Cocktail Functions

Cocktail parties have made a great comeback in the last few years.

Birthday parties, corporate functions, engagement celebrations and even weddings – these are the common types of occasions that we are seeing take advantage of the cocktail-style mode of entertaining.

As far as guests are concerned, cocktail-style entertaining is a great, relaxed way to mingle with others or network with colleagues (integral to corporate functions).

These days, whilst not literally defined by the serving of cocktails, hosting an event in this manner has many benefits when compared to a sit-down function. Firstly you are not so restricted with the duration – cocktail parties are generally arranged to last anywhere between 2-4 hours (or longer if that’s your fancy). Secondly if you’re on a strict budget then choosing a cocktail-style function can allow more flexibility with how you feed your guests – this is excellent when you don’t want guests stuck in their seats for a three course meal when they can instead enjoy a variety of grazing options throughout the evening.

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Having made the decision to hold a cocktail function, your next step is to find yourself a venue. One of the most important factors when organising an event is finding a great venue that is not only suitable for the particular occasion you’re hosting but one that has the capacity and design to deliver successful stand-up functions.

As specialists in hospitality and event management, Red Rock Venues & Events have a gained a strong reputation for outstanding, personalised customer service and function delivery amongst their portfolio of award-winning venues located all around Australia.

Take a look through the list of premium venues, where you are sure to find the perfect option for your next cocktail function.

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“It is our aim to help you confidently create successful, seamless and memorable events at each of our award-winning venues and boutique spaces across Melbourne, Sydney and Cairns.”

Hophaus Bier Bar & Grill

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Hophaus wants to make your belly happy Established in 2014 and located on the first floor of Melbourne’s Southgate promenade, Hophaus is a cosmopolitan showpiece reminiscent of the great Bavarian Bier Halls. [...]

Ludlow Bar & Dining Room

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A simply exceptional event space Ludlow is a spectacular function venue that epitomises Melbourne’s riverside drinking and dining culture. Its versatile design has established itself as one of Southbank’s leading function venues, offering 14 [...]

Temperance Hotel


Chapel Street's Finest Temperance Hotel is located amongst the hustle and bustle of South Yarra’s infamous Chapel Street, known as one of the most desirable places in Melbourne to play, shop, dine and ‘watch’. [...]

BearBrass Eating & Drinking

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BearBrass, on the banks of the Yarra River Well known as a social hub and meeting point for after work drinks and pre/post theatre dwellers, BearBrass has really become a Southbank institution. Enquire Now [...]

Turf Sports Bar

In the heart of Melbourne's CBD Melbourne’s premier sports bar, Turf is suitably adorned as a traditional Australian venue with private booths, a large bar and restaurant and four different function spaces available [...]

Eureka 89

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Melbourne's best views Eureka 89 is a premier function venue boasting one of the highest vantage points in the Southern Hemisphere, idyllically located along the Yarra River at Southbank. Enquire Now Combining [...]

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Events on the move A multiple award-winning venue-on-wheels, The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant was established in 1983 with its famous fleet of historical trams making it the first of its kind in the world. Enquire Now [...]

P.J.O’Brien’s Southbank


Irish comfort in the heart of Southgate Attached to P.J.O’Brien’s Irish Pub in the heart of Southgate, P.J’s Sidebar has established itself as one of the leading function spaces within this bustling riverside destination. [...]

All Hands Brewing House

The Heart of Darling Harbour, Sydney Overlooking the famous and picturesque Darling Harbour and resting in the entertainment precinct of King Street Wharf you will find All Hands Brewing House. Enquire Now [...]

P.J.O’Brien’s Sydney

Irish charm in the heart of Sydney's CBD Offering traditional live music most nights, an open fire in the cooler months and always a lively atmosphere it is no wonder P.J.O’Brien’s has become known [...]

Pier Bar

Making the most of The Cairns Esplanade Established in 2005 with a substantial renovation in late 2014, the Pier Bar in Cairns is well known and regarded for its delicious food, relaxed Sunday Sessions [...]

Rattle N Hum

The friendly Aussie pub in the heart of Cairns Esplanade Rattle N Hum Bar & Grill is well known around town, having established a great reputation for its bustling friendly atmosphere, gorgeous waterfront views [...]