Listed on this page are a number of excellent non-council properties within the municipality that are available for hire for photos, ceremonies and receptions. We do not handle these bookings. Contact information is shown below
Robertson Park, Marine Parade, Watsons Bay
Ph: 9337 1226
1A Carthona Avenue, Darling Point
This is a National Trust property built in 1834 with majestic views of the harbour across a landscaped foreshore park. It may be hired for special functions.
Ph: 9258 0123
Old South Head Road, Watsons Bay
Dating from the early days of colonial settlement, Macquarie Lighthouse stands on the cliff top of Old South Head Road. Contact the Harbour Trust for details on open days.
Ph: 8969 2100
52 Vaucluse Road, Vaucluse
Strickland House is an imposing house, built in 1854-6, overlooking Sydney Harbour. Its extensive grounds and gardens are open to the public during daylight hours. The grounds give access to two small harbourside beaches and the Hermitage Harbour Walk, which runs from Rose Bay to Watsons Bay. There are great views of Sydney Harbour overlooking Shark Island.
Usage of the grounds for picnics depends on other bookings. For New Years Eve, access admission is via ticket only. Car parking on the property is prohibited at all times.
Ph: 9337 5999
Wentworth Road, Vaucluse
Built in 1803, Vaucluse House was once owned by William Charles Wentworth. The House is surrounded by ten hectares of gardens and is available for hire for private functions.