Your guide to SA Christmas party venues

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Tinsel, bonbons, food and presents… the countdown to Christmas is about to begin.

With less than four months until December, it’s time to buckle down and find the perfect venue for your Christmas work party.

We know four months sounds like plenty of time, but Christmas Day is only 90 weekdays away– and with so many great venues in South Australia, you need to make sure you find the right space for your celebration.

Brand SA News has done the hard work for you.

We scouted out 12 SA venues for your Christmas shindig, and although you won’t find any turtle doves, you will find the perfect place for foodies, adventurers, animal and wine lovers alike.

Escape Hunt
Level 3/133 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Ready for some puzzle solving? Photo: Instagram, @escapehuntadelaide

Want to test your team-work? Escape Hunt is the place.

Here’s how it works: Groups of up to 30 people are split into teams of 2-6 and given an hour to work through clues and puzzles with a South Australian twist.

Christmas packages also include access to a vintage-style lounge, drinks, food and a souvenir team photo.

Holey Moley
Level 1/162 – 170 Pulteney Street, Adelaide

It’s time to par-tee. Photo: Instagram, @holeymoleygolf

If drinks, food, mini golf and a friendly dose of workplace competition sound like your kind of party, Holey Moley might be the perfect place to tee off your celebration.

Featuring an 18-hole mini golf course, fully-stocked bar and flexible packages, Holey Moley is a great choice for groups of 10+.

Adelaide Zoo
Frome Road, Adelaide

Not one, not two, but FIVE meerkats. Photo: Instagram, @zoossa

Get up close with some furry/scaly/feathered friends at the Adelaide Zoo.

From smaller group functions to the all-out ‘Twilight Zoo’ package giving up to 3000 people exclusive after-hours access, keeper presentations and the chance to meet some of the local residents up close, the Adelaide Zoo will throw a Christmas party you won’t forget.

The Popeye
Elder Park, Adelaide

Enjoy a celebration on the iconic Popeye. Photo: Instagram, @thepopeyeadelaide

Take your party to the high seas! Well… to the River Torrens.

Hosting up to 49 people, a well-stocked-bar full of SA beer, wine and spirits – Popeye is a great option for your Christmas party.

Plus, we heard Santa Claus might arrive by paddleboat.

Africola
4 East Terrace, Adelaide

Grab a seat at the bar and watch your food come to life. Photo: Instagram, @africola_soundsystem

Serving up African-inspired food this restaurant took out a spot in Australia’s Top 10 Restaurants earlier this year, presented by the Australian Financial Review.

Offering African-inspired vegetables, grilled and smoked meats, flatbreads, pickles and wine with a menu changing to reflect seasonality and ensure tastiness – Africola is perfect for small groups in search of food, wine and fun.

Ruby Red Flamingo 
142 Tynte Street, North Adelaide

Yes. Please. Photo: Facebook.

Indulge your tastebuds in a traditional Italian feast at Ruby Red Flamingo. With cosy vibes, seasonal food and beautiful garden views on offer for up to 90 people, this Italian space is a great choice for smaller groups seeking casual vibes.

Electra House
131 King William Street, Adelaide

Gin + Kombucha = Ginbucha. Photo: Instagram, @coffeebean_fjs

With a recently introduced hybrid gin and kombucha cocktail on the menu, Electra House is the place to take in the festive season over a trendy tipple.

Smaller groups can enjoy a few cocktails in the Chamber and Garden Bar, while a group of up to 120 people can book Level 1 for an exclusive cocktail party.

Prohibition Liquor Co
22 Gilbert Street, Adelaide

After an experience that’s interactive and fun? Prohibition Liquor. Photo: Instagram, @prohibitionliquor

Award-winning gin and Christmas cheer? Sign us up.

With a bucket load of awards under their belts, including a gold medal from the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Prohibition liquor knows gin.

They also know how to throw a party, from cocktail celebrations to masterclasses in gin history, production and serving, Prohibition Liquor will put on an interactive celebration to remember.

Adelaide Hills Convention Centre
145A Mt Barker Road, Hahndorf

What a view. Photo: Instagram, @adelaidehillsconventioncentre

Nestled in the Hahndorf Resort and hosting up to 350 people, the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre has diverse dining options, great wine, on site-accommodation and breath-taking views of the Adelaide Hills and Mt Lofty.

Woodstock Wine Estate
215 Douglas Gully Road, McLaren Flat

Have you ever seen anything cuter? Photo: Instagram, @woodstockwine

For a day full of kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and many more furry friends- book a bus on Explorer Coachlines and head to Woodstock Wine Estate in McLaren Vale.

Offering tailor-made packages, kangaroo feeding, wine tasting, and property tours, it’s the perfect place for animal and wine lovers alike.

Duke of Brunswick
207 Gilbert Street, Adelaide

Now that’s a collection. Photo courtesy The Duke of Brunswick.

After taking out the award for Best business that makes Adelaide more liveable in The Advertiser’s 2018 City Awards, the pub is now “redefining the Christmas work or client shindig,” says owner Simone Douglas.

With a menu matched to gin and whisky cocktails, the team is putting a twist on traditional degustation to bring your work party the ultimate cocktail experience.

Melt
269 Seaview Road, Henley Beach

Now imagine this view with pizza. Photo: Instagram, @meltpizzeria

After coastal views and mouth-watering gourmet pizza? Look no further than Melt at Henley Beach.

With spaces accommodating up to 200 people and exclusive sit-down functions, pizza and tailored beverage packages on offer, Melt is sure to impress.

Feature image: Meaghan Coles – Now and Then Photography

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