Clontarf Cottage, Balmain

Clontarf Cottage

A historical cottage built in 1844, Clontarf Cottage delivers old world charm and beauty in a truly picturesque locale of the Inner West.

With its unique heritage features and close proximity to some of Sydney's best views, Clontarf Cottage is perfect for intimate events, playing host to weddings, celebrations and family gatherings. The area outside the cottage can also be used.

  • Weddings, receptions, celebrations and parties
  • Small community gatherings
  • Meetings
  • Low impact events and activities

Size and capacity

61 m(not including outdoor area.)


  • Theatre style seating: 50 persons

Bookable hours

This venue is bookable daily from 8AM to 11PM daily (including set up and pack down time) for hourly, day, evening, or whole day rates.


As this venue is located in a residential area and noise regulations apply, events deemed high impact are not permitted. If in doubt, please speak to our venues team who can access your event and provide alternative options if necessary.

Due to noise regulations, events must finish by 11pm and the venue vacated by midnight.


AV equipment and digital capabilities

  • None

General facilities

  • Small kitchen with bar fridge and domestic stove
  • Tables: 17 tables (1600 by 800 mm)
  • Chairs: 50 chairs


  • Due to location and heritage, the cottage does not have easy wheelchair access or accessible toilets.


4 Wallace Street, Balmain

Transport and parking

On street parking. Closest transport hub: Balmain Ferry Wharf

Conditions of hire

  • Bookings will not be accepted within seven (7) days of a proposed event date.
  • You must be 18 years+ to book a Council community venue.
  • You must book time for set up, pack up, and cleaning within your booked hire time.
  • Bookings will not be confirmed until full payment of fees is made and all hirers are required to pay a Refundable Bond.
  • If engaging the services of contractor to conduct activities and or provide catering you must provide all necessary clearances, certificates, insurances and permits pertaining to the services provided, such as RSA certificates, food safety certificates, public liability insurance, working with children checks, police event notifications, etc.
  • You must leave the premises in a clean and tidy condition.
  • Smoking, pyrotechnics, open flames/fire pits or use of any smoke generating machines is prohibited in Council Venues or on Council grounds. If the fire alarm is activated unnecessarily for any reason you will be liable for the fine issued by the NSW Fire Brigade.
  • Community Venues for hire are unstaffed venues, in the event of an emergency, call 000 for the police, ambulance or fire brigade. For access and maintenance issues, contact Inner West Council's After Hours Service on 02 9392 5000.
  • In the event that there is a breach of the Conditions of Hire, you may be subject to damages including cancellation of the booking. 

Fees and charges

Clontarf Cottage 

Details Fee excluding GST GST Fee including GST
Weekday / Weekend / Holiday Rate – per hour $73.64 $7.36 $81.00
Day Hire (opening – 5PM) $301.82 $30.18 $332.00
Evening Hire (5PM - closing) $301.82 $30.18 $332.00
Whole Day hire (open - close) $603.64 $60.36 $664.00 
Booking Amendment Fee: per amendment (per venue) within one request  $45.45  $4.55  $50.00 
Refundable Bond $250.00 $0.00 $250.00
Refundable Bond for 'High Risk' functions. $500.00 $0.00 $500.00
Cancellations - 14 days and greater prior to booking 100% of Hiring Fee Refunded
Cancellations - Less than 14 days prior to booking 0% of Hiring Fee Refunded

Hirer's Guide

Download a PDF of the Hirer's Guide for instructions on entering and exiting the venue and how to use the facilities. (PDF 208.3KB)

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Page last updated: 03 Jul 2023