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Dockside Group Celebrating 30 Years

For 30 years our family has been dedicated to making your event as special as our views. See why a Dockside Group venue is the place for your next event.
Offering spectacular wedding venues with magnificent Darling Harbour views, Dockside Groups award winning team of experienced wedding planners specialise in tailoring a package perfectly suited to achieve your perfect wedding day.
Choose to have your wedding at one of the following harbour side venues.


  • 2024 Classic Weddings

    2024 Classic Weddings

  • 2024 Deluxe Weddings

    2024 Deluxe Weddings

Find us


  • Dockside Group Wedding Awards

    Australian Bridal Industry Awards (ABIA)

    • ABIA 2018 - 2022 Finalist Wedding Reception Venue
    • ABIA 2017 Function Coordinator- Dockside
    • ABIA 2015 Reception Venue- L'Aqua
    • ABIA 2015 Function Coordinator- L'Aqua
    • ABIA 2015 Designer of the Decade- Theodore Drivas
    • ABIA 2014 Venue Reception - Dockside
    • ABIA 2013 Function Coordinator - Dockside
    • ABIA 2013 In House Wedding Advisor – Wolfies
    • ABIA 2013 Reception Venue – Italian Village
    • ABIA 2012 In-House DJ – Waterfront
    • ABIA 2011 RReception Venue – Italian Village
    • ABIA 2008 Reception Venue – L'Aqua
    • ABIA 2007 Reception Venue – L'Aqua

  • Thank you so much for everything you did to help make our day so special and memorable. From our first meeting with your company, right up until our big day, we were completely blown away by the service provided. As our wedding co-coordinator you did an amazing job. You made the planning phase such a breeze and helped us along the way with nothing but friendliness and professionalism. You are truly amazing at what you do, and we are so happy that we had you to help us plan the biggest day of our lives.
    Mr & Mrs Fraser

    "Both Kristy and I had a truly amazing wedding day and our night was made even more special by the professionalism, efficiency and organisation of all of your staff. We were made to feel comfortable from the very first meeting we had with Jasmina right up until when we left the venue at the end of the night and for that we can't thank you enough. The food we had was delicious. Many of the guests were commenting on how tasty the food was, especially the 'Treasures of the Sea' entree. The drink service was also fantastic with the guests well pleased with the pre-dinner drinks and cocktails. The contacts and extras you provided for us (Sparkle Cupcakery, Gus from Musiq Entertainment and the Park Hyatt) made for such stress free decisions that normally come with a wedding. Thank you. We loved our honeymoon in Mexico and Cuba and the only downside to it all is that we had to come back to reality and start working again. We have attached a couple of photographs from our wedding day and hope that you enjoy them. Feel free to use them as part of your website. Once again, thank you for everything. We will have no hesitation in recommending your venues to future couples. "
    Kirsty & Stephen Ghattas

    "I wanted to say a huge thank you for your wonderful support, assistance, guidance & advice throughout the planning of Mike and my wedding. You were always available to discuss any of my questions, you made the process so smooth and easy & no request was too big an ask. Thank you for taking my last minute requests, answering my last minute questions, right up until the day before. You have made me a happy bride, which in effect made a happy groom I'm sure it was not easy having to take our wedding on half way through but you did an amazing job. You were so kind and helpful and I felt so extremely lucky to have you as my wedding coordinator. It was unfortunate you couldn't be there on our special day but we will send you some photos. The room looked spectacular and we were so blessed. 
 I was extremely happy with Dockside and your service. There was a lovely waitress, I had to nickname her Cat because her name was difficult to pronounce, she even tried to offer me shoes and tape to fix my wedding shoes that broke right before my entrance! That service is phenomenal!! "
    Lauren & Mike

    "I CAN'T BELIEVE IT IS OVER!!! It was honestly the most amazing day of my life. I cannot begin to thank you for creating the best party a girl could ask for. I filled out the survey for you too - all gold stars of course :) "
    Lisa Hulme & Anthony Brien

    "Thank you so very for making the planning so much easier than I expected. You guys are so professional in what you do. Your service are superb! We had a beautiful wedding celebration and truly was a very special day and all our guests were so happy and had great time. The food was beautiful and the set up was all too beautiful. We couldn’t be happier! Thank you guys for all your help"
    Lilibeth Balucos & Warrick Hansell


    Menu Tasting;
    Your menu tasting will be held approximately three months prior to your wedding.
    Menu tastings are scheduled based on venue availability, as well as the availability of your Executive Chef.
    Your Wedding Team will be in contact with some tentative dates as soon as they become available.

    We would like to bring an extra person to our menu tasting, is there a cost for this?
    We understand the joy of sharing your wedding planning with close family and friends and the menu tasting is one of the fun aspects of your wedding planning process. If you wish to bring extra people please speak with your Wedding Coordinator to make arrangements.
    An extra person is $80.

    Where do we go for the menu tasting?

    The menu tasting is held at the venue you have chosen for your wedding reception (unless otherwise informed). Your Wedding Coordinator will confirm this with you.

    Wedding cake;

    The single tier cake included in your package can be arranged through one of our preferred suppliers.
     If you would like additional tiers, you will just need to discuss this with the supplier and they will charge accordingly.
    Alternatively, if you choose to arrange your cake through an external supplier we will credit an amount of $140.00 to your final balance.

    Do you provide containers for the leftover wedding cake for me to take away or can I arrange that through the cake supplier?

    If you are using one of our preferred supplier this will already be included for you. However if you are using your own cake supplier, you will need to provide a box for leftover cake. If you wish to provide cake bags for your guests, please deliver these prior to wedding.

    Can we add platters/additional items to our menu?

    We have a new upgrade option menu which includes a great choice of antipasto, dips, salads etc.

    Are bread rolls served at our wedding?
    Yes, we provide a gourmet basket of assorted bread rolls. Please ask if you require additional bread rolls for your wedding. This is served with butter at our restaurants, and an olive oil and balsamic vinegar plate is also available at our venues.


    Can I provide my own tea lights around the room?
    Yes, as long as it is in an enclosed container/holder (i.e. no naked flames).

    Can you put out my decorations on the tables?

    Our staff will place your place cards, menus and bonbonniere on your tables, however, any other decorating will need to be arranged with your own supplier or family friend.

    Do you provide a stand for our A-Z guest list or do we need to provide that?

    Yes, we can provide a stand for you at our venues (not our restaurants), please supply your list on A4 or A3 sheets.

    Who supplies the sashes/ bows for the chairs?

    Please refer to our preferred suppliers list for contact details of our recommended decorators and theme advisors.

    Can you put the bows on if I hire them myself?
    You will need to ask a family friend to do this for you or we can recommend a supplier. If you are asking family or friends to assist please check that there is enough time for this to happen between the ceremony and reception.

    Do you have any suggestions of what looks nice in my venue?

    We love the many looks that we see at our weddings and we hope you find some inspiration by checking out our galleries on our wedding website or on Instagram: @docksidegroup
    Our preferred suppliers also have great ideas about what looks and works in each of the venues and they are happy to show you their photos and make suggestions. You are welcome to make a personal appointment with our wedding team to come in with your Wedding Planner or suppliers to view your reception venue and discuss ideas.

    Do you provide menu cards and place cards for our wedding; do you print them for us?

    As we are unable to supply specific themes for stationery to complement your wedding, we ask that you speak with your stationery supplier to provide these. We will however provide personalised menus for the bridal party and parents and any special dietary requirements and children's meals. Our restaurants can also provide two menus per table in simple black and white format only.


    If we wanted to start our reception earlier or extend our reception time, what would the package cost us?
    It is an additional $6 per person for ½ hour based on final number of guests attending the wedding. This will need to be pre-arranged and paid in full prior to the wedding. Please speak with your Wedding Executive.

    Can we have our ceremony at your venues?

    We offer numerous ceremony options including private balconies at L'Aqua and Dockside.   Please speak with your Wedding Executive for pricing and availability.

    Can we arrange wet weather options?

    Yes, for our venues, 24 hours notice and payment in full is required.  For restaurants, you will need to have signed the Wet Weather Agreement in advance and advise us between 10am & 12pm if the wet weather option is required (unless otherwise stated by your wedding coordinator). Payment will only be taken on the day if the option is used. Please speak with your Wedding Executive for further details.

    What time can our decorator or band access the venue to set up our wedding reception?
    Prior to your wedding day, we will advise when access can be provided. The minimum amount of time as per your booking agreement is 1.5 hours but we can sometimes offer more depending on the day.  Your Wedding Co-ordinator will confirm all suppliers the week of your wedding.


    Do I need to contact the DJ, cake supplier, hotel and limousine supplier even though they are included in my package?

    You will need to contact the DJ approximately 5 weeks prior to your wedding to discuss your music selection and any special requirements you may have – e.g. additional microphones, earlier start time to assist with ceremony music etc.
    For couples at;
    Dockside and L'Aqua allocated DJ is Musiq Entertainment, please contact them on 0412 024 012.

    Wedding cakes  
    Choosing a wedding cake is an individual choice for each couple. You will need to contact your preferred cake supplier from our recommended suppliers list approximately 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding and make your own cake selection. Should you wish to add additional tiers or decorations please consult with your cake supplier directly for pricing.
    The cake suppliers are aware of how many tiers are included in your package. If you require clarification please contact the wedding team.

    Hotel & luxury car transfer
    We will book the hotel and the luxury car transfer for you if you are having your wedding at our venues, however for our restaurants, car transfer arrangements are not available.
    You are more than welcome to do a site inspection at Park Hyatt Sydney by appointment to see the room included in your package and for any upgrade room options.
    Should you wish to organise accommodation for your family and friends we recommend Accor hotels at Darling Harbour. Please contact your wedding team for further details and reference code. Please note that we do not have any say on the rates and availability at hotels as this is determined directly by the hotel.

    I'd like to add an additional night/upgrade at the hotel?
    Yes, your Wedding Co-ordinator can organise this for you. As the hotels are booked on a first in, first served basis, the earlier you do this the better. This will be charged to your final balance with Dockside Group.

    What time can we book in/can I get ready for my wedding at the hotel?
    You are booked in for check in at 3pm on the day of your wedding reception unless you have arranged an earlier time directly with the hotel. Check out time is 11 am unless you have arranged a later check out time with the hotel. This can usually only be done the week of the wedding and is at the hotel's discretion.

    Can I change my luxury car destination i.e. not directly to the hotel but somewhere else?
    You will need to contact the luxury car supplier directly if you would like them to take you to any destination other than the hotel, they will advise of any additional fee involved. 


    Do I need to include the photographer, DJ and videographer in the table seating arrangements?
    A separate table is allocated for your extras within the venues (not available at our restaurants) however if you would like they can be included on your guest tables.

    How many courses do the extras receive? (E.g. photographer, MC, DJ, band, entertainers etc).
    They all receive a two course meal (main and dessert) at a charge of $50.00 each. A full three course meal can be provided at the same rate as the adult price.

    Do we need an emcee? If so, who should we look at using?
    This is a personal choice as to whether you choose to engage the services of a professional emcee or ask a family member or friend to assist with this.  We will provide the microphone as part of your package with the DJ. If you remove the DJ from your package, you will need to organise this yourself. Some of our DJs are happy to assist with emcee duties but this is at an additional cost and needs to be booked and paid directly with the DJ company allocated to your wedding.
    If you would like to organise professional emcees for your wedding day, we have a few that we recommend - some are multi lingual. Please click here for more details–  http://docksidegroup.com.au/suppliers/wedding

    What is public liability and why does the venue need this?

    Each supplier entering the venue to perform any work for your wedding, be it prior to or during, must provide Public Liability (Certificate of Currency and coverage for $10m).
    This is a requirement by law for insurance purposes to ensure they are covered in case of incident. Please refer to your terms and conditions sections 15 and 18.
    If there is anything else you require assistance with or any questions please contact your wedding team on 1300 117 118 or by email.

    We are there to help make your planning of your special day as easy and stress free as possible. If you need any assistance or have any questions please know that the entire wedding team is here to assist. Feel free to call or email with any questions you may have.