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Establishment Bar, George Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Adorned with elegant details and a show-stopping marble bar, Establishment Bar is a fabulous choice for a Sydney wedding venue. Read on to find out all the highlights here.

  • 7-minute walk to Circular Quay train station
  • A grand space featuring high ceilings and bathed in natural light
  • Located in a stately 19th-century building in Sydney CBD
  • Connected to a private garden patio

Our Capacity

Flexible venue spaces


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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.

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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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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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Establishment Bar is operated by the award-winning restaurateurs and catering team, Merivale. This world-class culinary team places a strong focus on dishing up fresh, local and seasonal produce with impeccable presentations and a warm, knowledgeable service style.

On the all-day dining menus, the selections are always a diverse span of offerings from modern pub classics to traditional Thai fare. Private events and weddings are fully catered to, with the option to go bespoke and create menus exclusively for your crowd.

Whether your guests are greeted at the door with a spritzer or their dietary restrictions are taken into account, they’ll feel completely taken care of at Establishment Bar.


Catering Menus

A few selections from our menu

Potato gnocchi, Alaskan king crab, confit tomato, baby cress
Kingfish ceviche, salmon roe, radish, green frill, baby herbs, citrus dressing (gd)
Heirloom tomato, buffalo mozzarella, aged balsamic, micro basil (v) (gd)
Grilled barramundi fillet, skordalia, French beans, dill, poached lemon (gd)
Grain fed beef fillet, truffle butter, potato gratin (gd)
Roast lamb rump, couscous, tomato, parsley, salsa verde
Frozen salted caramel parfait, espresso sauce, chocolate pearls, caramel popcorn
Tahitian vanilla panacotta, berry salad, blackcurrant coulis, pistachio biscotti
Coconut pavlova, raspberry and champagne sorbet, fresh raspberries (gd) (dd)

Wedding Packages

Our customisable packages are great value

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About Us

A little bit of our history

Establishment Bar by Merivale Sydney is a sleek and sophisticated events venue perfectly located in the city centre. The former George Patterson House is a timeless space and the perfect backdrop for city weddings, corporate functions and social events.

With extravagant lighting and a sleek, long marble bar, the column-lined venue is nothing short of spectacular. Whether you’re throwing a grand wedding, a business meeting, or a private dinner,  Establishment Bar is guaranteed to impress and has an abundance of space for entertaining.

The grand space also leads out onto The Garden, a spacious and private outdoor courtyard filled with light and greenery, enclosed in a towering brick-walled heritage building backdrop. It’s an atrium like space with an alfresco vibe.

Establishment Bar is conveniently located in Establishment Precinct on George Street in the heart of the city and is surrounded by a number of luxury bars, restaurants, and five-star hotels. Upstairs, the Establishment Hotel boasts two penthouse suites and a boutique hotel feel.


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.

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Local Information

Set in an iconic Sydney building, Establishment Bar is a versatile and adaptable space suitable for small or large weddings. Local attractions include the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Luna Park Sydney and Sydney Observatory. Here are some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Establishment Bar by Merivale Sydney:

  • Hyde Park
  • Martin Place
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • The Rocks

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.

Nearby luxury hotels include:

  • Establishment Hotel
  • Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
  • InterContinental Sydney
  • Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney