Are you planning a Function and looking for unique venues, spaces, halls or rooms to hire in Melbourne? [FM’S] Editors have been busy compiling a list of great places & secret spaces. Many you will never have thought of!
With a prime city position at the top end of prestigious Collins Street, an exquisite Sofitel Melbourne On Collins immediately impresses through subtle luxuries, sophisticated elegance and a distinction for the finest service.
If it’s elegance and informal fine dining that you’re after then Syracuse has the perfect dining experience waiting for you.Syracuse offers European and International inspired cuisine in a grand and impressive 19th Century atmosphere, tucked away in one of Melbourne’s picturesque, laneways; Bank Place.Let all your senses be indulged as we take you on a flavour-rich journey. Syracuse has dining spaces to suit every occasion from cozy, romantic intimate evenings, to long business lunches and after work and pre-dinner drinks.Syracuse prides itself on sourcing only the best Victorian seasonal produce delivered fresh daily. Our cuisine bursts with flavour so the hardest part is deciding what to choose.
The Metropolitan Hotel on William Street is a contemporary pub offering a modern Australian menu, pub classics and wood fired pizza, craft beer & private functions in the heart of the city.The hotel's renovated interior meets a contemporary sharing menu for a dining experience worthy of its 160-year history.Twelve beers on tap. Curated wine and spirits. Proud Mary Coffee and Aunty Peg's pastries. Groups from 10- 300. Whether you're stopping by for thier express $18 lunch menu or enjoying a leisurely after-work session, the Metropolitan Hotel is bound to be your new 'old favourite.' Group bookings and pre-ordering are their specialty!The level one function room has been stylishly designed to offer an elegant contemporary feel and a great first impression. Finished with an open fireplace, elegant lighting, an informal seating area and a fully serviceable bar area that makes it the perfect space for a private function in the CBD,This flexible space can be arranged to suit any style of event from formal cocktail parties for corporate events, Christmas parties, barmitzvah’s or engagement celebrations to more casual gatherings for 21st birthdays and more, It also lends itself perfectly to private sit down dinners, annual general meetings, trivia nights and business meetings where guests can choose from a range of floor plans to suit their unique needs,With Flagstaff station 50 metres away, the 55 tram on the doorstep and ample on and off street parking, transport to and from the venue is convenient. Interstate visitors, or those looking for an extra special night will find themselves spoilt for choice with the many accommodation options in close proximity.Facilities Include:Data Projector & ScreenWireless MicrophoneLecternWhiteboard and Flip ChartSpecial Occasion Lighting Theming Service
The City of Melbourne has various facilities to hire for community and commercial use. These venues are suitable for a variety of different events, including workshops and meetings, classes, family gatherings and performances.
Mr McCracken is the newest restaurant and bar to hit the dynamic Essendon Fields. This now iconic Essendon Pub opened in late 2017, it combines all the best in music, fit-out, food and service into a great Essendon function and event venue as well as an outstanding restaurant and bar located at the Essendon Airport in the Essendon Fields precinct. Mr McCracken is a great hotel near Melbourne Airport and services Essendon and inner northern Melbourne. It is next-door to the Hyatt Hotel in Essendon and provides meals for Hotel Guests. Many travelers to Melbourne visit Mr McCracken. If you are looking for a great bar and restaurant with the perfect location to relax, refuel and be entertained – this venue is for you. Already acclaimed as one of Essendon’s best restaurants & bars, Mr McCracken is the perfect choice for an express lunch or an outstanding dinner and drinks. If you’re looking for the next level in Essendon Gastro Pub experience, or just a casual drink, snack or catch up with friends, Mr McCracken exceeds your expectation. The food is fabulous. Positioned a stone’s throw from the Melbourne International airport, live music (check the website), outstanding food and open every day, visit Mr McCracken Essendon Airport.
Located within Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, No35 is an elegant dining destination designed with rich timbers, vibrant tones, contemporary artworks and breathtaking views of Melbourne. The restaurant serves modern cuisine using fresh local ingredients matched with attentive service and an outstanding wine selection.
Recently redeveloped & launched into the Melbourne market, this exquisite ballroom will lure you with its European charm & transcend all of your expectations. Take a moment to browse our package options below & do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Home to thousands of aquatic animals, the must-see Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is an entertaining and educational experience with four exciting worlds to discover. With several areas to choose from the aquarium is able to accommodate a wide range of special occasions, from the small and intimate to the large and extravagant - all delivered with our trademark creative flair and highly personalised service.Whether it's a corporate cocktail party, an office Christmas celebration, a birthday, a wedding - or any type of occasion whatsoever - our experienced team will guarantee to make it an evening to remember for you and your guests.
Reminiscent of old world Europe, The European mines the traditions of rural France, Italy and Spain.7.30 to late, breakfast to dinner, 7 days a week, The European serves honest, simple food, sourcing only the best produce from Australia and Europe. This institution is a must visit, even if it’s just for one of this city's finest coffees.
The city’s most vibrant boutique hotel located in the CBD within metres of Queen Victoria Markets. Superbly positioned on Elizabeth Street, Jasper Hotel has all of the city's transport, shopping, sporting and cultural facilities on its doorstep. It is also in close proximity to other important landmarks including Royal Children’s and the Women’s hospitals, University and RMIT. We offer contemporary 4 star accommodation designed for the business and leisure traveller.Jasper Hotel reflects the distinctive characteristics of the city with a focus on colour and design. We have 90 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, contemporary dining options in Jasper Kitchen and extensive corporate and meeting facilities.Positioned in the heart of city, the Jasper Hotel offers a range of versatile meeting rooms accommodating from 10 to 640 delegates. Through a range of customised business event packages and personalised services, the centre offers a flexible approach to all of your needs and the experienced staff will ensure that your corporate event is tailored to your requirements.It’s truly unique style, form and function allow you to get down to business in this spacious, multi-functional Corporate Function & Events Centre.The expansive function hall has its own pre-event foyer. This impressive space seats up to 350 people theatre style, ideal for seminars, conventions, product launches, gala dinners and weddings.Exclusive use option with a plenary hall for 350 people plus 9 other rooms and areas for breakout workshops, exhibitions, trade displays and other uses make this centre the ideal venue.Features Include:10 multi-functional, pillar-less meeting rooms with exceptional breakout spacesResidential and day packages are availableExperienced and dedicated staffNumerous function menus: breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktail style.Menu’s can be tailored for your event. Nothing is impossible!Complete range of state-of-the-art audio visual equipment availableAffordable, high speed wireless internet is accessible.
Riverland is the original waterfront icon in Melbourne where you can escape the daily grind in our urban beer garden hideaway. This iconic venue is situated on the banks of the Yarra in the historic Federation Wharf vaults, just below Federation Square.Our year round outdoor venue is the ideal spot for beers and bites while soaking up the sun in summer or basking under the heaters and warming up with one of our winter cocktails in the cooler months.Riverland provides a relaxed warm atmosphere where people can enjoy the company of friends or grab a quick drink and BBQ sausage before the game.
Showcasing Melbourne's stellar skyline with its 180 degree view of the CBD, Yarra River and the Arts Precinct, Taxi Kitchen is the gem in Federation Square's crown. Our food is accessible and affordable yet rustic and plentiful. Created with the highest quality produce and complimented by a concise and relevant wine list, our team of professionals deliver a relaxed and quality experience without the pretence. Pop in for a quick bite before you head out on the town, or come celebrate with us. We take bookings, but we are just as happy for you to turn up unannounced. Welcome to fun dining at Taxi Kitchen.Group BookingsCatering from 12 to 160 guests sit down and up to 250 for cocktail events, we offer a range of options to suit any occasion. Groups of 12 and above are asked to order from one of our set menus, or we can tailor a sharing menu to suit your goup on the night . We are pretty flexible and if you want to get creative with our set menus then tell us what you’re after and we’ll do our best to make it happen. Our private dining room, The Taxi Platform can seat up to 40 guests. Overlooking Fed Square and the Yarra River it’s an enclosed terrace with heating and cooling and a semi alfresco feel. All decked out in greenery and with blinds that can open on a sparkling Melbourne day, it makes for an impressive space to entertain clients, family or friends. Minimum spends and set menus apply in here. The Embassy Room is available for group bookings of up to 46 pax. In this semi private dining area your guests get the quintessential view of the Yarra River which is flooded with the lights of the city and the Arts Centre spire by night. Our Main Dining Room is a spectacular place to hold large scale dining events, weddings and stand-up cocktail style functions with that wow factor. We can accomodate your entertainment and AV requirements and will personally liaise with you to create the perfect event.
Once renowned as Australia's most glamorous automobile showroom back in the 1920s, the Royce Hotel reopened as a designer boutique hotel. Featuring stylish rooms and suites, flexible conference rooms and meeting spaces, Amberoom lounge bar and the award-winning Dish restaurant. The Royce offers a unique experience and personalised service for the discerning traveler.Perfectly located on St Kilda Road next to the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Royce provides easy access to the fashionable shopping and restaurant precincts of Toorak Road, Domain Road and Chapel Street, the City, Shrine of Remembrance and Albert Park Lake.The magnificent domed ceiling of the Royce Grand Ballroom is the perfect setting for any special occasion. Whether your planning an important corporate function, convention, seminar or business meeting, celebrate it in style.The venue has 12 flexible event spaces to choose from, each with it’s own unique atmosphere. The Grand Ballroom, private dining rooms, purpose-built boardrooms and meeting areas. Dish restaurant, Amberoom bar and outdoor courtyard are all available for any function catering for up to 300 guests or delegates.Facilities Include:Prime positioning between three beautiful parklands, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Fawkner Park/Tennis Courts, Albert Park Lake and Golf Course, perfect for team building activities.Convenient tram stop outside the front entrance giving easy access to the CBD, St. Kilda or Chapel Street shopping precinct.Meeting and banquet facilities that provide clients with a choice of 12 individual event spaces that can cater for groups of all sizes up to 300 guests.A pre-function marble mezzanine landing overlooking the elegant hotel entrance with floor to ceiling windows.Pillar free event spaces with 4.7m high ceilings in main plenary room.Unique National Trust venue. Private outdoor courtyard.Award winning restaurant onsitePurpose built boardrooms.
Cherry is pretty much the best rock n’ roll bar in the world.Cherry Bar was founded in late 1999, today it is owned by founding partners Jim Bourke, Lazy Pete and James Young.Cherry is the only business located in world famous AC/DC Lane Melbourne (off Flinders Lane and between Russell and Exhibition Streets) right in the heart of the Melbourne business district. A jewel in the junk heap or maybe an annoying boil on corporate arse cheeks?Despite its modest 200 capacity Cherry is an internationally famous late night street rock n’ roll bar. Quality local acts play live (always finishing by 11.30pm), then DJs keep the joint jumping till the wee hours.Cherry has become the destination for local, interstate and international bands to descend upon and party after they’ve finished playing live themselves. We don’t need to name drop. You never know who you might meet at Cherry.The rear Jenni Bar is available for private parties.
Located on the corner of Flinders street and St Kilda Rd, in Federation square, Transport Public Bar is located opposite Flinders St Station and one of the main Tram hubs on St Kilda Rd it is also a quick walk along the Yarra to the MCG, Melbourne Park and AMMI Park stadiums making this truly in the heart of Melbourne.The public bar is a relaxed friendly place where all are welcome.
1806 is a unique experience similar to a restaurant,except with awsome cocktails. We offer full table service only and can comfortably seat groups of up to 4 people with or without a reservation. We do have limited seating available for large groups in the main bar area for up to 10 people (advanced booking is essential to avoid dissapointment).Accessed through a wardrobe door the Understudy takes you on a journey of the senses. Reservations for The Understudy can be made for those wishing to partake in our Cocktail Degustation Menu. Available Thurs-Sat, 7-10pm. If you have ever wondered what lies beyond the looking glass, take the journey down into the Understudy to find out!
Cool & Chic modern Melbourne Bar RestaurantCombining interior design with fine wine and food, Cumulus Inc is at the forefront of the Melbourne dining scene. While a table can never guaranteed with its no reservations policy, we can assure Cumulus Inc first-timers, that this place is well worth the wait.
Home to Melbourne’s favourite pork belly and more for over 10 years, Red Spice Road has been dedicated to serving the best food Asia offers, in a buzzing and energetic communal dining environment. Red Spice road has repeatedly been named as home to Melbourne’s favourite pork belly. At the restaurant, you’ll get a South East Asian-style dining experience with all the energy of a busy Asian metropolis right in the heart of Melbourne.From the moment you step inside Red Spice Road, you’ll be transported away from Melbourne’s (quite probably) dreary weather and feel like you’re in the heart of Asia. You’ll be dining under our famous red lantern, surrounded by three large scale David Bromley artworks and stunning murals by up-and-coming Melbourne street artist, Mike Eleven.
Hidden in the basement of this Hardware Lane CBD gem begins the secret journey with rare feature pieces, antique furniture, tea lights, cushions, decorative lanterns and a stylish soundtrack that will transport you back in time to the romance, mystery and decadence of Old Shanghai. The food menu features incredible Asian cuisine from Chinese Yum Cha favourites to tasty Japanese Izakaya dishes perfect as a full meal or a simple bar snack. The rare and exclusive cocktail list will dazzle your taste buds with everything from our delectable Asian-themed signature creations to the quintessential old-school classics. A glance at the back bar will make your jaw drop with one of Melbourne’s biggest and best collection of luxury and novel spirits. To keep things interesting there's live jazz every Tuesday from 7:30pm with Opium Jazz, live R&B every Thursday from 9pm with Shaolin Funk, and DJs spinning lounge, R&B, pop, and disco every Saturday from 9pm with Shanghai’d. Rum lovers can’t miss The Melbourne Rum Club on the first Monday of every month where you can indulge in rum tastings, rum cocktails, and rum tales. In addition to being the perfect place for a date, Golden Monkey is also the ideal place to host a private celebration, with room for up to 200 guests 7 days a week, and food & drink packages to suit everyone, Golden Monkey is one of Melbourne's most unique and versatile spaces.
Transit Rooftop Cocktail Lounge is one of those places you wish you’d heard about sooner. This groovy, New Orleans style cocktail bar, nestled at the top of the Transport Hotel at Federation Square, enjoys unrivalled views of Melbourne encompassing the Arts Precinct, Southbank and the Yarra River down to the MCG. In the afternoons the expansive deck area draws a sophisticated crowd to watch the sunset over Melbourne and enjoy a skilfully assembled cocktail and wine list as well as a cultured supper menu. As the night unfolds the dance floor heats up the stage is graced by some of Melbourne’s best Jazz and funk bands such as The Shuffle Club, Phoebe and the Night Creatures, and the Sarah C Band, to name but a few. Open from 3pm through till the cruisy, boozy early hours, Transit provides all the ingredients for a great night out under the stars!
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