Cockle Bay Wharf, DARLING HARBOUR, New South Wales 2000


Cockle Bay Wharf, DARLING HARBOUR, New South Wales 2000

Looking for venues with a difference? The Dockside Group is perfect for your next function, traditional or more relaxed, they can arrange every detail of your special event. The Dockside Group specialises in corporate functions, conferences and Christmas parties, working closely with onsite Event Coordinators to create the perfect ambiance for your special event. All venues and restaurants have a market leading reputation with professional service that will ensure each event is executed with personal precision. All venues offer state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, sweeping panoramic water views from prime harbourside locations and lavish furnishings for a sophisticated event styled to your individual requirements and specifications.

Situated on the rooftop of the Cockle Bay Wharf complex and only moments' walk to the CBD, L’Aqua offers uninterrupted views over Cockle Bay and Darling Harbour and an abundance of natural light through its floor to ceiling windows. L'Aqua features exquisitely decorated interiors designed by award-winning and renowned interior designer Michael McCann of Dreamtime Australia Design.

There are two stunning rooms, the Gold Room and Terrace Room, each boasting a stylish interior, simple, sleek and lavished in natural light (that can be blacked out at the touch of a button as needed). L'Aqua not only hosts meetings and events but also caters for special events. The Gold Room has been renovated to celebrate all things glamorous, with gold rubbed leather and timber walls, a distinctive gilded up-lit feature wall, an antique golden octagonal ceiling featuring a stunning Swarovski crystal cherry blossom chandelier. The Terrace Room has been designed to celebrate the light and stunning views of Cockle Bay. Each can be booked as independent function rooms or as one versatile space.


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Venue Reviews

Delicious food, plenty for everyone plus great balcony area!

"We held a team day for 50 people at L'Aqua. The venue is lovely with lots of natural light and a great balcony area overlooking Darling Harbour to utilise during breaks and lunch! The food was delicious and there was plenty for everyone. The bathrooms probably could have been tended to a little better. There is no projector included in the package and communication regarding technology available for hiring could have been improved. Overall, a great venue and experience for our group."

May 2017: Maisy, Health Sector (50 delegates, conference & networking event)

Maisy rates this Sydney function experience OVERALL at: 4/5 Very Good!
Planning / Service Pre-Event (4/5)
Quality & Quantity of Catering (5/5)
Customer Service / Event Delivery (4/5)
Facilities & Equipment (4/5)
Value for Money (5/5)
Location / Accessibility (4/5)

Venue Facilities

Name m2 U Shape Theatre Board Class Cabaret Banq Cocktail
Gold Room 180 - 120 - 72 80 130 200
Terrace Room 244 - 180 - 90 120 170 350
Entire venue 446 - - - - - 170 550

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Cockle Bay Wharf, DARLING HARBOUR, New South Wales 2000

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!