Best Northern Beaches Wedding Venues
There are few places in the world more scenic than Sydney’s northern beaches. If you’re interested in planning a wedding, these are the best beach wedding venues Sydney has to offer in 2023. We’ve broken down some of the top wedding spots so you can be sure that you choose the best location and venue for your upcoming wedding. Let’s check out the best northern beaches wedding venues Sydney 2023.
1. Moby Dicks Whale Beach – A MARRY US GARY FAVOURITE!
Moby Dicks is set on a hill that overlooks Whale Beach. It’s known for panoramic views so consider this for any style of wedding. The Boathouse manages local weddings and offers a variety of packages for any number of events. Their food and beverage packages can be tailored to both large and small groups. This is a good venue for groups up to 150 people. The are both indoor and outdoor options available. Couples can plan to have their cocktails outside and then plan a sit-down dinner inside the venue if they prefer.
You can choose to have your wedding at the Boathouse or offsite and have your reception at this location. It’s a great venue with tables and seating provided, a stage for the MC and band, and a bar area where guests can order drinks throughout the event. The area is also accommodating for guests. They can choose to stay at the Barrenjoey House Palm Beach or many other local spots so there are no shortage of options available.
There are many advantages to choosing The Boat House as your wedding venue but what makes it attractive is the beautiful location and the multiple packages they have available. This makes it easy for you to choose whichever option suits your budget and taste for the big day.
2. Long Reef Golf Club, Collaroy
Long Reef is one of the Northern Beaches best kept secrets and Long Reef Golf Club is one of the most beautiful of the Sydney beach wedding venues. The stunning beachfront lawn and al fresco function room with gorgeous views make it a showstopper for your big day. Couples can choose to have their ceremony onsite, serve drinks on the terrace, and then have the dining in the reception room.
What makes this location great is that they contract with local vendors to provide great packages in their wedding directory. You can choose the vendors that meet your needs if desired. They also have an in-house chef who can develop a menu for your special day. This location can have up to 250 guests for a cocktail style reception or 140 guests for a seated reception. Their packages are also amazing and will take the work out of planning.
3. Zephyr Charters, Pittwater – Northern Beaches Wedding Venues
If you’re ready to hit the open water, then you may want to consider Zephyr Charters. These beautiful timber cruisers have modern styling and can bring an interesting touch to your big day. The charter company has two boats which can hold about 30-40 passengers each for a cocktail event or 14-18 people for a sit-down dining event. You can also rent both boats and double up with the boats rafted together if you need slightly more room.
The company offers an entertainment area with great connectivity for sound, tables and lounges as well as additional styling options. You’ll have multiple catering options for meals. You can choose to use one of their vendors or have your own. However, the charter company does have to approve of the vendors that you use so make sure that you get approved for all of your options.
You can choose to have your ceremony and reception on the boat or just have the reception on-board. The Zephyr Crew usually picks up and drops off guests at the public wharf in Newport but you can also choose a different location if you have a preference such as Palm Beach Wharf.
4. Zest Waterfront Venues, The Spit Mosman
Zest’s The Boathouse at The Spit is located at the Skiff club and sits right on the beach. It offers a relaxed rustic boathouse theme that is perfect for a number of events, but especially weddings. Their wedding packages offer both food and styling, with a number of menus available. With both indoor and outdoor locations, you can choose to get married at the venue or simply have your reception there. The location can host up to 280 seated with the dance floor option or up to 450 cocktail so you can have larger groups here. The operable walls also allow you to make the event more intimate for a smaller group if desired.
At this location, you can use one of their styling packages or choose your own. However, the food and drinks have to be provided by their team. They offer customizable options so it’s easy to find one that you’d like. There are also many places to have your ceremony close to the boathouse or you can have yours at the location for a small fee. The site also offers indoor options although there are balconies and outdoor spaces where guests can wander if desired.
5. Dunes, Palm Beach – CELEBRANT’S PICK!
Best of the Northern Beaches Wedding Venues
Dunes Palm Beach is a great seaside venue for your special day. This location can cater up to 140 for a sit-down meal and 200 for canapé style weddings. They offer wedding ceremonies onsite or you can choose to have your ceremony seaside at many locations in the area such as Lucinda Park and Wiltshire Park. At the venue, the reception area is covered but open so guests can enjoy beautiful views and fresh air throughout the event.
The location offers multiple packages and styling options so you can take the guesswork out of planning here. The expert staff have years of experience and can help couples plan out their preferred style for the big day.
6. Miramare Gardens, Terrey Hills
Miramare Gardens is the place to go when you want to make an impression on your guests. The large ballroom is a major draw and it features windows that offer views of the location’s spectacular gardens. The venue offers both indoor and outdoor settings and with the gardens in the area, you’d be hard pressed to find a location that’s more scenic. With a strong attention to detail, this is also a great location when you want your event to be personalized. Their team can cater to a number of cultural weddings and celebrations so you can find the right fit.
The venue has a number of rooms so it’s perfect for both large and intimate events. You can choose to have the ceremony on site and the reception as well if desired. With a capacity of 500+ guests in the grand ballroom, this is the location to choose when you have a large guest list. The venue provides their own catering and styling but you can work with their onsite wedding planner to customize the venue to your own taste.
7. Beachside Dojo, Manly
Beachside Dojo is a destination that offers beautiful views of the salt and sand but is tucked away in a coastal oasis just two floors up. With Japanese-inspired styling, weddings are the specialty here. Their event manager can help each couple plan their dream day. You can have your entire event here or just the reception. Guests will enjoy discounted accommodations at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific if desired or can take advantage of other location hotels.
The venue has a number of Dojos that are available for couples. The Sunrise Dojo is great for standing events of up to 150 people while the Northern Dojo is more intimate with up to 80 guests standing or 50 seated. They also have a private dining room for groups of up to 25. The team offers a variety of menus which focus on both Japanese and Western influences. You can work with their wedding planner to customize each part of the special day but take advantage of their packages as you’ll get a unique event.
8. Bather’s Pavilion, Mosman
Bather’s Pavilion offers more than 20 years of experience planning weddings on the Balmoral beachfront. Their expert team will help you plan a large celebration of up to 170 people or more intimate events with just a few select guests. They have a number of unique spaces that you can take advantage of along with their award-winning food and wine packages.
Their function room is great for larger events and can be configured into two rooms if desired. You can take advantage of the terrace, an outdoor space for canapes and drinks while your guests overlook the ocean. They also have a dedicated kitchen and bar for the event. They work with local trusted styling, floral, and entertainment options which you can take advantage of if desired. If you want a more intimate event, they have the Chef’s Table or private dining. Their two private dining rooms overlook the beach and are fantastic for smaller events. Their dedicated functions manager is a great asset who will help to plan and deliver the event.
9. Wiltshire Park, Palm Beach
Wiltshire Park is a favorite hidden gem to consider having your wedding. It’s located high on a hill that overlooks Palm Beach. With a full canopy of bamboo and tropical palms, you’ll be sure to have your wedding photographs turn out beautifully. This is an incredibly private location so you can enjoy the day without having to worry about anyone stumbling into your ceremony or reception. The only thing to consider is that there is an incline of 200 meters that may not be accessible by all guests.
It’s a short drive from some of the great venues on the beaches such as other venues on this list. When you want your day to feel truly special and private, this is a great option to consider.
10. Palm Beach Bible Gardens
For a wedding that brings you closer to nature, look no further than the Palm Beach Bible Gardens. These quiet gardens are made up of gentle intimate grassed terraces that lead down to a viewing area providing spectacular views. Your guests will love the variety of greenery in the area and appreciate the tranquility as they walk through the gardens and the pond.
This venue is owned by the Northern Beaches Council and can be booked through them. Since this is a smaller location, it’s only suitable for small, simple events with a limit of 40 people. The council also avoids having a significant amount of site preparation, traffic movement, and extra people to make the day happen. This is a good option for couples who want a no-fuss simple event although you may want something different for a larger guest list. Discuss your wedding pans with a committee member to decide if this is the right spot for you.
Jonah’s Restaurant is very close, and is the perfect spot for an intimate wedding lunch, or to get your honeymoon started.
Best Northern Beaches Wedding Venues 2023
All of these locations offer something unique to their guests and they are all perfect in their own special way. Now that you know more about your options, you’ll have a better idea of which spots may be better for your big day. Consider contacting your top options and discussing your wedding plans to learn more about what each of them offer. Chances are, with a little planning, you’ll be able to have the wedding of your dreams at one of these locations.
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