Top School Formal Venues Gold Coast for Hire

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100+ School Formal venues for hire in Gold Coast

150 - 400 Person Event Space

31 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

21 - 56 Person Event Space

7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

80 - 300 Person Event Space

31 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

136 - 355 Person Event Space

88 Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia

350 - 600 Person Event Space

22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

160 - 500 Person Event Space

88 Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia

70 - 400 Person Event Space

25 Laycock St, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

24 - 80 Person Event Space

33 T E Peters Dr, Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia

100 Person Event Space

33 T E Peters Dr, Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia

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Gold Coast School Formal Venue Hire Guide

School formals are one of the most highly anticipated events in the life of a student. One way to make your school formal memorable is to have it in an unforgettable venue. Here's a shortlist of Gold Coast suburbs where you can find that perfect school formal venue:

Where will I find the best school formal venues on the Gold Coast?

One secret to a successful formal event is choosing the right venue. Luckily, Gold Coast is home to some of the most amazing sceneries on this side of Australia. The sandy beaches alone are a sight to behold, but there are plenty of other beautiful sceneries that should make your school formal even more memorable.

To make your search a lot easier, we've listed down some of the Gold Coast locations where you can find the best school formal venues.


Coomera is about 40km south of Brisbane but its location makes it a very accessible suburb. It's also one of the most popular suburbs in the South East Queensland area and has some of the best school formal venues you could find anywhere.

Main Beach

You can never go wrong with Main Beach when it comes to picking venues for events like your school formal. Main Beach has it all: white sand, blue sky, and an ocean that's perfect for a romantic stroll. Who knows? You might even bump into someone charming while walking along the shoreline.


Aside from its wonderful view of the beach, Broadbeach is known for its high-end shopping centres and fine dining restaurants. Broady is, in fact, one of Australia's go-to food destinations. It's also the home of the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre and The Star Gold Coast, two of the biggest venues on the Gold Coast. If you want to see Broadbeach's amazing night lights, a school formal here will definitely be perfect.

Burleigh Heads

With its gorgeous beaches and breathtaking ocean views, Burleigh Heads makes a wonderful setting for any special event. Although it's smaller compared to the other suburbs, Burleigh is just as nice and has many hotels that are perfect for school formals. Plus, it's just within Gold Coast, making travel a bit easier for those coming from the other suburbs.


The Currumbin sunset is a sight you shouldn't miss. If your school formal falls on a day where the setting sun is at its best, there's no better place than Currumbin to have it. The beachside suburb is also known for its high-end holiday cottages, great dining establishments and warm, welcoming vibe.


If you want to get away from the busy streets and see, up-close, what the Gold Coast has in store, head to Nerang. This area is teeming with greenery and is great for those who just want to get away from city life. If you're looking for a school formal venue that's quiet and peaceful, Nerang is the perfect place to go.

Surfers Paradise

The "heart" of the Gold Coast is home to many high-rise hotels, function venues and restaurants. It's also the main entry point to the Gold Coast, making it a very accessible place. There are countless dining and nightlife establishments that open until late at night, which is perfect for those who want a school formal after-party.

What types of school formal venues are the most popular on the Gold Coast?

You'll never run out of options with regards to Gold Coast venues for school events. You can choose from a wide array of hotels and convention centres, beachside restaurants and upscale function spaces. These are some of the most popular types of school formal venues:

Hotel ballrooms

The most popular types of school formal venues on the Gold Coast are hotels with ballrooms because they can accommodate up to 500 guests. Some examples of hotel venues that can cater to more than 100 guests include the Marriott Hotel, The Palazzo Versace and Pullman Quay Grand.

Conference rooms

Conference rooms as a type of school formal venue are popular on the Gold Coast because they can easily cater to a large number of guests.


A lot of Gold Coasters prefer restaurants because they're intimate and the guests get to enjoy food prepared by a professional chef. The most popular restaurants for school formal events on the Gold Coast are those that are beachside.

Outdoor spaces

A lot of Gold Coasters love to have their school formal events outdoors because the ambience is perfect for young adults. There are many outdoor spaces that can cater to 50 or more guests like beaches, golf courses and even parks.

Beachside venues

The beaches of the Gold Coast are a very popular option when choosing venues for school events like formals. The schools nearby usually have their formal at the beach because the setting makes for an unforgettable experience. The most commonly chosen beachside venues are those that can accommodate up to 100 guests.

Tips for planning a school formal on the Gold Coast

So you're tasked with planning your school formal. Of course, you want it to be perfect. Booking the right school formal venue is one thing but there are other factors to consider to have a successful school event.

Plan early

Outline your plans early so you have enough time to prepare everything. List down what you need to hold a school formal such as the venue, date, rules, invites and more. The earlier you start planning, the more time you'll have to deal with problems if they arise.

Set the date

You don't want your school formal to be on the same day as major events like concerts and sporting events. Also, consider other events that are near your chosen date for a school formal so you can avoid booking event halls or function venues at the same time as another business.

Book a venue

Your school formal venue will make or break your event. Start your venue search early — about 6 to 12 months in advance, if possible.

First, choose a location where you want to hold your school event. Then make a list of what you want in your school formal venue. Once you've narrowed down your choices, visit the potential venues that made your shortlist.

Decide quickly so you can book the venue and lock in the date of your choice. You don't want to be disappointed when all the preferred venues are booked out. If you're living on the Gold Coast, there's a good chance that other students from your school will also be looking for suitable venues too. The sooner you scratch this one off your list, the more you can concentrate on other stuff.

Choose the right package

Does your school formal venue package include everything you need for the event? Can you bring your own caterers? How about the DJ and photographers? Do they have a photo booth? Are there any additional charges aside from the venue fee? These are some of the questions that you should be asking so as to avoid any surprises later on.

Make a budget

You must also consider how much money you're willing to spend on your school formal. Lucky for you, there are heaps of school formal venues on the Gold Coast that offer amazing yet affordable packages.

Send invites

Make a list of people to be invited and send out invites to inform them of the date, time and room. You should also be clear about the dress code, deadline of payment and the number of guests they can invite to the school party. If you don't control the "uninvited" guests, you may have a problem with overcrowding.

A dedicated email address, Facebook group or event page will also come in handy for event announcements. Aside from giving the students updates, they can also pitch their song requests and share some ideas like their choices for fun school formal awards.

Explore more school formal venues on the Gold Coast

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