Sydney Opera House the home of affordable weddings this Valentine’s Day


Thirty-three couples will tie the knot under the world-famous sails of the Sydney Opera House this Valentine’s Day, in civil wedding ceremonies offered by the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Starting at $1,299, the Registry’s Valentine’s Day weddings offer a cost-effective and novel way for couples to tie the knot, with the average Australian wedding costing $36,000.

The Sydney Opera House has been a popular choice among those seeking an intimate wedding setting, with around 80 ceremonies celebrated at the iconic venue since the Registry opened this line of packages in 2021.

The nuptials are hosted in the Sydney Opera House’s Yallamundi Room, which has views of Sydney Harbour, with a styled ceremony for up to 35 guests, a celebrant and wedding certificates.

Following Valentine’s Day, the Registry is also conducting several sold-out ceremonies at the Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney Zoo, Peppers Creek, The Old Clare, Vaucluse House, and Hyde Hacienda in Circular Quay.

Affordable civil wedding ceremonies offered by the Registry help couples celebrate their love as cost-of-living pressures continue to impact people across NSW.

The Registry is in the process of moving its central office to a new contemporary space in the heart of Sydney at Pyrmont Bay, with couples now able to book ceremonies for March.

Weddings held at the NSW Registry venue start for as little as $477 with a range of options available to build a couple’s dream day.

Couples interested in booking a Registry wedding can visit the NSW Registry and Births, Deaths and Marriages website.

Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Jihad Dib:

“Cost-of-living pressures don’t have to get in the way of couples tying the knot, with the NSW Government offering ceremonies at a fraction of the price of a typical Australian wedding.”

“With options like the Sydney Opera House and Pyrmont Bay, couples don’t need to compromise on location either, while the novelty of a Registry wedding makes it a fun and exciting option.”

NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Registrar Theresa Fairman:

“If you’re looking to celebrate your big day with a small ceremony then the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages has the perfect offering for simple and memorable experience.”

“Before you say “yes”, why not skip the stress and book in a cost-effective civil ceremony for you to enjoy with your nearest and dearest?”

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