The Blacksmith Bar

69, Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria, 3121, Australia


3 Reviews


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The Blacksmith Bar Richmond Events

Located in the heart of the Swan Street entertainment precinct in Richmond, Melbourne, The Blacksmith Bar offers event hosts and guests a unique and original experience. This popular bar and private hire venue occupies a historic building dating back to 1924, formerly known as McNaughton’s Ironmongers. 

With a capacity for 110 guests, The Blacksmith Bar offers chic spaces that can be personalised to suit an array of event styles, including relaxed wedding celebrations, private parties, and corporate functions. With no venue hire fee and flexibility for daytime and nighttime events, The Blacksmith is a top choice for private events near Melbourne CBD.

Highlights of The Blacksmith Bar Melbourne Events:

  • Exclusive function space brimming with historic charm
  • Delicious menus and handcrafted cocktails
  • Ideal Richmond location close to Melbourne CBD
  • Dedicated event staff to ensure an unforgettable experience
  • Plenty of hotels and transport links nearby
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standing Up to 110 Standing


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

Spaces At This Venue

  • The Blacksmith Bar Richmond Venue Hire

    Private Function Room

    The Private Function Room at The Blacksmith Bar offers a versatile and customisable space for various event types. With a capacity for 110 guests, it features a private bar, dedicated bathrooms, and a built-in photo booth, providing a fun and interactive element for guests.

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Nearby hotels:

  • 381 Cremorne Aparthotel
  • Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne
  • Quest East Melbourne

Attractions nearby:

  • The MCG
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
  • Melbourne Park

Venue Testimonials

Had our engagement party here, an absolutely fantastic night. The venue is amazing, the staff were great and on top of everything. Food was delicious and a great selection of wines and beers. The Photo Booth is great addition to the venue, and being able to play your own music playlist (eg from Spotify) is very valuable. Will be recommending the blacksmith bar to friends and family who want to host an event/function.

Ian D

We held our wedding ceremony and reception in the upstairs function space at The Blacksmith and had the best night! Food and cocktails were great, the staff were lovely and helpful, and the room is so beautiful. Having the in-built photo booth is a major bonus, as was being able to provide our own Spotify playlists for different parts of our event. The team at The Blacksmith were a delight to work with in the lead-up and we would highly recommend them if you're looking for a beautiful and intimate wedding venue.

Lauren M

Amazing atmosphere and great cocktails. Perfect cheeseboards to compliment as well. Staff were great and very accommodating. Great bar in the heart of richmond can't go wrong.

Danish R

Frequently Asked Questions

The Blacksmith Bar in Richmond has a capacity for up to 110 guests for events and weddings.

Weddings at The Blacksmith Bar in Richmond can end at midnight from Monday to Thursday, 1am on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11pm on Sundays.

Yes, The Blacksmith Bar caters to corporate functions in Melbourne, offering a versatile and well-equipped venue with dedicated services.

Yes, there are several hotels located near The Blacksmith Bar in Melbourne, providing convenient accommodation options for event and wedding guests, including Pullman Melbourne on the Park, Mantra on Jolimont, Quest on Dorcas and Park Hyatt Melbourne.

There is on-street parking available outside the venue.

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