Finding a venue that matches your desired event theme, ambiance and aesthetic can be quite challenging, especially if you’re looking to create a specific atmosphere. As an event planner, you should have a few options up your sleeve to consider plus a contingency plan to quickly make the necessary adjustments. Whatever your event or product launch brief, we’ve collated our top 10 event locations in Sydney to help get you ready for those end of year celebrations.
Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s iconic Royal Botanic Garden, The Calyx (pronounced kal-iks) boasts one of the largest green walls in the southern hemisphere and provides a stunning backdrop to your next corporate event or product launch. This unique space offers a harmonious blend of an indoor glasshouse filled with natural light and an inviting outdoor terrace for guests to indulge in a stunning garden experience. With exclusive event hire available, your guests can enjoy an intimate affair coupled with an unmatched immersive experience that’s sure to get viral social media attention.
Home to some of Sydney’s major cultural and premier events such as Australian Fashion Week and Vivid Sydney, Carriageworks is the ultimate blank canvas and true event planner’s dream. Set within the redeveloped heritage site of Eveleigh Railway Workshops, Carriageworks offers a range of versatile event areas, including dramatic large-scale spaces through to outdoor areas and more intimate rooms. These spaces can be adapted to various event sizes and types which makes it a popular choice when considering a customised experience for your attendees. The venue’s exclusive catering panel also features some of Sydney’s best gold-licensed caterers such as Made by Merivale, Cook & Waiter, Laissez-faire Catering and more.
If you’re looking for a unique venue in Sydney with an architectural and rustic aesthetic, then check out REVY. This captivating space by powerhouse venue group, Doltone House, is located next to their Jones Bay Wharf venue and offers a private indoor/outdoor dining experience complete with floor to ceiling windows and decorative feature lighting throughout. From car launches and meetings through to cocktail parties and gala events, this chic venue could be your next event space complete with picturesque views overlooking Sydney Harbour.
With its stunning water views and state-of-the-art technology set up, this hotel and conference venue is the perfect location for any corporate event or product launch. Choose from a range of spacious ballrooms that seat up to 1000 theatre or 544 cabaret style paired with the convenience of adjacent auxiliary rooms for speaker preparation, storage or concurrent streams to take place. Why not consider Hyatt Regency’s newest space, The Upper Deck, located on level 11 with outdoor terrace and panoramic views of Darling Harbour? Don’t forget to check out the Zephyr Bar or Jackalberry for a post event cocktail too, or why not opt to hire a fun activation cart complete with popcorn or cotton candy to keep up that vibrant event buzz.
From the iconic Foundation Hall and versatile Waterside Terrace through to the rooftop delights of the Harbourside and Quayside Rooms, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is an event planners delight. Indulge in the award-winning catering menus on offer or take a private tour of renowned Australian art in the MCA Collection. The MCA’s spectacular spaces can be transformed to suit any corporate event ranging from 20 – 750 guests.
6. ICC Sydney
The pinnacle of event and convention centre spaces, ICC Sydney is the premier destination for corporate events set on the banks of the stunning Darling Harbour. Purpose built and with the latest innovations in technology, catering and sustainable event practices, the array of venue spaces offers everything from meeting rooms and banquet spaces through to foyers and gallery areas. With a culinary philosophy that champions 100% local NSW wine and Regional NSW farmers and producers such as Eden Mussels, Tarago Truffles, ALTO Olives, Willowbrae Chevre Cheese Farm – you’ll not be supporting local supply chains but also aligning your event objectives with eco-friendly outcomes.
7. Luna Park
The perfect space that mixes work and play, Luna Park offers a uniquely charming and flexible appeal that is unmatched in Sydney’s venue offering. From the corporate Sunset Room and Crystal Palace spaces through to outdoor experiences at Coney Island, Lavender Green and an exclusive Park takeover complete with marquees, rides, games and more – Luna Park is the ultimate fun-filled event location.
Enjoy modern, luxurious facilities in a prestigious and historical setting at Royal Randwick. You can combine a variety of spaces to suit your event or product launch needs with The Winx Stand being the latest addition that ticks all the boxes. Why not incorporate a bespoke experience with one of their cooking classes or photo moment with a Clerk of the Course horse that’s sure to take your event to the next level. Need a late-night tenancy for your group? ATC has got that covered as well with exclusive bookings available and some premises licenses until 2am.
There’s no limit to your creativity at Sydney Masonic Centre with the recently implemented architectural lighting system which is sure to wow your guests as soon as they arrive. With perimeter RGB shadow lighting, you can explore an array of captivating colour palettes to match your brand or products and fully customise mood lighting for additional effects. Why not consider the Banquet Hall space which allows for additional rigging special effects including giant chandeliers and mirror balls to really set the night apart for your guests.
10. Hilton Hotel
Need to make a big impression with your video content or presentations? Hilton Sydney’s Grand Ballroom features the largest LED wall in NSW to unleash your creativity and feature engaging performances or video content for your events. Boasting one of Australia’s largest hotel meeting spaces too, you’ve got a brilliant foundation to bring your group together in the heart of the CBD.
At Creative Hire, we understand that crafting an unforgettable event starts with selecting the perfect venue to begin curating a spectacular canvas of experiences for your guests. With our extensive event hire expertise and creative solutions, we take care of all the details, leaving you to focus on your clients and the success of your event. Get in touch with our team today and let’s partner together to bring your next corporate event or product launch vision to life.