Top Engagement Party Venues Sydney for Hire

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Best Sydney Engagement Party Venues for Hire

Elizabeth Street, Sydney

70 Standing

Phillip Ln, Sydney

25 Seated • 100 Standing

Stanley St, Darlinghurst

50 Seated • 100 Standing

Marathon Ave, Darling Point

100 Seated • 150 Standing

Thomas Street, Haymarket

80 Standing

Hickson Rd, Sydney

80 Seated • 120 Standing

Kent St, Sydney

30 Seated • 50 Standing

Barrack St, Sydney

50 Seated • 100 Standing

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Sydney Engagement Party Venue Hire Guide

If you are thinking of hosting an engagement party, there is no shortage of venues in Sydney to choose from. Whether you want a small intimate affair or a large celebration with all your closest friends and family, it's important that the venue reflects these needs.

Planning an engagement party can be a daunting task, and you'll want to get it right the first time. To help save you some stress, we've put together this guide to help you plan an unforgettable engagement party in Sydney.

What should you consider before choosing a venue in Sydney for your engagement party?

Before you start planning your engagement soiree, there are a number of factors to consider when looking for an engagement party venue. You can also check out our Engagement Party FAQs, which have everything you need to know when planning this special occasion.

The party vibe - Firstly, what kind of vibe do you want the engagement party to have? Do you want guests to be able to chat and mingle with each other or will it only involve only your nearest and dearest sharing a multi-course dinner? Do you want a casual gathering or a formal night?

Budget - One of the biggest factors is cost. What’s your budget for this engagement party event? How much can you reasonably spend without dipping too much into your wedding fund? In Sydney, there are engagement party venues to accommodate all budgets.

Venue features - You'll also want to consider the venue's amenities. How important is it that your engagement party venue has an outdoor space? How big of a dance floor do you need? Does it matter whether there are bathrooms on-site, a kitchen area, or easy access to public transit such as buses and trains?

Venue size - How many guests do you expect to invite? Make sure the venue can accommodate your guest list comfortably with enough room for everyone to mingle. Do you need the entire venue or just a section of it?

Date and time availability - When are you looking to have the party? Make sure to check the venue's availability for your preferred date and time. Most venues will require a minimum number of hours to book, usually starting from 4 hours. Others may have blackout dates due to prior events or maintenance.

Venue type - Finally, do you have a preference for indoor or outdoor venues? If you are looking to create an intimate engagement party with family and friends, a smaller venue such as a restaurant, bar or bistro is ideal. Meanwhile, waterfront venues provide a unique engagement party experience, especially those with full views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

Popular engagement party venues in Sydney

From luxurious hotel ballrooms to sprawling gardens with water features, there is a wide range of unique engagement party venues in Sydney. Some popular locations include:

Private dining rooms can be a great option for intimate events and are perfect for small or large groups. Restaurants and bistros often have a private dining room or section that can cater to functions like an engagement party.

Garden spaces are brilliant for hosting an engagement party. The lush greenery offers a serene and light-filled atmosphere, perfect for your pre or post-event photos.

Rooftop spaces are often overlooked as engagement party venues in Sydney but they can be an excellent choice because of the stunning views. These spaces make you feel like you're high above the city with spectacular vantage points of the Sydney CBD.

Speakeasy-style bars with sleek furniture and luxurious chandeliers can add a touch of glamour to any event.

Waterfront venues make the most of the beautiful Sydney beaches. These waterfront spaces often offer gorgeous city and water views from floor-to-ceiling windows.

Still undecided? Why not check out these 10 amazing Sydney engagement party venues.

How much does it cost to hire a venue for an engagement party in Sydney?

In Sydney, the cost of hosting an engagement party ranges from AUD 1000 to 5000. The factors that determine the total cost are:

The venue - Type of venue, such as a restaurant or lounge. Function spaces in urban hotels, for instance, typically cost more than, say, your local watering hole. Size of the venue. In general, the larger the venue capacity, the higher the rate. A venue with a capacity of 200 guests will be more expensive than one that can only accommodate 50.

The date - Month and time of year. If you host an engagement party on a weekday morning in July it will likely be less expensive, whereas holding it on a Friday evening in September will likely be more expensive.

Food and beverage options - Type of food and beverage being offered (per person). An all-inclusive, high-end affair is going to cost more than an alcohol only event. Type of menu, with an unlimited buffet and alcoholic beverages costing more than, say, hot canapés served with tea and coffee. Catering from a bistro or cafe will be less expensive than from a hotel restaurant. Package rates are based on the food and beverage minimum spend for a set number of guests. The selection of alcohol at the venue. Dinner usually starts at AUD 25 per guest with selected drinks from AUD 11-18 each (plus GST).

The event package and amenities - For example, an event at a rooftop bar with cocktails and food may cost AUD 1000-2500 in Sydney whereas an event on the waterfront without catering might come to about AUD 500-800 depending on how many people

What are some engagement party ideas to kick off the wedding journey?

Engagement parties can range from being very casual backyard get-togethers to more formal event celebrations. Many couples decide on a theme for their engagement party in order to get their guests excited about the event.

There are many event and venue options in Sydney for hosting a themed engagement party to celebrate with friends. Popular themes for celebrating an engagement include:

Destination Dinner Party

Arrangements are made for the event to take place in a restaurant or location that is considered a "destination."

Cocktail Party Under the Stars

Light hors d'oeuvres and cocktails are served as guests sip, nibble and mingle. A rooftop bar is the perfect spot for cocktails and dancing the night away to live music.

Neighbourhood Barbecue

A low key event that friends and family can enjoy without any fuss or feathers.

Should I throw an engagement party?

Hosting an engagement party is a great way to celebrate your wedding. It's the perfect time for the engaged couple's loved ones to come together in celebration of an event that is just around the corner: your big day!

Engagement parties can also be the perfect venue for the bride and groom-to-be's families to spend some quality bonding time together, catching up on all of their recent news. It is also an opportunity for loved ones from near and far to meet one another before your wedding day.

Discover the best engagement party venues in Sydney

An event is only as good as its location, so it's important to find a venue that fits comfortably into the couple's style, personality and budget.

If you want something ultra-chic with lots of wow factor, an elegant event space in the Sydney CBD is perfect for an engagement bash! If you're looking for something more casual, how about celebrating in one of the many hip bars around the city?

Looking for the perfect setting for a Sydney engagement party? You're in luck. VenueNow has thousands of function venues for hire in Sydney and across Australia. Contact us today for more information on our full range of services!

Suburbs to find the best engagement party venues

Sydney CBD

Sydney CBD is a stunning city district in Australia. It's the central business hub and focuses on commerce, finance, culture and entertainment industries. The term Sydney CBD can refer to both the metro area that includes other metropolitan areas like Parramatta where this vibrant district has also emerged or it can simply refer to all of Sydney’s commercial districts. No matter how you use Sydney CBD be prepared for an exciting day as there are many interesting and beautiful parts to explore!

Surry Hills

There is so much to do in Surry Hills that it can be difficult to decide where you want your engagement party. Whether you’re looking for a high-end cocktail bar, an informal wine and cheese night or some traditional entertainment like live music or bingo games, there are plenty of options. The best part? You can find all these amazing engagement party venues within walking distance! Your special day just got better!


Bondi is a beachside suburb, with many amazing waterfront venues that are perfect for hosting your event. With its gorgeous beaches and unmatched array of spaces to rent, Bondi Beach might just be Sydney's favourite place in the city. Whether you're looking to throw an intimate birthday bash or need somewhere spacey enough for your company's meeting - there's something waiting here at this iconic destination.

North Sydney

North Sydney is located in a suburb of the greater metropolitan area. North Sydney has many event spaces that are perfect for hosting an engagement party event including bars, restaurants and function rooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Sydney engagement venues cost?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Sydney engagement venues cost between 50 per person and 75 per person. For example, a 100 person engagement would cost approximately 5000-7500. Costs may differ based on your food and beverage requirements, AV requirements, event date and time and the type of venue you decide to book.

What are the top Sydney engagement venues?

Here are some of our favourite Sydney engagement venues: 1. Villa Orme 2. Greenwood Hotel 3. Kent St Hotel 4. Kittyhawk 5. Dunbar House 6. Botanic House 7. Pyrmont Bridge Hotel 8. Café Del Mar 9. Campbell Stores 10. Cyren Bar Grill Seafood

How do I find and book Sydney engagement venues?

Finding and booking a Sydney engagement venue is easy with VenueNow, simply follow these steps: 1. Enter Sydney as your location and engagement as your event type into VenueNow's search engine. 2. Narrow down your search results by entering more filters such as number of people, event date, room layout and budget. 3. Send enquiries to venues to request pricing and availability (we recommend sending 3-5 enquiries to different venues to ensure you get the best price). 4. Review your quotes and connect directly with your favourite venues to book a site visit and finalise your booking. 5. Host your event!

How far in advance should I book a Sydney engagement venue?

On average, VenueNow customers book a Sydney venue 90 days in advance of the event. For larger events and event dates in December we recommend allowing additional time as there may be limited availability.

Can VenueNow help me find a Sydney engagement venue?

We sure can! VenueNow's team of Venue Booking Experts can help you find the perfect venue, collect quotes from multiple venues on your behalf, negotiate the best price with venues and book venues, all for free. Simply send us your event brief and our team will be in contact with venue recommendations within 24-48 hours.

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