Beach Reception Venues Sydney

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Looking for a beach wedding reception venue in Sydney? Here are 10 beautiful beachfront wedding reception venues located in idyllic locations from the Northern Beaches to Sydney Harbour and further south of the city.

All of these amazing beach venues have reception spaces with gorgeous ocean views and some come with adjoining ceremony areas overlooking the city's sandy shores. So if you're looking for a beautiful venue for a beach reception in Sydney, cast your eyes below. These are Sydney's best spots for an oceanfront wedding reception.

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Top 10 Beach Wedding Reception Venues in Sydney

Beach wedding reception venue south of Sydney
1. The Pavilion Kiama

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Wedding Packages: $99+/pp

The Pavilion Kiama tops our list of the best beach wedding reception venues in Sydney due to its incredible location, beautiful ocean views to Kiama Lighthouse and the affordability of its all inclusive wedding packages. Set on a private peninsula in the heart of Kiama, the modern function room has a plethora of scenic wedding ceremony & photo locations directly surrounding the venue.

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Beach wedding reception venue Long Reef
2. Long Reef Beach Weddings

  • Location: Anzac Avenue, Collaroy, NSW 2097
  • Capacity: 60 - 250
  • Wedding Packages: $160+/pp
  • Winter weddings from $135/pp

This Northern Beaches location is one of Sydney's most popular beachfront reception venues and comes with a beautiful ceremony site that has sweeping coastline views. Located at the Long Reef Golf Club, venue hire comes with 5 golf buggies to transport your bridal crew to surrounding wedding photography locations. Max seating capacity is 140 guests.

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Manly Beach Wedding Reception Venue
3. Manly Pavilion Weddings

  • Location: West Esplanade, Manly, NSW 2095
  • Capacity: 200 - 250
  • Wedding Packages: $205+

The iconic Manly Pavilion is a grand heritage building located near Manly Wharf on Sydney Harbour. Easily accessible by ferry from Circular Quay, it offers a convenient and picturesque location for beachfront wedding receptions and has the option for wedding ceremonies over the Harbour.

Manly Pavilion is managed by The Boathouse Group who are synonymous with luxury weddings on Sydney's Northern Beaches.  All inclusive wedding reception packages start at $205 per person with the likes of Bollinger Boats and custom cocktails as optional add-ons. Minimum spends apply.

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Watsons Bay Reception Venue
4. Watsons Bay Hotel

  • Location: 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay, NSW 2030
  • Capacity: 90 - 350
  • Accommodation: 32 Suites
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Watsons Bay Hotel in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney is one of city's most iconic beachfront venues and has two reception spaces overlooking Sydney Harbour. One of the function spaces is a light-filled reception room perfect for seated events. The other is a rooftop hangout ideally suited to cocktail functions with beach vibes.

The Watsons Bay Hotel has a public wharf serviced by regular ferries from Circular Quay making it extremely accessible from ceremonies in the Royal Botanic Gardens. There's also a variety of beaches and parks suitable for ceremonies nearby.  

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Manly 16ft Skiff beach reception venue
5. Manly 16ft Skiff

  • Location: East Esplanade, Manly, NSW 2095
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Manly 16ft Skiff is an elegant function venue with an overwater atrium that looks onto Sydney Harbour. Located at one of Sydney's most famous beaches, the popular reception venue can book with an all inclusive reception package from $200 per head.

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Public Dining Room Beach Receptions
6. Public Dining Room

  • Location: 2A The Esplanade, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 110 seated, 135 cocktail
  • Wedding Packages: $210/pp

Public Dining Room is one of Sydney's most elegant beach reception venues with all inclusive wedding packages from $210 per person. Situated on the sand at Balmoral Beach, the function space features floor to ceiling windows with epic water views and there are beautiful locations for wedding photos on the beach directly outside the venue. Ceremonies can be held on venue's terrace and come fully styled.

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Clovelly Surf Club Reception Venue
7. Clovelly Surf Club

  • Location: Donnellan Circuit, Clovelly, NSW 2031
  • Capacity: 100 sit down, 150+ cocktail
  • Wedding Packages: $140+/pp

With panoramic sea views and affordable wedding packages from $140 per head, the Clovelly Surf Club is a sought after location for oceanfront wedding receptions in Sydney. The private, upstairs function room comes with an adjoining outdoor terrace that's perfect for cocktail receptions and/or wedding ceremonies. Hire of a wedding stylist is recommended to maximise the blank canvas space.

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St George Sailing Club Wedding Receptions
8. St George Sailing Club Sydney

  • Location: 2 Riverside Drive, Sans Souci, NSW 2219
  • Capacity: 150 - 250
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $170/pp

Set over the water at Botany Bay and with floor to ceiling glass walls, St George Sailing Club offers a stunning setting for beach receptions in Sydney's southern suburbs. The light-filled venue seats up to 150 guests for a shared banquet or alternate plate reception or caters for 250 with food stations and canapés. There's a private deck for wedding ceremonies overlooking the Georges River or plenty of places to get married on nearby beaches.

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Interbane Beachfront Reception Venue
9. Interbane House

  • Location: 8 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park, NSW 2508
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

If you're looking for a coastal wedding reception venue where you can also stay onsite for a couple of nights, Interbane House offers an idyllic destination with amazing views. The Airbnb property is situated near the Sea Cliff Bridge on Bald Hill and has sweeping ocean views from all function areas including inside, the wraparound cocktail balcony and backyard lawn.

Inside the Victorian period home are 5 spacious bedrooms and a large dining room that cater for up to 18 guests seated or 50+ for a cocktail style reception. The affordable venue hire fee starts at $2,850 for a 2 night mid-week celebration.

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Orso Bayside Northern Beaches Wedding
10. Orso Bayside

  • Location: 79 Parriwi Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 240 - 350
  • Wedding Packages: $220+/pp

The beachfront wedding venue Orso Bayside offers a picturesque spot for all-in-one weddings in Mosman. With floor to ceiling windows the space is filled with natural light throughout the day and has panoramic views from Middle Harbour to Clontarf Beach. At night the reception venue comes to life under a romantic canopy of fairy lights.

If you're looking for a large wedding venue on the Northern Beaches, Orso caters for cocktail functions of up to 350 guests or 240 for a seated celebration. You can arrive and depart via boat with a private wharf connected to the venue and the waterfront deck is spacious enough for wedding ceremonies. 

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