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Weddings at Macquarie Lightstation, Vaucluse

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$715 for two-hour hire (includes GST)


Old South Head Road (opposite Macquarie Road), Vaucluse, NSW 2030


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Perched upon the clifftop of Vaucluse, Macquarie Lightstation is the site of Australia’s original lighthouse. Completed in 1818, Macquarie Lighthouse was designed by convict architect Francis Greenway, and named for Lachlan Macquarie, the NSW Governor who commissioned it.

Crumbling sandstone foundations led to the construction of a replacement lighthouse in 1883. This lighthouse, designed to closely resemble the original, continues to operate today. The lawns are an opportunity to say ‘I do’ against the spectacular backdrop of Macquarie Lighthouse, with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.


Venue details

Capacity: Up to 150 guests.

Toilets: No toilets are available on site.

Parking: There is limited on-street parking.

Photography: To apply for a permit to hold a photo shoot, complete our engagement and wedding photography application form. See: Permits and approvals

Accessibility: The grounds of Macquarie Lightstation are mostly wheelchair accessible; however, some surfaces are uneven.

Additional: The grounds of Macquarie Lightstation will remain open to the public, guests are not permitted to enter Macquarie Lighthouse, and an on-site power source is not provided.

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To book this venue for a wedding ceremony, email a completed application form to our venues team.
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Important update

Currently, we are only accepting event bookings that comply with the NSW Government’s COVID-19 public health orders. 

  • Events with more than 150 attendees are NOT permitted and we will not be fielding enquiries for the remainder of 2020.
  • Wedding ceremonies are subject to the ‘one person per 4 square metre’ rule for indoor settings and the ‘one person per 2 square metre’ rule for outdoor settings. 
  • Commercial activities and low impact filming and photography MAY be permitted at our sites.

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