Hi, posted this a while back but freaking about weather for my outdoor baby shower. I've organised it for a park but would love a cheap, emphasising the cheap lol, back up just in case and was wondering if there were any Newy people in here who could help.
I want to be able to cater food but don't care if drinks must be purchased from the venue and don't need food stored or anything. Looking for afternoon, roughly 4 hours. Any ideas?
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26-05-2013 21:55 #1
Newcastle function room hire?
26-05-2013 22:13 #2
Eek! I'm also not a fan after sweating on many a forecast for outdoor birthday parties!
The only 'cheaper' option I can think of at the moment is the not-for-profit community organisations that have their own building and kitchen, ie. CWA rooms, guide halls, not sure what yacht clubs or community halls are like cost wise, church halls. A nice community hall would probably be the nicest, but unsure how much. Hopefully someone will post who has rented something like you are after.
Wow - just looked up a local hall hire and it was only $98 for children's parties, but went up to nearly $300 for private functions - ouch.
Last edited by Little Ted; 26-05-2013 at 22:17.
26-05-2013 22:21 #3
Yeah, it's not looking too great. I have 40-50 women and children coming and need wheelchair access so it's a bit tricky to couple that wit somewhere cheap where I can cater myself as I want to cater it. Thinking its more trouble than its worth, we already have everything we need, but I've already half organised it for the park so have to keep going and just get a back up in place.
26-05-2013 22:31 #4
Here's a link to local halls - it depends on how nice you want it as to how much you pay of course:
We are currently trying to talk our eldest into another family b'day this year and choosing to do something special with a friend or two. We've had to post pone before - it's quite stressful when so much work goes into something. We also don't do it for the presents - we've even tried to say 'no presents' on the invites...didn't work!
Last edited by Little Ted; 26-05-2013 at 22:42.
27-05-2013 18:50 #5
Thanks, yeah everyone keeps asking me what I want and I seriously want nothing, just everyone there lol
27-05-2013 20:13 #6
The Mattara at Charlestown apparently has a good function room upstairs and is pretty reasonable - just google them, they have info on their website
28-05-2013 13:19 #7
They don't let you cater for yourself and that's what I'm aiming to do to keep costs down and also work around the fussy eaters. Thanks for the reply though
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