It’s that time of the year again! The time for spring blossoms to bless the otherwise ordinary laneways. The time for inspiring art and culture events that embrace the true roots of the city. The time to enjoy the outdoors and make the most of the perfect weather. And, the time for annual corporate events and EOFY functions to transpire.
If you’ve been given the tricky job of coming up with a venue for your upcoming work party in a sprawling city like Sydney, it’s about time you pour yourself a cup of coffee and run through this short article.
Why Do it?
0ffice parties mostly happen once a year and despite the usual stereotype of them being absolute snooze fests, it’s safe to say that everyone looks forward to it. It is vital for every company to keep their employees happy and these ‘EOFY’ parties are one way to do so, so it is imperative that you make it a memorable one.
The go-to option.
While this list is in no order, the famous Sydney lunch or dinner Christmas party cruises would easily top it if it was in any. These spectacular cruising restaurants have changed the game entirely when it comes to waterfront venues – offering its guests an upscale dining experience against the glorious city skyline. From the fleet of impressive vessels you can choose a classic paddlewheeler, which stands out due to its old-world charm, vintage look, and theatre-style layout. Explore its wrap-around verandahs with a drink in hand, and while you’re at it, capture some exclusive photos of you and the team with the legendary harbour icons as backdrop. Talk about a core-memory moment! These Christmas party harbour cruises in Sydney are a no-brainer!
A party doesn’t always have to be a wild shindig in an enclosed space. The best and cheapest alternative to the cruises mentioned above is kayaking. While this is not an actual venue, it rightly deserves an appearance on this list as it is a unique team-building activity. The guided kayak tour on Sydney Harbour during dawn would let you see a completely different side of Sydney, which you won’t see in your normal waterfront venues. Besides being a thrilling first-time activity for many, it can also boost team morale and interpersonal-communications, so try this out for the next team-out!
Aaaand another one.
There’s nothing like sipping on soothing piña coladas with your work buddies and sharing a laugh or two as the sun slowly fades away into the horizon. And that is just how a normal evening at the Cruise Bar in Quay looks like. Positioned primely in the enviable pocket space between the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Cruise Bar is one of the most sought-after waterfront venues in the city. No matter where you sit in this multi-level bar/restaurant, you will enjoy unrivalled views of some of Sydney’s most beloved icons and the unbridled scenery.
Close second to the cruises.
If you know Sydney inside out, you probably already know about the popular Doltone House on Darling Harbour Wharf. They tick all the boxes when it comes to having a party. Close to the city? Yes. Can accommodate more than 500 guests? Yes. Stunning views of Sydney Harbour. Absolutely. Depending on your event and capacity you can choose to have the party indoors or outdoors, and make the most of its incredible location! Here, your options are endless – from classy cocktail parties and classic BBQ to past making classes and wilding out DJ & Dance parties.