Rydges Sydney Central

28, Albion Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales, 2010, Australia


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Weddings at Rydges Sydney Central

Perfectly placed in the upscale area of Surry Hills, Rydges Sydney Central is a stylish 4-star hotel wedding venue with eight impressive wedding spaces to choose from, including the light-filled Surry Rooftop. This beautiful space boasts floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Sydney’s CBD and Surry Hills.

With modern decor and neutral interiors, there are endless possibilities at this blank canvas wedding venue in Sydney’s Surry Hills. For something different, why not hire the private cinema room for wedding speeches and entertainment as your guests settle in? Or transform the hotel’s beautiful outdoor terrace into a New York-inspired rooftop scene, with cocktail stations and grazing tables. 

Your dedicated wedding coordinator at Rydges Sydney Central will discuss your ideas and vision in order to transform one of the hotel’s blank canvas event spaces into a stunning wedding venue. With years of experience in coordinating unforgettable hotel weddings, they make it their top priority to ensure your wedding day unfolds effortlessly. 

The Scene at Rydges Sydney Central

Rydges Sydney Central weddings are set in prime position. The hotel is a short walk from Central Station yet immersed in the tranquil surroundings of Surry Hills. This village-like area is speckled with coffee shops and independent restaurants, fashion boutiques and bars, which makes a wonderful setting for your wedding weekend.

Thanks to its fantastic location, there are plenty of outdoor wedding photo locations near Rydges Sydney Central. Possible backdrops include the picturesque boat lakes at Centennial Park, the ornamental water fountains at Hyde Park, the manicured Royal Botanic Gardens, and the world-famous Sydney Opera House.

The versatile blank canvas event spaces at Rydges Sydney Central allow you to get as creative as you like when it comes to planning your wedding. The subtle modern finishes in each of the hotel’s sophisticated function rooms suit both a minimalist wedding style or a lavish theme with pops of colour and lots of detail. 

Rydges Sydney Central weddings have everything you need for a perfect wedding weekend, including hotel accommodation at special rates for all of your guests. Each of the hotel’s 309 guest rooms boasts a contemporary and well-appointed design that is guaranteed to impress. Your guests will love the convenience of heading up to their room as the wedding celebrations come to an end and the party winds down.

Rydges Sydney Central Wedding Ceremonies

Rydges Sydney Central hotel has a number of versatile event spaces that make gorgeous ceremony spots for your Sydney wedding. If you’re looking for an all-weather ceremony space, the hotel has a number of options to choose from. The Surry Rooftop is a spectacular high-rise destination for wedding ceremonies and the rooftop is completely covered, so you can enjoy your day without worrying about temperamental weather affecting your vows. 

The Level 5 Terrace is a great outdoor ceremony option and can be transformed with gorgeous floral displays and a beautiful arbour. Alternatively, for large wedding parties, the hotel’s stylish Oxford function room offers an uninterrupted space that can incorporate your ceremony and reception in one place.

For traditional church ceremonies, Christ Church St Laurence is just a five-minute drive from the hotel and has an ornate interior with beautiful stained glass windows. You could even opt to marry outside on the lush lawns of Hyde Park before continuing to Rydges Sydney Central for an unforgettable wedding reception.

Rydges Sydney Central Wedding Receptions

Wedding receptions at Rydges Sydney Central often unfold in the beautiful Surry Rooftop function space. Taking advantage of its prime rooftop location on the hotel’s 11th floor, the Surry features seamless floor-to-ceiling windows, offering panoramic views of the city skyline and Surry Hills. Flooded with an abundance of natural light, this sleek high rise space also has three private balconies and a private built-in bar.

The Surry Rooftop looks beautiful with long banquet tables set up for an elegant reception dinner. As your wedding celebrations continue into the night, guests can spill out onto the adjoining balconies to soak up more of the incredible city views. And with a parquetry dancefloor included in your wedding package, you can dance the night away with your loved ones.

When it comes to the food, you’ll love the customisable wedding menus at Rydges Sydney Central. Three-course plated menus are expertly crafted by executive chef Kevin Weng and offer a vast selection of decadent starters, main courses, and desserts. For a more relaxed affair, opt for the canapé wedding package, which includes a grazing table on arrival and four hours of delicious bite-sized canapés.

Wedding Photography Near Rydges Sydney Central

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Rydges Sydney Central are:

  • Centennial Park
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Hyde Park
  • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
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theatre Up to 270 Theatre
classroom Up to 126 Classroom
ushaped Up to 70 U-Shaped
boardroom Up to 63 Boardroom
dining Up to 180 Dining
standing Up to 320 Standing
cabaret Up to 144 Cabaret
dinner Up to 140 Dinner & Dance

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 309
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
 In-house Catering
Cuisine Options  Buffet
 Sit Down
 Food Stations
 Shared Platters

Spaces At This Venue

  • Rydges Sydney Central, The Surry Rooftop

    The Surry Rooftop

    Located on level 11, this naturally lit event space is a gorgeous rooftop destination with wraparound windows overlooking Sydney and Surry Hills. The sleek high rise setting also has three private balconies and a useful built-in bar.

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  • Rydges Sydney Central, Taylor Room

    Meeting Rooms

    Rydges Sydney Central offers nine flexible function rooms that range in size and can accommodate small groups of 10 as well as grand affairs of up to 320 guests. These include the Oxford 1 and 2, Albion, Riley, Crown, and Taylor rooms.

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  • Rydges Sydney Central Event Venue Level 5

    Level 5 Terrace

    The Level 5 Terrace is a beautiful spot to invite your friends, family, and colleagues to celebrate in style. With sweeping views of Surry Hills, Sydney CBD and the iconic clock tower at Central Station, there are limitless photo opportunities from all angles.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Central Station
  • Surry Hills
  • Hyde Park
  • Oxford and Crown Street

Restaurants on site:

  • Manna Loft
  • Sydney Brewery Surry Hills

Restaurants nearby:

  • Firedoor Restaurant
  • nel. Restaurant
  • Chin Chin

Venue Testimonials

Came here for a wedding function. Wasn't disappointed. The Setup was lovely, staff was extremely attentive and polite, all requests were fulfilled without hesitation and the food was pretty yummy too! Thank you for a great experience

Phuong C

Convenient location, great food and service.

Rakesh Y

Great atmosphere, clean and well maintained and helpful friendly staff

Deb R

Frequently Asked Questions

Rydges Sydney Central offers a range of wedding packages starting from $115 per person.

The hotel’s beautifully appointed function rooms cater for 150 seated guests or 200 guests for a cocktail style event. The Surry Rooftop can accommodate up to 140 guests in a seated banquet setting or 230 guests cocktail-style.

Weddings at Rydges Sydney Central are renowned for their prime location in the upscale area of Surry Hills. This 4-star hotel wedding venue has a variety of versatile indoor and outdoor function spaces to choose from, including the light-filled Surry Rooftop with its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Sydney’s CBD.

There are 309 spacious guest rooms with en suites at Rydges Sydney Central. Each newly refurbished room features a deluxe king-size bed, plush linens, and a flat-screen TV.

Yes. There are discounted parking spaces available for you and your event guests. Valet parking is also available.

The customisable food menus at Rydges Sydney Central are expertly crafted by executive chef Rick Fowden and can be tailored to suit any event. From delicate bite-sized canapés to decadent three-course plated meals, each dish is bursting with exceptional flavours.

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