Intercontinental Sydney

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117, Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

InterContinental Sydney Hotel Events

Circular Quay is the social epicentre of Sydney’s magnificent waterfront, and the InterContinental Sydney hotel takes pride in place along the harbour. Located just a 4-minute walk from Circular Quay train station, the luxury 5-star hotel and its penthouse event space overlook the city’s architectural icons including the striking Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Conveniently, the InterContinental Sydney is also the first hotel that you’ll arrive at when disembarking the Eastern Distributor motorway from both Sydney International and Domestic airports. It’s ideal for an elegant duo seeking a luxurious and accessible weddings and events venue with all-inclusive ease of reception and accommodation in one glamorous destination.

From the moment you step through the hotel’s grand sandstone arches, you will discover a world of timeless grandeur. The six stately event spaces range in capacity and style, from contemporary celebration suites to more traditional ballroom styles. A beautiful heritage-listed Treasury Building that dates back to 1851, the venue’s masterful restoration preserves the best of the past and incorporates the latest event technology.

Catering at InterContinental Sydney is designed and prepared by an award-winning team. Putting an emphasis on innovation and using seasonal ingredients, they’ll customise every component of your menu with gourmet dishes inspired by international cuisines. No request is too extravagant; the catering team will accommodate any dietary or special requests.


Highlights of InterContinental Sydney Hotel Events:

  • Minutes from Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
  • Six stunning event spaces
  • Award-winning catering team
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theatre Up to 350 Theatre
boardroom Up to 42 Boardroom
cabaret Up to 200 Cabaret
classroom Up to 150 Classroom
ushaped Up to 57 U-Shaped
dinner Up to 200 Dinner & Dance
dining Up to 250 Dining
standing Up to 450 Standing


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 509
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
 In-house Catering
Cuisine Options  Sit Down
 Food Stations
 Shared Platters

Spaces At This Venue

InterContinental Sydney, Heritage Room

Heritage Room

110sqm / 1188sqft

Boasting period details, soaring ceilings, and plenty of natural light, the Heritage Room can be paired with the Bridge Room for events that require multiple spaces.

InterContinental Sydney, Treasury Room

Treasury Room

235sqm / 2496sqft

Renowned for its spectacular golden atrium and private Macquarie St entrance, this room is well-lit and features high ceilings, regal pillars, and opulent furnishings.

InterContinental Sydney, Fort Macquarie Room

Fort Macquarie Room

296sqm / 3172sqft

A spectacular event space with an optional private foyer, the Fort Macquarie Room is perfect for grand events and presentations. A private balcony overlooks the Sydney Botanic Gardens.

InterContinental Sydney, James Cook Ballroom

James Cook Ballroom & Pre Function Room

498sqm / 5382sqft

The largest space in the venue, the ballroom has state of the art audio-visual technology and genuine art deco furnishings.

InterContinental Sydney, Harbour Room

Medium Rooms

Boasting period details, soaring ceilings, and plenty of natural light, this collection of medium rooms includes the beautiful Heritage Room and Bridge Room.

InterContinental Sydney, Quay Room

Quay Room, Conference Suites and Boardrooms

For a more corporate feel, the Quay Room and boardrooms are best suited for smaller groups who require privacy and office amenities.

InterContinental Sydney, Club InterContinental

Club InterContinental

From its vantage point amongst the clouds, guests access Club InterContinental via a gilded lift. This space is only available for evening cocktail soirees.


The location of Intercontinental Sydney

Nearby attractions:

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Circular Quay / Sydney Harbour
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Restaurants nearby:

  • The Spice Room
  • Café Sydney
  • Silvester’s
  • Searock Grill


Venue Testimonials

I just had my wedding here in the treasury room. It was an amazing event with fantastic service and food. The hotel and treasury room are gorgeous. We also got the harbour view room which was amazing to stay in! The events coordinators also do everything they can to ensure everything is perfect and runs smoothly.

Katie ·

The best venue for conference. I've been there for many conferences and each time I was amazed with its beauty.

Afshin F ·

My company recently celebrated our Christmas party in one of the private rooms. Everything was great. Staff very friendly and the food was great. Obviously very easy to get to and a stones throw from the quay and opera house. Would happily recommend.

Fernando S ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

Midnight is the typical end time, but events can be extended for an additional fee.

Think modern Australian fare with inspiration drawn from Sydney’s multicultural landscape.

Yes, and valet car parking costs $70 per day. There is secure parking on Macquarie Street.

The InterContinental is a luxury 5-star penthouse hotel. It offers 509 guest rooms and 28 luxury suites.

  • King Classic City Room, from $270 for two nights
  • King Signature Harbour Suite, from $585 for two nights
  • Presidential Opera Suite, from $4230 for two nights

Yes. There are 13 event and meeting spaces available with AV and Wi-Fi access.

Elegant and timeless, where 19th Century grandeur meets 21st Century comforts.

The maximum standing capacity is 250, and the maximum seated capacity is 450.

Packages from $145pp. The Ceremony Package starts at $3,850.

Stephanie Harrison

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Stephanie Harrison is our lead Sydney Venue Specialist. Steph's worked in event management since 2013 and has a wealth of knowledge about the best party spots, wedding venues and conference sites in Sydney. She's a trained wine connoisseur and loves to share her favourite dining recommendations around town.  

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