Wedding Reception Venues in Sydney

Looking for a wedding reception venue in Sydney? Sydney has a wide range of reception venues to suit weddings of all sizes. From small wedding venues in the private dining rooms of Sydney's best restaurants to elegant ballrooms in the city's largest hotels.

Whatever size & type of space you're searching for, Sydney offers up a variety of unique reception venues from the CBD to the city's outer suburbs. Here's a selection of the best wedding reception venues in Sydney.

Reception Venues:
  1. ivy Ballroom Weddings
  2. Sydney Opera House
  3. Pavilion on the Green
  4. Pier One Sydney Harbour
  5. O Bar & Dining
  6. Watsons Bay Hotel
  7. The Freedom Hub
  8. Hazelhurst Cafe
  9. ArtHouse Hotel Sydney
  10. Zimzala Sydney

Top 10 Reception Venues in Sydney

Ivy Ballroom Weddings are among the most luxury reception venues in Sydney
1. ivy Ballroom Weddings

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

ivy Ballroom Weddings is one of the largest reception venues in the Sydney CBD. The luxe ballroom boasts an impressive 509 square metres of floor space accessed via a grand staircase. Inside, extravagant chandeliers, high ceilings and contemporary black & white decor bring a sense of grandeur to wedding receptions.

This Merivale wedding venue seats 370 wedding guests or caters for cocktail receptions of up to 1,000 guests. Regularly styled by Sydney's best wedding planners, the space is ideally suited to hanging installations and floating table arrangements. 

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Sydney Opera House Reception Venues
2. Sydney Opera House

  • Location: Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 60 - 1,000
  • Wedding packages: All inclusive from $185/pp

Inside Australia's most recognised landmark the Sydney Opera House offers 3 distinct reception venues seating up to 1,000 guests. The largest and most exclusive reception venue with uninterrupted views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the Concert Hall Foyers. 

This dramatic reception space is filled with natural light from the huge windows overlooking Sydney Harbour where ferries whiz back and forth from nearby Circular Quay. Availability is limited in accordance with the Opera House performance schedule with the new Yallamundi Rooms and Utzon Room providing easier accessibility. 

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Pavilion on the Green wedding reception venue near Sydney CBD
3. Pavilion on the Green

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

If you're looking for an outdoor marquee style reception venue, the Pavilion on the Green offers all-inclusive wedding packages just 15 minutes south of the city. The venue offers glimpses of the Sydney skyline, and comes fully set up with furniture and table settings, wedding planning & stylists.

Menus include creative multi-course catering options and the location offers 180 degree views over the lush rolling fairways of Bonnie Doon Golf Club. Expect an elegant country style wedding in the heart of Sydney.

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Pier One Sydney Harbour is a luxury wedding reception venue with bridge views
4. Pier One Sydney Harbour

  • Location: Walsh Bay, 11 Hickson Rd, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 100 - 350
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Located directly under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, the clear Bridge Marquee at Pier One is one of the most impressive reception venues on Sydney Harbour. Seated receptions are available for up to 150 guests with a minimum spend of $16,000.

Pier One has 2 other waterfront reception venues inside the hotel seating up to 200 and 300 guests respectively. You can have your wedding ceremony on the pier next to the hotel with views to Luna Park, and photography locations in this area of the city are plentiful.

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Salon Prive is a small wedding reception venue & foodie place in the Sydney CBD
5. O Bar & Dining

  • Location: 264 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 28 - 400
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

With one of the best views over Sydney, O Bar & Dining is an ideal choice for small wedding receptions of up to 40 guests (cocktail) or 28 seated. The revolving restaurant is located on the 47th floor of Australia Square and features the intimate Salon Privé private dining room.

This spectacular space offers an outstanding foodie experience coupled with unrivalled views over Sydney Harbour taking in some of the city's most prominent landmarks. For larger weddings there are limited dates available to book the entire restaurant for weddings of up to 400 guests.

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Watsons Bay Hotel has 2 reception venues on Sydney Harbour
6. Watsons Bay Hotel

  • Location: 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay, NSW 2030
  • Capacity: 90 - 350
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Watsons Bay Hotel is iconic waterfront destination in the city's eastern suburbs. The hotel has two reception venues that both feature sweeping views of Sydney Harbour. One venue is located on the hotel's roof and has a retractable weatherproof covering. The other is a white walled and intimate, European style room perfect for seated receptions of up to 150 guests.

The Watsons Bay Hotel has a nearby public wharf serviced by regular ferries from the city making the location extremely accessible for wedding guests. The venue also has 32 boutique hotel suites. 

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The Freedom Hub is a warehouse style reception venue in Sydney
7. The Freedom Hub Ethical Weddings

  • Location: 283 Young Street, Waterloo, NSW 2017
  • Capacity: 100 seated, 150 cocktail
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire from $2,000

The Freedom Hub is a pay-it-forward style reception venue located in the inner suburbs of Sydney. All profits from wedding receptions held in the large, urban style warehouse to towards supporting people who have experienced modern day slavery or human trafficking.

There are two choices for your wedding package. You can either hire the venue from $2,000 as a blank canvas or you can have your reception fully styled and catered for you. 

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Hazelhurst Cafe is a wedding reception venue in Southern Sydney
8. Hazelhurst Cafe

  • Location: 782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW 2227
  • Capacity: 10+
  • Wedding Packages: Tailored to your requirements

Hazelhurst Cafe is a unique reception venue well suited to boutique weddings located in Southern Sydney. The arty space is situated adjacent to the Hazelhurst Arts Centre where many couples elect to have a garden wedding nearby. Expect laid back, rockstar vibes. 

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Arthouse Hotel offers reception venues to hire in Sydney CBD
9. ArtHouse Hotel Sydney

  • Location: 275 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 30 - 500
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The ArtHouse Hotel is a heritage listed building located in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Built in 1836, this character rich slice of history offers 3 unique reception venues to suit contemporary glamour to artsy chic weddings. 

A private cocktail bar provides an intimate reception area for small weddings within the hotel, and comes with fascinating decor such as hand-painted wall murals, contemporary art, a grand staircase and high 30ft gilded ceilings. The hotel's largest individual reception space seats 140 or caters for cocktail functions of up to 300.

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Zimzala Restaurant in South Sydney can be hired for wedding receptions
10. Zimzala Sydney

Location: The Esplanade, Cronulla, NSW 2230
Capacity: 35 - 120
Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $135/pp

Located on the beach at the popular Southern Sydney suburb of Cronulla, Zimzala offers a uniquely relaxed restaurant location for wedding receptions. The beachfront venue is ideally positioned on the seaside esplanade and features open stack windows that create a breezy outdoor atmosphere.

The outdoor area at the southern end of Zimzala is an ideal spot for intimate outdoor wedding receptions of 35 or 40 guests. Collectively, the entire venue caters for up to 90 seated or 120 for a cocktail reception. Expect custom cocktails, a seafood menu and laid back, beach vibes.

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