The Old Clare Hotel

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


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Weddings at The Old Clare Hotel Chippendale

The Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale is an exceptional wedding venue that combines heritage architecture with modern charm, making it an ideal backdrop for your big day. Situated in the vibrant arts precinct of Chippendale, this boutique hotel captivates with its unique blend of old and new, featuring spaces perfect for intimate and grand weddings. The hotel’s commitment to providing personalised service ensures that every aspect of your wedding is catered to, from exquisite dining experiences crafted by expert chefs to luxurious accommodation suites designed to offer comfort and style. With its versatile event spaces and attention to detail, The Old Clare Hotel is dedicated to making your wedding truly memorable.

The Old Clare Hotel Chippendale highlights:

  • Blend of historic architecture and modern fittings
  • Bespoke menu options tailored to your tastes and dietary needs
  • Luxurious rooms and suites perfect for you and your guests
  • Exquisite interior design for unique and ambient photo opportunities
  • Venue spaces accommodating up to 300 guests with multiple setup options

Wedding ceremonies at The Old Clare Hotel Chippendale

The Old Clare Hotel offers a variety of spaces for wedding ceremonies, each infused with unique character and sophistication. The C.U.B. Suite, with its rich wooden panelling and historical details, provides a majestic setting for your vows, while the Rooftop offers a contemporary, airy environment with sweeping views of the urban skyline—perfect for a sunset ceremony. Each space is adaptable, ensuring that whether you’re planning a traditional ceremony or something a bit more modern, the ambience will perfectly suit your vision.

Wedding receptions at The Old Clare Hotel Chippendale

Following your ceremony, your reception at The Old Clare Hotel can be an elegant continuation of your day. Choose from the vibrant atmosphere of the TOCH Bar with its sleek design and sophisticated vibe or the exclusive ambience of the Rooftop, which offers stunning cityscape views and a stylish, modern setting. Each reception space has state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, ensuring your entertainment is seamlessly integrated. The hotel’s expert event team will work closely with you to customise every detail, from sophisticated décor to a curated menu, ensuring your reception is flawlessly executed and distinctly reflective of your personal style and story.

Wedding Photography near The Old Clare Hotel Chippendale

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near The Old Clare Hotel Chippendale are:

    • Victoria Park
    • Central sStation
    • Spice Alley 
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Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Wedding Ceremony


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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    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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    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.

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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