Establishment Ballroom


252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000




As part of Establishment Precinct, Establishment Ballroom is surrounded by amazing restaurants, bars, shops, and that lively urban feel you love about Sydney CBD. The ballroom itself is like a private oasis within that setting, offering both a spacious indoor reception area as well as a charming New York style terrace. Your wedding can easily flow between the spaces, allowing your guests to feel completely at ease.

The Merivale Group runs Establishment Ballroom, and you can expect award-winning cuisine and the service to match. Best of all, you don't have to extend your supplier search far and wide, and instead you can work with the in-house stylists, florists, event production team, and AV team for lighting, staging, and more. At the end of the day, you'll be able to have a completely bespoke wedding with the ease of working with just the Merivale team.

Top three things you’ll love about your Establishment Ballroom wedding:

  • Award-winning Catering. The Merivale restaurant group is behind all of the city's favourite restaurants, including Mr Wong's, uccello, Fred's, and many more. This same team runs the catering at Establishment Ballroom, so you're in amazing hands when it comes to selecting your wedding menus.

  • Sydney CBD Location. Have you always pictured a chic urban wedding? If so, this place is your dream city venue. Set in the heart of the CBD, Establishment Ballroom has the feel of a cool downtown hotel without any stuffiness or old school decor.

  • Boutique Hotel Accommodation. Establishment Hotel is housed in the same precinct, offering plush, modern suites and a couple of penthouses. Each suite has its own character, and you'll love the beautiful design and convenient location, especially at the end of your wedding night.

What the Establishment Ballroom wedding venue is like: 

  • Spacious wedding venue with open plan layout

  • Alfresco terrace overlooking Establishment Garden

  • Abundance of natural light

  • Housed in a stately 19th-century building

Here’s what else you need to know about Establishment Ballroom weddings:

  • Seated dinner capacity of up to 150 guests

  • Cocktail reception capacity of up to 400 guests

  • Packages start from $180pp

  • Weddings incur a minimum spend or venue hire fee

  • The venue is licensed until midnight

  • Situated in a heritage building, the former George Patterson House

Am I allowed external suppliers at the Establishment Ballroom?

  • Merivale is the exclusive caterer at Establishment Ballroom

  • The venue allows for external music including live bands and DJs

  • In-house visual styling, production and florist team are available, but external vendors may be brought in pending approval

  • In-house AV team should be used for lighting, audio and staging

Establishment Ballroom services and facilities for receptions always include, but are not limited to: 

  • Award-winning catering by Merivale

  • Personalised wedding planning and assistance 

  • Wheelchair access

  • Discounted parking nearby

  • Discounted rates at Establishment Hotel

What are some of the nearby attractions to Establishment Ballroom? 

  • Establishment Precinct

  • Wynyard train station

  • Martin Place train station 

  • King Street Wharf

  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium 

  • Doltone House Hyde Park

  • Queen Victoria Building 

Is Establishment Ballroom a nice place for a wedding? 

Yes, it's a sleek and sophisticated wedding venue with an urban feel in the heart of Sydney CBD. The ballroom is connected to a New York style courtyard, allowing ample space for guests to flow between indoors and out. The catering by Merivale is always outstanding, and your guests will love not only the delicious food, but also the incredible experience from the moment they arrive to the very end of the night.

Venue Overview

Catering Avg.per Person

Cost Per Head

Low $140 / High $180
Min. Ceremony Guests Indoor

Ceremony Guests

Min 2 / Max 130
Reception Guests Indoor

Reception Guests

Min 60 / Max 150


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