How to Plan an End-of-Year Work Function


Are you in charge of arranging this year’s end of year function for the whole company? First of all, congrats – it’s a big responsibility, and we’re sure that you want to nail it. Company year end functions are a time to relax, unwind, and celebrate another year of achieving your organisational goals as a team.


So with that in mind, how do you make sure everything goes off without a hitch, and everyone enjoys themselves – from 60-year-old Mary in accounting, through to the young interns who live for the weekend?


Here are the four most crucial aspects to any well-organised end of year function, including venue choice and other ideas. Keep these four things in mind, and you’re sure to throw an incredible company year end function that your colleagues will remember for years to come.


Year end function 2022: What to keep in mind


  • Central location: First, start with the location of your end of year function venue. If everyone regularly comes into the CBD to work at the office, then you know this is accessible for everyone. Then again, if everyone works from home these days, the CBD is the best way to ensure everyone can make their way to the event as conveniently as possible, whether it’s through public transport or rideshares.

  • An atmosphere that everyone can enjoy: A rowdy party bar might not appeal to some colleagues! On the other end, some co-workers might also feel uncomfortable in an overly formal setting. Remember, worktime is over: you want people to relax and blow off some steam, so finding the right mix of laid-back and classy is important.

  • A versatile selection of food, which caters for all dietary requirements and preferences.

  • A venue that can accommodate whatever size your staff is: be it 10 people or 100. When looking at a venue’s capacity, it’s important to specify whether the maximum capacity refers to people standing or sitting. You want to ensure there is plenty of space for your team to be comfortable (of course, you don’t want to overdo it and book a space big enough for 100 people just for your staff of 20 workers!).


Book Slate Restaurant Bar for your end of year function venue in 2022


At Slate Restaurant Bar, we’ve got you covered for all the considerations listed above… and more.


Not only are we ideally located on Goldsbrough Lane right in the heart of Melbourne CBD (easy walking distance from Flagstaff Station), but we’re just tucked away enough to provide relief from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s vibrant surrounding nightlife. With no shortage of late-night bars in close proximity to Slate, those who want to kick on ‘til all hours of the night don’t have far to walk.


Our multi-storey restaurant bar offers a versatile range of spaces for you to choose from, each with its own unique perks and distinct atmosphere – from the spacious weatherproof rooftop bar to the Pallet Room and intimate mezzanine spaces for cocktail soirees.


Slate Restaurant Bar plays music that everyone can enjoy, while our diverse menu of world-class food from highly qualified and experienced chefs can accommodate all dietary requirements/preferences. Simply let us know in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements.


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Ready to book Slate Restaurant Bar for your end of year function venue this year? You can do so online, or otherwise simply contact us directly and we’ll be happy to provide you with more information.