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Top 14 small wedding venues in Sydney

Whether you call it an intimate wedding, a micro-wedding or simply a small wedding, your little occasion will be big on ambience at any of these top 14 small wedding venues in Sydney.

Most of these venues cater for up to about 130 guests, or have small room options within their larger venues. Interested in speaking with a local Sydney Wedding Venue Specialist? Give us a shout— help finding a small wedding venue is free.

All you’ll need to do now is decide who makes the guest list and what the perfect menu is for your nearest and dearest.


1

Gunners' Barracks

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Gunners’ Barracks is easily one of the most popular choices among those seeking an intimate wedding venue in Sydney.

This venue features captivating views of Sydney Harbour, a Sandstone Countryard and Harbour Terrace for ceremonies, and a beautifully styled reception room catering for up to 130 seated guests.

If you’re searching for an intimate venue with waterfront views and a modern setting where the harbour shines, Gunners’ Barracks is a total find.

Venue Highlights

  • Beautiful sandstone courtyard for ceremony or dancing
  • Waterfront location with many harbour photo ops
  • Bespoke catering by Grand Pacific Group

Gunners’ Barracks Wedding Review

Gunners’ Barracks is such a beautiful venue. We are so glad we had our wedding there. It is intimate and the views are stunning. It just has a loverly feel. Many guests contacted us after the wedding and complimented the service. We were able to choose to have a al a carte menu, and guests were impressed with the choices of meals. As well as the endless drink top ups. The wine was wonderful and the food was so delicious. Everything is made in house and that level of care shines through. As good as any michelin star restaurant. The staff at Gunners’ were so professional and made sure everything came together and always with a smile. We didn’t have to worry about anything on the night. -Lara S

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 (144)  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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The Blue Room Bondi

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Whether you live in Bondi Beach or just love the area, this surf-club-turned-wedding-venue is a must-see if you’re planning an intimate beach wedding.

You can host an intimate ceremony on the open-air terrace overlooking the beach and head inside for a modern reception with views of the harbour.

Venue Highlights

  • Dream location on the sands of Bondi Beach
  • Gorgeous indoor and outdoor gathering spaces
  • Bright, light-filled event venue with modern styling

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 breath taking 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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 (11)  Bondi
  • Picturesque ocean views
Positioned on by the world-famous Bondi Beach with magnificent views of the sparkling ocean, The Blue Room Bondi is the ultimate beach wedding venue in Sydney. The renovated interiors boast soft coastal tones and the large windows overlook golden stretches of sand. It even has an outdoor terrace for ceremonies.
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Park Hyatt Sydney

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Set on Sydney’s iconic Harbour, Park Hyatt Sydney is up there with the most sought-after small wedding venues in the city.

This venue features a truly magical waterfront setting, contemporary cuisine, and the ability to host up to 120 guests in their largest function room.

And, with luxury accommodation available on-site, why not make a weekend out of your small wedding at Park Hyatt Sydney?

 (114)  The Rocks
  • Harbourside hotel
Intimate & exclusive with coveted waterfront harbour views, find your dream wedding venue, Park Hyatt Sydney, perched at the end of the pier. Desirably located within the historic Rocks neighbourhood, between the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge, choose from the tasteful Guest House & its private outdoor terrace or the suave Gallery, its walls filled with awe-inspiring commissioned artwork.

 2+ From $195 Enquire
4

Dunbar House

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Located just a stone’s throw away from the shores of Sydney Harbour, 1830s historic mansion Dunbar House is one of the most popular wedding venues in Sydney.

Featuring a breathtaking view of Watsons Bay, local beaches, and the Sydney city skyline, this enchanting venue accommodates 110 seated guests.

And, with dedicated event staff on hand to assist with all things wedding, you can rest assured you’ll create something truly special at Dunbar House.

Venue Highlights

  • Georgian mansion with historic details and sophisticated decor
  • Crystal chandeliers, built-in bars, antique marble fireplace
  • Easy access to a ceremony site on the banks of Watsons Bay

Dunbar House Wedding Review

This space is really beautiful, there’s a great view of the water and it feels like you have stepped into a house located on the English countryside. -Georgie D

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 (104)  Watsons Bay
  • Unforgettable.
1830s historic mansion Dunbar House is the perfect setting for an elegant wedding. This venue features excellent cuisine, plenty of photography opportunities throughout the property and special accommodation packages for newlyweds.

 50+ From $130 Enquire
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5

Pier One Sydney Harbour

For a small wedding venue in Sydney with accommodation, Pier One Sydney Harbour is a gorgeous option.
At your intimate Pier One Sydney Harbour wedding, you can exchange your wedding vows on the pier at sunset before heading indoors for an intimate reception in the glass-walled dining space with sparkling water views.

Venue Highlights

  • Nestled under Sydney Harbour Bridge with unbeatable harbour views
  • Outdoor open-air clearspan marquee available for ceremony or reception
  • Interior venue space that’s modern and flooded with natural light

Pier One Wedding Review

Not only does Pier One have amazing views, the staff was so accommodating, food was awesome and my two night stay had the best service. I experienced a very smooth wedding planning experience with Rosie, who was responsive and meticulous. My guests raved about the food and views both at the ceremony (Bridge Marquee) and reception (Water). -Cathy C

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 (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
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The Calyx at Royal Botanical Gardens

Set in Sydney’s famous Royal Botanic Gardens, The Calyx is a lovely alfresco venue that’s perfect for an intimate wedding that feels like it’s tucked into its own little secret garden within the gardens.
The architectural structure that defines the space sets a bright, modern setting for the occasion.

Venue Highlights

  • Set in the heart of Sydney’s famous Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Perfect alfresco space for dining outdoors in your own private island oasis in the park
  • Bespoke catering by the award-winning Trippas White Group

The Calyx Wedding Review

The Calyx is an amazing venue. It was spacious enough for all our guests, the outside veranda was perfect for cocktails & canapés, the exhibition area made for a unique backdrop for our dinner & dancing, and the location in the gardens couldn’t be better! The event team on the evening were awesome as well – ensuing food was served timely and that guests always had a drink. -Kem H

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 (1)  Sydney
Striking modern architecture meets a garden oasis at The Calyx. Situated on the lush green lawns of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, it’s an extraordinary venue that is bound to enchant all of your guests. They’ll be whisked away from the garden entrance via a trackless train to arrive for your unforgettable nature-inspired wedding ceremony and reception.

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Terrace on the Domain

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Set inside Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens, this café by day transforms into a gorgeous, modern space for an intimate wedding by night.

The surrounding photo ops, including gardens, Sydney Opera House and the iconic city skyline simply can’t be beat.

For a small wedding with big style, all your wedding details at The Terrace on the Domain can be fully customised.

Venue Highlights

  • Flexible use space with indoor and outdoor access, set right inside the Sydney Botanic Gardens
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the surrounding lush grounds and gardens
  • Modern Australian fare with an Italian spin

The Terrace on the Domain Wedding Review

What an amazing venue!!! From the lovely staff to the decor and the food, simply perfection. Everyone commented on how amazing the food was! Would’t have changed a thing! -Loren H.

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 (18)  Sydney
  • Modern restaurant wedding venue and terrace
Nestled in the leafy foliage of the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Terrace On The Domain is a contemporary restaurant venue with a sociable wraparound terrace. It’s a light, airy and open-plan events space that suits a variety of wedding styles. You can marry in one of the outdoor locations in the park, then retreat to this forest getaway to celebrate in the evening.

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Centennial Homestead

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Nestled within Centennial Park in East Sydney, Centennial Homestead presents a beautiful open-plan event space that’s easy to make feel like your own for a small wedding.

To create the ultimate alfresco ambience with a smaller crowd, consider popping a marquee on the lawn and splashing out to bring in a multi-piece live band.

Venue Highlights

  • Tucked into Centennial Park in East Sydney
  • Versatile venue with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to surrounding gardens
  • Access to 10 beautiful, lush ceremony gardens in walking distance of reception space

Centennial Homestead Wedding Review

The Centennial homestead was the best decision that we could’ve made when planning our wedding. I couldn’t have asked for a better venue.They supported us through all of the decision making and made it all way too easy. The venue itself is bright a beautiful, perfect for our day time reception. Our guests said it was the best food at a wedding that they’ve ever had and honestly the food really is amazing. The quality of their service is fantastic and i’m so proud of them for making it perfect. -Cindy R

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 (31)  Centennial Park
Situated in the heart of Centennial Park in East Sydney, Centennial Homestead is a gorgeous outdoor wedding venue with two open-plan event spaces and the option to hire a marquee in the grounds. Coupled with delicious catering by the Trippas White Group and an experienced wedding team, your Centennial Homestead wedding will enchant every guest.

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Metro Mirage Hotel Newport

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Multi award-winning four-star Metro Mirage Hotel Newport offers couples the unique opportunity to say ‘I do’ waterfront.

Set on the shores of Pittwater waterway in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, this venue caters for 30 to 130 guests making it one of the most popular small intimate wedding venues in Sydney.

And, with their packages including the bonus gift of an overnight stay for the marrying couple, Metro Mirage Hotel Newport really has thought of everything to bring your wedding dreams to life.

 (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
10

Somersby Gardens Estate

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Somersby Gardens Estate could just be the wedding venue you’ve always dreamed about.

Set on 50 acres, this property is completely secluded in its native bushland setting – perfect for an intimate wedding of up to 120 guests. And, with the ability to host your wedding ceremony, reception, AND have your photos taken on the grounds, there’s no need to travel between venues on your special day.

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 (13)  Somersby
Set on a 50 acre property, Somersby Gardens Estate offers a beautiful secluded setting for a wedding away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney city. With four function spaces to choose from, you'll be spoiled for choice!

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Estate Vaucluse House

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Estate Vaucluse House is a popular choice among Sydney couples with a shorter wedding guest list.

This heritage-listed venue offers couples a number of unique function spaces to choose from, catering for 24 to 130 guests depending on which room is chosen.

If you are searching for a truly magical setting for your intimate wedding Estate Vaucluse House is definitely one to put on your list.

 (16)  Vaucluse
  • One of Sydney’s most treasured estates
Set in 10 hectares of picturesque gardens, Estate Vaucluse House is a hidden postcard perfect wedding venue in East Sydney. The tranquil manor house features classical adaptable interiors and lush gardens that work beautifully as an alfresco ceremony setting. With the expert wedding team Pearl Catering culinary partners, your wedding in Vaucluse will be one to remember.

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12

The Mint

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Set in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, The Mint is a favourite among Sydney couples with an intimate event in mind. This venue features stunning architecture and a number of award-winning events spaces to choose from.

The function rooms at The Mint cater for weddings from 10 to 100 seated guests, so this venue is perfect for those with intimate guest lists.

 (7)  Sydney
  • Unique heritage museum wedding venue in Sydney
Located on Sydney's historic Macquarie Street next to Hyde Park, The Mint is a sought after heritage wedding venue for its romantic sandstone architecture and colonnaded verandah. This former Royal Mint is now a spectacular event venue where you can exchange vows in the courtyard or Gold Melting Room and dine alfresco on the raised lawn.
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Morso Events

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Priding themselves on not being your typical wedding venue, Cafe Morso Events offers their boutique waterfront restaurant to host your wedding day.

Featuring heritage architecture, this harbour-fronted venue accommodates up to 58 seated guests and 130 cocktail guests.

Allow their dedicated event management team to create something truly special for your monumental occasion.

 (13)  Pyrmont
  • Intimate harbour-side venue for up to 130 guests
Morso Events is an intimate waterfront wedding venue in Sydney. It features attractive heritage wharf architecture and unmissable views of North Sydney and Balmain. Not only does it have one of the best waterside locations in the city, but Morso’s boutique interior creates an instant party atmosphere that’s exclusively yours to personalise on your wedding day.

 25+ From $130 Enquire

One & Only Wolgan Valley

Set among the Wolgan Valley and Greater Blue Mountains, One & Only Wolgan Valley is up there with the most popular intimate wedding venues in Sydney. This Heritage Homestead allows couples the opportunity to host their ceremony, photoshoot and reception all within the one stunning location, so you and your guests needn’t travel between venues on your big day. To find out if One & Only Wolgan Valley is the perfect setting for your intimate wedding, we recommend taking a look at their website via the link above.

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If you have a shorter guest list, we recommend booking a venue that accommodates intimate weddings rather than allowing a larger venue to swamp your event and make it look bare. For those planning an intimate event in Sydney, these 20 venues are your best bet.

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