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Written by Cassandra Thomson - 21 January 2024

Sip, Sway, and Savour at the Best Venues for a Cocktail Party in Canberra

Raise your glass to Canberra's premier cocktail party destinations! Hosting a sensational cocktail party in Australia's capital city has never been easier. Canberra boasts an impressive array of venues that guarantee unforgettable experiences for you and your guests. We've handpicked our favourite cocktail party venues in Canberra to ensure a memorable experience for you and your guests. Cheers to unforgettable moments and fabulous memories at these top-notch function venues Canberra enjoys!

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1. Midnight Bar, Midnight Hotel


Midnight Hotel sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration with its dedication to genuine experiences right in the heart of Canberra. This function venue enjoys a variety of boutique and sophisticated spaces that cater to your specific party needs. Located on the Ground Floor, Midnight Bar offers a chic setting for evening events, accommodating up to 300 guests. Bathe in the warm afternoon sun and indulge in a contemporary ambience with a trendy lounge area featuring inviting fire pits for year-round comfort and charm. Celebrate artistry and high design at Midnight Hotel. Each detail has been carefully curated to create a sophisticated atmosphere that enhances your cocktail party experience.

2. Monster Salon, Ovolo Nishi


Conveniently located near Commonwealth Park lies Ovolo Nishi, an eccentric throwback to the 50s and 60s, with its oil paintings and neon prints. Embrace the artistic vibes of this luxury boutique hotel, offering a cosy and compact space for a memorable cocktail party. Experience the inviting ambience of a living room, complete with a cosy fire pit, making your event truly special. Accommodating up to 200 guests, this function venue promises a night of unforgettable memories and excitement.

3. The Howling Moon


End your search for the ultimate party spot - The Howling Moon is here to impress! With delicious drinks, innovative twists on classic bar snacks, and a one-of-a-kind view of Canberra, it's the ultimate party destination. The Howling Moon's incredible rooftop bar offers breathtaking views of Black Mountain and Telstra Tower. It's the perfect fit for gatherings of up to 100 guests. Say cheers to an unforgettable cocktail party at The Howling Moon, your ultimate function venue for good times and great memories!

4. Private Dining Room, Wakefield’s Bar and Wine


Edgar’s is like a second home to locals, a well-kept secret tucked away from the busy CBD. This gem of a venue promises an unforgettable cocktail party experience. Located within Wakefield’s Bar & Wine, The Private Dining Room offers an intimate and warm-lit space perfect for gatherings in Ainslie. With a strong emphasis on Australian wines and local suppliers, this venue sets the stage for a memorable cocktail party. The rustic custom-made dining table serves as the centrepiece, accommodating up to 20 guests. Unlock the secrets of Canberra's finest cocktail party function venue soaking in the stunning views of the city.

5. Louie Louie, Verity Lane Market


Right at the core of the Australian capital sits Verity Lane Market. This iconic spot boasts a rich history within its walls. If you're a gin enthusiast, Louie Louie is a dream come true! Treat your taste buds to an extensive selection of gins, making your cocktail party an exceptional experience for everyone. Treat your guests to an extensive collection of over 100 gins while enjoying the venue's stunning view. Verity Lane Market's thoughtful layout allows you to tailor your cocktail party seating to match your event's ambience. This function venue offers both convenience for you and your guests, and versatility, securing it a spot on our list!

The best cocktail party venues to hire in Canberra

Finding the perfect Canberra cocktail party venue shouldn't be a chore. Let HeadBox bring you the very best Canberra has to offer in beautiful cocktail party venues available to hire. From rooftop bars to underground venues, hidden speakeasies to famous cocktail bars with the best mixologists – hire out your own room, or even the entire venue, without any hassle. Canberra has an unbeatable cocktail scene and a range of stunning venues to enjoy. Take a look at the top selections below, or let us know what you're looking for and we'll make sure the perfect cocktail party venues reach out to you.

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