5 private dining venues for small gatherings


These venues are ready and waiting for your next corporate event.

Restrictions on gatherings are gradually easing and business events are on the horizon, so why not start with an intimate group event in a private dining setting?

Event planners are spoilt for choice for private dining spaces across Australia, whether it’s within a restaurant, a dedicated event centre or luxurious hotel.

To kick off your post-COVID event planning, here are five of our favourite venues for private dining events:

Customs House – QLD

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Regarded as one of Brisbane’s premier function venues, Customs House boasts a prominent location with stunning views overlooking the Brisbane River.

While their event spaces can cater for large groups, while restrictions are in place, the Sylvia Jones Boardroom is the ideal spot for an intimate gathering.

Find out more about the venue here.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium – NSW

Situated in the heart of Darling Harbour, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is an out-of-the-box destination for a private dinner.

The venue is offering an exclusive private dining offering, amid the current COVID-19 restrictions.

The aquarium’s traditional private dining experience allows for several groups to dine in various private areas of the aquarium at once, but for a very limited time the private dining package is completely private, giving groups of up to 10 people exclusive access to the venue.

Groups can indulges in a three-course dinner and a two-hour premium drinks package, all while being surrounded by hundreds of fish, turtles and sharks.

Enquire here.

Mr McCracken – VIC

Reopening on 5 June, Mr McCracken is currently accepting bookings for up to 20 people.

Conveniently located below Hyatt Place – Hyatt Hotel, Essendon Fields and adjacent to The Australian Event Centre, Mr McCracken is well equipped to host a seamless private dinner or event.

The dedicated events team will take the hassle out of organising your next event.

Chat to the team here.

Café del Mar – NSW

Located in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, Café del Mar is a stunning setting for corporate events and intimate dinners.

Boasting one of Sydney’s largest private dining rooms with water views, the venue is also the ultimate setting for bringing together VIP clients or reconnecting corporate teams.

Enquire about an event at Café del Mar here.

West Hotel – NSW

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Situated in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, West Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton is a gorgeous hotel and event setting.

Bespoke botanical motifs and striking geometric lines flow from the hotel facade to the daylight meeting room, Telopea, perfect for boardroom events for up to 20 guests.

The venue’s soothing atrium ‘jungle’ and healthy, yet sophisticated food and beverage offering will surprise and delight your guests.

Find out more here.

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