The Emerson

141-145, Commercial Road, South Yarra, Victoria, 3141, Australia


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Events at The Emerson South Yarra

In the heart of South Yarra, The Emerson stands as an icon of urban sophistication. Their venue has three modern event levels: the Rooftop Bar, Lounge Bar, and Nightclub. The Rooftop Bar is fully enclosed and temperature-controlled with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, offering breathtaking views of the Melbourne skyline, for a unique backdrop for your celebrations. The Lounge Bar exudes luxury and intimacy, with its plush furnishings, stylish decor, and exclusive VIP booth reservations, perfect for hosting upscale gatherings. The Nightclub sets the stage for unforgettable nights and after parties, featuring cutting-edge design, premium bar service, and resident and international DJs spinning electrifying beats. With flexible packages tailored to your needs and a dedicated team ensuring every detail is executed flawlessly, The Emerson South Yarra guarantees an exceptional event experience like no other.

A snapshot of The Emerson South Yarra

  • Breathtaking views of Melbourne skyline from the rooftop
  • Versatile event spaces accommodating up to 320 guests for cocktails
  • Urban ambience with a cosy atmosphere
  • Flexible packages tailored to your specific requirements
  • Rooftop bar with fully enclosed and temperature-controlled space, perfect for all seasons
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Accommodation Onsite
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Onsite Car Parking
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  • The Emerson

    Rooftop Bar

    The Rooftop Bar offers a stunning setting with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide breathtaking panoramic views of Melbourne's skyline. The space is fully enclosed and temperature-controlled, ensuring comfort in all weather conditions. With elegant decor, ample seating, and a well-stocked bar, the Rooftop Bar is perfect for any event requiring a sophisticated touch and a memorable backdrop.

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    Lounge Bar

    The Lounge Bar exudes luxury with its plush seating, chic decor, and ambient lighting. The space is designed for intimate gatherings featuring cosy booths and private corners. The Lounge Bar's stylish design includes rich textures, unique light fixtures, and a sophisticated colour palette, creating a refined yet comfortable environment for guests to enjoy.

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    The Nightclub at The Emerson is designed for high-energy events and lively celebrations. The space boasts a state-of-the-art sound system, spectacular lighting, and a spacious dance floor. With resident and international DJs spinning the latest tracks, the Nightclub also features multiple bars, VIP sections, and stylish decor.

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Venue Testimonials

We recently held a company gathering at the Rooftop and I must say, the venue exceeded our expectations! The moment we stepped in, we were amazed with the venue, from the open and closed areas and seating options. From the stunning ambiance to the remarkable staff, we couldn't have asked for a better place to host our company gathering.

Matthew P

Had a booth at the Emerson on Saturday night to celebrate my birthday with 10 friends. The atmosphere was excellent and the staff were very accommodating to my requests. Best club in Melbourne right now… Will definitely return.

Kyle H

Celebrate my Daughter's Hen's Day Here was Lovely. The Staff were very friendly and helpful and the cocktails where yummy. Lovely setting fun had by us all. Definitely go and check this place out if you haven't's a fun spot.

Kelly H

Frequently Asked Questions

Hosting an event at The Emerson South Yarra offers a range of options to suit various budgets and preferences. For instance, booking the Lounge area on a weekday before 6pm could start from $6,000, while reserving the Rooftop Bar on a Saturday before 10pm might range from $15,000 to $40,000, depending on whether you prefer half or the whole space. Negotiations are possible, particularly for midweek and early time slots.

The venue offers three levels: Ground (Club), Mid-level (Lounge), and Top (Rooftop), with a maximum capacity of 300 guests across all levels. However, for optimal comfort, it’s recommended not to exceed 250 guests. The Rooftop can accommodate up to 35 seated guests or 45 with additional furniture, while the Ground and Lounge levels are best suited for standing or cocktail-style events.

Events at The Emerson South Yarra can end as early as desired, but liquor licences dictate the closing times across this venue. The Outdoor Bar has a liquor licence until 11pm Sunday to Thursday and until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays. The Indoor Bar and Lounge both have licences until 3am Sunday to Thursday and until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays. Extensions beyond these hours are not possible due to licensing regulations.

Nearby accommodation options include the chic Ovolo South Yarra, The Cullen with its art-inspired rooms, and Quest Prahran’s spacious serviced apartments. These hotels offer convenient stays within close proximity to the venue, ensuring comfort and ease for event attendees.

Parking options near The Emerson South Yarra include street parking and a public car park located behind the venue. Additionally, public transportation options such as trams are available nearby, stopping right next to the venue for added convenience.

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