Empire Lounge
Venues With A View

Rose Bay, 2029
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ABOUT Empire Lounge
Venues With A View

Named after the 1938 flying boats, the water-front space is part seaplane lounge, part luxury lounge and cocktail bar. Located right next to the Rose Bay wharf, the Empire Lounge is easily accessible to and from the CBD.

Seat yourself on the cocktail deck overlooking the harbour in Rose Bay and enjoy the fresh seafood bar, while you sip on some bubbles, and bask in the breathtaking waterfront views. The Empire Lounge guarantee that not only is there currently nothing like it in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, but there never will be.

There is a full crew of event staff that will ensure that all of the finer details of catering, wine choices, and décor are taken care of for your next function. Whether you are looking to book in a corporate function, or host your next big event, The Empire Lounge is the place to be.

They provide full in house catering, a stocked bar and an impressive wine list from around the world. They offer packages that range from corporate meetings of 10, to standing canape functions of up to 160 guests.

If you love history, don't forget to check out the museum featuring the incredible history of Rose Bay as a flying boat base from the 1930’s.

See the city from a different perspective. Ask the staff about their scenic flights over Sydney’s Iconic harbour and beautiful beaches, and check it off your bucket list. Their flights run daily throughout the year. Add a little something special to your visit.



"A note to thank you for everything! Everybody I have spoken to has told me that the food was the best food they have had at a wedding and that the alcohol was also great.  My girlfriend said ‘I’ve never been so full at a wedding before’.  People went nuts for the seafood and I’m so pleased that a cocktail function was executed so well (no one was hungry, that’s for sure).

It has been so great dealing with you, you’re so on top of everything and nothing was ever too hard.  You’re great at what you do Kaya, so thank you for making our day so special. I think it’s extremely rare that everything runs smoothly on your wedding day and that’s what happened for us (stress-free and no issues at all).  I wouldn’t change a single thing, it was the most perfect day!  The dance floor went off and everyone was having the best time. Please thank the chef and all the staff for us too, they were amazing! I so want to do that day & night over again!"

Christmas party

"The feedback from all has been really positive – the phrase “Best Christmas Party for years…” was thrown around which I am really pleased about. The staff were all wonderful and helpful… they jumped in wherever they needed to and I really appreciated how on top of things they all were. A big thanks needs to be said to the restaurant manager who stepped in behind the bar and really helped out on the day. Fantastic location, great staff and a seamless event. Thank you for looking after our End of Year Staff party – the Empire Lounge team made the day effortless and I couldn’t recommend the team and venue highly enough to others looking to hold an event here."

30th Birthday party

"We had the BEST time. My friends have been raving about the venue ever since.

Truly the bar / wait staff were beyond accommodating, checking when we wanted the food served, concocting delicious cocktails and bringing them to our table. The food was incredible, cannot beat fresh seafood and despite the weather the outlook was also still beautiful. Thank you so much for all of your help organising and all of the wonderful staff that made it such a seamless time. (I just hope we didn’t overstay our welcome! We were there well into the evening!) We will be back very soon I am sure."

Book your exclusive hire Christmas party by 31st July 2020 and receive a voucher for 2 guests on Sydney Seaplanes flight plus a $200 restaurant voucher.





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Room Min Max
Museum Room 4 12
Partial Space 20 (seated)
20 (cocktail)
30 (seated
40 (cocktail)
Entire Venue 41 (seated)
41 (cocktail)
65 (seated)
160 (cocktail)
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