Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
12, Darling Drive, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia
From intimate boardrooms to the grand ballroom, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour offers an impressive array of stylish and light-filled spaces for corporate events. The hotel’s dedicated events team, exceptional French-inspired menus, and impeccably appointed function rooms are guaranteed to make your next corporate event a memorable one. What’s more, if you’re planning a multi-day event, there are 590 luxurious guest rooms at this five-star hotel in Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour.
The hotel’s grand Magnifique Ballroom is perfect for hosting gala dinners, large conferences, product launches, awards nights, and expos. This elegant and versatile space can be customised to suit your needs and features cutting-edge audiovisual equipment, chic neutral interiors, soaring five-metre ceilings, and an impressive surround sound system.
The new Byrne Room is the hotel’s second-largest meeting room and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, and three screens, making it a popular choice for presentations, seminars, and boardroom meetings. If you’re planning to host a more intimate meeting at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, the Gillespie and Brodie rooms can both comfortably accommodate up to eight guests.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Corporate Function & Event Highlights:
- Contemporary and light-filled function spaces
- Intimate boardrooms, modern meeting rooms and a grand ballroom
- Dedicated on-site audiovisual team
- 590 guest rooms for multi-day corporate events
- Convenient location in Darling Harbour with public transport links
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 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.
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.
Driven by her passion for seamless weddings and events, Nicole brings an organised mindset to planning any occasion. She's approachable and loves to have a good time along the way as she guides you through the best options for your event.