VIVID at Watsons Bay

Vivid Sydney, now in its eighth year, is Australia’s major event in winter and is recognised as the largest event of its kind in the world combining light, music and ideas. The program features large scale light installations and projections (Vivid Light); music performances and collaborations (Vivid Music including Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House); and creative ideas, discussion and debate (Vivid Ideas). All three celebrate Sydney as a creative hub of the Asia-Pacific.

Vivid Sydney was voted Australia’s Best Event in 2013 and Best Tourism Event in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

To celebrate VIVID 2016, we have teamed up with Fantasea Cruises and are offering a special VIVID accommodation + return private Yellow Water Taxi package for couples and families.

COUPLES – $249 includes one night stay + return private water taxi to Circular Quay for 2
FAMILIES – $399 includes one night stay + return private water taxi to Circular Quay for 4

The offer is valid on specific dates during the 3 week festival, get in quick to book your VIVID at Watsons Bay experience!

WEEK 1: Sun 29, Mon 30 May
WEEK 2: Wed 8, Thurs 9 June
WEEK 3: Tues 14, Wed 15, Thurs 16 June

For more information and to book your stay, call us on 02 9337 5444 or email and mention that you want to book the VIVID Accommodation offer.

Host your EOFY party with us!

The End of the Financial Year is quickly approaching and it’s a great time for teams to get together, celebrate the financial year just past and be congratulated for their hard work!

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is the perfect venue, with a diversity of fantastic event spaces, for any occasion.

This year, we’re offering great discounts when you  book your End of Financial Year party at the venue before 26th June.

Receive 20% off food and beverage along with 50% off venue hire.

**terms & conditions apply

Treat yourself and your team to an EOFY that will be one for the books.

For more information, or to book

please email: or call 9337 5444


Taste Orange x Country meets the Coast

For the third consecutive year, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is partnering with Brand Orange to bring the country to the coast!

With a line up of month long activities including wine masterclasses and a special Orange wine list in venue, the partnership will culminate in Robertson Park for the annual Taste Orange Food & Wine Festival, held on Sunday the 22nd of May. The partnership runs throughout the month of May 2016, in celebration of ‘Aussie Wine Month’.

Taste Orange Food & Wine Festival

Sydneysiders and visiting travellers are welcomed to attend the festival from 11am – 5pm, and immerse themselves in some of the finest produce from one of Australia’s most prominent cool climate wine regions, Orange, all while overlooking Sydney Harbour.
Entry to the festival is free, and pre-packaged tasting tickets are available here

$40 per person offers 10 tasting tokens at $4 each plus a free branded glass to use throughout the festival ($5 to purchase on the day).

**Tickets are non-refundable

A variety of Orange wineries are involved in the Festival, showcasing some of their proudest drops, and Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel will offer mouth-watering dishes to accompany from multiple food stalls in the park. Visitors will have the chance to sample the dynamic flavours of Orange and purchase their favourites direct from the suppliers, while being in the heart of Watsons Bay.

Wineries on board for this year’s festival include Rowlee Wines, Philip Shaw Wines, Ross Hill Wines, Tamburlaine Wines, Angullong Wines, Simon Gilbert, Slow Wine Co, Patina Wines, Highland Heritage and Cargo Road Wines.

Wine Masterclasses

The month also features a series of Orange wine masterclasses at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.

TUES 10th | WED 18th | THURS 26th

Each event will be led by the resident sommelier, taking guests through the finest wines from the Orange region, without the 260 kilometer drive.

 $45 per person.

**Tickets are non-refundable

Taste Orange Food & Wine Festival is the community event of the season and a celebration of Australia’s homegrown wineries.


A special accommodation package will be offered at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, starting from $209 per night, which includes one night stay in Watsons King Room plus a welcome bottle of wine from the Orange Region in the room – Please call reception on (02) 9337 5444

Host Memorable Waterfront Conferences & Events

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel boasts a unique conference and event experience with unrivaled views of Sydney Harbour. A stone’s throw away from Sydney CBD and Airport, we offer corporate clients the chance to escape to a holiday destination, without having to leave Sydney.

The venue hosts a varying portfolio of events through the diversity of our event spaces:

The Sunset Room

Our main event space, The Sunset Room, can hold from 30 to 100 people and boasts panoramic harbour views, including a private Juliette balcony overlooking the water. The room is equipped with two plasma television screens, a wireless microphone and AV system. In addition, The Sunset Room can be utilised for pre or post conference socials, and contains a fully-equipped private functions kitchen.

The venue is offering HUGE DISCOUNTS on minimum spend and venue hire in The Sunset Room for day events taking place before 26th June 2016, you could save up to $12,000!

  • Mondays & Tuesdays: min spend $3000 (was $8000), venue hire $1000 (was $2000)
  • Wednesdays & Thursdays: min spend $4000 (was $8000), venue hire $1000 (was $2000)
  • Fridays: min spend $5000 (was $10,000), venue hire $1000 (was $2000)

In addition, book 3 or more conferences at the venue before end of this financial year and receive 50% off venue hire for your next conference (terms & conditions apply).


Harbour View Conference Room

For the ultimate beach-luxe conference, experience panoramic harbour views as a backdrop to your next meeting. The Harbour View Conference Room is located on the second floor of the hotel, which includes an inbuilt marble bathroom for the exclusive use of your conference guests.


Watsons Bay Conference Room

Our Conference Room is a versatile space that can facilitate up to 20 guests boardroom style or 40 guests in a theatre format. The room is fully equipped with your conference necessities including a whiteboard, wireless internet, pens, notepads and plasma television for laptop presentations.


The venue offers special corporate rates for its 31 elegantly appointed light filled hotel rooms. From May to August 2016, Monday to Thursday, we have discounted these rates to $199 per room per night for single occupancy (conditions apply).

The event spaces at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel are flexible and versatile. As well as conferences, you can book your End of Financial Year party at the venue before 26th June and receive 20% off food and beverage along with 50% off venue hire (terms & conditions apply).

2016 & 2017 Event Packages

Events Team

02 9337 7411


Trivial Tuesdays has kicked off in our Sports Bar every Tuesday night from 7pm!

Head on down, grab a table with your mates and get ready to test your knowledge.

With questions about sport and music to fashion and movies, there is something for everyone, so be sure to get a team together.

There are great prizes to be won including Beach Club Vouchers, rounds of drinks + more!

 Plus our $15 Schnitzel and Beer special will be running until 9pm.

Book a table of 4+ people by 5pm on the Monday the night before and get a ‘Pizza of the Day’ for the table!

Book by emailing or call 9337 5444

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Join us for this year’s national day of remembrance at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.

We’ll have 2UP from noon down in our Beach Club +  live music & DJ’s, and a special performance from the NSW Pipe Band!

Head on down and grab a table with your family & friends and join in all the activities the day has to offer.

Plus get the chance to order and enjoy some delicious food from our new menu.


What better way to spend your Sunday morning, than treating yourself to brunch down by the water, while soaking up the sun and taking in the beautiful harbour and city skyline views.

Sunday Brunch at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel has arrived!

Enjoy a delicious selection of your favourite brunching delights, with a cheeky glass of bubbles, Bloody Mary or mixed fruit & veg juice to start alongside a seasonal fruit platter with yoghurt. Then pick one of the meals off our specially designed Sunday Brunch menu, from the Chefs Favourite, with cured salmon, zucchini blini, poached egg, snow pea tendrils & tomato chilli jam to our Ricotta Hot Cakes with banana, blue berries & maple syrup.  Check out the full menu here.

$45 per person.

To make a booking or find out more, please call 02 9337 5444 or email

Head on down to the Bay and enjoy delicious food, great company and everything that Watsons Bay has to offer!

Love Mum, Love Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

It’s that time of year to show your Mum some extra love and let her know how much she really means to you. We’re pulling out all stops this Mother’s Day to ensure mum feels like a million dollars!

Head down to the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel on Sunday 8th May and treat mum to a delicious meal by the water. With a glass of sparkling on arrival and spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline while you feast, mum will certainly feel like a special lady.

With a delightful brunch menu and decadent lunch & dinner banquets, you’ll be sure to be the favourite if you book with us this year.

We are collaborating with Sydney based florist MyFlowerMan to adorn our Beach Club in beautiful florals, to compliment the three-course menu curated by Executive Chef John Pye. You’ll also be able to snap up a last minute bunch of flowers for mum for $35 at MyFlowerMan pop up flower cart in Beach Club!

View the menus by clicking the links below

Brunch – $45pp | Lunch & Dinner – $80pp

All adult bookings include a glass of sparkling on arrival!

Bookings essential, please call  (02) 9337 5444 or email to secure your spot

TO BE OR NOT TO BE | Shakespeare by the Bay

That is the question!

From love and romance to hate and torment, the works of William Shakespeare take you on a ride and capture an audience like no other. From high school students, to academics, to parents and families, Shakespeare plays have lasted through time and are still read and studied today!

Did you know? – Shakespeare is the second most quoted writer in the English language!

If you are familiar with the classic Shakespeare masterpiece Hamlet, join us and the local community over the 2 weeks in April, to watch what will be a spectacular, culture enriching performance of the play, live in Robertson Park, Watsons Bay!

Shakespeare by the Bay is set to run for its second consecutive year. A collaborative performance concept between Bard On The Beach and Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, this event is set to bring a world-renowned Shakespearean performance to life.

The performances will run from the 8th to the 17th of April.

Friday 8th April – 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Saturday 9th April – 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Sunday 10th April – 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Friday 15th April – 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Saturday 16th April – 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Sunday 17th April – 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children. Click here to book

Don’t forget to pre-order your food and drinks for the evening from Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. There will be snack boxes for the kids, wine and picnic packs for the adults with plenty of picnic space for everyone!

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Check out some images from last years event on our Facebook

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THE ANCHOR MENU | Competition

Perfect for birthdays, hens parties, engagement parties or just a cheeky catch up with friends, our Anchor Menu caters to all occasions! View the menu here

Be one of the first callers to book The Anchor Menu for 8 or more guests in April or May 2016, and go in the running to win a free nights stay at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel!

Entrants must call by Friday 29th April 2016, before 5pm, to be eligible. Booking must be for 8 guests or more.

Winner will be announce via email on Friday 29th April 2016, at 5.30pm.



1. The Promoter is Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW 2030
1. Entry is only open to Australian residents. Employees and their immediate families of the Promoters, directors, management, related companies, retailers, suppliers and their agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible.
2. Information on how to enter forms part of the terms and conditions of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
3. Entry is through calling through to reservations and completing a booking.
4. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
5. Competition entrants must be over the age of 18.
1. The competition commences on 13/04/16 at 04.00PM EST .The winners will be chosen at random, at the Promoter’s premises on Friday 29th April 2016 at 05.30PM EST.
1. The winner will be notified via phone or email.
2. There will be no unclaimed prize draw. If the Promoter is unable to contact the winner to claim fulfillment of the promotional prize, that winner will forfeit the prize in its entirety. The Promoter will not be liable for a winner who cannot be contacted and therefore forfeits their prize and no correspondence will be entered into.
3. The Promoter reserves the right to request winners to provide proof of identity, proof of residency, proof of age at the nominated prize delivery address and/or proof of entry validity (including phone bill) in order to claim a prize. Proof of identification, residency, age and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the Promoter. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit the prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.
4. The Promoter reserves the right to re-judge in the event of an entrant, claiming to be a winner, being unable to satisfy these Terms and Conditions.
5. The judges’ decision in relation to any aspect of the competition is final and binding on each person who enters. Chance plays no part in determining the winner. No correspondence will be entered into. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost or misdirected entries. Prizes are subject to availability, not transferable or exchangeable and, with the exception of cash prizes, cannot be taken as cash. Prizes will be sent to the winner’s nominated address as stated in their original entry. The Promoter and their associated agencies, and companies associated with this promotion will take no responsibility for prizes damaged or lost in transit.
6. The Promoter and their associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any misadventure, accident, injury, loss (including but not limited to consequential loss) or claim that may occur during the promotion; whilst undertaking any travel won on or connected with their entry into the promotion; in the participation in any prize; as a consequence of late, lost or misdirected mail; due to the broadcast of any program relating to the competition or the publication of any material, including any statements made by any compere, staff member, journalist, other entrants or any other person; in relation to failure of an SMS entry message to be received by the Promoter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion; or in relation to failure of an entry to be received on the website on account of technical problems or traffic congestion; arising from or related to any problem or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines or mobile communications network related to or resulting from participation in this promotion; arising from or related to any problem or technical malfunction of any computer equipment, software, internet connection, any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer software related to or resulting from participation in this promotion.
7. If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned including infection by computer virus, line drop out, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupts or affect the administration security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter [subject to state and territory legislation] reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion. The Promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, technical problems of the phone or of any phone network, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participants or any other person’s phone related to or resulting from participation or sending or receiving of any communication or of any materials in this competition.
1. All entries and any copyright subsisting in the entries become and remain the property of the promoter. The Promoter collects personal information about entrants to include entrants in the promotion and where appropriate award prizes. If the personal information requested is not provided, the entrant may not participate in the promotion. By participating in the promotion, each entrant also acknowledges that a further primary purpose for collection of entrants personal information by the Promoter is to enable the Promoter to use the information to assist the Promoter in improving goods and services and to contact entrants in the future with information on special offers or provide entrants with marketing materials via any medium including, but not limited to, mail, telephone and commercial electronic messages. The Promoter may share information with its related companies or promotional partners who may contact entrants in this way with special offers.
2. By entering the promotion, each entrant agrees that the Promoter may use entrants’ personal information in this manner. The entrant also agrees that the Promoter may publish or cause to be published the winner’s name and locality in any media as required under the relevant lottery legislation.
1. The prize is one night stay at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. The entire prize must be redeemed together and cannot be split and used separately.
2. The prize must be redeemed by the date specified on the voucher.
3. The entire prize is subject to availability and black out periods.
4. Winner is responsible for making their booking with the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
5. Venue and all prize elements are subject to availability. If a particular prize element is not available, efforts will be made to find a suitable replacement. In the event that a third party cannot honour their element of the prize, that element may not be replaced.