Fitzroy Inn is a unique and intimate venue steeped in colonial history and is the perfect choice for a function venue in the Southern Highlands.
The beauty and charm of Oaklands House is a fantastic choice for any event and the experience is enhanced by its authentic layout. The perfect function venue for engagements, birthday parties, christenings, corporate showcase events, life celebrations and much more!
The Victorian 1836 colonial building with its wrap-around verandah sits among quaint, English style gardens. The Historic House boasts old world charm with a light-filled atrium and conservatory along with a formal lounge and games room. The house is all yours to tailor for your desired event.
If you would like to enquire about your function or conference, please do so via our contact form or alternatively call us on (02) 4872 3457.
The Fitzroy Inn was opened in 1836 as a ‘Traveller’s Inn’, and today the restored building offers the Southern Highlands luxury accommodation and charming event spaces. It remains operational after almost 170 years providing visitors a unique window into Australia’s colonial past.
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, 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. In the 20th Century the building was operated as Oakland’s Guest House before becoming a private residence in 1972 known simply as ‘Oaklands’.
The current owner has continued the traditions of the Inn whilst making modern technology available to guests. The end result is the creation of a timeless structure that will live on in the 21st Century!