Fun Fact: I’m completely 100% obsessed with organising events. The funny thing is, as you get older, you can release your passion on a much larger scale. First, it was just small surprise parties between friends. Then it escalated to a my formal for 200 guests. Now, I’m already looking at wedding venues. I tend to mention to my friends, “You know I’m organising your wedding right?” and they let out a laugh. They think I’m joking.
So, I was pretty excited to embark on an exclusive venue safari to a selection of Grand Pacific Group venues. This included checking out some gorgeous event spaces at Mosman. (insert internal screaming here).
Their venues offer a range of event spaces available for boutique lunches, gala dinners, conferences, awards evenings, cocktail receptions, birthday parties, formals, kitchen teas and weddings.
Upon arriving at the location, my jaw literally dropped.
There was a Mediterranean inspired set filled with hummus, olives, bocchini cheese, cherry tomatoes, fresh bread, brie cheese and a range of freshly sliced meats. The canapés were extremely great fun and entertaining – perfect for hosting small corporate events.
Sergent’s Mess is exclusive for holding private events. Boasting a main function room with an elongated view of the water, it can be fitted for a large wedding reception or be segregated for small social or corporate events.
As well, there is a versatile fully furnished meeting room that can be opened up to the deck or closed blinds for privacy.
Chowder Bay Road,
Chowder Bay, NSW 2088
A short drive from Sergeant’s Mess is its sister venue, Gunner’s Barracks. Gunner’s Barracks features a historical and rustic charm with a view as equally divine as Sergeant’s Mess.
An exclusive, heritage location with superb harbour views.
Thanks to GPG, I was able to redeem myself with some decorating skills as a trade off to my terrible cooking. There was salted caramel icing, chocolate icing, freeze dried raspberries, little stamps to shape my fondant amongst so many more.
End of Suakin Drive,
Mosman, NSW 2088
The Tea Room
The Tea Room, located on level 3 of Sydney’s iconic Queen Victoria Building in the middle of the Sydney CBD is famed for its classic high tea and has evolved into one of Sydney’s most beautiful and elegant dining destinations.
The Tea Room
The Palace Tea Room
The name in itself conjures an image of opulence and grandeur: the dainty sipping of tea with an air of royal splendour and nibbling of dainty finger sandwiches and petite cakes. Traditions upheld by sophisticated ladies gathering for an afternoon delight around delicate, matching bone china tea sets in all sorts of floral patterns.
This Japanese-inspired dessert is a composition of professional patisserie finesse. An ice cream ‘sandwich’ of kaffir lime parfait is frozen between two flaky sesame crisps and dusted in crushed wasabi peas. On top of this balances a white chocolate half-dome enveloping a snowy pile of lime granita.
The Palace Tea Room
Queen Victoria Building
Shop L1 20-22
Sydney NSW 2000
This heritage listed marvel takes centre stage in the idyllic harbour parklands of Watsons Bay. Its recent refurbishment has contemporised the décor but retained its elegance and panache.
9 Marine Parade
Watsons Bay, NSW 2030