The Wool Mill
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161, Donald Street, Brunswick East, Victoria, 3057, Australia
The Wool Mill Melbourne Events
Located down one of Melbourne’s signature brick-lined laneways, the Wool Mill is a hidden gem in the trendy suburb of Brunswick East, an inner north suburb just minutes from the CBD. Festoon lights guide you towards the venue’s nondescript entrance, belying the chic blank canvas warehouse space you’ll find beyond.
Heading through the doors, you’ll discover what makes the Wool Mill such a popular venue for weddings, special events, and corporate functions. Set across several floors of the spacious upscale warehouse, you have your choice of event spaces that come with stylish furnishings and decor.
Perfect for intimate gatherings with your nearest and dearest, or for large events of up to 200 guests, the Wool Mill has plenty of space for your guests to spread out. Starting from the private laneway, which can be decorated and used for food trucks or other exterior vendors, all the way through to the spacious Feasting Hall or relaxed Cocktail Lounge, your guests will enjoy the different aesthetics and tone of each space.
When the sun begins to set over Melbourne’s north, it’s time for the after-dark activities to begin. Just off the Feasting Hall is the exclusive Speakeasy Bar, a dark and dramatic space where your guests can mingle over a glass of wine or a speciality cocktail.
Catering is typically handled by Refresh Hospitality, whom the Wool Mill has worked closely with for years. They are well known for their sharing feasts, but also cater for cocktail events and plated meals. If you’d like to bring in another caterer, the Wool Mill can offer plenty of additional options.
Highlights of The Wool Mill Melbourne Events:
- Modern warehouse space
- Blank-canvas venue
- External vendors welcomed
Spaces At This Venue
Designed to impress, this spacious area features 8m vaulted ceilings, plenty of natural light, and enough room for seated dining and a generous dancefloor. Make the best use of the space with long timber feasting tables and hanging greenery.
The perfect spot for casual drinks and nibbles, the Cocktail Lounge is an elegantly furnished space with exposed black timber beams, custom pendant lights, pops of greenery and brushed metal, and gorgeous cocktail furniture.
Exposed black timber beams and polished concrete floors lends the Ceremony Space its warehouse-chic aesthetic. Floor-to-ceiling drapes bring a sense of softness and romance into the room.
For the transition to after-dark activities, the moody and romantic Speakeasy Bar is connected to the Feasting Hall is the perfect place to sneak away for more intimate conversations with a cocktail in hand.
Refresh Hospitality Catering at The Wool Mill Melbourne
The Wool Mill partners exclusively with Refresh Hospitality for all its events. This dynamic catering team approaches every event with a spirit of individuality, allowing full customisation of menus and dining experiences.
Whether you’re hoping to serve up a modern, exciting shared feast for your wedding dinner or have a whole bunch of creative menu ideas for a culinary adventure day at The Wool Mill, Refresh Hospitality will happily take your ideas on board and create a dining experience you’ll love.
Highlights of Refresh Hospitality Catering at The Wool Mill Melbourne:
- Fully customised menu ideas that suit your style
- Experts who know the unique warehouse event space inside out
- Creative, innovative Australian fare that’s beautifully presented
- Crispy pork belly, roast capsicum puree, parsley oil, sweet potato chips (GF,DF)
- Crumbed calamari, rocket, citrus wedges, cashews, orange & sesame dressing
- Slow cooked beef, corn & chimichurri sauce, pickled radishes (GF,DF)
- Baharat spiced lamb shoulder, smokey eggplant puree, pomegranate molasses, feta, cucumber yoghurt (GF)
- Market white fish, crunchy potato wedges, roquette, lemon aioli (DF,GF)
- Moroccan baked cauliflower, saffron & cucumber yoghurt raita, pomegranate, toasted pumpkin seeds (VG,GF)
- Pumpkin gnocchi, creamy spinach sauce, herb-crusted ricotta, burst mini tomatoes (V)
Salads & Sides
- Ancient grain salad, baby spinach, pomegranate dressing (VG,GF)
- Roquette & shaved parmesan, candied walnuts, red wine dressing (GF)
- Cucumber & carrot ribbon salad, sweet & sour dressing, sesame seeds (VG,GF)
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The team at The Wool Mill were absolute life savers when we needed to find a bigger venue for our wedding reception to allow for all of our guests to attend under Covid restrictions. We had originally planned to have our wedding out in the countryside, but if we had been looking for an urban venue I would have jumped on this place in a heartbeat from the very beginning! The team were fantastic to deal with from the very first email, supportive and helpful and on the day keeping everything running smoothly (I basically didn't have to worry about a thing venue wise on the day!). The space is absolutely beautiful, light and bright and open, and so many of our guests now have profile pictures from that day because of the beautiful backgrounds!
Stephanie G ·
What a magical venue! Recently visited the Wool Mill as a guest of a wedding and I just fell in love with the place. The high ceilings, flowers, plants, lighting and decor...it’s all just so beautifully designed and well thought out! I love the different spaces as well - there’s a cocktail area, speakeasy bar, ceremony room and a feasting hall and this was all part of the wedding at different stages of the night. I would definitely recommend this place for a wedding, engagement party, corporate or other special event. I hope to be back soon for another event one day :-)
Fiona P ·
Amazing venue! The staff were incredible to deal with, making our event perfect. The decoration, light, open atmosphere are ideal for any event. We loved being there - the whole event, from concept, preparation and execution was seamless with the help of the team. Thanks again, we will be back!!
David D ·
Frequently Asked Questions
Ceremonies start at $3,300. Reception venue hire ranges depending on the day and season, and ranges up to $9,400. Refresh Hospitality, the exclusive caterer, prepares customised menus that range from $115-155 per person.
200 guests can be accommodated at the Wool Mill in a cocktail-style arrangement.
- Sunday to Thursday 10:30pm
- Fri & Sat: 12am
Relaxed romance infused with Melbourne’s inner-city edge. Expect light-filled spaces with trendy loft aesthetics.
- Artel Apartments Hotel Brunswick, rooms from $153
- Brunswick B&B, rooms from $95
- St George’s Motor Inn, rooms from $97
- East Brunswick Hotel, rooms from $140
There are 9 VIP car spaces at The Wool Mill that are usually dedicated to suppliers (caterer, DJ, photographer, VIPs). There are 180 car spaces directly facing the venue on Donald Street, and side street parking brings the total to 240 all day spots for your guests.
The Wool Mill usually works with Refresh Hospitality who specialise in shared dining, cocktail events, plated dining, and more. The team can recommend other caterers as well.
Whilst they call themselves a blank canvas venue, The Wool Mill provides:
- Fully furnished spaces
- Cocktail furniture
- Lounge suites
- Raw timber tables
- An array of lush plants in custom pots
- Seating for up to 200 guests.
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.