7 Unique Wedding Venues Sydney Couples Rave About
By Stephanie Harrison /Sydney Venue Expert
Wed 14th Dec 2022 Wedding Venues
If you’re in the early stages of wedding planning, you know that choosing the perfect venue is one of the most important (and exciting!) decisions you’ll make. Of course, you want your big day to be perfect — but you also want it to be unique.
We’re talking epic views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. Iconic beaches and skyline views. We’re even talking unique culinary destinations for weddings. Whatever unusual style you’re looking for, we’re sure we’ve scouted it along the way. Simply reach out to our Sydney wedding venue experts if you have something really specific in mind and we’ll help you find the place that ticks all your boxes.
If you’re looking for something a little out-of-the-box, check out these unique wedding venues in Sydney that couples love — and read what they have to say about their experiences.
1. Establishment Bar
The vibe at Establishment Bar weddings is relaxed, urban, and effortless. This gem is located within a heritage building, featuring a spacious ballroom, soaring ceilings, beautiful architectural details, a marble bar, and a fully enclosed private courtyard. This venue’s bright, natural lighting fills each space, making it an ideal place for any wedding style. Establishment Bar will make your dreams come true, whether you envision an elegant formal event or a creative and eclectic mix.
Nikki, a delighted bride, said, “They were absolutely fantastic! They’re used to massive events, so our smaller wedding was easy for them. They set up the bar and the glass house for us, which was beautiful.” With its location in the Establishment Precinct in the heart of Sydney CBD, this stylish wedding venue is in the centre of the best nightlife options.
Sydney’s lively CBD is home to Kittyhawk’s chic Parisian-style bistro and wedding venue. With its three unique rooms and decor inspired by 1940s Paris and WWII military memorabilia, Kittyhawk is an ideal place for a wedding that’s a little bit vintage and a little bit rock-n-roll.
Gourmet food, delicious drinks, and a celebratory atmosphere make Kittyhawk an absolute gem. In the words of a very pleased couple who reviewed this venue on Easy Weddings, “Once we saw the photos online, we knew we had to get married here, so we contacted their events coordinator, and the rest is history! The venue itself has such an amazing vibe and the food is incredible! We are so thankful to the entire Kittyhawk team”
3. Tea Room QVB
The iconic Queen Victoria Building houses The Tea Room QVB, a beautiful, luxurious wedding venue with ornate ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and lavish architectural details that evoke the spirit of bygone European eras. Look forward to French and Italian-style menus crafted by The Grand Pacific Catering Group.
Tania, who recently married at the venue, says, “The Tea Room at the QVB is the perfect wedding venue. Everybody raved about the food, the seating arrangements, the magnificent chandeliers, and the atmosphere. You would be foolish not to look into the Tea Room as an option for your wedding. Everything about the venue is exquisite!”
4. Bathers’ Pavilion
A relaxed and contemporary coastal wedding venue on Sydney’s Balmoral Beach, Bathers’ Pavilion is an iconic Mosman beach location. If you’re planning a Sydney wedding, you’ll love Bathers’ Pavilion’s light-filled reception spaces, stunning beachside terraces, mouthwatering menus, and tailored wedding packages.
Featuring a light-filled reception room and spacious balcony overlooking Balmoral Beach, the Pavilion is a heritage building brimming with coastal charm and Art Deco elegance. Recently married at the venue, bride Rosie raved — “The most beautiful location in Sydney, best spot, hands down.”
5. Theatre Bar
A stunning warehouse-style venue for waterfront weddings in Sydney Harbour is the Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf. The Theatre Bar’s ground floor is ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions because of its versatile open-plan layout, waterfront balcony, rustic industrial-style decor, and a very cool warehouse vibe. Stunning harbour views await you on the spacious outdoor terrace overlooking Sydney Harbour as you say your vows.
Just check out this review — “Lovely setting with amazing views of the bridge and harbour. Great atmosphere and DELICIOUS food with fun cocktails, we loved every moment of this event”.
6. Ovolo Woolloomoolloo
Weddings at Ovolo Hotel Woolloomooloo offer a stunning harbourside setting just minutes from Sydney CBD. This eclectic five-star hotel seamlessly blends heritage charm with modern luxury and outstanding amenities. A heritage-listed wharf venue right on Sydney Harbour, Ovolo Woolloomooloo is a unique venue. In addition to luxurious accommodations, stunning event spaces, exceptional service from our dedicated events team, and innovative fine-dining menus, this boutique five-star hotel offers everything you need for an unforgettable wedding experience under one roof.
Recent bride Lisa says, “Beautiful venue. Staff were super accommodating. Their packages are tailored to your budget. Food was also delicious! We were very pleased with our choice of venue for our wedding reception”.
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7. O Bar & Dining
O Bar & Dining, located on level 47 of Australia Square Tower, offers a very stylish fine-dining setting for a classic city wedding. With 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour and its famous landmarks, the circular rotating restaurant is unlike any other venue you’ll find, as it’s the only revolving event space in Sydney.
An O Bar & Dining wedding couple said it best: “The venue was absolutely perfect — everyone was saying it was the best wedding they’d ever been to!”