Indoor Ceremony Locations Sydney

Looking for an indoor wedding ceremony location in Sydney? Indoor ceremony venues in Sydney come in all shapes and sizes from churches to wedding chapels to more unusual places in hotel lobbies and industrial hubs. You'll find the full range of the city's best indoor ceremony locations right here on this list.

Sydney has a selection of dedicated ceremony venues for indoor weddings that can be hired with a nuptials-only package - no reception required. If you've already booked your reception venue, you'll want to hire one of these dedicated ceremony venues for your "I do's". The hire fee for Sydney's indoor ceremony venues start at $625 per hour with a minimum 2 hour hire period.

Alternatively, there are areas for wedding ceremonies inside all-in-one venues. To get married at these places it is usually a requirement to have your reception booked onsite. The average minimum spend for a Sydney wedding reception ranges from $150 - $240 per head at these venues.

The indoor ceremony venues on this list include locations that can be hired exclusively as wet weather ceremony venues, as well as all-in-one places that require a reception to be held onsite. We've indicated which are which and provided ceremony hire information for each venue below.

Here are 15 indoor wedding ceremony locations in Sydney:
  1. Lords Estate Chapel
  2. Wedding Pavilion - William Inglis Hotel
  3. Roslyn Packer Theatre
  4. Alibi Chapel - Ovolo Woolloomooloo
  5. St Joseph's Guesthouse
  6. Pier One Sydney Harbour
  7. The Boathouse Shelly Beach
  8. Sydney Opera House Foyers
  9. The Freedom Hub
  10. Three Williams Cafe
  11. Kittyhawk
  12. Top Deck - Watsons Bay Hotel
  13. Ceremony Balcony - Allegro
  14. Little Bay Chapel
  15. Utzon Room - Sydney Opera House

15 Indoor Ceremony Venues in Sydney

Indoor Wedding Ceremony Venue Lords Sydney
1. Lords Estate Chapel

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 60
  • Ceremony Packages: 2 - 4 hr venue hire
  • Cost: $1,250

The Lords Estate Chapel is an indoor ceremony venue located on a privately owned historic estate in Sydney. Conveniently located off the M7 near Blacktown, the non-denominational chapel is within 30 minutes drive of many of the city's best spots for wedding photos and receptions.

The chapel features a light & airy interior with new wooden floorboards, removable pews and breakaway lounge area. Venue hire includes exclusive use of the wedding chapel & estate grounds for 2+ hours and is a popular spot for micro weddings & elopements.

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Indoor Ceremony Venue William Inglis Hotel Sydney
2. The Wedding Pavilion - William Inglis Hotel

  • Location: 155 Gov Macquarie Dr, Warwick Farm, NSW 2170
  • Capacity: 700
  • Ceremony Packages: 2+ hours
  • Cost: From $80/pp

The Wedding Pavilion is an indoor ceremony venue located within the William Inglis Hotel. The hotel is a popular destination for large cultural weddings in Sydney as it features several indoor ceremony venues catering for 300+ guests.

The glass walled Wedding Pavilion has a light-filled interior that looks out to surrounding rose gardens. You can get married in the Pavilion with a ceremony-only package from $80/pp including food & alcohol. Enquire for alcohol free packages.

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Roslyn Packer Theatre offers an inside ceremony venue in Sydney
3. Richard Wherrett Studio - Roslyn Packer Theatre

  • Location: 22 Hickson Road, Millers Point, 2000
  • Capacity: 100 - 200
  • Ceremony Packages: 2hr+ venue hire
  • Cost: Enquire for venue hire fee

The Richard Wherrett Studio is located in the Roslyn Packer Theatre at Walsh Bay on Sydney Harbour. The central location near Sydney's many reception venues makes this studio a convenient choice for couples looking for an all-weather ceremony location.

The studio is a multi-use ground floor venue with a unique industrial vibe and aesthetic. The hall style space features high ceilings, rustic brickwork and remnants of its historic past. Set within one of Sydney's premier performing arts venues, expect grandeur, state of the art facilities, a luxe blank canvas and contemporary vibes.

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Ceremony Venue Sydney Ovolo Woolloomooloo
4. Alibi Chapel - Ovolo Woolloomooloo

  • Location: 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011
  • Capacity: 150
  • Ceremony Packages: Available with reception
  • Cost: From $200/pp

The chapel-like Alibi Kitchen is one of Sydney's most unique ceremony venues. Located inside the hotel foyer at Ovolo Woolloomooloo, the religiously-neutral space offers contemporary wow factor to weddings in a heritage wharf location.

Each wedding package at the hotel is tailored individually, so you can enquire about the cost of hiring this indoor area with or without a reception package. If you're after a funky wedding ceremony location that's slightly outside-the-box (and weather-proof) Alibi Chapel is ideal. There's an awesome bridal suite onsite and accommodation for guests too.

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St Josephs Guesthouse is a unique indoor ceremony wedding venue in Sydney
5. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Ceremony Packages: 3 Day venue hire
  • Cost: From $5,500 (includes 3 nights)

St Joseph's Guesthouse is an Airbnb style wedding venue built in the ruins of a 160 year old Catholic church. Located in the Hawkesbury on the outskirts of Sydney, this utterly unique private property can be hired as your all-in-one wedding venue or simply used as your ceremony location with wedding night accommodation (complete with plunge pool) thrown in.

A function area on the ground floor seats 60 guests for indoor wedding ceremonies. The space holds a wonderful atmosphere with modern flooring & furnishings complimenting the original stone walls and relics of its bygone era remaining throughout the space. There are 5 double bedrooms upstairs that sleep 10 guests. Receptions are welcomed onsite.

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Sydney CBD Indoor Ceremony Venue
6. 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 offers an indoor spot for wedding ceremonies with point blank views of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is one of the only indoor ceremony locations on the harbour that you can hire exclusively for your wedding ceremony.

The Bridge Marquee is also an ideal location for cocktail weddings and the hotel has 2 other reception venues onsite with views of the Harbour Bridge.

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Sydney Wedding Venues Boathouse Shelly Beach
7. The Boathouse Shelly Beach

  • Location: 1 Marine Parade, Manly, NSW 2095
  • Capacity: 60 - 120
  • Ceremony Packages: Venue hire + catering/drinks
  • Cost: Minimum spend $4,000

The Boathouse Shelly Beach is a short coastal walk from Manly, one of Sydney's most iconic beaches. Upstairs you'll find a private indoor space with retractable walls overlooking the sand and surrounding residential bushland. You can hire this room for your wedding ceremony & reception with all inclusive packages from $195 per person.

On the ground floor is a cafe & restaurant largely frequented by locals in the immediate Northern Beaches area. This space can also be hired for reception celebrations and caters for larger wedding parties of up to 200 guests.

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Sydney Opera House Concert Foyer
8. Sydney Opera House Foyers

  • Location: Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 1,000
  • Ceremony Packages: Requires reception package
  • Cost: $20,000+

Overlooking Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the internal foyers of the Sydney Opera House are among the world's most exclusive indoor ceremony locations. Getting married inside Australia's best known landmark is an experience with limited availability dependant on the venue's events schedule. Enquire early.

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Freedom Hub Indoor Wedding Ceremony
9. 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

Just 15 minutes from the city's CBD in one of Sydney's evolving industrial areas, The Freedom Hub offers a unique indoor venue for intimate and eclectic wedding ceremonies. The converted warehouse features a light and bright blank canvas interior that can be styled to any wedding theme.

The Freedom Hub is an ethical wedding venue that supports people experiencing modern day slavery & human trafficking. Wedding packages include blank canvas venue hire so that you can book exclusively for your wedding ceremony and/or reception. BYO wedding caterers & drinks.

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Sydney Wedding Venue Three Williams
10. Three Williams Cafe

  • Location: 613A Elizabeth Street, Redfern, NSW 2016
  • Capacity: 70 seated, 120 cocktail
  • Ceremony Packages: Reception required
  • Cost: From $110/pp + venue hire fee from $1,500

Three Williams is an urban cafe located in the funky inner Sydney suburb of Redfern. Serving the public by day, the venue is available to hire for your exclusive use after 6pm every evening with all inclusive wedding packages.

For a hire fee of $1,500 - $1,900 depending on the day of the week, you get 285 square meters of indoor space to utilise however you wish. The minimalist warehouse style venue sits just below the level of the street and caters for 30 - 70 seated people or 60+ for cocktail events. A minimum spend on food & beverage is required.

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Sydney Wedding Venue Kittyhawk
11. Kittyhawk

  • Location: 16 Phillip Lane, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 110 seated, 175 cocktail
  • Ceremony Packages: Reception required
  • Cost: From $5,000

This French restaurant and cocktail bar offers one of the most unique locations for indoor wedding ceremonies in the Sydney CBD. Styled around the liberation of Paris in 1944, Kittyhawk brings modern dining to rustic walls adorned with rich history and culture. 

The venue is split across two levels adjoined by a private lift. You can hire both levels and take over exclusive use of the whole venue or opt for The Officers' Mess upstairs for an intimate exchanging of nuptials before partying the night away. Minimum food & beverage spend applies.

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Sydney Wedding Venue Watsons Bay Hotel
12. Top Deck - Watsons Bay Hotel

  • Location: 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay, NSW 2030
  • Capacity: 90 - 150
  • Ceremony Packages: Reception required
  • Cost: From $180 per person

Watsons Bay Hotel is one of Sydney's most iconic 'locals', situated at south head where the ocean flows into the harbour. This eastern suburbs hotel has several reception venues onsite including the rooftop Top Deck. While most couples elect to exchange vows at a local beach or park, Top Deck offers a unique semi-indoor alternative with its retractable roof.

The benefit of Top Deck for your ceremony venue is the private bar and epic harbour views. Guests can enjoy cocktails & canapés straight after your marriage ceremony and enjoy the magic of Sydney Harbour without going anywhere. There's a ferry at the door and 32 boutique hotel rooms.

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Allegro ceremony venue Sydney
13. Ceremony Balcony - Allegro

  • Location: 1 Porters Rd, Kenthurst NSW 2156
  • Capacity: 200 seated, 300 standing
  • Ceremony Packages: Reception required
  • Cost: $950 hire fee + cost per person

Allegro is a full service Mediterranean style wedding venue situated in leafy North Western Sydney. A treetop terrace bar provides a unique alternative to an indoor ceremony venue, enabling you to get married in an open air room immersed in a canopy of towering gum trees. 

The ceremony package is included with your 4 course wedding reception and comes with seating for guests. An ceremony garden offers an alternative location for weddings onsite.

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

  • Location: 50 Pine Ave, Little Bay, NSW 2036
  • Capacity: 80
  • Ceremony Packages: 2hrs+ venue hire
  • Cost: $625 per hour

With its historic stained glass windows and stunning ocean views, Little Bay Chapel is one of the most popular indoor ceremony venues in Sydney. The iconic venue is located in Sydney's southern suburbs near a large variety of the city's best reception spots. The chapel is interdenominational and features 360 degree views over the Pacific Ocean. Although the max capacity for seating inside the chapel is 80, more guests are able to stand at the back of the chapel and the venue is happy to accommodate seating outside.

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Sydney Opera House Utzon Room Indoor Wedding Ceremony
15. Utzon Room - Sydney Opera House

  • Location: Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 100 - 200
  • Ceremony Packages: Minimum spend applies
  • Cost: From $185/pp

Named after the original architect, the Utzon Room is the only interior venue at the Sydney Opera House designed to completion by Jørn Utzon. It is a light filled space featuring an impressive tapestry, floor to ceiling glass windows and views across the harbour to the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Other ceremony venues inside the Opera House include the impressive concert hall foyers with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.  

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About Sydney's Indoor Ceremony Venues

The cost to hire an indoor ceremony venue in Sydney ranges from $0 - $5,000+. To be clear though, we are yet to find a free indoor venue where a reception package is not required. So although some venues in Sydney offer free wedding ceremony packages, the reality is that the cost to exchange vows at a commercial premises is built into your reception package. 

Ceremony-Only Venues

In Sydney, indoor ceremony venues that cater exclusively to your nuptials offer venue hire packages from $1,200. Typically, you get exclusive use of the premises for a minimum hire period of 2 hours, and can extend your package by the hour thereafter. 

If you're on a budget, consider choosing an indoor venue that provides seating as part of the hire fee. Wherever you do not have to hire ceremonial furniture like an arbor or signing table offers a huge cost saving. Booking somewhere that's permanently set up for indoor wedding ceremonies such as a chapel, is also a big cost saving as the labour cost associated with set up & pack down is not required. 

All-In-One Venues

The cheapest spots for an indoor wedding ceremony are all-in-one wedding places with reception venues onsite. Hiring a ceremony area at your reception venue comes at a discounted price due to the venue already being reserved for your wedding.

Use of internal ceremony locations at all-in-one wedding venues is either incorporated into an 'all inclusive' wedding package or charged as an additional hire fee. Where hire of the ceremony space is charged separately, you have the option of getting married at an alternative indoor location.

Indoor Ceremonies with Catering

Where ceremony packages that include catering are requested, such as for elopements and large cultural weddings, venues will usually quote a cost per person in addition to, or instead of, a venue hire fee. In Sydney, per person ceremony fees range from $12 - $120+ depending on the inclusions.

At the lower end of the scale, wedding ceremony packages at $12/pp provide for seating. At the upper end, $150/pp includes catering and drinks. In between packages provide staff to set up your ceremony venue with chairs, aisle runner etc, and pack it down again after your service.

See Also 

Best Ceremony Venues in Sydney
Wet Weather Ceremony Venues in Sydney
Sydney Reception Venues

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