The festive season is such a busy time of the year and it can be difficult to know where to start when booking a Christmas party venue. There are any number of great Christmas party spaces available in Melbourne, ranging from luxe beer gardens, casual rooftops with city views, or upscale dining rooms for classy banquets. Whichever it is, we’ve put together a list of some of the best Christmas party venues in Melbourne to help take the fuss out of this year’s organising. All you need to do now is book a venue and work out who to invite.
Overlooking the picturesque Maribyrnong River, Anglers Tavern is an iconic location to host an Aussie Christmas party. With the river as the backdrop, this venue is the perfect place to book this festive season.
The venue has three function rooms available, as well as two beer garden spaces that can accommodate up to 200 guests. The Riverside Room, Chifley Room and Lounge all offer private bars overlooking the great Maribyrnong River. If you want to be a bit closer to the water, the Beer Garden provides upper and lower deck spaces for your guests to take in the river breeze as they bask in the sun.
Eating and drinking by the Maribyrnong couldn’t get much better. Anglers Tavern’s friendly staff are able to tailor a function package to meet all budgets and needs. Their food package options offer canapes, platters and set menus for all tastes, and a drinks list to keep the Christmas celebrations going.
Established in 1853, The Duke of Wellington is located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD and is Melbourne’s oldest licensed pub. Just a short walk from Flinders Street, The Duke offers a variety of private and semi-private function spaces available to hire for your Christmas bash.
From the intimate Rooftop Lounge, the stylish Wine Bar, The Duke Lounge and the Dining Hall, there are seven different spaces available to hire with capacity that ranges between 15 and 250 people. You can even hire the entire floor on level one, which incorporates four of the spaces in one. If you choose to book the newly-opened Rooftop, your guests will be treated to views of the Forum, Fed Square and Flinders St.
Whatever your needs, The Duke will have you covered this Christmas. A package can be tailored to suit your event, with quality food, bar and cocktail lists to suit all tastes.
With the buzzing atmosphere right in the heart of the city one thing is for sure, a Christmas party at Beer DeLuxe is going to be memorable. Located within the Fed Square precinct, Beer DeLuxe stands out as the ultimate party venue.
There are 5 light-filled function spaces both indoor and outdoor, offering the flexibility to suit all budgets and styles. Whether it’s a close gathering or a lavish dinner, Beer DeLuxe can accommodate in spades. This venue doesn’t do things small, with the Beer Garden able to accommodate up to 500 people. The Hop Bar, The Meadow, The Atrium and The Deck are all capable of having over 100 guests each.
The revellers will not be disappointed with the beverage options. Beer DeLuxe is best known for its range of beer and boasts over 150 different types, as well as offering rotating taps with the latest craft brews from Australia and across the world. Their packages are very versatile and offer a range of food menus featuring deluxe snacks, family meals and even BBQ packs.
Garden State Hotel is one of the city’s premier venues, centering around a multi-level beer garden that feels like an oasis within Melbourne’s bustling laneways. Entering the bustling Garden State Hotel will feel like you are exiting the city this Christmas.
The multi-level venue offers five different function spaces and can host a range of functions big and small. The centrepiece beer garden is adorned with lush greenery and towering ficus trees, and the basement-level Rose Garden provides a more intimate setting for cocktail lovers. The Observatory space sits on the top level and is Garden State Hotel’s premier space with a private balcony and exclusive lift access. The Garden Grill offers a New York vibe with high ceilings and raw wood detail.
The central location, sophisticated spaces, and extensive dining and drinks options make Garden State Hotel the perfect location for a Christmas soiree this December.
Located in the heart of Richmond and housing three bars over two levels, Holliava can host Christmas parties big and small. The popular bar sits directly across the road from Richmond train station and is a stone’s throw from Melbourne’s sporting precinct.
Whether you need a reserved space for a casual Christmas gathering or a large area to cater up to 300 people, Holliava has got you covered. All spaces within Holliava can be booked. From the modern Main Bar, the comforting Fireside Lounge or the sun soaked Beer Garden, there are options for every taste.
The bar will keep your thirsty guests quenched with a wide range of draught and craft beer, wine and tasty cocktails. Holliava offers fun food packages including pizza and sushi and a diverse drinks list to suit all Christmas party needs.
Situated at the top of Melbourne’s Bourke Street, the Imperial Hotel is best known for its incredible rooftop bar, with sweeping views of the city and overlooking Parliament House. But you’re not here for politics, you’re here to celebrate! Which is why the Imperial makes a great choice for your upcoming Christmas event.
The Imperial boasts five different function spaces that will surely impress all revellers. The Cabinet Room, Parliament Room and Treasury Room each have their own refined distinctions and provide an intimate setting for guests looking for a classy seated dinner or cocktail party. For larger groups, the first floor can cater for up to 240 people and boasts a private bar, picturesque views and a new enclosed deck area. The Imperial Rooftop Bar is where it’s at if you really want to make an impression, with capacity for up to 270 guests and breathtaking city views.
Known to have some of the best pub food in Melbourne, this place knows food. It isn’t all pub grub though, the Imperial’s kitchen can cater to all palates. The function packages offer quality options that include cocktail canapes, grazing tables and sophisticated set menus. Guests won’t be left hungry or disappointed this festive season.
The iconic Prahran Hotel has been taking care of Southside locals since the 1800’s. The place is stylishly designed and can’t be missed with its 17 oversized concrete pipes stacked to the skyline and defining Windsor’s High Street. The real quality is inside though, with three unique bars to suit all your Christmas requirements.
With bold architecture throughout the venue, Prahran Hotel’s function spaces can cater for all event types, big and small. The glamorous upstairs Upton Bar dazzles with its lush greenery and pendant lighting, providing everything from a private bar to a luxe dance floor. The Garden Bar sits alongside the venue’s signature pipes and offers a perfect mix of indoor and outdoor space, which can be adapted for smaller party sizes. For a more intimate experience, the private dining rooms come equipped with banquette seating for up to 32 guests.
Prahran Hotel offers a range of function packages to suit different tastes and needs. There is an extensive bar and cocktail list, and the eclectic canape, platter, and feasting menus are culinary highlights.
Located in the heart of Abbotsford, The Terminus Hotel has a collection of amazing spaces with five bars situated over two levels. With something for everyone, the venue can provide the perfect setting for a Christmas party of any size and style.
Level One is reminiscent of a classic Parisian watering hole from the roaring 20’s, while the Terrace Bar boasts three large jungle-style booths with a clever mix of both seated and standing space. The Beer Garden is a warm, sun-drenched area perfect for an Aussie Christmas blowout and there are options for smaller parties with comfortable private booths to create a more relaxed and casual Christmas catch up.
The Terminus offers a number of packages available with canapes, platters and grazing menus, as well as a dedicated seating menu focusing on pub classics done classy. The drinks menu is extensive, with basic and premium beverage packages and the option for cocktails on arrival, which is sure to lift the Christmas spirit.
Home to the famous James Squire brewhouse, The Crafty Squire is the perfect place to host a Christmas party for beer lovers. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the venue comprises an in-house brewery, multiple bars, restaurants and a rooftop overlooking the city.
The Crafty Squire boasts seven different function areas able to cater for 20 and up to 200 guests, which means there is a space to suit every end of year get together. Offering the choice of semi-private and private spaces, the Rooftop Terrace, Brewery Lounge, Squires Room and Crafty Kitchen all have their own unique personality and appeal.
The function packages are completely versatile and will suit all festive season needs with canape, grazing and platter options, as well as set menus for all tastes and budgets.
A stalwart of Yarraville since 1873, the Victoria Hotel is one of the crowns of Melbourne’s west. With beautiful function rooms, it is the perfect setting for a festive work lunch or a family-friendly Christmas party.
The Vic boasts two light-filled function rooms and several versatile spaces that can suit groups of 20 and up to 120 guests. The Hyde Room offers a private entrance and bar for exclusive use, as well as an adjoining outdoor terrace. While the Victoria Room basks in the sunlight and also offers private bathrooms and a bar.
A great treat for families is the Kids Room, featuring Disney murals, soft play, a lego wall, and a lounge corner with TV and arcade games. The kids can be occupied while the parents can relax and celebrate, with a private bar and seating for up to 40 guests. The Victoria Hotel also has a great bistro that can cater for up to 75 seated guests.
With a mix of contemporary and pub classics, the venue can tailor a menu package and drinks lists to cater to any type of Christmas celebration.
There is definitely no shortage of options when it comes to places in Melbourne to host a Christmas party this year. The friendly and professional function crew at Australia Venue Co can help you create the perfect occasion this December. All you need to worry about now is where to find that mistletoe.
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