Best Sydney Christmas Party Venues for 2023

POSTED ON Aug 2, 2023

Need to book your Christmas party? We’ve done the leg work for you. Sit back and choose from our top picks of Sydney Christmas Party venues for 2023.

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  1. Missony
  2. Manly Yacht Club
  3. The New Hampton Hotel
  4. The Rooftop Sydney
  5. Parkroyal Darling Harbour
  6. The Royal Exchange of Sydney
  7. Orso Bayside
  8. 12-Micron
  9. The Lansdowne Hotel
  10. Seadrift Distillery

1. Missony in Newtown

Christmas Feast at Sydney’s Hottest New Venue

It’s a good chance your colleagues haven’t been here yet, so treat them to Newtown’s most elegant new addition that promises a sumptuous feast in a stunning surrounding. Serving Middle Eastern flavours, their sharing style Christmas feast includes mouth watering meats like Angus medallion steak and 12 hours of lamb shoulder, rainbows of vegetables, dips and baked bread, their famous Zatter dynamite tiger prawns, and a deliciously decadent range of desserts. Missony cater for your party’s special dietary requirements and are flexible with their packages.

You can take over the whole venue; maximum capacity is 120 seated or 150 standing. This is equally a great option for smaller teams that are looking for a long table and some great food and drinks.

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Sydney Christmas Functions

2. Manly Yacht Club

A Christmas Function to Remember

Kick back with your colleagues and soak up the spectacular harbour views at Manly Yacht Club this Chrissy season. Options include:

  • Team Kayaking & BBQ lunch on the huge covered balcony
  • Waterfront buffet lunch
  • Sunset cocktail party with dancing into the night

Manly Yacht Club offer gives you the flexibility to use any caterer, cater yourself or use one of the caterers they recommend. Suited to both seated and cocktail style functions, the hall can seat up to 100 guests and the covered balcony seats up to 60 guests. The entire vane can hold 170 for a cocktail style function.

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Waterfront Sydney Christmas Parties

3. The New Hampton Hotel

Potts Point Chrissy Functions

This cosy Gastro Pun in Potts Point oozes a warm and inviting atmosphere. Unsurprisingly extremely popular for functions; the food is delish, the drinks are made with care and the event manager and staff are super helpful and friendly. They have a few function areas to choose to suit the size of your event and whether you want a stand up/casual event or a formal sit down meal.

Their Christmas packages live up to their reputation in value and quality with canapes and grazing table options for cocktail style affairs. They will also help you organise any extras such as entertainment, AV equipment, photo booths or even casino tables. Just ask.

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Potts Point venue

4. The Rooftop Sydney

Sunset Views over Darling Harbour

Impress your guests or clients at The Rooftop Sydney with a glass frontage that ensures perfect sunset views over Darling Harbour. The retractable roof allows the alfresco area to convert to a fully enclosed room ensuring it’s the perfect space to celebrate any time of year. 

The Rooftop can host exclusive cocktail events for up to 300 guests.

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Darling Harbour Xmas

5. Parkroyal Darling Harbour

End of Year Awards and Acknowledgements

Looking to close off the year with a bit of a presentation, some awards and a more formal order of proceedings? The Blackwattle Room at Parkroyal Darling Harbour is a pillarless ballroom that can also be divided into 3 sections, suiting sit-down events between 40 and 150 guests. Bonus: their pre-function space is filled with light and boasts Darling Harbour views.

The professional event planning team will take care of the details and work with you to deliver a winning menu and event. Parkroyal have the latest in AV technology, including integrated sound systems, three drop-down high definition projectors, as well as that all-important on-site technical support.

Just a 2 minute walk from Town Hall station and a short walk from the CBD, Parkroyal will tick a lot of boxes for your end of year event, including quality, convenience and great service.

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6. The Royal Exchange of Sydney

Top Christmas Party Venue

After a long year of office grind, what better way to celebrate tham at this historic Sydney CBD event space. Offering a sophisticated space with flexible floor plans; The Royal Exchange of Sydney cater for intimate team dinners up to large seated Christmas feasts and cocktail style parties.

The Royal Exchange of Sydney boasts a grand dining room, a private dining room, a bar and outdoor courtyard. They offer a range of event menus and packages including an option to hire the venue and bring in your own caterers. Total maximum standing capacity is 200 guests.

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7. Orso Bayside

Panoramic Harbour Views

Make it easy to host a great Christmas party and knock the socks off your team this season. Whether you want drinks and canapes or a sit down dinner, large or small, Orso can be configured to suit every event.

Reward your staff with the idyllic panoramic views, a fairy light canopy and a private deck with fold-back glass doors opening onto Sydney’s Middle Harbour. The contemporary and elegantly appointed venue enjoys scenery and sailing boats during the day and a spectacular outlook once the sun goes down when the lights shine on the water.

And when it comes to nourishment, you won’t be disappointed, Orso are known for their high standard of catering, attention to detail and helpful events staff. Book in now before it’s too late.

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8. 12 Micron

Sublime Sydney Harbour Views

Sophisticated, yet relaxed, this light filled functions venue in Barangaroo overlooks Sydney Harbour and caters for a wide range of event styles from degustation dining to cocktail receptions. The three spaces available are the large Watermans Room (max 300 cocktail/200 banquet), the semi-private Harbour Room, (120 cocktail/80 seated) and a Private Dining Room seating up to 32.

Operated by the professional team at The Venues Collection, they will curate a beautiful event in this impressive space whatever your requirements. Packages include a dedicated events executive, modern table centerpieces, drinks and optional extras such as cocktails and a professional DJ.

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Christmas Functions Sydney Harbour

9. The Lansdowne Hotel in Chippendale

Enviable End of Year Celebrations

Situated just minutes from Sydney’s Central Railway Station, The Lansdowne Hotel is an iconic pub venue and great for Christmas parties. With a variety of event spaces and styles on offer; you could host a rooftop soiree with city views and festoon lighting, a live performance or karaoke night in The Gig Room or a whole venue takeover (with endless possibilities).

Canape and beverage packages are available upon request. With cost-effective and comprehensive event packages to suit all needs, the Lansdowne team provide event curation and will work with to ensure a flawlessly executed event.

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10. Seadrift Distillery

Unique Venue in Brookvale

In the heart of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, The Seadrift Distillery presents a distinct end of year event experience that seamlessly blends industrial elegance with a welcoming ambiance. This venue, situated in Brookvale’s Arts District, accommodates up to 80 guests cocktail-style.

The dedicated team at Seadrift is renowned for their tailored event offerings, catering to diverse occasions ranging from corporate gatherings to chic cocktail soirées. Their hallmark lies in their adaptability and inventive approach. You could even offer your team something different to close off the year and partake in an in-house tasting.

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“Christmas Functions in Sydney's Northern Beaches

Not found what you were looking for? Wasn’t able to book? That’s OK, because we have many more fantastic Sydney venues to choose from. Hop over to our venue hire Sydney page for more great options this coming festive season.