50 holiday party venues to book a memorable 2019 event
The economy is humming along. Your business has had a phenomenal year. You want to celebrate, but things have been so busy that you haven’t had time to even think about holiday party venues yet.
Never fear. Even if the office holiday party is something that slipped your mind, there are plenty of dynamic holiday party venues in the Valley that are still available to create a memorable holiday event for employees.
Here are 50 hot holiday party venues where you can celebrate your company and book a last-minute holiday party or an of-site event to boost company morale.
Across The Pond
Options: Take a trip to Across the Pond, a Japanese restaurant and bar blending a tropical atmosphere with mid-century modern. Specializing in sushi and artisan cocktails, along with Japanese whiskey, wine, and craft beer, Across the Pond is perfect to host your holiday party. The venue seats 36 guests and boasts a built-in sound system and microphone to make your events all the more memorable.
To book: 602-296-5629 or email A.T.P@thecleverkoi.com
Angry Crab Shack
Options: Though hosting a party can be stressful, choosing the right venue can make all the difference. Angry Crab Shack has seven locations in Metro Phoenix that can cater to all occasions and a variety of party sizes. If not everyone in the party is a seafood fan, the menu also includes dishes that appeal to non-seafood eaters and tofu options for vegetarians.
To book: 480-739-3337
Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
Options: This holiday season, take an exotic tropical ‘staycation’ to the heart of downtown Phoenix as Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour partners with famed tiki connoisseur, Jeff “Beachbum” Barry to host a monthlong “Sippin’ Santa” pop-up. Setting sail this November 26 through December 28, B&T will temporarily transform its home inside a historic high-rise into a sultry island-style hideaway, replete with festive tiki decorations and a custom menu of colorful tiki concoctions, such as the Kris Kringle Colada, the Christmas Eve of Destruction, or the 4-person Jingle Bowl.
To book: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Clover Distillery
Options: Blue Clover Distillery is a stunning, rustic bar space that can accomodate 189 people inside and 100 more on the patio with a buffet menu for groups of 20 people or more. Guests will enjoy craft cocktails with Blue Clover’s house-made gin and vodkas as well as a lineup of elevated bar food favorites like green chile fries, apple blue cheese flatbread or the farm egg and bacon blue cheese.
To book: email@example.com
Boulders Resort & Spa
Options: Let the unsurpassed beauty of the Boulders Resort be the inspiration for your holiday party. The Latilla Ballroom offers gracious hospitality, sumptuous cuisine, floor-to-ceiling windows with awe-inspiring backdrops, and outdoor fireplaces. A special rate of $149/night is offered when booking a holiday party of 20 or more or a block of guest rooms.
To book: Contact Erin Donovan at 480-488-6738 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Options: Condesa, opening this December, will be 12,000 square feet with a 350-person capacity, five private event spaces accommodating catering and various group sizes from 15 to 200 guests. The space features industrial design featuring black iron elements and concrete countertops juxtaposed with art deco decor, saturated colors, opulent chandeliers and one-of-a-kind murals by renowned artist Mata Ruda. The menu is vegetable-focused while incorporating high-quality proteins such as Wagyu beef with globally-influenced dishes such as tableside hummus made with hand mashed chickpeas and “masa” ball soup
To book: email@example.com
Recently renovated, “The Tribute Room” at Culinary Dropout’s The Yard location offers guests an indoor/outdoor flow in a space unlike anything else – serving as a tribute to the musicians of the past that adorn the walls. Choose from set menus highlighted by guest favorites like Soft Pretzels & Fondue, or the Antipasti Menu which showcases delicious and hard-to-find meats, cheeses and vegetables.
To book: Visit www.foxrcevents.com or for more information on the restaurant, visit www.culinarydropout.com
Dave & Buster’s at Tempe Marketplace
Options: Book your holiday party at Dave & Buster’s Tempe Marketplace before October 31st and get the room rental for free. Choose from different packages including crafted menus, full-service bar, HDTVs, free Wi-Fi, and team-building activities.
To book: Vanessa_hintalla@daveandbusters.com or 480-281-8506
Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row
Options: At Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, you’ll find something extra and unique. From live country music and line dancing to American gastropub cuisine and delicious cocktails, these folks will show your guests a great time. Choose between one of three Valley locations where you could host up to 600 guests.
To book: dierkswhiskeyrow.com/private-events
Options: It’s always a fiesta at El Hefe. Choose between two Valley locations where you could host up to 500 guests for a holiday cocktail party or dinner. Can’t go wrong with some tacos and tequila.
To book: elhefe.com/private-events
Options: Celebrate your next holiday party at Scottsdale’s EVO, a neighborhood restaurant famed for Italian style, housemade pasta and craft cocktails. With pre-set seasonal menus to fit any budget and taste buds, hosting your party with EVO is the perfect way to ensure that your next event is a success.
To book: Contact Mary Lott at 480-265-9814 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm & Craft
Options: Farm & Craft is focused on healthy and sustainable food in a community-style atmosphere. Think modern farm with a contemporary twist. Choose between two valley wide locations that both feature an indoor/outdoor bar that you can host up to 200 people.
To book: ilovefarmandcraft.com/private-events
Options: With beautiful Milan-style decor and working fireplace, Fat Ox’s private dining room is perfect for hosting your private event. On the menu, enjoy rustic Italian fare such as burrata di bufala, hand-crafted garganelli pasta with truffle butter and speck, and barolo-braised short ribs. Their private full-service bar and personal bar staff, ensures a memorable and intimate restaurant experience.
To book: ilovefatox.com/private-parties
Options: Take advantage of beautiful Scottsdale with the indoor-outdoor layout that seats as many as 140 guests. Celebrate the holiday festivities on the modern style patio. Fellow Oseria’s Italian menu includes pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, and salads, all made from farm-fresh ingredients. Guests can also enjoy ice cream from Scottsdale’s own Sweet Republic, as well as wine, craft beer, and cocktails.
To book: fellowosteria.com/reservations
Flint by Baltaire
Options: Flint by Baltaire is an elegant, yet inviting event space for all occasions. Flint by Baltaire takes special care, with their special events team on hand to work with you to coordinate every detail of your event. Executive Chef Chris Mayo will meet with you to curate a menu that fits your guests’ needs, and a sommelier can recommend the perfect wines to pair with your menu, and even design a handcrafted cocktail that gives your event a personal touch.
To book: Contact Alyssa Pope at email@example.com
Fort McDowell Adventures
Options: Mosey on over to Fort McDowell Adventures for your company’s holiday party this year, and make merry memories with mouthwatering fare, frosty libations and cowboy-style activities. Nestled in the breathtaking Sonoran Desert, La Puesta del Sol (for larger groups up to 1,000) and Rosa’s Ranch (for more intimate groups of 50-300) offer more than 40,000 square feet of event space, indoor and outdoor venues, fire pits, and spectacular scenery.
To book: 480-789-5386 firstname.lastname@example.org
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Options: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale creates custom holiday parties for gatherings large and small. Options range from a Latin dinner on Talavera patio overlooking Pinnacle Peak to a casual evening in Route 66-themed Proof Canteen with entrees straight from the smoker and a classic Soda Jerk station to boot.
To book: Contact Katie Klerk at 480-513-5266 or email@example.com.
Options: Best known for its stuffed deep-dish pizza, Giordano’s holiday catering menu also features hearty sandwiches, classic pastas, numerous appetizers, crisp salads, and delicious desserts. Reserve group event space at either Valley restaurant (Arrowhead or Paradise Valley), or place a catering order for delivery or carry-out. Giordano’s is offering a special for online catering orders only with $30 off catering orders of $200 or more (code 615-502-884) and $50 off catering orders of $300 or more (code 270-193-044).
To book: Call Arrowhead at 623-208-4330 or Paradise Valley at 480-666-8160.
Options: If you are looking for a place to host your party, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is the perfect place for almost any occasion. For food, each banquet room is buffet style serving. The sizes of the rooms vary at each location, so be sure to include party size when making a reservation.
To book: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse
Options: Celebrate the season with a customized menu at Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse located at the Scottsdale Waterfront. With space for up to 150 guests, this warm, inviting atmosphere sets the perfect tone for the best holiday party ever with specialty handcrafted cocktails and locally sourced, grass-fed beef.
To book: handcutchophouse.com/private-events
Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails
Options: Housed in the heart of Scottsdale’s Entertainment District, don’t miss your chance to kick-back on Hi Fi’s gleaming new gold, graffiti-spattered couches, and soak in a spectacular, state-of-the-art sound and light show while enjoying Hi Fi’s craft cocktails, gourmet bar bites served all-day, all-night. Famed for combining a high-energy, music-centric vibe with Scottsdale’s most stunning, high-tech audio & visuals, Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails is once again changing the game after a summer refresh.
To book: 480-429-6000 or email@example.com
Hula’s Modern Tiki
Options: Hula’s Modern Tiki brings island life to uptown Phoenix. The tiki bar includes an indoor-outdoor patio with a fire pit and private dining options for all types of events. Between the Tahitian-style, nautically inspired decor and the tropical specialty cocktails and rum flights, Hula’s Modern Tiki takes you on the holiday of your dreams . The food menu also draws from the sea, with options like island-style poke, a blackened ahi sandwich, crispy coconut shrimp rolls, and fresh fish.
To book: 602-265-8454
Options: In the penthouse of the Phoenician, find a breath-taking view and an incredible dining experience at J&G Steakhouse. There are event options to fit your specific needs, from the size of the room to the details of the menu. Indulge your taste buds on steakhouse fare like French onion soup, tuna tartare, bone-in rib eye steaks, and Maine lobster.
To book: Contact Elena Torres at 480-214-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Options: This legendary, AAA Four Diamond property, nestled between Mummy and Camelback Mountains, glistens with historic Arizona charm during the holiday season and offers an array of indoor and outdoor venues with private patios, outdoor fireplaces and garden terraces with spectacular mountain views. Lincoln Steakhouse & Bar, Rita’s Cantina & Bar, and Camelback Golf Club offer private dining options and are available for full restaurant buyouts or small private parties. The resort’s newest Paradise Ballroom can accommodate larger corporate functions ranging from 50 to 1,500 people.
To book: 480-367-6176 or Mayra.email@example.com (restaurants); 480-948-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org (sales)
Options: In the heart of Downtown Phoenix, you find Little Rituals: a stylish, modern space features touches like custom globe chandeliers and an Arizona-theme mural. Their dedicated menu of food-and-drink pairings features innovative dishes like vegan beet carpaccio and rice pudding infused with seasonal fruit. Invite 80 of your closest friends and let Little Rituals host your holiday party.
To book: email@example.com
Options: Each Mastro’s Restaurant offers private dining experiences that are completely customizable and can accommodate parties of any size that desire private space, all the way up to a full restaurant buyout. Food and beverage minimums depend on the space, day of the week and seasonality – so Mastro’s encourages guests to speak directly with their Director of Events in any location about specifics to hosting your perfect holiday event.
To book: mastrosrestaurants.com
Match Restaurant and Lounge
Options: With a prime midtown Phoenix location, trendy décor and fabulous menu crafted by Chef Orlando Parker, Match Restaurant and Lounge is the ideal place to host a relaxed lunchtime gathering, a glitzy cocktail hour or a complete sit-down dinner with multiple courses for any holiday gathering.
To book: 602-875-8080
Nico Heirloom Kitchen
Options: Nico Heirloom Kitchen is Gilbert’s signature dining destination offering West Coast-inspired seasonal Italian cuisine that will truly WOW your guests. From intimate gatherings to a full restaurant buyout, Nico offers something for everyone this holiday season. The restaurant can host up to 150 guests depending on the day.
To book: nicoaz.com
Options: With a freshly redecorated interior as well as both semi-private and private rooms for intimate holiday functions, Ocean Prime in North Phoenix offers incredible dining and beverage options for an elegant and delicious seasonal soiree in a stunning environment.
To book: ocean-prime.com or 480-347-1313
Options: Pedal Haus Brewery and beer garden recently completed a renovation to expand its in-demand private dining space. The new space is 600 square feet and can accommodate 40 seated guests. It is also stocked with AV capabilities and soundproof features, making it perfect for small events and presentations. Catering options from Pedal Haus include elevated brewery favorites with a speciality in accommodating dietary restrictions.
To book: firstname.lastname@example.org
Options: Pre-empt holiday splurges, feel merry, and eat healthy at Pita Jungle. This popular local concept is a great choice for a deliciously healthful and festive holiday event at any of their 20 Valley locations. Pita Jungle welcomes small or large groups and can serve from their regular menu or customize something special.
To book: email@example.com
Options: Located in Central Phoenix next to Postino Arcadia, B-Side makes the perfect private dining space for your next holiday party. They started with the simple vision to create a place where people could all come together and connect, what better way to continue the vision than to welcome in the holidays with incredible wine and food in a friendly rustic-chic atmosphere.
To book: Go to postinowinecafe.com/p/private-dining.html and get in touch by sending your event details.
Options: Host your holiday party at Riot Hospitality Groups newest location. Channeling the breezy lifestyle of South Beach, Riot House specializes in handcrafted cocktails and a Miami inspired food menu. Our open floor concept can accommodate up to 300 guest.
To book: riothousescottsdale.com/private-events
Royal Palms Resort and Spa
Options: As one of Arizona’s most celebrated historic resorts, Royal Palms offers a variety of private dining opportunities in unique venues throughout the nine-acre Mediterranean-style estate that was built in 1929. One of the most iconic locales is the Orange Grove, an outdoor venue encircling a 100-year-old Orange tree, an inviting fireplace and a dramatic Camelback Mountain view. Whether it’s a party of five or 500, Royal Palms always impresses. Ask about the “Drink on Us” holiday promotion.
To book: Contact Kathleen Doeller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-808-3113.
Sandbar Mexican Grill
Options: Sandbar is a unique venue to host your next holiday party as it’s South of the Border influence strays from the monotony of traditional venues. It provides an escape from the norm with a festive play on Mexican décor, along with margaritas, tacos, and more. Sandbar Mexican Grille has three convenient Valley locations in Chandler, Gilbert, and Phoenix perfect for your next get together.
To book: 480-429-6000 or email@example.com
Options: Plan your holiday party with a little action at Scottsdale’s boutique bowling club, Skylanes. Skylanes features six high-tech interactive bowls lanes, along with killer cocktails and menu, it will take your celebration to the next level.
To book: events@eegazcom or 480-429-6000
Stock & Stable and Honor Amongst Thieves
Options: Situated in the heart of the 7th Street dining corridor, Stock & Stable and Honor Amongst Thieves are the perfect location for your celebration. Start downstairs with its innovative gastropub fare in the 168 dining room, then head upstairs to Honor Amongst Thieves. A cocktail lovers escape, Honor Amongst Thieves boasts an intimate setting, with seating for 90, perfect for all celebrations. Enjoy classic cocktails paired with small bites and more for a one of a kind experience in Phoenix.
To book: firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-429-6000
The Arrogant Butcher
Options: ‘Tis the season at The Arrogant Butcher – an iconic Downtown Phoenix restaurant. With menu choices ranging from savory seafood and classic cocktails to charcuterie and craft beer, there is something for everyone. Looking for a larger venue? Look no further. Newly updated, “The News Room” is uniquely decorated with nostalgic and quirky photographs and can be configured to suit any event.
To book: Go to www.foxrcevents.com or for more information on the restaurant, visit www.thearrogantbutcher.com.
Options: The Churchill brings together the Downton Phoenix community, and offers local flavors that everyone can enjoy. The indoor-outdoor marketplace is home to local restaurants, purveyors, and artisans, including cocktail bar Pobrecito, health food outpost Foxy Fruit, bottle shop Sauvage, and Mexican eatery Provecho. Adorned with local art and murals, the venue can host private events that seat as many as 300 guests (bring all your friends).
To book: thechurchillphx.com/private-event
The Collins Small Batch Kitchen
Options: Where classic meets creative, celebrate your holiday party in style at The Collins Small Batch Kitchen. Serving visionary takes on American and international dishes, the menu features options like pecan wood-fired artichokes, braised beef short rib, salmon tartare, and margarita pizza. The elegant outdoor patio can be reserved for private gatherings for as many as 24 guests.
To book: thecollinsaz.com/reservations
Options: Head to North Scottsdale and find yourself in Latin America at The Mission at Kierland Commons. The sophisticated, Spanish Colonial-style decor, mirrors the upscale traditional food, with grilled street corn, Tecate-battered mahi mahi, and chorizo porchetta cooked over pecan and mesquite. Their space includes a dedicated bar for your event and can include chef demonstrations and tequila tastings.
To book: Contact Tammy Carlin at 480-616-3571 or email@example.com.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
Options: Thirsty Lion combines the traditional values of European and American pubs, creating a gathering place where friends can come together to celebrate life, and enjoy hand-crafted food, beers and cocktails. Thirsty Lion offers multiple spaces, banquet rooms and semi-private spaces within the restaurants for your next event.
To book: thirstylionevents.com/arizona
Options: Valley newcomer Toca Madera, which opened at Scottsdale Fashion Square in mid-October, is the perfect backdrop for an exclusive holiday celebration. The upscale menu – a modern take on traditional Mexican cuisine, with unique shared plates, specialty craft cocktails and even vegan-friendly options– can be customized for groups of all sizes, with private dining space and entertainment available.
To book: tocamadera.com
Options: Tomaso’s has been a staple in the Valley’s dining scene for over four decades, serving high-quality, traditional Italian food in a beautiful, upscale space with classic Italian design elements including murals and brick accents. Its private dining space can accommodate up to 175 people for weddings, birthdays, business functions and holiday parties.
To book: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tres Kitchen and Bar
Options: Located in Tempe, Tres Kitchen and Bar features a fun environment in which co-workers can celebrate the season. The Mediterranean-inspired menu with a Southwestern nod features sharable plates, wood oven feasts, wood oven pizzas, artisan meat and cheese boards, and more.
To book: 480-897-5300
Options: For a refreshingly casual yet upscale environment in the West Valley, Urban Margarita features bar, patio and dining room seating and a private dining room complete with comfortable lounge seating and couches for a comfortable holiday fete featuring Mexican food favorites with innovative twists.
To book: 623-561-6674
Options: With art that rewrites the laws that govern the physical world, Elsewhere – the latest installation at Wonderspaces at Scottsdale Fashion Square – is the ultimate holiday outing for a business group that embraces creativity. Each unique show features immersive, thought-provoking concepts for an incredible shared experience, capped off by a custom refreshment menu.
To book: email@example.com
Options: From its stunning event space to the mouthwatering menu, Zinqué is a fresh option for holiday events. Opening at Scottsdale Fashion Square this November, Zinqué evolves as the day unfolds, with delicious lighter bites for lunch, small plates and a thoughtfully curated wine collection for happy hour, and a dinner menu ideal for those who crave a new culinary experience.
To book: firstname.lastname@example.org