Sydney's Most Unusual Wedding Venues

Unique Wedding Venues: Sydney | New South Wales 

Looking for a unique wedding venue in Sydney? Here are 20 unique wedding venues in Sydney that offer somewhere a bit different to tie the knot. From a rescued church Airbnb to outdoor venues on Sydney Harbour, the city offers an incredible choice of non-traditional wedding locations that ooze fun vibes.

Unusual wedding venues in Sydney surround the CBD with some of the city's most unique places to get married located on the urban fringe. Whether you're looking for an interesting ceremony site, a unique reception venue or an all-in-one location with your entire wedding day in one place, Sydney has a great spread of quirky wedding venues across its postcodes.

Featuring our favourite unconventional places to get married, here are the top 20 most unique wedding venues in Sydney.

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20 Unique Wedding Venues in Sydney

Unique wedding venues in Sydney include St Josephs Guesthouse

1. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 St Albans Rd, St Albans, NSW 2775
  • Capacity: 10 - 100
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Built from the ruins of a 160 year old church, St Joseph's Guesthouse is one of the most unusual wedding venues in Sydney. The non-denominational venue contains 5 bedrooms sleeping 10 wedding guests on the top 2 levels and is an affordable spot to hire for destination weddings.

The Guesthouse is surrounded by picturesque views over peaceful countryside, setting the scene for intimate day time weddings. You can get married on the steps under the original church bell and have an outdoor wedding reception on the lawns or in the downstairs function space which seats 60 or fits 100 for a cocktail event. 

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Butchers Daughter gives cool wedding venues a makeover north of Sydney Harbour
2. Butchers Daughter Reception Venue

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

With its crazy beautiful florals, custom furniture and 'beautiful days, wild nights' ethos, Butchers Daughter is the coolest wedding venue in Sydney. Operated by one of the city's most unique floral artists, the space comes fully styled to your preference with lush foliage, wall installations, a riot of candles and tables hand crafted by the Butchers Son.

This urban chic wedding space is all about shared dining experiences with the Daughters Feast & Butchers Table offering easy menu options. Seating up to 50 guests or catering 100 for a cocktail function, this quirky reception venue is a rare find in Sydney.

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Lords Estate is a unique wedding reception venue in Western Sydney
3. Lords Estate Chapel

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 80
  • Wedding Packages: Ceremony only, 4hrs, reception

Lords Estate is the only private wedding chapel of its kind in Sydney. Answering the call to reopen after 41 years, Lords Estate has finally given Sydney a place of difference for indoor wedding ceremonies.

Conveniently located off the M7, Lords Estate is a deconsecrated wedding chapel that can be hired for wedding ceremonies of any description. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens where you can have photos after your wedding ceremony and makes an epic and unusual reception venue for micro weddings. You can set up a long table for 30 people inside with enough space for a lounge and dance floor.

In addition to the chapel, the main homestead at Lords Estate offers an exclusive private dining experience for intimate receptions of 8 - 12 guests. You will be invited inside the refurbished drawing and dining rooms of the mansion to enjoy a private and highly unique reception experience.

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Willie The Boatman Unique Venue Sydney
4. Willie The Boatman Micro Weddings

  • 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, this micro brewery is one of city's most unique wedding venues. Willie The Boatman offers an intimate place for small weddings in its light filled 'Den', a versatile white walled space that can be set up for ceremonies, seated receptions (max 50) and cocktail parties.

The Den is beautifully furnished with lush greenery, rustic wooden furniture and an eclectic assortment of relics and offers a cost saving with minimal styling required. The building itself retains its rich industrial character and has plenty of parking outside.

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Luna Park is a unique wedding venue on Sydney Harbour
5. Luna Park Sydney

  • Location: 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point, NSW 2061
  • Capacity: 60 - 450
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Luna Park Sydney is one of Australia's most iconic destinations. Within the unique fairground setting there are six reception venues that include two of Sydney's most impressive ballrooms. These venues are noteworthy not only in their luxurious furnishings & decor, but the absolute harbour front location with panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House.

Weddings at Luna Park provide an opportunity for wedding photos with a difference. From the romance of a ride for two on the harbour front Ferris Wheel, to fun times on the bumper cars with your bridal party. There is no other place in Sydney that offers a wedding experience like Luna Park.

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Growwild Wildflower Farm is a unique wedding venue near Sydney
6. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: 916 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW 2575
  • Capacity: 30 - 145
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Growwild is an unusual wedding location on a working farm that supplies the Sydney Flower Markets with native wildflowers. The elegant & affordable destination features 25 spacious acres of wildflower plantings, manicured ceremony lawns and two distinct reception venues.

The property is surrounded by natural bushland and offers a unique opportunity to spot native Australian fauna and flora. Koala sightings are not unusual at this beautiful wedding venue which is also a registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust.

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Palm Beach Sydney Wedding Estate
7. Exclusive Sydney Estate

  • Location: Palm Beach, Northern Beaches
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Packages: Please Enquire

This secret wedding location on Sydney's Northern Beaches is located on over 2,500m² of immaculate lawns and Balinese-influenced gardens. Situated on the waters edge and tucked away in the most exclusive area of Palm Beach, this little-known venue can be hired for wedding ceremonies and photos in the gardens.

The property has a private jetty for waterfront arrivals and departures and there is plenty of parking, easy road access and onsite amenities for guests.

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

  • Location: 1109 Middle Head Rd, Mosman, NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 200 - 250
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Built in the 1920’s, Burnt Orange is an historic and different spot for weddings nestled in bushland on Sydney Harbour. Located in an elegant mansion initially designed for the Mosman Golf Club, the balcony venue offers stunning views across the bay and lush native forest.

Wedding packages include exclusive use of the property including an outdoor garden area which you can hire for your wedding ceremony. There are two reception venues onsite, both featuring a charming country vibe unusual to the city surrounds. Expect fantastic views, excellent service and a unique menu. 

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Art Gallery NSW unique reception venue 

9. Art Gallery Of NSW

  • Location: Art Gallery Road, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 116 - 300
  • Wedding Packages: $185+/pp

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of Sydney's most exclusive wedding venues featuring a Matt Moran catered reception venue with views over Woolloomooloo and Sydney Harbour. Situated adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens and grand St Mary's Cathedral, The Gallery of NSW offers a trendy wedding location in the city's cultural hub.

There are two onsite event spaces that combined seat up to 188 guests and cater for cocktail receptions with 300 guests. All inclusive wedding packages range from $185 - $250 per head with a $5,000 venue hire fee (or $6,000 with onsite ceremony).

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Aqua Dining
10. Aqua Dining Sydney

  • Location: Paul Street, Milsons Point, NSW 2061
  • Capacity: 108 sit down, 120 cocktail
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The uninterrupted views over North Sydney Pool to the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge offer a spectacular and unique location for wedding receptions in Australia's largest harbour city. Aqua Dining is a dress circle reception venue that offers a contemporary Italian menu for weddings from $180 per person. 

There are some beautiful and different locations near Aqua Dining that you can hire for your wedding ceremony and photos. They include Lavender Bay, Mary Booth Lookout Reserve and Sydney's iconic Luna Park.

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Hazelhurst Cafe
11. Hazelhurst Cafe

  • Location: 782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW 2227
  • Capacity: 10 - 180
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

If your idea of a 'different wedding venue' includes a riot of colour, art and nature, look no further than Hazelhurst Cafe in Sydney's Sutherland Shire. Situated in the Hazelhurst Arts Centre, the cafe is a laid back and highly distinct wedding venue featuring an ever changing wall scape of painted canvas sheets and interesting fruit displays.

Hazelhurst Cafe is an all in one wedding venue offering ceremonies in the gardens outside and receptions spilling out onto the lawns. This is the kind of relaxed location where you could take your shoes off and wander in the gardens.

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Unique wedding venue Sydney The Grounds of Alexandria
12. The Grounds of Alexandria

  • Location: 7 Huntley Street, Alexandria, NSW 2015
  • Capacity: 6 - 400
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

No list of non-traditional wedding venues in Sydney would be complete without The Grounds of Alexandria. Unique areas and function spaces include a Parisian parlour, an indoor garden patio and atrium with checkerboard floor tiles, a fairy light canopy garden and a heritage ballroom. There's even a fun, neon pink kissing booth. This urban garden oasis offers wedding packages from $140/pp.

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Avolo Woolloomooloo
13. Ovolo Woolloomooloo Hotel

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

Ovolo Woolloomooloo is one of the most interesting hotels in Australia with some of Sydney's most unusual wedding venues inside. There is a non-denominational chapel with pink walls and pendant lights, spaces with pastel murals and copper pillars and moodily dark reception venues with original and rustic warehouse features.

To say Ovolo Wolloomooloo offered a very different collection of wedding venues would be an understatement. The funky decor of this experiential venue sets it apart almost as much as its menu options. Expect anything from fine dining to gum balls, fairy floss and snow cone machines.

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Three Williams Cafe
14. Three Williams Cafe

  • Location: 613A Elizabeth Street, Redfern, NSW 2016
  • Capacity: 70 seated, 120 cocktail
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $110/pp

Three Williams Cafe is an intimate reception venue hidden below street level in Sydney's leafy inner city suburbs. The urban warehouse can be utilised for both your wedding ceremony and reception. 

Surrounded by groovy eating houses and quirky local hangouts, this alternative wedding venue is welcoming of all celebrations and cultural festivities. Lebanese drummers and Vietnamese lion dancers are the norm at this affordable gathering spot.

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Kittyhawk
15. Kittyhawk

  • Location: 16 Phillip Lane, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 110 seated, 175 cocktail
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Oozing old world charm, Kittyhawk is one of Sydney's most understatedly cool wedding venues. The CBD favourite is themed around the liberation of Paris in 1944, with dark and moody wood paneling on the walls and rich copper fixtures.

You will not need a styling budget at this unconventional wedding venue as the decor is the standout feature here. Wedding reception packages include French 'foodie' cuisine and the option to create signature cocktails. 

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Unique wedding venue Sydney University
15. University of Sydney

  • Location: Science Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050
  • Capacity: 10 - 500
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive via preferred caterer

Rich in heritage, the Great Hall and Refectory at the University of Sydney are two of the city's most unique places to get married. Adorning the walls in these two stately spaces are intricate tapestries, stained glass windows, rich embellished curtains and sky high ceilings.

The University of Sydney boasts beautiful grounds that offer a stunning backdrop for wedding ceremonies and photos from 20 guests to 500+.  

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Unique wedding venue Sydney Mejico Restaurant
17. Mejico NSW

  • Location: 105 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 50
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $170 per person

The less-than-ordinary reception venue Mejico, is a Mexican inspired restaurant located in the centre of the Sydney CBD. You can hire Mejico for your exclusive use and treat your guests to an immersive dining experience that includes everything from street snacks to tacos to guacemole smashed at the table.

Mejico also has the largest selection of Tequilas in Australia and offers tasting experiences that work well as hens and bucks style events. 

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Taronga Zoo is one of the most unique wedding venues in Sydney
18. Taronga Zoo Sydney

Location: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman, NSW 2088
Capacity: 60 - 350
Wedding Packages: All inclusive

With its breathtaking views and wild inhabitants, Taronga Zoo is one of Sydney's most unique wedding venues. Located 12 minutes by ferry from the Sydney CBD, you can arrive by boat, ferry or road and get married overlooking the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Taronga Zoo's distinct venues include the iconic Bird Amphitheatre, concert lawns, a rooftop function space with skyline views and a ballroom and terrace. For wedding photos with a difference, have your portraits taken with friendly elephants and giraffes.

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Pier One is a unique wedding destination under the Sydney Harbour Bridge
19. Pier One Sydney Harbour

  • Location: Walsh Bay, 11 Hickson Rd, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 100 - 350
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Located directly under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Pier One is one of the city's most spectacular and unique wedding venues. There are two waterfront ceremony venues at the Hotel with one located on the pier and the other under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Pier One has 3 reception venues to choose from. The Water Room is perfect for sit down receptions and offers views across Sydney Harbour to Luna Park. The marquee is ideal cocktail weddings and with immediate views of the Harbour Bridge through the clear roof and walls it's like an outdoor wedding venue only waterproof.

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Unique wedding venue Sydney The Freedom Hub
20. The Freedom Hub Ethical Weddings

  • Location: 283 Young Street, Waterloo, NSW 2017
  • Capacity: 100 seated, 150 cocktail
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive + DIY/BYO

The Freedom Hub is a unique warehouse space in Sydney's inner urban suburbs. Operating as a cafe during the day and events space in the evenings, The Freedom Hub is an unusual wedding venue in that 100% of profits go towards supporting people in Australia who have experienced modern day slavery or human trafficking.

Venue hire of the blank canvas reception venue starts at $2,000 and you can choose all inclusive wedding packages or BYO. The venue provides a list of ethical caterers and suppliers to choose from.

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