21 beachfront wedding venues in Sydney

Dreaming of a relaxed waterfront wedding? Well, grab your flowy dress and a sunhat, and bring along the value-pack sunscreen, because when it comes to beach venues we’ve got you covered. Check out the top 21 beach wedding venues Sydney has to offer.


Taronga Zoo Weddings

For showstopping locations, Taronga Zoo has to top the list. With views of Circular Quay, the Opera House, and Sydney Harbour Bridge, and located within the iconic Taronga Zoo, it’s difficult to find a venue that has more Sydney icons within arm’s reach.

Located just 12 minutes from Circular Quay by ferry, this venue rolls multiple iconic Australian landmarks into one. The world-famous Taronga Zoo is the setting, and from most of the event spaces on offer you’ll be treated to unparalleled views of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Accessible by car or ferry, this bright and contemporary event venue is host to rare and endangered creatures great and small, making it one of the most memorable and exciting venues Sydney has to offer.

Venue Highlights

  • Delicious catering provided by the award-winning Epicure team.
  • Access to the zoo, perfect for wedding photos and for your guests to stroll through as your formal pictures are being taken.
  • The couple can enjoy close up wildlife experiences with some of the cutest residents including elephants and giraffes.
  • A variety of event spaces available.
  • A dedicated onsite Wedding Coordinator

Venue Spaces

The Dalang Ballroom. A blank canvas event space that’s ideal for wedding receptions and dinners, the ballroom offers 180-degree views of Sydney Harbour and a private balcony.

The N’galawa Terrace. Located above the ballroom, the terrace boasts a view out over the zoo grounds and beyond to Sydney Harbour. It’s the perfect spot for cocktail hour and evening entertainment.

The Gili Rooftop. An outdoor function space that has sweeping views of the harbour; by night you’re under the stars as the zoo comes alive around you.

Lawn Event Spaces. Perfect for more casual affairs, the Taronga Zoo lawns offer views of the harbour. Set up a marquee or say, “I do” in the iconic Bird Ampitheatre.

Taronga Zoo Sydney Wedding Review

“The newly renovated Taronga Centre is gorgeous, and of course the view from there is stunning. The sunset view on the balcony was the best part. We got a chance to take photos within the zoo just after it closed with no one around. We even got one of the elephants in our photos. We also stayed at the new Wildlife Retreat suite afterwards and it was the perfect way to finish a perfect day.” Angela F

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 (72)  Mosman
  • Extraordinary zoo wedding venue in Sydney
Taronga Zoo is without a doubt Sydney’s most unique wedding offering. Set on 28 hectares of Sydney Harbour foreshore, just 12-minutes from Circular Quay by ferry, it offers direct views over Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

 50+ From $175 Enquire

Sergeant's Mess

Overlooking the iconic Sydney Harbour, Sergeant’s Mess is a contemporary waterfront reception venue. Perfect for up to 250 guests, the elegant interior is bathed with natural light with panoramic views of the harbour.

Sergeant’s Mess is a popular Sydney wedding venue, boasting contemporary decor that features subtle throwbacks to its grand 1960s design. A private wharf is perfect for guests arriving by water transfer and is a dreamy spot for wedding photos. Views from the wharf overlook the Sydney Harbour Shipping Channels, Watsons Bay, and Camp Cove. Executive chef Robert Crichton and his team of talented chefs take care of your world-class dining experience.

Venue Highlights

  • Arrive by water transfer at the private wharf.
  • Views overlooking the harbour and Watsons Bay.
  • Ceremonies held onsite on a landscaped area beside the venue.
  • Executive chef creating gourmet menus.
  • 1960s glamour meets modern contemporary.

Venue Spaces

Sergeant’s Mess offers exclusive venue hire, which includes

The Main Dining Room. A sophisticated and classy function space that boasts a dancefloor, comfy furniture, and views of the harbour, Neilsen Park, and Rose Bay. A cocktail-arrangement is perfect for up to 350 guests.

The Deck. A modern alfresco area is the perfect spot for a relaxed drink and canapes. You and your guests are treated to a view of the water and native bushland.

Sergeant’s Mess Wedding Review

“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!” Jessica W

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 (92)  Chowder Bay
  • One of Sydney's premium venues
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.

 80+ From $150 Enquire

The Blue Room Bondi

Sitting pretty alongside Bondi Beach, the Blue Room Bondi features soft coastal tones and floor-to-ceiling arch windows. The tropical theme is carried throughout the interior reception space, and the outdoor terrace is the perfect spot for ceremonies. The Blue Room Bondi is a historic venue with understated elegance.

Its enviable Bondi Beach location makes The Blue Room one of Sydney’s most sought-after beach wedding venues. Renovated interiors bring the coastal tones from the outside in, and large windows make sure you never forget that your wedding is on prime real estate.

Venue Highlights

  • Bondi Beach location.
  • Modern coastal decor.
  • Seated lunches and dinners.
  • Dedicated event coordinator.
  • World-class dining.

Venue Spaces

Exclusive hire of the venue features the

Main Dining Room. A modern space with capacity up to 150 cocktail-style, picture sleek white walls, contemporary furniture, and large arch windows overlooking the water.

Outdoor Patio. A private space with Bondi Beach the backdrop, this dreamy ceremony or cocktail-hour space features natural foliage and a shaded area for balmy days.

The Blue Room Bondi Wedding Review

“Fantastic and beautiful wedding reception venue! The panoramic view of Bondi beach through the giant arched windows was simply breathtaking during the sunset, made for awesome photos and our overseas guests were in awe. Venue decor was fresh and designed to compliment the location. Front balcony, and back patio also made for an added bonus and was much appreciated during the sunny afternoon.” Samantha W

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Gunners' Barracks

A secluded setting with harbour views, Gunners’ Barracks is a historic venue with luxury furnishings and opulent chandeliers. An in-house head chef sources quality local ingredients for menus that feature gourmet Modern Australian cuisine.

Rich with history, this ceremony and reception venue features touches of luxury that makes any couple feel like VIPs. You have your choice of gorgeous event spaces at Gunners’ Barracks, a secluded venue that combines old-world glamour with modern comforts.

Venue Highlights

  • Multiple ceremony spaces with unique charming decor.
  • 5-star Modern Australian cuisine prepared by an executive chef.
  • The Harbour Terrace features a retractable roof system to reveal an uninterrupted view of the Sydney city skyline.
  • Easily adapted to any theme or style.

Venue Spaces

The Main Dining Room. Old-world glam meets understated simplicity in the Dining Room. Custom-designed wallpaper and breathtaking crystal chandeliers fit up to 90 guests.

Sandstone Courtyard. Filled with natural light, the courtyard is an ideal spot for guests to mingle before the reception, or it can be transformed into a gorgeous dancefloor.

The Drawing Room. An intimate reception space, the Drawing Room is an elegant space that features crystal chandeliers and comfortable furnishings.

The Harbour Terrace. Boasting a retractable roof, the Harbour Terrace is often used for cocktails and canapes with scenic views across Sydney Harbour and the city skyline.

Gunners’ Barracks Wedding Review

“We chose to have both our ceremony and reception hosted at Gunners Barracks and they certainly lived up to their famous name of being one of the premium wedding venues in Sydney. The staff were professional, attentive and flexible. Words cannot describe how beautiful the location is and our friends and family were still talking about the food for weeks after our wedding.” Hannah E

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 (150)  Mosman
  • Impressive views of Sydney Harbour
Set overlooking Sydney's iconic Harbour, Gunners' Barracks is the perfect secluded setting for a wedding with a view. Features include opulent Waterford chandeliers, hand-printed Florence Broadhurst wallpaper and luxury furnishings.

 50+ From $150 Enquire
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Dunbar House

Just 30m from the water of Sydney Harbour, Dunbar House is a historic mansion built originally in the 1830s. Guests have a beautiful view of the local beaches, including Watsons Bay, and the striking city skyline. Perfect for cocktail-style and banquet receptions, Dunbar House specialises in gourmet catering and superior service.

This Georgian-style 1830s mansion is a luxury venue located in the quaint beachside town of Watsons Bay. Easily adapted for intimate weddings, and lavish affairs, Dunbar House can host waterside ceremonies and receptions out on the lawn, or in the opulent Main Dining Room.

Venue Highlights

  • A historic 1830s Georgian mansion.
  • Just 30m from the water.
  • Views of Watsons Bay and the city skyline.
  • Executive chef-prepared menus focused on British and Asian influences.
  • Ramp and lift access.

Venue Spaces

Main Dining Room & Balcony. Servicing up to 110 guests, the Dining Room pays homage to its historic roots with Waterford crystal chandeliers and custom wallpaper. The balcony is the perfect place for cocktail-hour and canapes.

Dunbar House Wedding Review

“Dunbar House was absolutely fantastic as our wedding reception venue! We found it so easy to deal with their wonderful team, no question was too big or too small for them to answer. The staff on the night were exceptional, so attentive and professional. Food was out of this world, we had so many compliments on the delicious dishes Really beautiful venue and easy to work with and dress up, it’s so well maintained it doesn’t need a lot of extra decorations and details.” Amie L

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 (106)  Watsons Bay
  • Unforgettable waterfront ceremonies
A historic mansion dating back to the 1830s, Dunbar House is the perfect setting for an elegant wedding. Located just 25 minutes outside of Sydney, this classic venue boasts harbour views, waterfront ceremony locations, excellent cuisine, and plenty of photography opportunities throughout the property. The venue has hotel affiliations, with special packages available for newlyweds.

 50+ From $130 Enquire

Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour

A 5-star luxury venue set on the water of East Circular Quay, the Pullman Quay Grand features playful and modern decor. The 1950s Miami-style cocktail lounge offers an alfresco dining option, and onsite accommodation makes it the ideal venue for a destination wedding. Within walking distance are iconic locations like the Royal Botanical Gardens and Circular Quay.

Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour offers guests a fresh and modern atmosphere, with an emphasis on the unbelievable view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Featuring a Miami-style lounge draped in soft pinks, blues, and florals, Pullman Quay Grand is a great backdrop for fun and flirty wedding snaps or elegant fine dining.

Venue Highlights

  • Centrally located in the Sydney CBD.
  • Two gorgeous event spaces with unique decor and themes.
  • Close up views of the Harbour Bridge.
  • Minutes from Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens for couples seeking an outdoor ceremony.

Venue Spaces

Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge. This venue is a loving homage to 1950s Miami, featuring South American cuisine, pastel pinks and greens, and plenty of room for dancing. Ideal for private and semi-private events.

Q Dining. An elegant and modern space, Q Dining boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, towering ceilings, and modern Danish furnishings. Up to 100 guests in a cocktail arrangement will be comfortable here.

Lachlan & Macquarie Rooms. A more subtle and sleek dining experience awaits the couple who book the Lachland & Macquarie Rooms. Ideal for up to 130 guests.

Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour Wedding Review

“Amazing & very satisfied with having our intimate wedding reception there. They catered to our every need & was exactly how we imagined it to be. It was the perfect location to the Royal Botanic Garden for our ceremony and the backdrop of the Harbour Bridge was a bonus.” Natalie T

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55 George Rooftop at Rydges Sydney Harbour

This trendy rooftop venue features incredible views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. A versatile open-air venue, the Rydges Sydney Harbour offers flexible catering packages include grazing tables and reception drinks beside the rooftop pool. A white marquee is an optional addition.

Rydges Sydney Harbour is a luxury 4-star hotel set on the Instagram-famous The Rocks, and with exceptional views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Featuring a trendy pool rooftop that is ideal for ceremonies and receptions, a dedicated events team is on hand to meet your every need.

Venue Highlights

  • The rooftop that boasts 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour, including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
  • Option to host your ceremony in a white gazebo marquee on the roof.
  • Large alfresco reception area with lounge seating and formal sitdown styles.
  • Perfect for dance parties under the stars with Sydney’s biggest landmarks in the background.

Venue Spaces

55 George Rooftop. This generous rooftop area boasts a pool and gazebo area, as well as 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour. The atmosphere is relaxed and geared towards a party-vibe.

Rydges Sydney Harbour Wedding Review

“Great location, in the heart of The Rocks and the old streets of Sydney harbour. […] Stunning foyer […] Friendly staff. Fantastic outlook.” Jenny K

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  • Outlooks over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge
There’s no better place to host a vibrant rooftop Sydney CBD wedding than at Rydges Sydney Harbour. Overlooking the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Sydney Opera House and the historic cobbled laneways of The Rocks, this cosmopolitan Sydney hotel wedding venue provides a stunning alfresco setting for your outdoor ceremony and reception.

 1+ From $80 Enquire

Zest Beachouse at Point Piper

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Situated in Rose Bay and overlooking the marina, the Beachouse at Point Piper features floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant styling. Idyllic waterfront views make an exceptional backdrop for your reception and ceremony, as well as for those perfect photographs.

There are two gorgeous spaces to choose from, both of which are catered by the award-winning Zest team.

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Zest Boathouse at the Spit, Mosman

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Located at The Middle Harbour Skiff Club, Boathouse at the Spit features timber and stone accents with a lavish gold-leaf painted ceiling. Award-winning chefs prepare canapes and multi-course meals.

The venue offers plenty of complimentary decor that can be easily adapted to modern, rustic, and vintage themes.

 (50)  Mosman
  • Glistening waterfront location on the spit
Perfectly positioned at The Middle Harbour Skiff Club and sitting right on the beach, The Boathouse at The Spit, Mosman is the ultimate waterfront venue. The rustic Boathouse features gorgeous warm timber and imported stone with lavish gold-leaf painted ceilings. It offers you a touch of exoticism in relaxed splendour. A range of complementary decor in a variety of styles is also provided.

 1+ From $130 Enquire

Vibe Hotel Rushcutters

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Just a few minutes’ walk from the Sydney Harbour foreshore, Vibe Hotel Rushcutters is an elegant and modern venue that offers multiple function spaces. With both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception locations, you’re always surrounded by lush greenery and natural light. An alfresco pool deck offers unparalleled views over Rushcutters Park and the harbour.


Beach House Avalon

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Located in Avalon, New South Wales, Beach House Avalon is a favourite among those planning the quintessential beach wedding. This venue overlooks the sea through floor-to-ceiling glass doors; the perfect wedding day backdrop for those who adore the ocean.

Beach House Avalon has the ability to host ceremonies, photoshoots along the beach, and receptions all within the one location, so you and your guests needn’t rush between venues on your big day.


Horizons Beach Venue By Top Cat Catering

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Set on the first floor of the South Maroubra Life Saving Club, Horizons Beach Venue by Top Cat Catering is up there with the most popular beach wedding venues Sydney has to offer. This venue features breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean, friendly and professional customer service, and the ability to host from 60 to 400 wedding guests. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a lavish affair, Horizons Beach Venue by Top Cat Catering has versatile packages to suit weddings of all shapes, sizes and budgets. To find out if this stunning beach venue is the perfect choice for your wedding, take a look at their Easy Weddings storefront here.

 (38)  Maroubra South
  • Breathtaking panoramic views of the South Pacific
Horizons Weddings, a stunning Maroubra beach wedding venue with ocean views and an open plan function room combine to create an unmissable celebration space in Maroubra, Arthur Byrne Reserve. Horizons Beach Wedding Venue is a beautiful, adaptable and welcoming environment for coastal Sydney weddings. Your guests will be blown away by its desirable beach location and exclusive outdoor ceremony spot

 40+ From $70 Enquire
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Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific

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Located beachside, Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific is the perfect setting for a waterfront wedding.  Priding itself on the tranquil and unique location, Novotel Manly Pacific strives to ensure no stone is left unturned when it comes to your special day.


Long Reef Golf Club

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With 29 five-star customer reviews on Easy Weddings, Long Reef Golf Club is easily one of the most popular choices among those seeking a beach wedding venue in Sydney, Australia. Located by the Long Reef Headland, this venue allows couples the opportunity to host their ceremony, photoshoot, and reception all within the one stunning oceanfront location. If you are planning the quintessential beach wedding, Long Reef Golf Club is a venue to consider. Click here to find out more. 

 (35)  Collaroy
  • One of Sydney's finest golf clubs
When it comes to weddings, you can’t get closer to the ocean than Long Reef Golf Club. Overlooking the Long Reef headland & secluded cove of Fishermans Beach, with uninterrupted world-class views stretching the Northern Beaches Peninsula, say ‘I do’ on the lawn, meters from the beach, or in the club courtyard followed by a memorable wedding breakfast with loved ones in the alfresco function room.

 25+ From $120 Enquire

Pier One Sydney Harbour

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If you’re looking for a waterfront wedding venue in Sydney that feels like you’re at the beach, but with a pier as your aisle surface instead of sand, a Pier One Sydney Harbour wedding might be the perfect fit for you. This 5-star hotel includes spacious suites overlooking Sydney Harbour that are perfect for your travelling guests along with a stunning waterfront pier for your wedding ceremony with Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop. For your reception, you can kick off a cocktail and canapé hour in the open-air marquee followed by a remarkable dining experience in the modern, window-walled reception space.
 (70)  Walsh Bay
  • Spectacular waterfront photo opportunities
Nestled under the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, Pier One Sydney Harbour in Walsh Bay is an exceptional waterfront wedding venue and luxury 5-star hotel with three immaculate event spaces for your dream day. The venue’s picturesque pontoon location floats above tranquil waters and enjoys panoramic views of the iconic Sydney Harbour skyline.

 1+ From $155 Enquire

Orso Bayside

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Situated on Sydney’s Middle Harbour, Orso Bayside prides itself on providing a deeply personal experience to couples looking for a unique and beautiful waterside wedding. Providing modern elegance and panoramic Middle Harbour views, Orso caters for 180 guests seated, to 250 guests cocktail. With its coastal atmosphere and breathtaking views, Orso is sure to get everyone enjoying themselves.

 (46)  Mosman
  • Spectacular views over Middle Harbour
Couples who book their wedding at Orso Bayside are in for a seriously beautiful occasion. This award-winning, waterfront wedding venue boasts supreme harbour views, a light-filled reception space with white colour palette, delectable meals, and a balcony overlooking the water. Orso is able to host up to 240 guests seated, this stunning Sydney venue is ideal for all styles of wedding.

 50+ From $120 Enquire
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Milestone Events

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Situated just five minutes from Sydney’s famous Manly Beach, Milestone Events is a favourite among Sydney couples planning a beach wedding. This 1930s art deco building is located among native flora and fauna of the Sydney Harbour National Park, so you can rest assured there are endless photography opportunities at this stunning venue. Milestone Events has the ability to host up to 180 seated guests or up to 350 cocktail guests, so those with larger guest lists are more than welcome here. For more information and to view their photo gallery, we recommend visiting Milestone Events’ Easy Weddings storefront. See more here. 

 (42)  Manly
  • 1930s vintage art deco building
Milestone Events is a boutique venue in the beautiful & historic Barracks Precinct, 5 minutes north of the famous Manly Beach. Boasting exclusive hire, you will feel a million miles away in this secluded, licensed wedding venue, from the majestic grandeur of the listed ballroom with picturesque private garden and the adjoining cosy lounge to the glorious Memorial Lawn with incredible 360 views.

 50+ From $100 Enquire

Metro Mirage Hotel Newport

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Set on the shores of iconic Pittwater waterway in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, The Metro Mirage Hotel offers timeless elegance in a relaxed coastal atmosphere. Recognised by competitions nationwide, this award-winning venue is sure to impress your guests and create gorgeous life long memories. Boasting panoramic views, Metro Mirage Hotel offers two function rooms to choose from with a capacity ranging from 30 to 130 guests. And, with a bonus gift of wedding night accommodation for the bride and groom, this venue is dedicated to delivering a relaxing wedding weekend away.

 (35)  Newport
  • The venue offers a stunning waterfront ceremony terrace
The Metro Mirage Hotel is one of Sydney's favourite waterfront wedding venues. Features include a private jetty, floating pontoon and spectacular water views. The venue offers a stunning onsite waterfront wedding ceremony terrace.

 30+ From $110 Enquire

St Michael’s Golf Club

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Sat cliff-edge in Little Bay, St Michael’s Golf Club, with its magnificent uninterrupted coastline views, is the perfect location for your special day. Put up your feet and allow the resident wedding planner to deliver a day both gorgeous and unforgettable. The function room reaches capacity at 140 seated, and 240 guests cocktail style — so larger weddings are welcome here. And, as an added bonus, your package will include the use of golf buggies for the entire bridal party to take advantage of the cliffside photography opportunities

 (29)  Sydney
Laid out in 1903, with no disturbance to the natural landscape & beauty of the Botany Bay National Parkland, St. Michaels Golf Club is set atop the cliffs of Little Bay. Better yet, this pristine wedding venue is located just 20 minutes from Sydney’s CBD. The famous Tasman Room has a vast balcony that overlooks the Botany Bay peninsula with 180 degrees of uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean.

 60+ From $102 Enquire

Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay

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Set in Newport, the Royal Motor Yacht Club, with its spectacular views over the Pittwater coastline, is the go-to venue for a quintessential waterfront wedding. With function rooms catering to both large affairs and quieter, more intimate weddings, there really is something for everyone.

 (14)  Newport
  • Panoramic water views
Set on the shores of Pittwater, Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay offers an immersive waterfront experience for your wedding. Set on the marina in Newport, Royal Motor Yacht Club hosts intimate weddings and lavish events. Boasting first-class catering, packages designed for all budgets, and a highly-skilled events service, the team will treat you and your guests like VIPs.

 20+ From $99 Enquire
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Little Bay Chapel

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Opened in 1967 as a memorial to women who served with the Australian Forces in World War I and World War II, Little Bay Chapel is now available for wedding ceremony to hire. Set high on the cliffs overlooking Little Bay, this unique chapel is sure to wow guests and leave them with something to talk about for many years to come. If you are in the market for something truly special for your wedding venue, we cannot recommend Little Bay Chapel enough. But don’t just take our word for it – take a look at their photo gallery to find out for yourself why so many newlyweds adored Little Bay Chapel. See more here.

 (10)  Little Bay
Housed in an astonishing geometric architectural design, high up on the sandstone hills, overlooking the Pacific ocean - its gentle crashing waves being the soundtrack to you walking the aisle - The Coast Chapel at Little Bay (also known as The Nurses War Memorial Chapel) now offers couples the opportunity to exchange vows against incredible stained glass windows in a magnificent & unique setting.

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