Why we love to party...

Welcome to The Criterion Hotel - Your Pub for Hire!

The classic Aussie pub nestled in Carrington has always been about bringing people together for beers, good food or both - but for 2024, our focus is shifting to exclusive private hire and special events. We are ready to guide customers through menus, food & beverage packages and bar tabs - and no space is off limits. Take over the Beer Garden, the Private Dining room, or the whole joint.

The private hire and special events focus comes as we renovate our accommodation upstairs and the interruption in trade that might arise. Coupled with the fact that the pub is often fielding requests to hire the whole venue we decided this was the perfect opportunity to give the people what they want but also keep the party vibes going during the period of closure.

Every event booked will get the entire pub for the duration of their booking - ie no concurrent events will run across different spaces on the same day / evening. Our feeling is that there is a sense of intimacy the venue offers - it's the perfect size to have a long table private dinner for 30 in the dining room, an engagement, a charity or a roaring party that takes over all the spaces for 150.

So, let's talk packages - venue hire is FREE - but there are some minimum spends to meet depending on your day of hire. We'll supply all staff to operate the bar & kitchen and there are different packages available across food & beverage including classic canapes, open fire BBQ, an Italian Feast - you name it, we can do it. We just want you to relax and have a great time!

We're up for any event too - birthdays, fundraisers, Charity events, engagement, weddings - if its bringing people together for a celebration or a good cause - we want in!

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We have food and bev packages for every occasion, or we can do an open bar on consumption. We can do it all! Talk to us hello@thecriterionhotel.com.au