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A Historical Landmark


Victoria House was built in 1855 and is a historic landmark in the St George area of Sydney, NSW.


2008 marks our diamond celebration of 60 years continuous operation as a prestigious and elite wedding and function centre


The original building was constructed in 1855 by one of Sydney's founding builders, John Macleod. It was given to his son Hector as a wedding gift.


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 Colonial Room. It features an ornate pressed metal ceiling symbolic of its era.


Victoria 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 verandah.


Elegant surroundings, 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.



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