Top 40th Birthday Venues Sydney for Hire

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652 40th Birthday Party venues for hire in Sydney

24 - 350 Person Event Space

11 Hickson Road Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

96 - 350 Person Event Space

Terrace Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Park, Sydney NSW 2000

21 - 130 Person Event Space

11 Hickson Road Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

100 - 200 Person Event Space

11 Hickson Road Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

140 - 350 Person Event Space

Level 2/100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia

200 - 650 Person Event Space

Balcony Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

25 - 220 Person Event Space

Terrace Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Park, Sydney NSW 2000

80 Person Event Space

125 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

50 - 350 Person Event Space

447 Harbourside shopping centre, Level 2, 2-10 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour NSW 2000, Australia

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Sydney 40th Birthday Party Venue Hire Guide

Sydney is home to some of the most outstanding party venues, catering for any event and budget.

To help you find the perfect venue for your next special occasion, we've put together this handy list of 40th birthday venues across Sydney.

Where will I find the best 40th birthday venues in Sydney?

Sydney is filled with brilliant 40th birthday party venues of all types, so you're spoilt for choice. If you're looking for a fantastic birthday party venue for your or your mate's 40th, check these Sydney areas:

Sydney CBD

The CBD has more contemporary venues than anywhere else in Sydney, so if you're after a cutting edge experience, this will be your best bet.

The CBD is the heart of Sydney, with amazing conventions and events occurring daily. As well as being a fantastic place for all kinds of celebrations, it's also home to some beautiful party venues. If you're looking for something that will impress your guests, The Rocks is filled with gorgeous restaurants and bars. If you're hiring a party bus in Sydney, make sure it drops off at Circular Quay, where you will find some of the best harbour views in all of Australia. The Opera House is one of the city's most iconic buildings, and the best way to experience its beauty is at night.

Sydney Harbour/Circular Quay/Darling Harbour

This is one of the most popular areas in Sydney to hold a birthday celebration or event, especially on New Year's Eve when fireworks are held at midnight on the harbour bridge. There are plenty of options to choose from, including bars, steakhouses, hotels and restaurants. Many of the venues here will cater for events of 20-400 guests. And if you want an unusual location, why not hire a beautiful boat? Here, you can enjoy fantastic views and party in style!

Surry Hills

Surry Hills is one of Sydney's trendiest areas and a great place for larger gatherings, with loads of bars, restaurants and hotels available. One thing you won't struggle to find here is 40th birthday party venues — this area boasts several!

Randwick & Coogee

These two suburbs are known for their beachside location as well as beautiful weather – often sunny and warm. In fact, Randwick is the oldest public golf course in Australia and is a beautiful place to hold your next special event with plenty of 40th birthday party venues available. Coogee, on the other hand, has a more chilled out vibe and is perfect for small gatherings.

Other great Sydney areas to hold your party are Darling Point / Edgecliff, Erskineville and Potts Point. Hopefully, this gives you some idea of where to start looking for a 40th birthday party venue in Sydney!

Tips for hosting a 40th birthday on a budget

You don't have to spend a fortune to host an exceptional event – many Sydney 40th birthday party venues can be relatively inexpensive. Here are a few suggestions for making the event special, whether your budget is large or small.

Menu and food ideas

Breakfast, lunch or dinner – almost any of these menus will work well for a 40th birthday celebration. Brunch is another popular option and a relatively affordable one at that. It might also be a good idea to have a mixture of courses so that guests can enjoy a few different things.

Host your party on a weekday night

Many Sydney 40th birthday party venues will offer a discount for evenings on weekdays (and affordable lunchtime options). Be sure to ask about any specials available before choosing your date, as they may change from time to time.

Examine your venue's offerings or get in touch with the venue manager to find out what types of food they offer and their prices. This will give you a good idea of what you can and cannot afford. And be sure to ask about any accommodation options, as these can often be conveniently bundled together with your venue hire at a bargain price.

Look for venue packages

Some venues might have special packages that include venue hire, food and drinks – all for a reduced price. Depending on your budget, it might be a good idea to find out about these packages and evaluate what you need most.

Get creative

If your budget is limited, you might also want to consider getting creative with some of the decorating elements or entertainment options. Many Sydney 40th birthday party venues will be able to help you with decorating ideas, whether it's balloons or flowers. You can also ask about hiring other fun additions like photo booths, karaoke machines or even a live band, all of which can be great options for creating a unique experience your guests won't forget!

Remember, your 40th birthday party doesn't have to cost a fortune. By keeping the guest list small and using inexpensive decorations that can be reused for future events, you can create a great party without going broke.

What kind of 40th birthday party venue suits my event?

There are many available venues for hosting a 40th birthday party in Sydney, so take some time to decide which one best suits your needs before you make your booking. Here's a guide to help you narrow down the options:


If you have a tight budget, consider booking a restaurant. This saves you having to spend on external catering, and you'll also have the venue's kitchen at your disposal. If you want more space but don't want to rent the whole venue, ask about renting out just one or two rooms in combination with other adjoining spaces.

Hotel function rooms

Many hotels will offer a variety of function room options, as well as special rates for mid-week events. This is a great option if you need to accommodate a large group of people.

If you're planning a big event and want to include some social elements, you could consider renting out a function room for an hour or two; these usually have a bar attached.

This type of venue also works well if you plan on going all-out on the decorations. There's no need to worry about cleaning up after your guests leave, so feel free to use decorative elements like balloons and bunting.

Room hire at venues without in-house catering options are often similar in price but may be more expensive than hotel function rooms. Some hotels won't charge anything extra for bringing your own alcohol or having people drink outside.

Rooftop bars and terraces

The rooftop bars and terraces at Sydney hotels are perfect for a Sydney 40th birthday party. There's no need to worry about bringing your own drinks or food, as they usually have everything you need on the premises (including live music if you want it).

Boats and yachts

A Sydney harbour cruise is a great way to celebrate a special occasion with family or friends. Give yourself plenty of time to settle down before dinner begins so people can enjoy the scenery – even more beautiful when the sun sets over the city skyline. You could also organise entertainment like magicians, acrobats or comedians to spice things up during the hour-long cruise.

Converted warehouses

Many of the warehouses and galleries in Sydney that have been converted into function spaces serve as excellent venues for birthdays and other special events. You may be able to rent a floor or a certain amount of square footage for your party as well as work with the caterers to construct your own bar at a discounted price. This can be an alternative if you want to throw a big party, but don't want to spend too much.

Boutique hotels

If you want to throw a very exclusive party and can afford the high-end prices, think about booking a boutique hotel. These are great for smaller events because they almost always include in-house catering options. You'll also have room for as many guests as possible at these venues, making it an ideal option if you want to invite the whole family and don't want to be limited by the size of a venue.

Waterfront venue

Consider organising your Sydney 40th birthday party at one of the city's many waterfront restaurants, which are perfect for summer celebrations. In fact, most waterside venues will offer outdoor seating options during warmer months so you can have a completely al fresco experience.

Discover the best Sydney 40th birthday party venues

If you're looking for something unique and memorable for your friend's or family member's milestone birthday, head to VenueNow. We've curated the most extraordinary 40th birthday party venues in Sydney so you can find your dream venue in just minutes!

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