It’s the most wonderful time of the year.. for organising your work Christmas Party.

Some of you may whoop for joy and relish the search to find the perfect spot, plan the festive entertainment and you may have already started your Xmas tunes Spotify playlist. But we’re guessing a few of you greet this with a big fat sigh. Where to go? What to do? How much? Dress up or down? But fear no more. Your pals at SpacetoCo have it sorted for you!

Here’s 6 foolproof Christmas party in Auckland ideas with venues, after party ideas and insider tips to get you extra brownie points (and kudos from your colleagues). Read on and prepare to put on your smug Christmas party face – as you’ll have your work Christmas function sorted!

Our first Christmas Party Idea

The one that celebrates Friends 25th anniversary

The Party

Your job’s a joke, you’re broke – but you can celebrate like it’s 1994. Throw a Friends theme Christmas Party in Auckland at Marty’s stunning venue on Symmonds St. Have your colleagues dress up as their favourite character. Get some umbrellas and recreate the fountain scene on the couch
Friends Christmas Party Scene

Source: The One with Phoebe’s Dad, Friends, 1995

The Entertainment

  • Any friends themed party wouldn’t be complete without some team games to compete for the Geller Cup.  A trivia game – like the one where Monica and Rachel lose their apartment, Foosball or Cups are all great options. 
  • A photo booth with friends props
  • Get a folk singer to play some Phoebe Buffet classics – Smelly Cat anyone?

The Venue

Host your party in the ultimate New York Style apartment, complete with couch. Conveniently located in Symmonds street and plenty of parking and transport options nearby. 

Marty's New York Style Apartment Function Venue in Auckland

The Food

Joey does not share food. But that’s OK because Sal’s New York Pizza is a great option. Or work with a caterer to recreate some friends classics like meatball sub, Thanksgiving dinner or maybe the infamous English Trifle. Maybe not. 

Cost

Marty’s New York apartment space costs $100 an hour to rent. Suitable for up to 60 people, you can choose your caterer and bring your own booze. 

The Afterparty

Within a New York minute of K Road and Ponsonby – there are plenty of options for bar hopping afterwards. Save Ferris and Galbraiths are on the doorstep.

Make it extra special

  • Have everyone bring a  unique coffee cup for their secret santa
  • Use friends themed quotes on the invites

Click here to book Marty's Space Now

Our 2nd Christmas Party Idea

Have a ‘Record Making’ Christmas

The Party

Get in the swing of things with a music themed Christmas party -hosted at Studio 38 venue and recording studio.  Have your workmates dress up as their favourite musical hero. Or take it one step further and make a group record in Studio 38’s in house state of the art recording studio. 

Source: Bridget Jones’s Diary 

The Entertainment

  • The perfect space to have a band to play some Christmas classic belters – they have exceptional acoustics and audio capability
  • There is a fun jukebox with some classic vinyl to get the dance floor started
  • Have everyone write their first album (or download for Gen Z!)  on a post it note and everyone has to guess who’s is who’s
  • Get everyone together to write your companies ‘office national anthem’

The Venue

Cath & Jessie’s Studio 38 is the perfect Auckland’s perfect Christmas party venue. Lovingly restored from a crumbling warehouse to a thriving venue and recording studio this space has beautiful brick walls, fun touches and can be a blank canvas to add your own flair. 

Studio 38 Christmas Party Venue

The Food

It has a separate bar area and they have a great catering option to make organising food & booze easy-as

The Afterparty

Studio 38 is right next to Aotea Sq and the heart of the city. Your party can go on pretty late here but if you do want a nightcap Citizen Q is open til midnight

Make it extra special

Get everyone to put their favourite song on a Spotify playlist so you can relive the musical magic on the office stereo

Click here to book Caths space now

Our 3rd Christmas Party Venue Idea

Have yourself a Wellness Little Christmas

The Party

Are your team more gym bunny than gin bunnies? Why not avoid the hangovers and do a wellness themed Christmas party? Give your team the treat they deserve – a night to recover, de-stress, spend quality time together and celebrate a hard years’ work before the summer hols start.
Christmas Wellness Party Idea

Source: Virgin Media Television

The Entertainment

  • Organise activities that help your team rest and relax and treat them to a blissful evening of festive self care
  • Your party could include a restorative yoga & meditation session, a masseuse or a mindful workshop on zentangling by the wonderful ReCreators
  • Use the peaceful setting to create an intention tree and have the team create some meaningful goals for the new year ahead

The Venue

 Catie’s beautiful light filled space is located in the heart of one of Parnell’s historic warehouse buildings. The space has beautiful wooden floors, a small kitchenette, WiFi and a sound system.

Yoga Studio for wellness Christmas Party

The Food

Get sushi platters from &Sushi delivered to keep it light or buy in some of the delicious salad options from Catroux

Cost

From $65 per hour to hire and it’s suitable for up to 30 people.

The Afterparty

For a special team dinner, some of Auckland finest dining establishments are in nearby Parnell including Woodpecker Hill, Cibo and Pasture. To continue the healthy theme Rosie has seasonal veg filled plates or treat your team to one of the many day spas on Parnell high street

For gym bunnies who turn into Gin bunnies, there is no better post party cocktail venue than Pineapple.

Make it extra special

Give your team anti-stress kit goodie bags that could include relaxing oils, treatment vouchers, posh tea bags or a gratitude journal

Click here to book Catie's space now

Idea number 4 for Christmas Parties in Auckland

Christmas Dinner with All The Trimmings

The Party

Wine and dine in a rustic courtyard setting. Sometimes simple is best and an intimate dinner to enjoy great food in a stunning private setting is all that’s needed to close out and celebrate the year’s achievements.
Private Chistmas Dinner Auckland

Source: The Holiday

The Entertainment

  • Get your team to come prepared with their favourite stories from the year and reminisce together
  • Make fun Christmas crackers with personal gifts and inside jokes or office quotes inside
  • Ask DeBrett to pair wines to the food and savour the flavours and notes from some of NZ’s best wines

The Venue

Book Hotel DeBrett’s private courtyard for free (minimum spend applies). Stunningly lit with art deco features, this is an intimate and spacial space away from the buzz of the hotel’s main atruim.

Private Christmas Dinner at Hotel DuBrett

The Food

Hotel DeBrett’s  food philosophy revolves around a seasonally-driven menu which celebrates exceptional New Zealand produce every day, complemented by superb wines from selected local vineyards

Cost

Free! a minimum spend may apply depending on time & party size. Suitable for up to 14 people, so would suit a small team

The Afterparty

Right in the heart of the CBD, Hotel DeBrett has a great bar space that spills out into the summer night. It’s also close to My Bar or Caretaker for a late night digestive

Make it extra special

Hotel DeBrett do a fab afternoon tea, so a gift voucher for a special treat to your team member of the year would be a nice thank you touch.

Click here to book the space at Hotel DeBrett

Your Christmas Party in Auckland

We hope this has given you some food for thought for how and where to host your Christmas Party in Auckland!

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