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Hall Hire

1st Sailors Bay is fortunate to have two fabulous facilities – our Boatshed overlooking the waters of Sailors Bay, and our Hall on Eastern Valley Way, overlooking Sailors Bay Creek.

Our venues are suitable for most events, including celebrations, meetings and weddings, although parties are restricted to daytime hours because both the Hall and the Boatshed are in residential areas.

Our venues are not available for hire for birthday parties of people between the ages of 15-30.


  • $200 for a half-day event
  • $300 for a full-day event
  • $750 for a weekly event (a substantial discount)

We also offer $100 for a “reserve” wet-weather booking, typically for children’s birthday parties. You must pay $50 in advance to reserve the Hall. If it rains and you use the Hall then the further $150 fee is payable after using the hall. If it does not rain, the $50 deposit will not be refunded.

To lodge your enquiry about hiring one of our venues, please complete the online form below. A member of our team will reply to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can contact our Hall Hire Coordinator directly –

The Boatshed

The Boatshed sits on the foundations of the original boatshed, built in 1948 with volunteer labour. The original boatshed unfortunately burnt down in a suspicious fire in 1998. The current boatshed was officially opened in 2003.

The 1st Sailors Bay Boatshed is located at Mowbray Point, overlooking the waters of Sailors Bay. Access to the Boatshed is via the steep driveway off Rockley Street, Castlecrag.

The Boatshed is fully equipped with a large hall at the top, with adjacent kitchen and bathrooms and a balcony that overlooks Sailors Bay.

Rockley Street, Castlecrag

The Hall

The Hall was originally the milk depot that serviced the ‘Waratah Dairy’, owned by J.R. (Reg) Warner. The horsesheds at the back of the Hall were housed the horses which took milk from the depot to the people of Willoughby when the roads opened in 1939.
The Hall is located at 43 Eastern Valley Way, overlooking Sailors Bay creek. Market Garden Park is across the road and Warners Park is behind the Hall (access via stairs at the end of Tarakan Crescent).

The Hall has undergone extensive renovations over time and now includes two halls, a kitchen, two bathrooms, a fire-pit, as well as ample storage.

43 Eastern Valley Way, Castlecrag