Functions, Gatherings, Special Events & Parties made easy
At The Illawong, we love to party, and functions are our specialty! Host your next party, special occasion or function with us in Evans Head.
Partying at Hotel Illawong offers you a convenient venue in the heart of Evans Head, live music & easy accommodation options, along with catering options limited only by your imagination! A few decisions by you, and we can take care of the rest. Our Team are available to assist you with organising your special event & our Chefs are happy to work with you on a catering solution or customised meal plan to suit your style & budget.
Great catering is our speciality and is made easy with our amazing team from ‘The Break’ Restaurant
The Top Deck Function area is our most popular party venue! A private, outdoor space with room to move & your own Bar & staff member to look after your needs. Perfect in the evening and for events with a minimum of 40 guests (maximum capacity approx 100). In this upstairs area we offer buffet style meals or finger food catering options.
During events, the private Bar is staffed & stocked with a custom range & variety of drinks (although no on-tap is available on the Top Deck). Standard drink prices apply for purchases with the option of running a bar tab during your event.
Food for Socialising!
Our Chefs are happy to work with you on a function menu that fits your event perfectly. To make things super easy, we have listed a few popular goodies on our Catering Guide (click here to view) that are perfect for one-handed eating, as finger food & canapes are always a convenient solution to feeding a party!
If you are planning a ‘sit-down’ gathering, our range of Buffet style meals are the perfect option & are all cooked upstairs on the Top Deck by our Chef for you at your event.
Please note that we are not limited to the options attached and can customise your meal plan to exactly what you are after. If you need a little inspiration, let us know your function size & budget and our super Chef will design a delicious option to suit. Remember, we are here to help!
*Special dietary requirements can also be catered for on request*
Convenient Accommodation Options
Hotel Illawong Pub Rooms are a convenient & affordable accommodation option in Evans Head. Confirmed Functions are offered a discounted rate on 5 of our double bed rooms for the weekend of your function*. These discounted rooms sleep up to 2 guests each, have TVs in the room, use the shared bathroom facilities & conveniently adjoin the Top Deck Function Area.
We do also have other room options for families & rooms with private ensuites available at our standard rates. For more info on our accommodation options click here.
*Rooms are subject to availability & need to be booked in advance.
Live Music & Entertainment
We have live music every Friday & Saturday night in the main bar area, from 8.30pm until 11.30pm. The Top Deck Function Area is limited to background music or solo acoustic artists due to noise restrictions. For the upcoming entertainment line up click here.
We know how to party & we are here to help!
Our friendly team are available to assist you with your function booking or to answer any questions you have.
For more information on hosting your next function, party or special event at Hotel Illawong give us a call on 6682 4222, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the contact form below & we will be in touch!
*Although we charge NO FUNCTION ROOM HIRE FEES, a $250 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your function booking date. This amount will be deducted from event catering costs. Please note that due to staffing & set-up costs, Top Deck functions for under 40 catered guests, and exclusive use of The Break Restaurant &/or adjoining Deck Area may incur a hire charge.