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Looking for a small wedding venue in Sydney, NSW? Intimate wedding venues in Sydney include micro wedding ceremony locations, small reception venues and all-in-one places that specialise in little weddings.

This list of intimate wedding locations in Sydney includes small wedding venues for 20 guests up to those with seating for 60. You'll find all sorts of low key places for intimate ceremonies & receptions right here, from semi-private little areas in funky hotels and small rooms for private dining to exclusive-use places with all inclusive small wedding packages. 

Here are the best small wedding venues in Sydney, NSW. 


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St Josephs Guesthouse is an intimate wedding venue in Sydney's outskirts
1. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 St Albans Rd, St Albans, NSW 2775
  • Capacity: 10 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: $3,500 includes 3 days accommodation

Built in the ruins of a 160 year old church, the historic St Joseph's Guesthouse is one of the most unique small wedding venues in Sydney. The 5 bedroom, 3 level building still has its' original church bell under which you can exchange vows. There is an intimate function area on the ground floor suitable for seated wedding receptions of up to 60 however easily caters for smaller guest numbers without loosing ambience. 

The relaxed country surrounds offer a picturesque setting for micro weddings and the highly affordable venue hire fee includes exclusive use of the property for midweek or weekend events with accommodation for 10.

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Small Wedding & Elopement Venue at Chapel Hill in Sydney
2. Chapel Hill Retreat

  • Location: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing, NSW 2758
  • Capacity: 2+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 34
  • Wedding Packages: All-inclusive

Situated on the edge of the Blue Mountains and bordering the Hawkesbury Valley, Chapel Hill Retreat is one of Sydney's most picturesque places for an intimate wedding. The property's 7 unique event spaces all offer sweeping views over lush bush-covered valleys and provide a perfectly cosy atmosphere for small weddings with 2 - 60 guests.

The most popular spots to get married include a natural bush cathedral, an avenue of Oak trees, a non-denominational white chapel and a little events deck which doubles as an outdoor ceremony site and a small reception venue for romantic dining & dancing under the stars. Up to 34 guests can stay onsite in 6 self contained cottages and a luxe bridal suite.

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Lords Estate is a small wedding venue in Sydney seating 2 - 80 guests
3. Lords Estate

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

Lords Estate has reopened its little wedding chapel again after 41 years. Recently refurbished, the 140 year old hidden Sydney gem seats 10 - 80 guests for small wedding ceremonies and also makes a unique location for micro wedding receptions. Up to 30 can be seated on long tables with space for a dance floor and lounge.

Behind the chapel, the main homestead offers one of Sydney's most exclusive private dining experiences. This intimate place includes use of vintage drawing and dining rooms catering for 8 - 12 seated guests. The chapel can be hired for your wedding ceremony only, or you can add your chosen space for a small wedding reception at additional cost.

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Australian Botanic Gardens has several Micro Wedding Venues
4. Australian Botanic Gardens - Western Sydney

  • Location: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, NSW 2567
  • Capacity: 60 - 130
  • Wedding Packages: 2hr venue hire from $835

Located within 416 hectares at the Australian Botanical Gardens in Mount Annan, the Connections Garden offers a private and intimate location ideal for small wedding ceremonies and receptions. This relaxed wedding venue seats up to 60 guests comfortably within the outdoor room, or 130 standing.

This secluded area is surrounded by a lush rainforest creating a very private space for your nuptials or cocktail reception. A versatile spot for low key weddings as well as elegant, formal style celebrations. Small wedding packages include 2 hr hire from $835 or 4 hr hire from $1,410. 

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Micro wedding venue for elopements at Goosewing Cottage near Sydney
5. Goosewing Cottage

  • Location: 1194 Mount View Rd, Mount View, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Elopement packages: $3,295+

Specialising in tiny weddings & elopements, Goosewing Cottage is one of our favourite small wedding destinations near Sydney. This cute little wedding ceremony venue is perched quietly amongst rolling green hills less than two hours north of the city and offers affordable all inclusive wedding packages for up to 20 guests.

The cost to get married at Goosewing Cottage starts at $3,295 and includes venue hire, a choice of celebrants and an award winning photographer. All your legal paperwork is completed and submitted for you. Simply turn up on the day, get married, and you subsequently receive a copy of all your wedding photos.  Optional accommodation for up to 12 guests is available in a cottage + homestead.

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Butchers Daughter offers an intimate wedding reception space in Crows Nest
6. Butchers Daughter

  • Location: 11-15 Alexander Street, Crows Nest, NSW 2065
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $145/pp

Butchers Daughter is a little wedding venue that seats up to 50 guests located just 10 minutes from the Sydney CBD. Operated by stylist Bridget Ditte who is renowned for her crazy beautiful florals, the cosy space comes fully styled to your liking with coloured & crystal vases, candles and lush florals (that are wrapped for guests as they leave).

Beautiful days and wild nights is the theme of the venue which serves sentimental food in two super easy packages. The Daughters Feast and Butchers Table are shared dining experiences for seated or cocktail weddings respectively and come with versatile drink options including BYO.

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Palm Beach Sydney Wedding Estate
7. Intimate Weddings in Palm Beach

  • Location: Palm Beach, Northern Beaches Sydney
  • Capacity: 2-100
  • Ceremony Only Venue (No receptions)

One of the most intimate beachfront spots for micro weddings Sydney has to offer is hidden at Palm Beach. This exclusive ceremony venue situated at a $40m holiday home on the Northern Beaches features 2,500 sqm of manicured lawns and Balinese-styled gardens with picturesque ocean views.

Logistical requirements are taken care of with ample parking, easy access (including via a nearby jetty) and onsite amenities. Simply BYO stylist or wedding planner.

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Growwild Wildflower Farm is a small wedding venue for 50 people
8. Micro Barn - Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 20+
  • Wedding Packages: Day venue hire

Growwild Wildflower Farm is a 25 acre private property that grows & supplies blooms to the Sydney Flower Markets. Between the elegant flower beds are perfectly manicured lawns and paths connecting several relaxed ceremony areas with a garden marquee and micro wedding barn. 

An affordable venue hire fee provides exclusive use of the entire property for your wedding day to utilise however you like, with as many or a little guests as you like. This little barn seats up to 50 people for ceremonies and receptions while the marquee services 50+ guests. 

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Ovolo Woolloomooloo offers small ceremony and reception venues in Sydney
9. Ovolo Woolloomooloo

  • Location: 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011
  • Capacity: 25+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 50+
  • Wedding Packages: Start at $149/pp including food + beverages

Alibi Kitchen is a micro wedding venue inside the Ovolo Woolloomooloo Hotel on Sydney Harbour. Situated on a waterfront heritage wharf close to the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Hotel offers one of the city's most convenient locations for intimate weddings and elopements.

Alibi Kitchen seats up to 30 wedding guests and can also cater for small wedding ceremonies. Ask about booking the honeymoon suite so you can have your entire wedding contained within the hotel.

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Willie The Boatman Micro Weddings
10. Willie The Boatman

  • Location: 75 Mary Street, St Peters, NSW 2044
  • Capacity: 80
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Located in the old Taubman's paint factory in Sydney's trendy inner west, Willie The Boatman offers a place for small weddings with a difference. This award winning micro brewery with its rich heritage and industrial character seats a maximum of 50 guests or can cater for cocktail weddings of up to 80.

A versatile floor plan and adjoining bar area make this light-filled space an ideal spot for small wedding ceremonies as well as receptions. The space is beautifully furnished with lush greenery, rustic furniture and eclectic relics and requires minimal styling.

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Mejico is a small reception venue in the Sydney CBD
11. Mejico Restaurant

  • Location: 105 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 40+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive of food + beverage

Mejico restaurant is available for private bookings and seats up to 50 guests in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Serving fresh Mexican cuisine, the restaurant is a popular low-key destination for foodies. 

You can turn the restaurant into a micro reception venue for the evening and book the entire space for your exclusive use. Small weddings are easy to plan here with all inclusive wedding packages and little to no styling of the room required.

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Hazelhurst Cafe is a micro wedding venue in Southern Sydney
12. Hazelhurst Cafe

  • Location: 782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW 2227
  • Capacity: 10+
  • Wedding Packages: Tailored for each wedding

Hazelhurst Cafe is a boutique wedding venue located in the Sutherland Shire region of Sydney. The cafe itself is an intimate room with a casual arty vibe well suited to relaxed micro weddings. 

Situated in the Hazelhurst Arts Centre, the Cafe is surrounded by peaceful gardens in a serene bush setting. You can have your wedding ceremony or elopement in the gardens next to the cafe, enjoy cocktails & canapés on the front lawn and then adjourn indoors for your reception. 

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Pilu Small Wedding Venue Sydney
13. Pilu Sydney

  • Location: Moore Rd, Freshwater, NSW 2096
  • Capacity: 15+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Pilu is a Sardinian restaurant on Sydney's northern beaches that specialises in micro weddings. Overlooking Freshwater Beach, the Terrace Gardens and 3 private dining rooms offer a choice of small reception venues suitable for weddings and elopements of 15 - 60 guests. 

All inclusive small wedding packages average around $300/pp and include a personalised menu and dedicated wedding coordinator. 

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The Boathouse Shelly Beach has a small reception venue for weddings in Sydney
14. The Boathouse Shelly Beach

  • Location: 1 Marine Parade, Manly, NSW 2095
  • Capacity: 40+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $195/pp with food, beverages + flowers

The Boathouse at Shelly Beach is a little neighbourhood cafe, restaurant and small wedding venue located right on one of the city's most popular beaches. The upstairs reception area has large open windows overlooking the beach and regularly accommodates intimate wedding ceremonies. The Boathouse makes the top 10 Sydney wedding venues for small beachfront locations.

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Chiswick Restaurant is a small foodie venue catering for mini weddings in Sydney
15. Chiswick Private Dining Room

  • Location: 65 Ocean St, Woollahra, NSW 2025
  • Capacity: 30+
  • Wedding Packages: Menus from $90 per person + drinks.

Located in peaceful gardens within the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Matt Moran's Chiswick restaurant provides an exciting setting for an intimate wedding experience. The foodie haven has a semi-private dining room that accommodates small wedding receptions of 40 guests.

You can get married in the gardens, serve signature cocktails on the lawns and treat your wedding guests to a taste sensation menu that stands apart from most other small wedding venues in Sydney. 

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Small venue the grounds
16. The Grounds of Alexandria

  • Location: 2 Huntley St, Alexandria, NSW 2015
  • Capacity: 10+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $140/pp (low season)

The Grounds of Alexandria has a versatile selection of garden ceremony and reception venues that cater to micro weddings and elopements in the centre of Sydney. The 'Lock In' private dining room seats 12 while The Patio seats up to 30 guests in a semi-private covered garden area.

Small wedding packages are all inclusive of catering & drinks with a minimum spend for each space. We recommend The Patio for smaller weddings at breakfast or lunch.

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Small wedding venue in Sydney Double Bay17. Intercontinental Hotel Sydney

  • Location: 33 Cross St, Double Bay, NSW 2028
  • Capacity: 10+
  • Wedding Packages: From $125 per head

The Intercontinental Hotel in the Sydney Harbour village of Double Bay offers micro wedding and elopement packages for small wedding ceremonies and receptions. The hotel offers luxury guest accommodation, stunning harbour views and a convenient location just 5 minutes from the Sydney CBD, making it a popular wedding destination for international visitors.

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Public Dining Room is a small wedding venue on Sydney's northern beaches
18. Public Dining Room

  • Location: 2A The Esplanade, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 25+
  • Wedding Packages: From $125 per person

Public Dining Room is an intimate wedding venue located at Balmoral on Sydney's northern beaches. A private dining room provides a space for small wedding receptions of up to 40 guests and there's an adjoining terrace that seats 24 guests for micro wedding ceremonies.

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Olio Kensington St is a small reception venue on a rooftop terrace in Sydney
19. Olio Kensington St

  • Location: 10 Kensington St, Chippendale, NSW 2008
  • Capacity: 12+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Olio Kensington St is located in a vibrant inner city precinct surrounded by old school bars and hip Sydney eateries. The venue features an outdoor rooftop terrace and private kitchen area suitable for small wedding ceremonies and receptions.

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Jonah's offers an intimate location for small weddings on Sydney's beaches
20. Jonah's Boutique Hotel

  • Location: 69 Bynya Rd, Palm Beach, NSW 2108
  • Capacity: 40+
  • Wedding Packages: From $260+ per person

Jonah's is a small wedding venue on Sydney's northern beaches that caters for micro wedding ceremonies & receptions of up to 48 guests. A private and intimate cliff top garden features a backdrop of picturesque ocean views and there is luxury accommodation in 11 hotel style rooms onsite. 

Wedding packages include a choice of sit down menu, cocktail wedding or degustation options. Upgrades such as canapes, an oyster bar and interactive seafood stations are what make Jonah's among the most popular micro wedding venues in Sydney. 

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Small Wedding Venue Sydney The Arthouse Hotel
21. ArtHouse Hotel Sydney

  • Location: 275 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 30+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The heritage listed ArtHouse Hotel offers 3 unique reception venues in the heart of the Sydney CBD. The Attic is the Hotel's micro wedding venue seating up to 44 guests for ceremonies and receptions. Cocktail receptions are also suitable for this room.

The Attic was formerly a gentleman's space utilised as a smoking room and chess club. It is now a trendy cocktail bar and regularly booked for intimate wedding receptions. 

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Palladio Estate is a micro wedding venue in Sydney's North Western Suburbs
22. Palladio Arcadia

  • Location: Nollands Road, Fiddletown, NSW 2159
  • Capacity: 110
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: All Inclusive

Palladio Arcadia is a private wedding estate that can be hired for micro weddings in Sydney's North West. The 33 acre, Italian style villa allows a limited number of small nuptials each year. The lucky few who get married here, can expect a serene and quiet setting amongst expansive European gardens. 

The property features a striking main homestead and pool house where up to 10 wedding guests can stay onsite. Catering exclusively to luxury weddings, Palladio Arcadia is one of the finest all-inclusive venues for small weddings in Sydney.

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Salon Prive is a small wedding venue & foodie place in the Sydney CBD
23. Salon Privé

  • Location: 264 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 28 - 40
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Salon Privé is an exclusive private dining room at O Bar & Dining on the 47th floor of Australia Square in the Sydney CBD. The revolving restaurant is a well know spot for foodies and a spectacular micro wedding venue with 360 degree views over the Sydney skyline.

Salon Privé hosts small wedding receptions for up to 28 seated or 40 standing guests. The experience includes a fine dining menu while enjoying the sites of iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House. 

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

  • Location: 50 Pine Ave, Little Bay, NSW 2036
  • Capacity: 80
  • Wedding Packages: Venue hire from $625 per hour

Little Bay Chapel is one of Sydney's most iconic wedding ceremony venues. The oceanfront location is ideal for small wedding ceremonies and has seating for 80 indoors with the option of a live streaming service. Venue hire starts at $1,250 including 2 hours use and photos on the grounds.

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Sydney Royal Exchange Reception Venue
25. Sydney Royal Exchange

Location: 1 Gresham Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Capacity: 10 - 200
Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Inside Sydney's Royal Exchange are two small reception venues that you can hire for your exclusive use. One is a light-filled bar area suitable for small cocktail weddings and the other is a private dining room best suited to intimate seated functions.

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Small Reception Venues in Sydney

There's a wide choice of intimate reception venues in Sydney due to the city's bustling collection of cafés, restaurants & bars. From small estates on the outskirts of the city which also offer accommodation, to exclusive private dining rooms in the CBD, here are 8 small reception venues perfect for intimate weddings in Sydney.

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