Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Est. Prior to 1930

1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia

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A lively & fun harbour-side boutique hotel with sweeping views in spectacular Sydney!
Cheeky decor & imaginative cocktails at the beach club would bring style and whimsy to any wedding at Watsons.
The Lowdown
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Bar / Club / Lounge
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Boutique Hotel
Private Dining / Restaurant
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Social Event
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is directly grounded in the sandy shoreline of a quiet, exclusive enclave parallel to the lush greenery of Robertson Park and is Sydney’s premier accommodation, event and dining destination. Escape to this exclusive seaside town and enjoy a relaxed Yacht Club ambiance with a million dollar view. With three harbour front wedding and event spaces plus 31 boutique hotel suites Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel has established itself as a landmark venue for Watsons Bay locals and families alike, as well as large celebrations, ultimate parties and as a must-go-to destination for all to visit.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $50 to $150

Additional Charges

Packages and costs vary between our multiple event spaces. Please enquire with our friendly event coordinators. 


Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Indoors Only
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Our boutique rooms exude a relaxed beachside-chic aesthetic and are appointed with modern amenities including complimentary wi-fi, plasma TVs, in room movies, air conditioning, plush bathrobes, tea and coffee making facilities and Peter Morrissey toiletries. A complimentary Australian continental breakfast is included daily with all rooms. A truly unique destination hotel, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel has a wonderful selection of bars to choose from where you can enjoy fresh, seasonal fare, local and international wines, craft beers and cocktails. 

We have 31 boutique rooms comprised of seven different room types: 13 x Watsons King rooms | 3 x Habour King rooms | 8 x Watsons Loft Rooms | 3 x Harbour Loft Rooms | 1 x Harbour Apartment Suite | 1 x Grand Harbour Terrace Suite | 2 x Grand Harbour Suites

A complimentary Australian continental breakfast is included in your room rate and is served daily from 7:00am – 10:00am in The Sunset Room on the ground floor.

Kid Friendly Events
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The venue is home to those in the pursuit of sun, sea, good company, great food and relaxed opulence. Our Beach Club is a multi-level casual drinking and dining space with a capacity of 1,500 people. Here, you’ll find the effervescent chatter of tourists, locals and families alike interweave with the sound of acoustic bands, or chilled DJ sets as they enjoy a cocktail pitcher, craft beer or a cup of quality coffee. Come for a little and grab some takeaway from our Fish and Chippery to eat along the beach, or come for a while and indulge in a seafood feast with friends and family laughing the night away. The Sunset Room is a purpose built and architecturally designed wedding and event centre, embellished with a Hamptons aesthetic. The room boasts crisp white walls, floor to ceiling windows with spectacular harbour views, grey timber flooring, a white marble bar and nautical finishing’s. The space is a chic canvass frequently utilised for intimate product launches, lavish engagement parties and bespoke birthday lunches.
Standout Venue Features:
- Beach Club Dining space is an enclosed restaurant space, with an open plan restaurant and water views.
- Top Deck is a large space perfect for canapés and cocktails while taking in the magic of Sydney Harbour. Protected by a retractable roof, this space can be sheltered from the elements and is the ultimate event destination all year round.
- Mid Deck is one of the most popular spaces to host a sun drenched exclusive event. Framed by unobstructed views of Sydney Harbour Mid Deck is an open space, able to accommodate a pop-up bar so your guests can enjoy effortless and exclusive access to beverages.
- The Sunset Room is the ultimate in relaxed luxury. This Hampton’s inspired space is a purpose built designed wedding, conference and event centre. The Sunset Room was refurbished in 2013 and created with memorable events in mind. The Sunset Room features beautiful grey timber flooring, a crisp white interior, floor to ceiling windows, a Juliette balcony and its own private bar.
Awards & Notables - Best Boutique Wedding Venue at the WEOA Awards 2014
- Best Hospitality Interior at the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2014
- Family Friendly Venue of the Year, TimeOut Awards 2015, 2016
- Winner of ‘Hotel of the Year’ by Australian Hotel Association 2016
- Winner of ‘Best Social Media’ by Australian Hotel Association 2015, 2016
Celebration Locations
The Sunset Room:
The Sunset Room encapsulates seaside opulence with a Hamptons aesthetic. This private room features crisp white walls, floor to ceiling windows with spectacular harbour views, grey wash timber flooring, a white marble bar and nautical finishing’s. The Sunset Room has recently hosted the Tourism Australia marketing conference and product launches for Paspaley Pearls and Jennifer Hawkins’ Cozi collection.
- View: Stunning harbour vista
- Max Capacity: 350
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Top Deck:
The newly refurbished Top Deck is a large al-fresco space with a million dollar vista, private bar and fully retractable roof. The space has recently been utilised for Spotify’s Influencers luncheon, a SOL Beer pop-up event and NEXT Fashion’s premiere press showing.
- View: 180 degree harbour views
- Max Capacity: 160
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
A beach restaurant, cafe and bar, Beach Club offers panoramic Harbour views and a quintessentially Australian culture. Beach Club has established itself as a landmark venue for casual dining, as well as large celebrations, lavish parties and as a must-go-to destination for all to visit. In the morning, our experienced baristas busily brew takeaway coffee for early morning risers whilst some enjoy a sit down breakfast underneath our chic Basil Bangs umbrellas. Lunches are generally long, lazy, sundrenched affairs and are best enjoyed with a cocktail in hand. The effervescent chatter of tourists, locals, families and visitors alike later interweave with the sound of an acoustic band, or chillout DJ set as we welcome the night and feast on seafood platters and dinner delights. Come for a little and grab some takeaway from our Fish and Chippery to eat along the beach, or come for a while and indulge in a seafood feast with friends and family laughing the night away. Inspirations for the menus have come from the proximity to the sea as well as our chefs’ dedication and passion for fresh seasonal produce and quality seafood. Our catering might make you want to straighten your backs a little and stick out your pinkie whilst drinking your beer, but rest assured that Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel thrives on a vibe which is chilled and tranquil. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days there is something for everyone.

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Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney’s Harbour is a cool combination of city action, beautiful boats, gorgeous sunsets and stunning views of the Pacific. In the quiet and quaint section of Watsons Bay sits a lovely boutique hotel that serves as a getaway to tourists and residents alike. With views of the harbor and a big park just next door, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is a breezy, charming location fit for a fabulous wedding fete.

Photographer Russell Stafford recently captured a wedding for adorable couple Jason + Kristie Lee, who opted to use the lush Robertson Park next door to Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel for their wedding ceremony spot, and hosted their reception at the hotel’s modern party space. For those interested in a similar affair, the hotel is currently offering some sweet discounts on winter weddings, not the least of which includes a complimentary night’s stay, antipasto experience station, value savings and limited time special upgrade offer! Head on over to their site for deets and here’s a little info from the wedding planning crew over at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.

Photography by Russell Stafford + Words by Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

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