Crowne Plaza Pearl Riverfront

1–5, Spencer Street, Docklands, Victoria, 3008, Australia


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Crowne Plaza Melbourne Weddings

Many Melbournian couples try to capture the city’s essence into their weddings. With thousands of inner-city venues to choose from, it usually takes something unique to get your attention.

Pearl Riverfront, located beneath the world-famous Crowne Plaza is perched right on the Yarra River banks. Recently refurbished to curate Melbourne’s most comprehensive event space, everything you need for your wedding venue is in one place at Pearl Riverfront.

With ten flexible event spaces, a pre-function lounge for the wedding party or guests to mingle before the wedding begins, and the option for a dramatic boat arrival, your cinematic wedding experience starts from the moment you enquire with Pearl Riverfront’s exceptional events team.

The Scene at Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Pearl Riverfront offers an unmatched bird’s eye view of the landscape from its vantage point above the bustling Melbourne CBD and beside the grand Yarra River.

From the moment you walk through the doors of Pearl Riverfront at Crowne Plaza, the spacious and grand architecture sets the scene. Specially designed to host weddings and events of all sizes, this open and inviting events space feels contemporary and flexible.

Six interconnecting studios take advantage of the river views, the building designed with the curve of the river in mind. Each room complements the next with contemporary fixtures and upscale furnishings. The flexible event spaces can be adapted to the size of your guest list, and you may wish to open the doors between studios to create one spacious area for your ceremony or reception.

For Seated Weddings a maximum of 180 guests is perfect to allow enough space for your guests, including a central dancefloor and bridal table.

A passionate events team is onsite to bring your every whim to life. From styling and decorating the space per your specific instructions, ensuring drinks and meals are delivered on time and with 5-star service, and smoothing out any bumps along the way, the team pursues excellence and doesn’t settle for less.

Catering is designed and created onsite by some of Crowne Melbourne’s most experienced and exciting chefs. The cuisine at Pearl Riverfront is as visually appealing as it is flavourful; each dish is a homage to the striking architecture of the building around it. Imagine bold flavours, daring combinations, and sustainable produce and ingredients. Your personal Wedding Manager will guide you through the menu offerings to curate a gourmet experience that feels bespoke and personal to you.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne Wedding Ceremonies

Your magical experience at Pearl Waterfront begins with your method of transport to the venue. Crowne Melbourne has long been famous for its commitment to going above and beyond for its guests, and it’s no different when it comes to wedding ceremonies at Pearl Waterfront.

Boasting river frontage comes with advantages; the couple and their respective parties can arrive at the venue via a romantic gondola or a Riviera-worthy speedboat. If you feel more comfortable on land (and you’re keen to keep the wind and water out of your hair and makeup), hire a luxury car to deliver you right to the front door. Alternatively, you could spend Wedding Eve in one of Crowne Plaza’s luxury suites and get ready just metres away from your ceremony space.

There are multiple spaces onsite that can play host to your wedding ceremony, especially with so many rooms offering a river backdrop to your vows. However, if you’re looking for something truly unique, then you must consider holding your ceremony on Crowne Plaza’s stunning pool deck. An oasis amongst soaring skyscrapers, the pool deck is a chic and minimalist space perfect for intimate ceremonies.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne Wedding Receptions

Moving into your reception, the doors between studios open, and suddenly the room starts to buzz with celebratory energy. Drinks and roving canapes are delivered to guests by Pearl Riverfront’s efficient serving team, or for sit-down events, your guests will be invited to take their seats and enjoy the gorgeous views out over the city. With a generous dancefloor and plenty of room for a live band or DJ, receptions at Pearl Riverfront feel grand and memorable.

Wedding Photography Near Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Crowne Plaza Melbourne are:

  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Batman Park
  • Melbourne Museum
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sitting Up to 452 Sitting
cabaret Up to 322 Cabaret
theatre Up to 350 Theatre
dinner Up to 452 Dinner & Dance

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 432
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Nearby Car Parking
Carpark Locations Siddely St - Discounted Rate Self-Parking

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    Pearl Riverfront Studios

    Six interconnecting studios that can be adjusted to cater for intimate and large events. Curving along the river, the studios enjoy views over the Yarra and city skyline. Perfect for cocktail and seated events.

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    Atrium Meeting & Boardrooms

    The Atrium and Boardrooms offer privacy for intimate dinners, board meetings, and co-working sessions. Ideal for up to 40 guests in a banquet arrangement.

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  • Dive Bar

    Experience Dive Bar— a captivating oasis of imaginative cocktails, curated canapés, and vibrant ambiance. Socialise, dance, and revel in its unique atmosphere. Enter the dimly-lit space, tailored for up to 80 guests, adorned with mesmerizing neon lights, captivating street art, and a touch of glamour. Enjoy the hot pink billiards table and let the custom jukebox create the perfect soundtrack for your unforgettable Dive Bar adventure.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Crown Melbourne Casino
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
  • Marvel Stadium
  • Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Nearby restaurants:

  • Byblos Bar & Restaurant
  • Gradi at Crown
  • The Atlantic Restaurant
  • Conservatory

Restaurants on site:

  • Yugo
  • Dive Bar
  • Pow Wow

Frequently Asked Questions

Wedding packages start at $170 per person.

When the separate studios are combined, Pearl Riverfront at Crowne Plaza can accommodate up to 452 guests.

Weddings and events at Pearl Riverfront Crowne Plaza end at 12am.

High-end and elegant, Crowne Plaza’s Pearl Riverfront event space includes riverfront views and modern furnishings. Flexible studio spaces allow for intimate gatherings or showstopping events.

Parking is available to Crowne Plaza guests at a discounted rate of $17 per day 200m from the venue on Siddeley St.

Modern, sustainable, with an emphasis on presentation.

For weddings and special occasions, you may wish to make a grand entrance via gondola. Speak to your Events Manager for more information.

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