Booking a party space can be a tricky task. Maybe you’re inviting a bunch of old friends over to celebrate your new place, or you’re getting together with coworkers for your department’s holiday gathering. Whatever the reason, it’s essential to take some time and find the perfect venue for you.
In this post, we’ll cover everything there is to know about picking out suitable party booking spaces in Australia, from what factors are most important in making that decision, and how venues differ in price point and style so you can pick one just right for you.
If you’re hosting a holiday gathering, wedding, or any other event requiring renting a venue, you should be booking at least a year in advance. Most venues have long waiting lists, and the best ones often book up a year or more in advance. If you’re feeling motivated and want to do some searching, try searching for booking websites that can help you find the best places closest to you. Sites like The Knot or Wedding Wire are always good starting points. You can also try calling local catering companies and speaking with their event coordinators, who are often connected closely with venue managers.
Once you’ve found a few venues, check out their reviews. See if anyone has ever been to the same place you’re considering. In addition to personal experiences, check for prices and make sure you’re getting what you want for the price. Many places start as cheaper options but add on charges or extra fees as time passes, so make sure nothing is added to your price.
When deciding on a venue, it’s best to be picky about location and facility size the most. Make sure everything is within walking distance or easily accessible by public transportation, and parking should be plentiful. If you’re having a large party, you’ll need to get a big venue to accommodate the guests and the food. You’ll also need to find a place close to amenities. You don’t want to be stuck in traffic or run back home for an emergency bathroom break if it’s far away from your home.
Styles can also differ from one place to another, but generally speaking, you want a comfortable space planned out in advance instead of being thrown together at the last minute. This way, you have time to decorate and have everything set up before guests arrive so they aren’t left wandering around aimlessly looking for bathrooms or someone who can tell them where things are located.
Many people like having a themed party with a specific theme and might prefer a speakeasy-style venue where the decor shines through. In that case, choose a space with many windows or an open concept (like a warehouse or wine cellar) to set up an overall classy look.
If you get lucky and find the perfect venue, celebrate in style. If you do decide to host your party at home, here are some ideas for some DIY decorations that will elevate your holiday event into something spectacular. Many of these activities are things you can also do at home on Christmas Eve or your birthday.