Flexible & Elegant Sydney Wedding Reception Venue

The elegant reception spaces at Hudson Hotel & Events Centre provide a stylish setting for your celebration, featuring customisable layouts to accommodate your guest list comfortably as well as elegant tables and chairs, high-quality linens, napkins, and exquisite tableware, state-of-the-art sound systems, microphones, and projectors, experienced and courteous staff members, including servers, and bartenders, convenient on-site parking, wheelchair accessibility and accommodations to ensure all guests can participate in your joyous occasion, flexible venue rental hours to accommodate your schedule, including setup and breakdown times. The freedom to incorporate personalised touches and creative ideas to make the venue truly yours on your special day.

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Best Karaoke Bars Sydney

When your girlfriend announced she was getting married, did you want to scream from the rooftops? Squeal until everyone across Sydney knew? Keep on yelling until she truly understood just how excited you were for her? Well, you’ve got the answer for you – Karaoke.

We’ve organised our fair share of hen’s parties over the years. In fact, we’ve lost count of just how many there’s been – all we know is that it’s in the thousands. During that time of planning and executing unmissable events, we’ve learned a thing or two about what it takes to put on one heck of a hens celebration. While the perfect party looks different for every person, there is one fool-proof activity that will keep everyone happy – karaoke.

And when it comes to belting out a tune in front of a room packed with your nearest and dearest, you’re truly spoiled for choice in Sydney. The city is home to a stack of karaoke bars that are all waiting for you to come and bust a lung or break hearts on the private dance floor.

Beyond having a room, a sound system and a song list, there’s a certain special something that’s needed to take a mediocre karaoke bar to an absolutely sensational, stand-out one. In the name of your friend’s hen’s party, don’t be fooled if you think you’re settling for anything less than incredible.

To save you the hard yards of doing the research yourself, we’ve put together a handy guide that outlines the top 5 karaoke bars in Sydney. So if you’re looking for somewhere to sing your favourite tunes until you’re empty-lunged and sweaty-browed, you’ll want to read on.

Top 5 Karaoke Bars Sydney

Sydney Korean Karaoke

How does a night of free snacks and old-school karaoke in the heart of the city sound? If you’re anything like us, this joint is about to become one of your new favourites. Despite being located above George Street, this karaoke bar steers away from the usual glitz of the CBD and embraces a more minimalistic style. But so long as you’re a-okay to abandon high-tech devices for the night, you’re in for the trade.

The novelty of having to flip through an actual song book is kind of charming, as is the oversized Game Boy-style remote that’s wrapped in plastic with handwritten buttons to queue songs. If you’ve got a boisterous group celebrating the bride-to-be, you’ll fit right in because the sound system is loud, and the reverb is intense. Be sure to have a camera handy to capture the woman of the hour doing her thing.

Address – 636 – 638 George Street, Sydney

Lantern by Wagaya

Lantern by Wagaya is a relatively new addition to the Sydney karaoke scene, but where it lacks in history, it exceeds in sparkle. The rooms are like little mod capsules, all fitted with mirrored oval tables and a plush, light olive lounge setting. The tunes on offer all hit the mark, and a special mention should be made for the extensive number of Lady Gaga ballads and Rihanna numbers on offer.

This is also a great option if you’ve got some party-goers that aren’t too keen on the whole karaoke idea (we know, they don’t know what they’re missing out on!). You can order tequila shots and hot chips without even getting up from the lounge, or take your pick from the extensive Japanese menu on offer.

Address – 591 George St, Sydney

Dynasty Karaoke

Get the party together and make your way to Chinatown – the middle of Dixon Mall to be specific. Once you’re here you’ll find an unobtrusive door that leads to an elevator, where you’ll then be taken to a Blade Runner style Shanghai wine bar. It’s like a scene from a sci-fi film!

Once you’re inside, you’re in for a proper rager of a night! With one-way mirrors in the private rooms, touchscreen tabletop games and so many over the top statues, your senses will be in absolute overdrive! When you add in an uplifting group rendition of an old classic, it’s sure to be a night you’ll all remember for years to come.

Address – 1/63 Dixon St, Haymarket

Echo Point

Another popular destination for travellers and locals alike is Echo Point. Those that have been there will fondly describe its worn ‘80s aesthetic as careworn, like a favourite coat and we’d have to agree with them. Just like its welcoming style, the staff running the joint are just as friendly and keen to ensure you have the very best time!

The biggest selling point of Echo Point is undoubtedly its song list. The venue has Sydney’s greatest and largest range of tunes, hands down. They’re all keyboard backing tracks, which means you can adjust the pitch and tempo to suit as well. If your woman wants to prove she’s got what it takes, this is the place for her.

Address: Basement/262 Pitt Street, Sydney

K1 Karaoke Lounge

We couldn’t wrap up our top 5 picks without including K1 Karaoke Lounge. This collection of 18 rooms up a few grungy flights of stairs off Dixon Street offers big spaces, comfy lounge chairs and a super easy to use music system.

While the song selection is pretty good, it’s the sound system that really sets this place apart. You can have up to 4 microphones per room, and up to 40 people in your room too. There’s also a bar on site so you can make a toast to a special day right around the corner.

Address: Level 2/31/37 Dixon Street, Haymarket

After playing our part in hen’s parties across the globe, we’ve got plenty of tips and tricks up our sleeve to ensure you make the most of your time together and leave the bride to be feeling as special as she deserves to feel. Karaoke is just one of the many activities we can tee up for you. If you’d like to hear more about this option or get more information on how else we can help, reach out to the Wicked Hens Parties team today.

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Versatile Sydney Wedding Reception Venue

Whether you envision an intimate gathering in the romantic Terrazza, a grand affair in the luxurious Stella Ballroom, or anything in between, the dedicated team at Hudson Hotel & Events Centre will ensure that every detail is meticulously crafted to reflect your unique love story.

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How to Plan the Best Hen’s or Bucks Party

Hen’s and Buck’s parties are traditionally a time for the Bride and Groom to relax and have fun with their friends and family before the big day. Typically they are held separately, however some couples choose to combine their hen’s and buck’s celebrations. Often the Best Man and Maid of Honour are responsible for planning the hen’s or buck’s party, however it can be anyone close to the Bride and Groom. Activities at hen’s and buck’s parties can vary, but often include drinking, dancing, and games. Wedding NSW has complied a handy list of tips to help you plan the best hen’s or buck’s party in Sydney.

How to Plan a Hen’s or Buck’s Party

  1. Choose a date and location that works for the Bride/Groom and most of the guests.

  2. Create a budget and stick to it.

  3. Decide on the activities and entertainment for the party.

  4. Send out invitations and confirm RSVPs.

  5. Finalize the details of the party, such as food, drinks, and transportation.

  6. Be prepared for anything and enjoy the party!

Here are some additional tips

  • Consider the Bride’s/Groom’s interests and personality when planning the party.
  • Ask the Bride/Groom for their input on the activities and entertainment.
  • Don’t forget to include some activities that will allow the guests to bond and get to know each other better.
  • If you’re planning on going out, make sure to book a table at a bar or club in advance.
  • Be sure to have plenty of food and drinks on hand.
  • Be sure to have a plan B in case of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Hire a photographer to capture the memories of the party.
  • Send out thank-you cards to everyone who attended the party.
  • And most importantly, have fun!

Check out the amazing Hen’s and Buck’s party suppliers on Wedding NSW and start planning today!

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