The sun has finally put his hat back on and with the warmer weather, more and more couples opt to bring their wedding outside. With so many beautiful spots across Australia, it’s not hard to see why an alfresco ceremony and reception are such a popular choice. Sydney and its surrounding areas are home to some particularly scenic venues who host some unique and beautiful weddings in their gardens and surroundings.
Check out our top five outdoor wedding venues in Sydney:
This boutique hotel, restaurant and spa is one of New South Wales’ hidden gems. Located in the southern Central Coast, the venue boasts some truly beautiful gardens where many stunning and stylish weddings have been held. With well-kept and extensive grounds, not only are there some great spots to hold your ceremony, but the surrounding fields make a fantastic natural studio to capture some unique photos.
With a multi-award winning restaurant, stylish event and reception rooms, a luxury spa and designer cottages in the grounds, Bells at Killcare is perfect for a complete luxury summer wedding package.
If you’re looking for an elegant and traditional wedding venue, the classically styled Cropley House could be a great choice for you. The Georgian Revival mansion is situated on five acres of parklands and has it’s own formal, manicured gardens. A popular spot for an alfresco ceremony is by their gazebo in the rose gardens, an ideal location for a private and intimate wedding.
In the evening, enjoy the use of one of their two stately ballrooms; the Elizabeth Room has a true ‘fairy tale’ feel with stunning canopies and high ceilings. The Victoria Room takes your right back to the 1920’s era with classic decorations and furnishings. Whatever you’re desired style, Cropley House has it.
The newly refurbished and iconic Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel is the perfect venue for a coast loving couple. The hotel has two stunning locations for outdoor weddings, each with million-dollar views. With unbeatable views of the harbour, couples can say ‘I Do’ underneath the lush Moreton Bay Fig tree in Robertson Park or even dip their toes in the sand and hold their ceremony on Gibsons Beach. Couples can take advantage of the surrounding areas and have some truly gorgeous photos taken on the secluded beaches near the hotel.
As the sun sets, move on over to The Sunset Room, the epitome of seaside luxury fully equipped with nautical furnishings, neutral colours and unforgettable views of the sunset. It makes for a truly magical day.
Located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, The Sebel Resort & Spa is home to some truly spectacular views. For a truly memorable wedding day, you can choose between several outdoor locations for your wedding ceremony in the resorts plentiful grounds. Terraced gardens overflow onto paved pathways and manicured lawns lead to the edge of the lake, an intimate and luxurious setting for your ceremony.
Whether you’re looking for a casual or lavish event, the attentive and learned staff are on hand to ensure that your day will be breathtaking in every way.
With a unique and spectacular location on Manly’s beach front, Beachside Dojo is the perfect wedding venue for those who love the beach lifestyle. From romantic sunrises to colourful sunsets, the panoramic ocean views from the venue’s terraces will ensure your ceremony will be truly amazing at any time of the day.
With views of one of Sydney’s most iconic shores, tie the knot in the shade of the Manly pines and the taste of the salty ocean air. As one of Sydney’s newest and most sophisticated wedding venues, Beachside Dojo encourages you to let your imagination run wild.