Unique Engagement Party Ideas

The engagement party is typically hosted shortly after someone has popped the question. Like the wedding reception, it’s a time for toasting to the happy couple with their closest friends and family. If you want to branch out from the traditional engagement party at a restaurant or bar, here are some non-traditional engagement party ideas that will make your celebration more unique.

Food and wine matching

For all you foodies out there this might be your cup of tea! If you want to keep your engagement party intimate, low key and not to mention delicious - a food and wine matching event is a must! Either sign up to an event, organise with a venue or have the chef come out to your home. This is an evening you and your tastebuds won’t forget in a hurry!


Do you want a big blow out celebration filled with dancing, drinking and more? Spend the weekend away Glamping, where your party will have the serenity of the outdoors but with the luxuries of a hotel. If you want to party on into the evening around a campfire, under the moon without any lockout restrictions, this is a magical weekend away for you and your guests.


If you have a great sized home or backyard, why spend money hiring a venue? Decorate your home exactly as you’d like it with canapé options that aren’t restricted to the catering menu. Hosting your engagement party at your home can be a great money saver and give you the flexibility on time, food and decorations you desire.

Brunch or Picnic

For something low cost, and low key, a backyard celebration or picnic is a great choice. Keep things casual by hosting the event in a park or organise a champagne brunch to celebrate with your nearest and dearest. Weddings can be rather costly, so this is a great option for couples who want to celebrate but on a budget.

Surprise Wedding

If you don’t want the fuss of having to organise two celebrations, why not combine them into one? Stress to your guests the importance of coming to your engagement party then throw a curve ball in half way through the party by announcing you’ve decided to tie the knot then and there. Make sure to have your Perth wedding DJ on hand to key the music correctly. This is sure to be one engagement party your guests will not forget in a hurry!

Tessa Dempster