Victoria House was
built in 1855 and is a historic landmark in the St George area of Sydney,
2008 marks our diamond
celebration of 60 years continuous operation as a prestigious
and elite wedding and function centre
original building was constructed in 1855 by one of Sydney's founding
builders, John Macleod. It was given to his son Hector as a
John MacLeod built many
significant buildings in Sydney and was a leading builder of his time. His
constructions include Centenary Hall, also known as Sydney Town Hall, The
Fort on Bare Island and parts of the Queen Victoria Building.
Hector was also a renowned
builder in his own right with some notable Sydney City structures such as
the Westpac Bank buildings in Regent Street and Broadway and Challis House. Sadly,
Hector had an untimely death on a building site at the early age of 31
years. His wife and four daughters remained at the Bexley Estate known as "Cluny
Brae" until is was sold in 1912.
The house was privately owned
until is was converted to a Wedding Reception Venue and renamed Victoria
House in the early 1940s.
The ball room, renamed the
Edward Room, was outfitted with the original "Merrioola" Ball Room that was
purchased from a demolition site at Kings Cross, where the El Alamein stands
today. The Edward Room is named after of His Royal Highness Prince Edward I
who attended a grand ball in his honour.
The billiards room was
converted to a function room in the 1960's and was renamed the
Room. It features an ornate pressed metal ceiling symbolic of its era.
House boasts priceless antiques and paintings, including a prized
glorious crystal chandelier once a proud possession of Dame Nellie Melba
that was purchased from her Dandenong Ranges property.
The ambience of Victoria House
lives on from her Victorian era of graceful living to the present as
Australia's oldest operating wedding reception venue.
Stroll back to another
century along the sweeping circular driveway amidst the romantic floral
settings and open gardens and be greeted by your cheerful guests on the
impeccable service and a tasty cuisine combine to ensure that you and guests will
fondly remember your wedding day with happiness and pride.
So join us in being part of
history, and enjoying your Wedding Reception in this grand old building which
will provide you with life long memories of a fairytale wedding.