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Alexandria Venues to Host Your Next Event

Date Posted: 8/07/2019 9:26:49 AM
Posted By: Laissez-faire Catering

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You're about to plan a corporate event. How do you get started? You need to set a budget, find a caterer, locate a venue, and decide on a menu — and it'll all be related. Choosing your venue may impact what type of design you want for your event, whether it's themed, and which caterer you want to work with.

The Catering Venues of Laissez-faire

Choosing the right venue is incredibly important. The venue must interact with the catering, facilitate your decor, and provide amenities. Laissez-faire has worked with many exceptional venues throughout Alexandria, and is able to recommend the perfect venue for your particular event.

Before you choose between Alexandria venues, you should:

  • Know your budget. 
  • Outline your event.
  • Determine how many people are attending.

Knowing the basics will help you identify the venues that are most likely to work for you. Of all of these, knowing how many people are attending is one of the most important: it will form the basis of which venues are able to provide the services that you need.

The Venue Alexandria

One of Laissez-faire Catering's favourite venues is The Venue Alexandria. As the caterer of choice for The Venue Alexandria, Laissez-faire is able to help produce the best in corporate events and activities. A spectacular venue and delicious, sophisticated catering will come together to for a truly memorable event. 

The Venue Alexandria is a premium warehouse event space, open to corporate events, lunches, weddings, and conferences. Located conveniently between the CBD and the Sydney International Airport, it's an elegant and flexible space that can be tailored to any type of event.

When it comes to events, venues, and catering, it's always important that a venue be able to work with the catering company. Catering companies have to work around the layout of the venue, and the venue needs to have the appropriate space available for the caterer.

This venue space is ideal: it can cater events of any size, be designed around different themes, and works well with the catering provided by Laissez-faire. With Laissez-faire's expertise, this venue can be transformed for any type of corporate or personal event. 

Laissez-faire Catering and The Venue Alexandria both operate in Alexandria, Sydney. It's the perfect combination of catering and venue space in one area.

Other Venues to Consider Around Sydney

1. State Library of NSW

An elegant, contemporary building that can host parties from 50 to 200.

Friends Room Lunch State Library Venue 

2. Urban Winery Sydney

An urban winery event space with capacity from 180 to 250.

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3. North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club

Located overlooking the waters, this scenic location is perfect for many types of events.

4. NSW Parliament House

A historic venue with capacity for up to 800 people. 

5. Harbour 220

This venue offers special packages that are especially useful for corporate events.

At Laissez-faire Catering we have focused on delivering the best event possible to our clients for 30 years. It's why we work with the best venues in Sydney and are constantly improving our menus based on what's in season and on trend. Our waitstaff are second to none, and our team would be happy to discuss your next event. You can fill out our enquiry form here and we'll get back to you, or you can call us now on (02) 9209 4810.

A Stunning Gala and Awards Night at the University of Sydney

Date Posted: 3/06/2019 2:56:58 PM
Posted By: Laissez-faire Catering

Laissez-faire Catering  is proud to be a part of another perfectly delivered event! Check out the event details and photos below.

Sydney event details:

 Event: Annual Gala Dinner+Alumni Awards 2019

Date:  23 May 2019

Venue:   The Great Hall

Attendance: 170 people

Menu:   Cocktail on arrival + 3 course dinner

CANAPES

Bethrunga lamb with aubergine, sun-blushed tomatoes and olive crostini  Mushroom, truffle and parmesan arancini ball (V)

BREAD
Sourdough bread rolls with organic butter, olive oil and balsamic vinegar

ENTRÉE
Beetroot and gin cured Mt Cook salmon, crushed cucumber, shaved fennel salad, basil oil (GF/LF) 

VEGETARIAN OPTION
Marinated Buffalo mozzarella, peas, broad beans, mint and oven dried cherry tomatoes (GF/V)

MAIN
Lemon pepper spiced Hiramasa kingfish, roasted cherry tomato medley with olive cheeks, baby capers and lemon thyme (GF/LF)

Dijon crusted Wagyu rump, soft gorgonzola polenta, sautéed mushroom herb jus (GF)  Roasted winter vegetable tian, chimichurri tomato and edamame (VN)

DESSERT
Caramelised pear tarte tatin, candied walnut, brandy anglaise

APRES
Organic and sustainable coffee | Selection of fine teas

DRINKS
Pepperton Estate Brut Cuvee | Pepperton Estate Sauvignon Blanc NSW
Pepperton Estate Shiraz NSW | James Boag Premium | James Boag Premium Light
Espresso Martini ($15 at the bar)

Annual Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards 2019 at The Great Hall, The University of Sydney

Annual Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards 2019 at The Great Hall, The University of Sydney 

Annual Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards 2019 at The Great Hall, The University of Sydney 

Annual Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards 2019 at The Great Hall, The University of Sydney  

Annual Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards 2019 at The Great Hall, The University of Sydney   

Annual Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards 2019 at The Great Hall, The University of Sydney 

Annual Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards 2019 at The Great Hall, The University of Sydney  

 

Annual Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards 2019 at The Great Hall, The University of Sydney 

Annual Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards 2019 at The Great Hall, The University of Sydney

Annual Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards 2019 at The Great Hall, The University of Sydney

Annual Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards 2019 at The Great Hall, The University of Sydney

Annual Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards 2019 at The Great Hall, The University of Sydney

Annual Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards 2019 at The Great Hall, The University of Sydney 

Photo credit:
Joel Mesas
www.joelmesas.com
https://www.instagram.com/joeljowe/

Celebrate your next event at The University of Sydney

 Book your next event at The University of Sydney  or check out our other Sydney venues here.   For enquiries fill out the form on this page   or give us a call on (02) 9209 4810.  We can't wait to hear from you!

Need a Mid-Year Office Celebration? Start Planning a Christmas in July Party!

Date Posted: 9/03/2018 3:01:20 PM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

Towards the middle of the year, employees can start feeling a little fatigued. If it's all just work, work, work, their attention will start to drift, and they may not be as attentive or productive as they could be. Having a celebratory party can give employees something to look forward to, show them they're recognised, and encourage them to work harder. "Christmas in July" is a fun and festive theme that everyone can enjoy.

Why Plan for  Christmas in July?

Christmas in July is a creative, quirky excuse for a celebration that comes with an easy, preset theme. Rather than having to plan everything out of whole cloth, you can simply take a page from any holiday party book. Christmas in July is also something that everyone understands and that everyone can get excited for!

Just like any party, you're going to have to get together the decor, food, and activities. Think about some of your prior year Christmas celebrations for some easy ideas.

Harbour 220 Sydney Christmas Party 

Pictured: Harbour 220

Choosing the Right Venue

Though holding a celebration in your office is convenient, it really just surrounds you with your work. Choosing an off-site venue gives your employees the opportunity to experience something new and truly relax outside of the day-to-day operations.

Ideally, you want a venue somewhat close to your business; you don't want to make employees commute too far.  Luckily, it's often fairly cheap to book a corporate venue in off months -- far cheaper than during  actual holidays.

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Pictured: La Porte Space

Get the Decor Just Right

A Christmas in July party is more fun the more "all out" it is. From fake snow to mistletoe, go wild with the decoration.  At the start, you can create a "Christmas planning" party that's filled with volunteers. The more the employees   want    to participate, the better a job they'll do. 

Don't forget that Christmas means different things to different people. If you want your holiday celebration to go over without a hitch, encourage employees to add to the decor and to pitch in their own ideas. In the spirit of inclusivity, you can ask them what the holidays mean to each of them.

And don't forget the fun holiday themes. There are many "tropical party" Christmas themes and "futuristic" Christmas themes, which you may have discounted for your actual holiday parties but can be acceptable for a Christmas in July.

The Venue Sydney Christmas Event 

Pictured: The Venue

It can be difficult to find Christmas decorations during the off season. Look at wholesale outlets and online stores for deals -- or ask for donations of old decorations from employees. If Christmas in July becomes a regular thing, you can reuse decorations from year to year. Some tinsel and bright lights, and you'll be set for at least two holidays every year.

Spring for Some Festive Catering

Food is what makes Christmas truly feel like Christmas. From eggnog to peppermint bark, there are appetizers,   drinks  and desserts that people crave throughout the year. During the holiday season, these foods are often made  by family members and friends, contributing to the loving atmosphere of Christmas. At your party, they can all be provided through catering. 

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See our Canapes Menu

Though pot lucks are fun, they also often come with additional work for employees. Employees may stress over their dishes -- and the dishes themselves could represent liability concerns, due to unsafe food handling and allergies. Overall, corporate catering services are usually the safest and most convenient option.

Consider building your menu around your employees, by asking them questions such as the following:

  • What are your favorite holiday foods?
  • Are there any foods that you're allergic too?
  • What drinks make you think of the holidays?

These questions will help you personalise your Christmas in July party for your employees, increasing their enjoyment. Many employees go to corporate events primarily for the food, and it's food that they're going to be thinking about later on.

Shared Menu Christmas in July event 

See our Shared Menu

Use the Time to Encourage Your Staff

Set aside some time during your Christmas in July party to give awards and gifts to your staff members. Recognition matters. Give gifts based on longevity and merit and employees will be more likely to work hard for the rest of the year. 

Holding some raffles throughout the event is also a good way to encourage employees to stay and enjoy the party throughout, as it adds to the festivities. For a Christmas in July event, you want to stagger events throughout, so employees constantly have something going on.

Endeavour Pavilion Sydney Christmas Event 

Pictured: Endeavour Pavilion at ANMM

Some team-building activities can include building a gingerbread house together or playing some casual party games. This helps employees get to know each other in a professional environment, encouraging them to work better together and learn about each other's idiosyncracies.

As long as you have everything planned out, Christmas in July can be a great opportunity to both reward and motivate your employees. With activities, catering, and awards, you can turn it into a mid-year productivity boosting event.

Want to get started?

 We can help you with everything from the menu to the venue. Just ask us how!

Call Us Laissez-faire Catering Sydney

Perfect Warm Weather Venue: The Island

Date Posted: 6/02/2017 12:26:22 PM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

The Island:  Floating Beach Bar on Sydney Harbour

Sydney does not lack stunning beaches, but the exclusivity that defines some of its finest beach party destinations means bookings are expensive and hard to come by in our beautiful city.

So, the team of Julian Tobias and Adam Abrams saw an opportunity and built a beach-themed venue that offers that exclusivity and 5-star service without the hassle. The result is The Island. It is a 350 square metre floating bar that can be positioned nearly anywhere on Sydney Harbour. The floating bar is pushed into place by a tugboat for weekend beach clubs and other events.

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The Island brings a dose of European beach club culture designed to suit Sydney’s diverse locale. The floating party venue operates every weekend during the summer season. The patrons are shuttled to and from The Island by private water taxis out of Double Bay Wharf. The private taxis can accommodate up to 50 persons for the duration of the event.

Weekend events can also be arranged for corporate events, product launches, seminars and others. It’s also perfect for group parties looking to have fun away from the busy clubs on the mainland.

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The venue also has a fully retractable roof and side covers to ensure complete coverage during wet weather. It also has the ability to be a very unique open air space. The Island has fantastic cocktail waitresses, a fully staffed bar and kitchen and some of Sydney’s best DJs have performed on The Island.

The Island has been in operation and providing unique, 5-star fun for 5 years now and they are willing to take on any event. The superb Island team has seen just about every type of party anyone can imagine, be it weddings, proposals or bachelor parties.

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Some specifications and features of the floating beach bar include:

  • 350 square metres of space
  • Fully licensed and serviced cocktail bar
  • Sea pool in the harbour
  • State of the art sound system & DJ equipment
  • Fully extendable roof for shelter from sun or rain
  • Side covers to protect from wind & cooler temperatures
  • The Island’s private water taxis at your service
  • Ability to position anywhere on Sydney Harbour

Check out some more information about this venue here

Click below to access The Island catering menu:

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Gather your friends, grab your favourite cocktail and watch the sun set over Sydney Harbour.