Top 18th Birthday Venues Gold Coast for Hire

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Best Gold Coast 18th Birthday Party Venues for Hire

11 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD…

350 Standing • $$

7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise QL…

150 Standing • $$

46 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise …

400 Standing • $$

46 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise …

40 Seated • $$

31 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise Q…

60 Seated • 80 Standing • $$

31 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise Q…

200 Seated • $$

46 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise …

20 Seated • $$

31 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise Q…

40 Seated • 100 Standing • $$

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Gold Coast 18th Birthday Party Venue Hire Guide

When it comes to throwing the ultimate bash for your 18th birthday, you want to make sure you have all your bases covered. The first thing you need to take care of is the venue. If you're spending your birthday on the Gold Coast, you're in luck. There are a variety of event venues where you can celebrate your 18th birthday and throw the ultimate party!

Check out our quick guide to 18th birthday party venues on the Gold Coast:

Where can I find amazing 18th birthday party venues on the Gold Coast?

In each Gold Coast neighbourhood, you can expect to find a number of 18th birthday party venues that are sure to make your special day even more spectacular.

The following is a list of what kinds of 18th birthday party venues there are in each Gold Coast neighbourhood:

Surfers Paradise

In Surfers Paradise, you will find several different types of entertainment options for the avid party person. For example, you can go to any one of the many nightclubs or bars and dance 'til dawn. There are also some spectacular restaurants, bistros and all forms of eating establishments in this area.


Broadbeach is a wonderful place for your 18th birthday party location because there are so many options that everyone can enjoy. For example, you will find excellent beach activities like paddle boarding, jet skiing and swimming as well as other fun things such as scenic walks, volleyball and organised games. Local resorts have great facilities whilst being open-air and offering breathtaking views.

Varsity Lakes

The Varsity Lakes area has lots of space for people to gather for special events. For example, there are plenty of places to have a picnic in scenic locations. There are also walking and hiking trails as well as sports facilities such as soccer fields and tennis courts for you and your friends to get active before a night of partying.

Mermaid Beach

Mermaid Beach is a wonderful place for people who want to spend time frolicking on the beach but have plenty of options for dining and entertainment as well. There are lots of restaurants and cafes as well as shopping centres and boutiques. If you're having a birthday party here, it's great to be able to go shopping during the day with your friends before getting together that night for the main event!


Surfside is another lovely area on the Gold Coast where all kinds of different 18th birthday party venues await you and your friends. For example, you can enjoy an afternoon at the park or play some golf at one of the nearby courses then get ready for your big night out! Whether you choose dinner in one of Surfside's bistros or a night of dancing, there are lots of options for you to choose from!

Main Beach

Main Beach has a lot more to offer than just its namesake. You'll have access to some of the best restaurants and cafes along with fun activities like skateboarding and BMX riding. This makes it the perfect spot for birthday parties for young people. It's also a great location for families looking to get away from their busy daily life and enjoy themselves at a family-friendly venue.

Runaway Bay

Runaway Bay is another wonderful seaside village that you could choose as your 18th birthday party venue. The beach is great for swimming as well as other types of water sports like snorkelling, scuba diving and even underwater hockey. There are also cafes and restaurants where you can have a relaxing meal with family or friends before heading out to a bar or club.

What types of venues are best for an 18th birthday party on the Gold Coast?

The location and type of venue will determine the kinds of activities that you can enjoy at an 18th birthday party venue. For example, if you want a fun night out with friends where there's plenty to do, consider booking a hotel room complete with awesome amenities such as spa baths or swimming pools. If you just want to relax after a day of doing something exciting, then consider getting a massage at one of the luxurious salons and spas in Surfers Paradise.

Whatever activity you decide to partake in for your special day, the Gold Coast offers heaps of different types of event venues for 18th birthdays, from restaurants and museums to sporting facilities.

These are some of the best venue types for an 18th birthday party on the Gold Coast:

Waterfront restaurants

Where else is better for an 18th birthday party than along the shore? Beach or riverfront venues provide some awesome views that will impress your friends enough to remember your special day forever!

With magnificent views of the beach or river, a waterfront restaurant is an excellent choice for any Gold Coast 18th birthday party. You can enjoy delectable gourmet meals on the water and indulge in a wide selection of drinks from their bar. Waterfront restaurants come in all different shapes and sizes, so you're sure to find one that fits your needs.

Bars and pubs

Bars and pubs are popular venues for carefree 18th birthday parties. Guests can enjoy a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as some light snacks whilst socializing or dancing the night away. Bars and pubs often have different themes to appeal to their clientele, such as karaoke, live entertainment or live sports screening.

Private dining rooms at high-end restaurants

In the mood for something more grown-up for your 18th birthday party on the Gold Coast? Book a private dining room at an upscale restaurant for delicious cuisine and exceptional food presentation. Private dining rooms give guests an exclusive experience with little distraction so they're able to concentrate on having fun without worrying about other people. The ambience of the private dining room and your event add to the already classy environment.


Beaches on Queensland's Gold Coast are always popular locations for throwing an 18th birthday bash. In fact, many people choose this location simply because they want their friends and family members to experience all that the shoreline has to offer – from the beautiful fine sand and gentle waves to the amazing array of water sport activities. Some perfect beaches for 18th birthday parties include Surfers Paradise beach, Currumbin Beach (home of the iconic Big Pineapple) or Burleigh Heads.

Theme parks

Theme parks are another popular choice for venue hire on the Gold Coast when it comes to throwing an 18th birthday party for a young adult. If you've always wanted to ride roller coasters such as Thunder River Rapids or Superloop at Dreamworld theme park, then you should definitely consider booking this location. Or perhaps you'd prefer something more low-key at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre's Rainforest Cafe, where your guests can eat yummy food and play unlimited games? Whatever your budget allows for, you can find an 18th birthday party venue on the Gold Coast that'll take your event to the next level.


You wouldn't think it but museums are actually one of the most popular options when looking for an 18th birthday venue! Booking a room or even an entire museum allows you to create your very own private space, where friends can gather whilst enjoying world-class exhibits. Take advantage of modern-day technology to make movie night more exciting with movie projectors installed in rooms at the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum or QAGOMA.

Book your dream 18th birthday party venue on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast offers plenty of options for milestone events like an 18th birthday. Whatever type of party you want to throw, whether it's a simple restaurant dinner or a lavish event with fireworks and fine dining, we can help you find a venue that suits both your budget and style! If you're still not sure where to start, we're happy to help! Get in touch with VenueNow today for a free venue consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Gold Coast 18th birthday venues cost?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Gold Coast 18th birthday venues cost between 50 per person and 75 per person. For example, a 100 person 18th birthday would cost approximately 5000-7500. Costs may differ based on your food and beverage requirements, AV requirements, event date and time and the type of venue you decide to book.

What are the top Gold Coast 18th birthday venues?

Here are some of our favourite Gold Coast 18th birthday venues: 1. voco Gold Coast 2. The Cavill Hotel 3. QT Gold Coast 4. Surfers Paradise Beer Garden 5. Finns McCools Surfers Paradise 6. The Broadbeach 7. Oaks Gold Coast 8. Steampunk Surfers Paradise 9. Burleigh Heads Hotel 10. Palm Beach Hotel

How do I find and book Gold Coast 18th birthday venues?

Finding and booking a Gold Coast 18th birthday venue is easy with VenueNow, simply follow these steps: 1. Enter Gold Coast as your location and 18th birthday as your event type into VenueNow's search engine. 2. Narrow down your search results by entering more filters such as number of people, event date, room layout and budget. 3. Send enquiries to venues to request pricing and availability (we recommend sending 3-5 enquiries to different venues to ensure you get the best price). 4. Review your quotes and connect directly with your favourite venues to book a site visit and finalise your booking. 5. Host your event!

How far in advance should I book a Gold Coast 18th birthday venue?

On average, VenueNow customers book a Gold Coast venue 90 days in advance of the event. For larger events and event dates in December we recommend allowing additional time as there may be limited availability.

Can VenueNow help me find a Gold Coast 18th birthday venue?

We sure can! VenueNow's team of Venue Booking Experts can help you find the perfect venue, collect quotes from multiple venues on your behalf, negotiate the best price with venues and book venues, all for free. Simply send us your event brief and our team will be in contact with venue recommendations within 24-48 hours.

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