Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s filled with unforgettable memories. When it comes to planning your big day, it may seem to be expensive at first. From your flowers to your wedding cake and your wedding dress, the bills start to stack up. Your venue doesn’t have to be a huge expense however, as there are lots of breathtaking Sydney venues on offer that won’t break the bank but will still be perfect for you. To make the decision a little easier, here’s a list of some of the most affordable places to get married in Sydney:
10 – Cafe Del Mar
Starting off the list is the stylish Cafe del Mar. Situated on Cockle Bay Wharf in the heart of Sydney, it boasts a beautiful dining room with high ceilings and unique decor (not to mention a wonderful rooftop bar). The perfect wedding venue for the modern day couple, it can accommodate up to 100 people and prices start from $1500.
9 – Lauriston House
Dating to 1887, Lauriston House is one of Sydney’s oldest and most picturesque wedding venues. Set in the idyllic Dundas Valley, the heritage-listed property is adorned with elegant chandeliers, pretty open fireplaces and ornate rooms that are the perfect setting for your big day. With a capacity of 350 people, the ceremonies cost $100 per person.
Typical Cost: $100 per person
8 – Burnt Orange
Ideal if you are looking for a tranquil wedding surrounded by lush greenery, Burnt Orange is set within an elegant and historic mansion in Mosman. Boasting two spaces from which to choose from, as well as a variety of packages, their weddings typically cost in the region of $5,000 for up to 300 people. An awe-inspiring venue that truly showcases what Australia is all about, this affordable venue is also the ultimate photo backdrop.
Typical Cost: Starting at $5,000
Capacity: 300 max
7 – Athol Hall
Ever dreamt of an enchanting, fairytale-esque wedding? Then Athol Hall is just the ticket. Boasting an abundance of country charm, it is a restored heritage venue that offers views out towards the Sydney skyline, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Holding a capacity of up to 200 people, prices start at $125 per person.
Typical Cost: Starting at $125 per person
Capacity: 200 max
6 – Orso Bayside
Quirky and bright, Orso Bayside is situated on the water across from the Spit Bridge in Mosman, on Sydney’s Middle Harbour. Offering views outwards the harbour, this modern wedding venue boasts its own beach, deck and wharf! Holding a capacity of up to 280 people, wedding hire is priced at $140+ per person.
Typical Cost: Starting at $140 per person
Capacity: 280 max
5 – Cropley House
Making your dream wedding become a reality, Cropley House in Baulkham Hills is a historic mansion that boasts an idyllic rose garden. Oozing elegance and grandeur, this charming venue can hold a capacity of up to 67 standing guests, starting at $97 per person.
Typical Cost: Starting at $97 per person
Capacity: 67 max
4- International College of Management
Initially, you might be thinking, what? Get married at a college? But once you see this elegant, unique and incredible venue your mind will be blown. A sweeping staircase leading onto a fabulous lawn awaits you, as does breathtaking architecture. Holding up to 500 guests (yes, that’s right), wedding hire for the International College of Management starts at $1500.
Typical Cost: Starting at $1500
Capacity: 500 max
3- The ArtHouse Hotel
Dreaming of a retro wedding? Then the ArtHouse Hotel is perfect. Slap bang in the centre of Sydney boasts handmade Venetian lights, crescent windows, and gilded ceiling. Quirky from the inside out, it oozes glamour and a 1920’s vibe. Enjoy your wedding in this bohemian venue and have up to 300 standing guests – with prices starting at $5000.
Typical Cost: Starting at $5000
Capacity: 300 max
2 – Verandah
Yet another unique venue, Verandah offers the chance to hire the whole venue or whatever specific room you wish. Stylish and modern, it is the ideal setting for a more relaxed wedding. Located on a quiet street, moments from Hyde Park prices and capacity varies by room.
1 – The Royal Botanic Garden
And here we are! At the number one spot is the beautiful Royal Botanic Garden. One of Sydney’s most acclaimed venues, it has views out towards Sydney Harbour and its skyline. It even has twelve locations/rooms to choose from, including the picturesque Bennelong Lawn with views of the Sydney Opera House. Pair this with an affordable wedding photographer and each moment here on your big day will be awe-inspiring. Prices start at $1,200 for two hours, with a capacity of 80-500 people.
Typical Cost: Starting at $1,200
Capacity: 80-500 max
At the end of the day, wherever you get married in Sydney it will be wonderful. But to save money on the venue is essential. You can still get married in your dream venue without it costing you the world. So don’t give up hope, there are plenty of options that will appeal to your taste and budget!