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Strangers Function Room at Parliament House Sydney

Why you'll love this venue

  • Take advantage of the venue's activities such as yoga in the park, garden walks, history tours, outdoor games, interactive activities or a visit to one of local museums.
  • Enjoy a variety of menu options and flexible event packages at a very affordable price.
  • Offers elegant and unique function rooms perfect for corporate, social and school events.
This large versatile dining room featuring panoramic garden views is ideal for conferences, seminars, luncheons, award dinners and stand-up cocktail reception events. The Strangers’ Room is a meeting place where members of Parliament greet visiting dignitaries including consuls’ generals and members of the Royal family. Historically, these guests were referred to as ’strangers’, thus creating the saying ‘where strangers become friends. Optional Video Conferencing, Live Streaming and Hybrid facilities onsite. Holds up to 700 for a cocktail event, 300 for a dinner, 160 for a conference, 250 for a seminar Business hours | $400 an hour After hours | $700 an hour Business hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5:30pm

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Packages, Menus & Offers

Please note, that pricing and inclusions may be subject to change without notice. We recommend confirming with the venue prior to booking to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

Room Layouts & Capacity

U Shape40

Amenities & Extras

$= Additional Cost

Food & Beverage

Coffee / Tea
Filtered Water
Venue Offers Catering$

Audio Visual Equipment (AV)

Video Conferencing

Other Amenities & Extras

Air Con
External Music or DJ$
Flip Chart
Furniture Hire$
Natural light
Pens & Paper
Room Hire Only

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Chardy C

February 27, 2024

We went for the public tour and had coffee over looking the Domain. We went because the building had just had a revamp and because it is the oldest public building in Australia. The tour guides were interesting and helpful; about the building and how parliament works. It is free and I was suprised how much being in the space made sense of how parliament works. Highly recommended Add it to the list of interesting free things to do in the city, everyone welcome, our group ranged from toddlers to the very elderly.

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Carolyn Brown

January 22, 2024

Had lunch in the strangers restaurant, was lovely, before taking the free guided tour was extremely knowledgeable by well informed guides. Would recommend this tour.

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Lyndy Saville

July 21, 2023

My friends and I had a most enjoyable lunch at Strangers’ Restaurant. I can’t speak highly enough of the staff who served us with professionalism and courtesy. The food was outstanding in quality and presentation and the standard of wines we chose was high indeed. The location of the restaurant overlooking the leafy Domain was also a pleasant surprise. We shall return.

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Michael Drew

November 24, 2022

A great conference venue. The Black Rod and her staff looked after all participants very efficiently, and always with a great smile. Comfortable room, well air conditioned, great audio and visual. The food was great too. Can't do better.

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July 5, 2023

Christmas in July lunch for Probus club, 5th of July 2023. The meal was superb, lovely service, great venue. Lack of decorations for the ocasión other wise it be 5 stars.

Other spaces at this venue

2 Spaces Available At This Venue
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Venue Hours

PricingFrom $1,100

Event Types

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