The Plaza Ballroom Melbourne
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191, Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia
Plaza Ballroom Melbourne Weddings
Marriner Group manages some of Melbourne’s most exclusive wedding venues, and the Plaza Ballroom on Collins St is no exception. Located within the iconic Regent Theatre, this central-CBD venue is easily accessible and instantly recognisable.
A dedicated events team runs the show at the Plaza Ballroom, managing every aspect of your wedding from the catering and technical requirements all the way down to table settings and running schedule to ensure everything runs smoothly.
The Scene at The Plaza Ballroom Melbourne
From the moment you arrive at the venue, the stage is set for a dramatic and show-stopping event. The iconic Regent Theatre signage draws guests towards the venue like a beacon, with the arched canopy lit with hundreds of twinkling lights. The elaborate Spanish Rococo architecture begins at the grand entrance, featuring wrought-iron gates, polished tiled floors, and textured walls.
Venturing down the stairs into the main foyer, featuring high ceilings, delicate chandeliers, polished floors, and a warm colour scheme, you’ll continue to marvel at the grand decor. The Spanish Rococo theme continues throughout, adding a sense of otherworldly opulence unseen in other inner-city venues.
Beyond, the Ballroom awaits. Via handsome wooden double doors, you’re led into a breathtaking spacious room. Featuring soaring ceilings with inconspicuous lighting and audio rigs (perfect for elaborate light shows and projections and impeccable sound arrangements), your eye is instead drawn to the multiple grand chandeliers that mimic hanging candelabras. A proscenium arch stage to the rear of the ballroom is ideal for a live band or project images or videos onto the dropdown screen.
The space is well-appointed for cabaret-style receptions whilst leaving plenty of room for a dancefloor. Depending on the size of your guest list (the Ballroom can accommodate 400+ guests), you might opt for a cocktail-style arrangement with guests mingling effortlessly throughout the room. A raised bridal table along the far wall gives the couple and their party a complete view over the room, especially when overlooking the dancefloor. You’ll be able to see your guests having the time of their lives as they dance the night away whilst you indulge in the 5-star menu the Park Ballroom culinary team have created.
The Plaza Ballroom is highly regarded for its award-winning catering. Presently led by executive chef David Ricardo, who is well known in the international culinary scene. Under his leadership, the Plaza Ballroom’s talented culinary team design inspirational dishes that borrow and adapt from global cuisines and flavours. With an emphasis on locally sourced and sustainable produce, their wedding menus are designed to impress. Offering flexibility rare for such a reputable venue, the team will happily adapt to cultural requirements, dietary restrictions, or personal preferences.
Once you’ve eaten, danced, and celebrated to your heart’s content, you and your partner can slip away to one of the many nearby 5-star hotels. Many are just minutes away via car, but we love the romance of a late-night stroll dressed in your finest clothes, the lights of Melbourne’s entertainment district glittering around you – a tiny slice of quiet paradise with your true love at the end of your wedding day.
The Plaza Ballroom Melbourne Wedding Ceremonies
Most couples opt to host their ceremony offsite before heading to the Plaza Ballroom for their reception. The best ceremony spots nearby are:
- St Paul’s Cathedral
- Treasury Gardens
- Victorian Marriage Registry
If you can’t imagine your ceremony anywhere else, the Plaza Ballroom events team will help you organise something stunning onsite. Depending on the number of guests, they can situate your ceremony at the rear of the room. This allows for seating and a long dramatic aisle.
The Plaza Ballroom Melbourne Wedding Receptions
When it comes to grand receptions, the Plaza Ballroom is breathtaking even without the bells and whistles of wedding decor. However, when the events team and external decorators start setting up for a wedding reception, the ballroom truly comes to life.
When guests arrive for your wedding reception, the first response will undoubtedly be, “Wow!” Whether you’ve decided to let the stunning architecture do the talking, or you’ve decked out the room in floral arrangements, dazzling light displays, and luxury table decor, the result is the same – a jaw-dropping feat of elegance and grandeur.
Allow plenty of room for a dancefloor because when the Plaza Ballroom’s in-house AV team set up for a wedding reception, they know exactly how to set the tone for a celebratory atmosphere.
Wedding Photography Near The Plaza Ballroom Melbourne
Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near The Plaza Ballroom Melbourne are:
- Federation Square
- Birrarung Marr
- Treasury Gardens
Wedding Venue Details
Spaces At This Venue
A grand space featuring Spanish Rococo architecture, the ballroom is perfect for opulent events. With room for a dancefloor, soaring ceilings with AV rigs, and a proscenium arch stage, this venue is ideal for show-stopping events.
The Plaza Ballroom Melbourne Catering
The culinary team at the Plaza Ballroom is helmed by industry legend David Ricardo. With more than 20 years of experience heading restaurants in Melbourne and Hong Kong, David has previously won two chef’s hats at Pearl Restaurant & Bar.
The menus at the Plaza Ballroom are very flexible, open to special requests for international cuisines, dietary requirements, and personal preferences. They use sustainable, locally sourced produce to create delicious and innovative dishes.
Highlights of Catering at The Plaza Ballroom Melbourne:
- Led by executive chef David Ricardo
- Locally-sourced, seasonal produce
- Flexible and innovative menus
Just the most unbelievable service I have ever received, incredibly organized, stunning venue, they will treat you like A list celebrities. I cannot stress enough how perfect this venue was.
Nishvanna A ·
They were absolutely incredible and helped me with everything. It was stress free the whole way through and they had great communication. The venue is beautiful and there is nothing like it!
Rebecca T ·
The Plaza ballroom is spectacular, with beautiful decor and royal colours! Booking with this venue and organising our day was such an easy task and we were assisted every step of the way! The staff, food, production and the venue itself was spot on on the day itself and we couldnt be happier about the service! our guests were pleased and we enjoyed the day!
Narmatha Y ·
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You don’t have to worry about your guests not finding the venue. The Regent Theatre signage acts as a beacon, guiding your guests to the Plaza Ballroom. The venue is accessible via ramps.
Innovative and bespoke, featuring seasonal local produce. An executive chef is responsible for designing gourmet meals inspired by international cuisines.
Clients, guests, and suppliers can access preferred car parking at some nearby Wilsons secure car parking. Your Park Ballroom events coordinator will advise you further.
- Westin Melbourne, rooms from $305 per night.
- Grand Hyatt Melbourne, rooms from $243 per night.
- Adelphi Hotel, rooms from $281 per night.
Old-school luxury with modern amenities. Expect grand chandeliers, Spanish Rococo architecture, and 5-star service.
Midnight, and extensions may be granted upon request. The venue is licensed until 1am.
150-400+ guests depending on seating style.
- January 2022 – Minimum of 150 adult guests for a Fri/Sat/Sun – special package price with inclusions $195pp
- February 2022 – Minimum of 200 adult guests for a Saturday – from $188pp for food & bev (5.5hr). February – Minimum of 150 adult guests for a Fri/Sun
- March 2022 through to September – Minimum of 250 adult guests for a Saturday – from $188pp for food & bev (5.5hr). March 2022 through to September – Minimum of 200 adult guests for a Fri/Sun
The Summer Wedding Package starts at $192pp for min. 150 guests.
Minimum spends are determined based on date.
Amelia Scatigno is our lovely Melbourne event and wedding expert. She's been in the industry since 2015 and absolutely loves the entertainment components of events, whether that's live drummers and dancers or a big fireworks show at the end of the night.
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