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Urban Winery Sydney's Cocktail Christmas Package

Date Posted: 18/09/2019 5:45:39 PM
Posted By: Laissez-faire Catering

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Looking for an unforgettable way to end 2019 with your team?

Our current featured Sydney venue, Urban Winery Sydney, is currently offering an exceptional Christmas Cocktail Lunch Package that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

"You will feel as though you have been transported to the vineyards of regional NSW in the heart of the city, and with help from your dedicated event manager, we will look after you each step of the way ensuring your event is a memorable one."

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What's Included in the Package?

$98 per person | 12pm - 4pm

  • 4 Hour Urban Winery Sydney Beverage Package
  • (2 x A.Retief Red wines 2 x A.Retief White wines, 2 x Craft Beer options,
    Soft drinks, Still and Sparkling water)
  • Exclusive hire of the Winery / Barrel Room
  • A selection of 7 canapés + 2 substantial canapés per person
  • Personal Event Manager
  • All front of house staff
  • Central Bar
  • Cocktail tables and stools
  • (Minimum 80 Guests)

Give us a call on (02) 9209 4810 or make an enquiry here about this package.

State Library of NSW Function Rooms: Perfect for Your Next Event

Date Posted: 9/09/2019 11:19:29 PM
Posted By: Laissez-faire Catering

Situated between the Royal Botanic Gardens and Parliament House on Macquarie Street, the State Library has a range of function rooms to accommodate small to large events.

Boasting the grand elegance of the historic Mitchell building and the modern versatility of the Macquarie Street building, the State Library of New South Wales is truly an elegant and a unique Sydney venue.

Function rooms

Dixson Room

The Dixson Room at the State Library of NSW is a spacious room with high ceilings and original oil paintings adorning the walls. It's ideal for:

  • conferences
  • luncheons
  • dinners
  • cocktail parties
  • sit-down meetings
  • weddings

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Dixson Room - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Dixson Room - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Dixson Room - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Friends Room

Located on the ground floor of the historic Mitchell Library building, the Friends Room gives out a historic ambiance and intimate charm - perfect for cocktail parties for up to 130 people.

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Friends Room - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Friends Room - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Galleries

The classical Australian craftsmanship of Mitchell Galleries compliment any exhibitions using this space. These are well suited for:

  • cocktail parties
  • theatre
  • presentations

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Galleries - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Galleries - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Galleries - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Galleries - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Galleries - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Galleries - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Galleries - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Gallery Room

The Gallery Room at the State Library of NSW is warm and spacious with high ceilings and a decorative stained glass window. It is ideal for:

  • conferences
  • luncheons
  • dinners
  • cocktail parties
  • sit-down meetings
  • weddings for up to 120 people

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Gallery Room - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Gallery Room - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Gallery Room - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Gallery Room - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Gallery Room - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Metcalfe auditorium

The Metcalfe Auditorium is perfect for a wide range of:

  • presentations
  • seminars
  • meetings
  • lectures

Catering is easily organised with the nearby Macquarie Room.

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Metcalfe Auditorium - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Metcalfe Auditorium - State Library of NSW Sydney Veneu

Book at the State Library of New South Wales for your Next Event

 Learn more about the State Library of New South Wales here: https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

For more information on the beautiful rooms available at the State Library of New South Wales, visit our venue page.

Give us a call on (02) 9209 4810 or make an enquiry about this venue today: https://www.laissez.com.au/make-an-enquiry

The Australian National Maritime Museum Special Package Deals

Date Posted: 19/06/2019 2:01:14 PM
Posted By: Laissez-faire Catering

Looking for somewhere to host your next event? The Australian National Maritime Museum has 4 Special Package deals for you!

Package 1: The Pavilion

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Dazzle your guests on the waterfront.

Located on the waterfront side of Sydney’s Darling Harbour with uninterrupted views of Barangaroo and the city skyline, this 200-person capacity waterside venue makes the perfect dinner or cocktail location for your next event. The majestic setting combined with exclusively curated menus from award-winning caterer Laissez-faire, a bespoke marquee by White Umbrella and audio visual mood by Douglas Fabian Productions, is guaranteed to make an impressive statement.  

Capacity

  • Banquet: 180
  • Cocktail: 200

Features

  • 200sqm space 
  • Award-winning caterer Laissez-faire
  • Positioned right on the water’s edge with stunning cityscape views. 
  • Car and boat access.
Make an enquiry about this special

Package 2: Red Hot Nights Winter Packages

Red Hot Nights Winter Packages

Spice up your winter nights with a unique event at the museum this July, August and September.

This winter feed your guests' imaginations with these exceptional dinner and cocktail packages. Book your next function at the Museum and let us help you create a truly unique event.

Dinner Package

Includes:

  • Venue hire
  • Catering by award winning Laissez-Faire Catering
  • 2 course plated meal (entrée & main course or main course & dessert)
  • 2 welcome canapés
  • 3 hours of unlimited blanc beverages
  • Sourdough bread with organic butter or extra virgin olive oil to the table
  • Organic and sustainable coffee and a selection of fine teas
  • Chefs & kitchen team

Price: $120 per person. Package is based on a minimum number of 100 guests.

Make an enquiry about this special

Package 3: Museum Precinct

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Create a truly one-of-a-kind memorable event.

Located in the city’s stunning Darling Harbour, with dazzling skyline views and a vibrant atmosphere like no other, the Museum Precinct offers a unique space for your next conference or event.

Whether your event is corporate, social or a even a family fun day for 10 guests or up to 2,500, there’s a space available that’s perfect for showcasing your own style, offering full-scale entertainment whilst immersing guests in fascinating maritime heritage. 

The Museum Precinct comprises the full selection of the museum’s expansive range of 12 venues including our iconic collection of vessels. What better way to wow your guests than cocktails at sunset on an ex-navy Destroyer helipad or tall ship HMB Endeavour, canapes on the waterfront boardwalk at YOTS Waterside or dinner and dancing on the sleek Ben Lexcen Terrace overlooking the city skyline?

Delight your guests with a curated menu of exceptional food and beverage options by our award-winning caterers Laissez-faire. 

With easy access to Sydney’s CBD and harbour, International Convention Centre, world class hotels and more via multiple transport options, the Museum Precinct 
is an unbeatable location for your next special event. 

Capacity

  • Guests: 10 to 2,500

Features

  • Award-winning caterer Laissez-faire
  • Access to 12 museum venues
  • Entertainment staging
  • Exclusive waterfront access
Make an enquiry about this special

Package 4: Wildlife Photographer Packages

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Be inspired. Go wild.

Dazzle your guests by hosting your next event surrounded by the world's best nature photography.

For a limited time. 7 March to 25 August 2019

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Exclusive 3 hour access the internationally-acclaimed Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
  • 10 x canapés by award winning Laissez-Faire Catering
  • 3 hour beverage package
  • Professional wait staff & function supervisor to cater to your needs

Price: $100 per person. Package is based on a minimum number of 80 guests.  

Make an enquiry about this special

Our Favourite Sydney Venues for 2019

Date Posted: 2/04/2019 10:59:14 AM
Posted By: Laissez-faire Catering

The Venue Alexandria

Do you have a large awards night a charity dinner or a Christmas party to organise and can not find a big enough venue to host the event? Sydney is running out of options when it comes to venues that can accommodate 500 - 1000 guest and yes you can have a large dance area and room for a large stage and pre dinner area. We got you covered. Call our office today on 02 92094810 to arrange a site visit.

The Venue Alexandria is Sydney's premium event space. It is where event hosts and planners can enjoy the most unique, flexible and innovative warehouse event space and solutions for all types of occasions.

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Located conveniently between Sydney’s International Airport and the CBD, we offer clients a large 1,900 square metre, flexible warehouse space with 5 star amenities catering to a wide variety of events including gala dinners, product launches, fashion parades, conferences, corporate functions, weddings and community events. 

We aim to create a unique experience for our clients by providing a one-stop-shop that encompasses an air conditioned venue hire along with 5-star catering, state-of-art audio visual equipment, private internal bathrooms, undercover parking and a 550 square metre pre-function area for the clients to utilise as they wish. 

The Venue Alexandria dares to be different. Make an enquiry or request a quote for this venue  by filling out the form on this page.

Urban Winery Sydney

Australia’s first true urban winery is conveniently located in The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park. It is a one of a kind, multifunctional space that includes a fully working open winery, event space, wine bar and cellar door.

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Urban Winery Sydney is the only place in the city where you can entertain and dine with your guests amongst barrels producing our latest vintage!

Ready to  start planning?

Get expert opinions regarding your next event's venue make an enquiry or give us a call on (02) 9209 4810. We can't wait to hear from you!

3 Reasons to Host your Next Event Harbourside

Date Posted: 13/02/2019 3:08:36 PM
Posted By: Roselen Fernandez

 

Tired of the same old boardroom or facility? Host your next corporate event in style right on the harbour. Take advantage of Sydney’s natural beauty and the stunning harbour view as you host your guests at your next corporate outing. The Australian National Maritime Museum is a natural match for corporate events of all types.

Popular Corporate Events Celebrated at the Harbour

Laizzez-faire Catering has hosted many events at the stunning harbourside venue at the Australian National Maritime Museum. A few of our most recent corporate events and occasions include:

Fresh Product Launches: Introduce clients and prospects to your latest products - or show off your newest product line to your own sales team and investors. Either way, the stunning harbourside setting makes a lasting impression and ensures your new line gets a great start.  

Milestone Celebrations: An employee with years of service, your founding partners or even customers who have been with you for a number of years; any of these events is worth celebrating in style. The  Sydney Harbour  Function  Centre is the ideal location for a corporate milestone; the stunning views and delightful setting will delight your guests and truly offer a one of a kind experience for your invitees. 

Year End Celebrations: Your brand has accomplished a lot this year - now it is time to bask in your success for a bit. From the high performing salesperson to the support staff that is always there when you need them, a harbourside function is the perfect way to celebrate. 

Board Meetings: You could use the same conference room, but heading to the harbour  allows you to provide your leadership team with an outstanding experience at a stunning venue. You'll be able to relax and enjoy the view, then get down to business. Harbourside  corporate events allow you to make a lasting impression and create a memorable experience for your team. 

Conferences: Hold your next conference, training session or trade event at the harbour.  Leave the catering and planning to us -- you'll be able to focus on running your business and working with your speakers and guests -- we'll take care of the rest. 

Tips for Harbourside  Event Planning

Sydney harbour is a one of a kind destination for corporate events, so spaces book up fast. Begin planning and scheduling your event well in advance so you can secure the dates you want most. Any time you plan a corporate meeting or event, you have to focus on two things; you need to plan and execute a successful event and still run your own business at the same time. You also only plan one or two business events per year and will need to learn everything on the go. Working with a corporate caterer and event planner allows you to create a stunning harbourside event for your business, without taking time away from your other responsibilities. 

Consider taking advantage of the stunning ambience at the harbourside and plan a themed evening that your guests will never forget. Consider trying a themed gathering that matches the locale; maritime  decorations and themed drinks can elevate a simple affair to something memorable. Guests will love attending your event -- and the harbour makes the perfect backdrop for photos and shareable videos. Choose a hashtag in advance for your event and encourage guests to use it on social media. User generated content can help increase brand awareness and acts as social proof that your business is active and thriving. 

Plan a Harbourside Event Today

We make it easier than ever to plan and run a successful corporate event right beside Sydney Harbour; from the menu and drinks to themeing, decorations and more, you'll love being able  to hand the details over to our expert team. Our clients get the peace of mind that comes from knowing their event is running perfectly - -and can actually relax and enjoy their own party. Contact us to learn more about hosting a harbourside  corporate event and make the most of your next meeting or occasion. 

Want a Harbourside venue? Consider the Australian National Maritime Museum   for your next corporate event.  Contact us to make an enquiry about holding your event at this venue.

Finding The Perfect Sydney Venue For Your Event

Date Posted: 19/03/2018 9:40:28 AM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

Deciding upon the best event space or venue is very crucial to your event’s overall success. It may be a corporate party, a wedding, a birthday or an awards night. Whatever the reason, the venue will hold everything in place. Although finding a venue takes time, it doesn’t have to feel like a daunting task.

Let’s say you have already identified the type of event you’re planning and the purpose of the party - now all you need is the venue. There are different factors you need to consider when selecting the right venue for you. Before we discuss some of the best venues and event spaces, let’s go through the factors you’ll need to consider when choosing one.

#1 Know Your Target Audience and Guests

When choosing a venue, knowing who your guests are and how many will be attending the event will give you an idea of the capacity you need. You have to make sure that you know at least an accurate estimate of the number of guests since this will limit your venue options. The venue should also reflect the guests taste and expectations.

#2 Check Your Calendar

Timing is a big factor when choosing your venue. The date of the event will be the next limiting factor. Depending on your event, you may be either flexible with your event date to get the venue you want or you have to be flexible with the venue of your choice in order to get a date that works.

#3 Know Your Venue Budget

With an open-ended budget, you will have hundreds of venue choices, but it is more likely that your budget may be limited. So, you should be aware of your budget limitations beforehand, but you can always plan a great event within a reasonable budget.

#4 Venue Location

After having the number of attendees and the possible dates narrowed down, it’s now time to know the locations of the venues on your list. Other than hotels and event conferences which are very popular, you can further narrow down your options to which venue is the most convenient for your guests or to a location which will increase the RSVP rate.

#5 Venue Space

The venue that you will choose should also have the appropriate space for the type of event you’re planning. Also, does it have a space for a dance floor, does it have their own PA system? What kind of table setup will you require? Does the facility’s condition reflect your standards? Does the venue meet the criteria of the event?

The venue should also have ample parking space (or easy access to public transport), offers good security, possibly offer services like catering, tables, chairs and linen rentals or floral arrangements if needed.

#6 Venue’s Reputation

A venue’s reputation is sometimes the difference between holding a good event and having a truly great event. You can see it by how the venue manages their staff, facilities and their clients. You will feel they care if they treat you like a VIP or the venue is flexible to your requests. Schedule a site visit to actually see the venue and see if it fits your criteria for the overall feel of the event. Ask for a tour around the venue including the entrance, the different spaces available, bathrooms and parking lot.

Examples of Great Sydney Venues

Below are 3 examples of spectacular venues that might be perfect for your event:

Roundhouse at UNSW

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The Roundhouse is the venue of choice for the biggest music acts and has evolved into accepting a range of events. The Roundhouse can do concerts, conferences, product launches, dinners, parties and weddings.

The venue has a capacity for 10 to 2,200 guests with a panoramic room that can seat up to 1,000 guests or 500 individuals for a banquet style party.

The venue also provides a cutting edge AV system with a modular stage and PA systems with 50 years of experience in creating a great production. It also offers a 360 degree balcony with 8 flexible breakout rooms with built in AV systems. These spaces can be customised with removable walls, thus you can combine all rooms into one.

The venue is suitable for:

  • Company parties
  • Business conferences
  • Product launches
  • Mini concerts
  • Formal dinners
  • Weddings
  • Exhibits.

Menu types can be formal plated, buffets, canapes, cocktails and food stations. Drinks could include bubbly, beer and non-alcoholic drinks since the venue is suited for big parties to small intimate gatherings.

The Freedom Hub

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The Freedom Hub is a 100 year old warehouse event space located in the suburb of Waterloo, Sydney. The venue is constructed with high ceilings with black steel beams which are perfect for hanging gardens, festive lights and bright flowers. The cement floor is hand made of hand smashed river pebbles with white wash walls and large windows that add to the beautiful natural lighting.

100% of profits from The Freedom Hub supports victims of modern slavery & human trafficking within Australia. Their slave free supply chain and preferred suppliers ensure that they run ethical events, ethical weddings and your guests will love the feel good factor.

The venue is best for these styles of events:

  • Drinks and canapes followed by a speech or presentation
  • Dinner events for up to 100 guests
  • Breakfast seminars or brunch events
  • Cocktail events for up to 150 guests.

La Porte Space

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La Porte Space is a multifunctional and unique space that provides luxurious creative spaces for leading industry businesses.

La Porte Space is located within the walls of a restored 1930 heritage building which offers a range of Scandinavian designed studios and concept spaces perfect brand showings, fashion shows, cocktail parties, media dinners and small corporate events. The venue can accommodate up to 400 guests with 5 function spaces.

The venue is best for:

  • Formal dinner events
  • Art launches with drinks and canapes
  • Cocktail events
  • Big family dinners
  • Reunions with buffet style dinners.

Click here to check out other excellent venues for your next event or party. Enjoy!

New Sydney Venue: Roundhouse @ UNSW

Date Posted: 22/02/2018 3:25:49 PM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

We are very happy to announce another venue partnership for Laissez-faire Catering. Roundhouse at UNSW is now available to be booked for events. More info below!

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 Roundhouse has come full circle. From its humble beginnings as the venue of choice for the biggest music acts over the decades, the venue has undergone extensive refurbishments to deliver an unrivalled event experience suited to a range of events. From conferences to concerts, product launches to dinners, Roundhouse can do it all.

With capacity for 10 - 2,200 guests, the brand spanking new venue has so much to offer to make your next event truly spectacular. Walking through the main entrance, you will be awestruck by the panoramic main room which seats up to 1,000 delegates theatre style or 500 for a banquet. View full capacity details and information packs here.

Roundhouse’s audio-visual equipment is cutting edge - with a modular stage, a flown PA and our expertise with running the biggest and best gigs for over 50 years, the in-house team can create a stunning production for any event. Download the Roundhouse Audio Visual price list here.

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The upper level overlooks the main room from a 360-degree balcony and is home to eight flexible breakout rooms, kitted out with built-in audio-visual equipment. Breakout rooms are fully customisable with removable walls meaning you can combine, separate and deck out each room with limitless possibilities.

 If you think Roundhouse would be perfect for your next event, give us a call or send us a message!

Laissez-faire Catering is here to help.

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The Venue Alexandria: The Perfect Sydney Venue for End-Of-Year Celebrations

Date Posted: 6/10/2017 12:21:43 PM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

EXCLUSIVE SYDNEY VENUE FEATURE: The Venue Alexandria

Laissez-Faire has now hosted many events at The Venue in Alexandria. It's one of our most popular event destinations and for good reason!

The Venue Alexandria is Sydney’s newest and most unique premium warehouse event space.     Located conveniently between Sydney’s International Airport and the CBD, they offer clients a large, flexible warehouse space with 5-Star amenities catering to a wide variety of events including gala dinners, product launches, fashion parades, conferences, corporate functions, social events, and weddings. With capacity for 1000 guests, this is the best Sydney venue for large gatherings and once-in-a-lifetime celebrations!

Check out these videos from The Venue website to get a sense of the scale and premium quality of this event venue:

 

 

If you'd like to book an event at this venue, or just want more details, please contact us.

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Darling Harbour: Home of Sydney's best Venues

Date Posted: 15/06/2017 4:59:15 PM
Posted By: Roselen Fernandez

How To Choose Between These Three Great Venues In Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is THE place for your next corporate or private event. Whether you’re looking for charm, style or a trendy spot, we have a range of venues that would suit many types of events.

The only hard part is choosing between these three great venues.

Chinese Gardens

Update:  this venue is no longer available. 

Have you ever imagined your own secret garden? A place to escape; to breathe deeply and feel the sun on your face. Darling Harbour’s Chinese Garden of Friendship is that place. Much more than just a city garden, the walled Chinese Garden respectfully recreates the philosophy and harmony of a traditional Chinese garden with waterfalls, lakes, exotic plants, pavilions and hidden pathways.

Individual pavilions make a stunning space for a wedding or utilise the whole ground for a one of a kind cocktail party.

This is the venue for you if:

  • You are looking for a unique and enchanting experience for your guests.
  • You want a central venue that doesn’t feel like it’s right in the city.

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Australian National Maritime Museum

With views of Darling Harbour and the glittering city skyline, an event at the Australian National Maritime Museum will intrigue and delight. Located at the edge of one of the world’s most beautiful harbours, the museum stands out as a spectacular architectural icon with a distinctive maritime flavour. On shore, or on the water aboard one of the museum's vessels, your conference, meeting, product launch, team building event, dinner, cocktails or Christmas party will be an event to remember in a stunning waterfront location.

This is the venue for you if:

  • You are looking for a venue with stunning views.
  • You want a professional setting with an exclusive feeling for your event.

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Yots Cafe

Overlooking the picturesque Sydney Harbour and city skyline, Yots is an enchanting venue offering open-air dining. Yots is fun, slick, affordable and easy to swing by to have lunch, or a snack. The relaxing atmosphere and the impeccable service keeps our customers coming back. The bar license allows Yots to provide a unique experience at the Australian National Maritime Museum. An Asian influence menu brings a contemporary dining experience whilst incorporating sustainability into everyday operations. Yots is an excellent location for almost any occasion.

At Yots right now: Escape from Pompeii: The Untold Roman Rescue until 30th August 2017. See the menu here.

This is the venue for you if:

  • You want a relaxed, cafe atmosphere for your event.
  • You want a central venue where you can meet up and move around the city easily. 

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Don't miss out on this deal at Harbour 220

Date Posted: 2/05/2017 3:48:41 PM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

Harbour 220 EOFY Super Duper Deal!

We’re making it really easy this year, just let us know how many people are coming!

HARBOUR 220

3-hour canape service

4-hour blanc beverage service

venue hire + staff

$89.00pp,  some conditions apply

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With stunning views of Sydney Harbour and overlooking the Botanical Gardens, Harbour 220 is exclusive and intimate. Located on the 15th floor of the Hudson Building on Macquarie Street in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, this venue is ideal for corporate and private functions and is available for evening events, from cool cocktails to stylish dinners.

The pillarless ballroom has a capacity of up to 100 guests for a sit-down event, including a pre-drinks bar area designed to welcome and entertain guests with elegance and sophistication. A newly refurbished balcony also features. Laissez-faire will deliver perfect food and beverage solutions tailored specifically for your event - from cool cocktails to stylish dinners, you'll be impressed by the variety of menu options, willingness to collaborate and the high standards of service delivery.

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Venue Spotlight: Stunning Sydney Venue

Date Posted: 19/04/2017 4:12:21 PM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

Venue Spotlight: Harbour 220

We are absolutely loving this venue right now. 

With stunning views of Sydney Harbour and overlooking the Opera House and Botanical Gardens, this venue is exclusive, intimate and high class. Harbour 220 boasts a pillarless ballroom with the capacity to seat 100 guests comfortably, including a pre-drinks bar area designed to welcome your guests and entertain them with elegance and sophistication before and after every event.

Located on the 15th floor of the Hudson Building on Macquarie Street in the heart of Sydney CBD, it is ideal for corporate and private functions and is available for all day and all night events, from cool cocktails, fresh lunches to stylish dinners. Laissez-faire will complement your booking with a variety of menu options, willingness to collaborate and high standards of service delivery.

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We are   offering an extraordinary deal for this venue!  
For any booking confirmed before June 30th, 2017,  Laissez-faire will offer 50% off the recommended rack rate of venue hire
Find out more information on this offer here

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Take a look at these stunning photos and imagine how your own event could look in this incredible space.

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Hot Venue: Harbour 220

Date Posted: 2/04/2017 2:14:00 PM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

Harbour 220

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With stunning views of Sydney Harbour and overlooking the Botanical Gardens, Harbour 220 is exclusive and intimate. Located on the 15th floor of the Hudson Building on Macquarie Street in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, this venue is ideal for corporate and private functions and is available for evening events, from cool cocktails to stylish dinners.

The pillarless ballroom has a capacity of up to 100 guests for a sit-down event, including a pre-drinks bar area designed to welcome and entertain guests with elegance and sophistication. A newly refurbished balcony also features.

Laissez-faire will deliver perfect food and beverage solutions tailored specifically for your event - from cool cocktails to stylish dinners, you'll be impressed by the variety of menu options, willingness to collaborate and the high standards of service delivery. 

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As a valued client, we will be offering an extraordinary deal to coincide with our Autumn newsletter. For any booking confirmed before June 30th, 2017,  Laissez-faire will offer 50% off the recommended rack rate of venue hire. 

All day events from 8:00am - 5:00pm $1350.00

All evening events from 6:00pm - 12:00am $1750.00

And to make it that little more enticing... and NO, we're not going to throw in a set of steak knives. We will offer a complimentary upgrade on all beverage packages*.

* Minimum numbers apply to evening events.

Check out these beautiful images of Harbour 220!

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A Nautical Christmas Party to Remember

Date Posted: 18/02/2017 3:18:00 PM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

Featured Event - Nautical Christmas Party

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Event Brief

To create a cutting-edge End of Year Celebration with the WOW factor.

Our job was to ensure the entire experience was a fresh, upbeat and memorable cocktail party for every one of the 3500 people on the guest list.

The event was also designed to be management’s opportunity to express gratitude for the dedication shown by the staff throughout the year.

The Australian National Maritime Museum was transformed into a multi-zoned entertainment hub, with a central stage and performances on HMAS Vampire and HMAS Onslow.

With something for everyone, guests were provided with opportunities to mingle amongst their friends and colleagues and celebrate the end of a busy year.

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For more information on The Australian National Maritime Museum, click here.

The Conference Centre at the ANMM

Date Posted: 17/10/2016 2:48:28 PM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

Australian National Maritime Museum presents a new waterfront conference and event space

One of Sydney's most popular venues, the Australian National Maritime Museum, recently underwent a refurbishment. The upgrade brings The Conference Centre, a versatile series of spaces with jaw-dropping harbour views and features that make this new venue perfect for corporate events.

 

The Conference Centre, opening in November this year, features a dedicated entrance, 13-metre-tall glazing and an  entertainment terrace looking over Pyrmont Bay toward Barangaroo.

 

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The venue features the capacity for up to 120 guests for day conferences or up to 200 guests for cocktail events. The available spaces make this new venue perfect for conferences, day-long meetings, evening events and corporate off-site meetings. An audio-visual suite is also available for use. Laissez-faire's award-winning menus are presented in the specially-designed servery.

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If that's not enough,  The Conference Centre is also home to the Wal Gentle Boardroom. This  solid timber boardroom is in keeping with the museum's maritime heritage mission. The Boardroom offers an elegant contrast to the rest of the venue spaces.

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Museum director, Kevin Sumption, said,

“We are delighted to be able to offer a previously private wing as a venue for commercial hire and cater to increasing demand for event spaces in this vibrant and growing Darling Harbour location. The Conference Centre emphasises the uniqueness of our venues spaces. We are thrilled to be able to host business events combined with visits to our galleries or evening cocktails on the helipad of an ex-naval destroyer, the HMAS Vampire. It allows us to share Australia’s maritime history and heritage in a dynamic way.”

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The Conference Centre is a new and exciting venue for event organisers to experience and for guests to enjoy.  If you'd like to know more about The Conference Centre at the Australian National Maritime Museum, contact us.

You might also be interested in our canape and conference menus.

The Island Summer Venue

Date Posted: 11/07/2016 7:02:55 PM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

The Island: Sydney's Best Summer Venue

It's time to start booking your SUMMER 2016/2017 events, and have we got the venue for you. 

As one of Australia's most exclusive and premium event spaces, The Island wows with it's luxurious Sydney Harbour setting.

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The floating beach club blends European beach culture with classic Sydney views. 5 star service and an incredible menu  make this venue perfect for a variety of functions and events.

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Here are just some of the features available at this venue:

  • 350 square metres of space
  • surround sound & DJ equipment
  • extendable shelter for all seasons
  • private water taxi service

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The perfect Summer venue isn't so hard to find after all!

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Get more information about this venue here or feel free to contact us   about booking your Summer 2016/2017 event.

At The Island, our catering team are serving up  deliciously trendy canapes, refreshing drinks and mouth-watering recipes at our various food stations.

Check out your menu options by clicking on the banner below and filling in your details:

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