Another venue to add to your list of options when planning a birthday, wedding or corporate function

Finding the perfect venue is not easy. More than often, Parramatta venues are either booked in advance or don’t fulfil the list. When it comes to planning any event, not just a wedding, choosing the right place is crucial in guaranteeing a seamless event.

The first and most crucial step is to start with the type of event you are planning to give you an idea of where to start when looking for your ideal venue.

There are many wedding reception venues in Parramatta which offer versatile packages, perfect for a variety of different events. Many wedding function venues can be transformed to cater to various events. We recommend creating a list of some of your favourite event spaces and after that contacting them to see whether they can provide for your event!

Your guest list is a crucial element which needs to be considered right away as this will determine the venue you select in terms of headcount. Many venues will have a minimum and a maximum number of guests they need in order to make a booking. Writing down a list of who you are planning to invite before selecting a venue is helpful in assisting in the decision-making process. It is beneficial to set a maximum figure that you will accept and work towards that to ensure your guest list doesn’t spiral out of control.

Even more important than numbers is the food which will be served. You will need to determine whether your event will be a cocktail with finger foods or consist of a formal sit-down dinner. Other considerations include whether it will be self-serve, if full seating is required and if the venue will provide everything you need in regards to catering and food. It is also essential to take into account dietary and special requirements and ensure the venue can accommodate these.

The corporate, birthday or wedding function venue you choose should be the perfect space for your event. It is not just about the size of the space; it is also about the overall ambience, vibe and indoor/outdoor surroundings. This will contribute to the whole experience of your attendees while being at the event. When selecting a venue, especially one for a wedding reception, it should be one with character and function. We recommend assessing the venue before-hand, performing a site inspection and picturing how space will work for you and your function.

Before securing your birthday or wedding venue in Parramatta, ensure that it checks all your boxes in terms of location, access and logistics. Many people often overlook these factors, however, this encourages people’s decision on whether or not they will be attending. It is also essential to make sure there are wheelchair and disability accessibility.

Sahra by the River is Parramatta’s favourite function venue

Weddings and Engagements

At Sahra by the River, we cater for a variety of events including weddings and engagements. Our Parramatta wedding reception venue fills your long list of criteria. We offer a range of food and beverage packages, exclusive decor and picturesque detail; our venue is the perfect venue for celebrating love.

Our wedding function venue in Parramatta offers three different spaces, including the private room, outdoor terrace and entire restaurant. Whether you have a guest list of 50 or 200, our venue can accommodate your particular needs. Our function packages include a variety of banquet options, dessert packages and drink packages.

We can also tailor our food and drink packages to suit your needs. Whether you have vegan, vegetarian or celiac guests, we will handle it so that you have one less thing to worry about on your big day.

Holy Communions and Christenings

Our reception venue/restaurant celebrates faith and accommodates for Holy Communions and Christening. Offering delightful food options, comfortable seating, secure parking and accessibility, Sahra by the River is the perfect location to celebrate faith.

With different function rooms available, you have the option of celebrating in the intimacy of our private room or embrace the outdoors on our large terrace. Our function packages for Holy Communions and Christenings are very similar to our wedding function venue selections.

Our private room is perfect for a variety of occasions, accommodating for up to 60 seated guests and 100 guests for a stand-up event. This room is also equipped for multimedia presentations and a built-in PA system, ensuring guests can see and hear presentations.

Corporate Functions

Are you hosting a corporate function for your business? Sahra by the River can accommodate to meet all your needs. Whether you are searching for a place to wine and dine with a corporate client or host a corporate event, we are here for you!

Our packages, multimedia set-up, food options and sleek decorated finishes will leave your guests impressed.

Our private room is also perfect for corporate meetings or seminars, accommodating for both intimate seating or larger groups. This room is also equipped for multimedia presentations and a built-in PA system, ensuring your clients and partners can see and hear presentations.


What better way to celebrate your birthday than at a picturesque venue in the heart of Parramatta. With a capacity of 30-300, we offer both stand-up cocktail birthday celebrations or sit down feasts.

Our food/beverage packages are very similar to our wedding venue packages, offering a variety of options to suit every single guest. We make sure your birthday is a memorable one, offering different entertainment options, including Lebanese drummers and belly dancers (upon request).

Are you ready to plan your next event? Our dedicated staff work alongside you in ensuring that your event is everything you expected and more!

Our diverse spaces have everything you need for a birthday, engagement, bridal shower, christening, corporate seminar or product launch. Whatever it may be, allow Sahra by the River to be the perfect host for your next event.

Enquire today! Contact us on (02) 8865 6361