Dunbar House Sydney

(3 Reviews) ·

9, Marine Parade, Watsons Bay, New South Wales, 2030, Australia

Dunbar House Sydney Events

Dunbar House in Watsons Bay, Sydney is an elegant 1830s Georgian mansion with eye-catching views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline.

Whether you’re looking for a stylish and sophisticated waterfront event venue for your wedding ceremony, a beautiful backdrop for dinner parties, birthdays, engagement parties, or a state-of-the-art venue equipped with cutting-edge audiovisual technology for corporate events, conferences and meetings, Dunbar House makes for an exceptional choice. 

The weekend cafe on the lower level is open for breakfast and lunch, offering a great spot to host friends for birthday brunches or book family lunches. Dunbar House Watsons Bay is complete with harbour views, alfresco seating, and an innovative, seasonal all-day menu.

Highlights of Dunbar House Sydney Events:

  • A Georgian-style restored, refurbished mansion 
  • Watsons Bay views & beachfront setting
  • Easy access to Robertson Park for an intimate waterfront wedding ceremony overlooking Watsons Bay
  • Main dining room complete with crystal chandeliers, antique marble fireplace & plush furnishings
  • Contemporary weekend cafe with a buzzing atmosphere for breakfast and lunch on Friday, Saturday & Sunday
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Up to 110 Dinner & Dance
Up to 120 Standing


Accomodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
In House Catering
3rd Party Catering

Spaces At This Venue

Main Dining Room & Balcony

Situated on the upper level of the Dunbar House mansion, the Main Dining Room can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 110 guests depending on the event. Whether it's a wedding reception, cocktail party, or business conference, you’re covered. The room embraces its historical roots with interiors decked in Waterford crystal chandeliers and custom wallpaper. The Balcony serves as an extension of the Main Dining Room and is a fantastic spot for guests to indulge in pre-dinner drinks, eat canapés, and enjoy the afternoon sunshine while drinking in views of tranquil Watson Bay.

Dunbar House Corporate Meeting, Missoni Room

Missoni Room

The Missoni Room is ideal for more intimate events. It can accommodate up to 50 guests for a wide variety of social and corporate events.


The location of Dunbar House Sydney

Nearby attractions:

  • Watsons Bay
  • Robertson Park
  • The Gap Lookout / Gap Park
  • Green Point Reserve
  • Camp Cove Beach
  • Kutti Beach

Restaurants Nearby:

  • Doyles on the Wharf / Doyles on the Beach Restaurant
  • Beach Club at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
  • The Tea Garden
  • Eastern Bay Thai
  • Bay Cafe

Hotels nearby:

  • Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Venue Testimonials

This amazing venue is where we got married. What a night that was, and the staff were simply all exceptional.

Stephen Sander ·

This space is really beautiful, there’s a great view of the water and it feels like you have stepped into a house located on the English countryside. […] The assortment of desserts were really tasty.

Georgie Demertzis ·

Beautiful setting overlooking the water. Attended a wedding with the ceremony held in front under a large tree. Reception inside upstairs. Easy access with a ramp and lift for thos less able. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Food plentiful and beautiful. A great venue.

Graeme Saunders ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dunbar House in Watsons Bay is best for medium-sized weddings, requiring a minimum of 50 guests and maxing out at around 120 guests.

Every wedding at Dunbar House is customised to suit a couple’s specific requirements. This could mean a civil ceremony under the fig tree in Robertson Park followed by a reception in the main dining room and balcony, or a more intimate lunch reception.

The sophisticated and elegant function rooms at Dunbar House are fully equipped for corporate functions like conferences, meetings, product launches, office parties, and more. The property is WiFi-enabled, and every room offers AV equipment.

The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is located a few steps away from Dunbar House. It’s a convenient and comfortable accommodation option for event and wedding guests.

Ample street parking is available at this location.

Dunbar House offers fresh, seasonal menus celebrating locally-sourced ingredients. With British and Asian influences, look forward to bold and sumptuous flavours.

All three function rooms at Dunbar House are bathed in natural lighting and offer unhindered views of the tranquil waters of Watsons Bay. The design pays homage to the architectural heritage of the mansion with crystal chandeliers, custom wallpaper and more.



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Stephanie Harrison

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Stephanie Harrison is our lead Sydney Venue Specialist. Steph's worked in event management since 2013 and has a wealth of knowledge about the best party spots, wedding venues and conference sites in Sydney. She's a trained wine connoisseur and loves to share her favourite dining recommendations around town.

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