Our top tips for planning the perfect engagement party

The love of your life asked you to marry them, you’re sporting the ring of your dreams and you’ve told all of your closest family and friends. The next step is to plan a fabulous engagement party!

The thought of planning an event can be daunting to some people, but that’s where the Melbourne Venue Company comes in. Our team of friendly and professional functions team have years of experience planning engagement parties and can help make yours a truly special day.

Here are our top tips for planning the perfect engagement party:


You can’t hold a party without space! When selecting your venue there are a number of factors to consider including preferred location, date and style of event. At The Melbourne Venue Company, we have a number of spaces ideal for engagement parties of all sizes and themes.

Here are some of our function team’s top venues for engagement parties:

Modern and contemporary – Wine Bar at The Duke


Complete with a spacious outdoor deck overlooking Fed Square and the historical Forum theatre, a private bar and cosy leather booths, the Wine Bar at The Duke is an impressive space for an engagement party.

Sleek and stylish – Dutchess


If you’re looking for a space with wow-factor, hire Dutchess in its entirety. The sleek, stylish ambience, exquisite cuisine and innovative beverage offering will leave a lasting impression on your guests. If it’s a warm day, we recommend opening the retractable balcony doors to take in the sounds and sights of Melbourne.

Casual and fun – Beer Garden at The Auburn


If you’re after a casual and fun engagement party, the Beer Garden at The Auburn is perfect for you. The expansive AstroTurf lawn, picnic tables and ivy-covered walls create a picturesque yet low-key setting.

Classic and elegant – Emerald Room at The Vincent

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Located on the first floor of The Vincent, the Emerald Room emanates grandeur and style with its sleek marble bar, stunning wallpaper and polished floors. The Emerald Room has its own private bar and balcony.

Charming and rustic – The Salon at the Provincial


Filled with old world Parisian charm, The Salon at the Provincial is a beautiful setting space. Complete with eclectic shabby-chic styling and views onto bustling Brunswick St below, The Provincial is ideal for engagement celebrations.


No matter what your style or budget, we can create the perfect food and beverage options for your celebration. Select from our delectable set menu or canapes menu curated by our experienced team of chefs. Choose a drinks package, tab or if you’re after truly memorable, our bartenders can work with you to create a bespoke cocktail.


Band or DJ? We have a number of experienced entertainers we can put you in touch with, or arrange for you.


A photographer is a great idea to capture memories and special moments from your engagement party. We have a number of tried and trusted photographers we can put you in touch with, or arrange for you.

No matter what budget, theme or style of celebration you have in mind, The Melbourne Venue Company will ensure your engagement party a memorable event.

Get in touch with our friendly functions team today to start planning. Call 1800 836 837 or contact us via the web form.