Heritage Wedding Venues In Sydney

Looking for a heritage wedding venue in Sydney? Heritage listed wedding venues in Sydney range from spaces in the city's most recognised landmarks to refurbished chapels and private mansions. There are historic venues hidden in the city's suburbs and a great collection of heritage spaces sitting directly on the waterfront of Sydney Harbour.

These are our top 10 historic wedding venues in Sydney.

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Top 10 Heritage Wedding Venues

Lords Estate Heritage Wedding Venue Sydney
1. Lords Estate Chapel

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 120
  • Wedding ceremonies, photos, receptions

The heritage listed wedding chapel at Lords Estate is a beautifully refurbished, deconsecrated ceremony venue with white walls, stained glass windows, polished wooden floors and removable wooden pews. Mixing old with the new, the modernised and character-rich chapel comes with sophisticated audio and lighting. (At night you can light the chapel's exterior in your preferred colour)

The chapel is surrounded by spacious, elegant grounds where you can mingle with guests, have champagne & canapés and take wedding photos. The standard wedding package is $1,750 including 4 hours exclusive-use. Smaller packages are available on request. Micro wedding receptions inside the chapel are permitted for up to 30 guests.

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St Josephs Guesthouse is a heritage listed wedding venue in Sydney
2. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • 3 Day weddings with accommodation for 10

St Joseph's Guesthouse is one of the most unique heritage listed wedding venues in Sydney. Built in the ruins of a 160 year old Catholic Church, the historic guesthouse now provides an all-in-one wedding location with 5 bedrooms upstairs and a function area on the ground floor.

You can either get married under the original church bell which still works today or inside the modernised interior featuring relics of the property's history. The ground floor seats up to 60 wedding guests or caters for 100 standing and the spacious outdoor area with the impressive church facade as your backdrop is an ideal setting for relaxed, country receptions.

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Estate Vaucluse House is a heritage wedding venue on Sydney Harbour
3. Estate Vaucluse House

  • Location: Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse, NSW 2030
  • Capacity: 120 seated, 200 cocktail
  • Wedding ceremonies, photos, receptions

Surrounded by 10 hectares of gardens on Sydney Harbour, the waterfront Estate Vaucluse House is one of Sydney’s grandest Victorian style mansions. The heritage wedding venue was built in the 1920's and retains its original grandeur, providing an elegant and spectacular backdrop for outdoor wedding ceremonies & garden receptions on Sydney Harbour.

All inclusive wedding packages are catered by preferred supplier Pearl Catering and include traditional cocktails & canapés as well as creative food stations.

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Heritage Wedding Venue Sydney Athol Hall
4. Athol Hall

  • Location: Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 200
  • Ceremonies, photos & receptions

Athol Hall is a restored heritage reception venue located in leafy Mosman parkland, overlooking expansive views of Sydney Harbour and the city's skyline. The waterfront hall is surrounded by spacious lawns where ceremonies enjoy a spectacular harbour backdrop.

The hall itself features a white blank canvas with exposed roof beams ideal for installations of hanging florals. The property also has it's own private Sydney beach which is a popular spot for wedding photos.

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Burnt Orange is a unique wedding venue in Sydney bushland
5. Burnt Orange Sydney

Location: 1109 Middle Head Rd, Mosman, NSW 2088
Capacity: 200 - 250
All inclusive wedding packages

Burnt Orange is a chic reception venue located in an historic 1920's mansion nestled amongst Sydney Harbour bushland. Lush green grounds provide an ideal setting for garden wedding ceremonies while the heritage mansion and breezy balcony offer a spectacular setting for receptions overlooking the harbour.

Wedding packages are all inclusive of food & beverages and include the option of an outdoor garden ceremony. 

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Sydney Wedding Venue Ovolo Woolloomooloo
6. Ovolo Woolloomooloo

  • Location: 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011
  • Capacity: 30 - 300 seated
  • All inclusive wedding packages

Ovolo Woolloomooloo is a heritage-listed wedding venue located on an historic waterfront wharf on Sydney Harbour. The hotel has 4 ceremony and reception venues onsite including repurposed industrial spaces that have been creatively styled to blend a modern and fun atmosphere with a rich historic past.

Wedding ceremonies can be hosted on the historic wharf and all inclusive packages feature creative food & beverage options such as fairy floss and snow cone machines to fine dining menus.

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Sydney Wedding Venue Uni of Sydney

7. University of Sydney

  • Location: Science Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050
  • Capacity: 10 - 500
  • Ceremonies, photos + receptions

Within the historic grounds of Sydney University are a choice of heritage wedding venues oozing character and charm. The grandest of these spaces is the old Refectory which seats up to 500 guests under the auspicious gaze of the room's high ceilings and intricate murals.

Smaller reception venues are available to hire on campus and include spaces such as the Chancellor's Room which seats up to 25 guests. Included in venue hire is access to the grounds for your wedding ceremony and photos.

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Sydney wedding venue Laurelbank
8. Laurelbank

  • Location: 85 Penshurst Street, Willoughby, NSW 2068
  • Capacity: 150
  • Ceremonies & receptions

Laurelbank is a heritage-listed wedding ceremony and reception venue located on Sydney's north shore. The former residence and iconic city landmark was built in the late 1800's and features beautiful established gardens with original camellia and magnolia trees.

The gardens can be hired for private wedding ceremonies and the homestead features a formal function room for wedding receptions.

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Sydney CBD Wedding Venue QVB Tea Room
9. Sydney QVB Tea Rooms

  • Location: 455 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 200 - 300
  • All inclusive wedding packages

The Queen Victoria Building is one of Sydney's most recognised landmarks and features a palatial ballroom inside its heritage listed facades. Reception venue hire includes exclusive access to ballroom and you can have wedding photos under the twinkling Baccarat Crystal chandeliers as well as in the building's elegant staircases.

The Grand Pacific Group cater for up to 200 seated wedding guests or 330 for a cocktail function inside this historic space. Expect bespoke menus in line with the room's opulent surrounds.

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Mali Brae Farm Historic Rustic Ruins Wedding Venue
10. Mali Brae Farm

  • Location: Moss Vale - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 30 - 110
  • All inclusive weddings + sleeps 2

Mali Brae Farm is a private family owned & operated destination wedding venue that features historic rustic ruins on the outskirts of Sydney. Surrounded by manicured lawns a short walk from the property's two reception venues, the historic ruins make an ideal wedding ceremony venue or atmospheric location for dancing under the stars.

The 90 acre farm features two distinct reception venues for different sized weddings. The rustic hay shed features large windows, polished wooden floors and an impressive brick fireplace for weddings of up to 110 guests. The new Augustine's Room by contrast is a more modern space with stunning views, purpose built for micro weddings with 30 - 55 guests.  

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