Popular Engagement Party Venues Melbourne

So one of you proposed, and the other said ‘yes’. Congrats! This is an exciting chapter to celebrate. Melbourne is a captivating city bursting with engagement party venues of all sizes, types and styles. Will you head into the CBD for a sophisticated cocktail party? Or stick to the city’s outskirts where there are pubs, restaurants and event spaces galore. Ask our VenueCrew to match you with the best engagement party venues in and around Melbourne.

    Your Guide to Engagement Party Venues in Melbourne


    The knee was dropped, the question was popped, and now you’re looking for the perfect Melbourne venue to host your engagement party. Our VenueCrew Specialists love seeking out the most romantic spots for couples to celebrate their impending marriage with their friends and families, ensuring that the venue meets all of your requirements.


    When you’re planning your engagement party, there are a few things to keep in mind. How many people are attending, and will there be accessibility requirements? Whereabouts are all your guests located across Melbourne, and would a central location be the best option? And what sort of tone do you want to set – a charming brunch, midday high tea, or an evening party?


    Whatever you’re looking for, our Melbourne VenueCrew Experts  can help you find the perfect venue for your engagement party.


    VenueCrew Specialist Tip #1: Count up your guest list.


    It’s one of the most significant events on your journey as a couple, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to invite every second cousin your grandma reels off. Many people prefer to have a more intimate gathering of friends and family for their engagement party, meaning they’re able to settle into a smaller Melbourne venue.


    The Terrace, located within the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens, is a beautiful space for close-knit engagement parties. Though the space itself is quite large, the arrangement of tables and chairs is totally up for negotiation, meaning you can make it feel as cosy or as spacious as you desire. Not only will you have gorgeous views of the gardens and Ornamental Lake from your private terrace area, but you can set up lawn games for your guests’ entertainment and have pictures taken out in the themed gardens. BYO food and beverages are welcome, but The Terrace staff can also be onsite to manage service and catering. Download The Terrace brochure here.


    On the other hand, for couples planning a smaller wedding or elopement, an engagement party is the perfect opportunity to get the whole crew together; friends, extended family, workmates, and all the pals from netball. That means finding an engagement party venue in Melbourne that can play host to an extensive guest list.


    Just a short drive from the Melbourne CBD, Leonda by the Yarra is a modern and elegant party venue featuring high ceilings and enough space to accommodate 1000 guests in a standing arrangement. Leonda by the Yarra offers a range of styling packages and offers most indoor and outdoor areas for your guests to congregate. With bespoke catering and drink stations, your engagement party will be effortlessly chic. Download the Leonda by the Yarra brochure here.


    VenueCrew Specialist Tip #2: Think about convenience.

    If you’re hosting a huge engagement party and inviting everybody in your life, chances are they’re going to be coming from all over Melbourne to attend. Of course, you’ll want as many of those people to come, which might mean finding a venue that is centrally located. Our VenueCrew Specialists recommend spots in and around the Melbourne CBD where you’re also close to public transport and rideshare options.


    VenueCrew Specialist Tip #3: Consider what tone you want to set.


    The best thing about engagement parties is that there’s no one-size-fits-all; you can set the tone based on what you and your partner think will be the most fun!


    The Park Hyatt Melbourne is renowned for its afternoon High Tea. Perfect for intimate engagement parties, you and your guests will enjoy a selection of bite-sized delicacies, as well as espresso coffees, juices, and wines. Imagine delicate trays of handmade petit desserts, homemade scones with jam and cream, and an assortment of delightful finger sandwiches. The onsite chefs will accommodate any dietary requirements. Download the Park Hyatt Melbourne brochure here.


    If you’re after something sleek, jump in the lift and head up to Eureka 89, a sexy and modern venue. Two event spaces overlook the glittering city lights, or for large parties, you can opt for exclusive hire of the entire venue. Perfect for cocktails and canapes, there’s even room for a dancefloor at Eureka 89, meaning you can easily shift from a casual soiree to a dance party as the night progresses. Download the Eureka 89 brochure here.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    It’s much easier than you think to find engagement party venues in Melbourne. First, make a list of your requirements (catering, capacity, accessibility) and then book a chat with one of our Melbourne Venue Specialists . They’ll do the research for you, and return with some recommendations and quotes. All you have to do it choose your favourite!

    Many venues have adjusted their capacity to accommodate guests whilst adhering to COVID-Safe regulations. Our Melbourne VenueCrew Experts stay up to date with all the latest information about COVID-Safe venues and can help you find the best engagement party venue to suit your needs.