Planning a special event? The National Trust has a number of stunning heritage venues across Sydney and regional NSW that are available for weddings, birthdays, conferences and more.

Our vision is to bring the heritage of NSW to life for future generations to enjoy. By hiring one of our historic venues for an event, you’ll be contributing to the conservation of Australia’s heritage places, as well as creating a truly memorable experience for you and your guests. We also have several picturesque sites that can be hired for photography and film shoots.

The National Trust offers competitive rates for some of the most unique historic wedding venues in NSW. Whether you’re looking for private event venues in Sydney, or picturesque garden wedding venues, our outdoor and indoor venues are among the best in NSW.

How to book

Simply explore the locations below then contact the property directly to discuss your venue hire needs. We look forward to welcoming you to our spectacular places across NSW.

Sydney and surrounds

Lindesay, Darling Point

An elegant 1830s mansion with full views across manicured lawns to Sydney harbour. Available for wedding venue hire, with a maximum guest capacity of 100.


Old Government House, Parramatta

Hire one of the oldest surviving public buildings in Australia and wow your guests with a historic mansion nestled in peaceful Parramatta Park.


Experiment Farm Cottage, Western Sydney

A unique venue in Sydney's West that is rich with history and full of charm. Outdoor wedding ceremonies and private events welcome in the romantic gardens or on the historic verandah.


National Trust Centre, Sydney

Situated on beautiful Observatory Hill, the National Trust Centre is a sought-after corporate event venue in Sydney with two elegant rooms to choose from.


Blue Mountains

Everglades House & Gardens, Blue Mountains

These 1930s semi-formal European gardens are ideal for those who want a romantic natural setting, from the waterfall to the sun-dappled terraces. The gardens can be hired for wedding ceremonies and wedding photography.


Norman Lindsay Gallery, Faulconbridge

This heritage-listed Blue Mountains property set in 42 acres of stunning gardens is available to hire for your special event. The outdoor courtyard area can be set up with marquees for dinners and wedding receptions.


Woodford Academy, Woodford

The oldest complex of colonial buildings in the Blue Mountains and a unique location for intimate to medium sized events. Choose from the historic courtyard, gardens, or dining room for an atmospheric venue for weddings, photography or special events.


Southern New South Wales

Harper's Mansion, Southern Highlands

Hire this pretty Georgian designed property built in 1834 with rolling gardens overlooking the historic village of Berrima. The outdoor gardens are perfect for wedding ceremonies of up to 60 guests.


Retford Park, Bowral

One of the most beautiful all-seasons gardens in Australia. Features private garden rooms and wide-open parkland spaces that are ideal for wedding ceremonies of up to 60 guests.


Cooma Cottage

Take your vows under the historic Picconia Tree, while enjoying sweeping views of the Yass Valley. This special outdoor venue can accommodate up to 100 guests.


Riversdale, Goulburn

Dating back to the 1830s, Riversdale is a magical venue for wedding ceremonies. Set against a sandstone colonial home, the outdoor gardens at Riversdale are available for wedding ceremonies.


Country New South Wales

Dundullimal Homestead, Dubbo

A popular country wedding venue in NSW, Dundullimal is a refined 1840s homestead with spacious grounds. Step back in time for that special occasion at Dundullimal Homestead and The Shed Function Centre.


Saumarez Homestead, Armidale

Synonymous with grace and style, Saumarez Homestead can accommodate your function in a truly Australian rural setting. The venue features landscaped gardens and an indoor function area.


Miss Traill’s House, Bathurst

Miss Traill’s enchanting garden is a perfect venue for a wedding or party, located very close to Bathurst's town centre.



The National Trust manages a number of gorgeous locations, perfect for weddings. If you’re planning a garden wedding ceremony, consider one of our charming outdoor wedding venues in NSW such as Everglades Gardens in Leura, Retford Park in Bowral, or the landscaped garden at Harper’s Mansion in Berrima.

You might also like to consider holding your wedding ceremony against the breathtaking backdrop of a historic mansion. Venues such as Old Government House in Parramatta and Lindesay at Darling Point provide wonderful photo opportunities, while infusing your event with a sense of grandeur.


Corporate events and meetings

The National Trust also has a number of heritage venues in NSW that can be hired for corporate events including meetings, workshops and symposiums. Inspire your team by hosting your next business event in an attractive space that’s rich with historical significance. Popular locations around NSW include:


Private events

If you’re organising a private function, the National Trust has Sydney venues for hire, and country properties around regional NSW. The types of events we can accommodate include wedding anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, baptism parties, memorials, private dinner parties, community events and children’s garden parties.

For a beautiful outdoor event surrounded by landscaped gardens, consider hosting a private event at Norman Lindsay Gallery, Harper’s Mansion, Riversdale or Miss Traill’s House.

We also offer indoor function spaces at Dundullimal Homestead and Saumarez Homestead if you’d like to treat your guests to a relaxed sit-down meal.


Filming and photography

Several National Trust visitor destinations can be hired for commercial and editorial photography and film projects. We also have a number of landscaped gardens and heritage properties available for wedding photography.

For outdoor shoots, the gardens at Norman Lindsay Gallery, Everglades House & Gardens, Harper’s Mansion and Riversdale offer extraordinary backdrops for film and photography. You can also hire Old Government House at Parramatta or Lindesay at Darling Point for heritage mansion shoots.


Start planning your event

By hosting your special event at a National Trust site, you’ll be helping to protect and celebrate Australia’s unique heritage. Contact us to discuss options and bring your dream celebration to life.