Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

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12, Darling Drive, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

At the five-star Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, events and parties take place in stylish and contemporary spaces. This luxurious waterfront hotel is a fabulous venue choice for your next celebration, boasting stunning Darling Harbour views, refined French-inspired decor, and an experienced in-house events team.

Anniversaries, engagement parties, and lavish birthday celebrations often unfold in the Sofitel’s grand Magnifique Ballroom, with stylish neutral interiors, soaring ceilings, and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. This versatile blank canvas space has a flexible layout and can be styled beautifully to suit any style of event. You might opt for gorgeous floral arrangements, soft draping, or elegant candelabras. 

For a more intimate affair, why not host a private dinner party at Atelier Restaurant by Sofitel? Your guests will be blown away by the exquisite fine dining menus designed by the hotel’s award-winning executive chef, Eric Costiille. Or if cocktail parties are more your style, the sophisticated Champagne Bar is perfect for stylish celebrations, with luxe interiors and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city skyline.


Highlights of Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Events & Parties:

  • Contemporary ballroom event space
  • State-of-the-art private function spaces
  • Stunning Darling Harbour views
  • Innovative French-inspired menus
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sitting Up to 280 Sitting
standing Up to 450 Standing


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 590
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 90

Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
 In-house Catering
Cuisine Options  Sit Down
 Food Stations
 Asian Cuisine
 Indian Cuisine

Spaces At This Venue

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Weddings

Magnifique Ballroom

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.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Private Events

Champagne Bar

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.

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Murphy Room

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.

Byrne Room

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.


The location of Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Nearby attractions:

  • Taronga Zoo
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship
  • Darling Quarter
  • Madame Tussauds

Restaurants nearby:

  • Kazbah
  • Cafe del Mar Sydney
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • The Little Snail

Venue Testimonials

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. ·

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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.

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.


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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.

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