28 Nov The Top 8 Beach Wedding Venues in Sydney
With kilometres of coastline, sparkling blue waters, and soaring sandstone cliffs, it almost seems silly not to host a Sydney wedding beside the sea. The city has tons of themed wedding venues, but the advantage of a beach wedding is that you can turn the day into whatever you want, from a relaxed shoes-off affair, to a more formal sit-down reception.
If you are choosing a wedding venue, here are eight of our favourite Sydney locations:
Jonah’s Restaurant, Palm Beach
There’s a reason this venue is consistently feature on all the “top 10 Sydney beach wedding venues” lists. Perched high above Whale Beach, it has a stunning ocean lookout, a beautiful cliff-top garden, and space for up to 122 guests.
Orso Bayside Reception, Mosman
Orso may not have the sand that you’re looking for, but it’s got both coastal scenery and the accolades behind it—in 2016, it was named the “Best Reception Centre and Function Coordinator” in NSW by the Australian Bridal Industry Awards.
Beach House Avalon, Avalon Beach
If you want sand between your toes while you say your “I Dos”, then this is the spot for you. A blank canvas, the Ocean Room has direct access to the beach and can accommodate up to 180 guests.
Dunbar House, Watsons Bay
The place to tie the knot here isn’t directly beside the water, but underneath the grand fig tree on the lower lawn. Don’t worry though—your guests will still catch the ocean breeze off Sydney Harbour.
St. Michael’s Golf Club, Little Bay
Little Bay is one of Sydney’s best-kept secrets and no venue showcases this better than St. Michael’s Golf Club. Don’t believe us? Check out the Tasman Room, which has spectacular 180-degree views of the ocean.
Dunes Restaurant & Kiosk, Palm Beach
As the name implies, your nuptials will take place directly amongst the dunes of the northern beaches. Specialising in weddings, Dunes can cater for up to 140 seated guests. (To really wow your friends and family, be sure to opt for the oyster bar at your cocktail reception.)
Moby Dicks, Whale Beach
This fashionable venue offers the chance to get married indoors, in the garden, or directly on the white sands of Whale Beach. With room for up to 200 sit-down guests, it even has on-theme catering options—including branded coconuts that guest can sip on arrival.
Horizons, South Maroubra
Located the South Maroubra Surf Club, this is one of Sydney’s newest venues, with the ability to accommodate larger weddings of up to 250 guests. Set in a parkland area, its private glass balcony faces the beach for uninterrupted views of the coastline.