Sergeants’ Mess Sydney

Chowder Bay Road, Mosman, New South Wales, 2088, Australia


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Sergeants’ Mess Sydney Weddings

From Sydney Harbour views to quiet, natural beauty, this centrally-located wedding venue has a lot to offer. Couples will be blown away by the serenity and stunning scenery, but even more so by the intimate and private feel of Sergeants’ Mess wedding venue — all the while being right on Sydney’s doorstep. It’s the perfect combination of nature, sophistication, and practicality — a must for couples looking to have it all on their wedding day.

The Scene at Sergeants' Mess Sydney

Located in Sydney’s Chowder Bay precinct, Sergeants’ Mess is in a prime coastal area that’s ideal for weddings. Chowder Bay is synonymous with glistening, clear water, natural foliage, and breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour; it’s an area that showcases the best Australia has to offer. 

Sergeants’ Mess wedding venue is just 20 minutes from Sydney’s CBD, and boasts a prime waterfront location on Mosman’s beautiful shoreline. It’s perfect for couples who enjoy spending time by the water but would like a private, romantic wedding venue. Couples needn’t worry about passersby in their photos or loud noises interrupting their ceremony, as Sergeants’ Mess is on a stunning, quiet coastline that’s surrounded by native bushland. It’s a beautiful, intimate setting for couples on their wedding day.

The two Sargeants’ Mess wedding reception venues are elevated, so whether you choose an indoor or outdoor space to hold your wedding celebration, your guests can enjoy the natural beauty of the area as they sip their delicious beverage and enjoy their meals. And, who knows, they may even see the odd kookaburra while gazing out to the harbour. 

Sergeants' Mess Sydney Wedding Ceremonies

At Sergeants’ Mess, couples have the option to wed in a beautiful ceremony on the manicured grounds, or in the modern, stunning main dining room. 

The outdoor ceremony garden is surrounded by a mix of natural bush and manicured foliage, and looks out directly over Sydney Harbour. Your guests will watch you exchange your wedding vows with sweeping views in the background — perfect for breathtaking wedding photographs. 

There is space for couples to bring in a decorated arch for their ceremony if they wish, although with the natural beauty of the area on full display, you may opt not to. Conveniently, the ceremony space is situated right next to the reception venue, so your guests can easily and quickly make their way to the wedding festivities after the ceremony is over. 

Alternatively, you might choose to marry under the large tree to the left of the view of Sydney Harbour, in order to have a mix of natural foliage and harbour backdrops in your weddings photos. 

If wet weather strikes on your wedding day, Sergeants’ Mess has a lovely wet weather option for couples inside the venue space. It’s elevated and boasts pristine Sydney Harbour views, so your guests can still enjoy the natural beauty of the space while safely away from the elements.

Sergeants' Mess Sydney Wedding Receptions

Sergeants’ Mess offers couples two impressive, romantic wedding reception venues to choose from for their wedding day. Both are surrounded by native bushland and are safe from the elements. And each offers breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, contemporary, stylish design, and world-class catering by a team of highly experienced chefs.

The modern main dining room at Sargeants’ Mess wedding venue is chic, with pillars and chandeliers hanging overhead, a large dancefloor, and a wall of windows overlooking Watsons Bay and Rose Bay — it’s quite the vantage point. Your wedding here might start with a ceremony in the garden followed by a plated three-course meal made from locally-sourced ingredients served in the main dining room. 

Then, you and up to 250 of your nearest and dearest can dance into the wee hours on the large, central dancefloor. If your loved ones wish to further enjoy the delightful view, a timber deck with ambient lighting wraps around the room, offering prime viewing of Sydney Harbour. Of course, you can always choose to have your reception out on the deck itself.

The deck is an alfresco reception option — perfect for warm, summer evening weddings or moody winter receptions. It’s a stylish, undercover area, with room for up to 250 guests, and it boasts unbeatable views of Neilsen Park and Rose Bay. 

Your wedding reception on the deck will see your guests mingle around the gorgeous space cocktail-style — perfect for couples looking for a contemporary, outdoor wedding without the fear of bad weather. At a standing cocktail reception, trays of mouthwatering, fresh canapés can be brought around the deck so your guests can sip on their delicious beverages and choose the fare they’d like — including those with specific dietary requirements.

Whether you’d prefer something more traditional and romantic or modern and trendy, the team at Sergeants’ Mess wedding venue can work with you to create your dream wedding reception.

Wedding Photography Near Sergeants' Mess Sydney

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Sergeants’ Mess Sydney are:

  • Overlooking Sydney Harbour
  • On the venue’s private wharf
  • Some couples opt to take their shoes off and take photos on the beach
  • If you’re willing to drive, the bridge at Balmoral Beach is a good option
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dinner Up to 250 Dinner & Dance
standing Up to 350 Standing
boardroom Up to 80 Boardroom

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Nearby Car Parking
Carpark Locations Middle Head carpark
Chowder Bay Road
Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
  In-house Catering & External Catering Optional
Cuisine Options  Sit Down
 Indian Cuisine

Spaces At This Venue

  • The Main Dining Room

    The main dining room is Sergeants’ Mess’s most sophisticated and classy function space. It’s elegantly decorated, boasts beautiful views of Sydney Harbour, Neilsen Park, and Rose Bay, and can cater for up to 250 seated guests or 350 cocktail-style. This luxurious room contains a fully stocked bar, large dancefloor and chic, comfy furniture.

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  • Sergeants' Mess Networking Event, Entrance to the venue

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    Sergeants’ Mess is a private, stylish event venue set on the waterfront in Sydney’s Chowder Bay. The modern event venue’s views are unbeatable and its four event spaces are très chic, with state-of-the-art technology and modern, sleek furniture complementing the building’s contemporary design. At Sergeants’ Mess you have the option to host your event indoors or on the elevated deck overlooking stunning Sydney Harbour.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Georges Head Lookout
  • Mosman Beach
  • Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay Walk
  • The Chowder Bush
  • Clifton Gardens Reserve & Wharf

Restaurants nearby:

  • Gunners’ Barracks
  • Ripples Chowder Bay
  • L’Heritage
  • Drift Cafe

Hotels nearby:

  • The Albert Hotel

Venue Testimonials

Excellent venue. Magnificent views. Third function I have attended there. Very good service. High standard of food. Nothing a problem for staff. Very accommodating.

Silver W

Did a very good job hosting a large number of guests for a traditional hindu wedding. They are able to accommodate traditional ceremonies and were quite flexible in our requests (within the limits of being in a national park). Food was delicious, staff are very responsive and helpful and the views are beautiful.

Radheshan B

The team at Sergeants were wonderful. They worked really well with us over email and answered our questions promptly, despite us being overseas in America. They were on the ball with all our special requests and need. […] The food was delicious.

Oliver T

Frequently Asked Questions

Sergeants’ Mess most certainly caters for large weddings and events, and can accommodate up to 250 guests seated or 350 guests cocktail-style. Depending on the day, there is a minimum number of people required for booking (100 on Saturdays and Sundays).

In a word? Romantic. Weddings at Sergeants’ Mess are private, intimate, and full of love. Most couples say their vows on the grounds overlooking beautiful Sydney Harbour, while wedding receptions are tailored to each couple. Some couples opt for a more traditional, formal affair in the main dining room while others have a modern, cocktail-style event on the elevated deck.

While each event room varies in size and design, all of the spaces are contemporary and modern, boasting plenty of natural light and stellar views of Sydney Harbour. The main dining room, boardroom, bar, and deck each offer a spacious, stylish area for guests to relax, drink, or work. Audiovisual equipment and WiFi are available in select locations for presentations and seminars.

There is plenty of accommodation for guests with varying budgets available in the area. Here are some recommendations:

  • 4-star hotel The Albert Mosman, in Mosman, offers a buffet or A La Carte breakfast and stylish, modern rooms with lots of natural light.
  • Park Regis Concierge Apartments in Cremorne start from $189, and are a terrific option for those wanting to explore the local area – Mosman Bay Wharf is just a kilometre away, while Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is a measly two kilometres away.
  • Taronga Zoo also offers Wildlife Retreat packages or ‘Roar and Snore’ options, a glamping option. Staying overnight at the zoo is always an incredible experience, and the cost of your package includes breakfast, dinner and a night in a designer room with a view to boot.
  • There is a range of modern, furnished apartments and vacation homes in the area.

Wheelchair accessible parking is available, and there is paid parking across the street. Event guests can also park at Middle Head for free and catch a complimentary shuttle bus to the venue.

The food at Sergeants’ Mess is fresh, locally-sourced and delicious. Head chef Nathan Darling and his team place an emphasis on freshness, preparing their own handmade pastas, breads, pastries, and more. Influenced by Italian and French cuisine, the fare at Sergeants’ Mess is flavoursome and unpretentious. Here, you can expect top-notch canapés, entrees, mains, and desserts. For a showcase of the best locally-sourced ingredients, try the 100-mile local food menu option. 


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