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.
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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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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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