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The Top 10 Corporate Retreat Venues Sydney


Darling Rooms and Quay Room 1 at Dockside

Function Venue

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

4.1 (279)



The Surry Rooftop at Rydges Sydney Central


28 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

4.1 (1900)



Terrace Room at L'Aqua

Function Venue

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

4.1 (323)



Harbour Room at 12 Micron

Function Venue

2/100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia

4.2 (580)



The Philip and Macquarie Combined Function Room at Atura Blacktown


32 Cricketers Arms Rd., Prospect NSW 2148, Australia

4.2 (1063)



Gold Room at L'Aqua

Function Venue

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

4.1 (323)



The Hunter Room 2 at Novotel Darling Harbour


Murray St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia

4.2 (4149)



The Elizabeth Room at Sir Stamford Circular Quay


93 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.3 (1288)



The Lady Fairfax Room -Georgian Style Dining & Meeting Space at Radisson Blu Sydney


27 O'Connell Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.5 (2204)



The Prince Albert Room at Sir Stamford Circular Quay


93 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.3 (1288)


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Sydney Corporate Retreat Venue Hire Guide

Sydney is a city made up of neighbourhoods that each have a different character and vibe. This makes Sydney an excellent place to hold corporate retreats. Some companies choose to simply stay in a hotel and conduct meetings there. But the best experiences come from being able to leave the office behind for a couple of days (or even just one day) and enjoy what the city has to offer. Our Sydney Corporate Retreat Venue Guide will help you navigate the neighbourhoods of Sydney so that you can make an educated decision on which one is the right location for your next corporate retreat.

Where will I find the best corporate retreat venue in Sydney?

There are several great neighbourhoods to choose from when looking for the perfect location for your company retreat. Here are some of the popular options:

Sydney CBD

If you're looking for a traditional business-centred venue, the Sydney CBD is where it's at. The central location makes it easy for everyone on the team to get there. Plus, there are numerous transportation options to and from the city centre.

You'll find plenty of amazing venues and event spaces in the CBD that would be the perfect place to hold corporate events. There are venues here where you can hold your team-building event, networking event, product launch and other company functions.

The venue for your corporate retreat plays a big role in creating an atmosphere conducive to learning and collaboration. Sydney has some stand-out venues for corporate retreats that you won't find anywhere else.

North Sydney

North Sydney is one of the most popular places to hold corporate retreats in Sydney. It's centrally located, has great transportation options, and has plenty of venues to choose from. Plus, North Sydney is home to some of the best views in the city.

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is a hub of activity and entertainment with plenty of corporate retreat venues for you to choose from. You'll find a wide selection of event spaces that are perfect for conducting business meetings or hosting other company activities. This vibrant harbourside suburb is home to some of Sydney's best pubs, bars and restaurants. That means you won't have to worry about where the after-party takes place when you host your corporate retreat in Darling Harbour.

The Rocks

The Rocks is another fantastic neighbourhood in Sydney that offers a unique and historic setting for your corporate retreat. This historic district is located at the southern end of the Sydney Central Business District, adjacent to Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour. At The Rocks, enjoy panoramic views of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Harbour beyond.


Mosman is an affluent neighbourhood located just across the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Sydney CBD. Mosman is a popular choice for those looking to hold their corporate retreat in a more relaxed and luxurious setting. This is a great place to host your team-building event or company function. There are plenty of top-notch venues to choose from, all of which will make your corporate retreat one to remember.


Located just a few kilometres from the CBD, Bondi is one of the best-known beaches in Australia. The trendy beachside suburb of Bondi has plenty of excellent venues for hosting corporate retreats.

Bondi's relaxed and easygoing atmosphere makes it perfect for a more casual and relaxed corporate event. It's a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and a great way to improve relations within the team. Just remember to bring along plenty of sunscreen and sunglasses!

Perhaps the best part of hosting your corporate event in Bondi is that you can take your team to the beach for a day or two without having to worry about travelling too far. The drive to the beach itself should be a memorable part of your retreat.


Ultimo is home to several office buildings, cafes and restaurants. The neighbourhood of Ultimo has all the amenities you need, making it an ideal location for holding corporate retreats in Sydney. You'll find plenty of venues here perfect for conducting meetings or hosting other events like team-building activities.

What types of corporate event venues are the most popular in Sydney?

There are so many amazing venues across Sydney that it can be difficult to pick just one. We've compiled a list of some of the types of venues that can be used for corporate retreats. You can also check out these 9 Corporate Venues with Team-Building Activities.

Beach resorts

Corporate retreats can be held at beaches as long as employees don't mind getting sand in their shoes. Many Sydneysiders love the beach and hosting a corporate retreat here will provide team members with an opportunity to bond over a shared interest.

Beaches are fantastic locations for outdoor activities like beach volleyball or touch rugby, which is why they're popular for corporate retreats. Your group can also hold team-building activities along the coast or in any of the facilities provided by the venue.

To give your team more chances to relax and unwind, spend at least a couple of days on the beach. You can book a private beach resort for your overnight stay. There are plenty of free parking spaces so that should be one less worry. Commuting back to the office or home won't be a problem either as Sydney's beaches are pretty accessible.


Hotels are perfect for corporate retreats, especially since they provide every amenity you might need. Most luxurious hotels have conference rooms or banquet halls that can be rented out for your exclusive use. You can hold your corporate retreat here and have the guests stay in luxury accommodation rooms. These versatile spaces can accommodate large groups and are equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, high-speed internet, and comfortable seating arrangements. The staff at these hotels are well-trained in handling corporate events and can assist you with organising activities and catering services.

Boost the team's morale further by spending time together in any of the hotel's amenities such as the gym, pool, spa, tennis court or bar. Hotels are the perfect locations for corporate events since your employees can also get a few drinks in any of the nearby bars, go shopping and enjoy the scenery.

Bars and pubs

Most bars in Sydney serve food, which is great if you're planning a more casual and intimate corporate event over food and drinks. You can find a bar with ample space for your whole team where you can hold your staff retreat.

Some pubs also offer entertainment, like live music or karaoke, which can be a great way for employees to let loose and have fun after a long day. Be sure to check out the pub's menu and other services they offer before selecting it as your venue.


Restaurants are another great option for hosting corporate retreats in Sydney. Most restaurants serve food and drinks, making them a convenient option for corporate meetings. The wide variety of cuisines offered by Sydney restaurants means that everyone will be able to find something they like on the menu. If you want somewhere with an extensive drinks menu, look for a bar or gastropub.


Cafes are another popular venue for conducting business meetings in Sydney. There are plenty of cafes in Sydney that have outdoor seating areas, making them perfect venues for team-building activities. This amazing venue is also a great venue for hosting breakfast and lunch meetings, especially if your group wants to try something different from the usual fare of sandwiches or burgers.

Still undecided? Why not consider these 7 Unique Corporate Retreat Venues.

Tips for planning a corporate retreat

Planning a successful corporate retreat requires careful consideration and attention to detail. Here are some helpful tips to ensure your event runs smoothly and achieves its goals:

Define your objectives

Clearly outline the objectives and goals of your corporate retreat. Are you looking to improve team communication, foster innovation, or simply reward your employees? Having a clear understanding of what you want to achieve will help guide all the decisions throughout the planning process.

Determine the budget for event

Once you have defined your objectives, it is important to determine the budget for your corporate retreat. This will help you make informed decisions about the venue, activities, and additional services you can include in your event.

Choose the right venue

With a wide range of spaces to choose from, remember to select a venue that aligns with your retreat objectives. Consider factors such as the size of the venue, type of event, available amenities, and the overall atmosphere. For example, if you're planning team-building activities, you might want a venue with outdoor space or recreational facilities. Are you looking for large venues or intimate spaces? The venue location should also be convenient for all attendees and easily accessible. It's important to choose a venue that is centrally located or easily accessible by public transportation and even near the Sydney Airport to ensure that everyone can attend without hassle.

Create an agenda

Are you planning single-day events or multi-day events? Develop a detailed agenda that outlines the schedule for the retreat. Include time for team activities, workshops or training sessions, and relaxation. Ensure that the agenda strikes a balance between structured activities and free time for networking and relaxation.

Engage your team

Involve your employees in the planning process. Seek their input on activities, workshop topics, and overall retreat theme. This not only ensures that the retreat is tailored to the needs and preferences of your team but also generates excitement and buy-in from participants.

Hire professional facilitators

Consider bringing in professional facilitators or trainers to lead workshops and team-building activities. With friendly and professional service, they can provide fresh insights and expertise, helping your team get the most out of the retreat. Professional facilitators are trained in creating engaging and interactive experiences that promote collaboration, problem-solving, and communication. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience in team dynamics and can provide valuable guidance on how to improve teamwork and achieve your retreat objectives.

Consider Facilities and Equipment

Apart from hiring professional facilitators, it's important to ensure that the venue you choose offers the necessary facilities and equipment to support your retreat activities. These include audio-visual equipment, such as projectors, screens, and sound systems for presentations and team-building exercises. Look for venues that have modern and reliable equipment to ensure smooth and efficient communication during your retreat.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Sydney corporate retreat venues cost?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Sydney corporate retreat venues cost between 100 per person and 150 per person. For example, a 30 person corporate retreat would cost approximately 3000-4500. 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 corporate retreat venues?

Here are some of our favourite Sydney corporate retreat venues:

  1. Fraser Suites Sydney
  2. Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
  3. Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
  4. Rydges Sydney Central
  5. Ottimo House
  6. Sir Stamford Circular Quay
  7. Mercure Sydney
  8. Pullman Sydney
  9. Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour
  10. Doltone House Hyde Park
  11. Parliament House Sydney

How do I find and book Sydney corporate retreat venues?

Finding and booking a Sydney corporate retreat venue is easy with VenueNow, simply follow these steps:1. Enter Sydney as your location and corporate retreat 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 corporate retreat 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 corporate retreat 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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