Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your office Christmas private dining event. With so much choice, finding the best private dining room that suits your needs can be difficult. 

That’s why we’ve collated 10 intimate private dining spaces for you. From the newest venues to old favourites, HeadBox has got you covered.

So, whether you want an entire restaurant or perhaps a more intimate dining room, this collection of our favourite Christmas dining hotspots is as diverse as the City itself.

Dining Room, Motorwagen

  • Venue: Motorwagen
  • Address: 300 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 32
  • Event/Type: Private Dining, Parties

Centrally located on Adelaide St in Brisbane’s CBD, Motorwagen Café & Restaurant reflects the innovation and creativity of Karl Benz, inventor of the world’s first petrol powered vehicle. Motorwagen’s design is elevated casual dining, set in a stunning modern European style space.

Motorwagen’s Private Dining Room seats up to 32 guests seated or standing. Featuring a Motorwagen themed mural, wine racks and floor to ceiling glass doors with sheer and block-out blinds.

The Private Dining Room also has separate audio/visual capabilities with a large screen and microphone available.

The Cellar, Cloudland

  • Venue: The Cellar Cloudland
  • Address: 641 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 40
  • Event/Type: Private Dining, Party

The Cellar is a warm and inviting space with delicate silk furnishings; rustic leather clad seating and soft mood lighting created by scattered crystal candelabras. With its own bar and plush booth style seating, you can’t escape the charming appeal of The Cellar. 

The ‘sky of diamonds’ ceiling creates an atmosphere that is mature, sophisticated and full of old-world charm. The Cellar is an inspiring setting for private dining events with 40 guests and cocktail functions with up to 100 guests.

The Watch House, The Lord Alfred

  • Venue: The Watch House, Lord Alfred
  • Address: 68 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 20
  • Event/Type: Private Dining, Party

The original gaol cells located underground beneath The Lord Alfred, have been restored and converted into a one of a kind private dining space, featuring century old sandstone walls rich in history.

The Watch House is ideal for those looking for a unique experience, be treated to age old whiskey’s and delicious menus paired with beautiful wines carefully selected for your group.

The Watch House deep under the Lord Alfred is perfect for your next private dining experience, corporate function or birthday dinner with a capacity of 25 guests.

The Cellar, Baedeker

  • Venue: The Cellar, Baedeker
  • Address: 111 Constance St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 18
  • Event/Type: Private Dining, Party

The Cellar is a prohibition inspired hideaway, concealed behind a rotating bookcase. A secret space to indulge – you can book in for an intimate wine or whisky tasting night.

Wow your friends, family or colleagues with a private dining experience from Wine & Dine’s Catering. The 5m long rustic dining table was built in the room from single lengths of 90 year old Australian native wood. 

The Cellar sits 18 guests in Chesterfield style leather chairs. Reminiscent of a vintage wine cellar, this space is perfect for a private celebration, board meeting, or a 7 course degustation with matching wines.

The Sylvia Jones Boardroom, Customs House

  • Venue: The Sylvia Jones Room
  • Address: 399 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 24
  • Event/Type: Private Dining, Party

Located on Customs House Mezzanine Level, the Sylvia Jones Boardroom is an exquisite, formal showpiece featuring crystal chandeliers, marble fireplaces and an 1880’s heritage cedar table. The elegance of this private function room is echoed in the finest crystal, silverware and napery, making this space appropriate for a range of private events.

This room was named in honour of Sylvia Jones – Lady Mayoress of Brisbane 1961 – 1975 in appreciation of her contribution to the citizens of Brisbane (gifted by Dr Clem Jones towards the restoration of Customs House). The boardroom features selected works from the UQ Art Museum.

Silvia Jones Boardroom is ideal for a private dining experience, meeting, workshop, presentation or intimate wedding with 24 guests.

Signature Restaurant, Emporium Hotel

  • Venue: The Signature Restaurant
  • Address: 267 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 410
  • Capacity: 12
  • Event/Type: Private Dining, Party

Emporium Hotel’s Signature Restaurant is opulent and unique, it is a culinary jewel, using local, seasonal and indigenous ingredients.

Perched on the mezzanine level above the hotel’s Piano Bar, Signature Restaurant offers an elevated vantage point over South Brisbane and the striking hotel lobby.

Signature Restaurant  houses an exquisite private dining room for up to 12 people providing a secluded space for an important client dinner, intimate celebration or cherished occasion.

What’s Golden, Tivoli

  • Venue: Tivoli
  • Address: 52 Costin St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 40
  • Event/Type: Private Dining, Party

Purpose built in 2019, What’s Golden Bar is an intimate venue within the Tivoli, perfect for private dining, networking events, company celebrations, milestone birthdays and engagement parties perfect for 40 guests. 

What’s Golden Bar features all of the art deco theming of the Tivoli Theatre main room, with a modern twist. Included is a performance stage, integrated lighting, amazing sound, large bar and grand entrance.

Food is expertly catered by City Winery’s award-winning culinary team, who will showcase the best local and seasonal product on tailored menus for your taste.

Mrs Merino Private Dining Room, Electric Avenue

  • Venue: Electric Avenue & Mrs J. Rabbits Speakeasy
  • Address: 23 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
  • Capacity: 40
  • Event/Type: Private Dining, Party

Located in the lively hustle and bustle of Woolongabba, Electric Avenue Kitchen & Bar is a vintage-style pub where folks are invited to indulge in drinks and delicious local food that will have your tastebuds bopping. 

Marvel at the ceiling and walls bedecked with an eccentric array of memorabilia from Woolloongabba’s Antique precinct of old, providing you with the perfect backdrop for your joyous celebrations. Mrs Merino’s dining room is perfect for intimate private lunches or dinners with 20 guests.

Drawing room, The Calile Hotel

  • Venue: Drawing Room, The Calile
  • Address: 48 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 12
  • Event/Type: Private Dining, Boardroom

Easy elegance and effortless tropical modernism, The Calile Hotel in the James Street district is a serene escape in a vibrant social hub promising memorable moments in time for your meeting or private dinner.

Drawing Room I is the ideal meeting, workshop or private dining space for up to 12 people boardroom style. With elegant boardroom tables, plasma tv screens and natural light, Drawing Room I provides an intimate versatile option for your next intimate function at The Calile Hotel.

The Wine Room, Moda

  • Venue: The Wine Room, Moda
  • Address: 61 Petrie Terrace, QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 28
  • Event/Type: Private Dining, Boardroom, Parties

Located in Petrie Terrace, The Wine Room graces the light-filled space for an experience where privacy is at a premium. Seats up to 40 guests comfortably at long tables and is an enchanting dining space. This area is warm and intimate, and can be transformed to suit your ideal events.

Their Alfresco Terrace is also available in addition to the Wine Room for pre-dinner drinks or for additional seating for larger scale events for up to 60 guests. A truly wonderful dining experience is the perfect way to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, corporate gatherings, Christmas Parties or special occasion

HeadBox is the quick and easy way to find and book venues hassle-free. From intimate private dining rooms to full venue hire we’ve got your dinner covered.


  1. Who can use HeadBox?

Anyone! Whether you’re a corporate booker looking for a private dining room, meeting room, Christmas or EOFY party venue or you’re a social booker looking for the perfect spot to host your birthday party, hens night or wedding – HeadBox has you covered.

  1. What is HeadBox?

HeadBox connects corporate and consumer bookers with venues and suppliers and is the easy way to book, manage and deliver everything in one place. No long searches, no stress, no hidden costs.

3. How do I submit an event brief?

Submitting an event brief is an easy process. Our intuitive brief builder will take you through a series of questions collecting all the necessary details needed to host a great event. We want to know details such as where your event will take place, on what date, how many people are attending, and what your total budget is. Once you submit this information, relevant and available venues will respond to your brief!

4. How long will it take for venues to respond?

Our venues are super quick to respond! You should receive responses or a proposal within 24-48 business hours.

5. What are the top 5 things to consider when choosing a venue?

The cost, the location, style, capacity & catering options.