The beauty and tranquillity of Eryldene's acclaimed gardens make it an ideal outdoor venue for any occasion. The gardens provide many options for events large and small. Eryldene is an early 20th century historic house and garden located in Gordon in northern Sydney. It is recognised as one of the nation's most important heritage properties.
The house was designed by visionary architect William Hardy Wilson for Professor E G Waterhouse who created its internationally acclaimed camellia garden. Eryldene is listed on the National Estate and the New South Wales Heritage Register. Eryldene was the family home of Professor Waterhouse and his wife Janet. It was built in 1914 for the Waterhouses and their four sons. The family lived in the house until the death of Professor Waterhouse in 1977. The property is now owned and managed by the Eryldene Trust with no ongoing government assistance.
The garden is regarded as the spiritual home of the camellia in Australia. Professor Waterhouse planted, researched and propagated camellias earning him international recognition and bringing the camellia back to popularity in Australia. Waterhouse was also influential in the worlds of art, design, architecture and linguistics and during his life Eryldene became a lively centre for discussion and influence.
For weddings, wedding photographs, all family occasions, corporate events and product photography
The Lawn Court at the rear of the house can comfortably accommodate up to 180 people. The adjacent Chinese tea house makes a wonderful backdrop while the arched moon gate provides a striking feature entrance. The Temple on the front lawn amidst tall trees and old camellias provides a more intimate setting for 50 to 80 people. The Back Lawn by Professor Waterhouse's garden study, walled fountain and pigeon house is yet another delightful setting for small gatherings. The front verandah and loggias can be used in the event of wet weather and marquees can be erected on the lawns. Photo opportunities abound throughout the garden. Eryldene is often the setting for weddings where the front steps, verandah, flagged pathways, moon gate, tea house surrounds and the many meandering paths through old camellias make delightful and unusual settings. Colour is a feature of the garden in the camellia and azalea season and when leaves are turning in Autumn.
We can help plan your event and assist with caterers, celebrants, musicians, photographers and hire companies. Our competitive hire fees included a supervising staff member. Free car parking is available in McIntosh Street and one minute away in the Werona Street car park. Gordon railway station is five minutes' walk away.