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The Best Christmas Party Venues in Melbourne

Don’t stress about your end of year events and start organising your Christmas celebration now! Whether you’re after casual drinks or a balls-out celebration for 400, we’ve got you covered from intimate restaurants to casual and cool cocktail bars. Check out these awesome venues across Melbourne.

1. Cocktail Lounge, Campari House

Established in 1967, Campari House has become one of the best and most iconic Italian restaurants in Melbourne. The cocktail lounge is private and features intimate booths, low lighting and comfortable leather chesterfields. The Italian food and vast selection of drinks will leave your guests satisfied.

  • Venue: Campari House
  • Address: 23-25 Hardware Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 90
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Private Dining, Wedding

2. Restaurant space, The Boathouse

Nestled amongst the banks of the Maribyrnong, with post-card river views, sits the very cosy and wonderful Boathouse. The Boathouse is the ideal city escape where your guests can unwind and relax with delicious food and fantastic wine. The restaurant space can fit up to 150 guests seated or standing.

  • Venue: The Boathouse
  • Address: 7 The Blvd, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Private Dining, Wedding

3. Exclusive Hire, Khokolat Bar

Vibrant, lively and full of colour, Khokolat Bar is atmospheric and guaranteed to be a good time! Featuring contemporary decor, ample lounge seating, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound, this is the perfect venue to let your hair down and enjoy the Christmas festivities.

  • Venue: Khokolat Bar
  • Address: 43 Hardware Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 350
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Conference, Team Activity

4. The Poolhouse, Ballers Clubhouse

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, Ballers Clubhouse is filled with memorable entertainment and is the ideal location for a work Christmas party. The Poolhouse is decked out with a fancy cocktail bar, shuffle courts, and comfy cabanas where guests can mingle and relax.

  • Venue: Ballers Clubhouse
  • Address: 2 Coverlid Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Private Dining, Wedding

5. Private Dining Room, Ludlow Bar

Ludlow Bar is a fantastic and lively venue that epitomises Melbourne’s riverside drinking and dining culture. With mesmerising waterfront and city skyline views, this contemporary private venue is the ideal space for an intimate Christmas celebration.

  • Venue: Ludlow Bar
  • Address: 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006
  • Capacity: 22
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Private Dining, Meetings & Workshops

6. The Atrium, The Smith Prahran

Located off Prahran’s busy Chapel Street is the local favourite and historically significant, The Smith Prahran. Originally built in the 1850s this venue is beautiful and filled with plenty of sunshine that seeps down through a glass roof. This is the perfect location for laidback work Christmas drinks.

  • Venue: The Smith Prahran
  • Address: 213 High St, Prahran VIC 3181
  • Capacity: 200
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Team Activity, Wedding

7. Harbourview Room, The Promenade Docklands

The Promenade Docklands is a premier waterfront venue featuring expansive water views and stunning interiors. With floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a private balcony, this elegant venue is ideal for those looking to throw a luxury Christmas event.

  • Venue: The Promenade Docklands
  • Address: Suite 2, Level 1/78 Newquay Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008
  • Capacity: 550
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Meetings & Workshops, Conference, Wedding, Private Dining, Team Activity, Presentation

8. The incubator, Fixation Brewing

Looking for a unique space to host your company Christmas party? Conveniently located on Smith St in Collingwood, The incubator, is a large, light-filled space with high share tables in a modern brewing space. The incubator can comfortably fit up to 100 people standing and offers bespoke food and beverage packages that your guests will love.

  • Venue: Fixation Brewing
  • Address: 414 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Team Activity, Presentation, Meetings & Workshops

9. Exclusive Hire, The Kilburn

Standing proudly on the intersection of Burwood and Glenferrie Roads, this beautiful heritage-listed building houses one of Melbourne’s best venues, The Kilburn. Boasting an Italian-style rendered brick exterior and stylish modern interior, this venue is ideal for an impressive Christmas celebration. Exclusive hire of this space has a capacity of 200 standing.

  • Venue: The Kilburn
  • Address: 348 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122
  • Capacity: 200
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Private Dining, Wedding

10. The Hop Bar, Beer DeLuxe Fed Square

If there’s one place you can count on for a memorable function in a vibrant, lively atmosphere – it’s Beer DeLuxe at Melbourne CBD. The Hop Bar is every beer lover’s dream with 40 beers on tap, a large private bar, an expansive terrace and a beer garden.

  • Venue: Beer DeLuxe Fed Square
  • Address: Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 300
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Private Dining, Wedding

When it comes to finding the perfect Christmas party venue, Melbourne bookers can trust HeadBox to help find the perfect space for a memorable event. So let’s get started – contact the HeadBox team today!


1. Who can use HeadBox?

Anyone! Whether you’re a corporate booker looking for a private dining room, meeting room, Christmas or EOFY party venue or you’re a social booker looking for the perfect spot to host your birthday party, hens night or wedding – HeadBox has you covered.

2. What is HeadBox?

HeadBox connects corporate and consumer bookers with venues and suppliers and is the easy way to book, manage and deliver everything in one place. No long searches, no stress, no hidden costs.

3. How do I submit an event brief?

Submitting an event brief is an easy process. Our intuitive brief builder will take you through a series of questions collecting all the necessary details needed to host a great event. We want to know details such as where your event will take place, on what date, how many people are attending, and what your total budget is. Once you submit this information, relevant and available venues will respond to your brief!

4. How long will it take for venues to respond?

Our venues are super quick to respond! You should receive responses or a proposal within 24-48 business hours.

5. What are the top 5 things to consider when choosing a venue?

The cost, the location, style, capacity & catering options.