Top 4 Outdoor Venues to Hire for Your Sydney Wedding
We’re taking you on a little Sydney spring time-time tour to check out our favourite locations for an outdoor wedding.
With the sun shining, the birds chirping and romance well and truly in the air, it seems almost shameful to not embrace the splendid Sydney spring and take your wedding outside. All you need in making this fateful choice is the perfect location and the right wedding hire company. Whether you want the benefits of a great view and natural surroundings during your ceremony or you want to party the night away under a glittering marquee, these five spots showcase the best of our Harbour City. From parks and gardens to the rolling shores of the coast, the city of love has nothing on a springtide Sydney.
The Rotunda at Balmoral Beach, Mosman
With the sunlight glistening on the gentle waves of one of Sydney’s favourite little bays and the 1930s elegance of the Rotunda, there’s no wonder this is a dream location for many couples. In the picturesque setting of Hunter Park this petite pavilion was a favoured spot among Mosman residents during the Big Band and jazz era. Brass ensembles would play to the locals who delighted in the sights and sounds of a swinging Sydney and there’s no doubt you and your guests will too. Brimming with history, the spot is a must for music buffs and fans of classic architecture. We recommend a Swing-inspired do, with plenty of Sinatra and Nat King Cole to get revellers in the mood for romance and good times.
The Leuralla Amphitheatre in Leura, the Blue Mountains
An inspired piece of architecture and a hidden gem in Sydney’s history, the Lueralla Amphitheatre is truly a sight you need to see to believe. Without question one of my favourite spots in outer Sydney, there are few places that can match the romance and views of this early 2oth century vantage point. From the exquisite 1900s home to the dreamy sculpture garden, this heritage listed site will have even the most unflappable guests feeling amorous. With an unadulterated view of Jamison Valley National Park and the rustic stone seating of the amphitheatre you’re promised an exceptional experience with the photos to match.
Villa Provence, the Hunter Valley
With vineyards abundant, a cerulean spring sky and the sun gently rouging the golden sandstone, this little drop of Southern France is a scrumptious taste of Europe in our very own Hunter. In the valley of vino, the lush settings of Villa Provence are ideal for a truly impressive take on the outdoor spring weddings – not a thong or short-and-suit-jacket combo in sight! The folks at Villa Provence allow you full control of all your wedding hire wants – if you so desire – meaning there’s nothing holding you back from having your dream wedding. Embrace contemporary cool and put on a relaxed Mediterranean do or go full Antoinette and dress your marquee in decadent fabrics and dreamy hues – there’s no way you could go wrong in a place like this.
Shelly Beach, Manly
For a grown-up approach to the shoreline wedding you can’t look past Sydney’s stunning Shelly Beach. Surrounded by parklands and with gently rolling waves, you get a beachside wedding that’s both serene and private. Set amongst the boasting beauty of Cabbage Tree Bay there are plenty of secluded and distinctive spots for wedding snaps that’ll stand out from the norm. Full daylight will let your photographer capture some sensational shots around the rocky shore and amidst the unique plant life along the Eco-Sculpture walk, while twilight will capture starry-eyed lovers midst a twinkling Sydney city scape – what could be better than that?
The whole of Sydney is your oyster when you decide to take your nuptials outside but it’s always important to check with the local council to see if there are any restrictions placed on the area before you set your heart on any local. Finding the right wedding hire company for you is the next step, make sure you find someone who not only works within the area of your selected spot but is in alignment with your vision for the occasion.
Nathalie is the chief wedding coordinator and head of marketing at Pillingers. With over ten years experience, she has now built a team of dedicated wedding and events specialists to style and implement events from small parties to large corporate events and festivals.