Chicken Yakitori with sesame
Pork Gyoza Hiramasa Kingfish sashimi
Wagyu beef sliders
Pulled Pork buns
Do you associate any of these yummy things with weddings?
Not really. But at the Beachside Dojo manly wedding it certainly does. Kizzy and Dave are fanatical about Japanese food.
And rightly so! It’s just so awesome. So when it came to look for a wedding venue that ticked all their boxes.
It was close to the beach. TICK
It did’t feel stuffy and there were no tables. TICK
It serves Japanese finger food all day long. TICK
They have Asahi and Kirin. On Tap. TICK TICK
The Beachside Dojo Manly did everything and more.
With sweeping ocean views of Manly Beach, it’s little wonder why it’s one of Manly’s hidden gems in terms of wedding venues. Kia and the team here do an amazing job , and they do it all with a smile. Really, they are just so happy all the time! The food. Well it’s simply superb. I too got to sample everything on the menu.
Let’s just say i went home incredibly happy and stuffed and i could hardly walk out of the venue without letting out a happy groan!
Kizzy and Dave wanted to pay respects to their Chinese heritage and family by having a tea ceremony before they were officially married. It was a beautiful gesture with the exchange of well wishes, and gifts (or red packets) which generally consists of large wads of cash!
The wedding ceremony took place in the deck overlooking Manly Beach without being right there in front of all the tourists and onwalkers. It was beautifully styled in house by the team at Beachside Dojo.
They decided to have no tables and chairs so everyone can just chill out, mingle and make the most of the views and ambience of a beachside venue. Nothing stuffy or formal. Just a lovely old time!
So nearby in Manly, there’s plenty of great photo spots to choose from afterwards, or like we did we drove out to Freshwater (or Freshie know by the locals) for a late sunset soiree.
Dave took me to a place overlooking the entire seaside, where he proposed to Kizzy. I can see why he chose this place above all others to do the deed!
So if you’re thinking of a super chill beachside wedding in Manly, make sure you put Beachside Dojo Manly Weddings on your list.
It’s got everything a Japanese food fanatic could ever want.
A huge shout out to the amazing wedding vendor team that made it all possible for Kizzy and Dave
Ceremony and Reception Venue / Beachside Dojo
Hair and Makeup: Lily Artistry
Styling and Florals: Beachside Dojo