Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




51 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

Topic # 68497 23-Sep-2010 10:28
Send private message

Hey Guys

Im trying to find a venue for a party of around 60 people in Wellington.

Was thinking of a bar or something where a bar tab could be set up , theres existing music there etc etc.
Or something a bit more low key, where maybe its just the venue, and could set up owwn music, but theres still a bar on site.. or anything really!



another idea I had was maybe go somewhere , where a bbq could be set up ..but my house isnt big enough.. is there any places around Wellington where something like that could be done?



Ive emailed a few bars like Southern Cross for example and I'm quite shocked at their prices. About $200 for venue hire, in some bars this becomes free - and the minimum spend is $1000. Which is in my opinion quite a huge amount as a "minimum".



So if anyone knows of any place, where say the minimum spend is less than that... or any other suggestions, id really appreciate it :)

Create new topic
3290 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 209

Trusted

  Reply # 383508 23-Sep-2010 10:46
Send private message

$1000 seems a lot, but that's only about $16pp on average. I should add that that's a fairly normal thing.  Once you spend $1000 there it makes it worth their while having you.  If youre not putting on a bar tab, lay down the $200.  Hopefully, your friends will have at least two drinks each, spending $1000 and you'll get the "deposit" back.

Another way to look at it, is if you let them buy their own drinks to start, once the spend reaches $800 then next $200 is essentially "free".  So you can put the $200 on the bar to reward the folks that have stuck around and not just popped in for a free drink early.

 
 
 
 


5070 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1197

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 383545 23-Sep-2010 11:32
Send private message

Lots of bars around town do deals for private hire for a few hours. A friend had her 30th at Betty's a few weeks ago....not sure what it cost her but there would have been around 50-60 people there.

xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
9134 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1436

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 383550 23-Sep-2010 11:39
Send private message

(MutterssomethingaboutGZmodsbillatPublicbar)




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation : i5-xxxx @ x.xxGHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 pro    Console : Xbox One

 

https://www.xpd.co.nz - Games, geeks, and more.    


446 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 47


  Reply # 383591 23-Sep-2010 13:13
Send private message

I held a 60 person event at JJ Murphys, upstairs. It was a great venue, and the staff handled it really well too. A minimum spend is giong to happen, when there are 60 people, then the bar is going to have to devote a lot of time and energy to you so its only fair.

A good way to make the money last is to subsidise the drinks down to a dollar, that way people arent wasteful and you get a lot further out of your cash.



51 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 383594 23-Sep-2010 13:20
Send private message

oh i have no problem with a minimum spend, but maybe not $1000...especially if I dont end up having $60.

Public Bar was great, but its a bit small..their private area is quite small.


6328 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 391

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 383666 23-Sep-2010 16:01
Send private message

xpd: (MutterssomethingaboutGZmodsbillatPublicbar)


For those not in the know, last weekend, us mods racked up $440 on the bar tab with some rather manly cocktails.  I blame freitasm.

A possible venue could be scottjpalmer's (and Greer's) place.  I've heard that's where the "magic", as he calls it, happens (or disappointment maybe?)


/troll.

113 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 383688 23-Sep-2010 16:34
Send private message

Hey there,

We recently used electric avenue on courtenay place for an event, we had around 60-70 people, was free venue hire (they block off upstairs and you have your own bar tender and balconey)

They had good food (we just had pizza and finger food thou)

Would recommend thou ~ we found it good..


4123 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 842
Inactive user


  Reply # 383701 23-Sep-2010 16:50
Send private message

One of the kids had 21st at Lotus bar, free venue and music and bonus, carpet you stuck to just like public bars back in the day.

Foam sofas with ciggy burns like boils all over them and padded walls for some reason?

Tempted?

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.