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Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

Commercial Filming and Photography

The IDEAL heritage location for commercial filming and photography

Our beautiful heritage-listed building is a filmmaker’s dream, featuring exquisite free Renaissance and Palazzo-style architecture, and retaining many original features from the 1920s – a stunning film location!

The building features an abundance of natural light, unique Art Deco detail, and a fabulous “vintage vibe”. Various private rooms, bars and lounge areas, quirky corridors, majestic lobbies and stairwells, create a haven for a wide variety of filming and photographic genres.

One of the most highly coveted areas of the building is the magnificent grand dining room complete with gorgeous sunlit alcoves, tall Ionic pilasters, ornate cornices, crystal chandeliers, and a romantic orchestral balcony.

Built, owned and operated by the NSW Masonic Club, the building is of huge cultural significance to Sydney and the Club maintains a comprehensive program of refurbishment, renovation and restoration. Many parts of the building retain their original purpose and have been restored to their original condition.

Unique Features

  • 1920s dining room with orchestral balcony
  • Steinway piano
  • Parquetry dance floor
  • Boardroom with wainscotting and finished in rosewood
  • Cenotaph, war memorial
  • Bowral trachyte and Sydney sandstone facade
  • Doric columns and circular-headed windows
  • Tessellated pavement featuring Italian white and Belgian black marble

Filming and Photographic Haven

Our property provides the perfect setting for a variety of commercial applications, whether it be filming television series, music videos or product TVCs to high fashion editorial shoots.

Filmmakers and photographers have carried out many successful shoots including TV interviews, pilot shows, fashion shoots and commercials. Onsite accommodation, plenty of storage and a designated loading zone make filming in Sydney CBD a breeze.

Our reasonable location fees suit any production budget and the income supports our not-for-profit organisation in preserving one of Sydney’s most iconic treasures!

  • Media shoots
  • Commercial shoots
  • Fashion shoots
  • Editorial shoots
  • Music Videos
  • Feature films
  • TV series filming
  • Video production
  • Commercial photography
  • Student photography

Get in Touch

For more information or to book our hotel contact our team on (02) 9284 1006, or email [email protected]

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Image Credits: Cubic Films TV Pilot ’The Rules’, Jetty Blue Photography, Virginia is for Lovers


Our highest priority in these changing times is the health, safety, and security of our guests, Team Members, and Contractors. We adopt a strict a set of COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure that you feel confident when visiting our premises. QR code scanning is compulsory upon entry to the building.

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Christmas Trading - Dining & Bars

Christmas and New Year Trading Hours


Friday 22nd December 2023
Lounge (Level 2) - Open from 10am to 3pm -Lunch is served from 12pm to 2pm (Last Day of Trading)
Reagh Bar (Ground Floor) - Open from 5pm (Last Day of Trading)

Monday 25th December 2023 – Christmas Day Lunch
Cellos Grand Dining Room, level 4 – for pre-bookings only
$180 per person.  Member price $170 per person.  

Tuesday 26th December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024
Lounge (Level 2) is closed. The Reagh Bar (Ground Floor) is open for guests to relax in.
Limited beverages and snacks are available through Reception.

Tuesday 2nd January 2024 to Friday 19th January 2024
Lounge (Level 2) is open for Members & Guests, weekdays from 10am to 3pm.
Limited Beverages and light snack menu available.

Monday 22nd January 2024 onwards
Lounge (Level 2) reopens with full meal & beverage service available.
Open from 10am to 3pm (Lunch is served from 12pm to 2pm)

Tuesday 30th January 2024 onwards
Reagh Bar (Ground Floor) reopens from 5pm


A light Continental Breakfast will be offered daily in the Reagh Bar, Ground Floor from 7am to 9.30am for Hotel Guests. A la Carte Breakfast is not available during Christmas and New Year holidays. A la Carte is back on Monday 22nd January 2024.

CHAPTER 5.1 CAFÉ – Ground Floor

Open during the holiday period, 23rd December to 14th January, including weekends, from 7am to 12 Noon.


Cellos is closed for annual maintenance and reopens from Wednesday 31st January 2024.

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