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If you’re planning an outdoor party, we want to help you simplify your search for the best outdoor venue in Sydney! Be it a garden party or a beach wedding, the outdoors add an extra bit of excitement to any event! Finding a venue can be difficult and time-consuming. That’s where Tagvenue comes in! Our useful filter helps narrow your search to the right size, location or layout for outdoor venues in Sydney. Your perfect spot is just a few clicks away!

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Outdoor Venues Hire Guide

Whether it’s a corporate meeting, social event, or an outdoor wedding reception there’s something about outdoor functions which adds to the excitement. Hesitant about the thought of planning an outdoor event? Allow Tagvenue to assist with finding a venue while offering some helpful hints and tips for planning outdoor functions.

  • Exposure to the elements – From heat and humidity to bucketing rain or howling wind, when it comes to an outdoor event you have got to be prepared for anything. If your function is during an unpredictable time of year for weather, always have a plan B! Look at indoor venues for hire with an outdoor area. This will give you the option to quickly switch if the weather turns. 
    Warmest months – December to February (January usually being the hottest).
    Coldest months  June to August (Average low of 9℃).
    Wettest months – There is no set wet season in Sydney, but there does tend to be more chance of rain in the first half of the year, February to June with March being the wettest.
  • Is the landscape appropriate for your event? – This is especially important for beach and garden venues. If you’re bringing in furniture and decor to the venue, consider how it will work with the landscape. Most outdoor venues are well prepared for their layout and the surrounding landscape, however, it’s always better to double check so you’re prepared.
  • Access to facilities – A consideration many don’t take into account when choosing beach and garden venues. How far do guests have to walk to the toilets? Can the service providers get equipment into the venue?
  • Electrical supply – If you need power for sound and lighting, then it’s best you discuss this with the venue before making your final decision. Hiring a generator can be expensive and running endless power cables through your venue can be messy.
  • Accessibility - While the idea of hosting your event outdoors promises an unforgettable experience, for some people it might be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Before you book the venue, make sure that it can be easily accessed by those with mobility issues. If your event is going to be attended by parents with young children in strollers, make sure they'll have no problem coming in. It’s especially important if you’re hiring a rooftop venue, where the lack of an elevator may stop some guests from attending your event.


So now that you know what to look for when searching for a venue in Sydney let's take a look at what types of outdoor venues you can find there:

Boats - If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience in Sydney, then renting a cruise around Sydney Harbour is your best bet! If you hire a boat for your event, Sydney’s most famous view, with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, will make for an amazing backdrop to your occasion and will certainly wow your guests. No matter whether it’s a wedding, corporate function, or birthday bash when it comes to outdoor venues in Sydney, boats are our top pick!

Water-facing venues - If you enjoy sitting by the water, but boats are not your thing, then a water-facing venue may be the right option for you. These venues often come with beautiful views of the water, which can make for an amazing photo backdrop. Waterfront venues come in all shapes and sizes, from relaxed cafes to the most elegant restaurants, so there’s no worry about whether such a venue will match your event.

Beach venues - Yes, all beach venues will be water-front venues, but not all water-front venues will be beach venues! The difference is that beach venues have a more casual, relaxed atmosphere. They often have marine decor, such as driftwood and fishing nets, and offer a wide range of seafood options. They’re perfect for laid back celebrations, such as birthday parties or hen nights.

Rooftops - A rooftop venue is a great option for any event, whether you're planning a birthday party or a corporate function. It offers a unique setting that will give your guests something to talk about. For a more romantic feel, search a rooftop overlooking a harbour. If you want to add a professional backdrop, search for a rooftop venue in Sydney's CBD.

Gardens - Venues with gardens give you the best of both worlds: a convenient venue with all the amenities you need for an event, and closeness to nature. The natural backdrop is perfect for birthday parties, anniversaries, and baby showers, but also intimate wedding receptions.

Terraces and patios - Choosing a terrace or patio is the best option if you want a regular venue experience, but want to take it outside. You'll be able to enjoy all of the benefits of an indoor venue without being restricted by walls. Usually covered with umbrellas or retractable roofs, terraces and patios can be used no matter the weather.


FAQs about Outdoor Venues in Sydney

How much does it cost to hire an outdoor venue in Sydney?

Here's a handy guide to outdoor venue hire prices in Sydney:

  • Per person – Per person rates range from $20 to $125 or more. Also, consider some venues will have a hire fee over and above this.
  • Minimum spend – For a small function, expect to pay at least $500 for outdoor venue hire in Sydney. This is the cheapest you’ll find. The average prices start at $1500 and can get into the tens of thousands for bigger venues and prime locations.
  • Cruise hire – We have a fantastic selection of cruise options on the Sydney Harbour to wow your guests. Cruise hire works one of two ways: a low charter fee with catering charged extra per person, or you can pay a higher charter fee which allows you to bring your own drinks and catering.

Remember to always check if your venue hire is a session fee (a few hours) or a full day.

Which areas of Sydney are popular for outdoor venues?

The most popular areas for outdoor venues include:

  • The Rocks  With views of the iconic Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, The Rocks is guaranteed to wow guests. It is also home to some of the best and oldest pubs in Sydney!
  • Cruising Sydney Harbour – Soak up the sun or dance the night away on a boat cruise. The incredible views and harbour atmosphere make this our preferred outdoor venue hire in Sydney.
  • Sydney Beaches – If you love to be near the ocean, consider a beach function. Sydney has some spectacular beach venues from Maroubra Beach to Manly Beach and everything in between.

Can I hire an outdoor venue in Sydney on a budget?

Sure, you can definitely hire an outdoor venue in Sydney without breaking the bank! First, plan how many people will be coming. Find a venue that matches the number of guests so you don't pay for a space you end up not using. If you want to save money, look for places with a minimum spend policy. With minimum spend, you don’t pay to use the space but agree to spend a certain amount on food and drink. Lastly, search for venues that have a BYO policy. Bringing your own food and drinks will usually come out cheaper than buying them from a venue!

What kind of events can I host in an outdoor venue in Sydney?

Since outdoor venues in Sydney come in all shapes and sizes, you can host almost any kind of event you want there. The most popular ones include birthday parties, weddings and receptions, and hen or buck nights. But outdoor venues are popular for corporate functions as well. Team-building events or company dinners can be successfully held outdoors.

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