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The best wet weather wedding ceremony venues in

Sydney

Unfortunately, we can’t control Mother Nature and she can ‘make it rain’ whenever she pleases. When it comes to your wedding day, the thought of rain could increase your heart rate and bring on more stress to an already stressful planning process. Our advice? Choose a venue that can cater for wet weather.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best wet weather ceremony venues in Sydney. Why are these the best? They offer beautiful outside areas, but also have an inside area that is just as spectacular – the perfect backup plan!

Here are the best wet weather wedding ceremony venues in Sydney.


#1 Wet Weather Wedding Ceremony Venue in Sydney


Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens

This is one of the most beautiful locations with or without rain, and is sure to create a memorable and unique wedding day. The Botanic Gardens has a magical atmosphere, and is unique in that your ceremony will be covered from the rain, but the glass ceiling and windows allow you to see the beautiful gardens – giving the feel of an outdoor wedding. The raindrops falling on the glass will create a unique sound and give a sense of coziness and warmth. 

For wedding photos, venture out into the gardens with your trusty umbrella in tow. We can guarantee you will have *amazing* wedding photos with either of our elegant umbrellas.

It has a guest capacity of 120 people so perfect for small or larger weddings.

Wet Weather Wedding Ceremony Venue in Sydney
Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens
Photo: Palm House

#2 Wet Weather Wedding Ceremony Venue in Sydney


Cabarita Conservatory, Cabarita Park

Another venue that gives you the illusion of being outside is the Cabarita Conservatory. This is a beautiful location situated only a few minutes from Cabarita Park. It’s a small venue, and can only contain 40 guests sitting and other 20 standing, but the atmosphere is worth cutting some of your guest list (only joking, but seriously.. Your second cousin twice-removed can sit it out for this one). So, if you are looking for an intimate ceremony in a beautiful wooden and glass room, this is the perfect location for you.

The glass-wrapped structure provides spectacular views of the National Park in every direction, providing a breathtaking backdrop for your ceremony. Your guests will be able to explore the surroundings and your photos will be next-level amazing. Don’t forget your umbrella when venturing outside – we don’t want you to get wet!

Wet Weather Wedding Ceremony Venue in Sydney
Cabarita Conservatory, Cabarita Park
Photo: Cabarita Conservatory

#3 Wet Weather Wedding Ceremony Venue in Sydney


Top Deck, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

The view over Sydney harbour is incredible, and at this venue, you will have a great view from the big glass windows. Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is a venue for those in search of endless summers, postcard panoramas and their specialty: unhurried happiness. Perfect for the happiest day of your life!

A seaside wedding destination, this venue is perfect for couples who want to have fun during their wedding day, even if the weather is not perfect. It can hold 90 to 150 people in the ceremony space. 

Their outside ceremony spaces cater for all needs – with a beachside option, a gorgeous Fig Tree space with harbourfront views, and an exclusive coastal reserve. Ceremonies at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel are something special, and we can guarantee that inside, or outside – you will have a day to remember.

Top Deck, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Photo: Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

#4 Wet Weather Wedding Ceremony Venue in Sydney


Vaucluse House

Vaucluse House is a wonderful space for an outdoor wedding. Not just because the house itself makes for a striking backdrop, but because it is a peaceful spot without too many tourists (hello privacy!) and the gardens are beautiful and immaculately maintained.

Wet Weather Wedding Ceremony Venue in Sydney
Vaucluse House
Photo: Vaucluse House

Even though you can’t use the house inside itself for your wet weather back up, the terrace of the house is still very suitable for your ceremony, and you are able to take advantage of the views of the garden from the house. 

The garden estate stretches right down to the harbour’s edge and is truly a thing of beauty! Your guests won’t stop talking about this venue and the stunning sights they got to experience while at your wedding.

#5 Wet Weather Wedding Ceremony Venue in Sydney


Lion Gate Lodge House

Private and intimate, it is the perfect location for those who still want that ‘outside’ experience, but need to be sheltered from the rain. The Lodge is located within Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden – the garden providing a stunning backdrop for your photos.

Wet Weather Wedding Ceremony Venue in Sydney
Lion Gate Lodge House
Photo: Lion Gate Lodge

This space is suitable for smaller weddings, and the awning under the lodge itself is a great wet weather alternative. You can stay completely indoors in the lodge, or in the garden and enjoy the rain while sheltering yourself and your guests with a bunch of wedding umbrellas. The choice is yours!

Enjoy your wedding under the rain!

As you can see,it won’t be hard to find the perfect venue for a wet weather wedding ceremony in Sydney. Now that you know the options available, you just need to book your venue, order your wedding umbrellas, and say “I do!”