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From relaxed bars and restaurants overlooking iconic Australian beaches to sophisticated spaces in the heart of Sydney and Melbourne, the sky is the limit with these five rooftop venues. Accommodating over one hundred people, these hotspots will take your next incentive event to new heights.
Think grazing plates and refreshing cocktails overlooking Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Located a short stroll from the ICC Sydney and the city, Cafe del Mar is a venue to watch the sunset over Darling Harbour with a cocktail in hand. Available for exclusive use, the venue has a beverage service for up to 600 guests, while the huge wrap-around rooftop terrace can be booked separatly for up to 350 people for a cocktail function. Cafe del Mar also offers wet weather protection and heating during the winter months.
Sporting QT Hotels’ signature brand of design-forward urban cool, the Rooftop at QT Melbourne is one of the city’s newest - and most sought after - rooftop venues. Imagine Alice in Wonderland mixed in with a little bit of a bustling broadway vibe set within the unique Melbourne underground and you’re on the right track. Exclusive venue hire is only available from Monday to Thursday. With full venue capacity for 185 people cocktail-style, book early to avoid disappointment.
With sleek Art Deco-inspired styling, the Mayfair Hotel’s rooftop Hennessy Lounge is just one of many sophisticated, design-driven event spaces within the hotel. Perfect for a more intimate affair, this rooftop bar overlooks the bright lights of the city and has an elegant approach to looking after VIP groups, serving premium drinks made with care by their highly experienced staff. The glass topped terrace ensures a pleasant experience in any weather conditions. and can be booked exclusively for up to 150 guests.
If you want to mingle with the locals, the Island Boutique Hotel rooftop bar is the place to do it. With strings of fairy lights overhead, an extensive cocktail and small bite menu and a view over Main Beach, this is the place for sundowners. With stand-up event capacity for 500 people, it’s easy to book part of the bar so your visitors will be part of the action while still enjoying exclusive service.
In Brisbane, Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) may be packed with contemporary artworks, but on the GOMA Roof Terrace on level 4, all eyes are on the impressive views of the city skyline, Brisbane River and sculptural Kurilpa Bridge. Open on all sides to maximise the views but covered by a roof, this expansive timber-floored space strikes an ideal balance between interior comfort and alfresco charm. The GOMA Roof Terrace can host up to 200 for cocktail events.
Updated : October 2021