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The Best Venues to Celebrate Fringe Festival

The biggest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere is back again this year in Adelaide! Looking for a last minute private function space to get in on the celebrations? We’ve gathered some of the best venue hire Adelaide wide, so you can enjoy all of the festivities.

1. The Stag Public House, Whole Level One

Situated right in the heart of the entertainment precinct of Adelaide CBD, Stag Public House has plenty of charm. Level One is available for exclusive hire, including both a private bar and access to the entire balcony overlooking both Rundle St and the East End Parklands. The bright and modern interior opens to the cosy balcony, complete with fairy lights, surrounding greenery and cushioned seating perfect for relaxing and enjoying the view. With plenty of space for all your guests to celebrate, this venue hire won’t disappoint.

  • Venue: Stag Public House
  • Address: 299 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000
  • Capacity: 350
  • Event Type: Private dining, Private parties, Networking venues, Wedding

2. Distill, Level 1 Function/Entertainment Room

Tucked right in the hustle and bustle of Rundle St, Distill is the perfect spot to enjoy or cocktail or two to celebrate. Their Level 1 Function Room is an eccentric mix of heritage features and modern flair. With exposed brick, stained arched windows and Victorian furniture complemented by a hanging disco ball and neon lights, this venue hire embodies the fun of Fringe Festival. Accommodating up to 140 guests and complete with its own private bar, Distill will keep your guests celebrating in all night long.

  • Venue: Distill
  • Address: 286 Rundle Street, Adelaide SA 5000
  • Capacity: 140
  • Event Type: Private parties, Networking venues, Other

3. Strathmore Hotel, Verandah Bar

Sitting just opposite Adelaide Railway Station, Strathmore Hotel is perfect to unwind and enjoy the Fringe Festival buzz. Their recently renovated Verandah Bar enjoys sweeping views of North Terrace, accompanied by a retractable roof to keep the celebrations rolling no matter the weather. Get cosy near the indoor fireplace and sample some of the locally distilled spirits or curated selection of beers on tap. With a capacity of up to 170 guests, this venue hire has you covered for all of your Fringe celebrations. 

  • Venue: Strathmore Hotel
  • Address: 129 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
  • Capacity: 170
  • Event Type: Private dining, Private parties, Networking venues, Other

4. 2KW Restaurant and Bar, Cabanas

If you’re after postcard perfect views of the city skyline, this rooftop venue hire is calling your name. Situated on the top floor of a heritage building in the CBD, 2KW Restaurant and Bar feels light and bright thanks to floor to ceiling windows. For more intimate Fringe celebrations, the rooftop Cabanas are available for exclusive hire for up to 12 guests. With a wrap around design and perfect outlook of the city skyline, the Cabanas are bordered by hedges on either side for privacy. Enjoy the premium views and a menu inspired by local produce with an international flair, all on the comfortable cushioned seating.

  • Venue: 2KW Restaurant and Bar
  • Address: 2 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000
  • Capacity: 12
  • Event Type: Private parties, Networking venues, Other

5. Treasury 1860, Courtyard

Want to enjoy one of the prettiest gardens in the CBD? Treasury 1860 has just the spot. Their emphasis on style is reflected in the iconic heritage exterior, and an interior designed by award winning architecture team Studio-Gram. The Courtyard provides a perfect oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city, complete with a water fountain and a garden full of calming greenery. Included is a clear marquee in the cooler months, with festoon lighting and gas heaters, ensuring your guests can enjoy the celebrations in comfort no matter the weather. With a capacity of up to 150, give your guests a slice of serenity with this venue hire.

  • Venue: Treasury 1860
  • Address: 144 King William Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Private dining, Private parties, Networking venues, Wedding, Other

6. Light Adelaide, Beags

Reflect the artistic flair of Fringe Festival with a venue that celebrates creativity and innovation. The Beags space at Light Adelaide is the perfect spot to enjoy the fresh air, with an outdoor bar and dining area for up to 160 guests. Lush greenery combines with the timber finishes and exposed brick exterior of the building, setting a modern industrial vibe. With both a DJ booth and a marquee shelter for all weather conditions, this venue hire sets the perfect tone for all of your Fringe celebrations.

  • Venue: Light Adelaide
  • Address: 63 Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000
  • Capacity: 160
  • Event Type: Private dining, Private parties, Networking venues, Other

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


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