Top 10 Sydney Wedding Photography Locations

Our top 10 Sydney wedding photography locations!!!

I thought it might be a great idea to give a few suggestions of my favourite Sydney wedding photography locations. keep in mind these are in no particular order! Let me know your suggestions, I always love visiting new places!!!

North Head - Manly

A serene location at the top of the hill in Manly. best option for ceremonies on the northern beaches especially at Cardinal Ceretti Chapel. North head has beautiful backdrops of ocean, bush and concrete structures built for the protection of Sydney during war time. See more from North Head HERE.

Balmoral Beach - Mosman

An amazing spot on Sydney's North Shore. Backdrops include a super clean beach, sandstone caves, rock pools, a stunning concrete bride and an island with Australian native trees and shrubs. An ideal setting for any location shoot looking to maximise your timing without too much travel.

 

Botanical Gardens

PERMIT REQUIRED!!! Of course one of the main things to remember with this location is to contact the council HERE (the fee is $155). Highlights from the gardens include the herb and rose gardens, manicured lawns and huge heritage trees. Being a short walk to the Opera house is an absolute bonus as the two make for a great combination of architectural and greenery...

Chinese Gardens

To gain access to the gardens for photography, you will either need to have had your ceremony there or to purchase a permit (see details HERE ). The venue offers SO much variety and being located in the heart of the city is a fantastic option for most weddings. If you love Chinese culture and heritage or even if you just love greenery and waterfalls, this is a great option!!!

 

Centennial Park

An amazing spot, central to the Eastern suburbs, is obviously a great option for couples who are  planning their ceremony or reception over that side of town. It can get quite busy with bridal parties on a Saturday so try and choose your timings wisely. Top tip for this location is to visit the pine forrest :)

The rocks/Hickson Road

Water, architecture, timber boardwalks, lush green grass, beautiful trees, textured sandstone walls... This area has it all. If you decide to head on down to this spot make sure you allow yourself a bit of time because there are so many great spots to visit. Top tip for this location, if you are here after dusk make use of the beautiful lights along the boardwalk outside the iconic Park Hyatt Sydney.

Jeffrey St Wharf - Kiribilli

In the heart of the North Shore is this amazing spot. Make use of the old sandstone wall and big fig tree on the western side of the wharf to add some character and charm to your location photography of course the view of the ENTIRE city of Sydney as well as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge is a must. 

Ballast Point - Balmain

Texture, texture, texture!!!! When McGregor Coxall Landscape Architecture designed this parkland oasis for the inner west they certainly had textures in mind. Plenty of thought definitely went into how to utilise these in a way that told a story and resinated with the history of the area. The park itself is shaped like to bow of a large ship and tiered like a cruise liner. Sandstone, rock walls, rusted iron water tanks and crushed granite pathways all feature heavily in this location, so if you are in love with a raw, textured environment keep Ballast Point Park in mind!

Bradley's Head

Last but definitely not least, Bradley's Head. One of my personal favourites this spot offers plenty to those who love to explore. The circular driveway at the top is a great spot to show off your classic Rolls Royce. Take advantage of all the Sydney has to offer when you head down the staircase and out on the jetty. The view of Sydney is fantastic, but choose your time of day carefully because the late afternoon sun can be fairly harsh at times. Also on offer is a really nice bush track that can add yet another layer to this wonderful spot. See more from bradley's Head HERE.

Like a few of the other spots you will need to contact the local council and discuss permits, this area does often have wedding ceremonies so contact council sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.