Wrap up a good twelve months of hard work at one of these city centre venues. If you’re a company event organiser looking for a place to book, we’ve come to your rescue and rounded up the best venues in the city centre to book no matter what the occasion.
For drinks and dining
White + Wong’s | 149 Quay Street
Viaduct restaurant White + Wong's offers six options for private dining - The Water View Room, The Silk Room, Opium Den, Conservatory, The Jade Dragon and the Blue Dragon Room.
The Water View Room holds between 12 and 16 people, and offers beautiful views of the harbour. Ideal for smaller work lunches, corporate dining or private celebrations, the luxurious Silk Room is best suited for between 8-12 people, while the Opium Den, a charismatic room situated in the heart of the restaurant provides the best of both worlds and holds up 10 people. A smaller version of the Opium Den, the Jade Dragon and Blue Dragon rooms are best suited for up to 6 people. And finally, ideal for larger groups of 18-26 people, the Conservatory space is fresh and vibrant and includes a courtyard area. For more about the rooms and to book, click here.
Brew on Quay | 102 Quay Street
For something a little more low-key (or when the finance department cracks down on budget), Brew on Quay is perfect for those balmy celebrations that warrant both class and chill. This stunning establishment downtown is conveniently situated amongst the high-rise offices, offering old-school charm and new-school cool at the same time. Its partially covered rooftop terrace can be booked for a fee, and with it comes a dedicated bartender available for your party’s catering needs. For more info, click here.
The Glass Goose | 78 Federal Street
Just off the end of Federal Street is a delightful, airy and glassy city space available for function bookings by the name of The Glass Goose Bar & Eatery. Its high bar stools, mixed with beautifully polished wooden restaurant seating is great for transitioning between sit-down meals and embarrassing toasts, to standing up for a bit of mixing and mingling. Views of the Sky Tower will have you and your colleagues snapping up Instagram photos all night long. For more info and booking details, click here.
Pilkingtons | 41 Shortland Street
One look at the interior of Shortland Street’s Pilkingtons Bar, Terrace and Kitchen, and you’ll understand why it's lauded for its carefully curated ambience. Calling itself an ‘orangery’- a type of room that is an extension of a home – Pilkingtons exudes old English glamour like no other, evoking the golden age of decorative china and luxurious century old homes bursting with blooms. Pilkingtons is perfect for a stress free Christmas party as they have a function pack ready for booking, as well as an event manager to ensure your do runs as smooth as can be. Leave it to the pros! Click here for more info.
Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen | 7 Sale Street
If you're looking for a Christmas function with a twist, why not try the Sweat Shop Brewery Boutique Brewery, perfect for small groups of colleagues or friends. The boutique offers a unique ambiance where you will enjoy a pint of your favourite and sink your teeth into scrumptious food matches and social platters. Find out more, here.
See more private dining rooms in the city centre, here.
Escapade | Level 1/23 Victoria Street East
Escapade is a great activity for groups and an awarded team-building activity. Offering six escape rooms and one outdoor escape game, you and your team will have many mysteries to solve, and the clock’s ticking! It's time to impress your colleagues and bring your ‘A’ game. Check it out, here.
Holey Moley Golf Club Auckland | 204 Quay Street
Holey Moley will undoubtedly be a popular attraction for Christmas parties this year - and for good reason. Enjoy 27 themed golf holes and live DJs, while two bars will serve the best craft beers and mouth-watering cocktails. This multi-sensory labyrinth of unique holes will certainly keep you and your workmates on your toes throughout the craziest round of golf you’ve ever played! What's more, Holey Moley also has a private karaoke room - the perfect place to move to later on in the night! Get booking, here.
Bellini Bar | Hilton Auckland, 147 Quay Street
Become a mixologist yourself by joining one of the famous Bellini Bar's cocktail classes. Choose from a selection of classic drinks and learn the techniques needed to master the perfect cocktail. Then, jump behind the bar to create your own cocktail creation and even compete with friends. Bellini’s cocktail classes are taught by experienced mixologists, so you are guaranteed to learn tips and tricks to produce a mouth-watering cocktail. More details, here.
Venues for large groups
Generator | Britomart, Wynyard Quarter, Commercial Bay
Need an end of year event that will leave your team buzzing? Plug into Generator. At Generator, their spaces are designed to get people amp'd. Host your Christmas party with them and experience the service, facilities and atmosphere that gets people talking all over town. Whether you are looking for a chic bar, a luxe rooftop terrace with harbour views, or a blank canvas you can make your own, they have venues sure to impress. These venues can cater for up to 200 guests cocktail style in Auckland with spaces across Britomart, Commercial Bay and Wynyard Quarter. Their experienced events team will work with you to understand your requirements and the right venue that will make your end of year party a night to remember. Check it out, here.
The Libraries | The Hotel Britomart, 29 Galway Street
Tucked away on the first floor of the heritage Masonic and Buckland buildings, The Libraries are a succession of elegant spaces crafted for intimate gatherings, private dinners, meetings and more. The Libraries deliver a warm, deeply personal and considered hospitality experience within The Hotel Britomart. A destination unto itself The Libraries connects you to food, wine, people and place in a way no other hosted setting can. The space will feature a series of wine and food experiences hosted by Executive Chef Tom Hishon.
QT Auckland | 4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Westhaven
If you are looking for a unique space then look no further! QT Auckland's rooftop bar will serve a spritz of stylish intrigue all with harbour views. Be enticed by dangerously enchanting starry nights in this unique party playground. There’s space for a grand 180-guest affair or intimate settings for more exclusive gatherings. For those who prefer to indulge behind closed doors, the Premier Harbour Suite can host sneaky cocktail soirees with your own private bar and striking harbour views. All the deets can be found, here.
The Civic | Cnr of Queen Street &, 269-287 Wellesley Street West
Let your guests feel like stars of the show! For a truly magical experience, consider dining on The Civic auditorium stage or the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre stage at Aotea Centre, where the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra usually perform.
The Cloud | 89 Quay Street
Looking to impress your guests with amazing views? Opt for Shed 10 or The Cloud. With uninterrupted views of the Waitematā Harbour, your guests will certainly be delighted by the magical feeling of dining by the sea.
Park Hyatt Auckland | 99 Halsey Street
Park Hyatt Auckland offers cocktail event spaces for up to 330 people. We particularly like The Harbour Room. Featuring 341 square meters of space and stunning views across Wynyard Quarter's Lighter Basin, The Harbour Room can be tailored to suit all your needs. See the spaces, here. Park Hyatt are also offering sophisticated Christmas packages - check them out, here.
Q theatre | 305 Queen Street
Q's bar is the perfect space for groups as small as 10 to as big as 200+! Perfect environment for a team lunch, afternoon drinks during the day. With its contemporary design, magenta walls and polished wooden floorboards, it's also a great location for office parties or evening networking events. Book here.