Planning a Function in Melbourne and looking for venues, halls or rooms to hire? [FM’S] Editors have been busy compiling a list of great places & secret spaces. Many you will never have thought of!
Hophaus Bier Bar Grill is Southbank’s cosmopolitan reinvention of the great Bavarian Bier Halls perched above the banks of the Yarra River. At Hophaus, Munich meets Melbourne with a deco-dining hall offering north-facing waterfront views of the water, Flinders Street Stations and Melbourne CBD.The space within the venue range from internal dining rooms to sheltered terrace landings, making it suitable for larger capacity functions including corporate events, cocktail parties, birthdays, engagements and Christmas functions.The food packages highlight the freshest and best cuisine from the land of Munich in combination with the culinary team’s signature styles. Guests can enjoy a selection of classic Bavarian favourites with contemporary Melbourne flair unique to this reinvented European Beer Hall.Hophaus is a friendly and exciting venue all about beer and enjoyment.Set on Level 1 of the Southgate’s Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, it’s an easy walk from the CBD, Federation Square or Crown Casino.
Paladarr Thai Issan serves Thai cuisine utilising the freshest ingredients. The restaurant doesn’t fall into the trap other Asian restaurants did: No unnecessary gimmicks. The food is solid and authentic Thai, featuring stir-fries, soups, curries, salads and soups. The décor is contemporary—the dark furnishings and warm fireplace lending a relaxed ambience to Paladarr.
With its grand ornate gates keeping guard, it’s hard to not be intrigued by the secrets that lie on the other side. The fit out of the venue instantly woo’s you with its eclectic treasures adorning walls and shelves alike.
Hues of deep red, wooden floorboards, and curious animals makes this place feel like you’re a world away from home – perfect for the European inspired menu. Mind you this is all at entrance level.
It’s downstairs where the real fun is to be had. Hidden below, is the cellar bar known as Fall From Grace. Complete with chandeliers that could rival that of the Queen. The drinks list is impressively filled to the brim with all the classics and some for the curious drinkers. Plus Chef's all-night grazing menu will keep those tummy rumblings at bay
Find yourself charmed to say the least.
All Smiles is a new and contemporary venue located at New Quay Promenade in the heart of the Docklands precinct. Perched over the water’s edge of the landmark building, the venue boasts elevated views of the CBD and Victoria Harbour so guests can enjoy the Harbour’s activity and watch as the city lights up at night.All Smiles specialises in cocktail receptions to provide a more social environment for your wedding day or corporate event. The Function venue can accommodate up to 200 guests, with numerous lounges and an excess of 100 seats to ensure that everyone is comfortable throughout the function. The food menus are designed to appeal to a broad cross-selection of people and created using top-quality ingredients.
Aangan is a fully licensed and B.Y.O. (wine only) restaurant which can accommodate up to 160 people. 80 inside the restaurant and 80 in beer garden.All the elements of a memorable dining experience come together at Aangan; authentic food and attentive service, served in a relaxed family atmosphere. Our restaurant provides a mixture of modern and traditional regional Indian food, culture and experiences for our customers. Each delicious meal - prepared with pride and served with care - is of the highest quality and yet very reasonably priced.We invite you to come along and experience a culinary journey through India with us for your next meal!!
Founded in 2003, Mofo Lounge and Morocco Lounge are two unique and specially themed venues located on the 1st floor and ground floor of Greville St Prahran.We specialize in functions – it’s what we do and what we do best. We have been hosting functions for over 10 years and we know our stuff when it comes to throwing a party that will definitely leave a lasting impression on your guests long after your function has concluded, ensuring your friends, family & work colleagues will always remember your occasion for all the right reasons.Available to hire 7 days a week.Mofo Lounge – Ground Floor – Capacity 15 – 35 guests cocktailSmall enough so you don’t feel lost in the room, yet large enough to mingle and lounge around. Mofo lounge is the perfect intimate venue for smaller groups who want an entire bar and function space for their private use. With large windows that open onto the street, Moroccan inspired décor, low lighting, comfy daybeds make it for hens parties and small gatherings.(Mofo Lounge also opens as a public bar for drinks, light meals and shisha on Thursday evenings from 5.30pm – late and on Friday and Saturday evenings when not booked for a private function. To check opening hours call 0419 902 920.)Morocco Lounge – First Floor – Capacity 60 – 114 guests cocktailA stunning events space adorned in rich Arabesque tapestries, large ornate mirrors and antique lanterns from Morocco which dapple the walls with intricate patterns. Large luxurious daybeds, a private bar and private dance floor make this an impressive setting for any special event. What makes us unique:- Our high level of service & attention to detail- The distinctive decor & ambience of the venue- The experience of our staff, managers & event coordinators (We have hosted over 2,000 functions & events)- You will have the ENTIRE venue and all its facilities available for your exclusive and private use- The location of our venue, just 100m from Chapel St and the local nightlife & public transport- Dedicated Event Manager to assist you with all your planning and organizationOur Guarantee:- You will never be double booked or lose your function date once your deposit is paid- You will always receive everything you ordered if booked in advance- You will have a dedicated function manager to organize and manage your event- You will have exclusive use of the entire venue for the duration of your event.Options:- Photos, Presentations & DVDS: Choose to have a slide show or play a DVD to highlight your memories or add to the theme.- Music: Provide your own iPod, or DJ. Alternatively, we can arrange this for you.- Food: Select from individual food items or discounted food packages based on your budget and guest numbers.- Bar: Select from bar tab options and beverage packages customized to match your budget and numbers. “We do not enforce mandatory bar tabs, your guests are welcome to pay for their own drinks and this will still contribute to your minimum spend.”Additional Services: (Enquire for cost)- Belly Dancers: Exotic belly dancers to add that extra special touch to your evening.- Tarot Readers, Palm Readers & Henna Artists: All fantastic additions to any function and experts in their talent.- Shisha Pipes: A variety of flavored shisha pipes to complete your Moroccan experience, ranging from apple, strawberry, mint, grape and many others.Lolly Buffet: Graze throughout the event and take home bags provided make for a perfect party favour.To enquire please call or email our dedicated functions manager Caitlyn Wright.
Cocktails and tacos make a perfect match at this buzzing Bridge Road eatery, where you’ll find seasonal cocktail creations to team with all your favourite Mexican fare. The kitchen turns out a range of tasty tacos and share food, they’re open until late every weekend and the alfresco seating is the ideal place to spend those balmy summer evenings. Be sure to take advantage of their $3 Taco Tuesday.
Pilgrim is an intimate waterfront venue that engages an authentic community through its boutique range of Australian wines and spirits and intuitive approach to salt and fat ‘drinking food’.Situated on Federation Wharf, right on the waters edge, Pilgrim is the ultimate place to relax in comfort, just a short walk from Federation Square.FUNCTIONSPilgrim’s unique location allows you to hold a private function on the banks of the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. The venue is conveniently located on the waterfront below Federation Square.
Located in the heart of East Melbourne, Geppetto Trattoria serves up simple, rustic dishes with a particular focus on pasta, seafood, and slow-cooked meals.Conveniently located across the road from the MCG and the Melbourne Sporting and Entertainment Precinct, Geppetto Trattoria is the perfect place for a pre-match or pre-concert meal.In 1981, Nino Cea opened Geppetto Trattoria with the vision to create an unpretentious eatery that focused on Italian home-style cooking. This idea was inspired by those eateries found in his hometown region of Puglia in Italy.With his son Adriano, the tradition continues.Functions and Private DiningGeppetto Trattoria has a variety of seating and catering options for your next function.Choose from dining upstairs for a maximum of 35 people; or downstairs for a maximum of 44 people
twotonmax is a sensitively transformed, beautifully detailed industrial warehouse located in North Melbourne. Hidden behind an anonymous street front, it is a blank canvas you can quickly and easily transform. This is a rare opportunity to create a unique event, with your own choice of caterer and limitless options for decorating and furnishing the room. The venue's stunning burnished concrete floor, neutral white walls and discrete lighting are easily enhanced with additional fixtures as required. An oversize marble service bar is coupled with a commercial kitchen, sparkling bathrooms, air conditioning and other facilities, all well integrated into the venue. The vintage overhead crane (two ton max capacity) can be called into duty should it be required. Direct street access means cars and trucks can be driven directly into the space, and means that moving furniture and equipment is easy and quick. Ample rigging points and flexible electrical layout make it an easy room to quickly and effectively tailor. The venue offers you the opportunity to create a unique event in the style you choose.Capacity:200 people seated300 people standing Venue Features:- Polished concrete floor- Private outdoor garden/smokers' area- Direct street access via secure gated pedestrian entry- Internal height in excess of 4.5m- Marble service bar 3.6m x 1.0m- Filtered natural light via skylights throughout the spaceAmenities:- Heating and A/C- Male and female toilets and separate staff facilities- Commercial kitchen, back-of-house area- Separate outdoor area for additional cooking/refuse store/staff egress Audio/visual:- Integrated stereo with Ipod cradle, cordless mic- Permanent video projector- 3 phase power up to 32 amps- Security system- Pre-wired circuitry for additional lighting as required.
Located at 209 Camberwell Road opposite the Rivoli theatre and just metres from the camberwell junction. Fiorelli has been operating since 1991. The philosophy at Fiorelli is simple - great food and excellent service in a relaxed and friendly environment.
After our million dollar renovation you will find 3 levels of opulence at The Meat & Wine Co, Southbank. Located at the popular Freshwater Place precinct overlooking Queensbridge Square, the Yarra River and the City skyline we offer you a blend of new & rustic design elements, from the feature concrete cladding, the warmth of solid timbers, to viewing into the past with detailed metal claddings & touching on the African heritage with patterns, textures & artefacts.The impressive open kitchen adds a sense of theatre to the dining experience with dining in the private dining rooms offering contrasting styles from warmth to spectacular. With multiple areas to choose from we can cater to any kind of event style.
The Royal Melbourne Hotel is one of Melbourne's most-unique dining and function venues.On the former site of Melbourne's City West Police Station, RMH incorporates historical features & modern architecture to culminate in one of Melbourne's most iconic venues. Equipped with 5 unique function rooms - including an impressive glass-enclosed Atrium, heritage-listed bluestone cellblock, and an all-weather heated courtyard bar, RMH is the perfect venue for all occasions. RMH can accommodate bookings & functions of all sizes including Christmas/ EOFY parties, birthdays, trivia and corporate events, weddings, conferences, award nights, product launches, networking, uni nights and more...Flexible function packages and an intrinsic understanding of clients needs have formed many long-term working relationships with clientele and make booking your next event a breeze. Conveniently located within minutes from Etihad Stadium & Southern Cross Station, RMH is ideal for all corporate and social functions and events.
Pure South is a Modern Australian restaurant and private dining room located in Southbank's, Southgate Shopping Precinct perched on the banks of Melbourne's Yarra River. Pure South’s concept was born from the realization that, arguably, the very finest and healthiest produce on earth can be sourced from Tasmania and its Bass Strait islands. Pure South features some of Australia’s best seafood and steak on the menu and also tips its hat to much more fabulous produce from the apple isle!The Private Dining Room at Pure South offers one of the most elegant and sophisticated dining experiences on the Yarra.Up to 22 guests can enjoy this space whether it be a corporate dinner function or a formal dinner party, we can ensure your guests experience the best produce the Bass Strait has to offer as well as superior service. Unobstructed, hip to ceiling windows surround the room, exposing guests to clear views of both the city and river.
Situated over the water at New Quay, Docklands, Berth offers floor to ceiling windows that captures the spectacular city views as well as Etihad Stadium and bay views beyond the Bolte Bridge.Berth is a multi-purpose venue that spans over two levels. Downstairs offers three open dining areas and an outdoor decking. Whilst upstairs (The View Room) offers a dining area, bar/lounge and balcony which can all be independently booked for small and large functions.
Situated in the heart of Camberwell’s Burke Road shopping precinct, with a designer fit out by renown Melbourne designer, Eades and Bergman (think Kong and Hawker Hall) and headed by Camberwell’s most awarded chef, Juno and May has all the (fresh) ingredients to impress the most discerning of diners. The restaurant offers casual dining along with two separate private dining rooms each with their own unique atmosphere. Juno and May has a contemporary menu with influences from Europe and Asia.FUNCTIONSJuno and May has the perfect upstairs function space, known as "The Stalls", including your own private bar. The Stalls' contemporary look was designed by renowned Melbourne designer, Samantha Eades, and will impress your guests. The Stalls overlooks the restaurant below through steel framed floor to ceiling windows which can be open or closed for a more intimate gathering. Juno and May can tailor a function menu to suit your special event.
At a staggering 300 metres above sea level, situated at the top of the striking Eureka Tower, Eureka 89 is Melbourne's most spectacular boutique event & dining space.Combining sleek design with glorious views spanning 360 degrees across Melbourne, this state-of- the-art venue boasts a stylish food and beverage offering, with professional yet friendly service.Catering for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, cocktail parties, weddings, conferences, product launches and media events, Eureka 89 executes events of the highest standard.Ideally located adjacent to the Yarra River on Southbank, Eureka 89 is a short walk from Melbourne's conferencing facilities.Whether you are planning a glamorous cocktail event for 400 or an intimate dinner for 20, Eureka 89's experienced Event Managers are happy to tailor make food and beverage packages to suit your individual needs and ensure your event is an unforgettable success.Eureka 89 degustation dining Eureka 89 is also available for dining selected Tuesday to Saturday evenings offering a five or seven course degustation menu. Seating is available for tables of two through to larger groups of up to 24, perfect for a business dinner or special occasion. Bookings are open from four weeks in advance, reservation and prepayment essential.
Only minutes from the CBD, the stylish and elegant Church364 is one of Melbourne’s hidden secrets. This stunning venue has recently undergone significant renovations, securing its position in the upper echelon of Melbourne’s top wedding, conference and party venues.Church364 is far from your typical function venue. Modern glamour meets old world charm in this double storey mansion featuring fireplaces, marble bars, polished timber floorboards and contemporary décor.This flexible space can accommodate anywhere from 10 - 250 guests for weddings, private dinners, conferences, corporate dinners, cocktail parties and breakfast meetings.
Starting out as a hip café All Smiles Ringwood East has evolved into a super modern, exciting function venue that is ideal for any celebration. Providing a great party atmosphere, birthdays and engagements are ever popular.At All Smiles Ringwood East we aim to provide a fabulous environment for you, your closest friends and family to enjoy incredible food, an amazing venue and outstanding service. The perfect place for a birthday party, Christmas party or engagement celebration.
Hidden in a private backstreet of Cremorne; a district rich in creativity and design is a uniquely converted warehouse sublime in its transformation with vast possibilities for all styles of events – both corporate and private.The discovery alone is as impressive as the venue’s distinctive emerald concrete floor and elongated stone bar which is warmed by the enormous floating pendant lights streaming from the exposed industrial ceiling above.An internal fireplace invites you to enter into a separate private lounge awakened with the glow of candlelight and the comfort of soft furnishings.The custom built entertainment booth allows all hired DJ’s and audio directors to penetrate the space with perfect sound and visual display onto the giant electronic projection screen and surrounding surfaces.Your event can flow externally onto the large private deck fitted with sound, lighting and complete exclusivity where transformation can continue to suit the nature of the event.Private unrestricted parking extends along the entire road on weekends and after business hours with direct street access allowing for easy bump in/out and for guests requiring a level plane for entry to the venue.Liexu Coffee Roomieux Coffee Room is the secret hidden coffee spot to grace Cremorne’s breakfast and lunch traffic. They have only two words in mind – ‘quality’ and ‘quick’. Offering quality coffee from boutique roaster’s Coffee Supreme, cakes you cannot go past from Little Bertha, accompanied with produce from the infamous bakery ‘Noisette’ their petite menu is aimed to get to you quick, quick, quick!Trading Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am – 3:00pm
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