Elizabeth Bay House

(2 reviews)
7 Onslow Ave, Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales
Business Hours

Elizabeth Bay House is a charming, colonial-style wedding venue with a rich, iconic Sydney history. Built in the 1800s, this stunning space boasts sweeping staircases, heritage decor, exquisite domed ceilings, and gorgeous original flooring. Couples flock to Elizabeth Bay House for the breathtaking Sydney Harbour views, European-inspired sandstone cellar, and grand yet intimate wedding settings.

Looking for a strikingly elegant wedding venue doused in true Australian history? If so, you’ll adore what Elizabeth Bay House has to offer. Built in the 1800s by famed architect, John Verge, and occupied by Colonial Secretary Alexander Macleay, this extraordinary location has become known as one of Sydney’s ‘best-kept secrets’

This plush mansion is truly the epitome of sophistication and class, with delightfully tasteful furnishings, a gorgeous roaring fireplace, luxuriously high ceilings, and sandstone detailing. You and your guests will feel like you’ve been whisked away to another era, with plenty of unique photo opportunities and unforgettable moments to be had. 

If a stylish ceremony within Elizabeth Bay House’s majestic three-storey elliptical saloon followed by a magnificent reception experience in the romantic, heritage-decorated dining space sounds sublime, look no further. The charming sandstone cellar, elevated verandah, divine cuisines, dedicated wedding coordinator, and spectacular Sydney Harbour views are also worth a marvel. 


“We are so glad we hired the Elizabeth Bay House for our wedding. The colonial-style home looked out to the Sydney Harbour. The catering was amazing, and the team was so attentive. We took so many amazing photos inside and outside the venue! I felt like a princess.” — Christina M. 


What you’ll love about your wedding at Sydney Living Museums: Elizabeth Bay House:  

  • Stunning wedding settings. If the gorgeous colonial façade wasn’t enough to spark your imagination, you’ll adore what lies beneath the ivory-coloured walls of Sydney Living Museums’ Elizabeth Bay House! The exquisite saloon is perfect for an elegant, striking ceremony. Just envision yourself making a royal entrance down a grand, domed-ceiling staircase to the blissful soundtrack of a string quartet. The gorgeous dining room boasts a unique, romantic atmosphere, complete with antique furnishing, stunning high ceilings, and a charming open fireplace. The lavish hall, elevated verandah, and European-style sandstone cellar complete with its own private courtyard are also popular spaces to soak up the historic ambience of the venue. 
  • The rich Australian history. As a history buff’s dream venue, Elizabeth Bay House tells the tale of an iconic Sydney back-story. The building was once surrounded by lush, manicured gardens in the 1800s and considered one of the finest houses in the colony. Although riches turned to ruin for its original owner, Alexander Macleay, this remarkable venue remains a cherished and admired reminder of ambition, extravagance, and exquisite taste. 
  • Mouthwatering cuisines. Elizabeth Bay House works with several premium caterers across New South Wales who offer top-class cuisines. Whether you’re after a lovely cocktail-style reception or a grand, formal banquet dinner, Elizabeth Bay House promises an unforgettable dining experience for you and your guests. 


What Sydney Living Museums: Elizabeth Bay House weddings are like:

  • Elegant, historic wedding venue 
  • Awe-inspiring Sydney Harbour views 
  • Stunning on-site ceremony and reception locations 
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator 
  • A/V equipment and team 
  • Exclusive wedding photography access 


What’s the maximum capacity for weddings at Sydney Living Museums: Elizabeth Bay House?

Elizabeth Bay House can accommodate up to 100 guests for a memorable, unique wedding experience. 


“Beautiful historic house with stunning views and charming old architecture and furnishings. The team was very friendly and knowledgeable, and very willing to answer questions.” — Harold J.

Venue Features

Reception guests

Min - / Max 100



Ceremony Guests

Min - / Max 100

Music must end by

10:30 PM


(2 reviews)
Review this supplier
4 Dec 2021

Beautiful venue & great team onsite during our wedding day. The entire events team, both on and offsite, have been so helpful assisting us with the many changes COVID-19 have caused. Our wedding day was beautiful and everything went well!

7 Oct 2016

We are so glad we hired the Elizabeth Bay house for our wedding. The Colonial style home looked out to the Sydney Harbour. Catering was amazing and all staff was so attentive. We took so many amazing photos inside and outside the venue, I felt like a princess.

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