Where are the best Sydney Wedding Locations?
It's often said that Sydney is the most beautiful city in the world (and I have to agree because I have lived here all my life).
1000's of overseas visitors that come to Sydney for their weddings and holidays would agree.
Being experienced white dove releasers, we go to weddings all over Sydney so we know all the popular Sydney Wedding Locations.
This page was put together because we often get asked "Where can I go to get some nice photos after the ceremony?"This is a list of the public parks and outdoor areas in Sydney where many couples go for wedding photos. With some exceptions, most of these places are on public land, so it costs nothing to get photos. But be sure to contact the local council or whoever is responsible for the area, just in case.
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The Sydney Central Business District is full of attractive parks and
reserves that are really popular for wedding ceremonies and photos. The
most dazzling places for wedding scenes in the city have to be around
the harbour shore line.
If you want to get married in a park/garden close to Sydney's famous landmarks (the Harbour bridge and opera house) I'd check out the Royal Botanic Gardens tucked in behind the Opera House with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the Background.
Hickson Road Reserve at The Rocks and Observatory Hill at Dawes Point have similar stunning views of Sydney Harbour, but from different angles. For more info, contact details and photos visit Easy Weddings Garden Ceremony Locations, Sydney.
There are at least 30 beaches in Sydney to choose from all of them are picturesque. Sydney Beach weddings are really popular.
The Best Beaches For Weddings
City Beaches:Bondi, Tamarama, Maroubra
Northern Beaches:Manly, Freshwater, Curl Curl, Dee Why, Collaroy, Narrabeen, Warriewood, Newport, Avalon, Whale Beach, and Palm Beach
My Personal Favourite: Fairy Bower and Shelly Beach at Manly
For more info including photos visit The WeddingsNSW Beaches Directory
Around Sydney Harbour there are a myriad of parks with views across the city.
These are my recommendations for locations worth checking out:
On the South Side of Sydney Harbour
McKell Park, Darling Point - for wedding bookings phone (02)93917000 Rushcutters Bay Park Steyne Park, Double Bay Duff Reserve, Point Piper Lyne Park, Rose Bay - with access to Sydney Sea Planes www.sydneybyseaplane.com, and Rose Bay Afloat Restaurant
On the North Side of the Harbour
Bradfield Park (which is under the North Pylons of the Harbour bridge) Captain Henry Waterhouse Reserve (which is just next to the bridge) The Sydney Harbour National Park precinct including parkland around Taronga Zoo, Clifton Gardens, Chowder Bay and Middle Head. Balmoral Beach (popular wedding spots here are the Rotunda and Rocky Point) Manly Cove and Little Manly Cove North Head (The Old Quarantine Station and old WW2 relics)
West of The Harbour BridgeClark's Point Reserve, Clark Road, Woolwich
It is situated on the junction of Lane Cove and Parramatta River just upstream from where these rivers flows into Port Jackson (which is better known as Sydney Harbour). Therefore you get a stunning view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background. Cabarita Park, Cabarita Rd, Cabarita - This park features a rotunda, a marina and a rivercat wharf. It is situated on the Parramatta river. Banjo Patterson Park, Punt Road Gladesville - This park is on the other side of the Parramatta river. It has a lovely restaurant and a wharf. Brays Bay Reserve, Concord Rd, Rhodes: Peaceful park further upstream on the Parramatta river with plenty of parking.
E.G. Waterhouse Camelia Gardens
President Avenue, Caringbah.
Contact: Sutherland Shire Council
These are my favourite gardens in Sydney. There is such lush, soft grass and masses of tall green folliage, with a little stream that runs through the park. It's a great place to be if you need a huge dose of fresh oxygen! There is a choice of 3 wedding ceremony areas here.
There are countless beautiful locations in the suburbs from the coast
to the Blue Mountains. My criteria for choosing these locations are
that they have to be around beautiful garden setting and/or they feature
a river, lake or pond.
Homebush Bay and Bicentennial Park
The place where the Sydney 2000 Olympics were held is becoming increasingly popular for wedding ceremonies in my opinion.There are a couple of dedicated wedding ceremony areas in the precinct and lots of beautiful park lands and water features. I recommend the Arc of Pines or The Treillage Tower as the best locations here for wedding ceremonies and The Jetty is great for photos. Click here for more info
Pitt Street, Parramatta.
Contact: The Parramatta Park Trust
Features include The Rumsey Rose garden, a couple of little gazebos for wedding ceremonies and lots of great photo locations along the banks of the Parramatta river.
Parramatta Lake Reserve
Lackey Street, North Parramatta
Contact: Parramatta City Council
The Parramatta Lake is a huge body of water, but most of it is surrounded by bushland. It features a nice grassy area for weddings or wedding photos. There is plenty of wildlife here in the form of ducks and geese, with the odd lizard or goanna sunbaking on the grass. For small wedding ceremonies, there is a paved area on the shore of the lake.
Knox Road, Doonside.
Contact: Blacktown CIty Council or phone (02) 9839-6000 (during business hours)
There are lots of little clusters of gardens set out in a huge parkland reserve and picnic area. The wedding ceremony locations here are the Bungaribee Pavillion (next to the waterfall) or the Jim Lynch Wedding Garden (nestled amongst the trees). There are nice photo shoot locations around the waterfall or the big pond full of ducks.
Central Gardens, Merrylands
Cnr. Merrylands Road and Cumberland Highway, Merrylands West.
Contact:(02) 9637 9925
A sweet little park in the suburbs. It has a creek flowing around it flowing into a waterfall. There are comfortable grassy areas amongst the gum trees suitable for ceremonies. This park also has a collection of wallabies and emus.
The Penrith Weir Reserve
Bruce Neale Drive, Penrith
Contact: Penrith City Council
Situated above the Nepean River in the centre of Penrith. There is a gazebo popular for wedding ceremonies, but it's great to amble along the shore of the river and watch the rowboats gliding past on a sunny weekend.
Henry Lawson Drive, Lansvale.
This is part of the Mirambeena Regional Park in the south-west of Sydney. There is a whole system of lakes and rivers that I have never personally explored, but I'm sure that many of them would be a great spot for weddings and wedding photos.
I have been to Lake Gillawarna, which is just off Henry Lawson Drive, for weddings and wedding photo shoots. The lake is surrounded by natural bushland and has a family of black swans living nearby.
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