Here in Perth, we are blessed with some of the most spectacular weather in the country. So it only makes sense that when we need to host a soiree, we do it outdoors. And as luck would have it, our fair city also boasts some stunning summery spots.
Here are our picks of Perth's best outdoor venues for your next shindig.
This beautiful cafe-come-restaurant in leafy Nedlands has speccy spaces perfect for an outdoor function. The courtyard area and backyard gardens at Little Way both offer lush settings, with options to dine under the sky and stars or beneath the retractable roof (yes, fancy).
Perth’s hidden rooftop bar, situated on the top floor of The Flour Factory, is set aside purely for private functions, making it very special indeed. Its part lounge, part outdoor terrace, and also boasts a lush green garden. Perfect for cocktail parties, sundowners or even small seated dinners.
When it comes to outdoor venues in Perth, you don’t get much better than right on WA’s coastline. Hamptons has a stunning outdoor deck area dubbed The Beachside Bar, perfect for those who want to sit and enjoy a drink while taking in one of the best views of Perth.
When an outdoor area is called The Wine Garden, it’s got our attention. The Standard's outdoor function area is cool and breezy, perfect for a fun outdoor party. You’ll be immersed in greenery, colourful shade and twinkling lights, all while enjoying the spectacular Perth city backdrop.
At this North Freo gem, you can host a function in the outdoor vine-covered courtyard. Nice. So you can kick back and enjoy the serenity while the team in the kitchen and the bar take care of everything—they can either prepare a customised private menu or even a banquet if your group is big enough.
The Old Laundry
The beautiful outdoor space at The Old Laundry is perfect for a summer soiree. Plus, they offer exclusive functions menus to make your shindig as seamless as possible.
Arguably one of the most beautiful buildings around Perth, Guildhall is a pretty special place to hold an event. With the food coming in from Propeller, drinks flowing freely and a pretty epic courtyard, this is going to be one beautiful party whether you choose to sit down or go cocktail-style.
If you don’t have Instagram, you’ll want to get it just so you can snap the beautiful outdoor function set up at Mandoon. Think artfully decorated tables, set amongst the lush gardens of their sprawling lawn, and your private chef tending the spit roast, stunning salads and charcuterie platters. All while guests are soaking up the Swan Valley sunshine. Ah, we’re getting excited just thinking about it.
Iconic family restaurant Roma Cucina started over fifty years ago has recently opened a new chapter, with the restaurant undergoing a magic facelift and revitalisation. Part of it includes a gorgeous outdoor courtyard, perfect for hosting a group function with classic Italian dining in the heart of Freo’s west end.
The Guildford Hotel
It’s no secret how much we love The Guildford Hotel here at The Urban List, so when we caught wind of the fact you can host a private event here, we were intrigued to say the least. Can we get the cheeseburger spring rolls? What about the ping pong table? The answers are yes and probably if you ask nicely. Take your pick from the Hiscox Courtyard (with the retractable roof—perfect if you’re worried about the weather) or the 1907 verandah and then let them do the rest!
Have you ever seen one of those extreme makeover shows where you absolutely cannot believe the before and after is the same person? Well, Henry Summer is a lot like that. Taking over from what used to be The Shed, this is an extreme makeover at it's very best. With so.much.greenery, five bars and more hangout spaces than we can count, the team here can cater for any shingdig you could ever dream up.
Want more? Here are a few Perth venues that will make your next work function bearable.
The Standard | Image credit: Louise Coghill