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The Best Christmas Party Venues in The North Shore
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Looking for some of the best Christmas spots in Auckland’s North Shore? Enjoy endless sunshine, entertainment, seafood and family-friendly joy from Takapuna to Albany.

Christmas by the Seashore at Regatta & Franc's.

Perch yourself by the sea for a plate for fresh fish and seafood. Both Regatta and Franc’s are located in Takapuna, North Shore by the main beach with beautiful views of the ocean.

Regatta favours the sun, with event spaces ready to host your next Christmas party this summer. The Main Beach restaurant opens right up to the elements, and can seat up to 120 festive friends and colleagues. You can even book a portion of the Main Beach space for up to 60 people. Around the corner, you’ll find the Cabanas with circular booths perched on an elevated deck, another perfect and intimate spot for up to 60 people.

Finally, you’ll want to enquire about the Sunshine Bar which is an open-air party waiting to happen for up to 120 people—and if you need more space, you can book the entire establishment.

Pop next door to Franc’s and you’ll find a more relaxed vibe, yet borrowing from the same sense of open spaces and salty breezes. The Bar and Restaurant areas smack of fresh fish and a grand sense of scale, with high ceilings overlooking the festivities below. The Outdoor Deck is the perfect crowd-pleaser when the sun is shining, making for a magic little celebration for groups up to 40 people.

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Outdoor Courtyards at The Postman’s Leg & The Elephant Wrestler

When Auckland’s sun is shining, locals flock to their favourite bars and pubs for a fresh beer and a bite—but what are the best outdoor beer gardens and courtyards for Christmas in North Auckland?

You can’t go past the huge outdoor courtyard in Glenfield at The Postman’s Leg. The wide open space known as the Marquee is set up perfectly with lots of greenery and large tables for up to 100 people. Head inside and soak up the unique character of The Postcode, a central bar location at the heart of your next Christmas party for up to 150 people. Looking for something more intimate? The Letterbox is a quiet corner at the end of the bar surrounded by TVs, pool tables, and arcade games—the perfect mashup for a versatile Christmas evening. The Postman’s Leg also has 2 private rooms, one for small groups up to 30 and another for the bigger crowds up to 200.

In the heart of Takapuna is another outdoor courtyard and beer garden that’s one of the best in the North Shore. The Elephant’s Wrestler has an eclectic outdoor space with a sunny summer vibe, especially on a hot day—ready to book for up to 150 people cocktail style, or take half of the courtyard for smaller groups up to 60. Just a few steps away is the indoor Restaurant space, with plenty of comfortable booth seating and a fun, buzzing atmosphere ready for your Christmas party of up to 32 seated people.

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Mama Loco & The Merchant at Westfield Albany

Get the family or office together for a colourful Christmas at Mama Loco—Auckland’s Mexican and margarita bar that you can’t leave without a grin.

Mama Loco is all about fun, loud and vibrant atmospheres that come alive at Christmas. The Bar is set nicely with high tables for a social feel for up to 50 people, while the Restaurant’s cantina-style seating is relaxed and comfortable. Enjoy the techni-color splash of wall art, adorable decor, and bright lights that keep the energy levels high. If you’re looking for open air, book out The Terrace—an outdoor area that contains flexible seating and layouts that follow the same colourful theme of inside for up to 150 people if needed.

Looking for more of a homely pub feel? The Merchant is a kiwi-classic that borrows inspiration from around the world. The Pub itself is available for your next Christmas party, a large and open indoor space that hosts up to 200 people among the wooden tables and greenery draped from the ceiling. The Restaurant area follows suit with 100 seated people, while the more private Lounge opens up again for a mix of standing and seated flow to 100 people in total. Take the Christmas party outside to The Terrace with its mixture of covered and uncovered spaces and beautiful tree-studded views.

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Enquire at The Merchant



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