Eight Essential Tips for Planning Your Dream Wedding Reception at Kirribilli Club

Your wedding day is one of the most important and memorable events of your life, and choosing the perfect venue is crucial to creating the ideal atmosphere. If you’re considering a waterfront wedding reception in Sydney, the Kirribilli Club should be at the top of your list.

With its stunning location, great value inclusions and impeccable service, this iconic venue offers a picturesque backdrop for your special day. To help you plan a flawless wedding reception, we have compiled a list of 8 essential tips to ensure your celebration at the Kirribilli Club is nothing short of perfection.

Start Early and Secure Your Date

The Kirribilli Club is a highly sought-after venue, so it’s essential to book well in advance. Begin your planning process as early as possible to secure your desired wedding date. This will give you ample time to make arrangements, choose vendors, and enjoy a stress-free planning experience.

Explore the Venue


Visit the Kirribilli Club to familiarise yourself with the various spaces available for your wedding reception. Our experienced wedding co-ordinator will be more than happy to show you around or you can take a virtual tour of our venue here Kirribilli Club 3D Model. Take note of the different areas, such as outdoor terraces, indoor rooms, and breathtaking views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This will help you envision your reception layout so you can make informed decisions about decor and seating arrangements.

Tailor the Menu to Your Tastes

Work closely with the Kirribilli Club’s catering team to create a menu that reflects your culinary preferences. Whether you prefer a formal sit-down dinner or a casual cocktail-style reception, our experienced chefs will guide you through the menu selection process and ensure your guests are treated to a delicious dining experience.

Personalise the Décor

Personalise the Décor

Add a personal touch to your wedding reception by incorporating elements that reflect your unique style and personalities. From floral arrangements and table settings to lighting and signage, work with a professional decorator to bring your vision to life and create a magical ambiance that matches the breathtaking waterfront setting.

Choose the Perfect Entertainment

Selecting the right entertainment is crucial for creating a memorable atmosphere. Whether you opt for a live band, DJ, or string quartet, consider the acoustics of the venue and ensure the entertainment complements the overall mood and theme of your reception. Kirribilli Club can provide recommendations based on our experience hosting similar events. Or if you really want to create a party and fun atmosphere, Kirribilli Club has fuseball and air hockey tables available for an additional charge.

Capture Precious Moments

Capture Precious Moments

Hire a professional photographer and videographer to document your special day. The Kirribilli Club’s stunning waterfront location serves as a picturesque backdrop for your wedding photos. Consult with your chosen professionals in advance to plan specific shots and ensure you capture every precious moment of your celebration. Kirribilli Club is also directly opposite Clark Park, a picturesque yet intimate green space with beautiful trees providing a perfect spot for your photographs. HINT: It is also a unique location for your wedding ceremony via North Sydney Council  

Transportation and Parking

As Kirribilli Club is a popular waterfront venue, parking can be limited. We have around 60 spaces in our car park available for a modest charge, as well as metered on-street parking. Consider arranging transportation options for your guests, such as shuttle buses or ride-sharing services, to ensure everyone arrives and departs comfortably. Additionally, inform your guests in advance about parking options and nearby public transportation alternatives.  Follow this link for more details about how to get here.

Have a Bride and Groom Space

Your wedding day is busy and can at times be stressful – so make sure you take some time out to catch your breath, have a glass of bubbly, and sit and enjoy each other’s company for a while. At the Kirribilli Club, we have a dedicated space where you can relax in privacy, change outfits, touch up make up or simply straighten your tie. Equipped with its own personal en suite, this room also allow you to safely store any items for collection the next day.


Planning your dream wedding reception at Sydney’s premier waterfront restaurant, Kirribilli Club, is an exciting journey filled with endless possibilities. By following these ten essential tips, you can ensure a seamless and unforgettable celebration. From securing your date early to personalising the decor and considering guest comfort, each step plays a vital role in creating the perfect ambiance for your special day.

With the Kirribilli Club’s stunning waterfront location and impeccable service, you can rest assured that your wedding reception will be a cherished memory for both you and your guests. So, start your planning early, collaborate with professionals, and get ready to embark on an incredible journey as you create a wedding reception to remember at Kirribilli Club.