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The Best Christmas Party Venues Sydney


The Jackson Vessel Exclusive Hire at The Jackson


King Street Wharf 1, New South Wales, Australia

4.6 (61)



Terrace Room at L'Aqua

Function Venue

Terrace Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Park, Sydney NSW 2000

4.1 (320)



Social Dining - Exclusive at Verandah Bar


55-65 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.1 (951)



The Officers' Mess at Kittyhawk


16 Phillip Ln, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.5 (925)



Palm Bar at Cabana Bar

Rooftop Bar

25 Martin Place, Sydney NSW, Australia

4.2 (336)



Bar and Bistro at Helm Bar


7 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia




Vibrant Rooftop Oasis at Untied Barangaroo

Rooftop Bar

Level 4/400 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia

4.5 (1820)



Harbour View Terrace - South at Cafe Del Mar

Function Venue

Rooftop Terrace, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.1 (1487)



Social - Fireplace and Balcony at Verandah Bar


55-65 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.1 (951)



The Lookout at Verandah Bar


55-65 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.1 (951)


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Sydney Christmas Party Venue Hire Guide

If you’re looking to host the perfect Christmas party this year, then look no further. We have compiled a list of venues in Sydney that will best suit your needs from budget to size. Not sure where to start? Check out our ultimate Sydney Christmas Party Venue guide for how to plan and host the perfect Christmas party in Sydney!

Tips for planning Sydney Christmas parties

Christmas is a time to celebrate the festive season! Whether you work in an office or run a small business and need something different for your team this year, hosting a Christmas party is one of the best ways to get into the spirit.

Christmas parties can be tricky if they’re not organised properly — so here are some tips on planning a Christmas party in Sydney to help you get the season off to a great start. You can also read our ultimate guide to planning a staff Christmas party for your upcoming events.

Prioritise comfort.

Make sure there's enough room for everyone. Whether it be by using an indoor venue or hiring tents and marquees, make sure that your guests have space to move around comfortably. And don't forget plenty of tables and chairs!

Add some Christmas cheer!

Even if you're hosting corporate Christmas parties, there's no need to be so serious. Add festive decorations and add some holiday spirit to your drinks or food menu. Your Christmas party experience should be filled with joy and excitement. To create a festive atmosphere, decorate the venue with traditional Christmas ornaments such as wreaths, garlands, and twinkling lights. You can also incorporate themed decorations like snowflakes, Santa Claus figures, and reindeer.

Remember that it's not just about alcohol!

Christmas celebrations are about the whole package. The food, the drink, and, of course, some Christmas tunes! Make sure you have at least one non-alcoholic beverage on offer as well as a vegan or vegetarian dish to cater to your guests' needs.

Book Santa early!

You can't celebrate Christmas without Santa! If you're booking an entertainer, then book them now to avoid disappointment. You can even get an elf costume for yourself to spread some Christmas cheer and make sure that everything is organised before Santa arrives!

Try an unusual activity for your office Christmas party.

Planning an office Christmas event can get a little bit boring, but that doesn't mean you have to do the same old things. Consider organising a murder mystery game or even having a Christmas hits karaoke contest instead of just going out for dinner and drinks! Or how about learning something new? Christmas cooking classes are a great way to bond whilst enjoying the festive season.

To learn more, follow these 5 ways to create a unique Christmas party.

Ensure everyone is included in the planning process.

Some people love taking charge and organising things, but it can be just as fun to let someone else take the reins. If you want your office Christmas party to go smoothly, then make sure everyone has a voice when it comes to planning — whether they're choosing the Christmas party venue or what food you eat!

Book the venue early!

The days around Christmas are some of the most sought-after days for exclusive venue hire bookings. Make sure you book your venue well in advance to avoid disappointment. Many corporate Christmas party planners even tend to book their venue as early as the beginning of the year. Overall, it's important that you think about your needs before booking a venue as some places might not be suitable depending on what you want out of your Christmas party venues.

If you're worried about the cost, think outside of the box!

There's no need to spend a fortune on an expensive Christmas party when there are plenty of other things that can be done instead — from fundraising to decorating with Christmas lights and having competitions such as a Christmas pantomime show.

Consider the guest list.

Christmas parties are about celebrating the festive season in good company. When looking for Christmas party venues in Sydney, consider who's coming to the event. If you're hosting a party for clients, make sure the venue is appropriate as some places are not open to members of the public.

Inquire about event packages.

When searching for Christmas party venues in Sydney, one important factor to consider is the availability of event packages. Many venues offer event packages specifically designed for holiday parties, which can save you time and money in the planning process.

Event packages typically include a combination of services such as venue hire, catering, decorations, and entertainment. By choosing a package, you can ensure that all aspects of your Christmas party are taken care of in one streamlined booking. Party packages not only make the planning process easier but also ensure a cohesive and well-executed event.

What are the most popular Sydney Christmas party venues?

Sydney is a beautiful and bustling city that has a variety of different types of venues for Christmas events. You can find everything from large, multi-purpose halls to small boutique bars in Sydney for Christmas party venues at the moment.

Here are some of the best party venues in Sydney that will ensure a merry Christmas party.


Pubs are an excellent choice for holiday events if you're looking for something with more character than other places might offer. They often have cosy rooms, a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and good food. Pubs are great for small to medium-sized groups.


If you're looking for somewhere that has a bit more of an elegant touch to it, then hotel function venues are the way to go. Hotels often have stunning views of Sydney City and Sydney Harbour and their floor plans can be customised in order to suit your needs. Thinking of a big celebration for this year's Christmas party? You'll find heaps of upscale hotel function venues in the Central Business District and find various modern event spaces for various types of events.


Restaurants are a great option for a work Christmas party. These venues are often more formal, which makes them perfect for larger groups. They usually have a variety of great food and drinks to choose from, the atmosphere is always buzzing and they're also very budget-friendly.

Private Dining Room

Private dining rooms are a great option for a smaller, more intimate gathering. They often have great food and drinks to choose from as well as fantastic views of Sydney's iconic harbourside skyline.


Parks and outdoor spaces are the best venues for Christmas BBQs or something more formal, like an English garden party cocktail event.

Rooftop Venues

Rooftop venues offer a unique and exciting Christmas party experience in Sydney. With stunning city skyline views and a festive atmosphere, rooftops are a popular choice for both casual and formal events.

Blank canvas event spaces

If you're looking for something a little different, then blank canvas event spaces are a perfect Christmas party venue. These party venues have no décor and can be set up however you want them to look, so they're ideal if your Christmas events are themed or have special requirements.

What are some good corporate Christmas party ideas?

All employers should be prepared for holiday celebrations. Corporate Christmas parties are a time to spend with coworkers and connect on an interpersonal level. This is also a great opportunity to bond with clients, customers and partners in business as well!

There are many ways you can plan your corporate Christmas party that will make it memorable. Before you start looking for Christmas party venues in Sydney, check out these Christmas party theme ideas:

Scavenger hunt

Organise a scavenger hunt or holiday treasure hunt to get everyone moving around the office and having fun. Your next holiday corporate functions can be transformed into an exciting adventure for your employees. Split them into teams and provide them with clues leading to different locations or objects in the office. This not only encourages teamwork but also adds a sense of competitiveness and excitement to the event.

Ugly sweaters

Have an ugly sweater contest with prizes for the ugliest sweater of all! If you want, you can have themed sweaters such as "ugly Christmas card" or "ugly elf.”

Secret Santa exchange

Have everyone draw names to create their Secret Santa gift recipient and then have them hand out the gifts on December 24th! This tradition is a fun and popular choice for corporate Christmas parties. It adds an element of surprise and excitement as employees exchange gifts with their secret Santa.

Holiday Trivia

Challenge your guests to some holiday trivia! Get them talking about the holidays and share their favourite memories of past Christmases.

Christmas cocktails

Host a cocktail bar where you can get festive beverages and tasty treats! Your next Christmas party celebration is not just about alcohol. While it's common to have a few festive beverages, it's important to offer non-alcoholic options as well. This ensures that everyone can enjoy the party and stay hydrated throughout the night.

Christmas stockings

Include stocking stuffers in your goodie bags. You could make them yourselves, or buy some from the dollar store to fill up their stocking as they unwrap them at home.

Hanging Christmas lights around your office building

Take some time out of your day to go outside with a ladder or chair, and hang lights on those high-up windows that would be impossible for you to reach otherwise! Your office party will be shining bright with festive cheer with the addition of twinkling Christmas lights. Not only will it create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for your guests, but it will also attract the attention of passersby and spread the holiday spirit to the entire neighbourhood.

Still undecided? Why not consider one of these 10 best work Christmas party themes to get excited about.

Top suburbs for Christmas party venues in Sydney

Sydney has a lot of places that are perfect for Christmas gatherings. Here is a list of some top spots in Sydney for your next corporate party:

Potts Point

Potts Point is a great option for your corporate party! With plenty of restaurants and bars, it's the perfect spot to have dinner before hitting up one of Sydney's many pubs.

Sydney CBD

The Sydney CBD is another popular location for celebrations in Sydney. The options in Sydney CBD are endless with its vibrant nightlife scene, as well as its range of dining and entertainment options. Whether you're looking for a rooftop bar with stunning city views, a trendy restaurant with delicious food, or a unique event space with a touch of luxury, Sydney CBD has something for everyone.

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is an entertainment, dining and residential precinct in Sydney, New South Wales. It's located on the western edge of the central business district (CBD), adjacent to Pyrmont and Ultimo. The harbourside location offers panoramic views across Sydney Harbour including the Sydney Opera House. Darling Harbour has a reputation for being one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations with attractions such as Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Fizz Bar & Grill all within walking distance from each other.

You can even check out one of these 7 amazing Christmas party venues overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Surry Hills

If you're after a unique experience, then Surry Hills is the place for you! There are plenty of smaller restaurants with outdoor seating to choose from as well as galleries to explore.

Western Sydney

Western Sydney is a great option for your corporate party. The many pubs and restaurants make it the perfect destination to celebrate Christmas party dinner with friends, family and coworkers!

Circular Quay

Circular Quay is another fantastic location for a Christmas party in Sydney. Situated right on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay offers breathtaking views of iconic landmarks like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The area is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and abundance of entertainment options.

There are numerous pubs and bars located around Circular Quay, making it easy to find a venue that suits your party's needs. Whether you're looking for a casual pub setting or a sophisticated cocktail bar, Circular Quay has something for everyone. Many of these venues also offer private function spaces, allowing you to create a personalized and exclusive experience for your party.

North Sydney

North Sydney is the perfect location for you if you want to celebrate North of the bridge. There are many restaurants, cafes and bars within walking distance of one another that will allow your guests to sample some delicious food while they're there!

Blue Mountains

If you're looking to celebrate differently this year outside of the city, The Blue Mountains is an excellent location for your work party. There are a number of boutique hotels with spectacular views that would be perfect.

Explore top-rated Sydney Christmas party venues

This year, don't spend hours on a search engine looking for Christmas party venues — we've done it for you! Whether taking in the panoramic views from a private balcony or enjoying cocktails at the bar in the sun, Sydney offers a wide range of top-rated Christmas party venues that will make your event truly unforgettable. Celebrate the holiday season in style! All of these party venues are designed to create an unforgettable day or evening that your guests will never forget (well, at least not because they were bored!).

Need help finding a holiday party venue? Explore the best-rated party venues in Sydney with VenueNow and find the perfect venue for your next Christmas party!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Sydney Christmas venues cost?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Sydney 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 Sydney Christmas venues?

Here are some of our favourite Sydney Christmas venues:

  1. Doltone House Hyde Park
  2. L'Aqua
  3. Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
  4. Doltone House Darling Island Wharf
  5. Dockside
  6. Helm Bar
  7. Verandah Bar
  8. InterContinental Double Bay
  9. Kittyhawk
  10. Cabana Bar

How do I find and book Sydney Christmas venues?

Finding and booking a Sydney Christmas venue is easy with VenueNow, simply follow these steps:1. Enter Sydney 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 Sydney Christmas venue?

On average, VenueNow customers book a Sydney 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 Sydney 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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