Sydney Observatory

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1003 Upper Fort St, Millers Point, New South Wales  View Map
Business Hours
7 Days
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Built in 1858, Sydney Observatory is one of the city's favourite historic wedding venues. This heritage listed venue features Harbour views, a beautiful sandstone exterior and a magnificent copper telescope to take photos with.

The imposing position, harbour views and manicured lawns make this venue one of the most memorable in Sydney.

Proudly situated atop the highest point on the Harbour foreshore the heritage listed Sydney Observatory commands a sweeping vista of the glistening Harbour.

The historical building was completed in 1858 and is in the Italianate style which brings new dimensions of interest as a backdrop to your special celebration.

Guests will be delighted with this unique opportunity to view the Harbour from such a vantage point.

The sandstone structure with its copper telescope domes and tower to view the southern skies has enthralled astronomers for a century and a half.

For ceremonies, wedding cocktails or an elaborate marquee event, this location presents an ideal opportunity to create a magical wedding event.

Supported by a professional events team and creative contemporary catering packages that can be tailored to your needs.

The Sydney Observatory is the ideal site for your wedding event.

Marquee Dates:

2018: 10 September - 16 December 

2019: 9 September - 15 December

2020: 7 September - 13 December

Wedding Brochure

View all of our features and complete package inclusions in our PDF wedding brochure.

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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 80 / Max 200

Price per head

Low $125 / High $ 165


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 30 / Max 200

Time restrictions

12:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

5.00 hours

Additional hours

$10 Per Head

Music must end by

11:30 PM

Questions and Answers

Does the package include venue hire?

Sydney Observatory

No, the package prices do not include venue hire. Venue hire is charged separately by the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS). MAAS can be contacted via:  events@ or telephone: +61 (02) 9217 0289  +61 (02) 9217 0519 

What is the capacity of the marquee?

Sydney Observatory

What is the capacity of the marquee? The marquee can comfortably hold 120 persons seated with a 6m x 6m dancefloor. It can hold 150 persons seated with a 5m x 4m dancefloor. For a cocktail it can hold up to 200 persons, depending on your themeing and furniture. 

Are there any locations in the Sydney Observatory where a wedding ceremony can take place?

Sydney Observatory

When the marquee is not erected ceremonies can take place on the front garden of the Sydney Observatory or in the courtyard. When the marquee is erected ceremonies can only take place on the front garden. Please note that the Sydney Observatory does not offer a wet weather back up option for ceremonies/events taking place outdoors or not within the marquee. *NOTE Observatory Hill Park & Band Rotunda (Public Reserve) are booked through the City of Sydney Council. The park coordinator can be contacted on 02 9265 9333

Does Create provide any decorations as part of the wedding package?

Sydney Observatory

The wedding package includes tiffany chairs in your choice of white, black or mahogany and bridal table skirting. Florals, vases, candles and other themeing items are not included in the package as we believe this allows couples to personalise their reception and accommodate their own budgets. We offer a range of themeing packages which have been provided by our preferred suppliers. 


1003 Upper Fort St, Millers Point, New South Wales

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