Popular Reception Centre Venues Sydney

Dotted all throughout the glamorous city of Sydney are gorgeous reception centre wedding venues of every style, size and budget. Reception centres are purpose-built for weddings meaning they cater exceptionally well to all kinds of classic, traditional and cultural weddings. If this sounds like you, start your venue hunt with one of the many reception centre wedding venues Sydney has to offer. Ask our Venue Finders for their expert recommendations today.

    Your Guide to the Best Sydney Wedding Reception Centres

    If you’re looking for a venue that’s specifically designed to host events, then reception centres are your go-to category. These purpose-built venues are designed and built to host intimate and large groups of people for events ranging from weddings, baby showers, engagements, birthdays, anniversaries, galas, and much more. With flexible room arrangements, in-house or external catering options, and a dedicated events coordinator, reception centres make an ideal spot for weddings.

    Our Sydney Venue Specialists have spent years curating a list of the city’s best reception centres, and below are their top tips to choosing the perfect one to host your dream wedding.

     

    Venue Specialist Tip #1: Consider your guest list.

    Having tallied all your nearest, dearest, and obligation invites, what is your guest list looking like? Do you need a sizeable ballroom-esque space suitable for hundreds of guests, or is something cosier more your speed? A great thing about reception centres is that they can often cater to both parties with multiple rooms or flexible spaces.

    If you’re after something grand, it’s hard to go past The Tea Room QVB Ballroom, located within the Queen Victoria Building on George St. The Ballroom itself can accommodate up to 300 people and boasts uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour, soaring ceilings, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, and a historical atmosphere. Download the Tea Room QVB Ballroom brochure.

     

    Venue Specialist Tip #2: Location, location, location.

    The next thing to consider is the location. Do you want to stay city-based, or are you keen on an escape to the country? Reception centres don’t often come with attached accommodation, so if you’re keen on a venue that’s a decent journey, then check out local hotels, Airbnbs, or resorts nearby.

    If you want to stay within the city limits, check out ivy Ballroom by Merivale. Located on George St in the CBD, this glamorous location is perfect for couples who want to indulge in luxury.  An in-house team of stylists, florists, and event producers work with you to decorate the large and contemporary space, and guests enjoy using the garden terrace for a pre-dinner cocktail and canapes. Download the ivy Ballroom by Merivale brochure.

     

    Venue Specialist Tip #3: Decide what kind of catering you require.

    Reception centres often have either in-house catering or an exclusive list of trusted suppliers. If you’re after a specific cuisine or dietary option, it might be worth finding out which venues can accommodate your needs.

    Dunbar House has an onsite culinary team that’s headed by an executive chef, Rob Crichton. The team designs bespoke menus for each event they host, ensuring that your needs are met (be they dietary or cultural requests). With a focus on British-Asian cuisine, Dunbar House presents innovative dishes that are designed to inspire. Download the Dunbar House brochure here.

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    You’ve landed in the right place. Our Sydney Venue Specialists have the inside scoop on sourcing the best reception venues that will suit your needs perfectly. Book a chat one of our specialists today to get started on securing your dream wedding venue.