Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Sydney

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Looking for an outdoor wedding venue in Sydney? From garden wedding venues on Sydney Harbour to outdoor reception venues hidden in the 'burbs, Sydney offers a wonderful variety of outdoor venues for weddings, with many unique places to get married in nature.

The best outdoor wedding venues in Sydney include some incredibly unique parks and gardens, venues with spectacular ocean views and outdoor reception venues set in private locations with some of the prettiest and most dramatic backdrops in New South Wales.

Aside from the scenic vista that Sydney's harbour and beaches provide for outdoor weddings, some of our favourite places for garden parties & outdoor receptions are in the city's outskirts. These lesser known venues are laid back, tranquil locations often set in national parks (perfect for bush weddings) and come with beautiful mountain and country backdrops. 

Here's a list of our favourite outdoor wedding locations in Sydney. They're all dream wedding venues that set the scene for incredibly unique outdoor weddings.

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Top 24 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Sydney

St Josephs Guesthouse is an outdoor ceremony & reception venue in Sydney
1. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Built in the ruins of a 160 year old church, St Joseph's Guesthouse is an utterly unique location for outdoor weddings in Sydney. You can get married on the steps under the original church bell (which still works) and utilise the lawn area as your outdoor wedding reception venue. 

St Joseph's has plenty of flat lawn area surrounded by lavender gardens where you can pitch a marquee or tipi. Other outside function areas include a huge deck and peaceful plunge pool overlooking the valley. Venue hire includes exclusive use of the guesthouse and grounds with accommodation for 10 guests for 3 or more nights. 

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Outdoor wedding at Chapel Hill Retreat Outdoor
2. Chapel Hill Retreat

  • Location: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing, NSW 2758
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All-inclusive
  • Accommodation: 36 guests

Chapel Hill Retreat is one of Sydney's most scenic country locations for a garden ceremony and outdoor wedding reception. The 35 acre retreat has 5 ceremony and function venues set in the great outdoors including a romantic festoon-lit deck, a natural bush cathedral and expansive lawns and gardens all with sweeping mountain and valley views.

Venue hire at Chapel Hill comes with wet weather options including use of the main function room, a covered verandah and gorgeous chapel. The property offers optional accommodation for up to 36 guests in 7 cottages including a luxe bridal suite.

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Lords Estate Outdoor Wedding Venue
3. Lords Estate

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 100
  • Ceremonies: Chapel
  • Receptions: Chapel, private dining room

Just 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD and close to Parramatta, the privately owned Lords Estate is fast becoming a popular spot for outdoor weddings in Sydney. A grand 140 year old chapel creates a dramatic backdrop for weddings in the surrounding gardens and food trucks are welcome on the property.

One of the great things about this atmospheric spot is that the non-denominational chapel can be used as your wet weather back up plan both for ceremonies and small receptions. Marquees are also welcome onsite. 

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Australian Botanic Gardens is an outdoor wedding venue in Southern Sydney
4. Australian Botanic Gardens Sydney

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 200

The Australian Botanical Gardens is the largest outdoor wedding venue in Sydney with 416 hectares of gardens. Ceremony sites include lakeside lawns and woodland clearings, all surrounded by picturesque flower beds. You can have an outdoor marquee reception on the lawns or set up a casual picnic reception and there are wet weather options onsite.

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Palm Beach Wedding Sydney
5. Palm Beach Garden Venue

  • Location: Palm Beach, Sydney NSW 2108
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Packages: Please Enquire

This gorgeous garden wedding venue is located at the waterfront of a private $40 million estate in Sydney's Northern Beaches and offers an ideal setting for your outdoor wedding ceremony. With panoramic views of Palm Beach and a unique waterfront Balinese-influenced garden, it provides endless opportunities for capturing stunning photos.

Experience convenience and ease with its accessible road access, ample street parking, onsite amenities, and a memorable jetty that ensures smooth arrivals and departures. These features make it possible to handle logistics effortlessly, whether you choose to plan your wedding yourself or enlist the help of professionals.

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Eleven Eighty outdoor wedding destination
6. Eleven Eighty Weddings

  • Location: 1180 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535 
  • Capacity: 80
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15

Eleven Eighty is a unique outdoor wedding destination just south of Sydney on the picturesque Shoalhaven River. Amongst the venue's quirky collection of event spaces is this beautiful alfresco courtyard which seats up to 80 guests and has an adjoining bar opening from within the property's cute little barn.

The courtyard is a very private spot for outdoor weddings, set on the historic site of an old school. When you hire Eleven Eighty you get exclusive use of the grounds, the old school masters cottage, another country style cottage, an old train carriage which works well as a hair & make up station and wet weather back up plans that include the old school hall, barn and a marquee. 

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The Goodsline Outdoor Weddings Glebe
7. Goodsline Venue

  • Location: 19a Harris Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009
  • Capacity: 80
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Goodsline is one of the best outdoor wedding venues in Sydney for casual celebrations. Located in Glebe, The Goodsline Cafe & Restaurant is inspired by train stations of old and has a relaxed atmosphere that extends into its leafy terrace.

The terrace is an intimate street-side space framed by greenery and is perfect for low key celebrations with a funky, eclectic vibe. Contemporary Australian food is on the menu with everything from breakfast weddings to lunch and dinner celebrations available. Seats up to 60 guests or 80 for cocktail events.

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Growwild Outdoor reception venue Sydney
8. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 145
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Growwild Wildflower Farm is a unique garden wedding and outdoor reception venue in Western Sydney. The 25 acre property grows and supplies Australian wildflowers to the Sydney Flower Markets and is surrounded by national parkland which is home to Koalas and an array of native birds.

At Growwild, one affordable garden hire fee provides exclusive use to the grounds for garden weddings and use of two outdoor reception venues. One of the reception venues is an open-walled garden marquee with a festoon-lit courtyard perfect for cocktails, canapés & dancing under the stars. The other is a smaller courtyard that seats up to 50 guests and adjoins a cute barn.

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Paradise Botanical Gardens is a hidden wedding venue on the Central Coast
9. Paradise Botanical Gardens

  • Location: Kulnura - Central Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 230
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8

Just north of Sydney is one of the state's most unique outdoor wedding venues. The heritage Roman Columns at Paradise Botanical Gardens offer an atmospheric, one-of-a-kind setting for alfresco wedding receptions. Set on 230 acres in the hilltops of Kulnura, this beautiful garden venue is picturesque by day and at night is overlooked by a country sky filled with twinkling stars.

The private gardens are home to a huge variety of rare plants & animals, with manicured lawns and heritage architecture offering endless wedding ceremony and photo backdrops. Wet weather plans include a newly renovated outdoor pavilion and a marquee site that overlooks a picture perfect dam. 

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Bellevue Cottage Garden Wedding Venue
10. Bellevue Cottage

  • Location: 55 Leichhardt Street, Glebe, NSW 2037
  • Capacity: 30 - 120
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Bellevue Cottage is a heritage listed property that offers beautiful outdoor weddings overlooking Sydney Harbour to the Anzac Bridge. Hidden on the banks of Blackwattle Bay and just 10 minutes from the Sydney CBD, this French restaurant serves up a unique foodie experience with a 4-course degustation menu by Chef Antoine Moscovitz’.

The sunlit terrace and waterfront verandah are beautifully relaxed settings for a garden wedding and delightful spots to enjoy signature cocktails and canapés while soaking up the afternoon sun. Set against the Victorian-era cottage with its original ceilings and federation tiles, Bellevue Cottage offers a charming nostalgic atmosphere for outdoor weddings on Sydney Harbour.

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Outdoor reception venue on the Sydney Seadeck
11. Seadeck Sydney

  • Location: Lime Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 420
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Seadeck Sydney is a Mediterranean-inspired vessel that navigates all the most beautiful spots on Sydney Harbour providing the dream outdoor wedding venue. The character-filled boat offers a unique opportunities to get married on the waters of Sydney Harbour and have an outdoor wedding reception while cruising the harbour's gorgeous beaches and coves.

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Searock Grill Outdoor Wedding Receptions
12. Searock Grill

  • Location: 5 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 45 - 55
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Searock Grill is a scenic outdoor reception venue located on the eastern waterfront at Circular Quay overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Just a 1 minute walk to the Sydney Opera House and easily accessible to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Searock Grill is one of the best locations for outdoor wedding receptions in Sydney.

The alfresco dining area on the harbour front can seat up to 55 guests and is fully covered from incremental weather. All inclusive wedding packages include cocktail or seated dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner receptions.  

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outdoor wedding venue sydney harbour
13. Athol Hall

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Mosman - Sydney, NSW
  • Info: Refurbished waterfront venue with Sydney skyline views including the Harbour Bridge & Opera House. The lawns provide a stunning place for outdoor wedding ceremonies and cocktail garden parties.

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Waterfront wedding venue freshwater
14. Pilu at Freshwater Beach

  • Location: Freshwater Beach - Sydney, NSW
  • Capacity: 60
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Pilu at Freshwater Beach is an ideal location for garden weddings with a private ceremony deck overlooking sweeping ocean views. The deck offers an intimate setting for outdoor wedding receptions and comes with flexible all inclusive packages for up to 60 guests. An all-in-one waterfront wedding venue on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

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Waterfront wedding venue jonah
15. Jonah's Whale Beach

  • Location: Whale Beach - Sydney, NSW
  • Capacity: 122
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

With spectacular ocean views from the cliff top terrace, Jonah’s is one of Sydney's best wedding venues for garden ceremonies and outdoor wedding receptions. The private resort features a chefs hatted restaurant (which caters your reception) and 11 luxury suites that sleep up to 22 guests.

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Small venue Hazelhurst
16. Hazelhurst Cafe

  • Capacity: 10+
  • Location: Gymea - Sydney, NSW
  • Info: A boutique wedding venue with laid back, rockstar vibes set within the grounds of the Hazelhurst Arts Centre. Ideal for small outdoor weddings with an art gallery feel. Wedding ceremonies are held in adjoining gardens surrounded by bushland and the venue is available for exclusive use when booked for weddings.

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small venue chiswick
17. Chiswick Sydney

  • Capacity: 30+
  • Location: Woollahra - Sydney, NSW
  • Info: Matt Moran's Chiswick is a picturesque all-in-one foodie venue with stunning gardens for outdoor wedding ceremonies and cocktail functions. A semi-private dining room accommodates up to 40 guests for a sit down lunch or dinner wedding reception, and the entire venue is available for exclusive hire for larger weddings. 

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Small venue the grounds
18. The Grounds of Alexandria

  • Capacity: 6 - 400
  • Location: Alexandria - Sydney, NSW
  • Info: Versatile inner city wedding location with multiple indoor and outdoor garden venues suitable for micro weddings and elopements from 6 guests, to large sit-down banquets and chic cocktail party weddings for up to 400. 

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rustic venue springfield house
19. Springfield House

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Dural - Sydney, NSW
  • Info: A classic, romantic wedding venue with 5 acres of gardens and bushland. An ideal all-in-one location for affordable outdoor weddings. Private venue thats often booked for cultural celebrations such as Indian and Chinese weddings. 

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20. William Inglis Hotel

  • Capacity: 700
  • Location: Warwick Farm - Sydney, NSW
  • Info: Riverside stables and gardens, ideal for large outdoor weddings with hundreds of guests. Budget friendly wedding location with choice of event spaces and hotel style accommodation for 300+ guests.

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Outdoor wedding venue laurelbank
21. Laurelbank Garden

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Willoughby - Sydney Harbour, NSW
  • Info: Laurelbank is an historic homestead located in the heart of Sydney's north shore. Manicured lawns are surrounded by stately trees and provide the perfect setting for garden ceremonies and outdoor wedding receptions.

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waterfront wedding venue manly skiff
22. Manly 16ft Skiff

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Manly - Sydney, NSW
  • Info: A popular wedding venue at one of Sydney's most famous beaches. The private garden and Skiff Deck provide outdoor wedding ceremony locations with stunning water views of Sydney Harbour. An ideal wedding location to bring international visitors.

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The Surry Rooftop Outdoor Wedding Venue
23. The Surry Rooftop 

  • Location: 28 Albion Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Located above Rydges Sydney Central, The Surry Rooftop is a unique outdoor wedding location nestled amongst the city's picturesque skyline. One of the only rooftop wedding venues in Sydney, this beautiful private space offers an incredible city vista with sweeping views across Surry Hills to Sky Tower.

The outdoor terrace is perfect for wedding ceremonies and is a beautiful breakaway area from the main function space where cocktails & canapés can be enjoyed while taking in the views in the open air. Affordable wedding packages start at $119 per person and come with a choice of menus and styling items.

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rustic venue uni of sydney
24. University of Sydney

  • Capacity: 500
  • Location: Camperdown - Sydney, NSW
  • Info: Within the beautiful grounds of Sydney University are a choice of outdoor and heritage venues filled with character and charm. From the grand Refectory seating up to 500 to the Chancellor's Room that seats up to 25. Have your ceremony, photos & reception at the one location.

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