Beach Wedding Venues for Hire in Sydney

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Top Beach Wedding Venues in Sydney

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 beach 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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Beach Wedding Venues Hire Guide

When booking a beach wedding venue in Sydney, there are a few things you should consider in advance:

  • Shade and temperature – Nothing ruins a beachside wedding quite like realising that the temperature is north of 35 degrees while the venue you booked is lacking in shade and methods to keep your guests cool. Find out in advance whether there is a marquee or something similar available.
  • Wind and noise – Generally speaking, before organising a beach wedding ceremony, you should take a walk around the area. Make sure that it doesn’t have a consistent wind or overwhelming noise from the water as these can disrupt the ceremony.
  • Privacy – Many beachside wedding venues in Sydney will have a separate space for the ceremony itself. Want to host your wedding right on the beach? You would need to ensure that you don’t have random onlookers in the back of every wedding photo. Ask how your venue deals with this!

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.

Beach Wedding Venues in Sydney FAQ

What will 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. You may need to inform the local government about your intention to use the public beach. Most areas allow beach weddings as long as they do not interfere with the general public's use of the area. Then 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?

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.

How much does it cost to hire a beach wedding venue in Sydney?

When looking for beach wedding venues in Sydney, expect to come across a lot of venues that offer per person packages starting at around $45. You can also buy wedding packages, with prices ranging from $3500 to $5000. Some venues offer minimum spend-based hire starting at $1500. Remember that prices may vary depending on the day and time of the ceremony, as well as the number of guests attending. (All data from Tagvenue.)

Which months are the best for a beach wedding ceremony in Sydney?

The most popular wedding months in Australia are November and March, and that is true for Sydney as well. Other popular months include September, October and April which is when the weather will be absolutely perfect for a beach wedding. However, if you’re looking for a cheaper option, August and May may be good choices.

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