The Mint

Address

10 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Phone

02 8239 2288


Description

The Mint is a time capsule in the centre of it all. Known to be Sydney’s oldest public building, Sydney Living Museums has preserved the property to take you on a journey back to a bygone era. It’s a timeless museum wedding venue where your love story can become the next chapter of its rich history.


The Mint includes three award-winning event spaces for your wedding day, two of which are located outside for the ultimate alfresco atmosphere. Couples are instantly drawn to the Sandstone Courtyard for its rustic pave stones and arched walkways which make a gorgeous backdrop to ceremonies and wedding photographs. The raised lawn introduces a refreshing green oasis that contrasts to the cooling stone setting. Long banqueting tables below festoon lights make a spellbinding scene for a dinner under the stars.


If you need a wet weather option, a stylish glass bar runs along the side of the Sandstone Courtyard for pre-dinner drinks and canapes. Your guests can then be led into the Gold Melting Room for an a la carte meal by the highly regarded Pearl Catering team. This is the largest function space on offer with state-of-the-art technology and an architecturally-designed curved wooden ceiling. It’s an inspiring example of how the venue seamlessly blends the old with the new. 


Top three things you’ll love about your Mint wedding:

  • The History. The Mint is the oldest surviving public building in Sydney that has housed a hospital and London’s first overseas branch of the Royal Mint. Sydney Living Museums has immaculately updated its heritage details with attractive contemporary finishes. 

  • The Versatility. The Mint has three desirable and flexible spaces for weddings, including a raised lawn, a sandstone courtyard and the Gold Melting Room inside. The dedicated events team would be delighted to discuss your plans and create a suitable event flow.

  • Photo Opportunities. You will never fall short of photo opportunities at The Mint. The historic Juliet balcony provides a picturesque moment and the way the light falls on the stone creates a warm flattering tone to every image. It’s a photographer’s paradise. 


Choose from 3 Mint wedding ceremony and reception spots: 

  • The Sandstone Courtyard is an open-air terrace surrounded by historic sandstone walls. The raised lawn sits at the centre, next to the stylish glass bar along one side. 

  • The Raised Lawn injects a vibrant slice of green at the venue for outdoor wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties and banquets encircled by historical architectural features.

  • Gold Melting Room features contemporary elements of glass, timber and an attractive curved ceiling. It has direct access to the sandstone courtyard (100 dining, 250 standing)


What The Mint wedding spaces are like: 

  • Historic architecture blended with attractive contemporary elements

  • Natural light and airflow with direct access to the Sandstone Courtyard

  • Pearl Catering is the exclusive catering partner for weddings at The Mint

  • An outdoor Sandstone Courtyard that can be used for ceremonies and receptions

  • Ceremony, reception and photo opportunities all in one beautiful historic destination

  • A cordless microphone, feature lighting and outdoor speakers are included

  • Capacity for up to 100 seated and 250 standing 

  • Full venue exclusivity on your wedding day


Here’s what else you need to know about The Mint weddings: 

  • Experienced Wedding Venue Coordinator included in your wedding package

  • The Juliet balcony and rustic sandstone backdrops make beautiful photo locations

  • Idyllic location in Sydney CBD, located next to Hyde Park and backing onto the Domain 

  • Audiovisual team are on hand to set up and provide technical support

  • Parking on-site for two bridal vehicles and up to 3 additional spaces for suppliers

  • Nearby on-street parking for guests on Hospital Road or at the Domain car park ($10)

  • History tours of The Mint can be arranged around your area of interest including architecture and design


How much does a wedding at The Mint cost?

Mint wedding packages start at $182.50 per person for a banquet package plus venue hire, available for 50 to 100 guests. They include 2 canapes on arrival, three course alternate serve menu, five hour beverage selection, wedding cake cut and served on platters, five hours venue hire, oval banquet tables with white table linen, cordless microphone and stand, private bridal room, dedicated wedding coordinator, event supervisor and a complimentary menu tasting.


What are some of the nearby attractions to The Mint? 

  • Hyde Park

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales

  • Sydney Opera House

  • Museum of Sydney

  • Sydney Tower Eye

  • Queen Victoria Building

  • The Royal Botanic Gardens


Is The Mint a nice place for a wedding? 

Absolutely. The Mint weddings have a superb central Sydney location, breathtaking heritage architecture and award-winning event spaces that make it an unforgettable choice for indoor and outdoor wedding celebrations. 


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