Spotlight on: Weddings

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Are you looking for a unique venue to celebrate your wedding in Sydney? Look no further than Merlin Events Sydney. The transformation from family attraction-by-day, to amazing wedding venue-by-night is one which is guaranteed to wow your family and friends.


The Merlin Events team will be with you every step of the way to ensure we deliver the perfect wedding specifically designed for each couple. We have 2 amazing wedding venues in Sydney each offering a unique wedding experience.


WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

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WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is a surprisingly unknown wedding venue situated in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, in stunning Darling Harbour. Not only will you & your guests have the chance to get up close and personal with our animal residents, but WILD LIFE Sydney offers you a beautiful & unique outdoor wedding venue.


If you have your heart set on an outdoor wedding, without leaving the CBD then WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is the perfect venue for you.


For Cocktail hour guests can explore the zoo where they will be able to enjoy all our animals away from the usual day time crowds. From our beautiful butterflies, to the adorable Ringo the Wombat, Tasmanian Devils Topsy & Bub, Davey the Quokka and many many more. Arrival drinks can be served at the Kangaroo Walkabout, an authentic outback exhibit as guests meet our kangaroos, Dot, Dawn & Dusk.


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The Wedding Reception would then be held on Koala Rooftop, this is an outdoor venue, however it is covered with a roof, meaning you are protected from the elements. No wet weather plans needed! Koala Rooftop offers a beautiful outlook for your guests, with our Koala exhibits on either side of the space and overlooking our outback exhibit, here you can enjoy the sun set & catch glimpses of the CBD through the tree tops.


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Finally as it is time to ramp up the party you can head to the WILD Croc Deck for your DJ & dancefloor, overlooking our MASSIVE croc Rocky.


WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is a truly surprising wedding venue, and can be themed simply with some beautiful florals, or can play the perfect backdrop to a more elaborate styling - you’d hardly recognise from the bustling café you may have visited in the past.


SPOTLIGHT ON: The Wilds Sydney


We LOVE the amazing team at Sydney based floral studio THE WILDS. Specialising in creative event styling and floristry, their ultimate goal is to inspire genuine joy and wonderment.  The Wilds treat every project like a work of art – an approach influenced by founder and Creative Director, Kitty Latham and her extensive training and experience in dramatic arts, set design and art finishing. 


Check them out on Facebook or Instagram


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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

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SEA LIFE Sydney has hosted its share of amazing weddings.  Perfect for the ocean loving couple, SEA LIFE offers the underwater wedding of your dreams.  Guests will embark on an underwater journey and marvel at some of the world’s most incredible marine animals, including huge sharks, mysterious stingrays, jellyfish, penguins, seahorses, thousands of tropical fish and much, much more.


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Your wedding will then be held in our Day & Night on the Reef Zone, transports guests into the Great Barrier Reef.


Arrival drinks will be served in our glowing world of jellies a mesmerising mirrored room which will give the illusion you are in an endless world of illuminated pulsating jellies. It is magical!


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Dinner will be hosted on Turtle Beach; here a wave is frozen in time, revealing the full spectrum of colour and creatures that call the Reef home. This is the aquarium’s largest Ocean Tank vista with floor to ceiling viewing & allows guests take in the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef all evening.


And this venue really does just keep getting better! As when it is time to start the dance floor the happy couple can kick it off with a romantic first dance on Moonlight Beach, with stunning projections of moon lit waves which glow under your feet as you dance.


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Whilst SEA LIFE Sydney is an incredible wedding venue and is already beautifully themed, it is amazing to see those extra touches transform the venue and take it to that next level. Recently the family run styling team 3 SISTERS EVENT STYLISTS created a nautical, underwater paradise for a bride & groom who wanted to steer clear of traditional floral arrangements. Instead the 3 Sisters team used ocean inspired props, corals and lights to bring their bride & grooms vision to life!


Check them out on Facebook or Instagram


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We asked Felicia from 3 Sisters about her inspiration for the styling   “The venue was absolutely gorgeous, it's already magical and we just thought we might be able to turn it into this beautiful cosy wedding with a little touch of red coral and candle lights. The end result was breathtaking; we were thrilled to be a part of it!”

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Contact the team today!


Whatever your planning for your Christmas party this year the team at Merlin Events would love to chat with you!


02 9333 9245


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