Everyone loves a good office Christmas party: the pre-holiday vibes, the collective sigh of relief at the end of a busy year. And by the looks of it, everyone wants office Christmas party venues with a view – it's one of our most frequent requests here at VenueNow.
If you’ve been charged with the unenviable task of finding the location for that office Christmas party in a city as busy as Sydney, the first step is the location. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite Christmas party locations with a view of Darling Harbour – snap one up before all those good Fridays are booked! Find the perfect Christmas party venues Sydney has to offer today!
How could you not love 12 Micron? With its spectacular views over Darling Harbour and the city skyline, this fantastic eatery makes for a perfect location to host an office Christmas party. Start off with drinks in the bar, move on to dinner in the restaurant or in a private dining room, and then finish up with dancing in the lounge area – it’s all here!
The Sydney Opera House is arguably one of the sparkling jewels of Sydney Harbour. Harbour 220 has one superb view of the white sails. Situated 15 floors above Macquarie Street, they can host Christmas parties of up to 220 people. Stare across the Harbour at night, or marvel at the Royal Botanic Gardens and Opera House in the daylight.
If you’re trying to find a corporate Christmas party venue that’s close to the city, has a stunning view of the Harbour Bridge and can fit more than 500 people, Doltone House Darling Island Wharf is your best bet. They’re absolute pros at staging grand receptions, and their spaces flow easily between indoors and outdoors, to really capitalise on their location.
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Hyde Hacienda is a new venue in Sydney that offers dinner, drinks, and dancing. It has a luxurious and eclectic style that blends Cuban plantation architecture with the modern vintage hotels of Miami in the 1950s. The venue also features a beautiful botanical garden and offers stunning views of the Harbour in Circular Quay. With facilities to cater for up to 200 guests, private dining rooms, soft furnishings, stunning views and glistening water, Hyde Hacienda Sydney is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas.
This venue offers picturesque views of Cockle Bay and Darling Harbour during the day and soothing, glittering views of the water at night. Start with a glass of sparkling on arrival on a private balcony to watch the sunset, and then move into the Terrace Room to make the most of the December evening sun.
Watch the ferries come in and out of Circular Quay while sipping on Cruise Bar's take on the piña colada. This stylish venue is located in that enviable pocket between the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. No matter where you’re situated, you’ll have an unbridled view of some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks and stunning scenery.
Experiencing the full majesty of Darling Harbour from one spot is a bit tricky. After all, it has approximately 322km of shoreline. By hiring one of Vagabond Cruises’ vessels, you can at least begin to scratch the surface. Party into the night while being chartered around the Harbour.
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Tips for planning corporate Christmas parties
Here are some tips for planning a successful Christmas bash:
1. Set A Budget
Before you start planning, decide on a budget and stick to it. It can be easy to get carried away when organising an event and the costs can quickly add up. Setting a budget upfront will help keep you focused on finding the best value-for-money venues. Don't forget to check for Christmas party packages that may help you save some money.
2. Get Everyone Involved
Gauge the interest of your team and come up with some ideas. It’s important to ensure everyone feels like their opinion is valued when it comes to planning a work event, so make sure you get as many suggestions for activities, food, drinks and venues as possible.
3. Plan Ahead
Corporate Christmas parties can be popular, so it’s important to book venues and activities in advance. Set a date that works for everyone and ensure you have plenty of time to organise everything before the event.
4. Music & Entertainment
Depending on the size of your event, you may want to think about hiring a DJ or some entertainment such as a magician or photo booth. Music is a great way to get everyone in the party mood and add an extra something for your Christmas celebrations.
Whether you’re looking for something traditional or a bit more out there, talk to the team at VenueNow about your corporate Christmas party ideas. Our qualified venue experts have access to hundreds of venues across Australia and can help you find the perfect spot that suits your requirements. Contact us today! Merry Christmas!
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