Rydges Melbourne

186, Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia


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Rydges Melbourne Events

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s bustling CBD, Rydges Melbourne emerges as an ideal choice for both weddings and corporate events. Boasting an impressive array of eleven versatile event spaces, including the cutting-edge Centre Stage function room, the hotel is perfectly suited for weddings, galas, and conferences alike. The expansive Rooftop Terrace, overlooking Her Majesty’s Theatre and Chinatown, sets the stage for an exquisite outdoor setting, while the inclusion of state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and music systems gives your event unlimited production possibilities.

Elevating the culinary experience, Rydges Melbourne offers locally-inspired, seasonal menus to cater to a variety of tastes and preferences. In addition to these offerings, the hotel features 370 modern rooms, providing event guests with access to seamless check-in, in-room connectivity, a well-equipped fitness studio, a rooftop pool, and Bossley Bar & Restaurant. This newly reopened gem in Melbourne’s CBD ensures that your special event or stay is nothing short of exceptional.

Highlights of Rydges Melbourne Events:

  • Recently renovated for a modern and chic look
  • Spacious rooftop hosting outdoor events
  • Versatile and contemporary ballroom space
  • 370 modern guest rooms
  • Ideal location in Melbourne CBD
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dinner Up to 290 Dinner & Dance
dining Up to 340 Dining
theatre Up to 500 Theatre
standing Up to 500 Standing
cabaret Up to 280 Cabaret
classroom Up to 282 Classroom


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 370
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 101

Spaces At This Venue

  • Event At Rydges Melbourne

    Centre Stage

    With soaring, vaulted ceilings, Centre Stage accommodates up to 500 guests in a cocktail-style setting and 340 guests for formal dining experiences. The space is fully equipped with top-of-the-line conferencing technology, boasting a built-in 7m x 4m high-definition LED projector screen, complemented by two additional 200-inch HD projection screens.

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  • Meeting Place U-Shape At Rydges Melbourne

    Meeting Place

    With ample natural light and stunning views of Her Majesty's Theatre and Chinatown, the Meeting Place hosts up to 300 cocktail guests and 240 seated. It features built-in HD projectors, five 160-inch screens, and offers complimentary refreshments. Electronic divider walls enable customisable configurations, accommodating various preferences.

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  • Rooftop Terrace At Rydges Melbourne

    Terrace Rooms & Rooftop Terrace

    Combining Terrace Rooms I, II, III, and the outdoor Rooftop Terrace, this stunning space offers panoramic views of Her Majesty’s Theatre and the city skyline. Hosting up to 360 guests for cocktail style events, it features heated awnings for chilly Melbourne nights. Whether for a special occasion or relaxed gathering, this rooftop space has you covered.

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  • LT Bossley

    If you're envisioning a truly intimate and unforgettable wedding celebration, Little Bossley is the perfect venue for your special day. Step through our exclusive entrance and let us provide a cozy haven for your wedding party. Whether you're planning an intimate gathering of up to fourteen guests around our communal table or a stylish cocktail-style event for up to 24 loved ones, Little Bossley has the perfect space for you.

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  • Bossley Private Dining

    If you're in search of a more spacious and inviting venue for your wedding, our Private Dining Room (PDR) awaits. This cozy setting can comfortably accommodate up to 44 guests and is enveloped by floor-to-ceiling wine cellars, adding an elegant touch to your special day.

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  • LT Bossley and Private Dining

    If bigger is better, Lt Bossley & Private Dining is your haven. Lt. Bossley offers an exclusive private entrance where your guests can be warmly welcomed with drinks and canapés upon arrival, setting the tone for an extraordinary event. For the main celebration, you'll be seated in our Private Dining Room, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling wine cellars, creating a captivating backdrop for your special day.

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  • Bossley Restaurant Exclusive

    Step into the world of Bossley Bar & Restaurant, where classic Aussie charm meets modern Melbourne sophistication to create the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, our versatile venue can accommodate your every need. With a seating capacity of up to 114 guests and room for up to 300 guests in a cocktail-style setup, your dream wedding can come to life within our chic urban oasis. At Bossley Bar & Restaurant, we invite you to celebrate your wedding day exactly as you are. Our venue, inspired by the city of Melbourne, offers a unique blend of classic and contemporary, making it a setting that effortlessly adapts to your vision. We take pride in crafting timeless occasions that showcase our dedication to the region's seasonal bounty and culinary artistry.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
  • Melbourne Skydeck
  • State Library Victoria
  • Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Queen Victoria Market

Venue Testimonials

Attended Rydges for 2 days for an event training. The seminar rooms were spacious, food and tea served was pretty quality and the whole space was clean.

Christopher M

Great food for a wedding and friendly staff.

Mark R

Fantastic location for China Town. Great bar, restaurant and event/training rooms.

Bob C

Frequently Asked Questions

Wedding packages start from $162 per person, ranging up to $197 per person based on package preferences and time of year.

Rydges Melbourne offers eleven event spaces offering varying capacities for meetings, workshops, presentations, galas, and conferences. Their largest space accommodates up to 500 guests for cocktail events and 340 formal dining guests.

Rydges Melbourne is licensed until 4am.

Rydges Melbourne has 370 luxurious modern rooms available, with a range of suites and apartments offering seamless check-in services and in-room connectivity.

Yes, there are 100+ parking spaces at the hotel.

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