10 gorgeous contemporary wedding venues in Sydney

There is really nothing more special than planning a wedding. For many couples, the planning and anticipation is half of the excitement of the big day itself. And if your dream wedding is a modern, contemporary one, then in Sydney you will be spoiled for choice!

The contemporary wedding is in a category all of its own.

For couples who live very much in the here and now, their wedding day should be the best of everything. To really set their day apart they look for:

  • Sleek and polished décor
  • Fine dining
  • Premium wine, beers, and spirits
  • Crisp white linens
  • Shimmering light fittings, and
  • Special effects and digital technology.

Fortunately, the modern wedding venue has exceptionally stiff competition, so the standard is incredibly high. At the cutting edge of style and quality, if a venue drops the ball for a minute, another reception spot will slip in and become number one.

In doing this, they fight for your custom and compete to be the wedding venue that you choose, so modern couples are the lucky (or clever) ones indeed.

Here are our Top Ten Contemporary Venues for a Wedding Reception in Sydney

Waterview in Bicentennial Park

This stunning venue has its satisfied couples raving. Perfectly located within the picturesque gardens of Sydney’s Bicentennial Park, Waterview is a winning combination of modern elegance and graceful stylish interiors.

The peaceful views through the floor to ceiling windows will provide you with the perfect wedding ceremony and reception backdrop. This one of a kind position gives you an abundance of photo opportunities including tranquil parklands, ponds, and lake and will capture each moment of your perfect wedding day.

Offering versatility to each wedding, Waterview can be transformed to accommodate either a grand formal sit-down reception or an intimate wedding celebration.


Perched on Darling Harbour, this shimmering venue is modern style done right. The water views are just the beginning of your perfect day, with up-to-date furnishings and opulent features, this immaculate reception venue will have all of you guests talking.

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Dockside has a glowing reputation for culinary excellence and can offer a variety of menu choices to suit every cuisine, custom, and budget. Offering the best, and delivering so much more; the hospitality and flexibility of Dockside are second to none.

Le Montage

While carving out a reputation for exquisite service and attention to detail over the last 40 years, Le Montage stays wonderfully modern in everything they do. They can cater to any size or style of wedding, from an intimate celebration to a grand event catering to up to 2500 guests. They pride themselves on the quality of their facilities, including gorgeous bridal rooms for you to relax before your reception.

They also offer authentic cultural banquets in a variety of traditional heritage. For a blend of inspiration, efficiency and creativity talk to their talented event planners today.

Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection

If you’re trying to cull your venue search to only the best Sydney waterfront wedding venues, Pier One Sydney Harbour should absolutely be at the top of your list. Why? It has everything you’re looking for: lovely guest rooms with harbour views, a wedding ceremony spot just under Sydney Harbour Bridge, an open-air marquee on the waterfront, and a glamorous window-walled reception space with panoramic views of Walsh Bay.

Drink, dance and dine until your heart is content, and then end your night in complete luxury staying in one of their brand new hotel suites with harbour views and private expansive balconies. Enough rooms for all of your spoiled guests to stay too.

Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport

If you are looking for a 5 star wedding day, you simply must inspect the Stamford Plaza. Renowned for their magnificent service and glorious facilities, everything you could imagine wanting can be brought to you here. You could make your entrance down their impressive grand staircase, into a chandelier-ed pillar-less ballroom and spacious pre-function area where your guests will be treated like royalty.

Their range of adaptable packages, complimented with designer menus and Stamford’s unrivaled warm and friendly hospitality are just a few of the qualities of this exquisite wedding celebration venue.

Taronga Centre

Whether you are having an intimate wedding party or an extravagant cocktail reception, the Taronga Centre is a breathtaking contemporary setting for your perfect day. With a range of venue spaces combined with unique locations for your bridal photos, delicious seasonal menus, and a stunning Sydney Harbour backdrop, this makes this venue not just a wedding space, but a special and very distinctive location for you to create your first married memory.

Their Executive Chef and culinary team are dedicated to bringing you a great range of menu options which don’t fit the usual class of “function centre food”. Complimented by premium beverage packages and dancing that lasts for hours, your family and friends will love their time here.


Ryde Parramatta Golf Club

If you are the couple that likes to be at the forefront of style trends, then you must inspect this venue for your special day. Their event manager will spend every effort creating the ideal wedding day to tell your individual love story; a story that cannot be told like anybody else’s. They offer stunning on course photos and fine dining experiences through their quality catering packages, as well as accommodation for all of your family. For comfort, luxury and modern glamour, the Ryde Parramatta Golf Club is a must-see.

Conca D’oro

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Conca D’oro

Elegance and grandeur are there to be rediscovered in this iconic Sydney venue. This was the first of the Navarra Venues Group and is famous for its authentic hospitality, proven over more than 40 years in the events industry. From the moment you arrive for your first consultation, you will be treated like a member of their family.

They have an exquisite venue with no expense spared on the décor and finishing. With a collection of event packages and an extensive menu selection to choose from, together with complete event coordination, Conca D’oro takes all the hard work out of planning your wedding.

Metro Mirage Hotel Newport

This venue wins awards for its excellent service and the pure quality of the weddings that it hosts. Located on the shores of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, here you are awarded a beachfront wedding that is anything but rustic and instead is exceptional magic and glamour. With incredible reviews for its events management team, ceremony locations, and first night accommodation, no part of your day will be neglected.

Zest’s Beachhouse at Point Piper

Located at the prestigious Royal Motor Yacht Club, Zest Waterfront Venue’s Beachouse at Point Piper offers outstanding wedding experiences, designed personally for you. This stylish modern Hamptons beach house with elegant oyster shell feature walls, fresh limewash timber floors, and lighting accents, offers you the ultimate in relaxed luxury.

Zest Waterfront Venues offer a range of affordable decor packages in a range of styles to create or complement your wedding theme. For a modern themed day, they provide everything, including floral arrangements, chairs, table runners, feature lighting, day beds, and enhancements.

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