SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS ACCOMODATION, CONFERENCE & WEDDING VENUE
EXPLORE THE HISTORY AND CHARM OF THE FITZROY INN
Welcome to the historic Fitzroy Inn, a southern highlands conferences, wedding venue and boutique accommodation.
The Fitzroy Inn is one of the oldest and finest examples of Early Australian Settler’s Establishments circa 1836. Located only one hour from the centre of Sydney by car, and 2 hours by train.
Set on the edge of a rural town, this charming Victorian colonial building with its wrap-around verandah opened as the Fitzroy Inn in 1836. First of all it was established as a guest house in the State to provide rooms, and also sold liquor.
Today, the Fitzroy Inn continues that hospitable tradition, and as a result, has reopened as a country inn and wedding venue. Set amidst five acres of tranquil gardens with a stream flowing through it, and dotted with century-old oaks, it is certainly an estate to visit.
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The Fitzroy Inn is the perfect venue for your Southern Highlands Wedding. Set on 5 picturesque acres featuring the historic Oaklands House and the Grand Marquee. Furthermore, the state boasts country gardens and boutique accommodation. The Fitzroy Inn is your ideal Southern Highlands Wedding Venue, and is located in the foothills of Mt Gibraltar.
The Cellar kicthen has been described by historians as ‘the finest example’ of a convict-era built kitchen remaining in Australia. Futhermore, the ‘water-well’ hand-cut into the shale below the building, is a truly remarkable work of convict masonry and craftsmanship. Another feature is the convict cell that held prisoners on their way to Berrima Gaol, it retains the original iron shackles.
Choose from one of eleven delightful bedrooms in the historic Inn, including four cosy attic rooms overlooking the gardens. Another option is one of four spacious bedrooms in the restored School Master’s Cottage. All rooms have queen or king size beds, while there is the option in some rooms to be converted into twin share.
STEEP YOURSELF IN THE HISTORY OF THE FITZROY INN
The original kitchen in the cellars has been described by some historians as ‘the finest example’ of a convict-era built kitchen remaining in Australia. The ‘water-well’ in the middle of the floor, hand-cut into the shale below the building, is a truly remarkable work of convict masonry and craftsmanship. The convict cell used to hold prisoners on their way to Berrima Gaol. The cell retains the original iron shackles, and hand-turned bars which securely restrained its hapless guests.
During its years as the Oakland’s School, the Fitzroy Inn was an important educational centre. The very first tennis court in Australia was constructed in the grounds by R W Fletcher in 1875.
Steep yourself in the history of the Fitzroy Inn. Relax in front of a roaring log fire in a cosy armchair, play cards and board games in the card room, enjoy a game of Billiards or find a quiet place in the Reading and Trophy rooms. Open fire places are in abundance, and there is a great collection of interesting books and board games for your convenience.