Venue Hire

Receive your guests on the vice-regal portico and provide them with a private reception in the principal reception rooms - the only 18th century rooms in Australia.

This elegant Georgian mansion with stunning interiors, one of the nation’s most important historic houses, is set in 200 acres of parkland on the Parramatta River.
Old Government House was built by 1816 and is the oldest surviving public building in Australia, set within Parramatta Park with sweeping views of Parramatta River. The beautiful stately home is not only considered an Australian treasure but is now also on the World Heritage List. Old Government House was home to the first ten colonial governors and now holds one of the nations most outstanding collections of Australian colonial furniture.


The interior is meticulously and beautifully restored to the tastes of Elizabeth and Lachlan Macquarie(1810-1821). Old Government House is ideal for wedding parties. The house, with its impressive portico makes a striking backdrop for photos. The Drawing Room and Dining Room are available for wedding photography or a very special and discerning dining experience. Give your guests a welcome to remember with a house museum ‘Grand Entrance’ to your reception in the newly landscaped courtyard. The courtyard makes for an excellent cocktail reception location. All catering is provided by on-site caterer Lachlan’s Restaurant. Lachlan’s marquee can accommodate up to 350 people.

Venue Option Fee* Inclusions
Photography only $275 Exterior, 1 hour

$385 Exterior/Interior

Conditions apply.


Cocktail Party/Reception Please refer all enquiries to Lachlan’s on 9687 2662.
Meeting/ Room Hire $137.50/hr Min. 2 hrs Servants Hall. Available between 9 am – 6 pm.
Dining Room – Dinner $155/pp (max. 12) or min $1250 Dining room capacity 12 people. Available between 5 pm – 10 pm
Wedding Ceremony inclusive of photography $385/ 1 hr

$550 / 2 hr

Conditions apply. Please contact Old Government House on 9635 8149.
Lachlan’s Marquee All bookings for Lachlan’s should be made directly on 9687 2662.

Please note, any venue hire involving catering please contact Lachlan’s at Old Government House directly on 9687 2662.

Lachlan’s Restaurant & Café offers everything from a small buffet-style breakfasts to large-scale catering. The restaurant is housed in the Barracks Building, situated behind Old Government House, with views across the main courtyard. Lachlan’s Marquee can fit 350 guests and has a range of audio-visual facilities available.

Old Government House


Parramatta Park, Pitt Street Entrance
Parramatta 2150 NSW

(02) 9635 8149

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