You can hire our lawns!
The Cammeray Croquet Club could be the ideal site for your next function. What better way to socialise than with an interesting and absorbing game that is easy to learn and gets everyboy involved. After or during the game you can chat over a drink under the shade of our trees looking out over the lawns. Whether you have in mind a birthday party, buck's or hen's night or a corporate function we offer something different at a very reasonable cost. You never know, you may even decide to take up the croquet as your sport, we hope you will! Check out our video. Video
We are one of the few croquet clubs in NSW where you can play under lights. So you can hold your function at any time...
The Club is easily accessible by public transport. It is a short walk from the bus stop opposite Watson St in Neutral Bay. The M30 services this stop from the inner West and the City. There are also frquent buses from Wynyard, North Sydney, Chatswood, Mosman and Manly.
There is parking in Park Avenue (2/4/8 hour restrictions in business hours) and in Ernest St (but not between3 pm and 7 pm weekdays)
The entrance to the Club is via a pathway besides the Tennis club opposite 49 Park Ave (GPS input)..
What you get
The clubhouse has tables and chairs and a kitchen with refrigerator. A two burner gas BBQ can be hired.
Croquet equipment (mallets, balls hoops) are available for use. We set up the lawns and roster a member of the club to open up for you and give you a ten minute lesson (that's all it needs) on the game of Golf Croquet. This is a game where two teams of up to four players each compete against each other. Each player plays in turn with their own coloured ball and the idea is to be the first to put your ball through the next hoop in sequence. Once anyone is through, that hoop is "dead", and you go for the next hoop. We will teach you how to hold and swing the mallet and some simple rules.
We have two lawns, so 16 people can be having fun playing this fast moving game at the same time.
Your guests simply need to wear flat soled shoes and please, no alcohol is to be cosumed on the lawns.
Our clubrooms and lawnside areas are available for you to use but you will need to do your own catering.
At a time you specify a club member will come and un-set the lawns and lock up.
What it costs and how to book
$17 per person with a minimum hire charge of $255. BBQ $30 extra. For hiring at night when the lights for the lawns are used there is an extra charge of $50. No deposit is needed but a fee of $100 may be charged for a late cancellation on a date when another client had requested a booking.
Restrictions - please note!
Maximum party size 40
It is a condition of our lease that all functions must conclude before 10 pm
All guests must wear flat-soled shoes
The lawns are closed for top dressing in early Summer - the precise date depends on the weather. This work is done by North Sydney Council and we usually get less than 2 weeks notice. So for bookings in Summer there is a slight possibility we may need to ask you to move your event if it turns out maintenance works are scheduled on the original booking day.
Preferred times for external hires are Friday afternoon after 1.30 and Saturday or Sunday afternoon after 4 pm