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Sydney Wedding Reception Venues

Finish off your wedding day in style by choosing a reception venue to match! Sydney is a city with an amazing range of great wedding reception venues to make your day even more special as you eat, drink, dance, kick back or kick on into your wedding night!

You might like a restaurant close to the Harbour, or deep in the city. Perhaps a cruise on the Harbour with the setting sun is your style, or you might like to live it large with many function centres offering entire floors with seating and room for big weddings. Try the Rocks area with it's old world class, or get high in the sky with the unbelievable views from some Sydney city reception venues!

We detail a number of great wedding reception venues in Sydney below.






Taronga Zoo Function Centre

Taronga Zoo, Mosman Google maps link
Taronga Zoo function centre is a great reception location for your wedding with several floors giving you a number of flexible options for room hire and catering. Large weddings easily accommodated in the bigger function rooms. The views from the higher levels are quite spectacular over Sydney Harbour towards the Bridge and Opera House. Ask about a Zoo tour and have your wedding photos with your favourite animal!

taronga zoo wedding reception

Manly Pier Restaurant

Manly, Northern Beaches Google maps link
Manly Pier Restaurant is a deserved favourite for wedding receptions in Manly. It is positioned right on Sydney Harbour with fabulous views over the Manly Wharf, the East Hill and right out to Sydney Harbour Heads. At sunset on a summers day the outlook is simply stunning and the terrace area is perfect to take it all in. You can easily hold your wedding ceremony on this terrace, so the venue is a good option for an all in one wedding venue. Manly Pier venue is of moderate size, accommodating around 80-100 guests.

manly pier wedding reception

The Gunner's Barracks

Mosman Google maps link
The Tea Room at the Gunner's Barracks is a spectacular wedding reception venue with classic old world style and a view to die for. Once a military outpost to protect Sydney Harbour from invasion it is now a very secluded and beautifully maintained restaurant. The decor inside is old world, simple, and has a timeless elegance that adds a classic look to a wedding. The courtyard area is a popular wedding ceremony location, also try the lower lawn for another ceremony spot. The main room inside is of moderate size, accommodating around 80-100 guests seated. Photo locations abound at the Gunner's Barracks, with a great range of shots possible all in walking distance. A short drive would also see you at Chowder Bay or Bradley's Head.

gunners barracks wedding reception

Pilu Restaurant

Freshwater Beach Google maps link
Pilu Restaurant on Freshwater Beach has a reputation for outstanding food and service. The restuarant is a converted house so the rooms are open plan but separated, giving it a cosy and home like atmosphere. Pilu's location is amazing, right on Freshwater Beach, but it has a private outlook away from the crowds. It is not a huge venue, seating is possible for around 80-100 guests, but the outside areas can handle a lot more. Be careful of their firm policy for 6pm starts as this can be tricky to plan your wedding day around.

pilu wedding reception

The Bathers' Pavilion

Balmoral Beach Google maps link
Bathers' Pavilion on Balmoral Beach is an iconic reception venue. Perfectly situated right on the beach front Bathers' has a lovely laid back style, and the openness and space inside, combined with the top floor outside deck, makes this a great place to relax, talk, and drink with friends and family after a hard day getting married! There are the obvious photo locations of Balmoral Beach and the Rock Island nearby, also a good place for an outdoor wedding ceremony.

bathers pavilion wedding reception

Moby's Restaurant

Whale Beach, Northern Beaches Google maps link
Moby's Restaurant is right on Whale Beach and is a fantastic wedding reception venue. It is a large venue with seating for at least 100 guests, and has a large open plan main dining area with windows and views over Whale Beach. The beach itself is a great place for wedding photos, and you might take advantage of being outdoors by holding the ceremony close by on the beach, Malo Reserve at the south end, or one of the spectacular headlands.

mobys restaurant wedding reception

Althol Hall

Mosman, Sydney Google maps link
Athol Hall is a wonderful wedding reception venue right on Sydney Harbour and near Taronga Zoo and Bradley's Head (both great photo locations). The Hall itself is smallish so dont expect to seat hundreds, but it has a large lawn which is a lovely place for a wedding ceremony, game of cricket, or whatever you like! There are views over the city with Centrepoint Tower and the Harbour Bridge both visible. Athol Hall has an old world charm that is unlike so many reception venues. It is right in the heart of the city, but feels like you're miles from anywhere.

athol hall wedding reception

Nielsen Park Kiosk

Nielsen Park Google maps link
Greycliffe Lawns are next to Greycliffe House in Nielsen Park. They are a lovely private location for an outdoor wedding ceremony. Nielsen Park itself is a great place for wedding photos and the Nielsen Park kiosk is a wonderful reception venue. See here for more information regarding booking Greycliffe Lawns.

greycliffe house nielsen park wedding

Waterview Convention Centre

Bi-Centennial Park, Homebush Google maps link
The Waterview Convention Centre at Bi-Centennial Park (Homebush) is a large and spacious wedding reception venue. There's plenty of room for 300+ guests, so it's perfect for large weddings. The bars at the front of the venue are modern and very cool, and they open up to allow the park setting be used to it's best. As the name suggests, Waterview has a nice outlook over the Parramatta River.

waterview wedding reception

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