The top spots for hosting an unforgettable Christmas

The top spots for hosting an unforgettable Christmas

Your staff have worked hard all year and deserve to party! Want to know how you can make their Christmas unforgettable?

Well, there are certainly many ways to show your team appreciation at Christmas time, but of course finding the right setting is always key.

To make the choice a simple one, we have handpicked some of the best spots where you and your staff can celebrate the festive season.

Be it an extravagant gala or an intimate gathering - each of these venues has something special to offer. Don't leave it to the last minute to secure a spot.

Experience The Westin Brisbane's two unique venues

There's nothing worse than planning a Christmas party for your closest clients, colleagues and friends, only for the night to arrive and you to realise that the venue isn't up to scratch.

Thankfully, The Westin Brisbane and Four Points by Sheraton are eliminating that possibility by offering two sleek venues that are among the best locations to host events in the heart of Brisbane's CBD.

Enjoy tailored Christmas function packages to suit your every need from a Ballroom gala affair to an alfresco poolside event to a rooftop soirée.

Let the team plan your ultimate event with three hour cocktail packages starting from $94pp at the Four Points by Sheraton and $129pp at The Westin Brisbane, including all the Christmas trimmings.

Quote 'BUSINESS NEWS' when booking your Christmas Event and receive a complimentary lucky door prize for your event.

Visit the links below to find out more about what these venues can bring to the table, including special accomodation rates.

Website | Email | Phone: (07) 3557 8888

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre: A Christmas Rhapsody

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Not quite.

It's the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre's Christmas Rhapsody.

Featuring leading Queen tribute band Killer Queen, the GCCEC Christmas Rhapsody is set to be one of the hottest celebrations on the Gold Coast this festive season.

The event includes a four-course dinner, 4.5-hour beverage package, festive theming as well as a 90-minute show by Killer Queen which is "guaranteed to blow your mind".

But, if Queen isn't really your thing, the GCCEC still has corporate Christmas covered.

Private end of year function packages are also available across GCCEC's various unique event spaces.

To find out more about Christmas Rhapsody or hosting your own classic Christmas party at GCCEC, visit the links below.

Website | Email | Phone: (07) 5504 4000

Sharks Events Centre - Jingle & Mingle

Each year the Sharks Events Centre embodies the festive spirit with its Jingle & Mingle Christmas Party.

This year's bash on Saturday 30 November promises to be one of the best yet.

Velvet Rope Entertainment, led by The Voice top 20 finalist Russel Francis, will take to the stage at the Sharks' Christmas celebration with a Latin Carnivale twist.

The spread includes a three-course menu, five-hour drinks package, a mojito bar as well as live entertainment, photo booth and many prizes to be won.

For those who want to make a night of it, the Sharks Events Centre is located only a short walk from the Mantra at Sharks.

Ticket and accommodation prices start from $250 for members and solo tickets to the Jingle & Mingle extravaganza begin at $125.

Website | Email | Phone: (07) 5532 1155

Corporate Christmas Golf Day at RACV Royal Pines

Tee up for a celebration on the green and spoil your team this festive season.

The RACV Royal Pines' new Christmas Golf Day event on Friday 6 December is the perfect way to treat your clients, staff and corporate guests alike.

Boasting a packed lunch as well as post-golf drinks and canapes, the day from 10am-6pm includes 18-holes with golf cart for just $125 per person or $480 for a group of four.

Get in quick and visit the links below to register in Christmas Golf Day.

Website | Email | Phone: (07) 5597 8733

Christmas by the pool at Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne

A private function in the skyroom or a rooftop day pool party; the choice is yours.

Either way, Four Points by Sheraton wont leave you wanting for a unique Christmas celebration.

Not only is the venue offering event clients the choice between two fabulous event spaces, if you book an eligible Christmas catering event between 1 November to 31 December they'll even throw in a special treat.

Pick a perk from the list of 5% off master-billed rooms, double points, one complimentary for every 10 paying guests, drinks on the venue, one complimentary room night during event.

For the full scope of what Four Points by Sheraton has on offer this Christmas, visit the links below.

Website | Email | Phone: (03) 8578 0000

A grand gesture at The Hotel Grand Chancellor

Situated on the highest point of Brisbane CBD and boasting views of Roma St Parklands, Hotel Grand Chancellor offers the perfect location for your end of year celebration.

After completing a $16 million renovation, Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane's event centre features 11 purpose-built function rooms which convert into two large Ballrooms with a private Terrace Bar. This is the perfect venue for a small get together or an extravagant affair.

Whatever your needs, the Conference and Events team will tailor an experience that is seamless and most importantly memorable for all your guests.

If you are organising a party for colleagues, friends or family, take advantage of The Hotel Grand Chancellor's end of year cocktail packages starting from just $49 per person.

For more information about the Hotel Grand Chancellor's corporate Christmas offerings, visit the link below.

Website | Email | Phone: (07) 3834 4856

Get more from hosting your Christmas party at Melbourne Marriott

The Melbourne Marriott is not just a quality hotel, it could very well be the perfect venue for your next Christmas function.

The hotel, located in the central business district of Melbourne, offers a variety of events and features to really impress your clients or staff.
The upscale Elements Bar and Lounge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a cocktail (or two), but if you're looking for something more on the 'business' side of things take advantage of the Marriott's sophisticated venues, enhanced by comprehensive planning and catering services. You'll be able to let your hair down while the Marriott takes care of the minutiae.
Once the night is over, settle into the Marriott's stylish, spacious rooms and suites, featuring marble bathrooms, plush bedding and Wi-Fi access - many with Melbourne skyline views.

When you're ready to venture out, you'll find Marvel Stadium, the Royal Exhibition Building and the Melbourne Cricket Ground nearby. Make plans to experience the city centre of Melbourne, Australia, in memorable fashion at Melbourne Marriott Hotel.

You will get more from hosting Christmas party at Melbourne Marriott. Book an eligible Christmas catering event between 1 November 2019 and 31st of January, 2020 and choose one of the following gifts: 5% off master-billed rooms, double points, 1 comp for every10 paying guests, complimentary drinks, one complimentary room night during event plus 5,000 signing bonus points.

Click here to view their festive packages. You can also contact the team at Melbourne Marriott below to learn more.

Website | Email | Phone: 03 9662 3900

Unforgettable Christmas at the QT

Anyone who has ever stayed at QT Gold Coast knows just how different the experience really is.

The word unique is an understatement when describing the 15 individual function and outdoor spaces at the QT, all ideal settings for an unforgettable Christmas party.

Calypso Terrace, the iconic Stingray Lounge, Bazaar Marketplace and Yamagen Restaurant; just a few of the many locations where you can celebrate the end of a massive 2019 with your staff, colleagues and clients.

Cocktail options begin from $99 per person including three hours of canapes and drinks. For a sit-down affair, Christmas dinner party packages start from $139 per person and include either a buffet or three course meal selection plus canapes and beverages.

To find out more about what the QT Gold Coast has in store for events this Christmas, visit the links below.

Website | Email | Phone: (07) 5584 1200

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa's Christmas Carnival

Anyone keen for some Sex & Chocolate? Well, you're in luck.

Sex & Chocolate, one of Brisbane and the Gold Coast's most popular cover bands, will be stealing the stage at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa at its annual Christmas Carnival Party on Friday 6 December.

Now this event has your interest, let it command your attention.

With a three-course meal hand crafted by executive chef Andrew Fraser, flowing bubbles, high flying acrobatic entertainment and carnival atmosphere, this Christmas party will undoubtedly be one of the Gold Coast's most unique.

In a city defined by young professionals who work hard yet also relax and indulge in style, this event is their perfect match.

Tickets start from $149 and exclusive overnight stays begin at $189 when using the code XCX.

To find out more about the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa's Christmas Carnival extravaganza, visit the link below.

Website | Email | Phone: (07) 5592 9800

Christmas Parties at The William Inglis hotel

Christmas time may be the silly season but when it comes to a corporate Christmas celebration, The William Inglis doesn't horse around.

The equine-themed location which celebrates racing history and the thoroughbred industry has quickly become one of Sydney's favourite function venues.

At Christmas time, The William Inglis becomes a hotspot for professionals who want to treat their clients, staff and colleagues to an unforgettable night out.

This year the venue is offering several dining and events packages which start from $115 per person and include meal service, beverage packages, room hire and assorted Christmas bonbons.

There are 23 different function rooms at The William Inglis including the 1000-capacity Sales Arena, the intimate Gallery Suites and striking Garden Pavilion.

Most unique are the stables. There are more than 150 built-in 3x3m booths within the stables which are ideal spots to make a lasting impression.

All-inclusive packages feature 5 star quality food, beverage packages and venue hire starting from $115.00 per person. Choose from one of three tailored packages to best suit your Christmas party needs. 

Website | Email | Phone: (02) 9058 0366


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