When it comes to beachside wedding venues, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel in Sydney truly takes the cake.

Nestled right on the beach with views to the big blue, this seaside venue is perfect for a beach-lovin’ couple who seek a seaside rendezvous.

There are about a billion and one reasons why we love this venue. From its stunning waterfront spaces and idyllic location, through to its decadently delicious menu options and super-switched-on team, Watsons has it all going on.

And the best bit? The variety of light-drenched spaces lend themselves seamlessly to your wedding day aesthetic. Whether your vibe is tropical luxe, classic elegance or earthy bohemian, Watsons provides the ultimate canvas to let your creativity run wild.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration on how to style your big day at Watsons, we’ve put together seven of our favourite styling ideas below.

1. Classic Elegance

Dreaming of styling that will stand the test of time? Then allow us to suggest a theme of ‘classic elegance’.

Envisage this: white blooms en masse arranged amongst an abundance of fresh foliage, set upon the backdrop of the Sunset Room. With its subdued grey timber flooring and clean white interior, it’s the ideal space to bring this timeless look to life.Line-breakWatsons-Bay-Boutique-Hotel-Wedding-Styling_01 Watsons-Bay-Boutique-Hotel-Wedding-Styling_02Line-break

Left + Right: Photography by Katsu Nojiri

2. Pretty in pink

Because let’s face it—we can never go past a party in pink!

This oh-so-romantic colour looks picture-perfect when set against the crisp, airy spaces of this oceanfront venue.

We’re imagining an array of blush pink and peachy blooms sprawling amongst flickering candles for an ultra-romantic vibe. Line-breakWatsons-Bay-Boutique-Hotel-Wedding-Styling_08 Watsons-Bay-Boutique-Hotel-Wedding-Styling_09Line-break

Left + Right: Photography by The Photography Business

3. Vibrant Tropical

With the beach only a stone’s throw away, it’s easy to see why ‘Vibrant Tropical’ is a theme of choice for a wedding at Watsons.

We suggest using palm fronds and colourful tropical florals to inject an instant island vibe to your big day.

Can you picture yourself and your lover swapping vows on the beach? The team at Watsons have all the juicy details on scenic spots for your ceremony to unfold. Simply head to their website to see their recommended ceremony spots.Line-breakWatsons-Bay-Boutique-Hotel-Wedding-Styling_11 Watsons-Bay-Boutique-Hotel-Wedding-Styling_12Line-break

Left: Photography by Anna Turner | Right: Photography by Amy McKay

4. Earthy bohemian

If you’re inspired by the muted hues of your beachside surroundings, why not opt for an earthy, bohemian theme?

The subdued colours, unique textures and sculptural shapes of dried botanicals make a striking contrast against the bright interiors of the venue’s indoor function spaces.

To achieve this look, ask your florist to use an eclectic mix of dried ingredients and minimal greenery.
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Left: Photography by John Benavente | Right: Photography by Amy McKay

5. Modern Minimalistic

Sometimes less really is more.

Crisp, clean and refined, this décor theme is ideal for the minimalists at heart who want to make a bold statement.

We suggest a moody monochromatic colour palette styled with strong geometric shapes. Use sculptural florals like Phalaenopsis Orchids to add pops of interest, whilst remaining chic and contemporary. Line-breakWatsons-Bay-Boutique-Hotel-Wedding-Styling_05 Watsons-Bay-Boutique-Hotel-Wedding-Styling_06Line-break

Left + Right: Photography by The Photography Business

6. Fun and Romantic

Conjure a sense of cheeky romance with sweet styling that’s sure to leave your guests feeling all loved up.

Opt for colours like peachy pink, vibrant red and pops of pastel blue to add a fun vibe. Then, adorn each table with candles to set the ambience for dinner conversations. Sounds romantic, right?

Speaking of romantic, The Sunset Room features an outdoor Juliet Balcony, allowing guests to duck outside to watch the sun sink over the horizon. Seriously, does it get any dreamier?
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Photography by Amy McKay

7. Nautical

This might just be our favourite theme yet. One of our favourite aspects of Watsons is its proximity to the beach. So, what better way to play on the oceanic setting than with a nautical-themed affair?

Head to the Top Deck and allow the space’s distinctive pastel features and nautical-inspired décor to set the scene.

Open the retractable roof and let the sunshine to spill into your festivities. Your guests can soak up the sun while enjoying the panoramic views across Sydney Harbor, before dancing the night away under the twinkling night’s sky.Watsons-Bay-Boutique-Hotel-Wedding-Styling_07

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Interested in getting hitched at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel?

We don’t blame you! Head to their website to enquire about availability.

Our hot tip? You’d best be quick! This is one of Sydney’s most loved venues, so popular dates book very fast.