Exclusive Functions & Events


The Rooftop Sydney is an impressive setting for any occasion. Our events team specialise in cocktail parties, with a wealth of experience in corporate events and private celebrations, offering beautiful catering and excellent service to compliment the picturesque setting.

The glass frontage ensures perfect sunset views over Darling Harbour, while a retractable roof allows the alfresco area to convert to a fully enclosed room in poor weather.

At full capacity, The Rooftop can host exclusive cocktail events for up to 300 guests. 


As part of the Shelbourne Hotel, our team offers a range of exclusive event spaces to host 40 to 1,000 guests with AV facilities for corporate presentations, speeches or your choice of music and entertainment. The Rooftop is available exclusively for larger private events or one of alternate function rooms might be the person space for your celebrations.

We take non-exclusive reservations of up to 20 people for informal social celebrations and dining for while the bar is open to the public.


Free table reservations are also available with instant confirmation via our online booking platform.

Our team would love to help you celebrate.

Contact us about your plans at



Celebrate with Us

Please call us on 92673100 for reservation requests.

To enquire about a private event or group booking please submit a request form so we can check availability against your requirements and come back to you with options.


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Group Reservations

Celebrate in good spirits at The Rooftop Sydney.


Non exclusive bookings are available for dining and drinks within our public trading hours.

Corporate & VIP prepaid group bookings are available for large groups and peak periods like the pre-Christmas party season. 

Our online booking system will indicate if a prepayment is required for your preferred date or group size. Or if particular dates are too far in advance to book online. If in doubt always feel free to contact us for a chat, and our team will happily help find the right space and option for you. 

Please email us via rooftop@shelbournehotel.com.au if your preferred time isn't available online an we'll aim to help. You could also consider a reservation at our of our other venue spaces downstairs within the Shelbourne Hotel. 


We get it, sometimes you just want to keep things casual. We offer free reservations for up to 20 guests via our online booking system outside of peak party season. 

Free online bookings allow 1 hour for weekday lunches (between 12-3pm) or 2 hour timeframe for afternoon or evenings arriving between 3pm and 7pm. Tables are not usually rebooked beyond 8:30pm so later arrivals are welcome to stay late.  Extended timeframes are subject to availability and allocated around other prepaid groups who must be prioritised. We will aim to find a space for you if your table is rebooked, or you would be most welcome to progress downstairs into the Garden Bar. 

You can start a tab at the bar on the day and order from the bar menu as you go. Your guests can also order individually at the bar. 



A range of prepaid options are available for easy to manage corporate and party group bookings. 

Our Bottomless Bubbles package is prepaid via the website booking links and paid at the time of booking. You can add extra people subject to availability. See Bottomless Package Details Here

Prepaid group bookings are also available for peak periods like EOFY and Christmas Party Season. Contact us for set menu options and booking details.

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Please note that all non-exclusive bookings are within an open plan public bar and best suited to celebrations based around sharing good food & drinks in good company. Therefore we cannot allow formalities and activities like speeches, team building, trivia, or signage and certain decorations as they can cause disruption to other customers. 

If your plans include special set up, formalities or activities other than drinking and dining, please ask about private function room hire, which we are happy to help with. This is not otherwise possible within a public bar. 

Please check with our reservations team before planning decorations for your booking. Small scale items like a floor weighted number balloon, a bunch of flowers or Christmas crackers are usually OK, but being an open plan public bar with open air section, there are limitations on what is possible. Large scale items like balloon garlands, photo walls etc are only appropriate for exclusively hired event spaces.

Our reservations and events team are happy to help with your plans and any questions via rooftop@shelbournehotel.com.au

Other Party Options



Shelbourne Hotel is our parent venue with multiple bars and function spaces over 3 levels. 

Meet our big sister... The Market Street Garden Bar. Sure, she doesn't have the same view, but she taught us everything we know about how to party! She still trades later than us and is usually packed full of people on any given weeknight.


The Market Street Garden Bar is the Hotel's main bar. Located on level 1 with a beautiful alfresco area, vertical gardens sprinkled with fairylights and leafy decor throughout. This bar is one of Sydney's favourite venues for afternoon drinks and nightlife Monday to Saturday. 


Reservations are available online via our joint booking system, so if you can't get a table at The Rooftop, you're most welcome to book downstairs, or walk-in for drinks before or after your rooftop booking. 



The LinQ Bar on level 2, is Shelbourne Hotel's most popular event space. Located directly below The Rooftop, the room enjoys the same beautiful views over Darling Harbour and the Pyrmont Footbridge. 

The room features a private bar, bathrooms and AV facilities for speeches and corporate presentations, or a DJ and dance floor. 

At unrestricted capacity the space can host cocktail parties for up to 200 people. The layout of the room also allows for more intimate occasions for 40+ guests to dine, drink and celebrate corporate events and special occasions. 

More details about private events spaces are available at shelbournehotel.com.au

Our reservations and events team are happy to help with your plans and any questions via rooftop@shelbournehotel.com.au