Amidst all the chaos of hosting a wedding and way ahead tying the knot, couples should make the ultimate and hardest commitment of all- picking the wedding venue. Any bride-to-be will agree that choosing the setting for their momentous occasion is like trying to find a needle in a haystack and much easier said than done. Space needs to tick all the boxes- amenities, food, accommodation and absolutely stunning but at the same time represent you both as a couple.
But as you plunge into planning your D-day, from your flowers to the wedding attire and everything in between, the bills start to stack up. The venue of your choice doesn’t have to be a huge expense, since there are plenty of community centres offered by Australian councils that won’t cost a fortune, but still be perfect for you. To make the decision much more convenient for you, here we have rounded up 14 affordable community centres in Sydney.
Holding an experience of over 15 years, this iconic setting in the heart of St Mary’s enjoys the stellar reputation of facilitating countless wedding ceremonies till date. The newly refurbished hall boasts a spacious stage, dressing rooms, kitchen amenities, air conditioning, disability access throughout(inclusive of the stage area), state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment.
This magnificently refurbished hall is complemented by inbuilt stage and sophisticated lighting and offers a capacity of 380 guests. The cream and beige decor have the magical touch replete for a picture-perfect wedding.
Address: Mamre Road, St Marys, 2751, NSW, Australia.
If you’re in the lookout for a community centre that hosts up to 800 guests, then Bowman hall is your best bet. Located in the heritage area of Blacktown, New South Wales, Bowman hall is best known for its unique style, embodying modern sophistication and heritage glamour. The state of the art theatre-style hall houses a grand stage besides other amenities like function tables, chairs, kitchen, staffed facility, air-conditioning, heating, disabled amenities and access, and a lot more to bring to life the wedding of your dreams.
Whatever you envision for your big day, the ardent team at Bowman hall ensures that you achieve the wedding of your dreams. Truly a go-to venue for a spectacular Sydney wedding. On the whole, the perfect spot for those who favor the simplicity of holding everything in one place(wedding plus reception) yet still want that wow factor.
Address: 35 Campbell Street, Blacktown 2148, Australia.
Roselea community centre is affordable, low-key and bespoke all at once. It has long been the destination for couples who fancy a low-key wedding. Set in Beecroft, Australia, the community centre features a state-of-the-art sound system, stage, heating, air conditioning, industrial kitchen, chairs and tables and toilets for disabled. And, there’s even off-site parking which your guests can avail.
The main capacious hall can be decked out accordingly and adjoins six purpose-built preparation bays that hold up to a whopping 600 guests. When planning your big day with Roselea community centre, expect an unbridled level of care right from the initial inquiry of the space until the big day itself. Truly a blank canvas to actualise a perfect yet modern wedding.
Address: 645 Pennant Hills Road, Beecroft NSW 2119, Australia
If your estimated guests don’t cross 250, then Glenwood community hub is worth checking out. Located in the heart of Glenwood, the venue is equipped to handle intimate wedding celebrations. Glenwood community hub offers four unique and versatile function rooms to choose from, in varying capacity, whereby you don’t have to cut down on your guest list either! They are-
Lotus Hall- Lotus halls fit up to 140 guests comfortably, so larger weddings are obviously welcome here.
Banksia room-Whether you are planning an intimate gathering with just 30 guests, Banksia room has something for weddings of any budget.
Basil and Bunya offices- For those seeking a venue perfect for an intimate soiree of up to 10 guests, Basil and bunya offices are everything that you have been looking for and more.
The community centre has an inbuilt theatre-style hall and function tables, chairs, kitchen, disabled amenities and access, air-conditioning, heating and parking facility to complement it.
Address: 72 Glenwood Park Drive, Glenwood 2768, Australia.
You may also like to read:
Nestled in the heart of Ponds, the Ponds community hub is favoured by Sydney couples with a grand gala lingering in their mind. This amazing wedding destination offers multiple halls that can seat up to 140 and 200 guests, designed to lend itself a unique and individual styling.
Function tables and chairs, kitchen, heating, air-conditioning, disabled access and amenities are some of the amenities that you can avail from this bespoke venue. The decently sized halls, ample parking space and state-of-the-art facilities and warm services will leave your up to 200 guests quite impressed.
Address: 45 Riverbank Drive, The Ponds NSW 2769, Australia.
Set in Little Bay, the coastal suburb in Sydney, Prince Harry centre is the perfect spot for that whimsical yet bold bride-to-be in you. Besides the panoramic view of Pacific ocean and coastal sandstone cliffs, the venue offers different function rooms to choose from, like the Cawood room, McNevin room and Lobby and terrace area that will make you swoon.
In addition to heralding the most tranquil and breathtaking views the ocean has on offer, the venue features spacious rooms and terraces, versatile function spaces, an outdoor amphitheatre, a commercial kitchen, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, dressing rooms and undercover parking. With the exclusive use of space that can seat up to 200 guests in banquet style in the Cawood room and a soiree of 140 attendees in the McNevin room, you can do as much or even little as you wish.
Location: 2 Coast Hospital Rd, Little Bay NSW 2036, Australia
An award-winning community centre, adjacent to Bennelong Bridge, offering panoramic views of the picturesque Rhodes foreshore. The centre offers 2 spaces- Event space and meeting space, where the event space is ideal for weddings, reception, anniversary and much more. The event space is just a blank canvas to actualise your wedding dreams. Overlooking Homebush bay, the event space is perfect for a soiree with up to 300 guests. The capacious space, which is a combination of 2 rooms, features an in-built stage, banquet tables, chairs, kitchen, bar, tableware, and a dancefloor.
Address: 30 Shoreline Drive, Rhodes 2138
Located in the picturesque Civic park, the North Sydney Community Centre is a couple of minutes away from North Sydney CBD. The venue boasts four capacious, sunlit rooms of varying sizes and amenities. Semi-commercial kitchen, tables and chairs, free Wi-Fi connection, audiovisual equipment and facilities, disabled access, heating, are some of the amenities that you can avail at this venue. On-street parking and ridge street parking are available, and on weekends, you can avail free parking in Ridge Street Carpark.
Address: 220 Miller Street, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia
The newly refurbished venue, which was earlier a former tram depot can accommodate up to 250 guests. What makes this community centre distinct is its ample facilities, inclusive of a portable stage, trestle tables, chairs, free wifi, air conditioning, accessible change facilities, and hearing support system. The venue offers on-site mobility parking and mobility parking within 300 m.
Address: 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge NSW 2037, Australia.
St Helen’s Community Centre is affordable, low-key and bespoke all at once. Located minutes away from Glebe Library, the hall is suited for a small soiree with up to 50 guests in theatre style and 70 in cocktail style. Limited on-street parking is available outside its premises. Besides a kitchenette with fridge, hot water, the venue features round trestle tables which could seat up to 6 guests and trestle tables which could seat up to 4 guests and about 50 chairs. After 6 pm, about 10 parking areas are available at the adjacent Ward Avenue parking station.
Address: 184 Glebe point road, Glebe NSW 2037, Australia.
If you’re in the lookout for a community centre that hosts up to 800 guests, then West Ryde Community centre is your best bet. Located in West Ryde, New South Wales, the hall is ideal for Weddings, parties, meetings, and much more. The hall features PA System, trestle tables and chairs, air conditioning, kitchen and accessible toilet. The spacious car parking area is available outside the venue.
Address: 3-5 Anthony Road, West Ryde NSW 2114, Australia.
Nestled in the heart of Cooper park, the Cooper park community hall is favoured by couples who fancy an intimate wedding. The hall can seat up to 70 people, and the venue is equipped to handle intimate wedding celebrations. You can avail standard trestle tables, and chairs, kitchen amenities like fridge, microwave, urn, kettle as well as wheelchair access and ramp. A limited street parking area is available outside the hall.
Address: 12 Cooper Park Road, Bellevue Hill, Australia.
Pyrmont Community Centre is situated at a distance of just 8 km from the nearest airport at New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. The entrance of the centre is from Mount Street. As the centre doesn’t provide the parking facility, metered parking in the Pyrmont area has to be used for vehicle parking. The centre has three event rooms and a total hosting capacity of hundred attendees. The friendly and welcoming functioning team of Pyrmont ensures hassle-free and memorable event coordination for all kinds of functions from birthday parties to wedding receptions.
Address: John &, Mount Streets, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia.
Brown Street Community Hall will be a perfect pick for intimate Indian weddings. It is located at NSW, Australia. The hall is available for hire throughout the week from 7 am to midnight. The hall has a capacity of 80 attendees featuring freshly painted walls and carpeted floor. The facilities of this community hall include onsite mobility parking, level access entrance, lift etc. However, a two-week prior booking is required to book a date for an event.
Address: 8-10 Brown Street (behind Newtown Library), Newtown NSW 2042.
Wherever you choose to get married, amongst any of these community centres or beyond, it will still be wonderful. But hosting a wedding without breaking the bank is essential. You can still get hitched in the venue of your dreams, in a rather intimate or in a magnificently grand way. So don’t ever give up hope, these are a couple of community centres that appeal to your taste and budget that you can give thought to.