7 Creative Ideas for Fun Corporate Parties in Melbourne
By Amelia Scatigno /Melbourne Venue ExpertFri 13th Jan 2023
You want your corporate party to be F-U-N! The kind of fun that gets people excited about your company, the work you do, and the people who are at the heart of your organisation. They’re not stuffy; nor should your event be stuffy.
Since your time is probably limited, we’ve taken the brainstorming out of the equation for you and compiled creative corporate party ideas in Melbourne that’ll bring out the best in your guests.
From surf park sessions to a Bridgerton-style garden party, these Melbourne corporate party venues run the gamut from cool and casual to totally refined.
1. Organise a fancy cocktail party at Eureka89
How does a glamorous cocktail party in the highest event space in the southern hemisphere sound? Imagine your team sipping cocktails while admiring the jaw-dropping views of Melbourne’s skyline from Eureka89, a glass cube located 300 metres above sea level. With spectacular views of the Yarra River and Melbourne CBD, professional wait staff, and delicious canapes available, your team will feel like VIPs at a swanky soiree.
2. Host a wine-tasting event at Levantine Hill in the Yarra Valley
For a special corporate gathering, why not treat your team to a wine-tasting session at Levantine Hill in the Yarra Valley? Head winemaker Paul Bridgeman will lead you through an unforgettable journey of award-winning wines while your team enjoys breathtaking views of the vineyard. As if that wasn’t enough, book a helicopter experience for your VIPs and they’ll enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the valley.
3. Bring in a DJ and have a penthouse dance party at Le Ciel
Dancing is a great way to get your team out of their usual comfort zone and let loose. For an unforgettable night, hire a DJ and book Le Ciel’s two-level private penthouse event spaces with direct views of the Melbourne CBD, AAMI Park, MCG, and the rooftops of Richmond. Imagine your team dancing the night away on the terrace under the stars, with a stunning backdrop of the city lights. What a way to end the night!
4. Get dressed up for a secret dinner party with a cocktail-making class at Aunty Kim’s
Why not add a touch of sophistication to your corporate party? Put on your best dress or suit and take your team to Aunty Kim’s, an industrial-style venue in Collingwood, for a secret dinner party complete with luxurious chandeliers, velvet curtains, and a stylish built-in bar. The highlight of the evening will be a fun and interactive cocktail-making class, where your team can get creative and make some delicious drinks from scratch to satisfy their taste buds.
5. Go for a wine blending session or group barrel tasting at Noisy Ritual
What’s better than tasting delicious handmade wines with your team? Blending them! Located in Brunswick East, Noisy Ritual is a boutique urban winery offering wine-tasting sessions, blending experiences, and group barrel tastings while serving up delicious, seasonal dishes. Combine that with the venue’s laid-back vibe, and you’ve got the perfect setting for a heart-warming corporate gathering.
6. Attend a surf park session at URBNSURF and eat at Three Blue Ducks
Fun corporate parties in Melbourne are all the rage, so for a more active corporate party, why not head over to URBNSURF and try your hand at surfing? Australia’s first-ever urban surf park will bring the ocean to you with perfect, ocean-like waves that cater to everyone from total beginners to experienced pros. Afterwards, you can head over to Three Blue Ducks for a delicious meal and drinks while overlooking the crystal clear waters of the surfing lagoon. Talk about a winning combination!
7. Host a Bridgerton-style garden party at Chateau Yering in the Yarra Valley
Bridgerton had everyone dreaming of attending a regency-style garden party, and what better place to recreate that than at Chateau Yering? This beautiful estate in the Yarra Valley boasts 32 luxury suites and four private event rooms, as well as stunning garden spaces with picturesque views of the valley. Decorate the garden with colourful blooms to create a magical atmosphere, or even bring in a string quartet to add an authentic period touch! With its graceful elegance and historic charm, this venue is guaranteed to make your corporate event unforgettable.