Bert’s, Merivale’s elegant yet informal brasserie and bar overlooking the pristine Pittwater estuary at The Newport, is now available for weddings and private soirees. Led by an impressive line-up of hospitality talent – Executive Chef Jordan Toft, Group Sommelier MS Franck Moreau and Group Bars Manager Sam Egerton – the team at Bert’s offers bespoke epicurean experiences individually tailored to the unique needs of guests.
Whimsical and nostalgic, Bert’s can hold up to 150 seated guests and offers a range of chic spaces perfect for a destination wedding or special occasion. The open kitchen accented by charcoal ovens and Basque grills is the centrepiece, which opens up to an elegant brasserie and cocktail lounge with antique furnishings and ornate features. The curved room sits beneath a grand wicker ceiling and is lined with plush booths overlooking large windows with views over stunning Pittwater, while the champagne bar is the ideal spot for welcome drinks before or night caps. Jade green and coral pink sing throughout, enhancing the sun-drenched space and providing the perfect palette for a waterside wedding.
Executive Chef Jordan Toft’s coastal European-inspired food is designed to share, with celebration firmly in mind. Guests can start off with classic offerings of natural oysters, dressed crab and toasted brioche canapés followed by leafy salads and charcuterie from the larder. For mains, they can choose lobster from the tank, a selection of beef or whole fish roasted in the charcoal oven or cooked over the basque grills, accompanied by simple preparations of vegetables. Dessert is decadent and fun, finishing off the celebration in style.
To complement the incredible food offering, Bert’s boasts a 750-strong wine selection and classic, elegant cocktails. Bespoke menus and packages can be designed to suit seated shared-style functions or stand-up cocktail events, with packages starting from around $150 per person.
Guests will also have the option to continue their celebrations in the magnificent grounds of The Newport with its eclectic range of spaces in which to enjoy, and exclusive use of The Newport’s personal bus service can be arranged to transport guests.
The surrounding Northern Beaches suburbs are home to endless idyllic locations for those looking to wed by the water before retreating for an unforgettable reception at Bert’s. The events team can help organise the perfect ceremony location, like Yachtsman’s Paradise, a recreational wharf that provides the perfect spot to tie the nuptials just around the corner from Bert’s.
“We are thrilled to add Bert’s to Merivale’s wedding venue portfolio; it is truly beautiful space that immediately transports you to another world”, says Kathy Savill, Chief Sales Officer. “Combined with our exceptional service and award-winning events team, Bert’s offers a wedding celebration like no other. It’s a perfect slice of European magic in one of Sydney’s most spectacular coastal destinations”.