Prom Night Events

Sydney Formal Venues – The difference between “Premium” and “Budget”

Not all School Formal Venues are the same, in fact far from it! 

The venue is the foundation of your formal plans. Everything you’ll experience on the night will be built on this foundation. If you get the right venue, the rest will fall into place. Choose poorly and no matter how well the rest is planned, something will most likely go horribly wrong. Whatever fails will never be what you expect.

When you’re looking at web sites and glossy brochures from venues, it’s easy to believe that they’re all pretty much the same. They all LOOK the same right? Don’t fall into this trap! Selecting a venue for your formal is like buying a used car. They’re all shiny & clean on the surface but it’s what’s under the hood that makes the difference.

The most aggressive marketing direct to the school formals market comes from cheap, privately-owned function centres. They’ll boast several different locations and many of those will be restaurants or function rooms boasting “harbour or water views”. This is what’s known as the “Budget” end of the market.

The easiest way to identify if you’re dealing with a budget venue is simply the price and the wording of their advertising. If you’re seeing phrases like “All Inclusive Package” and prices between $85 and $99 for these basic packages, you’ve uncovered a budget venue and you should be very wary about anything you’re offered or even promised from that point.

Budget venues are very clever at taking advantage of people who don’t have the experience in doing major corporate transactions.

At Prom Night Events, we don’t do business with budget venues. They are simply unable to live up to the very high standards that we demand of our venues. All of our venues are major 4 and 5-Star establishments, mostly with internationally famous brands and the very highest levels of comfort, service, facilities, food quality and above all – reputations of excellence.

When you book your formal with us, we guarantee that the quality of everything from the venue up will be perfect.

Fact Sheet explaining our relationship with our Premium Venues

If you know of a premium venue that you’d like to see on our programme, tell them and ask them to apply here.

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