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Establishment Bar by Merivale Weddings

252 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

Featuring a striking marble bar, white columns and intricate details, Establishment Bar is a romantic space for an unforgettable city wedding.

  • Spectacular features include extravagant lighting and a sleek, long marble bar
  • Spacious private outdoor courtyard filled with light and greenery
  • Located in a stately 19th-century building, The George Patterson House
  • A grand, column-lined space featuring high ceilings and bathed in natural light
  • Ideally situated in in Sydney CBD

Our Capacity

Establishment Bar

Standing
1000
Dining
220

The Garden

Standing
150
Weddings at Establishment Bar by Merivale

Weddings at
Establishment Bar by Merivale

Adorned with elegant details and a show-stopping marble bar, Establishment Bar is a fabulous choice for a city wedding venue. Say ‘I do’ in the heart of Sydney and celebrate in this grand space bathed in natural light and featuring its own private garden patio. 

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Establishment Bar

Lined with magnificent white columns and bathed in natural lighting, Establishment Bar is a timeless space suitable for any occasion. The spacious venue exudes sophistication and style, with a striking 42 meter-long marble bar taking centre stage.


Unique Features
  • Wi-Fi
  • Audiovisual (AV) equipment
  • Natural light
  • Accessible venue
Wedding Packages
Establishment Bar Private Dining, Courtyard

The Garden

A welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle outside, The Garden is a luscious space conveniently connected to Establishment Bar and features a marble bar set amongst a stunning exposed brickwork backdrop. Adorned with leafy greenery and decadent pendant lights, the bright patio area is a magnificent all-weather oasis to continue celebrations.


Unique Features
  • Wi-Fi
  • Natural light
  • Accessible venue
Wedding Packages

Catering

Establishment Bar by Merivale Sydney Catering

Establishment Bar is operated by the award-winning restaurateurs and catering team, Merivale. This world-class culinary team places a strong focus on dishing up fresh, local and seasonal produce with impeccable presentations and a warm, knowledgeable service style.

On the all-day dining menus, the selections are always a diverse span of offerings from modern pub classics to traditional Thai fare. Private events and weddings are fully catered to, with the option to go bespoke and create menus exclusively for your crowd. 

Whether your guests are greeted at the door with a spritzer or their dietary restrictions are taken into account, they’ll feel completely taken care of at Establishment Bar.

 

Highlights of Catering at Establishment Bar by Merivale Sydney:

  • Bespoke menu creations for events
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner options
  • Friendly, knowledgeable team
  • Fresh, seasonal produce

Wedding Packages

Our customisable packages are great value

Venue Hire Fee

Package Features

Printed menu per guest setting

Table number and beverage menu per table

Black easel for your guest list or welcome sign

Placement of your name cards and bonbonniere

Elevated bridal table dressed in black or white skirting

Table centrepiece of mirror base plate and glass tealight candles

Square banquet tables with fabric reception chairs

Cake table and gift table

Choice of white or black linen tablecloths and napkins

Napkins, crockery, cutlery and glassware

Adjoining garden bar with cocktail furniture and secondary bar

Dedicated Event Manager to assist with your wedding preparation

On site Operations Manager for event duration to oversee all aspects of the evening

Host for access and bump in of your suppliers and styling

6 hour bump in with access from midday

Wait staff ratio 1:10 guests

Microphone for your speeches 

Patching of your DJ or Band to our in-house speaker system

AV technician for setup

Discounted parking available

Central location with train, tram and bus stop within 2 minute walk

Private bathrooms

Discounted accommodation available for wedding couple and guests

Street access guest arrival – no adjoining event spaces

Setup of the room with your banquet tables and chairs

Nightlife available for post event movement across ivy and Establishment precincts

Minimum guest numbers: 120 guests
Sunday Surcharge: 10%

Seated Wedding Reception Package - Option One

Package Features

Sonoma bread with pepe saya butter per table

Choice of chef’s selection three canapes or shared Mezze platter on arrival

Three-course alternate serve menu

Chef’s choice of side dish to complement main course

Your wedding cake cut into finger slices and served with espresso coffee and tea

Complimentary menu tasting for the couple

Seated Wedding Reception Package - Option Two

Package Features

Chef’s selection of three canapes on arrival

Sonoma bread with pepe saya butter per table

Shared Mezze, Antipasto or Calamari platter per table

Three-course alternate serve menu

Chef’s choice of side dish to complement main course

Your wedding cake cut into finger slices and served with espresso coffee and tea

Complimentary menu tasting for the couple

Seated Wedding Reception Package - Option Three

Package Features

Chef’s selection of three canapes on arrival

Sonoma bread with pepe saya butter per table

Shared Mezze, Antipasto or Calamari platter per table

Three-course alternate serve menu

Chef’s choice of side dish to complement main course

Shared pasta course

Your wedding cake cut into finger slices and served with espresso coffee and tea

Roved late night bite

Complimentary menu tasting for the couple

Fabulous Beverage Package

Package Features

Kirin, Hahn Super Dry & Boags Light

Merivale Brut

Merivale Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Merivale Shiraz

S. Pellegrino sparkling mineral water

House made soft drinks & juice

All beverage prices and products are subject to change.
Spirits can be served on consumption with a bar tab.
BYO of spirits is permitted – table service and behind the bar/waiter stations. Corkage fee of $500 applies.

Premium Beverage Package

Package Features

Kirin, Hahn Super Dry & Boags Light

Merivale Brut

Jasper by Merivale Sauvignon Blanc // Allegra Pinot Grigio (choose one)

Felix Shiraz // #Malbec (choose one)

S. Pellegrino sparkling mineral water

House made soft drinks & juice

All beverage prices and products are subject to change.
Spirits can be served on consumption with a bar tab.
BYO of spirits is permitted – table service and behind the bar/waiter stations. Corkage fee of $500 applies.

Lux Beverage Package

Package Features

Boags Light + Kirin // Birra Moretti // Heineken // Boags Premium // James Squire 150 lashes // Little Creatures Pilsner (choose two)

Merivale Brut // La Jara Prosecco (choose one)

Remy Pinot Grigio // Little Jasper Sauvignon Blanc // Quirky Bird Chardonnay (choose two)

Two Tails Pinot Noir // Felix Shiraz // #Malbec (choose two)

S. Pellegrino sparkling mineral water

House made soft drinks & juice

All beverage prices and products are subject to change.
Spirits can be served on consumption with a bar tab.
BYO of spirits is permitted – table service and behind the bar/waiter stations. Corkage fee of $500 applies.

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    Featured Testimonials by Venue Crew

    Great open space with exposed brick and clear ceiling. Lovely water feature, too. Quick and friendly service with delicious menu items. Bartender was pretty knowledgeable and the Negroni was delicious.

    David C ·

    Large and spacious. Roomy high ceiling with glass roofs. I like Exposed red brick and classic column.

    Byron B ·

    Wow .. such a great bar location and so well set up. Fantastic jazz music .. and who would know that this place was down this alley. Door opened spot on 5pm. So much heart and atmosphere. Great choices of wine, spirits, champagne. The atmosphere made me feel that I was in the 1920's of prohibition. Terrific art works. Went for an hour and left almost 4-5 hours later. Time went quick as a flash. We went as a group of 16. The place can cater for big or small groups. Also had decent choice of food.

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      About Us

      Establishment Bar by Merivale Sydney is a sleek and sophisticated events venue perfectly located in the city centre. The former George Patterson House is a timeless space and the perfect backdrop for city weddings, corporate functions and social events. 

      With extravagant lighting and a sleek, long marble bar, the column-lined venue is nothing short of spectacular. Whether you’re throwing a grand wedding, a business meeting, or a private dinner,  Establishment Bar is guaranteed to impress and has an abundance of space for entertaining. 

      The grand space also leads out onto The Garden, a spacious and private outdoor courtyard filled with light and greenery, enclosed in a towering brick-walled heritage building backdrop. It’s an atrium like space with an alfresco vibe.

      Establishment Bar is conveniently located in Establishment Precinct on George Street in the heart of the city and is surrounded by a number of luxury bars, restaurants, and five-star hotels. Upstairs, the Establishment Hotel boasts two penthouse suites and a boutique hotel feel.

      Wedding packages start from $190 per person, plus a venue hire fee of $4,000.

      Establishment Bar can accommodate up to 1,000 guests in a cocktail setting. For seated events, the capacity is 60-220 guests. In the garden, 150 guests can comfortably enjoy cocktails.

      Yes, Establishment Bar is a versatile and adaptable space for corporate functions.

      Weddings at Establishment Bar are an elegant affair. With ornate high ceilings and an extravagant marble bar centrepiece, it’s a timeless and romantic backdrop for your wedding day. 

      Yes, Establishment Hotel is located within the Establishment Precinct. It includes 31 suites and a couple of extra-spacious penthouses.

      No, however, there are a number of Secure Parking options nearby, which are discounted for guests.

      The highly skilled Merivale culinary team focuses on using fresh, seasonal produce and serves up a variety of dishes, from Australian classics to traditional Thai.

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