Choosing Function Rooms in Sydney

When hiring function rooms in Sydney, you’re sure to look at the best venue location with the best prices…

Hiring function rooms in Sydney which come with an event planner may seem like an additional cost but the money, time and frustration you save in coordinating multiple vendors is well worth the outlay.

Here are three reasons why you should consider hiring a Pier One Sydney Harbour Sydney function room;

  • Convenience: The 5-star hotel is located in the Sydney CBD, only a short commute from the Sydney Airport and close to all public transport links. It is also positioned on the waterfront and within walking distance of iconic attractions such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and The Rocks precinct.
  • Cost-effective: Dealing with multiple vendors, negotiating contracts and managing guest lists can be very time consuming and costly. By hiring a function room, you can include everything in the one convenient package. Pier One Sydney Harbour will use tried and tested suppliers to ensure that nothing goes wrong on the day or during the night.
  • Time-effective: In addition to function hire, an event planner can organise catering, entertainment, tables and really anything you need to make your event a success. It’s the event planner’s job to remember all the little things and make sure nothing falls through the cracks.

Pier One Sydney Harbour has function rooms in Sydney ideal for product launches, luncheons, conferences, fundraising events, fashion shows, birthday parties or specific themed events such as a Christmas party or Melbourne Cup day. Pier One Sydney Harbour can organise venue, catering, entertainment and decorations to make your function a success.

Having an event coordinator should be considered an investment to get the most of out your event planning dollars. For more information make an online enquiry or please contact our friendly and professional Pier One Sydney Harbour Conference and Events team on +61 2 8298 9999.

Sydney Event Venues & Facilities

There are lots of Sydney venues for hire, but Pier One Sydney Harbour the ideal Sydney venue complete facilities and location right on the Harbour makes us your next destination…

In business you will almost always have to organise some kind of conference at some point, whether it’s for your employees, prospective clients or your suppliers. Often impressing these people with a great event venue and service helps more than the idea, pitch or discussion itself. There are lots of great places to organise a business conference in Sydney, but some of the more popular locations are near the central business district itself. Also offering excellent Sydney accommodation.

Organising a conference in the business district is a no brainer, because assuming your guests are all in business in the area, they won’t have far to travel. Nobody likes driving for hours to get to a business conference. Also the area itself is quite beautiful, which helps to alleviate some of the stress business dealings can bring. The area around the Sydney Harbour is particularly inspiring and can help relax and inspire all parties involved.

The traditional venue for business conferences has and continues to be hotels. There are many Sydney hotels located around the business and harbour region offering ideal Sydney venues for hire that all make perfect choices for your event. Hotels are usually high on the list because they offer a lot of specific services.

Pier One Sydney Harbour hosts high quality designated venue rooms to hold the event itself. These come with all sorts of audio-visual equipment, allowing for recording of the meeting, communication with other guests via the internet, projector and slide show equipment, among other things. Just phone the Events team (+61 2 8298 9999) ahead of time and ask about our conferencing services.

Conferences shouldn’t be taxing and stressful, thus hotels with ample leisure facilities make for great venues. During breaks guests can go to the bar for a relaxing drink or meal. They can hit the gym or retire to a room. Thanks to our great location in The Rocks, guests can also head out and do some shopping, eat at a nearby restaurant or visit the harbour. When organising a conference it is a good idea to keep these leisure activities in mind, because if it is intense, everybody will want a break at some point. You may also need to cater to people that have to stay over night due to travel, or the conference itself can span a whole weekend. Being close to a lot of facilities and activities makes this process a lot easier.

No matter what the theme of your conference or needs of your guests, organising it near the Sydney Harbour and business district will always gain good results and help make the day go down well.

Pier One Sydney Harbour prides itself in offering the highest standard in event venues and service. For more information make an online conference or meeting enquiry or please contact our friendly and professional Pier One Sydney Harbour Conference and Events team on +61 2 8298 9999.

Choosing The Right Sydney Function Rooms

Follow these simple tips to select the right Sydney function rooms for your next event in the city…

Organising a function is an inevitable evil of business, and can be very stressful to the host. Not only do you have to think and plan around the actual purpose of the event, and get your pitch, idea or discussion across properly, you also need to consider the guests and their needs, which is often seen as an unnecessary headache.

It would be a big mistake to choose any old location in Sydney for the event, because if you impress with the function rooms and service, you are more likely to impress where it counts. For good reason, a popular option for holding a conference is the residential conference. This is where a hotel is booked and used for the occasion. There are many benefits to this…


Having a residential conference integrates the whole process. The guests stay at the hotel where the conference is taking place, thus accommodation is already sorted, and there are no issues with the location. Guests simply come from their room to the conference area.

No Public Transport

Public transport (or any kind of transport) is the thorn in the side of business meetings and conferences. Many events have been ruined by poor public transport. People miss the transport, it breaks down, or there is a traffic issue. If everyone books in to a hotel the day or morning before the conference there is no issue with getting there, and the guests don’t need to book one hotel then travel to the function rooms, because it is all under one roof.

No Delays

For the same reason there are no delays. People aren’t getting lost, having to travel across town or being left struggling trying to find or check in to the venue. They are all already there, with all of the needed equipment.


Hotels are perfect for the leisure side of business trips. Guests will need a break at some point, or will need something to do prior and after a conference. Hotels offer loads of facilities, such as bars and restaurants, gyms and swimming pools, shopping areas, entertainment and the rooms themselves where the guests can stay. This is all under one roof. Hotels are also always conveniently located near shopping regions, so members of the conference can go out shopping and experience the city during break periods. This is good for those that bring family along, or whom want to shop for their family.

Business Facilities

Most Sydney hotels have a huge range of business related conference facilities. There will be rooms themselves dedicated to conferencing, offering seating, table areas, video and audio equipment, computer stations, internet access and all sorts of other equipment needed to host and run a successful conference.

Despite all of these benefits, you still must pick the most appropriate hotel. The higher quality, the better. You must also use a location that is generally close to everybody attending, or close to the subject of the conference (i.e. if you were discussing the development of property, then hold the conference nearby the proposed area). Also if you are seeking Sydney accommodation with your conference you can usually negotiate a good rate.

No matter what your conferencing needs, residential conferencing is definitely something you should consider. Pier One Sydney Harbour prides itself in offering the highest standard in function rooms equipment and service. For more information make an online conference or meeting enquiry or please contact our friendly and professional Pier One Sydney Harbour Conference and Events team on +61 2 8298 9999.