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Written by Cassandra Thomson - 21 January 2024

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

The Gold Coast is not only known for its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife but also for its fantastic array of cocktail party venues. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a chic spot to unwind with friends, the Gold Coast has it all. From sleek rooftop bars with panoramic views to intimate speakeasies serving up creative concoctions, we've scoured the city to bring you our favourite function venues Gold Coast hosts.

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1. Gin Parlour, Miami Marketta


Starting off with one of Gold Coast’s most unique and quirky function venue, this hidden gem, nestled in the heart of Miami's creative precinct at Hillcrest Parade. Inspired by a passion for travel and the allure of a European holiday, The Gin Parlour promises to whisk you away on a delightful journey! With a staggering selection of 105 gins lining the walls, this venue is a gin lover's paradise. But don't worry, they also offer an exquisite range of other beverages and catering options to cater to all tastes and preferences. Accommodating up to 120 guests, Miami Marketta is your next destination!

2. El Ranchero, Mo’s Desert Clubhouse

Burleigh Heads

Experience a unique twist with Dolly Parton being the muse behind the bar's divine inspiration. Discover this secret haven tucked away in Gold Coast's Burleigh Heads. Immerse yourself in the vibrant and festive atmosphere with Hacienda-inspired decor that transports you to the heart of Mexico. Sip your cocktails enjoying Route 66-inspired delicacies on a spacious timber deck, surrounded by the stars above. This function venue caters to 65 guests, making it the perfect space for a cosy gathering with friends and family.

3. Back Bar, Finn McCool’s Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise

Situated on Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise, Finn McCool's is the ultimate venue for your upcoming cocktail party! Step into Queensland's beloved Irish pub, Finn McCool's, where you can indulge in the finest fish and chips, along with an array of draft beers, whisky, and delicious food. The vibrant atmosphere and live entertainment ensure an excited crowd. Take advantage of the back bar, a versatile and exclusive space within Finn's, perfect for hosting a cocktail party for up to 60 guests. This function venue can be customised to suit your event needs, ensuring a casual and comfortable setting.

4. Cellar Door, White Oat Distillery

Biggera Waters

Unveil the trendy and chic ambiance of The Cellar Door, an industrial-style bar nested within a working distillery. Sip on exquisite cocktails crafted right on site! Step into The Cellar Door, where the enchanting fusion of copper and polished concrete sets the stage for unforgettable cocktail experiences. Get swept away by The Cellar Door's captivating blend of colours and design elements, where industrial meets glamour. Experience the magic of evenings filled with laughter, amazing cocktails, and heartfelt stories at this function venue.

5. Cafe and Bar, Little Mermaid

Mermaid Beach

Located in the heart of Gold Coast's picturesque Mermaid Beach, Little Mermaid is a dreamy coastal retreat. Feel the gentle sea breeze caress your skin as you gather with your loved ones for a delightful cocktail party. Little Mermaid boasts an enchanting ambiance with exotic decor and a team of experienced and friendly staff. This function venue is perfect for any event, accommodating up to 150 guests. Your next cocktail party will be an unforgettable affair at Little Mermaid, where the coastal charm and top-notch service combine to create a unique and magical experience.

The best cocktail party venues to hire in Gold Coast

Finding the perfect Gold Coast cocktail party venue shouldn't be a chore. Let HeadBox bring you the very best Gold Coast 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. Gold Coast 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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