Wedding FAQ's

Your wedding is special, and we understand that. So here are some answers to help you choose that perfect Sydney location, and let your wedding day go as smoothly as possible.

Will there be a wet weather option for my outdoor ceremony?

Absolutely! Every outdoor event we do has a wet weather back up alternative. These are chosen based on availability in the hotel. For ceremonies we make the decision on the day, dependent on the weather forecast. Your Wedding Coordinator will be able to identify which area will be held for you.

Can I have my own MC?

Of course, you can. This is a very personal way to involve a friend or relative in your special day. Plus, we believe having an MC who knows you personally is always a great choice for those heart felt words but also some tasteful humor. We have a roaming microphone and a lectern which your MC is more than welcome to use.

Can I bring my own catering or alcohol for my wedding?

No food or beverages of any kind, other than those provided by the hotel will be permitted onto the hotel’s property without consent of the hotel. We do not permit external catering (other than a wedding cake). Please speak to your Wedding Coordinator if you have any further questions

Can I get ready for my wedding onsite?

Yes, you can! We recommend booking your accommodation for the night prior to the wedding. Your hair and make-up artists are more than welcome to come onsite and assist you with your preparations in your room. It is a good idea to book your room for 2 nights, to avoid check out times on the day of, that way you can relax and enjoy you special day.

Can I have my pet walk down the aisle too?

There is nothing more special than being able to have your fur baby attend your ceremony. We permit them only at Circa 1876 Gardens, Wisteria Garden and Convent Fountain, and they must not enter the Convent hotel, Chapel or Circa 1876 Restaurant All animals must be looked after by a carer, on a lead and any mess must be cleaned up immediately. Charges do apply if any damage or mess is incurred. All animals must be taken off the premises before the commencement of the reception.

Who will set up my centerpieces and decorations for the reception?

If you are providing your own centrepieces and decorations, we usually ask you to bring them in the week of the wedding and no later than 24 hours prior. We are happy to assist in placing already assembled centrepieces out for you, however if they require construction or assembly, we do ask that you allocate a friend or relative to assist. We will happily set out your place cards, bonbonnieres and guest book for you. Your Wedding Coordinator will touch on this further in your final appointment around 3 months prior to your wedding.

Is there a curfew on any of the reception rooms?

Please note curfews do apply at some venues due to the proximity to accommodation, therefore our reception finish time is at 11pm.

Yay! I've booked. Now What?

Now is the time for you to start locking in your suppliers such as celebrant and photographer. Organising bridal party outfits and cakes is a good idea too. Your Wedding Coordinator is there to assist with any questions you have along the way. Your Wedding Trials are held 4 months prior to your wedding. They are complimentary for you in both the Emerald, Sapphire & Diamond packages. Your Final Consult is held 2 months prior to your wedding. Your Wedding Coordinator will go through your day in detail from the start to finish, picking menu choices, and beverages, finishing off with a timeline of your special day.


Our professional team of wedding specialists can help you with any aspect of your planning, helping to make your wedding run as smoothly as possible and keeping you free of stress. Make an online enquiry now, call +61 2 4998 4999 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 









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