The Old Clare Hotel

1, Kensington Street, Chippendale, New South Wales, 2008, Australia


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Events at The Old Clare Hotel Chippendale

Located in the vibrant heart of Chippendale, Sydney, The Old Clare Hotel offers a unique venue for events that demand character and style. This beautifully restored heritage building combines rustic charm with sophisticated art deco design, featuring high ceilings, white walls, and rustic timber accents that make each space expansive and inviting. From the polished concrete floors of TOCH Bar to the elegant ambience of the C.U.B. Suite, The Old Clare provides a variety of event spaces that cater to creative workshops, lavish weddings, or corporate functions. With its central location, surrounded by the best of Sydney’s art galleries and dining, The Old Clare Hotel is the perfect choice for hosts looking to impress and inspire their guests.

A snapshot of The Old Clare Hotel Chippendale

  • Versatile spaces from the rooftop to bars
  • Timeless charm within restored heritage rooms
  • Located in Chippendale, close to Sydney’s CBD and cultural hotspots
  • Fine dining dishes crafted from the best local ingredients
  • Collaborate with the team to craft your ideal event experience
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Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 69
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 200

Spaces At This Venue

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    The Clare Bar

    A lively blend of traditional pub and modern hotel bar, The Clare Bar offers relaxed atmosphere and a diverse drink menu. It's perfect for casual gatherings or pre-event meetups and can exclusively accommodate up to 100 guests.

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    TOCH Bar

    TOCH Bar features sleek polished concrete floors and exposed brick, located on the ground floor, creating a chic, industrial vibe. It's an ideal venue for cocktail parties or seated events, with a capacity of 85 for standing and 50 for seated arrangements.

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    The Rooftop

    The Old Clare Rooftop provides a stunning urban escape above Chippendale's skyline, sheltered under a glass canopy for year-round use. It can host up to 85 guests for exclusive bar and pool events or 40 for private dining and offers panoramic city views.

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    C.U.B. Suite

    Once the Carlton & United Breweries boardroom, the C.U.B. Suite exudes grandeur with its original timber panelling and parquetry floors. This versatile space is suited for private dinners, board meetings, or creative workshops, accommodating up to 50 guests in various layouts.

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    Showroom Suite

    The Showroom Suite mixes heritage with functionality; it features a restored timber bar from the old brewery and can be adapted with or without its bed setup. It's perfect for intimate product showings or photoshoots, with a capacity for 25 guests cocktail style or 10 seated.

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    Mary O' Suite

    The Mary O' Suite offers the luxury of a one-bedroom apartment with dedicated dining and lounge areas, ideal for small meetings or upscale private gatherings. With art from Gene Sherman's private collection and a wet bar, it hosts up to 15 guests for cocktails or 8 for a meeting.

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    Meeting Room

    Set on the first floor, the Meeting Room retains an air of sophistication, with the former breweries' executive boardroom table as its centrepiece. This is perfect for board meetings or small conferences, and accommodates up to 16 people.

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    Heritage Stairs

    The Heritage Stairs, built in 1938, provide a dramatic setting for small ceremonies or unique photo opportunities, featuring curved walls and a striking pendant light. This space can host intimate gatherings of up to 15 people exclusively.

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Venue Testimonials

I stayed in the CUB Suite on the night before my wedding. My groomsmen and I used the room to get ready and for photos. Everything was perfect. The staff are extremely professional, and nothing was too much trouble. I can’t thank everyone enough for making our day so easy.

Sebastian D

Came for a business meeting. I scored a two level loft room with great authentic styling. The lower floor was great to host a couple of visitors to prep for our meeting without them sitting awkwardly on the bed like a normal hotel room.

Tim C

The Hotel has a great deal of atmosphere and charm. It is sumptuously furnished in the best possible taste. The level of service is also excellent, and the staff really try to go the extra mile in order to provide sterling service!

Perry B

Frequently Asked Questions

A wedding at The Old Clare Hotel Chippendale varies in cost based on the package chosen. The Cocktail Package is $200 per person for up to 100 guests, while the Seated Dinner Package is $280 per person for up to 50 guests. For more intimate celebrations, the Elopement Package is $1800 per room for two people, and the Micro Wedding Package is $2600 per room, both offering accommodation, meals, and personalised touches. 

The Rooftop bar and Clare Bar can accommodate up to 100 guests for a cocktail event, while TOCH is perfect for sit-down events with a capacity of 50 guests. The C.U.B can host 50 guests for cocktails, 40 for a banquet, and 20 in a boardroom setup. The Meeting Room has a capacity of 16, and Longshore can cater to 60 for cocktails or 20 for private dining.

Events at the Rooftop can continue until 10pm, at the Clare bar until 1am, TOCH until 11pm, and the CUB until 12am. Most spaces have the option to extend event hours until 3am, allowing for flexible end times to suit various event schedules.

The Old Clare Hotel Chippendale is fully equipped to host corporate functions, offering a range of versatile spaces that are perfect for meetings, conferences, and corporate parties, enhanced by state-of-the-art amenities and bespoke catering options.

While The Old Clare Hotel does not have its own parking facility, ample parking is available off-site at the nearby Mercure hotel, which offers over 200 spots, conveniently located next door.

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