Top Function Rooms Sydney for Hire
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Best Sydney Function Venues for Hire
Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney
100 Seated • 200 Standing
Elizabeth Street, Sydney
750 Seated • 650 Standing
Macquarie St, Sydney
30 Seated • 200 Standing
Wheat Rd, Sydney
216 Seated • 400 Standing
George St, Sydney
500 Seated • 1000 Standing
Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
204 Seated • 350 Standing
Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney
312 Seated • 475 Standing
Elizabeth Street, Sydney
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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 your special occasion, so whether you're hosting an important meeting, a birthday party, a cocktail party, a Christmas party, 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:
You'll find tons of function venues for corporate events in Sydney's CBD (Central Business District). The area is known for having some of the top hotel function spaces, restaurants, cocktail 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 for your next event. Most Sydney CBD venues are conveniently located near public transport.
Some of our favourite venues throughout Sydney's Central Business District include: Verandah Bar, ivy, Doltone House - Hyde Park, Kittyhawk, Establishment, Reign QVB, Parliament House Sydney, 360 Bar and Dining, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and Royal Exchange.
North Shore - North Sydney, Mosman
If you're looking for a function room with panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, look no further than Mosman & Clifton Gardens. There are a number of incredible venues that are perfect for weddings and luxurious corporate functions such as Sergeants' Mess, Gunners Barracks and Athol Hall.
North Sydney's bustling business district is perfect for corporate events with many serviced offices, hotels and coworking spaces close to public transport and only a short trip over the bridge. There are also a number of amazing venues with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge such as View Sydney and Sails Lavender Bay.
Darling Harbour is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sydney, and it's also a great place to find conference venues. There are a number of hotels and dedicated function venues in the area from Pyrmont to Cockle Bay Wharf that offer function rooms for hire, as well as plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that would be ideal for a corporate event or private party.
Popular venues in the area include Dockside, Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf, Doltone House Darling Island Wharf, L'Aqua, Pyrmont Bridge Hotel, Hard Rock Cafe Sydney and the International Convention Centre.
Eastern Suburbs - Bondi Beach, Coogee, Watsons Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay
If you're looking for a venue with a view of the ocean, look no further than Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach. Here you'll find many bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes dotted along the coastline to host your next function. With Bondi being situated outside of the city, it's a bit harder for guests to get there from across Sydney, however, it's well worth the trip!
If you're looking for a lux venue in Sydney's East with views of the harbour then suburbs like Watsons Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay are perfect.
The Rocks, Circular Quay
Looking for a venue with views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, the The Rocks or Circular Quay are where you want to be. If you're looking to blow the socks off your guests and create a memorable event, we recommend checking out venues like Sydney Opera House, Campbell's Stores, Hyde Hacienda, Pullman Quay Grand , Cruise Bar, Bar Ombre and Pier One.
Inner East - Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Potts Point
Surry Hills and the suburbs of the Inner East like Darlinghurst, Paddington and Potts Point have 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.
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 options are available all over Sydney. The setup of these versatile 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 private parties of various sizes. Some function venues will have private dining rooms that can accommodate parties from 10 to 200 people.
Hotel function rooms
Hotel event spaces are perfect for a multi-day conference or residential conferences as they give you access to hotel facilities such as accommodation, large function spaces, private function rooms, breakout rooms and small meeting rooms. Hotels can typically facilitate any type of room layout and have in-house AV equipment.
Arts and entertainment venues
These venues host various types of events, from private events 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 and bars. You can also hire them for intimate weddings or cocktail parties in their café/ bar areas. These locations provide full catering services with personalised menus that match your theme and budget.
What to look for in a Sydney function venue
When you're looking for a versatile space 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, whether that's an entire venue or part of the venue. 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.
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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Frequently Asked Questions
How much do Sydney function venues cost?
Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Sydney function rooms cost between 50 per person and 75 per person. For example, a 100 person function 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 function venues?
Here are some of our favourite Sydney function venues: 1. Verandah Bar 2. Sofitel Sydney Wentworth 3. Greenwood Hotel 4. Establishment 5. Botanic House 6. L'Aqua 7. Pier One Sydney Harbour 8. Ivy Sydney 9. Terrace on the Domain Sydney 10. Cruise Bar
How do I find and book Sydney function venues?
Finding and booking a Sydney function venue is easy with VenueNow, simply follow these steps: 1. Enter Sydney as your location and function 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 function 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 function 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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