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How to find the right party venue for my 60th birthday! Tips for venue hunting...

Finding the perfect venue for your 60th birthday party that matches your budget, style and vision can be challenging!

Your venue should reflect who you are and have a lasting impact on your guests.

It needs the perfect balance of beauty and practicality to make sure your party runs smoothly and looks incredible! Here is my 4 top venue finding tips.....

1. Ask yourself a few questions:

  • Are you imagining an indoor or outdoor event?

  • What is the maximum guest capacity?

  • Are you thinking a cocktail style or a seated meal?

  • And know your “must-haves” for the event: Eg. band, yummy food or jaw dropping themed with amazing decorations.

These answers will give you a great starting point when it comes to comparing different venue options, narrowing it down to figure out which venue is the right one for you.

Wooden deck cocktail furniture lighting venue Byron Bay Surf Club
Byron Bay Surf Club - Photo credit: Kiri Shay Photography

2. Determine whether you want a blank canvas or a venue space with all the bells and whistles. Blank canvas venues are a great option if you have a bigger budget where as a venue with catering, bar and an allocated space to section off to host will be more cost effective especially if you aren't covering the costs for food and beverages..


*Top Tip* Look for a venue that has all your necessities you require or can vision for your

event. In-house furniture, bar, accommodation,

facilities and glassware to save you time and money.

Cocktail furniture inside Mullumbimby Showgrounds venue space
Mullumbimby Showgrounds decorated interior - Photo credit: Katie. J Photography

3. Once you’ve done your research and narrowed down your top two to three venues, begin your site visit journey. A site visit is when you visit a venue to check out the facilities and services that the venue offers.

Your main goal is to look at the event space and decide if it will be a good fit for your requirements, budget, style and vision.

*Top Tip* Consider access to parking, space for setting up and the loading dock. Make sure this is clearly communicated to the suppliers.

4. Lock in your chosen venue as you have done all this work now, you wouldn't want to miss out on your chosen venue space. Consider organising a second site visit with your event planner, they will start connecting with the right suppliers and people to bring your vision to life!

Here on the glorious Northern Rivers we are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful venues for all budgets and requirements. Whether you are dreaming of a laid back, relaxed countryside affair or a beachfront setting, Whiz Bang Events has ties in with two great but completely different surrounds. If you are still on the hunt for your party venue space, our two top venues to check out are the Byron Bay Surf Club and The Mullumbimby Showgrounds.

We will organise a venue site visit, the party theme and everything in between...

Do you need assistance with decorating the venue, sourcing caters, entertainment or the WHOLE party, we offer guidance from now until to end plus coordinate the event day for you...

We would love to be part of bringing your 60th birthday party vision to life!

Are you ready to get started with your event plans?

Book a no-pressure 15 minutes FREE consultation call to learn more.

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