Party planning made easy
The year is rapidly coming to an end, and the holiday party season is just around the corner. With so many celebrations coming up (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!), is there a better time to gather friends and family and have a party? To make it a little easier to find the right space for you, we’ve put together our ultimate list of party venues. Looking for somewhere cosy and intimate? Or how about a party at sea, or on the top deck of a tram? Whatever you’re looking for, we’re sure to have all the boxes ticked…
One of Sassy’s faves (and the location of our recent murder mystery dinner), Crafted 852 is the perfect spot to host a dinner with friends or family, be it a special occasion or just a chance to get together and share delicious food and great wine. It offers a tailored dining experience where chefs to guide you through an ‘accidental’ education experience by explaining how each item is made, and allows diners to engage in the process.
Although it began as HK’s premier online pantry for artisanal provisions, Crafted 852 has so much more to offer. Its most popular package is its three-course cooking party for up to 20 people. For $850 per person, inclusive of free-flow soft beverages, BYO beer and alcohol, it will serve an incredible meal with no bottle fee, no glass charges and no cake fees. It also offers a special Loft Party for 20 to 50 people.
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Looking for something a little different than dinner and drinks for your next event? Why not give bowling a go? Tikitiki Bowling Bar in Sai Kung offers party packages that include bowling lanes, food and free-flow drinks. With 22,000 sq ft, this spacious venue comes with a variety of entertainment programmes that will have your guests wishing they had their parties here, too! There are bowling games and workshops, a full bar, quality dining service (the chefs here have 5-star hotel backgrounds!) and free parking available as well. There are even 3-D cakes available! Bookings can be made for groups of 36 to 200 plus people, and packages start at $399 per person for two hours of bowling, free-flow drinks and more! If your party is smaller, join in on Saturdays when Tikitiki has its Tikitiki-hosted themed events, including buffet, free bowling competition, cocktail course, games and more!
Looking for the perfect beach front party venue but not sure where to start? Eastern Paradise Enterprise have three idyllic locations which may just be right for you! Head down to Shek O Beach (25 minutes from town) to enjoy the Mediterranean French cuisine on offer at Cococabana for the party of your dreams, or opt for the authentic taste of Thai Issan cuisine at Deep Water Bay Beach (12 minutes from town) with Coconuts Thai. After a more relaxed setting? Also in Deep Water Bay is the chilled-out beach cafe, Lido, just the place for your beachside bash. Each venue is able to accommodate up to 150 people, with sweeping ocean and mountain views, and a range of menus and packages available to suit your tastes and budget, contact [email protected] for more information or to book your next event!
Located in the heart of LKF, Chalk Party is a private-event-only venue, perfect if you’re looking for something a little different (and colourful!). Wear all white and draw all over yourselves and the walls in the blacklight party room, before moving outside and enjoying shisha, beer pong and BYOB on the exclusive rooftop party area. The maximum number of people the venue can hold is 60, with a three-to-four-hour time slot available for each event.
Three Blind Mice
We recently held our very own Sassy Social at Three Blind Mice and couldn’t recommend it enough! The team is more than welcoming and will go above and beyond to accommodate any needs you may have. Enjoy a three-hour free-flow package of drinks (prosecco, wine, beer, spirits, mixer, cocktails etc.), and an unlimited selection of a la carte dishes for just $500 per person (or $600 for four hours). There is no minimum number of people needed for the package, but if you want the have the entire upstairs area to yourselves, you do need a minimum of 15 people. For groups of 35 or more you can even rent out the entire restaurant!
The Mixing Bowl
The Mixing Bowl is a baking studio in Sheung Wan with classes run by Victor Lo and his team. Having moved from its Hollywood Road location, the new space is gorgeously bright and airy; you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped straight onto a Pinterest board! Available for private events, you can choose to bake anything the team teaches in the normal classes (including scones, egg tarts, bread and more!) You can also customise a class according to your preference, and all classes include all ingredients, equipment and recipes you need, along with the chance to sit down with your bakes post-class, or take them home to enjoy later!
Varga Lounge is not your ordinary party venue… with two stories, kitschy furnishings and vintage-style décor, its private area will certainly give your party a unique edge. Ideal for smaller-scale private parties, the upstairs room can seat 18 people (and fit 25 maximum). However, you can also reserve the entire venue, and include a range of optional party packages; from cocktails, to tarot card readers (and even male strippers!), this is one venue perfect for a hen night.
In summer our calendars are full of junk party invitations, so we’re sure you’ve heard of Jaspa’s Junks! With great packages to fit your budget and theme, the junks have a fully equipped kitchen, food, drinks and friendly staff. All you have to do is hop on, cruise around the islands and enjoy the sun and sea. It can hold around 40 people so it’s a great option for a big birthday bash.
Jaspa’s Junks, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 2792 6001, [email protected], www.casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/jaspa039s-junks
Read more: Sassy’s Junk Trip Guide
Blue – Butcher & Meat Specialists
Blue Butcher is well known for its award-winning meat and impressive cocktails, so why not think about booking it for your next event? Be it a business event, an anniversary, a birthday, or just an excuse to spend some time with friends and family, the high-quality fare will be sure to please your guests. The private room can fit up to 20 people, and there are packages available, ranging from full sit-down meals, to canapés with an open bar, or a semi-buffet menu that can be designed to your specific needs.
Prepare to get active and just a little competitive with Crossfire Arena for your next bash. With bubble soccer, archery tag, dodgeball and laser tag on offer, combine a range of games and battle it out to come out on top at this energising event space! The space can hold a maximum of 100 people, and prices range from between $250 to $500 per person.
Nestled in TST, Urban Park has an ideal rooftop venue for your next special event. Featuring an elegant and cosy indoor dining area, along with a spacious outdoor garden that can accommodate up to 100 guests for cocktail parties and dinners. The 3,000 square-foot space is also a perfect choice for weddings, combining city views with a relaxed atmosphere and great food.
Just steps away from the sand, and with stunning sea views, Bathers is a truly idyllic location, fit for any special event. The open-air space specialises in wedding receptions and parties for up to 100 guests, with a menu of modern British cuisine (with a spotlight on seafood!) also available.
This BYOB venue in Causeway will make you feel right at home for your next party! Split over two floors, the venue comes fully stocked with everything a gamer may need for a fun event. Along with a variety of board games (and giant Jenga!), Blackroom has a pool table, darts board, table tennis, PlayStation and much more. Catering can be arranged, but guests also welcome to bring your own food and make use of the kitchen facilities. See more information and pricing here!
Spread over 10,000 square-feet and two-floors, Shore is known as one of the 852’s premier steakhouses, and is also a fab choice for a party. Tailored set and sharing menus are available, along with snacks and canapé packages to suit your special occasion. The spacious outdoor terrace is also an ideal alfresco option for social gatherings and parties! Find more info on menus, prices and capacity here.
Fancy a party with a little pampering? Melomist offers spa party packages for you and a group of friends to sit back and relax (glass of bubbly in hand, of course!). A range of customisable services and treatments are available. Prices vary depending on the request, with all groups receiving a bottle of bubbly or a pitcher of sangria, along with a $200 cash voucher for every guest.
Are you after something a little different to the norm? Book out a quintessential Hong Kong tram for your next event, and journey through HK Island for your night on the town. With a maximum capacity of 30 to 40 people (depending on tram type), the trams can be hired for a minimum of two hours (starting at $1,100 per hour), every day of the week, with catering options also available on request!
We’re letting you in on a little-known secret with this one. Hibiscus is a one-of-a-kind venue that is tucked away behind a hidden door in a Kowloon pool hall. Only available for private events, once inside the space opens up to reveal a huge indoor and outdoor area, all kitted out in quirky and eclectic décor, with a menu of Thai food also available.
Beef & Liberty
Known for its drool-worthy hamburgers, Beef & Liberty’s Wan Chai location also has a gorgeous rooftop, which can be hired out for private parties and events. Quietly tucked away on Wan Chai’s Star Street, the third-floor rooftop seats up to 50 people, or up to 120 standing. For more info on food and drink packages and prices, email [email protected].
For countless other options for planning and choosing the venue that’s right for you, Venue Hub has an eclectic range of venues to browse on its website. Listing nearly 1,000 venues (and with almost 50 new ones added each month!), it’s sure to come in handy!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on 15 October 2014 and was updated on 9 October 2017.