Your Guide to Corporate Meeting Venues in Melbourne
Ahh, the humble workplace meeting. Some people can’t live with them, some can’t live without them. Regardless of personal preference, to make your company run efficiently, sometimes you have to sacrifice a few hours or days of your working week to gather your staff together for meetings.
One way to make your next meeting a little more exciting is to change up the location, especially if your meeting will require an overnight stay. There are plenty of gorgeous event spaces in Melbourne that can accommodate meetings, offering all the tech support you’ll need to run an efficient team conference.
Have you got an upcoming event that you require a meeting space for? Suppose you’re looking for corporate event spaces in Melbourne that can accommodate your meeting, regardless of how elaborate your needs are. In that case, our Melbourne Venue Specialists can track down the perfect location. Before we start hunting, here are a few things to consider when you’re writing a list of things your meeting venue will need to have.
VenueCrew Specialist Tip #1: Consider the tech and comfort aspects.
This is a big for one corporate meetings because it’s very likely you’ll require some of the following things:
- Great WiFI capabilities
- Audio equipment to patch a microphone or sound for a video presentation
- Great lighting to ensure your staff and colleagues can work comfortably
- A stage for guest speakers
- Comfortable seating and working space
We recommend checking out the Savoy Hotel on Little Collins. This inner-city venue is perfectly placed opposite Southern Cross Station, so your staff have easy access via public transport. Drenched in natural light, this upscale venue boasts five event spaces that can accommodate small groups to large gatherings. They work closely with an AV supplier to ensure your technological needs are catered for, and you’ll also have access to flipcharts, TV screens, and whiteboards. Download the Savoy Hotel on Little Collins brochure here.
VenueCrew Specialist Tip #1: Will you need accommodation?
Some topics can’t be covered in a single-day meeting. If you know your meeting is going to be a multi-day affair, we recommend checking out venues that also offer accommodation. Treat your colleagues to a comfortable overnight stay so that at the end of the meeting, they can retire to their own room just floors above their head. This is also great for team bonding; book a team dinner at the hotel or at one of Melbourne’s award-winning restaurants, or head out for a fun activity like ice skating, an escape room, or a wine tasting.
The Langham in Southbank is centrally located in Melbourne’s arts and culture district, so there will be plenty for you and your team to do before turning in for the night. A 5-star hotel, the Langham boasts exceptional city and Yarra River reviews from its 388 luxurious rooms and suites. The award-winning Melba restaurant is located onsite, and the experienced events team will ensure you have a smooth and pleasant experience. Download the Langham, Melbourne brochure here.
VenueCrew Specialist Tip #1: Tally up your guest list.
How many people are attending this meeting? It may just be a select group of senior leaders or one team within a larger corporation. For this, you’d need a venue that offers smaller boardrooms or somewhere with the flexibility to create smaller breakout spaces within a larger area. However, if your guest list is starting to rival that of a Rod Laver Arena concert, you’re going to need something with a little more room to manoeuvre.
With a waterfront location, Crowne Plaza Pearl Riverfront is a highly sought-after events space. It has 10 flexible event spaces and a pre-function lounge, ideal for meetings with multiple smaller groups. Six of the studio rooms interconnect with folding doors, so you’re able to open up the space to accommodate guest lists of up to 450 guests whilst still having the option of breakout spaces in the four well-appointed boardrooms. Download the Crowne Plaza Pearl Riverfront brochure.