Milestone Events

(36 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.

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. Considered Sydney’s hidden wedding gem, inside you will find high ceilings, original wooden floors, and an art deco bar. It also boasts a heritage-listed ballroom and the quiet intimacy of the homey cane lounge. The room’s classic features lend itself to any decor style; white walls provide a canvas to decorate to your desire.

"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." Samantha M

For smaller weddings, the large ballroom can split into two sections. The separate cane lounge beside the bar is an additional welcome space for those who need to rest their dancing feet. Alternatively, you can arrange an outdoor garden wedding reception where you and your guests can enjoy dining under the stars. You can decorate the outdoor area 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 dancefloor, 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 contributes to why many opt for this all-inclusive wedding venue. A short stroll away is the beautiful Memorial Lawn, where you can host an outdoor ceremony, with Sydney Harbour as your backdrop.

Your guests will be extremely impressed with the delicious, flavoursome food and level of service provided at Milestone Events. Not only are ingredients fresh, but they can tailor their innovative menu 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 for delivering exceptional service.

What you’ll love about Milestone Events Sydney for your wedding:

  • Amazing views over Sydney Harbour
  • Boutique 1930s Art Deco furnishings
  • Award-winning head chef
  • Exclusive hire of the ballroom and garden

Highlights of Milestone Events Sydney for your wedding:

  • Civil ceremony licence
  • 5 minutes from Manly Beach, 30 minutes from Sydney’s CBD
  • Heritage-listed ballroom
  • Private bridal suite
  • Easy access to public transport

What is the capacity for weddings at Milestone Events Sydney?

Milestone Events can accommodate up to 180 guests in a seated arrangement, 300 in a standing cocktail arrangement.


Is there parking available at Milestone Events Sydney?

There are 100 complimentary car parking spots, with an option to leave cars overnight.


Is there accommodation near Milestone Events Sydney?

Two nearby hotels offer special rates for guests with confirmed Milestone Events bookings.

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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.


(36 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!

24 Jan 2021

The whole team at Milestone events are incredible, my Husband and I just got married over the weekend and everything on the day went perfect! Because of COVID we have had to postpone our wedding from March to September and now January where restrictions were lifted enough for us to go ahead. Not only were they all accomodating with all the changes, they also checked in on our well-being numerous times throughout the year which made us stress less about the whole thing knowing our wedding was in such safe hands. The venue is incredible, the location is breathtaking and the food is to die for. You could not pick a better family to entrust with such a special day. Thank you Miles, Tessa and Jane for everything you do. Love Mr and Mrs Giles xxx

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!

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