Manly’s natural beauty and water surrounds make it the perfect location for your wedding ceremony. 

Imagine your special day in a secluded park, beach, by a tranquil lagoon or on a spectacular point overlooking water.   These picturesque locations are ideally suited for an intimate or larger wedding ceremony.


Clontarf Reserve

Popular for wedding receptions, Clontarf is a park & harbour beach with spectacular views of Middle Harbour towards the Spit Bridge. The venue has a Westerly aspect with shade trees.

There is also a reception venue, Clonny’s Restaurant Phone 9948 2373.

Delwood Beach

A quaint, tidal beach, Delwood has a grassy slope with stairs leading down to the beach.  This location has a Southerly aspect, ideal for a smaller wedding ceremony. Views look towards Manly Cove & North Head.

Fairlight Beach

A harbour beach facing North Head with a rock pool, Fairlight Beach is located on the Manly to Spit Bridge walkway.  Here you have the choice of a beach wedding or the low grassed headland overlooking the yachts on the water.

Forty Baskets Beach

This East facing beach is unique with limited access and views back to Manly Cove.  With boats moored close by Forty Baskets is a romantic location that should be viewed if you are planning an intimate wedding.

Ivanhoe Park

A shady, parkland oasis located in the heart of Manly that is rich in history and ideal for a smaller wedding. Ivanhoe Park is conveniently situated close  to Manly for reception venues.

Little Manly Point

With magnificent views of Little Manly Cove, Spring Cove and Store Beach there are many ideal locations within Little Manly Point to choose from for your ceremony. Toilets are located at Little Manly Beach which is a 200m walk from Little Manly Point.  Marquees are permitted on application.

Manly Lagoon Reserve 

Wide open spaces on a water side reserve, there is plenty of room for a large wedding and Marquees are permitted on application.

North Harbour Reserve 

An expanse of grassed parkland right on the edge of the Harbour with boats in the distance. This is a large level site with a South Easterly aspect.

Shelly Beach

One of the most popular locations for weddings, Shelly Beach is nestled within a headland that faces West back towards Manly’s ocean beach. This locale is picture perfect with grass leading onto the small beach and a grove of Cabbage Trees.

The venue also has a restaurant, The Boathouse 
Phone   (02) 9974 5440


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