Top Christmas Party Venues Melbourne for Hire

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Best Melbourne Christmas Party Venues for Hire

Coverlid Pl, Melbourne

80 Standing

Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

50 Seated • 100 Standing

Southbank Promenade, Southbank

50 Seated • 60 Standing

South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf

600 Standing

Riverside Quay, Southbank

40 Seated • 110 Standing

Bourke Street, Docklands

60 Seated • 100 Standing

Princes Bridge, Melbourne

48 Seated • 80 Standing

Federation Wharf, Melbourne

50 Standing

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Melbourne Christmas Party Venue Hire Guide

Christmas is a time for family, friends and gifts. It's also the perfect opportunity to host an extravagant Christmas party for your colleagues or clients. With Melbourne hosting some of the best Christmas parties in Australia, it should come as no surprise that this city attracts many business owners who want to have their own celebration at Christmas time.

Whether you're planning on throwing a small office function or organising something more elaborate, there are plenty of things you need to know before hosting a Christmas party in Melbourne. We've put together this ultimate guide to help you plan a Christmas party that everyone will be talking about for months!

Tips for planning a Melbourne Christmas party

Organising a holiday party for the whole office is no easy feat, but Melbourne has a number of Christmas party venues waiting to host your party. Here are some tips for getting started:

Decide what type of party you want to have.

There are many different types of Christmas parties you can organise for Melbourne employees. The most popular options include:

  • A staff lunch at one of Melbourne's top restaurants
  • A themed Christmas party
  • An office cocktail party with festive drinks and nibbles served up by an experienced catering team
  • A Christmas party for Melbourne's children where Santa will visit and gifts are handed out to the guests
  • An outdoor party where everyone gets to enjoy Melbourne's beautiful summer weather

With this in mind, you can decide what type of venue suits your needs.

Decide on the venue type.

Melbourne has thousands of Christmas party venues, from rooftop bars and restaurants to hotel function spaces and private dining rooms. The easiest option is likely the most expensive — opting for a venue with all-inclusive packages will take care of catering, entertainment and decoration costs upfront. Alternatively, you can scout out locations with your own catering and entertainment in mind.

Decide on the date.

A Melbourne Christmas party is not complete without a visit from Santa, so make sure you're organised well in advance to give everyone time to get their wish lists sorted out! Booking as far ahead as possible will ensure that there are no clashes with other events or deadlines. And December is often booked up quickly so it’s best to book early if possible.

Decide on your budget.

Holiday parties can be expensive, but it's worth considering what you want to happen at your party and how much money is available for this event before deciding whether or not a Christmas party in Melbourne will work for you.

Decide on your guest list.

It's important to think about who you want at your Melbourne Christmas party and make sure everyone is invited. There are no hard feelings if someone says 'no' or can't come, but it’s much more difficult if you’ve left someone out.

What are the most popular office Christmas party venues in Melbourne?

Melbourne is brimming with epic Christmas venues for hosting your festive celebrations. From restaurants perfect for a sit-down dinner to bars with live music and dance floors, there’s something on this list for everyone. These are some of the most popular event venues for a memorable Christmas party in Melbourne:

Rooftop venue

Rooftop bars are great for cocktail style functions and offer an incredible view of the Melbourne CBD skyline, perfect for Christmas.

Restaurant

If you want to have a sit-down dinner with your colleagues, then restaurants are perfect Christmas party venues. This type of event space wi typically provide some beautiful decorations too.

Club

Want to dance it out in style? Check out one of Melbourne's many clubs for an unforgettable evening filled with dancing and merriment.

Lounge

Lounges are great as a post-dinner destination to finish the night off with some more cocktails or just tea and coffee while people mingle.

Events venue

If you want all the bells and whistles, then events venues are perfect. They often have a variety of spaces, catering options and event managers to help you plan your perfect Christmas party. The Melbourne CBD is brimming with event spaces that make excellent Christmas party venues. If you want a venue with sweeping city views, there are heaps of high-rise venues ready to host private events.

Private dining room

For a more intimate setting, consider booking a private dining room for your Christmas party. These make for the perfect venue for smaller groups and more intimate gatherings.

Pubs

Want to spend Christmas with your favourite people? Then a pub is perfect for you! They are perfect for larger parties, have menus of hearty food and beverages available all day long, plus they often provide some decoration too.

What are some good corporate Christmas party ideas?

Christmas won't be Christmas without gifts. Here are some ideas for gift-giving during corporate Christmas events:

Secret Santa

In which an angel is assigned to each person, who hands them a gift without their name on it, so that they’re then forced to guess who it was from. This might work better as the gift can be a little more personal and doesn’t require the host to know who everyone is.

White elephant

In which people bring gifts that they would not want for themselves, or might have an embarrassing story about how it was obtained, but then swap them with someone else at the end of the party. This one should also work well if there are many employees or coworkers and it would be hard to find what everyone wants.

Secret Santa PLUS White Elephant

Combines both of the above themes into one! This might work well for a large group where people can only bring one gift but have more options at the party when they swap them around.

Cookie exchange

A cookie exchange is themed on Christmas cookies and people bring homemade Christmas treats for their coworkers. This option can also work if you do not want too many pricey items at your party, but still want it festive.

Discover unique a Melbourne Christmas party venue with ease

There's nothing like getting into the Christmas spirit with all of your colleagues, celebrating and letting loose. But holiday party planning does take time and lots of work. With VenueNow, you'll find your perfect Christmas party venue within minutes, which means more time for planning the other fun bits, like themes, gifts and after-party shenanigans. Explore Christmas party venues in Melbourne with VenueNow!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Melbourne Christmas venues cost?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Melbourne Christmas venues cost between 100 per person and 150 per person. For example, a 200 person Christmas would cost approximately 20000-30000. Costs may differ based on your food and beverage requirements, AV requirements, event date and time and the type of venue you decide to book.

What are the top Melbourne Christmas venues?

Here are some of our favourite Melbourne Christmas venues: 1. Melbourne Public 2. Eureka 89 3. Melbourne Town Hall 4. The Imperial Hotel 5. Yarra Botanica 6. ZINC 7. Metropolis Events 8. Glasshouse by The Big Group 9. Port Melbourne Yacht Club 10. Crown Melbourne

How do I find and book Melbourne Christmas venues?

Finding and booking a Melbourne Christmas venue is easy with VenueNow, simply follow these steps: 1. Enter Melbourne as your location and Christmas as your event type into VenueNow's search engine. 2. Narrow down your search results by entering more filters such as number of people, event date, room layout and budget. 3. Send enquiries to venues to request pricing and availability (we recommend sending 3-5 enquiries to different venues to ensure you get the best price). 4. Review your quotes and connect directly with your favourite venues to book a site visit and finalise your booking. 5. Host your event!

How far in advance should I book a Melbourne Christmas venue?

On average, VenueNow customers book a Melbourne venue 90 days in advance of the event. For larger events and event dates in December we recommend allowing additional time as there may be limited availability.

Can VenueNow help me find a Melbourne Christmas venue?

We sure can! VenueNow's team of Venue Booking Experts can help you find the perfect venue, collect quotes from multiple venues on your behalf, negotiate the best price with venues and book venues, all for free. Simply send us your event brief and our team will be in contact with venue recommendations within 24-48 hours.

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