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 & Parties

In the stunning and opulent suburb of Mosman, on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, is Zest Boathouse at the Spit: a charming event venue situated right on the Mosman waterfront. This modern and stylish function venue can accommodate both intimate parties and larger events, and is perfect for a range of social gatherings, including hen’s parties, birthday parties, Bat/Bar Mitzvahs and weddings.

Zest Boathouse’s interior is delightfully bright, and can be decorated to create a more elegant or laidback occasion — whatever you’d like. The venue offers a number of flexible event packages and prop styling options, so you can design and decorate the function room as you see fit. 

Your guests may also want to retreat to the alfresco terrace, an elevated deck overlooking Sandy Bay and Clontarf Beach — this area is perfect for summertime cocktails under the stars.

Of course, no event would be complete without delectable catering – something Zest Boathouse is well-known for. Boasting an award-winning catering team and unique extras, including a dumpling station and whiskey bar, this venue is a must for the food aficionados out there — just try their dessert canapés, you won’t be disappointed.  

Situated within the Middle Harbour 16ft Skiff Club, just 20 minutes from Sydney CBD by car, this accessible, harbourside events venue is a gem you and your guests will be raving about for the years to come.

Highlights of Zest Boathouse at the Spit Mosman Events & Parties:

  • Award-winning catering team create mouthwatering fare using local produce
  • Unique optional extras for events, including a dumpling bar and whiskey station
  • Rustic, relaxed venue offers beautiful views of Sandy Bay and Clontarf Marina
  • In-house styling available
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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

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.

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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