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Find the best venue hire Melbourne wide, at HeadBox. We have the best venues available for hire with a range of spaces on offer, catering to events of all sizes, from small and intimate to large multi day exhibitions and everything in between. Impress your attendees and make your next event one to remember. We pride ourselves on being the go-to destination for venue hire Melbourne. When it comes to your event, choosing the perfect venue will be instrumental to its success. Instead of wasting time manually searching through every space, we’ve made it easy. To get started, simply submit your brief and we can help you plan your event

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Your guide to Melbourne venue hire

Whatever venue you’re looking for, whatever vibe you may be after, chances are: Melbourne has it. Melbourne is an ever-changing, never sleeping behemoth that offers something to everyone. The sheer volume of bars, clubs, meeting rooms, pubs, halls and restaurants can make searching for the perfect space feel like a labyrinthian task. Luckily for you, HeadBox has accrued a wealth of knowledge when it comes to finding and booking a venue that will make your event unforgettable.

Things To Consider When Choosing Venue Hire Melbourne

Planning an event in Melbourne and not sure where to start? The very first step is to define the goals of your event. Once you are sure about the type of event you are organising you can narrow down your options for venue hire Melbourne. It’s a good idea to make a list of your event’s key requirements and the type of venue you would prefer. Next, ensure you set your budget. Working with a budget will help to make the planning process smoother. Prices will vary according to the day and time of your event so we recommend being flexible with your date as this may help you to keep your costs down. You should also consider who will be attending your event as this could have an impact on the type of venue you choose. We offer 3D virtual site tours online for many of our event spaces to help you narrow down your selection before going on a site visit. If you have any questions or would like help from the experts at HeadBox to help plan your next event in Melbourne, get in touch with us.

Decide on your Melbourne event type

The vital first step in booking your Melbourne venue is to work out what kind of event you’re looking to put on. Venues can often accommodate a real variety of roles: some restaurants will happily cater to both all-night birthday parties and daytime corporate meetings. Setting out the type of occasion is important as it qualifies out the wrong venues (baby shower at an axe-throwing bar, anyone?) and lets the right ones know what you’re after.

If you know exactly what kind of party or space hire you are after in Melbourne then even better. At HeadBox we encourage you to let us know everything you need to make your dream event come true - Karaoke bar local to you? Natural light? Breakout rooms with coffee that doesn’t taste like dirt? We can make it happen.

North, East, South or West?

Melbourne is a sprawling city and looking for the perfect venue can often feel overwhelming. Though most inner-city areas can accommodate every type of meeting or party, it’s good to bear in mind the character of each suburb and the spaces that are common. For grandiose, historic and well-connected spaces it’s best to look in The City itself - it can often be more expensive, but the stunning range of venues won’t fail to impress.

Top Tip: For unique, more versatile spaces you’d be better checking out Chapel Street. This area is a cultural precinct with funky venues on every corner. Melbourne offers plenty of opportunities for hosting all kinds of events such as corporate experiences and Birthday Celebrations.

Frequently asked questions

There are Melbourne venues for any and every event budget. From hiring a small, local space to booking out a bar, it’s vital to establish a spending limit before you approach a venue. There are two ways of establishing a budget. The first is to work out a price per person: this is often best for private dining and cocktail parties as you can control how the overall cost breaks down to an individual level. The alternative is to hire the space, either by the hour or day – meeting rooms and non-catered venues will often charge this (sometimes referred to as a ‘dry-hire - a flat fee that does not include extras such as drinks and food).

Melbourne is a large city and looking for the perfect venue can often feel overwhelming. Melbourne is a well-connected city so we recommend keeping it green and making use of the excellent public transport links. For speed and comfort, catch a train into Central station or Flinders St, which has regular services to most suburbs in Melbourne. If you’re travelling on a budget then the tram might just be for you - stick to the free tram zones and you won't have to pay a cent. Be sure to get a prepaid Myki at the local newsagency, convenience store or ticket machine.

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