The Grounds of Alexandria Est. 2012

7a 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia

Find peace and new friends at this Australian haven in the city.
Once an industrial precinct in the 1920s, this spectacular revitalized acre in Alexandria is now a landmark coffee roastery, café, and sustainable garden. Known for its fresh produce and hands-on experiences, the innovative urban sanctuary aims to bring good people together.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Bar / Club / Lounge
Cafe / Coffee House
Garden
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Cityscape
Courtyard
Garden
Landscaped Grounds
Street
Water Feature
Style
Elegant
Garden Party
Industrial
Vintage
Whimsical
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The Grounds is founded on a paddock-to-plate approach to dining and offers a wholesome and holistic approach to food and design. With a bustling café and abundant kitchen garden overflowing with wholesome produce, The Grounds is an oasis within Sydney’s inner city surrounds.

The Grounds events team can create a truly memorable experience for your event. From large-scale soirees through to intimate celebrations, The Grounds of Alexandria offers a comprehensive events package that highlights each unique space paired with intimate and unique event styling, creative food offerings and tailored beverage options.

THE GARDEN
The masterpiece offering, The Grounds’ organic garden is overflowing with heirloom vegetables, blossoming flowers, fresh herbs and an abundance of seasonal fruits.

A crumbling brick wall covered with creeping vines, bountiful greenery and a generous scattering of fairy lights throughout the garden creates an inner-city sanctuary that makes for a beautiful event, day or night. The Garden can hold up to 140 for a seated dinner, or up to 220 for a more informal event.

At The Grounds we want to make sure your guests leave having had the best time possible, and this includes our range of food options. We work with you to choose the right food package for your event, meaning you can tailor not just the styling, but how you choose to eat – shared feasts, canapés or sit down.

The Garden hosts a multitude of events from wedding celebrations to corporate parties. It is a vast, sustainable space with the potential to be elegantly transformed in line with your creative vision. The Garden includes an outdoor floor and ceremony space, large gazebo and alfresco bar. Being our largest area, it has the capacity to feature a main entertainment stage. The possibilities are endless, and we are here to help you develop, plan and put into place the perfect event for any occasion.

THE PATIO
The Patio is an oasis within our garden sanctuary. The perfect backdrop for media launches, bridal and baby showers or a special celebration. Our menus are catered around brunch, lunch and high teas.

The Garden Brunch is a lighter option, and offers a variety of seasonal fruit, freshly baked pastries from our bakery, The Grounds signature Smashed Avocado and other delicious options.

The Garden Tea is for those looking for a sit down catch up with finger foods but not wanting a full commitment of a 2 course meal, offering a selection of savoury options where you can customise what is on your tables, accompanies with fresh scones, you feel like you are in a scene from Alice in Wonderland.

The Garden Lunch is for those looking to sit down, and enjoy a full meal, and includes a 2-course selection of shared mains accompanied with entrée antipasto.

The Patio is a perfect platform to create a memorable event in a beautiful setting.

Additional styling options are available to help you create your perfect event with catering options to ensure everyone is satisfied.

The Patio can seat up to 30, or 40 people more casually with a grazing style food offering and seating pods throughout.

THE ATRIUM
Remaining true to The Grounds impeccable design aesthetic, this beautifully styled indoor garden atrium is a fresh, light and charming entertaining space privately located behind The Potting Shed.

Enveloped in greenery, this romantic space is Parisian inspired with a rustic nursery tone that features wooden tables and bentwood chairs against a backdrop of sage and cream wall paneling, brass finishes and green accents. This is a truly unique events space able to be transformed to cater for a range of events and beautiful weddings.

The Atrium can seat up to 110 people or hold up to 150 in a more casual standing event. Styling by The Grounds can be arranged, and is sure to create a memorable experience to party into the day or night.

The Atrium can cater to canapé, shared, grazing or dining menus, with plenty to choose from, you can plan the right menu for a flawless event.

In The Atrium we can cater for corporate needs with laptops, screens and other presentation needs. Just let our events team know when making your booking and we will ensure the room is set up appropriately for your event.

THE LOCK IN
Your private liquor den – a dark and mysterious room in which guests can privately indulge and enjoy the freedom of seclusion, all situated within The Potting Shed bar and eatery.

Hidden behind a huge door, The Lock In offers a space for guests and their friends to escape the humdrum of the day and unwind without disruption. It’s a place where staff take your coat and you can take your time.

The Lock In is home to a superb stash of top shelf Whiskeys and spirits providing countless impressive selections for your tipple of choice. If Whiskeys aren’t your thing, we have a wide variety of drinks on offer including champagnes, cocktails and shed brews.

The Lock In can seat 20 people at the custom made leather table and chairs, or if you are more of a drink and move around group, a standing event can fit up to 30 people.

Whiskey tastings, girl’s nights, poker nights, hen’s and bucks parties, sit down dinner, work lunches, whatever it may be, get lost in the world of The Lock In.

Be sure to snap up the opportunity to host an event that will leave you with memories of good times for weeks.

WEDDINGS
The Grounds of Alexandria specialise in custom wedding celebrations. From ceremonies to receptions, these are exceptionally styled, seamlessly coordinated and elegantly catered events. The Grounds has a number of beautiful spaces to host your special day. Explore The Garden for the ultimate outdoor wedding location or The Atrium for a beautifully decorated interior space staying true to The Grounds feel.

Our events team will work closely with you to deliver on the direction you desire and ensure a charmingly memorable celebration.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $32 to $4,000

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
160
Buffet
160
Standing
280
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2012
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Located in a former industrial precinct from the 1920s, The Grounds of Alexandria is a landmark coffee roastery, café and sustainable garden known for its abundance of fresh produce and hands-on experiences.

Opened in April 2012, the site which spans approximately an acre within the inner west city fringe suburb of Alexandria, hosts a coffee research and education facility, artisan bakery and a permaculture garden of heirloom vegetables, fragrant herbs, fresh fruit and flowers along with a small animal farm.

Remaining true to the sites heritage of organic industries, which originally included tanneries, wool washing factories and market gardens, The Grounds provides a wholesome, produce-driven menu that is fresh, fun and innovative.

Standout Venue Features:
We have a one of a kind venue which is suitable for every type of occassion. We have a lush, urban garden which is cared for by our resident horiculturalist, hand built water feature, indoor gardens and private dinning areas which tap into all of the senses.
Awards & Notables Our venue is constantly in the media due to the incredibly photogenic scenery which envelops The Grounds. From wedding magazines to tv shows, corporate events for large national companies, we house them all.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
THE CAFE
​Discover a dedication to quality and passion for produce in every aspect of The Cafe at The Grounds, from the finest coffee and the daily baked, ever changing menu of breads; to the abundant garden overflowing with fresh produce used daily in the seasonally driven menu. The menu is rustic, wholesome and focused on a paddock-to-plate philosophy. The Cafe food and drinks menu is bursting with fresh flavour, made with the finest quality ingredients and created with The Grounds own grown and locally sourced produce. The Cafe at The Grounds has team of chefs who constantly push the boundaries with ingredients, and reinvents the classics in order to deliver you perfect flavour combinations that will make you want to come back time and time again.

THE POTTING SHED
The Potting Shed is a place to meet, eat, drink, relax and chat your day and night away – where hanging plants, terracotta pots and timber beams meet brass, brick and iron. Where you can plant yourself down on the swing seat, bench or at the bar and feel like you are on your family’s porch.

It’s a lively place where you can hoe into fresh, locally harvested produce, delivered by our shed-hands. The same hands that will deliver you good-natured banter, craft beers on tap, great tasting wines and unique cocktails.

The menu offers a number of cozy share options for groups, three course substantial meal choices for those wanting to make an evening of it and a fun selection of nibbles for people wanting a light after-work snack with their cocktails or a share jug amongst friends.

Our Cocktails and Shed Brews are famous around here, and are appropriately named for The Potting Shed. With favourites such as Toiler’s Tonic, with basil-infused Ketel One vodka, limoncella, lime, strawberry and ginger, it is a refreshing and yet a little bit naughty. Or if you are sharing with a few friends, try a jug of your favourites. The Verandah Sunset jug is just what the doctor ordered, with Rose/Cointreau/Vermouth sangria mix and just enough peach and orange for a vision which is sure to match any sunset.

We haven’t forgot the white and red wines either, with a plump list of Australian and international wines, you will be sure to find your next favourite on our list.

Bars & Lounges:
The bar at The Potting Shed gives you an overview of the entire area with access to our bartenders who can educate you on our drinks, food and more.
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