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Why you'll love Dockside

  • Premium range of restaurant quality menus and beverage selections.
  • 5 breakout rooms within the venue with both natural light and automated black out facilities.
  • Outdoor undercover balcony for pre-function area or catering breakout area.

About the Venue

Dockside is a premier event venue situated in the heart of Darling Harbour at Cockle Bay Wharf, just moments away from the Sydney CBD. Boasting sparkling water views of Darling Harbour, Dockside is renowned for its exceptional service, culinary excellence, and versatility.


With over a decade of experience in hosting successful events, Dockside is an ideal space for various occasions, including cocktail parties, gala dinners, business events, conferences, school formals, engagement parties, wedding receptions and special occasions. The venue's unique strength lies in its ability to cater to groups of different sizes, ranging from 10 to 1200 people. Dockside's passionate chefs take inspiration from Australian cuisine, presenting guests with delectable, freshly-plated food served alongside a fine selection of beverages.


The venue's five unique rooms, wrapped in a large balcony level terrace, can be used individually or combined to form a whole venue. Dockside is a perfect location for wedding receptions, offering breathtaking views of the harbour and first-class catering services from their professional kitchen staff. The venue's large windows allow natural light to flood in, capturing the panoramic views of Darling Harbour, making it an ideal spot for any event.


Dockside Darling Harbour underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, led by Australia's most renowned interior designer, Michael McCann of Dreamtime Australia, making it a leading business and social events venue. Wilson Parking at Cockle Bay Wharf provides undercover access, with wheelchair access available.


Dockside Group Pty Ltd is a family-owned hospitality company with venues and restaurants in Sydney's first-class waterfront locations. Established nearly 30 years ago by brothers Christopher, Theodore, and Peter Drivas, the company launched with the opening of WatersEdge restaurant in Walsh Bay 1986. Dockside has since hosted numerous events, providing fun, catering packages, and exceptional facilities for every occasion.

Dockside Function Rooms

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

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

With stunning waterside views overlooking Darling Harbour, the Cockle Bay Rooms 1 & 2 and Quay Room 2 are perfect spaces for a wide range of events. From exhibitions and conferences to weddings and school formals, this versatile venue has s...

From $8,800
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Darling Rooms and Quay Room 1

Darling Rooms and Quay Room 1

Located with breathtaking waterside views overlooking Darling Harbour, the Darling Rooms 1 & 2 and Quay Room 1 are versatile spaces that can accommodate a range of events. From exhibitions and conferences to weddings and school formals, thi...

From $10,450
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Entire Venue

Entire Venue

With beautiful panoramic views extending over Darling Harbour and a prime location at Cockle Bay Wharf, just a short stroll from the Sydney CBD, Dockside combines function and space with a reputation for culinary brilliance and first-rate s...

From $19,800
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Amenities & Extras

Food & Beverage

Bar Tab
BYO Drinks
Coffee / Tea
Filtered Water
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Audio Visual Equipment (AV)

Video Conferencing

Other Amenities & Extras

Air Con
Dance Floor
External Music or DJ
Flip Chart
Furniture Hire
Natural light
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Space
Pens & Paper
Smoking Area

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