Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? If you aren’t, you most certainly should be because the sleigh that is Christmas shows no signs of slowing down and is set to arrive in just three months’ time. Festive events take on many forms, from intimate meals to tinsel-and-all ballroom events, and the Meetings & Events team at InterContinental Sydney are on hand to share how they’re bringing each of the top ‘five’ traditional events to life this year.
‘The Private Dinner’
Indulge 26 guests in private degustation dining as award-winning 117 dining’s three wise men, Executive Chef Stephen Lech, Sous Chef Luke Fernley and Head Of Pastry Simon Veauvy, come together to gift a multiple-course menu balancing the richest sweet and savoury flavours in the land.
Entering from the corner of Phillip & Bridge Street, your guests will follow the chic candle-lit staircase as it opens up into an intimate foyer set up with cocktail entrances in mind. From there, guests will enter one of two private dining rooms, The Rotunda Room and The Tasting Room, where they will feast on a series of dishes designed by all three wise men, showcasing the finest tastes Sydney has to offer. Did we mention this private dining experience is award-winning? Well, we’re going to again because 117 dining has been crowned Best Luxury Hotel Restaurant by World Luxury Restaurant Awards for two consecutive years and is renowned in Sydney’s dining scene.
‘The Let’s-Go-All-Out Event’
Tick every box on your team’s Christmas wish-list by turning The Treasury Room into a wonderland of glamour and festivity with a dancefloor, theming and a season-inspired buffet with all the trimmings. Recently refurbished and adorned with romantic aesthetics, The Treasury Room is an ideal festive venue for large-scale events.
This 1851 heritage-listed building caters to dramatic entrances with direct private access from a sandstone stairway located on Macquarie Street opening up to a large marble entry perfect for arrival cocktails. After pre-event mingling, guide guests to the ballroom where they can dance the night away on the dance-floor while live DJs or bands pump out Christmas classics and our catering team serve up themed canapes throughout the Eve. Who is ready for Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ on repeat?
In the lane, snow is glistening… the sandstone walls between Macquarie Street may not have snow, but they most definitely create a one-of-a-kind celebration in a festive-themed laneway.
Transformed into a winter-wonderland, Laneway treats up to 50 guests to an outdoor dining event with gifts galore. By gifts, we mean award-winning 117 dining’s culinary magic, live ensembles belting out Bublé and a marquee decked out in Christmas-inspired decorations. A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight…
‘The Cocktail Party’
A contemporary twist on Miracle on 34th Street, Supper Club on Level 32 will have your guests believing in all things festive as they overlook uninterrupted views across Sydney’s iconic Harbour while dipping into the lounge’s 27-strong Champagne library.
Arriving by private elevator, your guests will enter the height of luxury atop InterContinental Sydney, unwrapping a portfolio of panoramic views spanning from Sydney Harbour Bridge, past Sydney Opera House and out to the leafy Eastern Suburbs.
Not enough to convince you to take the reins when it comes to festive planning? We’ve got a gift that outshines Santa: a luxury night stay in InterContinental Sydney when you book your Christmas event with us before 31 October 2017. Discover more