Celebrate Christmas in Takapuna!

Takapuna boasts many options to celebrate the silly season with colleagues, friends and family - so we have pulled together a handy guide to booking your Christmas function in Takapuna, below.

As much as we can't believe how quickly this year has flown by, it's time to start thinking about planning your Christmas function. We think it's worth celebrating the strength, resilience and hard work everyone has put in this year, despite the hardships and tough times - so get your team together, and check out some of the below specials and offers from some of our locals that would love your support heading into the silly season!

A lot of places fill up quickly, so make sure you don't miss out, and get your bookings in now.


Regatta Bar & Eatery

Silent Night... Yeah Right!

The crown jewel of Main Beach Takapuna, this sun-drenched venue boasts a premium seaside location with floor to ceiling glass walls, framed by native Pohutukawa and tropical palms. Award winning décor, versatile event spaces and seamless indoor / outdoor flow make this an ideal destination for a Christmas party to remember.

  • Cocktail menus to suit your budget
  • Seated menus from $45pp

Let Regatta take care of you and your friends this Christmas for a truly unforgettable experience.

Host your Christmas party between Sunday and Wednesday and we’ll give you an extra $5pp to spend on food or beverage. 

Address: Main Beach, The Strand
Ph: 09 488 0040
Enquire: via Regatta's website, here.


The Elephant Wrestler

Offering an expansive selection of beer, wine and cocktails and a menu championing Kiwi produce, our experienced team are dedicated to delivering a down to earth, honest to goodness hospitality experience ensuring you and your guests a relaxed and memorable Christmas party.

  • Cocktail menus from $25pp
  • Seated menus from $38pp

Speak with us today to create your own larger than life occasion.

Address: 138 Hurstmere Rd
Ph: 09 489 8030
Enquire: via The Elephant Wrestler website, here.


Franc's Bar & Diner

This Americana meets Kiwi bach-style diner is a favourite for Takapuna locals and could be the perfect spot to take your crew this Christmas. With open spaces and salty breezes, Franc’s relaxed vibe makes for a stress-free fun-filled Christmas party.

  • Cocktail menus to suit your budget
  • Seated menus from $40pp

Leave your feet in the sand as Franc’s has you covered this Christmas.

Host your Christmas party between Sunday and Wednesday and we’ll give you an extra $5pp to spend on food or beverage.

Address: Main Beach, The Strand
Ph: 09 488 0016
Enquire: via Franc's website, here.


Auckland Conventions - Bruce Mason Centre

Round off the year in style with our corporate Christmas party ideas that go beyond the ordinary to guarantee a Christmas ‘do’ that will have your colleagues talking about it well into the New Year. Auckland Conventions, Venues & Events has ten iconic venues across Auckland. From views of the waterfront and stadium fields to wildlife backdrops, there’s a space perfectly suited for a memorable, meaningful and budget friendly end of year function. 

Here are some creative ideas to get your mind racing:

All these ideas can be customised to your requirements and held at any of Auckland Conventions Venues and Events' ten venues, including the Bruce Mason Centre. So enquire today, as dates are filling up fast!

Address: Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade
Ph: 09 307 5498
Email: events@aucklandconventions.co.nz


The Spencer on Byron

Does your hardworking team need to let off some steam? It's not too late to book your office Christmas party.

Our dedicated spaces can handle events for up to 500 people. From casual cocktails with canapés to a buffet lunch with all the Christmas trimmings, we have a variety of catering options to suit groups large and small to suit budgets large and small.

Take the stress out of managing your end of year Christmas bash by letting our expert events team do it for you. After the year we've all had, you deserve it.

Address: 9-17 Byron Ave
Ph: 09 916 4978

Email:  meetings@spencerbyron.co.nz


The Commons

Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to celebrate! With our private bar/function room,The Commons caters for any gathering. We count with close and open areas that suit perfectly for your event.

  • Set courses from $55 p/p
  • Drinks specials from 12pm to 6pm (Gardens Lager jug for $20, Mumm Marlborough for $50, House glass of wine for $5)

Food and beverage packages available for any private/corporate function, and enjoy no hire fee for functions from Sunday - Thursday! 

Address: 21 Hurstmere Rd
Ph: 021 115 9567

Email: functions@thecommons.co.nz


Zomer Cafe

Available for hire 7 days a week - Bespoke menus to suit all occasions.

Fully licensed with extensive bar options.

Beautiful terrace overlooking Takapuna Beach - what more could you ask for from a venue!

Check out the Zomer website for more details.

Address: 4 The Strand
Ph: 09 488 7594
Email: info@zomer.co.nz


Monterey Lounge Cinema

Come celebrate Christmas at the cinema! Monterey Lounge Cinema Takapuna is the perfect venue for your holiday gathering, where you swap your drink for specialty cocktail and have freshly made pizza or sharing platter served to your seat. Enhance your festive function with food and beverages, our event packages can be tailored to your needs!

Ever dreamed of having a cinema all to yourself? We are making your dreams come true! Bring your family and friends together in your very own private cinema for just $99*!

Watch one of the latest films, or we can help you choose from our library of blockbusters and classic movies.
* Your first 10 people are included as part of the Bubble Screening price, and you have the option to add extra people for $10 per person.
* We also have an extensive food and drink menu available upon request. Oh, and did we mention this includes free popcorn?
*terms, conditions, and blackout dates do apply; films are subject to availability.

Christmas Gift Vouchers are also available for purchase, either at the cinema or (coming soon) to the website!


Address: 32-34 Anzac Street
Ph: 09 666 0714
Email: takapunaevents@montereycinemas.co.nz


Mexico Takapuna

We can throw you a fiesta that saves the headaches for the day after, not the months before.
With a variety of food, liquor, masterclasses and spaces available, we want to make your function the best you've ever seen. Take a look at some of the options we offer, then contact Mexico Takapuna and they'll assist in making your next function one to remember.* 

*dependent on tequila consumption
Address: 4 The Strand
Ph: 09 489 6781

Street Organics

Delicious, nutritious, healthy whole foods & drinks, served with love & good conscience.

Street Organics can host your festive functions now too, limited dates available, FREE & exclusive venue hire, easy food & drink options to cater to all your dietary needs. Get in touch to get your Christmas party sorted now.

Organic cafe & food store catering for lovers of whole foods and wine + Vegan, Keto, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, low FODMAP + Take Home Meals | Open 7 days for breakfast & lunch.

Address: 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: 09-216 5991

Enquire: via Street Organics' website, here


Catnapper Arms

Get in touch with The Catnapper Arms today to discuss your function, party and event needs. We have many different packages to suit any Christmas function style, and menus for 8 people plus, then finger food mix and mingle for up to 100.

*Free room hire available*

Address: 136 Hurstmere Rd
Ph:09 486 6330
Email: hello@catnapperarms.co.nz


Seven Hills Turkish Eatery

If you are planning to hire a venue for a private function, corporate event, Christmas function or any celebration, we can create the perfect setting to make your special event a memorable one at Seven Hills. We offer a range of menu options for your function, whether it is formal dinner, cocktail party or buffet dinner. We are more than happy to work with you to create a menu to match your occasion. Either way, you will be delighted with the dished created by our highly regarded team of chefs.
Address: 1/3 The Strand
Ph: 09 486 55 50
Email: info@sevenhills.co.nz



Escape HQ

Want to ramp up the excitement this Christmas? Invite your work mates to experience a festive thrill like never before and host your Christmas party at Escape Hunt.

With 3 festive packages to choose from: Santa's Christmas Party, Elves Christmas Party, or Reindeer Christmas Party as well as a Santa's Helpers online party, we have something for everyone. It’s the perfect way to keep scrooges everywhere merry and bright.

We also have 2 Outdoor Games, Fugitive Hunt and Quake Escape, that have teams racing against each other throughout the streets of Takapuna for up to 30 people.

Address: 495 Lake Rd
Ph: 09 489 4999



Celebrate the year that has been and step into a world of fun with Thrillzone Takapuna! We have a range of exciting group function options that takes you above and beyond an ‘ordinary’ corporate function

Try our brand-new Escape Adventure that combines escape room, scavenger hunt and augmented reality! This outdoor experience will send you off on an adventure around the beautiful Takapuna, finding clues, solving puzzles and cracking codes, all while racing against the clock. This amazing experience can be customised to your requirements and held at any location, including our wonderful venue partners Elephant Wrestler, Francs and Regatta!

Alternatively, experience the wonderful world of Virtual Reality! This can be booked as a stand-alone event or as an addition to our escape adventure

Enquire with us today!

Address: 488 Lake Rd (Burger King building)
Ph: 09 486 0773

Email: info@thrillzone.co.nz


Taylors on Hurstmere

GOT YOUR XMAS PARTY SORTED? Got your Christmas party sorted?

Packages and set menu options available - with no venue hire!

Host up to 35 friends, family or colleagues, and let Taylors look after your event!

Address: 168 Hurstmere Rd
Ph: 09 489 9510

Enquire: via Taylors on Hurstmere website, here.


Takapuna Bar

Best drinks at affordable prices!

Situated in the heart of Takapuna we are a locally loved bar with great beers and Wine on offer. The outside area is fantastic for all sun lovers and is a great place to relax. We pride ourselves on affordable prices, great service and quality offering so what better place to have your Christmas party then right here at the Takapuna Bar.


  • Happy Hour: Monday – Thursday 4pm – 7pm
  • Sunday: Corona special all day

Takapuna Bar would love to provide you with the best experience possible during this festive season so do not miss out call anytime to make a booking or even visit our website to gain more information.

Address: 2,Anzac Street, Takapuna
Ph: 09 486 2666
Enquire: via Takapuna Bar website, here.



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