Sydney Wedding Ceremony Venues

Sydney Wedding Venues: Ceremony | Reception

Looking for a wedding ceremony venue in Sydney? Wedding ceremony venues in Sydney include public parks & gardens which are bookable for religious and non-religious civil ceremonies, or you can hire a private venue for wedding ceremonies that offers packages exclusively for your nuptials.

There are many beautiful wedding ceremony venues in Sydney available to the general public. These sites usually attract a booking fee via the appropriate local council. Some parks and beaches do not attract a venue hire fee and you'll find free sites for wedding ceremonies in several outdoor locations around the city. This list of garden ceremony venues in Sydney is a great place to start.

Most of the wedding ceremony sites on this list are private venues including gardens, churches and chapels that you can hire for your nuptials without the requirement of also holding your reception onsite. If weather is a concern, you may like to consider this curated list of Sydney's indoor wedding ceremony venues

Here are 22 unique wedding ceremony venues in Sydney.

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22 Wedding Ceremony Venues in Sydney

Lords Estate Wedding Ceremony Venue
1. Lords Estate Chapel

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 80
  • Ceremony Packages: Venue hire from $1,250

Lords Estate is one of the only private wedding ceremony chapels in Sydney. This indoor ceremony venue has recently reopened after the completion of renovations to modernise the interior with white wash walls and polished wooden floors. The non-denominational chapel now provides a unique, warm & light filled location for intimate wedding ceremonies in Sydney, and is conveniently located just off the M7.

Ceremony hire packages include access to the Lords Estate Chapel and grounds for 2 - 4 hours. Both inside the chapel and outside in the estate gardens offer beautiful locations for wedding photos. 

Lords Estate is an ideal place for micro wedding ceremonies and elopements, with options for a cake cutting ceremony in the gardens or private dining for 8 - 12 seated guests in the homestead’s drawing rooms.

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Australian Botanic Gardens is a 416 hectare garden wedding venue in Sydney
2. Connections Garden at Australian Botanic Gardens

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 60 - 130
  • Ceremony Packages: Garden hire from $835

The Connections Garden is one of 8 wedding ceremony venues at the Australian Botanical Gardens in Western Sydney. This private and intimate rainforest setting seats up to 60 guests and can cater for 100 standing.

You can hire The Connections Garden exclusively for outdoor ceremonies with a 2 - 4 hour package that includes access to the rest of the gardens for your wedding photos afterwards. Ceremony hire packages range from $770 including a 2 hour venue booking to $1,470 with seating & furnishings.

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Palm Beach Sydney Wedding Estate
3. Palm Beach Ceremony Venue

  • Location: Palm Beach, 2108
  • Capacity: 2-100
  • Venue Hire: POA

Situated on Sydney's Northern Beaches, this exclusive ceremony-only wedding venue offers an idyllic setting for celebrations with up to 100 guests. Ceremonies are held within the venue's stunning 2,500 sqm of Balinese-influenced gardens. Post-ceremony, guests can indulge in refreshments on the perfectly manicured lawns, enjoying champagne & nibbles while taking in the breathtaking oceanfront views.

Engaging the services of a wedding planner is highly recommended for the set up of garden weddings as this property as it comes as a complete blank canvas. There is easy road and water access, abundant parking and the convenience of on-site amenities so there's no need to hire bathroom facilities. 

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Lakeside Lawn at Australian Botanical Gardens in Western Sydney
4. Lakeside Lawn At Australian Botanic Gardens

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 400
  • Ceremony Packages: Lawn hire from $595

Seating up to 400 guests, The Lakeside Lawn is one of the largest waterfront ceremony venues in Sydney. With rolling green hills in the distance, the area is a peaceful and relaxed spot to say “I do”  with surrounding Gumtrees offering shade during the warmer months. 

Hire packages start at $550 for 2 hours duration and you can extend up to 4 hours. Chairs, table, carpet and a petal spread are available extras ranging from $210 - $700. Photos in the gardens are included with all ceremony packages.

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Unique Wedding Ceremony Venue Sydney
5. Sydney Harbour Bridge Wedding Ceremonies

Location: Eora Country, 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks, NSW 2000
Capacity: 28
Ceremony Packages: $4,500+

The summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the world's most unique wedding ceremony venues. Bridge Climb in Sydney offers a 4 hour wedding ceremony experience where you, your celebrant, photographer and/or videographer and wedding guests receive a private climb to officially tie the knot on the bridge summit.

With uninterrupted views over Sydney Harbour taking in the Opera House and city, there is no more intimate a ceremony venue than the very top of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Wedding ceremony packages are available for up to 14 & 28 climbers ranging from $4,500 mid week to $18,250 for peak holiday periods.

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Ceremony Venue Sydney Ovolo Woolloomooloo
6. Alibi Kitchen - Ovolo Woolloomooloo

  • Location: 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011
  • Capacity: 150
  • Ceremony Packages: With catering

Specializing in unique weddings, Ovolo Woolloomooloo on Sydney Harbour offers two indoor ceremony venues to choose from. The most popular is Alibi Kitchen, aka The Kitchen Table. 

Alibi Kitchen is a pink chapel-like area that offers a religiously neutral space for inclusive wedding ceremonies on the historic wharf. Wedding packages are tailored individually so you’ll need to enquire about ceremony-only options.

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Wattle Garden Ceremony Venue Western Sydney
7. The Wattle Garden At Australian Botanic Gardens

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 400
  • Ceremony Packages: Garden hire from $595

In August and September each year, the native Australian wattle comes into bloom and paints this secluded ceremony venue in bright & happy yellow. Tucked away at the back of this garden is The Island, a unique ceremony location with the shade of trees and a water backdrop.

The Wattle Garden is available for exclusive hire from $595 and caters for up to 100 guests. Ceremony hire packages include the option to add seating, signing table and aisle runner from $700.

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Ceremony Venue William Inglish Pavilion Sydney
8. The Wedding Pavilion - William Inglis Hotel

  • Location: 155 Gov Macquarie Dr, Warwick Farm, NSW 2170
  • Capacity: 700
  • Ceremony Packages: From $80/pp

The Wedding Pavilion is a garden ceremony venue located within the William Inglis Hotel. Featuring a white wedding gazebo and access to surrounding rose gardens, this Sydney wedding ceremony location offers a picture perfect setting with the convenience of having 144 guest rooms onsite. 

The 5 star hotel offers ceremony only wedding packages from $80/pp including all furnishings plus 1 hour of drinks & canapes. A wet weather back up venue is available and photos on the grounds are permitted.

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Growwild Wildflower Farm offers affordable garden weddings in Western Sydney
9. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 30 - 145
  • Ceremony Packages: $5,900

Growwild is a private 25 acre flower farm located on the outskirts of Sydney. There are two unique wedding ceremony venues onsite catering for both indoor and outdoor nuptials. When you hire either space you get the entire property for your exclusive use all day, hence should you wish to have a reception onsite also you can.

The Secret Valley lawn is accessed via paved paths and is secluded within native bushland surrounds. After exchanging vows, this area is ideal for laid back and relaxed post wedding celebrations in the great outdoors. The indoor spot is a cute little barn that seats up to 50 guests and has an adjoining courtyard and bridal suite.

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Ceremony Venue Roslyn Packer Theatre
10. Richard Wherrett Studio - Roslyn Packer Theatre

  • Location: 22 Hickson Road, Millers Point, 2000
  • Capacity: 100 - 200
  • Ceremony Packages: Venue hire only available

The Richard Wherrett Studio at Roslyn Packer Theatre offers a unique, industrial style space for wedding ceremonies in the heart of Sydney’s performing arts scene. The Walsh Bay location is a convenient harbour-side spot close to some of the most popular wedding venues in Sydney.

With impressive high ceilings, a rustic blank canvas and state of the art facilities, the Richard Wherrett Studio can be styled to any wedding theme. Expect a grand historic warehouse with a contemporary vibe. 

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Ceremony Venue The William Inglis Hotel
11. The Arena - William Inglis Hotel

  • Location: 155 Gov Macquarie Dr, Warwick Farm, NSW 2170
  • Capacity: 700
  • Ceremony Packages: Enquire for large weddings

Located in the Riverside Stables Precinct, The William Inglis Hotel is an equine themed ceremony venue catering for Sydney’s largest weddings. The Arena is the biggest ceremony location onsite, seating up to 700 wedding guests with an inbuilt stage and TV screens for live broadcast.

A popular ceremony location for large cultural weddings, The Arena can be hired with tailored ceremony-only wedding packages. Use of the gardens and grounds for wedding photos is included with all packages.

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Sydney Wharf Ceremony Venue Ovolo
12. Heritage Wharf - Ovolo Woolloomooloo

  • Location: 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011
  • Capacity: 300
  • Ceremony Packages: With catering

The Ovolo Woolloomooloo Hotel is located on a heritage-listed wharf on Sydney Harbour. This 100 year old wharf makes an extraordinary setting for waterfront wedding ceremonies with Sydney Harbour and skyline as your backdrop.

The Heritage Wharf is one of the best ceremony venues in Sydney if you’re looking for an elegant harbourfront location to exchange vows. For extra good feels, when you book your wedding ceremony at the wharf a donation is made to a foundation supporting Sydney’s disadvantaged children.

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Little Bay Chapel is an oceanfront chapel wedding venue in Sydney
13. Little Bay Chapel

  • Location: 50 Pine Ave, Little Bay, NSW 2036
  • Capacity: 80
  • Ceremony Packages: From $1,250

Little Bay Chapel is an iconic oceanfront place for wedding ceremonies in Sydney's southern suburbs. The architecturally designed interdenominational chapel features 360 degree views over the Pacific Ocean and striking stained glass windows.
Little Bay Chapel seats 80 guests and offers a live streaming service of wedding ceremonies. Venue hire starts at $1,250 with additional hours available from $625 per hour.

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Hazelhurst Cafe is a garden ceremony venue in Sydney
14. Hazelhurst Gardens

  • Location: 782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW 2227
  • Capacity: 10 - 180
  • Ceremony Packages: Venue hire from $505

Hazelhurst Gardens are located within the picturesque precinct of the Hazelhurst Arts Centre in South Sydney. You can hire the gardens for wedding ceremonies directly from the arts centre, or if via the Hazelhurst Cafe which is a reception venue located onsite. 

The gardens are a hidden oasis on 1.4 hectares of lush greenery with a private ceremony area surrounded by rainforest plantings. 

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Tarpein Lawn Royal Botanic Gardens
15. Tarpeian Lawn - Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

  • Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
  • Capacity: 300
  • Ceremony Packages: $1,655+
  • Inclusions: 3 hr venue hire

The Tarpeian Lawn at the Royal Botanic Gardens is located near the Sydney Opera House and is within walking distance of the ferries at Circular Quay. Shaded by giant fig trees and with unobstructed views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the lawn is an ideal spot for semi private weddings located away from the garden's more public spaces.

Half day & full day venue hire rates include time for your wedding planner to set up and pack down your furniture and furnishings. 

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Herb Garden Botanic Gardens Sydney
16. Herb Garden & Pavilion

  • Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
  • Capacity: 80
  • Ceremony Packages: $950+
  • Inclusions: 3 hr venue hire

Located at the Government House end of the Royal Botanic Gardens near the Conservatorium Gates, The Herb Garden offers a quiet and tranquil ceremony spot featuring a sandstone pavilion. In wet weather the pavilion provides cover for 20 wedding guests and the garden in total has a maximum capacity of 80.

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Harbour View Ceremony Lawn RBG Sydney
17. Lawn 33 - RBG Sydney

  • Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
  • Capacity: 150
  • Ceremony Packages: $1,655+
  • Inclusions: 3 hr venue hire

The iconic Lawn 33 is one of the most popular places to get married in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Also known as the Harbour View Lawn, Lawn 33 features both water and city views framed by a large shady fig tree. This lawn is located close to the main public walkway.

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Lavender Bay Garden Wedding Ceremony Location
18. Lavender Bay

  • Location: Lavender Bay, Sydney
  • Capacity: 500+
  • Ceremony Packages: $0+
  • Inclusions: Non-exclusive use

Lavender Bay is a free wedding ceremony venue located on the Sydney Harbour Foreshore near iconic Luna Park. The lush green parkland space is right next to a plethora of wedding photo opportunities including Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden, the iconic Lavender Bay boat sheds, brick rail bridge overpass and the Sydney Harbour Bridge and waterfront. 

If you have fewer than 60 wedding guests you do not need to a permit to get married at Lavender Bay. The summer months are busy here so turn up early, pick your spot and have someone stay until you arrive to say "I do". Venue permits for larger weddings start at $315 and range up to $1,300 for 250+ guests. 

Lavender Bay is accessible by Sydney Ferries which depart regularly to the Sydney CBD via Circular Quay and to the inner west via Balmain.

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Undercover wedding venue Botanic Gardens Mount Annan
19. The Undercroft - Australian Botanic Gardens

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 2 - 400
  • Ceremony Packages: 2+ hours
  • Cost: $650+

'The Undercroft' at The Australian Botanical Gardens in Western Sydney is a unique ceremony location situated within the covered underside of the architecturally designed PlantBank complex. This open air space offers all-weather civil ceremonies an outdoor spot with a modern edge.

Venue hire starts at $650 for 2 hours exclusive use with the option of adding signing table, arbor and chairs to your package.

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Pier One Sydney has a Bridge Marquee for wet weather wedding ceremonies
20. Bridge Ceremony - Pier One Sydney Harbour

  • Location: Walsh Bay, 11 Hickson Rd, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 150
  • Ceremony Packages: 1 hr venue hire
  • Cost: From $6,000

The Bridge Marquee at Pier One Sydney Harbour is an undercover wedding ceremony venue directly under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can hire the marquee with a reception package or as a ceremony-only venue subject to availability. Given the impressiveness of the location, you may like to consider extending the hire period with canapés post ceremony catered by the hotel.

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Sydney Opera House Concert Foyer is a wet weather wedding ceremony venue
21. Sydney Opera House Foyers

  • Location: Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 1,000
  • Ceremony Packages: Minimum spend applies
  • Cost: $20,000+

The Sydney Opera House foyers are among the world's most exclusive places to get married. Filled with light, the expansive ceremony areas within Australia's best known landmark overlook Circular Quay and have direct, unobstructed views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Availability is limited by the Opera House performance schedule so enquire early. 

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Freedom Hub is a wet weather ceremony and reception venue in Sydney
22. The Freedom Hub Ethical Weddings

  • Location: 283 Young Street, Waterloo, NSW 2017
  • Capacity: 100 seated, 150 cocktail
  • Ceremony Packages: 2hrs+ venue hire
  • Cost: From $2,000

The Freedom Hub is an industrial style venue located in a converted inner Sydney warehouse 15 minutes from the city's CBD. Operating as a cafe during the day, the building can be hired after hours as a wedding ceremony venue. Profits to towards supporting people experiencing modern day slavery & human trafficking. 

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Best Wedding Ceremony Venues in Sydney

Planning a wedding ceremony in Sydney? Sydney has a long list of wedding ceremony venues located everywhere from the city's CBD to the beaches and beyond. Most commercial premises and council owned land have a 2 hour hire period giving you time to have wedding photos onsite afterwards.

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