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The Top 10 18th Birthday Party Venues Sydney


Main Dining at Bowery Lane


1 O'Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.2 (544)



M.V. Spirit Boat Hire at Vagabond Cruises


37 Bank Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia

4.2 (321)



Light-filled Conservatory at Kittyhawk


16 Phillip Ln, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.5 (932)



Dungeon Bar at Bad Mama


403 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

4 (486)



M.V Princess at Vagabond Cruises


37 Bank Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia

4.2 (321)



Upstairs Private Bar at Spirits of Newtown Bar (Upstairs)


169 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia




Public - Exclusive at Verandah Bar


55-65 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4.1 (959)



Darling Rooms and Quay Room 1 at Dockside

Function Venue

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

4.1 (279)



Harbour Room at 12 Micron

Function Venue

2/100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia

4.2 (580)



Exclusive Hire at Cockle Bay Yacht Club


Cockle Bay Yacht Club, Wheat Road, Sydney NSW, Australia



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Sydney 18th Birthday Party Venue Hire Guide

Celebrating your 18th birthday in Sydney? You're in luck! This magnetic city is home to a wealth of excellent birthday party venues for any style and budget. With an amazing venue around almost every corner, you're sure to find the perfect event space for your special occasion!

Your special event deserves the perfect venue to make it a memorable and unforgettable night. Whether you're looking for a trendy loft, a chic rooftop, a stylish restaurant, or a spacious function room, Sydney has it all.

Where can I find the best 18th birthday party venues in Sydney?

Sydney has a great range of venues to host an 18th birthday celebration. From chic and stylish bars in the city to beachside locations and clubs with a fun dance floor vibe, there's sure to be something for everyone's tastes.

If you're looking for the best 18th birthday party venues in Sydney, check out these Sydney neighbourhoods:

Darling Harbour

How about a birthday cruise on the harbour? There are various charter boats you can hire so that you can party whilst enjoying amazing views of the harbour and the city skyline. Most boats will have space for a small dance floor so you can dance the night away!

Sydney CBD

For the ultimate experience, there are few better places to celebrate your 18th birthday than the Sydney CBD (Central Business District). The areas surrounding George Street, in particular, are home to a number of great venues that will be sure to impress your friends, whether you're planning on hosting a big party / big event or something more intimate.

Surry Hills

The inner east suburb of Surry Hills is perfect for your next event, with many funky restaurants, bars and pubs that price their events with a minimum spend.

Bondi Beach

Bondi is all about having fun — the beach is a great place to catch some rays, grab a meal and enjoy an ice cream. If you're looking for something more casual, this is the place to be!

Circular Quay

Circular Quay is another fantastic location to consider for your 18th birthday party in Sydney. Situated along the stunning Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay offers breathtaking views of the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Whether you're planning a cocktail party or a sit-down one, Circular Quay has a variety of venues that can cater to your needs.

Watsons Bay

Surrounded by cliffs and forests, Watsons Bay is one of Sydney's most stunning beaches. The strip is home to a number of great little restaurants and pubs, making it a great place for an outdoor birthday party!

Potts Point

Function spaces in Potts Point are perfect for hosting an unforgettable 18th birthday party. This vibrant and trendy suburb in Sydney offers a range of venues with unique atmospheres, making it an ideal destination for a celebration.

North Sydney

North Sydney is popular for 18th birthdays as it's close to the city and public transport and has amazing views of Sydney Harbour Bridge. Look out for venues in the surrounding suburbs of Chatswood, Crows Nest and St Leonards as well.

What are some good venues for an 18th birthday party in Sydney?

The type of venue you book depends on what type of party and you'd like to have. Feel like dressing up and going somewhere fancy? There are heaps of stylish venues where you can celebrate a milestone birthday in Sydney. Prefer to get active or celebrate in nature? Check out Sydney's venues for hire with activities or consider one of the city's many beachfront venues.

Here are some other venue types to consider:

Rooftop venues

Rooftop venues exude an intimate, laidback vibe as they're located on high, often overlooking the Sydney skyline. Choose one of these for a sophisticated city getaway or if you'd like to celebrate your 18th birthday in style.

Blank canvas venues

Art studios, converted warehouses and similar "blank canvas" venues are great for more creative or experimental types of parties with private function rooms. If you're going to book one, make sure there's a functioning kitchen attached so you can prepare and serve food.

Beach venues

Watsons Bay, Manly, Bondi Beach — Sydney's beaches are not to be missed! They all have great little bars and restaurants on the shoreline or a short walk from the beach itself where you can grab a bite to eat as well as enjoy some drinks. An outdoor venue at one of these beach venues would be a fantastic option for an 18th birthday party.

Activity centres

Activity centres are good if you have lots of energetic friends who enjoy outdoor activities and wish to engage in sports whilst having a party. Indoor kart racing, ice skating, virtual reality rooms and indoor rock climbing — these are just some of the many activities you can do as a group to celebrate your 18th.


Hall hire is a great option for budget-conscious partygoers. Typically a hall with have a small room hire fee with the option to BYO drinks, food and entertainment.

Private Dining Rooms

If you're after something a bit more fancy for your friends and family, a private dining room is a great option. The types of venues that can do private dining are restaurants, bars, hotels and dedicated function venues. Also, these venues often offer event packages that include food and drinks, making it easier for you to plan your 18th birthday party.

7 Perfect Birthday Party Ideas & Venues in Sydney

Popular themes for a Sydney birthday party

Themed birthday parties are the best kinds! Here are some of our favourite party ideas for your 18th.

Throwback Thursday

Themed around social media hashtags (#tbt anyone?), this theme is a unique way to celebrate turning 18 in Sydney. Invite over your closest friends for an old-school throwback party where you can reminisce about what life was like before smartphones!

Murder Mystery

A great choice for such a special night, having a murder mystery party allows guests to get into character and live the story as it unfolds. The party host will have to work their magic on the guests to keep them guessing, and there's nothing more fun than trying to solve a murder!

Superheroes and Villains

A classic theme, superheroes are always popular amongst young people. For an 18th birthday bash, the superhero/supervillain combo gives you a chance to pull out all the stops with this fun and experimental theme.

Gen Z vs. Millennials

If you're feeling a little bit competitive, why not host a birthday party that pits two generations against each other? Find out which generation boasts the better qualities in this fun battle of the generations.

A Night at the Oscars

This theme is definitely more on the mature side, but we wouldn't mind celebrating our 18th birthday with some glitz and glam! Invite everyone you know to a night of glamour and make sure you have everything from the red carpet to gold statuettes! It's the perfect excuse to get all gussied up in your nicest suits and gowns and take lots of fun "red carpet" photos!

Mad Science

Mad science is all the rage these days and there are so many ways to bring it into an 18th birthday party. Use any of your favourite TV shows or movies that revolve around science as inspiration for decorations!

7 birthday party themes that your guests will love

Tips for planning an epic birthday celebration

Planning an epic 18th birthday party can be both exciting and overwhelming. Here are some tips to ensure that your celebration is a memorable one:

Set a Budget

Before diving into the planning process, it's essential to determine your budget. Knowing how much you can afford to spend will help guide your decisions when it comes to choosing a venue, hiring entertainment, and purchasing decorations. Make a list of all the expenses you anticipate and allocate funds accordingly. Inquire about birthday packages that may help you save some money!

Choose the Right Venue

Selecting the perfect venue is crucial for a successful 18th birthday party. Consider the number of guests you'll be inviting and the type of atmosphere you want to create. Sydney offers a wide range of venues, from trendy nightclubs and rooftop bars to beautiful waterfront locations. Determine whether you want an indoor or outdoor event and explore various options to find a venue that suits your needs and budget.

Plan the Entertainment

Entertainment plays a significant role in creating a memorable party experience. Think about what activities and entertainment options will keep your guests engaged and entertained throughout the event. You could hire a professional DJ or live band to keep the dance floor alive, set up a photo booth for fun and candid moments, or organise interactive games and competitions. Tailor the entertainment to match your chosen theme for an added touch of excitement.

Food and Drinks

Decide on the type of catering you want to have at your 18th birthday party. Sydney offers a wide range of catering options to suit all tastes and preferences. You could opt for a formal sit-down dinner, a buffet-style feast, or even a variety of food stations where guests can choose their own dishes. Consider any dietary restrictions and preferences of your guests and select a catering service that can accommodate those needs. Oh, and don't forget the cake!


Decorations are an essential part of creating a festive atmosphere for your 18th birthday party. They add a personal touch and help set the mood for the event. Consider your chosen theme and colour scheme when deciding on the decorations.

Don't forget to have fun!

Last but not least, don't forget to have fun! Your 18th birthday party is a celebration of your coming of age, and it should be a time to let loose, enjoy yourself, and create lasting memories with your friends and loved ones.

How to plan the birthday party of the century

Book the perfect 18th birthday party venue

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Sydney 18th birthday venues cost?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Sydney 18th birthday venues cost between 50 per person and 75 per person. For example, a 100 person 18th 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 Sydney 18th birthday venues?

Here are some of our favourite Sydney 18th birthday venues:

  • Vagabond Cruises
  • Bowery Lane
  • Bad Mama
  • Kittyhawk
  • Spirits of Newtown Bar
  • Verandah Bar
  • Dockside
  • L'Aqua
  • Helm Bar
  • Two80 Cabaret

How do I find and book Sydney 18th birthday venues?

Finding and booking a Sydney 18th birthday venue is easy with VenueNow, simply follow these steps:1. Enter Sydney as your location and 18th 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 Sydney 18th birthday venue?

On average, VenueNow customers book a Sydney 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 Sydney 18th 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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