Melbourne Town Hall

90-130, Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia


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Events at Melbourne Town Hall

Make your mark and be a part of history when you host your event at Melbourne Town Hall. Completed in 1870, the Melbourne Town Hall stands at the heart of the city’s cultural and civic life, hosting weddings, receptions, and exhibitions. Many pivotal decisions that have shaped Melbourne were made within this heritage-listed building. With its classical design, the Town Hall features a blend of bluestone and Tasmanian freestone, a striking clock tower, and exquisite masonry that is sure to impress any guest at your next event.

The venue offers a variety of flexible spaces capable of hosting a wide range of events, from intimate gatherings to large-scale functions, accommodating up to several hundred guests, making it ideal for both corporate and private events.

A snapshot of Melbourne Town Hall

  • Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD
  • A venue that holds historical significance
  • Features a clock tower, grand council chambers, a large auditorium with a grand organ, and an impressive portico
  • Ability to accommodate up to 1990 guests 
  • Wheelchair-accessible
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sitting Up to 700 Sitting
dinner Up to 600 Dinner & Dance
cabaret Up to 560 Cabaret
theatre Up to 1990 Theatre
standing Up to 1498 Standing


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

Spaces At This Venue

  • Melbourne Town Hall - Wedding Venue

    Yarra Room

    The Yarra Room, formerly the Council Chamber for the City of Melbourne, is rich in history and character. Adorned with art, it provides a wonderful backdrop for your wedding ceremony or reception, whether it's a dinner or cocktail style event.

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    Portico Balcony

    Perched over Swanston Walk, this iconic space features a marble floor and ornate stonework, providing a spectacular view of the cityscape, including the Arts Centre spire, Flinders Street Station, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

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  • Melbourne Town Hall - Wedding Venue

    Main Hall

    The Main Hall is a breathtaking venue featuring soaring ceilings, stunning chandeliers, and the Grand Organ, the largest in the southern hemisphere. Ideal for banquet receptions of 300 to 600 guests and cocktail receptions of up to 1500, this unique space offers a truly memorable setting.

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    Swanston Hall

    Swanston Hall is a beautiful 19th-century venue featuring a breathtaking lighting dome. The main chamber is perfect for your reception, with marble stairs leading to an elegant mezzanine level ideal for pre-reception drinks. With a dedicated entrance from Swanston Walk, this elegant room is the perfect setting for a dinner reception or standing cocktail party.

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    Supper Room

    The Supper Room’s 19th-century elegance, lush textures, and exclusivity make it an ideal venue for your wedding ceremony or reception. Flooded with natural light from enormous rooftop windows and featuring an adjacent anteroom for pre-reception drinks, this superb space is perfect for larger ceremonies or glamorous receptions. It accommodates both long and traditional round table setups with ample space for dancing.

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    Melbourne Room

    With elevated views over Swanston Walk and Collins Street, the Melbourne Room features natural light and elegant period charm. Decorated with priceless antiques and rich timber finishes, the Melbourne Room is well suited to lunches, conferences, product launches, cocktail parties, or a bridal suite.

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Venue Testimonials

Went to witness the exchange of wedding vowels overlooking Swanson Street; what a great venue for such an awesome occasion.

Dave P

Had our wedding ceremony on the balcony overlooking Swanston Street. It was a great venue and the staff were very helpful.

Tony B

This is such a grand old building in the city centre. Inside this beautiful building, there are amazingly beautiful stained windows and nicely decorated ornamental ceilings. This building is very popular as a wedding venue.

Beng C

Frequently Asked Questions

The capacity for weddings and events at Melbourne Town Hall is as follows:

  • Yarra Room: 90 seated / 50 seated with dance floor / 120 theatrette / 150 standing cocktail
  • Portico Balcony: 50 seated / 40 theatrette / 120 standing cocktail
  • Main Hall: 700 seated / 600 seated with dance floor /  Cabaret 560 / 1990 theatrette / 1500 standing cocktail
  • Swanston Hall: 200 seated / 150 seated with dance floor / 300 theatrette / 350 standing cocktail
  • Supper Room: 160 seated / 130 seated with dance floor / 250 theatrette / 280 standing cocktail

Weddings at Melbourne Town Hall must end at 1am, with no extension of the licence.

Yes, there are several hotels near Melbourne Town Hall for event and wedding guests. The venue has accommodation partnerships with W Hotels, QT Hotel, Pan Pacific Hotel, Oakwood Premiere Melbourne and Brady Hotels.

Yes, Melbourne Town Hall requires security for your event from $74 per hour, per guard. A safety attendant is also required at $112.50 per hour.

Weddings at Melbourne Town Hall start at $1000 but this depends on the room and day chosen. To host your wedding ceremony, it is $2500 but if you book your ceremony and reception at Melbourne Town Hall, you can receive a $1,000 discount off the ceremony package.

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