues

Ripples Chowder Bay

Ripples Chowder Bay, located in Mosman, is on the Taronga Zoo to Balmoral foreshore walk and offers magnificient views over Clifton Gardens and Sydney Harbour. This venue features a state of the art retractable roofing system which allows you and your guests to enjoy dining under the stars. With award winning dining and a focus on customer service, wedding organisation will be a breeze. 

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Ripples Chowder Bay | Sydney Harbour Venues

Sergeants’ Mess

Sergeants’ Mess has been designed to accommodate Sydney’s most stylish wedding receptions. With exceptional views of the North and South Heads, you can watch the world sail by while enjoying cocktails and canapés. The venue has a full length balcony and windows to make the most of the location. The interior is modern and elegant, and along with their superior service and fine food, it is a great choice for medium to large wedding receptions. 

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Sergeants' Mess | Sydney Harbour Venues

Taronga Centre

Taronga Centre boasts one of Sydney’s best Harbour views, taking in all of central Harbour, including Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Perched above the famous Taronga Zoo, the function centre has modern interiors set in a lush environment. There are ample photographic and ceremony locations onsite and at nearby Harbour locations. There is ample parking and guests can enjoy arriving by ferry or private charter too! They also have a great range of function menus.  

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Taronga Centre | Sydney Harbour Venue

The Nielsen

Tucked away in the National Park of Vaucluse, The Nielsen overlooks Shark Beach on Sydney Harbour. This magnificent sandstone building from the 1900s features stained glass windows to complement the glorious view of surrounding parklands. Your guests will love the contemporary Italian fare and have the option to select from a menu or enjoy a shared banquet. This intimate venue is one that cannot be missed. 

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The Neilsen | Sydney Harbour Venues

Utzon Room - ARIA Catering at Sydney Opera House

The Utzon Room is a unique and sophisticated hidden gem located inside the Sydney Opera House. It has floor to ceiling views of Fort Denison and Farm Cove. The space is modern and stylish and features Tasmanian Oak floors and a gorgeous tapestry in contemporary colours. There are ample photographic and ceremony locations nearby too. Managed by ARIA Catering, this is a great space for foodies who are looking for an intimate wedding reception venue. 

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Utzon Room | Sydney Harbour Venue

Vaucluse House Tearooms with the Fresh Collective

Set on 10 hectares in the Eastern Suburbs, this treasured 19th century estate offers a picturesque space for your wedding. The heritage-listed Vaucluse House Tearooms provide an elegant and secluded garden setting to enjoy the Fresh Collective's contemporary menu. Use the Kitchen Courtyard or Southern Paddock for smaller weddings or hold your reception in the tearooms for up to 200 guests. With wrap-around stained glass windows and a well-appointed terrace, this is a stunning space for your special day.

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Vaucluse House Tearooms with the Fresh Collective

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel offers a relaxed and stylish Hamptons vibe for wedding receptions. The Sunset Room is their most popular space for weddings and with views of Sydney Harbour, gorgeous interior styling and relaxed, fresh menus, it’s easy to see why. There are fantastic photographic and ceremony locations nearby and guests can enjoy arriving by ferry or private charter. There is also boutique accommodation onsite.

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Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel | Sydney Harbour Venue

Zest Waterfront Venues - Point Piper

Zest Waterfront Venues at Point Piper is one of Sydney's most luxurious wedding venues. Overlooking the sparkling harbour waters, Zest Point Piper is reminisent of a Hampton's style house and offers all the sophistication and relaxed charm you might expect.
The venue is flooded with light and sparkles at night. Their Executive Chef has developed exciting and different menus and food concepts, with extraordinary presentation. Well worth a look if you're looking to host a sensational Sydney style wedding. 
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Zest Waterfront Venues Point Piper | Sydney Harbour Venues

Zest Waterfront Venues - The Spit

Zest Waterfront Venue at The Spit is luxury boathouse venue. Offering peacful views over Sydney's exclusive Middle Harbour, the boobbing yachts and twinkling lights make for the perfect backdrop to your wedding day or night. The venue itself is decked out in rich wooden panels and offers flexible functions rooms that open onto large covered balconies. 
The menus are divine and reflect the Habour location. The in-house events team offers event styling packages and will ensure every detail of your event is taken care of. 
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Zest Waterfront Venues The Spit | Sydney Harbour Venues

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Love the wedding image at the top of this page? It was taken by Oneill & Page Wedding Photography at one of their secret locations in Sydney. Want to replicate the shot? Then you'll have to touch base with Natalie and her team.

*First published on 5 January 2016