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At we offer you some of Melbourne’s best restaurant, bar, pub and event spaces perfect for hosting your special occasion. If you are celebrating everything from a milestone birthday right through to an engagement party, wedding or conference, our venue reviewers have done the research for you, assembling convenient 10 of the best guides.


Even if you are looking for a small corporate function in the northern suburbs or a cocktail party or christening in the eastern or western suburbs, our venue finding service gets you connected with the venue, allowing you to make your enquiry or booking directly. It’s just that simple!

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  • The Beach Hotel Find Melbourne’s best Restaurants, Bars, Pubs and Event Spaces!
    The Beach Hotel

    Located in Albert Park across the road from the 'beach', you can enjoy a break during the day with a cider, beer, wine or coffee whilst taking in the views of Port Phillip Bay.

    Albert Park, Victoria
  • Charlies Bar Find Melbourne’s best Restaurants, Bars, Pubs and Event Spaces!
    Charlies Bar

    Unique CBD Basement Bar A haven of chic, Charlie's Bar brings sophistication and class to Melbourne City's Hardware Lane precinct. Charlie's is a sexy, sophisticated cocktail bar nestled beneath the critically acclaimed Mill Restaurant. Charlie's and the Mill - the perfect amalgamation of eating and drinking over two luxurious levels oozing with character and style. Indulge in dinner upstairs and finish your evening off in style downstairs in Charlie’s Bar. Or - cut to the chase and head straight down to Charlie's. Housed within a converted warehouse of infinite rustic charm, Charlie’s Bar has become a Melbourne Mecca for outstanding cocktails, food, and service. Charlie's boasts exposed brick, dark wood and polished concrete fused with the luxury of soft leather sofas and golden wallpaper Charlie’s will seduce your senses from the very moment your feet hit the stairs and you emerge into the warm glow of the candle lit lounge.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • The European Restaurant Find Melbourne’s best Restaurants, Bars, Pubs and Event Spaces!
    The European Restaurant

    Whether you are planning an intimate dinner for twelve, or hosting a lavish cocktail party for 150, our iconic Melbourne venues, The Tea Room and Siglo, offer distinctly versatile spaces. TEA ROOM - Complete with dark wood panelling and impressive high ceilings, The Tea Room is reminiscent of a Victorian Gentleman's Club. This versatile space caters to all types of events and allows a variety of room configurations including boardroom, classroom and, of course, intimate dining. The Tea Room can accommodate up to 50 guests seated or 70 guests standing and is available Monday to Sunday, day or night. SIGLO - Perched over Spring Street, overlooking St. Patrick's Cathedral and the grandeur of Parliament House, our rooftop terrace offers a view of Old World Melbourne rarely glimpsed. Siglo can accommodate up to 70 guests seated or 150 guests standing, and is available Monday to Sunday, days only. Please contact us for more information.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Lincoln of Toorak Reception Venue Find Melbourne’s best Restaurants, Bars, Pubs and Event Spaces!
    Lincoln of Toorak Reception Venue

    Lincoln of Toorak is one of Melbourne’s premium reception venues and has an established reputation of hosting special events, with elegance, style and an idyllic location all playing a part to make your important day perfect.

    Toorak, Victoria
  • Blue Diamond  Find Melbourne’s best Restaurants, Bars, Pubs and Event Spaces!
    Blue Diamond

    Looking for an eye-catching venue with that 'WOW!" factor? Blue Diamond is a unique and adaptable space ideal for an array of private and corporate events. From birthdays, engagements and weddings to corporate cocktail soirees, product launches, presentations and conferences, Blue Diamond is the perfect venue. We will cater to your individual needs with an array of premium food and beverage options tailored to your event. All entertainment and audio visual requirements are also catered for. Please call during normal office hours for more information and to arrange a meeting and site inspection.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Bluestone Restaurant and Bar  Find Melbourne’s best Restaurants, Bars, Pubs and Event Spaces!
    Bluestone Restaurant and Bar

    Behind the modest and narrow Flinders Lane frontage of Bluestone lies an absolute treasure trove dedicated to drinking and dining. Named for the solid, long-lasting material that this heritage-listed building is constructed from, Bluestone offers a collection of beautifully decorated spaces, each with its own unique ambience. Warm and welcoming, each distinct area within Bluestone is swish enough to host a special occasion as a section or exclusively. From a grand Degustation dinner in the private dining room to a stand up cocktail event, Bluestone delivers with its contemporary menu and excellent service. Bluestone can cater for dinner events up to 120 guests and for cocktail events up to 180 guests.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • The Vincent Find Melbourne’s best Restaurants, Bars, Pubs and Event Spaces!
    The Vincent

    Regarded as one of Melbourne's grandest historic buildings, The Vincent's private event spaces have been conceived as a subtle, elegant portrait; the perfect backdrop for your next corporate or private function! With four flexible event spaces, The Vincent can cater for all manner of celebrations and occasions including: Weddings, receptions & engagements Business meetings & large presentations Product launches & openings Private dining & functions Ascend the sweeping dark wood interior staircase to The Emerald Room, located on The Vincent's second floor. Guests will step into a striking and flexible open space ideal for birthday and engagement parties, anniversary and cocktail soirees. Luxe surroundings combine decadent emerald green wallpaper with Imperial Pheasants, designed by Oscar-winning costume designer, Catherine Martin, peacock plume carpets, rich velvet and leather lounges. Double glass doors open out to a quaint private balcony, affording a wistful view over Victoria Avenue's treetops. A dedicated black marble bar is available for the exclusive use of your guests.

    Albert Park, Victoria
  • Eureka 89 Find Melbourne’s best Restaurants, Bars, Pubs and Event Spaces!
    Eureka 89

    Fine food & wine with breathtaking floor to ceiling views across metropolitan Melbourne, Eureka 89 is the city’s most impressive events and dining venue. Our versatile event spaces are ideal for sunrise breakfasts, glamorous cocktail parties, sit down dinners and evening soirees. Boasting contemporary cuisine and service, Eureka 89 can accommodate events from 20—400 guests.

    Southbank, Victoria
  • The Park Melbourne Find Melbourne’s best Restaurants, Bars, Pubs and Event Spaces!
    The Park Melbourne

    Offering an enviable location and an abundance of natural light with stunning lakeside views, The Park is a stylish space ideal for your next gala dinner, wedding, conference or cocktail event. Contemporary and understated in design, this boutique venue is intended as a blank canvas ready to create any type of event. Enjoy the elegant, simple style of this ambient space or theme the room to suit your style and personality. An outdoor, covered balcony offers sweeping views of Albert Park Lake and provides the perfect setting for canapés and pre-event drinks. Catering for over 1,000 cocktail style or 450 seated, The Park can also be divided for smaller, intimate events. A stylish space suitable for every occasion. The Park is part of Melbourne Events Group. Bringing together three dedicated event spaces: The Rocks Williamstown, The Park Melbourne and River’s Edge Events. Speak with one of our experienced event professionals today and begin planning your perfect event!

    Albert Park, Victoria
  • The Boatbuilders Yard  Find Melbourne’s best Restaurants, Bars, Pubs and Event Spaces!
    The Boatbuilders Yard

    The Boatbuilders Yard is a bar and café that brings a new style of relaxed and informal European-style eating and drinking to Melbourne. An escape from the hustle and bustle of vibrant Melbourne, the venue has spectacular views of the city and a unique combination of expansive areas and warm intimate spaces.

    South Wharf, Victoria
  • Sixteen Ellis Street Find Melbourne’s best Restaurants, Bars, Pubs and Event Spaces!
    Sixteen Ellis Street

    Do you know one of Melbourne's best kept secrets? Secluded in the heart of South Yarra, just footsteps from the hustle of Chapel Street, lies an intimate and unique event space known simply by its address: Sixteen Ellis Street. Behind the unassuming gold door is a convergence of soft velvets and exposed beams; the romance of Paris and the urbanity of New York; the elegance of luxury and the excitement of exclusivity. And it's all yours to enjoy for… Corporate, Staff Events, Product & Brand Launches, Private, Birthdays & Anniversaries, Engagements & Weddings, Bat & Bar Mitzvahs, Themed Events, Cocktail Parties , Dinner Parties.

    South Yarra, Victoria

Melbourne Function Venue of the Month

Cafe Italia Restaurant
56-66 University Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

Cafe Italia has been established for over 25 years here in the heart of Melbourne’s Italian restaurant district, Lygon Street, Carlton. We are a sophisticated, contemporary, yet relaxed restaurant located only minutes from the Melbourne CBD that is perfect for functions, private dining, weddings, engagements, christenings or any special occasion or event.

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