The Sydney Reception Venues With The Best Views

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Elevate your reception with a bird’s-eye view. These venues are made for living the high life



Sky Venue
Celebrating in the highest event space in the southern hemisphere adds a certain thrill to the party. A breathtaking 305 metres above the Sydney CBD, you simply can’t beat the views from Sky Venue at the top of Sydney Tower. Sky Venue can cater for cocktail functions up to 200 people and can fi ne dine up to 170 sit-down guests, both with exclusive use of the level. 

Teresa Mullan, event sales manager, says they have hosted many different styles of celebrations. “Because Sky Venue is so iconic and you can see so much of Sydney, it is perfect for those with international and interstate guests. As well as weddings, we often host engagement parties, rehearsal dinners and ceremonies.” 

The two on-site restaurants, Sydney Tower Buffet and 360 Bar and Dining, inspire different sorts of catering packages from the venue owner, established catering company Trippas White Group. The CBD location means
surrounding parklands are popular options for ceremonies prior to receptions at Sky Venue.




Salon Privé at O Bar
An intimate wedding allows you to provide your guests with a completely different experience. At Salon Privé at O Bar, you get to a whole new level in more ways than one. Accommodating just 28 guests seated or 45 standing, the private room combines opulent surroundings with fine dining and a killer view. If you can tear your eyes away from the 360-degree views across Sydney, you will notice silver-leaf walls, illuminated ambient panels and sleek marble floors. Menus are bespoke but you can expect enticing healthy options from renowned chef Michael Moore, such as blackened miso salmon with shaved asparagus and super grains, or to finish, a homemade iced yoghurt with spice-roasted black figs and basil seeds.



The incredible view over Sydney Harbour would be enough for some, but the pros at Altitude Restaurant have defi nitely not rested on their laurels. The stunning restaurant at the top of the Shangri-La Hotel was awarded One Hat by The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2011 and a Chef’s Hat by The Australian Good Food and Travel Guide in 2012 for seriously elegant nosh. It caters for up to 160 guests for cocktails and 100 guests banquet style, with enticing options such as Riverina lamb with Persian fetta, blackberry, almond and quinoa, and strawberry cheesecake with popcorn and raspberry cloud. Wedding packages range from $170 per person. For a more intimate reception, there is a glass-encased private dining room for up to 18 people.


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