20 Best Christmas Party Venues in Adelaide 2023

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A good Christmas party demands careful planning, so make sure you start doing your homework early. It can be hard to know where to start.  Luckily we have done some of the hard work for you by telling you about some of the best Christmas party venues in Adelaide.

Like anything, you need to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve with your Adelaide Christmas party before you can go ahead and plan it effectively. Whether you are choosing work Christmas party venues in Adelaide or personal Christmas party place ideas, a number of key questions need to be addressed such as: what your numbers are; your approximate budget and what style of theme you would like. Once you have figured this out, you can start to narrow down your venue choices.

When investigating places to have a Christmas party in Adelaide, check the availability before you become too attached.  It is amazing how early Christmas party venues book out! We suggest that you start planning now!

How to choose a good Christmas party venue

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The venue is possibly the most important aspect of any Christmas party as it represents the foundation of what you are planning. Are you planning to have a Christmas party theme? If so, look for venues for a Christmas parties that will let you do your own decorating. You will also need to decide if you want a traditional sit-down Christmas meal or Christmas nibbles and drinks. There is a lot to think about – like who are you putting in charge of the Secret Santa!  So get reading and get planning!

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Best Christmas party venues in Adelaide

In this article, we have listed a variety of Christmas venues in Adelaide.  There are some corporate Christmas party venues which are larger, and some more intimate Christmas party locations for family and friends. Most of these Xmas party venues Adelaide have been doing this for years, so they will have some great Christmas party ideas for you. If you would like to take the ard work out of planning the party, check out these Adelaide party planners that also do Christmas!

If you need a Christmas Day dining guide in Adelaide, we have that in our dedicated article showing you where to eat on Christmas Day!

Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC)


Located at the heart of Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct, Adelaide Convention Centre is the ideal venue for your Christmas function. Offering a wide range of function spaces to accommodate groups from twenty to more than 1,000, the venue’s team can collaborate with you to create festive menus, provide expert service, and deliver an unforgettable Christmas function tailored to your needs.

Each year, Adelaide Convention Centre also plays host to Adelaide’s most exciting Christmas party. Themed Santa’s – Snowy Christmas, this year’s event will be held Friday 15 and Saturday 16 December and transport guests to a dazzling winter wonderland. Attendees will toast to the holiday season amongst glistening white trees and the sounds of sleigh bells gliding through the snow, while they indulge in a delicious, all-inclusive three-course dinner and quality South Australian beverages. Add live entertainment by The Incredibles and Aerial Artists Australia, and the scene is set for a magical evening of unforgettable festive fun.

Round up your colleagues, social club and friends and book your tickets today – it’s the perfect solution for your end of year work festivities!

For further information and tickets, visit their website

Café Outside the Square

It is a great feeling to know that hosting your Christmas Party in an amazing venue, is also benefiting the less fortunate. Cafe Outside the Square is first and foremost a community Café – offering a quality menu and great place to meet, eat, work and play in the Adelaide CBD. They offer an array of flexible spaces for your next Christmas party, including a Boardroom style meeting room with all facilities, as well as a larger open plan area that can sit/stand up to 100 people. The whole venue can be booked by request for up to 150 people which makes it a great office Christmas party venue.

Address: 34 Whitmore Square, Adelaide

Website: Café Outside the Square

Electra House

Electra House’s Second Floor private function rooms and event spaces capture the style of New York’s architecture and offer the flexibility needed to create a fully tailored, unique event. Two unique self-contained private function rooms, Westside and Eastside, are one-of-a-kind venues that can be adapted to suit all types of functions, from intimate Christmas parties to large-scale celebrations.

Address: 131 King William Street, Adelaide

Website: Electra House

Sammy’s on the Marina

Sammy’s on the Marina boasts spectacular 270-degree beach & marina views with a contemporary interior that celebrates the unparalleled experience that is unrivalled in Adelaide. Their private function room has breathtaking views of both the beach and the marina. Holding 80 persons cocktail style or up to 50 persons sit down and with access to its own private bar the High Tide Room is the perfect setting for your next Christmas party. This room is also equipped with AV facilities like projector, screen, mike and speaker.

Address: 1 -12 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg South

Website: Sammy’s on the Marina

Hotel Richmond

Hotel Richmond is the perfect backdrop for your next Christmas party, with numerous versatile and elegant private function rooms for you to choose from. Or, if you are looking for something more casual you can book a reserved lounge area or a table in the restaurant. Their private dining rooms and function rooms offer all facilities such as private balcony, data projector, private bar, lift access and wifi.

Address: 128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Website: Hotel Richmond

El Cheeky Flamingo

el Cheeky Flamingo is about taking away the formalities of a night out and crossing sophistication with fun martinis, daiquiris and rum, and enjoying your cheeky experience in a space so inviting you’ll forget where the time went. Miami style decor and funky grooves to keep you in a humble mood.  This is a great venue if you are looking for different Christmas ideas for a party in Adelaide.

Address: 33 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

Website: El Cheeky Flamingo

Highbury Hotel

With a dance floor, private bar and A/V facilities, the Function Room at Highbury Hotel is perfect for any Christmas party. They can accommodate up to 100 people cocktail style, and up to 90 people for a banquet or buffet style function. The function room is equipped with a private bar and full presentation AV facilities.

Address: 1017 Lower North East Road, Highbury

Website: Highbury Hotel

The Function

Boasting breath-taking ocean views, an ambience of pure sophistication and its own private cocktail bar, The Function is a uniquely versatile space that will showcase your event, no matter the occasion. Eat, drink and be merry with their sophisticated food and drink menus, catering to all tastes and requirements! The venue’s current capacity is 188 guests, with standing, drinking and dancing permitted. Their capacity make them one of the best company Christmas party locations in Adelaide.

Address: Level 3/4 Colley Terrace, 4 Colley Terrace, Glenelg

Website: The Function

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

The Nandina Function Rooms are located on the top floor of the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel and present an intimate and welcoming meeting and event space, where an abundance of natural light spills through floor to ceiling sliding windows and provides easy access to the fresh-air and roof garden. Whether you are looking for an intimate Christmas party for 10 or a cocktail function for 120, their experienced functions team is on hand to help make planning your occasion easy.

Address: 55 Frome Street, Adelaide

Website: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

Martini on the Parade

The state of the art, private function room is a beautiful setting for any occasion. Great for more intimate and corporate functions, holding up to 80 people with sit down service or up to 120 people for a stand-up cocktail style event. The function room is loaded with modern AV features ranging from stereo, iPod, wireless microphone, DVD player & projector with computer inputs for your convenience.

Address: 59A The Parade, Norwood

Website: Martini on the Parade

The Popeye

Fancy a Christmas party with a difference? Popeye is a flat-bottomed boat that makes a leisurely 40-minute round trip on Adelaide’s River Torrens. They can cater for up to 30 people with different packages to choose from.

Address: Elder Park, Adelaide

Website: The Popeye

Empire Pool Lounge

Situated in the heart of the CBD, Empire Bar & Pool is available for cocktail style functions and is the perfect venue for your next Christmas party. Empire is the perfect choice for any celebration, providing a fun, social & well catered space for your friends, family & special guests. There are four function space at Empire Pool Lounge. Caesar’s Palace, Caesar’s Bar, The Villa and Empire’s Corner. All areas have an arrangement of seating, are close to amenities, waitress service and sound facilities.

Address: 20 Rose Street, Adelaide

Website: Empire Pool Lounge

Rob Roy Hotel

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The State Heritage Listed Rob Roy Hotel effortlessly combines old-world charm with modern styling, offering three distinct spaces to suit any function or event. Whether you are seeking to select options from their function package, or you would like to work with their team to create a bespoke experience, they will ensure a quality event. Friends, colleagues, family or clients; the Rob Roy Hotel will ensure your guests are completely satisfied.

Address: 106 Halifax Street, Adelaide

Website: Rob Roy Hotel

Public Schools’ Club Incorporated

The Public Schools’ Club enjoys uninterrupted views of Victoria Park and offers a wide variety of dining and entertaining options. Whether it is an intimate Christmas party or a business Christmas party, the Public Schools’ Club is the ideal setting for any type of event, large or small.

As well as their formal dining spaces, the Public Schools’ Club also has a bar and outdoor courtyard, ideal for more casual workplace events and social occasions. Historic Sandford House provides a setting like no other in Adelaide, and the experienced catering staff are on hand to ensure that you and your guests enjoy an unforgettable experience in this iconic location.

Address: 207 East Terrace, Adelaide

Website: Public Schools’ Club Incorporated

The Mile End

The Mile End has 5 different and impressive function rooms to choose from, perfect for Christmas drinks, work Christmas parties or any other special festive season celebration. Their function spaces are ideal for both formal sit-down events and fun themed stand-up Christmas parties. In particular, the Beer Garden is perfect for work Christmas parties as it can cater for up to 100 guests and offers a more casual cocktail setting. In addition, they have a variety of hot and cold food platters to choose from as well as set menu options and the extensive A La Carte menu.

Address: 30 Henley Beach Road, Mile End

Website: The Mile End

Ayers House

Set against the backdrop of Ayers House, the garden marquee on the front lawns is decorated in strings of fairy lights all behind a white picket fence. In a relaxed atmosphere where guests can chat around the wine barrels or get their ‘groove on’ on the dance floor – there is no better way to unwind with colleagues and friends! They have 4 unique rooms to choose from! Let your imagination run wild by dreaming up a fantastically fun themed party for your colleagues or choose the included modern Christmas decorations with a bonbon per person for picture-perfect seasonal cheer!

Address: 288 North Terrace, Adelaide

Website: Ayers House

Palais Hotel

Searching for Christmas party venues in Adelaide is tough, but the good news is, you’ve just found one of the best locations in Adelaide & along the beach no less! The Palais Hotel has everything you need for a festive and memorable Christmas event. They have several locations within the Hotel that you can use for your Christmas Party. 

Large events can be held in the Ballroom which has a second story viewing area and an outdoor balcony to make use of the views of the beach.  They also have several other areas in the beach bar both indoor and outdoor you can use for medium to small sized Christmas functions.

Address: The Esplanade, Semaphore

Website: The Palais Hotel 

Skyline Restaurant

Celebrate the festive season with your colleagues, social club or friends this year at Skyline Events Centre. Their Executive Chef, has created a 3 course Christmas feast which is sure to impress. Take in the amazing views of the Adelaide Hills and surrounding Parkland’s while dancing the night away to live music. Their Christmas Parties sell out every year, so don’t miss out. 

Your party will include a three course alternate dinner, live band with dance floor, amazing views, and Christmas themed bonbons!

Address: 1 South Terrace, Adelaide 

Website: Skyline Restaurant

Second Floor Lounge

Second Floor Lounge is the perfect party venue for all! They cater international with an Asian twist food & drinks menu for all types of Christmas parties. Their party venue is equipped with all amenities and facilities including sound system, microphones, LCD screens and stage for presentation. You can book the whole venue to have it to yourselves.

Address: 116 Flinders Street, Adelaide

Website: Second Floor Lounge

Holey Moley

Deck the holes with Holey Moley this Christmas! Whether you’re putting your way around the craziest round of mini golf you’ve ever played, sinking specialty cocktails at the fully-equipped bar or getting deep in the delicious range of catering options, they’ve got the perfect place for your next event.

Get in early to make sure you don’t miss out! With packages to suit every budget, all you need is fun this Christmas.

Address: 162-170 Pulteney Street, Adelaide

Website: Holey Moley

Best places to have a Christmas party in Adelaide

Now you have all the information you need to find the best Christmas party venues in Adelaide.  Get comfortable, grab a cuppa and get planning. 

Wondering what to wear? Check out our suggestions for Christmas dresses, Christmas earrings and Christmas clothes. Need Christmas party games ideas? We know that too!

We wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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Janine Mergler

Janine has a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) from the Queensland University of Technology and works as an editor of the popular Families Magazine. Janine owns the Christmas in Australia website because she is a huge fan of Christmas and everything about the festive season and she wants to share it all with you! Travelling the country to find all the best Christmas experiences in Australia, she can be found celebrating Christmas in July and getting more and more excited as 25th December approaches! Join my Christmas in Australia Facebook group too!

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