So, you’re finally of legal drinking age and ready to start looking for 18th birthday party venues in Sydney! But there are so many choices and you don’t know where to start? Luckily, you have come to the right place for the best Sydney venues. There is much to plan and it can feel a little overwhelming at times. At least with Tagvenue, finding the right location will be a breeze. Our search filter allows you to narrow down the location, budget, number of guests and dates you have in mind. You will find everything from trendy bars to affordable halls for hire and upmarket clubs. This is your moment, let’s have fun making it a night to remember!
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Turning 18 is special for so many reasons! That’s why this particular birthday needs a proper celebration with your favourite crowd. Maybe an elegant dinner in a posh restaurant in The Rocks area, or a funky party in a lounge in Thai Town? Perhaps a laid-back cocktail soiree with sweeping views of Darling Harbour? The sky’s the limit! On Tagvenue, you’ll find an array of fantastic venues where you can host your dream 18th birthday party. Why not check out our curated list now? You’re in for a treat!
If you want to pick a venue that matches your expectations, you need to do some thorough planning. Below, we’ve listed key elements worth keeping in mind when choosing the right space.
Choose your party style – Take some time to decide what type of party you’d like to host. A celebratory dinner, a boisterous bash, or a laid-back gathering? Perhaps something different, like hiring a museum or an art gallery? Once you’ve made up your mind, design a rough party layout which will guide you when choosing a venue. Some of the main points to consider are:
Thinking of a themed party? – We always encourage people to have themed parties. They make the celebration more exciting and personal. However, make sure to check if you are allowed to add your own decorations and decor to the venue. Some venues have a fixed decor that can’t be changed, so it’s better to discuss it at the beginning stage of the enquiry. If it’s not possible, then how about having a dress-up party? Your outfits will be a part of the decoration and something that will make the event stand out! Just make sure to pick a dress-up theme that works with the weather for that time of year.
How accessible is the venue? – Access and distance to the venue are a big consideration, especially since most guests will be either lifted by parents or use taxi services. Ensure that the venue has at least decent access to public transport and that there is enough parking available nearby. Otherwise, you can expect some guests to decline as people usually don’t like spending too much time commuting.
Go off-beat – If it’s affordability you’re after, then we have two tips that might help you save some money. Firstly, consider out-of-season dates. You’re more likely to get a discounted rate on weekdays and during the late autumn/winter season. Secondly, look at party venues in less popular areas. 18th birthday party venues in Western Sydney tend to be cheaper than in Sydney Central Business District. However, public transportation isn’t that great, so you might consider hiring a bus to help people reach the venue.
Have a plan B - If you’d like to have a romantic garden party, don’t forget to discuss your options in case the weather goes south. Usually, outdoor venues provide some shield in case of a sudden downpour, as well as electric heaters or blankets.
Have you made some notes? Excellent! Now you can get the ball rolling and start planning your fab celebration! Don’t forget to swing by Tagvenue – take our smart engines for a spin to discover party spots that match your price range and expectations! We guarantee you won’t be disappointed! On the contrary - you’ll be amazed by our vast list of options!
Most venues in Sydney have a cut-off time. In some cases venues offer the option to extend past the cut-off time for an extra fee, usually charged per hour. Make sure to discuss that matter with the venue manager before signing the contract. Otherwise, you may face some late fees. And we bet you’d like to avoid that!
This will depend on the venue’s policies. You can check if the particular venue allows BYOB under the catering section on our website. If they do, be sure to ask if a corkage fee needs to be paid, as sometimes venues charge it and sometimes not.
When it comes to Sydney venues, the prices vary depending on how big you want to go. Whether you’re going for cheap and cheerful, upmarket, or unique you’re guaranteed to find something to suit your style! This fee structure is either charged for the use of the venue per session or per day. For hall hire for 18th birthdays in Sydney are generally between $300 to $1,500. If you’re expecting a large turnout, a set menu allows you to budget more accurately. Most function venues in Sydney offer tailor-made packages to suit your budget. You can expect to pay between $20 to $30 for a snack selection and about $40 to $110 for a more substantial menu. Party venues in Sydney usually have a minimum spend of $1000 to $5000. This means you don’t have to pay for the venue, as long as you spend a predetermined amount at the establishment. If your guests do not reach the minimum spend, you will be liable to pay the difference. In some cases, a venue may take a refundable deposit which is reimbursed once the minimum spend is reached. (All data from Tagvenue.com)
Sydney has an array of fab venues that will work as the perfect backdrop for an 18th birthday party. But our undeniable favs are:
Above 319 - This picturesque venue will add some flair to your celebrations with modern, pastel-coloured surroundings.
The Harbourview Room - Offers fantastic views of the harbour and soulful surroundings. It’s perfect for much more intimate celebrations which you can top with delicious food.
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