Red Rock’s Top 3 Tips for Choosing The Perfect Christmas Function Venue in 2019
Christmas is fast approaching and with that, we get closer to every employee’s favourite event of the year – the office Christmas party.
Which means it’s time to: START LOOKING FOR VENUES!
You may be thinking now is too early to start planning, but let me ask you this, would you rather secure a venue too early (we promise there’s no such thing), or get to December and find yourself in panic mode, because all your favourite spaces are taken?
Red Rock tip #1 | It’s better to book a venue you love in advance, than to wait and end up with a Christmas Function at the local pub, because it was the only thing available.
Figure out The Technicalities
Red Rock tip #2 | Figure out things like budget, guest numbers, and ideal locations to help narrow down your search.
Are you a small company looking for an intimate staff experience? The private dining room at Temperance might be perfect for you. Offering a seated capacity of 14 for the perfect dinner party vibes, or a standing capacity of 25, if a cocktail party is more your scene.
If you’re a larger corporation looking to take full advantage of the summer sun this year, then All Hands Brewing House is the venue for you. Book their whole Beer Garden for a seated capacity of 120, or a standing capacity of 280 guests. Treat guests to the views of Darling Harbour as they drink, dine and mingle in the garden.
Make A Function Coordinator Your BFF
Red Rock Tip #3 | Organising things like food and drinks can be an absolute nightmare…unless you book a function coordinator.
Making a function coordinator your right-hand man (or woman) throughout the planning process, is the biggest gift you could give yourself this Christmas.
These guys are the experts in every sense of the word, they literally do this for a living.
With their knowledge, a function coordinator will be able to introduce you to things such as P.J.O’Brien’s Christmas Package. Allow guests to indulge themselves with a buffet-style lunch, or dinner. At $55pp and offering a menu that includes vegetarian, seafood, and meat options, your guests are guaranteed a variety of options that are sure to leave them full and satisfied. Throw in one of P.J.’s 2-hour premium drink packages and you’ve provided your guests with all the essentials to party the night away.
Whether you’re looking for a high-end dining room that can host anywhere from 170-600 people – like the Exclusive Dining Room at Ludlow, or a more modern cocktail venue with a view like BearBrass, our function venue managers will be able to give you many examples of different venues, for Christmas functions in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Cairns. You can take a little deep dive into our venues here.
Remember Red Rock’s 3 tips to booking the perfect Christmas function and hopefully, your boss will consider leaving a little something extra in your stocking for the New Year.