DocksideGroup Of Venues

DocksideGroup Of Venues

Catering & Venue Management

A philosophy based on food, people & service...  

25 years ago, brothers Christopher, Theodore, Peter Drivas & business partner Robert Van Meer combined their hospitality, wedding & business expertise to form the Dockside Group. The close-knit family business now boasts 8 Sydney venues & restaurants all situated in iconic Sydney Harbour locations.

1986: The story with the founding of WatersEdge Restaurant at Pier One, Walsh Bay. Transformed from a seafood restaurant to a quality venue in 1993, fast becoming the most admired wedding venue in Sydney, winning the ABIA Best Wedding Venue in 1994 & 1995 amongst it's many accolades

1998: Dockside Group grew to include Dockside, a large function venue on the 1st level of the Cockle Bay Wharf. A leading conference & function venue now recognised as a market leader in the events & meetings industry

2001: The group acquired L'Aqua, on the roof top of Darling Park just above Dockside - successfully re-launched as a contemporary, stylish conference & special event function venue with state-of-the art audiovisual & technical facilities

2005: Star Room joined the portfolio, atop the Imax Theatre complex, with extensive views of Darling Harbour & the CBD. Soon after, Ice Cube Seafood Grill & Bar was acquired below the complex, then in 2011 was refurbished & reopened as a stylish new gourmet pizza restaurant, EAT LOVE PIZZA

2007 & 2008: The group acquired Italian Village, Waterfront & Wolfies in Sydney's historic Rocks precinct. One of the most captivating dining positions in Sydney, with unparalleled views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge & world famous Opera House

March 2012: WatersEdge closes its doors after 27yrs due to the conclusion of its lease contract & is relocating (new site yet to be announced)

...& mid 2014 reveals Sydney's newest event venue! The "floating" Dockside Pavilion on Darling Harbour seats up to 1,440 (2,000 standing)

Dockside Group
is now one of the most experienced & successful hospitality organisations in Sydney. The family's 2nd generation are now working throughout the business, a testament to the strength of the company. The group prides itself on offering generous quality food & genuine sense of hospitality.

With water views & enviable locations, all within walking distance to Sydney CBD, the venues are popular locations for weddings, business events, special occasions & formals. Always delivering the very best, Dockside Group opens the doors of their venues & restaurants & invites customers to: "experience the Dockside Group difference"


Italian Village - CLOSED
Waterfront Restaurant - CLOSED
Waters Edge - CLOSED
Star Room - CLOSED 4 Oct 2016
Wolfies - CLOSED
Ice Cube Seafood Grill & Bar - CLOSED
Eat Love Pizza
Dockside Pavilion
Athol Hall
Cropley House
Harrington Grove Country Club

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Clarion Hotel on Canterbury

A huge success... and lunch was amazing!!

Clarion Hotel on Canterbury Thankyou for making our Planning Day a huge success. The team loved the venue and the lunch was amazing!! A very enjoyable day. I will definitely be recommending your venue to all my colleagues - the experience was fantastic!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley

We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley "Wanted to say thank you so much for the great service and your patience with all our changes throughout. We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect! (Well maybe the coffee machine struggled to keep up with us, but overall, everything was great). The venue set up and lunch was great - the buffet really enjoyable, especially the variety of catering offered.

Fudge by Rich

Absolutely delicious, beautifully packaged...

Fudge by Rich As always, absolutely delicious with amazing feedback from all who tried the product! Beautifully packaged up for us, delivery process fast and reliable, and Nicole couldn't have been more helpful in turning around such a large order on such short notice ensuring we had everything needed for the trade show... Think I have a new favourite flavour too, the Rocky Road is to die for!!

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach

What a professional events team...

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach "The events team at Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach are truly professionals at what they do. The organisation in particular of the banquets team - always so helpful and ensure that our seminars run smoothly. The only minor suggestion that I would make is more labels to indicate the types salads and sandwiches that are on offer on lunch buffets."

Rydges Bankstown

Suited our brief perfectly... staff could not do enough for us!

Rydges Bankstown "Rydges Bankstown suited our brief perfectly: close to our sites, an abundance of parking and a great function room with natural lighting. The staff were very friendly and could not do enough for us, I am sure we will use this venue again."


An absolute blast - can't wait to try another amazing VictorsFood experience!

VictorsFood “VictorsFood made our event a truly memorable one. Every one of our team members had an absolute blast making pizzas together with the fun and enthusiastic chefs… We can’t wait to try another one of VictorsFoods' amazing experiences!”

Mantra Bell City

I really appreciated the attention to detail & communication...

Mantra Bell City "Whilst I do not attend these meetings to see the room in person, I certainly had no complaints from any of my management team (no news good news!) The communication from the event co-ordinator in particular was excellent prior to our meeting. It was organised at short notice and she showed such high attention to detail which I really appreciated."

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

Really good quality & great value... best external meeting venue in a while!

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne "The room was appropriately presented, with everything we had requested already in place. Morning tea and lunch were more than ample, and was 'yummy'! Really good quality and great value for money. One of the managers even said it’s been the best external meeting venue he’s been to in a while."


The venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none!

Dockside "We held our Staff Christmas party at Dockside this year - the venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none. From the moment I booked the venue, the service was fantastic. The event organiser kept in contact throughout the year, reminding when things needed to be done. Everything went smoothly on the night of the party, the food was amazing, the staff were excellent & the event manager on the night bent over backwards to help with...

Yarra Valley Estate

Excellent food, fantastic spaces to relax & network, country hospitality - we'll definitely be back again!

Yarra Valley Estate Our team really enjoyed the time spent at Yarra Valley Conference Centre. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the food was excellent and the spaces for the group to relax and network after a hard day's conferencing were fantastic and very well utilised!