15 Best Christmas Party Venues in Sydney

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There is nothing like throwing a fabulous Christmas party for your colleagues or family and friends to celebrate the year that was. But how do you make sure your event impresses everyone?  We are here to help by telling you about the best Christmas party venues in Sydney.

Whether you are choosing work Christmas party venues in Sydney or personal Christmas party place ideas in Sydney, there is some important information to gather. You will need to know the numbers of guests expected the style of event you are looking for and the approximate budget you would like to spend. Once these details are known, you will be able to start looking for a Sydney Christmas venue that can meet your needs.

The earlier you start planning the better the chance of having your pick of Christmas venues in Sydney. There is a lot to think about, but a little bit of research will go a long way.  A lot of these venues have many years’ experience and will have plenty of Christmas party ideas to share with you.

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?
  • Who is organising the Secret Santa?

Once you have gathered your information, you will be able to narrow down your Christmas ideas for a party in Sydney. Some venues are happy to organise everything for you and others are welcoming of you decorating to your theme. We are so lucky to have so many choices of places to have a Christmas party in Sydney.

Best Christmas party venues in Sydney

We have listed a wide variety of Xmas party venues. Each venue has a little something different to offer.  There are some bigger places that make great company Christmas party locations. We also have some more intimate Christmas party locations for groups of family and friends.


Buckley’s is ideally positioned by the water’s edge in Sydney’s Circular Quay, a moment’s walk from the CBD & only minutes to the Sydney Opera House. With stunning views overlooking Sydney Harbour & the iconic Harbour Bridge, Buckley’s is the perfect location for your next Christmas party. Buckley’s offers three semi-private areas with the choice of outdoors or indoors while taking advantage of the stunning views of Sydney Harbour.

Address: 7 Macquarie Street, Circular Quay

Website: Buckley’s

Cargo Bar

This two-level party destination with waterfront views is the perfect place to host any social occasion. With a funky metropolitan buzz and a palette of concrete, timber and pops of royal blue. Combined with its prime real estate overlooking Darling Harbour, Cargo is the perfect place to get your party started or keep it going! There are lots of packages and inclusions to choose from.

Address: 52 – 60 The Promenade, Sydney

Website: Cargo Bar

The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill

This venue has a large and totally private function space with its own entrance. It includes a private bar and alfresco area, state-of-the-art audio and visual fitout with multiple TV screens, entertainment space for DJ/musician, lift access and private toilets. They can cater from 20 – 300 people.

Address: 22 The Promenade, King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour

Website: The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill

Marquee @ The Star

Located on the top tier of The Star with expansive views of iconic Sydney Harbour and the city skyline, Marquee specialises in corporate Christmas parties. Designed like no other entertainment venue in Australia, Marquee is a versatile, music-centric space that can tailor itself to any event. They can provide live music or DJs and décor to suit your Christmas party theme.

Address: Level 2, The Star, Harbourside Entry via Pirrama Road, Pyrmont, Sydney

Website: Marquee @ The Star

The Glenmore

The Glenmore can cater for a wide variety of occasions; from intimate private Christmas parties to a corporate Christmas party for up to 150 people. With years of hosting such a multitude of events & parties, their team offers a wealth of experience, making your special occasion a truly memorable one. There are two options for locations so you are bound to find just what you need.

Address: 96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

Website: The Glenmore

Harpoon Harry’s

This diner is bursting with Americana style aesthetics and boasting an extensive set menu, including a vegan menu for their woke guests. Harry’s represents a destination that can cater for a wide variety of events; be it an intimate cocktail Christmas party or an office Christmas party. With a range of different rooms, and extensive menus, they have something to suit everyone.

Address: 40 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills

Website: Harpoon Harry’s

The Corner House Bar

The Corner House is a founded upon a historic location of Bondi, once a stop for the Bondi tram and home to Castile for the past 35 years. The Corner House has 3 different rooms upstairs, all with their own different vibe and atmosphere. All three rooms can be hired individually as well as hiring the whole bar exclusively, depending on the size of your booking.

Address: 281 Bondi Road, Bondi

Website: The Corner House Bar

The Grounds of Alexandria

Looking for a Christmas party venue in Sydney that is sure to impress? Host your next social or staff Christmas function at one of Australia’s most Instagrammable locations — The Grounds of Alexandria. They can cater for groups of 12 – 600 guests and they have packages to suit every budget.  They offer world-class food & beverages and are flexible with the time of day for your Christmas party.

Address: 43 Bourke Road, Alexandria

Website: The Grounds of Alexandria

Pyrmont Bridge Hotel

From 10 to 350 people Pyrmont Bridge Hotel is the perfect venue for your next booking. Recent refurbishments of the 1st Floor & Rooftop Terrace have been undertaken with careful consideration to hosting events. Designers were briefed to maintain the significant history of the 145-year-old heritage listed building, whist still offering plush modern comforts to ‘wow’ the guests.

Choose from the top floor completely private rooftop level, with an open-air terrace & harbour views. Or the 1st floor level, comprised of several great function areas, all available to the wee small hours of the morning.

Address: 98 Union Street, Pyrmont

Website: Pyrmont Bridge Hotel

All Occasion Cruises

Explore Sydney Harbour aboard our luxury vessels and experience it in a way you’ve never before. Their luxury yachts and boats can host from 2 to 950 people for a wide assortment of Christmas parties. Ensure your personal celebration is highly memorable and an event unlike any other. Spoil your guests with luxury and grace and enjoy every moment.  This is a great option for someone looking for different options for venues for Christmas parties.

Address: 5/11 Bank Street, Pyrmont

Website: All Occasion Cruises

Greenwood Hotel

With lots of versatile indoor and outdoor spaces, and packages to suit all tastes and budgets, the Greenwood Hotel can accommodate a range of different types of events. They have three different areas to choose from so you are sure to find something that suits you. These include the Chapel and Lounge bars as interiors spaces and the Southern and Northern Courtyards on the exterior.

Address: 36 Blue Street, Sydney

Website: Greenwood Hotel

The Watershed

In the heart of Darling Harbour, Watershed boasts unrivalled views of Darling Harbour & the city skyline. They have three indoor & four outdoor spaces available (some of which can be combined for larger functions), providing the perfect setting for your Christmas party along with a 24 hour licence 7 days a week. Sit down events are available for a maximum 60 guests. Stand up cocktail-style events are available for groups of any size.

Address: 198 Harbourside Shopping Centre, Darling Harbour

Website: The Watershed

55 George Street

Let the fantastic rooftop views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House envelop you and your guests as you enjoy your next event at 55 George. The open-air space on the rooftop terrace of Rydges Sydney Harbour can be organised to suit your large of small gathering and features tabled seating, high-top standing bar tables or a mix of both. It’s rare to find an outdoor rooftop event venue in Sydney with views of the harbour, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the CBD and The Rocks.

Address: 55 George Street, The Rocks

Website: 55 George Street

Doltone House

Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf is a unique heritage venue situated on a restored finger wharf on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour’s Pyrmont. A spectacular decking area offers outstanding views of the Harbour Bridge, city skyline and Darling Harbour. With a collection of 18 unique event spaces suitable for 20 to 4000 guests, they have a venue and package to suit your tastes and budget. This is a bit venue which makes it a great choice of corporate Christmas party venues.

Address: 26 – 32 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont

Website: Doltone House

Coogee Bay Hotel

With large French doors opening onto a beautiful verandah and smaller private spaces, Coogee Bay Hotel offer the perfect private event hire atmosphere with breathtaking views over Coogee Beach. Why not host a delicious BBQ for friends on the terrace, or sit down to an intimate dinner under the stars as you enjoy the ocean views on the balcony. They can throw an extravagant party in the sunlit function room, or help you saunter through an elegant soiree as they pour their classy cocktails throughout the evening.

Address: 253 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee

Website: Coogee Bay Hotel

Best places to have a Christmas party in Sydney

So we have done all of the hard work on the research side.  You just have to grab your Christmas nibbles and get planning. All the best on finding the best Christmas party venues in Sydney. 

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! Merry Christmas!

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