If you’re planning an event in the festival city, you’ll want to check out Adelaide venues that enhance the overall spectacle and experience for your guests. You’ll want something with an x-factor.
To help your event stand out, we’ve sourced 11 interesting and unique venues to hire in Adelaide that will have people raving long after they’ve visited. You know what this means – they’ll also be talking about your event. Whether you’re looking for Adelaide venues for parties, conference rooms, or function centres, Adelaide has the perfect memorable space that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Unique Adelaide Venue #1: Published ArtHouse
Surround yourself with art in central Adelaide
There’s one stipulation that comes with booking the Published ArtHouse – you have to be into graffiti. The massive converted warehouse has turned every piece of visible wall space into a work of modern art, creating a seriously unique backdrop for whatever party or function you’re planning. The 600 square-metre floor space fits 300 guests and the warehouse roller doors mean you can drive display vehicles or food trucks straight in – a huge perk for food event creators looking for accessible Adelaide venues.
Unique Adelaide Venue #2: Popeye Boat
Take it to the Torrens
Want to take advantage of scenic outdoor venues in Adelaide? All aboard Adelaide’s favourite Torrens River cruiser, Popeye! Hitting the water offers a unique perspective of the city for your guests and evokes a special sense of offshore adventure. Popeye is experienced taking on board private functions, shows, classes, and performances for up to 30 guests. Plus, they can cater entertainment and food and drink packages to suit your nautical needs.
Unique Adelaide Venue #3: TEN22
A blank canvas warehouse in Edwardstown
Hidden within a converted warehouse 15 minutes south of the CBD, there’s a genuine blank canvas function venue waiting for a creative event planner with a vision. TEN22 fits up to 160 people for seated events and has an eclectic mix of industrial and rustic stylings. The private laneway with graffiti art wall will have guests lining up for an Instagram photoshoot.
Unique Adelaide Venue #4: Capri Theatre
Not your average theatre space in Goodwood
Looking for function rooms, Adelaide event creators? If you’re hosting a private screening or film launch for up to 750 people, The Capri Theatre will inject some old-school character and buckets of charm. The heritage-listed theatre is fully restored to its 1941 art-deco glory and features a stage suitable for concerts, seminars, awards nights, or productions. There are stalls for up to 300 people for smaller presentations, or the lounge holds up to 450 guests.
Unique Adelaide Venue #5: Plant 4
A big bright warehouse in Bowden
Plant 4 is an open-plan warehouse that has been cleverly converted into one of Adelaide’s coolest function centres, with plenty of natural light for whatever you’re hosting. The combination of exposed brick, glass ceilings, and plenty of hanging greenery creates an ultra-modern backdrop for sit-down or stand-up parties and functions. The ground floor has a capacity for 800 people while the mezzanine allows for 130 people sitting or up to 220 people standing. It’s our top pick of Adelaide venues for parties!
Unique Adelaide Venue #6: Lot. 100
New-age barn in the Hills
Lot. 100 is a shiny new multipurpose venue in the Adelaide Hills with stylish indoor and outdoor event spaces. The barn and the huge adjacent marquee cater for up to 500 people, making the Lot ideal for larger events – rain, hail, or shine. They also house a ton of boutique booze brands under the one architecturally designed roof – including Mismatch, Adelaide Hills Distillery, Vinteloper, Hills Cider Co, and Ashton Valley Fresh.
Unique Adelaide Venue #7: Estonian House
A little piece of Estonia in North Adelaide
The centrepiece of Adelaide’s Estonian community may not have been on your radar, but it should be. Inside the charming hall, there’s plenty of quirky Baltic decorations to pique the interest of your guests, with round or rectangular tables and chairs on hand for up to 300 people. You can dress the space and stage up or down to suit your event, but you can’t shake the classic Estonian influence, nor would you want to.
Unique Adelaide Venue #8: Prohibition Liquor Co.
A bougie gin garage in central Adelaide
Adelaide’s favourite (and only!) craft spirit distillery door is home to award-winning gin products and also makes for quite the quirky event venue. Inside, you’ll find plenty of prohibition-era character and sophistication “hidden” behind a glass garage frontage. If you’re planning a boozy function for up to 100 guests, you’ve hit the jackpot – there are more than 60 craft gins and a brewing bathtub behind the bar.
Unique Adelaide Venue #9: The Sporting Car Club of South Australia
A sandstone villa just south of the city
One of Adelaide’s original sandstone villas boasts three uniquely different event spaces: a grand hall with an extensive stage area (suitable for displaying vehicles), a more intimate art nouveau room with stained glass windows, and an underground cellar with low stone arches and intriguing nooks and crannies to explore. The three spaces vary in capacity from 60 to 200 people and are suitable for just about any corporate or social function you can think of (you don’t have to be a rev head to enjoy this space).
Unique Adelaide Venue #10: Rydges Pit Lane @ The Bend Motorsport Park
Impress the rev heads at Tailem Bend
With a maximum capacity of 500 people, this one-of-a-kind facility at Rydges Pit Lane is perfect for car enthusiasts or those that just like the smell of burning rubber. The venue is within the main building of The Bend Motorsport Park and overlooks the International Race Circuit. There are 11 unique meeting spaces suited to a wide variety of events including corporate lunches, dinners, or product launches.
Unique Adelaide Venue #11: U City Function Centre
State-of-the-art accessibility in the city
Looking for meeting venues in Adelaide? Developed by leading not-for-profit organisation United Communities, U City is one of Adelaide’s newest event spaces and focuses on accessibility and inclusivity. U City Function Centre includes a hearing loop, a lift with illuminated braille buttons, accessible toilets with a Changing Places facility, and audible announcements.
This state-of-the-art conference venue in Adelaide is located within one of Australia’s “greenest” buildings and basks in natural light through elongated north-facing windows. It’s one of the best meeting venues for socially conscious Adelaide businesses. The flexible function rooms can accommodate up to 250 people in theatre-style seating, or divided into three separate meeting spaces.
Bring your event ideas to life
Whatever event you’re planning in this great city, creating an unforgettable experience for your guests depends on finding the right venue for hire in Adelaide. Once you’ve found it, it’s time to fill it. Sign in or sign up to get started selling tickets on Eventbrite in minutes.