Sergeants' Mess

(92 reviews)
Chowder Bay Road, Chowder Bay, New South Wales  View Map
Business Hours
By Appointment
Average Pricing
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Overlooking Sydney Harbour, Sergeants' Mess offers couples the opportunity to exchange vows in a truly magical setting. Features include contemporary decor, subtle hints of grandeur from the 1960s and magnificent water views.

If luxury matters to you on your special day, the wait is over. This sparkling waterfront location with breathtaking harbour views, elegant and glamorous intricacies of design, a luxury space with absolute privacy, will leave you captivated.

Set within the inimitable surrounds of Chowder Bay precinct, Sergeants’ Mess boasts spectacular views of Sydney Harbour Shipping Channels, Watsons Bay, Camp Cove and Rose Bay.

Owned and operated by Manuel Spinola of Grand Pacific Group -The Tea Room QVB Gunners' Barracks & Dunbar House, the venue offers an elegant backdrop for weddings of all styles. With capacity for 250 guests seated and 350 cocktail, Sergeants' Mess is a truly exclusive offering.

Ceremonies are able to held on site in our beautifully landscaped area next to the venue. This is available for hire exclusively for Sergeants' Mess brides, with the wet weather option being inside the venue.

With renowned executive chef Robert Crichton leading a kitchen of highly qualified chefs, Sergeants’ Mess delivers a world class dining experience.

Sergeants' Mess is renovated and revitalised in a style that pays subtle homage to the simple glamour of the 1960's. It is understated and contemporary in its appearance, using quality materials and finishes to frame the magnificent views.

Site viewings are available by appointment only. Please contact the Event Coordinators, on 8978 9200 to arrange a suitable time.


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 80 / Max 250

Price per head

Low $150 / High $ 200


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 80 / Max 250

Time restrictions

11:30 PM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

6.00 hours

Music must end by

11:30 PM


(92 reviews)
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21 Jul 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.

16 Jul 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.

27 May 2017

very pretty venues and helpful staffs.

26 Jun 2021

The most incredible venue with the best staff in the world! Our wedding was on the brink of the latest lockdown and this team spared no effort in ensuing our happiness as well as the safety of our guests!

16 Apr 2021

Beautiful venue and scenery. The food was delicious and many guests complimented it. We felt very well looked after on the day by our very attentive coordinator.

10 Apr 2021

Beautiful venue by the seaside especially for lunch receptions, has a private wharf which is super photogenic (esp a warmer toned theme) loved it! Would recommend :)

26 Mar 2021

Sergeants Mess was a lovely venue and easy to work with. Very accommodating to last minute requests. they catered for all our needs and made for a very elegant evening. the food was great too.

5 Dec 2020

In addition to being a stunning venue, the food was amazing and the wedding coordinators were very helpful and accommodating, especially during COVID when wedding restrictions kept changing.

22 Dec 2019

Amazing venue views and food with, great coordinator on the day. Improvements should be made on coordinating wedding details with bride and groom prior to the wedding day to ensure there is consistent and clear directions prior to the big day.

2 Nov 2019

A perfect location for wedding, and affordable! The view and landscape there were exceptional.

31 Mar 2019

They were fantastic! Everything went to plan, the events manager was amazing. The lead up to the wedding was great, going through run sheets and making sure everything was in order. Their service was really impressive.

22 Feb 2019

It was a beautiful venue. We had a complete package with them with food which was absolutely amazing. The food and service were the highlights of this venue. 115 guests.

31 Jan 2019

We fell in love with the venue at first sight. When it came to our big day, the food and amazing service did not disappoint; our guests definitely agreed with us on this. Thank you to our coordinator Carmen, who made sure everything ran smoothly behind-the-scenes, as well as getting back to us promptly with all our questions, and to Nic the venue manager that looked after everything on the night. It was such an incredible night for us!

9 Dec 2018

Stunning venue with beautiful views. And the professionalism of all the staff at Sergeants Mess was great. Would highly recommend.

17 Oct 2018

Phenomenal! They made everything so easy and our coordinator Carmen who was fantastic which made everything run seamlessly on the day. The food was amazing and we were able to taste the food prior f the day. The guests loved the food. Great view and great location. They were very flexible and made the experience incredible.


Chowder Bay Road, Chowder Bay, New South Wales

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