Sydney Harbour National Park
Located in picturesque Nielsen Park, Shakespeares Point is an ideal spot for your wedding ceremony and one of Sydney’s best outdoor venues. Take in the wonderful views of Vaucluse Bay and Sydney Harbour while enjoying your event in style.
- Venue is suitable for
- Wedding ceremonies, arts and cultural events, corporate and MICE events, private party or function
- Maximum people: 120
- Drinking water, toilets
7 days a week, except 25th Dec to 1st Jan and public holidays.
Venue bookings are not available from early April 2021, to allow for the replacement of the seawall at Nielsen Park. The works are expected to take approximately 9 months. Updates are available on the project webpage. For more information phone 02 9585 6570.
To make a booking or for more information, please email the Events and Venues Unit or phone 02 9585 6570.
- Other Information
- This venue is also suitable for commercial and public events such as live performances, festivals and product launches.
Shakespeares Point in Nielsen Park is a perfect outdoor location to highlight the best of Sydney’s urban and natural charms. Located in the southern reaches of Sydney Harbour National Park, just east of Shark Beach, it provides a stunning backdrop for any special event, and is among Sydney’s best outdoor venues.
This lovely tree-lined setting backs onto a large flat grassy area, with plenty of space for friends and family to mingle. You’ll catch glimpses of Shark Bay and views of the iconic Sydney CBD skyline to the west. It’s an ideal venue hire option for any occasion.
From this location your guests can also explore other areas within the beautiful Nielsen Park, like Bottle and Glass Point.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/venues/shakespeares-point/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully.
Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark, Goat or Rodd Island, or Fort Denison, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes do not cover landing fees.Buy annual pass.
All the practical information you need to know about Shakespeares Point.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Park entry points
- Nielsen Park carpark See on map
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- Dry weather only
Carpark along Greycliffe Avenue
Bus services stop near this venue. Contact the Transport Information Line on 131500 for more information.
7 x male flush toilets and urinals located near Shark Beach.
10 x female flush toilets located near Shark Beach.
Taps and bubblers located near Shark Beach.
The following facilities are not available:
- Rubbish bins - All rubbish must be taken with you when you leave.
- BBQs - you can bring a portable gas barbecue that is fitted with a fat drip tray.
Maps and downloads
Fees and passes
Venue hire fees apply to certain bookings. For more information, email the Events and Venues Unit or phone 02 9585 6570.