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 inner-city venue such as The Living Room? This stunningly designed space makes for the perfect backdrop if you’re looking to host a rooftop party. You can dress it up however you wish and add your 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.
Randlords is one of the most exclusive rooftop venues in the city, so if you want 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 through floor-to-ceiling windows, sipping on signature cocktails and partying the night away. This is the ultimate address for any celebration or event. They’re happy to host exclusive private and corporate events and also offer catering. This is a venue you need to see for yourself — it’s a stunner!
Elevate Rooftop Venue
Another stylish 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 is a spectacular setting for your festivities with a 360-degree view of the City of Gold. They host a range of events from corporate functions and product launches to 21sts, bachelor and bachelorette parties, weddings and more. They also cater for smaller events.
Shepstone Gardens is a fairytale venue. The historical Herbert Baker main house is surrounded by beautiful gardens with massive trees and it is perfect for all kinds of celebrations from birthdays to engagements, weddings and much more. Hiring this venue doesn’t come cheap but it is worth it for a milestone birthday party. Whether you’ve got a formal or casual celebration in mind, they’ll tailor-make a package for you.
The Urban Tree
We could’ve slotted this one into the rooftop venue section, but the setting is so elegant and extraordinary that we just had to list it as ‘classy’. UrbanTREE is a third-floor roof garden on the very edge of Sandton, overlooking the treed, upmarket suburbs of Strathavon and Morningside. It is an industrial and architectural gem. Take your pick from hosting an open-air roof party to celebrating in the luxurious interior. This venue is VERY exclusive, so 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 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! The Galleria features breathtaking views of the Sandton skyline and incredible design and infrastructure that’ll frame your special event beautifully. The spaces are fully equipped and offer a full range of technical, production decor 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. Located in the former Imax Theatre and next to the Hyde Park Southern Sun Hotel, you couldn’t get more centrally situated. The modern wooden floors, high ceilings, large windows and open studio space allow you to let your imagination and creativity run wild. They host different types of events and have their own, top-notch suppliers so if you’re looking to go big on your birthday, 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 skylines. We have been here several times for events, and we all agree that it’s a versatile and beautiful space.
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