The Best in Venue Hire Sydney

Whatever the occasion, we make it simple to create a stylish event with our unique event venue hire. Sydney event planners will love that we can tailor our spaces to suit your individual requirements. If you want big, we’ll go big. If you want subtle, we’ll tone it down. Catering to every corner of the university and anywhere off-site, we work hand-in-hand to deliver distinctive, one-of-a-kind occasions. So, when you’re looking for the best in venue hire Sydney wide, you’ve come to the right place.


Catering That Comes to You

As the leaders in event venue hire Sydney wide, we’re all about creating versatile menus that bring the yum – every time. Wherever the location of your event, we deliver fresh, contemporary catering that does the local produce proud.

As a gold license caterer, our menus compliment and elevate your event. From canapes to seated, we’ll flavour your occasion.

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Unique Private Venue Hire Sydney

Within the beautiful grounds of the University of Sydney, our spaces are steeped in story and heritage. Insta-worthy, with lashings of character and charm. Whether you’re looking for an intimate or expansive private venue hire, Sydney party planners will find the perfect home for your event here.


Speak to One of Our Dedicated Event Specialists

To find out more about what we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We will be happy to discuss your event and how we can create a bespoke solution just for you.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Throughout this time, we’ll be focussed on doing everything we can to support our clients and community, and to bring you safe events and catering deliveries. View our complete policy here

Wednesday 2 December 

The 2sqm rule will be expanded and venue caps will be removed under a major easing of restrictions, as NSW continues to record zero cases of community transmission. 

Venues including hospitality venues, retail and places of worship:

  • 1 person per 2sqm (with 25 people permitted before the rule applies), except for:
    gyms and nightclubs (1 person per 4sqm, with a maximum of 50 people allowed in gym classes or on the dancefloor at nightclubs) 

Stadiums and theatres:

  • outdoors: 100 per cent seated capacity, and 1 person per 2sqm rule for unstructured seating areas
  • indoors: 75 per cent seated capacity.

Gatherings in outdoor public spaces:

  • up to 100 people for outdoor gatherings (up from 50)
  • up to 5,000 people for outdoor events that are fenced, ticketed and seated (subject to the 2sqm rule)
  • up to 3,000 people for other organised outdoor events i.e. community sport and outdoor protests (subject to the 2sqm rule).

Dance Floors:

  • up to 50 people indoors. 


  • up to 50 performers indoors, no maximum cap outdoors
  • advice is for congregation/audience to continue wearing masks if singing. 

Under the changes, maximum capacity caps will be removed subject to the 2sqm rule for:

  • bookings at hospitality venues
  • weddings
  • funerals
  • regional agricultural shows
  • corporate events
  • religious services.

Wednesday 3 June

For live updates on what you can and cannot do:


In addition to the couple, the people conducting or assisting in the conduct of the wedding, a photographer, videographer, and up to 20 guests (including adults and children) may attend a wedding.

People attending will be required to provide their name and contact details so that they can be used for contact tracing.

Wednesday 25 March

"Now, weddings can continue to be conducted where it is just the couple, the celebrant and the witnesses. That's no more than five people and the four square meeting rule has to be observed within the venue in which that is taking place. But, large gatherings for weddings, sadly, won't be possible under these new arrangements. And sadly, also, and I know this will be very difficult, funerals to no more than 10 persons observing the rules around the four square metre rule and the social-distancing practices. Particularly on these types of activities this is not an easy decision. Where we have already found, and Dr Murphy can speak to this, some of the events that have been some of the major transmitting events, it has been exactly these types of events, particularly weddings. And that is why, regretfully, we have to be able to put these arrangements in place. Now, these are the rules and arrangements that are applied when it comes to the strict enforcement of these arrangements and that will come in from midnight tomorrow night and states and territories will be moving tomorrow to put those arrangements in place." - Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Friday 20 March

Limits on organised gatherings Employers and event organisers need to be aware of the new restrictions for indoor and outdoor gatherings. These restrictions are to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) has recommended limits on organised gatherings. These include limiting non-essential:

  • indoor gatherings to fewer than 100 people
  • outdoor gatherings to fewer than 500 people

Four square metre rule for inside gatherings. This was flagged this yesterday, but indoor gatherings just got more strict:

Wednesday 18 March

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared a national human biosecurity emergency and announced a ban on all non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people.

Friday 13 March

Upcoming bans on non-essential mass gatherings over 500 people that will be enacted from Monday 16th March.

“It is precautionary. It is getting ahead of this to ensure that we can minimise the impact on your health and [so] we can ensure with confidence the ability for people to be accessing the health services that they and their families will need.” - Prime Minister Scott Morrison

We’d usually advertise the Refectory as the perfect space for events with 180+ attendees, however given the current situation it’s the now an ideal venue for events with 150 attendees with space for social distancing (2-square-metre bubble per person). We’ll be ensuring all venues are set up with virtual capabilities so you can virtually include speakers and other attendees too.

Cullen & Sutherland Room’s

We’ve reduced the capacity for these rooms down to 84 attendees.

Chancellor’s Room

The antique table that once held 20 people will now comfortably sit up to 18 people, with a maximum of 27 in the room.

We can come to you with a range of delivery catering options, including special delivery requests like no-contact experiences. Check out our current menu here

Perfect For Weddings, Birthdays & Special Occasions

As the leading choice in special occasion and party venue hire Sydney wide, we have an onsite event management team who will work with you to tailor the space to suit you. Ensuring a smooth, streamlined experience for you and your guests, our spaces are perfect for all types of events, from weddings and engagements to birthday parties, corporate events and special occasions.

Centrally located, we are known for being the best in venue hire Sydney wide as we offer a relaxing, chic environment that is ideal for any moment you want to celebrate in style. Our versatile spaces can be tailored to suit any occasion, whether your event is an intimate gathering or a large soiree, when you want to best in event venue hire, Sydney can rely on our team to deliver.

Get in touch with us today to discuss our packages and let’s start planning an event to remember, hosted at our beautiful and unique party venue hire Sydney.