8 Australian Christmas Party Venues That Are Way Better Than Your Office
By Darcy Allen /Melbourne Venue Expert
Mon 19th Sep 2022 Corporate Venues
Let’s face it, we spend a large percentage of our lives in the office, and as pleasant as yours may be; when it comes to celebrating Christmas with your colleagues, a change of scenery is a must. Luckily Australia has a lot to offer. Its cities and their surrounding areas are filled with venues of all shapes and sizes just waiting to deliver an unforgettable Christmas party for you and your workmates!
If you’re looking for a Christmas party venue in Melbourne, Sydney, or Brisbane, we’re here to help. From sophisticated function spaces waiting to be decked out in tinsel to stylish harbourfront locations – each venue is ready and waiting to help you and your workmates create unforgettable festive memories.
In this article, we’ll break down nine of Australia’s best Christmas party venues.
When you’re talking about Melbourne Christmas party venues, you simply have to include Q Events in the conversation. Located on well-known Queen Street, you’ll find a modern event space filled with plenty of space for the whole office!
Boasting an open-plan layout, the venue also has operable walls, meaning you can adapt the venue based on the size of your group. Hiring the entire venue means you get access to not only a luxurious dining room for a delicious Christmas meal but also a spacious outdoor terrace to enjoy some celebratory drinks with friends!
For Christmas events in 2022, all packages come with complimentary sparkling wine on arrival and festive bonbons to add to the Christmas cheer. Book before the 15th of November 2022 for your bonus of $150!
Deep in the heart of Melbourne’s art and culture district is The Langham, a premier events space with a variety of settings for your Melbourne office Christmas outing. With bespoke menu options, you can be sure everyone will enjoy their meal, while the in-house team can help you with any facilities or entertainment you might fancy.
Its spaces include the impressive Alto Room, a stylish rooftop location complete with brilliant views of the city. After a little glamour to go with your yuletide fun? Why not book out the Clarendon Ballroom, an exceptional theatre-style setting complete with crystal chandeliers for a touch of festive class?
Looking for a Melbourne Christmas party venue that’s both stylish and also close to Melbourne’s CBD? Then take a look at Berth. This waterfront venue located in the New Quay Docklands is packed with tons of great state-of-the-art features to ensure your party goes off without a hitch.
In an expansive venue with floor-to-ceiling windows, you can exchange juicy water cooler gossip with a backdrop of Melbourne’s glorious skyline. Whether you’re looking for a Christmassy cocktail shindig, a traditional sit-down meal, or both, Berth’s team of hospitality experts and talented chefs can make it happen.
With an astounding eleven settings to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice when planning your Sydney Christmas party with Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. The centrepiece of this extraordinary venue is the Wentworth Ballroom. This impressive space is everything you’d hope for in a Christmas party location, with state-of-the-art lighting, lavish décor, and the flexibility to split the room into three different sections — handy for creating unique areas within your party.
With Christmas being at the height of summer warmth, maybe you fancy the option of an outdoor area? How about the Garden Court Restaurant with its outdoor terrace area, delivering delicious Christmas cuisine while offering an open and airy space for your festivities?
Located in one of Sydney’s most beloved buildings, The Establishment Bar offers two fantastic settings for you to ditch the office work and enjoy a fabulous Sydney Christmas party! You’ll be wowed by the main area, featuring an impressive marble bar, complemented by elegant white columns and plenty of space to house tables and festive decorations.
If you’re looking for something a little more open, take a look at The Garden area. This bright courtyard-style space, which features lots of leafy greenery and a private bar, allows you the chance to enjoy the glorious Sydney weather, without having to step foot outside. All you need is a Christmas tree and you’ve got a unique setting for your festive bash!
If you’re looking to impress your fellow workers, why not push the boat out with a festive celebration at the top of Melbourne’s Eureka Tower? What better way to celebrate ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ than taking in birds-eye views of the Yarra River and city skyline with fellow workmates? Its two beautiful open-plan spaces include the Northern and Southern Point Rooms.
The largest of the two, The Northern Point Room is a flexible space that can be tailored to include a dancefloor, while the Southern Point Room allows for a more intimate, refined atmosphere. Featuring some of the most talked about and innovative cuisine in Melbourne, courtesy of the adventurous in-house team, a Melbourne Christmas party at Eureka will be the talk of the office.
The Emporium Hotel offers a variety of excellent event spaces as well as 143 luxury rooms.
The height of sophistication, why not celebrate in the glamorous 1920s-inspired Piano Bar? With a singular and unique design and a wonderful grand piano, your workmates will enjoy the most elegant of parties The Emporium Hotel.
For larger numbers, check out the Frangipani Ballroom — a spacious and inviting event setting with mirrored walls and superb lighting, allowing you to turn the festive mood up to 11!
The South Wharf Promenade in Melbourne is home to the Showtime Events Centre, an incredible warehouse venue ready to be transformed into the Melbourne Christmas party of the century. Open plan, with vast ceilings and hardwood floors, the industrial-chic Main Event Space features atmospheric lighting and a ton of space for you and your colleagues to hit the dancefloor.
Getting in touch with Showtime Event Centre means you won’t have to lift a finger planning-wise. Their team of experienced event coordinators and talented chefs, promise to take all the work out of planning an office Christmas party that really delivers!