Your Guide to Private Dining Venues in Melbourne
Some occasions call for a more refined and exclusive experience. Be it a milestone birthday, a celebration with friends, family, or colleagues, or an annual societary or club gathering, there’s something special about a private dining event.
Luckily in Melbourne, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to finding venues that offer private dining rooms and secluded hideaways. Our Melbourne Venue Specialists have combed the city to find the best hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues that provide guests with an exclusive dining area where you control the guest list, the menu, and the atmosphere.
Below are our top tips for finding the perfect private dining experience in Melbourne.
VenueCrew Specialist Tip #1: Private or semi-private?
When you think of private dining, what do you imagine? Is it an exclusive area that offers complete visual and audio privacy, complete with closing doors and a dedicated team of servers? Or are you keen on something a little more open, where the venue’s ambience can fill the space?
VenueCrew Specialist Tip #2: Do a headcount.
Crowne Plaza Pearl Riverfront in the CBD is a flexible events space that offers both intimate and expansive room options. Depending on the size of your guest list, you may find yourself perfectly suited to one of the Atrium rooms. Featuring plenty of natural light, breathtaking ceiling displays, and contemporary decor and furnishings, these private dining rooms are ideal for parties of up to 70 people. Menus are innovative and daring, with an emphasis on sustainability. Download the Crowne Plaza Pearl Riverfront brochure here.
VenueCrew Specialist Tip #3: Consider the cuisine.
When you’re planning this special, VIP event, there’s one last (and crucial) element to consider; what are you all going to eat? Top off your private dining experience with top-notch cuisine. With award-winning restaurants and hotel catering teams all over Melbourne, you’re not hard-pressed to find a venue that offers a secluded dining area and exceptional catering options.
Take Vue de monde in the Melbourne CBD. This iconic restaurant has been delivering exquisite and award-winning European-Australian cuisine for more than 20 years and has garnered an international reputation for its forward-thinking and innovative menu. Vue de monde offers two event spaces (as well as exclusive venue hire), but our Venue Specialists recommend the gorgeous Lady Nelson Room. With views over Port Phillip Bay, this stunning room features moody aesthetics, dramatic light fixtures and is perfect for parties of up to 50 people. Download the Vue de monde brochure.