17, Dukes Walk, South Wharf, Victoria, 3006, Australia


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Events at Aerial in South Wharf Melbourne

At Aerial South Wharf, events are easy, adaptable, and stress-free, with all the style and expert touches needed to create a function that will inspire, entertain, and impress. This is a large capacity venue (events can hold up to 900 guests) that’s dedicated solely to events, with the established and experienced team at Showtime Event Group well-placed to create an event in whatever way you like.

Nestled in South Wharf on the banks of the Yarra River, Aerial is moments from Melbourne’s CBD and has stunning views across the Docklands and city that provide a breathtaking backdrop to any event. Arrive at the ground floor entrance to a dark and glamorous room, with a large industrial floating staircase that leads up to a bright, cavernous blank-canvas space with marble flooring, adaptable sections that can be curtained off, and 180-degree city views out of the tall windows.

Whether you’re hosting a stunning modern wedding, gala dinner, anniversary celebration or large-scale conference, the incredible Showtime Events team will ensure everything runs seamlessly for your celebration at Aerial South Wharf.

Highlights of Events at Aerial Melbourne:

  • Exclusive hire venue in South Wharf with modern interiors
  • Stunning riverside location
  • Unrivalled service from Showtime Event Group
  • Ideally located on Melbourne city fringe, close to the CBD
  • Delicious menus with an array of dining styles
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standing Up to 900 Standing
theatre Up to 300 Theatre
classroom Up to 160 Classroom
dinner Up to 310 Dinner & Dance


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

Spaces At This Venue

  • Aerial by Food and Desire event space

    Exclusive Venue Hire

    Aerial is an exclusive hire venue with one large function room that can be divided with an elegant curtain system to create distinct zones. The venue boasts panoramic city views and contemporary, sophisticated décor.

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Nearby Hotels

  • Pan Pacific Melbourne
  • InterContinental Melbourne
  • The Hotel Windsor

Nearby Attractions

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
  • Crown Melbourne
  • IceBar Melbourne

Frequently Asked Questions

Wedding packages at Aerial start at $149 per person.

Aerial can host up to 310 guests for weddings and events with a seated dinner format; or up to 900 for a cocktail-style standing reception.

Weddings at Aerial can run as late as 3am Thursday-Saturday or 1am Sunday-Wednesday.

Weddings at Aerial in Melbourne’s South Wharf are elegant, sophisticated, and contemporary. Couples can decorate this exclusive hire venue in a way to suit them, enjoy the entertainment of their choice, and have their pick of tailored menus.

Yes, Aerial can host impressive corporate functions with AV and state-of-the-art technology available.

Hotels near Aerial  include: 

  • Pan Pacific Melbourne
  • Novotel Melbourne South Wharf
  • Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Parking is available at the DFO South Wharf multi-level car park, and 50% discount tickets are provided to event guests on departure.


Expect mouthwatering menus from Melbourne’s renowned Showtime Event Group. The catering options are almost endless — choose from roving hot and cold canapés, plated multi-course meals featuring modern Australian, European, and Asian influences, gourmet food stations championing cultural cuisines, as well as plant-based menus for vegetarian and vegan diners.


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