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Here’s How To Win A Cool $5K To Put Towards The Ultimate Christmas Party

By Renée Ardon-Coppinger

Already counting down to the moment you can turn on your 'Out Of Office' for the year? Tilley and Wills are giving you the chance to score yourself $5K worth of end of year celebrations—$2.5K towards the ultimate Christmas party for your work team and $2.5K to spend on your own private event. Yep, that’s two parties for the price of well, none.

Whether you're after a laid-back local for pre-Christmas catchups or a charming French haven for a giant engagement shindig, we’ve compiled 5 iconic Sydney venues to double the cheer at this season.

The Vacay Vibe: Cabana Bar 

This open-air tropical oasis in Martin Place features a fresh, zesty tasting menu and classic cocktails with a twist. Surrounded by luscious greenery, Cabana Bar has five charming spaces to sip one of their famous spicy margs. Lap up those spectacular balmy Sydney arvos with your work besties—and say good riddance to another year gone by.

Cabana Bar Vacay Vibe

The Urban Jungle: Verandah Bar 

Toast to the end of 2023 right in the heart of the CBD at Verandah. This chic, leafy bar is flooded with tons of natural light and boasts bold flavours from the drinks to the share-style plates. We’re obsessed with the checkered floors and the choice of eight versatile spaces to suit the most intimate to outrageous of celebrations.

Verandah Bar Urban Jungle Sydney venue hire

The Casual Fine Diner: Social Dining

It’s all about casual fine dining without the stuffiness at Social Dining. Also part of the Verandah Precinct, this is a space for guests who love great food without the fuss. Offering up the largest private dining room in all of Sydney—the eclectic space seats 30—Social Dining's Head Chef Anthony Musa will help throw you one hell of a party with your colleagues or crew, or they've got plenty of space for bigger stand up functions too if that's the mood you're after. Tuck into hand made pastas and divine local Australian seafood plates, washed down with a couple of glasses from their meticulously curated vino list.

Social Dining

The Laidback Local: Greenwood Hotel

Surrounded by historic sandstone architecture, North Sydney’s The Greenwood Hotel brings laid-back luxe vibes with festoon lights and loads of greenery. Keen for a more indoor feel? The large indoor chapel with its funky ceiling and arched windows is the place to be. This good vibes gastropub is all about classic dishes done right, as well as tons of crowd-favourite canapés for your relaxed stand up function. With a gutsy vino and drinks menu to suit your entire work gang, this welcoming spot is a no brainer.

Greenwood Hotel chapel indoor event space

The European Twist: Bistro Mosman 

Say oui oui to Bistro Mosman—a charming French haven perfect for a sophisticated function that’ll make guests swoon. With pastel tones, luxurious geometric textures and light-flooded windows galore, prepare for an afternoon of delightful Parisian fare and charming European hospitality. There’s even a sneaky bespoke gin and whiskey bar hiding out the back, so you can keep the party going long into the night.

Bistro Mosman

Party-planning senses tingling? So are ours. To get yourself in the running to win this iconic prize and double your Christmas cheer, head to the competition page and simply fill in your details—it’s that easy. In the meantime, get that celebration mood board together and start planning that unforgettable event the whole team will be speaking about way into the new year.

Editor’s note: this article was produced in partnership with Tilley and Wills. Thank you for supporting the partners who make Urban List possible. To read our editorial policy, click here.

Image credits: Cabana Bar, Verandah Bar, Social Dining, Greenwood Hotel,  Bistro Mosman

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