Are you dreaming of an Australian outback wedding? If so, let’s take a trip down under to one of Australia’s most popular cities: Sydney! This coastal locale is perfect for indoor or outdoor ceremonies. Here are some of Sydney’s best wedding venues fitting for an Aussie-style affair.
Sydney Opera House
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Architect, Jorn Utzon, is credited in constructing “one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity.” Known as the most famous architectural structure in the city, the Sydney Opera House is ideal for the couple with modern and contemporary tastes. The Opera House Marquee is a canopied space located alongside the Sydney Harbor. The impressive views of the beautiful blanket of water makes the Marquee one of the Opera House’s most coveted spots for wedding ceremonies. It can accommodate up to 250 seated guests. The openness of the private terrace allows for fantastic photo-ops with the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House as dramatic backdrops.
The Royal Botanic Garden
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The Royal Botanic Garden is one of Sydney’s best outdoor venues, including stunning backdrops of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. With twelve locations to choose from, you’re sure to find an outdoor oasis that is perfect for your big day. Each lawn is outfitted with its own unique features and offers options for intimate gatherings or large ceremonies. For truly magnificent views, check out the Flower Bed Lawn, the Herb Garden and Pavilion, or the Rose Garden Pavilion and Lawn for a perfectly picturesque wedding.
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This location is the epitome of elegance with hints of rustic charm. At Gunners Barracks, you can choose to have your ceremony in the stylish Sandstone Courtyard or Harbor Terrace with panoramic views of the Chowder Bay shoreline. Then, head on over to their decadent reception room that can accommodate up to 130 seated guests. It features custom luxury furnishings, hand printed Florence Broadhurst wallpaper, and enchanting chandeliers for the ultimate romantic evening.
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
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This little gem is the ideal destination for a seaside wedding with a yacht club feel. Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is nestled in the sandy shoreline of Watsons Bay with incredible views of Sydney Harbor. The Sunset Room is a private room featuring crisp white walls, floor to ceiling windows, grey wash timber flooring, a white marble bar, and nautical details. The mix of found, refurbished and custom made furniture give the space a unique air. The Top Deck is a large open area with a coastal aesthetic complete with a private bar and retractable roof. The resort has 31 guest rooms including bridal and honeymoon suites.
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