Are you after a lavish night filled with spectacular views with a hint of sophistication to celebrate a special event? Can’t find a perfect venue to meet all your expectations? Well, look no further! Whether you’re looking to celebrate a birthday or wedding or just looking for a private dining venue that will impress your guests, HCS have found those hidden gems that you have been eagerly searching for.
Basically, these venues are the greatest places to get that VIP treatment…all.night.long.
8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
Located in Crown Towers, Club 23 goes above and beyond your expectations (and the ground floor). It exudes luxury and boasts a heated balcony overlooking the Yarra River that will certainly impress your guests. With sophistication being the key to this extravagant venue, assorted private booths and world-class service is all provided once you step foot into Club 23.
A versatile space that can cater to any of your needs. Drinks? Sorted. View? Sorted. Most memorable night? Sorted. Private lounge area? Sorted. Staff assure a high attention to detail to make sure that you get the perfect night you’ve been dreaming about. Whether you are entertaining 4 guests in the Diamond Booth or 100 people in the Terrace Room, Club 23 is the place to be for a cocktail-style evening to enjoy with all its glamour.
York Street & Browns Lane, South Melbourne
Located in the heart of South Melbourne, Luminare offers breathtaking views during the day with an abundance of natural light and sparkling city lights during the night. A contemporary loft and rooftop venue for any kind of occasion including parties, dinners and cocktail event, Luminare offers a blank canvas to allow hosts to add their own personal styling to the venue. It can accommodate up to 250 seated event and 450 for a standing event with an optional dance floor.
55 New Quay Promenade, Docklands
With views of the CBD and Victoria Harbour, All Smiles provides spectacular views with a modern contemporary atmosphere. Whether you’re looking to host a corporate function, wedding or any other special occasion, All Smiles will cater its fantastic venue to create a perfect atmosphere for your guests. The venue offers high ceilings and modern architecture all the while embracing panoramic views of Melbourne’s city skyline.
Special drinks and food packages can be sought out to celebrate your special occasion and the function room has floor to ceiling views that make an impressive statement. To stand out from other function venues, All Smiles can create your arrival by water with a yacht or boat mooring.
Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne
Overlooking Olympic Park, The Glasshouse also offers wonderful views of the Yarra River and is located just minutes away from iconic Melbourne places including Federation Square and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
The venue can accommodate parties for up to 1000 guests cocktail style and 500 guests for seated events. There is a comfortable eatery with a BBQ area and outdoor seating that can cater for up to 120 guests, as well as a private boardroom. The Glasshouse makes an exceptional statement with panoramic windows and 3.8 metre ceilings as well as contemporary yet stylish furnishings. A perfect venue for sophisticated events!
90 Maribyrnong Street, Footscray
The Dream Factory is a versatile function space that has an expansive rooftop that offers one of Melbourne’s best panoramic views.
There are 3 areas to hire out; The Roopftop, The Gallery and The Basement.
The Roopftop can accommodate for up to 200 guests for a seated event and has the biggest advantage of impressing your guests with its stunning views. The Dream offers a blank canvas to add your own style and flair to the space. The Gallery has been modernised with its high ceilings and polished concrete floors that can cater to up to 120 guests for a cocktail style standing event. In addition, The Basement can be hired to cater for 3000 guests and offers a large industrial space perfect for large events.
The Dream Factory is available for any kind of function every day of the week.
Greenfields Albert Park
35 Lakeside Drive, Melbourne
Located in the heart of Albert Park, Greenfields is a waterfront venue space that caters for all kinds of occasions. With a Hampton style outdoor lounge vibe, Greenfields is an open plan venue that overlooks Albert Park Lake, the golf course and surrounding areas.
It is the perfect venue to escape your busy lifestyle and relax in one of their many modern venue spaces. In addition, there are other areas to hire such as the lakeside bar, outdoor lawn and terrace and BBQ area and additional bar. Looking for serenity and a memorable event? Then Greenfields Albert Park is for you!
10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda
For a beachside event directly overlooking St Kilda beach, look no further then Captain Baxter. Being one of the beachside cocktail and lounge bars in the area, it provides stunning views with those perfect summer vibes.
With an outdoor deck overlooking Port Phillip Bay, Captain Baxter provides a versatile space that can accommodate for a relaxed social gathering, birthday or any kind of intimate celebration. The Lounge area can be hired out for a cocktail style event for up to 50 guests, the High Blue Bars for stunning ocean views, the Main Restaurant or the entire venue that can accommodate 350 people for a standing event or 100 for a seated event.
Richmond Rowing Club
7 Boathouse Drive, Melbourne
Richmond Rowing Club is located on the south bank of the Yarra River which offers both indoor and outdoor entertaining area. The function hall can be tailored for a formal or informal event including an alfresco deck overlooking Melbourne city that will definitely not go unnoticed!
You can have an intimate dinner on the private balcony or a cocktail style event inside where you and your guests can enjoy customised banquets designed specifically for you.
1-9 Federation Wharf, Melbourne
Riverland Bar is a waterfront venue on the banks of the Yarra River offering wonderful indoor and outdoor spaces.
The Private Deck offers an exceptional outdoor function space that accommodates up to 100 guests. This is the perfect area for guests to enjoy Melbourne’s sunshine or get warm under the heaters on those chilly winter nights. In addition, there is an optional mobile bar that is exclusive to you and your guests.
If you’re after a semi-private function area, then Bluestone is just the venue space for you. It has fresh greenery, retractable glass doors, gas heating and umbrellas to cater to all your needs. However, if you’re looking for a more intimate indoor space, then The Vault is the space for you. It features leather couches, greenery, a private entry and feature lighting!
23 Meyers Place, Melbourne
If you’re looking to host a one-of-a-kind party, then Loop Roof will offer the perfect spot with unbeatable views to match!
The Loop Project Space and Bar is described as one of Melbourne’s most stylish and iconic laneway bars where you have the ability to personalise the space just the way you want it. Its prime features include a long bar, exclusive VIP room, an international beer and wine list and an extensive food catering menu.
In an extravagant garden landscape, the rooftop offers panoramic views of the city skyline along with delicious food and creative cocktails. The Loop Roof caters for any kind of weather so you don’t miss out on your special night just because of Melbourne’s typically moodiness. An ideal function for birthdays, corporate functions, product launches and weddings.
The Boatbuilders Yard
23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
The Boatbuilders Yard is located just a stone’s throw from the CBD in Melbourne’s South Wharf and boasts one of Melbourne’s biggest outdoor beer gardens. The Deck provides weatherproof indoor and outdoor settings with a private bar and interchangeable furniture layout. The Duke is a semi-private area located in the beer garden with spectacular views of the city’s skyline. The Waterfront is an ideal space that features house background music, both ceiling and free standing heaters, and ample of weather protection awnings with views of the river and cityscape as your magical background.
The venue caters for both formal and informal events while creating a relaxed environment for guests. (Even offering giant Jenga and Connect 4 games if you’re hosting a casual event). You have the option of customising your food and drinks menu to cater to your requirements with well-trained staff to assist you in any way you need.
187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
If you are looking for an extravagant function space that has nothing less than 5 star views, staff and service…then Mon Bijou will meet all of your expectations. Did I mention it’s a penthouse space? With panoramic views of Melbourne’s skyline, it’s the prime location to host your special occasion that is guaranteed to impress all of your guests. There are floor-to-ceiling windows with luxurious furnishings that exude a sense of elegance and class.
Mon Bijou aims to please its clients and deliver your occasion the way you have envisioned it to be, and they also offer maximum value and variety. Comprised of two levels, Mon Bijou has an exclusive private room and a covered outdoor area allowing guests to move and mingle freely.
6 Riverside Quay, Southbank
A Southbank restaurant, Ludlow Bar & Dining Room, features a contemporary design to create an inviting and humble atmosphere. Incorporating Melbourne’s drinking and dining culture, Ludlow presents tailor-made menus and entertainment. There are a variety of food and drinks packages to select from that will cater to your special night.
With 14 function spaces, Ludlow caters to both dining room and cocktail lounge style events that are all versatile areas with options of indoor and outdoor settings. Furthermore, there is a riverside BBQ and bar for guests to enjoy.
By Sahar Nessar