10 Sydney venues for kick-off events

We’ve rounded up 10 of the best Sydney venues to host your first events of the new year.

With year almost over, it’s time to lock in a venue for your kick-off events. Here, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best Sydney venues to host your first events of the new year.

Still on the hunt for the perfect corporate event venue for your end of year celebration?

You’re in luck! A LIST Guide has rounded up 10 of the hottest Sydney venues for an end of year party.

1. All Hands Brewing House

Located on the waterfront at Darling Harbour, All Hands Brewing House draws inspiration from the history and tradition of the King Street docks while celebrating the art of contemporary brewing and modern dining.

The venue features the Engine Room, a specialised function room with exclusive views of the microbrewery, the Lower Deck which holds up to 350 standing or 140 seated, and a huge covered, outdoor beer garden right on the wharf with harbour views.

In fact, there are seven function spaces in total that can accommodate a range of event styles for 20-1000 guests

All Hands Brewing House

2. Hacienda

A vista bar inspired by the grand plantation architecture of Cuba, mixed with the luxe yet playful vintage hotels of 1950s Miami, Hacienda Sydney is a botanical oasis.

With eye-catching wisteria hanging from the ceiling and lush greenery throughout the venue, no additional theming for your event is required. Available to be booked as a half bar event or a private function with exclusive access for us to 150 guests, options are endless.

3. Verandah Bar

Verandah Bar and Social is a one-stop entertainment hub where delectable food, decadent cocktails, and impeccable service meet to create the perfect urban oasis. Elegant and versatile, Verandah has eight event spaces that cater for a myriad of adventures.

The kitchen, helmed by former AHA Chef of the Year Brad Sloane, showcases the enticing flavours of native Australia, with dishes ranging from quick bites to languid feasts, all comprised of ethically and locally-sourced produce.

4. SoCal Sydney

SoCal Neutral Bay is brought to you by boutique hospitality group Applejack Hospitality, which was founded by seasoned professionals, Hamish Watts and Ben Carroll.

The venue is perfect for large group celebrations and dining experiences. With an open-air rooftop terrace, the venue flows from the inside dining room to an al fresco experience.

SoCal is available to hire exclusively for corporate events during the week, and is perfect for section bookings on evenings and weekends.

SoCal Sydney

5. The Bucket List

The Bucket List is the ultimate casual chic, beachside venue where guests can wine and dine mere metres from the sunny shores of Bondi Beach.

Take advantage of the absolute oceanfront location with unobstructed views that stretch from North to South Bondi and contemporary, colourful decor.

The venue consists of four main dining areas all available for hire, including an outdoor casual area to soak up the sun.

6. The Butler

Nestled in the back-streets of Potts Point, an eclectic oasis lies waiting. Various textures of foliage complement the original sandstone walls and a twist on the traditional colonial influence is infused throughout.

Perfect for intimate gatherings to extravagent corporate soirées, the flexible space can play host to exclusive bookings Monday to Thursday, with the restaurant open to the general public Friday to Sunday.

7. The Glenmore

Positioned in the heart of The Rocks, The Glenmore can cater to any of your function needs with a number of unique spaces on offer.

These include the rooftop, famous for its 180 degree views sweeping the Sydney Harbour and CBD as well as three private rooms, all located on the Glenmore Lounge level.

Three private rooms available for hire, with two separate event spaces available for hire on rooftop.

8. The Clock Hotel

On top of Surry Hills, The Clock hotel is a laid-back and eclectic pub that’s home to one of the best balconies in town.

A local favourite, the venue can cater to a variety of function requirements and can host anywhere from ten to 300 guests at the one time. Spaces for hire including The Cocktail Corner, suitable for up to 15 guests, The Crown Street Banquette for up to 35 guests and The Pendulum Lounge with room for 60-120 people.

The Clock Hotel

9. 1821

This spectacularly appointed venue is available for your special event. It features two full service bars, kitchen, seating for 100 guests and an exceptional staff to bring your event to life.

The team can help you curate an array of events and celebrations on the mezzanine level or in the hidden bunker bar, Odessa.

10. Della Hyde

Della Hyde is a playful interpretation of vintage hotel bars of the past, with charming interiors, great tunes, and a strong focus on seasonally fresh cocktails.

Mid-week, Della Hyde is the perfect spot for casual catch ups and great food specials, while Thursday to Saturday brings in the late night party crowd, creating the infamous Della dance floor. Della Hyde is available to hire out exclusively for end of year corporate events.

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