Where to hold your Christmas party in Auckland

October is here, and Halloween is a gentle reminder that Christmas is around the corner, and you better start planning your Christmas party. First thing you should be checking off your list is the venue. The secret to a successful party is the perfect venue. While looking for the perfect venue, you should be looking for qualities like location, food, service, ambience, parking facilities. We have picked top 5 Christmas Party Venues in Auckland that offers it all.

The Deck at Ostro

The Deck at Ostro is Britomart’s best-kept secret and the leading event space in Auckland. Britomart lies at the ideal city-centre location. Minibus and driver hire in Auckland can easily take your guests there. The lower level is a french fine dining restaurant. On the level up is the fashionable and sophisticated bar. Spacious balcony serves the best view of the city. A deck is a stunning place for a Christmas party. 

Indoor and outdoor seating can accommodate up to 150 guests. This year they’re offering Christmas lunch and dinner set menu packages starting at $75 per person with options to add champagne, pre-dining canapés and cocktails. The team at the Deck will make sure you get everything off your liking. The bite-size menu, Oyster and Seafood platter are ideal for a party. You can also opt for a live DJ. 

Tantalus Estate

Take your Christmas party game up a notch by booking the elegant Tantalus Estate. It promises a memorable experience. The Estate lies on Onetangi Valley on Waiheke Island. You need to take a 35 minutes ferry ride from central Auckland and then only 15 minutes drive from the ferry terminal. Indoor and outdoor venues provide a unique experience with views of the state of the art brewery and vines. 

All the venues spaces are flexible. The Estate has one main restaurant and a private dining room. The private dining room can fit 22 guests for sit-down dinners and 50 for cocktail style party. Book the hand-crafted wine and beer tasting and enjoy canapes at their cellar door space and the Alibi Brewer’s Lounge. The food here is fresh and flavourful made with local ingredients.  

Allely Estate

Allely Estate has everything it takes to make a great party venue. The location is beautiful, the food is delicious, and the service is impeccable. It lies at the scenic city of Kumeu. It is only 20 minutes ride away from Auckland city centre. Allely Estate offers three event spaces, Heritage Villa, Outdoor Marquee and beautiful gardens. 

For an intimate and elegant party go for a historic villa. Marquee comes with removable clear sides, chandeliers, and Astroturf flooring. The Estate can organise a dance floor, DJ, and photo booth on request. The capacity of this venus ranges from 30 to 200 people. Food is the highlight, along with professional staff, and talented event planners. Skilful chefs at the Allely Estate cater to all needs. You can tailor your finger food menu, plated menu and buffet menu. 

Zookeeper’s Son

Zookeeper’s Son is a welcoming space. This one is a people pleaser. It is a multipurpose venue at the edge of the Royal Oak. There is a Main Bar, Mezzanine, rooftop, and alfresco dining. Enjoy live music at the Main Bar on Fridays and Saturdays. Above the Main Bar is Mezzanine. It gives the feel of a private area while still having a view of the space. It can accommodate 100 guests. 

For a more private experience, hire the rooftop. It comes with a separate entrance, private bar, bathroom, and you can play your music. It will accommodate 120 guests. If you are looking for a more casual space for your party, go for alfresco dining. It is ideal for Cocktail style party of up to 40 guests or a sit-down dinner of up to 25 guests. The food is fantastic with gluten-free and vegetarian options available. The parking is free.

White + Wong’s

White + Wong’s at Viaduct is an Asian fusion restaurant. It promises tasty food and charming spaces. The food has a modern twist on classic street foods of China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand.  There are six function spaces to choose from, The Blue Dragon Room, The Jade Dragon, Opium Den, Conservatory, The Silk Room, and A Room with a water view. Each room has its characteristic and charm. 

For a small Christmas gathering of up to 6 people, go for The Blue Dragon Room and The Jade Dragon. Opium Den is a charismatic room in the centre of the restaurant with a capacity of 10 people. The conservatory is ideal for a large party, cocktails and canapes (18 seated and 40 cocktails). The Silk Room is an intimate dining room that seats 8 to 12 guests. A room with a water view is for 12 to 16 people. White and Wing’s Two has locations in Auckland – Viaduct and Newmarket. Newmarket has six event spaces. Event spaces at the Newmarket can accommodate 30 to 100 people. 

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