Establishment Bar by Merivale

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


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Establishment Bar Weddings

Adorned with elegant details and a show-stopping marble bar, Establishment Bar is a fabulous choice for a city wedding venue. Say ‘I do’ in the heart of Sydney and celebrate in this grand space bathed in natural light and featuring its own private garden patio. 

The Scene at Establishment Bar by Merivale Sydney

Set in a breathtaking 19th-century building, Establishment Bar boasts intricately detailed ceilings, magnificent iron columns and a show-stopping 42 meter-long marble bar that’s simply gorgeous.

Whether your dream wedding is a grand celebration or an intimate affair, the classically elegant space is the perfect canvas for a unique city wedding and offers both indoor and outdoor options. 

Choose to dine, drink and dance alongside guests in the light-filled and spacious bar, or step outside into the adjoining courtyard garden and be surrounded by dangling foliage and an atrium-like enclosed atmosphere.

This luxury wedding venue is perfectly located in central Sydney and is surrounded by excellent transport options, as well as a number of popular bars, restaurants and hotels.  

Establishment Bar by Merivale Sydney Wedding Ceremonies

Say ‘I do’ in front of your nearest and dearest at Establishment Bar. The spectacular event space connects to The Garden, where ceremonies can take place amongst the backdrop of exposed brickwork, lush greenery and a private courtyard style atmosphere

Featuring a glass ceiling, it’s the perfect all-weather location and is a bright, airy space to start your new chapter as a married couple.

Establishment Bar by Merivale Sydney Wedding Receptions

Establishment Bar exudes elegance and style, and is a magnificent choice for wedding receptions. Whether it’s an intimate or a lavish celebration, spacious indoor and outdoor options are available. 

Surround yourself with large white pillars and a statement marble bar as you dine with guests on long tables adorned with white linen, flowers and elegant finishing touches. Stylish modern pendant lights, as well as an abundance of natural light from the large windows, make the room a bright and airy space to toast the day. 

Continue the celebrations outside in The Garden, conveniently connected to the main bar area. Here, you can drink and dance into the evening under the glass ceiling and embrace the magical surrounds of greenery, iron columns and exposed brickwork

Wedding Photography Near Establishment Bar by Merivale Sydney

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Establishment Bar by Merivale Sydney are:

  • Hyde Park
  • Martin Place
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • The Rocks
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standing Up to 1000 Standing
dining Up to 220 Dining

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Ceremony Only
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 33
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Nearby Car Parking
Carpark Locations

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.

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  • 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.

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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 C

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

Byron B

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 C

Frequently Asked Questions

Wedding packages start from $170 per person, plus a venue hire fee of $4,000.

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.

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.


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