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HOW TO DECIDE ON A STYLING THEME FOR YOUR EVENT

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At the beginning of planning? Halfway through and feeling a bit lost? Not sure what you’d put down on paper as ‘your style’?

If you’re not drawn to one particular style or vibe, but like the elements of several, combine the things you like. Eclectic is personal and personal is the best. Nothing like a unique setting or event for that matter.

Kick things off by asking yourself a few questions to start:

- Where’s your event going to be held? Left Bank Melbourne!

- What month of the year will your event be? Summer? Autumn?

- What sort of mood are you going for? Light and fun? Colourful and loud?

These will help you get a gauge on what you might be after. 

CHOOSING YOUR VENUE

As Melbourne’s most exciting cocktail bar and dining destination with uninterrupted views of the Yarra and city skyline, situated on Southbank near Crown Melbourne, there is no other choice. Discover Left Bank’s spectacular views, superb menus and world-class cocktails.

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Unique to Melbourne’s Southbank precinct, Left Bank offers a diversity of choice with a thoughtful and fresh approach to planning your next function or event.

With a multitude of customisable function rooms, we can accommodate events of all sizes and styles. It doesn’t matter if you’re joining us for a birthday, anniversary, hens party or corporate function, our events team will work closely with you to design a unique, unforgettable experience.  

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SURROUNDINGS

For a private event start just by taking a look around your house and noticing what’s going on within the space you live (is it bright and colourful? Are there a lot of natural materials? Is it minimal and contemporary? Somewhat bohemian? Full of different textures?) can give you a bit of direction as to how you want your event to look.

For a corporate event look at the company colours this is the easiest way to theme an event but has also been done 100 times before so take it up a notch and look at the values of the company. Is the company a fun workplace, does it value team work and collaboration? This can easily be relayed into an entertaining sharing style feast event! 

GATHER AND SAVE YOUR INSPO

To get into the nitty-gritty of what you want and what you definitely don’t want, spend some time flicking through Instagram pages you like (shameless plug of ours here), magazines, books, blogs, real event features, Pinterest or a simple Google search (but warning, there might be a few doozies if you go down that route – it’s the big wide web after all).

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PICK YOUR PALETTE

This is one of the most unifying factors you can have throughout your entire event. From your table decor to flowers, a colour palette can really bring the whole vibe together. The easiest way to decide? Hone in one main colour and support that with a couple of other shades that compliment. Make sure you put them side by side to see if it’s what you’re after and if they work together. Pinterest could be your best friend here too and if you want to match Left Bank Melbourne just have a look at our colour palette of gold, blue and pink!

ENGAGE A PROFESSIONAL

If you’re still scratching your head after reading this and just have absolutely no idea on what you really like then we suggest engaging a professional stylist!

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