Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Perfect Seaside Setting in Sydney
You would think that a big city wedding will entertain no views besides perhaps an impressive city skyline – if you’re lucky enough to find a place up high. Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel will make you reconsider. Tucked in the exclusive enclave of Watsons Bay, the eponymous Boutique Hotel has it all; located upon the sandy shores of the bay, the Hotel is 20 minutes away from the heart of Sydney and boasts an unobstructed view of the world-famous Sydney Harbour on one side and the lush greeneries of Robertson Park on the other. In this luxurious location where the city meets the sea, a memorable wedding won’t be hard to achieve.
Gorgeous surroundings are aplenty here, so the only difficult thing about finding the perfect spot to say “I do” is deciding what you want. Do away with the traditional limousine and instead arrive in style via a picture perfect ferry or make a dramatic entrance with a sea plane. Say your vows under the old Moreton Bay Fig Tree in Robertson Park, or kick off your shoes and opt for the secluded shores of Watsons Bay. The Hotel can play host to a party of any size between 50 and 250. Both event spaces at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel are harbourfront and architecturally designed to have that “wow” factor. Take a private yacht after the ceremony to a nearby secluded beach for wedding photos, while your guests can enjoy pre-wedding cocktails and canapés on the rooftop of Top Deck, a spacious al fresco area where spectacular sunsets illuminate your surroundings better than any lighting possibly could. Right by the water’s edge, the Top Deck area also comes with a fully retractable roof, so rest assured that nothing will go awry come hail, rain or shine. For a sit down dinner that’s infectiously festive but with a touch of laidback luxury, the Sunset Room is directly below. Understatedly elegant with its whitewashed walls, grey timber flooring and white marble bar, it is also simultaneously striking with the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the harbour and a nautical finish for that little touch of seaside opulence.
Food at a wedding is definitely a factor that can make or break your day. Fortunately, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel pulls out all the stops on the culinary front. Executive Chef John Pye hails from a background of fine dining and Michelin-starred restaurants in London and has also worked at some of the most celebrated restaurants in Sydney. Modern Australian is what the food here is all about, with an emphasis on seasonal produce and the freshest seafood, influenced by the Hotel’s proximity to the sea. A unique touch to the gastronomic affair is the option to have an Experience Station; guests can mingle while sampling bites from an interactive standalone station. For extra highlights, hire a personal chef to chat up your guests and share some of their remarkable food knowledge.
The wedding coordinators at Watsons Bay are experienced, organised and equipped with an intimate knowledge of the area, so whatever you’ve dreamt about for your wedding, they’ll be ready to turn it into reality. The Hotel’s unique location allows for a range of beautiful backdrops on your big day, so rest assured that your guests will be awed and your wedding photographs effortlessly photogenic. A wedding at Watsons Bay is for those who want it all. Beach? Private. Harbourfront? On your doorstep. Spectacular sunset? Best paired with a Sydney Harbour view and enjoyed from the Top Deck with your new Mr. or Mrs.