12 of Sydney’s Best Restaurant Wedding Venues
By Stephanie Harrison /Sydney Venue ExpertFri 2nd Sep 2022 Wedding Venues
Besides its world-renowned sights and landmarks, Sydney is a lively, fast-paced city with a ton of great restaurants. Home to some of the finest bars and restaurants in Australia, people travel from far and wide just to dine and sip fine wines in Sydney. Here, we cover which of these venues can also host your wedding. Remarkable settings + great food = incredible restaurant wedding venues!
When it comes to the sheer variety of restaurant wedding venues in Sydney, you’d be hard-pressed to find another city that competes. It caters to rural enthusiasts and city lovers alike. Whether you want to host your wedding at a fine dining establishment atop a tower overlooking the city skyline or stick to a cocktail-style dining experience alongside Sydney’s beautiful harbour waters, you’re sure to find a venue in this batch that suits you and your wedding vision.
Here, we explore some of Sydney’s best restaurant wedding venues.
Sitting on the 47th floor of Sydney’s Australia Square Tower is O-Bar, a luxurious modern venue that will knock your socks off upon viewing.
Host your wedding ceremony in The lounge bar with dramatic views over the harbour, while a sunset reception in the venue’s restaurant allows the city skyline to light up the room as you dance the evening away.
The icing on the cake is the flawless catering of head chef Michael Moore, utilising Australia’s finest produce to create dishes that you and your guests will love.
For the glamorous luxury of a ballroom-style wedding, check out the Ivy Ballroom located on George Street in Sydney CBD.
Looking elegant even with minimal décor, the ballroom can transform any ceremony into an enchanting event. Let the in-house wedding team turn the space into the wedding venue of your dreams, adding stunning florals and subtle nuance to the already classic black and white décor.
After enjoying an award-winning meal, why not let the party spill outside into the night on the stunning garden terrace?
Located in Sydney’s beautiful Walsh Bay, The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf boasts relaxing waterfront views inside a stylish modern warehouse-style restaurant that doubles as a wedding venue.
Part of a 100-year-old timber shipping wharf, the expansive, open-plan ground floor is an excellent reception setting filled with natural light and a glorious mix of shimmering metal and slick wood interiors.
Ceremonies are usually hosted on the outdoor balcony space, looking out onto crisp blue water and iconic Sydney landmarks. Perfectly suited for both intimate and grand events, transform the spacious and flexible setting into whatever your heart desires.
Kittyhawk Sydney is a Parisian-themed restaurant wedding venue in Sydney CBD, inspired by the French liberation of WWII. This lavish venue is a wedding planner’s dream, featuring areas that can be private or semi-private, depending on what your plans entail.
The charming conservatory is an intimate dining space packed with hanging plants and French-looking windows that let the sun stream in.
Whether you’re looking to host your entire day here or simply your reception, you can guarantee that this elegant 1940s-style atmosphere will impress all in attendance.
Pier One is a delightful waterfront hotel and wedding venue that combines minimalist and contemporary design. If you’re seeking a spacious, impressive reception space that feels like your own private restaurant on the harbour, you should take a look at the bridge marquee. This Perspex-roofed, open-sided structure sits directly under the striking Sydney Harbour Bridge and looks stunning lined with exotic plants and opulent furniture.
Walking into the Establishment Bar, you’d be forgiven for not noticing every single detail of the stunning 19th-century building, as it’s replete with ornate, elegant trappings of the era. Perfect for saying your vows or wearing out your dancing shoes, the towering iron columns, intricately detailed ceilings, and room-length marble bar are sure to amaze your guests. A pub by day, yes. But an even more stunning wedding venue for sure. Plus, it’s run by well-known restaurant group Merivale, so you know the food and wine are top-notch.
Attached to the main bar is the garden — an industrial-style terrace area where drinking, dancing, and generally having a great time are encouraged. For an indulgent yet refined Sydney restaurant wedding, Establishment Bar should top your list.
A stunning tropical terrace awaits the happy couple’s entrance at Coogee Bay Hotel, an iconic Sydney pub sitting on the edge of Coogee Bay. Here, the swaying palms and ocean views make an amazing spot for a wedding ceremony.
Both the seabreeze and seaview rooms make ideal reception spaces. The larger space is the seaview, with ocean-facing French windows that bathe the room in natural light. The seabreeze, while smaller, offers an exclusive beach-facing terrace.
Home to four-star boutique accommodation, delicious food, and gorgeous views, Coogee Bay Hotel is a wonderful location to host your local restaurant wedding.
Put yourself in the hands of Ovolo Woolloomooloo’s elite wedding specialists and let them help you make the most of this gorgeous harbourside hotel and restaurant wedding venue.
Offering boutique five-star accommodation and views of Sydney Harbour, this industrial-chic setting offers a range of unique spaces for service and reception.
Mosey down to the century-old Woolloomooloo Wharf to exchange vows next to the glistening waters before enjoying an indulgent sit-down meal in the sizable piper rooms. At Ovolo, you’ll find a versatile and vibrant venue ready to host your wedding day.
Tucked away in the district of Glebe is Blackwattle Bay, a charming coastal setting that’s home to Bellevue Cottage. Known primarily for its outstanding French-inspired cuisine, Bellevue has an events team on hand to design your perfect wedding day package.
Inside this charming 19th-century cottage, let the light stream through the windows, onto a gorgeous floral arbour as you say, ‘I do’. You’ll find receptions at Bellevue a delight too, whether enjoying drinks on the decorative outdoor terrace or tucking into a meal by renowned chef Antoine Moskovitz in one of many dining rooms.
In the seaside town of Watsons Bay sits heritage wedding venue and one of Sydney’s oldest buildings that double as a restaurant, Dunbar House.
For a reception room filled with drama, draped with chandeliers and featuring stunning ocean views, you’ll love Dunbar’s main dining room. It comes complete with an expansive balcony for pre- or post-ceremony mingling.
A popular spot for ceremonies is nearby Robertson Park, where you can marry under a glorious ancient fig tree as the sun shimmers through its branches.
A timeless luxury hotel, with interiors reminiscent of an elegant French chateau, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth offers a wedding venue packed with atmosphere and beauty. Its restaurants are beautifully appointed as well, doubling as gorgeous settings for a wedding.
Just outside the main restaurant, you’ll find the garden courtyard a perfect setting for your ceremony, surrounded by exotic plants and wide-open skies.
If you’re looking for something away from inclement weather, how about hosting your entire day in the glamorous Wentworth Ballroom? The 1960s-style mirrored ceilings are exciting to dance beneath, while the pillarless setting allows you to divide the room — perhaps for a candlelit ceremony followed by a cocktail-style reception later in the day.
With several other warm and inviting settings, Sofitel knows how to add magic to your day.
Sydney’s prestigious area of The Rocks is rich with unique venues, one of the highlights being a multi-level waterfront venue and restaurant, Cruise Bar.
Its three excellent spaces offer something unique for each part of your wedding day. Ever dream of getting married on a spacious terrace overlooking the water? If so, you’ll adore the rooftop area with views of Sydney’s famous Opera House.
For your reception, why not host in an ambiently lit, Southeast Asian cocktail lounge setting? For a more traditional locale, utilise the indoor and outdoor spaces of the nautically themed Cruise Bar to soak up the vibrant sights and sounds of Circular Quay.