The Estate – Hillview Heritage Hotel
Former Vice Regal Retreat
Set in the heart of the beautiful Southern Highlands, the commanding summit that gives Hillview it’s name offers magnificent views of valleys, rivers, and picturesque sunsets. Several rooms in the estate offer incredible opportunities for cocktail parties or family dinners, from the beautiful sitting room to the lavish wooden dining room complete with massive stone fireplace.
However, the beauty of Hillview is not only reflected in its luscious surroundings, but in the decades of history held within its very walls. The exact date of the initial building of Hillview is undetermined, however it can be speculated that the original construction took place in the mid-1860s. Although small and quaint, the Victorian detailing and prime location made Hillview an ideal prospect for what was to come.
Purchased in 1882 by the government from R.P. Richardson, to be used as a Vice-Regal holiday residence, Hillview offered a country escape for Governors fleeing the demanding city life in Sydney. Hillview has housed many royal guests, including the Prince of Wales, Prince Edward, and Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Come experience the elegance and beauty they did,
and immerse yourself in the living history that is Hillview Heritage Hotel.
No perfect wedding day is complete without an amazing reception, intimately gathering together up to seventy of your closest friends and family to celebrate the union between you and your partner. We have a reception room that can perfectly bring your loved ones together, establishing a cosy and jovial atmosphere as you dine. Large window panes along the wall give incredible views of the valley as it is lit by the dark orange hue of the setting sun. Lining the walls of the room are works of art, both vintage and modern, that provide an exquisite setting. The next room over, we have a large dining room that we outfit as a dance floor, so you can have a fun area devoted to lively dancing without disturbing the guests who wish to simply relax at the table and chat. Your reception can
be just the way you want it, with plenty of room for candy-bars, games, or a photo-booth. Whatever your picture perfect reception looks like, we will be able to accommodate that, and provide you with something that will surpass your dreams.
The sculptures dotted around the parks and gardens of Hillview are a fairly recent addition. Sculpture at Hillview had its debut in 2012, in hopes of showcasing the contemporary work of a number of talented artists in the beautiful setting of Hillview. Now a biennial non-profit event, several favorite pieces remain and continue to reside around the property throughout the year. The sculptures are eye-catching yet seem to impeccably fit with the surroundings. The historic beauty of Hillview and the views of the Southern Highlands provide an excellent backdrop to the artwork, and the combination continues to be a favorite for guests. Visit the website for more information: sculptureathillview.com