23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay TAS 7005  03 6223 1977

Function Venue

The Derwent Sailing Squadron is a beautiful venue for birthdays, weddings, special occasions and corporate events. Entrance by yacht or water taxi can be arranged, and ceremonies can be held on the waterfront lawn.

Birthdays, weddings & special occasions

A comprehensive menu is available, which caters for a wide range of tastes and special dietary requirements. The kitchen uses the freshest Tasmanian seafood and produce. The functions team are more than happy to work to a budget and can cater for any requirement, from a simple but filling alternate drop buffet to a barbecue or a lavish sit-down meal.

The dining room can accommodate up to 120 guests in comfort for a sit-down meal and up to 160 for a cocktail party. There is also onsite parking for 90 cars.

To discuss hosting a special occasion or event at the Derwent Sailing Squadron, please contact us on 03 6223 1977 or email

Corporate events

In addition to the spacious dining room, bar and waterfront BBQ lawn, the clubhouse features a boardroom which comfortably seats 12, a training room which comfortably seats 20, and the Trophy Room which can be opened up as part of the dining room or closed off as a separate break-out room. A digital projector, screen, TV, whiteboard and flipchart, as well as free WiFi throughout, are all available for use.

The club’s functions team is a talented and versatile group happy to cater for all needs. Morning and afternoon tea, coffee, pastries and snacks and can be supplied to keep delegates refreshed and alert, while meal options include anything from a working lunch or buffet to a sit-down meal. A popular choice is a gourmet barbecue on the waterfront lawn.

An afternoon sail on the river can be arranged, and indeed is highly recommended, as either a team building exercise or as a reward for a job well done.

To discuss hosting a special occasion or event at the Derwent Sailing Squadron, please contact us on 03 6223 1977 or email

Photo credit for Stu and Sarah’s wedding: Adam Gibson Photographer

Photo credit for Mike and Michelle’s wedding: Karen Brown Photography

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