Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
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12, Darling Drive, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Events
Perfectly placed in the heart of Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour, Sofitel Darling Harbour is brimming with European elegance and contemporary style. This sophisticated five-star hotel has everything you need for an unforgettable event under one roof, from French-inspired fine dining menus to luxuriously appointed guest rooms.
Whether you’re planning a glamorous gala dinner or a luxe poolside celebration, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour offers a range of contemporary and customisable event spaces to choose from. The hotel’s Magnifique Ballroom is perfect for elegant weddings, awards nights, and lavish birthday celebrations, while the luxurious Champagne Bar offers a sophisticated setting for stylish cocktail soirees.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour’s award-winning resident chefs and dedicated event planners are on hand to bring your vision to life in the most effortless way possible. They’ll help you curate every detail of your event, from mouthwatering menus to venue styling and everything in between. Simply choose from one of Sofitel’s signature event packages and let their talented team do the rest.
Highlights of Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Events:
- Luxurious 5-star hotel with elegant European-inspired interiors
- Glamorous Magnifique Ballroom for weddings and gala events
- Flexible function spaces that suit both intimate and grand events
- 590 guest rooms and suites with Darling Harbour views
- Exceptional French-inspired fine dining menus
Spaces At This Venue
The hotel’s Magnifique Ballroom offers the perfect setting for elegant wedding receptions, gala dinners, awards nights, and milestone birthday celebrations. This versatile event space boasts high ceilings, neutral tones, and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. The ballroom can accommodate 450 standing guests or 280 seated on round tables.
The Sofitel’s glamorous Champagne Bar features chic interiors, warm mahogany-hued timber floors, cosy leather booth seating, and panoramic views over Sydney’s city skyline. This space is best suited to sophisticated cocktail events, with a maximum capacity of 150 guests.
Boasting warm mahogany accents, floor-to-ceiling windows, and elegant marble details, the light-filled Murphy Room is ideal for wedding ceremonies, seminars, cocktail parties, and presentations. This space can accommodate 94 guests in a cocktail setting or 60 seated guests.
This contemporary corner room is flooded with natural light thanks to two floor-to-ceiling window walls. With its high ceiling and luxurious fit-out, Byrne Room is the ultimate versatile space that’s perfect for cocktail parties, wedding ceremonies, and corporate seminars.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Catering
Events at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour are renowned for their French-inspired fine dining menus designed by Sofitel’s award-winning executive chef, Eric Costille. Each meticulously prepared dish is bursting with mouthwatering seasonal flavours and fresh Australian produce.
Expertly curated beverage packages perfectly complement the menus at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. The hotel’s handpicked selection of wines and French Champagnes are guaranteed to impress, and you can even upgrade your included Champagne to Veuve Clicquot or Louis Roederer.
For those extra special celebrations at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, you might choose to add a bespoke catering enhancement to your event. Wow your guests with a decadent vodka and caviar trolley, French Champagne trolley or a beautiful platter of freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters.
Highlights of Catering at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour:
- Exquisite French-inspired fine dining menus
- Award-winning executive chef Eric Costille
- Luxurious menu enhancements including oysters and caviar
- Taronga Zoo
- Chinese Garden of Friendship
- Darling Quarter
- Madame Tussauds
- Cafe del Mar Sydney
- Hard Rock Cafe
- The Little Snail
I stayed here for my wedding night and the staff really went out of their way to make us feel special. Beautiful rooms, incredible views, good food and a convenient location. It's very pricey, but worth it for special occasions. Thank you to all the staff for making our wedding night that little bit more special!
Andreas A. ·
Absolutely amazing hotel. We had the best stay and were looked after from start to finish by friendly and professional staff who were eager to help with anything at all. We had a corner room overlooking the harbour and it was incredible.
Bethany F. ·
The space and amenities are modern, the dining options are fantastic. This is my go-to hotel for special occasions. Highly recommend.
Belinda T. ·
Frequently Asked Questions
The Amour Package costs $169 per person, the Luxe Package is $189 per person and the Magnifique Package costs $209 per person.
The Magnifique Ballroom can accommodate 280 seated guests or 450 guests in a cocktail-style setting. The Champagne Bar has room for 150 guests for cocktail events. The Murphy Room is ideal for intimate events, with space for 60 seated or 94 standing guests.
Weddings at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour must end by 1am.
Weddings here are refined and elegant, with all the luxuries of a five-star hotel and sweeping Darling Harbour views. Most couples opt for a reception in the hotel’s opulent Magnifique Ballroom, set up banquet style with a stage and dancefloor.
Yes. Bespoke corporate packages are tailored individually, depending on the minimum food and beverage spends for each of the hotel’s venue spaces.
This luxury 5-star hotel has 590 guest rooms, ranging from their Superior Rooms to Suites. Spread over 35 floors in Darling Harbour’s tallest building, each room features the latest technology, stunning harbour views, and contemporary designs with chic French touches.
Yes. There are 90 car parking spaces on-site with valet parking available.
Expect French-inspired fine dining menus designed by Sofitel’s award-winning executive chef, Eric Costille. Each meticulously prepared dish celebrates exceptional local produce and mouthwatering seasonal flavours.
Nicole has loved all things weddings since she was a little girl. This childhood love, now met with her affinity for organisation and planning, led her to her career in weddings and events.