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Looking for a small wedding venue in Sydney, NSW? Intimate wedding venues in Sydney include micro wedding ceremony locations, small reception venues and all-in-one places that specialise in little weddings.

This list of intimate wedding locations in Sydney includes small wedding venues for 20 guests up to those with seating for 60. You'll find all sorts places for intimate ceremonies & receptions right here, from semi-private little areas in funky hotels and small rooms for private dining to exclusive-use places with all inclusive small wedding packages. 

Here are the most recommended small wedding venues in Sydney, NSW. 

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21 Best Small Wedding Venues in Sydney

St Josephs Guesthouse is an intimate wedding venue in Sydney's outskirts
St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 St Albans Rd, St Albans, NSW 2775
  • Capacity: 10 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: $5,500 includes 3 days accommodation

Built in the ruins of a 160 year old church, the historic St Joseph's Guesthouse is one of the most unique small wedding venues in Sydney. The 5 bedroom, 3 level building still has its' original church bell under which you can exchange vows. There is an intimate function area on the ground floor suitable for seated wedding receptions of up to 60 however easily caters for smaller guest numbers without loosing ambience. 

The peaceful country surrounds offer a picturesque setting for weekday micro weddings or extended weekend celebrations and the highly affordable venue hire fee includes exclusive use of the property with accommodation for 10.

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Lords Estate is a small wedding chapel for ceremonies and receptions in Sydney
Lords Estate

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 80
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire from $1,250

Lords Estate has reopened its little wedding chapel again after 41 years. Recently refurbished, the 140 year old hidden Sydney gem seats 10 - 80 guests for small wedding ceremonies and also makes a unique location for micro wedding receptions. Up to 30 can be seated on long tables with space for a dance floor and lounge.

Behind the chapel, the main homestead offers one of Sydney's most exclusive private dining experiences. This intimate place includes use of vintage drawing and dining rooms catering for 8 - 12 seated guests. The chapel can be hired for your wedding ceremony only, or you can add your chosen space for a small wedding reception at additional cost.

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Australian Botanic Gardens offers small wedding areas in Sydney
Australian Botanic Gardens - Western Sydney

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 60 - 130
  • Wedding Packages: 2hr venue hire from $835

Located within 416 hectares at the Australian Botanical Gardens in Mount Annan, the Connections Garden offers a private and intimate location ideal for small wedding ceremonies and receptions. Up to 60 seated guests fit comfortably in this outdoor room, or 130 standing.

This secluded area is surrounded by a lush rainforest creating a very private space for your nuptials or cocktail reception. Small wedding packages include 2 hr hire from $835 or 4 hr hire from $1,410.

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Ovolo Woolloomooloo offers small ceremony and reception venues in Sydney
Ovolo Woolloomooloo

  • Location: 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011
  • Capacity: 25+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 50+
  • Wedding Packages: Start at $149/pp including food + beverages

Alibi Kitchen is a micro wedding venue inside the Ovolo Woolloomooloo Hotel on Sydney Harbour. Situated on a waterfront heritage wharf close to the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Hotel offers one of the city's most convenient locations for intimate weddings and elopements.

Alibi Kitchen seats up to 30 wedding guests and can also cater for small wedding ceremonies. Ask about booking the honeymoon suite so you can have your entire wedding contained within the hotel.

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Mejico is a small reception venue in the Sydney CBD
Mejico Restaurant

  • Location: 105 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 40+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive of food + beverage

Mejico restaurant is available for private bookings and seats up to 50 guests in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Serving fresh Mexican cuisine, the restaurant is a popular destination for foodies. 

You can turn the restaurant into a micro reception venue for the evening and book the entire space for your exclusive use. Small weddings are easy to plan here with all inclusive wedding packages and little to no styling of the room required.

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Hazelhurst Cafe is a micro wedding venue in Southern Sydney
Hazelhurst Cafe

  • Location: 782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW 2227
  • Capacity: 10+
  • Wedding Packages: Tailored for each wedding

Hazelhurst Cafe is a boutique wedding venue located in the Sutherland Shire region of Sydney. The cafe itself is an intimate room with a casual arty vibe well suited to relaxed micro weddings. 

Situated in the Hazelhurst Arts Centre, the Cafe is surrounded by peaceful gardens in a serene bush setting. You can have your wedding ceremony or elopement in the gardens next to the cafe, enjoy cocktails & canapés on the front lawn and then adjourn indoors for your reception. 

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Beachside Dojo is a small wedding venue on Sydney's northern beaches
Beachside Dojo

  • Location: 2/55 N Steyne, Manly, NSW 2095
  • Capacity: 15+
  • Wedding Packages: Micro weddings from $5,000

Beachside Dojo is a Hampton's style event space with intimate private dining rooms overlooking Sydney's iconic Manly Beach. An outdoor deck caters for micro wedding ceremonies with ocean and beach views. The two small reception areas seat 20 guests & 50 guests respectively.

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Pilu Small Wedding Venue Sydney
Pilu Sydney

  • Location: Moore Rd, Freshwater, NSW 2096
  • Capacity: 15+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Pilu is a Sardinian restaurant on Sydney's northern beaches that specialises in micro weddings. Overlooking Freshwater Beach, the Terrace Gardens and 3 private dining rooms offer a choice of small reception venues suitable for weddings and elopements of 15 - 60 guests. 

All inclusive small wedding packages average around $300/pp and include a personalised menu and dedicated wedding coordinator. 

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The Boathouse Shelly Beach has a small reception venue for weddings in Sydney
The Boathouse Shelly Beach

  • Location: 1 Marine Parade, Manly, NSW 2095
  • Capacity: 40+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $195/pp with food, beverages + flowers

The Boathouse at Shelly Beach is a little neighbourhood cafe, restaurant and small wedding venue located right on one of the city's most popular beaches. The upstairs reception area has large open windows overlooking the beach and regularly accommodates intimate wedding ceremonies. The Boathouse makes the top 10 Sydney wedding venues for small beachfront locations.

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Rocker Bondi is a small reception venue on Bondi Beach in Sydney
Rocker Bondi

  • Location: 5/39-53 Campbell Parade, North Bondi, NSW 2026
  • Capacity: 50+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive of food + beverages

Rocker Bondi is a European style cafe, restaurant, bar and coastal reception venue at Sydney's most well known beach. The airy space is perfectly suited to casual and intimate wedding receptions with a relaxed, 'locals' atmosphere.

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Chiswick Restaurant is a small foodie venue catering for mini weddings in Sydney
Chiswick Restaurant

  • Location: 65 Ocean St, Woollahra, NSW 2025
  • Capacity: 30+
  • Wedding Packages: Menus from $90 per person + drinks.

Located in peaceful gardens within the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Matt Moran's Chiswick restaurant provides an exciting setting for an intimate wedding experience. The foodie haven has a semi-private dining room that accommodates small wedding receptions of 40 guests.

You can get married in the gardens, serve signature cocktails on the lawns and treat your wedding guests to a taste sensation menu that stands apart from most other small wedding venues in Sydney. 

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Small venue the grounds
The Grounds of Alexandria

  • Location: 2 Huntley St, Alexandria, NSW 2015
  • Capacity: 10+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $140/pp (low season)

The Grounds of Alexandria has a versatile selection of garden ceremony and reception venues that cater to micro weddings and elopements in the centre of Sydney. The 'Lock In' private dining room seats 12 while The Patio seats up to 30 guests in a semi-private covered garden area.

Small wedding packages are all inclusive of catering & drinks with a minimum spend for each space. We recommend The Patio for smaller weddings at breakfast or lunch.

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Small wedding venue in Sydney Double BayIntercontinental Hotel Sydney Double Bay

  • Location: 33 Cross St, Double Bay, NSW 2028
  • Capacity: 10+
  • Wedding Packages: From $125 per head

The Intercontinental Hotel in the Sydney Harbour village of Double Bay offers micro wedding and elopement packages for small wedding ceremonies and receptions. The hotel offers luxury guest accommodation, stunning harbour views and a convenient location just 5 minutes from the Sydney CBD, making it a popular wedding destination for international visitors.

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Public Dining Room is a small wedding venue on Sydney's northern beaches
Public Dining Room

  • Location: 2A The Esplanade, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 25+
  • Wedding Packages: From $125 per person

Public Dining Room is an intimate wedding venue located at Balmoral on Sydney's northern beaches. A private dining room provides a space for small wedding receptions of up to 40 guests and there's an adjoining terrace that seats 24 guests for micro wedding ceremonies.

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The Boathouse Palm Beach is a small reception venue in northern Sydney
The Boathouse Palm Beach

  • Location: Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach, NSW 2108
  • Capacity: 12+
  • Wedding Packages: From $195/pp with food, beverages + flowers

The Boathouse at Palm Beach caters for small wedding receptions on an expansive waterfront deck overlooking the Pittwater Basin. Venue hire includes use of the deck and indoor area which is perfectly suited to small weddings in the event of wet weather.

The Boathouse team offer an offsite ceremony styling and bar service for wedding ceremonies anywhere on Sydney's Northern Beaches. The package includes wooden arbour, chairs, florals and set up, plus an optional bar & bar service for an additional fee.

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Olio Kensington St is a small reception venue on a rooftop terrace in Sydney
Olio Kensington St

  • Location: 10 Kensington St, Chippendale, NSW 2008
  • Capacity: 12+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Olio Kensington St is located in a vibrant inner city precinct surrounded by old school bars and hip Sydney eateries. The venue features an outdoor rooftop terrace and private kitchen area suitable for small wedding ceremonies and receptions.

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Jonah's offers an intimate location for small weddings on Sydney's beaches
Jonah's Boutique Hotel

  • Location: 69 Bynya Rd, Palm Beach, NSW 2108
  • Capacity: 40+
  • Wedding Packages: From $260+ per person

Jonah's is a small wedding venue on Sydney's northern beaches that caters for micro wedding ceremonies & receptions of up to 48 guests. A private and intimate cliff top garden features a backdrop of picturesque ocean views and there is luxury accommodation in 11 hotel style rooms onsite. 

Wedding packages include a choice of sit down menu, cocktail wedding or degustation options. Upgrades such as canapes, an oyster bar and interactive seafood stations are what make Jonah's among the most popular micro wedding venues in Sydney. 

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Small wedding venue Sydney Morso
Morso Events

  • Location: Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont, NSW 2009
  • Capacity: 60 seated, 130 cocktail
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $85/pp

Morso is an A La Carte reception venue catering for small weddings with a minimum of 25 guests. Located on Sydney Harbour at Pyrmont’s historic Jones Bay Wharf, Morso is a unique and convenient location for harbour-front wedding ceremonies and receptions. 

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Small Wedding Venue Sydney The Arthouse Hotel
ArtHouse Hotel Sydney

  • Location: 275 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 30+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The heritage listed ArtHouse Hotel offers 3 unique reception venues in the heart of the Sydney CBD. The Attic is the Hotel's micro wedding venue seating up to 44 guests for ceremonies and receptions. Cocktail receptions are also suitable for this room.

The Attic was formerly a gentleman's space utilised as a smoking room and chess club. It is now a trendy cocktail bar and regularly booked for intimate wedding receptions. 

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Palladio Estate is a micro wedding venue in Sydney's North Western Suburbs
Palladio Arcadia

  • Location: Nollands Road, Fiddletown, NSW 2159
  • Capacity: 110
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: All Inclusive

Palladio Arcadia is a private wedding estate that can be hired for micro weddings in Sydney's North West. The 33 acre, Italian style villa allows a limited number of small nuptials each year. The lucky few who get married here, can expect a serene and quiet setting amongst expansive European gardens. 

The property features a striking main homestead and pool house where up to 10 wedding guests can stay onsite. Catering exclusively to luxury weddings, Palladio Arcadia is one of the finest all-inclusive venues for small weddings in Sydney.

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Salon Prive is a small wedding venue & foodie place in the Sydney CBD
Salon Privé

  • Location: 264 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 28 - 40
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Salon Privé is an exclusive private dining room at O Bar & Dining on the 47th floor of Australia Square in the Sydney CBD. The revolving restaurant is a well know spot for foodies and a spectacular micro wedding venue with 360 degree views over the Sydney skyline.

Salon Privé hosts small wedding receptions for up to 28 seated or 40 standing guests. The experience includes a fine dining menu while enjoying the sites of iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House. 

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