City weddings. We love ‘em. Not only are they central and brimming with accommodation options for your guests, but there are plenty of photo ops, too. Today we’re seeking to kick off your wedding planning journey nice and easy with 15 of our favourite urban wedding venues. Foodies can take full advantage of the fab restaurants we’ve included (hey hey KittyHawk!) whilst those keen to host a blank canvas warehouse party will be spoilt for choice. We’ve got art galleries, we’ve got heritage buildings and we’ve got seaside soirees covered off, too. As for locations, we’ve done our best to sort a little something-something for everyone from Perth City Farm to Brissy’s iconic The Calile Hotel.

If you’ve decided you’d like to suss all your options, be sure to check out our Top 15 Country Wedding Venues and Top 15 Coastal Wedding Venues posts.

But for now, get started with the best of the best urban wedding venues…

Few experiences in life are better than cocktails and french food and this Sydney CBD venue has both. They have a bunch of event spaces to choose from that can cater for up to 175 cocktail or you can go the whole hog and book the entire venue which can sort you out for a whopping 350 guests.
Location: Sydney, NSW

The Calile Hotel 
This rather swish architectural specimen is a fave wedding venue of ours due to the sheer multitude of iconic photo ops on offer. City skylines, arched windows and textural backdrops abound (click here for a peek). There are plenty of event spaces on offer to hold both your ceremony and reception including the roof top, amphitheatre and poolside. Being a five-star hotel, you can also expect all the trimmings if you also choose to snag yourself a room (think spa treatments and top-notch accommodation). Take a peek at Fern & Oli’s wedding here for more insight.
Location: Brisbane, QLD

Post Office Hotel 
As far as Melbourne venues go, Post Office Hotel has got the lot. We’re talking capacity for up to 250 guests, a super versatile warehouse-style dining hall with exposed beams and vintage pendant light and even a dedicated wedding coordinator. Best of all, they have an onsite brewery and are more than a little keen to whip you up a personalised brew for the big day. Lucy & Joel have plenty of good things to say about this one. Check out their day here and drop the venue a line here if you’re keen to lock in a date.
Location: Melbourne, VIC

The Mint
History lovers will be stoked to learn that Sydney’s iconic The Mint is available for celebrating your big day. The heritage-listed venue provides a sandstone backdrop with the outdoor lawn available for both your ceremony and reception. Wanna take it indoors? The architecturally designed Gold Melting Room is available, too! If you fancy checking out this space in action, take a peet at Jess & Dan’s Sydney wedding here.
Location: Sydney, NSW

Primarily a restaurant but keen to sort your wedding for you, Herringbone is for the foodies out there. You can expect seasonal menus, an elegant yet rustic dining room and exceptionally warm service.
Location: Adelaide, SA

Gather & Tailor 
Keen to host a huge party in a warehouse only 6km from Melbourne’s CBD? Gather & Tailor, folks. The big open layout is perf for up to 200 seated guests whilst the hardwood floors and exposed beams create the ideal bones for a superbly styled day. Click here to take a peek.
Location: Melbourne, VIC

Vaucluse House 
If you’re a bit of a history buff or just love a grand sandstone building, Vaucluse House will fulfil your wedding venue demands. The 19th-century estate boasts ten hectares of garden and grounds with plenty of options for photos, ceremonies and the reception. Opt to tie the knot on the lawn (Like Eliza and Alan did here), have cocktails on the covered balcony and indulge in the onsite art deco-inspired restaurant. Vaucluse House has the capacity to host up to 120 guests so you won’t have to cut the guest list too much! Got questions? Pop on over here.
Location: Sydney, NSW

Creatives, art lovers and peeps just fond of a unique space will do well to consider MONA for their big day. As you can imagine, this haven of modern aesthetics requires minimal styling, possesses masses of photo backdrops and promises your guests an experience like no other. Ceremony and reception spaces abound. Top tip: We recommend catching the ferry over with guests to maximise the fun. Check out Bridget and Rowan’s wedding here for proof of good times.
Location: Hobart, TAS

Olio Kensington Street 
Smack bang in the middle of one of Sydney’s food districts in Chippendale is Olio Kensington Street. Tasty morsels are plentiful with a Sicilian-inspired menu. You can expect a loft interior with Mediterranean accents and everyone’s fave styling element – floods of natural light (a perfect blank canvas for your day).
Location: Sydney, NSW

The Wool Mill 
Blank canvas lovers, this one is for you. The Wool Mill is the hostess with the mostess, offering multiple event spaces set over two levels. The exposed brick walls and soaring ceilings lend themselves to any styling brief you like (check out a few options here). If you’re all about a seamless experience, opt for The Wool Mill’s wedding planning service which covers venue, wedding planner, catering, drinks, music, photographer, flowers, hair & makeup, invitations, celebrant, guest favours and more. Check out Kylie & Eric’s Melbourne wedding for more.
Location: Melbourne, VIC

Agnes Restaurant 
Picture this. You’re celebrating your wedding day with 60 of your nearest and dearest in a converted brick warehouse with delish matte black fixtures and accents. There are dried blooms on the table and your feasting on wood-fired noms. THAT is what Agnes Restaraunt is all about. Their seasonal menus are cooked over a custom-made stone hearth and their cocktail list is sure to send a tingle down your spine (in a good way, ofc). Smaller weddings are also encouraged with the private dining room, wine bar or terrace up for hire.
Location: Brisbane, QLD

Manly Pavillion 
Overlooking Manly Harbour is the freshly revamped Manly Pavillion. This heritage space is ideal for couples keen to tie the knot by the sea without travelling far from the city. The surrounding harbour makes for a pretty swish backdrop. Manly Pavillion can host up to 250 guests canape style and, best of all, you can look forward to an ultra-fresh modern Australian menu.
Location: Sydney, NSW

Perth City Farm 
Perth City Farm is the ultimate blank canvas, BYO venue. You’ve got plenty of options when it comes to hire from the textured, whitewashed walls of The Art Room (above) to the rustic charm of The Barn, Kitchens and Courtyards (that can host a huge 500 guests). To catch this versatile space in action, have a squiz at Sofia & troy’s wedding here.
Location: Perth, WA

Moby Dicks
We love a splash of coastal chic and Moby Dicks Whale Beach is brimming with the good stuff. This super fresh beachside venue offers a variety of food and bevvy packages for up to 200 guests. A booking here even includes fresh floral styling! Win! You can expect modern Aussie bites, inspired by the ocean and surrounds. Catch Skye & Nick’s Whale Beach wedding here for a little sneak peek.
Location: Sydney, NSW

Jackson Square
This dedicated function space is a DIY wedding planner’s dream. With a standing capacity of up to 400, Jackson Square is your oyster. Your booking includes sound system, glassware, crockery, fully equipped bar (with cocktails on tap), beer garden, high tables and cane furniture. Whilst the venue is designed to be the ultimate blank canvas venue, these guys are keen to help with the offer of their event styling packages and two in-house catering options up for grabs.
Location: Adelaide, SA

CREDITS Photos (from top) Ashleigh Haase Photography, Cupid & Co., Janneke Storm, Gold & Grit Photography, Damien Milan, Jaz Anderson, One Spoon Two Spoon, This Day Forward, Damien Milan, I Got You Babe Weddings, Across The Forest, Ashleigh Haase Photography, Renee Green, The Boathouse Group, Peggy Saas, The Boathouse Group, Valentina Perez.