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The Top 10 Workshop Venues Sydney


5-50 Person Light-filled Conference Room in CBD Sydney at Great Southern Hotel Sydney


717 George St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

4 (1916)



Harbour Boardroom at Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour


61 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.4 (1035)



Conference, Meeting, Training & Seminar Rooms at Cliftons Sydney - Margaret

Conference Centre

Level 13, 60 Margaret St., Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

3.9 (120)



Liverpool 1 & 2 Combined Diverse Event Space at Fraser Suites Sydney


488 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.3 (859)



Terrace Room at L'Aqua

Function Venue

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

4.1 (323)



The Surry Rooftop at Rydges Sydney Central


28 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

4.1 (1900)



Gold Room at L'Aqua

Function Venue

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

4.1 (323)



Bourke at Rydges Sydney Central


28 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

4.1 (1900)



Doric Meeting Room at Sydney Masonic Centre

Function Venue

66 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.5 (668)



Hickson Room - Watersedge at Campbell's Stores at Watersedge

Function Venue

7-27 Circular Quay W, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

4.6 (64)


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Sydney Workshop Venue Hire Guide

Sydney is simply one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It also happens to be one of the leading destinations for corporate events. The gorgeous scenery, breathtaking ocean views and stunning architecture make the perfect backdrop for corporate functions like meetings, conferences and workshops. That said, it can be quite overwhelming looking through hundreds of different Sydney venues and deciding which ones are the best for your workshop.

Read on for our quick guide to finding a great workshop venue in Sydney.

Where can I find the best workshop venues in Sydney NSW?

Sydney is home to heaps of commercial establishments that you can book for parties and other special events. These same spaces and venues can also be used for business-related functions.

Sydney is such a large city with many unique neighbourhoods, and each one has its own special atmosphere. If you want your workshop to be held in an atmospheric location that's suitable for your brand or business, then here are some Sydney neighbourhoods you could choose:

Sydney CBD

Surrounded by the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, Sydney CBD is arguably the city's most popular area with hundreds of workshop spaces down every street. It's also one of its liveliest commercial centres, with plenty of workshop venues to choose from. There are also dozens of cafes in the Sydney CBD that make an ideal spot for a brunch meeting or quick brainstorming session over coffee.


Chippendale is another city in Sydney that's popular for its converted warehouses and blank canvas venues that are great for workshops and other corporate events. The art scene here will surely inspire you and your guests to let your creativity and imagination flow. Chippendale is also home to some of the best cafes and restaurants in Sydney that are perfect for hosting a post-workshop dinner.

North Sydney

If you're looking for a more relaxed suburban setting for your workshop, then North Sydney might be the perfect place for you. This area is known for its green spaces, including the stunning Bradley's Head Reserve which offers sweeping harbour views. There are also plenty of conference and meeting venues in North Sydney that would be ideal for your workshop.


Many studios and event spaces are located within Paddington, which is great news if you're looking to run workshops or hold events there. You can also choose from a wide selection of cafes, shops, and versatile event spaces in this bustling Sydney suburb.


Pyrmont is popular with professionals and creative types and has a relaxed and friendly feel about it. It also offers beautiful views of the Sydney skyline across Darling Harbour. This area is known for its trendy cafes, boutiques and restaurants, and has a few different options for workshop venues. Whether your workshop is free-flowing or structured, you'll find a brilliant venue here that will tick all the boxes.

The Rocks and Circular Quay

The Rocks and Circular Quay are the best areas in Sydney, Australia to stage a workshop. There are beautiful and unique historical buildings, as well as great food options. The surrounding area offers plenty of workshop venues and other function spaces where you can hold meetings or presentations. With event spaces that have incredible views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour, you can create a truly memorable experience for your workshop participants.

Manly Beach

Another great location for hosting a workshop in Sydney is Manly Beach. Located on the Northern Beaches, Manly offers a refreshing and laid-back coastal atmosphere that is perfect for fostering creativity and innovation. Waterfront locations can accommodate both small and large groups and provide a relaxed and inspiring setting for your workshop.

Potts Point

Potts Point is a gorgeous neighbourhood that's also full of artists. It has plenty of cafes and restaurants with private function rooms as well as function venues perfect for workshops, team-building activities and other corporate events. For those who are looking to stage something more unique such as an art exhibition or craft market, Potts Point is a great option.

Surry Hills

Surry Hills is another vibrant suburb in Sydney that offers a range of workshop venues for hire. Known for its trendy cafes, boutiques, creative spaces and galleries, Surry Hills has become a sought-after location for workshops and creative events.


Darlinghurst is a great choice for those who want to hold their workshop in a more laid-back setting. This area has a relaxed and Bohemian atmosphere with plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants that would be ideal for hosting a post-workshop dinner or drinks. There are also a lot of hotels with meeting rooms and conference rooms equipped with event facilities such as AV facilities and projection screens, which would be perfect for your workshop.

Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, for example, offers a central location and superb Sydney conference facilities. Pullman Sydney Hyde Park hotel features a variety of accommodation options and versatile event spaces, with a design focus on quality and innovation. 

Sydney Harbour

You can choose to have your workshop around Sydney Harbour as well. There are plenty of beautiful yacht clubs that you can set up shop in, as well as waterfront restaurants, hotels and function venues. Many people enjoy taking their workshops out onto the water since it offers a unique experience, which will help to motivate and inspire your workshop participants.

What are the types of workshop venues available in Sydney?

Corporate workshops can be held anywhere, from a small office space or conference room to hotel function venues and cafes that are perfect for impromptu brainstorming sessions. Workshops for creative processes can be held in studios, galleries and exhibition spaces. Workshops can be held in a wide variety of venues throughout Sydney since the city offers so many spaces that are great for these activities.

Whilst there are many different workshop venues in Sydney, one of the biggest challenges is finding a place that can cater to your specific needs, style and price per person with the availability to facilitate your event on your desired date. Here are some types of Sydney conference venues you can choose from when selecting an appropriate workshop space:

Blank canvas venue

You'll find plenty of these in Sydney, especially in the city centre and the inner west. Blank canvas venues are spaces that have been transformed into a venue for workshops or corporate events through the installation of lighting, stage, tables and chairs. Usually, the blank canvases were once warehouses, factories or industrial spaces. They often come with glass or bare walls, high ceilings and wide, open spaces. Blank canvas venues are perfect for retreats, conferences and workshops because they offer the opportunity to build an entire event from scratch. They're also great for large groups since you can set up extra seating or tables if you need to. If your workshop involves physical activities like yoga or dancing, this type of venue will work perfectly.

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

Hotel function room

Hotels usually have many function rooms to choose from, and this makes it a great venue for workshops. A hotel function room is conducive to workshops as there are few distractions and the room will be well-equipped with everything you need for your events, such as projectors, screens, whiteboards and high-speed WiFi. There are also plenty of amenities close by, such as conference and meeting facilities and on-site restaurants.

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, Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, and The Grace Hotel Sydney.

Conference centre

Conference centres have a range of facilities that you can use to run your workshop or seminar. The conference centre operator will handle management and catering, leaving you free to take care of the planning and design aspects of your workshop. Conference centres tend to be very large and open, which may not be suitable for workshops or seminars with a small number of people attending. If you have a large group of attendees or need lots of space for the type of workshop you're hosting, then these Sydney venues are ideal.

Some of our favourite meeting rooms Sydney has to offer include Aeona, The Executive Centre One Bligh, Workspace365 20 Bond St, Workspace365 66 Clarence St, The Executive Centre Three International Towers, Workspace365 Edgecliff Centre, and Fishburners Sydney.

Co-working space

Co-working spaces have become increasingly popular as workshop venues in Sydney. These spaces offer a dynamic and collaborative environment, making them ideal for interactive and creative workshops. Co-working spaces provide all the essential amenities, including high-speed internet, projectors, whiteboards, and comfortable seating arrangements.

One of the advantages of hosting a workshop in a co-working space is the opportunity for participants to network and connect with other professionals. These spaces attract individuals from various industries, allowing for cross-pollination of ideas and potential collaborations. Additionally, co-working spaces often have a range of breakout areas, meeting rooms, and communal spaces that can be utilised for group discussions and brainstorming sessions.

Restaurant / cafe

Restaurants and cafes are great for smaller workshops. You can fit a smaller number of attendees in these venues but they have plenty of seating, as well as fast WiFi and other amenities to make sure everyone is comfortable. Restaurants and cafes also offer a range of services such as delicious food and drinks and friendly staff who will be able to provide you with anything else you need. You can choose from different indoor and outdoor spaces.

Cafes are a favourite for workshops, especially if the lounge area is large enough to accommodate a few more chairs and tables. If you don't want to disturb the other customers, consider scheduling your workshop outside of peak hours or paying for the entire space so that you can have it all to yourself. Cafes are generally bright, and airy and have open spaces that make them the perfect venue for workshops.

Some of our favourite restaurant and cafe event venues Sydney has to offer include Rocker Bondi, Royal Exchange, and Cafe Del Mar.

Private Dining Room

Private dining rooms are an ideal venue for more intimate workshops or seminars. These rooms are usually located in restaurants, hotels or cafes and can accommodate a small group of people. Private dining rooms offer all the same amenities as a restaurant or cafe but with the added benefit of privacy. This is perfect if you want to avoid distractions and have a more focused business event.

Some of our favourite private dining venues Sydney has to offer include 12 Micron, Sergeants' Mess, NSW Parliament House, The Green Moustache, and Holy Duck.

What should I consider when hiring a corporate event space in Sydney?

When it comes to hiring a corporate event space in Sydney, there are several factors to consider to ensure that you choose the perfect venue for your workshop. Here are some key considerations:


Sydney is a bustling city, so it's essential to choose a venue that is easily accessible for your attendees. Consider the proximity to public transportation or Sydney Airport, parking availability, and convenience for those who may be travelling from different areas of the city. A convenient location also ensures that attendees have an easy time finding the venue and reduces the chances of delays or late arrivals.


Determine the number of participants you expect to have at your workshop and ensure that the venue space can comfortably accommodate them. Consider factors such as seating arrangements, space for equipment or displays, and the overall layout of the venue.

Amenities and Facilities

Check if the venue provides all the necessary amenities and facilities to support your workshop. This can include high-speed internet access, state-of-the-art technology and audiovisual equipment, whiteboards or flip charts, and comfortable seating arrangements. Also, consider if the venue has suitable breakout areas or additional rooms for smaller group discussions.

Catering Options

If your workshop extends over a mealtime, consider whether the venue offers catering services or has partnerships with local caterers. There is a variety of catering options available in Sydney to suit different dietary preferences and budgets. Some venues offer in-house catering services, allowing you to choose from a range of menu options and customise your meal to meet specific dietary restrictions or preferences. This can be a convenient and cost-effective option, as the venue staff will take care of all the food preparation, service, and cleanup. Having access to quality food and refreshments can enhance the overall experience for your attendees.


The atmosphere of a workshop venue can greatly impact the overall experience for your attendees. When choosing a workshop venue in Sydney, consider the ambience and aesthetics of the space. A venue with a well-designed and appealing interior can create a positive and engaging atmosphere, promoting creativity and productivity.

Discover hundreds of brilliant Sydney workshop venues

The perfect venue for your workshop is just a few clicks away. Sydney has a wide range of venues and meeting spaces for many types of events. Use VenueNow's smart filters to quickly find and book your ideal Sydney workshop venue or send them a brief to get personalised help setting up your event. Visit VenueNow today to search and hire your ideal venue at the perfect location!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Sydney workshop venues cost?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Sydney workshop venues cost between 85 per hour and 120 per hour. For example, a 8 person workshop would cost approximately 680-960. 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 workshop venues?

Here are some of our favourite Sydney workshop venues:

  1. Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
  2. Fraser Suites Sydney
  3. Cliftons Sydney - Margaret
  4. L'Aqua
  5. Rydges Sydney Central
  6. Sir Stamford Circular Quay
  7. Parliament House Sydney
  8. Sydney Masonic Centre
  9. Water Bicentennial Park

How do I find and book Sydney workshop venues?

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