That time of the year will be around the corner before you know it. Planning the perfect Christmas party for colleagues, friends or family should be something to look forward to. It’s an event not only to celebrate the Christmas season, but an opportunity to catch up, reflect on the year that’s been, and enjoy the festivities as the weather heats up around Australia. At Jonah’s Restaurant and Boutique Hotel, our experienced team is here to help you create a seamless event that will be sure to impress your guests and leave long lasting memories. Here are our tips for ensuring your Christmas Party is remembered for all of the right reasons:
1. Save The Date
The earlier you set the date and give your guests notice the better. The Christmas period is when many people plan their annual holidays so be sure to pick a date in advance, giving your guests ample time to work around it. Venue availability is very limited during peak season so it’s essential to secure an exclusive space a few months out.
2. Set the Scene
The event space that you choose will set the mood for your party. Consider the weather, the atmosphere, and the size of space you will want for your guests. Jonah’s offers a variety of versatile options for Christmas parties and private events, all offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. An exclusive event provides access across the entire property with the flexibility to add cocktails and canapés to your package. A more intimate setting in our Terrace room is perfect for smaller parties offering privacy and direct access to the balcony overlooking Whale Beach. A sit down affair in our clifftop dining room provides a more formal and refined atmosphere for your guests.
3. Celebrate in Style
Choosing a specific style or theme can make your event more personal, and completely unique to you and your guests. Should you decide to hire our inner terrace space or the entire restaurant for exclusive use, you have the opportunity to use it as a blank canvas and make it your own. Our Events Team works closely with talented suppliers who can create beautiful tables settings, flower arrangements and décor to suit any event theme.
4. Food for Thought
The menu is one of the most important elements to a successful party. Our hatted restaurant is renowned for its dining offering and our talented kitchen team is experienced in catering for both large parties and intimate gatherings. Italian born Executive Chef Matteo Zamboni creates a menu that is inspired by his background featuring house made pastas, Australia’s finest seafood and more. A group à la carte menu offers a sit down lunch or dinner in our elegant dining room, allowing for groups from 10-23 people to enjoy a Chef’s Selection two or three course meal paired with matching wines. Spanning over 80 pages, the award-wining list consists of more than 1,600 vintage Australian and international wines curated by Head Sommelier Niels Sluiman. This provides an opportunity for your guests to gather around the table, catch up, and indulge in a delicious meal. Alternatively, a selection of canapés, or unique tailored menu can be arranged for an exclusive event that allows your guests to mingle, roam the space, or recline on one of our sun lounges outdoors.
5. Land, Sea or Air?
Provide your guests with transport options when the time comes to issue invitations. This ensures that the day goes seamlessly with no late arrivals or no-shows. Our unique location in Whale Beach means that you can arrive by car independently or in a private transfer arranged with one of our partners including a luxury tesla with Revel Drive, or a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead with Royale Limousines. There is also the opportunity to arrive by ferry, 30 minutes from the Central Coast, or even by Seaplane, just 20 minutes from Rose Bay. Our friendly and professional team can assist you in arranging transportation options for you and your guests.
For more tips, information or assistance in planning your Christmas party at Jonah’s, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or give us a call on +612 9974 5599