For some, hitting the big four zero can be a little stressful, so finding a birthday venue in Melbourne shouldn’t add to the anxiety. You can have a booze cruise on Port Phillip Bay, a picnic at one of the city’s many parks or beaches, dine and sip cocktails in the finest spots in the city or even host a private party on the rooftop of one of the CBD’s awesome bars. These are all great choices for birthday celebrations, right?! So why not start planning your dream event now? On Tagvenue, you can find a curated list of fab 40th birthday venues in Melbourne and book one in a flash. So start browsing now!
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Before you start looking for your ideal 40th birthday party venue in Melbourne, you should address a few important points to make your search feel like a breeze.
Location - The first thing you want to consider is the venue’s location. You should pick one that offers great public transportation access and parking options. Here’s the thing: hosting an event outside the city will force the guests to drive. And nobody likes spending too much in a car before the party! If you want everyone to show up, consider central Melbourne locations, such as Fitzroy (named the coolest neighbourhood in Australia!), Eastend or the CBD. When you choose a convenient location, your guests can use public transport and taxis to get safely to and from your bash.
Type of function - Is it going to be a sit-down dinner or cocktails and canapes? Daytime or evening? Formal, informal, or fancy dress? Deciding exactly what type of party you want before hunting for a venue will help you find exactly what you’re looking for and give you an idea of the type of budget you’re going to need.
Budget - Do you want to splurge for your big 4-0, or keep it intimate? You need to figure out how much you can pay for the event to avoid overspending. Decide how much you want to pay for the venue rental, decorations, cake, food and drinks, entertainment, etc. Then you should only look at venues that match your price range so you can make sure that you pick the one that offers the most at a price you can afford.
Event planner - Many of us don’t have the time to carry out our day-to-day tasks, never mind planning a 40th birthday. When considering a venue, ask if they offer event planning services - someone who can take the reins. This will mean that you can be a guest at your party rather than running around organising the evening.
The kids! - Even if you don’t have kids of your own, it’s likely many of your guests will. Think about whether or not you want to have a kid-friendly 40th birthday party to include the whole family. One idea could be to find a venue with extra space or a garden for a kids' playroom where they can be entertained while the adults enjoy a meal.
Stuck on ideas for activities or themes for the big day? Here are three fun things to do for your 40th birthday in Melbourne:
Since Melbourne is a big city, picking the best location can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, you’ve got us! And we’ve listed our top picks that are popular for 40th birthday parties in Melbourne:
The final cost will depend mostly on the venue type you will go for. Restaurants and bars offer packages whose price ranges anywhere between $20 to $70+ per person. But it’s also common to find offers with per minimum spend that start at $700+. Club, studio, or private lounge rentals usually charge per hour and prices start at $150. (All data from Tagvenue.com.)
Yes! But to avoid any unpleasant surprises, check this with the venue manager before you book your event. Although most venues allow you to bring your own DJ, some may have a list of preferred vendors that they have cooperated with in the past.
As soon as possible! To have all the time you want to pick a few venues, reach out to their managers and compare their offers, it’s best to start looking at least 2 months in advance. Keep in mind that some of Tagvenue’s offers are extremely popular, so you should act fast as they fill up quickly!
Of course! Melbourne offers an array of fantastic venues that can be hired for 40th birthday celebrations. Atrium at the Grace Darling Hotel offers a lush green private function room with stylish, industrial decor. It’s perfect for much more lowkey and private celebrations. Peacock Lounge at The Emerald Peacock, on the contrary, will add some flair to a much more boisterous bash with a luxurious, wooden design.
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