Wedding Photography Locations Sydney

With a huge amount of choice for stunning wedding photography locations, it’s often hard to pick just one on your wedding day. Below I’ve included some of my favourites, updated regularly with great engagement and wedding photography locations so be sure to check back soon or better still, Subscribe for newsletter updates and your full guide on ‘The Best Wedding Photography Locations in Sydney’.

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Sydney Wedding Photography Locations

Being based in Sydney we’re spoilt by a huge selection of natural beauty and iconic spots; waterfront or city, mountains or bush, beach or parkland. Below I’ve tried to cover the spectrum and perhaps include some you may not have thought of and give you an idea of accessibility and best time of day to shoot. I hope you find it helpful.

Easter Suburbs Wedding Location – Little Bay

Little Bay may not be as popular as the likes of Bondi or Watson’s Bay however, with the quirky Little Bay Chapel and easy access to clifftop photography it’s a great choice for small ceremonies. And if you choose one of the nearby golf clubs for the wedding reception they’ll give you golf buggies to drive around the greens, fun!Eastern suburbs wedding location Little Bay has the quaint Little Bay Chapel and nearby golf coursesLittle Bay offers a number of golf clubs for wedding receptions.

Garden Wedding Location – Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden

Wendy’s Secret Gardens, as the name suggests is pretty secret, even if you have lived in Sydney all of your life, there’s a chance you may never have been there. It’s prime location doesn’t take away from it’s intimate, peaceful vibe and even on a busy day you can find a quiet corner to snuggle up to your favourite person. Filled with character from rusty bikes, to kitchen sinks and Tinkerbell (see blog post) this place is a real gem for a nature filled and Harbour view Sydney engagement photography session or wedding photography location.Engagement photography in Wendy's Secret Garden in Sydney The bride and groom to be cuddle up during their engagement photography session on Lavender Bay wharf with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park in the background

Sydney Harbour Wedding Location – Botanic Gardens

With Sydney landmarks, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge as the backdrop, the Royal Botanic Gardens, looking out from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, is an iconic wedding photography location that works at any time of the day. You can always wonder into the gardens for some flower filled shots or take shade under one of the waterside Moreton bay fig trees.Sydney Wedding Photography Locations Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquaries chair with the Harbour Bridge and Opera House backdrop. Sydney Wedding Photography Location Botanic Gardens under a Morton Bay Fig treeThe nearby Intercontinental hotel is a historic Harbour view wedding reception venue in Sydney and with it’s sandstone brick walls both outside and inside it’s an ideal place to capture Sydney’s history.The Intercontinental hotel is one of Sydney's historic wedding photography locations

Sydney Harbour Wedding Photography Location – Bradley’s Head

Bradley’s Head has a view of Sydney Harbour with the sun setting over the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge. There’s also an amphitheatre to host your outdoor wedding ceremony and small beach, lighthouse and military tunnels providing a lot of variety for your wedding  location photography. Bradley's Head has a view of Sydney Harbour and a small beach making it perfect for engagement and wedding photography

Mountain Wedding Photography Location – Blue Mountains Flat Rock

If the mountains are your thing, there are so many spots in the Blue Mountains that offer stunning views for your engagement or wedding photography away from bus loads of tourists. Flat rock is still popular, especially at sunset when the sunlight floods the valley, however, a commitment to getting up at sunrise can mean you have it to yourselves and it’s one of very few spots that remain without fencing for an uninterrupted view. Brace yourselves or bring a blanket, it can get windy.The Blue Mountains is purely spectacular as a wedding photography location, flat rock is stunning at sunrise and sunsetThe happy couple cosy up with the mist coated Blue Mountains as their Sydney engagement photography backdropThe next spot is a little hidden so you’ll have to contact me to find out more (ssshh it’s a secret). It’s truly breathtaking especially when the valleys fill with mist and the sunlight hits the mountain face.The happy couple cosy up for their engagement photography session in the Blue Mountains

Waterfall Wedding Photography Location – Blue Mountains Wentworth Falls

Wentworth falls is the most popular in the Blue Mountains and with quite a trek to get to the bottom it’s not always feasible as a wedding photography location, however, some beautiful shots can be achieved 10 minutes walk from the road and you’ll likely get them tourist free too. If you’d like to go to the base of the falls, an engagement photography session is just the time to do it.

Garden Wedding Location – Blue Mountains Everglades Gardens

Everglades gardens in Leura provides many different opportunities for wedding and engagement photography with it’s lush green lawns and European foliage, it’s a beautiful garden with mountain backdrops. Officially you will need a permit for wedding photography costing $250 for 2 hours.Everglades gardens in the Blue Mountains is great for engagement and wedding photography if you wish to be surrounded by gorgeous European foliage.

Waterside Wedding Location – La Perouse

La Perouse is a hotspot for pre wedding photography with sunset over the water, sheltered beaches and with wedding ceremony locations such as the historic Bare Island Fort and cute Little Bay Chapel nearby it’s easy to see why. Wedding reception venues include several nearby golf clubs that often give you golf carts to head out onto the greens for some fun, pristine green, ocean view portrait photography.

Under the bridge leading to Bare Island provides a cool ‘hideaway’ wedding photography location.A popular Wedding photography location in La Perouse nearby Little Bay, Sydney

Beach Wedding Location – Maroubra Beach

Maroubra beach is one of the quietest in the Eastern Suburbs and with a wedding ceremony and reception venue Horizons right on the water it’s an excellent spot for a beach wedding. You can even have your ceremony on the beach, with the sound of the waves, in windy weather it can be quite loud, on a calm day, with the rugged headlands wrapped around you, it a perfect beach wedding location.

Alternatively the eastern suburbs beaches get stunning sunrise light, a great option for an engagement photography session. Maroubra beach engagement photography session at sunrise

Historic Wedding Photography Location – The Rocks

The Sydney Harbour area holds so much variety for wedding photography locations many accessible within a short walk, drive or ferry ride away.  The Rocks is one of Sydney’s oldest areas and a popular spot for wedding photography with it’s cobbled laneway charm, historic ‘Door 64’ and ‘The Pink House’ are particularly popular spots for wedding photography.Door 64 in The Rocks is amongst popular wedding photography locationsFor breathtaking Harbour views, Observatory hill is close by or why not venture to Luna Park for some colourful fun at the fair wedding photography (coming soon).

Wedding Photography Location – Paddington Reservoir Gardens

Another hidden gem in Sydney’s east is Paddington Reservoir Gardens, I walked past it for many years having no idea it was there. With many former lives including a petrol station and a garage it is now a heritage listed refuge, a sun trap and popular wedding photography location as the next image shows!Wedding photography locations in Sydney's East, Paddington Reservoir Gardens is a popular one.

Wedding Photography Location – Sydney City

Sydney City is a popular wedding photography location and also one of the most popular pre wedding photography locations. Sydney CBD provides a stunning backdrop of old meets new with the grand, sandstone Sydney GPO occupying No 1 Martin Place and the close-by hanging bird cage installation ‘Forgotten Songs’ at Recital Hall, Angel Place.Down hidden laneways you’ll find cool, textured walls, doorways and bars including Palmer & Co where this couple met.There’s also the stunning, historic Queen Victoria Building (QVB) and laneways of The State Theatre which I’d love to shoot at for that vintage look.

I hope this is a useful guide that you can take with you along the way in your wedding planning. At Next Chapter Photography we’ll capture your happiness in a fun and relaxed way making you feel comfortable if front of the camera, for you re-live your happiness with friends and family for years to come. Contact me to share the ‘Next Chapter’ in your story or subscribe for your full guide on ‘The Best Wedding Photography Locations in Sydney’.

Interested in an engagement photography or pre wedding session? It’s a great idea to get comfortable having your photo taken before the big day, it’s also a chance to have a relaxed photoshoot with your favourite person at one of your favourite spots without feeling rushed to get back to beloved friends and family that will be there on your wedding day (read more here).