Sydney's Most Luxurious Wedding Venues

Luxury Wedding Venues: Sydney | New South Wales

Looking for the best wedding venues in Sydney? Sydney's top 12 luxury wedding venues are all 5 star establishments that offer a one-of-a-kind wedding experience. From world class dining to stunning views, they are Sydney's most impressive places to get married and bring together the best of the city's scenic, unique and elegant reception venues.

The most exclusive wedding venues in Sydney are situated at some of the city's most iconic landmarks. You can get married at the Sydney Opera House, on or under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, in the Royal Botanic Gardens or at the grand reception venues on the harbour front at Luna Park.

The city also has a quieter collection of luxury wedding venues in lesser known locations. They range from the private gardens of $40m oceanfront estates to hidden ballrooms in the city's grandest buildings. There's also award winning architectural gems that offer high end weddings on the city's outskirts and chefs hatted restaurants in the heart of the Sydney CBD.

Here are 12 of Sydney's most exclusive wedding venues. 

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Top 12 Luxury Wedding Venues in Sydney

Exclusive wedding venue at Sydney Opera House

1. Sydney Opera House

  • Location: Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 60 - 400
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The concert hall foyers at the Sydney Opera House are among Australia's most exclusive wedding venues and have limited availability around the iconic landmark's international performance schedule. If you do manage to secure a booking you'll have an uninterrupted view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and immersive seats amongst the buzz of Sydney's famous ferries to Circular Quay.

Also at the Opera House are dedicated function spaces including the Utzon Room designed by the original architect and the Yallamundi Rooms with unobstructed views of Sydney Harbour and dividing walls to cater for receptions of 60 - 400 guests.

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St Josephs Guesthouse is a luxury wedding destination near Sydney
2. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Constructed from the ruins of a 160 year old church, St Joseph's Guesthouse has been turned into one of Sydney's grandest wedding venues. There are 5 luxury suites in the upper two storeys including open plan kitchen, dining and lounge areas, plus an intimate function space on the ground floor that caters for 60 seated or 100 standing guests.

The dramatic facade of the church creates an atmospheric backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and receptions with views over the beautiful Hawkesbury. Simply add luxe furnishings to create your dream wedding location.

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Ivy Ballroom Sydney Luxury Wedding
3. ivy Ballroom Weddings

  • Location: 320 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 370 - 1,000
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Ivy is an iconic name in Sydney hospitality with the Merivale team delivering a luxury wedding venue in the heart of the CBD's thriving nightlife. The extravagant ballroom is regularly styled by the city's elite wedding planners to create a one-of-a-kind reception space for large weddings oozing in luxe grandeur.

The extravagant ballroom covers 509²m of floor space in a heritage listed building within easy reach of the Royal Botanic Garden and St. Mary’s Cathedral. Inside you'll find a grand staircase entrance, contemporary black & white decor and impressive chandeliers.

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Chiswick is a luxurious food venue in Sydney's eastern suburbs
4. Chiswick Sydney

  • Location: 65 Ocean Street, Woollahra, NSW 2025
  • Capacity: 70 seated,  70 cocktail
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

If a foodie experience is top of your wedding wish list, Matt Moran's Chiswick is one of the best wedding venues in the state. Picture perfect gardens & lawns provide a place for wedding ceremonies and pre-dinner cocktails outside, making this restaurant an ideal spot for all-in-one weddings. 

Inside the restaurant, Chiswick has a semi-private dining room that seats up to 40 guests for a sit down lunch or dinner wedding reception. For larger weddings you can hire the main dining room for your exclusive use. Chiswick offers Brides & Grooms the option to include signature cocktails in your wedding experience.

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Chapel Hill Scenic Wedding Location
5. Chapel Hill Retreat

  • Location: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing, NSW 2758
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 34
  • Wedding Packages: All-inclusive

If you're looking for incredible views over nature's most impressive creations then Chapel Hill Retreat is one of Sydney's top wedding locations. Across the 35 acre retreat are 7 spots for ceremonies and receptions all with lush bush-covered hills and rolling green valleys as their backdrop.

At Chapel Hill your outdoor locations include a natural bush cathedral, Oak Tree Alley or an open-air deck. Indoor venues include a luxe reception room, a quaint little hilltop chapel and a covered all-white verandah. One of the things we love about this place is the flexibility of optional accommodation which includes a luxe bridal suite and 6 self contained cottages.

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Luna Park Luxury Weddings
6. Luna Park Sydney

  • Location: 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point, NSW 2061
  • Capacity: 60 - 450
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Luna Park is an iconic Sydney landmark most recognisable as Sydney Harbour's premier destination for entertainment. There are 6 luxury reception venues set amongst the amusement park's roller coasters and ferris wheel and each offers panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Venue hire at Luna Park includes the opportunity to have photos taken with entertainers and on rides within the precinct. 

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The Pavilion Kiama Luxury Weddings
7. The Wedding Pavilion

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

The Pavilion is a 5 star wedding location for beachfront celebrations with stunning coastal views over the surrounding foreshore to Kiama Lighthouse. The highly affordable reception venue has been recently refurbished with polished timber floors and a built-in bar, and has a seperate entrance foyer suitable as a wet-weather ceremony alternative.

Venue hire includes access to a private bridal party room and use of 3 ceremony sites directly outside the venue. High end hotels are within a 5 minute walk of the reception venue providing a no-transport option for guests at the end of the night.

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Pier One Sydney Luxury Venue
8. Pier One Sydney Harbour

  • Location: Walsh Bay, 11 Hickson Rd, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 100 - 350
  • Ceremony: Sydney Harbour
  • Receptions: Luxury hotel rooms

Pier One is one of the city's most sought after wedding venues with a dress circle location directly under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The hotel has two ceremony spaces on a sheltered pier overlooking the water to Luna Park and in the bridge-side marquee. Luxury reception rooms feature wrap-around windows that look directly out over the harbour.

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Art Gallery NSW luxury wedding receptions
9. Art Gallery Of NSW

  • Location: Art Gallery Road, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 116 - 300
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The prestigious wedding venues at Art Gallery of NSW are conveniently located near the Royal Botanic Gardens and have stunning views over Woolloomooloo and Sydney Harbour. The event spaces and menus are designed by internationally recognised chef & tv personality Matt Moran and offer a 5 star dining experience within the city's cultural hub.

The two adjoining event spaces seat up to 116 guests or 188 combined and cater for up to 300 people for a cocktail reception. Being two seperate areas you can host your wedding ceremony in one space before moving into the restaurant for your wedding reception. 

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Jonahs Luxury Wedding Resort
10. Jonah's Boutique Hotel

  • Location: 69 Bynya Road, Whale Beach, NSW 2107
  • Capacity: 122
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Jonah's Boutique Hotel is an exclusive resort that can be hired for private functions by booking all eleven oceanfront suites - making it the most expensive wedding venue in Sydney. The hilltop resort is located on Sydney's Northern Beaches and has a manicured garden terrace for beachfront wedding ceremonies and a chefs-hatted restaurant that will delight the most ardent of foodies.

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Palm Beach Luxury Wedding Location Sydney
11. Palm Beach Wedding Venue

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

Located at a $40 million holiday house in Palm Beach, this secluded 2,500²m garden is Sydney's most exclusive wedding venue. The Balinese-inspired property is located directly on the ocean's edge and is accessible by pre-authorised road entry or by private boat.

This is strictly a high end wedding ceremony venue with light nibbles and drinks permitted post ceremony. It is recommended to book a local Northern Beaches venue for your wedding reception.

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Salon Prive is a luxury foodie venue in the Sydney CBD
12. Salon Privé at O Bar & Dining

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

Salon Privé is a spectacular private dining venue at luxury establishment O Bar & Dining. Located on the 47th floor of Australia Square, the revolving foodie venue enjoys 360 degree views over the Sydney skyline including iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House. 

Salon Privé provides a luxurious, intimate dining experience for micro wedding receptions and elopements for 28 seated or 40 standing guests. There is also limited availability to book O Bar & Dining for your exclusive use for larger weddings of up to 400 guests, or 120 in The Dress Circle space.

Expect stunning views, bespoke menus, 5 star wait service and an exclusive private dining experience for lunch or dinner wedding receptions.

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