Our Venues team are here to help you make your event stunning, stand out and run smoothly.

Laissez-Faire Catering is the exclusive in-house caterer for the Australian National Maritime Museum. The Executive Chef's focus is on sustainable, freshly sourced produce, and innovative trends that leave a lasting impression. Laissez-Faire has gained an outstanding reputation within the catering industry with over 30 years of service. Their strength is delivering high-end events for the Australian National Maritime Museum for up to 2,500 guests. From catering to lighting and entertainment (and everything in between), we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Food & Beverage

Have your next corporate, wedding or social event catered by museum caterers Laissez-Faire Catering, coveted for their innovative cuisine and high-quality service. Talk to us about packages and menus for lunches, dinners, conferences, cocktail parties, workshops and special events.

Event Support

The museum’s Venues team are here to help create your perfect event. We pride ourselves on our exceptional service, from the moment you make your initial enquiry, to the conclusion of your event. We go out of our way to ensure your event is a success and one that will leave your guests in awe.

Room Set-up & Styling

We can help you create a unique style to suit your celebration. We work with professional suppliers who can help with table decorations, chair covers and linen, draping, and furniture hire.

Audio Visual

Our Audio Visual team can make sure your technical requirements run smoothly. Talk to us about your conference needs, or sound, lighting and audio-visual support for any event.


The museum is a perfect location to capture your wedding or special event memories, by day and by night. Our vessels and the harbour offer a spectacularly romantic backdrop. Enjoy the magical golden hour of photo opportunities at sunset or be dazzled by the harbour at night under Sydney's sparkling city skyline. We’re happy to help you capture your memories – talk to us about arranging a photographer or video professional.

Commercial Filming

Vessels and the precinct are also available for commercial filming and photoshoots.


Get your groove on. Many of our venues can accommodate dance floors and stages. We can arrange fabulous entertainment for your celebration or we welcome your own hired entertainment in all our waterfront venues.