Top 18th Birthday Venues Sydney for Hire

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Best Sydney 18th Birthday Party Venues for Hire

347 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

40 Seated • 200 Standing • $$

347 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

150 Seated • 400 Standing • $$

4/393 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

40 Seated • 100 Standing • $$

87-91 Abercrombie Street, Chippenda…

80 Seated • 220 Standing • $$

37 Bank Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

240 Seated • 350 Standing • $

37 Bank Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

140 Seated • 190 Standing • $

87-91 Abercrombie Street, Chippenda…

30 Seated • 50 Standing • $$

87-91 Abercrombie Street, Chippenda…

40 Seated • 60 Standing • $$

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Sydney 18th Birthday Party Venue Hire Guide

Celebrating your 18th birthday in Sydney? You're in luck! This magnetic city is home to a wealth of excellent birthday party venues for any style and budget. With an amazing venue around almost every corner, you're sure to find the perfect event space for your special occasion!

Where can I find the best 18th birthday party venues in Sydney?

Sydney has a great range of venues to host an 18th birthday party. From chic and stylish bars in the city to beachside locations and clubs with a fun dance floor vibe, there's sure to be something for everyone's tastes.

If you're looking for the best 18th birthday party venues in Sydney, check out these Sydney neighbourhoods:

Darling Harbour

How about a birthday cruise on the harbour? There are various charter boats you can hire so that you can party whilst enjoying amazing views of the harbour and the city skyline. Most boats will have space for a small dance floor so you can dance the night away!

Sydney CBD

For the ultimate experience, there are few better places to celebrate your 18th birthday than the Sydney CBD (Central Business District). The areas surrounding George Street, in particular, area home to a number of great venues that will be sure to impress your friends, whether you're planning on hosting a big party / big event or something more intimate.

Surry Hills

The inner east suburb of Surry Hills is perfect for your next event, with many funky restaurants, bars and pubs that price their events with a minimum spend.

Bondi Beach

Bondi is all about having fun — the beach is a great place to catch some rays, grab a meal and enjoy an ice cream. If you're looking for something more casual, this is the place to be!

Watsons Bay

Surrounded by cliffs and forest, Watsons Bay is one of Sydney's most stunning beaches. The strip is home to a number of great little restaurants and pubs, making it a great place for an outdoor birthday party!

North Sydney

North Sydney is popular for 18th birthdays as it's close to the city and public transport and has amazing views of Sydney Harbour Bridge. Look out for venues in the surrounding suburbs of Chatswood, Crows Nest and St Leonards as well.

What are some good venues for an 18th birthday party in Sydney?

The type of venue you book depends on what type of party and you'd like to have. Feel like dressing up and going somewhere fancy? There are heaps of stylish venues where you can celebrate a milestone birthday in Sydney. Prefer to get active or celebrate in nature? Check out Sydney's venues with activities or consider one of the city's many beachfront venues.

Here are some other venue types to consider:

Rooftop venues

Rooftop venues exude an intimate, laidback vibe as they're located on high, often overlooking the Sydney skyline. Choose one of these for a sophisticated city getaway or if you'd like to celebrate your 18th birthday in style.

Blank canvas venues

Art studios, converted warehouses and similar "blank canvas" venues are great for more creative or experimental types of parties with private function rooms. If you're going to book one, make sure there's a functioning kitchen attached so you can prepare and serve food.

Beach venues

Watsons Bay, Manly, Bondi Beach — Sydney's beaches are not to be missed! They all have great little bars and restaurants on the shoreline or a short walk from the beach itself where you can grab a bite to eat as well as enjoy some drinks.

Activity centres

Activity centres are good if you have lots of energetic friends who enjoy outdoor activities and wish to engage in sport whilst having a party. Indoor kart racing, ice skating, virtual reality rooms and indoor rock climbing — these are just some of the many activities you can do as a group to celebrate your 18th.


Hall hire is a great option for the budget conscious party goers. Typically a hall with have a small room hire fee with the option to BYO drinks, food and entertainment.

Private Dining Rooms

If you're after something a bit more fancy for your friends and family, a private dining room is a great option. The types of venues that can do private dining are restaurants, bars, hotels and dedicated function venues.

Popular themes for a Sydney birthday party

Themed birthday parties are the best kinds! Here are some of our favourite themes for an 18th birthday party.

Throwback Thursday

Themed around social media hashtags (#tbt anyone?), this theme is a unique way to celebrate turning 18 in Sydney. Invite over your closest friends for an old-school throwback party where you can reminisce about what life was like before smartphones!

Murder Mystery

A great choice for such a special night, having a murder mystery party allows guests to get into character and live the story as it unfolds. The party host will have to work their magic on the guests to keep them guessing, and there's nothing more fun than trying to solve a murder!

Superheroes and Villains

A classic theme, superheroes are always popular amongst young people. For an 18th birthday party, the superhero/supervillain combo gives you a chance to pull out all the stops with this fun and experimental theme.

Gen Z vs. Millennials

If you're feeling a little bit competitive, why not host an 18th birthday party that pits two generations against each other? Find out which generation boasts the better qualities in this fun battle of the generations.

A Night at the Oscars

This theme is definitely more on the mature side, but we wouldn't mind celebrating our 18th birthday with some glitz and glam! Invite over everyone you know to a night of glamour and make sure you have everything from the red carpet to gold statuettes! It's the perfect excuse to get all gussied up in your nicest suits and gowns and take lots of fun "red carpet" photos!

Mad Science

Mad science is all the rage these days and there are so many ways to bring it into an 18th birthday party. Use any of your favourite TV shows or movies that revolve around science as inspiration for decorations!

Book the perfect 18th birthday party venue

You only turn 18 once — you should make it as special as possible! Use VenueNow's smart filters to quickly search party venues that will have your guests talking for months. Save hours (and $$$) when you book your perfect venue with VenueNow!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Sydney 18th birthday venues cost?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Sydney 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 Sydney 18th birthday venues?

Here are some of our favourite Sydney 18th birthday venues: 1. Helm Bar Sydney 2. Zen Bar Sydney 3. Alcott Lane Cove 4. Taphouse Darlinghurst 5. Cockle Bay Yacht Club 6. Café Del Mar 7. Cadman Cruises 8. Empire Lounge 9. Stanleys Darlinghurst 10. Bungalow 8

How do I find and book Sydney 18th birthday venues?

Finding and booking a Sydney 18th birthday venue is easy with VenueNow, simply follow these steps: 1. Enter Sydney 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 Sydney 18th birthday venue?

On average, VenueNow customers book a Sydney 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 Sydney 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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