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 offer an exciting range of premium menus created by our on-site hospitality partner, Fresh Catering. Fresh Catering will provide a high-quality menu and superior customer service. If you would like to discuss a customised menu, please contact Fresh Catering for a tailored solution:

T +61 2 8399 3055

The service of red wine is limited due to the conservation requirements of the original flooring, and can only be served while guests are seated for banquet events.

Please note evening bookings must conclude by 10:30pm. In consideration of our neighbours and local residents, amplification is restricted; please speak to our Venue Services team for more information.



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.

Photo © Fresh Catering


Elizabeth Bay House is proud to offer 100% accredited GreenPower® across all its event spaces. If you would like more information on minimising your event’s carbon footprint, please contact our Venue Services Coordinator.

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.

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

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