If you’re looking into school formal venues in Melbourne, no doubt you’ve spent the last few days on the phone. You’ve called around, and are still having a hard time choosing the right venue. Here are a few of the important questions you NEED to ask in order to find the best venue for your school formal:
How many people can the venue hold? How many students will be attending the school formal? If your answer is “most”, it means you’re going to have a few hundred young adults crammed into a small space. You want to find a venue that’s large enough for all of the students that will attend, so make sure you have the right head count before you pick up the phone.
What’s the price of the venue/venues? The good news is that larger venues are available in Melbourne, so you should have no problem finding plenty of space. The downside is that the large Melbourne school formal venues can be pricey, so you’ll want to find one that is right on the sweet spot between well-priced and spacious. Make sure to call around and compare prices, and you should ALWAYS bargain with the event planner to get the best price on your school formal venue.
Do you cater, or do you allow outside catering? Most of the best venues in Melbourne will offer some form of catering, either in-house or via a provider that they trust. If you have your heart set on a certain catering company, you will need to find a venue that will permit you to bring in outside catering. It’s not uncommon, but you definitely need to ask. Just remember: if you bring in outside catering, the venue may charge you a fee.
For how many hours will the venue be available? Most venues tend to rent out their spaces for entire evenings, so you should have no worries that there will be another party after your school formal. However, you will need to find out what time the doors to the venue will open, and when your students will be able to enter to begin the party. Also, you need to find out if the venue has a curfew or cut-off time, or if you can take the party as late as you want.
How do you handle decorations? Some venues offer to do the decorating for you, while others prefer that you handle the decorations yourself. This is definitely one of the questions to ask, particularly if you’re considering doing a special theme for your event.
What are the noise restrictions? If there is a nightclub nearby, the loud music from the club may interfere with the slow dance set at the end of the party. Some venues have noise restrictions, and it’s important to know about them BEFORE you make the final decisions.
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