Affordable Party Venues for Hire in Melbourne

Affordable Party Venues for Hire in Melbourne

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Top Affordable Party Venues in Melbourne

Looking for affordable party venues to throw a bash? No worries! If you’re looking for cheap birthday, engagement, or 21st-birthday party venues in Melbourne, Tagvenue is here to help. Whether it’s halls for hire in the Northern suburbs, function rooms in south-east Melbourne, or picturesque outdoor spaces in Ferntree Gully, there’s plenty to choose from in this thriving city. Using our venue finder, you can tailor your search to meet your budget and start choosing between Melbourne's most popular affordable party venues in literally minutes. Take it for a spin now!

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Affordable Party Venues Hire Guide

Planning an unforgettable party in Melbourne doesn’t have to be expensive! If you are working on a budget, there are still plenty of possibilities for you, and we want to help you. From birthdays, dinner parties or hen and stag nights to corporate events, from summer parties to Christmas celebrations, any kind of event can be made amazing with the right venue, even on the tightest of budgets! Here at Tagvenue, our goal is to help you choose and hire the affordable party venue of your dreams.

Tips on cheap party space hire in Melbourne

We know operating on a budget can be a challenge, but that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve your goals. We have prepared a list of ways you can save on organising a party and getting the best value for your money from a party venue in Melbourne:

  • Use minimum spend - One of the best ways of securing cheap venue hire is to search for spaces that use minimum spend. This method of payment is a great way of keeping your costs down, as it eliminates the hire fee and helps with your budgeting. Cheap venues in Melbourne will usually offer minimum spend figures between $250 to $1,000 per session.
  • Choose just the right capacity - When looking for party venues, it can be easy to get carried away marvelling at the opulent venues that are out of your budget. Prepare a guest list, and don’t book a space meant for a larger group. As long as you’re not inviting a huge group, there are plenty of small party venues in Melbourne. These options are more affordable and no less amazing than their bigger counterparts.
  • Go unique - Parties don’t always have to be held in conventional spaces like pubs or nightclubs. Hiring an unusual space, such as an art gallery, games room, or karaoke bar will generally be cheaper, and you’ll be able to experience your party in a fresh and diverse setting. You can also check out the city’s outdoor party venues. Make your next event unforgettable by going off the beaten track - you might even find some hidden gems in the process!
  • Be flexible with your catering - Food and drinks can quickly consume a big part of your budget, so be mindful of them. You can consider choosing cheap external catering if the venue allows for it or even leaving the task of meal preparation for yourself and the guests. We know alcohol at parties can be expensive, so check for Melbourne's BYO party venues!
  • Save up on the gadgets - There are a lot of additional costs when it comes to organising a party: speakers, lighting, decorations. If the venue doesn’t include them in the price, consider renting the equipment and decor instead of buying it. Decorating an inexpensive blank canvas event space by yourself is always a more budget-friendly option. It takes time but saves you money (and it’s incredibly satisfying, too!)
  • Timing is key - This rule applies to two things. Firstly, hiring a party venue in Melbourne on a less popular date, for instance, on a weekday, is usually a more affordable option. Secondly, book in advance - last-minute bookings can often be more pricey and early-bird ones might be just the opposite!
  • Venture out to a less obvious location - While Melbourne's city centre, packed with buzzing nightlife and popular venues, usually feels like the most convenient and common choice, other areas of the town tend to offer equally great party spaces for a lower price. Look into the Middle Ring areas of Melbourne for alternatives!

All those tips and tricks sound useful, but choosing the perfect affordable party venue in Melbourne still feels like a chore. We know how stressful it can be, and we strive to make it an easier experience for our users, so our website is full of ways that can help with that. So, how do you make sure you’re making the right choice?

  • Look at guest ratings and reviews. At Tagvenue, we pay great attention to making sure all the reviews are verified - this way, you know they are left by real guests and not bots! Reading through these opinions can be a great aid in decision-making, and hiring a top-rated cheap venue can save you lots of stress!
  • Use the map feature to make sure the location is convenient for you and your guests. On the venue page, you can click on the map to see exactly where the space is located and what other places you might find in its vicinity. (map feature)
  • Make sure all the facilities you need are there by using smart search features. Filter through the vast amounts of Melbourne’s low-budget party venues by ticking the boxes next to the amenities and policies you want from your space of choice.
  • Compare pricing models and fees. You can choose which option works best for your party - fees based on the duration of the event, per person prices, or maybe minimum spend? Set your budget and preferred model during the search to make it more convenient.

The perfect cheap party venue is just a few clicks away! Wait no more and find a space in Melbourne that fits your needs and budget.

FAQs about Affordable Party Venues in Melbourne

Can I hire a centrally-located cheap party venue in Melbourne?

You absolutely can! Even though venues on the outskirts of cities tend to have lower fees, there’s still possibilities of booking party spaces at affordable prices in central locations. The CBD is a convenient location that is home to many options that can fit in your budget!

What are some of the best-rated low-budget party venues in Melbourne?

Some of the affordable options Tagvenue users have appreciated the most are:

Can I find large affordable party spaces in Melbourne?

It’s completely possible to find a party venue in Melbourne that will fit a crowd and not break the bank, whether it's a cheap party hall or banquet venue. Many venues are priced on the minimum spend basis - Level 1 at The Oxford Scholar will fit up to 120 people standing with minimum spend values beginning at $400. For even larger parties, Waterfront Room + Bar at The Promenade Docklands is a venue with space for up to 650 guests and lowest minimum spend at $1,400. You can find affordable options with per person hire fees, too - the Alfresco Footpath at Bonny is one of the cheapest, with fees starting at $15. This cheap outdoor party venue has a capacity of up to 32 people standing.

Can I throw a late-night party in an affordable party location in Melbourne?

The simple answer is yes! Melbourne is known for its nightlife, so you should be able to find a variety of clubs, bars, and other types of venues operating until late hours. You can check the opening hours, duration of the alcohol licence and how long you can play loud music on each venue’s page.

Guests Reviews of Affordable Party Venues on Tagvenue

Renee R.
Booked Feather Lounge at The Emerald Peacock
We held a party here for approx 50 guests. So many of our guests said what a great space it was, and especially liked the sausage rolls.
Nyaguay M.
Booked VIP Side Room at The George Lounge
I would definitely book the George Lounge again. The venue is beautiful and the staff were very friendly. The booking process was straight forward and very easy. We had a great night!
Paul J.
Booked The Glasshouse at Jardin Tan
Booked The Vault at Caz Reitop's Dirty Secrets
Venue is great, sound system was amazing and my guests had a lot of fun. Price is very fair and staff is friendly. Amit is also very easy to deal with.
Casey S.
Booked Cocktail Bar at La Di Da
Loved everything about this place, definitely picked the right venue! Everyone had a great time and staff were super friendly and helpful. Can’t recommend highly enough!
Hari B.
Booked Peacock Lounge at The Emerald Peacock
Good Rooftop Space. Great menu catering to people with different dietary requirements. The Bartender's choice of cocktail was amazing. Leela was quick to respond to questions and the booking process was easy.
Laura M.
Booked Atrium at The Grace Darling Hotel
Friendly staff and large food portions. The room was snug for 30 people in a way that meant everyone easily mingled and there was no awkward space.
Jason Y.
Booked The Dome at St LuJa
It was a fantastic night celebrating my birthday at St Luja. Great good, great cocktails and the team did an excellent job especially James and Sarah! Would highly recommend this venue !

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