Delight your guests with a unique venue in one of Sydney's most extraordinary historical precincts.
With its romantic verandahs and historic gardens, Experiment Farm Cottage provides an intimate outdoor setting for small events and wedding ceremonies in Western Sydney.
Host a stand‐up cocktail party or wedding lunch on the verandah, or make the most of the cottage gardens as a stunning backdrop for photographs. The gardens are based on early paintings of the house and have an authentic historic charm.
Experiment Farm Cottage stands on the site of the first land grant in Australia, made in 1789 by Governor Phillip to the former convict, James Ruse. The Indian‐style bungalow there today was built by Surgeon John Harris, who purchased the land from Ruse in 1793 for ₤40. The house is thought to have been built by c1835, and is one of Australia’s oldest standing properties.
Explore our range of venue hire options below. All fees are GST inclusive.
Please note that catering and kitchen facilities are not available. if you have catering needs, you are welcome to hire external caterers.
For more information on venue hire, please contact us by phone (02) 9635 5655 or email: email@example.com