So you’re ready to have a Big Celebration.
There is lots of things to organise…..Food, Drink & entertainment, making sure everyone gets their invite and no one gets accidentally forgotten, and of course where the shin dig is going to be held.
The first idea that might pop into your mind is to have it in the backyard or entertaining area of your own house…
There are some things to consider before making this decision.
How many people are coming along and do you really have room at home. Do you want red wine or dirty shoes on the immaculate cream rug? Do you have room in your kitchen to cook for large numbers of people? ….. Having thought about these things you may still be quite comfortable with the idea of having your party at home which is quite fine and what a majority would do!
Ok if I don’t have the party at home what could my other options be??? There are a number of possibilities and all have advantages and disadvantages.
1. The local hall
2. A function venue
3. Sporting Club rooms
4. At a friend or relatives house which is more spacious than mine
The big advantage to not holding the event at home is you won’t be solely responsible for the after party clean-up. Normally everyone pitches in at the end of the evening to get everything tidied up before you go home.
You won’t have to worry about damage to your own property
At a venue their will normally be more toilets available to your guests.
Often the hall or function venue will have a commercial kitchen in order to help cater for the food requirements of your guests.
In the event of bad whether the Hall is a nice warm and dry option.
The drawbacks of a function hall is that you will have to bring everything you need food wise to the venue unless you have a company do the catering for you.
You might have to check with them with regard to bring other suppliers onsite. Eg for the mechanical bucking bull or jumping castle they may ask for a copy of public liability insurance before allowing you to proceed.
It may not be as cosy as the family home although with your own decorations and theming that doesn’t have to be the case.
These are just a few things to think about…..
If you are interested in perhaps exploring the idea of a Hall or function Venue then check out the list of some of our previously visited venues below!
Big Hill Vineyard is located 13 Kms south of Bendigo on the Calder Highway.
Mernda Football Club
Goonawarra Golf Club Sunbury
Carlton Brewhouse – Abbotsford
Beautiful Venue – A class venue close to the city.
Bannockburn Railway Hotel
Chelsea Heights Hotel
Longbeach Hotel Chelsea
Highly recommended Venue – Beautiful water views from upper level function room.
Mount Sturgeon Homestead Dunkeld Vic
Oakleigh Sacret Heart Hall
Cheltenham Scout Hall
The Barn Live – Bayswater
Ideal for Birthday parties, Bucks or Hens events.
The Pines cricket club – Frankston North
Lot 4 Studio – Richmond/Cremorne Vic
Manhattan Lounge – Fitzroy Street St Kilda
Sebastopol Football Club – Ballarat
Double Deuce – Sunshine
Highly recommended for Bucks Parties