Sergeants' Mess

Rating
(96 reviews)
 
Location
Chowder Bay Road, Chowder Bay, New South Wales  View Map
Business Hours
By Appointment
Average Pricing
$19,065
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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. Alternatively, for a memorable entrance, there is nothing quite like arriving by boat at Sergeants Mess’ private wharf!

 

“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
  • Private wharf 
  • 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.


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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 80 / Max 250

Price per head

Low $150 / High $ 200

Ceremony

Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 80 / Max 250

Time restrictions

11:30 PM

In-house catering

Yes

3rd party catering

Yes

Event time included

6.00 hours

Music must end by

11:30 PM

Reviews

(96 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.

9 Sep 2023

If I could give this venue 10 stars I would! They were absolutely amazing! everyone commented on how great the venue and food were! They kept checking on us and there were enough staff around to take care of the guests! BRILLIANT VENUE!

30 Apr 2022

We held our morning ceremony and lunch reception at Sergeants Mess last weekend. 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 (esp. Lily) 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!

12 Mar 2022

Sergeants Mess was our perfect venue. The whole team was amazingly professional from the very first enquiry, through to the planning stage (thanks Lily!), and the team on the day outstanding. Amazing food, phenomenal service and an incredible location. We and our guests just loved it - huge thanks to the Sergeants Mess team!

5 Mar 2022

Amazing venue and food. Service there was fantastic, really attentive and was really helpful on the day of our wedding. The venue coordinators are really nice and friendly. The view at this venue is incredible the perfect backdrop for a wedding!

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.

11 May 2019

Amazing venue and amazing service. From before the day, customising the menu to suit our preferred options and to on the day with the wedding planner and MC sorting out last minute hiccups with tech and additional requests from us in a very effortless manner. thank you for hosting our special day

Location

Address
Chowder Bay Road, Chowder Bay, New South Wales

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