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What to look for when organising a 50th birthday party venue in Newcastle

August 14th, 2017

A 50th birthday marks a very special milestone in anyone’s life. It’s a time to be surrounded by friends and family, to celebrate achievements and to make memories that last a lifetime.

If you are planning 50th birthday party venue in Newcastle, there are a few key considerations to help make it a success to remember.

This blog will help you decide what to keep in mind when you are organising a venue and offer a few tips to help everything run smoothly on the day.

Location and parking

Getting to and from the venue on the day or night is one of the first things you need to consider. If the majority of guests are local, then selecting a birthday party venue that is centrally located in Newcastle is important. You need to make it easy for your guests to find, or travel to if they aren’t driving.

Parking is often at a premium in Newcastle, particularly if you are hosting the party on a weekend. When you are making a shortlist of venues, make sure parking is a consideration in your final choice.

Food & Beverages

Eat. Drink. Be merry.

This is simple advice for any successful 50th birthday party. However, if your guests can’t eat and drink, it’s going to be hard for them to be merry.

Do your research with the venues you are considering engaging and don’t be afraid to ask a few questions to make sure you are getting a suitable food and beverage package. Things to keep in mind:

  • Are dietary requirements catered for? E.g. Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten/Dairy free, allergies, children’s meals
  • Will there be a bar operating and how will this work?
  • Will staff be available for cutting and serving a cake?


The ultimate goal for any party plan is for everyone to enjoy themselves and get home safely.

Security is a key concern at any venue, licenced or otherwise. When deciding where to have your party, check whether security staff will be provided and whether the party guests will have some sort of wristband identification to prevent other patrons of the venue entering the designated party area.

Make sure that emergency exits have appropriate signage and ask about fire safety policies. Of course, it’s extremely unlikely that this will ever come into action, but it’s better to have peace of mind at the start, so you and your guests can enjoy the party stress-free.

Entertainment and capacity

Keeping the atmosphere buzzing and the guests entertained is no mean feat. Make sure you check with the venues on your list to see what’s available for entertainment.

You also need to make sure the space you are booking is suitable for the expected number of guests. An overcrowded room can cause all kinds of headaches, and a small group in a cavernous hall will also feel a little awkward. Get to know the venue layout and make sure it matches your expectations.

Is there a sound system that you can connect your own music to? Does the venue have bands or DJ’s they use regularly that they can book for the evening?

For an occasion like a 50th birthday, there will be no shortage of speeches prepared, so don’t forget to enquire about a microphone as well.

Most importantly, don’t forget planning the party is half the fun, so enjoy the process. To recap, make sure to check up on:

  • Parking and location
  • Food & beverages
  • Security
  • Entertainment & capacity

Need any more help with the perfect 50th birthday party venue in Newcastle? Get in touch with the Hunter294 team today on (02) 4903 3824

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