10 Highly Sought-after Cocktail Wedding Venues In Sydney

Booking the perfect wedding venue is often the very first step towards creating the wedding of your dreams. For many couples across the country, a formal dinner just isn’t their style. If a relaxed cocktail reception is more your thing, you will absolutely love these 10 Sydney cocktail wedding venues.

*Venues ranked by number of Easy Weddings customer reviews on April 16, 2019.

Sergeants’ Mess

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Top-rated Sergeants’ Mess is considered one of the most sought-after cocktail wedding venues Sydney has to offer. Recently renovated in a style that pays homage to the simple glamour of the 60s, this venue is best known for its breathtaking waterfront location, glamorous design and luxurious fittings. This spectacular event space caters for both seated and standing receptions, reaching capacity at 350 guests for a cocktail party. To find out what the dedicated events team behind Sergeants’ Mess can create for your wedding, click here. We guarantee you will be blown away!

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

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Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is the perfect setting for a relaxed cocktail reception. This breathtaking venue has it all: a waterfront location, endless photography opportunities along the coast, on-site accommodation and the ability to host both seated and standing receptions. Whatever you envision for your special day, rest assured the dedicated team behind this 31-room hotel will go above and beyond to ensure your day is everything you hoped and dreamed it to be. Click here to begin planning your cocktail reception at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.

Moby Dicks Whale Beach

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Rated five stars by their Easy Weddings customers, Moby Dicks Whale Beach is considered a top choice when it comes to Sydney cocktail wedding venues. This beautiful venue has it all: relaxed waterfront ceremonies, plenty of photography opportunities along the water’s edge, delicious catering and the ability to host both seated and standing receptions. Moby Dicks Whale Beach reaches capacity at 150 seated guests or 200 cocktail guests. For further information and to view this venue’s incredible photo gallery, click here. We guarantee you will love it!

Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific

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Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific has everything you need to create a relaxed wedding by the beach. This venue is best known for its fabulous views of Manly Beach, tranquil waterfront setting and friendly professional staff. There’s a number of state-of-the-art function spaces to choose from, with enough space for seated and cocktail receptions. And did we mention there’s 213 guest accommodation rooms on-site for travelling and overnight guests? What more could you want out of a venue? Click here to find out more about Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific. 

Luna Park Weddings

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Those searching for a unique wedding venue will absolutely adore Luna Park Weddings. Luna Park is guaranteed to create a truly unforgettable wedding. There’s a number of function spaces to choose from, each featuring spectacular ocean views, contemporary design and delicious catering. Both intimate and large receptions are welcome at Luna Park, with enough space for cocktail events for up to 1000 guests. Find out more here.

Sydney Princess Cruises

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For a truly unforgettable wedding, we cannot recommend Sydney Princess Cruises enough. This unique wedding venue offers couples the opportunity to wed in impeccable style while touring Sydney Harbour. There’s a number of flexible wedding packages to choose from, including formal sit-down dinners, buffets and relaxed cocktail parties. To find out if Sydney Princess Cruises is the wedding venue you’ve been searching for, click here. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

The Blue Room Bondi

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The Blue Room Bondi is the perfect setting for a relaxed cocktail reception. Known as the quintessential beach wedding venue, The Blue Room Bondi is famous for its breathtaking Bondi Beach views, exceptional service, endless photography opportunities and its ability to host both formal seated receptions and cocktail parties. For further information and to view this venue’s photo gallery, click here.

The Studio

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Located in Rosebery, New South Wales, The Studio is the perfect choice for those dreaming of a relaxed cocktail wedding reception. This venue is the perfect blank canvas with concrete floors, high ceilings, white walls and state-of-the-art function facilities. It’s the perfect venue to make your wedding dreams come true! Click here to find out more. 

Hunter & Barrel

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Hunter & Barrel could be the wedding venue you’ve been searching for. Located in Cockle Bay Wharf, New South Wales, this venue is known for its contemporary style, vibrant bar and restaurant and artisan food. Both seated and cocktail receptions are welcome in their restaurant, reaching capacity at up to 120 guests. Click here for more information.

West Hotel Sydney, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Although a recent addition to the Easy Weddings directory, West Hotel Sydney is fast becoming a favourite when it comes to cocktail wedding receptions. Located beside Darling Harbour, this incredible venue is best known for its state-of-the-art function facilities, exceptional cuisine and fine wines, boutique spirits and craft beers. Both seated and cocktail receptions are welcome here, with flexible packages to suit weddings of all shapes, sizes and budgets. Check out West Hotel Sydney here. 

For many couples across Australia, a formal sit-down dinner just isn’t their style. If a relaxed cocktail reception is more your thing, these 10 Sydney cocktail wedding venues are sure to tickle your fancy.

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