Historic venue reimagined in the Southern Highlands

Historic venue Berrima Vault House has opened its doors in the Southern Highlands.

Originally hand built by convicts in 1844, Berrima Vault House is a contemporary, historic 5-star hospitality venue and private members club brought to life through the vision of a team of local and global experts including former Global Creative Director of Soho House, Dan Flower, a bespoke art program by internationally acclaimed curator Ali Hillman, who was responsible for Microsoft founder, Paul Allen’s, art collection in his private members clubs in London and Los Angeles, and Stuart Holt, the founder of Royal award-winning UK architecture and design company Javelin Block, who specialises in rejuvenating old buildings.

“When I first saw this building it was clear there was a special canvas to work with,” said Si Philby, Berrima Vault House’s founder and CEO.

“The property has a series of spaces, including unseen rooms that have stood the test of time, with unbelievable history. The original jail cells with their stone walls built by convicts are now private dining rooms, for example.

“We have curated a specific team with local expertise and world class credentials, to bring the building back to life for the 21st century to continue to tell the story of the building but in a modern way.”

Berrima Vault House also includes a three-bedroom boutique accommodation offering, known as ‘The Courthope Residence’ with a concierge on hand to offer anything guests might need.