If you’re looking to infuse some culture, panoramic harbour views and luxurious styling into your wedding ceremony, look no further than Gunners’ Barracks. Excavated into the side of a cliff overlooking Sydney Harbour, Gunners’ Barracks was originally constructed in 1873 to help protect Sydney from attack, but these days the former defence site is renowned for being one of North Sydney’s most romantic wedding venues.
Located just a short drive from the city, steeped in heritage and surrounded by lush greenery, verdant coastal walks and friendly Kookaburra’s, Gunners’ Barracks has plenty for guests to do pre-reception. As for photos, the restored and modernised sandstone façade of the barracks, with three ceremony locations and Waterford chandeliers dotted throughout for an elegant touch, provide an idyllic backdrop for Daniel to capture the days memories. Team this back with the indoor-outdoor flow of the venue, complete with custom styling and majestic harbour scenery, the biggest decision to make is which breathtakingly beautiful spot you’ll choose to shoot your photos.
If you feel like stepping out while your guests sip champagne and mingle in the private grounds watching the sun slink behind the horizon, just a short drive away is two of Sydney’s most scenic attractions to provide you with endless photo opportunities, Bradleys Head offering up a smorgasbord of Sydney landmark icons including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and Balmoral Beach, renowned for it’s postcard-worthy pristine waters bobbing with luxury yachts, romantic beachside rotunda, and art deco charm of Bathers’ Pavilion.
Natural coastal beauty alone was enough to make Claire and Nathan’s wedding feel magical, but add exquisite flower arrangements from Trille Floral and a decadent a la carte menu to tantalise tastebuds, and you have a spectacular all-inclusive wedding venue experience your guests won’t forget.