Sydney offers a wealth of unique venues that can add to the buzz of any incentive travel reward program.

One company that specialises in venues with a difference is Sydney Living Museums which has a portfolio of 12 unique houses and museums across Sydney, with nine available for venue hire.

Utilising a unique venue in the Sydney Living Museums portfolio provides a different element to any event, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the venue and its history.

Because of the historic nature of so many of the venues, theming costs are often kept to a minimum, with the venues requiring little theming at all. Venues and their key attributes with Sydney Living Museums include:

The Mint

The Mint is a striking venue in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, offering an excellent choice for event organisers looking for a central location for up to 250 people. Hidden behind The Mint’s impressive historic façade is a private courtyard with a raised lawn, providing a private space for events just moments away from the city’s hustle and bustle.

An architecturally designed and award-winning event space within the courtyard complements The Mint’s historic architecture.

Initially constructed between 1811 and 1816 under the direction of Governor Macquarie as the southern wing of the ‘Rum Hospital’, this site holds great historical significance. Small meeting rooms are also available for hire.

Justice & Police Museum

Located at the bustling transport hub of Circular Quay, the Justice & Police Museum offers three key event spaces: Barnet Court, Black Court and the Yellow Room.
The venue is ideal for presentations, workshops, product launches, business lunches, dinners and cocktail events for up to 160 people. This majestic sandstone complex was originally the Water Police Court (1856), then Water Police Station (1858) and Police Court (1886).

Museum of Sydney

Centrally located in Sydney’s CBD, a short walk away from public transport and iconic Sydney attractions, the Museum of Sydney (MoS) is a purpose-built museum with event space for up 250 people. It features three main event spaces ideal for small to medium business and special events. Built on an historic site – the site of the first Government House – the building incorporates the earliest foundations of British colonisation in Australia. The Trippas White Group and Fresh Catering are the preferred caterers.

Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Conveniently located on Macquarie Street in Sydney’s CBD, Hyde Park Barracks Museum features four main spaces ideal for medium-large business events, with indoor and outdoor options.

This property is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in 1819, it was designed by architect Francis Greenway as accommodation for his fellow convicts.

Vaucluse House

Set on 10 hectares of lush grounds, Vaucluse House is a 19th-century estate overlooking Sydney Harbour. The estate is a peaceful oasis set away from the hectic city bustle.
It is suitable for receptions and dinners, and is a popular venue for special events. The estate dates back to 1803, with the sandstone mansion built in the 1830s.

Elizabeth Bay House

Elizabeth Bay House is described as one of Sydney’s best kept secrets. Close to the city, and overlooking Arthur McElhone Reserve and Elizabeth Bay, it enjoys uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour. The house has an impressive colonial façade and is fully furnished as it was during the Macleay era (1839–1845). It is perfectly suited to boardroom lunches, private dinners and cocktail receptions.

Elizabeth Farm (Parramatta), Rose Seidler House (Wahronga) and Rouse Hill House & Farm (Rouse Hill) are also available for venue hire and are frequently used as photography and film locations. m

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