For all you party-planning procrastinators out there, here’s a list of the best restaurants for hosting holiday parties in Orlando. Whether you’re hosting a small family gathering or a large corporate party, you have plenty of options. The holiday party season is about a month away so stop waiting and get planning! How many Friday's now until Christmas in Orlando? Not enough; check this off your holiday 'to do' list today!

310 Restaurants

310 Park South and 310 Lakeside offer private dining rooms with no room rental fees or food and beverage minimums. The restaurant in Winter Park offers private dining for up to 70 guests. 310 Lakeside, located in downtown Orlando, offers private event rooms with outdoor dining accommodating up to 130 guests.

Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Ceviche on Church Street in downtown Orlando has several options for versatile event setups. The banquet room offers private dining for up to 165 with a dance floor. The more intimate Chapel Room seats up to 60 people with antique stained-glass windows to set the ambiance. Choose from a bountiful offering of ceviche, paella, and other Spanish-style dishes.

 Christini's Ristorante Italiano

Christini’s Ristorante Italiano offers semi-private and private dining. The Grand Finale room can seat up to 54 guests with a food and beverage minimum of $6,000. There are no food and beverage minimums for the semi-private dining areas.

Cocina 214

How about a little Tex-Mex to shake things up this holiday season? Cocina 214 in Winter Park has a private dining room for up to 70 people. The menu is unique to the host’s specifications.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant | East Orlando

Hosting for a group of wine connoisseurs? Cooper’s Hawk staff will help you impress your guests by choosing delightful wine and food pairings. There are two different locations in the Orlando area –Waterford Lakes and International Drive. Both have private dining rooms with room minimums starting at just $600.

Dead Lizard Brewing Company

Dead Lizard Brewing isn’t a restaurant, rather a brewery that doesn’t serve food, but bear with me. Craft beer is super trendy so a party here will guarantee a ‘yes’ response to that invitation. Plus, you can bring your food to the brewery, have nearby restaurants deliver, or quite often, there’s a food truck out front. Dead Lizard has a smaller group package for just $380 which includes 50 drink tickets and a private tour of the brewery. One of the best deals, which is why it made our list of the best restaurants for holiday parties In Orlando.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House | International Drive

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse has six different private dining setups, accommodating parties of 12 to 85. Every bit of the booking is customizable, from the food to the decor and music. The dry-aged steaks and extensive wine list are sure to give your guests a night to remember. Book your holiday event before October 30 and receive a $100 bonus card.


Ember Orlando can accommodate a party of 25 or 1200. The restaurant has beautiful Mediterranean décor with indoor and outdoor seating options. Food services include self-served social platters; tray passed appetizers or buffet-style. Choose a drink package as essential as beer and wine to the full-service open bar.

 Howl at the Moon Orlando

Hit the dance floor and sing along at Howl at the Moon, a dueling piano bar on International Drive. This is the party spot for a more raucous crowd, as the live entertainers love to get guests involved in their energetic sets. You can reserve tables for groups of 10 to 50 or book the private moon and sun decks for parties up to 200 people. Beverage and catering packages are available.

Jack's Place at Rosen Plaza

Looking to get gussied-up for some fine-dining? Jack’s Place on International Drive is a sure bet. Options include semi-private dining, executive-style tables for up to 32 people or complete room buyouts. Wow your guests with the five-course menu featuring Jack’s Filet and Lobster. Book a room at the Rosen Plaza Hotel to make a weekend of the affair, and once you’ve stuffed yourself, you’re just an elevator ride from your room.


Paddlefish offers group dining for parties of 24 to 250 people or rent out the entire restaurant for 1,000 of your closest friends. Located in Disney Springs aboard a reimagined steamboat, the restaurant provides a unique atmosphere. The rooftop deck is available for late night parties, offering waterfront views.

Vincenzo Cucina Italiana

Vincenzo Cucina Italiano can accommodate groups up to 150 people. Choose from a variety of group menus or select your menu. The Amalfi Room offers private dining, equipped with flat-screen televisions and wifi. Book before November 30 to receive $100 off your $1,000 party or $200 off your $2,000 party.

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