Sydney’s annual festival of light, music and ideas is just around the corner, with plenty of festivities to enjoy. Held from the 26th of May to the 17th June, watch the city come to life with a variety of art and light installations. We’ve gathered our top function venues Sydney wide to be a part of the action, with dining experiences you won’t soon forget. 

1. The Jackson, Exclusive Hire

Jump aboard one of Sydney’s most luxurious vessels -The Jackson. Docked at Darling Harbour, enjoy this function venue’s multiple levels of sophistication, complete with touches of velvet and gold. The Jackson is offering an unmissable Vivid dining experience with Chefs on the Harbour, feasting on bespoke menus curated by some of Australia’s most celebrated chefs. Running on each Saturday of the festival, watch the city light up with beautiful light installations from the Harbour, for a dining experience to remember. 

  • Venue: The Jackson
  • Address: Lime Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 700
  • Event Type: Conferences, Meetings and workshops, Networking, Presentations, Private dining, Private parties, Team away days, Weddings, Other events

2. Carriageworks, Entire Venue

One of Sydney’s most distinct arts and cultural precincts, Carriageworks is the ultimate spot to catch the Vivid celebrations. Housed in the former Eveleigh Railway Workshops in Redfern, Carriageworks is a behemoth of industrial spaces fitted with modern touches. A curated music and food program gives plenty of options to celebrate Vivid across a multitude of spaces, with something for everyone to enjoy. Roam the Night Market on the 16th of June and sample some tasty treats with live entertainment and music. Or, enjoy some vibrant musical performances at Astral People on the 10th of June for a night of good tunes.

  • Venue: Carriageworks
  • Address: 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW 2015
  • Capacity: N/A
  • Event Type: Conferences, Meetings and workshops, Networking, Presentations, Private dining, Private parties, Team away days, Weddings, Other events

3. Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge, Exclusive Hire 

Escape to a lush oasis boasting prime views of the installations across the Harbour at Hyde Hacienda. The stylish pastel interior is fringed by greenery, and feels open and bright thanks to bifold glass windows. Enjoy Vivid themed cocktails alongside delicious platters and seafood, all whilst enjoying front row seats. With a capacity of up to 200 guests, there’s plenty of room for a grand celebration. Situated within Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, this function venue is close to plenty of active installations across Circular Quay if you’re up for a night of adventure. 

  • Venue: Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge
  • Address: 61 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 200
  • Event Type: Networking, Private dining, Private parties, Weddings, Other events

4. Untied Rooftop, Exclusive Hire

Discover one of Barangaroo’s hidden gems for your Vivid celebrations at Untied Rooftop. Tucked above the city on Barangaroo Avenue, this function venue blends a sophisticated interior with a lush outdoor courtyard overlooking the installations across the city. Start your night with a stroll through the illuminated Wulugul Walk across the Harbour to Barangaroo Reserve. Then, take to the Rooftop for a delicious mix of tropical cocktails and share plates. With a capacity of up to 270 guests, it’s the perfect spot to celebrate.

  • Venue: Untied Rooftop
  • Address: 400 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 270
  • Event Type: Networking, Private dining, Private parties, Weddings, Other events

5. Bar Mille, Exclusive Hire

Enjoy good food and great company while celebrating Vivid Festival at Bar Mille. Nestled high above George Street, take to the Terrazzo Terrace for premium views of the city and Harbour installations. Or, enjoy a post-Vivid boogie at The Penthouse or Grand Hall. With its prime location at The Rocks, this function venue is close to all the action, including the stunning drone show above Circular Quay and installations like City Gazing. Enjoy the best that The Rocks has to offer this Vivid Festival, at Bar Mille. 

  • Venue: Bar Mille
  • Address: 100 George Street, The Rocks NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 800
  • Event Type: Networking, Private dining, Private parties, Team away days, Weddings, Other events

When it comes to finding the best Vivid Festival function venues Sydney bookers can trust HeadBox to help find the perfect space for a memorable event. So let’s get started – contact the HeadBox team today!


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.

2. 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.