Whether you’re interested in wedding venues, party venues, or something for another kind of event, this is one of the most important details you’ll need to decide on. While some people love hosting events in their home, hiring a special venue can be a much simpler option.
There are a lot of benefits to hosting your event at a hired venue, depending on the type of venue you choose. They often come with things like caterers, waiters, bartenders, and will often provide some level of decoration for you. They will provide a basic set-up for you, and will take care of the majority of the clean-up after everything is done and dusted. There’s also all the material things you might not think about: a professional venue will have seating, glasses, knives and forks, an urn for coffee, a microphone, tablecloths and other things like this. Having a DIY wedding at your family’s farm, for example, is a lot more complicated when you realize you have to find 200 sets of cutlery and a sound system on top of everything else!
There are some basic questions you should consider before choosing a venue:
Once you have the answers to these questions, you will have some idea of what you’re looking for, and what you need to ask about when you visit potential locations. Venues at LENZO
At LENZO, we curate some of the very best venue options for you to explore. Whether you’re after a stunning restaurant by the sea, a contemporary art gallery or a garden straight from a fairytale, we can help. We know venues, and we can help you choose the right one.
Our top venue recommendations:
Venues for all occasions
There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to venues. People will look for very different features, so think about what is important to you. You might want a stunning view, an indoor-outdoor entertainment area, or a sleek contemporary design.
Some popular types of venues are:
The venue is absolutely crucial when it’s the most important party you will ever throw! When it comes to choosing a wedding venue, make sure you find out how many guests can be accommodated and whether the venue has preferred vendors they require you to use for catering and other things. Know what services are included, what staff will be available to help, and ask every question you can think of before you sign the contract.
When your event is for kids it pays to choose your venue with them in mind. Ask a staff member what their policy is, and pay attention to the way they talk about children. They may not have a ‘no kids’ rule, but do they sound cautious or enthusiastic? Ideally you’ll want to choose a venue where they totally get kids and love having them around. Think like a kid and look for fountains, ponds, stairs and other things that could spell mischief. Venues with some sort of entertainment (A playground! An arts and crafts station!) are the dream.
We recommend checking out local cafes or brunch spots for a kids party, so in Melbourne we love The Stables of Como and Lucky Penny. You also can check out amusement parks, playgrounds, local pools and the beach for other fun ideas!
Birthday party venues
Choosing a birthday party venue depends mainly on two things: what age group you are catering to, and how many guests you are hosting. For an adults only party, a bar might be perfect, but if the whole family is going to be there then think about how appropriate the venue is for kids. Think about how much control you want over the event. Do you want to show up, eat, party and leave? Or would you like to be given a key to the place and take care of everything yourself?
Hens party venues
Hens day parties happen in all kinds of venues! For a boozy night with the girls you’ll probably want a bar in-house, but some people prefer a dinner, a high tea or brunch. You might also consider a weekend away at a winery or a night by the sea. Know what sort of vibe you’re going for and there will be a venue to match.
Baby shower venues
Whether it’s a small gathering with your closest friends or a giant celebration of life, your baby shower party needs a fitting venue. Usually you’ll be choosing between a private home; a hired facility like a hall, restaurant or function room; or somewhere in the great outdoors, like a park or the beach. A hired venue is usually the easiest choice since you can ensure space, plenty of seating and easy access to toilets (not glamorous, but important!).
A theme for everyone
A good choice of venue will carry the theme for the entire event, meaning you only have to worry about adding small details to complement the environment. Some popular venue styles that people choose to use as themes are:
Factor in your location
Different regions of Australia are perfect for certain types of venues, though you’ll find plenty of variety everywhere. To make the most of your location, consider some of the following features:
Final things to consider
Make sure you consider the needs of all your guests when choosing a venue. Ask yourself these questions to help:
Your venue really does set the scene for your entire event, so you want to get it right! Keeping all these things in mind and doing your research carefully is the very best thing you can do to make your wedding, birthday party or other event perfect.