It is that time of the year, for us to toast the year with valued customer’s and your team. Sydney is a buzz with an array of venues from waterside views, hip cocktail bars to premium dining experiences – we really are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding that perfect location for your celebration.
115 Harrington St, The Rocks
Taking its cues from the 1950’s Rat pack and glitz and glamour of Old School Hollywood – Maybe Sammy sits between the picturesque Rocks and the vibrant CBD. Maybe Sammy is your place to relax sipping a martini while listening to jazz and swing. Having won best new international Cocktail bar at the influential spirited Awards in July.
Exclusive venue bookings can accommodate up to 70 guests.
Northern end of the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West
The Squire’s landing is Australia’s newest James Squire Brewhouse. Developed in collaboration with renewed hospitality group, Mantle Group, The Squire’s Landing tells the legend of James Squire; a convict of the First Fleet and Australia’s first brewer. Appropriately located at the iconic Sydney Cove at the Northern end of the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West, sits the mega two storey venue comprising a restaurant and brewhouse complete with freestanding, fully glazed microbrewery overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
The Upper deck can be hired out and is perfect for 450 Guests standing. It encompasses the restaurant and 3 x function spaces.
- Private Dining room accommodating a table of 10 Guests.
- The Turret Room, an intimate dining space boasting 270 degree views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House which has the capacity to hold Sit-down 50 Guests or 60 Guests standing.
- The open air Harbour Deck and comfortably facilitate up to 80 Guests standing.
The venue also boasts a more casual pub classic style internal lower deck and forecourt space that is ideal for group bookings weather permitting.
Campbell’s Stores, 7-27 Circular Quay West
6HEAD isn’t just another steak restaurant: It’s an alchemy of many components emulsified to create a magical guest experience. Overlooking the iconic Sydney Harbour, 6head is for people who appreciate quality, seasonal and uncomplicated food, prepared using cutting-edge culinary techniques. With a mix of private and semi private dining areas designed to suit a range of events from intimate functions to larger parties with set menus available for group functions.
Ground Bay 11 – Sit-down 50 guests – 60 guests standing
Upstairs Bay 11 – Sit-down 60 guests – 80 guests standing
Upstairs Bay 10 – Sit-down 28 – 40 guests standing
161 Sussex St, Sydney
Inside Jackalberry a wanderer’s haven materialises. Here, guests are transported to a space where curious artefacts, collected from varied far flung corners of the world, ornament the walls, while nomadic types share stories from their diverse escapades. The cocktail menu reads more like a travel itinerary than a list of drinks.
With both Semi Private and Exclusive hire options available Jackalberry is a retreat for the modern day explorer and despite being a hotel bar (attached to the Hyatt Regency Sydney hotel – it has a separate entrance and is trying not to feel like a hotel bar) its sense of adventure has inspired its design aesthetic and its menu.
Bopp & Tone
60 Carrington St, Sydney
Bopp & Tone is the first CBD venture for hospitality group, Applejack. The restaurant and bar inspired from the founders’ grandfathers – Keith ‘Bopp’ Evans and ‘Anthony Tone’ Adams. The venue is a true reflection of the nostalgic and optimistic post WW2 era they lived in. Embodying every day opulence and grandeur, the style is lived-in luxury, with a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.
The private dining room has been themed by Perrior Jouet’s exquisite signature Champagne Belle Epoque with lavish wooden furnishings, gold details and florals. The room features a large TV screen, a fireplace and adjoining door to the terrace.
The exclusive dining room can seat up to 28 guests on one long table
The dining Room can seat up to 40 guests for group bookings
Esquire Drink and Dine
Shop 1 Level 2 QVB, 455 George St, Sydney
Esquire in the Queen Victoria Building is a moody New York style supper club. With an old-world fit-out of oak, leather and parquetry flooring. It’s a moody, dapper backdrop for settling in with a fittingly expansive offering of whisky, cocktails and wine. It’s a beautiful space for long business lunches, group get togethers or a late night catch up. With a modern Australian Menu featuring reimagined comfort food.
Semi private dining room (Non-exclusive) Privacy provided by a sheer curtain to the remainder of the restaurant – Seated – 40 guests featuring cluster style set up across tables of 4-6. 70 Guests standing.
Full Venue (Exclusive) 150 Guests standing
Level 7, Westfield, Pitt St, Sydney
Babylon, a sprawling restaurant and bar with a menu inspired by the rich and flavourful Levantine cuisine of the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean. The interiors are a nod to the once-thriving metropolis Babylon was, as well as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Through an assortment of laneways and private dining spaces leading to an outdoor terrace, Babylon has an overall capacity of 800 guest.
Kish Babylon’s rooftop courtyard takes up to 100 guests – sit-down
Veiled room 1 & 2 10-16 guests each – sit-down
Larsa – Babylon’s exclusive dining room seats up to 20 guests and the dining spaces 1 & 2 offer semi private or group reservations and is ideal for 48 guests Sit-down.
Level 1/238 Castlereagh St, Sydney
Old favourite Beta Bar – a hidden gem set above award-winning Alpha Restaurant boasts the perfect function space to bring a variety of celebrations to life. With three distinct event spaces – Beta Bar, Beta Bar II and the Gallery Beta is flexible, Conveniently CBD centrally located and offers award winning Contemporary Greek Cuisine.
Beta Gallery 180 guests standing and 140- 160 guests sit-down
Beta Bar 60 guests standing
Beta Bar + Beta Bar ll (combined) 90 guests standing
The Dolphin Hotel and Scout Bar
412 Crown St, Surry Hills
Regarded for decades as a Surry Hills institution synonymous with good times, the Dolphin Hotel features three distinct spaces, a Dining Room, Wine Room and a Public Bar with an open-air terrace.
With distinctive Italian references thanks to Icebergs’ Maurice Terzini , The Dolphin’s Public bar lounge accommodates a mixture of sitting & standing – 60 Guests with Private Bar Access for Exclusive Hire.
Scout takes up permanent residence on the top floor of the Dolphin and is the perfect location for smaller group get togethers. Scout is from the creative mind of Matt Whiley, whose Scout bar in London currently ranks at number 28 on the World’s Best Bars list.
Terrace on the Domain
Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney
Featuring an open-plan design with modern fixtures and light-filled spaces with an outdoor terrace, the versatile spaces are perfect for Summer Celebrations. Located minutes from the CBD and surrounded by rolling green lawns, Terrace on the Domain Serving honest Italian classics using the best Australian produce.
Whether it’s a celebration for an intimate gathering to launch your latest product or planning a large and lavish party, Terrace on the domain has capacity to cater for all style of events. Full venue – 350 Guests Standing, 180 Guests Sit-down.
Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney
Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden, Botanic House offers a multi-level dining experience. Chef Luke Nguyen has created a modern Asian meu upstairs at Botanic House whilst downstairs offers a more casual destination. With an expansive open plan design streaming with natural light and views out onto stunning Sydney Harbour, the space is designed to take full advantage of the venue’s unique location. BOTA NIC HOUS E
Botanic House Sit-down 150 Guests – 300 guests standing
Farm Cove Sit-down 100 Guests – 50 guests standing
65 Ocean St, Woollahra
Nestled in Sydney’s picturesque Woollahra, Chiswick Restaurant with its charming interior, glass-panelled French doors with views and working kitchen garden. With many ingredients grown outside the window in the garden, the menu is focused to the seasons, the selection is elegant simplicity and perfect for sharing. Menus designed by owner Matt Moran and head chef Tom Haynes, the restaurant has a semi-private dining room that can accommodate up to 40 guests for a sit-down lunch or dinner receptions.
Hotel Centennial Woollahra
Corner of Oxford St &, Victoria Ave, Woollahra
Originally established to mark the centenary of the foundation of Australia in 1888, Hotel Centennial has long been an icon of eastern suburbs society.
After an extensive refurbishment, the Hotel offers a sophisticated new look. The interiors feature an eclectic mixture of furniture, antiques and contemporary art, striking a balance between style and comfort.
The High Table located next to The Oxford Bar is inspired by the original concept of the dining room table seating up to 30 guests for an elegant dining experience.
The Hotel Centennial Apartment with arched windows, high ceilings, a private terrace seats up to 32 guests with menus designed by executive chef Ben Greeno.
116 Queen Street, Woollahra
Located in the heart of Woollahra, Bistro Moncur is a French Bistro that has become an institution in the Sydney dining scene. This classic French Bistro has a long established menu with guests regularly returning to enjoy old favourites.
Bistro Moncur – 120 guests seated – 150 guests standing
Enjoy classic French cuisine, featuring old menu favourites, new modern style dishes, premier wines, and an ever-evolving cocktail list.
Bar Moncur – 100 guests standing
This sophisticated space can be hired exclusively or as an extension of the Bistro Moncur restaurant. Perfect for cocktail parties or pre-event drinks, experience the full Bistro Moncur menu with your guests in a more casual setting. Enjoy our extensive seasonal cocktail and wine list or, if you’re feeling fancy, opt for a Bar Moncur specialty – bespoke cocktails.
Essential Solutions are your ultimate support team for the simple to the complex. Our team can assist you with a range of services for your end of year celebration.
- Venue research
- Event co-ordination
- Guest registration
- Decor and Styling
Get in Touch with our team to secure your venue solution.