Events at Narryna


Narryna’s proximity to the CBD, Battery Point, Sandy Bay and the Salamanca Place restaurant strip makes it the perfect location for your next event

Event hosting includes:

  • Corporate functions

  • Book and product launches

  • Private functions including naming ceremonies, anniversaries, family reunions and memorial services

  • Commercial photography and film shoots

Locations & capacity

Within the Narryna property are several venues for your next event:

  • Narryna’s forecourt garden can cater for 120-150 guests with Narryna’s facade as a beautiful backdrop

  • The sheltered courtyard can cater for 45 guests

  • The large undercover shed can cater for 100 guests in all weather.

Serving kitchen

A serving kitchen is located adjacent to the large undercover shed. It may be hired in addition to other parts of the grounds. Its services include:

  • Refrigeration for food and beverages

  • Heating for pre-prepared canapes

  • Preparation spaces

  • Sinks and a dish washer

Venue Facilities

·         Trestle tables and tablecloths for drink service

·         Up to 30 folding chairs

·         Refrigeration for beverages

·         Toilets (including accessible toilet)

·         Limited parking is available (up to five vehicles)

·         Power is available in each of the event locations

Items available to hire include:

·         Up to 100 sparkling glasses @ 40c per glass

·         Two 3 x 3 open-sided marquees

·         Two outdoor gas heaters

Larger marquees or temporary structure to be arranged by the hirer.

Please note: Narryna does not supply catering staff. For alcohol service you are invited to hire waiters or deputise guests with RSA accreditation (they should bring their accreditation with them). Arrangements can be made for a caterer’s van to be parked on site for a cocktail function (i.e. parked in the west side drive or car park with double gates open to the Narryna property).

To help you plan your event, a copy of the Narryna site plan is available here.

To book Narryna for your event, please complete the booking form and we will be in touch. Alternatively, event organisers are invited to make a time to meet with the manager on site to inspect the venue and discuss your requirements.


Fees differ dependent on the scale of the event:

  1. Photography (only) in the grounds, up to 90 minutes - $300

  2. Photographs in the grounds or other events or ceremonies up to 120 minutes - $450.

  3. Photographs in the grounds or other events or ceremonies up to up to 150 minutes - $525

(additional fees may apply according to the complexity and duration of the event).

A 50% deposit is required on confirmation of your booking with the balance to be paid prior to the event date.

Access to Narryna’s interiors

Narryna is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am - 4.30pm. Events may take place in general opening times or after hours. Your event guests are welcome to see inside the house. This is covered by your venue hire fee.

Photography is not generally permitted indoors owing to the fragility of the collection, with important pieces on loan to Narryna. However, please discuss your requirements with us as we may be able to accommodate some requests dependent on the location.

Narryna is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission and so may receive tax-exempt donations.

Narryna is a treasure of Tasmania’s colonial heritage. We thank you for choosing to have your event at Narryna and your contribution to the house’s restoration.