Dockside Group - Iconic Waterfront Venues in Darling Harbour and The Rocks

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The Balcony Level, Cockle Bay Wharf
Sydney, NSW 2000


Dockside Group has a collection of iconic waterfront venues perfect for your next event. With almost 30 years of experience Dockside Group specialises in weddings, corporate events, private celebrations, and fine dining. Dockside, L'Aqua, and Dockside Pavilion are situated in picturesque Darling Harbour. Waterfront, Wolfies and Italian Village are in the heritage listed sandstone buildings in The Rocks precinct. Offering iconic locations, all with harbour front views for your next event.


Dockside is ideally positioned within Cockle Bay Wharf, just a moment's walk to the Sydney CBD. With sparkling water views stretching over Darling Harbour, Dockside blends function and space with a reputation for culinary excellence and exceptional service. Renowned for holding successful events for more than a decade, Dockside is an outstanding space for business events, conventions, gala dinners, cocktail parties, conferences, formals and special occasions. Diversity is Dockside's strength catering for groups of 10 to 1200 people.


L'Aqua is Sydney's most prestigious five-star function venue for intimate events. Quintessentially Sydney, L'Aqua offers uninterrupted views over Cockle Bay and Darling Harbour and an abundance of natural light through its floor to ceiling windows. L'Aqua is the ultimate venue for gala dinners, cocktail parties and business events. L'Aqua presents a range of innovative Australian cuisine, served with a diverse selection of fine wines. With a focus on delivering fresh meals with exemplary service, L'Aqua invites guests to experience the gold class in service that it delivers time and time again.

Dockside Pavilion incorporates Dockside Group's event expertise and world-class cuisine. Sydney’s largest floating event venue offers distinctive opportunities, with impressive water views and an exciting new location.

Dockside Pavilion Darling Harbour is the perfect choice for gala dinners, award nights, Christmas or end of year parties, product launches, private events and more. With a capacity of up to 1440 guests seated and 2000 standing, Dockside Pavilion provides spectacular opportunities for your next event.


Set in the Rocks precinct in the original Campbell's Storehouses built in 1839, Waterfront is in the heart of Sydney, close to CBD hotels and public transport. A team of dedicated chefs serve a range of fresh Australian cuisine, delivered with impeccable service. A distinctive replica of a square-rigged colonial sailing ship mast adorns the outside paved dining area of the restaurant, a fine tribute to the restaurant's colonial history. Within its three-levels Waterfront presents a range of private rooms furnished with nautical decor for both small and large groups.


Encompassing contemporary meals and graceful service, Wolfies provides an exceptional dining experience within easy walking distance from all Sydney CBD hotels.

Specialising in freshly-plated contemporary Australian cuisine, Wolfies' a la carte menu offers innovative meals crafted by a passionate team of chefs. Open for both lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy their meals outside on the Sydney Harbour foreshore or inside in one of the restaurants intimate sandstone private rooms featuring mahogany floors and exposed timber beams.


With exposed terracotta and sandstone walls, timber detailing and atmospheric lighting, Italian Village combines rustic charm with warm service, delivering guests an appealing space for all occasions. This grand, historic 18th century sandstone building features many distinctive and character-filled private dining rooms, each perfectly designed for business events, engagements, christenings and birthday celebrations.



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Venue Capacities

Minimum Capacity 20Cocktail party - 3 hours food & beverage$
Maximum Capacity 1500Lunch or Dinner - 4 hours food and beverage$
Maximum Standing 1500Conference - Day package$
Maximum Table Seating 768ACCOMMODATIONFROM
Maximum Theatre 705Per Room$

ROOMCocktail Cocktail with Dance Floor Banquet Banquet with Dance Floor Theatre Theatre with Dance Floor Classroom U-Shape Style Boardroom Style Area (M2) Ceiling Height (M)
Entire Venue (can also be broken down into 5 individual spaces)  1200    768    705          1100  3-3.6
Maximum capacities for each space ranges from  250-725    168-456    170-390    84-237        
ITALIAN VILLAGE                      
Entire Venue (can also be broken down into 6 individual spaces)  1500                    
Maximum capacities for each space ranges from  30-270    36-230    30-120            
STAR ROOM  400    220    200    120      350  15
Entire Venue (can also be broken down into 3 individual spaces)  850                    
Maximum capacities for each space ranges from  90-450    40-300    20-120            
WOLFIES GRILL                      
Entire Venue (can also be broken down into 3 individual spaces)  700                    
Maximum capacities for each space ranges from  80-350    42-150    40-80            
LAQUA  550    170    180          446  
Includes Gold room and Terrace Room                      

Event Suitability

Conference:  yes
Corporate:  yes
Social:  yes
Wedding Receptions:  yes
Wedding Ceremonies:  yes
Training Events:  yes
Sporting Club Events:  yes
21st Birthdays:  yes
Deb Balls and School Formals:  yes
After Parties:  
Underage Events:  
18th Birthdays:  yes
Religious Events:  yes
Dinner Dances:  yes
Exhibition/Product Launch:  yes
Hens & Bucks Nights:  yes

Food & Beverages

Catered:  yes
Allow External Catering:  yes
Licensed:  yes
Allow External Beverages:  yes
Licensed Hours:  

Other Requirements

AV - Sound Lighting, Staging Etc.:  yes
Views:  yes
Parking:  yes
Outdoor Facilities:  yes
Disabled Access and Facilities:  yes
Public Transport Nearby:  yes

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