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Pier One Sydney Weddings

11 Hickson Road, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

Pier One Walsh Bay Hotel's waterfront wedding venues include a private pier for ceremonies, a clear-walled marquee under Sydney Harbour Bridge and a ballroom with panoramic waterfront views.

  • Unrivalled Sydney location next to the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • 3 spacious and flexible event spaces with panoramic Walsh Bay views
  • Outdoor marquee wedding venue with incredible photo opportunities
  • Fresh seasonal menus developed by the experienced catering team
  • Ideal location close to Circular Quay Station and Sydney CBD
  • 189 5-star hotel bedrooms and pet-friendly accommodation

Our Capacity

Water Room

Standing
350
Dining
180
Theatre
220
Cabaret
136
U-Shaped
35
Classroom
126
Dinner & Dance
170

Bridge Room & Marquee

Standing
200
Dining
100
Theatre
150
Boardroom
42
Cabaret
80
U-Shaped
42
Classroom
72
Dinner & Dance
42

Dawes Point Room

Standing
200
Dining
140
Theatre
40
Boardroom
20
Cabaret
24
U-Shaped
18
Classroom
24
Dinner & Dance
126

The Gantry Restaurant

Standing
150
Dining
80
Weddings at Pier One Sydney

Weddings at
Pier One Sydney

Some of the Harbour City’s most iconic sights are within striking distance, from the Opera House to The Rocks historic neighbourhood, the Royal Botanic Garden and, of course, the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

One of the venue’s principal charms is its drawing together of the indoors and outdoors: capitalising on the prime water’s edge location, each event space at Pier One Sydney features access to the hotel’s pier.    

The hotel has a contemporary character with a minimalist design. Natural materials, such as timber and marble, adorn many of the hotel’s spaces. The glass-fronted, double-height lobby is a standout feature, and sets the tone for the rest of the hotel. But despite the broadly modern feel, elements of this historic building’s heritage are laced throughout, from exposed wooden beams to original steel framing.

Wedding Ceremonies at Pier One Sydney

You can choose from four plum spots to say your vows at Pier One Sydney. Host your ceremony outside in the Sydney sunshine, either on the Pier or under the Bridge Marquee; the former has a cosy and intimate feel, while the latter is slightly grander in its style and proportions. Both unique spaces lend a relaxed garden wedding feel, thanks to the privacy afforded, and the folding garden chairs used by guests during the ceremony. The Pier even features an artificial lawn. Those desperate for an outdoor wedding but fearful of the possibility of bad weather needn’t fret – in the event of rain an alternate indoor space will be allocated to couples who have booked a Pier ceremony. 

Couples who would rather tie the knot inside can opt for one of the hotel’s two indoor function rooms, both awash with lashings of natural light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s the smaller and more snug Dawes Point Room, and the Water Room, which features double-height ceilings and a wider, more square space. Both rooms are pared back in their design, offering plenty of styling potential, whatever look you’re aiming for on the big day.

Wedding Receptions at Pier One Sydney

There are several very different venue spaces available for a wedding reception at Pier One Sydney. The Water Room, with its tall ceilings and wider space, is perfect for larger weddings, accommodating up to 350 guests. Because of its size, the event space also lends a more grand feel. Moreover, the Water Room offers impressive views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

The Dawes Point Room, on the other hand, is cosier and longer, hosting up to 250. Compared to the Water Room, it has a more casual and relaxed feel because of its proportions. The Dawes Point Room is, however, the hotel’s most versatile space – it can be subdivided to cater to the length of your guest list. 

The most unique option of all at Pier One Sydney is the Bridge Marquee, which hosts up to 150 guests. The Sydney Harbour Bridge towers over this see-through perspex marquee, which is truly a blank canvas for your seated or cocktail style reception. It joins onto the small indoor Bridge Room. 

If you’re more interested in the idea of a lunchtime do, Pier One Sydney can cater to that too, hosting your guests in either the Dawes Point Room or the Water Room. 

Wedding Photography near Pier One Sydney

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Pier One Sydney are:

  • Sydney Royal Botanic Garden
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • The Rocks historic neighbourhood

Pier One Sydney Wedding Gallery

Spaces At Pier One Sydney

Wedding ceremony on the pier at Pier One Sydney wedding, Photo by Kevin Lue Photography

The Pier

For alfresco entertaining with a view and a half, there’s the Pier. Offering front-row seats to the shimmering waters of the Sydney Harbour, this open-air space, dressed with string lights and greenery, can be adapted to suit all occasions, from cocktail parties to wedding ceremonies.


Unique Features
  • Natural light
  • Accessible venue
Wedding Packages
Pier One Sydney Wedding Venue, Sydney Harbour, Water Room

Water Room

The largest events space on the property, the Water Room boasts tall ceilings and wrap-around windows that offer unobstructed views of the Sydney Harbour and its eponymous bridge. It also features direct access to the hotel pier.


Unique Features
  • Wi-Fi
  • Natural light
  • Smoking area
Wedding Packages
Pier One Sydney Wedding Venue, Marquee

Bridge Room & Marquee

A clear perspex marquee with exceptional views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, this highly customisable space adjoins a cosy indoor function room (The Bridge Room), and is perfect for a special occasion. The Bridge Room Marquee event space also offers direct street access.


Unique Features
  • Natural light
Wedding Packages
Dawes Point Room at Pier One Sydney Harbour

Dawes Point Room

A harbourfront space that can be partitioned into seven separate rooms, plus a boardroom, the Dawes Point room is extremely versatile, and also offers direct access to the pier. By removing the operable wall, these rooms can also extend further to adjoin the spacious Water Room. Capacities are based on rooms used separately.


Unique Features
  • Natural light
Wedding Packages

Catering

Pier One Sydney Catering

Capitalising on fresh, seasonal, local produce is at the heart of Pier One Sydney’s catering operations, so much so that the menu at hatted onsite restaurant The Gantry changes twice a month, and the restaurant works directly with farmers to ensure the highest quality.  

While The Gantry specialises in Modern Australian cuisine – think mushroom ravioli with parmesan cream, garden peas and lemon gel; and beef tenderloin with truffle mashed potato, mushroom duxelles, crispy kale and herb butter – the hotel’s team is willing and able to accommodate other needs. The chefs at Pier One Sydney can also cater to all kinds of dietary requirements, from vegetarians and vegans to those who are gluten-free. 

Highlights of Catering at Pier One Sydney:

  • Renowned for its friendly and accommodating staff
  • Expertly made cocktails showcase native ingredients 
  • Fine local and international wines
  • Private dining for groups of 7-12 
  • A wide range of dining formats, from canapés to bowl food and traditional, seated multi-course meals

Wedding Packages

Our customisable packages are great value

Outdoor Pier Ceremony Package

Package Features

Exclusive venue hire for one-hour duration + set up and pack down

Two white plinths or a white arch for your own floral arrangements

White or red carpet runner (6m)

20 x Tiffany chairs (client to select white or gold)

Signing table and two chairs

Water station on arrival and throughout

Includes delivery / set up and removal fees

Alternate indoor space allocated in the event of wet weather

Bridge Ceremony Package

Package Features

Exclusive venue hire for one-hour duration + set up and pack down

Two white plinths or a white arch for your own floral arrangements

White or red carpet runner (6m)

50 x Tiffany chairs (client to select white or gold)

Signing table and two chairs

Water station on arrival and throughout

Includes delivery / set up and removal fees

Lunch Wedding Package

Package Features

Four-hour exclusive room hire

Three canapes per person on arrival for a 20-minute duration

Two-course alternate serve menu (entree & main or main & dessert)

Two side dishes served with the main course

Four-hour unlimited pour Rocks beverage package

Unlimited tea and coffee

Client provided wedding cake cut and served on platters

Complimentary chocolates to be served after dessert

Choice of banquet round of king tables

Tiffany chairs (client to select white or gold)

5m x 5m wooden dancefloor

Bridal toasting flutes and bridal table skirting

Cake table and cake knife

Gift table, guest seating chart and easel

Personalised menus per guest

Menu sampling for the bridal couple charged at $95 per person

Complimentary valet parking for one vehicle

Earn up to 50,000 rewards points on your booking for Marriott Bonvoy members

Available for Water at Pier One & Dawes Point venues only

The Rocks Package

Package Features

Monday-Friday $180 per person
Saturday-Sunday $195 per person

Five-hour exclusive room hire

Three canapes per person on arrival for the 30-minute duration

Two-course alternate serve menu (entree & main or main & dessert)

Two side dishes served with the main course

Five-hour unlimited pour Rocks beverage package

Unlimited tea and coffee

Client provided wedding cake cut and served on platters

Complimentary chocolates to be served after dessert

Choice of banquet round of king tables

Tiffany chairs (client to select white or gold)

5m x 5m wooden dancefloor

Bridal toasting flutes and bridal table skirting

Cake table and cake knife

Gift table, guest seating chart and easel

Personalised menus per guest

Menu sampling for the bridal couple charged at $95 per person

Complimentary valet parking for one vehicle

Earn up to 50,000 rewards points on your booking for Marriott Bonvoy members

Available for Dawes Point venue only

Harbour Package

Package Features

Monday-Friday $210 per person
Saturday-Sunday $230 per person

Five-hour exclusive room hire

Four canapes per person on arrival for the 30-minute duration

Three-course alternate serve menu

Two side dishes served with the main course

Five hours unlimited pour Harbour beverage package

Unlimited tea and coffee

Client provided wedding cake cut and served on platters

Complimentary chocolates to be served after dessert

Tiffany chairs (client to select white or gold)

Lectern and microphone for speeches

5m x 5m wooden dancefloor

Bridal toasting flutes and bridal table skirting

Cake table and cake knife

Gift table, guest seating chart and easel

Personalised menus per guest

Complimentary menu sampling for the bridal couple

Complimentary valet parking for one vehicle

Complimentary Water View Room for the bridal couple including a bottle of Australian sparkling wine, room service and late check-out of 12 noon

Earn up to 50,000 rewards points on your booking for Marriott Bonvoy members

Blues Point Package

Package Features

Monday-Friday $170 per person
Saturday-Sunday $185 per person

Five-hour exclusive room hire

Two canapes per person on arrival for the 30-minute duration

Two-course alternate serve menu (entree & main or main & dessert)

Two side dishes served with the main course

Five-hour unlimited pour Rocks beverage package

Unlimited tea and coffee

Client provided wedding cake cut and served on platters

Complimentary chocolates to be served after dessert

Choice of banquet round of king tables

5m x 5m wooden dancefloor

Bridal toasting flutes and bridal table skirting

Cake table and cake knife

Gift table, guest seating chart and easel

Personalised menus per guest

Menu sampling for the bridal couple charged at $95 per person

Earn up to 50,000 rewards points on your booking for Marriott Bonvoy members

Cocktail Wedding Package

Package Features

Five-hour exclusive room hire

Six canapes per guest (hot and cold options available)

Two substantial canapes per guest

Two dessert canapes per guest

One client selected food station for the 90-minute duration

Client provided wedding cake cut and served on platters with complimentary Pier One provided chocolates

Five-hour unlimited pour Rocks beverage package

Signature cocktail on arrival for each guest

Unlimited tea & coffee station

5m x 5m wooden dancefloor

Pier One provided high cocktail tables

Bridal toasting flutes, cake table and cake knife

Gift table, A3 welcome sign and easel

Complimentary valet parking for one vehicle

Earn up to 50,000 points for Marriott Bonvoy members

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    Featured Testimonials by Venue Crew

    Great and easy to work with, they gave us a comprehensive planning form and recommended suppliers and it made the whole thing super easy. The food was great and the view is just phenomenal. We even got free decorations as the next wedding's ceiling decorations were bumped in already!

    Doreen C ·

    They were amazing, they just kept sending up wine and their service was so great! They even wrote out hand-written congratulation notes and would always ask if there was anything else they could do! They even put our hairdresser next to us even thought they were booked at different times which was so kind and helpful too!

    Alisa G ·

    Fabulous venue. The Bridge Marque is magical at night with the fairy lights - even though it was raining. The venue was so easy to deal with. The only challenge was out wedding planner not being available to us as planned in the few hours before the wedding, so a couple of things got missed and were done stressfully last minute. The food was inconsistent in quality. Aside from that, it was great.

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      Pier One Sydney Harbour is a spellbinding waterfront wedding venue with enough unique function spaces to make you feel spoilt for choice. Why not invite your guests to sip on custom cocktails in the alfresco Bridge Marquee, or kick off the dancefloor in the contemporary Dawes Point Room overlooking Walsh Bay at your Pier One wedding? From lavish to low key, Pier One weddings at Sydney Harbour are as versatile as can be.

      If one thing is for certain, wedding photography opportunities are endless at Pier One weddings at Sydney Harbour. The newlyweds can take a romantic stroll along the pontoon with the majestic Harbour Bridge peering into view, or capture their first private champagne toast as a married couple on their expansive bridal suite balcony. Looking out over the glittering waters of Sydney Harbour, the venue’s idyllic city location is a photographer’s paradise.

      The hotel events team for Pier One weddings have thoughtfully curated a range of wedding packages that will offer your guests an unforgettable experience at your luxury Sydney wedding. From catering for specific dietary requirements, through to valet parking and pet-friendly accommodation, no ask is too much for their experienced staff. Pier One Sydney Harbour will go above and beyond to prepare a flawless occasion that exceeds all expectations.

      Weddings at Pier One Sydney start at $155/guest.

      Yes, Pier One Sydney caters to all wedding party sizes. Small wedding parties can say “I do” on the hotel Pier, or in one of two luxury hotel suites, overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

      Weddings at Pier One Sydney offer understated glamour in spades, and are perfect for couples craving a special backdrop. Whatever style of ceremony and reception you pick you’re guaranteed to enjoy an elegant and contemporary ambience paired with wonderful food, attentive and friendly service, and plenty of choice when it comes to function room size and styling.

      Yes, Pier One Sydney has a showstopping waterfront marquee with a clear perspex roof, and removable walls, showcasing the Sydney Harbour Bridge in all its splendour. 

      Yes, Pier One Sydney can cater to all kinds of corporate functions, whether formal or more casual, accommodating anywhere between 7 and 1,500 guests among its 10 events spaces. 

      For a fee of $55 per day, guests can enjoy valet parking on-site at Pier One Sydney. Alternatively, there is limited unsecured parking available in the local vicinity of Walsh Bay. Circular Quay Station is also a 15-minute walk away, and the hotel is a short taxi ride away from almost anywhere in central Sydney.

      The rooms at Pier One Sydney are sophisticated and minimalist: renovated in 2019, they feature clean lines, pops of jewel tones, and natural materials such as leather and timber. Some rooms offer harbour views, while others frame views of the city or the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Prices vary depending on the date, but generally start around $309 AUD.

      The Heritage Rooms are petite and cosy, with the lowest room rates. At the other end of the spectrum, the spacious Admiral Suite has a private balcony and a large bathtub set beside floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with room rates starting around $1,559 AUD. Prices may be discounted if you’re booking a block of rooms for a group.

      Pier One Sydney’s noise and alcohol licence runs until midnight. For a fee of $1,000 this time can be extended by half an hour, while a full hour extension will incur a fee of $2,000; drinks package extension fees will also apply.

       

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      Pier One Sydney Harbour weddings are surrounded by breathtaking vistas of Walsh Bay and Sydney Harbour, and the hotel’s undiscovered setting is a secret worth knowing about. Tucked beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge, your guests will get a unique view of its incredible steel structure from under the arch, and it’s possible to see it from above too, via the beloved Sydney BridgeClimb attraction. From the scenic jetty, you and your guests can board a private ferry to cruise around the glorious Sydney Harbour and see the best architectural sites like the recognisable Sydney Opera House. They also might be interested in barding a boat to Manly after the wedding, where the beautiful beaches are a picturesque spot for swimming and picnics in the sand. Over the bridge and into North Sydney, guests can also enjoy the thrilling rides at Luna Park Sydney if they’ve decided to stay for the weekend.

      There are plenty of ceremony spots at Pier One Sydney Harbour that are sought after for their picturesque waterfront setting. The Dawes Point Room and the Water Room are ideal for those who would like to marry inside the hotel, but the edge of the pier and the Bridge Marquee are the most popular ceremony sites. These outdoor spaces are naturally lit, and serenaded by the soothing sounds of the water lapping at the jetty. They make a phenomenal photo backdrop, and they bring a bright and breezy feel to the wedding ceremony. If you are hoping for a traditional church destination for the service, then Garrison Church Sydney and St Brigid’s Church are just a short walk from the venue.

      Pier One Sydney Harbour weddings are known and praised for their 5-star hotel accommodation. Each of the 189 rooms feature indulgent bedding, deluxe furnishings and large outdoor balconies overlooking Walsh Bay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. They are also fitted with desirable amenities like complimentary wifi, espresso machines, mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs and 24-hour room service. If your guests opt for bedroom upgrades, they might also include whirlpool baths, separate living areas and pet-friendly access to the pier. Pier One Sydney Harbour hotel will make your guests feel well-rested and replenished after an action-packed wedding weekend.