Sydney Outdoor Wedding Locations

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Sydney Outdoor Wedding Locations

Love Sign at Observatory Hill
Love Sign at Observatory Hill

You’ve decided on an outdoor wedding ceremony but you’re not sure where to start?

Adorable Wedding Concepts is an expert in outdoor wedding ceremony styling and having been operating since 2001 we’ve pretty much covered most of Sydney’s garden wedding venues.  We’ve created a guide of some of our favourite locations which by all means is not a complete list of what is available but it incorporated as much detail as possible about popular venues to help you make with your decision.

We highly recommend visiting the venue for yourself and directing your venue hire enquires directly to the venue authority.

If you’re considering booking your outdoor wedding ceremony with Adorable Wedding Concepts, we’re happy to consult with you onsite and provide feedback and ideas based on our years of experience.

Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG) Sydney

Beautiful garden lawns with sweeping harbour views, it’s hard to go past the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, for a water view outdoor wedding ceremony. Some of our favourite lawns include: Bennelong Lawn, the Rose Garden, the Herb Garden, Harbour View Lawns (Lawn 33 & 34).

Key information to understand when booking your garden wedding at the RBG:

  • Bookings are essential
  • Set up and pull down of set up is limited to 1hr prior and post the booking time
  • Venue booking fees apply
  • Standard booking period of 2 hours
  • Vehicle Access / Ranger fees apply
  • All vehicles accessing the gardens must have a permit issued by RBG

· Wedding structures cannot break the surface of the grounds e.g. you cannot use pegs to secure items to the ground

  • The use of glass is permitted
  • Small wet weather backup location available at the Rose Garden Pavilion only
  • Onsite power only available at the Rose Garden Pavilion
  • Toilet facilities available. Proximity is dependent on the garden location.

Hickson Road Reserve

Located right next to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Hickson Road Reserve is a beautiful location. Setup faces east with the Sydney Opera House creating a wonderful backdrop.

Key information to understand when booking your garden wedding at the Hickson Road Reserve:

  • Bookings are essential
  • Set up and pull down of set up is limited to 1hr prior and post the booking time
  • Venue booking fees apply
  • No glass allowed
  • No wet weather backup location on site
  • No onsite power available
  • No toilet facilities on site
  • Limited public parking

See more of our Hickson Road Reserve pictures on the easy weddings site.

Observatory Hill

Perched high over Sydney Harbour, Observatory Hill offers up the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop to your outdoor wedding ceremony. There are two locations to choose from; Front Gardens or Rotunda.

Key information to understand when booking your outdoor garden wedding at Observatory Hill:

  • Bookings are essential. Only one wedding per day permitted
  • Venue booking fees apply
  • Set up and pull down of set up is limited to 1 hr prior and post the booking time
  • External or self-catering is not permitted
  • No glass allowed
  • No wet weather backup location on site
  • Toilet facilities available on site
  • Limited public parking

Nurrangingy Reserve

Located in Sydney’s west, Nurrangingy Reserve has a number of outdoor wedding location within the 63 ha grounds.

The Nurrangingy Wharf sits across an area of the pond directly outside The Colebee Centre and is a very popular location with the reception venue just meters away.

Bungarribee Pavilion sits on top of the overlooking the grounds, providing a picturesque outlook.

Jannawi Garden is a semi enclosed garden area ideal for an outdoor wedding ceremony. Its long foot path makes it an ideal wedding aisle and the overhang trees and hedged surrounds create a private setting

Key information to understand when booking your garden wedding at Nurrangingy Reserve:

  • Bookings are essential
  • Venue booking fees apply
  • Set up and pull down of set up is limited to 1 hr prior and post the booking time
  • No wet weather backup location on site
  • Toilet facilities available on site
  • Reception venue available within the grounds
  • Ample parking available

Auburn Botanic Gardens

A hidden gem located in Sydney’s west, the Auburn Botanic Gardens is full of features desirable for an outdoor wedding ceremony. There is a choice of garden locations including; the Japanese Garden, the Sunken Rose Garden or the Reflection Pool.

Other than the Sunken Rose Garden the areas are intimate and suitable for smaller outdoor weddings.

Key information to understand when booking your garden wedding at the Auburn Botanic Gardens:

  • Bookings are essential via the Council’s Recreational Bookings Coordinator on (02) 9735 1222
  • Venue booking fees apply
  • Set up and pull down of set up is limited to 1 hr prior and post the booking time
  • No glass allowed
  • No wet weather backup location on site
  • Toilet facilities available on site
  • Reception venue available within the grounds
  • Ample parking available

Prince Edward Park, Cabarita 

A very popular Canada Bay water view location situated at the end of Phillip Street right next to Angelo’s restaurant. A great location for a smaller more intimate outdoor wedding ceremony, suitable for approx. 50 people.

Key information to understand when booking your garden wedding at the Auburn Botanic Gardens:

  • Bookings are essential via the Council’s Recreation Bookings Coordinator on (02) 9911 6555
  • Venue booking fees apply
  • Set up and pull down of set up is limited to 1 hr prior and post the booking time
  • A small pavilion on site as a wet weather backup location
  • No toilet facilities available on site
  • Reception venue available next to the garden area
  • Parking available

Have more questions or looking to book with Adorable Wedding Concepts? Send your enquiry today and we’ll help you plan your special day.