If you are planning a special event that calls for a timeless location, the National Trust has heritage venues available for hire in New South Wales.

A selection of our historic venues are available for hire for weddings, gallery exhibitions, private parties, memorial services, corporate events and meetings, garden events, naming ceremonies, and for film and photographic locations. Please refer to the table below to see which venues have the capacity for specific types of events given COVID-19 restrictions.

We know that COVID-19 restrictions mean that special events cannot proceed as they otherwise would have, but with a little reimagining, you can still have a wonderful time. It will need to be an occasion with all guests seated according to the four square metre rule, there can’t be any dancing, mingling or singing but there will still be smiles and celebration.

Our venue hire arrangements have been revised in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and we adhere to the following principles in opening our venues for hire:
  • Providing safe environments – including observing physical distancing measures, limiting the number of people within our spaces, helping to prevent contact, maintaining personal health and hygiene measures, and increasing the cleaning and monitoring of our facilities
  • Adhering to state and federal government instructions and guidelines, adapting our operations to maintain consistency with restrictions and advice changes
  • Providing information to support Hirers, guests, staff and volunteers to keep themselves and others safe by following health advice
We ask that you please read our Special Terms & Conditions of Venue Hire Bookings prior to progressing with your booking enquiry and review the table below.

National Trust Venue Capacities

For National Trust (NSW) properties that have reopened, the following maximum capacities apply:

Only the venues listed above are currently in use for events at National Trust NSW properties. All other venues remain closed to bookings at this time.

Further Information

We will continue to adapt and provide updates as Government and Health advice changes and will ensure we continue to provide a quality experience for our visitors and guests. Please note COVID-19 Safety Plans may need to be updated in the future as restrictions and advice changes.
Please stay safe during this time, and keep up to date with key information on COVID-19 in NSW, including outbreaks, by visiting the NSW Health COVID-19 information online or the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Community Advice website. You can also call the Service NSW 24/7 hotline on 13 77 88.

Our Venues

Lindesay, Darling Point

An elegant 1830s mansion with full views across manicured lawns to Sydney harbour.


Saumarez Homestead, Armidale

Synonymous with grace and style, Saumarez can accommodate your function in a truly Australian rural setting.


Everglades, Blue Mountains

The 1930s classical English-style gardens are ideal for those who want a natural setting, from the waterfall to the shady glens or terraces of the gardens.


Dundullimal Homestead, Dubbo

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.


Old Government House, Parramatta

Hire the oldest surviving public building in Australia to wow your guests and make it an event to remember.


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.


Harper's Mansion, Southern Highlands

Hire this pretty Georgian designed property built in 1834 with rolling gardens overlooking the historic village of Berrima.


National Trust Centre, Sydney

The National Trust Centre is the perfect location for corporate functions situated behind the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the outskirts of the CBD.


Miss Traill’s House, Bathurst

Miss Traill’s enchanting garden is a perfect venue for a wedding or party.