Athol Hall

(17 reviews)
Ashton Park, Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Business Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
By Appointment
Click to show

Athol Hall is an enchanting heritage venue within the serene Sydney National Park, Mosman, with exquisite views of the Sydney skyline, Opera House & iconic Harbour Bridge. Offering waterfront views, an outdoor undercover balcony running the venue’s length, park areas for outside drinks & lawn games, and Athol Hall provides the perfect setting for your wedding celebrations in one stunning location.

Formerly known as the Athol Gardens Hotel, the original building was constructed in 1850. Its rich history added to the venue’s charm. In recent years, the restored heritage wedding venue has been renovated to make the most of the gorgeous space and world-famous waterfront views of the harbour, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. For a fantastic photographic opportunity, ensure plenty are taken as the sun sets and the lights of Sydney’s landmarks turn on - the glistening views that make Athol Hall popular make themselves evident.

On the exterior of Athol Hall, there is an outdoor, undercover balcony running the venue’s length, perfect for your wedding guests to engage in chit-chat while pre-dinner canapes and champagne circulate. With access to the beautiful lawn and surrounding serene park areas, consider organising lawn games for your wedding guests to enjoy. Immersive entertainment is hugely popular across the board, from young children to uncles, aunts, and grandparents. They are great fun and bound to create some amusing and priceless memories for everyone. Still, lawn games are great for keeping guests occupied between the end of your civil ceremony and the beginning of reception.

Inside the rustic-style Athol Hall, the exposed beams, beautiful timber floors, white wooden walls, and high ceilings provide a blank canvas for you to design and set up your reception anyway you desire, while the white finishes and French Oak Louis dining chairs add a touch of elegance to the characterful room. Well sized, there is adequate space inside Athol Hall for up to 130 guests silver service dinner, or if that is too formal for your liking, opt for a cocktail and bowl food standing arrangement which can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests.

For ceremonies, National Parks and Wildlife manage two mesmerising locations to say your vows. The lawn located directly in front of the Athol Hall, aptly named Athol Hall Lawn, boasts sweeping views and a grand entrance for your ceremony with stairs leading down. For those with an intimately sized guest-list of fewer than 120 guests, Bradley’s Head Amphitheatre is an exceptionally popular lookout in Sydney Harbour National Park, the ideal location for couples seeking a ceremony with breathtaking views.

“My husband and I got married here over the weekend. The staff at Athol Hall made ours and our guests day absolutely seamless. We were so well attended. Everything was organised and went exactly right. The food was delicious and we had so many comments from our guests saying the same. Lauren, Alissa and Mauricio were pivotal in making sure our day went as planned. We cannot thank the staff enough for everything they did for us.” Kehsla

What you can expect when working with Athol Hall for your wedding:

  • Breathtaking Sydney Harbour views. Situated by the harbour’s edge, Athol Hall boasts premium views over the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • Two stunning ceremony sites. Whether you decide on stunning Bradley’s Head Amphitheatre or Athol Hall Lawn for your ceremony, you’ll have a magnificent backdrop for your nuptials.
  • Beautiful wedding photo locations. You might like to take wedding photos on the lovely grounds of the National Park and Athol Beach.

Wedding Venue Snapshot:

  • Sweeping views of Sydney Harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • Perfect for intimate gatherings or more significant celebrations of up to
  • 130 seated guests with a dancefloor or 200 guests for a cocktail party.
  • Restored heritage venue.
  • Located within the National Park at Bradley’s Head Mosman, in front of Athol Hall beach.
  • Designed by internationally renowned designer Angela Neylon.
  • Photographic opportunities on the old stone jetty or along the bush trails.
  • On-site parking.

“We had our wedding reception at Athol Hall and it was amazing in every single way! We knew from the first time we went to see this venue that it was the one! The views alone are reason enough to host a function here ... The place looked gorgeous and they even accommodated for my own personal touches! The setting was picturesque. The food was excellent. The service, especially by Matthew, was exceptional. Thank you so much for helping us create the most magical day.” Hannah


Easy Weddings Special Offer

Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 40 / Max 165


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 30 / Max 165

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Questions and Answers

Can I reserve a booking date?

Athol Hall

 We hold a Tentative booking for 1 week.

How do I confirm a booking?

Athol Hall

Once a couple decide to hold their wedding with us we issue a deposit invoice request and booking agreement. Once both have been received the booking is confirmed.

How late can we party?

Athol Hall

Our venue closes for beverage service at 11.00pm with guests departing by 11.30pm.

Can I extend beyond the package time, eg. 5 hour event?

Athol Hall

Yes – prices to do so are available upon application and are subject to our licensing regulations.

Can I upgrade the beverages?

Athol Hall

 Yes we offer upgrades for beer and wine selections at a nominal cost.


(17 reviews)
Review this supplier
3 Aug 2018

Beautiful location and helpful planner

Athol Hall  

Thank you Kelly for your kind words. Congratulations again!

16 Jun 2018

Lauren and the team at Athol Hall provided an absolutely seamless day without a single thing going wrong. It was easy to create a plan for our wedding that was our style and Lauren provided vendor recommendations when required. The food was of high quality and the venue with the view over the city is stunning. My only tip is to try the wine before deciding on a beverage package!

Athol Hall  

Thank you Sally for your kind words. It was such a pleasure working with you. All the best to you both!

29 Oct 2017

Great venue. They were easy to deal with and good food.

Athol Hall  

Thank you Grace for the lovely review. Congratulations again to you two!

29 May 2022

We had a wonderful day and we had nothing but incredible feedback on the venue. The staff were amazing and so very helpful. And the food! Everyone loved it. We would recommend Athol Hall to anyone getting married in the Sydney area.

14 May 2022

We recently got married at Athol Hall and could not have been happier. The comments we received from guests about the food and venue say it all. The most common comment we got was about how much love and warmth was in the room, a lot of which has to do with the venue itself. Athol Hall is a perfect mix of uniqueness, location, vibe, and warmth. It truly is a 'hidden gem'. The wedding day went by flawlessly and the staff could not have been more helpful. Extra special mention to Lauren and Bishu for going above and beyond to make our day as special as possible. We will remember the day forever. Book it in... you won't be disappointed!!

14 Apr 2022

Such a beautiful venue! The view itself is great but the actual reception venue is amazing!

12 Mar 2022

Absolutely beautiful venue with amazing staff and spectacular food. I would highly recommend getting married at Athol Hall.

22 Jan 2022

Stunning venue on Sydney Harbour with beautiful views, delicious food and great service. For covid reasons they were very busy around the time of my wedding which made communication and planning slightly more difficult but things ran so well on the day and I loved every moment!

9 Dec 2021

Athol Hall and their team were so wonderful, thoughtful and kind to my partner and I. They thought of everything every step of the way and made it easy for us the make decisions based on what we wanted. They answered every questions, allowed us a walk through before the big day and co-ordinated with all our vendors. The staff on the day were so so lovely to us and our guests, making a memorable, comfortable and beautiful experience just that much easier for us all, thank you we are beyond grateful to you all.

27 Jun 2021

The venue and surrounding landmarks are exquisite. It's like the area was created for wedding photos! The lawn has amazing views and creates a really nice atmosphere. The reason for 4 stars is that the venue management were very inflexible in how things would work, and also extremely difficult to contact. The lead up to our wedding had a lot of uncertainty due to covid restrictions being introduced and we simply could not contact our wedding planner even during business hours which made our anxieties even worse. Also food was "chef's choice" which meant we didn't get final say on what was served, though it was still wonderful food. Fortunately the day did go ahead and was a most wonderful day. I hope that in future the management will be more flexible and available to clients as this was the only problem we had.

4 Mar 2021

WOW WOW WOW , Athol Hall was absolutely incredible, we had our wedding here in March 2021 and honestly could not have picked a better venue! We absolutely adored Athol Hall, from the moment we walked down the path and saw it within the bush but with the divine city outlook. (it’s the best of both worlds) Our wedding night was a dream come true, the venue, food and service was outstanding, The staff were so professional and everything ran seamlessly we can not thank them enough. My husband and I and all our guest agree it was the best wedding we have ever been too! This is truely a testament to an incredible team behind the scenes, Athol hall created a dream wedding for us, and we are so thankful. Thank you so much!

27 Sep 2020

Athol Hall was the most beautiful venue for our wedding. Not only that but the staff were incredibly professional and friendly. Pei the events coordinator on the day was amazing and that helped us to really enjoy the day as we knew she had everything organised and under control. The food and drinks were exactly what we were after.

24 Nov 2019

We loved our venue - location, harbour views, easy to deal with wedding planners and the beautiful food and wine. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding day - it was exactly what we wished for.

Athol Hall  

Congratulations again Magda! It was such a pleasure working with you and we cant wait to see some photos! xx

1 Sep 2019

Lovely location that not that many people know about! We had so many compliments on the location and food. Thank you Alissa and the whole team for looking after us well!

Athol Hall  

Congratulations again! It was a pleasure working with you!

31 Aug 2019

fantastic, staff couldn't do enough for us, loved the location and all staff were so amazing, service was outstanding, all guests were always topped up with drink and any questions they had all were so polite, everything ran so smoothly

Why enquire through Easy Weddings?

Exclusive deals

Get the best deals for your wedding with Easy Weddings only discounts and special offers.

Wedding cash giveaway!

Simply let us know which Easy Weddings' suppliers you've booked. Once verified, you'll get entries into the draw for your chance to win!

Quick response

Your time is important. Get the information you need quickly. No fuss. No stress.