Picking the Right Venue for Your Party in Sydney

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Picking the Right Venue for Your Party in Sydney


If you have an event looming which you will be celebrating, you’ll need to choose a venue for it. Regardless of the occasion, whether it’s a work party, birthday, engagement, anniversary, christening or other celebration, there are certain things which need to be considered to pick the right venue for you. Below are a few factors to consider, to choose the right Sydney venue for you:



The first thing you need to consider is how many people you plan to invite to your event. Will it be a small family gathering or will you be inviting a wider group of family, friends and work colleagues for example? Here at the DOG we have many adaptable spaces to cater for small groups all the way up to 1,000+ guests with options for standing or seated etc.


Food & Drinks Options

Will your party require a formal sit-down meal or canapes for your guests to eat at their leisure? Will there be an open bar? At the DOG we offer huge flexibility and many options when it comes to which food is served and we have a wide range of craft beers, delicious cocktails, carefully-selected wines and other drinks packages for your guests to sip on.



For most parties, you’ll want music to really get the vibe happening. One decision you’ll need to make is whether to have live music in the form of a singer or band, a DJ spinning tracks or just a well-chosen playlist that your guests will enjoy. Sometimes it’s fun to ask guests to suggest a song during the invitation stage!


These are just several factors to consider when choosing a party venue in Sydney. The DOG Hotel is in conveniently located in Randwick in the heart of the eastern suburbs. We have massive experience throwing parties of all shapes and sizes so get in touch today to speak to a friendly member of our events team!

I just wanted to send out thanks and compliments. Our function yesterday was amazing, both the food and venue were very impressive. We had so many comments from our guests on both how delicious the meal was and the great venue. Baptiste and his staff were excellent. Couldn't be happier with the day. 

Alexis - May, 2017

I would like to thank you and the staff who worked at our function on Saturday who provided seamless and efficient service. There were many compliments from those who attended on the quality of food and the venue itself. Can you please pass on our thanks to the Chef and the rest of the staff.

Colleen O – July 2016

I had a great experience at the DOG last weekend. i had booked outside however due to the cold weather the team changed the booking at the very last minute and set our group of 20 up with a new spot indoors. Roast dinner was delicious and only had good feedback from other guests. Love the beer selection!!

Blake S – July 2016

We had a great day & everything went to plan. The music was brilliant & got the atmosphere going! 
Thanks so much for your help, I would definitely use the DOG again for a function or recommend you to others.

Laura M – June 2016

I just wanted to say thanks to the staff at the Dog on Sunday for making our function a success!
It was the perfect day and everyone really enjoyed the food and space you've created in the courtyard.

Christy - November 2016

I was going to send you a BIG thank you tomorrow. The staff were wonderful, friendly and organised. Everything went so smoothly and the food was fabulous, compliments to the chefs who were working so hard in the kitchen. We had a lovely evening and the table was perfect. Thank you for helping our night to be such a good one. We will be back for sure


Julie- December 2016

It was an amazing night and the hospitality was fantastic, I can’t remember her name but the lady helping us working at the bar was great!...Thanks for everything, everyone loved the venue and we were already suggesting we should hire it again for our birthdays

Ryan - June 2018

All guests had an amazing time and were really well fed. The staff at the DOG were very polite and accommodating, no issues with them at all.  Really impressive. The Manager was very helpful and attentive.  I did not need to ask for remind him or the chefs on anything. I did say thank you to the staff, but if you could please pass on my compliments again. I will definitely recommend your venue.



Penelope - June 2017

It was a good night. Our older guests were very impressed with the refurbishment of the hotel.We were very happy with the attentiveness and help of your Manager on the night....can't remember his name but seemed to have a French accent. Also bar staff good, particularly the young woman who came out from the bar and helped us during the night in various ways.

Lara - July 2017


The party was sensational.  Please pass on our thanks to the staff at the DOG, they were great and definitely went above and beyond…Thanks for all you help,  I’m sure it wouldn’t have gone as smoothly without your hands-on management.


Peter - June 2017

Thanks for your help organising my function. We had a great night and Baptiste was fantastic on the night.

Nicole - July 2017

Thank you for all your help in making it such a great night. Everything went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time!

Scott - August, 2017

Thank you for your support for our event last night. It was a HUGE success from our standpoint – and we really appreciate the efforts of you and the DOG team. Angel (manager) in particular was extremely helpful – and provided great service to the team

Daniel - October 2017

Everything was really good at The Dog on Saturday, I have to say the staff were fantastic on the night and we really enjoyed ourselves… Thanks for helping to organise it and please pass on my thanks to the staff that night. 

Gabrielle - September 2017

The party went very well last week! I had a great time

Melissa - September 2017