Foodie Wedding Venues

Looking for a foodie venue to hire for your wedding? Here's a shortlist of the best foodie wedding venues in NSW. All of these venues are chefs hatted restaurants or highly rated foodie places as recommended by the state's best wedding photographers - who regularly dine at these venues.

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Top 10 Foodie Venues in NSW

Mimosa Wines foodie place
1. Mimosa Wines

  • Location: Bermagui - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 13
  • Venue Hire: $5k & $140+/pp

The chefs hatted restaurant at Mimosa Wines is a warm & intimate, architecturally designed space with one of the best wedding backdrops in Australia. Large glass walls are pushed open for receptions, allowing the restaurant to spill onto a huge balcony surrounded by an incredible vista over the vineyard below and stretching across acres of unspoilt national park to the ocean. 

Venue hire includes exclusive use of the restaurant, vineyard and two onsite cottages with ceremony set up in your choice of location - either the balcony, within the vines, at the lily pond jetty or in the forest. Mimosa Wines was recognised in the 2023 Australian Good Food Guide and serves a modern Australian menu.

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Fridas Field Restaurant Venue Hire
2. Frida's Field 

  • Location: 76 Booyong Road, Nashua, NSW 2479
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Venue Hire: $6,500 & $150+/pp

Award-winning chef Alastair Waddell is in charge of wedding menus at this popular foodie joint situated 10 minutes from the centre of Byron Bay. The food ethos as Frida's Field is ecological farming with food grown in ways that reverses climate change.  

The regenerative 120 acre farm & restaurant offers exclusive use venue hire with all inclusive wedding packages. There's an architecturally designed restaurant venue, multiple wedding ceremony & photo locations and an onsite bridal suite which is optional to hire.

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Aria Restaurant Venue Hire Sydney
3. Aria Restaurant

  • Location: Sydney Harbour, NSW
  • Capacity: 30 - 250
  • Wedding Packages: $350+/pp

Aria Sydney is a fine dining foodie restaurant uniquely positioned on Sydney Harbour with unrivalled views over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Synonymous with the best fine dining cuisine in Australia, this Matt Moran restaurant serves up a culinary journey for guests paired with the very best in Australian wines.

Signature wedding experiences are available for micro weddings in the private dining Harbour Room which seats up to 30 guests or you can hire the entire restaurant for seated events of up to 110 guests. 

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Jonahs Restaurant Hire
4. Jonah's Restaurant & Hotel

  • Location: Whale Beach - Sydney, NSW
  • Capacity: 122
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22+ guests
  • Lunch Hire: $25,000 min spend
  • 24 Hour Venue Hire: $50,000 min spend

Jonah's Restaurant and Boutique Hotel is one of the most exclusive wedding venues in Sydney, featuring spectacular ocean views over Whale Beach and an exquisite dining experience served from the chefs hatted restaurant. Weddings can be booked with venue hire of the entire restaurant & hotel, with ceremonies held onsite in the stunning cliff-top garden.

Jonah's offers lunch wedding packages with a ceremony & reception from 11am - 5pm or a 24 hour package that includes all 11 hotel rooms and your choice of a lunch or dinner reception following your wedding ceremony. Oyster bars, interactive seafood stations, tailored cocktails and custom-sourced wines & spirits are among the personalised offerings available.

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Circa 1876 Restaurant Venue
5. Circa 1876

  • Location: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Capacity: 40 - 170
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: $250+/pp

Circa 1876 is a hatted restaurant located at The Convent, one of the Hunter Valley's most iconic wedding venues. Reception menus will delight foodies with world-class international cuisine crafted from organic produce grown in the gardens surrounding the restaurant. Fresh Quail eggs come from the Japanese Quails housed within the gardens. 

Located in an historic cottage with intimate wood framed windows and classical chandeliers, the restaurant seats up to 150 guests and caters for cocktail functions of up to 170. The surrounding gardens, beautiful tree lined driveway, historic chapel, fountain and wisteria garden provide beautiful backdrops for wedding ceremonies and photos.

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Jackson Ranch catered by Bannisters Restaurant
6. Jackson Ranch by Bannisters

  • Location: Bawley Point - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 40 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 40
  • Venue Hire: Enquire

The Jackson Ranch by Bannisters is a beautiful waterfront estate set on 37 acres of tranquil rainforest overlooking Lake Willinga on the NSW South Coast. Rick Stein's Bannisters is a name synonymous with simply cooked seafood straight from the ocean's edge and the catering team & in-house Sommelier at Jacksons Ranch continue this ethos creating bespoke menus with the freshest of local produce.

Venue hire provides exclusive use of the estate including 5 refined rustic cabins, Jacksons reception room which seats up to 90 guests, a marquee covered outdoor terrace which seats up to 150 guests and two bars for cocktail hour drinks and a post reception nightcap. Welcome dinners and poolside recovery sessions add to the unique celebrations on offer at Jackson Ranch.

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Margan Restaurant Venue
7. Margan Winery

  • Location: Broke - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Capacity: 50 - 200
  • Wedding Packages: $195+/pp

Margan Restaurant opened its doors in 2006 and is one of the pioneers of agri-dining in the Hunter Valley. Wedding menus are crafted around the harvest of the estate's one-hectare garden & orchard, and from olive trees, beehives and free range chickens & lambs. Olive oils, poultry, milk and sustainable proteins are sourced in collaboration with local farm gate producers.

Accredited to ISO 14000 for best practice in environmental stewardship, the winery offers sustainable wedding packages from around $200/pp with Margan wines on the drinks list. The winery can be hired for your exclusive use and features an intimate rammed earth building, barrel room, outdoor terrace with beautiful views across the vines to Brokenback Mountain and is pet friendly 

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Bentley Restaurant Venue Hire
8. Bentley Restaurant

  • Location: Sydney CBD, NSW
  • Capacity: 18 - 120
  • Function Packages: $250+/pp (estimate)

Bentley Restaurant has been at forefront of fine dining in Sydney for almost two decades and is regularly named among the best in the business. The restaurant's high-end wine list and innovative cuisine has earned it many impressive accolades including two hats from the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide and awards from Gourmet Traveller & Delicious publications.

Bentley Restaurant is located within an industrial chic space in the Sydney CBD and offers private dining for 18 - 64 people, or semi-private dining for up to 16 people. Specially curated menus are put together by chef Brent Savage and sommelier Nick Hildebrandt.

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Amara Restaurant at Spicers Sangoma 1
9. Amara Restaurant

  • Location: Bowen Mountain - Blue Mountains, NSW
  • Capacity: 30
  • Accomodation: Sleep 16
  • Venue Hire: $30k & $275/pp

Amara Restaurant at Spicers Sangoma Retreat is a newly hatted fine dining establishment set within the tranquility of the Blue Mountains. The intimate restaurant seats a maximum of 30 guests and serves a 5-course Chef Harvest Experience with paired wines, featuring inspiring dishes that reconnect guests with the land.

Venue hire includes all 6 luxury suites for 1 or 2 nights and a wedding ceremony set up poolside, within the gardens or indoors against the backdrop of a huge stone fireplace. Seated dining spaces include the restaurant and a covered deck area which has stunning views over Sydney & the Hawkesbury. Elopement packages for two are also available and all packages are catered by Amara Restaurant.

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Bellevue French Restaurant

10. Bellevue Cottage

  • Location: 55 Leichhardt Street, Glebe, NSW 2037
  • Capacity: 30 - 120
  • Venue Hire: $260/pp (estimate)

Hidden in a quiet waterfront setting in Glebe, the heritage-listed Bellevue Cottage is the culinary harbour-side destination where chef Antoine Moscovitz serves some of Sydney's best French cuisine.  His world-class menus are inspired by his time working with world-class chefs including Luke Mangan & Alain Ducasse, and feature a modern take on French classics with cured proteins, terrines, confit smoked pork belly and succulent braised beef cheeks.

The dining rooms of this nostalgic 1896 residence have a wonderfully intimate atmosphere with charming historical features including original Victorian-era ceilings and federation tiles. The sunlit terrace & verandah offer a beautiful spot for drinks & canapés on the harbour before guests are treated to a 4 course gastronomic adventure.

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