Perfect wedding marquee locations in Sydney

Do we need both, or either one, heck what is the difference?

Location hunting to host your marquee wedding in Sydney is part of the fun and planning process for your outside of the box wedding. Yes there a lot of endless paperwork, insurances, planning and often costly due to having to organise amenities and wedding catering infrastructure, but it’s worth the time and effort.

Part 1 of my blog series that’ll cover “how to plan a marquee wedding in Sydney”, I’ll list some of the more popular locations that allow a marquee, capacity and usual things to consider for each marquee location. Hopefully this will give you a really good start to plan your own marquee wedding.

So which ones are the popular marquee locations in Sydney? Thankfully there are a decent number of locations dotted around Sydney CBD to keep family and friends happy about not having to commute to regional NSW.

Centennial Park Homestead marquee wedding

Where are the popular marquee wedding locations?

What are the duties of a Wedding Planner

These are by no means every location that can have a marquee wedding, because pretty much any location that is flat and has ample space should be possible right? Sadly that isn’t the case when you’re planning a Sydney wedding, there are copious amounts of regulations and considerations to be had that local Councils limit the locations that marquee weddings can be had.


Is there an alternative option?

If you’ve got access to acreage homes or a farm that could possibly be an amazing place to hold your marquee wedding in Sydney, or even regional NSW. Yes you’d have to still factor in travel arrangements for your wedding guests, and amenities such as a mobile popup kitchen for your wedding caterer, and bathrooms – but imagine the views and not having to adhere to noise or even local council restrictions.


What happens next after you choose your marquee wedding location?

I’ll write up an in-depth guide (part 2) on how to get the paperwork and plans ready for your marquee wedding. This should be coming up in 2 weeks!


Susan and Matthews wedding at Sydney Town Hall

So the Wedding stylist does what?

In short the wedding stylist makes all things pretty. He or she sets the visual tone of the event for you based on what you both have envisioned. But it’s more than just choosing cutleries, types of chairs or a flower centrepiece. The true wedding stylist is the art director of your wedding story who specialises in design. Design of the decor, the settings, the mood of lighting, floor plans, how the visual palette works with the reception venue and down to the intricate embellishments. All this requires an artistic eye rather than logical mind.

Sure couples are involved in setting this visual style so you might think “why would I need a wedding stylist when they’re working on my instructions anyway?”. For the simple fact that everything should flow naturally and consistently, so it’s not a mixed match of styles that end up being an over-the-top eyesore rather than beautiful and amazing. There will be things you’ve fallen in love with, there are colours you favour and visual elements you’ve insta-obssessed over and can’t wait to pull it all together. And that’s ok because it could work but having a professional wedding stylist ensures those aspects truly meld beautifully.


The duties of a Wedding Stylist

As before these are the core responsibilities of the wedding stylist that some say is in the realms of a florist, but there’s more to it than creating centrepieces or a bridal table with a runner of flowers.

  • Creates a visual style for your entire event.
  • Sources flowers, props and decorative elements that fulfil the style guide.
  • Engages florists, decorators, lighting and production vendors.
  • Manages the budget set for the decorations, and if necessary handles the negotiations.
  • Advises on creative elements that work best for your vision.

Now that’s what a traditional wedding stylist does, they set a brief and outsource the creative work whilst keeping an eye out on the visual cues and creative vendors.

Here’s where the lines are blurred and, in a later post, I’ll discuss this aspect of how my team at ANNA WANG falls in place. If you were to ask me, we’re somewhat of a hybrid between the two whilst still being hands on.