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40th Birthday Party Venues Brisbane – 40 is the new 30!

Are you searching for Brisbane 40th birthday party venues to make your celebration stand out from the crowd? We’ve cobbled together (not hobbled, stop being so sensitive!) a list of suggestions that will make your party one to remember!

40th Birthday Party Venues Brisbane

Are you all wine and cheesed out? Hobnobbed at too many 40th’s? Made enough small talk over the finger food to last a lifetime? SAME! That’s why we’ve come up with a unique collection of the kind of 40th birthday party ideas that break the mould and keep you from feeling old.

Backyard Cinema Hire

40th birthday party venues brisbane backyard cinema

Turn your own backyard into a private cinema and gather your friends and family around for a viewing experience under the stars. You could show 80’s and 90s classics, home movies, big screen blockbusters, re-runs of Sex and The City – the choice is yours! Get Uber Eats to do the catering or fire up the BBQ (and leave the cooking to someone else!), then sit back and relax by the braziers in style. At Backyard Cinema Hire you can even hire fairy floss, popcorn, slushy and hotdog machines for an authentic cinema experience, plus a range of seating and beanbag options. You can find out more about backyard cinema hire here.

Victoria Park

40th birthday party venues brisbane victoria park

For small intimate gatherings or huge family celebrations, Victoria Park Golf Course is the perfect 40th birthday party venue. A round of mini golf on the putt putt course would be the icing on your 40th birthday cake, and a huge giggle to boot. You can even take your drinks onto the course with you, or choose to play at night under the twinkling fairy lights with the city skyline as your backdrop. With many private venue options including marquees, decks, and elegant function rooms, and delectable fine dining from a variety of menus, your 40th birthday party will be a refined celebration to remember forever. Find out more here – Victoria Park Golf Course and Bistro.

Boggo Road Gaol for birthday parties?

Boggo Road Gaol Function Room

Ok it might not be the first venue to come to mind, but bear with us… Boggo Road Gaol throws open its doors for private parties and events, and you can choose from a catered option or go totally BYO!

Your booking (minimum group size of 30) includes consultation with an events coordinator, hire of one of the venue options onsite (cell block, gatehouse, yard etc.), and all the cleaning up after is included. There’s no need to bake a file into your 40th birthday cake – the lovely people at Boggo Road Gaol will happily release you when your time is up! Considering the venue is said to be haunted it will certainly make for an atmospheric celebration, and a 40th birthday party that will be talked about for … life? Find out more about how you can rock this gaol house here.

The Ship Inn at Southbank

The Ship Inn, Southbank Brisbane

The Ship Inn at Southbank can cater for small groups and up to 200 guests in their dedicated function room. This beautiful historic pub, built in 1864, brings all the charming atmosphere with none of the rowdy distractions of poker machines, TVs or TAB; just good food, good views and good company.

There’s no room hire charge for their function rooms and The Ship Inn will happily host your cocktail style function or sit-down meal in the air-conditioned first floor function room, or cater for up to 48 guests with an intimate banquet on the gorgeous traditional Queenslander verandah. This one is well worth a visit! Click here for more details.

Go totally wild at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

I bet you didn’t know you could host your 40th birthday party at the zoo! Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary offers a cocktail party or dining experience with a difference. Dine inside or under the stars and personalise your experience with wildlife encounters, professional Aboriginal dancers, a choice of catering options and even a professional photographer to capture your night. A party at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will truly be a night to remember. This option is ideal for larger groups. Click here for details.

Hire a community hall

If you have a budget to stick to and lots of people to invite, hiring one of your local council halls can be the perfect DIY party solution. You can usually pick the keys up in advance to decorate the venue, and most halls will have tables and chairs, toilets, kitchen facilities, room to dance and plenty of parking for your own private use. We’ve tried and tested this with pre-bought platters and a hired DJ, but you can always rope in friends and family to help with the catering and set-up, keep the Blue Tooth boombox going, and clean up afterwards.

A hired hall is a perfect family-friendly venue so no-one misses out. See your local council’s website for hall hire details.

40 and fabulous!

Have you got any suggestions for the best 40th birthday party venues Brisbane has to offer? We’d love to hear them so we can add to our list! Let us know in the comments!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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