A multi-award winning wedding and events centre | Where city elegance meets coastal charm.
At City Beach there’s no compromise between city sophistication and beach chic. With a unique blend of award-winning service, luxurious state-of-the art facilities and enchanting oceanfront views, it’s easy to see why City Beach is one of Australia’s most awarded reception venues.
Our two event spaces – filled with natural light - feature elevated bridal tables, pillarless design for unobstructed bridal table views, floor-to-ceiling windows capturing the magnificent ocean outlook and private balconies to revel in the fresh sea air. From ceremony packages to pre-reception drinks at our adjoining restaurant, a bridal suite at our hotel and an elegant collection of décor and styling options to choose from
- we have the versatility to tailor a package as individual as the couple you are.
By day your guests will soak in our enchanting ocean views, taste the salty sea air and delight in the exquisite menu prepared by decorated Executive Chef, Paul Hamilton. Our venue comes aglow at night time, with vibrant exterior and internal lighting which creates a meaningful ambience with the twinkling outlook of Wollongong lighthouse.
Your personal wedding coordinator is dedicated to ensure that your wedding day is unforgettable.
Wedding Open Days
City Beach will be available for an exclusive Wedding Open Day most Saturday's between 10am and 4pm.
Our open days provide the perfect opportunity to view our stunning event rooms, set up of a real wedding and experience our breath taking views. Our room will be fully dressed for an upcoming wedding, to present a spectacular visual insight into what your special day could look like.
You will be personally led through the venue by our dedicated Wedding Coordinator, who will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting our Wedding Coordinator on (02) 4228 3188.
Upcoming Open Days
Our upcoming open days will be held on the following dates;
- Saturday 14th DecemberBoth Pearl Room & Ocean Room will be set for a wedding
- Saturday 18th JanuaryBoth Pearl Room & Ocean Room will be set for a wedding
- Saturday 25th JanuaryBoth Pearl Room will be set for a wedding
Our open days provide the perfect opportunity to view our stunning event rooms and set up of a real wedding.
Our room will be fully dressed for an upcoming wedding, to present a spectacular visual insight into what your special day could look like, which you will be personally led through by our dedicated Wedding Coordinator.
This blog is dedicated to showcasing the beautiful real-life brides and stunning weddings hosted at City Beach. We hope it offers inspiration for you to create an unforgettable event that celebrates your personal style!
We would like to thank all the staff involved in both the planning of our wedding and working on the day. Melissa was phenomenal with our planning and nothing was a big ask. She is very easy to get along with, has great communication and response time that I did not stress AT ALL planning our wedding. Both the FOH and BOH staff were amazing on the night. The food was a huge hit with many guests complimenting the taste of the meals and the presentation. The grazing table was also a huge hit, with the best we have ever seen. CBFC package inclusions made everything so easy as well. From the inclusion of a ceremony package at the lighthouse, the amazing cake made by Delaney's cakes to the MC and DJ who were both awesome and easy going. Everyone involved in our day just had a great professional vibe and were so helpful, especially with our newborn present. We really could not fault the reception at all! Set right on the beach it was a beautiful location and ran smoothly I wish we could re live it all over again at CBFC. Thank you so so much to everyone involved.
Kim & Bryce
12th January 2019
We honestly could not fault the venue and service that we received. From the initial meeting to exiting the venue on our wedding day the City Beach team went above and beyond to ensure that our day went exactly to plan. I could not recommend the venue and team enough!
Dan & Bonnie
28th December 2018
Melissa from the very start made sure our day was just what we wanted. The staff were very flexible and easy going and made sure that we hardly had to think about a thing. Our guests were very complimentary about the food, especially the grazing table and the long beverage list. On the day Therese and her team looked after us as well as our guests and she even assisted with a last minute dietary requirement which we truly appreciated. This venue is a great place to have a wedding because it was fuss-free for us due to their careful planning and organisation, it included a comprehensive package that could be changed to suit our needs and the location is truly stunning. Thank you to the entire CityBeach team for making our day exactly how we wanted it!
Karly & Matthew
21st December 2018
We could not fault a thing, the day was perfect. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Food was absolutely divine and presentation was fantastic!
Sarah & Scott
7th December 2018
A Huge thank you to Melissa and Therese who went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect for our day. From the beginning to the end Mel & Therese were incredibly friendly and turned a process that can be often stressful into something fun and enjoyable! Our day was absolutely amazing & there is truly not a thing I can fault about our reception. The service by the staff, the venue & food exceeded all our expectations & you all created a night that we will never forget! Thank you!!
Tara & Josh
24th November 2018
City Beach was such a fantastic place to have our wedding reception- from the very beginning the process was smooth and easy going. Nothing was too much for Melissa and her team, the food was delicious, the view spectacular and the service perfect! I would defiantly recommend this venue to anyone looking to have a wedding or event
Rebecca & Michael
16th November 2018
Thank you so much city beach function centre for all of your assistance in organising our wedding! The night was magical and wouldn’t have been the same without your assistance. Our wedding was beautiful and was loved by all! Especially the food! Thank you again so much in making our dream wedding become reality!
Vanessa & David
3rd November 2018
We had the most amazing experience with Citybeach right from the very beginning. Melissa is so helpful and was so quick to respond to all my emails/calls, which made us feel so relaxed knowing that everything was taken care of. We couldn't have asked for a better night. The staff were so amazing on the night as well. They checked in on us throughout the night and made sure we were well looked after. The inclusion of the MC and DJ were fantastic; Dave (Collins) is very charismatic and Chris played all our favourite requests. We had such a great time celebrating with our family and friends and will definitely be recommending Citybeach to everyone.
Louise & Christopher
19th October 2018
A big thank you to Melissa and the team for organising our wedding reception. Everything was perfect, we couldn't have asked for anything more. The room set up was absolutely beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff friendly and helpful all night long!
Jacqui & Tim
31st August 2018
Everything was absolutely 10/10! I couldn’t have been more pleased with everything from our initial enquiry, all the way up until after our wedding day!
Sophie & Cody
26th August 2018
Can't fault the team at City Beach. Everything was perfect.
Corinne & Blake
25th August 2018
We are so glad we chose City Beach as our reception venue. The staff and service was second to none and we had a lot of comments from our guests saying how great the service was thru out the night. The food tasted and was presented to perfection. Cohen and I highly recommend you guys to any future brides and grooms. thank you for all of your help on the night and also the months leading up to our wedding!
Tarryn & Cohen
17th August 2018
Everything Was Fantastic! Everyone commented on how amazing the food was, service & location! It was everything + more then what I expected it would be, most memorable and funniest night of our lives. Thank you so much!
Rhiannon & Joey
13th July 2018
Melissa & Therese were absolutely incredible on the lead up, the day of and after our wedding. They were beyond helpful & super attentive to even the minor details of our wedding set up. I cannot fault them or the venue and we would highly recommend City Beach for anyone thinking of getting married or holding an event.
Allara & Justen
14th July 2018
We cannot thank all of the CityBeach staff enough for how amazing they made our wedding! Melissa organised everything so beautifully for us, and we felt like we did not have to worry about anything. The service and food was perfection, and all our friends and family have told us how much they enjoyed the night. For anyone thinking of having their wedding here, you have to choose CityBeach if you want great organisation and service!
Melinda & Ryan
1st July 2018
We had the best time. City Beach made things very easy throughout the entire progress. It was great they let us set up the day before. All staff we dealt with were so helpful and friendly. We have had so many positive comments about our reception from how great the food was to how beautiful the venue is. Would definitely recommend.
Carly & Joe
28th April 2018
Everyone was fantastic from organising to the day. Everything was made so easy and relaxed. Well done to all the team. Special mentions to Mel who was awesome
Jason & Rebecca
14th April 2018
Just want to say thank you for all the hard work you have put on for our wedding day! It was definitely the best day of our lives! From the reception, the waiters etc! Everyone loved the food and the drinks.
Alexandra & Brian
The staff were absolutely fantastic, nothing was an issue for them. Melissa & Therese we’re especially great. This is the best location in Wollongong and the staff helpful and accommodating.
The meals were exceptional.
If you don’t use this function centre for your special day, then you have not booked the right venue.
Again thank you from both Jake & Myself
Tony & Jake
From start to finish nothing was too much trouble or a problem!
Had complete trust that our day would be great and even when the weather wasn’t the team made it magical. Also all of our guests have been commenting on how great the food and service was on the night!!
Thank you for everything!!!
Crystal & Kerry
A BIG thank you to Melissa, Amy, Josie and the Team for their excellent service during the planning and of course our special day. You guys really made it awesome!
We wish we could give 10 stars!!!
Mat & Gina
My husband and I are still smiling from ear to ear. We had a fantastic wedding day & night. So friendly, professional, experienced right from the beginning which carried through right up until midnight on our wedding night. The whole City Beach Team is wonderful. Compliments from us & our guests on the delicious food too!
Lisa & Rick
Everything was excellent!
Our guests complimented the wait staff as they were really friendly and constantly walking around asking if anyone would like food.
Melissa was very helpful during the whole experience and made it very easy.
Thank you so much for making it seamless and fun.
Rebecca & Chris
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did for our wedding day. They day went perfectly and we are so happy with everyone and everything at city beach.
We couldn’t have asked for a better place to have our reception. Everyone from my wedding were also very pleased with the venue.
Thank you very much for everything.
Amy & Chris
Everything was spot on!
We had the most amazing day!
Thank you so much for putting everything together for us!
The food was amazing and all the staff were lovely.
Our guests were saying how impressed they were with everything City Beach offered!
Lauren and Oskar