Turn your ideas into truly memorable events
Whether it’s a conference, product launch, gala dinner, meeting, business or social event, Merivale can make it happen. With incredible event spaces throughout our venues, backed by a unique range of awardwinning restaurants and bars, we can take a small idea and make it a big reality.
Richard Purdue, Merivale’s world-class Executive Chef of events, delivers high quality food through fresh exciting menus, while Master Sommelier Franck Moreau, selects wines that will complement the menu and
your guests’ palate. With an in-house visual styling team and event planners, Merivale is a one-stop shop for
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Contents Ivy 6 Ivy Ballroom
The Den, The Terrace, Ivy Lounge
Establishment 16 Ballroom
Tank Stream Bar
The Beresford Hotel
The Grand Hotel
El Loco at Slip Inn
Merivale Restaurants & Bars
Services 44 Capacity 46 4
5 Image courtesy of Belle-Laide Events
Behind ivy’s minimalist façade lie various event spaces of distinction. A ballroom with a difference, Ivy Ballroom has theatrical chandeliers and zebra-print carpet; Ivy Sunroom is a serene, light-filled oasis overlooking ivy’s central atrium; The Den, The Terrace and Ivy Lounge are connected to deliver flexible indoor and outdoor spaces while Ivy Penthouse on the fifth floor offers a versatile and stylish event space overlooking ivy’s rooftop pool.
In addition to the event spaces, ivy also houses many bars and restaurants which can be booked exclusively for events. From Uccello and Pool Club to Palings Kitchen and Bar, ivy offers unique event locations and after party options.
On street level, you’ll also find modern European–style bistro, Ash St. Cellar, elegant French restaurant, Felix, and sommelian temple Ivy Tasting Room located above The Bottle Shop.
Use colour to set the mood 6
When you’re planning your next conference or meeting, consider how your colour scheme might affect your delegates. So which colours are best? White is best for inspiration, blue is best for productivity and orange is best for motivation.
Enter an open ballroom so big it has its own horizon. A breathtaking 509 square metres of purpose-built event space, featuring dramatic six-metre high ceilings and refreshingly absent of columns as far as the eye can see. With a grand staircase, oversized chandeliers, zebra print carpet and abundant natural light, the Ivy Ballroom is designed to create any event you desire. The covered garden terrace provides seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining, a rarity in the CBD.
An ideal space for award ceremonies, conferences, gala dinners and product launches, the Ivy Ballroom truly is the belle of Sydney’s ballrooms.
Level 1, ivy 320 George Street, Sydney Cocktails - 1000 Banquet – 400 (round tables of 10) Banquet – 480 (oval tables of 12) Cabaret - 288 Theatre - 600 Exhibition m2 - 509 Dimensions m - 30.1l x 16.8w x 6h
Naughty and nice Always try to choose a balanced menu for your delegates, especially for all day or multi-day events. A lighter option like a fruit salad platter along with the ‘cake of the day’ will ensure you are catering to all delegates’ tastes. 8
Looking over ivy’s central atrium, Ivy Sunroom offers a refined space that is bathed in natural light. This versatile venue includes an outdoor terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows, elegant wicker furnishings and a black marble stage for guest speakers and entertainers. Ivy Sunroom can seat up to 90 guests or host cocktail events for up to 400.
Level 3, ivy 330 George Street, Sydney Cocktails - 400 Banquet - 90 Cabaret - 72 Theatre - 150 Boardroom - 30 Dimensions m - 42.6l x 22.1w x 3.86
G reensaver t i p C ust omi se e lements of your event t hat are l o w c o st such as c o asters and pens but keep high c o st e lements such as banners, t o brand messages, so you can re-use.
A luxurious rooftop oasis overlooking the pool, Ivy Penthouse is one of Sydney’s most exquisite event spaces. A spa pool and balcony surrounded by lush tropical planting and a circular leather sofa are key features of the sunken lounge area. The room also boasts a custom built bar for service. Ivy Penthouse is ideal for PR launches, corporate events and cocktail functions.
Level 5, ivy, 320 George Street, Sydney Cocktails - Up to 120 Seated - 22 Informal seating - 30
Set within ivy’s second floor, The Den is all about sumptuous Art Deco inspired luxury. Think silk ottomans, dramatic high backed armchairs, an opulent mirror bar and velvet turquoise draping. The Den is the perfect event space for cocktail parties, networking events and charity fundraisers.
Also on the second floor of ivy, The Terrace is an open air space that perfectly combines being both outside and inside at the same time. With a fun and playful outside bar and large area for dancing, The Terrace also offers an intimate lounge space with striking black and white furniture from which you can look down on DJs working the decks on Level 1. The Terrace is perfect for cocktail parties, pre and post event drinks and product launches.
Nestled between The Den’s distinctive Art Deco grandeur and The Terrace’s open air space is Ivy Lounge, located on the second floor of ivy.
Level 2, ivy, 330 George Street, Sydney
A discreet and stylish event space that holds 200 guests, Ivy Lounge is perfect for cocktail parties, networking events, post-conference drinks,
product launches and charity fundraisers. Cocktail: 200
All three event spaces can be combined to host up to 600 guests. 14
Combined capacity is 600 15
Establishment’s location at the harbour end of town, just a short stroll from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, makes it one of Sydney’s most desirable venues. The building has preserved its grand Victorian past, providing charm and high ceilings for its many event spaces including an elegant ballroom and stylish conference spaces.
In addition to the event spaces, Establishment also houses three exquisite restaurants: extraordinary est. under the auspices of culinary legend Peter Doyle, chic Japanese eatery sushi e, and the sprawling, highly coveted Cantonese-style Mr. Wong. Relax pre or post-event at the luxury cocktail lounge Hemmesphere, speakeasy-style Palmer & Co., or classic wine hot spot Tank Stream Bar.
It IS who you know When booking a conference, be sure to spend the time to get to know the venue’s event manager. You will likely need to call on them in moments of stress so already having a rapport with them can come in handy! 16
H2O on t he go
Drink plenty of water and make sure your delegates have access t o a constant supply.
Ballroom Step into a ballroom of incomparable grandeur on Establishment’s level 2. Walk the regal blue carpet and take in the marble credenzas. The Establishment Ballroom evokes taste, modern glamour and effortless grace. An exquisite setting for any event where elegant sophistication is only the beginning. The newly renovated terrace is a hidden gem that provides your guests with an alfresco space to relax. Establishment Ballroom is ideal for gala dinners, product launches, cocktails and conferences.
Establishment Ballroom Level 2, 252 George Street, Sydney Cocktails - 400 Banquet - 192 Cabaret - 144 Theatre - 300 Boardroom - 70 Exhibition m2 - 336 Dimensions m - 28l x 12w x 3.3h
Themi ng i s 360° When ‘dressing’ your venue space, consider a holistic view – the ceiling or the f loor may provide you your best theming canvas.
Room I Small but perfectly formed and bathed in natural light, Establishment Room I can also be used as a break out space.
Room II Tastefully decorated with plush carpeting, marble side tables and contemporary ornamentation, Establishment Room II lends a sense of sophistication and elegance to any conference, breakfast seminar, sit down lunch or dinner. Room II can be combined with Room III. Room I Level 3, 252 George Street, Sydney
Room II Level 3, 252 George Street, Sydney
Cocktails - 50
Cocktails - 80
Banquet - 25
Banquet - 64
Theatre - 20
Cabaret - 48
Boardroom - 25
Theatre - 80
Exhibition m2 - 36
Boardroom - 32
Dimensions m - 12l x 3w x 3.3h
Exhibition m2 - 113 Dimensions m - 15l x 7.5w x 3.3h
Flowers versus plants or f lowering plants Flowers can seem expensive for a one off event. C onsider f lowering plants like tulips or an orchid which make for great centrepieces but can also be picked up earlier than event day. They make great thank you gifts or spruce up your office. 20
Room III Room III on level 3 is accented with rich charcoal carpet and features a black marble bar. This impressive event space overlooks Establishment’s Gin Garden atrium and is suitable for all types of events. Room III can be combined with Room II
Tank Stream Bar Tank Stream Bar has its own street frontage onto Tank Stream Way and adjacent to the lobby of Establishment’s boutique accommodation. Details such as the dark stained timber ceiling and blue stone floors, library style bottle storage and glass pendant lighting make Tank Stream Bar an intimate bar with ambience and charm. Available for exclusive events on Saturday nights.
Room II & Room III
Tank Stream Bar
Level 3, 252 George Street, Sydney
Cocktails - 230
1 Tank Stream Way, Sydney
Cocktails - 150
Banquet - 136
Cocktails - 80
Banquet - 72
Cabaret - 102
Cabaret - 54
Theatre - 170
Theatre - 120
Boardroom - 64
Boardroom - 32
Exhibition m2 - 256
Exhibition m2 - 143 Dimensions m - 13l x 11w x 3.3h
Front of the class
Want to avoid empty front row seats at your seminar? P lace reserve signs on the back two rows and remove only once all other seats have been filled.
An impressive Victorian building that has been restored and re-modelled into an oasis of style. Five floors offer five distinct atmospheres: the buzz of the ground floor, the classic-styled restaurant Bistrode CBD, the kinetic energy of York 75, the relaxed, easy ambience of Club Bar, and the total versatility of Fourth Floor.
Quality food is more important than you know Choice of food for your company is no different than inviting guests over for dinner in your home. A memorable meal is essential for your company’s brand and perceived values.
Club Bar A relaxed yet refined atmosphere typifies this sophisticated room located on level 3. With a bar embraced by classic pillars the space has been carefully furnished with a stylish blend of contemporary and antique pieces to complement the original timber floorboards. A billiard table completes the classic cocktail bar feel while
Book Christmas early
a plasma is available for presentations.
You can fuss about the menus and invitations later but book your venue for your staff Christmas party well in advance.
Fourth Floor Fourth Floor’s striking dark-wood floors and contrasting cream pillars are home to a full bar, a sound system, plasma and a stage. Fourth Floor is suitable for a range of events from launches and presentations to industry gatherings and corporate parties.
Level 3, Corner King & York Streets, Sydney
Level 4, Corner King & York Streets, Sydney
Cocktails - 120
Cocktails - 150 Theatre - 80
Located on level 1 of Hotel CBD, this one - hatted restaurant is a perfect culinary collaboration between Merivale and acclaimed chef Jeremy Strode. A modern dining room that features a sweeping spiral staircase and natural light flooding in from large gallery windows, Bistrode CBD’s pinstriped fabric chairs and dark wood tables complete a sophisticated yet warm feel. The restaurant also features a large circular, purpose built service bar. The menu features fresh, seasonal, contemporary classic bistro fare and the smaller ‘other bits’ menu hints at Strode’s expertise with offal.
With mahogany walls, deep Chesterfield sofas and private booths, it’s like stepping off Boston Common into a classic collegiate bar. With twenty screens – two in 3D – York 75 is an ideal venue to celebrate sportthemed events and cocktail functions.
Level 1, Corner King & York Streets, Sydney
Level 2, Corner King & York Streets, Sydney
Banquet - 80
Cocktails - 150
Food for the brain Choose a menu that will assist delegates during the day whether it’s complex carbs like cereal for slow energy release or an oily fish like salmon or trout to provide mental clarity.
Behind its polished green-tile exterior beats the heart of a casual neighbourhood pub featuring an inviting, tranquil outdoor beer garden adorned with Japanese maples, a modern Italian trattoria and Sydney’s newest live music venue, Upstairs Beresford.
Reinvent the wheel 30
Just because last year’s event was a complete success, try and create an event with a totally different look and feel this year. 31 After all, many of your delegates will more than likely be returning.
Upstairs Beresford is a unique, multi-purpose event space with a striking art-deco interior. Inspired by the famous New York music venue Joe’s Pub, this purpose-built space boasting state-of-the-art audio visual, production and lighting, is ideal for live music, entertainment events, product launches and out-of-the-box cocktail parties.
The venue has a piano shaped stage, tiered booths, a cosy cocktail lounge at the back and a large balcony that overlooks the courtyard below.
Upstairs Beresford Level 1, 354 Bourke Street, Surry Hills Cocktails - 440
Merivale has a suite of boutique pub venues, all located in the heart of Sydney city, offering convenience and diversity to suit all styles of events and functions. Between Angel Hotel, The Grand Hotel and Slip Inn; there are seven spaces to choose from giving you confidence that Merivale can make your event happen.
Centrepiece de l ight
The centrepiece at your c onference can be engaging, useful and a sur pr ise. Tr y snacks, bo wl of fruit , or even make it a myster y act ivit y box t o break up t he day.
Angel’s first level features a cosy bar with stained glass windows, a lounge area with large chesterfield leather couches
Located on level 1, nautical-styled 30 Knots features marine artifacts, leadlight windows, two plasma tvs and a long
and booth seating. Full of character, this picture-perfect English-style pub embodies an old world charm.
timber topped bar. A classic pub feel and relaxed atmosphere, which prides itself on the best boutique, craft beer
A quaint, private space, Level 2 is perfect for informal gatherings, networking events or a quiet drink with colleagues. This warm room, with eclectic décor and relaxed seating even has its own traditional wood-fronted bar.
in the city. 30 Knots is ideally paired with Pool Room on level 2, offering two pool tables, two plasma screens, large windows overlooking the city and its own bar.
Level 1 and 2 can be combined for larger events.
30 Knots & Pool Room
Level 1, 30 Hunter Street, Sydney
Level 2, 30 Hunter Street, Sydney
Level 1 & 2 , 30 Hunter Street, Sydney
Level 1, 125 Pitt Street, Sydney
Level 2, 125 Pitt Street, Sydney
Cocktails - 100
Cocktails - 60
Cocktails - 180
Cocktails - 80
Cocktails - 50
A little slice of Mexico in the city centre, El Loco at Slip Inn’s unique and diverse event spaces include a bar, cocktail lounge and an underground nightclub. Stylish and multipurpose, it’s a welcome respite from the inner city bustle. The relaxed outdoor area features a state-of-the-art retractable awning and a heating system so it can be enjoyed the whole year round. The menu features Executive Chef Dan Hong’s range of mouth-watering Mexican-style dishes, including a section of tacos, burgers, BBQ Chicken, grilled fish with chipotle mayo and margaritas. Located at the business end of Sussex Street and close to King Street Wharf and Darling Harbour, Slip Inn’s colourful history and original architecture only add to its overall charm. The entire venue is available for hire and provides flexible facilities and a choice of styles to ensure your next big event goes off with an even bigger bang.
Sand and Garden Bar
Sand Bar only
111 Sussex Street, Sydney
Cocktails - 500
Cocktails - 200
Cocktails - 1200
1000+Events With the ability to host functions up to 4000 guests, Merivale is Sydney’s premier mega event venue provider. The structural, AV and lighting facilities available across our venues give you the flexibility to wow your guests in a number of ways, from suspending a car mid - air to sending an aerialist flying through the crowd. Contact a Merivale Sales Manager to learn how our diverse venues can be tailored to suit your next event.
ivy - up to 4,000 Establishment Main bar – up to 1,000 The Beresford Hotel – up to 1,400 El Loco – up to 1,200
Bigger is not always better When it comes to choosing the ideal venue for your event, size really does matter. Too large a space may leave your event feeling sparse and cold while too small a venue may cause issues with serving and AV logistics. Include all theming and AV requirements at the outset to allow the event specialist to gauge space required.
Merivale Restaurants and Bars With over 30 diverse restaurants and bars, Merivale can offer you exclusive use of these venues to create
Merivale is opening several new ventures in the coming year. Look out for Papi Chulo on Manly Wharf and
your next event. From the high ceilings and beautiful character features of est., to the chic French brasserie
exciting developments in the ivy and Establishment complexes.
that is Felix, Merivale has been privileged to hold many exclusive events, including chef showcase dinners, bespoke corporate experiences, unique weddings and fabulous birthday parties.
Merivale Restaurants and Bars
To enquire about exclusive use of our restaurants and bars for your next corporate event, please contact the Sales and Events team on 02 9240 3000 or [email protected]
Services Styling and flowers The in-house team behind the styling of many of Merivale’s much talked about parties and events, is available for hire to make your event memorable and unique. Anything is possible...
AV Merivale offers professional audio visual services in conjunction with Staging Connections to facilitate all event requirements including lighting, audio, staging and dance floor.
Accommodation Located behind Establishment is Establishment Hotel which has 31 elegantly appointed guest rooms including two stylish Penthouse suites and a private gym. Ask our sales team about the special accommodation rates available for your event delegates.
Services Food Under the direction of Executive Chef Richard Purdue, Merivale’s event chefs have a gift for seamlessly blending the classic and contemporary, producing beautiful dishes that meet each client’s brief. Attention to detail is paramount; from the freshly churned butter served with your Sonoma bread to the just-picked herbs from our rooftop garden. At Merivale, our food team continues to push the boundaries. Wow your guests with our ‘lazy suzy’ shared plate style of dining, an epic cheese station or towering dessert buffet.
Wine – Franck Moreau Merivale’s French-born, award-winning Master Sommelier, Franck Moreau, believes there is a wine to suit every event and works closely with the culinary team to ensure wine selections are perfectly paired with the chosen menus. In addition to winning the inaugural Best Sommelier of Australia competition this year, Franck became one of the first Australians to join an elite worldwide group of 192 Master Sommeliers - the highest internationally recognised title for his profession.
To Circular Quay
Capacity Bridge Street
Room II & III
reet Erskine St
Angel Hotel - Level 2
CBD - Club Bar
CBD - Fourth Floor
Grand Hotel - 30 Knots
Grand Hotel - Pool Room
Angel Hotel - Level 1
Tank Stream Bar
Ivy Tasting Room
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To darling harbour
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