The festivities are approaching quickly. We can relax knowing that the year is coming to an end and it’s time to have fun with your colleagues. Organising the Christmas party can be tricky though. Where to have it, Brisbane CBD or South Brisbane? What kind of food to order? Get a band or a DJ? Fancy dress or formal? A cheap Christmas party venue or go all out to impress? Here at Tagvenue we’re here to offer a helping hand. We’ve looked through some Christmas party venues in Brisbane to find out what’s on offer so you can find a venue that’s perfect for your end of the year bash.
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By far the most popular areas of Brisbane to hire for an office Christmas party are in Brisbane CBD between Roma Street and Elizabeth Street and across the Brisbane River between Grey Street and Musgrave Park in South Brisbane.
If you’re keen on fine dining and swanky settings, the city centre is the right place. At the top of North Quay Street, you’ll find venues with beautiful, sweeping views across the river facing Kurilpa Point Park. Many of these spaces provide in-house catering, audiovisual equipment and even on-site parking for your convenience.
The more central parts of the CBD are full of really chic bars, restaurants and hotels which work really well for Christmas parties. Around the areas of George Street, Albert Street and Edward Street we found some very nice bars and restaurants offering great food, cocktails and craft beer to keep all your colleagues full and merry. One particular Italian restaurant had its own antipasto bar and just for that alone it gets our vote. Some venues offer cool outdoor facilities, too! You can even have a dip in a terrace pool, just don’t forget to take off your fake Santa beard first!
Across the water, the vibe is a bit more chilled-out and there are plenty of unique Christmas party venues. There’s a handful of awesome spaces just off Stanley St Plaza, including rooftop style bars inspired by surf culture and cool spots offering fine gastropub dining in a private room. Incredible views of the Southbank area are included. On the edge of Musgrave Park, there are Christmas party venues with jaw-dropping city skyline views from. Some of them even offer private balconies for hundreds of guests!
Now you know where to look for top Christmas party spots in Brisbane, but maybe you need some more inspiration?
Ugly Christmas Sweater parties are all the rage in Brisbane of late, so go all out and get yourself the corniest Christmas sweater you can find. And don’t be afraid to really glam it up too. Add some glitter or some lighting Christmas baubles to really get into the swing of things and celebrate in, well, not exactly style, but in the real spirit of the festivities.
Maybe though you want something a bit more mature and would like to host a Christmas Masquerade Ball. Our of our favourite unique Christmas party ideas though is Christmas Around the World. You pick a country out of a hat and need to dress up in clothing similar to what they wear at Christmas there. Have fun and Merry Christmas!
Don't worry if you are struggling to come up with a few fun games to get your party started! We created a great Christmas games blog post for this very situation. Why not get your party started with activities like Christmas Karaoke and White Elephant Gift exchanges!
Some of the best ways to reduce costs for your event are to look for minimum spend venues. These event spaces won't charge you a hire fee, you will simply have to spend a certain amount of money on food and beverages. You can also save money by looking for BYOB venues, which will allow you to provide your own beverages for the event.
Some of our favourite venues are:
The Sailors Corner is a great place for a more laid back Christmas party. The venue has plenty of room for dinner and then for dancing afterwards. This space can accommodate up to 50 people for an unforgettable party.
The Parlour at The Inchcolm is an elegant venue with a long dinner table that is perfect for a more formal gathering. Here you will find amazing floor-to-ceiling windows and a fantastic bar with some of the best wines Australia has to offer.
The Library at Ovolo The Valley is part of the famous botique hotel in Fortitude Valley. With a warm atmosphere and luxurious red and green fabrics, The Library is the perfect place to celebrate your Christmas Party this year.
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