Christmas is an exciting time of year to get together with friends, family and workmates, to celebrate the festive season. If your workplace has asked you to organise this year's Christmas party (or perhaps you volunteered!), then there is a big decision ahead of you. Do you choose somewhere close to work, so you can all walk there after knock-off? Or do you meet somewhere else, and make a night of it?
These are just some of the ideas of where to go for a Christmas party around Newcastle city. Where will you end up booking this year?
Cheers to Christmas at The Lucky Hotel. Image: The Lucky Hotel Facebook
1/ The Lucky Hotel, a popular pub on Hunter Street, have both sit-down dinner and cocktail packages, starting from $39 per person (at the time of writing). This hotel also hosts weddings and other events in their modern and funky venue. See here for details.
2/ Honeysuckle Hotel, overlooking the Hunter River, has a wide range of options for Christmas parties. They have private function rooms called The Mezzanine, The Harbour Room and The Honeysuckle Room, which all offer something different - both indoors and outdoors. See here for details.
Choose from a range of spaces at the Honeysuckle Hotel. Image: Honeysuckle Hotel website
3/ Novotel Newcastle Beach have function rooms which host up to 150 guests with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out towards the iconic harbour and beyond to the Nobby's headland. There are 5 Christmas party options to choose from, starting from $35 per person, at the time of writing. See here for details.
4/ Merewether Surfhouse, overlooking the stunning Merewether Beach, host functions upstairs in their second level. Invite between 40 and 350 guests and they will customise the space for you by using movable walls to suit your needs. See here for details.
Stunning views at Merewether Surfhouse. Image: Merewether Surfhouse Facebook
5/ Newcastle Racecourse have a range of Christmas party options - from a basic cocktail menu to a delicious Christmas Banquet. This venue caters to 20 - 500 guests and everything in between. See here for details.
6/ Noah's on the Beach organise Christmas parties at a cost of $115 per person (at the time of writing), which includes a DJ, dancefloor, 5 hour beverage package and so much more! See here for details.
7/ Longworth House offer Christmas parties in their two function rooms, with a range of options for small, intimate groups. See here for details.
8/ Scratchley's on the Wharf, a popular seafood restaurant on the Hunter River, have private dining rooms and set function menus, for your festive Christmas occasion. See here for details.
9/ Nova Cruises can organise a private charter for your Christmas party, on their Bay Connections 1 and The Princess boats. Choose from cocktail cruises or dinner cruises, to make your Christmas party occasion special. See here for details.
9/ Holey Moley Mini Golf at Charlestown also have Christmas Party options, with 9 holes of golf, drinks from the bar and an option to reserve a function area. Prices start from $66 per person, at the time of writing. See here for details.
Have you found what you're looking for? I hope so! Enjoy your Christmas celebrations in the city of Newcastle!
Mini golf fun at Holey Moley! Image: Holey Moley Facebook