The VERY best private rooms to hire in Ipswich


Our Private parties are always successful with many repeat bookings, this is due to our many years experience and organisation skills.

We discuss everything carefully in advance with our customers to provide a memorable and successful event.

We can usually accommodate most request for Music, Food and Decorations.

Food can be arranged from simple nibbles to full Buffet – A very popular choice is to have your event alongside our ‘Street Food Fridays’

We regularly host corporate and private customers for a relaxed but always fun get together with professional

service from the Arcade Tavern team from start to finish.

Tasting Room 1

This is our ground floor option and the most popular for larger groups – complete with its own private bar and heated courtyard with retractable roof.

The bar has all the same gins as the Main bar, plus our Rums and popular spirits. 5 Craft beer taps are available. You can even request your favourite craft beer for your event. (Subject to enough notice with us)

Capacity of 70 makes this a great venue for those big gatherings. We use this room for our Tap Takeover events and our own party nights.

Buffet options are available , or Street Food can be arranged with special terms.

MUSIC – Professionals DJ’s for all styles can be arranged subject to enough booking notice.

Tasting Room 2

This is upstairs and in the old Georgian first floor dining room.
Two large East facing sash window and high ceilings make this a beautiful option with a smaller more intimate feel to the Tasting room 1 option.
Completely Private and separate from any intrusion from the rest of the premises.
Capacity is 30 when standing or 24 when seated.

This space is popular for corporate customers who make use of the Screen for presentations.

The room benefits from its own cupboard bar where pre orders drinks or food can be served.


We now offer the courtyard as a small gathering option – max 16 on an exclusive basis. 

The rear courtyard behind Tasting Room 1 bar is a great garden space with fully retractable electric roof to protect you from the unpredictable British weather.
Fully open for a fantastic sun trap this is very popular for daytime events.

Please note : Courtyard is offered to bookings of Tasting room 1 as priority and anyone booking the courtyard may be moved to our equally cool Gazebo, because of this there is no fee for the courtyard booking. 


Exclusive Room Fees

All Options are available for hire during the Arcade Taverns busiest times such as at peak weekend hours.
There is a fee payable during peak times and we do have a minimum number requirement at certain times.

We do offer reduced fees for the rooms depending on day/time and and party size. Daytime bookings are mostly fee free.

Our peak rate is weekend days & evenings and depends on seasonal demand for space and availability alongside Arcade Taverns own events

– Please contact us with your dates to discuss your options.

As a guide to costs see below:

         –Tasting room 1 – Exclusive fee is £175 (£200 from November 2024) –  This room has capacity 70 – minimum numbers required for exclusive use at weekends/ Christmas

                                              This is usually 55 but this does vary depending on seasonal events.

Non exclusive option is for numbers between 30/55 and is between 6:30pm – 9pm –

Room opened to others from 9pm – This fee is £125 (£150 November 2024)

        -Tasting room 2 – Exclusive fee is £75 (£100 from November 2024) -This room has capacity of 30 standing –

minimum numbers required for exclusive use at weekends = 20

       -Courtyard Exclusives – No Fee – Please note , the courtyard can be reserved and if no large bookings for tasting room 1

                                                                            are booked on your night then the courtyard is yours. If however a booking occurs of the large room  then you will be moved to the Gazebo

                                                                       – we will communicate with you if this happens. 

The best way to make initial contact is via our booking form – One of the team will be straight back to you to discuss your ideas.

 Deposit/Room Fee payments secure the date and room
PLEASE NOTE- No Under 18’s are permitted in the premises after 6:00pm – we are over 21’s at certain times throughout the year and during our own events



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