Ball Venues for Hire in Melbourne

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Planning an event that requires ballroom venue in Melbourne? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Be it a wedding, a gala dinner, a corporate awards night or other grand events, you’re going to need an elegant venue to host your function. We have a comprehensive list of ballrooms to hire for you to create that truly unforgettable event for your guests. So, let’s get the ball rolling, shall we?

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Ballrooms Hire Guide

Now that you have some idea of the fabulous ballroom venues Melbourne has to offer, it’s time to decide which one is right for you. Here are some event planning hints and tips we have put together for hiring the perfect ballroom venue in Melbourne.

  • Have a few dates in mind – You may find The One; that perfect majestic ballroom venue, only to be told it’s not available for your preferred date! To avoid disappointment, either book way ahead of time if you are set on a specific date or be flexible with your dates. Would you rather change dates or settle for your second choice of ballroom venue?
  • Get your invites out early – If you’re going for a grand affair, you want to make sure you have a good turnout. So, as soon as you have a date and venue, don’t waste time getting those invites out to your guests. If you aren’t sure of the finer details such as time and dress code, then sending out a “Save the date” allows guests to diarise your event while you finalise everything.
  • Make a list of what you will need – Planning a large event can be extremely daunting, so always be prepared with checklists! If you write down everything you will need for the event, it’s easier to discuss these with the venue to get clarity on what they are able to provide and what you will organise yourself. You can never be over-prepared or too organised when it comes to event planning!

Sounds exciting, but how much does it cost? We’re listing the price estimates for Melbourne ballrooms below:

  • Many large ballroom venues in Melbourne offer a minimum spend option. The price of minimum spend varies and is based on the size of the venue and the time of day or week that you are planning to hire the function room. A day time function is usually a few thousand dollars less than an evening function. For a day time ballroom hire you can expect to pay around $1,000 to $4,000. For an evening event, you will be paying anywhere from $3,000 to $18,000.
  • For a sit-down dinner styled event, there are some fantastic packages offered by ballroom venues in Melbourne. Some will include set up fees, a DJ, a bar tab for welcome drinks and use of other facilities such as audiovisual setup. For a cocktail party, you can budget between $40 to $60 per person while for a sit-down meal, pricing ranges from $50 to $135 per person. Some venues will also include a hire fee on top of the per person rate, so it’s best to ask for an itemised breakdown of the quotation you receive.
  • Hire fees can vary depending on your venue and are calculated differently from venue to venue. Some hire fees are per hour, half day, full day or evening and range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. To get an accurate quote, contact your ballroom venue of choice and get a tailor-made quotation dependent on your requirements. You can contact a venue directly on our website.

Last but not least, if you have any questions, we’re happy to answer:

What seating layout works best in a ballroom venue?
A large open floor plan means you can be creative with your layout. Many venues will have tried and tested layouts that optimise the space and are most effective for catering purposes. Always chat with the venue manager about their suggestions from the ideas you have for your function. The Tagvenue team has put together a list of all the event seating arrangement options to give you some inspiration.

Do ballroom venues provide security?
A great question! Many venues in Melbourne do offer security for events. This will either be at an extra charge or included in a function hire package. When it comes to large ballroom hire venues, where there are a lot of people, having security personnel on hand gives you peace of mind and ensures event operations run smoothly.

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