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How to Plan the Perfect Christmas Party, Cheers to That!

FRIDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2017
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So, you have been given the task of organising this year’s staff Christmas party!

Grab a cup of tea, put on a relaxing playlist and sit back because, we have done the hard work for you. Find everything you need to plan your Christmas in Geelong, right here...

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Venue hunting?

What about something unique?

Does ‘Christmas at The Dome' sound like something you might be interested in?
THE RK GROUP has just the venue for you at Geelong Regional Library

With some great cocktial or sitdown packages ready for you to book, there is no further thought needed. Not to mention how impressed your colleagues will be when they see the views from the top of The Dome!

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Mmmm... BEER!  

White Rabbit Brewery offer exclusive use of their brewery from Sunday – Thursday after 5.30pm. If it's a relaxed stand up affair for 150 or a more lavish sit down for 70 they can tailor a party to suit. With the brewery as the backdrop, enjoy amazing beer, fine food and of course, great company. Email the team for details.

White Rabbit Brewery Christmas Function

Sticking with the brewery theme, what about Queenscliff? 

Enjoy tasting paddles at Queenscliff Brewhouse, view the microbrewery and gain an understanding of the joy and benefits of locally crafted beer. Prefer whisky? They have over 200 whisky, gin and rums on offer in the upstairs Whisky bar & lounge and their experienced staff will talk you through a flight of specially chosen whiskies. Both options can be enjoyed whilst sampling the best produce the region has to offer with their hand-crafted tasting boards or seated lunch and dinner packages.

Queenscliff Brewery Corporate Function

Did you say more adventure?

Have an action packed Christmas party this summer at Adventure Park, with 24 rides and attractions.

Including Victoria’s biggest and longest new waterslide, the TORNADO, which hits in November. All day unlimited rides, private reserved undercover area and seating, and different catering options to choose from depending on your style. Also, group discounts available for as little as 20 guests and unused tickets are valid to the end of the season if any guests can’t attend.

TORNADO At Adventure Park

Speaking of adventures….

If you’re looking for a truly original and unforgettable Christmas function to reward your staff, The Blues Train will give you a night to remember. Guests will love listening and dancing to four entertaining acts during the ride on a heritage train across the Bellarine Peninsula. You can book a small party or hire the entire train – just be sure to get in early as bookings on The Blues Train do fill up well before December.

Blues Train Fun

Create your own Ferry Tale Christmas Party

Create your own ferry tale Christmas party with Searoad Ferries sailing the Bay or at RORO Café on the Beach, Queenscliff. Both venues offer amazing views, great food and excellent service. Ferry Tale options include cocktail or seated functions, chartered sailings or high teas. Now that’s different! Water views guaranteed, dolphins optional. 

Searoad Ferries

Celebrate in style!

Set within the Werribee Park Mansion, The Refectory is nestled in 10 acres of formal gardens with a variety of spaces to hold your Christmas function. Impress your colleagues with Bursaria Fine Food’s award-winning lunch and dinner menu from $100 per person and save $20 per person. Your 'Eat. Drink be Merry' package includes 'festive bon bons' and more!

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Looking to impress the foodies?

Easy done if you head to Waurn Ponds Estate. First, choose a location to suit your style, be it amongst the veggies in the kitchen garden, under the umbrellas on the terrace or poolside or overlook the lakes from the lounge and bar. All of the food at Waurn Ponds Estate is handmade and the kitchen garden is the gateway to the soul of their food.

The chef will create a menu with what is being harvested from the garden, complimented with local, sustainable and regional produce, especially for you and your guests. Alternatively, end the year with the indulgence of their signature degustation menu at $110 per person.

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What about a waterfront location with views of the bay?

Celebrate the warm air in style at Novotel Geelong on the waterfront with flexible function spaces that feature balconies or outdoor terrace and stunning views over the bay. Tailored menus can be designed along with live cooking or themed stations, creating a wonderful atmosphere for this year’s Christmas celebration.

Novotel Geelong Christmas Function Space

Or,

Located on Geelong’s foreshore Black Salt at Quality Hotel Bayside Geelong boasts glorious bay views with impeccable service and food to match. Stay awhile, relax, unwind and celebrate the end of the year with their chef’s selection dishes on their Christmas menus. It’s all taken care of for you. 

Black Salt Restaurant View Christmas

 

Did you say wine?

Set on rustic coastal farmland just 20 minutes from Geelong, Oakdene Vineyard is the ideal out of town location.  This qwerky, fun and truly beautiful property has so many different options for a private function.  To complement their gorgeous surroundings executive chef Marty Chichester and his team have created a special 3 course menu for $59 per person showcasing the best local and seasonal produce.

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And for the ultimate reward

Coastal Golf Victoria has it already mapped out for you.

Board the ferry at Docklands and travel across the bay to Portarlington, where you will be collected and transferred in style to Barwon Heads Golf Club.

For lunch either stop into one of the award winning wineries on the way, or order in the clubhouse before your 18 holes.

Tee off early afternoon and enjoy the scenery on your way around the course. Rated as one of the Top 10 best courses in Australia, your guests will relish the opportunity of just being able to play this exclusive course.

Post golf, guests can freshen up in their room before being served dinner and drinks in the formal dining room or one of the private dining areas available. Afterwards, your group can retreat to the billiards room or sit in front of an open fire, enjoying a cognac or two and further continuing the yesteryear experience.

In the morning, everyone can enjoy a fully cooked breakfast before you all depart back to Portarlington for the ferry ride home to Docklands. 

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Don’t have a big team and need an already planned event? Well, we have the perfect options for you!

Rydges Geelong is throwing the ultimate combined Christmas Party including a 3 course dinner, 4 hour beverage package, live band and dance floor! With all of this sorted out already, all you need to do is find the perfect outfit, too easy. The event will be held on Saturday, 2 December and is only $99 per person. BOOK HERE.

Rydges Geelong Dinner Set

Looking for something outside of the Geelong city?

The team at 360Q, the iconic restaurant and events venue at Queenscliff Harbour, is inviting businesses to join in their first-ever collective Christmas party on Saturday, 9 December. Owner Barry Iddles understands some organisations just can’t book out a whole venue, that’s why they have come up with this collective Christmas Party.

The $60pp price includes a gourmet three-course meal, a local band for entertainment and drinks at bar prices. There are plenty of local accommodation options in Queenscliff for teams to make their celebration an overnight or weekend adventure. BOOK HERE.

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Or, for something a mysteriously wild…

Werribee Zoo are hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner (Christmas Capers at the North Pole) on Friday, 1 December. Relax and enjoy the festivities and work together as a group to solve the mystery in Santa’s workshop. For $149 per person, this package includes a 2 course dinner, photo booth, drinks and fun activities during the four hour event. That’s everything sorted! BOOK HERE

Dinner Werribee Zoo

Get ready to ‘shake your bon bon’…

Mt Duneed Estate can take care of your Christmas Celebration this year with their group Christmas Party on Saturday 2 December. For $65 per person receive a two course Christmas themed dinner, a glass of sparkling on arrival, live music, and a warm, lively atmosphere. This venue will knock your colleague’s socks off! BOOKING INFO HERE.

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Already have a location in mind, but need the most important part, FOOD?

Annies Kitchen Catering & Events will make your Corporate Christmas Party into a memorable event, with their gourmet menu! The team have a wide range of beautiful canapé, lunch and dinner menu’s this Christmas that will inspire you, just check out these stunning images… We are getting hungry just looking at them.        

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Walk away with a happy snap...

Photobooths are always a hit over the festive season, fun costumes, funny faces and a little souvenir to remember the fun! Zuster events have such fun options to add sparkle to your event. 

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Don’t have time to plan your Christmas Party?

Well, Perfect Events will take the stress out of the planning your event, kick up your heels and enjoy your own party for a change.  Perfect Events Geelong, can assist you with as little or, as much as you require, including:

  • Event and production management
  • Theming and styling
  • Creation of invitations and management of RSVP’s
  • Entertainment management
  • On the day event team to manage every detail from end to end 

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After a little more? We have you covered, with 5 Christmas Party Activity Ideas.

Now you have the ideas, Zoom Events has given us 10 Tips to Having a Successful Work Xmas Party! 

As we said, we have you sorted for this year’s Christmas Party. If you are still strapped for ideas or need some free advice, feel free to get in touch with BEGeelong team.

Happy Holidays!

    

 

 

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