20 Best Christmas Party Venues in Melbourne 2023

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Is it too early to start planning the office Christmas party or the Christmas party for family and friends?  The answer is always no!  You can never be too early to get in and get organised, especially if you want to book on of the best Christmas party venues in Melbourne.  Venues get booked pretty quickly in the lead up to a Melbourne Christmas, so the earlier the better.

There is a lot to think about (like who is going to be in charge of the Secret Santa?)! So grab your Christmas nibbles and read on as we have some great Christmas ideas for a party in Melbourne.

If you are looking for Christmas Day lunch on the 25th in Melbourne for your family or friends, we know that too!

If you are looking for the extra something to make your party pop, why not check out these Christmas party planners in Melbourne!

How to choose a good Christmas party venue

There are a few things to think about before you start planning the Xmas party:

  • Do you want to have input into every step of the way – or are you happy to hand the whole planning over to the venue?
  • Would you like to have a Christmas party theme?
  • How many people will be attending?
  • Are there any dietary requirements?
  • Would you like your party to be near public transport of accommodation?

Once you have gathered some information about what you are looking for in a venue, you can rule in or out venues for Christmas parties based on this information.

You will also need to consider whether you want a traditional sit down Christmas meal or more cocktail style. We have a bit of everything.

Best Christmas party venues in Melbourne

We have investigated Christmas venues in Melbourne and put them together in a list.  There are some venues that are suitable for more intimate Christmas parties with families and friends, and some work Christmas party venues in Melbourne that can cater for larger groups.  We have also found some venues that offer just a little something different as well. Keep an open mind and we may be able to inspire you with some new Christmas party place ideas.

The Duke

The Duke pub offers a variety of private and semi-private function spaces for hire in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. With a history of hosting everything from birthdays to corporate functions, The Duke is the ideal venue to host your silly season soiree. Whether it’s a sit down dinner, cocktail party, casual after-work drinks or the soiree of the year, their friendly and professional function team can help you create the perfect event to suit your theme, budget & food and beverage requirements.

Address: 146 Flinders Street, Melbourne

Website: The Duke

Munich Brauhaus

With 250 waterfront seats with spectacular river views, three bars, and private function/dining rooms, Munich Brauhaus is the ideal location for events and celebrations. Cocktail parties for small groups of 30, to groups of up to 1100 can be catered for within their diverse and flexible space. If you are looking for big company Christmas party locations, this one will fit the bill.

Address: 45 Wharf Promenade, South Wharf

Website: Munich Brauhaus

College Lawn

Whether it’s a family and friends Christmas party or a corporate Christmas party, the College Lawn has options to suit everyone. Choose from their Courtyard bar, beer garden or terrace for your next event. From set menu options to canapes & beverage packages, they offer a range of menus to suit your taste & budget.

Address: 36 Greville Street, Prahran

Website: College Lawn

Spice Market

This exotic bar and cocktail lounge has a few different options for your Christmas party. Booths are available to book in Spice Market’s main bar area or if you’re looking for a bit more privacy, they also have a variety of rooms that cater to between 20 and 30 people. Relish the opulent Middle Eastern and Far Eastern experience of this exotic bar and cocktail lounge, Spice Market is an energised and undeniably dazzling venue.

Address: Beaney Lane off Russell Street, Melbourne

Website: Spice Market

The Grace Darling Hotel

The Grace Darling’s private functions and events are held in the Cellar Bar, Atrium and Bandroom, as well as the restaurant dining and bar areas. Offering a full range of delicious catering options and beverage packages, their unique spaces can accommodate up to 180 people and each Christmas party can be tailored to meet your needs.

Address: 114 Smith Street, Collingwood

Website: The Grace Darling Hotel

Friends of Mine

Friends of Mine transforms in the evening to create a beautiful, intimate and eclectic venue space for your Christmas party. They can accommodate private sit down dinners for up to 75, cocktail parties for 120 or a combination of both. Start with canapés and cocktails under the chandeliers, followed by a scrumptious main course and decadent dessert in the dining area.

Address: 506 Swan Street, Richmond

Website: Friends of Mine


Through the restaurant and down the spiral staircase, Supernormal caters for exclusive events in the private dining room. Inspired by the zen-like shoin style rooms of Tokyo, the space is adorned with the artwork of some of Australia’s most respected contemporary artists.  With low shoji (partition) ceilings, the room is an intimate space in which to entertain private lunch and dinner parties. There is even an optional karaoke machine!

Address: 180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Website: Supernormal

Waterslide Bar

With stunning million-dollar views of the Yarra River and of the city skyline, Waterslide is the ideal venue for corporate and private Christmas parties. Their spaces offer great flexibility with private booths ideal for groups between 10 and 30, a balcony for groups of up to 80 and full venue hire of up to 250. They offer flexibility to fit in with your needs.

Address:  Shop MR3 Mid-Level East End, Southgate Centre, Southbank

Website: Waterslide Bar

Village Belle Hotel

Following a significant redevelopment, including the restoration of the heritage-listed hotel, the Village Belle Hotel is now a sleek, contemporary, double-storey, all-purpose hotel, with a range of function rooms perfect for your next Christmas party. St Kilda’s favourite local pub is a space that encompasses four distinct areas: The Garden Bar, Balcony Bar, Public Bar and the Doulton Lounge. The chef will deliver a range of outstanding and delicious pub food for you and your guests to devour.

Address: 202 Barcly Street, St Kilda

Website: Village Belle Hotel

Eureka 89

Eureka 89 takes dining to new heights, elevating your senses. Towering 300 metres above sea level, guests can enjoy breathtaking 360° views of magical Melbourne from the MCG and Rod Laver Arena to Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, the Port Phillip Bay and beyond to the Dandenong Ranges. One of the highest Christmas party locations in Melbourne!

Address: Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank

Website: Eureka 89

Holey Moley

Looking for Christmas party ideas that’ll get Janice from finance gossiping around the water cooler for weeks to come? Have no fear because Holey Moley is here to turn your next work party from drab to rad. Combining the craziest round of mini golf that you’ve ever played, with legendary, crazy cocktails and delicious pizzas that would make your Nonna proud, they’ve got your corporate party covered.

Address: 590 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Website: Holey Moley

Archie Brothers

Looking for corporate Christmas party venues with a little difference? With the greatest games, spectacular spoils and a bountiful bar, Archie Brothers has a night out for everyone! Clown around a little more at your next Christmas party with Archie Brothers! Between their awesome arcade and activity offerings, bar, kitchen and venue hire, they’ve got everything you need to take the tediousness out of your next Christmas party.

Address: 440 Docklands Drive, Docklands

Website: Archie Brothers

Johnny’s Green Room

The new Johnny’s is now one of Melbourne’s best and most expansive rooftop bars, splashed in neon light with incredible views, cocktails on tap, delicious snacks and an Italian house party vibe that’s as stylish as it is irresistible. They offer stand up events for up to 200 guests. If you’re serious about having a good time, Johnny’s is the space for you.

Address: 293 Lygon Street, Carlton

Website: Johnny’s Green Room

Arbory Afloat

Arbory Afloat is an oasis that takes in the surrounds of the Yarra River and spectacular view of the CBD skyline and Arts precinct. It is one of the city’s favourite places to watch the water in summer afloat at it is a pontoon that docks off Arbory Bar in the warmer months on the banks of the Yarra. Partygoers have three options at Arbory Afloat. Book the whole venue for up to 1200 guests, the Western deck for 30-400 guests, or the Chef’s table for more intimate celebrations of 10-40 guests.

Address: 2 Flinders Walk, Melbourne

Website: Arbory Afloat

Juke’s Karaoke Bar

Re-opening 24th November 2021 – You don’t really know your team until you’ve seen Arnold from accounts belt out Bette Davis Eyes. Juke’s Karaoke Bat have a bar, beverages, bites and party packages that can work with any budget. If you’re working hard day’s nights, why not bring your team and blow off some steam? This is one of the most fun places to have a Christmas party in Melbourne!

Address: Level 1 Metropolis precinct, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank

Website: Juke’s Karaoke Bar

The Timber Yard

The Timber Yard is one of Melbourne’s newest and most advanced corporate function venues. This is no ordinary space: they have created a location where whatever you envision for your product launch, conference or end of year party is completely possible.

They combine a stunningly contemporary space with endless resources to ensure these events exceeding expectations and truly inspires your team, partners, investors etc. into being truly excited about what the business has to offer. They love what they do and we know that they look forward to helping turn your company event into a truly memorable occasion.

Address: 351 Plummer Street, Port Melbourne

Website: The Timber Yard

Chin Chin

In the heart of the CBD, above the bustling Chin Chin & GoGo Bar lies a contemporary private event space perfect for a range of different events. Chin Chin has a light filled space, perfect to accommodate your next Christmas Party.

Their dedicated events team are ready to get your party started. There are different spaces availble and plenty of packages for you to choose from.

Address: 125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Website: Chin Chin

Builders Arms Hotel

The Builders Arms Hotel offers two distinct spaces for your private Christmas party, The Bowery Room and our Private Dining Room.

They offer flexible dining options that can be tailored to any type of gathering, regardless of size or celebration. Both rooms formed an original part of the historic hotel and have been renovated and restored, retaining their elegance and character. Event menus are created by Andrew McConnell, boasting the simple, seasonal and contemporary fare for which he is renowned.

Address: 211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Website: Builders Arms Hotel

San Lorenzo

Bring family and friends together at San Lorenzo Restaurant and feast on dishes that use nothing but the freshest and seasonal ingredients. San Lorenzo delivers a stunning function atmosphere where presentation and service meet quality and comfort. Their space automatically stands out whether you are having a private or corporate Yuletide get together.

The food menus are flexible to cater for individual requirements, and the drinks list is varied so you can put that personal touch on your next function. San Lorenzo is the second outpost of the hugely successful Sette Bello restaurant, Glen Waverley which over the years has earned a reputation for high-quality service and food.

Address: 31 Dalmore Drive, Scoresby

Website: San Lorenzo

The Meat and Wine Co

The Meat & Wine Co makes it easy to book and plan a corporate Christmas party in Melbourne. Simply select your location, select your set menu, and decide if you’d prefer a private dining area for a more intimate event. 

It wouldn’t be the silly season without good food and a few libations with colleagues or friends. The team is on hand to ensure your Christmas party is one to remember for all the right reasons, whether it’s an intimate Christmas lunch or a corporate Christmas party. They offer a range of curated set menu and beverage packages, as well as personalised options to fit with your corporate branding.

Address: Multiple address in Melbourne

Website: The Meat and Wine Co

Best places to have a Christmas party in Melbourne

So there you have it.  We have found the best Christmas party venues in Melbourne, now all you have to do is choose.  You can let us know if you find any great Xmas party venues that we don’t know about.

If you fancy some Yuletide singing, check out these Christmas carols events in Melbourne. Wondering what to wear to your Christmas party? Check out our suggestions for Christmas dresses, Christmas earrings and Christmas clothes. Need Christmas party games ideas? We know that too!

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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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