Group Bar Bookings FAQs

What is a Group Bar Booking? 

A casual reserved space in any of Merivale’s bar venues. Seating is allocated as a mixture of sitting and standing, best suited for groups of up to 50 guests. This style of booking is perfect for a casual drinks and nibbles style of event. 


Are deposits required to make a booking? 

Deposits are required for selected venues on nominated days & times


How is my deposit used? 

Your deposit can be redeemed on the day as a tab towards Food or beverage orders. 


What happens if I don’t use all my deposit? 

Deposits are non-refundable. The deposit must be spent in full on the day of your booking, any balance remaining will not be refunded 


Are there minimum spend requirements? 

Minimum spends do apply to selected venues on nominated days & times. Minimum spends apply to food & beverage only. Service charge applies to some venues. 


Can we pre-order Food and Beverage? 

Yes. We encourage groups to pre-order food and beverage. We offer a range of menus and menu styles to suit all booking styles and price points. 


Can I BYO? 


Are Minors permitted? 

Minors are permitted in selected family-friendly bar venues. 


I have guests with Allergens, will they be accommodated? 

Yes. All reasonable effort will be taken to accommodate guest allergens.

Please note that our menu is prepared in a kitchen that handles nuts, shellfish and gluten. Whilst all reasonable efforts are taken to accommodate guest dietary needs, we cannot guarantee that our food will be allergen free. 


Can I bring decorations? 

Balloons and streamers are not permitted. Flowers and small table arrangements are permitted.

Can I bring a cake? 

Yes. Cakeage fee will be charged. Alternatively, you can pre-order a cake from Merivale. 


Can I have a seat for all my guests? 

A group booking means you will have a designated area of the bar reserved for your group, whilst the rest of the bar remains open to the public. All bookings are designated an area with a mix of sitting and standing. Perfect for a drinks & nibbles style booking.

Please note that we don’t rope off the areas or allocate a seat for everyone. 


Can I bring a dog? 

The Newport, The Beresford and The Vic on the Park are both dog-friendly venues. 


Will there be entertainment? 

Please visit our website to view our upcoming entertainment lineup.