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View our numerous rooms and bookable spaces within our fantastic venue below.

The Rawson Room

Hidden behind the George St. entrance lobby, The Rawson Room is an impressive open space perfectly fusing the buildings 1856 historical aspects with contemporary design. Boasting 7 metre high pressed metal ceilings, sandstone walls and a 18 metre long brass bar that draws focus to a vast marble centre piece shaped in a submarine fairwater, honouring the building’s nautical heritage.

The Ground Floor

The Rawson Room and The Chapel combined with Bethel Balcony has endless event possibilities; banquet with pre or post dinner drinks lounge area, cocktail party with a photo area, games, VIP or quiet room, tasting experience space or green room in Chapel just to name a few.

The Chapel

With entry through The Rawson Room or directly via Bethel Stairs, the beautifully restored Chapel maintains the cathedral ceiling and some of the original stain-glass windows, this room is exceptional day or night.

The Governor’s Room

This exquisitely designed floor has plush regal furnishings and elegant finishes balanced with high arched and press metal ceilings. The first things you notice as you step out of the elevator are dark, polished floorboards leading to a striking bar. Fashion shows, product launches, corporate dinners, cocktail parties and weddings are just some of the events held on this grand yet versatile floor. Screens, PA/PC audio system also available on this floor.

The Sun Room

Bright, airy and bathed in natural light streaming in from its many windows. This versatile room can be set in many layout options to cater for breakfast presentations, lunches, private dinners, cocktail parties, product launches and workshop days. The Sun Room has a fresh and simplistic open plan. Entrance available via the restaurant or directly form The Bethel Balcony.

Section of Bar

¼ The Rawson Bar includes the northern section of 4 booths and up to 3 tall bar tables with stools and an exclusive section of the bar. Suitable for 50-80 guests pending furniture movement. ½ The Rawson Bar includes the northern entry and northern ½ of the room and is suitable for 100-150 guests.

Booth Bookings

Perfect for team drinks, farewells, birthdays, pre and post events and small celebrations. Each booth booking can accommodate 20 guests seated and standing (8-12 guests seated pending booth booked). Up to a maximum 4 booths can be booked per group.

The Nook

This is a semi-exclusive area for up to 36 guests seated capacity in the main dining floor area. Tucked away in its own section of the restaurant, The Nook is an ideal space for groups wanting their own area within the buzz of the main dining floor. The Nook is your perfect birthday dinner space, team lunch or group dinner option.

Bar Table Booking

Looking for a relaxed lunch or dinner option with a modern Australian casual menu where guests can pay individually, then a Bar Table Booking is the perfect option.

Appetito, event space, function

All Appetito

The lower ground Appetito ristorante includes a retractable roofed Terrace, The Sun Room and Appetito dining room's The Nook and The Cucina. Offering numerous function opportunities from cocktail parties, private dinners with outdoor pre-dinner drinks and separate dancing area. Exclusive entry available via West Circular Quay Overseas Passenger Terminal. Screens and PA/PC audio facilities are also available on this floor.


The Rawson is the destination for planning Sydney’s best events by the harbour. We have a range of unique and flexible dining and event spaces catering to both corporate and private events. From groups of 10 to 800 guests, private dining to cocktail parties and formal dinners, presentations and private soirees, our team of dedicated event managers, superior wait staff and award-winning chef will create your perfect event. There are no other venues in Sydney with The Rawson’s blend of culture, history, elegance and versatility.


When it comes to private events – you name it, we’ve hosted it. Birthdays, weddings, engagements, christenings, themed parties, hen’s and buck’s nights, break-up events, farewells and more. Our team of dedicated event managers, superior wait staff and award-winning chefs will create your perfect event, from site inspection through to event wrap.


From Christmas and cocktail parties, breakfasts, lunches, dinners and product launches, through to meetings, presentations, team building, EOFY functions and after work drinks, The Rawson provide the perfect backdrop for corporate entertaining.


Our team of dedicated event managers and stunning historical function spaces will ensure your wedding is a memorable occasion. From assembling an elegant entrance to creating your desired theme and style let our professional event managers help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Enquire below to start designing the perfect wedding.