Planning a party? Whether you’re hoping to host an intimate event or something lavish, Sydney has no shortage of event spaces. The very best have picture-perfect backdrops, incredible interiors, and a team that’ll turn your vision into a reality – or take over the planning process so all you have to do is show up.
To make your next event a memorable one, check out these venues.
If you live on the Northern Beaches, chances are you’ve already made the Park House your new local. The sprawling venue is made up of a 180-seat restaurant, outdoor cocktail bar, casual lounge area and a courtyard garden. Just let the venue know if you’d like a sit down or cocktail event and they’ll take care of the rest.
2 Park Street, Mona Vale
Part of the Sydney Theatre Company, this warehouse-style space is an absolute gem. It has a million-dollar view of the Harbour Bridge and Luna Park, but inside, the vibe is casual thanks to mismatched furniture, ping-pong and pool tables. Outside, the balconies are dotted with couches, bar stools and herb gardens.
Pier 4, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
To celebrate in quintessential Sydney style, take to the water! Inspired by the Golden Age of cruising, Seadeck is a luxe yacht with three open decks and 360-degree views of the harbour. The interiors are gorgeous, with navy, charcoal and white accents as well as exotic plants, palm trees, and plush couches. There’s also a retractable awning in case of rain.
King Street, Wharf 9, Darling Harbour
A huge chandelier greets guests at the entrance to the Darlo Country Club, and that’s a sign of what’s to come. With peach coloured walls, high ceilings, leather booths and plants aplenty, the venue takes cues from a slick Californian country club. Depending on the size of your event, you can claim a corner or rent the whole space for up to 300 guests.
235 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
There’s warehouse-chic, and then there’s La Porte – a luxurious event space and social media star in the heart of Rosebery. It’s decorated Scandinavian-style, with a minimalistic theme, polished concrete floors, and pops of plant greenery. There are a string of studio and concept spaces on offer, all of which have lofty ceilings and tons of natural light.
87-103 Epsom Road, Rosebery
In Eveleigh, Carriageworks has a range of function rooms that you can make your own. Once a railway carriage and blacksmith’s workshop, the hub hints to its past, with beautiful brick walls, exposed beams, iron pillars, and polished concrete floors. To get a feel of the gritty-meets-pretty space, check out the farmers market held every Saturday morning.
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
To take your guests on a trip to Cuba, host your event at Hacienda. Tucked in the Pullman Quay Grand, the harbourside space is inspired by Cuban architecture and the vintage hotels of 1950s Miami. Think pastel furnishings, brass details, and lush foliage adorning the ceiling and walls. You can hire out the whole bar (with space for 200 guests), or a part of it for smaller groups.
Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, Level 3, 61 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Top tip: Looking for something just as lush in the inner-city? Consider Queen Chow, a swanky teahouse at the Queens Hotel in Enmore. The courtyard is flush with plants, and the interior is ideal for intimate events.
Whether you’re hosting a dinner, cocktail party or a conference, the Art Gallery of NSW is a stunning setting. Most of the individual galleries can be used for events, and while the art differs, they’re all filled with light, character and contemporary accents. The best bit? Chiswick at the Gallery is in charge of events catering. #sold
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney
Housed in the 100-year-old Griffiths Tea building in Surry Hills, Chin Chin’s décor is dreamy – it’s all marble tabletops, blonde woods and duck feather-topped seats. Its event space, Chii Town, is made up of three private dining rooms that seat anywhere from 12 to 80 guests. The chefs will tailor a menu just for you, and you can bet it will be a conversation starter.
69 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills