Gunners' Barracks is rated by Australian media as the most magni cent wedding venue in Sydney. With an intimate ambience, amazing food and a grand harbour view, it’s easy to see why new couples want to exchange their vows here. Watching the sun set over the sparkling sea while a gentle breeze whispers romantic tunes... what a beautiful way for newlyweds to start their new lives together. 澳媒評Gunners Barracks為『悉尼最美的婚慶地點』！動人的浪漫氣氛，娛悅舌尖的美食，一覽無遺的海濱風光，新人在此交換永恆的誓約。夕陽在海面映射出金燦的波光，海風帶來動人的音樂，人生新的旅程從這裡開始。
Gunners' Barracks, nestled in the bushland at Mosman, is one of the five premium hosting venues owned by the Grand Pacific Group. The others include The Tea Room QVB in Sydney, The Blue Room at Bondi Beach, Sergeants Mess at Chower Bay and Dunbar House at Watsons Bay.
“We host all kinds of events such as weddings, birthdays, corporate celebrations and gala dinners. We play an integral part in bringing people together to enjoy and celebrate special moments while creating unique experiences. I feel very privileged in this business and that's what motivates me," Manuel Spinola, founder of Grand Pacific Group, expresses his enthusiasm.
“Hand in hand, till old we grow” - a sacred vow amid the spectacle of mother-nature marks the turning point of a new chapter in life. Gunners' Barracks has witnessed the solemn knot-tying of many couples.
The Gunners' Barracks has a long history in the local area. It was designed by colonial architect James Barnett and was built in 1873. The Barracks was the first defence building on Sydney Harbour. Located on one of the Harbour’s highpoints of Georges Heights, it boasts a privileged panoramic view that is best enjoyed from the large terrace. “...highly recommend for functions. Not only is the location amazing, so is the menu and level of service” is the praise in a review from Trip Adviser.
Gunners' Barracks 隸 屬 澳 洲Grand Pacific 餐飲集團，其旗下擁有五個豪華婚慶餐飲場地，分別是：維多利亞女王建築（QVB）的 Tea Room QVB，邦迪海灘的 The Blue Room Bondi ， Chowder 海 灣的 Sergeants Mess， Watson 海 灣 的Dunbar House 以及悉尼北濱 Mosman的 Gunners' Barracks。
「我們承包很多的慶典，如婚禮，生日宴會，商業活動，晚宴等等。帶給人的是歡樂，愉悅和終身難忘的動人時刻。這樣具有意義的工作讓我們自豪，也激勵著我們提供最完美的服務。」GPG創始人Manuel Spinola 說道。
Gunners' Barracks 本身就是座見證著澳洲歷史的建築。根據 Manuel介紹，建築始與 1873 年，是二戰時期悉尼港口畔首座為捍衛和保衛戰而建的軍事基地。其地理位置就是天然的屏障，它處於悉尼北部海濱Mosman 的高 地 George Height，是戰時最佳的瞭望臺，如今，這座建築坐擁登高望遠的天然優勢。
From indoor to outdoor, romantic gardens to stunning harbour views, Manuel introduces the three unique locations in the historic building that are perfect for hosting functions for anywhere between 20 to 180 guests.
“Gunners' Barracks is an exclusive, heritage venue nestled in Sydney’s bushland, overlooking the Sydney Harbour. With its courtyard and harbour terrace, it is perfect for couples who would like an outdoor wedding. They can exchange vows on the Harbour View Lawn, enjoy pre-reception drinks and canapes in the gardens and host the banquet in the dining hall which features custom made luxury furnishings and chandeliers. Intimate ambience, world class dining, dancing under the moonlight, sweeping views of Sydney... we are unmatched for wedding bliss!”
從浪漫花園漫步走向遼闊海灣，這裡被視為悉尼隱藏的寶藏，除了餐飲外，還提供容納20 至 180位客人的室內外場地。
「Gunners' Barracks 擁有傳統英式花園，非常適合選擇室外婚禮的新人。在海濱交換誓約，在花園內用下午茶敘舊，在室內舉行晚宴。富麗堂皇的水晶吊燈，舒適且浪漫的用餐氣氛，新人可以在星空下起舞，來賓與海上船影及閃爍星光共同見證美好時刻」，Manuel 說。
Gunners' Barracks 的主廚 Nathan Darling 介紹說，這裡每一樣提供的餐點都是親手製作，「在所有的餐點細節方面，我們都可以根據來賓的飲食要求和文化背景打造合適的菜單，」他說。
視覺上沒有屏障，一覽無遺，是悉尼繁忙生活中高級的休閒場所。無論用餐，下午茶或舉辦婚慶活動，都是無可挑剔的經典。 --全球著名旅遊網站 Trip adviser
Nathan 說道，餐廳不單打造菜單，更為貴賓特殊的日子精心策劃。Trip adviser 網站有一則對餐廳的反饋寫道：「我走進餐廳跟接待人員說，今天將向女友求婚。而後把戒指交給他們。用餐快結束時，服侍人員將戒指放在精緻的小盤上，另一盤內一塊巧克力標語寫著「你願意嫁給我嗎？」我單膝下跪！ 而後音樂和掌聲響起，我們在浪漫且溫馨氣氛中度過，這是我倆一輩子的浪漫回憶」！
行政主廚 Nathan Darling 在英國出生，而後在法國學習餐飲、烹飪技巧，對歐美飲食額外有研究。他將所學和近20年的經驗融入Gunners' Barracks 餐廳內成為精髓。除了餐點外，下午洋茶（High Tea）也是這裡的經典特色所在，源於17世紀的歐洲宮廷，象徵著貴族，品的是傳統和優雅，享受的是寧靜和歷史。
主廚 Nathan 說道，「考慮到來品茗的人來自各個年齡層，除了使用最新鮮的食材，點心口味和組合能吸引所有客人，無論年輕人和老年人。」
品茗下午茶中除了講究茶，點心，而環境和氣氛更是重要要素， Gunners' Barracks 最為外界稱讚的特色中，遼闊的美景就是一絕。
Joining Grand Pacific Group in 2016, Gunners' Barracks acclaimed Head Chef, Nathan Darling, emphasizes the quality of handmade dishes on the menu which is specifically designed for each occasion.
On top of fine dining experiences, what sets the venue apart, as Nathan sees it, is the team's drive and passion for excellent service. Another review on Trip Adviser recounts that “When we arrived I informed the wait staff that I planned to propose to my girlfriend. The staff were amazing. They took my ring and near the end of our high tea presented a plate with words written in chocolate ‘Will you marry me?’ They had put the engagement ring on another plate. So I dropped to one knee and proposed. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.”
We communicate well with our guests on their food needs and cultural background to understand the details required for the perfect menu that suits them.”
Nathan was born and raised in Surrey, U.K. He began his career as a chef in his home town. Through working at different restaurants, he learned the intricacies and skills of classical French techniques and two decades of culinary experience has made him an expert on European dining. His passion and know-how, drawn from his classical training with British and French influences, have enhanced the Gunners' Barracks a La Carte offerings and revitalized the traditional high tea service.
Considering the age span of high tea patrons, Nathan Darling focuses on using the freshest ingredients possible for a remarkable menu in which the classic flavours and combinations will appeal to all guests, young and old.
The tea varieties, the delicacies, the environment, and the heritage - Gunners' Barracks has them all. What better way to honour the timeless tradition of high tea than in this historic and enchanting establishment?
Mr. Manuel Spinola, founder of Grand Pacific Group