Sydney’s Premier Banquet Dining Hall: The Refectory at the University of Sydney

Step into the Refectory, a distinguished venue within the University of Sydney, renowned for its rich history and exquisite character. Ideal for luxury weddings, ceremonies, or dynamic large-scale conferences, the Refectory is one of Sydney’s top event venues.

 Gala dinner in a big dining hall room


Versatile Space for All Occasions

The Refectory is your ideal choice for large-scale celebrations. With a seating capacity to host 200 guests in a banquet setting or 500 in a cocktail set-up, its architectural style radiates timeless charm. The venue features majestic eight-metre-high ceilings and expansive French windows that bathe the space in soft natural lights. The heritage wood panelling and polished timber floors create the perfect ambience for your after-party.


Gala dinner setup in a big dining hall room


A Canvas for Your Dream Event

The centrepiece of The Refectory is its magnificent mural, stretching the length of the hall, infusing each event with vibrant energy. This piece, echoing stories from its 110-year history, perfectly pairs with our bespoke catering to make your special event both visually stunning and delightfully flavourful.


long table setup in a big dining hall room


Exclusive Entrance and Outdoor Space

You will get an exclusive entrance to the room. Extend your celebration to our adjacent terrace and garden, where Mediterranean-style arches frame a picturesque outdoor setting. Ideal for pre-wedding cocktails or tailored outdoor arrangements, this space adds a unique alfresco charm to your event.


social party in cocktail setup in the terrace


Experience the HostCo Difference

At HostCo, we offer more than just a venue; we present an unforgettable experience. Discover why the Refectory at the University of Sydney is the preferred choice for those seeking a venue that blends heritage, elegance, and adaptability. Visit our website to learn more and schedule a personal tour with our event specialist today!


staff serving wine at a Gala dinner in a big dining hall room



Host Your Next Sydney Event in Refectory

To learn more about what we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to discuss your event and how we can create a bespoke solution just for you.