Living in Sydney, with its iconic Manly Beach and drop-dead gorgeous Palm Beach, it should be no surprise that many people opt for a beach wedding ceremony or at least a beachside wedding reception. But how do you pick the right waterside wedding venue to have an unforgettable special day? Well, this is where we come in. We’ve done the legwork on all the beaches around Sydney. As a result, we put together a list that includes all of the best coastal wedding venues in the city. If you’re looking for a cheap beach wedding, a massive ceremony culminating in the water, or just something where you can still see the ocean, we’ve got you covered. Have a look at our search options and see what you can find!
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When booking a beach wedding venue in Sydney, there are a few things you should consider in advance:
As you might imagine for a place as renowned for the coast as Sydney, there is a wide variety when it comes to beach wedding venues. A cursory search will reveal the popular marquee and pop-up wedding options. Many venues offer to put up a temporary (though no less lovely) space with some flexibility on location. Modern wedding venues that overhang the water and offer spectacular views in climate-controlled comfort abound. If it’s not your cup of tea, cosy beachside cabanas for a more relaxed atmosphere are always an option. Yacht and golf clubs, often located right by the beach, are also quite popular wedding destinations for those with a slightly bigger budget.
While everyone knows about hosting beach weddings in and around Manly and Palm Beach, there are a lot more popular options available in Sydney. Have a look at the Pittwater waterway around Sydney’s Northern Beaches, which boasts panoramic views and venues filled with modern amenities. The area around Mosman is a lovely place for a beachside wedding ceremony, with excellent views of Piper Point and The Spit. And for those of you that don’t mind heading a bit south, Little Bay offers an excellent opportunity for slightly cheaper wedding venues with a relaxed atmosphere.
We try to be as comprehensive as possible, but naturally, there are always some questions outstanding. Here are a few you’ll run into quite frequently:
I’m the first person in the family to get married outside a church, so I’m wondering if there is anything special I need to do to get married on the beach?
Generally speaking, there are no roadblocks to having your wedding on the beach in Sydney. All you need is to have an authorised wedding celebrant or civil marriage celebrant on hand to perform the ceremony. Ensure you have that covered and you’re all set.
What should I ask my guests to wear to a beach wedding? Would suits and evening wear still be the way to go or is something else more suitable?
You’ll want to avoid having anyone wear anything black to a daytime beach wedding. Formal dress is not typical unless someone feels very strongly about it. Men could get away with wearing a lighter suit in a lighter colour whereas women should aim for more airy dresses. We also suggest asking your guests to steer clear of going too informal, so no jeans, shorts, etc.
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