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Looking to host an event in Melbourne? Whether you’re planning a wedding, meeting, corporate function, or cocktail party, you’ll find what you’re looking for in our listings of event venues in Melbourne. We know how time-consuming it can be to endlessly search through venues. This is why we’ve already done all the heavy lifting. You just have to narrow down your options based on your requirements.  Our team has been working within the industry for years, and will be glad to assist with any queries or questions that may arise during your booking so that nothing gets missed! Make sure to check out our fab selection of event venues in Melbourne and book a space today!

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Event Venues Hire Guide

We know that event planning is a mighty task, consuming a lot of time and energy. From the smallest meet and greet to large corporate functions, finding a venue and planning the event is essential to its ultimate success. So let us help you with the number one task of event planning: finding the venue. Our website makes it easy to search for an event venue in Melbourne based on your specific criteria.

Browsing for that perfect space but still trying to decide what to focus on? Here's a handy list of things to keep in mind:

  • Guest capacity and layout – when considering event venues in Melbourne, the first thing you first need to consider is capacity and layout. Draw a rough sketch of what you envisage your venue layout to look like. This will help you, and others, know exactly what it is you’re looking for.
  • Facilities & infrastructure – a very important factor to consider is what facilities and infrastructure you require. What does the venue provide and what do you need to hire in? Perhaps you need to hire bars, tables, chairs, stage, sound, or lighting, etc.? Never assume that the venue has everything! The cheapest venues will usually provide an empty room only!
  • Services & catering – when it comes to catering, decor service, cleaning, etc. are you looking for venues that provide all those services? Or do you want to keep the costs down by doing it yourself or bringing in your own service providers? Following on from facilities and infrastructure, know exactly what you want, what the venue can provide, and what’s included in the fee. Keep in mind that Melbourne is a big city with loads of service providers to choose from. Find out what your venue provides and then shop around to see if outside service providers can do it cheaper or better.
  • Weather - When planning an outdoor event, consider the time of year. Unique event venues like rooftops, courtyards, and gardens can be incredible settings, however, you don’t want the rain to put a damper on the party – pun intended. Here are some quick weather guides for outdoor events in Melbourne:
    The wettest months: May-October (an average of 8 wet days per month)
    Coldest months: June-September (an average low of 8℃)
    If you are having an outdoor function, chat with the venue manager about the best time of year and what fallbacks they have for when it rains.

Now, what about the money part? We've listed some estimates for event space hire rates in Melbourne:

  • Most venues in Melbourne work on either minimum spend, price per person or hire fee per day or session pricing models. Which pricing is best for you will depend on the type of event you are planning and the number of guests.
  • For small events, you can budget on a minimum of $200 for venue hire. For large events, expect to spend anywhere from $2,000 to $40,000. (All data from Tagvenue.)

In some cases, the location of the event is as important as the event itself. Here are some of the best places to host an event in Melbourne.

  • Melbourne CBD – the heart of multicultural Melbourne! If you are looking for a vibrant location, the Central Business District of Melbourne is where you need to be. There is no shortage of venue options in the CBD and you’ll find a space for every occasion.
  • Southbank, Melbourne – with its lively social atmosphere, Southbank is a great location for a lively event. This culturally rich suburb is situated on the south side of the Yarra River and boasts a diverse range of restaurants and bars with incredible views of the Melbourne city skyline.

Event Venues in Melbourne FAQ

Where can I book entertainers for event venues in Melbourne?

When you're looking for entertainment for your event venues in Melbourne, there are a few important things to keep in mind. The first is that you want to make sure that the entertainment fits the vibe and theme of your venue. You also need to consider how much space you have available, so that you can book the right number of performers. Finally, it's important to think about whether or not you want an open-mic night—and if so, how many performances should be open mic. If your venue doesn’t provide entertainment and you need to book someone externally, then make sure to check out:

Can I book unique event venues in Melbourne?

Yes, you can book unique event venues in Melbourne. We even have a wide range of options for you to choose from on our platform, including rooftop bars and restaurants, gardens, terraces and many more!

One such space is located right by Albert Park, and offers a beautiful experience with an interior like no other. Head to the Secret Garden Bar, which is bound to sweep you off your feet with its magical ceiling! The venue is perfect for many different occasions, but most of all any wedding or engagement parties, as well as baby or bridal showers!

What types of corporate event venues can I hire in Melbourne?

With so many different types of corporate event venues in Melbourne, you may be wondering where to start when it comes to booking a space. We've got the lowdown on all your options:

-Hotel conference rooms: These are usually available at most hotels and can accommodate small groups. They're great if you don't need a lot of space or want to keep it simple. Check out the Eureka Room 1 + 2 at Mercure Melbourne Southbank if you wish to host a great conference in a hotel.

-Ballrooms: If you're looking for something more unique, try renting out a ballroom! You'll get access to lights and sound equipment as well as a huge space that can make your event feel like a big deal. Just make sure you have enough attendees to fill up the space—or else everyone will feel like they're sitting alone in an empty room! If you wish to have a fancy and professional atmosphere in a quite different setting then make sure to check out the Ballroom Area at Rippon Lea Estate which offers enough space for 270 guests!

-Wineries: If you want to go all out and impress potential clients with a luxurious event, consider hiring out a winery for your event. These spaces are beautiful, but they do require some planning since they often require special permits or alcohol licences. One such location that you can book is the Wine Bar at Noisy Ritual Urban Winery. Check out the many events that this space offers or go ahead and book it for your very own special occasion!

Guests Reviews of Event Venues on Tagvenue

Steph Osmond
Booked The Sundeck Function Space at The Purple Emerald Lounge Bar
The staff were very friendly and provided great service. It was very easy to organise the even with Phil. The outside area was so nice and the perfect size.
Andrew Oey
Booked Casablanca Lounge at Mofo Lounge
Grant, Sam, Tain, and the rest of the Mofo lounge team were great! They were super friendly and accomodating and the space was incredibly intimate. No complaints whatsoever.

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