Establishment Bar by Merivale

(3 Reviews) ·

252, George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

Establishment Bar by Merivale Sydney Events

Establishment Bar by Merivale Sydney is a sleek and sophisticated events venue perfectly located in the city centre. The former George Patterson House is a timeless space and the perfect backdrop for city weddings, corporate functions and social events. 

With extravagant lighting and a sleek, long marble bar, the column-lined venue is nothing short of spectacular. Whether you’re throwing a grand wedding, a business meeting, or a private dinner,  Establishment Bar is guaranteed to impress and has an abundance of space for entertaining. 

The grand space also leads out onto The Garden, a spacious and private outdoor courtyard filled with light and greenery, enclosed in a towering brick-walled heritage building backdrop. It’s an atrium like space with an alfresco vibe.

Establishment Bar is conveniently located in Establishment Precinct on George Street in the heart of the city and is surrounded by a number of luxury bars, restaurants, and five-star hotels. Upstairs, the Establishment Hotel boasts two penthouse suites and a boutique hotel feel.


Highlights of Establishment Bar by Merivale Sydney Events:

  • 7-minute walk to Circular Quay train station
  • A grand space featuring high ceilings and bathed in natural light
  • Located in a stately 19th-century building in Sydney CBD
  • Connected to a private garden patio
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Up to 1000 Standing
Up to 220 Dining


Accomodation Onsite
Rooms Available 33
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
In House Catering
3rd Party Catering

Spaces At This Venue

Establishment Bar Networking Space, Whole Venue

Establishment Bar

Lined with magnificent white columns and bathed in natural lighting, Establishment Bar is a timeless space suitable for any occasion. The spacious venue exudes sophistication and style, with a striking 42 meter-long marble bar taking centre stage.

Establishment Bar Private Dining, Courtyard

The Garden

A welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle outside, The Garden is a luscious space conveniently connected to Establishment Bar and features a marble bar set amongst a stunning exposed brickwork backdrop. Adorned with leafy greenery and decadent pendant lights, the bright patio area is a magnificent all-weather oasis to continue celebrations.


The location of Establishment Bar by Merivale

Nearby Hotels

Nearby Restaurants

  • Mazzaro Restaurant
  • Fix Wine Bar
  • Bodhi Restaurant
  • Restaurant Hubert

Nearby Parks

  • Barangaroo Reserve
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Hyde Park
  • The Domain

Nearby Attractions

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Luna Park Sydney
  • Sydney Observatory

Venue Testimonials

Great open space with exposed brick and clear ceiling. Lovely water feature, too. Quick and friendly service with delicious menu items. Bartender was pretty knowledgeable and the Negroni was delicious.

David Chy ·

Large and spacious. Roomy high ceiling with glass roofs. I like Exposed red brick and classic column.

Byron Buckley ·

Wow .. such a great bar location and so well set up. Fantastic jazz music .. and who would know that this place was down this alley. Door opened spot on 5pm. So much heart and atmosphere. Great choices of wine, spirits, champagne. The atmosphere made me feel that I was in the 1920's of prohibition. Terrific art works. Went for an hour and left almost 4-5 hours later. Time went quick as a flash. We went as a group of 16. The place can cater for big or small groups. Also had decent choice of food.

Kathryn Carlisle ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

Establishment Bar can accommodate up to 1,000 guests in a cocktail setting. For seated events, the capacity is 60-220 guests. In the garden, 150 guests can comfortably enjoy cocktails.

Yes, Establishment Bar is a versatile and adaptable space for corporate functions.

Weddings at Establishment Bar are an elegant affair. With ornate high ceilings and an extravagant marble bar centrepiece, it’s a timeless and romantic backdrop for your wedding day. 

Yes, Establishment Hotel is located within the Establishment Precinct. It includes 31 suites and a couple of extra-spacious penthouses.

No, however, there are a number of Secure Parking options nearby, which are discounted for guests.

The highly skilled Merivale culinary team focuses on using fresh, seasonal produce and serves up a variety of dishes, from Australian classics to traditional Thai.



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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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