Workshop Venues for Hire in Sydney

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Top Workshop Venues in Sydney

Looking for an inspiring space in Sydney for your next creative workshop? From the stunning Great Barrier Reef to the inspiring business district, Sydney offers many interesting workshop venues for any use case you could ever think of. Tagvenue is where you can compare all these local spaces, read reviews and contact venue managers from the comfort of your own home. Check out some of our favourite workshop venues below and let us help you find the best space for your workshop.

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Workshop Venues Hire Guide

It’s time to get inspired! If you’re trying to get a business or creative workshop going, Sydney is one of the best places in Australia for hiring workshop venues. With all the city has to offer, you’ll definitely find an inspiring space for creative work. If you don’t know where to start, feel free to follow along with our guide on how to get the most out of your workshop venue experience.

A good workshop consists of four main elements:

  • The introduction, where you explain the main goal of the event and the to-do list for the day. You can also add in some icebreaker questions so that the participants will be more comfortable working together,
  • The main part, in which you do the main activities of the session. This could be a presentation, a brainstorming session, a case study, or team bonding,
  • The conclusion, where you sum up the events of the day and provide the participants with a way to contact you for feedback and questions,
  • The follow-up, where everyone exchanges thoughts they had about the workshop and you track the long-term effects of the meet.

What you need to know about workshop venues

In order to make the best venue choice, you should plan what kind of workshop you’re going to host and what type of space you’re going to need for it. That way you will be sure to find and book a place that you will be satisfied with. If you’re not sure what elements make a great workshop venue, we’re eager to help. You’ll learn everything you need to know to find the best venue for brainstorming, team building, or any other goal you want to achieve.

First things first, you have to set your budget for the event. If this is a business workshop, the company will give you a specific budget, but if you’re on your own, there are a couple of ways to raise money for your workshop. If this is an open workshop or seminar, you can either set a small entry fee, or try to ask someone to sponsor your event. Just look around on social media to see if someone would be interested in one of these options.

In Sydney, you can find 3 different ways in which venues are priced:

  • Per hour, which is the most simple one - you pay for every hour you’re using the venue,
  • Per person, where the venue manager prepares the venue and payment plan based on the amount of participants you’ve listed,
  • Minimum spend, allows you to hire the venue for a predetermined spend on food and beverages.

After you’ve figured out your budget, it’s time to get into other details. You will have to figure out the use case of your space. Workshops can be conducted in many different ways, so feel free to get creative. As long as you have a main goal or subject you want to tackle, there are no rules! For example, you could do a team bonding session with fun games and activities. Even if you’re doing a hybrid event or webinar you can achieve that by checking out our blog post on best virtual team building activities.

Next up, you have to figure out the logistics of your workshop. You should start thinking of the general area in which you’d like to host the workshop. We recommend looking for locations that are either in the CBD or are close to main road and public transport connections. Thanks to Tagvenue, you have access to our smart search functions, including a dynamic map that shows you venues in the area you’ve zoomed in on. That way, you will quickly compile a short list of venues that you could consider.

If you want your workshop to be a success, you have to plan ahead. Make sure you have all of your equipment lined up and prepared. If your workshop is going to require a lot of specialised gear, you can either look for a company that can rent it out to you, or ask the venue managers for advice. If you’re running a typical business workshop, a set of seats and some paper may be all you need. But depending on your or the company’s needs, you might want some tools for hybrid meetings, computers, whiteboards, projectors and so on.

Another thing you can look for is additional facilities that will be listed on the venue page. Amenities such as a bathroom, AC, dedicated parking or elevators are all things that could improve the experience for you and the attendees, so be on the lookout for them. You can also just arrange a pre-hire meeting with a manager so that you can check out the venue for yourself before signing the agreement. 

If you consider all these elements, finding and securing the best workshop venue will be super easy. Tagvenue lets you compare different spaces for yourself and gives you a direct channel to contact the manager. The venue manager will be able to explain the details of your hire, answer all of your questions, and if you like what you’ve heard, they will provide you with a contract for your venue hire.

Workshop Venues in Sydney FAQ

How much does it cost to hire a workshop space in Sydney?

You can find workshop spaces in Sydney for as low as $35 per person. Minimum spend options start at around $150 per session. Hire fees for a workshop will range from $350 per day. (All data from Tagvenue.)

Which Sydney districts are best for hosting a workshop?

When looking for venues that offer workshop spaces, look to the centre of the CBD. From Surry Hills to the Rocks, you can find a wide range of venues, all with easy transport access and a convenient central location.

What types of venues could serve as a workshop venue?

For the classic forms of workshop, all you need is either a meeting room or creative space with an appropriate amount of seating. But if you want to spruce up your event, there are multiple ways to do so. Big blank canvas spaces, photo studios, or restaurants could all be decent choices that could be found all over Sydney. Depending on what you want to achieve, the sky's the limit when it comes to your venue choice.

When are Sydney workshop venues usually open?

Because of the large variety of workshop venue options, it largely depends on the main purpose of the venue. Most of them are usually open between 8 am and 6 pm, but you can find options for as late as 10 pm.

Guests Reviews of Workshop Venues on Tagvenue

David Gale
Booked Extra Large Room at Karstens Sydney
A very versatile space with facilities as described. Helpful staff throughout the process and on the day. Excellent to have access to coffee all day, etc
Tim Benintendi
Booked The Loft at The Dale
The room was amazing. I loved the Projector to show our presentations on. Kate was very engaging and honestly the best host we have ever had!
Jenny Mac
Booked Standard Room at Karstens Sydney
Great venue, met our needs exactly. Service was lovely - they came to replace all table water and removed dirty glasses/cups.

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