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The Best Function Venues Sydney

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Dungeon Bar at Bad Mama

Bar

403 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

3360
4 (485)

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The Surry Rooftop at Rydges Sydney Central

Hotel

28 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

150150
4.1 (1885)

$$$$$

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Small cozy pub with craft beer, natural wine and great pizza at New Britannia

Bar

103 Cleveland St, Darlington NSW 2008, Australia

6090
4.6 (124)

$$$$$

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The Hideaway at Cabana Bar

Rooftop Bar

25 Martin Place, Sydney NSW, Australia

60
4.2 (336)

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Rooftop Pool at ivy

Function Venue

320-330 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

350
3.9 (3815)

$$$$$

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Light-filled Conservatory at Kittyhawk

Bar

16 Phillip Ln, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

34100
4.5 (925)

$$$$$

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The Rooftop Terrace and Whole First Floor at Pyrmont Bridge Hotel

Rooftop Bar

96 Union Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia

350
4 (3040)

$$$$$

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The Rabbit Bar at Arthouse Hotel

Pub

275 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

200500
3.9 (1064)

$$$$$

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Harbour View Bar + Lounge at Hyde Hacienda

Bar

61 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

30200
3.8 (823)

$$$$$

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Terrace at East Village Sydney

Pub

234 Palmer St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia

4070
4.1 (842)

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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:

Sydney CBD

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. George Street is the main spine of the Sydney CBD, lined with stunning hotels and buildings. If you're looking for a function venue in the heart of the city, you'll be spoiled for choice.

Some of our favourite venues throughout Sydney's city centre include: Verandah BarivyDoltone House - Hyde ParkKittyhawkEstablishmentReign QVBParliament House SydneyInfinity Tower SydneySofitel 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' MessGunners 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 at North Sydney such as View Sydney and Sails Lavender Bay.

Darling Harbour / Pyrmont

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 like bridal parties, birthday parties and dinner party gatherings.

Popular venues in the area include Dockside,L'AquaPyrmont Bridge Hotel and Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf

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.

Some of our favourite venues in the East include: InterContinental Double BayThe Field at Easts RugbyVue Bar BondiRocker BondiThe Corner HouseBedouin Double BayEmpire Lounge and Crowne Plaza Coogee.

The Rocks, Circular Quay

Looking for a venue with views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, 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 WatersedgeHyde HaciendaPullman Quay GrandSir Stamford Circular QuayRydges Sydney Harbour and Luna Lu Campbells Cove.

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 venues in the Inner East include the following: Centennial HomesteadThe BeresfordAustralian Turf ClubSydney Cricket Ground and Allianz Stadium.

Western Sydney

Western Sydney offers a range of function venues that cater to different types of events. Whether you're hosting a corporate conference, birthday party, or wedding, you'll find a suitable venue in this part of Sydney.

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, cocktail event or an end-of-year party.

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

Private dining room

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, as well as modern facilities. Hotels can typically facilitate any type of room layout and have in-house AV equipment. Enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows, which not only provide natural light but also offer stunning views of the city skyline or surrounding landscape. These rooms are equipped with advanced audiovisual technology, including projectors, screens, and sound systems, making them ideal for presentations, product launches, seminars, and workshops.

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.

Restaurants

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.

Blank Canvas Venues

If you're looking for flexible event spaces that allow you to create a unique atmosphere tailored to your specific needs, then blank canvas venues in Sydney are the perfect choice. These event venue hires provide an empty slate, allowing you to bring in your own decorations, furniture, and design elements to create a one-of-a-kind setting for your function. With flexible floor plans, blank canvas venues in Sydney give you the freedom to design your event exactly how you envision it.

Outdoor venues

Outdoor events are popular in Sydney due to its great weather and stunning natural landscapes. If you're looking for a function venue in Sydney to host your outdoor event, you're in luck as there are plenty of options available. Choose from parks, gardens, rooftop terraces, and even waterfront locations.

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:

Event Size

The size of your event is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a function venue in Sydney. It is crucial to find a venue that can comfortably accommodate all of your guests. Find individual event spaces that can cater to small intimate gatherings, as well as larger events with a sizable guest list. Make sure it matches your ideal seating capacities. Luckily, Sydney offers a wide range of function venues that can cater to events of all sizes.

Location for events

Location plays a vital role in the success of your event. There are various factors to consider when choosing the location for your function venue in Sydney.

Accessibility is key when it comes to selecting a venue. Ensure that the location is easily accessible for your guests, whether that means being close to public transportation options or having ample parking space available. This will make it convenient for attendees to reach the venue without any hassle.

Consider the surroundings of the venue as well. Sydney offers a diverse range of locations, from the vibrant cityscape to picturesque waterfront views. Think about the atmosphere you want to create for your event and choose a location that aligns with your vision. Whether you prefer a venue with a stunning Sydney harbour view, views of the iconic Sydney Opera House or a cozy garden setting, Sydney has it all.

Venue Hire Fee

Venue hire fees are an important consideration when searching for function venues in Sydney. The cost of hiring a venue can vary greatly depending on factors such as the location, size, amenities, and services provided.

Some venues may offer a flat rate for hiring the space, while others may charge on an hourly or daily basis. It is essential to inquire about any additional charges or hidden fees, such as security, cleaning, or equipment rental costs, to ensure you have a clear understanding of the total expenses involved.

Ambience

The ambience of a function venue is crucial in setting the mood and atmosphere for your event. Sydney offers a wide variety of venues with different ambiences to suit every occasion. Whether you are planning a corporate conference, a wedding reception, a birthday party, intimate dining gatherings or other special occasions, there is a perfect venue in Sydney to match your desired ambience.

Amenities

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 event-owned restaurants or caterers. For more informal gatherings, you can go with the in-house catering or choose from many catering and food options nearby.

Services

In addition to catering options, it is important to consider the services offered by the function venues in Sydney. Some venues may provide a range of services to make your event planning process easier and more seamless.

One of the key services to look out for is event management and coordination. Many function venues in Sydney have dedicated event professionals who can assist you in the planning and execution of your event. They can help with organizing logistics, recommending vendors, and ensuring that everything runs smoothly on the day of the event.

Accessibility

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.

Explore more Sydney function venues with VenueNow

Whether you're looking for indoor or outdoor spaces for corporate or social events, VenueNow is here to help you explore even more Sydney function venues that will suit your specific needs. VenueNow makes it super easy to find and book the perfect venue for your function. Check out VenueNow's up-to-date database for social and corporate venues in Sydney and you're sure to find the hottest location for your Sydney function.

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. Rydges Sydney Central
  6. L'Aqua
  7. Novotel Sydney Airport
  8. Ivy Sydney
  9. Hyde Hacienda
  10. Kittyhawk

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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