Two storey white building with balcony on upper floor.

Elizabeth Bay House

One of the most splendid private houses ever built in Australia

Elizabeth Bay House is one of Sydney’s best-kept secrets, situated high above Elizabeth Bay with majestic views across Sydney Harbour and beyond, and just minutes from the city centre.

Elizabeth Bay House. Photo © Douglas Riley for Sydney Living Museums

Event Spaces





Hall and Saloon - 100 40
Dining Room 24 - 24
Cellar - 50 20

Photo © Fresh Catering

Hall and Saloon

The three-storey-high elliptical saloon is a highlight of Elizabeth Bay House and an astonishing event space. Featuring a majestic domed ceiling and graceful, sweeping staircase, the hall and saloon provide elegant backdrops for cocktail parties for up to 100 guests. The saloon also accommodates 40 guests for a sit-down lunch or dinner.

Access to the sandstone verandah surrounding the house allows your guests to enjoy the harbour views and soak up the ambience of this special venue.

Photo © Nerida McMurray for Sydney Living Museums

Dining Room

The magnificent dining room is an elegant venue for board meetings, lunches or dinners for up to 24 guests, with seating around an antique mahogany dining table, heritage features and furnishings, high ceilings and a working open fireplace.

 Flooding the room with natural light, the floor-to-ceiling French doors open out onto the sandstone verandah with its beautiful views of Sydney Harbour.

Photo © Fresh Catering


With vaulted, beamed ceilings, beautiful sandstone walls and floors and its own private courtyard, the cellar has an intimate ambience. It is a superb venue choice for a range of special events for up to 50 guests.

When hired in conjunction with the dining room, the cellar provides a wonderful location for guests to enjoy after-dinner drinks, dessert and cheese by candlelight.


Eat & Drink

We work with a selection of premium caterers who deliver memorable food and beverage experiences at Elizabeth Bay House. Gold Licensed Caterers, NSW Restaurant & Catering Association, are also welcome, subject to application.

Please contact our Venue Services Coordinator to discuss your food and beverage requirements:



Elizabeth Bay House has an in-house Audiovisual Services team to assist with any audiovisual equipment you require; set-up and technical support by a dedicated audiovisual operator are included with equipment hire.


Venue Services

Venue Services team

A dedicated member of our friendly Venue Services team at Elizabeth Bay House will work closely with you to create a successful and memorable event for your guests.

Event suppliers

We would be happy to assist you with any additional services for your event - please contact our Venues Services Coordinator for preferred suppliers.

Complimentary WiFi 

WiFi is provided for delegates and guests attending events at Elizabeth Bay House.

Make the most of this unique venue

The rich historical significance of Elizabeth Bay House adds atmosphere to every event. Give your guests a fascinating behind-the-scenes perspective on this property with a specialised curator-led tour. Please ask our Venues Services team for more details.

Photo © Lindy Goodwin

Location & Parking

Elizabeth Bay House is located at 7 Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay. Limited on-street parking can be found nearby, and the nearest parking station is Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, entry via Ward Avenue.

T +61 2 8356 9133

For public transport options please go to the Visit Elizabeth Bay House page.


Location of Elizabeth Bay House on map

Contact us

Get in touch

Venue Sales Coordinator
Sydney Living Museums Venues
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Enquiry form

Please complete our Enquiry Form and our friendly team will be in touch shortly.

Please note, inquiries will be responded to within 24 hours between business hours Monday-Friday.