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I hope everyone is having a happy Christmas and New Year’s period. Following the lockdown late November, Adelaide venues were sent into a spin leading into what most were hoping would be the busiest time of year. It was a difficult time for venues and customers with restrictions and requirements changing so frequently. However, we are all grateful now to be back operating as close to normal (“Covid normal”) as possible. 

Here’s the update on where things stand currently for private functions and venues in Adelaide. For a quick reference of all current public activity restrictions, here’s link to the complete public activities table provided by the government 15th DECEMBER PUBLIC ACTIVITIES TABLE 


200 People, maximum

1 Person per 2 square metres

Dancing is permitted 

Standing consumption of food and beverage is permitted

No communal food or beverage areas and no shared utensils (see below for further details regarding food service)

Contact tracing is required and Covid Marshal is required 

Private functions include weddings, funerals, parties or any other function which is by invite only that is held at licensed premises. The function must be in a designated area which has no public access and where possible separate bathroom facilities from the rest of the venue.


No limit on capacity (except based on square meter size of venue)

1 Person per 2 square meters 

Standing consumption of food and beverage is permitted

Can sit at the bar if no food is being prepared

No dancing (unless with an approved Covid Managment plan, and then still no dancing and drinking)

No communal food or beverage areas and no shared utensils

Contact tracing is required and Covid Marshal is required 

There are strict still rules regarding the service of cocktail style finger food and shared platters/grazing tables. Here’s what the Government Document says: FAQ Government doc (Step-3 05.08.2020 LINK HERE) 

Can I open the buffet bar / salad bar?

No. Communal food service areas are not permitted to be opened, including buffet and salad bars. This includes both self-service and/or staff serving food.

Can I serve share plates (e.g. tapas, pizza, bread) at tables?

You can serve share plates to a table if it is to be shared amongst people who are seated as part of the same group.

Can I serve platters/boards?

As above, you can serve shared platters/boards to a table if it is to be shared amongst people who are seated as part of the same group. For example, you cannot have a platter available for all guests attending an event, but you can have a platter available for people seated at a table together that are part of the same group.

Can I hold a cocktail function?

Yes you can hold a cocktail style function, however, the way food is served cannot be as large platters available to all guests or platters of food handed around by staff. This is considered similar to providing communal food from a service area. Cocktail style food can be served to a table if it is to be shared amongst people who are seated as part of the same group.

(It can also be served individually plated. Which means individually plated finger food items can be handed to guests who are standing. They cannot help themselves to a platter of finger food options, the staff need to hand the plate to the customer) 

Are the rules different for private functions?

No, the above rules apply for private functions at licensed premises or other public venues (e.g. weddings, funerals, birthdays, other ceremonies). 

If you are making your enquiry to an Adelaide function venue via Event Scene, you might find that the venue response time is still a little slower than normal as some venues have only re-opened part time. Please be patient. 

Thank you for your continued support during this time for my business Event Scene and the Adelaide restaurants and function venues I work with!

Much Love,


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In a world of websites, it’s great to know you are on one that’s owned and managed entirely in Adelaide. I started Event Scene in 2010 (hang on! where did that decade just go???), and the website first launched in 2012. My background is in hospitality and venue management. So I’ve drawn on many years of experience, and literally thousands of functions coordinated and managed, to create a site that helps connect you to the leading function venues and event suppliers in Adelaide. The possibilities are endless for different function rooms in Adelaide for all types of events: special birthday party venues in Adelaide, cocktail party venues, formal private dining rooms, conference venues, meeting room hire, and of course unique wedding venues in Adelaide!

Happy event planning!

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Whistle & Flute Adelaide – Private Dining and Cocktail Party Venue

The Event Scene Collection of Affordable Wedding Venues in Adelaide

Guests are dancing again at wedding venues all over Adelaide and South Australia! What a relief this is for Adelaide couples planning their wedding after such a tumultuous year for weddings and life in general. While the guest numbers are still restricted to a maximum of 200 guests, this along with being allowed to stand while consuming food and drink is a huge win for wedding venues in Adelaide!

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Beach Front Wedding Venues Adelaide, South Australia – Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron

Our collection of affordable, budget friendly wedding venues gets quite a bit of attention here on Event Scene. And I understand why. I got married to my love of 10 years in 2015 and we bought a house the same year! So we had to juggle and be creative for our wedding budget. It wasn’t easy, but it was an absolutely incredible day!

I love hearing the story of a unique wedding day. And it always strikes me how one couple’s perfect wedding day is so different to the next couple! Of course, the Adelaide wedding venue chosen is one of the biggest decisions when planning this incredibly special day with your partner. Because once you have chosen a wedding venue, this is often what helps to set the tone for the rest of the planning.

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Waterfront Wedding and Engagement Venue in West Lakes Adelaide – OAR

Many couples come to Event Scene if they are looking for wedding venues in Adelaide… that are not your ‘typical’ wedding venues! If you are looking for a restaurant, small bar, pub, or completely unique event space, you have come to the right place to find unique wedding venues in Adelaide, South Australia.

These Adelaide venues have put themselves forward, and they would LOVE to help host your special wedding day. For these unique wedding venues, it’s not going to be just another weekend wedding. It’s a really special occasion for them too. So they will take personal care to ensure you and your guests have the time of your life! And are happily retelling the story of your wedding day for years to come.

Happy wedding planning!

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Adelaide CBD Wedding Venue – Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

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