Are you looking for new and unique venues in Melbourne for your next event? We have done the research for you. Read on for some of the most exciting places you can host events in Melbourne.
Venues with Accommodation
The Aviary – Southbank
Situated amongst landscaped gardens on the Level 3 rooftop at Crown Towers is the hotel’s latest venue, The Aviary. An open-plan event space that can cater for up to 400 people (banquet) with a purpose-built marquee, incredible views over the city and Yarra River and centrally located in the city. Delegates can stay at the Crown Towers or in a variety of nearby 4 and 5 star residential venues.
For more information see – The Aviary – Fact Sheet
QT Melbourne – Melbourne
Smaller, stylish events would be perfect for the inner-city QT Hotel Melbourne. With several meeting rooms designed to reflect Melbourne’s edgy urban culture, decorated with art as well as boutique accommodation and a hip restaurant on offer, QT Melbourne is located on Russell Street in the centre of the city.
For more information see – QT – Events Kit
Hotel Chadstone by M Gallery Sofitel – Chadstone
The lavish 12-storey, 250-room hotel includes a rooftop bar with panoramic views from Port Phillip Bay to the CBD and across the Dandenong Ranges. Located south-east of Melbourne, 15 minutes from the CBD in the fashion capital of Melbourne, Chadstone, it houses a Grand Ballroom with seating for up to 360 people, banquet-style, and features a 5 Star Green Star Design, making it the second hotel in Australia to achieve this rating.
For more information see – Hotel Chadstone – Events
W Hotel – Melbourne
Marriott’s ‘cool meets luxury’ hotel opens in December this year and is both new and unique. Situated on Flinders Lane in the new Collins Arch mixed-use precinct, The W Hotel will feature 294 guest rooms, four dining and bar venues, plus ample conferencing space for up to 500 people, theatre-style.
For more information see – W Hotel – Melbourne
Ritz-Carlton – Melbourne
Featuring 263 luxury hotel suites, breathtaking views and luxurious amenities including a day spa, restaurants and bars, as well as function rooms, a business centre, a 500-seat grand ballroom and outdoor garden terrace. Suggested opening date is Q4 2020.
For more information see – Ritz-Carlton Melbourne
Melbourne Marriott Docklands – Docklands
Marriott Docklands is located in the heart of the Docklands Precinct, just 30 minutes away from Tullamarine Airport. There will be 196 guest rooms, including 10 suites, a 250sqm ballroom filled with natural light, two outdoor terraces and a rooftop infinity pool deck and bar. Those looking to see first-hand will need to wait until it opens. The hotel’s opening is currently slated for late 2020.
Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street – Melbourne
Opening in Q3 2020 in the city centre, the Hilton will be fully restored with the original 1930s Italian Romanesque and gothic detailing. There will be 244 rooms, five function rooms for board meetings and small conferences for up to 100 guests.
For more information see – Hilton – capacity chart
Unique Meeting Venues
The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall – Melbourne
Closed to the public for sixteen years, The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall within the State Library of Victoria opened again after an historic redevelopment in December 2019. Revealing its heritage architecture and celebrating its 19th-century decorative scheme. With a grand staircase for maximum-impact guest entry, the hall can take 450 people, cocktail-style.
For more information see – The Ian Potter Queens Hall
Centrepiece at Melbourne Park – Melbourne Park
Centrepiece at Melbourne Park is a new events centre in the heart of the Melbourne and Olympic Parks’ sporting and entertainment precinct. With a ballroom, auditorium and meeting rooms, it can hold conferences for 200 to 1000 guests, a gala dinner for 1400 guests or a cocktail party for 3,000 guests. Set over three levels, it is a purpose-built centre that has been built with LEED Gold certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
ACMI – Federation Square
The ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) located in Federation Square is being completely renewed with new exhibition spaces, café and function rooms. Set to reopen in late 2020, we look forward to sharing more news on this one very soon!
For the meantime, you can look at the video of the venue plans on ACMI Video