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Functions at Highlander

Functions are our specialty and The Main Room, The Library or the entire venue, are available for entertaining parties of up to 200. From cocktail parties to corporate entertaining, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th Birthdays, engagement and going away parties, product launches, trivia and presentation nights, we’ve done it all and our 10+ years of experience combined with our friendly, flexible staff will ensure your guests receive the very best of hospitality. With spaces available for hire 7 days a week, we offer a variety of function options to suit all needs.

For smaller informal gatherings, enquire above or phone 03 96202228 during our opening hours to book a table, booth or an area for your next get together. 

If you are planning a larger event and want to book one or both of our rooms exclusively enquire above with as much information as possible or call us on 03 96202228 as we would love to chat with you about your event! Please click the button below to view or download to our hire menu for the venue for more details, pricing and function FAQ's. This should cover everything you need to know about holding a function at Highlander.

 Haggis post stabbing at a Burns night celebration in the Library

Haggis post stabbing at a Burns night celebration in the Library

If you wish to go ahead with a booking we will need the below booking form filled in and signed and returned to the venue including credit card details on the second page to secure the booking and process a deposit, which we require to confirm all bookings. No problem to leave the food/bev sections blank at this stage, we can confirm requirements for this closer to the date when you have a better idea of the numbers you will be catering for. Finger Food is required to be ordered and paid for 7 days prior to your event and beverage requirements need to be confirmed 5 days prior but can be paid for on the night. Please note we do hold dates or take tentative bookings and bookings are only confirmed once the deposit has been paid and a receipt and booking confirmation has been issued.

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We have our own in house kitchen at Highlander & our head chef has put together a tasty finger food menu to cater for our events. Please click the buttons below to view or download to our finger food menu and our booking form outlining our booking terms below. Please note that all prices and products are correct at time of post but are subject to change. DJs are not included with the rooms however there is basic DJ equipment to use free of charge in each room, so you can either bring your own DJ, we can hire one for you (usually for about $60 per hour for a minimum of 3 hours) or you can bring an ipod/laptop to connect to the sound system (cables provided). We can supply background music, data/image projectors & a microphone for your event free of charge and security is included when required. 

If you have any further queries or would like to arrange a time to come in and see the venue, please do not hesitate to contact us. The best time for a venue inspection is during our opening hours which are from 12 noon until late Monday to Friday and from 5pm until late on Saturdays. Walk in venue inspections are also welcome, just be aware that on unscheduled visits the regular bar staff may not be able to spend much time with you due to their rostered duties and not all have detailed knowledge about function pricing, processes & procedures!

 Smoked Salmon Toasts with Chive Creme Fraiche

Smoked Salmon Toasts with Chive Creme Fraiche

  The Library Room   Tucked away up the stairs is a den with a difference. A bookshelf that moonlights as bar, a DJ set up on an old wooden desk and a mirror ball spinning in the later part of the evening. There is no quiet time in this Library. Perfect for gatherings of 20-80 the Library is available for events 7 days a week.

The Library Room

Tucked away up the stairs is a den with a difference. A bookshelf that moonlights as bar, a DJ set up on an old wooden desk and a mirror ball spinning in the later part of the evening. There is no quiet time in this Library. Perfect for gatherings of 20-80 the Library is available for events 7 days a week.

 The Library set up for Burns Night Supper

The Library set up for Burns Night Supper

  The Main Room   Perfect for functions of 50-120, The Main Room combines cosy booths for eating and drinking with a big sound system for shows and dancing. Located on the ground floor of the venue, The Main Room is usually open to the public Monday to Friday for lunch, dinner & drinks but is available for exclusive hire Saturday & Sundays for functions and events and occasionally weekdays for special events.

The Main Room

Perfect for functions of 50-120, The Main Room combines cosy booths for eating and drinking with a big sound system for shows and dancing. Located on the ground floor of the venue, The Main Room is usually open to the public Monday to Friday for lunch, dinner & drinks but is available for exclusive hire Saturday & Sundays for functions and events and occasionally weekdays for special events.

Something More Casual?

Having a get together but don’t need to book an entire room out exclusively? We can book you a table, a booth or an area for informal bookings of 2 or more. Just let us know the date, time and occasion and we will reserve the most suitable space for you and your group, absolutely free of charge! Use the form above or give us a call on 03 96202228 during our business hours.


Why have an event with us?

Listen to the love from our past clients:

My son had his 21st birthday here recently and it was the perfect venue. The upstairs space has really relaxed vibe which made for a great atmosphere and party. Had everything we needed for speeches, photo screen etc. Kate, the manager was great to deal with - extremely accommodating, flexible and friendly. The staff on the night were amazing. They really went above and beyond to make sure it all ran perfectly so we really didn’t have to worry about a thing. Finger food great, cocktail jugs delish. Overall, it was a great choice and experience and I know a lot of my son’s friends commented on how good it was. Thanks Kate and your wonderful staff.
— Cathy Bott - James' 21st (Aug 2018)
I had my 21st here recently in ‘the library’ and it was perfect! Delicious food, friendly staff and the quirky decor was a hit. Having researched venues extensively, I could see that their food and drink pricing was competitive too. I would definitely recommend highlander for a function venue!
— Claire - 21st Birthday (March 2017)
Hi Kate!
Daniel and I wanted to send through our sincere thanks for helping us host what turned out to be an amazing night! Nicole, Lyndel and Laura were so great and we really appreciate you guys being so easy and lovely to work with! We had such a lovely time, the food was amazing! Everyone raved about it. Will be recommending all our friends contact you if looking for a venue :)
— Sarah Corkran - Engagement Party (Nov 2016)
The Library was the perfect space for my party. The decor and decorations created the atmosphere I wanted...trendy, fun, happy :) The DJ I organised through Highlander, Dom, was awesome! He played the music that I love to dance to and was happy to take requests. He also stayed on longer which was appreciated as we didn’t want to stop dancing! Amy, our bartender was priceless. She remembered the drinks people were drinking, kept me aware of the tab regularly, danced and laughed along with us, and was just an all round cool chick! The food was fantastic! The opportunity to stay on longer than 1am was great, we had the best time and we’re happy to kick on at Highlander until close. Would recommend Highlander to everyone; a fantastic venue with a trendy vibe, friendly and helpful staff, delicious food, flexibility in organising my event....AMAZING!!
— Raquel Mayman - 30th Birthday (May 2015)
Hi Kate,
I would like to say thank you very much for creating such a good evening for our event. The feedback was excellent. Our guys were impressed and here is just one comment:
’I actually really liked the venue yesterday .. cute .. bit funky .. Not too big or small .. food was good and the staff were enormously friendly ..’
I’m thrilled as you have been great to deal with and so we are looking forward to holding future events at your premises. We have finally found the perfect venue!
— Ieva Knochs, Sales & Marketing Administrator, Compuware Software Group (May 2015)
The food and drinks were spot on, the service was amazing, the prices were great and the venue was perfect. Our clients were raving about the night for days to come and everyone had a great time. Would recommend this (and have already) for any event!
— Sallie Gregory, Sales & Marketing Manager Crocosaurus Cove - Tourism NT Agents Night (Feb 2015)
I had my 40th at Highlander and it was completely stress free. Kate and the staff were friendly, helpful and professional. Everything was transparent - on the website so there were no surprises on the night. I would hold another function at Highlander whether it’s a sophisticated cocktail affair or a thumping DJ-driven party like mine, it would be suitable for either occasion.
— Rebecca Lennon - 40th Birthday (Jan 2015)
Dear Kate,
Thank you so much for organising my event at the Highlander Bar. It went off seamlessly, and it was such a great experience dealing with you and your team. I appreciated your efficiency and organisation, especially in making sure I had everything I needed. The bar staff were also really great, they were friendly and helpful, especially Amy!

All my guests enjoyed themselves, saying that the Highlander had a great and cosy atmosphere :) I had an awesome 21st, thanks to you guys!
— Rachel Quek - 21st Birthday (May 2014)
Dear Kate and the Highlander crew,

Thank you so much for what was a superb evening on Saturday 26 October. From the outset, Highlander impressed. You made organising an event from interstate a total breeze, answering my many questions and accommodating of my requests.

While these may be basic principles of customer service and venue management, it is rare to find them in combination with the fun and flair with which Highlander staff conduct themselves. Your costumes and decorations were brilliant!

The food was another highlight - Each platter that came out was delicious and served in a timely fashion, and that popcorn chicken...seriously addictive. The range of beverages was superb, and your espresso martinis were spot on!

DJ Dom was a fantastic choice, receptive to requests and just the type of DJ I was after. Your security staff also rate a mention - very amicable and professional.
— Tim Owen - 30th Birthday (October 2013 )
I would definitely recommend Highlander to any of our friends and family looking to have a function or just a night out. We had such a great time, all of the staff were so friendly, helpful and welcoming to us. They treated all of our guests with the utmost care and I really couldn’t think of anything to improve on. It was the perfect night.
— Lydia Greenwood - Engagement Party (April 2013)
Every time we hold an event at Highlander, it’s an absolute pleasure. Staff and management know how to answer questions and make for a low-stress, yet delightful night. A unique mix of bar, nightclub and lounge, the venue’s interior is perfect for all occasions; the space has warmth and energy.
— Sonia Miles-Khan - MOKUMO Dance Parties
We had a fun night and Alex really enjoyed his 21st. We also got great feed back from family & friends on the venue, food and staff. I was so happy to go home at the end of the night and not have to worry about cleaning up and getting rid of drunken kids! We would definitely look at using Highlander bar again and have recommend it to a few people who have 21st coming up. You & the staff did a great job and made it a memorable & fun night.
— Carron, Peter & Alex Burrows - 21st Birthday (February 2013)