Are you looking for an event space in Liverpool, but need to stay on a budget? Pick a minimum spend venue! This highly diverse city is known not just for The Beatles and Liverpool FC, but also an abundance of cheap and cheerful spaces both near the docks and all over Merseyside. Our team has hand-picked the best venues with no hire fees in the area and they are waiting to be explored! Look through our listings of minimum spend venues, pick the best-suited space for your needs and book online on our website.
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So, how exactly does free venue hire work in Liverpool? The minimum spend concept is very popular in the city, as it doesn’t require you to pay a hire fee to use a venue. Instead, you commit to spending a certain amount of money on food and/or drinks in your desired space. This is why this concept is also known as free venue hire, a very affordable alternative to other pricing models.
If you're wondering exactly what kinds of events minimum spend venues work best for, our answer is definitely parties! If you're planning a birthday celebration, hen or stag do, or any other kind of special occasion, these spaces will definitely be a great choice. After all, you'd most likely spend a lot of money on food and drinks anyway, so might as well do it in a space hired just for you! Other great ideas are intimate dinners with your family, reunions, or just relaxed get-togethers with your closest friend group!
There are two types of spaces that most frequently work with minimum spend rates. Those are party venues and private dining venues, most of which can be found around Ropewalks and Baltic Triangle. Since both of these event types come with some kind of consumption, it is easy for the venue managers to determine a minimum spend rate. This also makes it very convenient for you to pay for the event since your guests would spend a similar amount of money on food and drinks anyway. Picking a minimum spend venue is usually the most affordable choice if you’re using the venue’s in-house catering. Liverpool has plenty of options on offer and we know where to find the best ones!
Prices in the city vary from venue to venue, day to day, and even time to time! Because minimum spend values are calculated based on the expected profit from the duration of your event, certain dates will cost you much more than others. To give you an idea, the same bar might charge £1,000 on a Tuesday but £6,000 on a Saturday! Other factors that influence the costs are the location of the venue, how frequently it's visited, and how high the capacity is. Minimum spend in Liverpool starts at approximately £100 and can reach as high as £20,000. (All data from Tagvenue.)
If you want to party in the true Liverpool spirit, check out the amazing options at the Waterfront, especially on Albert Dock! The entire city centre is packed with spots that offer minimum spend pricing. If you enjoy bohemian climates, Victorian warehouses hosting stylish restaurants, and buzzing bars, you should head to Ropewalks. You should be able to find amazing venues without hire fees in other corners of the centre, too, including Cavern Quarter and Knowledge Quarter.
If you’re on the lookout for an unusual space that will leave a lasting impression on your guests, you’re in the right place! Liverpool is a lively city, so it’s logical that it boasts unique venues. Some of our favourites include:
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