Don’t shoot the messenger, but it’s that time of year again. Yes, we’re talking Christmas. The time when your social calendar is scarily booked up and the thought of attending yet another function is almost too much to take. But we’re here to tell you to buckle up and get ready for the ride, because like it not, Christmas is happening and it’s time to get your party on.
Obviously, we want your Christmas party to rival all others, so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Perth venues just for you.
Here’s where to throw a killer Christmas party in Perth.
Northbridge and Carousel
You’ll definitely have a merry mini Christmas at Holey Moley, as you putt your way through different pop-culture-themed courses sipping on cocktails all the way. With a fully stocked bar, tasty bites and a variety of pricing packages available at both locations, you’re guaranteed a good time.
Sitting pretty alongside Holey Moley Carousel is Strike; a 10-lane bowling alley, karaoke, escape room and laser tag extravaganza. With all this going on in one space, you can easily put together the perfect party mix of activities, delicious cocktails and gourmet bites from the kitchen.
A night at Palace Arcade is always a good time, but did you know they also host a mean party? With space for groups of 10 up to 160 and loads of different event packages to choose from, you can combine gaming with big pizzas with an even bigger range of tasty cocktails, making for big time fun this Christmas.
As a hub for all-things social, Freo.Social is an obvious choice for a function, and they’ve got a bunch of Christmas packages on offer for groups large and small. Keep it casual with a reserved space in the back or front yard and soak up the communal vibes, or book a private room that’s just for you.
Midori Teppanyaki & Bar
Combining food with theatre, a night out at Midori Teppanyaki & Bar is much more than your average dinner. They have several spaces reserved for functions, but we’re all about soaking up the craziness that happens around the teppanyaki table, and all the over-the-top cocktail making behind the bar.
Throw a tropical twist on Christmas and gather your friends for a fiesta at Panama Social. They’ve got options for groups of all sizes—you can even hire the entire venue if you get in early enough—complete with tasty street eats, unique cocktails, and Latino party vibes.
Perth Mess Hall
Taking bookings for groups of 20 or more, Perth Mess Hall is a super laidback place to celebrate Christmas with your work pals. Guests can pay as they go from the food trucks, or you can set a dollar limit per head and front the cash for your team. Beverage packages include tap beers and cider, house wines and bubbles, on-tap cocktails, softies and juices, and all packages include nibbles on arrival.
Seasonal Brewing Co.
Seasonal Brewing Co. hasn’t been open all that long, but it’s already proving to be a popular spot for group gatherings. The spacious function hall is available for exclusive hire and includes access to a private bar and events drinks packages, while the sunny beer garden is perfect for small groups, provided you’re willing to risk not having a booking.
The quiet oasis at The Standard is the perfect setting for any function, especially when the weather is fine. With food and beverage packages for all occasions—think everything from grazing boards to exclusive personal chef food stations—a party in the leafy wine garden or up on the deck makes for one of the classiest Christmas parties going around.
Badlands Beer Garden
For Christmas functions with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe, check out the Badlands Beer Garden. With two spaces available, Badlands can cater for up to 100 guests in their vibrant outdoor areas, both adorned with festive lighting, and provide catering for your group from the on-site food trucks.
Hylin Back Bar
With its very cool industrial fit-out and mouth-watering menu, Hylin Back Bar is an excellent choice for a Christmas function, and they’ve got a great range of options for groups of up to 50. Set a bar tab or create a tailored drinks package, throw down for a huge grazing table and you’ve got yourself a party.
The Thai taste-masters at Long Chim aren’t shy when it comes to events, catering for everything from private dining to casual courtyard parties with varied dining and drinking packages. If you want to get interactive, lock in a 90-minute cocktail masterclass with head bartender James Connolly.
Perfect for small groups, Sauma offers budget-friendly function packs to cater for those looking to celebrate over a long lazy lunch or dinner. With special set menus ready to tantalise your tastebuds, all you need to do is pair up with your choice of beverage package and sit back and relax.
Core Cider House
If you’re willing to travel a little further afield, Core Cider House might just be the venue you’re looking for. With a gorgeous courtyard, share platters and set menu options, Core can cater for groups of between 15 and 50 people, and is the perfect little escape from the Christmas chaos happening around the CBD.
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