Sydney Waterfront Wedding Venues We’re Obsessed With For A Summer Wedding

By Amelia Scatigno /Melbourne Venue Expert

Thu 19th Jan 2023 Wedding Venues

Sydney Waterfront Wedding Venues We’re Obsessed With For A Summer Wedding


Summertime sunshine. That calm breeze off the harbour. Cocktails in the late afternoon warmth. A summer wedding in Sydney is what you’ve dreamed about since the moment you became engaged. Okay, maybe longer than that. So, what’s your first stop on the wedding planning track? Finding a waterfront wedding venue in Sydney.

If you’re drawn to the tranquillity of water or want a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos, waterfront wedding venues in Sydney are probably the choice for you. Sydney boasts a range of waterfront spaces — each with unique features that’ll perfect your plans.

But which of the Sydney waterfront wedding venues is for you? And where should you start looking? Planning a wedding takes time, so we’ve curated a list of our couples’ favourite venues that feature waterfront views so you don’t have to chase your tail looking for the one.


Sergeants’ Mess

Sergeants Mess, Sydney

Located in North Shore Chowder Bay, Sergeants’ Mess provides private wharf access for you and your guests. Tying the knot in style in front of Sydney Harbour? Check!

Alongside harbour views, this venue also gives the option of arriving via water taxi, allowing you to take in the scenic coastal views as you make your grand wedding entrance. Couples have four event spaces to choose from, allowing you to build a wedding based on your style. Sydney waterfront wedding venues never disappoint.



InterContinental Double Bay

Intercontinental Double Bay, Sydney

Combine a classic hotel wedding with waterfront style at the InterContinental Double Bay. Here you’ll find an award-winning hotel, a poolside bar with unforgettable waterfront views, and dedicated function rooms for your wedding.

Private dining spaces and a rooftop bar are also available, giving you flexibility while planning. There’s nothing like enjoying waterfront and cityscape views from the Double Bay Marina after tying the knot!



Bathers’ Pavilion

Bathers’ Pavilion, Sydney

Include views of Sydney’s Balmoral Beach on your wedding day with the Bathers’ Pavilion. This venue offers space for all types of events, including wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Couples can access a European-inspired waterfront terrace, bright rooms with natural light, and photo spots in front of the Balmoral Beach vista. A slice of Europe in Aus! Bathers’ Pavilion also provides an in-house events team and a trusted book of wedding vendors to help create your wedding with ease.


Hyatt Regency Sydney

Hyatt Regency Sydney. Photo by Ballyhoo Photography.

If you’re on the lookout for Sydney waterfront wedding venues that provide personalised service, the Hyatt Regency Sydney should be on your radar. As a luxury venue, couples that book this space receive planning assistance from the hotel’s experienced in-house events team — no extra fuss here.

Plus, the unbeatable views of Sydney’s Darling Harbour will frame your wedding photos with that summery Sydney vibe.



Gunners’ Barracks

Gunners Barracks, Sydney

Waterfront wedding venues in Sydney are all beautiful, but the Gunners’ Barracks offer a historical charm that can’t be replicated. This heritage site (built in 1873) overlooks Sydney Harbour, and was originally used as the barracks for artillerymen in the area.

Today, this venue fits well with modern wedding standards, but the authentic beauty remains its top calling card. Couples can embrace vintage glamour and contemporary style all in one place.


Zest Waterfront Beachouse at Point Piper

Zest Waterfront Beachouse at Point Piper. Photography by Georgia Verrells.

Complete your nuptials just 20-minutes away from Sydney’s CBD at the Zest Waterfront Beachouse at Point Piper. Located in the Royal Motor Yacht Club, weddings are always perfectly polished.

But there’s no one-style-fits-all approach. Instead, the in-house events team offers a range of flexible options to meet your aesthetic and catering needs, with a particular focus on lavish and creatively presented menus.



The Theatre at the End of the Wharf

The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf. Photo by Tealily Photography.

Sydney waterfront wedding venues all offer spectacular aqua vistas, and The Theatre at the End of the Wharf has a really unique look and feel. This industrial wedding venue provides a spacious open-plan warehouse space and an abundance of that all-evening summer sun’s natural light — there’s nothing claustrophobic about this location! Both ceremonies and receptions are available here.


Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Ovolo Woolloomooloo, Sydney. Photo by The Salty Shutter.

Meet Ovolo Woolloomooloo: A waterfront wedding venue in Sydney situated on the century-old Woolloomooloo Wharf. Though it’s located on a heritage site, this five-star boutique hotel combines snippets of vintage accoutrement with modern industrial-chic style.

When you work with this venue, the team’s professional events team will be all yours for any planning or styling needs. They make it easy-peasy to plan a summery waterfront wedding!




Waterfront weddings are our favourite summer wedding style – we’ve got mood boards for days! Give us a shout if you’re still looking for the right Sydney wedding venue for your big day, and we’ll help you find the one.

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