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.

Under the current NSW COVID 1 person per 2m rule, The Rooftop can host exclusive cocktail events for 100 to 150 guests. (300 at full capacity). 


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. Private function rooms are available for exclusive hire downstairs if your plans incorporate speeches or formalities.

At The Rooftop we take non-exclusive reservations of up to 40 people for informal social celebrations and dining for while the bar is open to the public (note minimum may spends apply). Free table reservations are also available with instant confirmation via our online booking platform for up to 20 people. 

Our team would love to help you celebrate.

Contact us about your plans on 92673100.

Group & Christmas Bookings

Planning a party group?
Drink and dine with us!

Celebrate in good spirits at The Rooftop Sydney.


Group bookings are available for lunch, afternoon or evening sessions during our bar trading hours

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

Our online booking system will indicate if a prepayment is required for your preferred date or group size. You can book and pay online, and a member of our team will get in touch to organise any special menus or tab credits. 

Please email us if your preferred time isn't available online an we'll aim to help. 


Tables and areas can be booked with us at The Rooftop Sydney, and also downstairs in the Shelbourne Hotel's Market Street Garden Bar. 

See our booking options for details on both locations. 

In the lead up to Christmas a prepaid minimum spend commitment is required to secure a group booking. The minimum spend must be prepaid at the time of booking for your confirmed minimum guest numbers. Additional seats can be added subject to availability.

Prepaid funds can be allocated to your choice of food and beverages. We recommend choosing a set menu options and allocating remaining funds to a bar tab. You can also choose to allocate all funds to a tab and order from the bar menu as you go on the day.

You can nominate the drinks you want to allow on your tab and guests can access this at the bar via wristbands, or you can control tab access yourself via a single tab card if preferred.


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 periods when prepayments are required. 

Free online bookings allow 1 hour for lunch (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 dine and stay late. Extended timeframes are subject to availability and allocated around other prepaid groups who must be prioritised. 

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. 

Please note that all reservations are casual bookings within an open plan public bar. We cannot allow speeches, signage or formalities as they cause disruption to other customers. If your plans include speeches etc, please enquiry about private function room hire, which we are happy to help with.


Sure, she isn't quite as pretty as us, but she sure knows how to party. 

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

Reservations are available to book 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. 


Celebrate with Us

Please call us on 92673100 for same day 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.

Please note our bar trading hours, which allow for group reservations within a public bar.
Exclusive hire is available outside of bar hours for events of 100+ people.


Photos & Virtual Venue Tour

View our photo gallery and take a virtual tour of the venue online.




The Rooftop and the entire Shelbourne Hotel is proactively CovidSafe.

Our team is making every effort to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests at each visit.

For more details about our CovidSafe strategy
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Please note that given the frequently changing COVID restrictions, the capacity and event information published on our website is based on standard pre-covid operations and doesn't take into account any restrictions that might apply to the dates you're interested in. For example, under the 1 person per 2sqm rule, The Rooftop has a reduced capacity of 150 people. 


If you're planning an event, it's best to get in touch and our events team will assist with the best available information relevant to your plans and preferred dates.