On the lookout for innovative event spaces that will wow your guests? We’ve put together a list of our faves for you
Let’s face it, living in a city that never sleeps often means that our social calendar is just as jam-packed as our work schedule. While we all love chilling at rooftop bars, exploring the outlying islands around Hong Kong, or discovering things to do in Macau, there’s nothing like going to a cool party or gathering in a completely unique space. So we’ve put together a list of epic event venues in Hong Kong to make your occasion memorable.
Top event venues in Hong Kong
Oh how we love Mudita, let us count the ways! This is actually where we held our fabulous second birthday party, and boy did the team make it easy. Planning events is their business, so they can help with everything from the booze to the food to the soundtracks and even logistics. Or just have your planner do the work, and they do everything they can to accommodate. We think this is one of the best event venues in Hong Kong because it’s totally Central (people won’t drop out, as it’s so close to the office!), it has a great sound system and the general vibe is perfect for everything from business networking to private knees up. And did we mention the alfresco space?
Mudita, G/F, Shun Ho Tower, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, 中環雪廠街24-30號順豪商業大廈地舖
If you and your friends like to get your hands dirty in the kitchen, then why not book yourself a bespoke cooking or dining experience at GSpotCookin? Hosted by Chef G, who makes damn good Italian and Korean homestyle meals, or a guest chef, enjoy hanging out in a stunning New York-style loft as you enjoy a meal with the crew. It’s the perfect spot to escape to with friends and family for a private event, baby shower, kid’s party or business event.
GSpotCookin, 2/F, 35 Bonham Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 9039 4553, 西營盤般咸道35號2/F
Tikitiki Bowling Bar
Spanning 20,000 sq-ft., this quirky Polynesian-themed space takes bowling to a new level with its neon-lit 10 bowling lanes, three bars, a live music lounge, a dining area, and tranquil outdoor garden lounges. As you take a break from bowling, sip on delicious cocktails served in tropical Tiki mugs, or snack on tantalising snacks, mains and desserts, such as tender chicken skewers, flaming lobsters and Wagyu steaks.
Tikitiki Bowling Bar, Centro 4/F, 1A Chui Tong Road, Sai Kung, New Territories, p. 2461 4988, 西貢翠塘路1A號Centro 4樓
Bow by Lazy Baking
Beautiful desserts are a feast for the eye and the palate. Take a class with the baking masters at Bow by Lazy Baking and learn to create edible arts yourself. Founded by two girls who met at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, the brand aims to spread the joy of baking with aspiring bakers. Each cake-making workshop lasts around four hours, allowing you and your guests to create indulgent cakes such as the amusing Popcorn caramel cake and the elegant Peony & butterflies strawberry rose tea cake.
Bow by Lazy Baking, 14 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, p. 9280 5068, 永興工業大廈 Room 904
For party-goers who wish to have a blast without battling through the crowds at Lan Kwai Fong, head to Chalk Party, a BYOB upstairs blacklight event venue where you can scribble on the walls with blacklight chalk. Make sure you dress in white, preferably in a disposable top, as you will be covering your outfits with neon shades, thanks to the T-shirt painting service at the venue. Add some personal touches on your party attire with some funky sunglasses, headband and wigs, which is all inclusive in the package. When you’re done adorning your outfits, head up to the rooftop where you can go for a beer pong game or two, or enjoy some shisha.
Chalk Party, 5/F, 12 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, p. 5117 5092, 中環蘭桂芳12號5樓
Looking for a spacious venue away from the hustle and bustle of the city? The Loft may do just do the trick. Run by restaurant group Pirata, the Tribeca-style 4,000 sq-ft. space is an ideal pick for those of you who are hoping to host a private dinner that boasts laid-back ambience and quality menus. Located in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Wong Chuk Hang, the space is an Instagram-dream – think wooden furniture, rooftop terrace and plenty of plants. In terms of food, you and the guests can dive into dishes prepared by the dining group’s popular restaurants such as Pici, TokyoLima and newly-opened Chaiwala, making The Loft one of the best event venues in Hong Kong.
The Loft, 10th Floor, Yally Industrial Building, 6 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, p. 3905 1000, 黃竹坑業發街1號The Factory 1樓
Unleash your artistic side with a relaxing art jamming session at Oscary Art, an art studio located at PMQ. Whether it’s for team building, a casual catch-up, birthday celebrations or even bridal showers, you and your crew can bond as you paint on canvas or personalise your own tote bags. During the three- to four-hour workshops, free-flow soft drinks and snacks are served, and electric stoves are also available at the venue.
Oscary Art, S511, Blk A, PMQ, 35, Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2964 9111, 香港中環鴨巴甸街35號Staunton / 5F / S511
Booked in at one of these cool event venues, but looking for more things to do in Hong Kong? Eat at one of these hidden restaurants in industrial buildings in the city, jump into one of the best beaches in Hong Kong or book in for a staycation in Hong Kong.