Prime Minister says “Doltone is the standard”

We have reached a significant milestone that we would like to share with our valued clients and extended Doltone House family. Doltone House is celebrating 50 Golden Years of the brand from where it all started, our first venue, Sylvania Waters.

A warm and sincere thank you to all our clients, colleagues and industry friends for helping us reach this monumental milestone. Your event success has been our success.

We have come a long way – 25 years ago Paul Signorelli, Executive Chairman; Anna Cesarano, Chief Executive Officer and Nina Milazzo, Chief Operating Officer acquired Doltone House in Sylvania Waters from the Stubbs family.


Over 50 years, Doltone House has delivered over 67,000 events across our venue collection and catering services.

On Friday 25 October, we marked the occasion with an official plaque reveal by The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia in the presence of The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP, Attorney General and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Councillor Carmelo Pesce, Mayor of Sutherland Shire along with industry associations and family members.


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The Prime Minister Scott Morrison MP, remarked on the entrepreneurial nature, bravery, ambition and strong family ties of the Signorelli family who remain at the helm of Doltone House.


Mr Morrison said “Family gives a sense of love and welcome. When I think of the Signorelli family, who have been in business for so long, I think of a family who has an intense love and passion for each other, and that love overflows into the community they serve.


“I go to a lot of event places all around the country and I can tell you there are none better than Doltone,” he said.


“Doltone is the standard. It is not just the quality of the food or the quality attention that is put into how the room is set. Nothing is too hard. That’s a culture. It’s not just a business seeking to make a buck, it’s a business seeking to make a difference in the lives of its customers. They understand there is trust in them to take carriage of these important events.” – The Hon. Scott Morrison Prime Minister MP


Premier Gladys Berejiklian said in a videoed message, “It’s hard to be in Sydney and not have a connection to Doltone House”. Doltone House is part of the fabric of Sydney”.



From left to right: Anna Cesarano, Cheif Executive Officer; Paul Signorelli, Executive Chairman; The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia; Dolly Stubbs, Original Owner; Fina Signorelli; Nina Milazzo, Cheif Operating Officer; Councillor Carmelo Pesce, Mayor of Sutherland Shire.


The ambition for Doltone House has always been based on one thing – delivering exceptional and personalised service.

“We believe we’ve had success because we’ve kept what is important, great service and exceptional product. Even today our clients know they can reach out to us personally – they know we absolutely care about every single event,” said Mr Signorelli.

The Signorelli family now operates six venues and over 30 event spaces. They will open Doltone House at Club Marconi in 2020. Doltone House Deepwater Park an event destination precinct in Milperra, is planned to launch in 2025. The group have more projects in the pipeline.

Over 50 Years Doltone House:

  • Have hosted 67,415 events
  • Have served 1,500,899 sandwiches at conferences
  • Have served 4,765,622 entrees, mains and desserts served at business events
  • Have served 5,614,224 canapes served at business events
  • 1,918,450 pasta dishes served at wedding and social events
  • 5,821,450 entrees, mains and desserts served at wedding and social events
  • 7,274,100 canapes served at wedding and social event
  • The largest event at a Doltone House venue: 2,500pax
  • 552 staff members
  • 86% staff retention rate over the last 18-months
  • 18 staff have worked at Doltone House for 10 years or more
  • 30 staff have worked at Doltone House for 5-9 years


Once again, a big thank you to all of our clients for helping us reach this monumental milestone. As always, please feel free to reach out to us.


We look forward to seeing you at your next event.

Paul Signorelli, Anna Cesarano, Nina Milazzo and the entire Doltone House team

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