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Grand Criterion at Rydges Darling Square

Function Venue

72 Liverpool St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.2 (707)



Strangers Function Room at Parliament House Sydney

Function Venue

6 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.4 (160)



Forrester Function Room at Rydges Darling Square

Function Venue

72 Liverpool St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.2 (707)



Terrace Room at L'Aqua

Function Venue

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

4.1 (320)



Gold Room at L'Aqua

Function Venue

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

4.1 (320)



The Bar @ The Royal Exchange at The Royal Exchange Sydney


1 Gresham St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.5 (60)



Darling Rooms and Quay Room 1 at Dockside

Function Venue

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

4.1 (279)



The Linseed House at The Grounds of Alexandria

Function Venue

2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia

4 (5257)



The Surry Rooftop at Rydges Sydney Central


28 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

4.1 (1885)



Social Dining - Exclusive at Verandah Bar


55-65 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.1 (951)


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Sydney Venue Hire Guide

There are many venues around the city that can be booked for any occasion, day or night, ranging from weddings to birthdays and corporate events. Finding a venue in Sydney that suits all of your needs is easy once you know what to look for so read our guide below to check out our top tips and recommendations.

What are some popular venue types in Sydney?

There are hundreds of venues in Sydney to choose from ranging from small, affordable venues for social events to stadiums for events and conferences for thousands of people. Below is a list of some of the most popular that can be found on VenueNow.

Hotels Event Venues Sydney

The Sydney city skyline is one of the most famous in the world, and there are many hotels with stunning views. Hotels offer a lot more than just accommodation for guests, they also provide event venues that can be decorated to suit your needs.

Hotels are great for corporate functions as they have great facilities including catering services, conference rooms and ballrooms with capacities ranging from 10 people up to large events for 2000 people or more. Hotels often allow you to hire multiple rooms which is great for corporate events that include breakout areas for different groups.

Some of our favourite hotel event venues Sydney has to offer include Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, Rydges World Square, Rydges Sydney Central, View Sydney, Fraser Suites Sydney, Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney, Pier One Sydney Harbour, Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, The Grace Hotel Sydney and Song Hotel.

Cocktail Style Event Venues Sydney

A cocktail style event space is one where guests are standing rather than seated. Cocktail style event spaces are great for informal events such as cocktail parties, birthdays and networking events as they are more laid back than seated events and allow guests to socialize and get to know each other better.

If you're looking for the best party venues, Sydney is the way to go! Most venues cater to cocktail style events and as the name suggests, cocktail events are often accompanied by drinks as well as canapes.

Some of our favourite venues for cocktail style event venues Sydney has to offer include Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar & Lounge, Sydney Opera House, L'Aqua, Hotel CBD, ivy Sydney, King Street Wharf Sporting Globe and Kittyhawk.

Blank Canvas Venues Sydney

Blank canvas event spaces are those which allow the host to customise the look and feel of the room. Blank canvas venues typically feature white walls and minimal decorations. Blank canvas function rooms can be found in warehouse venues, hotels, galleries and dedicated event spaces.

Some of our favourite blank canvas venues Sydney has to offer include Establishment, The Venue Alexandria, The Apartment and The Studio.

Waterfront Venues Sydney

If you're looking for waterside venues, Sydney is one of the best cities in the world to choose. There are a number of iconic locations throughout the city that feature amazing waterfront venues such as:

- Darling Harbour, Barangaroo, The Rocks, Circular Quay and Pyrmont close to Sydney CBD

- Bondi, Coogee, Vaucluse, Rose Bay and Double Bay in the Eastern Suburbs

- North Sydney, Milsons Point and Mosman on the North Shore

Some of our favourite waterfront venues Sydney has to offer include Dockside, White Bay Cruise Terminal, Coogee Bay Hotel, Watersedge, Cruise Bar, Orso Bayside Reception.

Private Dining Room Venues

A private dining room is a large or small space that can be rented for an event or private gathering. Private dining rooms are usually found in restaurants, hotels and banquet halls.

Rooftop Venues Sydney

If you're looking for rooftop party venues, Sydney has lots of amazing rooftop bars scattered throughout the CBD and suburbs with views of the city and harbour. With the natural light and gorgeous views of the city skyline, it is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that will have everyone talking about how much fun they had.

Some of our favourite rooftop venues Sydney has to offer include Verandah Bar, Cafe Del Mar, Bar Ombre, ivy Sydney, Harbour 220, Cruise Bar, Olio, Rydges Sydney Central and Hotel Harry.

Small Venue Hire Sydney

If you're looking for small venues or cheap venue hire, Sydney has lots of options in the suburbs surrounding the city. Small venues are great for informal events such as birthdays or drinks with friends and on the work side of things, there are lots of small meeting rooms throughout Sydney.

Meeting Rooms Sydney

Sydney, as one of Australia's business centres, provides hundreds of meeting rooms and workshop spaces in a range of settings to fit your demands, including coworking spaces, serviced offices, hotels, and private offices. You can easily search and book spaces for meetings and workshops online with VenueNow so take a look around!

Outdoor Venues Sydney

In a city with amazing weather and even better views, why not opt for an outdoor venue hire Sydney location for your event. Sydney offers lots of incredible outdoor venues for weddings, and corporate and social events.

Some of our favourite Outdoor Venues Sydney has to offer include Centennial Homestead, Queens Park Kitchen, Botanic House, Terrace on the Domain, Gunners' Barracks, Cropley House and Greenwood Hotel.

Boat Hire Sydney

What could be more fun than enjoying one of the World's most beautiful cities from the water? If you want something really special that will make people take photos over and over again, then booking a boat is the way to go. There are so many options for Sydney boat hire on VenueNow so be sure to filter your search for boats and you'll be sure to find something within your budget.

Some of our favourite boat hire partners and Sydney Harbour party venues include Coast Harbour Cruises, Rosman Cruises, Sydney Princess Cruises, MV Enterprise Sydney Harbour Charters, Prestige Harbour Cruises and Harbourcat.

What are some popular event types in Sydney?

Corporate Events Sydney

Corporate events are wide-ranging in their size, goal and function.

The following are the corporate function rooms Sydney has on offer: Christmas partiesproduct launchesconferencesEOFY partiesexhibitionsworkshopstraining sessionsmeetingscorporate offsites and more!

For a venue to be appropriate for corporate clients it needs to tick a number of boxes including the flexibility to cater to cocktail style or seated events in a private space or the entire venue. They must have professional staff who provide exceptional experiences for their clients and who offer a range of in-house or external catering options suitable for different dietary requirements.

Other common requirements from corporate clients include access to audio-visual equipment such as TVs, projectors, PA systems and conferencing facilities and is easily accessible via various forms of transport.

VenueNow's team specialise in corporate events, having helped over 5,000 companies around Australia find and book the perfect venue so don't hesitate to get in contact.

Conference Venues Sydney

If you're looking for conference venues, Sydney has a lot to offer with venues suitable for small meetings to event spaces for multi-day conferences of thousands of people. There are a number of fantastic conference venues throughout Greater Sydney including hotels with grand ballrooms and conference spaces, conference centres, unique warehouse venues and more.

Product Launch Venues Sydney

Product launches are a big deal. You want to make sure you have the right place, that everything is set up just so, and that everyone knows they’re coming. So where do you go?

A great option is to look into hiring a product launch venue. There are many venues in Sydney available for hire including restaurants, bars and event spaces like warehouses. Whether you need one room with tables and chairs or an entire building with catering included, there will be something perfect for your needs here in Sydney.

Gala Dinner Venues Sydney

gala dinner is typically an annual celebration held by companies, organisations and charities. There is nothing more impressive than celebrating your organisation’s achievements or raising money for charity at one of Sydney’s most prestigious venues, and there are plenty of cool venues in Sydney to choose from!

Birthday Party Venue Hire Sydney

There are so many unique party venues in Sydney for all ages including venues with activities kids' birthday parties (and the young at heart), cool bars and restaurants for the foodies and iconic Sydney venues to celebrate milestones like your 18th21st30th40th or 50th birthday party.

When you're looking for venues for hire for your birthday party, be sure to ask about the minimum spend for each venue, what is included in that minimum spend and what the costs for additional services or offerings are. It's always useful to have a budget per person in mind when trying to find a venue to ensure you don't waste too much time contacting venues out of your price range.

Wedding Venues Sydney

If you want a venue that's perfect for your wedding day then you'll need to be prepared to spend some money. The good news is that this doesn't mean you have to break the bank; it just means planning ahead and getting smart with your spending. Check out our Sydney Wedding Venue Guide to learn all the top tips.

School Formal Venues Sydney

School formals are a rite of passage for many teenagers, and the perfect opportunity to get dressed up in your best suit or dress. But before you can plan out your outfit and start booking tickets, there’s one thing that needs to be taken care of: finding a venue. Check out our school formal recommendations here.

Popular Suburbs for Sydney Function Spaces

Event Venues Sydney CBD

Sydney CBD is a diverse and vibrant part of Sydney. The city's business district is well known it its distinctive architecture and historic buildings that line both sides of George Street. In addition, there are many parks including Hyde Park, The Domain and Royal Botanical Gardens that offer green spaces for outdoor events and weddings. One highlight is Circular Quay which features spectacular panoramic views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Check out the Royal Exchange of Sydney for a stunning heritage-listed building that's perfect for gala dinners, weddings and conferences. Royal Exchange of Sydney is located on Bridge Street in the heart of Sydney's CBD.

If you're looking for function venues, Sydney's CBD has hundreds to choose from in all shapes, sizes and budgets.

Darling Harbour Function Venues

Darling Harbour features some of the best venues in Sydney such as Dockside, L'Aqua and King Street Wharf Sporting Globe.

Surry Hills Function Rooms

Surry Hills is one of the trendiest suburbs in Sydney and features many trendy cafes, restaurants and bars along Crown Street, Bourke Street, and around Central Station. With its proximity to the city and major transport hubs, it's a great location for all types of events.

Potts Point Sydney Function Venues

Potts Point has many cafes, restaurants and pubs such as the New Hampton Hotel that line Macleay Street and other nearby streets such as Victoria Street, Hickson Road and Bayswater Road.

Darlinghurst Function Venues

Darlinghurst is a suburb in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is located 2 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district and bounded by Elizabeth Street to the north-east, Oxford Street to the south-east and Cleveland Street to the west. It features numerous funky bars and restaurants such as Big Poppa's that are perfect for events.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Sydney Region venues cost for events?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Sydney Region 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 Region venues for events?

There are a number of different factors you should consider when comparing Sydney Region 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 Region venues for events?

Finding and booking Sydney Region 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 Region 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 Region 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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