Popular Melbourne Event Spaces & Venues

From Brighton to Fitzroy and every suburb in and around the city, this list of popular Melbourne event spaces and venues includes grand wedding ballrooms, corporate function halls, laidback dinner party spots, and more.

Discover Melbourne Wedding Venues by Style

Industrial wedding venues on the Northside, traditional hotel wedding venues in Melbourne CBD, and waterfront wedding venues on the bay — search by venue style to make finding your wedding venue quick and easy.

Explore Corporate Event Venues in Melbourne

Whether you're planning an extravagant birthday soiree at a modern restaurant or hosting a conference with hundreds of attendees, our venue specialists have a long list of options to suit every type and style of event.

Find a Social Event Space in Melbourne

Our social event venues include holiday party spots in Melbourne CBD, private dining venues along the Yarra River, and gorgeous engagement party venues too. Dive in to explore the options that suit your party crew.

Melbourne Venue Hire Guide

Melbourne events offer a wide range of possibilities. You can plan a cocktail party on a rooftop overlooking the city, a grand wedding celebration set beside the Yarra, a multi-day conference in the city centre, or a low-key dinner party at one of your favourite restaurants. Whatever you’re planning, this city is full of vibrant options for your gathering. Using VenueCrew makes booking your Melbourne venue easy so you can spend more time kicking back and enjoying time with your people.

Melbourne Venue Styles You’ll Love

Melbourne is known for its incredible food and wine scene as well as its arts-focused culture. The most popular wedding venues in Melbourne include industrial warehouse spaces that have been converted into event venues, luxury wedding venues overlooking Melbourne’s city skyline, and waterfront wedding venues on the Yarra River

If you’re planning a corporate event, Melbourne conference venues, gala dinner venues, holiday party venues, and boardroom meeting spaces include comfortable hotel event spaces and private event venues that are dotted throughout the city.

Planning a gathering of friends and family? A Melbourne restaurant venue with private dining space or a waterfront party venue might be up your alley.

The Fastest Way to Find Your Melbourne Venue

What we do differently from other venue booking platforms is that we incorporate our brilliant event planners into the process of selecting a venue for you. Rather than go down the rabbit hole of endless searches, you can speak with one of our Melbourne event planners today. They’re well versed in the best local spots for a party, wedding, or corporate event, and they’ll make recommendations based on your specific needs. 

Booking Melbourne Hotel Room Blocks

Planning a multi-day event? We’ve got you covered for hotel room blocks. Planning a hotel group booking usually requires a minimum number of suites, which the hotel will specify when they know your event dates. If you’re planning to host events with the hotel, you’ll likely be able to secure a hotel rate discount. Our event planners can help you navigate this process from the start of your event planning.

Setting a Budget for Your Melbourne Event

Melbourne events truly run the gamut of pricing and can run anywhere from $35/person for a breakfast event to $350/person for a multi-course dinner event. The most affordable event venues are typically private rooms or semi-private rooms in restaurants, while the more expensive options are private estates and luxury event venues.

Before you jump into planning your Melbourne event, we highly recommend determining your overall event budget. The easiest way to calculate your budget is to think about what your event will include and allocate a budget for each event supplier category. For example, you might estimate $100 per guest for food and beverage over 3 hours, entertainment costs of $1,000 for a duet to play background music, $2,500 for flowers on a few of the dining tables, and $1,000 for private transportation for your guests. 

Most events require a budget for food and drinks, venue hire fees, entertainment costs, and decorations. Additional costs may include things like event insurance, photography or videography services, service fees, special lighting or A/V equipment, a planner and/or stylist, transportation, invitation costs, a celebrant or emcee, a wet weather plan, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on your priorities. Here are some suggestions:

  • If you’d like your guests to be able to access multiple Melbourne CBD event venues via public transport, staying within the Free Tram Zone should be a priority. In this case, any event venue in the city centre should be within walking distance of a tram stop.
  • Access to fresh air and public parks between breakout sessions during a corporate function is a great way to keep your event attendees feeling rejuvenated. If this is a priority for you, we recommend selecting a venue near Fitzroy Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, or Albert Park.
  • Fancy having a few late-night cocktail options for your guests following your event? If so, Melbourne’s Northside offers plentiful trendy bar options in Fitzroy, Collingwood, and Carlton.
  • Melbourne event venues on the waterfront include options overlooking Port Phillip Bay or the Yarra River. Depending on the type of event you’re hosting, an alfresco space with views of the water can be gorgeous around sunset.

You have two options for getting in touch with our VenueCrew team.

  1. You can browse on your own to find a Melbourne venue you like. On that venue’s profile, you’ll see an enquiry form on your screen, where you can easily reach out to our event planners to organise a site inspection of that specific venue.
  2. You can contact us about the event you’re planning, and one of our local Melbourne event planners will give you a call to discuss venues that would be a good fit for your event.

 

Once we’ve found the best Melbourne venue for your event, we’ll work with you to get your booking confirmed and coordinate any hotel room blocks you might need. Then, we’ll put you in touch with the venue directly to plan your event menus, decorations and so forth.

That depends on the type of event you’re planning, but we have a few lists that can help you get started narrowing down the options. From affordable wedding venues in Melbourne to Melbourne’s top conference venues to great places to host a dinner party, we’ve got you covered. Looking for a Melbourne Christmas party venue? Here’s a guide for that. And we have a long list of gorgeous local luxury wedding venues.