Hyde Park Barracks event spaces and rich history make it a versatile and inspiring venue choice for business and special events catering for up to 1,200 guests. Offering a range of unique multifunctional spaces for a diverse range of event experiences, Hyde Park Barracks comes complete with superb catering options and dedicated venue and audiovisual teams to provide you with a complete solution for your conferences, meetings, dinners, product launches, workshops, cocktail receptions and media calls. 

The multifunctional event spaces include the fabulous outdoor Barracks Courtyard, the Greenway Gallery, the Silhouette Gallery and the dining spaces at Bakehouse. Fresh Catering, as Hyde Park Barracks on-site caterer provides a choice of menus that is of the highest quality with superior customer service, reliability, flexibility and creativity. 

For event enquiries please phone + 02 8239 2219  or email:



Located on ground level, taking in Hyde Park Barracks Courtyard, the contemporary – colonial fusion décor of Bakehouse offers guests a rustic, cool aesthetic reminiscent of a mess hall with its white wash timber features and gorgeous Australian Native flora making this an ambient and inviting space for post ceremony cocktails and dinner. 

Capacity: Cocktail 250 / Dinner 100 


Barracks Courtyard

The Barracks Courtyard is the ideal space to create your own private haven in the centre of the city. A marquee accommodating up to 350 guests for a banquet, or 1200 guests for a cocktail party, can be erected on the southern side of the courtyard, leaving ample space for guests to explore one of the world’s most important cultural heritage places.

The courtyard is also perfect for food and wine festivals, street fairs and farmers’ markets, where you can re-create a country laneway in the heart of the city.

Capacity (with marquee): Cocktail 1200 / Dinner 350   


Greenway Gallery

Located on the ground floor of the museum, this modern gallery was originally a room housing 70 convicts in hammocks. Now an exhibition area, it has been carefully and stylishly converted to create a wonderful gallery and event space, with the floor featuring an illustrated historic map of Sydney.

Hire of the Greenway Gallery is subject to availability and the requirements of the event.

Capacity: Cocktail POA / Dinner POA  

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Silhouette Gallery

Conserved and reconstructed to convey how convicts experienced life between 1819 and 1848, this room retains its original wooden floors, open fireplace and exposed ceiling beams.  Hire of the Silhouette Gallery is subject to availability and the requirements of the event.

Capacity: Cocktail NA / Dinner POA  



Fresh Catering offers a superb range of menus featuring Sydney’s finest produce. With a team of award winning chefs who provide guests with contemporary, innovative dining with broad appeal to ensure your event is memorable, professional and perfectly suited to your guests.  The banquet kit below includes menus to suit most needs. If you would like to discuss alternative menu ideas, please contact us for a tailored solution.



Andrew Birley is the Fresh Catering resident stylist and florist, with over 20 years experience styling exclusive events and designing gorgeous wedding flowers for Sydney's top drawer events, Andrew will consult for client events and weddings working together on the style concept through to completion.  From laid back and luxurious to sophisticated styling, Andrew will help client's vision come to life designing the perfect style concepts and stunning floral pieces for your special event.

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