The Swiss-Grand Hotel at Bondi Beach makes “a grand venue”
Also known as the Swiss-Grand Resort & Spa in Bondi Beach, this luxury hotel has the most magnificent outlook over what is arguably Sydney’s most famous beach. You and your guests will enjoy the privilege of panoramic views of the of the surf, sand and sea as you say your vows to one another and then celebrate with drinks and canapés on this rooftop wedding ceremony venue.
From the outside, the architecture of the building is particularly European in its stately and grand manner. As you enter the foyer, the feeling is pleasantly open and airy. Take a ride up the glass elevator to the roof and the setting couldn’t be more picturesque. White chairs are neatly arranged with a large shade umbrella conveniently placed for your guests. Cute, miniature, ornamental bird cages and parasols hang from the shade umbrella setting the scene for a very romantic backdrop.
Apparently, the terrace is large enough to fit 300 wedding guests. And once the formalities are over there is space enough to organise family and group photos. There’s also a couple of handy walls able to provide some shade for photographs if the sunny day proves too much.
Although Bondi Beach has the potential for some awesome location photographs with the bridal party, it can get too crowded as it is quite the tourist destination. Also, the Bondi Lifeguards and Waverley Council are not too keen on photographers working their trade on the beach so it’s probably best to move to the rock shelf near Bondi Icebergs at the southern end or Marks Park on Mackenzies Point, Tamarama. In fact, there are plenty of photo opportunities on the “Bondi to Bronte Walk”, it’s just a matter of choosing the one that suits you the best.
Back at the hotel there is a number of rooms to choose from for your wedding reception as they have the impressive facilites to intimately cater for 10 guests or up to a grand 450. And the outdoor area facing Bondi Beach affords you a rather nice breath of clean, fresh, salt air, assuming the smokers haven’t taken it over.
And when all the partying is done for the night, you have the convenience of an Executive Ocean View Spa suite with late-check out as part of your package. Now that’s doing it in style!