MEA Awards - The Star Event Centre
Overview

The Star Event Centre

INDUSTRY LEADER FOR EVENTS

Located on the rooftop of The Star with panoramic views over Sydney Harbour and the city skyline, the $100m Event Centre is a multi-purpose venue suitable for a wide variety of events. Recognised as an industry leading and fully integrated audio, visual, lighting and production system – The Event Centre technical production consists of not only the highest quality of equipment, but also delivers a world class standard through the expertise of our technicians.

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In 2015 and 2016, The Star Event Centre won the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) National Award for Best Specialty Event Venue, and the State Award for Best In-house Audio Visual. The Star is also a business partner of Professional Conference Organisers Association. (PCO).

THE VENUE

The Star Event Centre can be reconfigured to suit a large range of events. The main floor on Level 3 can be split into two separate rooms with an operable wall with a capacity of approximately 800 and 500 theatre style. In addition the Balcony on Level 5 offers tiered theatre style seating for up to 981 guests. The foyer has the ability to cater pre-drinks and canapés before guests enter the main room with its impressive 12m ceilings that enable the creation of spectacular productions.

WELCOME AREA AND BREAKOUT SPACES

Just off the Event Centre foyer is a traditional meeting room, the Attic, perfect for smaller meetings or as a breakout space for up to 100 guests theatre style. Alternatively, it can be used as a meet and greet, secretariat, satchel packing space or media room. In addition, The Event Centre is well equipped with 8 dressing/green rooms in close proximity to the stage access, purpose built to accommodate your entertainers and crew requirements.

TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

It is one of the most technologically advanced venues with a state-of the-art sound system that is revered as one of best in Australia. The 220 panels of modular 5mm pitch LED can be utilised to create an endless variety of visual event production. In addition, it boasts outside broadcast capability with high speed fibre links on-site, so it is possible to broadcast anywhere in the world. The dedicated technical department at The Star Event Centre have extensive knowledge in show production, entertainment and event design, so every event can make the most of the technology that is available. Making it the venue of choice for some of Australia's A-list events including the ARIA Awards.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

The Star Event Centre challenges the pre-conceived idea of event cuisine. Every meal is created using the finest produce. Taking advantage of our teams diverse cultures, experiences and trainings – the Event Centre team focus on the smallest details. We ensure the banqueting experience is nothing less than restaurant quality.

EVENT CENTRE AT A GLANCE

Floor Plans & Capacities

Capacities

LEVEL 3

EXCLUSIVE MAIN ROOM

 

THEATRE

1528
(retractable)

 

BANQUET

960  

 

CABARET

768  

 

CLASSROOM

657

 

COCKTAIL

2000

 

ROOM A 

 

THEATRE

702
 

 

BANQUET

450

 

CABARET

360

 

CLASSROOM

297

 

COCKTAIL

800 - 1000

 

ROOM B

 

THEATRE

504
 

 

BANQUET

300  

 

CABARET

240  

 

CLASSROOM

201

 

COCKTAIL

500 - 800

 

ATTIC

 

THEATRE

100
 

 

BANQUET

90  

 

CABARET

60  

 

CLASSROOM

48

 

COCKTAIL

100

 

FOYER

 

COCKTAIL

800

 

 

 

 

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

The Star Event Centre combines fine-dining with visual elegance and experiential elements to evoke emotions and create memories that last beyond the final bite. Across 19 world-class menus, every meal is created with premium produce. Taking inspiration and knowledge from our team's diverse cultures, experiences and training- the Event Centre team meticulously match every detail to set a new standard for event cuisine.

CULINARY MASTERS

Bringing fine-dining to evetns, the Event Centre's new food and beverage offering has been designed by an enviable line up of Australia's best chefs. Led by Jason Alcock, Executive Chef at The Star Sydney, the menus include dishes designed by chefs from The Star's award-winning signature restaurants - including Dany Karam, Executive Chef at BLACK Bar & Grill; Chase Kojima, Executive Chef and Founder of Sokyo; and Gabriele Taddeucci, Executive Chef at Balla - ensuring the Event Centre continues the same high standard of cuisine and service across The Star Sydney.

VARIETY

Taking inspiration from the diverse cultures, experiences and training of our team – the Event Centre offers a wide range of food styles to choose from, including Modern Australian, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. 

CHOICES TAILORED TO YOU

Devoted to providing a personalised approach to creating thrilling events, we invite you to visit our world-class Event Centre kitchen, and brainstorm ideas with our chefs to design bespoke food and beverage menus that complement your event theme. The tasting is, of course, on us.

BEVERAGE PACKAGES

Designed by certified sommeliers from The Star Sydney’s signature restaurants, the Event Centre’s beverage packages include the best wines from across NSW, Australia and New Zealand to perfectly complement our event menus.

Over the years we’ve created an exciting ‘Buyers Own Brand’ wine concept. These are premium wines that can be offered throughout our entire range of packages without the associated costs.

Our wider wine list offers over 1,500 labels with a focus on old and new world balance, young and old vintages, cult heroes to rising stars, obscure varietals, organic, biodynamic and natural wines. Our sommeliers are on hand to customise a wine selection specifically for your menu, along with our list of handcrafted cocktails and local craft beers.

So whether it’s a cocktail party, conference, meeting, product launch, awards night or dinner, the Event Centre has the right beverage package for any occasion. 

Audio-Visual & Technology

LEADER IN TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

THE STAR HAS EXCELLENT TECHNICAL EXPERTISE IN AUDIO-VISUAL, LIGHTING, COMMUNICATION AND MORE TO CATER TO YOUR EVENT'S TECHNOLOGY NEEDS.

COMMUNICATION AND INTERNET

The Event Centre’s communication and Internet systems are equipped to service meetings, conventions and exhibitions with ease. We also offer cutting-edge digital solutions tailored to awards ceremonies, concerts, sporting events, parties and shows. The Event Centre features over 1,000 high-speed connection points for data, networking and Internet services. These allow your guests to stay online and informed at all times. At the Event Centre you can:

  • Share your event with the outside world via live webcasts and video conferencing
  • Use the Ethernet to network any number of rooms across the venue
  • Keep everyone connected through high-speed wireless, and wired, internet connections
  • Use digital signage to help your guests move in the right direction or display branding key messages
  • Publicise details of your event on The Star’s well-trafficked website

You can consult our Star Event Planner about your communication requirements. They will liaise with the IT team to work out the best communication solutions to enhance your event.

AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT

The Event Centre’s audio-visual and technical capabilities are state-of-the-art and are flexible enough to meet the demands of different events and formats. There are three projectors and screens available on the main stage, with additional AV also available. These can be operated from the main control room, located backstage. Multiple control positions are also available in the Main Room should AV operators need to interact with the live environment.

LIGHTING AND MUSIC

The Entertainment Department can provide compelling and creative lighting and music solutions, no matter what your vision or event. Thanks to a combination of world-class equipment and an intimate knowledge of all of the facilities that the Events Centre has to offer, our team are well positioned to guide you through the many lighting and music options available. A dedicated Technical Director will work closely with you, in conjunction with your Star Event Planner, all the way from the initial planning and concept stages right through to managing all of the technical elements on the day. Our team delivers an integrated service that encompasses expertise in all areas of technical production. Combined with our creative approach, we can ensure that your event will be a resounding success, whatever your technical requirements.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY

Naturally, when you’re throwing an amazing event you want to ensure those special moments are properly captured. Whether you require a professional photographer to make sure your event gets into the business or social pages, or you need to provide your client with incredible images or video of their event after the fact, we can help. The Star has a dedicated social photographer on staff, as well as access to a number of excellent preferred photographers for stage photography. Our versatile team can arrange and manage a variety of set-ups to suit your needs. Perhaps you need a studio established in the pre-function area so that your guests can be photographed as they arrive against the company backdrop and the images processed on the same night? We can do that. Or maybe you’d like an off-stage studio space in which to shoot your award winners with their trophies in order to keep events moving swiftly along on the night? We can arrange that too. Whatever type of photographer or videographer you may need, we can make sure you have the best professionals on-hand, so that your event is beautifully captured and remembered.

Enquiry

Send us your enquiry


If you're interested in holding an event at The Star Event Centre please fill in our event enquiry form and a member of The Star Sales team will get in touch with you shortly. Or, you can give us a call at
+61 2 9657 8568 and speak to one of our team members.

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