The Whitehouse 2 Short Street, Surry Hills, Sydney


Industrial Venue

Located in the heart of the Surry Hills Design Precinct, Whitehouse Institute of Design offers several unique venue hire options.

Redeveloped in 2008, HPM's electrical parts manufacturing factory became a purpose-built design education facility, boasting expansive spaces with polished concrete floors throughout.

The venue offers an industrial feel and is complemented by large windows filling each room with natural light, with views stretching from Sydney Harbour to Port Botany.

This unique venue lends itself to a variety of functions, from an intimate boardroom setting to standing room only, to a more open-air space or full utilisation of the exhibition area. Level 6 completes the offering with full commercial kitchen facilities to compliment your next:

  • Fashion or Product launch
  • Trade show
  • Exhibition
  • Corporate and private cocktail party
  • Photoshoot

Enquire to host an event at the Whitehouse Institute of Design


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Innovation in cuisine

The modern and loft style feel of The Whitehouse partners perfectly with The Fresh Collective who value innovation in cuisine and provide a variety of modern catering options to amplify your event. Our delicious seated or cocktail menus and grazing stations are designed to suit a variety of function styles from fashion or product launches to exhibitions and photoshoots.

Event menus
The space was perfect in every way, and to be allowed the flexibility to do what we wanted with the area was super beneficial to the success of the event.

Jamie Tillett



  • AV
  • Furniture hire: Limited furniture and stage hire is available from Whitehouse.


Whitehouse is situated in prime location just off Taylor Square, a 10 min walk from Central Station. Flinders St and Oxford St buses are footsteps away.

Secure paid parking is located across the street at St Margarets located at 425 Bourke St.


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