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City Beach Wedding & Events Venue

5.0  ( 49 reviews ) · Wollongong | Illawarra | South Sydney (View Map) · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

City Beach Wedding & Events Venue is an oceanfront wedding venue situated on Wollongong’s breathtaking City Beach. This multi-award-winning venue offers an elegant space for couples to host their reception, with terrific service and tasty catering included. With numerous wedding packages, stunning beach views, this magnificent venue is ideal for any style of wedding.

Located on the shore of NSW’s stunning City Beach, City Beach Wedding & Events Venue is a sophisticated wedding reception venue — it’s a fitting setting for a modern wedding by the sea.

This award-winning venue offers couples a lovely combination of luxury and coastal charm. Its oceanfront setting is perfect for ceremonies by the water, while this contemporary venue's interior is the very definition of elegance. The two reception rooms available for hire are stylish and filled with plenty of natural light. Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal impressive beach views (the sunsets over the water are just heavenly), while the rooms are embellished with fairy lights, chandeliers, and a chic white dancefloor.

The exquisite dining menu is just as impressive, with delicious entrees, mains, and desserts on offer. Led by experienced executive chef Paul Hamilton, this venue creates delectable culinary dishes that look — and taste — absolutely divine. You’ll have the choice between a sophisticated cocktail-style occasion or traditional, plated mains — whatever suits your needs. Of course, the tasty fare will be complemented by the convenient beverage packages on offer. These include delicious beers, red and white wine, cider, sparkling wine, and soft drinks and juices.

With an incredible location, expansive beach views (be sure to visit Wollongong lighthouse for incredible photo opportunities), and offering spectacular customer service, City Beach Wedding & Events Venue is an impressive, stylish place for a wedding reception.

“City Beach could not have been a better venue for our wedding! We absolutely loved everything about it. The staff were amazing in the lead up to the wedding and on the day. We had so many of our guests rave about the great service and great food saying it's one of the best venues they've been to for a wedding!! You made the day so easy for us with your organisation and stunning decorations, we could not have pictured any better!! Thank you so much!!” Jade

What you can expect when working with City Beach Wedding & Events Venue for your wedding:

  • Magnificent venue. City Beach Wedding & Events Venue is one of Australia’s most awarded reception venues, and it’s not hard to see why. With stunning ocean views, sumptuous catering, delicious drinks, and impeccable customer service, this wedding venue is as impressive as they come.
  • Incredible location. This multi-award winning wedding and events centre is ideally located, situated on the waterfront of Wollongong’s City Beach. Trust us, elegance meets coastal charm at this luxurious reception venue.
  • Two reception location options. There are two modern and contemporary reception spaces to choose from at City Beach Wedding & Events Venue. Each space boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the beach and private balconies, so your guests can enjoy the sea breeze and spectacular oceanside setting. 
  • Beachside ceremony. Conveniently located on the shore of City Beach, this venue is ideal if you’re after a beachfront wedding ceremony. Imagine marrying the life of your life on a beautiful, sandy beach with the waves crashing in the background — it’s a sight for sore eyes!
  • Impressive views. City Beach Wedding & Events Venue offers guests astonishing oceanfront views, which can be enjoyed from the private balcony. Why not enjoy a glass of red while watching the sun go down over the water?
  • Exquisite menu. The fare at this exceptional beachfront wedding venue is unmatched, with executive chef Paul Hamilton having designed a delectable assortment of dishes. From the exquisite entrees to the beautiful mains, your guests will be impressed by the unique and flavoursome dishes.
  • Modern design.  If you’re hunting for a modern, stylish reception venue by the water, you’ll love City Beach. This oceanfront venue combines luxury with beach chic and provides couples with a contemporary space for their reception. Both rooms have a pillarless design for unobstructed bridal table views, floor-to-ceiling windows, a dancefloor, and exterior and internal lighting, which can be adjusted to suit your wedding’s colour theme.
  • Photo opportunities. A handful of dreamy photo locations are available when you book City Beach. Of course, you’ll want to take photos on the beach, but don’t forget about Wollongong Lighthouse. This iconic landmark will look perfect in your wedding photos, lest we forget to mention Flagstaff Hill, another picturesque location to take beautiful photographs.
  • Wedding packages. City Beach Wedding & Events Venue offers an impressive assortment of flexible wedding packages. This includes a winter wonderland package, a ceremony-only option, an intimate wedding option, and an evening package.
  • Capacity. This magnificent beachfront venue can accommodate more than 100 wedding guests. So whether your wedding is modest and intimate or a more significant occasion, this team can cater for your loved ones.

What event spaces are available for a reception?

Two reception spaces are available: the Pearl room and the Ocean room. Both offer natural light, extensive ocean views, a dancefloor, and a sleek design.

INTIMATE PACKAGE

Small and inclusive, this package offers everything you need for your wedding of 50+ guests.

  • Pre-dinner drinks
  • Sparkling wine and three canapes
  • Three-course menu 
  • Five-hour beverage package 
  • Elevated bridal table with ocean views
  • White fairy light backdrop for behind your bridal table
  • Iconic white Bentwood chairs
  • Gift & cake table
  • Festoon lights to your private terrace
  • DJ, who will also facilitate MC for five hours
  • Five-hour room hire

WINTER WEDDING PACKAGE

  • Pre-dinner drinks
  • Sparkling wine and three canapes
  • Sourdough bread rolls
  • Three-course winter menu – including two entrees, two mains and two desserts
  • Two sides to accompany the mains
  • Five-hour beverage package including sparkling wine, bottled beers, bottled wine
  • Espresso coffee and T2 tea
  • Bridal table with ocean views
  • In-house sound system
  • Elevated bridal table with ocean views
  • White fairy light backdrop for behind your bridal table
  • In-house sound system
  • Iconic white Bentwood chairs
  • Gift table
  • Your choice of cake table
  • Sophisticated down-lighting in a colour to suit your theme
  • Festoon lights to your private terrace
  • DJ, who will also facilitate Master of Ceremonies for five hours
  • Lighting in a colour to suit your wedding theme
  • Five-hour room hire

OUR MOST POPULAR PACKAGE — SILK COLLECTION:

  • Pre-dinner drinks
  • Grazing station with charcuterie, pate, and terrines with bread and dips for cocktail hour
  • Fresh sourdough bread rolls
  • Three-course menu — including a selection of two entrees, two mains, and two desserts
  • Two sides to accompany the mains
  • Five-hour standard beverage package
  • Espresso coffee and T2 tea
  • Bridal table with ocean views
  • Greenery along the front of the bridal table
  • Arbour behind the bridal table with draped silks
  • White dancefloor
  • Starlight ceiling
  • White fairy light backdrop
  • Ungraded centrepiece options
  • Table runners in a variety of colours
  • Red carpet entry
  • Master of Ceremonies for five hours
  • DJ for five hours
  • In-house sound system
  • Down-lighting in colour to suit your wedding theme
  • Five-hour room hire, including the use of a private balcony
  • Anniversary dinner voucher for $100

“My wedding was held at City Beach, Wollongong in the Pearl Room. The room was a fantastic size, accommodating all my guests with plenty of space left. Their inclusions are outstanding. When I attended expos multiple photographers had said that the food is outstanding EVERY TIME!! The day came, and you better believe they delivered. The meals were fantastic, so tasty, good size and really well cooked. The guests couldn’t stop raving about it. The staff were amazing, so accommodating, and the event coordinators were super organised. I would highly recommend City Beach for any occasion. The wedding packages are phenomenal.” Jasmine

About

Michele has worked in the wedding industry for over 8 years, she specialises in wedding planning, client consultation and styling. Michele's favourite part of her job is meeting our amazing clients. She said that the first consultation is always the most exciting and hearing their story is always special. Making their uniqueness shine through on the day is what she loves most. We admire Michele's positive attitude and her exceptional ability to remain calm and focused.

Miss Michele Tobin

Business Owner


Wedding Brochure

City Beach Wedding & Events Venue Brochure

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Packages

Exclusive Offer
Coastal Classic - $119pp

Coastal Classic

Monday to Saturday $119 per adult 2023 

You're beachside wedding dream is here!

Our Coastal Classic package offers all the essential elements you need to celebrate your forever after, at our elegant beachside venue.

A multi-award winning venue, at City Beach you can be assured that your wedding will be conducted by a professional team; from your dedicated wedding coordinator and five-star catering team, all at a coveted coastal location.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

Four-hour room hire including the use of your own private balcony with views over the ocean.

FOOD & BEV

  • Your selection of three canapes and welcome drinks served upon arrival
  • Freshly baked bread rolls
  • Two-course meal served on an alternate basis (choose entree & main or main & dessert)
  • Choice of two sides
  • Your wedding cake served on platters to each table
  • Four-hour beverage package including –
  • Sparkling, red & white wine, bottled beers & cider, soft drinks & juices
  • Espresso coffee & T2 tea

STYLING

  • White high gloss dancefloor
  • Standard centrepieces
  • Elevated bridal table with ocean views
  • Spectacular star light ceiling
  • White fairy light backdrop for behind your bridal table
  • Iconic white Bentwood chairs
  • Gift table
  • Your choice of cake table
  • Sophisticated down-lighting in a colour to suit your theme
  • Festoon lights to your private terrace
  • Additional décor and styling items available from our Look Book

ALSO INCLUDED

The Coastal Classic package is fully inclusive of;

  • DJ to also facilitate master of ceremonies for four hours
  • Full event coordination
  • Room set up to your specifications and bonbonniere placement
  • Dedicated day of coordination
  • In-house sound system
  • Lectern & microphone for the formalities
  • Security staff
  • Room hire

Our Coastal Classic package is all you need to create an unforgettable celebration, however, you are able to tailor this package. You may consider an additional course, upgrading your beverages, host your ceremony with us or include additional style and decor items from our Look Book.

Call us on 4228 3188 to discuss options and to find out more!

Based on a minimum number of 80 adults in the Ocean Room and 110 adults in the Pearl Room

Image credit @Matt Ashton Photography

Exclusive Offer
Evening Package

Pre-dinner drinks, sparkling wine & your selection of 3 canapes served upon arrival

Freshly baked sour dough bread rolls

Three course meal – including a selection of two entrees, two mains and two desserts from the City Beach menu served on an alternate basis

Your choice of two sides to accompany main meals

Five hour standard beverage package including – unlimited sparkling wine, bottled beers & cider, bottled red & white wine, soft drinks & juices

Espresso coffee & T2 tea

Elevated bridal table with ocean views

 White high gloss dance floor

Spectacular star light ceiling

White fairy light backdrop for behind your bridal table

In-house sound system

Table Centrepieces

Iconic white Bentwood chairs

City Beach Master of Ceremonies for five hours

City Beach Disc Jockey for five hours

Sophisticated down-lighting  in a colour to suit your theme

Festoon lights to your private terrace

Customised outdoor “vivid” style lighting

Red carpet entry & velvet rope bollards

Five hour room hire including the use of your own private balcony with uninterrupted beach views & festoon lights

From $140pp

Exclusive Offer
Winter Package

COMPLIMENTARY UPGRADES

Silk table runners | Peacock Chairs | Centrepiece upgrade (excluding florals) | Arbour with silk draping

Pre-dinner drinks, sparkling wine & your selection of 3 canapes served upon arrival

Freshly baked sour dough bread rolls

Three course winter menu – including a selection of two entrees, two mains and two desserts from the City Beach menu served on an alternate basis

Your choice of two sides to accompany main meals

Five hour standard beverage package including – unlimited sparkling wine, bottled beers & cider, bottled red & white wine, soft drinks & juices

Espresso coffee & T2 tea

Elevated bridal table with ocean views

Spectacular star light ceiling

White fairy light backdrop behind your bridal table

In-house sound system

Iconic white Bentwood chairs

Red carpet entry & velvet rope bollards

City Beach Master of Ceremonies for five hours

City Beach Disc Jockey for five hours

Sophisticated down-lighting  in a colour to suit your theme

Festoon lights to your private terrace

Customised outdoor “vivid” style lighting

Five hour room hire including the use of your own private balcony with uninterrupted beach views

From $130pp

Exclusive Offer
Silk Package

Arrival drinks

Grazing station with a selection of charcuterie, pate and terrines with chargrilled vegetables , breads and dips for cocktail hour

Freshly baked sour dough bread rolls

Three course meal – including a selection of two entrees, two mains and two desserts from the City Beach menu served on an alternate basis

Your choice of two sides to accompany main meals

Five hour standard beverage package including unlimited sparkling wine, bottled beers & cider, bottled red & white wine, soft drinks & juices

Espresso coffee & T2 tea

Elevated bridal table with ocean views

Greenery and bud vases along the front of your bridal table

Arbour behind bridal table with draped silks, standard florals & up to 2 chandeliers**

White high gloss dance floor

Spectacular star light ceiling

White fairy light backdrop behind bridal table

Upgraded centrepiece options from our Look Book (excluding florals)

Iconic white Bentwood chairs

Silk table runners in a selection of colours

Red carpet entry & velvet rope bollards

City Beach Master of Ceremonies for five hours

City Beach Disc Jockey for five hours

In-house sound system

Sophisticated down-lighting  in a colour to suit your theme

Festoon lights to your private terrace

Customised outdoor “vivid” style lighting

Five hour room hire including the use of your own private balcony with uninterrupted beach views

From $170pp

Exclusive Offer
Luxe Package

 Your selection of 3 canapes served upon arrival

Freshly baked sour dough bread rolls

Three course meal – including a selection of two entrees, two mains and two desserts from the City Beach menu served on an alternate basis

Your choice of two sides to accompany main meals

Five hour upgraded beverage package including – unlimited sparkling wine, upgraded bottled beers & cider, bottled red & white wine, soft drinks & juices

Espresso coffee & T2 tea

Elevated bridal table with ocean views

Customisable greenery & full floral styling along the front of your bridal table

White high gloss dance floor

Arbour behind bridal table with upgraded florals & up to 3 chandeliers**

Spectacular star light ceiling

White fairy light backdrop behind your bridal table

Alternate tall and low floral centrepieces for all guest tables

Personalised table menus per person

Personalised card box & floral arrangement for gift card table

Personalised welcome sign & seating plan in your choice of style

Iconic white Bentwood chairs

Silk table runners in a selection of colours

Red carpet entry & velvet rope bollards

City Beach Master of Ceremonies for five hours

City Beach Disc Jockey for five hours

In-house sound system

Sophisticated down-lighting  in a colour to suit your theme

Festoon lights to your private terrace

Customised outdoor “vivid” style lighting

Five hour room hire including the use of your own private balcony with uninterrupted beach views

From $230pp

Exclusive Offer
INDIAN PACKAGE

From Mandap to the Mehendi, celebrate your vibrant wedding events at our lavish beachfront venue, complete with traditional Indian Executive Chef. See our website for full package inclusions.


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Service Area Wollongong | Illawarra | South Sydney

Wollongong | Illawarra | South Sydney
Wollongong | Illawarra | South Sydney

FAQ

We’d love the opportunity to present our beautiful venue to you! To do so, we’d  encourage you to make an appointment to meet with our Wedding Coordinator who will personally be able to show you through the venue and to discuss our wedding packages with you. You can book an appointment in by contacting us via phone (on 02 4228 3188) or email (at weddings@citybeachfunctions.com.au).

 

In addition, we frequently host wedding open days where you would have the opportunity to inspect the venue when it is set up for a wedding reception, providing you with a realistic idea of how the rooms would look on your special day.

We recommend you lock in your wedding date as soon as you have decided on when you would like it to take place. Generally we receive bookings anywhere between 6 to 18 months prior or sometimes up to 30 months prior (with the exception of some bookings with only a few months prior), so to avoid any disappointment we encourage you to book sooner rather than later. Please contact us to ask about our availability. 

Normally City Beach Events & Weddings will have three (3) meetings with you, to plan and organize your wedding reception.

 

MEETING #1: Held 3 Months Prior To Your Wedding

The first taking place approximately three months before your wedding. The initial meeting is an opportunity for us to discuss your ideas and vision for the day, we work out an approximate order of the evening, menu & dietary requirements, wedding cake details, decorations (i.e. sash colours, centrepieces, bonbonniere information), room set-up (including providing floor plans), Disc Jockey (a DJ checklist will be provided so you can select your music throughout your reception), seating plan templates, etc, etc. This first meeting usually takes approximately 1 to 1½ hours.

MEETING #2: Held 2-3 Weeks Prior To Your Wedding

The second meeting is generally held two to three weeks prior to your wedding day. In this meeting we will confirm your final numbers, calculate your final payment and also run back through and confirm all of the details that were discussed during the first meeting and answer any additional questions you may have The second meeting usually takes around 1 hour, sometimes up to 1½ hours.

MEETING #3: Held In The Week Of Your Wedding

Your third and final meeting is usually held the week of your wedding, where you will have a chance to meet with our Operations Manager, who will be executing your reception. It also provides you with the opportunity to drop-off with any items that you want set-up for your wedding such as bonbonniere, place cards and decorations. 

Numbers for a wedding reception generally need to be confirmed during the second meeting, which is usually held approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to your wedding reception. Final numbers will need to be finalised 2 weeks prior. 

During your first meeting with your wedding coordinator (held approximately 3 months prior) you will receive some floor plans along with seating plan templates, etc, so you can start to work out your seating arrangements for your wedding reception. You are welcome to seat anywhere between 7 to 10 guests on each table. 


49 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

June 2023

City Beach gave us everything we wanted & more. A stunning outdoor ceremony overlooking the beach & mountains & an equally stunning reception with the safety of cover, but still surrounded by beautiful beaches. The team were always on hand to help with everything & were always quick to respond to my many, many questions. No issue was too big or small for City Beach & when our wedding car broke down they even offered to come to our rescue. The food was absolutely delicious & they were incredibly accommodating when it came to dietary requirements. Their MC & DJ did an incredible job & made all our guests feel amazing!

Charly L.

November 2022

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding, complete with our ceremony on the beach and reception with beachfront views. The City Beach team made everything so easy and the whole day was an absolute dream.

Kate

May 2022

Michelle at city beach was amazing! She literally gave us the wedding reception of our dreams! All of the staff were so lovely and made sure everything was okay! The location was just stunning and every single one of our guests commented on how delicious the food was! My father also mentioned how great the service was with making sure he always had a full drink! Would highly recommend!

Sarah C.

March 2022

Michele and the team at City Beach were an absolute dream to deal with. The team were amazing through the entire process of planning a wedding in the middle of a pandemic and were accomodating every time we had to postpone. We couldn't be happier with how our wedding day went.

Liz B.

January 2021

Just want to say a big thank you to City beach function centre for helping us on our wedding day, especially planned just under 5 months and in this difficult time during COVID-19. The wedding from ceremony to reception was everything that we hoped for. The day was magnificent, and we are so glad that we chose Citybeach as our final wedding venue. The meals were delicious and the whole venue set up was perfect!! My biggest thank you to Therese, Michele, Melissa, the MC and the wait staff? They were so lovely and accommodating. Citybeach has made planning the whole wedding somehow stress free in just under 5 months. Can’t thank you enough.

Jenny N.


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