My top 5 Sydney wedding venues

Sydney is a beautiful place; a warm and welcoming city with some of the most world renowned beaches and sights. It also boasts some absolutely stunning venues and special places for portraits, weddings, receptions and celebrations.

Here are my top 5:

Centennial Parklands

Centennial Parklands is like a second home to wedding photographers, and with good reason! In addition to beautiful places to hold a ceremony, the park is a playground for beautiful, nature set portraits. One thing to keep in mind with Centennial Parklands is that if you want to visit for just portraits, you will need to purchase a photography permit. If you have your wedding at the Park, the permit is included in the fee. With Centennial Homestead for receptions and ample free parking, it’s quickly become one of Sydney’s most sought after venues.

Ovolo

A lot of people use Ovolo for their prep locations, but not many take advantage of their gorgeous reception room. With high, exposed beam ceilings, an absolutely beautiful festoon light wall, and even convenient parking, it’s becoming one of my favourite reception venues in Sydney. If you’re staying in the hotel after the reception too, it’s an incredibly convenient way to end your celebration!

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

The MCA in Sydney has two amazing reception venues, including the Terrace which overlooks some of Sydney’s most iconic buildings. If you’re looking for a backdrop to swoon of the city’s beautiful skyline, then this is the one!

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

If you’re looking for a beach house feel for you and 100 of your closest friends and family, the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel might be just what you’re after. Situated on Watsons Bay’s beautiful beach front, the reception room is bathed in white and neutral tones and it’s the perfect blank canvas just waiting for a splash of your wedding’s colour. With Robertson Park just outside to host your ceremony, and lots of gorgeous portrait locations, it’s one of the best all-in-one areas in Sydney!

Jonah’s - Whale Beach

Overlooking the beautiful Whale Beach, Jonah’s is one of the best locations in Sydney for weddings up to about 100 people. With wonderful options for both reception and ceremony, it’s also a short 5 minute drive to Whale Beach for your portraits.

Have you considered any of the above venues, or do you another favourite in mind? I’d love to hear! Contact me at info@russellstaffordphotography.com