One of Sydney’s most treasured harbourside estates
Vaucluse House is one of Sydney’s few 19th-century mansions still surrounded by its original gardens and grounds, with the rambling estate stretching down to the harbour’s edge.
A brief history
Surrounded by 10 hectares of picturesque gardens and grounds, Vaucluse House is one of Sydney’s only surviving 19th-century harbourside estates, dating back to 1803. The sandstone mansion built in the 1830s was the home of explorer, barrister and agitator for self-government William Charles Wentworth and his family. Stretching down to the harbour, the estate is a peaceful oasis away from the city bustle, and many of the Wentworth family’s possessions are displayed throughout the house.
A dedicated member of our friendly venue services team at Vaucluse House will work closely with you to create a successful and memorable event experience. Whether this is planning your wedding day or working with you on a bespoke product launch 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.
Food and beverage services at Vaucluse House are provided by Pearl Catering. Pearl’s team of restaurant and catering professionals bring a true commitment to event management, creativity and innovation.
Please note onsite heritage conservation prohibits red wine and certain food item, and all menus require curatorial approval.
Make the most of this unique venue
The rich historical significance of Vaucluse House adds atmosphere to every event. Give your guests a fascinating behind-the-scenes perspective on this property with a specialised curator-led tour inside the house, or in the gardens with our onsite horticultural team. Please ask our venue services team for more details.
Rooms and capacities
Enjoy your own garden party with drinks and canapés in the gorgeous gardens and grounds before making your way to Estate Vaucluse House to continue the celebrations into the evening.
The Lone Pine Lawn is an idyllic setting for wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties and special events
A bespoke daytime dining experience under the shade of a huge fig tree
An idyllic setting for wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties and special events