What's On

Get that Christmas party sorted!

Christmas is creeping up rather quickly and if you’ve still yet to book your work, friend circle, or family Christmas party, we suggest jumping onto it before everything books out!

Whether you’re into booking something a little quirky like a workshop or creative experience, or just need a great venue to host the social catchup, we’ve made it that little bit easier for you, having compiled all the best spots across town to get festive this year. Do you think we’ve missed somewhere? Email us!


Are you looking for a unique venue for your Christmas party? Don’t look past Bartholomew’s, a historic venue located in the heart of Newcastle, known for its stunning architecture and vibrant cultural scene.
Where: 145 King St, Newcastle

christmas parties venues experiences newcastle nsw

Clarendon Hotel
Choose from formal or informal with the function packages available at this Hunter Street favourite.
Where: 347 Hunter St, Newcastle

Customs House Hotel
This iconic Newcastle venue could just be the perfect backdrop for your Christmas party. With Customs Hall taking up to 200 guests, the Harbourmasters Lounge hosting up to 60 guests, the Collectors Room hosting up to 20 guests, and the Public Hall hosting up to 35 guests.
Where: 1 Bond St, Newcastle

Earp Distilling Co. 
The Carrington-based venue offers a grand back space with rows of gin, rum, and whisky barrels displayed on the walls – sure way to wow your guests. 
Where: 41A Darling St, Carrington

Foghorn Brewery
Offering a range of flexible Christmas function packages from set menus to all-inclusive a la carte; enjoy your Christmas party in this charming art-deco warehouse right in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD.
Where: 218 King St, Newcastle

Hanbury 58 Food Collective
Share and create unforgettable experiences with a Christmas Party at this Mayfield eatery.
Where: 58 Hanbury St, Mayfield

Local Connections
Wrap up your year with a function at the University of Newcastle’s on-site restaurant, Local Connections.
Where: Level 2/130 University Dr, Callaghan

christmas parties venues experiences newcastle nsw

Mary Ellen Hotel
This old pub with a fresh renovation offers plenty of space available for exclusive use complete with convenient access to the bistro, bar, live music, and more.
Where: 51 Railway St, Merewether

Maryville Tavern
Offering spaces to fit every mood or occasion, the Maryville Tavern team attends to all of your needs and requirements.
Where: 71 Lewis St, Maryville

Located on Beaumont Street in Hamilton, Meantime offers two different spaces, The In-Between (mezzanine level) and The Loft (top floor).
Where: 104 Beaumont St, Hamilton

Situated in the heart of Newcastle is MEET’s modern yet industrial venue with several different private rooms and spaces to choose from for your next function.
Where: 9 Darby St, Newcastle

Merewether Surfhouse
With a variety of amazing food and drink packages, spaces able to cater from 30 to 350 people, and some of the best water views in Newcastle, Merewether Surfhouse is undoubtedly going to be highly sought after this festive season.
Where: 5 Henderson Pde, Merewether

christmas parties venues experiences newcastle nsw

Modus Merewether
This crowd-favourite venue in Merewether comes complete with a selection of spaces available depending on your party size.
Where: 20 Merewether St, Merewether

Novotel Newcastle Beach
Located on the idyllic shores of Newcastle Beach, Novotel is the perfect Christmas Party venue for larger groups with function rooms that can host up to 140 guests.
Where: 5 King St, Newcastle

QT Newcastle
Get dressed in holiday style with QT Newcastle – they’re in the business of making spirits bright, parties bold, and the mood out of control. From intimate enclaves to rockin’ rooftops, head to QT Newcastle – where merry meets extraordinary.
Where: 185 Hunter St, Newcastle

christmas parties venues experiences newcastle nsw

The Adamstown Bowlo ‘Function Shed’
The shed includes your own personal bar, six beers on tap, your choice of bottled beers, wines, and RTDs, a large screen TV, surround music PA system, a large undercover area with seating, restrooms, and adjoining lawn & garden areas.
Where: 504 Glebe Rd, Adamstown

The Bennett
This groovy Hamilton pub has four distinct spaces available for functions: Gazebo, Lower Courtyard, Dining Room, and Saloon Bar.
Where: 146 Denison St, Hamilton

The Criterion
This Carrington pub knows how to throw a good party and the team offers a range of function packages to suit your needs.
Where: 81 Bourke St, Carrington

The Crown & Anchor
Looking for something a little different? Check out the upstairs spacious restaurant featuring a rustic and historic setting at The Crown & Anchor.
Where: 189 Hunter St, Newcastle

The Edwards
These guys can host private functions from 10 guests to up to 200 guests – wowza!
Where: 148 Parry St, Newcastle

The Grand Hotel Newcastle
Located on the corner of Bolton and Church streets, The Grand Hotel invites you to step back in time with a relaxing drink in hand. Host a private event in The Underground and dine in the cosy bistro – Henry’s Parlour.
Where: 32 Church St, Newcastle

christmas parties venues experiences newcastle nsw

The Greenroof
The Hamilton corner pub is ready and roaring to take on your Christmas function with packages to suit all sizes!
Where: 71 Tudor St, Hamilton

The Lucky Hotel
The entertainment hub of Newcastle’s CBD loves to entertain with its offerings of both sit-down and cocktail function packages. But wait, there’s myrrh… hit your minimum spend and they’ll invite Santa to join your Christmas party.
Where: 237 Hunter St, Newcastle

The Prince of Merewether
From cocktail parties and intimate dinners to everything in between, the venue’s private dining room, balcony bar, and bistro are all available for booking.
Where: 1 Morgan St, Merewether

christmas parties venues experiences newcastle nsw

The Stag & Hunter
This Mayfield venue mixes the old with the new, creating a vintage environment with modern aesthetics. Choose from two distinct spaces, each boasting a unique atmosphere.
Where: 187 Maitland Rd, Mayfield

The Young St Hotel
With a large beer garden and restaurant area, The Young Street Hotel boasts a great offering for your upcoming Christmas party.
Where: 132 Young St, Carrington

Urban Deli & Bar
Owners, Tim & Kasia, have been busily curating their very best Christmas Party function offering.
Where: 143 Darby St, Cooks Hill


Acrylic Resin Workshop with Kassy King Designs
Get ready for an exciting creative adventure at this two-house workshop designed to guide you through every step to creating your very own trinket tray.
Where: 1/133 King St, Newcastle

Art Mania
Book an amazing creative workshop with the team at Wallsend-based studio, Art Mania!
Where: 12 Council St, Wallsend

Bar Mellow Cocktail Classes
Get your group together and celebrate with a wonderful cocktail class at Bar Mellow in Newcastle West. Minimum 6 people to book and you’ll create three cocktails as well as enjoying an arrival wine, beer, or cider, and nibbles to enjoy.
Where: 744 Hunter St, Newcastle

Blue Kahunas Cocktail Classes
Enjoy a fun and bangin’ cocktail class at Blue Kahunas for your festive celebrations.
Where: 3/146 Hunter St, Newcastle

Coal and Cedar Masterclass
Are the team mad cocktail drinkers? What about whiskey connoisseurs? Well, spend a few hours behind the bar and learn the ins and outs of bartending at a masterclass with the guys behind Coal & Cedar.

Dullboy’s Social Co.
Bowling, mini-golf, arcade games, good food, delicious cocktails; need I say more? With two locations, one in Warners Bay and one in Rutherford, Dullboy’s Social Co has the ultimate offering when it comes to Christmas parties.

christmas parties venues experiences newcastle nsw

Holey Moley
Get the competition cranking with a good old-fashioned putt putt at Charlestown’s Holey Moley! With a fully equipped cocktail bar, delightful bites, and the craziest round of mini-golf; Holey Moley Christmas parties really raise the par.
Where: 201/30 Pearson St, Charlestown

Jams’ Karaoke
Who loves a good sing-a-long with their workmates? Or love embarrassing themselves on the mic? Well, you can’t go past a night of Karaoke at Jam’s in Newcastle West. Book your own private room and enjoy lake night Izakaya food.
Where: 8 Union St, Newcastle West

MANIAX Axe Throwing
Need to get the whole team to blow off some steam and relieve some tension? Throw some axes at MANIAX!
Where: 188 King St, Newcastle

Pinot & Picasso
Treat the team to a night of BYO beverages and painting as the expert Pinot & Picasso hosts deliver your painting session with comprehensive step-by-step instructions.
Where: 4 Perkins St, Newcastle

The Art Department
Check out a collection of creative classes at Newcastle’s CBD-based venue, The Art Department. From Clay and Sip classes, handbuilding, and even wheel throwing workshops. Get creative with the team this festive season.
Where: 1/133 King St, Newcastle

Wreath Making at Newcastle Food & Flower Markets
The Newcastle Food & Flower Markets are back at it again with their creative workshops bringing you the chance to make your very own Christmas Wreath with the help of their floral time. The workshops are for everyone, and they are even doing private workshops for corporate businesses.
Where: 1 Rural Dr, Sandgate

Do you think we’ve missed somewhere? Email us!