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
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!
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 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)
Conveniently located at the heart of Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct, the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) is the ideal venue for your Christmas function. Offering a wide range of function spaces to accommodate groups from 20 to over 1,000, the Centre’s team can work with you to create festive menus, provide expert service and deliver an unforgettable Christmas function tailored to your needs.
Alternatively, each year the ACC plays host to Adelaide’s biggest and most exciting Christmas event, Santa’s, a festive tradition spanning more than two decades. This year’s event, Santa’s – Candy Land, offers the perfect solution for your work Christmas party – all you need to do is gather your colleagues, social club members or friends and leave the rest to the ACC team. Tickets include a scrumptious all-inclusive three-course dinner and quality beverage package, as well as spectacular entertainment by Tim Campbell, along with Adelaide’s party band, The Cast and premier dance crew, Impact Entertainment. Strictly limited tickets available.
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’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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas!
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