Laid Back and Fuss Free Function venue in Lake Macquarie

The Gunyah Hotel is a purpose-built venue with the versatility to cater to all your function needs. With a diversity of function spaces, and breath taking views, impeccable service and great food and drinks we are the premiere party venue in Lake Macquarie.

From organising business conferences to once in a lifetime celebrations and events, we help design and host high quality events by bringing years of experience and industry expertise to create memories that will last a lifetime. Let us take your idea and turn it into a reality!

We have food and beverage banquet and cocktail menus available for small to large events making us the top choice for birthday party venues in Lake Macquarie. We can cater for sit down luncheons, relaxed cocktail events, corporate business conferences and intimate get-togethers for weddings, wakes and everything in between.

We are a fully licensed venue, no BYO allowed. We have an extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu and can arrange for specific drinks upon guests requests.

The Gunyah Hotel boasts state of the art audio, visual, production and lighting, making it ideal for live music, entertainment events, product launches, weddings and cocktail parties. We are a fully licensed venue until 12am.

We offer thwo unique spaces available for hire, and a dedicated events team who will ensure that you can relax and enjoy your event without any fuss.

The function room


Explore the versatility of the Function Room, our largest private space. The room can be modeled of your vision and transformed into a unique function space that specifically caters to your every need.

The Function Room allows your and your guests to be treated to breathtaking 180-degree views over Lake Macquarie. Facilities include a private outdoor balcony and bar, unobstructed water views with retractable windows spanning the length of the function room, a dance floor and a state of the art sound system.

Venue Hire: No Charge *minimum spend applies
Capacity: Cocktail Reception: 160 pax and Seated Reception: 100 pax. * These numbers are estimates and should be confirmed prior to booking.
Music: Live and amplified music is accepted. Designated area in the Function Room with dance floor space. In-house sound system available. Music to cease by 11pm

The Dining Room


Hire out the full or partial restaurant and enjoy the space that the Dining Room has to offer, including the expansive deck sitting right on the waterfront of Lake Macquarie. With a spacious interior paired with a relaxed outdoor area, this space allows guests to take in the spectacular sunset each day. If you’re looking for venue hire suitable for all budgets don’t look past the Dining Room.

Make the most of your event and take advantage of our flexible facilities and choice of styles so that your function or event is a customized space designed just for you. The Dining Room is a versatile venue space with modern furnishings, access to audio and visual systems. Kick back on the newly renovated terrace, the gem that provides your guests with an alfresco space to relax.

Venue Hire: No charge  *minimum spend applies
Capacity: Cocktail Reception: 200 pax and Seated Reception: 150 pax. * These numbers are estimates and should be confirmed prior to booking.
Music: Live and amplified music is accepted. In-house sound system available. Music to cease by 11.30pm.

OUR Amenities


We have 8 large hotel rooms. King Rooms and King Twin Rooms available. Check availability and room rates here.

On-site Parking

We have a large car park within the Hotels premises. Space can be reserved for immediate wedding party and guests staying in hotel accommodation.


Both the Rooftop and The Dining Room have beautifully appointed bathrooms, male, female and disabled. 



A deposit is payable to reserve your function space. Deposits are refunded on day of function as credit towards your food and beverage.


A minimum spend will be based on when your function is being held. This will be confirmed by our functions team.


Full payment required at least 7 days prior to function. Cancellations within 14 days will result in loss of deposit. 


A security guard will be arranged for any function of 80 persons or more. This cost will be passed onto the function holder.


Courtesy buses are provided to all patrons Thurs-Sat 5:30pm-Late (Local 5km radius). Pre bookings are essential.