With the festive season fast approaching, it is time to start organising your end of year events. Located in the iconic Sydney Opera House, Bennelong invites you to celebrate under the sails with colleagues, clients and friends for a truly magical experience. The World Heritage Listed venue provides a range of event spaces to suit varying event styles and sizes. Menus are carefully crafted by Peter Gilmore and Rob Cockerill and provide a creative and well thought out culinary experience.
Bennelong also offers a series of curated experiences to elevate your end of year event.
Welcome & Introduction to Bennelong
Add a special touch to your event with a welcome from Executive Chef Peter Gilmore or Head Chef Rob Cockerill. Once your guests have taken a seat, the chef will welcome your party and talk through the Bennelong menu.
Cured & Cultured Masterclass
Join our talented chefs beneath the sails of the Sydney Opera House for a masterclass at the Cured & Cultured Counter. A truly unique and exclusive experience, guests gather around the counter to gain insights and learn everything from where Bennelong sources ingredients, through to how we prepare a selection of signature Bennelong dishes. At the end of the masterclass, guests will take their seat in The Circle to enjoy a menu specially selected for them by the chef, matched with premium Australian wines.
Blind Tasting Masterclass
On arrival enjoy the fun of a blind wine tasting. Bennelong’s sommelier will present a mystery white and red wine, guiding you through a deductive tasting process used by the world’s best wine experts.
Choose Your Own Wine Adventure
Choose your own wine journey across a celebratory three course lunch or dinner menu. A step-by-step process designed by our head sommelier will allow you to select the regions and varietals that most appeal to you. Your personal sommelier will present these wines throughout including insights into the specifics of particular regions and grapes.
Bennelong Wine Club
Hosted by Bennelong’s Head Sommelier, Wine Club is the ideal addition to a festive lunch gathering for wine enthusiasts. Choose your favourite wine region or varietals, enjoy canapes and Champagne on arrival, followed by a 30 minute Masterclass including regional history, climate, soils, vintages and top producers. Our three course menu will then be matched with wine flights per course; your personal sommelier introducing each with tasting notes and insights.
For more information on end of year events at Bennelong and to make an enquiry, contact our Events Team here.
Festive Season Trading Hours
Celebrate with Bennelong this holiday season under the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Our opening hours over the festive