Destination Weddings: The Best Sydney Wedding Venues

If you’re looking for an unexpected destination wedding location, Sydney, Australia would definitely top the list. While it’s a trek no matter when you’re coming from, (flight time from Los Angeles to Sydney is 14 hours and 20 minutes), once you get there you’re bound to have a destination wedding you’ll never forget.

With such iconic sites as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, amazing locations abound in this capital city. But there are definitely a few Sydney wedding venues that stand out amongst the crowd. We spoke with Colin Thwaites from Sydney Princess Cruises about his favorite Sydney wedding venues around the city (including his own!). Read more about his top picks, below.

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Dunbar. Photography by Nadean

Dunbar House

Simple yet elegant, the Dunbar House is a classic example of fusing style with classic taste. This wedding venue will have you overlooking the harbor and the greenery from the surrounding park. The Dunbar House is also an amazing location for truly epic wedding photos.

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Sergeant’s Mess

Sergeants’ Mess

Sergeants’ Mess is truly a dream wedding venue. With an elegant and modern interior and unparalleled views, the venue gives new meaning to the word ‘gorgeous’.

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Taronga Centre

Taronga Centre

For those looking for a venue steeped in luxury, the Taronga Centre is the perfect choice. Located above the Taronga Zoo, the centre offers the most beautiful view of the Sydney Harbor, just for you. The lush environment is a stark contrast to the modern setting of the interior, but has just the right balance to make it all gel together as one beautiful wedding venue.

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Located at The Rocks, Wolfies should be your choice if you are hosting your wedding in the winter. Complete with exposed beams, polished floor boards and rustic sandstone walls, this cosy looking venue will give you the most memorable experience of your life.

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Harbour Cruise

Cruise on the Harbour

A beautiful cruise on the harbor is the perfect venue for anyone who wants a unique wedding location. With your very own floating ballroom over the sea, you will have 360 degree views of the harbor and a one-of-a-kind experience. (Talk about amazing photographs!)

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Curzon Hall. Photo by Vincent Lai

Curzon Hall

Elegant is the only word you can use to describe this sandstone-castle-like wedding venue. As the perfect backdrop for a wedding shoot, this venue boosts 100 year old hand-cut sandstone walls, ornate hallways, soaring turrets and detailed ceilings but that’s not all. As a plus, you can also use the marble fireplaces to give your wedding that perfect regal touch you were looking for.

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Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Want a dramatic twist to your wedding? Then saying ‘I Do’ at the Sydney Opera House will definitely be enough. Getting married underneath the sails of the opera house should definitely be on your wedding bucket list. With sweeping views of the harbor, you will have the most sophisticated and posh wedding which will have people talking for ages.

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Royal Botanical Gardens. Photo via Circle of Love

The Royal Botanical Gardens

The Royal Botanical Gardens have it all; from rolling green lawns and giant fig trees, to special gardens and historical pavilions, you will find that the Gardens are not only trendy but exude an air of delicate magnificence.

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Balmoral Beach. Photo by MM Photos

Balmoral Beach

Balmoral Beach is the most desirable place to be if you want a spectacular view of the Sydney Harbor National Park and the homes that surround it. With a beach reserve garden, you will be able to have your wedding in a simple yet stylish venue.

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Bondi Beach. Photo by Jane Allen Photography

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is considered to be one of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches. For the simple and carefree lovebirds, having a wedding on the beach–and especially Bondi Beach–might be exactly what you’re looking for.

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  1. says: john

    Thanks for it! your blog has been very helpful for me…What a stunning wedding venue! So many beautiful photography locations and our guests were blown away by it’s beauty and ambiance.