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Your GPS may not be able to find “9 Marine Parade”, so instead make your way to the intersection of Hopetoun Avenue and Robertson Place in Watsons Bay. This is just a few meters away from the roundabout. From here you can see Dunbar House standing on its own in the middle of the park to your right as you walk down the hill towards the water. There is plenty of free street parking in the area however parking spaces can sometimes be difficult to find – especially during peak weekend times in the summer. This is due to the popularity of the park and beach. Dunbar House offers an elegant yet understated backdrop for weddings of all styles. Guests also have the option of arriving in style to Watsons Bay wharf, just a stone’s throw from the venue.
Wedding Ceremony: Ceremonies can be held on the lower lawn under the grand fig tree with magnificent views of Sydney Harbour – or at the local Church, Our Lady Star of the Sea which is only a 5 minute walk away. Sometimes owing to very windy weather, outdoor wedding ceremonies are moved to the park behind Dunbar House which is sheltered from the wind that blows in from the bay. Make sure you read our guide to choosing wedding ceremony music.
Wedding Reception: Enjoy pre-reception drinks and canapés on the outdoor Harbour Terrace, before moving inside for your reception – with capacity for 110 seated guests or 150 cocktail. Typically the dining room will be completely filled with guests and tables for a sit down dinner. To make space for live music and a DJ, what we do instead is have the live music playing in the top bar area and a speaker is placed in the main dining room. Guests can then see the musicians playing and also be able to hear us as well. Because space is at such a premium in this gorgeous venue, we don’t usually recommend having a live band for dancing. Instead we recommend booking live music for your ceremony, canapés and dinner – then to book our DJ for party music and dancing afterwards. Make sure you read our guide to choosing wedding reception music.
For Dunbar House Wedding Music quotes and questions, send us an enquiry today using the contact form on this web site. Make sure you include basic information such as wedding date, start/finish times, number of guests and any special requests you might have for your wedding music. Here are three Deluxe Music Packages to give you some ideas for music.