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Water View Wedding Venues

Tuesday 12th January 2016
Summer is well and truly upon us. The water is abundant with frivolous beach goers and the days are long and languorous. It’s also the perfect time of the year to start planning your water front wedding. There is nothing more Australian than reciting vows under the bountiful shade of Norfolk pine trees on the cusp of one of our many mesmeric shorelines. Seafood lovers rejoice. Fresh produce and local cuisine reflect each one of our favourite venues refined beach side setting.
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Catalina. Photo: Sydney Dermal.


Rose Bay, NSW

Venue description: An exclusive venue boasting floor to ceiling windows, simplistic interior design and panoramic views over Sydney Harbour.

Pelicans and incoming commuter seaplanes land in unison only a stone’s throw away from the balcony of Catalina. The Kitchen, lead by Head Chief Mark Axisa, focuses on vanguard French, Mediterranean inspired food and reverent seafood. During the day Australia’s TV heavyweight and big screen luminary are spotted by the paparazzi wining and dining. At night the venue comes alive, animated by energetic diners and gleaming lights.


The Cotteloe Beach Hotel. Photo: via The Shout.

The Cottesloe Beach Hotel

Cottesloe, WA

Venue Description: A retro Palm Springs styled venue reflecting motifs renowned of the Art Deco lexicon with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.

Perth’s endless coastline is home to one of the city’s most reputable oceanfront destinations. The iconic Cottesloe Beach Hotel is a combination of richly embellished Art Deco characteristics and the relaxed West Coast lifestyle. Overlooking terraced lawns, slow ricocheting surf and ducking lifebuoys, it is a dreamy wedding setting.  The west facing Sunsets Room reflects an electric beach club theme and caters for up to 250 guests.


The Boathouse Palm Beach. Photo: Supplied.

The Boathouse

Palm Beach, NSW

Venue Description: A relaxed and tranquil private canapé style event space located on the waters edge.

The Boathouse Palm Beach beckons summer with buckets of flowers, lobster pots and festoon lighting. Set on the Pittwater Peninsula, the timeworn boat shed rests on a large rustic wharf overlooking placid waters and Barrenjoey Headland. “The Boathouse Palm Beach offers charm and warmth,” Rhiannon Swan from The Boat House Group says. The simple pastoral décor and chimerical seascape is the only backdrop you need. “We notice brides and grooms keep the styling for their weddings fairly simple as the water views make for the perfect look.”


Port Melbourne Yacht Club. Photo: Peter Rowland Catering.

Port Melbourne Yacht Club

Port Melbourne, VIC

Venue Description: An intimate space featuring minimalist furnishings overlooking Port Phillip Bay’s iconic foreshore.

It’s conceptually rudimentary exterior and naturally sun filled room is perfect for a panache cocktail style reception. The contemporary open floor plan provides versatility in room layout and the large wooden deck is a water wedding prerequisite. Mere walking distance from St Kilda’s lively urban village, Port Melbourne Yacht Club showcases true bayside style – fresh and impressively cultivated.


Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. Photo: Courtesy.

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Watsons Bay, NSW

Venue Description: Nautical inspired decor and coastal style wooden furniture evoke notions of the South Hampton in summer.

The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is located in a little pocket of Sydney’s harbour, overlooking clusters of wealthy enclaves along faceted cliff faces. Fresh white walls, polished hardwood boards and floor to ceiling windows reiterate sumptuous European, beach side glamour. At a certain point in the afternoon, around 5 O’clock, the Bay illuminates technicolours of orange, yellow and pink. The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is a distinctively picturesque location for nuptials.

Tuesday 12th January 2016