Wedding in Dunbar House

Address: 9 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay
Phone: (02) 9337 1226

With magnificent views of the Sydney Harbour, Dunbar House offers an elegant yet understated backdrop for weddings of all styles. Just a stone’s throw from the Watsons Bay wharf, it’s not only picturesque – it’s also easy for guests to access.

There’s no better way to enhance the setting than with live music. Our suggestion is to plan for around 6.5 hours of music, including 1.5 hours for your ceremony and pre-dinner drinks, followed by five hours of reception music.

If you’re considering hiring Red Soda Band to perform at your Dunbar House wedding, here’s what you need to know:

Capacity: With capacity for 110 seated guests or 150 cocktail guests, Dunbar House is one of the best weddings venues in Sydney for mid-sized weddings.

Wedding Ceremony: Ceremonies can be held on the lawn under the grand fig tree, or at the local church (Our Lady Star of the Sea), which is only a five-minute walk away. In the case of very windy weather, outdoor ceremonies are moved to the park behind Dunbar House, which is sheltered from the wind that blows in from the bay.

Wedding Reception: Enjoy pre-reception drinks and canapés on the outdoor Harbour Terrace, before moving inside for your reception. Since the dining room is typically full with guests for seated receptions, our DJ and band perform live from the top bar area. In addition to great acoustics, this gives your guests a clear view of the band if they want to sit back and watch.

Want to check out the venue? If you are looking for this venue at 9 Marine Parade, make your way to the intersection of Hopetoun Avenue and Robertson Place in Watsons Bay, which is just a few metres from the roundabout. As you walk down the hill towards the water, you’ll see Dunbar House standing in the middle of the park to your right.

There is plenty of free street parking in the area. However, spaces can sometimes be difficult to find, particularly during peak weekend times in the summer.

Want to book us as your wedding band? For a Dunbar House wedding, use the contact form to receive your obligation-free quote today. Make sure you include basic information such as your wedding date, start/finish times, number of guests and any special requests you might have for your wedding music.