View of house over fountain and front lawn

Vaucluse House

A beautiful country house by the harbour

Vaucluse House is one of Sydney’s few 19th-century mansions still surrounded by its original gardens and grounds. This rambling garden estate stretches right down to the harbour’s edge. Located close to the CBD with free on-site parking, this historic venue is perfect for cocktail parties, dinners and special events.

Vaucluse House. Photo © Douglas Riley for Sydney Living Museums

Event Spaces




Lone Pine Lawn 120 -
Sandstone Verandah 120 -
Little Drawing Room 35 20
Vaucluse House Tearooms 120 120

Photo © Nicholas Watt for Sydney Living Museums

Lone Pine Lawn and Sandstone Verandah

Named after its solitary pine tree and with stunning views of the house and gardens, the lone pine lawn is an idyllic setting for cocktail parties and special events. The lawn is adjacent to the pleasure gardens, originally designed for the family to delight in the pleasures of ornamental plantings, pathways and views, providing the perfect location for photography.

The wide, covered sandstone verandah of Vaucluse House is available as a wet weather option if required. Please note that a fitted canvas mat will be placed on the verandah to protect the sandstone flooring.

Photo © Haley Richardson for Sydney Living Museums

The Little Drawing Room

Situated within historic Vaucluse House, this original 19th-century room creates an elegant setting for small lunches, dinners and cocktail parties. The little drawing room opens onto the sandstone verandah where guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks overlooking the picturesque gardens and carriage loop.

Photo © Anna Kucera

Estate Vaucluse House | Vaucluse House

The elegant Estate restaurant is the ultimate dining and event experience. Enjoy a menu that blends the style and grace of the art deco surrounds with the very best seasonal produce and fresh hand-picked ingredients from the Vaucluse House Kitchen Garden.

Free on-site parking. 

Opening hours:

  • Lunch: Wednesday–Sunday 11.30am–3pm
  • High tea: Wednesday–Friday 11.30am–3pm and Saturday & Sunday 10.30am–3pm
  • Restaurant closes 4pm

Bookings are essential. For enquiries, up-to-date information and availability, please use the below details:

T +61 2 9388 8188 (Enquiries & Reservations)

Book online

T +61 2 8338 0266 (Private Function Enquiries)

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Unique outdoor dining

The grounds of Vaucluse House provide a tranquil, secluded setting for truly memorable dining experiences. Sit under the shade of a huge fig tree in the kitchen courtyard, or enjoy the just-picked fresh produce at a table set in the kitchen garden. The mansion’s sandstone verandah and internal colonnade courtyard can also be set up for private dining; contact our Venue Services team for more information. Bookings for these spaces are subject to event requirements and availability.


In consideration of our neighbours and the residential amenity, amplification is restricted. DJs and amplified bands are not permitted.


Venue services

Venue Services team

A dedicated member of our friendly Venue Services team 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 Venue Services Coordinator for recommended suppliers.


Photo © George and Smee


We have an extensive range of audiovisual equipment available; please discuss your requirements with our in-house Audiovisual Services team.

Complimentary WiFi

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

Make the most of this unique venue

The home’s rich historical significance adds atmosphere and interest to every event. Give your guests a fascinating behind-the-scenes perspective on the history of Vaucluse House with a specialised curator-led tour. Please speak to our Venue Services team for more details.

Location & Parking

Vaucluse House is located on Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, Sydney, and there is ample on-site parking available.

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

Location of Vaucluse 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.