The Budgie Smuggler is a stylish, industrial-style function, event and wedding venue. The Budgie Smuggler is a unique and exciting space for your next event. Located in Ringwood, an easy 25min drive from Melbourne CBD, The Budgie is tucked away in an industrial estate giving it unique exclusivity and privacy. Although tucked away, The Budgie Smuggler is easily accessible being only a brief walk from Ringwood Station and Eastland Shopping Center as well as a number of hotels and accommodation. 


The Budgie Smuggler boasts a unique industrial fit out including a concrete bar, shipping container seating area, copper bar fount, bird cage VIP area and spray art beer garden, giving your wedding or next event an extra impressive look. The Budgie Smuggler has extensive experience in hosting weddings, engagement parties, birthday parties, christmas parties and business exhibitions. They can cater for functions up to 250 guests but with our flexible floor space and furniture we can accommodate small functions and events as well.


The space includes a number of benefits including:

– Spacious outdoor beer garden

– Large bar, allowing for cocktails, wine and tap beer

– Dance area

– Stage with entertainment lighting and sound system

– A variety of tables and seating 

– Heating and air conditioning systems

– Projector and screen

– Ample parking spaces right outside the venue

– Wedding and ceremony room

– Wheelchair access / disabled bathroom


Next door is Budgie Bar, a new public cocktail bar that has bounced off the success of the Budgie Smuggler. Liquid nitrogen on tap and hickory wood smoked old fashioned are regulars every Friday and Saturday night; with a private classic car collection on show for you to admire as you sip away at some amazing cocktails.


The Budgie Bar is guaranteed to stir up the nightlife in Ringwood and the eastern suburbs. The new age cocktail bar is suited for anyone, whether it's your first time at a cocktail bar or an experienced drinker or if you just want to admire the amazing car collection that accompanies the bar; The Budgie Bar is the place for you.


Available to book for smaller function during the week and Sunday's, it is also a versatile space for birthdays, Christmas parties and work functions. During public operations on Friday and Saturday, it is also possible to book the exclusive VIP Showroom, a perfect space for 15-30 guests allowing you to be close up to the amazing car collection whilst sipping and nibbling away at delicious food and drink.


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