252 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia (View on map)
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1300 647 488
Spaces at Establishment
Modern, Light, Blank Canvas Room 2From AUD 3500.00
Modern Grand Ballroom and Adjoining TerraceFrom AUD 8000.00
Modern, Light, Blank Canvas Room 3 with Garden ViewsFrom AUD 4000.00
About this Venue
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Establishment located?
Establishment is in a convenient location on George Street, a short walk to Circular Quay Terminal and Wynyard Station in Sydney's CBD.
What venues can be found at the Establishment Precinct?
With everything from a hatted sushi restaurant and landmark Sydney bars and restaurants, to an underground speakeasy, we have all your entertainment needs covered in our historic CBD building.
hemmesphere is the place to go when you want a night out with your favourite cocktail, wine or spirits. Not only can they provide table service but also take care of any food needs as well from sushi e kitchen and have plenty of space for groups up to 20 people!
Mr. Wong's Cantonese-style food is served up in a larger than life way that spreads over two levels of the restaurant building and seats 240 people, yet somehow manages to feel intimate with dim lighting and moody jazz music!
When you visit Mr. Wong, be prepared to have your taste buds tantalized by an extensive menu of delicious dishes from Chinese dim sum all the way up to barbecue ducks and other crowd favorites! We pride ourselves on excellent service paired with a well-curated wine list so that every customer has something they can enjoy while building lasting memories in our restaurant.
Palmer & Co.
Your night at the Palmer & Co. starts before you even arrive; walking down an alleyway, through a nondescript door, and underneath the city streets. From that point on you could be in another place and time with our regular sets of live music setting the mood of refined debauchery which is electric with people everywhere enjoying themselves for any reason they can find!
Our cocktails go way back to the prohibition era. You can feel it in every sip and see it on each of our walls, which are covered with black-and-white photographs from decades ago (that's right). My favourite drink is a classic Manhattan made just like they did during Prohibition - strong enough for your taste buds but smooth all at once. When you're not sure what flavour or how many drinks might suit your fancy, we've got champagne that will have something perfect for everyone! If you need any help deciding what suits your tastes best then don't hesitate to speak up: The staff here would be more than happy to answer any questions about this place as one bartender said "I've been working here since I was 15 years
A Sydney icon, Establishment Bar exudes style and sophistication. The 42-metre long marble bar is the centrepiece of this historic venue which offers a unique experience with traditional Thai to classic Aussie pub food on their menu. Whether you're looking for indoor or outdoor dining options, eat-in at the elegant interior or enjoy drinks out the back where there's also an establishment garden that serves seasonal cocktails!
Tank Stream Bar
Tank Stream Bar is a cozy spot to take your date or catch up with friends. The wine list will suit any taste and the bar snacks are perfect for pairing with drinks!
Sit at our long, marble bar and watch edible works of art being made with precision.
History of Establishment Precinct
After being abandoned, the dilapidated George Patterson House was rescued by Merivale CEO and owner Justin Hemmes. With his vision in mind to turn this dream into a reality, he set out to transform it from its stately roots back into an exquisite place where locals could come together every day of the week.
Located in the buzzing heart of Sydney city, Establishment is an iconic and impressive reincarnation of a grand 19th-century tavern. With many original features still intact, it's home to historic establishments such as The Establishment Bar (a prohibition-style bar), Palmer & Co., hemispheres (an opulent cocktail lounge) - all with stunning views over Circular Quay. There are also contemporary additions such as Mr Wong(sushi e). It has become one of Australia's most talked-about destinations for its fusion dining options that have made international headlines.
I have more questions. How do I get in contact?
There are a number of ways you can get in contact:
1) Call the VenueNow team on 1300 647 488 during business hours AEST
2) Contact the VenueNow team via our online chat in the bottom right of the screen
3) Submit an enquiry via the form on the page
The VenueNow team usually reply within a few hours during Australian business.
What steps are involved in booking an event at Establishment?
There are a few steps involved in booking an event at Establishment and the VenueNow team are here to do the heavy lifting for you.
Firstly, contact the VenueNow team by submitting an enquiry or speaking to one of our team members online or over the phone. We'll need to collect a few details from you, such as your:
- Event type
- Number of people attending
- Preferred event date & time (and if this is flexible)
- Budget (per person or total)
- Room layout
- Food and beverage / catering requirements
- Any other requirements
Once we've gathered these details, the VenueNow team will contact the team at Establishment to check:
1) Can they host the event on your preferred date / time? If not, what are some alternate dates / times?
2) What is the estimated cost based on your event requirements?
This process tends to take around 1 business day on average to receive a response from the venue. Once we've received a response, the VenueNow team will contact you as soon as possible.
If you're happy with the proposed price and dates / times, the VenueNow team will connect you with Establishment to finalise your booking (which may include a site visit if you choose to do so).
VenueNow provides this service free of charge to you as we are paid a small fee by Establishment if you book via us.
What catering / food and beverage options are available at Establishment?
The following food and beverage / catering options are available for guests at Establishment:
- Bar Tab
- Filtered Water
- Inhouse Catering
- Coffee / Tea
For more information regarding food and beverage / catering options, please contact a VenueNow Event Booking Expert.
How do I find out if Establishment is available for my event date?
The best way to find out if Establishment is available for your event date is to send an enquiry through or get in contact with one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts.
Availability at many venues around the country is limited so if your date is flexible, please let the VenueNow team know and the venue may be able to provide a range of dates that suit your needs.
How much does an event cost at Establishment?
Events at Establishment start from 1500.00.
This may be subject to change due to seasonality, day of the week, duration and your specific requirements. For an accurate quote for your event please send an enquiry or contact one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts.
What type of events can be hosted at Establishment?
The following types of events can be held at Establishment:
- Executive Retreat
- Gala Dinner
- Networking Event
- Product Launch
- School Formal
- Trade Show
- University Ball
- Trivia Night
- Engagement Party
- End of Financial Year Party
- Corporate Function
- 50th Birthday Party
- Awards Dinner
- Bar Mitzvah
- Birthday Party
- Christmas Party
- Cocktail Party
- Corporate Offsite
- 40th Birthday Party
- 30th Birthday Party
- Bat Mitzvah
- Bridal shower
- Corporate Retreat
- Private Dining
If your specific event type is not on the list, contact one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts and they will check if Establishment is able to facilitate your event or will help you find an alternate venue.