The Living Room
We have such a beautiful city with its unique skyline and views, so why wouldn’t you want to host an epic party at an urban inner city venue such as The Living Room? This beautifully designed space makes for the perfect backdrop if you’re looking to host a rooftop party. You can either dress it up however you wish or add your own personal touch to their boho urban eco style space. They’re open to all kinds of events including weddings, product launches, corporate functions and of course, big birthday celebrations! They also have catering partners that can assist with all your catering needs and a fully stocked bar with some of the best cocktails in the city.
This is one of the most exclusive rooftop venues in the city, so if you’re looking for a VIP feel for your big birthday celebration, this is a great option! Just image heading up to the highest point in Braamfontein – the 22nd floor of the South Point Towers, seeing 360-degree panoramic views of the twinkling Jozi skyline by night from the floor-to-ceiling windows, sipping on signature cocktails from the state-of-the-art cocktail bar and partying the night away. This is the ultimate address for any celebration or event. They’re happy to host exclusive corporate and private events and also offer catering. This is a venue you need to see for yourself – it’s a stunner!
Details: 011 403 1833 | www.randlords.co.za | 22nd Floor, South Point Towers, 41 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Elevate Rooftop Venue
Another chic and versatile rooftop venue on our radar is the Elevate Rooftop Venue (how apt is that name?). Just a 10-minute drive from Sandton, this venue offers a spectacular setting for your festivities. They host an array of events, from corporate functions and product launches to 21sts, bachelor and bachelorette parties, weddings and more. They even cater for smaller events, so capacity isn’t an issue. They also feature a 360-degree view of the City of Gold.
Shepstone Gardens is just absolutely breathtaking – especially for weddings and birthdays! Hiring this venue doesn’t come cheap but is completely worth it for a special occasion, milestone birthday party, Bar mitzvah/Bat mitzvah, family reunion, engagement party – basically anything. Whether it’s formal or casual, they’ll be more than happy to cater to your needs. It’s such a magical setting, you’ll certainly not want to miss viewing this one.
The Urban Tree
We could’ve fit this one in the rooftop venue section, but the setting is so elegant, extraordinary and stylish that we just had to list it as “classy”. This venue is a third-floor roof garden on the very edge of Sandton, which overlooks the forest-like upmarket suburbs of Strathavon and Morningside. It is truly an industrial and architectural gem. You can take your pick from hosting an open-air roof party or planning something inside with the venue’s luxurious interior. This venue is VERY exclusive, so make sure you book a site visit to see exactly how extraordinary it is.
The Galleria is the perfect place to host any special occasion, whether it’s big or small, formal or casual. When it comes to hosting parties, they have three different settings: the Rooftop Terrace (another one to add to the rooftop venues section), the Mezzanine Level (first floor) and the main event space if you’re looking to go big! It also features breathtaking views of the Sandton skyline and incredible design and infrastructure that’ll frame your special event beautifully. The Galleria spaces are fully equipped with cutting-edge production facilities and a full range of technical, décor and catering services.
A Blank Canvas
The Park, House of Events on 7
For an elegant blank space to decorate and make your own, The Park, House of Events on 7 is a lovely option. Not only is it ideally situated (basically central to everything), but it’s modern wooden floors, majestic soaring ceiling and large windows and open studio space also allow you to let your imagination and creativity run wild. They cater for many different types of events including weddings, fashion shows, Bar Mitzvahs/Bat mitzvahs, expos and more. So, if you’re looking to go big, be sure to check out this space.
LevelThree Premium Venue in Kramerville has everything you need to pull off an epic birthday bash. Firstly, this place is a blank canvas, so you can get as creative as you’d like. Secondly, it has a number of services available including bartending, catering, sound and lighting as well as decor hire. And thirdly, there’s a rooftop deck upstairs which wraps around the entire building, offering a full view of the Joburg and Sandton skyline. We have been to this venue a few times for events, and all agree that it’s versatile and beautiful.
Any other venues you can recommend? Comment below with the details!