Just a short drive from Sydney CBD, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city; Coogee is an amazing place to head to on holiday, spend the day exploring, and for getting down to business by the beach. So here are five reasons to make your next event a Coogee Beach event.
While undoubtedly an amazing place to escape to for a beachside vacation, Coogee Beach provides a fantastic backdrop for business meetings, conferences and events. With on-site dining, a variety of event venue spaces, and the option of staying longer if you want, Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach adds a touch of style to every occasion.
Plus, our IHG Meet With Confidence offer helps you save more when choosing Crowne Plaza as your venue. Make a booking before June 30th 2022, for events from now until December 31st 2022 and enjoy complimentary guestrooms or up to a 10% credit on your master bill. Not forgetting you’ll earn 6 IHG Reward Points for every $1 USD spent!
Now you know that all-important information, let’s look at why to choose Coogee for your next Sydney event.
Networking (or Not-working) Cocktails By The Beach
Whether it’s a mid-week networking event, a Friday afternoon meeting or some downtime (Not-Working) away from your event, Coogee is home to some fantastic places for a cocktail, mocktail, craft beer or something a little softer. Here are just a couple of the local favourites well worth a visit.
The Pavillion: A popular hotspot with locals and visitors alike, Coogee Pavilion serves up cosmopolitan cocktails, Mediterranean light bites, local and international wines and those all-favourite beers. Upstairs is where you’ll find the wrap-around bar, serving up stunning Coogee Bay views. Downstairs is perfect for local seafood, woodfired pizzas and traditional bar bites.
Little Jack Horner: Literally footsteps away from the sands of Coogee Beach, Little Jack Horner is a great place to enjoy a few cool brews, tasty light bites, live entertainment and a genuine beach bar vibe. In need of an energy boost? Sip on a rich and velvety iced coffee with a side serving of tacos, burgers, pizzas and salads. While great no matter the day you visit, weekends are best for those after more of a party atmosphere in Coogee.
Energy-Boosting Beachside Cafe Culture
While small in stature compared to the CBD, Coogee has a great cafe culture perfect for that mid-morning caffeine boost, early afternoon espresso, or relaxing cup of chai as the sun starts to set.
Little Kitchen Coogee: With an all-day menu featuring favourites such as bacon & egg bap with a dollop of homemade ketchup and house-smoked seared salmon - plus caffeine-loaded espresso, a sweet ice-cream topped Affogato, sticky chai, spritz and much more. Little Kitchen Coogee is perfect for taking the weight off your feet and enjoying a little local flavour.
Barzura: Nestled on the beachside promenade with fantastic ocean views, Barzura serves up delectable lunchtime sharing platters, seafood dishes, Indonesian fare, and mouthwatering meat dishes. Kick back with a coffee and watch the world go by, or sample one of the signature cocktails with a light lunch, late breakfast or afternoon meal on the beach.
Walk It Out on Your Down Time
Coogee To Bondi Trail: Feeling energetic and have an afternoon to yourself free? Why not make your way along the 6km coastal track from Coogee to Bondi and explore local hidden gems, stunning coves and picture-perfect beaches along the way. Taking approximately two hours to walk from one point to the other, give your brain a little bit of breathing space as you soak up the beauty of the Australian coastline.
Stops along the way can include Bronte and Tamarama, perfect for a beachside picnic, a refreshing swim to cool off, or a drink or two at many of the local bars and cafes along the route.
Dinner & Drinks With a View
With plenty of options available and all within walking distance, why not treat yourself to some delicious food after a long day?
Shutters Restaurant: Savour the flavour palette of Corsica and Sardinia with Mediterranean cuisine served against a stunning ocean backdrop. Take to the terrace for a lazy lunch and a glass of sparkling, or sit down to an evening meal using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Better still, Shutters Restaurant is located within Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach, meaning you don’t even have to leave the hotel to enjoy the best food in the Eastern suburbs.
Sugarcane Restaurant: If you’re all about those Asian flavours, Sugarcane Restaurant is among the best in Sydney. Dig into pork belly bao buns, Hiramasa Kingfish, Chicken Pad Thai, Wagyu Beef Rendang Curry, and Banana Roti. Accompany your meal with signature cocktails, sake, beers and ciders, and an extensive list of international wines - not forgetting dry options for those non-drinkers.
Fantastic Sydney Meeting & Events Venue
With plenty of space for all types of meetings, conferences and special events, there are many reasons to book your next one at Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach. Enjoy flexible spaces, food and beverage options, excellent events packages, leading Audio Visual technology, event planning help, and so much more. The following provides a brief overview to give you a better idea of our Coogee Beach event venue capacity.
Coogee Meeting and Events Rooms
- Oceanic Ballroom - From between 208 to 400 guests
- Studio (Boardroom) - Up to 12 guests
- Studio (Lounge) - From between 6 to 12 guests
- Centennial Room - From between 72 to 206 guests
- Randwick - From between 24 to 68 guests
- Federation - From between 24 to 68 guests
- Paddington - From between 24 to 69 guests
- Coogee Room - From between 60 to 170 guests
- Watsons - From between 12 to 44 guests
- Waverly - From between 21 to 65 guests
- Maroubra - From between 21 to 63 guests
- Bronte - From between 21 to 64 guests
- Clovelly - From between 21 to 71 guests
Certain rooms and event spaces can be combined to create larger or smaller venues if required.
To view the full floor plan and venue layout, check this page here.
Why Not Stay The Night?
Why not make the most of your time and stay the night at Crowne Plaza. Kick back and relax in stylish rooms with comfy beds, the perfect way to end a busy day. Grab a bite to eat from one of the onsite restaurants or enjoy delectable in-room dining.
Wake up to a refreshing rain shower before heading down to a delicious breakfast on the terrace. Take a dip in the outdoor pool, fit an early morning workout in, or head to the beach and soak up the rays. Whether visiting for business or looking for a little bit of escapism on the coast, stay the night and explore the best that Coogee has to offer.
Book Your Meeting or Event Today
Less than a 20-minute drive from Sydney Airport, Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach is the perfect place to host your next meeting, conference or event in Sydney. Take advantage of our Meet With Confidence offer to enjoy additional savings, enhanced levels of cleanliness and access to Coogee beachside accommodation.
View all of our meetings and events packages, or book a stay with us today.