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Best 15 Wedding Venues of Sydney & NSW

As voted & rated by recently married couples via ABIA Weddings Australia

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Say "I DO" at one of Sydney or New South Wales' Best Wedding Venues as voted by the recently married couples of Australia. The beauty of New South Wales is the array of venues to choose from, including expansive private estates, luxury waterfront venues, or a wedding venue in the heart of the city, ready for a brilliant after-party!

Questions to ask Wedding Venues

To help you plan and decide on the best wedding venue suited to you and your life-partner, consider asking some of the following questions:

  • What is the venue's capacity?
  • Do we have a designated coordinator we can look to for advice?
  • Do you have an in-house caterer or do we have to source one?
  • Do you include beverages?
  • How is the food presented? Sharing Style, Alternate Drop, Cocktail Style etc.
  • Can we have a taste-testing of your menu?
  • What are our wet-weather options?
  • Is tableware and linen included?
  • What time is bump-in for our stylist/florist?
  • What time does music have to be switched off?
  • Is there accommodation on-site and what is the capacity?
  • Do they have a relationship with nearby hotels/resorts?
  • What are the rates for weekday weddings?
  • Are there different rates for different seasons?
  • Are there any additional inclusions, like DJ, stylist etc?

There are many things to weigh up when choosing a wedding venue. How it looks and how much it costs are important, but so are other factors such as the quality of food, the ease of communicating and organising with the coordinator, the space for all your guests, and referrals and recommendations. The venue should also be a good fit for your personal style so we recommend choosing somewhere that tells your love story best.

So, without further ado, meet the top Sydney & NSW ABIA-Awarded wedding venues, determined exclusively by the only judges qualified to do so, the wedding couples of Sydney!

#1 - Zest Waterfront Venues, Point Piper

Eastern Suburbs, Sydney Wedding Venue

Recently titled as Australia's Best Wedding Venue (yep, that's right, the entire country!). This venue has been recommended over 250 times by real married couples, and based on their high-quality customer ratings and glowing testimonials, they have been recognised as the Best Wedding Venue in Sydney and Australia.

Located only minutes from the city, you will enjoy a commanding position over Sydney's spectacular Eastern Suburbs. Zest Waterfront Venues Beachouse at Point Piper offers outstanding and luxury wedding experiences, designed personally for you. A stylish Hamptons beach house theme with elegant oyster shell feature walls, fresh limewash timber floors and lighting accents, offers you the ultimate in relaxed luxury.

Their Commodores Room has recently undergone a stunning renovation and is perfect for ceremonies and more intimate celebrations. Zests Beachouse at Point Piper is the perfect waterfront venue to celebrate in style.

Read their recent Customer Reviews.

#2 - Zest Waterfront Venues, The Spit

Mosman, Sydney Wedding Venue

Sister Venue to Point Piper, these wedding venues evidently come from a family of high-achievers in the Wedding space!

Positioned right on the beach, Zest Waterfront Venues Beachouse at The Spit is a centrally located space that offers the most exquisite and elegant wedding experience. If you are one for a relaxed environment blended with sophistication, then this beautiful beach-front wedding venue will be the place to celebrate your marriage!

The rustic boathouse features gorgeous warm timber and imported stone with stunning gold-leaf painted ceilings, offering you a touch of glam and the ultimate in relaxed luxury.


  • Three-Course Seated Meal
  • Sharing Platters
  • Roving Degustation Style Menu
  • Menus include the best local produce
  • Presentation is important to the Zest Team

With unique concepts, Zest creates sensational culinary experiences to ensure your event stands out from the rest.

Read The Spit's Customer Reviews.

#3 - Burnham Grove Estate

Camden, Sydney Wedding Venue

If you're all about quaint and unique, then you must consider Burnham Grove Estate, for its beautiful rural setting across 45 acres. The exclusive property boasts a traditional 1880s three-bedroom Homestead with a bridal dressing room perfect for the pre-night and/or your wedding night accommodation.

Onsite you will also find a variety of stunning wedding spaces

  • Garden Marquee
  • Secret Garden
  • Croquet Lawn.

The Estate is available for hire as a complete venue package, coupled with their many approved wedding vendors and wedding caterers. You will have the flexibility to create your special day the way you have always imagined.

Read Wedding Reviews.

#4 - Waterview in Bicentennial Park

Sydney Olympic Park Reception Venue

Perfectly positioned within the picturesque landscapes of Bicentennial Park, Waterview combines modern elegance, stylish interiors and graceful views for your perfect wedding ceremony and reception. They have one of the larger capacities for weddings, if you're looking to celebrate big!

Floor to ceiling windows presents guests with grand views soaring over the tranquil parklands, ponds and lake. This unique location provides a serene backdrop to capture each moment of your perfect wedding day. Offering versatility to each wedding, Waterview can be transformed to accommodate either a grand formal sit-down reception or an intimate wedding celebration. Let Waterview's dedicated team of wedding specialists tailor a package perfectly suited to achieve your ideal wedding day.

Read Waterview in Bicentennial Park's Customer Reviews.

#5 - The Waterfront Function Centre Sans Souci

South Sydney Wedding Venue

Located on the picturesque Kogarah Bay with majestic views overlooking the beautiful Georges River, Sylvania Waters and their State-of-the-art Marina. Each of their rooms overlooks the magical waterviews through their floor to ceiling windows! You can imagine how breathtaking the sunsets are in their reception space and terrace area; it is one of the finest wedding venues in the South of Sydney.

All couples that book with this wedding venue will gain full access to their Marina for beautiful photo opportunities. They also offer a unique and beautiful way for you and your wedding party to arrive, whether that be via boat or helicopter! The Waterfront Function Centres' unique atmosphere, quality service and impeccable attention to detail ensures that your wedding day is a truly memorable occasion.

Read Recent Wedding Reviews.

#6 - Horizons Beachfront Venue by Top Cat

Eastern Suburbs, Sydney Wedding Venue

This premier venue is home to one of the largest oceanfront views of all venues along Sydneys East Coast. The uninterrupted and unrivalled coastal views of Maroubra Beach, the naturally protected headland, coastal cliffs and large private beachfront are a majestic panoramic backdrop for you and your guests to celebrate life and love.

Find below some of the features of Sydney's newest waterfront wedding venue

  • 250 Seated Guests
  • 350 Cocktail Guests
  • 15 Minutes from Sydney CBD
  • 10 Minutes from Airport
  • 150-pace car park
  • Available 7 days a week

Managed by Top Cat Catering Sydney, one of Sydney's leading Wedding Caterers with more than 30 years of industry experience. Whether you are planning a simple & intimate wedding or a lavish affair with hundreds of guests, this team can offer you a personalised menu with hands-on event coordination. Top Cat Catering is a family-owned business led by Jennifer Eliades, their passionate wedding team will work closely with you to ensure your wedding is nothing less than spectacular. Their in-house team of event experts and decor stylists pay attention to every detail, from flowers to full moon, cake to catering, styling to sunset, and everything in between.

Read Horizons Customer Reviews.

#7 - Gledswood Homestead & Winery

Gledswood Hills Wedding Venue

They are close enough to feel home, and far away enough to feel like a wedding-destination! Only 55km from the Sydney CBD, Gledswood Homestead & Winery offers a relaxed country setting, rich Australian history along with a fusion of rustic and modern wedding facilities.

Set on 113 hectares of rolling green hills, this unique property is a stunning backdrop for your country wedding, offering four main function spaces to suit the small and intimate wedding through to the large and elaborate affair. Their largest rooms caters for up to 450 guests. If you are all about privacy, Gledswood boasts that air of peace and serenity, that couples and guests rave about. Complimentary car parking is available for all visitors and being just 12kms from the M5 motorway, Gledswood is easily accessible from all areas of Sydney.

This very rural styled property certainly offers a unique setting which is a combination of Australian heritage and modern-day convenience. Marrying history with style at Gledswood ... everyday!

#8 - BoxGrove

All-Inclusive Wedding Venue

BoxGrove is a multi-ABIA Awarded Wedding Venue and has set trends for many estates across Australia. It was one of the first successful wedding barns that not only mastered the aesthetic, but the organisation of running flourishing wedding celebrations!

This picturesque 170-acre family farm is located just over the Blue Mountains. Their breathtaking views, beautiful gardens and four unique farm cottages make for that really special 'wedding destination' feeling! BoxGrove has fast ensconced itself as the regions and the country's top choice for weddings and events.

The purpose built reception venue, 'The Barn', comfortably seats up to 170 guests, with a large sweeping verandah overlooking the green pastures, beautiful sunsets and rolling hills of the Bathurst countryside. BoxGrove has two main ceremony options, including: The Deck and The Rose Garden. If the clouds meander through the hills and it rains on your big day, there are 3 equally stunning wet weather options to choose from. The combination of accommodation, ceremony areas, reception venue, onsite salon and beautiful panoramas makes BoxGrove fully self sufficient when it comes to wedding spaces and completely unique in the region.

Everything is taken care of for you. The operators of BoxGrove have a combined 15 years of wedding industry experience and have formed close relationships with local wedding service providers, allowing them to create a suppliers list featuring only the most esteemed contractors from the region.

Read BoxGrove's Customer Reviews.

#9 - The Kyle Bay on Georges River

South Sydney Wedding Venue

The Kyle Bay on Georges River is a multi-purpose modern hospitality venue with a unique waterfront location. They provide event spaces for intimate dining of 10 guests to large lavish events with up to 220 guests.

An x-factor of their reception spaces, is the panoramic outlook of the stunning waterfront views of the Kyle Bay peninsula, so no matter where your guests are seated, they can enjoy the ambience of this special location.

They are masters in Fresh Mediterranean cuisine, which is just perfect for a wedding reception, paired with their warm friendly service, your guests will be raving about your wedding day for years to come!

Read Customer Reviews.

#10 - Sylvan Glen Estate

Southern Highlands Reception Venue

The charm and exclusive hire of Sylvan Glenn has made for a popular wedding venue, and couples choose to have a full weekend destination wedding to soak up the ambience of this private location.

You and your wedding guests will be surrounded by 60 private acres of woodland, water and vineyard, so perhaps your recovery celebrations the next day could be a nice wine tour! Even better, for the ladies and gents who love to swing, they also have a private 9 hole golf course that was designed to take advantage of their bushland valley.

So, if you're one for an experience and want your wedding celebrations to continue for days! Then consider Sylvan Glen Estate.

Read Sylvan Glen Estate's Customer Reviews.

#11 - Terrara House

South Coast Wedding Venue

If luxury and privacy is your vibe, then Terrara House will be your match made in heaven! You will feel like you have been taken back in time to the South of France, as you encounter the most manicured gardens, that will leave you speechless, but then you won't be able to stop talking about the magic of this historic mansion!

When we say you will feel like you are enjoying the fruits of France's South, we really mean it! There are 23 rooms in the main-estate, which means you will be meeting your guests for catered breakfasts in the main dining room, then enjoy a garden lunch and on to relaxing in the pool amongst the pristine gardens. Terrara House is the escape you and your guests have all been looking for, and at the same time, you and your loved ones will be celebrating the most magical wedding day with you.

Make your marriage celebrations a total experience with Terrara House.

#12 - Springfield House Function Centre

Sydney Wedding Venue

Be enchanted by this exquisite wedding destination, that is Springfield House! Located in leafy North West Sydney, Springfield House sits on 5 acres of manicured gardens, adorned with unique charm and elegance.

The perfect venue for any occasion, Springfield House is renowned for its countryside styled garden ceremonies, weddings and special events. The perfect space for any function, school formal or corporate event, allow Springfield House to exceed all expectations. Witness historic architecture, complemented by modern amenities, celebrated customer service and delectable cuisine at Springfield House venue.

#13 - Ottimo House

Sydney Reception Venue

Ottimo House, Denham Court Estate is Sydney's most natural wedding venue, presenting a unique blend of lush greenery with country-style architecture and contemporary decor and facilities.

With an abundance of lush natural scenery, this venue has the most picture-perfect backdrop for your photo and video memories.

The Denham Court Estate sits amongst 500 acres of untouched countryside and caters for all types of weddings, from small intimate ceremonies to lavish celebrations of up to 450 guests.

The estate offers a selection of rooms to choose from along with varied areas for your nuptials to take place.

Your Wedding, Your Way.

#14 - The Woodhouse Wollombi

Hunter Valley Wedding Venue

When Luxury Meets Rustic, you will find The Woodhouse Wollombi! As you would have quickly noticed, The Woodhouse Wollombi is an architecturally designed wedding space set on 100 acres. The tall ceilings reaching 7m and the 4m windows give that feeling of grandeur, a perfect setting for a wedding reception.

There is an impressive large dance floor covered in fairy lights and an outdoor firepit with integrated lounges for the guests who need a little R&R after their stellar dance moves. Their venue can cater for up to 150 wedding guests. This wedding venue located in the Hunter Valley, is all about curating the most memorable experience celebrating weddings! Couples not only love the ambience of this spectacular wedding venue, but enjoy the surrounds of the 5000 trees planted by the family-owned venue, with a lake as the central viewpoint.

#15 - L'Aqua

Sydney City Reception Venue

Situated on the rooftop of the Cockle Bay Wharf complex and only a moment's walk to the CBD, L'Aqua is one of Sydney's most prestigious function venues for intimate events.

L'Aqua presents a range of innovative Australian cuisine, served with a diverse selection of fine wines. With a focus on delivering fresh meals with exemplary service, L'Aqua invites guests to experience the gold class in service that it delivers time and time again. The exclusive Gold Room features leather and timber walls, a distinctive feature wall and a gold-leaf octagonal ceiling boasting a brilliant Swarovski crystal cherry blossom chandelier.

The beautifully appointed Terrace Room presents contemporary decor and a chic silk feature wall with a pillar less layout where guests can relish in the commanding water views from every seat in the room.

L'Aqua has parking facilities at Wilson Parking in Cockle Bay Wharf, offering undercover access just moments from the venue. Wheelchair access is available.

  • On-site Ceremony Options are available
  • Wondrous waterfront view of Darling Harbour
  • Amazing photo opportunities
  • Foyer with a garden backdrop
  • Parking facilities at Wilson Parking in Cockle Bay Wharf, moments from the venue

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