Top Cocktail Party Venues Adelaide for Hire

Discover the top cocktail party venues Adelaide has to offer. Find, compare and book the best bars, restaurants, hotels, private dining rooms and more with VenueNow, Australia's venue hire experts.

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100+ Cocktail Party venues for hire in Adelaide

30 - 150 Person Event Space

Corner of Botanic and Hackney Road, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

250 - 600 Person Event Space

Corner of Botanic and Hackney Road, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

120 - 300 Person Event Space

1 South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

60 - 100 Person Event Space

1 South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

120 - 220 Person Event Space

Corner of Botanic and Hackney Road, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

30 - 150 Person Event Space

Corner of Botanic and Hackney Road, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

90 - 120 Person Event Space

1 South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

160 - 360 Person Event Space

16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

15 - 40 Person Event Space

16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

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Adelaide Cocktail Party Venue Hire Guide

Not only are cocktail parties great for networking, but they're also a great way to get together and relax in the company of friends. Of course, hosting a cocktail party in Adelaide requires careful planning — and a stunning venue that will have your guests looking forward to the event. But where should you host your Adelaide cocktail party? Read on for our Adelaide Cocktail Party Venue Guide to discover our top tips.

Where can I find the best cocktail party venue in Adelaide?

Adelaide has lots of function venues and event spaces that can cater to cocktail-style birthday parties, wedding receptions, corporate events, and other private functions. Fortunately, plenty of Adelaide neighbourhoods offer such venues. Start your search with these Adelaide suburbs:

Adelaide CBD

The CBD provides the best cocktail party venues of any area in Adelaide. It's home to some of the South Australia capital's most beautiful hotels and event spaces, as well as many restaurants that will be fantastic for entertaining your guests. The City is also extremely convenient — it's close to places like Rundle Mall, Hindley Street, Victoria Square, the Adelaide Festival Centre precinct (which makes a great location for larger functions), and the Central Market, making it easy to arrange transport and any other services you may need.


Lonsdale is a trendy suburb in the Inner North that's home to some of Adelaide's most beautiful event spaces. These include an impressive range of hotels and function rooms, all within walking distance of Rundle Mall — one of Australia's most famous shopping destinations. This area also has several stylish cafes and restaurants that will be ideal for entertaining your guests.

Largs Bay and Henley Beach

Located in the Inner South, these are two of Adelaide's trendiest suburbs — home to an array of cocktail party venues that can be used for functions. In fact, Largs Bay offers one of Australia's most beautiful locations — its foreshore area has several seafood restaurants with stunning ocean views, as well as an old-world English pub. Henley Beach has a more modern vibe, with its cafes and bars providing plenty of entertainment for guests who aren't interested in the beach.


In the Outer North, Elizabeth is another trendy location that offers some of Adelaide's best cocktail party venues — including hotels next to popular shopping centres like the Elizabeth Shopping Centre and industrial-style bars spread across Sturt Road.

Rundle Mall and Hindley Street

These central destinations in Adelaide provide some of the best cocktail party venues. Rundle Mall and Hindley Street both have great shopping, dining and entertainment options, which makes for a more lively atmosphere. At all times of the year, you can find some great places to have a cocktail party in the Adelaide city centre. The accessible price range and the availability of venues make it one of the best options for any occasion.

Hindmarsh Square

This area provides many beautiful and versatile locations that are ideal for parties — cocktail style or otherwise. If you're hosting a cocktail party at one venue and then having dinner at another, the close proximity between venues makes it easy to travel from one place to the next. The local attractions and great restaurants make it a favourite spot for many locals during the weekend.

What types of cocktail party venues are the most popular in Adelaide?

A cocktail party is a great way to celebrate a wedding, birthday or milestone, and Adelaide boasts a range of venues that are ideal for cocktail parties. If you're thinking about holding your next cocktail party in Adelaide, then choosing the right type of venue is key to its success. Here are some venue types to consider:


If you prefer a livelier party atmosphere, you'll likely be drawn to the bar scene. A bar is generally "more of a party" and there tends to be a lot going on. This will definitely give your guests something more interesting to do than just mingle around the canapés.

Function rooms

If you're after a more formal venue for cocktails in Adelaide, a bar might not feel appropriate. Function rooms provide a great atmosphere for cocktails, but they're also ideal if you have a more specific theme for your party. One of the best types of function rooms in Adelaide is the industrial-style studio or "blank canvas" space. These venues provide an excellent setting for themed events or corporate functions like product launches as they can be more easily styled to suit your vision.

Lounges or pubs

If you're looking for a more traditional cocktail party venue, then lounge bars and pubs are an excellent choice. Whether it's just drinks or dinner as well, this will provide your guests with entertainment in the form of sports on TV and live music. If you want to go all-out with a large selection of bar delights, you can also hire a premium cocktail bar that has an extensive collection of spirits and liqueurs. This will provide your guests with a great experience as they try new drinks and experiment with cocktails — in some cases, even getting them to create their own!

Hotel function venues

Cocktail parties involve a few hours of drinking alcohol and chatting with others, but they are held in small groups so that everybody has a chance to speak with each other at some point during the night. They are an adult party, where most guests are expected to drink alcohol but the atmosphere is not rowdy or overly raucous. The ideal venue for such a party is an upmarket hotel. These venues are usually spacious, allowing each guest some personal space away from the rest of the group. Hotels have functions rooms located on their premises, which can be rented out for private gatherings.


Most restaurants serve cocktails, wine and other alcoholic beverages and are great for small cocktail parties so you should include them on your list of Adelaide cocktail party venues to choose from. Look for a restaurant that serves gourmet cocktails — they can be a little more expensive, but they're worth every cent.

Discover the brilliant function venues Adelaide has on offer

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