Hot Venue: Harbour 220

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

Harbour 220


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. 


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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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.



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.


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.


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.”


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.

Corporate Events at The Australian National Maritime Museum

Date Posted: 12/08/2016 10:21:10 AM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

Your Next Corporate Event: The Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum has been a number one venue choice for many of our client's corporate and cocktail events over the past few years. The venue is perfect for small and large events thanks to the many hosting areas on offer.


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Blending functionality with history, this Sydney Harbour venue could be exactly what you are looking for to complete your next corporate event.

Corporate Event Planning with ANMM

For meetings and corporate events, the ANMM offers different function rooms that can cater to all of your event needs. The Terrace Room, Yots Cafe, the HMAS Vampire, the Theatre, the Tasman Light and Deck Gallery, the Lighthouse Gallery and the Ben Lexcen Terrace offer space for cocktail events, sit down breakfast meetings, luncheon conferences and corporate soirees.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these function rooms:

The Terrace Room

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Your guests will take in the stunning views of Darling Harbour and the Sydney skyline. The Terrace Room can accommodate 300 guests for cocktail events and 190 guests for sit-down functions. The view over the water makes it a unique and inspiring venue for any company event. The Terrace also features an outdoor balcony, dance floor and lectern.

Yots Cafe


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Yots has the same capacity as the Terrace room and is great for a cocktail event at night or a coffee and sweets gathering during the day. Its charm as a venue comes from its view of the museum’s vessel collection. Yots Cafe also has a great menu, which you can find here.


HMAS Vampire 

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The HMAS Vampire can accommodate 200 guests for cocktails and 30 for sit down events. Moored at the south wharf, the vessel provides a popular photo opportunity for tourists and locals alike. The lights of the harbour really make this venue come to life during the night. A corporate event in this decommissioned naval destroyer will certainly be a conversation starter.



Theatre open

ANMM’s theatre can hold 210 guests and is perfect for conferences, presentations and launch parties. It boasts the latest audio visual equipment and plush seating. If your company is celebrating a milestone, this is the place to do it.

Tasman Light Deck 

Tasman Light Gallery

The Tasman Light Deck contains interesting museum exhibits and is often recommended to be used in conjunction with the theatre. It can host formal dinners, cocktail parties or for refreshments and canapés before entering the theatre.

Lighthouse Gallery 

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The Lighthouse Gallery can host a whopping number of guests; 400 for cocktails, 400 for theatre and 250 for sit down events. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the Lighthouse Gallery allow guests to see the spectacular water view and the CBD from an exclusive angle while they feast on canapés  and refreshments.

Seared scallops, sweet butternut puree wasabi cavair

Ben Lexcen Terrace 


Ideal for any exclusive event, the Ben Lexcen Terrace is spacious enough to accommodate 300 guests for a sit-down meal and 400 guests for a cocktail event.


If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect venue for your next corporate event, the ANMM might be it! The many classy and functional venue spaces wouldn’t be complete without refreshing drinks, exciting canapés and carefully prepared meals brought to you by our  Laissez-faire catering team.

 For more information on the venues on offer at the Australian National Maritime Museum, click here.