The Wool Mill

161, Donald Street, Brunswick East, Victoria, 3057, Australia


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The Wool Mill Melbourne Events & Parties

Brunswick East has long been a hub for trendy bars, cafes, and event spaces, especially when those venues are hidden gems. The Wool Mill is one of those local secrets, tucked away down a long red-brick laneway. Converted from one of Melbourne’s oldest functioning wool mills, this spacious warehouse now hosts relaxed and chic social events.

Operating over multiple levels of the light-filled space, the Wool Mill features four impressive event spaces with the option to use the wide laneway as an outdoor area. The two largest spaces showcase the high ceilings and polished concrete floors, and the two more intimate areas (a cocktail lounge and speakeasy) are ideal for more cosy events.

Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, anniversary, baby shower, or cultural and religious event, you will enjoy the blank canvas nature of the Wool Mill that allows for your own decor to inhabit the space. They provide chairs, tables, luxurious furnishings, and a finishing kitchen for external caterers to prepare.

Though the Wool Mill leans into the industrial aesthetic by keeping things minimalist, that doesn’t mean that your event has to be a subtle affair. The Wool Mill works with a variety of trusted vendors who can elevate your social event from a simple gathering to a showstopping soiree.

For catering, The Wool Mill often partners with Refresh Hospitality, who are known for their elaborate feasts. However, they are more than willing to discuss external catering options; some parties have had food trucks pull up into the laneway!

Highlights of The Wool Mill Melbourne Events & Parties:

  • Four impressive event spaces
  • Private entrance through laneway
  • Cocktail lounge and speakeasy bar
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dinner Up to 180 Dinner & Dance
dining Up to 200 Dining
standing Up to 200 Standing


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Nearby Car Parking
Carpark Locations Donald Street
Moreland Road

Spaces At This Venue

  • The Wool Mill

    Feasting Hall

    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.

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  • The Wool Mill

    Cocktail Lounge

    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.

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  • The Wool Mill

    Speakeasy Bar

    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.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Northcote Public Golf Course
  • Allard Park / Jones Park
  • Abrahams Reserve / Campbell Reserve
  • Rubix Warehouse

Nearby restaurant:

  • Old School Pizza & Stone Grill
  • Coburger & Co
  • Here Fishy Fishy
  • Okami Brunswick

Nearby accommodation:

  • Artel Apartments Hotel Brunswick
  • Brunswick B&B
  • St George’s Motor Inn
  • East Brunswick Hotel

Venue Testimonials

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’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

200 guests can be accommodated at the Wool Mill in a cocktail-style arrangement.

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.


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