Newcastle Hunter Valley

Time To Get Xmas Party Prepped

Deck the Halls with Beer and Wine

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It’s almost time to find your fav Christmas sweater and put on a Santa hat because before you know it, the festive season will knocking at your door! You might be thinking it's only September right? But whether you’re looking for an evening surrounded by cocktails and a cheeky Chrissie spread, or an action-packed day full of fun for all, it's time to start planning your festive celebrations.

A festive night on the town…

If you've been given the task of organising your work Christmas party, let the stress fall off your shoulders and choose a venue that can cater to all your festivity shenanigans.

The Lucky Hotel
The Lucky Hotel offers versatile spaces from 20-150 pax for both cocktail and sit down style parties and has an awesome Xmas Party Special which includes a Complimentary Xmas Cocktail on arrival to each guest PLUS a $100 Gift Voucher for the organiser! 

To Book quote code LUCKYXMAS18 when booking your group. 
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The Lucky

If you just want to chill by the harbour with a glass of something in hand and soak up some harbour views, than you can't go wrong with anywhere along Honeysuckle. From the Japanese flavours of Nagisa to cocktails at MoneyPenny, lazy lunches at Signora or those meaty flavours at MEET. There's a space for both big and small workgroups that take in those perfect waterfront views. 

Whilst not new by any means, there are loads of new flavours on the menu. Chef Rodney Scales has brought a vegan and vego dining experience together with spectacular harbour views.  For something a little more private book out the upstairs room which comes with those balcony benefits!

Merewether Surfhouse
At Christmas time what more do you need than ocean views, food and booze. Surfhouse offers various waterfront options that can hold between 40 and 350 guests, perfect for your festive season catch up!

The Flying Tiger
From the casual courtyard, to the cocktail-style setting, fine dining or tapas, The Flying Tiger offers up a multitude of entertainment spaces for you to get social in.

Parry Street Garage
If you’re in need of a large open space accompanied by a night filled with cocktails, wine and of course food…. then Parry Street Garage is for you! They have managed to nail the dynamic combination of an upbeat- cocktails with a casual-style twist, so you can fill the tables with pizzas and Christmas cheer.

Something New

Get in the good books with your clients and staff and shout them out to somewhere they've yet to try.  

Ginger Meg's
Nothing quite says thank you like a night out at Newcastle's hottest new venue. The Asian-inspired cocktail and food menu is sure to rock your Xmas socks.
Bannisters Port Stephens
Due to open later this month, the luxury accommodation and restaurant property are brought to you by world-renowned chef and tv presenter Rick Stein. The ocean-themed menu and waterfront views will be sure to impress. 
Bannisters Port Stephens

Newcastle’s newest hotspot is open and ready for Christmas. If you have a workplace full of Whisky-lovers then Babylon is your spot. Oysters, mussels, steaks and sandwiches- take your pick for your Christmas spread! 

The Falcon
Opening on a few months back, you may have yet to try this little gem. Located in Newcastle East everyone's been raving about the southern inspired flavours that Mike and Brendan have been pumping out!

Great Northern Hotel
Set to open in the first week of November it will make for the ideal Chrissy party location. The transformation of one of Newcastle's most iconic buildings is guaranteed to be one of the most anticipated openings of the year. 


If You Prefer The Outdoors

If you've been stuck at your desk all year and want to kick off the festive season in the outdoors - then scrap the pub idea and check out this list below. Christmas in Australia is always hot and sunny so why not take advantage of it!

Sand Dune Safaris
60 minutes full of adrenalin, sunshine and laughs. Located on Stockton beach, this is a perfect Christmas bonding activity for you and your colleagues to enjoy!

Slice – Pizza Golf Bar
A night filled with virtual golf and endless amounts of pizza sound like the perfect end to the working year right? Book you and your work colleagues in for some pizza, golf and beers! 

Lowlands Bowling Club
If your workplace is a little competitive then maybe go head to head over a game of barefoot bowls! And if you don’t know where to start with the food planning then Lowlands burger and fries bar can put you at ease.

Holey Moley Golf Club
The one-stop party place is here! Bowling, Putt-Putt, laser tag all accompanied by a bar and kitchen to accommodate for you and your fellow working-pals!

Hunter Valley Wine Tour
Book a bus, or some accommodation and take your team wine tasting! Only 45 minutes up the road you can't go wrong with a day or sipping and eating on some of the Hunter Valley's best. Click Here for some Wine Country inspo.

Murray's Brewery
For the craft beer lovers, get your work gang together and head up to Murray's for a day on the ales. Whether you head up for a Sunday session with the free live music or a sit-down meal you can't go wrong with the super chilled vibes of Murray's Brewery.

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