April 12, 2021
By Saumya Mishra

A corporate event is not limited to a hotel’s conference room anymore; instead, it has become a much broader experience. Event planners worldwide look for something different that could make their event a success and imprint a good impression on everybody’s mind.

There are several options of event venues in Sydney, but a few of them have a pretty different approach to infrastructure design and event execution that gains planners’ attention quickly and allows them to showcase their uniqueness to the world and, undoubtedly, gain more business.

The attendees have a short attention span, so the planners and venues constantly innovate to keep the audience engaged, especially with virtual and hybrid events taking centre stage. A different approach will keep them hooked and generate more curiosity, which will lead to more business. Here are a few examples of event venues in Sydney, in no particular order, which have managed to ace the game with their unique approach.

 Event Venues in Sydney With A Unique Feature

 1. Hyatt Regency Ballroom

With floor-to-ceiling windows looking at the Darling Harbour, the Hyatt Regency Ballroom is a charming event venue in Sydney that has the ultimate waterfront location. The calming view of the water will make guests feel relaxed, and that is why it is a perfect option for corporate meetings and weddings alike.

This venue also eliminates safety concerns. This contemporary venue has flexible walls, which means that the event space could be tailored as per the planner’s need by restructuring the divisions. It also boasts of a glass-based design and the latest audio-visual technology, making it a heaven for hybrid events. 

2. Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

This event venue in Sydney is checking all the right boxes when it comes to hosting virtual and hybrid events. Apart from excellent technology which could seamlessly conduct a virtual event (or live stream a physical one), the hotel has also introduced a virtual boardroom that provides studio-quality video and excellent vocal clarity and works with most software-based video conferencing services.

Four Seasons Hotel is also equipped to host virtual broadcast events, enabling attendees to participate from any corner of the world. All this, including sophisticated lighting and high-end audio, comes together like perfect pieces of a puzzle to form a beautiful image that is designed to grab planners’ hearts instantly.

3. Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

This event venue in Sydney has won the prestigious Hotel Management Award 2020 with the title “Highly Commended” for its impressive meeting and conference spaces. Sofitel could occupy 157 delegates with social distancing (750, without any restrictions) and proudly show off its impeccable meeting technology. The infrastructure is curated with a French impression in mind which is all more eye-catching.

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth scored the ALLSafe Label Certification, developed with and vetted by Bureau Veritas, which showcases the cleanliness and prevention standards that are much needed in these uncertain times.

4. Four Points by Sheraton

This event venue in Sydney was constructed using eco-conscious building material and is embedded with sustainable technologies in the premise. This feature alone is enough to attract more business from environment-friendly companies and organisations. Although, this is not the only thing. If you head to the website, you can see floor plans and capacity charts which could be altered as per the planner’s needs. These floor plans are a necessity in the social-distancing era as they allow planners to see the exact layout of the space as it will be at the event.

Also, Four Points by Sheraton has been using mobile check-in for long enough to ensure safety and make lines on the front desk scarce. There is a constant need to stay online in today’s world, and the hotel took that into notice. It offers an excellent ‘work from home’ setup for those who prefer staycation. And not just wi-fi, the hotel provides a walk-in rainforest shower, sitting area, large work desk and media hub in every room.

5. Museum of Contemporary Art

It is not needed to point out the unique experience one could have while attending a corporate meeting here; the name says it all. Well, this event venue in Sydney has gone a mile ahead and created one of the chicest hybrid event spaces in the city.

The museum has teamed up with a leading audio-visual partner, designing a flexible system to stream the event flawlessly and engage both in-person and virtual audiences. To put the cherry on the cake, MCA offers one of the best views of Sydney Harbour. It also provides a 3D virtual tour of the space for planners to help them make conscious decisions.

6. Doltone House

This event venue in Sydney is taking the unique experience at a different level. If you are hosting a small virtual event, you can expect a high-tea box, conference lunch box or dine-in box to be sent to the attendees’ home, which will make the corporate event a favourite among the audience. There are many more packages from which a planner could make his/her choice.

Going a step further, Doltone House has created Dynamic Studios, an on-site broadcasting studio, to get your message around the world online. One can choose from up to 30 locations suitable for a count of 300 hybrid guests. Each space has a different interior so that you can choose from the one that compliments your events the most. 

7. Radisson Hotels and Suites

While there is an overall reduction in corporate events’ carbon footprint since it has gone virtual (or hybrid), it is a time when every step matters before it’s too late. Keeping this in mind, Radisson Hotels and Suites has introduced carbon-neutral meetings at no extra cost to the host.

In partnership with First Climate, this hotel chain is designing the event venue and technology to reduce emissions and have a positive social impact. It used the HCMI (Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative) framework to analyse the carbon emissions allocated to meeting space to offset them accordingly.

The one common factor all these venues possess is their strong presence on the Cvent Supplier Network. There are no myths about the need for the online presence of hotels in these pandemic times.

About 99 thousand planners around the globe are actively souring on the CSN website because they get to choose the venues as per their needs with suitable filters, and it also allows them to view the floor plans of the properties. It's time for your hotel to put a striking attendance online with the help of Cvent.

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Saumya Mishra

Saumya started her career with writing for fun and hasn't looked back since. She has 7+ years of experience in writing for prominent retail brands in fashion and lifestyle. When she is not working, she loves to spend her time working for stray animals.  
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