Private Event Services



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venue & location scouting

Form Over Function can help you track down the perfect location for your celebration – or make your home the place to be.
With an extensive knowledge of venues and places that can be transformed to provide the perfect party space, Form Over Function can guide you to locations that provide all you are looking for.
And when the location involves creating the venue from scratch? Or the space needs to be transformed? Form Over Function can take care of as much or as little of what you need on the day, with an eye for the details that matter.
Form Over Function has helped our clients celebrate milestone birthdays, christenings, new jobs, the end of school, engagements, new homes – and some who simply said ‘Who needs an excuse for a party?’.

To visit some of the spaces and venues we have located and styled, click here.

So see some of the styling we have created for private parties, events and celebrations, visit our new private event blog here.

party styling & event hire

Form Over Function owns an exquisite, fun and unique styling hire range designed to provide clients with an extensive array of party possibilities.

The range covers the necessities – such as dinnerware and glassware – but also the special touches – from decor to furniture – that transform the way a space looks, and allows you to celebrate your own sense of style. It’s your party after all.

And if we don’t have exactly what you are looking for? Form Over Function is constantly sourcing new products for its clients, providing an ever expanding range. And we’ll be happy to discuss the option of custom-designing for you.

Unlike many hire companies, Form Over Function is also happy to organise to transport our styling hire range to wherever in Australia your party is happening.

Our styling hire range has made it safely to celebrations in places as diverse as Tenterfield, Wagga Wagga, Hayman Island, Auckland, New Zealand, Nowra, Burleigh Heads, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.

To contact us to discuss the possibilities click here.

To get an overview of the Form Over Function styling hire range for private parties, events and celebrations  click here.

event design + styling + management

Form Over Function prides itself on delivering our clients personal, one off event designs that guarantee your celebration is truly custom-made for you.

This service allows clients to choose the areas of the celebration they need help with, and turn to us to take care of it for them. Some clients engage us to take care of everything from start to finish. Others might engage us to take care of the styling and invites that make your party irresistible from the start. Others might seek our assistance with finding the perfect band, or flair bar tenders to create the perfect cocktail, served not only with a twist, but fire. The list of possibilities is endless.

At Form Over Function we believe every celebration deserves to be unique, and so is our service.

We have extensive experience, contacts and in-house talents to ensure that we not only meet your expectations, but exceed them every step of the way.

Form Over Function services include setting up marquees, transforming & styling venues, catering, food & wine matching, tailor-made props & special effects, lighting, entertainment (from musical to theatrical, vocal to visual), floral design, irresistible invitations and cakes that taste as good as they look.

Some of the ways we have taken care of our clients include:-

  • Turning a Greenwich waterfront lawn into a nightclub with a distinct inner city feel – from celebrity dj, to fire twirling cocktail waiters, a menu to please the young and not so young, a marquee covered dance floor, and ottoman filled chill out zones under the stars, Form Over Function did it all with a month’s notice.
  • A fortieth birthday featuring surprises for the guests at every turn. It began as the expected cocktails and canapes by the pool, but as the sun went down, gorgeous showgirl dancers in magnificent costumes appeared down the steps leading from the home, and when the guests made their way back to the house, a casino night unfolded before their eyes, as did a chic cocktail nightclub that saw the guests dancing almost until dawn.
  • a fiftieth birthday party in a private home with a dress code of “what did you want to be when you grew up”. Jelly shots in medicine glasses served by waiters dressed as doctors and nurses and kiddie menu with a grown up twist to match.

Read about why our clients love the private events and celebrations we’ve created for them here.