Beachfront Wedding Venues in Sydney

Beach Wedding Venues: Sydney | Top 10 NSW | South Coast

Looking for a beach wedding venue in Sydney, NSW? These coastal wedding venues are all picturesque destinations at local and iconic Sydney beaches. From seaside hotels on the Harbour to beachfront reception venues along the city's coast, Sydney is the city of options when it comes to oceanfront settings for your big day.

These are the best beach wedding venues in Sydney for seaside ceremonies and receptions.

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16 Best Beach Wedding Venues in Sydney

The Pavilion Beach Reception Venue Sydney
The Wedding Pavilion

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Wedding Packages:  All inclusive

The Pavilion is among the best beach wedding venues in the Sydney region due to the combination of its stunning coastal location, very affordable wedding packages and two free ceremony locations on the waterfront right outside.

The modern reception venue has large windows with beautiful views over the surrounding foreshore to Kiama Lighthouse and is a light-filled event space with an elegant blank canvas palette. There's a separate entrance foyer with its own bar which can be utilised as an indoor ceremony option, a suite for use by the bridal party and loads of accommodation for guests within walking distance. 

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Palm Beach Sydney Wedding Estate
Palm Beach Wedding Venue

  • Location: Palm Beach, Northern Beaches
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Packages: Ceremonies + Photos

This private estate is one of Sydney's most exclusive venues for beach weddings. Nestled in a secluded nook at Palm Beach, the grounds of this $40m holiday house include 2,500m² of immaculately manicured lawns and Balinese-influenced gardens providing one of the city's most exclusive backdrops for oceanfront weddings and photos.

Onsite conveniences include easy road access, ample street parking, a nearby jetty and bathroom amenities. We recommend engaging a wedding planner for furniture hire and set up.

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Watsons Bay Hotel is an iconic Sydney location for beach weddings
Watsons Bay Hotel

  • Location: 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay, NSW 2030
  • Capacity: 90 - 350
  • Ceremony Sites: Nearby parks & beaches
  • Receptions: Function room, rooftop deck
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Located on the sandy shores of Watsons Bay, this iconic seaside hotel enjoys sweeping views of Sydney Harbour with its very own beach on the doorstep. There are loads of nearby spots at public beaches and parks where you can say "I do" or you can even get married at wedding venue in the Sydney CBD area and catch a ferry or charter a boat to arrive at the Watsons Bay Wharf.

There are two reception venues at Watsons Bay Hotel. The first is a Hamptons style space with grey timber flooring and a fresh white interior with its own private bar and balcony that seats 150 or caters for cocktail weddings of up to 350 guests. The 2nd is the Top Deck, perfect for cocktails & canapés in the sun complete with an all-weather retractable roof and private bar.

The Watsons Bay Hotel also has 32 boutique hotel rooms onsite, so you can celebrate the night away and wake up the next morning ready for a beach swim and post wedding recovery brunch overlooking the glistening waters of Sydney Harbour.

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Estate Vaucluse House is a coastal wedding venue in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs
Estate Vaucluse House

  • Location: Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse, NSW 2030
  • Capacity: 120 seated, 200 cocktail
  • Ceremony Sites: Gardens, beach
  • Receptions: Cocktail, sit down, indoors, outdoors
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive via preferred caterers

Located 15km from the CBD, Estate Vaucluse House is one of grandest seaside wedding venues in Sydney. The relatively hidden estate features a 19th century heritage mansion on 10 hectares of lush gardens.

The property backs onto Beach Paddock at Vaucluse Beach where you'll find open park-like grounds and quiet sandy locations perfect for wedding photos.

The Estate is a picturesque location for outdoor weddings with views across the glistening waters of Sydney Harbour. You can get married in the shaded grounds, on the verandah, or have a small wedding ceremony on the beach. 

The lawns are an idyllic setting for garden party receptions catered with creative food stations or roaming canapés. Inside, you'll find a light-filled function area that offers the perfect blank canvas to style to your preferred wedding theme. 

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Coastal wedding venue The Boathouse is located at Sydney's Palm Beach
The Boathouse Palm Beach

  • Location: Beach Road, Palm Beach, NSW 2108
  • Capacity: 30 - 200
  • Ceremony Sites: Any on Northern Beaches
  • Receptions: Cocktail, sit down, indoors, outdoors
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $195/pp

The Boathouse at Palm Beach is an iconic waterfront location on Sydney's Northern Beaches. There is a large deck at the rear of the venue that overlooks the comings & goings of the Pittwater waterway. It is a beautifully relaxed location for a waterfront wedding reception, with plenty to watch, including spectacular sunsets.

Cocktail and sit down reception packages include 5 hours venue hire with all food, beverages and florals included. The Boathouse Group also offer an offsite ceremony styling and bar service from $3,000. This package includes wooden arbour, chairs, florals, set up and pack down at any beach or park along the Northern Beaches.

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Ormeggio is a beachfront wedding venue on Sydney's Northern Beaches
Ormeggio at the Spit

  • Location: Spit Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 100
  • Ceremony Sites: Waterfront deck
  • Receptions: Seated, indoors
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $220/pp

Ormeggio at the Spit is a fine dining Italian seafood restaurant, cocktail bar and seaside reception venue on Sydney's Northern Beaches. The intimate reception space offers spectacular waterfront views overlooking Middle Harbour and Pearl Bay. 

Private waterside ceremonies can be held on the Deck at Ormeggio which offers the option to arrive by charter boat or water taxi. After wedding photos on the beautiful nearby beaches, Chef Alessandro serves a tailored and sustainable, meat free menu including the option for communal feasting tables.

Ormeggio is an all-in-one seaside wedding venue that you can hire for your exclusive use from $9,999. Wedding packages start at $150 per person for food & drinks from $75 per head.

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Pilu at Freshwater beach is a coastal wedding venue in Sydney
Pilu at Freshwater Beach

  • Location: Moore Road, Freshwater, NSW 2096
  • Capacity: 60 - 110 
  • Ceremony Sites: Private garden
  • Receptions: Beach house
  • Wedding Packages: From $230 per person

Pilu is a heritage listed beach house and hatted Italian restaurant on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Reminiscent of the Amalfi Coast, weddings at Pilu enjoy a stunning beachside location, Hamptons style surrounds, ocean views, a private garden and a modern Sardinian menu.

The perfect ceremony and reception venue for small oceanfront weddings, Pilu has 3 private dining areas that cater for between 10 - 50 guests. For larger weddings you can take over all spaces for exclusive use of the entire venue.

Wedding packages include hire of the gardens for your ceremony and pre-reception canapés with white chairs, table and wet weather back up. A dedicated wedding coordinator is included with all bookings at Pilu with menu options ranging from cocktails and canapes to 6 course degustation. 

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The Boathouse Shelly Beach is an oceanfront wedding venue near Manly Beach
The Boathouse Shelly Beach

  • Location: 1 Marine Parade, Manly, NSW 2095
  • Capacity: 120
  • Ceremony Sites: Beach, boat house
  • Reception: Boat house
  • Wedding Packages: From $200 per person

If you want to get married on (or overlooking) the sand and prefer a reception venue right on the beach, The Boathouse at Shelly Beach couldn't be any more perfect. This cafe, restaurant and wedding venue is literally 2 steps from the sand, and just a short walk from iconic Manly Beach with hotels aplenty for any travelling wedding guests.

The Boathouse caters for cocktail weddings of up to 120 or sit down receptions for 60 in the upstairs events lounge. The space features expansive opening windows that let the sea breeze in, along with the views. You can get married up here instead of the beach if you prefer.

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Jonah's at Whale Beach is a spectacular Sydney wedding venue with ocean views
Jonah's Whale Beach

  • Location: 69 Bynya Road, Whale Beach, NSW 2107
  • Capacity: 122
  • Ceremony Sites: Garden
  • Receptions: Garden, hatted restaurant
  • Wedding Packages: From $260 per person

Jonah's is an elegant ocean retreat with a hatted restaurant and 11 boutique hotel rooms enjoying picturesque views over Whale Beach. Renowned as one of Sydney's most exclusive wedding venues, Jonah's offers private hire for weddings of up to 122 guests. 

A wedding at Jonah's includes use of the cliff top lawn. Ceremonies here enjoy a spectacular ocean backdrop and expansive views across the Northern Beaches. Reception venues include the balcony, terrace, bar and restaurant, all enjoying the same coastal outlook.

Luxury accommodation at Jonah's includes uninterrupted ocean views, a private balcony, jacuzzi and access to the clifftop infinity pool. There's also in-house beauty and massage treatments, and a cocktail bar with a 1,600 strong wine list.

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Orso Bayside is an oceanfront wedding venue in the Northern Beaches of Sydney
Orso Bayside

  • Location: 79 Parriwi Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 240 seated, 350 cocktail
  • Ceremony Sites: Deck, park
  • Receptions: Restaurant
  • Wedding Packages: From $190 per person

Orso Bayside is a beachfront wedding venue on Middle Harbour. With floor to ceiling glass windows, Orso offers panoramic water views across pristine moorings to Contarf Beach. Located on the sand itself, Orso is the perfect location for beach weddings and has its own wharf and jetty where you can arrive to your wedding ceremony in style.

Recently renovated, Orso is a light-filled, blank canvas reception venue with white walls and exposed beam ceilings. A canopy of romantic fairy lights adorns the roof area over the dance floor. Smaller weddings of up to 70 guests can be catered in the new Tuscany Room.

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Manly Skiff is an oceanfront wedding venue at Manly Beach in Sydney
Manly Beach 16ft Skiff

  • Location: East Esplanade, Manly, NSW 2095
  • Capacity: 99 seated, 130 cocktail
  • Ceremony Sites: Deck, park
  • Receptions: Function room
  • Wedding Packages: From $190 per person

The Manly 16ft Skiff is located on the shoreline of Manly cove and offers picturesque views over Sydney Harbour. A logistically convenient wedding venue, guests can arrive from Sydney's Circular Quay via the iconic Manly Ferry terminal. 

A private altrium at the rear of the sailing club provides the ideal waterfront location for wedding ceremonies and there's also a grassy area adjacent serviced by the venue's ceremony packages. If you're looking for a coastal wedding venue with a relaxed ambience, Manly's sailing club ticks that box.

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Public Dining Room is a waterfront wedding venue at Balmoral Beach
Public Dining Room

  • Location: 2A The Esplanade, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 110 seated, 135 cocktail
  • Ceremony Sites: Terrace
  • Receptions: Restaurant
  • Wedding Packages: From $180 per person

Public Dining Room is a fine dining restaurant and relaxed wedding venue on the shores of Balmoral Beach in Sydney's north. Situated adjacent to the iconic Balmoral Baths, Public Dining Room affords uninterrupted views to North Head across Middle Harbour.

Wedding ceremonies can be held on the terrace overlooking Balmoral Beach before serving canapes here while you have photos at iconic locations nearby including the Balmoral Baths. The beachside reception venue offers a mediterranean influenced menu complete with matching wines recommended by the in-house sommelier.

Public Dining Room has a private dining area suitable for smaller weddings of up to 40 guests and for larger weddings this space can be utilised as a dance floor.

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Athol Hall is a beachfront wedding venue on Sydney Harbour
Athol Hall

  • Location: Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 130 seated, 200 cocktail
  • Ceremony Sites: Lawns, beach
  • Receptions: Hall
  • Wedding Packages: Ceremony only, Reception venue hire

Athol Hall is an all-in-one coastal wedding venue with its own private beach on Sydney Harbour. The heritage venue sits in an elevated position amongst picturesque National Park with views to the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Athol Lawn is available to hire for wedding ceremonies after which you can wander through the short bush track to Athol Beach for photos on the foreshore. Hire of the reception venue is optional and with a blank canvas of white walls and exposed overhead beams, is the perfect spot for styling in any wedding theme from luxe rustic to a Hamptons seaside oasis.

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Bathers Pavilion is a beach wedding venue in Sydney
The Bathers' Pavilion

  • Location: 4 The Esplanade, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 100 seated, 170 cocktail
  • Ceremony Sites: Beach, terrace
  • Receptions: Function room, private dining
  • Wedding Packages: From $175 per person

The Bathers' Pavilion is a heritage building on the foreshore of Balmoral Beach. With only a promenade separating the oceanside wedding venue from the beach, the Bathers' Pavilion offers some of the best coastal views in Sydney.

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The first floor function space caters to seated weddings of 100 guests and has an adjoining outdoor terrace perfect for wedding ceremonies overlooking Sydney Harbour and the shoreline of surrounding beaches. Wedding packages are available from 30 to 170 guests.

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Moby Dicks is an oceanfront wedding venue on Sydney's Northern Beaches
Moby Dicks Whale Beach

  • Location: 227 Whale Beach Road, Whale Beach, NSW 2107
  • Capacity: 150 sit down, 200 cocktail
  • Ceremony Sites: Local beaches & parks
  • Receptions: Function room
  • Wedding Packages: From $195 per person

The light-filled, oceanfront wedding venue of Moby Dicks is an iconic place well known amongst locals on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Wall to wall windows provide panoramic views of Whale Beach to the Pacific Ocean. 

Wedding packages include the option for sit-down + canapé menus, and special deals are available for winter weddings.

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Killcare Surf Club is an affordable beach wedding venue near Sydney
Killcare Surf Club

  • Location: 81 Beach Drive, Killcare, NSW 2257
  • Capacity: 150
  • Ceremony Sites: Beach
  • Receptions: Hall
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire, BYO

Killcare Surf Club is an affordable venue for beach weddings a hop, skip and jump from Sydney. You can hire the upstairs hall for a DIY style wedding reception and bring your own caterers making use of the commercial grade kitchen facilities.

Barefoot wedding ceremonies in the sand are popular at this beach location and there are endless photo opportunities at coastal sites nearby. A large balcony overlooks the beach and is the ideal spot for guests to enjoy drinks before your wedding reception. 

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Clovelly Surf Club is an oceanfront wedding venue at Clovelly Beach in Sydney
Clovelly Surf Club

  • Location: Donnellan Circuit, Clovelly, NSW 2031
  • Capacity: 150 sit down, 250+ cocktail
  • Ceremony Sites: Deck
  • Receptions: Function room
  • Wedding Packages: From $130 per person

At Clovelly Beach in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, the local surf club offers a first floor reception venue with panoramic ocean views. There is a large balcony area at the rear of the reception room suitable for wedding ceremonies, and you can also pitch a marquee here to extend the indoor space.

The venue recommends hire of a wedding planner but if you're aiming to minimise costs this is not essential. Unique menu options include the likes of Paella packages

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Sydney Beach Weddings

Beach weddings in Sydney are mainly located at coastal wedding venues on the city's Northern Beaches and in the Eastern Suburbs. With a wide range of coastal suburbs to the north & south of the Sydney CBD, there is a large variety of beach wedding venues to choose from. Here's some curated shortlists to help you find your perfect seaside wedding location in Sydney.

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