If you are looking at planning a large style event – whether that’s the annual Christmas party, product launches, a milestone event or wedding – it’s always a good idea to have a bank of large event venues in mind to help with your search.

So, we’ve put together our favourite large event venues across Sydney to give you all the information you need when looking for the perfect venue.

Sergents Mess

  • Venue: Sergents Mess
  • Address: Chowder Bay Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 350
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

Overlooking Chowder Bay, Sergeants Mess is set in one of Sydney’s most breathtaking locations. Sitting amidst native bushland, it commands spectacular views of Sydney Harbour across to Camp Cove, Watson’s Bay and Rose Bay.

The view, along with the glamorous interior and expansive harbour deck, provides the perfect setting for conferences, meetings, gala events or private celebrations.

Northern Courtyard, Greenwood Hotel

  • Venue: Greenwood Hotel
  • Address: 36 Blue St, North Sydney NSW 2060
  • Capacity: 1200
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

The grand Greenwood Hotel is a historic drinking and dining institution, located on Blue Street in the heart of North Sydney. Originally built in 1878 as a church and later used as a school, The Greenwood Hotel became a popular social destination in 1992 when it was turned into a pub.

Greenwood has four flexible spaces. These include the Chapel and Lounge bar as interiors spaces and the Southern and Northern Courtyards.

The Northern Courtyard is Greenwood’s largest outdoor setting and is drenched with sunlight all day. Embraced by three sandstone walls, and watched over by the Chapel’s steeple, the area can accommodate sit down and stand up receptions.

Museum of Contemporary Art 

  • Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Address: 140 George St, The Rocks NSW, 2000
  • Capacity: 300
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

Located at one of the world’s most spectacular sites on the edge of Sydney Harbour, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists.

The venue is among the best in the world, boasting incomparable views of the harbour, Sydney Opera House and city skyline, viewed through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows or the harbourside terrace. Providing a stylish and contemporary backdrop for a range of events MCA can host such as weddings, product launches, cocktail functions and special occasions.

Exclusive Hire, Urban Winery Sydney

  • Venue: Urban Winery
  • Address: Building 121, Bent Street The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2044
  • Capacity: 250
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

Discover Australia’s first true Urban Winery and the home of A.Retief wines, located conveniently on the edge of the city at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park. You will feel as though you have been transported to the vineyards of regional NSW as you dine amongst the wine barrels in their fully functional winery.

Urban Winery Sydney is a multifunctional space featuring a Wine Bar, Cellar Door and Event Space opening to an outdoor area which allows you to create a truly unique event that’s sure to engage all the senses. The event space can cater for up to 250 guests standing and 160 seated.

This innovative fusion of realms makes for an ideal meeting place whether it’s a private dinner, client function, birthday party, team building day, hens night, engagement party or a wedding.

Kitchen Restaurant, Centennial Homestead

  • Venue: Centennial Homestead
  • Address: 1 Grand Dr, Centennial Park NSW 2021
  • Capacity: 250
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

Overlooking the grounds of Centennial Park and featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a central bar, The Kitchen at Centennial Homestead is available for exclusive hire or as an extension to the Wisteria Room and Lawn.

Utilise the modern styling of the hanging garden, timber floors and light wood furniture to create an intimate garden party, dinner, networking event or a wedding with capacity of up to 250 guests.

ivy Den & Lounge, ivy precinct

  • Venue: ivy precinct
  • Address: 330 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 600
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

A discreet and stylish function and party space holding up to 350 guests. ivy den & lounge has played host to cocktail parties, networking events, post-conference drinks, product launches and charity fundraisers. Pops of colour, velvet and marble give this welcoming space an elevated style, reminiscent of the bygone era.

If you are looking for a space even bigger there is the option to combine it with the ivy terrace to hold up to 600 guests.

The Grounds of Alexandria

  • Venue: The Grounds of Alexandria
  • Address: 7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015
  • Capacity: 600
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

Once a former linseed oil factory, built on the site in 1918, The Linseed House at The Grounds of Alexandria has been thoughtfully and elegantly restored with striking exposed heritage brick walls and beautiful art-deco inspired styling. Featuring grand 10-meter high ceilings, intricate parquetry flooring and it’s own private bar with mirrored ceilings, this beautiful space is sure to take your breath away!

Located in a former industrial precinct, The Grounds of Alexandria is a landmark cafe, restaurant, bar, garden, bakery & patisserie, coffee roastery, animal farm, florist, markets and more. Perfect for a variety of events!

A-List Venue, Madame Tussauds Sydney

  • Venue: Madame Tussauds
  • Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 350
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties

Madame Tussauds Sydney will wow guests and deliver an event not to be forgotten. Located in Darling Harbour, Madame Tussauds is Sydney’s hottest themed venue and offers your guests an authentic red carpet experience. Where else can your guests interact with Miranda Kerr, Adele,Heath Ledger and the beautiful Kylie Minogue?

Whether it’s a corporate lunch, dinner, cocktail party, or networking event, product launch or larger celebration, this amazing venue can cater from 20 – 1000 guests. With experienced events specialists, who are experts at tailoring an event for your specific needs and who are adept at delivering high quality food, drinks and service, the Merlin Events team will provide the stylish finishes and exquisite detail essential for any corporate event.

Exclusive Hire, Catalina Restaurant

  • Venue: Catalina
  • Address: Lyne Park, New South Head Rd, Rose Bay NSW 2029
  • Capacity: 120
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

For over 26 years, Catalina has served diners in Sydney with the finest food and wine in a stunning waterfront location.

Conveniently located on New South Head Road in Rose Bay, the scenery at Catalina is something special. With panoramic windows showcasing a fantastic view over the water, guests can watch passing yachts and ferries cruise past and even spot the odd seal or dolphin on occasion.

Whether you’re planning a product launch, networking event or a corporate Christmas party in Sydney, Catalina is the perfect location for all types of functions. With full use of the entire dining room and waterfront terrace, guests can fine tune the seating plan to meet all needs.

Kingpin Darling Harbour

  • Venue: Kingpin Darling Harbour
  • Address: Harbourside Shopping Centre, 2-10 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 500
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties

Sitting pretty in one of Sydney’s hottest waterfront locations is Kingpin Darling Harbour.

Kingpin Darling Harbour is a place where you call the shots on how you want your evening to roll. Decked out with Bes-X bowling technology, you’ll be bowling for bullseyes with Bowling Hood Battle of the Lanes, personalising your scorecard with selfies, sharing your strikes on Facebook and getting friendly with the competition via Lane Chat.

You can top things off with laser tag, arcade games, pool, table tennis and air hockey. Since you’ll be working up an appetite (or at least a thirst) you can hit the cocktail bar ’til late and indulge in a meal worthy of your Instagram feed.

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  1. Who can use HeadBox?

Anyone! Whether you’re a corporate booker looking for a private dining room, meeting room, Christmas or EOFY party venue or you’re a social booker looking for the perfect spot to host your birthday party, hens night or wedding – HeadBox has you covered.

  1. What is HeadBox?

HeadBox connects corporate and consumer bookers with venues and suppliers and is the easy way to book, manage and deliver everything in one place. No long searches, no stress, no hidden costs.

3. How do I submit an event brief?

Submitting an event brief is an easy process. Our intuitive brief builder will take you through a series of questions collecting all the necessary details needed to host a great event. We want to know details such as where your event will take place, on what date, how many people are attending, and what your total budget is. Once you submit this information, relevant and available venues will respond to your brief!

4. How long will it take for venues to respond?

Our venues are super quick to respond! You should receive responses or a proposal within 24-48 business hours.

5. What are the top 5 things to consider when choosing a venue?

The cost, the location, style, capacity & catering options.