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Party Venues on the Gold Coast to Kick Off Silly Season

Posted on 14 November 2022

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There’s no shortage of party venues on the Gold Coast, but with so many to choose from, how do you know the right choice? From nightclubs to refined beachfront venues, we’ve handpicked a selection of our favourite Gold Coast establishments to enjoy parties and gatherings of all shapes and sizes.


Take a look at our top 10 Gold Coast party venues, and see if you agree!


Miss Moneypennys, Broadbeach


Situated on the bustling strip of Surf Parade, Miss Moneypennys Broadbeach is just as instagrammable as it is delicious. If you’re after a Gold Coast party venue that doubles with a dining experience to remember, this is it. Boasting a modern Mediterranean menu, this stylishly designed venue delivers a high-end dining atmosphere, combined with a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for a wedding, cocktail reception, or corporate event.


Accommodating up to 80 guests, Miss Moneypennys spacious alfresco deck area ensures you can enjoy the venue’s lively atmosphere in balmy coastal surroundings. Hosting 60-300 guests, the AVANI upper pool deck makes a splash, combining legendary Gold Coast sunsets with fresh cocktails and catering by an award-winning culinary team. For an even larger space, the entire venue of Miss Moneypennys Broadbeach can also be hired out.


If you’re looking for a more intimate party space, Miss Moneypennys Broadbeach also houses The Rimini Room, a large private dining room for 20-120 people.


Retros, Surfers Paradise


If you’re looking for a venue filled with fishbowl cocktails, disco balls, an illuminated dance floor, and tunes blasting from the 80s, 90s and 00s, Retros Surfers Paradise is made for you. A Gold Coast party venue made for those looking for less of a sit down and more of a boogy down, Retros is situated in the heart of Surfers Paradise on the glitter strip. A selection of VIP booths (some of which host up to 30 people) make this party venue ideal for birthday parties, hens nights or bucks parties.  


Retros Surfers Paradise also offers full venue hire, as well as VIP experiences for smaller groups (five people or less).


The Miami, Miami

The Miami - top party venues on the Gold Coast


Formally known as Miami Tavern (and prior to that, Shark Bar), The Miami is made for guests who want a breezy, stylish venue to enjoy drinks, beach views and casual dining in spacious surrounds. A two-story freshly renovated pub, The Miami sits adjacent to the sandy shores of North Burleigh beach, decked out in a trendy coastal colour palette with blond wood, mosaic tiles, and white panelling.


Celebrating the Gold Coast’s fresh local produce, the dining menu highlights revamped pub classics, seafood, share boards, pizza, and gourmet burgers. The Miami is perfect for hosting smaller cocktail functions, with private function rooms and balcony areas available to hire.


Palm Beach Hotel, Palm Beach


As you make your way south, Palm Beach Hotel is a party venue favoured by Gold Coast locals. Perfect for casual gatherings, birthday parties and family get-togethers, this long-standing venue is just a stone’s throw away from the beach. The bistro boasts a selection of classic pub favourites, fresh seafood, steaks, and salads, with a large selection of tap beers, ciders, and wines available on the drinks menu.


The Saloon Bar hosts 150 people, with a selection of furnishings that can be rearranged to suit your event. For a more casual setting or sports-themed event, the Sports Bar hosts up to 100 people, with a range of screens showcasing different sports. Finally, the private function room hosts up to 60 people and can be booked on a daily basis with AV facilities, making it ideal for meetings or smaller events.


Vibe Hotel, Surfers Paradise


For a Gold Coast party venue that effortlessly combines business and leisure, check out Vibe Hotel. Backed onto the Nerang River in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Vibe Hotel offers idyllic water views on one side, with the action of the iconic glitter strip on the other. Driftwood Social is the hotel’s newest party venue addition, offering a Miami pool club ambience complete with poolside cabanas, old-school surf bar, and a number of areas to eat, drink, and chill. This is perfect for summer gatherings, pool parties, and for those looking to make their next party event a stay-and-play experience. 


Vibe Hotel also offers an Events with Benefits program, offering a host of rewards including discounted pricing, accommodation vouchers, and rebate vouchers. 


Robina Pavilion, Robina


One of the most popular Gold Coast venues for parties great and small, Robina Pavilion boasts a picturesque setting with panoramic views of the river and hinterland, as well as an extensive menu of delicious food options of casual favourites with a modern twist. The Pavilion also has a range of modern facilities that make it perfect for events, including a large outdoor deck, and big screen TV in the Sports Bar. 


This chic establishment offers a range of facilities close to all the major transport hubs, including a large function hall, three smaller meeting rooms, and a bar and catering service. The pavilion also has ample parking available on site.


The team at Robina Pavilion are experts in event management and will work with you to ensure that your party goes off without a hitch. So if you're looking for an impressive venue to host your next gathering, be sure to check out Robina Pavilion.

SkyPoint Observation Deck

Located on Level 77 of the Gold Coast’s iconic Q1 building, SkyPoint Observation Deck offers celebrations in style, partnered with stunning 360-degree panoramic views that stretch from the surf to the hinterland. Perfect for smaller groups looking to dine in style, SkyPoint Observation Deck offers a chic, elegant and relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy.

With a number of catering options available, SkyPoint Observation Deck can be hired out exclusively for birthdays, corporate gatherings, weddings, and other events.


The Broadbeach, Broadbeach


The Broadbeach - one of the top party venues on the Gold CoastBringing a fresh burst of casual coastal refinement to the heart of Broadbeach, The Broadbeach is a party venue on the Gold Coast for people of all ages. Despite undergoing significant renovations, The Broadbeach has retained its reputation as a favoured venue among locals and visitors alike. A relaxed, friendly atmosphere makes this venue ideal for all kinds of social events, including birthdays, hens and bucks parties, Christmas parties, or engagements. 


For smaller gatherings, The Broadbeach’s Mood Lounge offers an intimate three-quartered nook with combined standing and seating space. The Deck is also available for those looking to combine their party with a spectacular view of the Gold Coast beachfront. 


The Bavarian, Broadbeach


A party venue with a twist, The Bavarian Broadbeach is one of the Gold Coast’s more frequently visited venues - and for good reason. Famed for a menu of house-made sausages, schnitzels, and hot dogs, paired with a wide selection of award-winning European and German beers, The Bavarian Broadbeach’s authentic German fare makes it a calling card for those looking to enjoy delicious food in stylish surroundings. 


Spanning across two levels, with floor-to-ceiling windows, the bright open plan space can be hired out exclusively for up to 400 seated guests or 420 cocktail style. Alternatively, sections of The Bavarian Broadbeach can also be hired out for smaller parties, including the Biergarten and Mezzanine areas.


Asylum Nightclub, Surfers Paradise


Looking for a nightclub to host your next Gold Coast gathering? Asylum Nightclub is one of the latest venues to hit the coast’s legendary strip of clubs and bars along Orchid Avenue. With an extensive inside clubbing and dance area lined with VIP booth seating and a signature industrial asylum-style aesthetic, Asylum Nightclub is a party venue for those looking to take a dive into the Surfers Paradise nightlife. 


Sleek matte black booths make for intimate and stylish spaces to host hens and buck's parties, or milestone birthdays. Diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze packages also offer a range of drinks packages and VIP waitress service to make your special occasion at Asylum a little more luxurious. 


Surfers Paradise Beer Garden, Surfers Paradise


For a party venue on the Gold Coast that veers towards pubs rather than clubs, consider Surfers Paradise Beer Garden. A unique indoor-outdoor venue, this revamped beer garden has a fresh open-air atmosphere, complete with large umbrella-shaded tables, a wrap-around bar, and an adult playground. Weekends are full of live entertainment and flowing beer towers, making Surfers Paradise Beer Garden the perfect venue for summer parties and birthday gatherings. 


Surfers Paradise Beer Garden has no shortage of venue space to hire. Choose to delve into the open-roofed Urban Oasis, inclusive of a private entrance and dedicated bar - and turn up the fun by adding on the Game Zone, complete with nostalgic games including shuffleboards and foot-pool. To enjoy more outdoor space, the Birdwatchers balcony is ideal for cocktail parties, while the Seaside Deck offers an intimate outdoor space to enjoy people-watching in comfort.


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