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Top 10 Event Venues for Hire in Sydney CBD


Strangers Function Room at Parliament House Sydney

Function Venue

6 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.4 (157)



Terrace Room at L'Aqua

Function Venue

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

4.1 (318)



Gold Room at L'Aqua

Function Venue

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

4.1 (318)



Darling Rooms and Quay Room 1 at Dockside

Function Venue

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

4.1 (277)



The Bar @ The Royal Exchange at The Royal Exchange Sydney


1 Gresham St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.5 (60)



Entire Venue at Kent St Hotel


347 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.3 (202)



Members Dining Room at Parliament House Sydney

Function Venue

6 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.4 (157)



Grand Criterion at Rydges Darling Square

Function Venue

72 Liverpool St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.2 (704)



World Square Bar Event Space at World Square Bar


33/644 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4 (125)



Quay Room 2 and Cockle Bay Rooms (1&2) at Dockside

Function Venue

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

4.1 (277)


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Sydney CBD Venue Hire Guide

Sydney Central Business District (CBD) is no doubt one of the most vibrant cities in Australia, which is why it's popular among tourists and locals alike. It is the perfect location for any function in the city. Whether you're wanting a view of Sydney Harbour or you're keen to explore some of the back streets of the CBD, there are numerous Sydney CBD function venues that cater for events of all kinds and sizes.

What to look for in a function venue?

Remember that a really good function venue is an essential thing for any event as it can make or break the entire event. A great venue and a poor one will end up making quite a large difference in your events, so it can be important that you choose wisely from the get go!

So before you book your function spaces in Sydney CBD, there are two factors you should consider. These factors include size and type.

Venue Size

The capacity of the room is something you should think about. Your function venue should be enough for the number of guests you are inviting. You wouldn't want the area to be too crowded nor do you you want the space to look too empty.

Your function venue should be able to manage your size venue requirements, whether it is for an intimate gathering or a large party with many guests.

Event Type

The event type is another important factor to look into. Depending on the theme of your event, your venue type should be able to accommodate you with these requirements.

Search for the perfect space that caters to needs. Ask yourself: What is the function for? Are you booking the place for a corporate meeting? For dinner and cocktails? For a birthday party? For a wedding?

With so many hotels, restaurants, and function venues to choose from Sydney has a huge variety of styles. The style you choose will depend on your personality or even your event theme.

Types of venues available in Sydney CBD

Make a big impression with an unforgettable group event held within one of Sydney's landmark function venues. Here are some venue types to you can choose from in Sydney CBD:

Hotels and function rooms in Sydney CBD

Hotel Venues are designed with the guest and their needs as a main priority. This includes all aspects of the function, from site selection to food and beverage service, so it is worth considering having your event in one of the hotels and function rooms there.

You could choose central hotels to get a more luxurious experience for your events. Spacious cocktail lounges with full bar services are also available. Take note that Sydney hotels usually have tie ups with party organisers also and can thus offer you a good package deal!

Some of hotels and function rooms worth checking out include Hotel CBD (located in King St, Sydney), Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney (located in O'Connell St, Sydney), 12 Micron (located in Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo), and Angel Hotel (located in Pitt St, Sydney).

Bars and Restaurants in Sydney

Restaurants are sophisticated but relaxed places for any occasion - whether it's a business meeting over lunch or an elegant dinner.

What's a function also without great food? Consider looking into restaurants like ivy (located in George St, Sydney), Verandah (located in Elizabeth Street, Sydney), and Employees Only (located in Barrack St, Sydney).

Cocktail Bar

Sydney CBD is the home to some world class cocktail bars and lounges that make for a perfect location for any event. A lot of people go there to unwind after work on Fridays and weekends. There are also many hotels that have bars in them.

Private dining rooms

Private Dining Rooms are perfect for that intimate, more sedate experience. These are places you can reserve for your own use outside of hotel functions. Private rooms at hotels provide a unique venue for any event and offer the most in privacy, service and customisation.

Meeting Rooms in Sydney

The Sydney CBD is one of the busiest locations for corporate lunches, networking events and client entertainment in Australia. The city offers a wide range of function rooms suitable for impressing clients, entertaining business partners and hosting social gatherings.

If all you need is a room for this purpose, many places offer rental conference rooms and suites. Some of the conference rooms for hire include Your Desk Town Hall (located in Clarence St, Sydney), The Executive Centre, Governor Phillip Tower (located in Farrer Place, Sydney), and The Executive Centre, Three International Towers (located in Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo).

Book your Sydney CBD Venue today!

There are so many options, that it can be overwhelming. But then again, it will all depend on the style and size you are looking for. From Industrial warehouses to Garden settings or contemporary spaces, Sydney has venues to offer everything you want! You can find the perfect function venue that meets your needs and requirements in a blink of an eye.

With VenueNow, there are so many options to choose from! It is very easy to search through countless of rooms that would suite your functions. So what are you waiting for? Book your next event in Sydney CBD today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Sydney CBD venues cost for events?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Sydney CBD venues cost between 75-100 dollars per person on average. Wedding venues tend to range from 150 per person to 250 per person. 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 should I consider when comparing Sydney CBD venues for events?

There are a number of different factors you should consider when comparing Sydney CBD venues for your next event. Firstly, you should review the standing and seated capacity of the venue to see if they can fit your attendees. Next you should review the costs associated with hiring the venue such as venue hire fees, food & drink packages, additional costs such as audio-visual equipment, and whether there is a minimum spend to hire the venue. Other imporant factors include the location, aesthetic, amenities and facilities of the venue to understand if the venue fits all of your requirements. A great way to do this is review the venue's listings on VenueNow and review their function packs attached to the page.

How do I find and book Sydney CBD venues for events?

Finding and booking Sydney CBD venues is easy with VenueNow. Simply follow these steps: (1) Enter your location, event type and number of people into VenueNow's search engine. (2) Narrow down your search results by adding filters such as your event date and time, preferred room layout and budget. (3) Once you've found some venues you're interested in, visit the venue listings and send your enquiry via VenueNow. The venue will receive your enquiry immediately and respond to you within 24 hours via email. We recommend contacting 3-5 different venues to ensure you get the best price. (4) Venues will respond with a quote via email based on your requirements, and may suggest alternate dates when they can host your event. (5) Once you're happy with the quote, you can confirm your booking with the venue, pay your deposit and start planning your event.

How far in advance should I book Sydney CBD venues for events?

On average, VenueNow customers book a venue 90 days in advance of the event. In some cases you are able to find venues that are available at short notice, however, availability for your preferred date and time may be limited. For large corporate events or weddings, we recommend booking your venue at least 3-6 months in advance, to ensure plenty of venues are available and you can lock in the best price for your requirements. Larger events also typically require additional planning with your attendees as well as any suppliers that may be required for the event.

Can VenueNow help me find Sydney CBD venues for an event?

We sure can! Not only can you find and book venues via on VenueNow yourself, our 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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