Milestone Events

(35 reviews)
16 N Fort Road, Manly, New South Wales
Business Hours
7 Days
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Milestone Events is a boutique venue in the beautiful & historic Barracks Precinct, 5 minutes north of the famous Manly Beach. Boasting exclusive hire, you will feel a million miles away in this secluded, licensed wedding venue, from the majestic grandeur of the listed ballroom with picturesque private garden and the adjoining cosy lounge to the glorious Memorial Lawn with incredible 360 views.

Wedding venue snapshot:

  • Exclusive hire of the ballroom and garden, ensuring yours is the only wedding to take place.
  • Civil ceremony licence.
  • 5 minutes from Manly Beach, 30 minutes from Sydney’s CBD.
  • Amazing views over Sydney Harbour.
  • Boutique 1930s Art Deco venue.
  • Heritage-listed ballroom.
  • Private bridal suite.
  • Wedding celebrations up to 180 seated, 300 standing.
  • 100 complimentary car parking spots with an option to leave cars overnight.
  • Award-winning Head Chef.
  • Hire fee from $1,200.
  • Two nearby hotels where special rates are offered to confirmed Milestone Events bookings.
  • Easy access to public transport.

    Considered Sydney’s hidden wedding gem, located in an isolated part of Sydney up on the headland, Milestone Events is a unique 1930s traditional brick wedding venue, nestled amongst the native flora and fauna of the Sydney Harbour National Park. Inside the vintage building, you will find high ceilings, matched with deep brown original wooden floors and an art deco bar, a heritage-listed ballroom, and the quiet intimacy of the homey cane lounge. The room’s classic features lend itself to any style of decor; white walls provide a canvas to decorate to your own desire, while the large windows provide a gentle breeze.

    For smaller sized weddings, the large ballroom can be split into two sections. The separate cane lounge, beside the bar, is an additional welcome space for those who need to rest their dancing shoes (momentarily, of course!). Alternatively, you can arrange an outdoor garden wedding reception where you and your guests can enjoy dining under the stars. The outdoor area can be beautifully ornamented with a gorgeous arbour and hanging lanterns. Meanwhile, the reception area looks especially sublime when decorated with magisterial flowers in ornate vases and statuesque candelabras. The ballroom can seat up to 180 guests for dinner, with ample space for a dance floor, while the garden can accommodate 120 guests. Both indoor and outdoor spaces can accommodate 300 standing, ideal for those looking to invite evening guests.

    Having both ceremony and reception within walking distance is a big contributing factor in why many opt for this all-inclusive wedding venue. A short 7 minutes stroll away is the beauteous Memorial Lawn, where you can host an outdoor ceremony, with the aesthetically pleasing Sydney Harbour, CBD and Eastern Suburbs as your backdrop, a perfect spot to say your vows.

    If you would like personal involvement from their small family business, this is the venue for you. Friends and family alike will be extremely impressed with the delicious, flavoursome food and level of service. Not only are ingredients of the highest and freshest quality used, but their innovative menu can also be tailored to your requirements. The family-run Milestone Events offers an intimate, personalised wedding service consisting of husband and wife, Miles and Chef Marion Jane, and their daughter Tessa. Their combined knowledge of the wedding and catering industry is outstanding. Having been in the catering and hospitality industry their entire lives, you can feel their absolute passion.

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    Venue Features

    Reception guests

    Min 50 / Max 300

    Price per head

    Low $100 / High $ -


    Indoors & Outdoors

    Ceremony Guests

    Min 20 / Max 300

    Time restrictions

    11:30 PM

    In-house catering


    3rd party catering


    Music must end by

    11:30 PM

    Questions and Answers

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    Is the harbour view ceremony option walking distance to venue?

    Milestone Events

    Yes it is a 7 minute walk  on a flat road.

    Do you hold more than one event on the same day?

    Milestone Events

    No, we only schedule one event per day , so you have full venue access for the day and the full attention of the Milestone team.

    Can we get ready at the venue?

    Milestone Events

    Yes, we have both a bridal suite, and a lounge area perfect for getting ready, this is at no extra charge and include some nibbles and champagne (or beer).

    Can we drop items off leading in the days up to the wedding?

    Milestone Events

    Yes, we have ample storage to leave items overnight.


    (35 reviews)
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    30 Mar 2017

    Outstanding. The venue, food, drinks and above all the service. Can not speak more highly of the milestone team. Miles game us a complete package price and WOW did they deliver. Over 160 people and the majority have said to me, " best wedding ever." Amazing. Thank you! Bec&Tim.

    5 Jan 2017

    From beginning to end I could not have asked for a more beautiful venue. The food was delicious and there were so many options. Miles sources delicious wines and they have delicious local beer fresh from the brewery on tap. They recommended some fantastic suppliers which made planning a dream.

    18 Jun 2016

    The A-team. Miles (Dad), Tessa (daughter) and Chef Marion Jane (Mum) took such great care of us. They took care of logistics and decorations so that we could focus on other parts of the wedding. AND THE FOOD! Everyone loved it. We all had a great time - HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    20 Nov 2020

    Miles, Tessa and the team were amazing! No request was too hard for them to accommodate. We changed our dates 3 times and they were so understanding. Our guest could not stop raving about the food, which was delicious. I would highly recommend Milestone Events

    16 Nov 2019

    Great staff, fantastic food and a fabulous location - you are in great hands with Milestone Events.

    19 Jul 2019

    Miles, Jane and Tessa were the best. I seriously cannot express how INCREDIBLE they are as a wedding venue. Nothing was too hard for them, the food was AMAZING, the venue was well priced. They took care of everything for us on the day and before, even the centrepieces! I would recommend Milestone Events to everyone I know getting married. My day was stress free - and it was all thanks to Milestone Events.

    31 May 2019

    Absolutely amazing family run venue, the food is out of this world definitely fine dining and the service is amazing Miles and Tessa both went out of their way to make our day so special nothing was too big of a task for them the preparation definitely felt very personal

    24 May 2019

    Milestone Events is an incredible venue who take care of everything. it's the perfect 'no worry' wedding venue but includes all the trims. The team are amazing with exceptional table service and delicious food.

    2 May 2019

    The whole team at Milestone were amazing from start to finish! Tess and Miles made the day and the lead up stress free and let's not forget about how AMAZING the food was. I cannot recommend enough! BOOK YOUR WEDDING HERE- you will not regret it!

    22 Feb 2019

    The Milestone team were exceptional on the day of the wedding and in the lead up to the day. The team not only planned and delivered our reception, they also catered the event. In the lead up to the wedding Miles and Tessa were always on call, ready to help us with logistics and last minute changes. In relation to the food and drinks, many of our guests said it was the best food they'd had at a wedding. Not only that, but the staff serving on the day couldn't have been friendlier and set a better feel. They were enthusiastic, always ready to help out, and their great attitudes made the evening feel even more joyful. We would highly recommend Milestone Events!

    24 Nov 2018

    They were really good! They catered to everything that we needed, and answered every question that we had. They were really lovely to work with and very helpful.

    24 Nov 2017

    Miles, Tessa and Jane were amazing, I could not recommend them highly enough! Everyone commented (and are still commenting) on how amazing the venue was and how relaxed everything felt. The staff were amazing on the night constantly accomodating guests needs (I never saw an empty glass haha). I can not thank you all enough for saving my bacon on the night (so to speak) by going above and beyond to get a sewing kit and literally stitch my dress back together!! I could not imagine anyone else going to such lengths to keep the night disaster free. It was such a hard decision choosing a venue and I am so happy that we chose Milestone. We could not have imagined a more amazing day. Zoe + Aaron.

    22 Sep 2017

    Such a dream, this venue was EXACTLY what we wanted - laidback, relaxed and nothing was a problem! Tess and Miles run a well oiled machine, and Jane creates the BEST food, my guests are still talking about it! Look no further!

    24 Jun 2017

    Miles was so friendly and helpful. For a last minute booking, everything went to plan and they were very accommodating. Food was sensational!

    30 Mar 2017

    Milestone provided the three tier cheese wheel that was so popular ! We didn't have the traditional wedding cake but the chocolate moose and rolled pav desserts were very popular . Great desserts and plenty of them!

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