Looking for the best Christmas Party Venues in Dublin to book this year? Well look no further, we’ve outlined some of our favourite spots below and some information on their exclusive and shared Christmas party nights and packages for both corporate company nights out as well as more relaxed friend get togethers. As always with Christmas parties we strongly advise booking well in advance to avoid disappointment, particularly if you require a Friday or Saturday night as these nights book up first.


Christmas In The Courtyard

Party Types: Exclusive | Shared Night | Sit Down Meal | Festive Lunches & Dinners
Guest Numbers: 10 – 800
Price: from €65pp (ex VAT)


Christmas In The Courtyard at Royal Hospital Kilmainham (Dublin 8), is the ultimate shared Christmas party night experience and will be the most talked about party of the year. Brought to you by the masterminds behind Taste Of Dublin, Christmas In The Courtyard takes place every Thursday & Friday from 24th November to 18th December. This unique series of festive parties is set within a magnificent glass marquee in the centre of the courtyard, sparklingly lit from within and beautifully starlit from above, including all the elements required fro the perfect Christmas party. Tickets include an arrival drinks reception for guests with theatrical performers and live music to set the party mood. This is followed by a seated 6 course tasting menu and dining experience designed by a Michelin Star chef and to end the night there is live music and dancing from the iconic floor-filling band; Spring Break. Minimum 10 guests required per booking (Thurs & Friday). Exclusive hire dates available (Sun – Wed). Packages are priced from €65pp – €155pp dependant on date. Enquiry with the team at the link below to check availability and confirm pricing.

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Clontarf Castle

Party Types: Exclusive | Shared Night | Sit Down Meal | Festive Lunches & Dinners
Guest Numbers: 20 – 350
Price: from €89pp
Availability: November (Limited Dates) | December (Now SOLD OUT)


Enjoy a magical evening to remember in the charming, cosy surrounds of Clontarf Castle this Christmas, located only a few minutes from the city centre. Beautifully lit and always tastefully decorated at Christmas both outside and inside, makes this unique venue extra special and perfect for large gala private Christmas dinners. These exclusively private Christmas dinner parties are hosted in ‘The Great Hall’ and are suited to minimum guests numbers of ~250, which includes spiced mulled wine & Christmas songs on arrival, sumptuous four course dinner, followed by DJ with dancing til late. Shared Christmas party nights for smaller companies are also available. Minimum guest numbers of 20 required for the shared nights. Packages for these Christmas experiences are priced from €89pp. Overnight specials on rooms also available. Enquire with us for more information or to check availability for your Christmas party.

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Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Party Types: Exclusive | Sit Down Meal
Guest Numbers: 50 – 200
Price: from ~€100pp


Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the crème de la crème of private and exclusive hire when it comes to Christmas party venues. Suited to sophisticated premium corporate events, this stunning venue has multiple private function rooms and open plan spaces for both large and small Christmas party events. All event bookings come with a casual tour of the distillery, whiskey tastings and your every need can be catered by the events team, with high end food cooked to perfection by top chefs of course. The venue’s exhibition space can be hired exclusively for group sizes of 130 – 200 guests with a drinks reception, seated dinner and bar afterwards ’til late. Smaller private dinner parties possible for 40 – 50 guests in the Alchemy Room (pictured below) with drinks afterwards in their Finishing Room bar. There is no set menus, Teeling use a catering panel and pricing for your Christmas party will depend on your final requirements, suiting company budgets of €100+ per person.

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The Harcourt Bar

Party Types: Shared Night | Exclusive | Late Night Drinks & Bites
Guest Numbers: 20 – 850
Price: from €20.95pp


Celebrate the magic of Christmas with work colleagues, family and friends at The Harcourt Bar. Centrally located on Harcourt Street this venue is within easy access from all sides of Dublin. Their shared Christmas party nights packages start frorm €20.95pp which includes deluxe finger food, reserved area, bellini cocktail on arrival and live entertainment (this package is ideal for groups of 20 – 50 guests). Private Christmas party packages (for groups of 50 – 850 guests) start from €55pp and include bubbly reception, supper bowls and mini dessert selection. Room hire and/or min. spends apply to private events.

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Doyles Corner

Party Types: Exclusive | Shared | Late Night Drinks & Bites
Guest Numbers: 20 – 150+


Doyles Corner in Phibsborough, Dublin 7 is set over 3 high-ceilinged levels. On the ground floor is a stunning bar complete with a separate traditional snug bar and a top notch restaurant serving delicious food, perfect for shared Christmas parties of 20 – 40 guests. On the second floor is one of Dublin’s best private function rooms, available for exclusive hire, with a distinct high-class vintage look & feel, own door access from the street, and complete with secluded roof top terrace – perfect for exclusively private Christmas parties of 80 – 100. Exclusive hire of the whole venue and building is available for groups of 150+  based on minimum spend. Food & drinks packages also available.

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Rascals Brewing Co.

Party Types: Shared | Exclusive | Late Night Drinks & Bites
Guest Numbers: 20 – 140


If you’re looking for a funky and unique venue to host your Christmas party this year, Rascals Brewing Co. in Inchicore, Dublin 8 could be a great shout. Just a few minutes from the city and right beside the Red Luas line, this trendy brewery complete tap room and pizza restaurant is available for for up to 140 guests (mix of seated & standing).  They’ll have a DJ on certain nights during the festive period with a great Christmas party package from only €14 per guest (min. 21 or more guests required – 2022 pricing TBC) for pizzas served continuously to your group for sharing. Rascals HQ is available for exclusive venue hire of the whole venue on limited dates based on min. spend. Enquire with our team or via the listing below to check availability and pricing.

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Party Types: Shared | Exclusive | Sit Down Meal | Late Night Drinks & Bites
Guest Numbers: 20 – 200
Price: from €24pp


Zozimus’s central location on Anne’s Lane, Dublin 2 and it’s notoriety for throwing classy and lively late night parties with some of the best cocktails, bites & music around is sure to make it a popular spot this festive period. Areas can be reserved in the bar area, perfect for smaller groups (20 – 50 guests), finger food is required for all bookings with platters available from €24pp. Exclusive / private hire nights may be available Sun – Thurs for larger groups sizes and companies (~130 – 200 guests), these are based on a minimum spend, please enquire below to check availability and pricing.

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Cleaver East

Party Types: Shared Night | Exclusive | Sit-Down Meal
Guest Numbers: 20 – 120 (seated)
Pricing: from €60pp


If you’re looking for a sit-down meal / restaurant for groups of all different sizes this Christmas, Cleaver East could be the perfect choice for groups of all sizes from 20+ guests up. Centrally located in Temple Bar, Dublin 2 this stunning restaurant features mezzanine and balcony levels with a great ambience and fantastic bar in the centre of the room for drinks before and after dinner. Cleaver East offer Christmas group set menus from only €60pp for dinner. If you’re looking for private dining this Christmas the whole restaurant can be exclusively hired for up to 120 (seated) / 200 (standing). Finally they also have the Cleaver East suites on the upper floors of the building, if you’re looking for a large private function room to host a Christmas party or event. Enquire below for more information and to check availability.

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Croke Park

Party Types: Exclusive | Sit Down Meal | Bites & Drinks
Min. Guests: 200+


Only five minutes from the city centre, Croke Park have private festive party options available for groups of min. 200+ guests. With a number suites and function rooms available their fully exclusive private Christmas parties Croke Park can host 200 – 2000 guests (standing). Prices for will vary depending on catering and setup requirements, max. guest numbers 550 for seated dinner.

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The Black Door

Party Types: Shared Night | Exclusive | Late Night Drinks & Bites
Guest Numbers: 20 – 250


One of Dublin’s more sophisticated and lively venues The Black Door might be just the spot for your Christmas Party. The venue is available for group bookings of 20 – 250 guests on shared nights (Thurs – Sat) or for exclusive hires (Sun – Wed), so it’s equally perfect for either informal Christmas parties or for a private corporate night out. The events team are on hand to help plan your night with plenty of options and packages on food, drinks and VIP treatment. Festive packages start from only €20.95pp which includes a bubbly reception upon arrival, finger food, an allocated area and live entertainment (upgrades available on food & arrival drink).

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Johnnie Fox’s

Party Types: Shared Night | Exclusive | Sit Down Meal
Guest Numbers: 20 – 100


Johnnie Fox’s in the Dublin mountains, famed as being Ireland’s oldest and highest pub makes a great choice of venue for your festive party or get together. Be treated to a sit down meal, Irish dancing and traditional live music. The rustic and traditional styling of the venue is sure to add to ambience and guarantee a great night of craic and chats whether with work colleagues or friends. Their Christmas sit down menu for 2022 comes with all the trimmings and includes a starter, main and dessert with festive dining options such as roast stuffed turkey & ham and warm Christmas pudding priced at ~€60pp (2022 pricing TBC). Transport to the venue can be arranged if required but may be best to arrange your own coach transfer.

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Oscars Cafe Bar

Party Types: Shared | Exclusive | Late Night Drinks & Bites
Guest Numbers: 20 – 200


Oscars Cafe Bar on Smithfield Square, in Dublin 7, are running their hugely successful and spectacular Christmas party nights with a DJ, festive finger food and menu options. Semi-private shared nights are available for groups of 20 – 60 guests. Exclusive hire of the venue for corporate groups of up to 200 also available, based on a minimum spend.

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EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum

Party Types: Exclusive | Early Evening | Drinks & Canapé Reception


If you’re looking to do something unique and cultural for your Christmas party this year then EPIC Museum in the CHQ Building on the docklands, Dublin 1 could be the perfect choice for your company. They’ve created two packages and are ideally suited for corporate groups of 60 – 300 guests. The first package is a standing cocktail reception to include exclusive hire of the venue for 4 hours, a tour of the interactive museum, complimentary Christmas drink on arrival, canapés and free flowing beverage package (wine & beer) priced at €73.50pp ex VAT. They also do pre-dinner tour and cocktail reception package which includes exclusive hire of the venue for 90 minutes, tour of the museum, canapés, one arrival drink and one beer / house wine priced at €56pp ex VAT. Sit-down meal can be arranged by Epic’s events team with partner restaurants (e.g. Ely Bar & Grill) after this experience. Min guest numbers 60, max 300 for both packages.

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Availability: 9th Dec FULLY Booked


Buskers Bar, part of the Temple Bar Hotel is one of Dublin’s best known and liveliest bars. This year they’re running their Christmas Lunches menu right through December from €25 pp with a 4 course Christmas dinner option available at €42 pp in Toast restaurant (part of Temple Bar Hotel). Alternatively if you want a more casual affair they offer private hire (50 people) or area reservations in the bar with sharing platters options starting from €14pp. Lots of dancing and live music to be expected, 7 nights a week!

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The Odeon Bar

Party Types: Shared Night | Exclusive | Late Night Drinks & Bites
Guest Numbers: 20 – 1000
Price: from €12.50pp
Availability: December (FULLY Booked ALL Thurs, Fri & Sat)


Long established as one Dublin’s most popular late-night bars and centrally located on Dublin’s Harcourt Street with a Luas stop on its front doorstep, make this venue perfect for Dublin city centre Christmas parties. All the staff can easily get there and get home. From shared Christmas party nights to exclusive private venue hire of the whole venue – The Odeon has the facilities to cater from groups of 20+ up to 1000 guests (total venue capacity). Finger food platter options starting from only €12.50pp available as well as drinks receptions, drinks tokens / bar tabs and customised VIP packages.

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Party Types: Shared | Exclusive | Sit-Down Meal | Late Night Drinks & Bites


McGowans in Phibsboro, Dublin 7 definitely know how to throw a bash, so if you’re looking for somewhere extra lively this year they’re a great choice of venue for Christmas parties, just a few minutes from the city. The venue will be draped in festive decorations and have 2 DJ’s til late every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday in November & December. They’re doing two packages, the first is a sit-down meal with set menu to include reserved seating for your group, 2 courses and a drink for only €29.95pp. The second package is a finger food option for groups of all sizes with a reserved area, some seating with admission to the nightclub upstairs from only €8.50pp. Upgrades available on the finger food options and a bar tab / tokens also possible with all bookings. January parties also being taken for now, perfect for those in the hospitality and retail sectors.

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Party Types: Shared | Festive Lunch & Dinner | Late Night Drinks & Bites
Availability: December (FULLY Booked ALL Thurs, Fri & Sat)


Dakota on South William Street, Dublin 2 is a great choice of Christmas party venue for both sit-down lunches & dinners, or semi-private late night drinks, partying and bites. Centrally located it’s always popular during the festive period and will have a resident DJ from 9pm each night to get the party started every Thursday, Friday & Saturday. There is limited availability left for the lunches and dinners (for large groups) on the Fridays & Saturdays in December so please enquire soon. Late night shared parties with a reserved area and finger food for groups of all sizes are still available on some dates, early booking is highly advised.

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The Morgan Hotel

Party Types: Shared Night | Exclusive | Festive Lunch & Dinner | Late Night Drinks & Bites


Soak up the Christmas atmosphere in this luxurious venue right in the heart of the city at 10 Fleet Street, The Morgan Hotel’s award winning bar and restaurant in Temple Bar, Dublin 2. They’re doing Christmas lunches with mulled wine on arrival or later sittings of Christmas dinner in the restaurant. If you fancy late night drinks and bites instead they offer a Christmas platter menu from 9pm with a resident DJ ’til late every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the bar.

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Party Types: Shared | Sit Down Meal | Late Night Drinks & Bites


Searsons on Baggot Street, Dublin 2 is always a popular spot for catching up with old friends and family in the run up to Christmas. They’re also a very in-demand venue for Christmas parties, with live music, great food and the whole draped in decorations to get you in the festive mood. Enjoy a reserved area for your party with prosecco reception, gourmet food platter, followed by mini desert bites for only €20pp based on minimum numbers of 30 guests. For groups smaller than this they also have finger food options from €7pp. If you’d like a sit down meal, 4 course lunch is €30pp and a 4 course dinner is €40pp. Book early as this venue books up extra fast!

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Lemon & Duke

Party Types: Shared Night | Festive Lunch & Dinner | Late Night Drinks & Bites
Guest Numbers: 6 – 30
Availability: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays in December (FULLY BOOKED)


Just off Grafton Street, in Dublin 2 Lemon & Duke’s unique and stylish venue is always popular for Christmas parties and have a number of options available from festive sit down dining during the day and early evening to prosecco receptions and late night partying. Dining options include; a 3 course lunch (Monday – Friday) for €29.95pp (min. 6, max 30 guests) or a 3 course dinner (Sun – Wednesday) for €39.95pp (min. 6, max. 30 guests). Outside of these times or if you’re just looking to party late in to the night with some bites they offer reserved areas in the venue with deluxe gourmet finger food from €14.95pp (Sun – Wed) or €18.95pp (Thurs, Fri & Sat) with the option to add a prosecco reception for an additional €5pp (min. 10 guests required for these bookings).

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Thanks for reading 🙂 These are just some of our picks, however all of our venues will be hosting parties so start your search here & see lots more of our Christmas Party Venues and get booking soon! If you are planning a fully private exclusive corporate Christmas party for 70 guests or more please feel free to contact our concierge team here with your requirements we’ll bring the options to you.

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This article was updated on 18 August 2022.