Top 10 most sought after Sydney wedding venues (Updated for 2017)

Located in Sydney NSW and currently on the hunt for your dream wedding venue? Look no further! To take the stress out of choice, here’s the top 10 Sydney wedding venues ranked by their customer ratings on Easy Weddings.

Gunners’ Barracks

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With captivating views of Sydney Harbour, couples that say ‘I do’ at historic Gunners’ Barracks are sure to walk away with memories to cherish for years to come. With a variety of function rooms to choose from, Gunners’ Barracks reaches capacity at 130 seated, and 180 cocktail – so there really is something to fit weddings of all shapes and sizes.

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Offering a combination of elegance, and panoramic water views overlooking Darling Harbour, Dockside in the perfect location for a waterfront wedding. With ceiling to floor windows, the naturally lit function room caters to 550 guests for a formal sit-down reception, to a chic cocktail affair of 1200 guests. However, Dockside can also be divided into more intimate spaces, catering to all weddings no matter their size.

Dunbar House

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Just mere metres from the shores of Sydney Harbour, located within the Robertson Park grounds, Dunbar House offers its historic 1830’s mansion for your special day. Promising a truly enchanting location with spectacular views of Watsons Bay, local beaches, and the city skyline, this venue is sure to instil you with memories to cherish forever. Dunbar House has a capacity of 110 guests seated, and 150 guests cocktail – and their dedicated event staff are always on hand to ensure your reception details are meticulously planned and carried out.

Sergeants’ Mess

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Promising sparkling waterfront views and luxury beyond your wildest imagination, Sergeants’ Mess offers an elegant and glamorous space to ring in a new marriage. Boasting breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, this private venue reaches capacity at 250 guests seated, and 350 guests cocktail. And, as ceremonies are able to be held on site in the gorgeous landscaped area next to Sergeants’ Mess, you won’t even have to travel between ceremony and reception!

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Taronga Centre 

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Offering a range of venue spaces, delicious seasonal menus, and the stunning Sydney Harbour view, Toronga Centre is one very famous and special location to hold your wedding. Whether its a cocktail party of 300 guests, or a formal sit-down meal, Taronga Centre caters for all weddings big and small.

Colebee Centre

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Five times in eight years, Colebee Centre has been voted Best Reception Centre in NSW, and it could be the very place you say ‘I do’! Located in Nurragingy Reserve, this venue offers a destination wedding without travel costs! The one function room caters for a minimum of 70 guests up to a maximum of 200 seated guests. Surrounded by beautiful parklands, and featuring a man-made lake, fountain, and waterfall, Colebee Centre is also the perfect backdrop for all your wedding photography needs.

Zest Waterfront Venues

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With two waterfront beach house venues at The Spit Mosman and Point Piper, Zest Waterfront Venues promises to create an experience unlike any other for your special day. With spectacular views, outstanding cuisine, flexible styling packages, and great attention to detail, Zest Waterfront Venues is sure to deliver a wedding tailored to you as a couple that you’ll be forever proud of.

Loxley on Bellbird Hill

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Featuring an established gardens with ponds, water lilies, mature trees, and expansive views, Loxley on Bellbird Hill provides your wedding the ideal setting for a elegant garden ceremony. The Kauri reception room is equally idyllic with timber lined cathedral ceilings, wrought iron light fittings, french doors, and a sandstone fireplace. And, only one hour away from the Sydney CBD, Loxley on Bellbird Hill gives your wedding a ‘country style’ environment, though only on your doorstep!

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Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant

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Set in five acres of parkland, the Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant operates from a beautiful sandstone building dating back to the 1830s, and provides a historic and idyllic setting for your wedding. Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, and overlooking the water, this venue offers various private dining rooms suitable for wedding receptions of all sizes. And, with access to a private jetty, you and your love could potentially arrive by boat!

Lauriston House Function Centre

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Built in 1887, heritage-listed Lauriston House, with its open fireplaces, private bridal room, dining room with dance floor, and elegant lounge area, offers a stunning backdrop for your special day. The brand new gardens on site provide the perfect location for an outdoor ceremony, wedding photography, or pre-dinner drinks. And, as Lauriston House Function Centre prides themselves on being a specialist wedding reception venue, the House and its gardens are exclusively yours to enjoy for the day.

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