Sergeants' Mess

4.9  ( 104 reviews ) · Chowder Bay Road, Chowder Bay, New South Wales (View Map) · Show Phone
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With spectacular views over Sydney Harbour, Sergeants Mess is a premium waterfront Sydney wedding venue exemplifying elegance and natural beauty. Enjoy contemporary design built for celebrating, modern facilities, plus incredible food and service from the team at the renowned Grand Pacific Group. With a dedicated events team, you’ll know your wedding is in safe hands right from your first enquiry.

Accommodating up to 350 guests, Sergeant’s Mess features multiple gorgeous breakout spaces for more intimate celebrations. The Deck, with uninterrupted views across Neilsen Park and Rose Bay, is an inspired choice with timber flooring, ambient lighting, and space for receptions of four to 250 guests. A mere 20-minute drive from the CBD with free onsite parking available, Sergeants' Mess is convenient for couples and guests alike. 


“We held our morning ceremony and lunchtime reception at Sergeants Mess.  The venue location is perfect. It’s an elegant space with stunning views over the harbour and Eastern Suburbs. The support from the staff leading up to the day was amazing. No question or request was a problem, and dealings were always prompt and professional.  One of the reasons for choosing this venue was that we wanted a restaurant-like experience for our guests, and on the day there was no faulting the service we received.  A key highlight was the food, which was stunning and received rave reviews from our guests. This is a perfect location for a stylish wedding celebration!” — Kevin D. 


What you’ll love about working with Sergeants' Mess for your Sydney wedding: 

  • Understated glamour. The incredible views from Sergeants' Mess require minimal styling. With superb interiors, grand yet understated architectural design, and subtle references to 1960s glamour, it’s not hard to see why Sergeants' Mess is in such demand for Sydney waterfront weddings. 
  • World-class dining. Renowned executive chef Robert Crichton and his team of highly-skilled chefs will design a menu with your input, taking into consideration your tastes and wedding style. With fine, local ingredients of incomparable quality and delicate plating, these are dishes that have your guests in awe. 
  • Tiered harbourside amphitheatre. Are you looking for an all-in-one wedding venue, where the timeline can seamlessly flow from ceremony to reception? Sergeants' Mess offers their beautiful amphitheatre surrounded by natural bushland and overlooking the Sydney Harbour. Descend from the statement staircase for a stunning aisle walk. 


Highlights of working with Sergeants' Mess for your Sydney wedding: 

  • Accommodates 250 guests seated and 350 guests cocktail-style
  • Beautifully restored
  • Premium service 
  • Dedicated events coordinator 
  • Dancefloor 
  • High staff-to-guest ratio
  • Wet weather ceremony options 
  • Exclusive venue use 
  • Spectacular Sydney Harbour views 


“We had our wedding at Seargents’ Mess last weekend, and it couldn't have gone any better! The team, service, venue and food were exceptional. Our coordinator was also super friendly and helpful throughout the whole process. Our bridal attendant was very accommodating to the bridal party on the night as well!” — Michael D.

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 80 / Max 250 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $150 / High $ 200

Min 80 / Max 250 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 11:30 PM

In-house catering or 3rd Party Catering

6.00 hours Event time included

Music must end by 11:30 PM


Chowder Bay Road, Chowder Bay, New South Wales

Chowder Bay, Sydney
Chowder Bay, Sydney

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104 reviews 4.9 Write a Review

September 2017

Organising everything was great, no issues. They took care of everything on the day. Food and service was wonderful, generous servings and staff very professional.

Stephanie C.

August 2017

Great view, amazing food! Service was well above our expectations! This was from the very start when we booked the venue to following up with us after our function. Definitely somewhere I would recommend to friends and family.

Freddie L.

June 2017

very pretty venues and helpful staffs.

Zoe L.

May 2024

Seargent Mess is the most amazing place for a wedding, amazing views, and service was outstanding, I have had so many great comments from guests. The food was divine. Thank you for everything

Julie C.

February 2024

This was the most beautiful venue ever! We had our ceremony and reception here and it was incredible. We had so many compliments from all of our family and friends. Communication was great and we had one specific person who we would communicate with which made it so much easier to deal with changes and updates that all comes with organising a wedding.

Hannah P.

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