Emulation Hall, originally constructed as a Masonic Lodge in 1927, is a rare architectural gem situated in Melbourne’s leafy inner eastern suburb of Canterbury. Having been sensitively restored, this heritage listed building comprises three distinct and separate spaces to accommodate events of all kinds.

Main Hall

At ground level is the Main Hall with soaring ornate ceiling, a pristine hardwood floor and handmade light fittings. The neutral décor is classy without being stuffy and lends itself to all manner of styling. This level also includes a sweeping entry, stage, bridal/green room, new commercial kitchen and storage space. The Main Hall is ideal for weddings, birthdays, large sit down dinners, performances, conferences and commercial events.

Supper Room

The Supper Room on the first floor offers a large light filled room with original wooden detailing, newly upholstered classic furnishing and an impressive timber bar. Perfect for cocktail and canapés, smaller celebrations and launches.

Temple Room

When we speak of secrets, the Temple Room is the real deal. This extraordinary space retains all the original Masonic features including stepped floors, timber bench seating and stunning heritage light fittings. The ornate celling features beautiful Egyptian themed motifs including astrological symbols and the all Seeing Eye of Horus. With generous proportions and a great sense of intimacy, this quietly glamorous space is perfect for ceremonies, awards nights and sit down dinners for up to 80 guests.

Included in the venue hire are trestle or round tables along with bentwood chairs to seat 180. Quality crockery, cutlery and stemware are also provided.

Emulation Hall’s lift ensures universal access to the first floor for all guests and the gorgeous outdoor garden area, complete with bench seating and soft lighting, is also available until 9pm and makes for a great space for summer events or pre-dinner cocktails.


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