University of Sydney

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Camperdown, New South Wales, 2006, Australia

The University of Sydney Weddings

If you’re looking for a wedding venue with an abundance of style and class, look no further than The University of Sydney. Its spacious halls, lush outdoor areas and top-tier culinary partner make this venue a must for weddings of all sizes.

The Scene at the University of Sydney

Located in the bustling suburb of Camperdown, you’ll find this popular area of the city easy to access, with great public transport routes and plenty of options for entertainment and food.

The University grounds themselves deliver the buzz of modern city life with the majesty of a hundred years of top-tier education – creating an atmosphere of sophistication with a contemporary edge.

Within the grounds, there are several unique locations perfect for hosting both your wedding ceremony and reception. These include ornate, stained-glass windowed halls and several other wonderous indoor and outdoor spaces.

University of Sydney Wedding Ceremonies

With a range of stylish, elegant options, the University of Sydney really does leave you spoiled for choice. Below is a selection of recommended spaces, perfect for hosting your ceremony.

  • The Sutherland Room is a boutique, spacious setting, which can be divided into two sections. This makes it perfect for both ceremony and reception.
  • For couples looking for something a little more impactful, the Great Hall has everything you need. Its epic high ceilings, architectural wonder and impressive capacity are sure to provide a stunning backdrop for your big day.
  • Maybe you’d prefer an outdoor ceremony? The University’s lush Quadrangle lawns offer historic surroundings and the opportunity for a sun-soaked ceremony on a grand scale.

University of Sydney Wedding Receptions

With your vows and rings exchanged, head over to The University of Sydney for an unforgettable wedding reception. Boasting settings suitable for all wedding sizes, you can find a selection of spaces that are ideal for your reception below.

  • The McLaurin Hall is another of the University’s spectacular spaces. It offers stunning and historical design features, ample room, and the ability to transform into a classy cocktail party-style space for your reception.
  • Fancy some pre-reception drinks and nibbles? The Drawing room provides an intimate but no less classy setting for guests to mingle. Featuring lavish antique chandeliers and plenty of old-world character, it’s the perfect set-up for your reception.
  • Affectionately known as The Refectory, this ornate dining hall setting has an impressive 220-person dining capacity, stunning French windows, and luxurious décor to give your reception the grandeur it deserves.

Wedding Photography at the University of Sydney

There are endless possibilities for your wedding photography across the university’s picturesque grounds. Popular locations for wedding photos at the University of Sydney include the scenic Quadrangle and the historic Cloisters.

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standing Up to 600 Standing
dining Up to 350 Dining
sitting Up to 450 Sitting

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

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University of Sydney Great Hall Wedding Venue

The Great Hall

Whatever the occasion, The University of Sydney’s Great Hall offers a historic prestige that is sure to elevate any event. This dramatic century-old setting boasts a 350-person banquet capacity for gala dinners or award ceremonies and extends to a huge 600 people for cocktail-style events. Offering beautiful sandstone walls and access to the stunning Quadrangle lawns — The Great Hall is a fabulous choice for any event.

University of Sydney Great Hall Wedding Venue

The McLaurin Hall

One of the oldest buildings on campus, The McLaurin Hall truly must be seen to be believed. Located on the second floor of the quadrangle building, this stunning space holds up to 450 people. Although the room itself offers the grandeur of high ceilings and opulent lighting, it can be dressed for any function, making it an excellent option, whether for a wedding reception or a corporate get together.


The location of University of Sydney

Nearby hotels:

  • Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park
  • Veriu
  • Rydges Camperdown

Attractions nearby:

  • Glebe Markets
  • White Rabbit Gallery
  • Powerhouse Museum

Venue Testimonials

The University of Sydney offered a stunning venue backdrop for our wedding. The team were efficient and supportive of all requests on the day.

Chloe ·

A beautiful location for higher education. Looks very much like Cambridge University (or Hogwarts), with some modern buildings thrown in for good measure. A huge campus that is worth exploring.

Tino ·

Beautiful campus. A place full of old historical buildings. Even if you are not a student, it is a good place for a walk. Just enjoy the open space. A popular place for photos.

Michel ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

The capacity for each space is 600 guests (450 for McLaurin) for a cocktail-style event, 350 for a banquet-style event and 450 for a theatre-style event.

Weddings at the University of Sydney must end by 12am.

Weddings at the University of Sydney are elegant, spectacular occasions that offer a rustic, historical feel.

  • Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park
  • Veriu
  • Rydges Camperdown

Pay & Display parking is available on Science Road and around the University of Sydney at a flat rate. Hourly parking is available after 3 pm except at the Western Avenue and Shepherd Street car parks.

Provided by The Fresh Collective, they offer a wide range of delicious cuisines using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.


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Darcy Allen

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Darcy's worked in the event industry since 2011 and absolutely loves it. Weddings are her jam, and she's produced weddings at various event centres, heritage sites, and gardens. Fun fact: She once worked as Minnie Mouse in Orlando's Disneyworld.

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