Planning the PERFECT canape function

It’s a tough gig planning the perfect canape function or cocktail party. Whether you’re planning an end of year work function or a birthday celebration, there are so many things to consider. From the venue, to food and ensuring that everyone is having fun – it can be a stressful time! Holiday Inn Perth City Centre are here to take the stress out of your event with our top tips to planning a great canape event.


Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Ivy & Jack - venue

You can’t start planning a great event without a great function space (hey that’s us).

For a standing canape function with great atmosphere we always recommend utilising our restaurant and bar, Ivy & Jack. Reserve an area overlooking the Hay St bustle or even book the entire venue. The interiors are a gorgeous copper with styling hints to the venue’s old life as the Town Cinema – sure to be a talking point for your guests.

If you’re in need of a more private canape area, for business more than pleasure, we invite you to hire a function room with your own personal bar and bartenders. This will ensure no distractions from other customers and create an intimate function atmosphere.


Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Function FoodEveryone thinks function food is bland and boring – but we’re here to tell you they’re wrong! Our Executive Chef has recently reinvigorated our canape menu into tiny works of art.

Hosting an event with outstanding food on a small budget is hard! Selecting a range of medium-priced items, with just a few trays of higher-end product will help to satisfy the Insta-worthiness of your event.

We recommend 4 canapes per person for a sun-downer style function and don’t forget to add some vegetarian options, because there will always be that one person who forgets to give you their dietary requirements.


Let’s be honest, most people are going to be excited about the free drinks. We always recommend purchasing a beverage package that includes one sparkling on arrival for your guests.

A drinks package is the most efficient method of hosting an event – we have packages from standard to deluxe.

If you’d like to make your event extra special, our bar staff are happy to create a signature cocktail to suit your function theme.


Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Table Function Setting Styling

It always helps to have a little extra pop. You are more than welcome to bring any decorations or a stylist to our venue and set up to your heart’s desire. We also offer some decorations for hire which are perfect for smaller functions – enquire within.

Stay the night

If you’re feeling a bit indulgent and you want to enjoy a few drinks, why not stay the night? The ultimate perk to hosting an event at a Holiday Inn Perth City Centre means that a comfy, cosy bed is only a few feet away. Our Conference and Events Coordinator is more than happy to secure a great rate for you or your guests.

Cleaning up

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Function Venue

HA! Tricked you – don’t you worry about this,  we’ll do it all for you. Forget the stress of washing cutlery and clearing mess, our staff are here to help.



Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Happy Function

All that’s left to do is have fun!

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre are experts when it comes to hosting functions and events. Leave your safely in our capable hands and mingle. You deserve it.


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