Venue Hire

The venue’s romantic veranda and gardens are a pleasant venue for wedding photography or small groups looking for an atmosphere of character and historic significance.  

The veranda and gardens make a nice setting for a stand‐up cocktail party, or alternatively an intimate wedding breakfast or lunch can be accommodated on the veranda or forecourt. 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. It is thought to have been built by c1835. It is one of Australia’s oldest standing properties, and features in an 1837 sketch and subsequent watercolour by Conrad Martens.

 

Venue Option Fee* Inclusions
Wedding Ceremony Front Verandah or Garden or Photography Only $220 for 1 hour

$275 for 1 hour

$357.50 for 1.5 hours

Including ceremony and Exterior Photography

Including ceremony and Exterior and Interior Photography

Including ceremony and Exterior and Interior Photography

Cocktail party / Reception $110.00 p/hr

Min. 2 hrs

Courtyard or Front Garden.

40 people capacity. 9 AM – 6 PM

Please note: Catering and Kitchen facilities are not available.

External caterers must be hired.

 

 

Experiment Farm Cottage

Address:

9 Ruse Street
Harris Park 2150 NSW

Phone:
(02) 9635 5655
Email:
efc@nationaltrust.com.au
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