Sometimes going off-site and working or celebrating together in an idyllic rustic setting is just what the doctor ordered.

Set in a beautiful location looking out to Cape Kidnappers, Hygge offers high quality food and relaxed exceptional service for your corporate event, at any time of the year. With venue options aplenty, indoor/outdoor flow, and the sea air on your doorstep, Hygge offers a unique balance of enjoyment and clarity.

Hygge (“hyu-guh”) is a Danish word meaning the essence of what is good in life. Work and play coexist in harmony.

Our team will work to bring this to your business function, and take care of all the finer details so you can relax and enjoy. Whether it is for team building, a lunch for the social club or like-minded colleagues, or your end of year bash, we look forward to welcoming you and your team here at Hygge.



Following are some function types we welcome here at Hygge:

Morning Meetings & Working Lunches
Management & Strategic Meetings
Conferences / Large Meetings & Presentations
Social Clubs & Fundraisers
After 5 Functions
Product & Brand Launches
Team Building (think fun activities - bike riding, lunch or dinner)
Christmas / End of Year Functions
Foodie Events & Wine Flight tastings
Marquee Hire by the sea - for all those bigger events, suitable for any size group


Our venue is available for hire as whole or part of, with options available inside the Main Room or the Cape Room so we can cater for a range of different sized events.

We have seating for up to 140 people and a variety of different arrangements designed for you and your requirements.

Explore our venue spaces here
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AV & ENTertainment

Every business function has access to all our in-house facilities and with your event organisers or our sight and sound partners, we offer every piece of equipment necessary for your event.

Hygge is well geared up for you to bring your own entertainment, with plenty of spaces for lecterns or artists to play inside or out.


Hygge is fully licensed, and our drinks list and menu celebrate local businesses and ethical and organic produce. Our in- house chefs create high quality food and beautifully presented dishes.

We offer shared plates, plated meals, buffet and walk and fork meal services.

Functions Menu service options
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It would be our pleasure in welcoming you to Hygge at Clifton Bay. Book your function with us today!
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Wedding Industry
2023 Finalist

Outstanding wedding ceremony and outstanding reception venue
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Restaurant Guru
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