Top Function Rooms Sydney for Hire

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652 Function venues for hire in Sydney

24 - 350 Person Event Space

11 Hickson Road Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

96 - 350 Person Event Space

Terrace Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Park, Sydney NSW 2000

21 - 130 Person Event Space

11 Hickson Road Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

100 - 200 Person Event Space

11 Hickson Road Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

140 - 350 Person Event Space

Level 2/100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia

200 - 650 Person Event Space

Balcony Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

25 - 220 Person Event Space

Terrace Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Park, Sydney NSW 2000

80 Person Event Space

125 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

36 - 60 Person Meeting Space

300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia

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Sydney Function Venue Hire Guide

Sydney is one of Australia’s liveliest cities and one of the most visited destinations in the country for both social and corporate events. The vibrant city offers thousands of function venues for a wide variety of occasions, so whether you're hosting an important meeting, a corporate function, or a wedding reception, you won't run out of excellent venue choices in Sydney.

Top spots for Sydney function venues

Sydney has a wide range of event spaces for any occasion, capacity and budget. Check out these neighbourhoods for some of the best event spaces in Sydney NSW:

Sydney CBD

You'll find heaps of ideal function venues for corporate events in Sydney's Central Business District. The area is known for having some of the top hotel function spaces, restaurants, bars and cafes with rooms available for private hire.

Sydney CBD hotels are often luxurious and have a large variety of function rooms to choose from. Most Sydney CBD venues come with an amazing view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Opera House. Some of the older establishments in this area have been around for decades and have hosted some fascinating meetings during their history.

Sydney Harbour

If you're looking for function venues around Sydney Harbour, look no further than Clifton Gardens. If you have a larger budget and want more of a resort-like experience for your next event, try booking an outdoor venue by the water. You'll find stunning period homes that will complement any theme and are situated right on the harbour foreshore near Milsons Point. 

Sydney East

Professional sports events and conferences love using spaces in this neighbourhood because it's close to the International Convention Centre, which is right next door to Darling Harbour. The heart of Sydney East is based around a large park that runs parallel to the waterfront and is neighboured by attractions such as Chinatown, the Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Aquarium.

Businesses often use function rooms in Sydney East because it's close to the Central Business District. You'll find tons of nice outdoor venues here with pool areas close to Darling Harbour if you want a more unique experience for your next conference or wedding reception.

The Rocks/Circular Quay/Elizabeth Bay

Want something different from these other corporate event locations? Try booking an indoor function venue in The Rocks or Circular Quay. They're both great for events that are on a smaller scale, such as business luncheons and cocktail soirees. If you're looking for something a bit more intimate, check out some of the function spaces in Elizabeth Bay or Potts Point – they offer unique settings that can be hard to find elsewhere.

Surry Hills

Surry Hills has a long list of event spaces that can accommodate any type of function. This is an up and coming area of Sydney with lots of character. From rustic to industrial, there's an amazing function venue for everyone in Surry Hills.

South Coogee

If you're looking for a unique function venue there are plenty of unusual ones dotted around the city. For example, how about the Aquarium Darling Harbour (who knew they had function rooms)? Or The Rocks Discovery Museum? Or even better, what about the secret garden at Taronga Zoo?  You could also choose to have your meeting on a boat or go for a harbour cruise when you're finished. There's no shortage of options!

Popular event spaces for Sydney functions

To create the right feel for your event, you need to pick your venue type carefully. An event space that works great for a business presentation may not be the best choice for a team-building activity or an end of year party.

Here are some of the most popular venue types for functions in Sydney:

Private dining room

These spaces are available all over Sydney. The setup of these function spaces usually includes a long table in the middle, with chairs around it and a food service area at one end (this could be set up by the caterers or by your staff). Private rooms can be booked for parties of various sizes. Some function venues will have private dining rooms that can accommodate parties from 10 to 200 people.

Hotel function rooms

Event spaces of this type are super convenient as they give you access to the other hotel facilities, such as a ballroom or meeting rooms. The set-up is similar to that of ordinary function spaces (long tables with chairs around them), but hotels tend to have better furniture and equipment in their function areas, and the layout can be configured to your suit your needs.

Arts and entertainment venues

These venues host various types of events, from private functions to concerts. Their facilities vary widely, so make sure to check on the venue's capacity before booking one for your event, especially if it will require space for audio-visual equipment.


Choose from a wide range of dining experiences at some of Sydney’s finest restaurants. You can also hire them for intimate weddings or private parties in their café/ bar areas. These locations provide full catering services with personalized menus that match your theme and budget.

What to look for in a Sydney function venue

When you're looking for function venues in Sydney, you need to have some idea of what you're going to use it for, and of course how many people are coming. This will help you decide on a particular type of venue that is suitable for your event. Here are some other elements to consider when researching Sydney venues:


Some function venues have amazing interiors with that elusive wow factor but aren't really practical for your event. Think about the purpose of your event and the mood you're trying to set as you scout for venues. You need to consider things like whether your guests will need special equipment for presentations, or if they'll be cooking anything during the event itself.

Catering options

There are so many different catering options available these days that it's hard to pick just one. Think about what style of food and drink you're planning to offer at your event, and whether you want everything in-house or whether you'll outsource some aspects of the food and beverages.

For formal events with an emphasis on good dining, look for function venues with top-rated kitchens or with ties to renowned restaurants or caterers. For more informal gatherings, you can go with the in-house catering or choose from many catering and food options nearby.


Make sure you consider accessibility for the elderly, disabled and members of your party with special needs. Find function venues that are wheelchair-friendly and have special facilities to make the event more enjoyable for people with disabilities.

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