Zest Waterfront Venues Boathouse at The Spit

237, Spit Road, Mosman, New South Wales, 2088, Australia


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Zest Boathouse at the Spit Mosman Events

Zest Boathouse at the Spit is a rustic, waterfront event venue in the affluent Sydney suburb of Mosman. The function venue is the very definition of relaxed luxury, and is an ideal option for corporate events, engagements, weddings and other social gatherings. 

With award-winning catering, premium customer service, a contemporary function area and breathtaking views of Clontarf Marina and Sandy Bay, this stylish site is one of the foremost venues on the Lower North Shore.

Located at the Middle Harbour 16ft Skiff Club, opposite Spit West Reserve, this charming beachside venue is fitting for both modest and large events, with many event catering packages available and operable walls allowing for more intimate gatherings. 

Whatever event you’re planning, be it a special birthday dinner, work presentation or large, formal wedding, the events team at Zest Boathouse can work with you to create an event that’s sleek, fun and successful.

Offering styling services, a warm, lively atmosphere, exceptional food, incredible water views, and situated only 20 minutes from central Sydney, this versatile function venue is an excellent find for those looking to host impressive events.

Highlights of Zest Boathouse at the Spit Mosman Events:

  • Venue has a multiple award-winning catering team
  • Elevated, outdoor terrace offers pristine views of Sandy Bay
  • Located just 20 minutes from Sydney’s CBD
  • Stylish space with many decor options available
  • Dedicated event planner to ensure a seamless, successful event
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theatre Up to 400 Theatre
classroom Up to 260 Classroom
ushaped Up to 60 U-Shaped
boardroom Up to 40 Boardroom
cabaret Up to 240 Cabaret
dining Up to 300 Dining
dinner Up to 280 Dinner & Dance
standing Up to 400 Standing


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 250
Nearby Car Parking
Carpark Locations Adjacent Council Carparks
Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
  In-house Catering & External Catering Optional
Cuisine Options  Sit Down
 Food Stations
 Kosher Cuisine

Spaces At This Venue

  • Zest Boathouse at The Spit Social Setting, Room 1

    Exclusive Venue Hire

    Zest Boathouse at the Spit’s function area is rustic, elegant and slightly exotic, with imported stone with gold-leaf painted ceilings and warm timber walls decorating the interior. This stylish space is a mix of luxury and frivolity, offering a formal indoor area for events and a relaxed, elevated, outdoor terrace overlooking Sandy Bay — it’s a perfect place for afternoon drinks. The exclusive hire is also referred to as Room 6.

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  • Zest Boathouse at The Spit Corporate Meeting, Room 1

    Room 1, 2 & 3

    Rooms 1-3 offer different configurations of the venue for smaller groups, especially useful for corporate and social events.

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  • Zest Boathouse at The Spit Wedding Venue, Room 1

    Room 4 & 5

    Rooms 4 and 5 are set to accommodate larger events utilising the terrace but without the bistro space accessible.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Pearl Bay Reserve
  • Chinamans Beach
  • Bradleys Head Lookout
  • Spit West Reserve
  • Spit Bridge
  • Freeston Hall
  • Parriwi Lighthouse

Hotels nearby:

  • The Albert Hotel
  • St. Valentine’s Apartments
  • Park Regis Concierge Apartments
  • Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific

Venue Testimonials

Absolutely exceptional! We couldn’t be happier with both the process and the final outcome. Everything was seamless, from start to finish. This was particularly evident when we had to move our wedding date due to Covid-19. Importantly, Maree did an outstanding job with communicating with us and acting professionally throughout the entire process! Maree acted promptly and was a pleasure to work with. Overall, our guests had a great time and enjoyed the wonderful food and beverages. Thank you!

Tinashe W

Absolutely amazing venue for our wedding. Maree was great leading up to the wedding. Sean was lovely - making sure we were well fed and everything was running smoothly on the night. Food was amazing, venue looked spectacular with our minimal adornments. Food stations superb. Wish friends would have their wedding here so we can enjoy more of the food. Loved it.

Alison W

The team at Zest were delightful to work with - the in-house decorations and mood lighting package (all inclusive!) were absolutely gorgeous and made it so much easier not having to hire a separate decorator for the venue! The food was excellent and the service on the night was warm and attentive to everyone, with plentiful drinks and canapés flowing through during entree/dessert canapés. Special thank you to everyone at the team for making our day just the way we had imagined it to be!

Letisia S

Frequently Asked Questions

Pricing depends on your chosen wedding package, the time of year, time of day, and your guest numbers, but as a general guide, packages start from around $180 per person for a Saturday night wedding. Pricing is subject to the day of the week and time of the year.

Zest Boathouse at the Spit can host up to 280 seated guests with a dancefloor, or up to 450 guests cocktail style. If your event is intimate, operable walls can be adjusted to create a smaller room size.

The venue has a 24-hour license. No time restrictions

Weddings at Zest Boathouse are fun, lively and rustic, with the venue’s waterfront location and warm interior setting the scene for a lovely evening. Each wedding is tailored to the couple’s liking, with in-house styling options allowing couples to put their personal touches on the charming venue. 

Newlyweds and their guests alike often rave about the award-winning event catering, with the immaculately-presented dishes bursting with flavour and interactive food and drink concepts like whiskey bars, cake swings, ice luges, cake cutting with swords, champagne walls, donut walls, smash cakes, and more.

Yes. Zest Boathouse can accommodate a range of corporate functions, including gala dinners, presentations, conferences, client meetings and product launches. The function space can accommodate up to 450 guests cocktail style, with the venue able to be configured to accommodate different floor plans, including theatre and classroom style.

There are a range of event catering packages to choose from, and a unique ‘Chef’s Challenge’ cooking experience for team building exercises and ice-breaker events.

There are a plentiful amount of luxury apartments in the area, but if you wish to stay at a formal accommodation provider there are some luxurious, elegant options nearby, too. Options include:

  • Park Regis Concierge Apartments in Cremorne
  • Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
  • The Sebel Manly
  • Q Station Manly
  • Quest Manly
  • Rydges North Sydney
  • North Sydney Harbour View Hotel
  • McLaren Hotel
  • Meriton Serviced Apartments North Sydney

The food is exceptional at Zest Boathouse, with the venue’s catering team having been awarded ‘Caterer of the Year’ by the Restaurant and Catering Association two years in a row. 

The event catering menu is diverse and eclectic, with every item made with fresh, locally-sourced produce. Mains range from wild barramundi fillet with kaffir lime to grain fed Riverina lamb rack with crisp polenta cake, while their dessert and beverage range is just as extensive. 

With executive chef Christopher Dobbie at the helm, and impressive menus with interactive and memorable spins, you can expect beautifully-presented, delectable fare at any Boathouse at the Spit event.

In the immediate area is Spit West Reserve, a tranquil park with manicured lawns and gardens, picnic tables, and a playground. 


Nearby tourist attractions include Pearl Bay Reserve, Chinamans Beach, and Bradleys Head Lookout. The suburb of Mosman is also a popular destination in itself, filled with charming cafes and restaurants.

Further afield, but still situated in Mosman, is Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. This world-class zoo has a focus on conservation, and is filled with an abundance of species, including lions, meerkats and gorillas.


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