C&G’s Guide to Christmas Party Venues

Can you believe how fast the year has flown by? Neither can we! Before we know it, the silly season is fast approaching and we need to celebrate. Whether you’re rewarding your colleagues with an end-of-year party or simply gathering your friends for drinks, it’s never too early to start locking down a venue. In this latest blog, C&G list some trendy Melbourne venues that will wow your guests – have a read!

Arbory Afloat

It’s Melbourne’s largest floating bar and restaurant, an extension of the iconic Arbory Bar and Eatery found conveniently along the Yarra River next to Flinders Street Station. Inspired by the poolside vibes of 1970s Miami, this spacious dining and lounge space is decked out with palm trees, pastel décor and even a pool! Your guests will love the woodfired pizzas, specialty summer cocktails and share-friendly Latin American dishes. Arbory Afloat is only open during summer so book here before it leaves Melbourne!

B. Lucky & Sons

Enjoy some nostalgic fun at this adult arcade bar. Think NBA Hoops, Space Invaders and Mario Kart! They are no strangers to hosting Christmas parties with heaps of packages that cater to your group size in a reserved function space!

The George Lounge

A little closer to home, the George Lounge in St Kilda has a decade-long history of luxe and Australian craft spirits. It’s been recently renovated so definitely worth having a look if you’re searching for a glamorous backdrop to your evening. Their function brochure can be found here!

Holey Moley

This is a great option if your group enjoys relaxed, competitive fun! There are heaps of pop culture themed mini golf courses, karaoke, as well as bar eats to keep everyone partying. The best part is they specialise in Christmas parties and functions so you can enquire about the available packages and pick one that suits you!

Riverland Bar

Another Yarra River gem, Riverland Bar is located in the cultural heart of Melbourne in the Federation Wharf vaults, next to the Arts Centre and Southbank Precinct. This venue is available all year round so you can enjoy cold drinks on a warm summer evening, or turn up the heaters if the Melbourne chills decide to drop in. They have an impressive menu of cocktails, wine and beer, as well as bar snacks, sharing plates, and larger mains. Check out this link for their function spaces and catering options!


03 9531 1245
90 Ormond Road,
Elwood Vic 3184
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Black Rock

03 9589 3133
3 Bluff Road,
Black Rock Vic 3193
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Port Melbourne

03 9646 4444
1/103D Bay Street,
Port Melbourne Vic 3207
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