Sutherland Shire Wedding Venues

Wedding Venues: Sutherland Shire | Sydney | Illawarra | South Coast

Looking for a wedding venue in the Sutherland Shire? Sutherland Shire wedding venues are some of the most beautiful waterfront locations for weddings in Southern Sydney. From oceanfront reception venues overlooking the water in Cronulla & Sans Souci to all-in-one wedding venues in the Shire's most intimate local national parks.

Here are 8 highly recommended Sutherland Shire wedding venues. They are among the most beautiful places to get married in Sydney's southern suburbs.

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Top 8 Wedding Venues in Sutherland Shire

Esplanade Events Sutherland Shire wedding venue
1. Esplanade Events

  • Location: 38 Gerrale Street, Cronulla, NSW 2230
  • Capacity: 50 - 280
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Esplanade Events is the joint venture of two Sutherland Shire wedding locations - the Cronulla RSL and local Surf Club. Collectively, the two waterfront venues offer an affordable collection of ceremony and reception venues with picturesque ocean views over the Cronulla foreshore.

The popular function venue Soldiers on the Esplanade at the RSL caters for weddings from 50 to 280 guests with views across Bate Bay and Cronulla Beach. While the Surf Club has two modern spaces overlooking the ocean that seat up to 60 and 130 guests respectively. A range of terraces offer the option of covered wedding ceremonies with an ocean backdrop.

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The Pavilion Sutherland Shire Wedding Destination
2. The Pavilion Reception Centre

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive 

Just south of the Sutherland Shire is a waterfront reception venue with one of the best ocean views on the southern coastline of NSW. From its expansive windows, The Pavilion overlooks Kiama surf beach taking in sweeping views over the foreshore to Kiama Lighthouse.

The affordable reception venue comes fully furnished and catered, with free spaces for indoor & outdoor ceremonies if required. The incredibly convenient location is just 40 minutes from Wollongong and a short walk to hotel accommodation just across the road for any guests who wish to stay the night.

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Hazelhurst Cafe Sutherland Shire
3. Hazelhurst Cafe

  • Location: 782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW 2227
  • Capacity: 25 - 180
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Hazelhurst Cafe is a privately run boutique reception venue nestled within the grounds of the Hazelhurst Arts Centre in Sydney's south. The grounds are an urban tropical oasis featuring dense glossy plantings, huge ferns and lush garden backdrops that provide an ideal setting for rainforest wedding ceremonies.

You can hire the gardens via the arts centre and enquire with the cafe for your wedding reception using the link below. The cafe has a unique and laid back, artsy vibe and opens onto a large deck immersed in the bush landscape. The cafe and gardens are within close walking proximity.

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Lords Estate Sutherland Shire Ceremony Venue
4. Lords Estate Chapel

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 100
  • Ceremonies: Chapel
  • Receptions: Chapel, private dining room

If you're looking for a weatherproof ceremony venue that's close to the Sutherland Shire, Lords Estate offers an intimate, non-denominational space with surrounding gardens for wedding photos. The refurbished 140 year old chapel also offers a one-of-a-kind setting for small wedding receptions seating up to 30 on one long table indoors, or more on the exterior grounds.

Inside the chapel has a modern wedding hall feel, with polished timber floors, white walls, removable pews and professional audio system. The grand building creates an atmospheric backdrop for weddings both indoors & out with an amazing lighting set up offering the option to illuminate the exterior of the chapel in personalised colours.

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Audley Dance Hall Wedding Venue Sutherland Shire
5. Audley Dance Hall

  • Location: 2 Lady Carrington Dr, Royal National Park NSW 2233
  • Capacity: 20-200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 5

Audley Dance Hall is an all-in-one wedding location in Sutherland Shire's Royal National Park. The unique setting offers a waterfront location for wedding ceremonies, outdoor spaces for seated receptions immersed in nature, and a wedding hall with incredible views down the Hacking River and across the Audley Valley.

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Australia Botanic Gardens Sutherland Shire
6. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 2 - 600
  • Ceremonies: Gardens & lawns
    Receptions: All inclusive wedding packages

Just one hour from Sutherland Shire reception venues is the popular Australian Botanical Gardens. Set across 400 hectares these beautiful gardens offer 6 different backdrops for wedding ceremonies as well the option for affordable receptions onsite.

The most popular wedding area is The Connections Garden, a private outdoor space within an intimate rainforest setting that can seat up to 50 for ceremonies and outdoor receptions, or more standing. Other backdrops include woodlands, waterfront lawns and flower beds.

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St George Sailing Club Wedding Location
7. St George Sailing Club Sydney

  • Location: 2 Riverside Drive, Sans Souci, NSW 2219
  • Capacity: 150 - 250
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $170/pp

Situated on the foreshore of Botany Bay, The St George Sailing Club is one of the Sutherland Shire's most popular wedding venues. This waterfront reception venue is a light-filled space that seats up to 150 guests with stunning views over the bay. The room is styled in a coastal theme and has a private deck for wedding ceremonies, or couples sometimes opt for a beach wedding on the edge of the Georges River next to the venue.

All inclusive wedding packages start at $170 per person and include canapés, with a choice of a shared banquet or alternate plated menus. A minimum spend of $20,000 applies for weekend weddings (less on weekdays).

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The Lodge Sutherland Shire wedding venue
8. The Lodge Jamberoo

  • Location: 406 Jamberoo Mountain Road, Jamberoo, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Lodge is an ideal wedding destination for couples seeking a weekend celebration where all guests stay onsite with you. This newly renovated 43 room hotel surrounds a huge outdoor swimming pool and has function facilities for wedding receptions of up to 300 guests.

Also onsite is an incredible open air chapel set under a natural forest of pine trees, two dedicated getting ready rooms that cater for the entire bridal party, a luxe reception hall, outdoor avenues perfect for long table celebrations under the stars and a late night bar where after-party revellers can collude. 

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