Banish the Christmas party anxiety

This Miami-inspired lounge is the perfect spot for your next Christmas party in Sydney

When it comes to Christmas parties, there are two types of people: the planners and the punters. You can’t have one without the other, but if you’re a planner, the lead-up to year’s end can strike fear into even the most organised of hearts, with the realisation there’s a Christmas party looming, and it’s on you to make it happen.

Sydney planners, take heart. Whether it’s a party for pals or the end-of-year work do, we’ve found the perfect spot for your bash, and it has everything you could possibly need for a party everyone will be talking about well into the new year. It’s called the Flamingo Lounge, and we’ve got the lowdown on this gem with all the vital stats you need to get planning.   

The place

Flamingo Lounge, 33 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point, Sydney (previously Hugo’s Bar). 

The vibe

Boho luxe. Evoking a 1970s classic Miami bar, Flamingo Lounge dials up the glamour, offering guests a sophisticated atmosphere within the geometry of Cuban Art Deco architecture. Designed by Josh Clapp from Steel + Stitch (Lobo Plantation, El Topo), the venue is comprised of two distinct settings: The Discotheque and The Terrace. Think gilded palm trees, leopard print cushions, velvety banquettes, rich hues of cardinal pigments, seductive imagery and nods to the golden era of glamour.

The drinks

Flamingo Lounge’s bar service is impeccable, with the best range of spirits, craft beers, a carefully curated wine list and cocktails that are every bit as gorgeous as the lounge’s interior. Glorious concoctions resembling works of art are a signature of supper club-style The Terrace, served up by expert bar staff who really know their craft. A great range of bar packages are available for groups.

The food

Fabulous nibbles will keep your guests sated and happy. With a choice of ‘you’re a late-night nibbler’ or ‘you’re down to dine’, there’s something on the menu for every appetite at any time, from fried squid, croquettes and arancini to fabulous gourmet pizzas to share. 

The space

You’ll be spoilt for choice. When you have a good idea of numbers, speak to the Flamingo Lounge events manager. They’ll make it easy to work out the best space, the perfect catering, the perfect atmosphere and how you can make the most of your budget for a night to remember. Here’s what is at your disposal, depending on the size of your group.

Exclusive club hire

If you’re looking at a corporate group of up to 250 people (or just have hundreds of besties), why not book the place out? You can hire the whole club and discotheque area for your next function exclusively with the DJ booth, nine VIP booths, function space and two bars, and Flamingo Lounge’s professional event staff will help with all the details to ensure a flawless evening.

Flamingo Lounge Sydney is a perfect venue for your Christmas party
(Credit: Flamingo Lounge)

Club function space

For a smaller group, the Flamingo Lounge’s The Discotheque function space is perfect for an intimate event for up to 30 people. Have your own space to enjoy with a private bar and dedicated staff while you enjoy the atmosphere.  

VIP private booths

Flamingo’s club booths offer guests an oasis to be treated with VIP service by dedicated hostesses for the entirety of the night, with a $1500-$2000 minimum spend. These booths cater for up to 15 people and allow guests to kick back in style or put their tired dancing feet up!

Exclusive lounge

Serious event organisers love Flamingo’s Lounge space for up to 300 guests. The relaxed, luxe interiors set the scene for a fun night.

Exclusive terrace hire

For a more a casual and relaxed event, The Terrace offers comfort and style matched with exquisite canapés and extensive beverage options. Ideal for up to 100 people, this space is sure to set the mood as the sun sets and the drinks start to flow. Bookings up to 400 people are able to hire both the Lounge and Terrace space together.  

Lounge function space

Celebs and small, intimate groups like the setting of this intimate space, with exclusive access to the bar and balcony, plus your own VIP hostess to ensure every need is met.  

VIP lounge booths

Similar to the VIP Club Booths, the Lounge Booths give guests the space to enjoy a more intimate night with friends or colleagues, including the best bottle service Sydney has to offer. Ranging from $1500 to a $2000 minimum spend, VIP booth hire is a great option for groups of up to 15 people.  

The Flamingo Lounge has so many options for groups and they aim to make it easy for you to organise a function – without having a nervous breakdown. So planners, do yourself a favour and get in touch with the Flamingo Lounge events team, and let them help you organise a Christmas bash that will go down in history for all the right reasons.

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