Published February 07, 2022

The Ultimate Venue Checklist for your Next Event


Written by Daniel Gunning

Member since Jul 7
Read time:
4 mins

Planning a great event is hard. Almost everybody knows the daunting pressure in making sure it ends in success. So much organisation is needed – choosing the right time, creating the guest list, entertainment, catering, staying within budget – the list begins to feel never ending. For everything to take shape however, the right venue has to be chosen. With our top three things to tick off your checklist, you’ll be there in no time. Here’s how to find the best venue spaces Sydney and all across Australia.

Location Location Location! 

Want your guests to actually show up? You have to pick a location that’s convenient and accessible for all. There is nothing worse than being invited to an event that’s too far, has no parking, or isn’t reachable by public transport. The success of your event lies in making sure it isn’t hard to find and onerous to reach. 

Located at the heart of Sydney is the gorgeous, The Harbour Venue. Not only does it offer three different function spaces, all open 24/7, brilliant architecture, and clever engineering, it provides a prime and convenient location for all your guests to attend. 

See here: Venue | The Harbour Venue | Sussex Street, Sydney, 2000, NSW, AU| 300 sqm | 100 Capacity | From: $1,100 Hourly

Setting the mood

Important to a successful event is knowing your audience. Creating the perfect ambience to suit your guests is pivotal in actively engaging them and making the event enjoyable. Make sure that the venue coordinates with your desired theme. It will save you both time and money if modifications to the layout aren’t needed. Showcasing art? Rent a modern, hip, New York style gallery studio. Looking for a trendy spot for a work networking event? Hire a rooftop space with a great city view. Know what you need and find the exact environment for it. 

Ready to work with is the stylish, contemporary China Heights Gallery, a conveniently located warehouse which offers space for showings, photoshoots, and events. This trendy spot is perfect for both initiating and showcasing your creative talent. 

See here: Venue | China Heights Gallery & Studio – Gallery Studio | 28 Foster Street, Surry Hills, 2010, NSW, AU | 50 Capacity | From: $213 Daily

Smooth sailing

Vital to the comfort of your guests is making sure your venue has enough space and amenities to cater to their needs. Visit the venue beforehand and experience it from the perspective of your guests. How will your guests flow around on the night? Are there enough bathrooms? Space for mingling? Equipment provided? Asking yourself these questions will ensure you find the right venue for your event. 

The Urban Winery Sydney is a perfect space to host your next event. Conveniently located in Moore Park, it provides all the amenities any guest could need, from on-site parking, wheelchair access, WiFi, and even being pet friendly. Advantageous to you is the availability of a kitchen, AV equipment, loading dock and capacity for 250 guests. This spot is too good to be true!

See here: Venue | Urban Winery Sydney | 22 Lang Road, Moore Park, 2021, NSW, AU | 250 Capacity | 200 Car spot | From: $1,000 Daily

Ultimately, the venue will characterise your event and set the pace for the rest of your planning. Go ahead and explore Spacenow’s great selection of the best venue spaces Sydney and elsewhere. From gallery studio’s to rooftop spaces to luxurious waterfront function rooms, access to anywhere is possible.