Best Entertainment Venue

This category recognises excellence in a venue that offers patron a mix of entertainment options. Entertainment may take the form of DJ, live band, pool tables, arcade machines, karaoke, comedy, open mic.  However, please note that the majority of points in this category are awarded to live music performances.

Please note: Finalists will be judged solely on an anonymous site visit conducted between February and July. To assist with judging venues should state on which night/s entertainment is provided and the name of the room/area to be judged. Judges will base their assessment on a range of areas including, but not exclusive to, the following:

General Criteria

  • Venue ambience, décor and lighting
  • Cleanliness of premises
  • Staff friendliness and courteous
  • Knowledge of Responsible Serving of Alcohol
  • Appropriate and efficient
  • Outstanding presentation & customer service
  • Knowledge of performers
  • Telephone technique
  • Quality of lighting, sound, stage and dance floor facilities
  • Provides local and/or overseas live entertainment on a regular basis throughout the year
  • Supports artists performing original material
  • Variety and amount of entertainment on offer
  • In-house promotions
  • Effective website
  • Social Media presence

Entertainment Venue Specifics

  • Availability of live entertainment 
  • Promotion and marketing 
  • Event staging 
  • Lighting and ambience 
  • Quality of entertainment

Award Categories: 

The entry fee required to nominate into the AHA National Awards for Excellence is $330 per category.

Please be aware that payment for your nomination is due within 14 days of receiving the invoice.

AHA National Award categories include: