Australia is home to so many scenic, romantic, and amazing places to get married. Whether you already live in Sydney or are planning a destination wedding in the New South Wales capital city, you will have plenty of beautifully perfect places to get married. We have picked 5 very different Sydney wedding destinations to feature for you today: Copes Lookout on Sydney Harbour, Nurragingy Reserve in Doonside, The Boathouse Palm Beach, The Village Church, and The Observatory Hill Park at The Rocks.
Copes Lookout on Sydney Harbour
Copes Lookout is located in Bradfield Park in Kirribilli near Jeffrey Street Wharf. This intimate wedding location offers up breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, the iconic Sydney Opera House and it is right under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. If you are looking for a wedding location that is unmistakably “Sydney”, this would be it. The bride and/or groom can arrive by boat or water taxi. There are many nearby reception locations since you are right in the heart of Sydney.
Nurragingy Reserve in Doonside
Just because you are getting married in Sydney does not mean that your wedding has to have a cityscape backdrop. You can have a beautiful garden wedding at Nurragingy Reserve in Doonside, just 40 minutes northwest of Sydney’s CBD. There are 3 different garden areas in the reserve that are used for weddings: Bungarribee Pavilion, Jannawi Garden, and Jim Lynch Memorial Garden. The Nurragingy Reserve also has several additional locations perfect for wedding or engagement photography plus the Colebee Centre where you can plan your wedding reception.
The Boathouse on Palm Beach
The Boathouse Palm Beach is located on the Pittwater Peninsula in Sydney. This is one of the few private beach wedding destinations in Sydney. The Boathouse has an understated and rustic setting that makes for a very memorable and picturesque wedding. The location features a rustic jetty that leads out onto the water. The wedding and reception can be at the same location so you won’t need two separate venues. The result is a relaxed beachside wedding ceremony and reception with panoramic scenic views.
Village Church Wedding
If a church wedding in Sydney is what you are looking for, then look no further than the Village Church located just 10 minutes from Sydney’s CBD. It is a landmark church that is 157 years old. It has a classic Gothic architecture look with the steeple and original stained-glass windows that all line up with the 13th century style. The church features a 141 year-old grand piano and Australia’s oldest pipe organ. Both are restored and available for wedding ceremonies. The church can be used for the ceremony only or you can also have the reception there as well.
Observatory Hill Park at The Rocks Sydney
This location is a great option because it is set in a park but overlooks Sydney Harbour and the city. It gives you the best of both worlds and is conveniently located right in the city centre..Observatory Hill Park features a rotunda, plenty of shady trees, perfectly manicured lawns, and amazing views of the harbour, the city, Harbour Bridge, and Lavender Bay and McMahon’s Point to the north.
Sydney is a wonderful city for a wedding. Whether you are visiting and planning a destination wedding or if you live in Sydney, the venues here can accommodate even the most demanding needs and have the best panoramic scenery to boot. Today we featured five very different types of wedding locations in Sydney: Copes Lookout right on Sydney Harbour, Nurragingy Reserve is a venue with garden spots, The Boathouse Palm Beach offers a private beach wedding, the Village Church gives you a classic gothic architecture church wedding, and Observatory Hill Park allows you to have the best of both worlds with panoramic views of Sydney Harbour from the lush green park. No matter where you are getting married, you can use Apex Rental Car to get the right car to get you to the altar in time. Your visiting guests can also hire a car so that they can see the city and get where they need to be so that you don’t have to worry about coordinating all of their travel while in town.