Your Guide to Corporate Function Venues in Melbourne
Melbourne is a hub for business, from international corporations to local organisations. When it comes time to find a venue for a corporate function, there are a few things our Melbourne Venue Specialists consider important for you to keep in mind.
How many staff are participating in your function, and how many days will you need to complete all the tasks? Will you need catering or accommodation? What sort of presentations are you planning, and what equipment will you need for them?
Whether you’re seeking a venue in the bustling CBD, or you want to reward your team with a rural retreat, Melbourne has it all. Need help narrowing down a list of venues? Our Venue Finders are on hand to help you find the perfect venue for your next corporate function.
VenueCrew Specialist Tip #1: Make sure it’s accessible.
A golden rule for more than just corporate functions is to ensure the venue is accessible to all. If you’re inviting staff from all across your business, you’ll want to ensure that anyone with accessibility difficulties will be able to enter the building and event rooms without hassle.
An hour outside of Melbourne sits Chateau Yering, a gorgeous function and event space set in the Yarra Valley. Each of the AV equipment-fitted rooms is wheelchair accessible, and there is also wheelchair accessible parking onsite. The lounges are perfect for tea-breaks or post-function drinks, and the inhouse accommodation means you don’t have to worry about your staff commuting to and from the venue on the same day. If you need to break up the working day, team activities and games can be organised for you out on the manicured lawns. Download the Chateau Yering brochure for more info.
VenueCrew Specialist Tip #2: Ask about the tech specs.
Most corporate events will require AV equipment to project presentations, host guest speakers, and play training videos. Our experts recommend that you compile a list of the activities you have planned and then breakdown what equipment you’ll require. Many venues offer AV equipment in the hire but keep in mind that some venues may need you to hire alternative gear.
Metropolis Events in Southbank is fitted with state-of-the-art AV equipment and high-speed WiFi to ensure you can all work efficiently and stay connected. What sets Metropolis apart from other corporate function venues is their Live Lounge, a pop-up live broadcast studio. If your business is holding functions simultaneously in different states, you’re able to live stream conferences and webinars out to satellite locations. There are several nearby hotels where your staff can book a room, including the Hotel Windsor and The Pan Pacific Melbourne. Download the Metropolis Events brochure for their event packages and pricing.
VenueCrew Specialist Tip #3: Find out about accommodation.
If you’ve got participants coming from rural areas or even interstate, booking a venue that also offers onsite accommodation is a must. Luckily, many Melbourne corporate venues are hotels. Make life more convenient for your staff by letting them freshen up in their room during breaks, and make things more efficient for you by having all your participants in one place day and night, rather than being spread out across the city.
The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins is nestled in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Located opposite Southern Cross Station, the city’s major train network hub, this venue offers onsite accommodation and inhouse catering. There are 163 luxurious rooms at this 4.5-star hotel, and prices start at $110 per night. In terms of the technical aspects, The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins offers standard conference equipment like flipcharts, screens, and whiteboards. For additional technical support, the hotel can make arrangements with their preferred AV supplier. Download the Savoy Hotel on Little Collins brochure.