The Market Hotel is an iconic pub in South Melbourne, with an award-winning garden inspired fit out and a strong craft beer focus. At the edge of the CBD and within easy walking distance of Southbank, this full accessible, revamped Aussie pub boasts a variety of versatile function spaces for celebrations of all shapes and sizes. With a lovely selection of hand made canapes available, as well as communal dining options and party menus for large bookings, your inner foodie will be more than satisfied. A late license allows the option of partying well into the night. The events team are ‘yes people’, and pride themselves on being flexible, creative and hospitable, from your first phone call to the last glass of bubbles on your big day.


The first floor of The Market Hotel lends itself to private events. A large open plan function room (120 capacity) with a private bar & bathrooms, optional pool table, disco lights and TV. Attached is a hidden rooftop beer garden (70 capacity) with dazzling festoon lighting, outdoor heating and optional smoking space. Both spaces can be hired separately or together (180 capacity), so there is plenty of room for cocktail style events. The beer garden can also be set up for dining, or presentations/sports events with an in house projector. The Market can help you organise a DJ, play your own music, set up a photo slideshow or even book a band or photobooth.

Planning a business event and need to get out of the office? The private dining room on level 1 converts wonderfully into a concert (50), boardroom (30), or workshop style (25) set up with full AV capabilities and separate sound system. Book the room for a day long session, a quick team lunch, or a general meeting, and enjoy a bite to eat while you work. Private service available, or you can be left in peace!


On the ground floor and behind a stunning garden wall, a selection of restaurant booths are perfect for medium sized groups (22) who wish to dine in a casual capacity, with easy access to the bar. You can book an individual table or the whole restaurant, order at the main bar and enjoy the bustling atmosphere of The Market Hotel.

For more formal events, the private dining room on level 1 can be set for set menu dinners, Hen’s parties, classes, workshops and trivia events. Private service is available so you can relax in a fully exclusive space, with its own sound system and various set up options ranging from lounge/cocktail style (40) to formal dining (30).


While the ground floor public bar can is a welcoming and inclusive space, various areas can be sectioned off for casual events who wish to celebrate alongside the liveliness of general trade.

The Sports bar (60 cocktail style) is made up of a combination of booths (20 seats) and high bar tables (28), and is situated on a raised mezzanine beside the public bar. Ideal for family gatherings, networking events and casual drinks, with finger food and dining options available. This versatile space is low fuss, and great for informal events. It’s also the best spot to watch the footy!

General bookings for non exclusive events can be made in all areas of the hotel, with no hidden costs. Walk ins are welcome, as are families and four legged friends!


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