Finding the right venue is often the first task in holding an event. It could be a corporate event, a birthday party, wedding reception or any event that needs multiple services like food, drinks, lighting, photography, music and more. Your choice venue should provide the perfect ambience for your event. When you have more seniors attending your event, a closed door space could be more ideal, particularly during the late evenings, as compared to a beach front location. Similarly, when the event involves lots of kids, a theme park or Adventure Park or a beachfront could add the fizz and excitement associated with youth.
Melbourne is gifted with a broad range of event venues suited for different occasions. Choosing the perfect place will be guided by a clear goal, cost effectiveness, guest list, accessibility, a good team to work with, adequate parking and required facilities and services close at hand. Finding the best venue for your event in Melbourne can be somewhat time-consuming. But, if you are keen on your event recognised and appreciated by the guests, you should pay attention to the minute details mentioned above.
On that note, the following are some of the best picks for you.
Luna Park Melbourne
This place has vintage type rides which present an opportunity for the young and “young at heart” to enjoy equally. Reasonably priced, and free admission to the park so you can still enjoy even if you are not taking the rides. Good place for kid’s parties and events focused on children. Event venues like Luna Park have a beautiful and engaging atmosphere for all kind of events.
Located on the South bank of Yarra River, this place offers a combination of Casino and Resorts. Admission to the gaming section is restricted to guests above 18 years of age. Choice of hotels night clubs and a bowling alley and the ‘Atrium’ with plenty for the kids make this an ideal venue for family oriented events.
Smith Street Trader
Located at Fitzroy, Smith Street Trader is one of the newest restaurants, cafe and bars. The famous dining precinct Smith Street Collingwood is also easily accessible. The fit out is stunning with a Scandinavian flavour and offers a covered secluded courtyard, ideal for lunch/dinner, brunch/breakfast over a weekend with friends. Great options with the Menu, and you are sure not to be disappointed.
Club Pandora @ South Melbourne
You have possibly heard of the Pandora’s box and the stories that go with it. Well, Club Pandora is not that and has risen quickly to be a premier event and function destination in South Melbourne. You have a choice of two levels with world class facilities for private events. It has one of the newest bars in Melbourne as well as a nightclub.
Cabinet Bar & Balcony – Melbourne CBD
Your experience at the Bar starts with an entry through an infamous lane into the cosy interiors and mood lighting. The Balcony overlooks the Swanston Street. The friendly and professional staff that makes this little bar a home away from home. Boutique beverages and share-style food served from lunch to beyond the midnight and opened on all 7 days of the week make this place the right choice for small events.
The Train Yard – Heidelberg
The Train Yard is the latest addition to the cafe and restaurant scene of Heidelberg. It serves breakfast as well as lunch on all 7 days of the week. The offerings include Pancakes, Bacon and Eggs, Sandwiches, Bagels of New-York Style, salads and some of the best BBQ smoked meats and Burgers in Northern suburbs. The dining room is beautifully appointed, and this place sports a latest Beer Garden “The Platform”. You can choose this as the perfect place for enjoying a cold beer on sunny afternoons in the summer, or go for the cocktail or wine. “The Platform” with its heating and the retractable roof is ideal for group bookings, cocktail functions and the like.
Italia Functions – Carlton
Located in the centre of Melbourne Cafe Italia has a 25 years history of being an excellent restaurant in the region. You will find the atmosphere contemporary and sophisticated while presenting a relaxed ambience within minutes from Melbourne CBD. Cafe Italia also has several years of experience in hosting an array of functions in Melbourne. The alluring Mediterranean sandstone courtyard with 3 well-appointed dining rooms flanking it makes this place an excellent choice for small as well as large functions.