Top Engagement Party Venues Gold Coast for Hire

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Best Gold Coast Engagement Party Venues for Hire

88 Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD 4218

160 Seated • 500 Standing • $$$$

88 Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD 4218

136 Seated • 355 Standing • $$$$

3 Karen Ave, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218

25 Seated • 60 Standing • $

7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise QL…

80 Seated • 150 Standing • $$

7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise QL…

150 Standing • $$

46 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise …

400 Standing • $$

46 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise …

40 Seated • $$

89 Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD 4218

42 Seated • 60 Standing • $$

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Gold Coast Engagement Party Venue Hire Guide

First and foremost, congratulations! Now that you're engaged, this is the perfect time to make your relationship official with a bang! Engagement parties are the perfect way for you and all of those close to you to get together and celebrate as one big happy family!

Not sure where to start or exactly what to do? Not a problem! We've got all the answers on how (and where) to plan your engagement party. 

Steps to planning an engagement party

Planning your engagement party can be a bit overwhelming, but if you follow these few steps, everything will go by in a breeze!

Step 1: Choose your date  

This is the first step to hosting an engagement party because you'll want to have enough time to plan, shop for and prepare everything that goes into this event. While it's always nice to be spontaneous, planning at least a month or more ahead of time will give you plenty of days to settle in to the idea and get everything you need, especially if you're thinking about sending out invitations.

Step 2: Pick a theme  

No matter what kind of party you're hosting, you'll want one thing to be certain – it has to reflect your personalities and relationship. This is a special day for the both of you, so try to highlight who you are as a couple, incorporate decorations that show your style and don't be afraid to get a little crazy!

Step 3: Determine your budget

Now that you know what kind of party you're planning, it's time to determine your budget. This doesn't mean that you can't have a small-scale event, it just means that you won't go overboard with extravagance if you don't have to.

This will help you determine how much money your party should cost and what kind of activities you should prepare. Likewise, knowing your budget will also help you narrow down venue ideas and determine on the number of guests you can invite. For example, decide if you're going for something more intimate, only having a few close friends and family attend, or if you want to invite everyone in the world (within reason).

Step 4: Decide on the location

The key to the perfect engagement party is picking the right venue for your event. You want it to be somewhere where you and all of those around you can relax, bond, have a great time, and most importantly- celebrate! The good news is that we've compiled a fantastic list of engagement party venues on the Gold Coast that are sure to meet the demands of your event.

Step 5: Plan the menu

What's a party without great food? Of course, you don't have to go overboard and prepare a five-course meal. Decide on finger foods like small sandwiches or appetisers if you're planning a picnic style party or try a buffet for something more upscale. Just don't forget dessert!

Dos and Don'ts of engagement parties

Now that you're getting started on planning the celebrations, here are a few dos and don'ts to help make sure your engagement party is a success.

Do: Keep it simple and have fun

While everyone is enjoying themselves don't forget to have fun! So, don't overdo or stress yourself out by planning the most extravagant thing in the world. The main reason you are hosting this party is because you love each other and want to celebrate your union with those close to you, so just have fun and celebrate as a couple!

Do: Delegate

If you can, delegate! Don't be afraid to reach out for help, enlist family and friends to take charge of various aspects of the party such as decoration, food or even taking some photos of the guests.

Don't: Overspend

Spending too much money is not a good idea. If you go overboard, chances are you'll regret having spent so much on something that you do not need. Remember: Your engagement party is the first event of many to come!

Do: Add personal touches

Don't forget to add personal touches; try adding your names or photos into the décor so that it is more consistent with your taste. You can add a small photo on the napkins, printing pictures of the couple in the invitations and making sure that each detail reflects what the couple likes best. You could also choose dishes that represent both you and your partner. If you like spicy foods, for example, make sure to have some salsa or hot sauce on the table. This truly adds a personal touch!

Don't Panic

The city of Gold Coast offers a wide variety of locations for your engagement party. The choices can be overwhelming especially if you are planning the event at short notice and are still undecided about what to do and where to go on your special day.

Worry no more!  If you are looking forward to a glamorous and fun filled event, Gold Coast has exactly what you need. Here in VenueNow, you can search through a ton of party venues to make your engagement part as enjoyable as it can be!

5 Gold Coast engagement party venues ideas

Celebrate in style and impress your guests at these ridiculously good venues for your Gold Coast engagement party:

voco Gold Coast | Engagement Party Venue

Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD

This unique spot offers jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean and beautiful gardens that will make your engagement party extra special. It can accommodate up to 150 people, making it ideal for a bigger event.

There are so many different spaces at voco Gold Coast from the restaurant area and courtyard, to private dining rooms, cocktail bars and even a poolside terrace. The menu features a selection of premium and traditional wines, cocktails, spirits, beers and tasty meals that will definitely impress your guests.

QT Gold Coast | Engagement Party Venue

Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD

Offering the best of both worlds, QT Gold Coast boasts a four-star hotel and a luxury apartment complex that can accommodate parties of up to 300 people. The venues' elegant decor will make your guests feel like they are in an exclusive environment where anything is possible.

A number of locations are available including the Sky Room, The Green, The Stingray, and The Bazaar. Each area has a variety of possibilities for making your event more enjoyable, so you can have fun by choosing from a poolside brunch or an afternoon tea reception to name a few.

The menu features both classic meals and modern cuisine made with fresh local produce that will definitely leave guests craving for more.

Spirit of Gold Coast | Engagement Party Venue

Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD

The spirit of Gold Coast is a vessel with unique artsy elements, which will make your celebration one-of-a-kind. You can choose to dine on a gourmet onboard restaurant, dance in the lighting of the ship or even host an event at its lounge and bar area.

The Spirit Vessel can carry up to 140 guests at once! It sails through the Gold Coast Broadwater, cruising by Wave Break Island and Crab Island. Guests will also be able to see Ephraim Island, Brown Islands as well as South Stradbroke island from their cruise.

Glass Dining & Lounge Bar | Engagement Party Venue

Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD

This roof-top dining and lounge bar offers picturesque views of the seemingly endless blue ocean. It is a perfect location for your engagement party as it can seat up to 70 people at one time. At this venue, you will be pampered with an extensive wine list, signature cocktails, local and imported beers and delicious food that you definitely don't want to miss out on.

Koi | Engagement Party Venue

Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD

The venue offers a sophisticated, modern space for large group bookings that suits any style and budget. There’s a casual bar section at the front and both sit down alfresco and indoor dining areas throughout the venue. Groups of up to 60 guests can be seated across areas of the restaurant.

The menu is extensive with sushi, sashimi, Japanese and Thai dishes along with Australian steak, fish and chicken on offer. The restaurant also offers a selection of cocktails as well the wine list includes some great local drops.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Gold Coast engagement venues cost?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Gold Coast engagement venues cost between 50 per person and 75 per person. For example, a 100 person engagement 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 engagement venues?

Here are some of our favourite Gold Coast engagement venues: 1. voco Gold Coast 2. Oaks Gold Coast 3. Mantra On View Hotel 4. Glow Church Gold Coast 5. Mantra Legends Hotel 6. Oaks Calypso Plaza 7. Mantra Twin Towns and Tweed Events 8. InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort 9. QT Gold Coast 10. The Lucky Squire

How do I find and book Gold Coast engagement venues?

Finding and booking a Gold Coast engagement venue is easy with VenueNow, simply follow these steps: 1. Enter Gold Coast as your location and engagement 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 engagement 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 engagement 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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