Located in Sydney and planning an intimate soiree of up to 130 guests? Instead of hiring a large wedding venue and appearing as though only half of your guest list have shown up, book a venue that specifically caters to smaller weddings. To get you started on your intimate venue hunt, here are the top 18 small wedding venues in Sydney as ranked by the customer reviews on Easy Weddings. These venues cater for up to 130 guests – perfect for those with smaller wedding guest lists.
*As correct on June 19, 2018
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With 114 five-star customer reviews backing them, 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 are searching for a venue that exudes sheer opulence and caters for weddings with smaller guest lists, Gunners’ Barracks is your best bet. Visit their Easy Weddings storefront for more venue information.
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? Be sure to visit their Easy Weddings storefront for more information.
Located just a stone throw away from the shores of Sydney Harbour, 1830’s 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. Read their customer reviews and find out why so many newlyweds adore their experience at Dunbar House.
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. Check out their storefront today.
Situated at the southern end of Balmoral Beach, Public Dining Room is the perfect venue to host your intimate wedding. Featuring sweeping views from its boardwalk, this venue has a variety of function rooms to choose from, accommodating 30 to 115 wedding guests depending on which area you choose. Visit their storefront and begin planning your special day at Public Dining Room with the help of their dedicated wedding coordinator.
Priding themselves on not being your typical wedding venue, Cafe Morso Events offers their boutique waterfront restaurant to host your special day. Featuring intimate 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 – visit Cafe Morso Events’ storefront today.
Known for delivering superb service at a competitive price, fully refurbished Kemps Creek Sporting & Bowling Club is the perfect place to host your wedding day. Featuring plenty of photography opportunities and the ability to host both your ceremony and reception in one location, this venue reaches capacity at 110 guests. Additionally, this venue falls under one of the most affordable wedding reception venues in Sydney under $100 per head. Check out their customer reviews and find out why Kemps Creek Sporting & Bowling Club is the perfect small wedding venue for you.
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. Click here to find out more about Somersby Gardens Estate.
Located in Cronulla, Zimzala is the perfect setting for an intimate beach wedding. With its name translating to ‘sand between your toes, Zimzala offers couples the unique opportunity to wed at a relaxed beachside event with just their nearest and dearest. Zimzala caters for a minimum of 30 guests up to a maximum of 130 guests. If you have a shorter guest list, Zimzala could be the venue you’ve been searching for. But don’t just take our word for it – check out their stunning photo gallery and find out for yourself why so many newlyweds chose Zimzala to host their big day. See more here.
Founded in 1879, Bonnie Doon Golf Club is the ideal choice of wedding venue for those planning an intimate occasion in a historic setting. Featuring stunning views of the fairways and landscaped gardens and set near the beach, this refurbished Georgian-style clubhouse caters up to 130 seated guests. Visit their storefront and begin planning your special day at Bonnie Doon Golf Club.
Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay offers couples the unique opportunity to say ‘I do’ with panoramic views across Blackwattle Bay to Anzac Bridge and the city skyline as backdrop. This historic converted boathouse on Sydney’s Harbour is truly a spectacular setting for an intimate wedding, reaching capacity at 120 guests. And, with the ability for newlyweds to arrive at their reception via water taxi, Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay really does pull out all the stops for a magical wedding. Click here to find out more.
The team behind National Trust property Lindesay offer their elegant 1830s mansion to host your special day. Featuring views across their manicured lawns to the iconic Sydney Harbour, this venue is perfect for intimate soirees of up to 100 wedding guests. This venue only takes on 12 large functions a year, so rest assured you’ll receive the team’s undivided attention on your special day. Check out their storefront and begin planning your magical day at Lindesay.
Vaucluse House Tearooms 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 Vaucluse House Tearooms is definitely one to put on your list. Check out their website for further venue information.
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. For more information, we recommend taking a look at The Mint’s website by clicking the link above.
Elizabeth Bay House could be everything you’ve been searching for and more. Set high above Elizabeth Bay, this venue features spectacular Harbour views, heritage architecture, and the choice of three versatile function spaces catering for groups of 20 to 40 seated guests. If you have a shorter guest list, we cannot recommend hosting your wedding at Elizabeth Bay House enough. Be sure to check out their website for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.
For those seeking a spectacular venue for their intimate event, Darling Harbour Chinese Garden of Friendship could be everything you’ve been searching for and more. This venue features waterfalls, exotic plants, lakes, hidden pathways, weeping willows and pavilions – simply a photographer’s dream come true. To find out more about Darling Harbour Chinese Garden of Friendship, we recommend taking a look at their website via the link provided above.
For those seeking something truly special for their wedding venue, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is exactly that. Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, this venue offers couples the unique opportunity to tie the knot with a stunning underwater backdrop. While SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is known to cater for very large events, this venue also has more intimate function spaces on offer. The Tropical Bay of Ray caters for up to 60 cocktail guests, and the Reef Theatre Oceanarium caters for up to 60 seated guests. If you are on the hunt for something special for your intimate wedding, we cannot recommend SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium enough. Visit their website for more information.
Set above Whale Beach, Jonah’s is the perfect setting for an intimate beachside wedding. This venue features breathtaking ocean views, first-class service, and the ability to host both ceremonies and receptions within the one stunning location. This venue tailors wedding packages based on individual requirements and budgets, and caters for weddings of up to 48 guests or exclusive venue-use weddings of up to 122 guests. If you are on the hunt for an intimate beachside venue, we cannot recommend Jonah’s enough. But don’t just take our word for it- check out their website to find out why so many newlyweds chose Jonah’s to host their big day.
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.
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