Sydney’s highest event space and bar atop Sydney Tower was launched last night by the Trippas White Group, following a million dollar refurbishment and competition to name the new loft-style space.

Sydney Lord Mayor, the Right Hon. Clover Moore, unveiled the venue’s new name, STUDIO, and the winner of the “What’s My Name” competition.

Rebecca Hamerton (pictured below) received a VIP cocktail party at the venue to the value of $2000 for submitting the winning entry.

The re-vamped space, formerly Sky Venue, accommodates all styles of events for up to 200 people including conferences, cocktail functions, formal dinners, team-building activities, weddings, celebrations, ticketed events and pop-up bar nights.

The redesign by Allen Jack+Cottier Architects includes timber panelling and furnishings, mood lighting and window lounge seats that offer expansive penthouse views across the Sydney skyline.

The judging panel of the  “What’s My Name” competition were looking for a punchy name that referenced the New York loft inspired design and felt STUDIO best suited the venue’s dual identity as an event space and bar.

“We knew Sydneysiders had a connection with the Tower but we were overwhelmed with the interest in the competition and the buzz it created within the events industry,” Trippas White Group managing director, Joseph Murray, said

“We love the new space and its new name: it’s Sydney’s ultimate studio overlooking our city. We’re honoured to have the Lord Mayor officially open the space – how fitting for a Sydney icon.”

Guests were treated to New York inspired cocktails, French champagne, and decadent canapés like beluga caviar blinis, balmain bug ceviche, cognac and brandy infused foie gras, carpaccio of smoked kangaroo and grilled master kobe.

Entertainment included a live trumpeter playing with a DJ mixing funk and jazz, and a live Instagram printer provided by Social Playground.


Studio, Sydney Tower

Welcome to STUDIO

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New York chic

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Loft-inspired design

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A modern touch

Studio, Sydney Tower

The Trippas White seafood buffet was a highlight of the launch event

Studio, Sydney Tower

Cheers… Sydney’s highest bar and events space

Studio, Sydney Tower

Competition winner Rebecca Hamerton (right) with Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore