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.
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
Gunners’ Barracks is one of Sydney’s most spectacular and iconic sites, with a beauty that lends itself perfectly to breathtaking weddings. Nestled in between Georges Heights’ bushland and Mosman, this venue exemplifies exclusivity, tranquillity, and old-world romance. With world-class dining, delivered by a dedicated team, you’ll love the detail-oriented wedding offering from Gunners’ Barracks.
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.
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
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.
For a small wedding venue in Sydney with accommodation, PierOne Sydney Harbour is a gorgeous option.
At your intimate PierOne 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
The venue offers a stunning waterfront ceremony terrace
Private onsite jetty, fabulous for bridal photographs
All packages include a Wedding spa suite for the night
All packages can be tailored to your needs
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.