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Dunbar House is refurbished Georgian mansion owned by the Grand Pacific Group seating up to 150 in the main dining room. You might recognise their other venues like Sergeants Mess, QVB Tearooms and Gunners Barracks. The thing that I love about the Grand Pacific Group is that no matter which venue you visit, you are guaranteed of great service, and wonderful food. Wedding planners aren’t always well received by venues, but I have to say we never have any issues here, and I always feel very respected and part of the virtual team that it takes to produce a successful wedding.
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Dunbar House is surrounded by some great places to do the official stuff. There of course is Robertson Park directly in front of the property under the beautiful big old tree with views to the foreshore. Gibson’s Beach (although VERY popular with the locals on a hot day) is also a stones throw. If you’re religious, there is St Peter’s Anglican Church – really lovely for a small crowd. And for the Catholics there is Our Lady Star of the Sea within a very easy walking distance. If you happen to have a military background, you might also be considering the chapel at HMAS Watson – though bit of a hike. Or you might pass on Watson’s Bay all together for your ceremony and use the local wharf to ferry your guests from the city or nearby Darling Point.
The only major consideration worth mentioning is that is shares the same challenges of other venues in the area: parking can be extremely difficult during especially during the warmer days. Whenever I work at Watson’s Bay I always pad in an extra 45 minutes to find a park. That’s probably too much, but it doesn’t bode well in my line of work to run late. There is a loading dock but really only space for one or two vehicles, so this should be taken into consideration for any elaborate set ups as well. Having mentioned the parking though, once you are in the space – it’s really worthwhile the heartache. Sipping your champagne from the top floor balcony and admiring the sunset on a balmy night is really something special.
We’d love to chat to you more if you are wanting to host your wedding at Dunbar House. Feel free to take a look at our wedding coordination or wedding planning packages. Or you can drop us a line to say hi. You might also find some of our other resources and reviews helpful below.