The Tea Room Gunners’ Barracks
As an iconic heritage site known for its great food, peaceful bushland setting and spectacular harbour views, the Tea Room Gunners’ Barracks is a dining and event space with unparalleled Harbour views. As one of the city’s most stylish venues, the intimate setting is the perfect place for a wedding. Their traditional high tea offers three tiers of sweets plus sandwiches, scones, with homemade berry jam and heavenly clotted cream, and warm savouries. The space can hold 130 guests for a seated reception or up to 180 guests for a cocktail event.
Clontarf Beach & Reserve
As the warmer months come into play why not embrace the beautiful sites of Mother Nature and have a beach wedding? Sydney’s northern beaches offer a plethora of options! One of Sydney’s hidden treasures is Clontarf Beach & Reserve, a popular wedding location facing the Spit Bridge it also offers breath-taking views of Middle Harbour. As an alternative, it’s reception venue, Clonny’s Restaurant, is suitable for smaller weddings. Sparkling blue ocean and pristine beaches are sure to add that extra sparkle to your wedding.
St Stephen’s Anglican Church
Cemeteries were once the place of grieving and mortality are now becoming more popular with couples looking for something a little different on their wedding day. At the historic St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Newtown, couples can walk down the aisle in the sandstone church, and then have afternoon tea or wedding photos among the gravestones. These include a memorial to the 1857 Dunbar shipwreck that is rumoured to have been responsible for more than 100 deaths. It’s location limits the size of the guest list but it’s certainly makes for a day not forgotten by all that attend!
Bonnie Doon Golf Club
Bonnie Doon Golf Club offers simple and affordable budgets without forgoing the extravagance on the day. With options that work around you, instead of vice versa, you’ll have more say in the smaller things that make up the bigger picture, such as table cloths, the dancefloor or even food. With a great wine list and knowledgeable team, the waiting staff can suggest the perfect wine based on your guests’ taste palate.
Wendy’s Secret Garden
Wendy’s Secret Garden is never over crowded like its main competitors in Centennial Park or the Botanical Gardens, and most importantly, it is completely free. Nestled in behind Luna Park in the wonderful cul-de-sac of Lavender Bay, this is a truly unrivalled spot to picnic, relax or just lose oneself. A beautiful garden, which functions as a public park, provides the perfect location for a picnic for two or for a family of five, this is all thanks to Wendy Whitely, the widow of famous Australian artist Brett Whitely. Wendy’s Secret Garden is romantic, private, and often very quiet.