Organising a function? Follow our 4 simple steps

So you need to organise a function but you’re not sure where to start? What’s the purpose of your function? Is it corporate in nature? You know, conference style with lots of people in suits? Or, something a little more on the social side – a birthday, cocktail party or basically a bit of fun with your family and friends?

Either way, The RUC at Barton or Turner can help you out.

We believe there are just four simple, yet critical steps to follow to organise a function. The best part, you really only need to focus completely on one of these four steps to get your party started, and we can work with you to take care of the rest!

The People

What’s a function without people? This really is the step you need to focus on the most. If you’re the function organiser you really need to concentrate on getting people to turn up. For a social function we recommend getting your invites out around six weeks prior, include an rsvp date and even consider a ‘save the date’ alert for special milestone birthdays like 21st and 40ths, engagement parties etc. If it’s a corporate function utilise your business channels to get the function in everyone’s calendars ahead of time.

The Food

People have gotta eat! We can help you out with all your culinary questions with options to suit the function style and your budget. Choose from a cocktail function with finger food, or a sit down meal – either from a buffet menu or day function menu .  We’ve got plenty of delicious food options for catering for your event.

The Drinks

A man is not a camel. Nor is a woman for that matter. And if you’re organising an event, you want to put drinks high on your list. Think about if you want to put a bar tab on, or stick with a set drinks package. The basic bar tab formula is generally draught beer, red and white wine, sparkling and soft drink. You can also add bottled beer and spirits for events as well. We won’t let your guests go thirsty.

The Music

Whether your guests are into ACDC or the Arctic Monkeys, Lady Gaga or Led Zeppelin, the Top 40 or the 1940s, music is another great party starter for your social events. Just decide if you would like to use our RUC touch screen video jukebox, your own DJ, own band or other music. Too easy!

And of course there’s the venue. Check out what The RUC at Barton or Turner can offer for your next corporate functions, business events, parties and social functions. Contact us with your function enquiry today, or contact the RUC Functions Managers, Alyson Juric and Nikki Blake on 02 6273 1613 or email

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