Top Paddock

658, Church Street, Richmond, Victoria, 3121, Australia


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Top Paddock Richmond Events

Situated in Melbourne’s cosmopolitan Richmond neighbourhood, Top Paddock is a stylish café-restaurant that can be hired exclusively for private functions. Its contemporary interiors provide the perfect backdrop for everything from networking events to wedding receptions and birthday parties, all within easy reach of the city’s business district and vibrant nightlife.

Despite being close to the heart of the action, this Melbourne event venue offers a more relaxed atmosphere. Ran by the well-known Darling Group, Top Paddock also boasts a tree-lined façade with a timber deck to enhance the secluded feel. Sound good? Explore various food and drink packages to suit your event, with bar service and security included in the fee.

Highlights of Top Paddock Richmond Events:

  • Sought-after location in trendy Richmond
  • Contemporary event space with homely touches
  • Exclusive venue hire from 6pm, 7 days a week
  • Range of exceptional catering packages available
  • Plenty of hotels and city nightlife nearby
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sitting Up to 90 Sitting
standing Up to 180 Standing


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

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  • The Venue

    This light-filled Richmond wedding venue blends contemporary black and white décor with hardwood floors and warm timber accents. The space is centred around a large tiled bar with feature lighting and hanging plants, while the tree-lined outside deck creates a secluded feel.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Queen Victoria Gardens
  • Yarra Park
  • Treasury Gardens

Nearby hotels:

  • Pullman Melbourne On The Park
  • District Apartment Hotels South Yarra
  • The Cullen Melbourne – Art Series

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Venue hire – $1,500 (inclusive of security)
  • Food packages – $95 – $120 pp (3-6 hours)
  • Beverage packages – $40 – $90 pp (2-5 hours)

NB: Fees cover exclusive use of the venue between 6pm and 1am, plus access to a dedicated wedding planner. Catering costs depend on the length of the event and the options chosen, and include full waiter and bar service.

  • Standing event/ cocktail reception – 180
  • Seated for a plated dinner – 90

NB: including the use of the alfresco deck with outdoor seating, heaters and parasols.

This Melbourne wedding venue can cater to events and group dinners between Monday – Sunday, 7am – 1am, when booked in advance. However, private weddings must take place after the café closes, with exclusive hire available from 6pm.

Weddings at Top Paddock Richmond put you close to the heart of the action in Melbourne. Yet this tree-lined venue feels secluded and laidback, away from the main hustle and bustle. Interiors are contemporary with homely touches and the food is classic with a modern twist.

Yes, as well as being a popular Richmond wedding venue, Top Paddock hosts a range of business functions. From awards nights and product launches to corporate parties and networking events, browse various event packages including AV equipment hire.

Yes, there are several options on nearby Chapel Street and Toorak Road. Top picks include Ovolo South Yarra – a large 4-star hotel with creative, retro décor – and South Yarra Central Apartment Hotel. The latter boasts soundproofed rooms with kitchens and separate lounges, making it ideal for business delegates and longer stays.

There is very limited parking at the rear of Top Paddock Richmond. But guests can easily access this Melbourne event venue via public transport. The tram stop just outside provides connections to East Richmond, South Yarra and Windsor train stations for onward travel.

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