With summer soon upon us here in Australia, you’ve perhaps become engaged recently to the man or woman of your dreams. Now that you’ve received your engagement ring, are you still puzzling over where to hold an engagement party?
In Melbourne, the options are overwhelming, though you can still find some beautiful places to celebrate. Some venues combine outdoors with indoors to help fit your party style.
Many are large enough to bring all your friends and family and not just a few.
Take a look at the best Melbourne locations and what kind of atmosphere you can expect.
Masque Bar in Southern Melbourne
Those of you living in South Melbourne should check out Masque Bar, one of the most elegant bars in the entire city. It’s in high demand because it’s a spacious enough venue to hold virtually any type of event.
Nevertheless, it’s open seven days a week, but you’ll have to schedule months ahead due to demand.
The interior of Masque Bar is something to behold. Its Venetian-inspired marble top bar is one of the highlights, as are the imported masquerade masks for the perfect celebration.
With an open plan space, you can hold up to 200 at maximum and 60 at minimum. You’ll have to contact the venue directly for a pricing quote.
Through the bar’s creative team, they can help design your party and make it a memorable experience.
Another classy venue in Melbourne you should consider as an alternative is The Botanical, one of the largest spaces available. It offers five glamorous function rooms.
The main bar is the largest of these rooms and holds up to 200 standing people. Their dining room can seat 80 and hold up to 150 on foot.
For smaller gatherings, don’t miss Alfresco, a semi-outdoor space seating 16 people. This room looks out over the nearby Royal Botanical Gardens. Also, try out the Archer Room and the private dining room.
Botanical has engagement party packages as well, including set menus for specific party themes.
If you prefer a hotel setting for your engagement party, Prahran Hotel is one of the best in all of Melbourne. Those of you looking for a Christmas theme with your party can easily make this happen.
The hotel caters to many holiday themes every December.
A favourite party venue going back to the mid-1800s, you’ll find multiple venue rooms, including several bars collectively holding up to 200 people. Try their Garden Bar that gives you indoor and outdoor space.
Or, consider their Upton Bar. It’s capable of holding 180 people and includes a dance floor.
They also have two private dining rooms for more intimate gatherings.
Beer DeLuxe Albury
Despite the holidays coming up, the weather is likely going to become blazing hot. Holding an engagement party in December or January makes it a perfect time to serve beer as your choice of alcoholic beverage.
Your guests certainly won’t mind this, and it’s why The Beer Garden at Beer DeLuxe Albury is a perfect choice in Melbourne.
It’s possible to arrange this venue through the popular Melbourne Venue Company. They’ll be able to arrange all accommodations easily long in advance
Beer DeLuxe Albury has complete outdoor space in a semi-private garden environment. You can hold up to 800 standing people, and 300 seated.
For overly hot days, you’ll have a large outdoor deck, two external bars, and outdoor cooling so your guests are always comfortable. Plus, beer is truly manna from heaven, especially when celebrating your future life together.
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