We honour Marion Mahony and her creative contribution to the magnificent city of Canberra, from our stunning lakeside vantage, ‘The Marion’.

Inspired by one of Canberra’s most legendary creative partnerships.

Her name was Marion Mahony, and her impact on Lake Burley Griffin and Canberra has been under represented in our collective history, until now.

While we credit Walter Burley Griffin as the founding mastermind of Canberra’s civic design, few know of Marion Mahony, Walter’s long time creative and romantic collaborator, who’s contribution to the design of Canberra’s iconic city and lake has gone largely undocumented and unrecognised.

“Many know her in relation to her work undertaken for Frank Lloyd Wright, and with her husband and business partner Walter Burley Griffin, but she was an incredible architect in her own right. As a woman beginning her career in the 1890’s, being able to stand on her own two feet was no easy task for Mahony, despite her clear talent.” – Hames Sharley, Architects

In the spirit of celebrating this marriage of minds and those unsung visionaries erased from books of time, we honour Marion Mahony and her creative contribution to Canberra with ‘The Marion’.

Walter Burley Griffin & Marion Mahony

Walter, you haven’t been forgotten.

Opening in December 2021, The Marion dining room’s informal ally Walter Café & Kiosk will welcome Canberrans seeking a more unbuttoned, casual take on daytime dining and refreshment.

About our team

The Marion and Walter have been created by one of the iconic names in Australian dining and private events. Grand Pacific Group are the names behind spectacular venues The Tea Room QVB, Gunners’ Barracks, Dunbar House, Sergeants' Mess and The Blue Room Bondi, and we are delighted to bring our passion for quality events and hospitality to the people of Canberra.

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Passion for quality hospitality

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Our people are what make us shine. Our dedicated and loyal team are our family­, employed exclusively, which means everyone takes ownership of what they do.

We champion old-fashioned values of impeccable grooming, respect, courtesy, and service beyond expectation, evident everywhere. From the moment clients engage with us through to the day of their event, there is nothing they’ll want for, and nothing that has gone unchecked.

It’s all in the detail, and details are what we do best.

If this sounds like you, please engage us for future opportunities.

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