Kittyhawk Sydney

(3 Reviews) ·

16, Phillip Lane, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia


Add Parisian flair and a hint of nostalgia to your wedding with one of Sydney’s most unique wedding venues: Kittyhawk, right in the middle of Sydney’s CBD and next to the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens. Inspired by Paris during France’s liberation in WWII, Kittyhawk blends Parisian chic with subtle military memorabilia and an appetite for a party. Get married in your choice of rooms, or another stunning location nearby, and party like it’s 1944 – take your choice of three different spaces or hire the whole venue for exclusive use for you and your guests. 

The Scene at Kittyhawk Sydney

Kittyhawk is one of Sydney’s most charming venues, with a style that incorporates Parisian chic with touches of WWII memorabilia – without the kitsch. With an emphasis on great food, original drinks, and a good time, Kittyhawk is a memorable venue for any wedding, big or small. 

Choose the whole venue for exclusive use, or your pick of three distinctive areas for your reception. As for the ceremony, choose between the private Officers’ Mess, the Officers’ Mess balcony or the sun-drenched Conservatory, complete with large French windows and lush greenery, creating a natural and beautiful backdrop.

With options for formal or laidback weddings, large or small, Kittyhawk is a versatile venue suitable for most couples who want to celebrate in style. 

Kittyhawk Sydney Wedding Ceremonies

There are three options for you to have your ceremony at Kittyhawk, each with its own capacity: 

  • The exclusive and private Officers’ Mess can hold ceremonies near the bar, allowing you to create your own backdrop with the whole room — and your guests — in front of you. The Officers’ Mess has capacity for up to 175 guests 
  • The Officers’ Mess Balcony, which is open and more casual, with light flooding in through the balcony windows 
  • For a truly romantic setting, choose to get married in the Conservatory. It has large French windows for natural daylight and plenty of greenery for a natural yet classy affair that doesn’t require additional decoration. Up to 100 guests can watch the ceremony at the existing seating in the main bar, or more formal seating can be set up.

If you’d rather have your ceremony off-site, choose to get married at the nearby Royal Botanic Gardens – one of Sydney’s most iconic spots with a dramatic backdrop – Aurora Place, or the State Library of NSW, all within walking distance of Kittyhawk. 

Kittyhawk Sydney Wedding Receptions

Receptions at Kittyhawk come with black linen tablecloths, personalised menus, cake and gift table, and candles throughout the space. All areas are decked out in vintage Parisian-style décor and subtle hints of WWII memorabilia, creating a chic and stylish venue for any wedding reception.

For wedding receptions at Kittyhawk, you have four options to choose from: 

  • The Officers’ Mess: A private level with its own access. With bathrooms, bar and wait staff, this space allows for true privacy for you and your guests. This flexible area can be made up in a variety of seating options for seated or cocktail-style events and allows up to 175 guests. Organise your own entertainment or make use of the music in the main bar. Canapés and sit-down menus available.
  • The Conservatory: Holds 25 guests seated or 100 guests cocktail style. With French windows, hanging plants, decorated walls and intimate seating, this semi-private area is perfect for a smaller wedding that doesn’t require extra decoration.
  • The Kittyhawk: Hire the Kittyhawk, which includes the Lounge and the Conservatory, for exclusive use and have up to 110 seated or 175 cocktail guests. When hiring the whole of Kittyhawk, you can choose to have your own menu and music.
  • The whole venue: Both Kittyhawk and the Officers’ Mess, with a capacity of up to 350 guests. Make use of the entire space spread across two floors, with different rooms for flexibility. Choose configurations that suit you, bring your own decorations or enjoy what’s already there. 

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Capacity

Up to 350 Standing
Up to 198 Dining
Up to 100 Theatre
Up to 30 Boardroom
Up to 30 U-Shaped
Up to 164 Dinner & Dance

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor

Facilities

Accomodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
In House Catering
3rd Party Catering

Catering Options  In-house Catering
Cuisine Options  Buffet
 Sit Down
 Cocktail
 Shared Platters

Spaces At This Venue

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Whole Venue (both levels)

Experience the magic of the whole of Kittyhawk, with multiple rooms and areas to be enjoyed by up to 350 guests. Play your own music, customise the space, and choose a menu designed for your event.

Kittyhawk, central sydney event venue, restaurant

The Officers' Mess

A fully private area with its own lift, bar, waitstaff, and bathrooms. A versatile space adjustable to your needs – whether seated or cocktail – with the ability to have your own music and entertainment.

Kittyhawk, central sydney event venue, restaurant

The Conservatory

Look out of the French windows onto Sydney’s CBD in the sun-soaked conservatory, filled with leafy plants, elaborately decorated walls and intimate seating options. Have your own section of the bar or opt for table service.

Kittyhawk, central sydney event venue, restaurant

The Lounge

An elevated area in Kittyhawk with dark, vintage-inspired furnishings, intimate booths, and nooks, the Lounge can be used for dinners, cocktail parties, and smaller events. Here, service and wait staff are included so there’s no need for you and your guests to queue at the bar.

Location

The location of Kittyhawk Sydney

Nearby Hotels

  • Establishment Hotel
  • Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
  • Intercontinental Sydney
  • Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney

Nearby Parks

  • Barangaroo Reserve
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Hyde Park
  • The Domain

Nearby Attractions

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Luna Park Sydney
  • Sydney Observatory

Venue Testimonials

Absolutely adore this place. Be prepared to be transported back in time to the 1940s and across waters to the other side of the planet in France. The ambience is comfortably dim and old-fashioned luxurious.

Lina Ting ·

Tucked away down Phillip lane, Kittyhawk is a fantastic place for a cocktails in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. There are large tables as well as more intimate tables. Staff are very friendly and enthusiastic.

Leah Roberts ·

Unique, effortlessly charming and amazing service. Their commitment to their style makes coming here an awesome experience.

Anh Vu ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

Weddings at Kittyhawk range from $60 to $110 per person for buffet menus, with drinks packages from $77 to $108 per person. Prices increase from there depending on customisations.

Yes. Weddings can be held in the Kittyhawk Conservatory, which seats up to 25 guests or 100 cocktail style.

A wedding at Kittyhawk varies by couple and can be adapted to your needs. You can choose from a small and intimate ceremony in one area, or hire the whole venue complete with your own entertainment for a big event.

Yes, there are multiple hotel options within walking distance of Kittyhawk. We recommend:

Kittyhawk Sydney is licensed until 12am Monday-Friday, 2am Friday and Saturday and 10pm Sunday.

Minors are permitted in the Officers’ Mess, with prior consent, and in Kittyhawk main bar before 4pm.

Yes. Kittyhawk offers a variety of food packages and menus but you can do your own catering if you prefer.

Rachel Lamb

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Rachel is our Sydney Venue Specialist who knows all the best wedding venues throughout the city's sprawling suburbs, as she's spent her entire life in this city. She's worked in weddings and events since 2014, handling everything from coordination and operations to hands-on styling and design. She's a big fan of the little details and will never say no to a frothy almond latte.

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