We can’t believe we’re already talking about it, but Christmas is actually just around the corner. With all that has gone on this year with a global pandemic, new working from home challenges and not to mention countless zoom calls, now really is the time to let your hair down. If you are a business owner or even the person assigned as the ‘party planner’ to source venues for this year’s corporate Christmas celebrations, use this guide to help you pick from some of Perth’s best Christmas Party locations.
Firstly, some things to think about if you are planning a Christmas Party:
- Budget – how much do you have to spend on each of the items below?
- Venue and location – this one’s easy as you can use this article as a guide for ideas.
- Food – canapes? Full sit-down dinner? Lunch?
- Drinks – cocktails? House wine and beer? Mocktails and soft drinks?
- Theme/ styling – do we dare mention a dress-up theme? What is the dress code for the event?
- Opportunities to share – is a Secret Santa on the cards? What is the maximum spend?
- Transport – do you need to organise a group bus (we can help you there)? Or are you thinking Ubers or taxis?
- Music – if this is a private venue, are you going to have a DJ? Who is taking reins of the Spotify playlist?
Ok, now back to the list of Christmas party venues in Perth.
Perth City Farm
PERFECT FOR: BYO | BOOKINGS
Perth City Farm starts the list of strong thanks to their venue hire, which includes BYO options. This can enormously help the pocket where all drinks can be provided by yours truly and a big trip to Dan Murphy’s will drop the cost of the day. The team at Perth City Farm also offers you creative freedom where you can design the space to suit any theme across two venues – ‘The Art Room’ and the ‘Barn’. In the past, some companies have even hired food trucks to sit outside and keep employees full and happy. This venue is really the perfect selection for those chasing flexibility, a unique space and a location that won’t kill the budget.
Seasonal Brewing Co.
PERFECT FOR: BEER & LARGE SPACES | BOOKINGS
For beer lovers or anyone who just loves a beer garden set-up – Seasonal Brewing in Maylands is your answer. The guys here offer both a large function hall with a private bar and drinks packages or the outside beer garden section for smaller groups. They also have some of the best pizza in town for those Christmas parties that are a little more low-key. And let’s face it, who doesn’t rate an endless supply of pizza and beer.
PERFECT FOR: ECLECTIC COCKTAILS | BOOKINGS
The Standard brings to the table a raft of options for those planning a Christmas party in Perth, including grazing boards, private chef food stations and multiple spaces to hire. We love the Standard for its eclectic range of cocktails that can be sorted on arrivals such as the epic Pasito Mojito a perfect concoction of Pampero Blanco rum, Branca Menta, passionfruit soda, lime and mint. Chat to their events and function team who are super helpful and can assist in designing Christmas parties for any budget. The best part is your also right in the heart of Northbridge for continuing the party afterwards.
Frisk Small Bar
PERFECT FOR: GIN DRINKERS & WHOLE VENUE HIRE | BOOKINGS
If your office has a heap of gin drinkers on-site, the Frisk might just be your answer to an incredibly impressive Christmas party venue. The team at Frisk know a thing or two about gin with over 100 on offer. You can also rent the entire venue for the evening, meaning you’ll have dedicated gin experts on hand to both educate and pour your drinks. Having the whole venue for the evening also means you can control the music and showcase those top-notch Spotify playlists.
City Beach Surf Life Saving Club
PERFECT FOR: OCEAN VIEWS | BOOKINGS
LOCATION: CITY BEACH
If you are organising for a large group and you are chasing some of Perth’s best ocean views, we recon the newly completed City Beach Surf Life Saving Club may be your answer. Offering uninterrupted panoramic views of the coastline – three venues are on offer including an open-air courtyard within stone’s throw from the sand and ocean. The event planners here have a wealth of experience in venue hire and can help you determine drinks, food and entertainment in no time.
PERFECT FOR: CHRISTMAS PARTIES WITH TEAM BUILDING ELEMENTS | BOOKINGS
LOCATION: NORTHBRIDGE & CAROUSEL SHOPPING CENTRE
For an office full of healthy competition, Holey Moley is a great way to combine drinks with a team-building activity. This Indoor put-put mega-centre sees teams work together to score the lowest score as they compete through an 18-hole nostalgic labyrinth. These guys host parties and work functions almost daily, so they are super-efficient if you are looking for last-minute ideas. They’ll help you lock away tee-off times, food, drinks and even quintessential memorabilia such as golf visors and winners trophies.
PERFECT FOR: TOP WINE AND CANAPES | BOOKING
LOCATION: PERTH CBD
Very popular with the Friday night corporate scene, Print Hall boasts some pretty impressive function spaces that can hold up to 900 people with some of the best wine going around Perth. Print Hall tends to be snapped up pretty quickly, so its best to get in contact with their function centre earlier rather than later. They can also really customise their menus, drinks and cocktails to suit lots of dietary requirements (perfect for those in the office who are vegan or gluten-free).
The Nostalgia Box
PERFECT FOR: BIG KIDS | BOOKING
Right around the corner from Holey Moley is the Nostalgia Box. This venue is totally unique and offers guest the chance to step back in time to play some of their favourite arcade games such as space invaders, original Mario-Kart and Nintendo classics like Banjo-Kazooie. These guys offer corporate Christmas function hire complete with team challenges, BYO options and custom made trophies for the winners.
PERFECT FOR: MEXICAN FIESTA | BOOKING
Finishing off the list is La Cholita – the ultimate winner in all things Mexican, tacos and tequila. If you are chasing an international flavour for your Christmas party, La Cholita offers a private courtyard for 40 people or the entire venue catering for 160 people. Choose your own adventure with several menu packages featuring Mexican street corn, jalapeno quesadillas, classic guacamole and authentic tostadas.
We hope this blog helps you when planning your upcoming Christmas Party in Perth, especially when selecting a venue. Like we said above, if you need help sorting transport for the day, this is where we can lend a hand! We’ve got buses of all shapes and sizes. Lock in a quote for your next party.