Two amazing waterfront function venues overlooking Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

We have 2 amazing venues side by side that can accommodate up to 604 guests over 2 levels, looking over Darling Harbour’s skyline. We can arrange any event from sporting events, outdoor pop-ups, networking receptions, conferences, dinners, birthday parties, launch parties, sit down receptions and many more. Available 7 days a week, with a late-night license.

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Versatile spaces to suit the needs of any event. Hire part or all of our venue.



Weatherproof space with a vergola roof that opens & closes.



Food & beverage packages to suit any event type, and functions size.



Both venues are wheelchair accessible.

Helm Bar & Bistro

Located on the first floor of our building, overlooking the beautiful waters edge of Darling Harbour & Cockle Bay. It offers a large open space that is versatile in its setup to suit many styles of use such as cocktail-style functions & events & sit-down lunch & dinner receptions.

  • Accommodates between 10 – 400 guests (150 seated / 400 cocktail).
  • Available for exclusive bookings, or area bookings.
  • Flexibility with a mix of furniture styles.
  • Accommodates live entertainment and DJs (when booking exclusively).
  • Weatherproof space with a vergola roof that opens & closes + Fans & heaters throughout.
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Cockle Bay Yacht Club

The Cockle Bay Yacht Club (CBYC) is our sister venue located on the ground floor. This large open space also overlooks the water, and is versatile to many function needs.

  • Accommodates between 10 – 204 guests (100 seated / 150 cocktail / 54 Alfresco).
  • Flexibility with a mix of furniture styles.
  • Accommodates live entertainment and DJs (when booking exclusively).
  • Weatherproof space with a vergola roof that opens & closes.
  • The Alfresco area is open with umbrellas for a more casual experience.
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Packages & Information

Functions & Events

Sydney’s best waterfront location for harbour-side functions. Our versatile venue is perfect for your next birthday celebration or corporate event. 

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Wedding Party taking phots at Helm Bar, a waterfront wedding and events venue in Darling Harbour, Sydney

Weddings

We offer both wedding packages as well as bespoke weddings with costs to suit your event and budget.

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Conferences

Hire our venue for your next conference, or product launch. Flexible spaces with multiple TVs for presentations & microphones for speeches.

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Hens & Bucks Parties

Make your hen’s or buck’s night memorable with our waterfront venue! We have a variety of packages tailoired to suit your needs.

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Christmas Parties

 Host your next Christmas function at Helm Bar. Our waterfront events spaces are sure to make your next Christmas party unforgettable.

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Express Banquet Menu

Our express banquet menu is designed to share. $50 per person. Minimum 10 people.

Express Banquet Menu

Take a 3D Tour of our venue

Explore both of our venues without needing to visit our location! Use the 3D tour below and walk around as if you were at our venue.


Ground Level

Cockle Bay Yacht Club Gallery

Upper Deck

Helm Bar Gallery

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