University of Sydney

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Camperdown, New South Wales, 2006, Australia

University of Sydney Events

Within its unique historical setting, The University of Sydney has a variety of stunning heritage venues perfect for corporate functions, weddings, and special events.

The magnificence of its Great Hall and McLaurin Hall venues cannot be overstated, adding elegance to large company get-togethers or stunning backdrops to your wedding day. Outdoors, the scenic Quadrangle area, featuring views of the Victorian-era university buildings, is the perfect space for summer gatherings of any kind.

Whether it’s a work function or a gala style event, The University of Sydney can cater to it all — so laugh, dance, or enjoy great conversation in surroundings that boast over a hundred years of history and celebration.

Partnering with Sydney-based hospitality group The Fresh Collective, not only can they offer you the perfect setting, but a culinary experience like no other to accompany it. This renowned catering company is known for creating exceptional menus for weddings and events, with an array of options including creative canapés, decadent multi-course meals, grazing tables, live-action food stations, and shared style dining.

Located in the beloved Camperdown suburb of the city, The University of Sydney is only a 20-minute train ride from the city centre, with easy access to public transport and plenty of nearby markets, shops, and restaurants for those looking to venture off-campus. 


Highlights of University of Sydney Events:

  • Elegant historical grounds and buildings
  • A choice of several unique settings for any occasion
  • Can cater to any event type, large or small
  • A wide range of delicious cuisines tailored to the event
  • Fantastic location for accommodation, shopping, and local amenities
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standing Up to 600 Standing
dining Up to 350 Dining
sitting Up to 450 Sitting


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

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University of Sydney Great Hall Wedding Venue

The Great Hall

Whatever the occasion, The University of Sydney’s Great Hall offers a historic prestige that is sure to elevate any event. This dramatic century-old setting boasts a 350-person banquet capacity for gala dinners or award ceremonies and extends to a huge 600 people for cocktail-style events. Offering beautiful sandstone walls and access to the stunning Quadrangle lawns — The Great Hall is a fabulous choice for any event.

University of Sydney Great Hall Wedding Venue

The McLaurin Hall

One of the oldest buildings on campus, The McLaurin Hall truly must be seen to be believed. Located on the second floor of the quadrangle building, this stunning space holds up to 450 people. Although the room itself offers the grandeur of high ceilings and opulent lighting, it can be dressed for any function, making it an excellent option, whether for a wedding reception or a corporate get together.


The location of University of Sydney

Nearby hotels:

  • Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park
  • Veriu
  • Rydges Camperdown

Attractions nearby:

  • Glebe Markets
  • White Rabbit Gallery
  • Powerhouse Museum

Venue Testimonials

The University of Sydney offered a stunning venue backdrop for our wedding. The team were efficient and supportive of all requests on the day.

Chloe ·

A beautiful location for higher education. Looks very much like Cambridge University (or Hogwarts), with some modern buildings thrown in for good measure. A huge campus that is worth exploring.

Tino ·

Beautiful campus. A place full of old historical buildings. Even if you are not a student, it is a good place for a walk. Just enjoy the open space. A popular place for photos.

Michel ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

The capacity for each space is 600 guests (450 for McLaurin) for a cocktail-style event, 350 for a banquet-style event and 450 for a theatre-style event.

Weddings at the University of Sydney must end by 12am.

Weddings at the University of Sydney are elegant, spectacular occasions that offer a rustic, historical feel.

  • Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park
  • Veriu
  • Rydges Camperdown

Pay & Display parking is available on Science Road and around the University of Sydney at a flat rate. Hourly parking is available after 3 pm except at the Western Avenue and Shepherd Street car parks.

Provided by The Fresh Collective, they offer a wide range of delicious cuisines using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.


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Darcy Allen

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Darcy's worked in the event industry since 2011 and absolutely loves it. Weddings are her jam, and she's produced weddings at various event centres, heritage sites, and gardens. Fun fact: She once worked as Minnie Mouse in Orlando's Disneyworld.

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