During the past couple of years, a lot of people have forgone the way of thinking that events have to be big. Small and intimate weddings have taken places here and there, but at the same time, now there are more types of events than ever. Think of the lines of a thematic birthday party for the little one, bridal shower for the best friend, or anniversary dinner for the parents. So many events to take care of, so little time.
Wanderbites team has gathered a list of 10 restaurants for events in Jakarta. Some are maybe too small for one type of event, but perfect for another. In general, every place in this list allows you to decorate as long as you are being considerate and non-destructive to the property. Without further ado, here we go.
1. Twin House Cipete
The first spot in Restaurants for Events in Jakarta is Twin House Cipete. Everything about Twin House simply screams events. It is built of two house structures in bright white and yellow hues, complete with a wide green backyard. Browse for its photos on social media and you will see all sorts of occasions that have taken place here, including engagement parties, pre-wedding photos, and media gathering. Read more about Twin House here.
Address: Cipete Raya No. 4B
Capacity: Garden area up to 200 pax
Private room: No, but you can book one entire house for yourself
With its swimming pool and lush green plants, Mendjangan offers a homey, intimate atmosphere to your event in the middle of Kemang. Paired with a selection of Indonesian cuisine, your event at Mendjangan will surely be a memorable one. Great for bridal showers and small parties. Read more about Mendjangan here.
Address: Jl. Kemang 1 No. 2
Capacity: Main dining area up to 35 pax; Semi-outdoor area (with AC) up to 55 pax; Outdoor pool area up to 50 pax
Private room: No
Aromanis offers contemporary casual Indonesian dining alongside a VIP room, accurately designed for arisan and offsite business meetings. Parking can be a hassle, but well worth the taste of the food and the strategic location in Menteng, Central Jakarta. Read more about Aromanis here.
Address: Jl. Johar No. 1, Menteng
Capacity: Up to 170 pax
Private room: Yes, up to 50 pax
4. Lewis & Carroll Jalan Bumi
Despite the opening of its second and third outlet in Grand Indonesia and Senayan City, Lewis & Carroll’s first home at Jalan Bumi remains the go-to spot for private events. Book the rooftop garden area for a more private feel to enjoy the cafe’s specialty tea, dessert, and Western-Asian cuisine. Definitely a favorite for bridal showers. Read more about Lewis & Carroll here.
Address: Jl. Bumi No. 4
Capacity: Up to 100 pax
Private room: Yes, the rooftop garden private area can cater to up to 30 pax
5. Ying Thai
If Thai food is your jam, you are going to love Ying Thai in Pantai Indah Kapuk. Serving a variety of authentic modern and traditional Thai cuisine, Ying Thai and its signature dishes are a great place for your events, especially when good food is a necessity. Customized menus and buffet-style catering are available.
Address: Ruko Crown Golf Blok B No. 8-9, PIK
Capacity: Dining area up to 60 pax seated; Private area up to 50 pax seated; Second floor up to 40 pax seated
Private room: No, but you can book the whole private area for yourself
6. Brood en Boter
Whenever you are looking for a kids-friendly spot for your event, look no further than Brood en Boter. With a separate room for children’s playground and a spacious dining area, Brood en Boter is an easy pick for our Restaurants for Events in Jakarta article. Read more about Brood en Boter here.
Address: Jl. Bangka Raya No. 25
Capacity: Up to 60 pax
Private room: Yes, for 20-30 pax
7. HOURS: Coffee & More
Bridal showers? Birthday parties? Make-up private class? HOURS has been a witness to all. This restaurant in Kelapa Gading is well-known for its lively atmosphere and beautiful interior design, thus it’s a no surprise that numerous events (and photoshoots) have taken place in this place. Read more about HOURS here.
Address: Jl. Boulevard Bukit Gading Raya No. 1, Kelapa Gading
Capacity: Up to 50 pax seated
Private room: Yes, up to 25 pax
8. Plataran Menteng
Creating a list of restaurants for events in Jakarta would not be complete without mentioning Plataran. Similar to its sister outlet in Dharmawangsa, Plataran Menteng not only offers tasty Indonesian cuisine to complete your event, but also a gorgeous venue with rich history. Perfect for formal occasions, including engagement parties and birthday luncheons. Read more about Plataran Menteng here.
Address: Jl. H.O.S. Cokroaminoto No. 42, Gondangdia, Menteng
Capacity: The first floor can accommodate around 120 pax
Private room: Yes, there are a number of private rooms with varying capacity
9. Kayu Kayu Restaurant
Although Kayu Kayu is technically located in Tangerang, it is too charming not to be included in this restaurants for events list. Brought to you by Kosenda Hotel, Kayu Kayu is pretty much everything you want in a venue. The predominantly-wood design is like a work of art, and your guests are going to be impressed, guaranteed.
Address: Jl. Jalur Sutera Kav. 28 A, Tangerang
Capacity: Up to 300 pax (the second floor can accommodate up to 180 pax)
Private room: Yes, there are two rooms, each can cater to 40 pax and 20 pax
10. Wyl’s Kitchen
Wyl’s Kitchen is the one that needs no photo introduction. You most likely have seen one of your friend’s events at Wyl’s Kitchen on social media, or attend one. This venue is especially popular for weddings and corporate events, thanks to its signature gorgeous wooden white frame windows and blue pool—what’s not to love?
Address: Veranda Hotel Pakubuwono, Jl. Kyai Maja No. 63, Kebayoran Baru
Capacity: Up to 350 pax standing (or 70-80 pax seated for each indoor and outdoor area)
Private room: No
While all ten spots on this Restaurants for Events in Jakarta article are quite general and can be used for all occasions, we also want to give a shout-out to a couple more that are kids oriented: Little Boss in Mall Taman Anggrek hosts a kids’ birthday party almost every week (more on this one in the upcoming week) and Madagaskar in Plaza Senayan is also perfect for a themed birthday party. Please feel free to add more spots in the comments below.