8 Cool Corporate Event Spaces for Hire in Melbourne
By Darcy Allen /Melbourne Venue Expert
Tue 20th Dec 2022 Corporate Venues
If you’re looking for cool corporate event spaces for hire in Melbourne, you’ll find a wide range of unique venues that are perfect for team-building exercises, fancy dinners, fun gatherings for creative brainstorming, and many other types of events that are a little outside the box.
When you’re planning something that doesn’t feel to tucked-in, coming up with cool corporate event ideas in Melbourne can feel a little intimidation. But, we’re here to make it that little bit easier, providing you with spaces and places that’ll make you and your guests feel comfortable and excited to get out of that stuffy old-school corporate mentality.
Here are a few local highlights, but our team of corporate event experts can easily recommend a unique destination for what you’re planning. Simply give us a shout to get started.
1. Eureka 89
Why it’s on our shortlist: It’s an iconic Melbourne skyscraper with 360-degree views of the city
In addition to offering epic views of Melbourne from the Eureka Skydeck, Eureka Tower is one of Melbourne’s most iconic modern landmarks that doubles as an event venue for truly one-of-a-kind corporate parties and events. Here, you can host an unforgettable event at Eureka 89, a luxury event space that is one floor above the skydeck. The highest venue in the southern hemisphere, Eureka 89, is a flexible space that works well for events that are cocktail-style or seated dinners. Plus, the venue can easily meet all your A/V needs should you want to present to your guests in this chic, unforgettable environment.
2. Jardin Tan
Why it’s on our shortlist: Feels like you’re partying in a secret garden
The Jardin Tan restaurant is tucked discretely into Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, and it truly feels like dining in your own private gardens but with all the bells and whistles of an amazing restaurant experience. Besides offering three flexible event spaces, this hidden foodie paradise can accommodate a wide range of event styles and guest counts. With the floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of natural light, the main corporate event space can be opened up for a flexible layout. To keep things easy for awards presentations or company-wide announcements and toasts, the space is equipped with a wireless microphone and you can plug into the sound system from your phone. We’d recommend splashing out and bringing in a live music element to make your corporate party feel that much more elevated and relaxed.
Why it’s on our shortlist: These beachfront sunsets are *magic*
On the waterfront, just a short drive from the Melbourne CBD, The Baths Middle Brighton is an event space that feels like it’s a world away from the city while still being very much within city bounds. Sitting just above one of Melbourne’s last remaining sea baths, the window-walled corporate event space is perfectly primed for casual gatherings like office Christmas parties and product launch parties. For a good time, dial it up a notch and bring in a DJ to take the party from magical sunset hour into the night.
Why it’s on our shortlist: Awesome Southbank location with stunning interiors
With its light-filled interiors and views of the Yarra and Melbourne city skyline, Metropolis Events is a cool corporate event venue that feels open and airy while still maintaining an elegant atmosphere. This gorgeous space is conveniently located on the Southbank riverfront and can be utilised for any kind of event, but it’s particularly perfect for something like a gala or awards show. Providing flexible indoor options and an all-weather terrace, you can easily get creative with the event flow for an event that lasts multiple hours or days.
Why it’s on our shortlist: Iconic Melbourne building in the heart of the city
Fed Square of course needs no introduction, and Zinc at Fed Square offers cool, modern event spaces with spectacular Yarra River views. Zinc’s event space can be customised to accommodate large conferences, award ceremonies, or intimate dinners alike. There are two separate studios in Zinc Fed Square, so breakout sessions or catering breaks can be held in more intimate settings if you’re going all-in on a long day (or many days) of events. There’s a great indoor-outdoor feel with the deck on the gardens, and everything you need to pull off a seamless event can be managed in-house. We love the idea of setting up a lounge zone on the deck for that end of the day wind-down while your people sip on bubbles and catch up about life beyond work.
6. Two Ton Max
Why it’s on our shortlist: Cool converted warehouse that feels distinctly Melbourne-ish
A former warehouse in Melbourne’s inner north, Two Ton Max an industrial-chic event venue that can easily be fancied up or kept pretty casual depending on the cool corporate event ideas you have in mind. The space features a stylish industrial aesthetic with exposed black timber beams and white brick walls, making it a great canvas to show off a fleet of new products for a launch, or get your troops together for an EOFY party. A few of the perks include a commercial kitchen, a private outdoor terrace, a marble bar, air conditioning, a projector, and a killer sound system. We can easily imagine this space filled with team-building activities like cooking competitions, creative workshops, or cocktail-making classes.
Why it’s on our shortlist: The urban surf park, of course
Whatever your event, Three Blue Ducks Melbourne can make it seamless and memorable, whether it’s a product launch, awards night, gala dinner, or end-of-year celebration. You will have access to the entire venue when you hire them exclusively for your corporate event, including the main dining room, mezzanine level, and spacious outdoor deck. Thanks to its open-plan layout, the restaurant has an easy-to-customise floor plan. Guests can enjoy waterfront views from the alfresco deck overlooking the two-hectare lagoon located within an urban surf park, which leads us to what’s so cool about this venue. You can actually hire out the lagoon for a day filled with fun on the water too.
8. Aunty Kim’s
Why it’s on our shortlist: Strong dinner party vibes
Aunty Kim’s is an elegant and sophisticated setting for your next corporate event in Melbourne, located in the vibrant inner-city suburb of Collingwood. With floor-to-ceiling glass windows, sleek polished concrete floors, and luxe silvery-grey curtains, you can divide the room according to your needs into smaller spaces or keep the space as one for the ultimate private dinner party look and feel. We love, love, love this space for something like a speakeasy themed Christmas party or wine tasting event with paired foods from the culinary team that’s also behind Rice Paper Scissors.