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City Beach Wedding & Events Venue

Rating
5.0
Excellent
(45 reviews)
 
Location
1 Marine Drive, Wollongong, New South Wales  View Map
Business Hours
By appointment - 6 days
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City Beach Wedding & Events Venue is an oceanfront wedding venue situated on Wollongong’s breathtaking City Beach. This multi-award-winning venue offers an elegant space for couples to host their reception, with terrific service and tasty catering included. With numerous wedding packages, stunning beach views, this magnificent venue is ideal for any style of wedding.

Located on the shore of NSW’s stunning City Beach, City Beach Wedding & Events Venue is a sophisticated wedding reception venue - it’s a fitting setting for a modern wedding by the sea. This award-winning venue offers couples a lovely combination of luxury and coastal charm. Its oceanfront setting is perfect for ceremonies by the water, while this contemporary venue's interior is the very definition of elegance. The two reception rooms available for hire are stylish and filled with plenty of natural light. Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal impressive beach views (the sunsets over the water are just heavenly), while the rooms are embellished with fairy lights, chandeliers, and a chic white dancefloor.

 

The exquisite dining menu is just as impressive, with delicious entrees, mains, and desserts on offer. Led by experienced executive chef Paul Hamilton, this venue creates delectable culinary dishes that look - and taste - absolutely divine. You’ll have the choice between a sophisticated cocktail-style occasion or traditional, plated mains - whatever suits you needs. Of course, the tasty fare will be complemented by the convenient beverage packages on offer. These include delicious beers, red and white wine, cider, sparkling wine, and soft drinks and juices.

 

With an incredible location, expansive beach views (be sure to visit Wollongong lighthouse for incredible photo opportunities), and offering spectacular customer service, City Beach Wedding & Events Venue is an impressive, stylish place for a wedding reception.

 

“City Beach could not have been a better venue for our wedding! We absolutely loved everything about it. The staff were amazing in the lead up to the wedding and on the day. We had so many of our guests rave about the great service and great food saying it's one of the best venues they've been to for a wedding!! You made the day so easy for us with your organisation and stunning decorations, we could not have pictured any better!! Thank you so much!!” Jade

 

What you can expect when working with City Beach Wedding & Events Venue for your wedding:

 

  • Magnificent venue. City Beach Wedding & Events Venue is one of Australia’s most awarded reception venues, and it’s not hard to see why. With stunning ocean views, sumptuous catering, delicious drinks, and impeccable customer service, this wedding venue is as impressive as they come.
  • Incredible location. This multi-award winning wedding and events centre is ideally-located, situated on the waterfront of Wollongong’s City Beach. Trust us, elegance meets coastal charm at this luxurious reception venue.
  • Two reception location options. There are two modern and contemporary reception spaces to choose from at City Beach Wedding & Events Venue. Each space boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the beach, and private balconies, so your guests can enjoy the sea breeze and spectacular oceanside setting. 
  • Beachside ceremony. Conveniently located on the shore of City Beach, this venue is an ideal venue if you’re after a beachfront wedding ceremony. Imagine marrying the life of your life on a beautiful, sandy beach with the waves crashing in the background - it’s a sight for sore eyes!
  • Impressive views. City Beach Wedding & Events Venue offers guests absolutely astonishing oceanfront views, which can be enjoyed from the private balcony. Why not enjoy a glass of red while watching the sun go down over the water?
  • Exquisite menu. The fare at this exceptional beachfront wedding venue is unmatched, with executive chef, Paul Hamilton, having designed a delectable assortment of dishes. From the exquisite entrees to the sumptuous mains, your guests will be impressed by the unique and flavoursome dishes served to them.
  • Modern design.  If you’re on the hunt for a modern, stylish reception venue by the water, you’ll love City Beach. This oceanfront venue combines luxury with beach chic, and provides couples with a contemporary space for their reception. Both rooms have a pillarless design for unobstructed bridal table views, floor-to-ceiling windows, a dancefloor, and exterior and internal lighting, which can be adjusted to suit your wedding’s colour theme.
  • Photo opportunities. There are a handful of dreamy photo locations available when you book City Beach. Of course, you’ll want to take some photos on the beach, but don’t forget about Wollongong Lighthouse. This iconic landmark will look perfect in your wedding photos. Lest we forget to mention Flagstaff Hill, another picturesque location to take beautiful photographs.

 

“What an amazing venue! The staff are so professional, friendly and accomodating. We honestly can not fault them. Our Wedding Coordinator Melissa was amazing throughout the organising. She made everything so easy. The food was to die for, the atmosphere was Amazing and the tables and lighting were so beautiful. The music played by the DJ was so good, everyone was up on the dance floor and the MC Dave was so good. They both did an awesome job. Honestly recommended having a wedding or any event at City Beach. We had so many lovely comments about the venue and food etc on the night which made our night even more special. Thank you City Beach!!!” Alisha

 

  • Wedding packages. City Beach Wedding & Events Venue offers an impressive assortment of flexible wedding packages. This includes a winter wonderland package, ceremony-only option, intimate wedding option, and an evening package, among others.
  • Wedding coordinator. When you book your wedding at City Beach Wedding & Events Venue, you’ll receive award-winning service. Additionally, you’ll get your very own dedicated wedding coordinator, who can assist you with your wedding planning and on-the-day coordination.
  • Capacity. This magnificent beachfront venue can accommodate more than 100 wedding guests. So whether your wedding is modest and intimate or a larger occasion, this team can cater for your loved ones.
  • Open day. Interested in hosting your wedding at City Beach Wedding & Events Venue? You’re more than welcome to attend an open day viewing with City Beach’s on-site wedding coordinator. Here, you’ll be personally led through the venue and can ask questions.

 

What event spaces are available for a reception?

There are two reception spaces available; the Pearl room and the Ocean room. Both offer plenty of natural light, extensive ocean views, a dancefloor, and a sleek, modern design.

 

What are you doing differently for couples during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The team at City Beach are committed to following and enforcing the latest COVID-19 safety protocols. To accommodate government restrictions on wedding guest list numbers, City Beach  launched an Intimate Package, which is specifically designed for micro-weddings. For couples whose weddings are limited to small dance floors, City Beach has a highly capable MC on hand to host fun and unique games that can be played from your table.

INTIMATE PACKAGE

Small and inclusive, this package offers everything you need for your wedding of 50+ guests

  • Pre-dinner drinks
  • Sparkling wine and 3 canapes
  • Three-course menu 
  • Five-hour beverage package 
  • Elevated bridal table with ocean views
  • White fairy light backdrop for behind your bridal table
  • Iconic white Bentwood chairs
  • Gift & cake table
  • Festoon lights to your private terrace
  • DJ who will also facilitate MC for five hours
  • Five-hour room hire

WINTER WEDDING PACKAGE

  • Pre-dinner drinks
  • Sparkling wine and 3 canapes
  • Sourdough bread rolls
  • Three-course winter menu – including two entrees, two mains and two desserts
  • Two sides to accompany mains
  • Five-hour beverage package including sparkling wine, bottled beers, bottled wine
  • Espresso coffee and T2 tea
  • Bridal table with ocean views
  • In-house sound system
  • Elevated bridal table with ocean views
  • White fairy light backdrop for behind your bridal table
  • In-house sound system
  • Iconic white Bentwood chairs
  • Gift table
  • Your choice of cake table
  • Sophisticated down-lighting in a colour to suit your theme
  • Festoon lights to your private terrace
  • DJ who will also facilitate Master of Ceremonies for five hours
  • Lighting in a colour to suit your wedding theme
  • Five hour room hire

 

OUR MOST POPULAR PACKAGE - SILK COLLECTION:

 

  • Pre-dinner drinks
  • Grazing station with charcuterie, pate, and terrines with breads and dips for cocktail hour
  • Fresh sourdough bread rolls
  • Three-course menu - including a selection of two entrees, two mains, and two desserts
  • Two sides to accompany mains
  • Five-hour standard beverage package
  • Espresso coffee and T2 tea
  • Bridal table with ocean views
  • Greenery along the front of the bridal table
  • Arbour behind the bridal table with draped silks
  • White dancefloor
  • Starlight ceiling
  • White fairy light backdrop
  • Ungraded centrepiece options
  • Table runners in a variety of colours
  • Red carpet entry
  • Master of Ceremonies for five hours
  • DJ for five hours
  • In-house sound system
  • Down-lighting in a colour to suit your wedding theme
  • Five-hour room hire, including the use of a private balcony
  • Anniversary dinner voucher for $100

 

“My wedding was held at City Beach, Wollongong in the Pearl Room. The room was a fantastic size and accommodated all my guests with plenty of space left. Their inclusions are outstanding. When I attended expos multiple photographers had said that the food is outstanding EVERY TIME!! The day came, and you better believe they delivered. The meals were fantastic, so tasty, good size and really well cooked. The guests couldn’t stop raving about it. The staff were amazing, so accommodating, and the event coordinators were super organised. I would highly recommend City Beach for any occasion. The wedding packages are phenomenal.” Jasmine


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20%

Discount on our range of wedding products and services. Simply fill out the contact form or phone us, and mention "Easy Weddings".

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SAVE 20% ON BEACH CEREMONY PACKAGE

Book your wedding reception by the 30th June 2021 and receive 20% off your beach ceremony package.


Package Inclusions:

  • Council permit for 1 hour ceremony at; Wollongong City Beach, The Cannons, Wollongong Lighthouse, Centre Circle
  • Beautiful wedding arbour dressed with soft white draping (Choose Boho or Coastal)
  • Fresh greenery & pops of flowers to go on arbour
  • 40 x white padded ceremony chairs
  • Registration table with 2 chairs for the couple
  • Your choice of white or red ceremony aisle carpet     
  • White Balinese flags    
  • White sheppard’s hooks along aisle      
  • Set up and pack down of all equipment
  • Wet weather back up

Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or on existing bookings. Available for new bookings only. Minimum numbers apply. Must book Evening, Silk, Luxe or Winter package. Promotion ends 30th June 2021.

Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 40 / Max 300

Ceremony

Indoors & Outdoors

In-house catering

Yes

3rd party catering

No


Questions and Answers

Can I view the venue?

City Beach Wedding & Events Venue

We’d love the opportunity to present our beautiful venue to you! To do so, we’d  encourage you to make an appointment to meet with our Wedding Coordinator who will personally be able to show you through the venue and to discuss our wedding packages with you. You can book an appointment in by contacting us via phone (on 02 4228 3188) or email (at weddings@citybeachfunctions.com.au).

 

In addition, we frequently host wedding open days where you would have the opportunity to inspect the venue when it is set up for a wedding reception, providing you with a realistic idea of how the rooms would look on your special day.

When is it encouraged for me to book?

City Beach Wedding & Events Venue

We recommend you lock in your wedding date as soon as you have decided on when you would like it to take place. Generally we receive bookings anywhere between 6 to 18 months prior or sometimes up to 30 months prior (with the exception of some bookings with only a few months prior), so to avoid any disappointment we encourage you to book sooner rather than later. Please contact us to ask about our availability. 

When are meetings held to organise our wedding reception, once it has been booked in?

City Beach Wedding & Events Venue

Normally City Beach Events & Weddings will have three (3) meetings with you, to plan and organize your wedding reception.

 

MEETING #1: Held 3 Months Prior To Your Wedding

The first taking place approximately three months before your wedding. The initial meeting is an opportunity for us to discuss your ideas and vision for the day, we work out an approximate order of the evening, menu & dietary requirements, wedding cake details, decorations (i.e. sash colours, centrepieces, bonbonniere information), room set-up (including providing floor plans), Disc Jockey (a DJ checklist will be provided so you can select your music throughout your reception), seating plan templates, etc, etc. This first meeting usually takes approximately 1 to 1½ hours.

MEETING #2: Held 2-3 Weeks Prior To Your Wedding

The second meeting is generally held two to three weeks prior to your wedding day. In this meeting we will confirm your final numbers, calculate your final payment and also run back through and confirm all of the details that were discussed during the first meeting and answer any additional questions you may have The second meeting usually takes around 1 hour, sometimes up to 1½ hours.

MEETING #3: Held In The Week Of Your Wedding

Your third and final meeting is usually held the week of your wedding, where you will have a chance to meet with our Operations Manager, who will be executing your reception. It also provides you with the opportunity to drop-off with any items that you want set-up for your wedding such as bonbonniere, place cards and decorations. 

When do I need to confirm numbers?

City Beach Wedding & Events Venue

Numbers for a wedding reception generally need to be confirmed during the second meeting, which is usually held approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to your wedding reception. Final numbers will need to be finalised 2 weeks prior. 

When do I receive a floor plan? And how many guests can fit on each table?

City Beach Wedding & Events Venue

During your first meeting with your wedding coordinator (held approximately 3 months prior) you will receive some floor plans along with seating plan templates, etc, so you can start to work out your seating arrangements for your wedding reception. You are welcome to seat anywhere between 7 to 10 guests on each table. 

Reviews

(45 reviews)
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12 Jan 2019

They were brilliant! From the start they made everything so stress-free which was beautiful. We had our 6-week year old baby there and they were so accommodating to us and her which was excellent.

City Beach Wedding & Events Venue  

Thanks so much for your beautiful review Kim! Baby I was one of the cutest guests we've seen yet - she was a pleasure to accomodate <3

19 Oct 2018

We had the most amazing experience with Citybeach right from the very beginning. Melissa is so helpful and was so quick to respond to all my emails/calls, which made us feel so relaxed knowing that everything was taken care of. We couldn't have asked for a better night. The staff were so amazing on the night as well. They checked in on us throughout the night and made sure we were well looked after. The inclusion of the MC and DJ were fantastic; Dave (Collins) is very charismatic and Chris played all our favourite requests. We had such a great time celebrating with our family and friends and will definitely be recommending Citybeach to everyone.

City Beach Wedding & Events Venue  

Thanks Louise, we loved reading this review and hope you and Christopher are enjoying married bliss <3

3 Aug 2018

They were incredible, there was no need for a wedding planner because they included nearly everything. DJ, MC, Alcohol, Table Decorations, Lighting. All we had to do was buy a cake and even that they organised so well with the supplier.

City Beach Wedding & Events Venue  

We were more than happy to help you Sarah - thanks for leaving this wonderful feedback x

12 Dec 2020

Just want to say a big thank you to City beach function centre for helping us on our wedding day, especially planned just under 5 months and in this difficult time during COVID-19. The wedding from ceremony to reception was everything that we hoped for. The day was magnificent, and we are so glad that we chose Citybeach as our final wedding venue. The meals were delicious and the whole venue set up was perfect!! My biggest thank you to Therese, Michele, Melissa, the MC and the wait staff? They were so lovely and accommodating. Citybeach has made planning the whole wedding somehow stress free in just under 5 months. Can’t thank you enough.

30 Oct 2020

We had a horrible year of wedding planning during COVID but that honestly changed when we found this venue. City Beach function centre was AMAZING! The ceremony set up was beautiful and all done for us with no stress. It was fantastic value for money, they were so helpful in communicating leading up to the wedding, their menu had heaps to choose from and the food was so delicious. On the day they made us feel so relaxed and welcome. The MC and DJ were very entertaining and tailored the music around what we wanted. Your wedding will be so much better by having it at this venue.

28 Jan 2020

Amy was amazing and so supportive throughout the whole planning process, I could not have asked for anyone better to help me figure everything out, the food, venue and service were all fantastic.

6 Oct 2019

City Beach was amazing! The value for money is awesome, and there are so many inclusions in their packages. We felt like we didn't have to do anything, so it was completely stress free. They also have a ceremony package where they completely set up the ceremony, so all you have to do is organise a celebrant. We couldn't recommend City Beach enough to anyone else getting married.

9 Jun 2019

They had amazing service and included a great package with music and 3 course meal with canapes and drinks for us! They supplied most of the decorations which was really good and set everything up and packed it all for us.

16 Mar 2019

The venue was very nicely renovated and there were views over the beach. They did the celebration and catering as well they had a large and small room which had a bar and grill next door. We had a package deal where they decorated everything, and helped out with the wedding celebration. A DJ and MC was also included, and the food was really good. We had both the cocktail as well as sit down food. Melissa who helped us out with the wedding and planning was amazing and so helpful. She gave us a selection of different colours for the lighting and decorations. We were so happy with what we got for the amount we paid.

2 Mar 2019

Beautiful location.

16 Nov 2018

City Beach is such a fantastic venue to have your wedding. The rooms are well set up, the food amazing and the view exceptional. Melissa and her team are fantastic at their jobs, willing to go that extra mile to ensure the day is perfect. The wait staff were always attentive and quick with their service. I had a fantastic night thanks to City Beach Function Centre!

City Beach Wedding & Events Venue  

Thanks Rebecca <3

26 Aug 2018

easy to deal with from start to finish! Communication couldn’t have been better and they were so organised. I didn’t have to worry about a thing and they were able to answer all questions I had.

City Beach Wedding & Events Venue  

<3

30 Jun 2018

They were very accommodating. honest and easy to communicate with. The venue was really nice. The guests loved the venue and we got a great package with food and drinks. The food was amazing!

1 Jun 2018

They were perfect!

5 May 2018

Very professional and supportive. Everything went well on the day and 95% of everything was perfect. Beautiful venue and the room looked gorgeous.

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1 Marine Drive, Wollongong, New South Wales

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