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5 Christmas Party Venues Worth the Trip Outside the CBD
Searching for the perfect venue for your end-of-year Christmas or summer party can be tedious.
For some reason, many Sydney-based companies seem to have an unnecessary expectation that the event must be held within the CBD. This requirement doesn’t seem to be as high on the agenda in cities like Melbourne or Brisbane.
We think it’s about time Sydneysiders looked outside the confines of the inner-city streets and explore some out of town venue, trust us, they are totally worth the trip!
From rooftop venues, unique themed event spaces, harbourside beauties to brand new venues, there are many reasons why you should consider taking your Christmas party somewhere outside the CBD.
To help make your planning easier, here are a couple we hand-picked…
1. St Paul’s Events & Stays | Sydney’s best rooftop event space!
Picture your very own private rooftop with views of the city, stylish architecture and furniture, overhead cover for if it rains or you need a spot of shade, and a giant BBQ for catering up to 150 guests.
That’s exactly what you get at St Paul’s Events & Stays – (what we think is) Sydney’s best rooftop event space.
We picture a long table for a sumptuous leisurely lunch or dinner under the stars. Or get in an acoustic duo and host the best chilled-out summer cocktail party in town with up to 150 of your besties!
To check availability and find out more contact the team via: www.eventbirdie.com/venue/st-pauls-events-and-stays/
2. Eleven & Rouge | Sydney’s best themed event space for parties!
Step inside Eleven & Rouge and be transported to one of Sydney’s most interesting and unique themed event spaces. Decadent, immersive and fun, this venue is unlike any others in town.
The creative team running Eleven & Rouge will help you host one helluva party. Part of experience the experience can include their in-house stylist helping you to dress in costume (they have plenty of options onsite for you to choose from). In addition, there are activities (such as Whiskey Tasting, retro video games and more…), photo opportunities and themed spaces decked out with furniture custom-made for Elton John and Rhianna (for real!).
Order pizzas to the venue or use one of their approved caterers to fill your guests.
To check availability and find out more contact the team via: www.eventbirdie.com/venue/eleven-and-rouge/
3. Empire Lounge | Right on Sydney Harbour
Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Empire Lounge is a great spot day or night for a summer party. Take in the views, enjoy the exceptional cocktails and seafood and have one of those parties that leaves everyone feeling spoilt and happy…
To check availability and find out more contact the team via: www.eventbirdie.com/venue/empire-lounge/
P.S. For more venues perched on the shores of Sydney Harbour search here.
4. EPICURE at Taronga Zoo | Brand New Renos AH-MAZING!
Have you seen the fabulous new spaces at Taronga Zoo?! Having recently undergone a huge renovation, the Taronga Centre now boasts some of Sydney’s most AH-MAZING function rooms for hosting special events. Wide open terraces make the most of the brilliant views and join the indoors with the outdoors seamlessly.
The venue has recently reopened and will be popular, so if you can’t get a date for 2019, book early for 2020 and beyond!
To check availability and find out more contact the team via: www.eventbirdie.com/venue/epicure-at-taronga-zoo/
5. The Blue Room Bondi | Famous location, Stylish Interiors, Excellent Catering
Who wouldn’t want to attend a party at Bondi Beach? Sure, it’s out of the CBD, but it has an allure that’s definitely worth the extra effort to travel.
With views of the beach, stylish interiors and Grand Pacific Group’s well-renowned chefs in the kitchen, The Blue Room Bondi is a great choice for those looking for somewhere a little extra special.
To check availability and find out more contact the team via: www.eventbirdie.com/venue/the-blue-room-bondi/
P.S. All of these venues can be accessed by public transport, and now that Uber is part of our lives, getting a “taxi” during peak party season isn’t the issue it used to be. So, take the team somewhere different to celebrate this year and leave the office far behind…