Valentine’s Twilight

As the sun sets over Elizabeth Bay House and the lights begin to twinkle over the harbour, romance your valentine with a glass of bubbles, canapés and music on the terrace of the finest house in the colony. 

Afterwards, experience the magic of the house lit by candlelight as you explore the formal rooms, cellars and bedrooms. An evening like no other – sure to impress your special someone.

During the evening musician Nicole Forsyth will perform romantically inspired pieces for the viola that have historical connections to Australia’s heritage.

Book now to secure your tickets to this intimate gathering in one of Sydney’s best preserved and most impressive colonial homes. Afterwards, why not check out one of the great restaurants conveniently located in nearby Potts Point, as recommended by Concrete Playground.


Valentines menu 

Enjoy Angove Sparkling Wine and a selection of canapés by Fresh Catering on the night:

  • Chermoula-rubbed lamb fillet, pumpkin hummus on crostini
  • Peking duck pancakes, hoisin sauce
  • Mini lobster and pea frittata, smoked crème fraîche (gf)
  • Vegetarian rice paper rolls with nahm jim (v, gf)
  • Artichoke, truffle and parmesan tart (v)
  • Aged beef gravlax, caper roulade, crisp potato (gf)

On departure, guests also receive complimentary chocolates.


About Nicole Forsyth

Nicole is a musician, researcher, curator and educator with a 30-year freelance career encompassing historical performance, chamber music, new music, cross-platform work, community cultural development, teaching and orchestral performance. Nicole has played for all the historically informed performance groups in Australia, including Orchestra of the Antipodes – Pinchgut Opera. She co-founded the groundbreaking historical performance chamber group Ironwood in 2006, and managed the group from 2011 to 2015, including extensive education program work, national and overseas touring, and developing programs for regional communities. Her current research, in collaboration with Sydney Living Museums – bringing together music, performance practice, storytelling and history – looks at how we put music back into heritage sites and historic places.

The drawing room at Elizabeth Bay House.

The drawing room at Elizabeth Bay House.

Photograph © James Horan, Sydney Living Museums.

Bookings essential

Adult $70
Concession $65
Member $60

18+ Licenced event

When & Where

Wednesday 14 February 2018 5.30PM–7PM

Elizabeth Bay House

7 Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, NSW 2011
+61 2 9356 3022

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