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 a few minutes from the city centre.

A brief history

Elizabeth Bay House is a superb example of 19th-century architecture in a magnificent setting overlooking Sydney Harbour. Built by the fashionable architect John Verge and occupied by colonial secretary Alexander Macleay and his family from1839 to1845, Elizabeth Bay House was known as the ‘finest house in the colony’. It has been elegantly furnished to the Macleay period and is a stunning venue for business events, intimate dinners, cocktail parties, weddings, film and photography.

Venue services

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 experience. Whether this is planning your wedding day, gathering friends and family to celebrate a key milestone, or working with you on your next business event, our team of event professionals is here to help.


Our in-house audiovisual services team are available to work with you and a range of specialist AV suppliers in order to bring your next special event to life.

Event catering

We work with a range of premium Gold Licence caterers with specialist knowledge of Elizabeth Bay House, including Pearl Catering, Plated by Savva Savvas, Belinda Franks Catering, Cook & Waiter and more. Please speak to our venue services team for more information.

Please note onsite heritage conservation prohibits red wine, rosé and certain food items, and all menus require curatorial approval.

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 venue services team for more details.

7 Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011

Elizabeth Bay House

7 Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011Directions, transport and parking

Rooms and capacities

Long Banquet in the Cellar at the Elizabeth Bay House

The Cellar

An intimate ambience with vaulted ceilings, beautiful sandstone walls and floors and its own private courtyard entry

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  • Cocktail
Oval Banquet in the Saloon at the Elizabeth Bay House

Hall & Saloon

The saloon features a majestic domed ceiling and an elegant cantilevered staircase

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  • Cocktail
Table setting for a lunch in the Dining Room at the Elizabeth Bay House

Dining Room

The magnificent dining room is an elegant venue for board meetings, lunches or intimate dinners

  • Dining
  • Boardroom