A city oasis where history and heritage meet contemporary design
The Mint’s striking architecture and award-winning spaces make it an inspiring venue suitable for a diverse range of events in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.
A brief history
The Mint holds great historical significance. It was constructed in the 1810s under the direction of Governor Macquarie as the southern wing of the General ‘Rum’ Hospital, which provided medical care for convicts. When gold fever hit in the 1850s it was transformed into the first overseas branch of London’s Royal Mint, and it has since had a diverse range of uses. Today The Mint houses the Museums of History NSW head office, the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, a café, restaurant, retail shop, and multiple venue hire spaces for your next booking.
A dedicated member of our friendly venue services team at The Mint will work closely with you to create a successful and memorable event experience. Whether this is planning your wedding day, gathering friends and family to celebrate a key milestone, or working with you on your next conference or business event, our team of event professionals is here to help.
The Mint features integrated AV facilities supported by our in-house audiovisual services team, ensuring clients have access to seamless technology experiences including videoconferencing and hybrid event options.
Food and beverage services at The Mint are provided exclusively by Pearl Catering. Pearl’s team of restaurant and catering professionals bring a true commitment to event management, creativity and innovation.
Make the most of this unique venue
The Mint’s rich historical significance adds atmosphere and interest to every event. Give your guests a fascinating behind-the-scenes perspective on the history of the site with a specialist-led introductory talk or guided tour. We can also organise a private visit to one of our neighbouring sites such as the Hyde Park Barracks.
Rooms and capacities
The Sovereign Room
This brightly coloured room is the ideal flexible workshop space
This warm and moody space is the ideal spot for meetings or private dinner events
The Mint Messenger’s Room
This chic and dreamy room offers a mix of contemporary and heritage features
The Gold Melting Room, Bar & Courtyard
The Gold Melting Room auditorium space, combines with our purpose-built glass bar and access to an expansive sandstone courtyard
The Mint Clerk’s Room & Macquarie Balcony
Overlooking Macquarie Street, this elegant room retains many original heritage features
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