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About Us

Located within the beautiful heritage grounds of Sydney University, HostCo is a bespoke catering and events company, delivering memorable experiences for every type of event, from weddings, conferences and gala dinners to intimate gatherings. Previously known as The Venue Collection – we've been doing events for over 40 years before rebranding as HostCo in 2015.

HostCo specialises in utilising the University's unique venues, such as the historic Great Hall and the MacLaurin Hall, for a range of events. Our expertise extends beyond the campus, as we also cater to offsite locations and various other venues across Sydney.

Whether it's an intimate dinner for 10 or a grand event for over 2,000 guests, HostCo is equipped to deliver exceptional catering experiences. Our ability to cater to gatherings of all sizes and at diverse locations makes us a preferred choice for events in Sydney.

Profit For Purpose Organisation

Nestled within the heritage Holme Building, HostCo is delighted to share these incredible surroundings with the public. Proudly not-for-profit, proceeds from all our events are directly invested into student services and programs, designed to amplify the campus experience. By choosing HostCo, you’re directly contributing to the development of our future leaders and innovators, creating opportunities for this generation and generations to come.


Our vision
Our vision
To provide exceptional event and catering experiences.
Our Promise
Our Promise
To deliver unrivalled service, unique venues and delicious food, to ensure memorable experiences for every event.
Our Commitment
Our Commitment
Through high levels of service and product quality, we aim to exceed our guests’ expectations, from pre-booking to post-event.
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Our Team

Experienced Event Specialists

HostCo's team comprises specialists each bringing over 20 years of expertise to the table. This seasoned group is adept at transforming visions into unforgettable experiences, ensuring every event is flawlessly executed.

‣ Strategic Marketing Efforts

In the realm of promotion and outreach, our marketing specialist works tirelessly to craft engaging social campaigns, utilising tailored marketing strategies to maximise event visibility and success.

‣ Culinary Excellence

At the heart of our culinary excellence is the expert chef team, a group of skilled artisans who combine creativity with catering expertise to deliver an array of exquisite dishes that cater to diverse tastes and dietary requirements.

‣ Skilled Front of House Team

Our dynamic Front of House team, renowned for their mastery in hospitality, guarantees exceptional event service and cultivates a welcoming atmosphere for every guest.


Together, these teams form the backbone of HostCo, working seamlessly to deliver unparalleled event experiences in Sydney!

Host Your Next Event in Sydney

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.

Where are we located?

Level 4, Holme Building, Science Road
University of Sydney, NSW 2006

Pay & Display parking is available on Science Road and around the University of Sydney at a flat rate. Hourly parking is available after 3pm except at the Western Avenue and Shepherd Street Car parks.

Driving away from the city on Parramatta Road turn left into the grounds at the Ross Street entrance, then take the first left onto Science Road. Drive up Science Road and you will arrive at the Holme Building.

Central station is a 20-minute walk along George Street and Parramatta Road. Alternatively, jump on a bus from Central and hop off at the Footbridge bus stop. 

Buses to and from Central station are frequent and easy to catch to the grounds. If you are arriving by bus, there are convenient stops on Parramatta Road. Then it’s a short walk up the Footbridge steps.