Built over the glistening waters of Rose Bay, Empire Lounge is the ideal destination for your casual gatherings, glamourous celebrations and unforgettable events.

Our venue has first-class harbour views and serves up the best fresh seafood, produce and cocktails that Sydney has to offer. Combined with Sydney Seaplanes‘ magnificent scenic flights, your day has the potential to reach a whole new height.


Sydneysiders know better than many, when it comes to memorable celebrations, the answer is location, location, location. With room to move, the Empire Lounge can cater for events up to 160 guests.

With its prime harbour side location, scenic seaplane flights and our brand-new Empire Lounge offers a talking point to be enjoyed at birthdays, cocktail parties and engagement celebrations.


Celebrate the most magical day of your life at our waterfront paradise. With the sun sparkling over the waters of Rose Bay, it is the quintessential place to say your “I do’s”. Afterwards, fly off into the sunset and over the Harbour with Sydney Seaplanes charter services.

Our wedding and events team will work with you to create an unforgettable experience for your special day. Large or small, formal or casual – we can cater for all types, just ask and we’ll make it happen.


Designed to make your event unique and unforgettable, our menus are perfect for a cocktail style function. Each of the packages are crafted to pair with your budget, event size and food preferences.

The chef’s signature selections combine hot and cold, sweet and savoury, beautifully fresh and elegant presentation.


Empire Lounge is the perfect place to gather your friends and family for a delicious meal on the water. Surrounded by unparalleled views and seaplane departures, it’s the destination you have always wanted.

Banquet menu for groups of 10 or more.


Looking for a unique boardroom? Just 15 minutes away from the city CBD, our seaplane museum and multifunctional room is the perfect space for your next meeting. With a 12-seater boardroom table, sit and be surrounded by the history of the flying boats. The room can accommodate all of your needs including food and beverages packages such as morning tea or lunch plus scenic flights to break up the day.


Give your next corporate event the harbourside backdrop it deserves. Add a touch of glamour to your product launch, client event, Christmas party or employee rewards function. Bubbles and canapés, with waterfront views is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Looking to really add something special? While our private flight-only options are very popular, corporate guests also combine Sydney Seaplanes’ charter flights with unique team experiences and business getaways: if you are looking for ideas, just ask.



Robson Wedding

A note to thank you for everything!!!

Everyone I have spoken to have 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!!!

Intermain 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.

Emily’s Birthday

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.

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