We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Social events

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is an elegant and sophisticated venue for private social events.
People sit on stools at high round tables in a light-filled room as musicians play.

A cocktail event in the function room

Function room cocktail event.

The function room set up for a cocktail event

Crafted by Matt Moran, The Fresh Collective

The restaurant

Function room lounge set up

A lounge set-up in the function room

Weddings at the Gallery.

An event in the restaurant

Art Gallery restaurant, cocktail.

The restaurant set up for a cocktail event

Whether you’re wanting to celebrate a landmark birthday, anniversary, engagement or another special occasion, you can celebrate in style at the Art Gallery. 

As one of the Australia’s flagship museums, with magnificent architecture and art, the Art Gallery is one of the most distinctive function venues in Sydney.

Centrally located near the Sydney CBD, between tranquil parklands and the harbour, we offer a range of flexible event spaces and the option of exclusive use of the gallery in the evening for private events.

With a dedicated events team and a premium catering service, you and your guests will experience an event of a lifetime.

Versatile spaces for your next social event 

We have two beautiful spaces, both with impressive views, available to hire for social functions: the restaurant and the function room

The restaurant can host up to 116 seated guests or 120 for a cocktail-style event. 

The function room can host up to 120 seated or 180 cocktail-style.

These two event spaces can be joined to accommodate up to 300 guests for a cocktail-style function.

Additional event spaces are available to hire from January 2023 in our stunning new building, designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning Tokyo-based architects SANAA for the Sydney Modern Project

You’ll also be making a difference

Venue hire at the Art Gallery contributes to bringing art to the community by funding Gallery programs. When you choose us for your event, you’ll be directly supporting the arts in Australia.