Party Venues for Hire in Melbourne

Party Venues for Hire in Melbourne

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Top Party Venues in Melbourne

If you’re looking for the best private party venues Melbourne has to offer, you’re in the right place. Here at Tagvenue we’ve collected the best spaces for parties of all kinds, from birthdays and baby showers to hens and bucks nights and dancing till the sun rises. Melbourne is packed full of exciting opportunities for a private party, and we’re stoked to help you spot just the right deal for you. So, why don’t you take a look at what we have in store?

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Party Venues Hire Guide

A private cocktail party on a rooftop with stunning sights of Melbourne, a totally laid-back pool party, a disco night or something completely quirky and different – no matter what you’re planning, our collection of top private party rooms in Melbourne is sure to come in handy. And the icing on the cake? We’ve prepared our very own handy guide on how to plan a private party in Melbourne just for you!

Do you know for sure that you want to throw a party, but you’re stuck on deciding on the theme? Is a regular cocktail party or corporate gathering a bit too boring for you? Melbourne might be one of the coolest places to take your event to, so you surely don’t want to do something ordinary! Start by taking a look at our list of fun and unique private party ideas, suitable for kids and adults, groups of friends and colleagues, there really is something for everyone.

  • Arts and crafts party. If you want to have something to remind you of the great time you’ve had aside from group pictures and hazy memories, how about a party that lets you leave with a creation of your own? Consider hiring a venue in which you can all immerse yourselves in creative activities like painting, pottery making, or even woodworking! Art studios in Melbourne are one type of venue perfect for such events!
  • Rave. Fancy dancing the night away with intense lights and electronic tunes providing an unforgettable atmosphere? A private rave party is just for you! Whether it’s spending your birthday surrounded by neons and loud music or letting loose with your colleagues from work, we think raving is a great choice as long as you are open-minded! Looking into nightclubs available for hire in Melbourne is a great place to start.
  • Game night. Let’s be real here - there’s no better guarantee of a good time than playing some fun games! We can think of an array of private events that could benefit from some games, from kids birthday parties to bucks nights and team-bonding events. And you can also organise a game party just for the sake of it, too! Venues that provide projectors or TVs that allow you to play video games or spaces with comfortable tables and sofas for board or card games are the obvious options. For a more immersive adventure, check out The Escape Hunt Experience Melbourne or consider Viri VR, if you prefer the virtual kind!

Some other great concepts could be a garden party, a tasting party with foods from all around the world, a themed night based on your group’s interests, a costume party, or a pet party that everyone brings their dog to! The possibilities are endless and with the selection of private party venues in Melbourne available on Tagvenue you’re sure to find a space that will fit your unique ideas.

We are confident that your private party will be one of its kind, but the creative process shouldn’t steer you away from the more down-to-earth aspects of organising an event either. There’s a lot of things to remember when choosing a private party venue and we’re here to help you wrap your head around it. 

  • Start from the guest list – Writing down a list of the guests should be a priority. It’s the best thing you can do to make party planning a lot smoother and avoid spending any more money than necessary. Once you know how many people you’re expecting and who’s going to attend, it’s much easier to decide on the style and the size of the private venue you’re going to need. Aside from size, make sure to check if anyone attending has any special needs that need to be catered to, such as dietary restrictions or disabilities.
  • Have a few different dates in mind – It’s always better to come up with several different options. This gives you more alternatives and significantly increases the chances of booking a private party venue that strikes all the right chords! If your budget is rather tight and you’re on the lookout for cheap venue options in Melbourne, it’s good to consider off-peak dates if possible. The hire rates are usually much lower on weekdays!
  • Make sure the venue has all you need – Chairs, tablecloths, audio equipment…what else? Create a list of all the items you’re going to need on the day and check with the venue manager about what they have on-site and what you’ll need to bring yourself. Many of the popular facilities, such as projectors, storage space, or music speakers are available to mark as filters on our website! Using these search features makes your search much easier.
  • Remember about the location - And it’s not only about which district of the city the venue is situated in! Important factors are parking space and public transport stations near the place. Want a party room with a view? Consider a rooftop venue in the city centre or one that overlooks the Bay. Checking out the map on the venue page is best for finding out what the neighbourhood has to offer, and the photos will tell you if the immediate surroundings are pretty enough for your liking!

Now that you’ve gone through all our tips and ideas, we’re sure you’re ready to begin your venue booking journey. Start browsing the best party venues in Melbourne now!

FAQs about Party Venues in Melbourne

How much does it cost to hire a venue for a private party in Melbourne?

When it comes to prices of party venues in Melbourne, the range is really diverse! Hire fees start at as little as $300 per evening and can go up to several thousand. All-inclusive party packages are a popular and really convenient option – their prices usually range between $25 and $80 per person. The most common model of pricing in the city is actually minimum spend. The expected amounts usually range between $500 and $2,000. However, you should be able to easily find a venue within the $100 price range. (All data from Tagvenue.)

What areas of Melbourne do you recommend for hiring private party venues?

Here’s a short list of our favourite districts for partying in Melbourne

  • South Yarra – Lavish cocktail bars with swimming pools and neon lights, art deco buildings near Toorak Road and Chapel Street – here’s where you go to party in style. Check out our selection of top party venues in South Yarra and you’ll find yourself popping the champagne in no time.
  • Collingwood – Along with neighbouring Fitzroy, Collingwood leads the way when it comes to trendy parts of Melbourne. If you’re looking for a quirky party venue, this is the place. Oh, and the bar scene there is booming. We know some Collingwood venues that serve some of the best cocktails in town!
  • Melbourne CBD – There’s much more to it than just business. With Tagvenue you’ll discover vibrant party spots hidden in the alleyways and have heaps of fun right in the heart of Melbourne. Many of the CBD venues boast amazing views, too – and we know the very best ones. 

Can I bring my own drinks to a private party venue in Melbourne?

The short answer is ‘yes’! Not every venue allows for BYO beverages, but you shouldn’t have trouble finding one that does. Bringing your own alcohol can be great for many reasons, including reducing the costs and being able to have your absolute favourite drinks. Just use the ‘BYO alcohol allowed’ filter while browsing Tagvenue’s choice of party venues and you’ll be good to go.

What are the top private party venues in Melbourne?

We are glad you ask! Our guest rating and reviews system allows you to easily see which party venues are the most appreciated by our users. Some of the best rated party venues in Melbourne are:

Guests Reviews of Party Venues on Tagvenue

Jess C.
Booked Whole Venue at Ruelle Wine Bar
The Ruelle Wine Bar was the perfect location for our event. The interior and venue size was perfect for what we were after. Luke, Maddie and the team were fantastic - so accommodating and helpful throughout the whole afternoon. I’d highly recommend this venue for a small event, or just for a lovely spot to have a wine :)
Nicholas H.
Booked Private Function Room at The Blacksmith Bar
The team at the blacksmith bar are incredible. It was so easy to book and prepare and they made me feel like everything was easy at literally every turn. George the event manager and the team were amazing on the night and made me feel like an absolute king on my birthday. Will absolutely be back again.
Nazanin J.
Booked Private Function Room at The Blacksmith Bar
From the moment I saw the photos I knew that this was the venue for me. I am absolutely in love with the atmosphere and interior design of the Blacksmith Bar. The whole place is a bit dim and moody with beautiful emerald greens and maroons that give it a vintage but classy feel. Outside of the design everything else was also perfect. There was enough seating along the back wall and there was a screen and a full bar and a private bathroom and even a built in photo booth at our disposable. My friends and I all had so much fun and took many photos. I highly recommend you order catering the menu was extensive with lots to choose from and it was all very delicious. Finally, the team was amazing. Taya answered all my emails and was very eager and helpful in organising the night with me and our bar tenders on the night were also incredible in communicating with me whilst serving.
Lisa M.
Booked onesixfive at Onesixone
Fabulous venue for a party and private function. Very cool vibes with great interiors and DJ set up. Hannah was so professional and wonderful to deal with. Highly recommend!!
Sue M.
Booked Main Bar at Bonny
Loved the atmosphere created at Bonny's Bar and Kitchen. Food plentiful and delicious, drinks great! Adam and staff looked after us really well throughout the booking process and the party.
Pranita P.
Booked Tent at Glamp Bar
Very responsive team, very accomodating of changing requirements! Staff were very polite and so helpful on the day, everything went smoothly
Mr K.
Booked The Island Bar at Death or Glory
Everything. The bar staff were amazing. Especially Tory who served us all night. Highly recommend and would do it every birthday :)
Vera W.
Booked The Garden Parlour at The National Hotel
Chelsea, Kyle and the rest of the staff were absolutely brilliant and so accommodating to every request I had. The venue was also amazing, really sleek and low-key. The catering was good - many of my friends commented on how good the food was on the night.

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