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Brisbane Birthday Venue Hire Guide
It’s your big day! You need candles lit, a cake cut, champagne popped and perhaps most importantly, you need a venue to party with your nearest and dearest. This is the one day of the year that you get to run the show. Choose a Brisbane birthday party venue that will allow you to have maximum fun with minimum stress and one that is poised to please your crowd.
Brisbane has some extra special birthday party venues that are sure to make your birthday bash the biggest event on the social calendar. Need help choosing your perfect party venue in Brisbane? VenueNow puts thousands of fantastic birthday party venues at your fingertips and helps you book a location that hits all the right chords in minutes.
What should I consider before hiring Brisbane birthday venues?
Of all the decisions you make during the event planning process, your choice of venue hire will have the biggest impact. Every other decision you make after this one will be at least partly affected by your venue choice. Sounds scary? It doesn’t have to be. Here are some questions to ask as you look for birthday party venues in Brisbane:
What services and amenities does the venue have?
What do you need and can the venue provide it? Does the venue have audio-visual equipment? Do they provide tables, chairs, linen and tableware? If they do, you’ll save heaps of dollars on rentals. If you’re bringing in food vendors, does the venue have kitchen facilities for food prep? Is there an added fee for use of those facilities? Will you have to bring in your own setup/clean crew or does the venue provide this service?
How accessible is the venue?
How easily accessible is the venue and its amenities for wheelchair users and people with a visual impairment or other disability? Make sure you know what your guests’ needs are and inquire about access to the building and its amenities before you book a venue.
What’s the parking situation?
Parking can be a deciding factor for some of your guests. Ask if your venue has its own parking space, valet service or an arrangement with a nearby parking garage or lot. Alternatively, you could look into party venues in Brisbane that are close to public transport.
Best ideas for Brisbane birthday parties
Having a theme or a unique activity at your birthday party is a great way of making sure it stands out in a sea of birthday parties and other social events. Choose a theme that caters to your style or hobbies. Or try these birthday party ideas:
Masterclass — No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to learn something new. Hire an expert to teach you and your guests a skill, sport or art form. It all depends on what you’re into. From cocktail mixing and chocolate tasting to belly dancing and makeup artistry, there are heaps of fun stuff for you and your guests to learn.
High tea — For fans of The Crown or Bridgerton, how about playing at being royals during a high tea party? All you need are tables covered in lace, tea served in delicate china, flowers all around and all the tea sandwiches, quiche and scones your guests could want. Serve some sparkling pink champagne to get things started.
Luxurious pool party — Celebrating your birthday party in the summer? Take your pool party up a notch and make the event extra luxe. Set up a cocktail bar or bring in a sommelier for a wine-tasting session. If the weather calls for it, you can even set up an ice cream bar to really wow your guests.
What do you do at a small birthday party?
Sometimes all you want for your birthday party is some good food and the company of your closest mates and family. There are many ways to celebrate even if the guest list is small. Here are a few:
Intimate dinner — A birthday dinner out with friends and family is a time-honoured tradition. But if you want something more special than your local pubs and eateries, there are plenty of exciting restaurants, bistros, cafes and other dining establishments around Brisbane for a spectacular birthday meal.
Cocktails on a rooftop bar — There are heaps of rooftop cocktail bars, pubs and lounges available for private hire in Brisbane. A private rooftop space gives your party a sense of exclusivity as you enjoy the iconic Brisbane skyline and dance the night away.
Step off the beaten track — One of the best ways to mark a milestone birthday is to try something new. Instead of celebrating at the usual restaurant, bar or function venue, how about giving one of the many unique birthday party venues in Brisbane a spin? Converted churches, spas, microbreweries and artist’s studios are great for small groups.
What are the most popular birthday party venues Brisbane has to off?
From Art Deco lounges to sun-soaked outdoor eateries, these are some of the most popular private birthday venues in Brisbane:
Salon de Co. — Inspired by the Art Deco style, this gorgeous bar and lounge in the Brisbane CBD is sophisticated with a rock n’ roll edge. With impeccable dishes and cocktails prepared by a renowned chef, it’s hard to go wrong with this birthday venue.
Prohibition — A quirky cocktail bar in the hub of Brisbane’s lively nightlife, Prohibition is inspired by — you guessed it — the 1920s. Step back in time and enjoy the music, cocktails and decor from this dazzling decade.
Barbossa Bar — Nestled in the heart of South Bank, this popular dining spot is known for its inspired Caribbean food, an extensive list of wines, beers and cocktails, and a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for all types of events.
How much does a Brisbane birthday venue cost?
Minimum spend in Brisbane is about AUD 500, but you may also find smaller function rooms that charge a minimum spend of about AUD 200 per session for a weekday event.
Hire fees in Brisbane vary, but you can expect to pay between AUD 500 to a few thousand depending on the size and location of the venue. If you’re willing to broaden your search to the suburbs, you’ll find venues with hire fees of as low as AUD 300.
The cost will depend on factors like the size and location of the space but as a rough guide expect prices around AUD 500 per session minimum booking fee). You might also find venues which offer lower fees if you ’re willing to organise your own catering and do the set up yourself.
Tips Planning a Birthday Party in Brisbane
You don't have to be an event planner or a professional caterer to throw a birthday party. Birthday parties can be planned in just a few hours and with minimal effort, even if you're on the tightest of schedules! Here are some helpful tips that will make organising the perfect Brisbane Birthday Party easy as pie:
Book in advance
When you're organising the venue, book as early in advance as possible so that you don't miss out on the best venues with the right date and time available. If there are any children invited make sure it's suitable for their age group - if not then plan an adult-only event! Make sure everyone knows they need to be on time by stating this clearly at least two weeks before hand (or more depending on how close people live).
Create a checklist to compare venues
Once you have a few venues in mind, create a checklist to compare them against. This will help with decision making and identifying which is the best venue for your needs - whether it's location or number of people invited etc.
Don't forget that aside from the hire fees there are other costs associated with hiring any event space so set yourself an appropriate budget and don't go over! Birthday party packages usually include tablecloths, decorations (if needed) as well as catering if desired - though this can be organised separately too if preferred.
Top neighbourhoods for a Brisbane birthday party
If you're looking for party venues Brisbane is a city with plenty of options, but it’s worth knowing what different neighbourhoods have to offer. These are some of the most popular:
Fortitude Valley is a key Brisbane entertainment precinct with many restaurants, bars and function rooms. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind party venue in Brisbane, you'll find it in Fortitude Valley.
This riverside area offers loads of great things to do on your birthday, like visiting museums or going out at night. For your birthday party, there are plenty of excellent restaurants and versatile function rooms with views of the Brisbane River. If you want a birthday party venue that is sure to keep guests of all ages happy, South Bank has some of the best birthday party venues Brisbane has to offer.
This suburb in Brisbane is home to many restaurants and bars with an eclectic mix of venues for your birthday party. There's also one-of-a-kind street art, interesting markets and hidden gems galore.
During your birthday party in Brisbane, you'll want to go on an adventure before or after the main event! Paddington is perfect because it has cool places like markets that will make any party memorable.
This area has a great selection of restaurants and cafes, as well as bars for the drinks-loving birthday person. Birthday parties in Brisbane are always thrilling when they involve this neighbourhood.
For a stylish and sophisticated birthday celebration, head to Brisbane's CBD. Birthday venues in the heart of this city are usually expensive but you can still find one that fits your budget with careful searching.
Located on Brisbane north side 2km from Brisbane City, at the intersection of Herston, Kelvin Grove and Fortitude Valley, the Victoria Park Golf Complex and Function Centre offer stunning views of the golf course.
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