Top 30th Birthday Venues Melbourne for Hire

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Best Melbourne 30th Birthday Party Venues for Hire

Riverside Quay, Southbank

65 Standing

Smith Street, Collingwood

40 Seated • 60 Standing

Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

50 Seated • 100 Standing

Victoria St, Abbotsford

80 Seated • 100 Standing

Riverside Quay, Southbank

40 Seated • 110 Standing

Beaney Lane, Melbourne

100 Standing

High St, Armadale

60 Seated • 100 Standing

New Quay Promenade, Docklands

80 Seated • 150 Standing

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Melbourne 30th Birthday Party Venue Hire Guide

Turning 30 is a huge deal, right up there with getting engaged or buying your first car. And what better way to kick off your thirties than with a spectacular 30th birthday party? Melbourne is bursting with incredible venues that’ll help make your 30th even more memorable.

Whether you’ve decided to host a themed party for your closest friends and family or are planning a surprise 30th birthday bash for your best mate, you’ll need a fantastic venue to mark this special occasion. Luckily, there are heaps of excellent party venues in Melbourne for your special day! Now let's get to planning the best 30th birthday party.

What is a reasonable minimum spend for a bar for a Melbourne birthday party? 

If you’re expecting a good turnout at your event, choosing a minimum spend venue will help you get a fantastic deal on some of Melbourne’s top birthday venues. A minimum spend can be as low as 0 for a smaller space for a few dozen guests to upwards of 1,000 for the more exclusive high-end spots that can accommodate hundreds. The amount depends on the type and size of the venue, the amenities offered, the season or day of the week and the venue’s capacity.

How much is a meal with wine at 30th birthday party venues in Melbourne? 

Meal prices in Melbourne function spaces vary widely, depending on what area and type of establishment you’re in, whether you decide on a three-course meal at a mid-range restaurant or function venue in Melbourne's CBD. Of course, you can always go all out with a degustation menu complete with matching wines, which will come at a higher price point. Don't forget to ask if the venue has birthday party packages that may include a meal, as this could save you some money.

Which 30th birthday party venues in Melbourne can provide good food for my birthday?

No 30th celebration is complete without some good pub grub. Check out these 30th birthday party venues with top-rated menus in Melbourne City:

Flying Duck Hotel

Known for its massive beer garden, this Chapel Street watering hole with an old-school vibe is also a restaurant, pub, dining room and lounge. The Flying Duck serves carnivores, vegetarians and gluten-free folk, and can accommodate parties of up to 60 guests in its various function rooms.

Forester’s Pub and Dining

Loved by locals for its 32 beer taps, a constant stream of live music and food until 2 AM, this “home of late-night mischief” is the perfect choice for the best 30th birthday party.

The Local Taphouse

A European-inspired neighbourhood tavern with a relaxed ambience, this St. Kilda favourite boasts excellent service and one of the best craft beer lists in the city. This local pub is perfect for groups of up to 80 guests.

Greenfields Albert Park

Greenfields Albert Park is a four-in-one sanctuary, located in the heart of Albert Park, Melbourne. Greenfields sets to improve quality of life by engaging the 5 senses through food, beverage, music and compelling surroundings. 

Melbourne 30th birthday venues: tips and ideas

Kick-off a new decade by celebrating with your nearest and dearest. Not sure where to start? Here are some 30th birthday party ideas.

Glamping in the city

Shake things up and have an African safari glamping party. Glamp is a cocktail bar in a beautifully decorated tent canopy filled with cozy cushions and ambient lighting. Perfect for when you’re tired of the usual bar aesthetic and are aching for something new for your birthday parties and other special events.

Dinner with a view

If an intimate dinner in a serene setting is more your vibe, go for it. This impeccable Melbourne venue with breathtaking views and an extensive wine list is perfectly suited for those who want to welcome their thirties in style.

Picture-perfect soiree

If you’ve decided to throw a big party and have an incredible vision for the style of the event, this spacious and modern venue at the Northern edge of the Melbourne CBD is the ideal venue. The light-filled courtyard, balcony bar and mouthwatering food will make your soiree the best 30th birthday party your guests have ever been to.

What is a good theme for a Melbourne 30th birthday party?

You made it through your twenties — you deserve to celebrate! Here are some themed party ideas for your 30th:

Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Timelessly sophisticated and a perfect excuse to break out the little black dress and kitten heels. Also a versatile theme for almost any type of venue.

Trip Down Memory Lane - Perfect for a surprise party. Print out old photos of the birthday celebrant and use them as decoration for the event venue.

‘80s/’90s Throwback - It’s all about the music and fashion from the year you were born.

Party Like Gatsby - Always a crowdpleaser. Bust out the retro costumes, fake pearls and Prohibition-style cocktails for your 30th birthday party.

Retro Games - For those with a competitive streak

Tropical - The combination of a poolside venue, hula skirts, palm tree floats and Hawaiian punch works for any occasion.

Mixology Night - Hire a mixologist and learn something new whilst getting tipsy at the same time. You can check out the many rooftop bar venues in this central location.

For more 30th birthday party theme ideas, you can also check out this link.

What does a 30th birthday symbolise?

Once you’ve reached adulthood, few birthdays demand a grand celebration. Thirty is one of them! At 30, you’re young and independent, but you’ve also probably started to settle down and take on more responsibilities. Though it can be difficult for some to say goodbye to their carefree twenties, this is also the first milestone birthday where you can start to celebrate ageing and what you’ve accomplished in the previous decade — graduating, climbing up the career ladder, travelling or meeting the love of your life. 30 deserves a party!

Check out this ultimate 30th birthday party planning checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything important and make your event planning as easy as possible.

How do you celebrate a woman’s 30th birthday in Melbourne? 

Thirty, flirty and thriving? You bet! Try these 30th birthday party venues and ideas for yourself or your fave gal pal:

Throw a garden gala 

Thirty is when people start to choose finesse over flamboyance. A gala dinner in this elegant venue close to the Melbourne CBD is the best way to feel fancy as you make the transition into your thirties.

Sing your heart out 

The perfect 30th birthday party idea for the woman who loves nothing more than a good time. Book a hotel lounge or a bar, keep the drinks flowing, break out the karaoke and let her rip.

Host a spa day 

Give yourself (or the birthday gal) the gift of a day of pampering. Start the celebration with a catered brunch. Then bring in a spa crew and treat everyone to a day of massages, manicures and facials. Do it all in this Victorian Italianate mansion that has an atrium, a spa and a swimming pool, too.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Melbourne 30th birthday venues cost?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Melbourne 30th birthday venues cost between 50 per person and 75 per person. For example, a 100 person 30th 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 Melbourne 30th birthday venues?

Here are some of our favourite Melbourne 30th birthday venues: 1. The Promenade Docklands 2. Two Hands Rooftop Bar 3. Melbourne Public 4. The Grace Darling Hotel 5. Rokeby100 6. Apartment 26 7. The Boatbuilders Yard 8. Stovetop Carlton 9. Veludo Bar 10. Berth Restaurant

How do I find and book Melbourne 30th birthday venues?

Finding and booking a Melbourne 30th birthday venue is easy with VenueNow, simply follow these steps: 1. Enter Melbourne as your location and 30th 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 Melbourne 30th birthday venue?

On average, VenueNow customers book a Melbourne 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 Melbourne 30th 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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