Host your next birthday party, Christmas bash, office function, baby shower, and even your wedding at these awesome places in Jakarta.
No matter the scale of the party, planning for an event can be stressful when you don’t know where to start. Well, here’s a tip for you: book a place first, because what’s a party without the perfect venue? Whether it is a birthday bash, a bridal or baby shower, an office event, or even a wedding party, here are some of the best places in Jakarta to hold your next dream party.
INTIMATE EVENT SPACES
Lewis & Carroll
Want to have an afternoon tea party with your friends or throw a semi-private bridal shower for your girl friend? Hold your event at this tea house, which has a special event space on the second floor above its restaurant. With natural light piercing through the glass window and a rustic wooden interior, Lewis & Carroll can accommodate up to 50 people at its private venue and offers customised catering menu.
Lewis & Carroll, Jl. Bumi No. 4, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, p. +62 812 1381 8465, e. [email protected]
Kembang Kencur is a homey multi-function event space that has endless decorating possibilities. The colourful and cozy downstairs dining area is the perfect setting to host a laid back birthday lunch with your family, catered in-house with a delicious selection of Indonesian and Western cuisines. If you’re hosting a dinner-and-drinks sort of shindig, you can also set up the upstairs area with a private DJ or live band to end the night with a serious private dance party.
Kembang Kencur, Jl. Warung Buncit Raya No. 98, South Jakarta. e. [email protected]
As well as being an incredibly cool art exhibition space and shop, Dia.Lo.Gue can be hired for private functions and fundraising events. Live bands are encouraged! Finger foods are available but outside catering is welcome at a charge.
Dia.Lo.Gue, Jl. Kemang Selatan no. 99 A Jakarta Selatan, p. +62 21 719 9671
Kinosaurus may technically be a private movie theatre, but anyone is welcome to hire the room for a few hours to hold their own event. The micro cinema screen definitely comes in handy, whether you’re there to celebrate your birthday with a themed 90s-movie marathon (with BYOB cocktails, of course), or have an embarrassing photo montage play in the background of your low-key hen-do. Nibbles and refreshments are courtesy of Casa and next door’s Ruang Seduh.
Kinosaurus, Aksara, Jl. Kemang Raya 8B, South Jakarta. e. [email protected]
Want to hold an intimate outdoor party in a spacious green setting by the swimming pool? Plataran Cilandak is the place you’re looking for! The two-hectares private venue can accommodate up to 750 guests and is rich with Indonesian cultural heritage, which can be seen clearly in its 150-year-old central wooden joglo building and the other wooden joglo villas in the area.
Plataran Cilandak, Jl. Durian No. 16, Cilandak KKO Marinir, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 722 1740
Kinara’s Chand Garden
Kinara’s Chand Garden is a rooftop terrace that’s perfect for parties and outdoor gatherings. It follows the same style and décor as downstairs Kinara, with its signature secluded alcoves, but with the added advantage of open-air. The banquet room can accommodate up to 200 people and has all the facilities required to host business lunches, corporate gatherings, and cocktail parties.
Kinara, Jl. Kemang Raya No. 78-B p 719 2677, e. [email protected]
Who says you can’t throw a beach party in Jakarta? At Segarra, you can throw a beach-slash-garden party on the beach club’s 1st floor, where you can sit on the private rattan beds or the al fresco dining deck. If you’re not an outdoor person, don’t worry because they also have an indoor space (where you can still enjoy the amazing sunset view!) at the lounge on the 2nd floor. The outdoor area can fit up to 800 people while the indoor lounge can only accommodate maximum 200 people.
Segarra, Carnaval Beach, Ancol Bay City, Jl. Lodan Timur No. 7, North Jakarta, p. +62 21 6471 0101, e. [email protected]
Enjoy an intimate party at Wyl’s Kitchen in Hotel Veranda, where you can choose to sit by the pool or inside the indoor area. Serving both western and Asian cuisines, the restaurant can be hired for your private event and is perfect for those of you looking for a clean white space with natural light.
Wyl’s Kitchen, Veranda Hotel @ Pakubuwono, Jl. Kyai Maja No. 63, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 7391 0050
The Residence ONFIVE
Located on level five of the 5-star hotel Grand Hyatt, The Residence ONFIVE is an event space that looks like a homey residence with four rooms, a communal area, a living room, cabanas, a patio, terraces, and a show kitchen. Our favourite spot is obviously its beautiful outdoor terraces, which is perfect for a cocktail party overlooking the sunset.
The Residence ONFIVE, Grand Hyatt Jakarta Level 5, Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Central Jakarta, p. +62 21 2992 1234, e. [email protected]
Set in a classic Dutch building, Bunga Rampai is another restaurant in Jakarta that has a private room facility for a variety of events. With a capacity of up to 70 people, the room is decorated with a rustic style using glass ceiling and windows, allowing natural light to pierce into the room.
Bunga Rampai, Jl. Cik Ditiro No. 35, Menteng, Central Jakarta, p. +62 21 3192 6224
If you’re looking for a private villa that blends Javanese charm with bohemian Ubud vibes, Omah Ndelik is your go-to house for hire. A hidden gem in South Jakarta, this unique villa is sure to make any special occasion unforgettable. The house is a bit of a drive away, but it plays host to tons of fashion and engagement photo shoots, so you can just imagine how idyllic the setting is. With lush green spaces and a beautiful outdoor terrace, Omah Ndelik is the perfect place to hold an intimate garden party.
Omah Ndelik, Jl. Damai 100, Ciganjur, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta. e. [email protected]
Celebrate in style at Alexandra’s. The art deco, colonial house is crammed with wonderful Javanese antiques and artwork, with several nooks and crannies for intimate conversations. The garden is lit up at night to create a romantic, nostalgic setting. Acoustic music is allowed but given its location in a residential area this is not the place to host a rave party! Catering can be provided by a number of companies approved by Alexandra’s.
Rumah Alexandra, Jl. Kemang Selatan V/3, p. +62 21 7198044/ 71792629, e. [email protected]
If you’re in the mood for a more extravagant birthday or cocktail party, Rumah Maroko or Morocco House and its sister Andalucía offer extravagant Middle Eastern, International, or Indonesian banquets in stunningly opulent surroundings. There are several rooms to choose from – the Casbalanca Ballroom, the Marrakesh for cocktail parties, and the Quarzazale Lounge for your own private dance party (BYO DJ or band!). And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also the Riyadh Pool, an open air courtyard with fountains and a pool, and room for 175 guests.
The Morocco House and Casa Andalucua, Jl. Tasikmalaya No 9, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, p. +62 21 315 1106/7, e. [email protected]
Another fabulous venue is Villa 66, which is large enough to host 300 party–goers, but is just as suitable for a small do. This revamped Javanese Joglo house is breath-taking lit up at night. There’s room for a band and is decorated with quirky vintage finds, antiques, and a pool! It comes with its own in-house catering service by Gourmet Essence. DJs and bands are welcome but the music must be turned down by 11pm!
Villa 66 and Gourmet Essence, Jl Bangka XI no 66, Kemang, Jakarta Selatan, p. +62 21 719 7209 or p. +62 818 772 577
Get ready to be transported to the olden days of Europe at Rumah Kartanegara, where you can host a private party for up to 125 guests. Decorated with beautiful antiques from all around Asia as well as traditional Java, the house is tucked in an elite residential area in South Jakarta and has a total of eight rooms that you can book separately for smaller scale events.
Rumah Kartanegara, Jl. Kertanegara No. 4A, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 725 1358, e. [email protected]