Blank Canvas Wedding Venues in Sydney

Blank Canvas Wedding Venues: Sydney | South Coast

Looking for a blank canvas wedding venue in Sydney, NSW? Style your wedding to your own tune at these 16 blank canvas venues in Sydney. Featuring an open plan, clean and versatile decor, each of these Sydney wedding venues offer the ideal blank canvas on which to design your wedding, in your signature style. 

From BYO venues (or 'dry hire' as it's often referred), to fully inclusive wedding packages, these 16 blank canvas venues in Sydney offer a unique variety of city locations and inclusions to make designing your big day fun and easy. 

Here are our top 16 blank canvas wedding venues Sydney has to offer.

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Top 16 Blank Canvas Venues in Sydney

Blank Canvas Wedding Venue Lords Estate
1. Lords Estate Chapel

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 100
  • Venue Hire: $2,000

With polished floors, white walls, plenty of light and removable pews, the Lords Estate Chapel offers the perfect blank canvas venue for Sydney weddings. The chapel seats up to 80 guests with room for 100 in total and can also be used as a unique reception venue for up to 30 guests seated on one long dining table.

The venue hire fee includes access to the property for 4 hours providing sufficient time to bump in and bump out styling and floristry. You also get exclusive use of the expansive grounds where photo opportunities include a romantic swing, outdoor chandelier garden and backdrops such as the rustic chapel walls and vintage exterior of the Victorian era residence.

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The Pavilion Blank Canvas Venue
2. The Wedding Pavilion

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Wedding Packages:  All inclusive from $125/pp

The Pavilion is an affordable blank canvas venue that comes with incredible beach views to Kiama Lighthouse. Situated just south of Sydney, The Pavilion is a popular spot for DIY weddings owing to its modern easy-to-style palette, picturesque beachfront location and walking-distance proximity to local hotels.  

Fully catered wedding packages start at $125 per person including 5 hours of beverages and you're free to bring your own florist and/or stylist to decorate the main function space. Venue hire includes use of the entrance foyer for indoor wedding ceremonies and pre-dinner drinks, plus there are two free ceremony sites on the waterfront right outside the venue.

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St Josephs Guesthouse is the most unique wedding venue in the Hawkesbury
3. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Venue hire: $3,500 - $7,500 (includes 4 nights)

St Joseph's Guesthouse is a 3 story private property with accommodation for 10 on the outskirts of Sydney. On the ground floor is an intimate, blank canvas event space that seats up to 60 or 100 for a cocktail function. Outside in tranquil country surrounds you can opt for a bohemian wedding reception against the impressive backdrop of what used to be a Catholic Church.

Rebuilt from the 160 year old church ruins, St Joseph's Guesthouse is a fascinating and utterly unique empty venue in which to create your dream wedding. You can BYO your choice of wedding vendors according to your budget and style the property however you like.

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Butchers Daughter BYO Wedding Venue
4. Butchers Daughter

  • Location: 11-15 Alexander Street, Crows Nest, NSW 2065
  • Capacity: 50 seated, 100 standing
  • Wedding Packages: BYO or all inclusive

Featuring moody black walls, industrial floors and a timber bar, Butchers Daughter presents a creative blank canvas for unique weddings in the North Shore suburb of Crows Nest. The cafe-esque space is a floristry & catering studio by day that can be hired as a blank canvas venue for weddings, engagement parties and other private events after hours.

BYO wedding packages are available as well as affordable all inclusive packages which come with shared feast menus and standard drinks. You will not have to look far for incredible floristry with owner Bridget Ditte being one of Sydney's most creative floral designers.

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Rustic wedding venue Southern Highlands Growwild
5. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 150
  • Venue Hire: From $6,500

Growwild Wildflower Farm is an expansive 25 acre garden location with a myriad of blank canvas wedding spaces to utilise. There's this rustic barn which seats up to 50 guests, a luxe permanent marquee which accommodates 150 and a hidden lush green valley that's wonderfully suited to relaxed, outdoor weddings. 

With suitable spaces for all wedding styles and budgets at Growwild Wildflower Farm, from luxe to rustic to elegant, the property offers an easy location to design your own unique wedding to your own budget. The affordable venue hire fee includes exclusive use of all 25 acres and ability to DIY & BYO all your own styling, catering and drinks.

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Palm Beach Blank Canvas Wedding Venue
6. Blank Canvas Garden Venue

  • Location: Palm Beach, Sydney NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Ceremony Venue

Hidden on the grounds of a private $40 million house in Palm Beach is this incredible waterfront garden that can be hired as a blank canvas wedding space for ceremonies and drinks. The 2,500 m² garden features a spacious ceremony lawn directly on the ocean front, Balinese influenced nooks perfect for wedding photos and a nearby jetty which offers a unique arrival and exit point.

With venue hire you get a totally blank canvas to create your dream wedding ceremony set up. Easy road access and street parking makes logistics easy for your set up team and there are bathroom amenities in an accessible guesthouse.

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Saints Blank Canvas Venue Sydney
7. Saints Event Centre

Location: Boronia Road, North Saint Marys, NSW 2760
Capacity: 20 - 500
Accommodation: Sleeps 250+
Wedding Packages: $55+/pp

There are 6 blank canvas wedding venues situated within the Saints Event Centre, including one with unique views over the playing fields of St Mary's Rugby League Club where the centre is located. Affordable wedding packages start at $55 per person including buffet style catering and all tables, seating and tableware - to which you're welcome to add your own personal styling touches. 

One of the great things about this venue is its proximity to the Blue Mountains for travelling wedding guests, and there's a 4 star Holiday Inn within walking distance right next door. 

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Pier One Sydney Harbour is a luxury wedding destination under the Harbour Bridge
8. Pier One Sydney Harbour

  • Location: Walsh Bay, 11 Hickson Rd, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 100 - 350
  • Venue Hire: From $6,000

The permanent clear-roofed marquee at Pier One Hotel is located directly under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and is one of the city's most spectacular blank canvas wedding venues. The venue is available to hire for ceremonies only or receptions and is particular well suited to cocktail events.

With views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and surrounded with the buzz of the Harbour's busy ongoings, very minimal styling is required to furnish this space. Wedding ceremony venue hire starts at $6,000 including set up of furnishings. For wedding receptions a minimum spend of $16,000 on food & beverage applies.

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Burnt Orange is a unique wedding venue in Sydney bushland
9. Burnt Orange Sydney

  • Location: 1109 Middle Head Rd, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 200 - 250
  • All inclusive wedding packages

Burnt Orange is an historic style wedding venue located on the Sydney Harbour foreshore in a 1920's mansion. The reception venue has a large, covered balcony that offers an impressive blank canvas on which to style your ideal harbour front wedding.

Surrounding the mansion are lush green gardens nestled within private bushland, where you can style an outdoor wedding ceremony and have your entire wedding day in the one spot.

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Audley Dance Hall is a wedding venue in Sydney's South
10. Audley Dance Hall

  • Location: 2 Lady Carrington Dr, Royal National Park NSW 2233
  • Capacity: 20-200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

South of Sydney in the Royal National Park, Audley Dance Hall presents a rustic setting for self-styled indoor & outdoor weddings. All-inclusive wedding packages include access to Audley Hall which has undergone a tasteful refurbishment recently, access to the waterfront and private pier on the picturesque Hacking River and use of the expansive lawns surrounded by secluded, pristine bushland.

All of these spaces are blank canvases that offer a unique opportunity to style wedding ceremonies and receptions to your preferred taste. There's also accommodation onsite.

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Sydney wedding venue Bathers Pavilion
11. The Bathers' Pavilion

  • Location: 4 The Esplanade, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 100 seated, 170 cocktail
  • All inclusive wedding packages

The Bathers' Pavilion is a blank canvas reception venue located on the beach in Sydney. With views of Sydney Harbour, white walls and polished wooden floors, the Pavilion delivers a bare canvas for self styling enthusiasts.

All inclusive wedding packages start at $175/pp with food & beverage included, plus you have access to the weatherproof harbour-front terrace for wedding ceremonies and this space is also well suited to DIYers. 

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Sydney Wedding Venue Springfield House
12. Springfield House

  • Location: 245 New Line Road, Dural, NSW 2158
  • Capacity: 400
  • All inclusive wedding packages

Springfield House has long been a popular wedding venue in Sydney due to its classic styled reception venue and the grand Italian-style staircase that leads down to the elegant ceremony garden. Although this grand entrance and the purpose built ceremony rotunda require little styling, those opting for extravagance will love the grandeur this wedding venue offers as your base canvas.

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The Woodlands is a wedding venue in Sydney at Harrington Park
13. The Woodlands

  • Location: 1 Forestgrove Dr, Harrington Park NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 60 - 240
  • All inclusive wedding packages

The Woodlands reception venue in South West Sydney is a private park style wedding venue with a grand outdoor amphitheatre. The acoustic ceremony location is surrounded by vast descending grass platforms that set the stage for an epic, self-styled altar at the centre of the circular space.

Inside, elegant stand-alone event spaces minimise self-styling requirements but offer the ideal decor for added flourishes. Think lush florals, fine bone china, crystal glasses and rich draped fabrics. 

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Sydney Wedding Venues Private Estates
14. Cropley House

  • Location: 84 Watkins Road, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
  • Capacity: 30 - 250 

Rich in historic character, Cropley House presents an affordable wedding venue surrounded by 5 acres of green gardens. Perfect for wedding photos, the gardens also feature a purpose built wedding gazebo offering the opportunity to have your entire wedding day in one location.

Inside there are 6 reception venues of various sizes that all feature a blank canvas with vintage vibes. The main function rooms seat up to 160 guests or 300 for a cocktail wedding. Smaller rooms seat 70 guests.

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Wedding Ceremony at Longreef Golf Club Sydney

15. Long Reef Golf Club

  • Location: Anzac Avenue, Collaroy, NSW 2097
  • Capacity: 140 - 250
  • All inclusive wedding packages

Set on the oceanfront at Collaroy Beach, Long Reef Golf Club offers a spectacular backdrop for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. The wedding ceremony site sits right next to the reception venue and is a total blank canvas to style as you please.

All inclusive wedding packages start from $160 per person and include catering, drinks, tableware and golf buggies to transport the bridal party to various nearby photo locations.

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Sydney wedding venue Pavilion on the Green
16. Pavilion on the Green

  • Location: Banks Ave, Pagewood, NSW 2035
  • Capacity: 200 seated, 300 cocktail
  • All inclusive wedding packages

Unlike most blank canvas wedding venues in Sydney, Pavilion on the Green offers an-inclusive wedding packages with styling, catering and 5 star service all rolled into one easy and bespoke package. Situated 15 minutes from the Sydney CBD with views of the city skyline, this 76 acre lush green location is as convenient as it is indulgent.

The canvas for your wedding includes a fully set up marquee with bespoke lining, floorboards, festoon lighting, furniture options, high end tableware including bone china and Riedel glassware plus personal wedding planners & stylists to bring the vision for your ceremony & reception to life.

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