Looking for meeting rooms to hire in Melbourne? Small meeting spaces or rooms for bigger groups, hotel meeting venues or unique spots off the beaten track – no matter what kind of meeting rooms you’re keen on, you’re sure to find it with Tagvenue. As well as collecting the very best meeting spaces Melbourne has to offer, we’re also happy to share some of our insider knowledge. Check out our short guide on how to find the best meeting space in Melbourne below.
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Top tips, tricks and ideas for finding the perfect meeting room in Melbourne from our venue experts:
When it comes to cheap meeting room hire in Melbourne, it’s good to keep these things in mind:
Melbourne provides great opportunities for hiring a meeting room. With a thriving and active business community, the city has more than earned its reputation as the business hub of Victoria. You will find high standard meeting rooms not only in the CBD but in the suburbs as well. Trust us, business people who come to this city are never short of locations where they can meet.
Where are the most popular meeting rooms in Melbourne?
A wide variety of retail, financial, legal, administrative, recreation, tourist, and entertainment services are available in the Central Business District. Due to its hustle and bustle nature, it is no wonder that the area offers plenty of options. If you search for options here, you will have no trouble hiring anything you need, from smaller boardrooms for board meetings to atriums for bigger groups. Prices for hiring a meeting room in the CBD range from $29 to $395 per hour. (All data according to Tagvenue.com)
Richmond is located close to the CBD, and offers great opportunities for business people to hire meeting rooms in this highly convenient location for slightly lower prices. It also provides great public transport possibilities, as it is just a short hop from the Central Business District. Prices for hiring a meeting room, conference room or a boardroom in this area range from $40 to $300 per hour. (All data according to Tagvenue.com)
There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to meeting rooms in Carlton and Carlton North as well. These locations also offer meeting rooms just a stone’s throw away from the CBD. You will find meeting rooms in both a modern and traditional style there and their prices start from around $30 and go up to $121 per session. (All data according to Tagvenue.com)
Looking for a meeting room overlooking Melbourne’s sandy beaches? Then the St Kilda area should be your go-to location. Not only does it provide breathtaking views of the seaside and a sidewalk lined with palm trees but also a high standard of meeting spaces costing from $65 to $80 per hour. (All data according to Tagvenue.com)
What should be included in the meeting room?
Enough space. Each of the attendees should have enough space to use. It is impossible to focus when somebody is constantly invading your personal space. Everyone will feel more comfortable and eager to brainstorm ideas and initiate conversations about the company's events, successes and problems, when enough space is provided.
Air conditioning. A room full of people can get stuffy fairly quickly. And when it is hot outside - it gets even worse. Sometimes a small window may not be enough to keep everyone comfortable. A safe solution would be to hire a meeting room that has air conditioning included. It is much easier to work at a pleasing temperature, isn’t it?
Presentation facilities. You need equipment suitable for showing important presentations, information and figures. No matter how well and how sensibly you speak, you will not appear professional without this. Often, meeting rooms include flat screen TVs, projectors and white boards. However, we always recommend confirming the offer before booking and also checking the reviews. Former customers generally provide feedback regarding the quality of equipment.
Wi-Fi connection. One of the worst things that can happen during a conference or any other business meeting is either that an internet connection is too slow to show any video on the internet or that the signal is constantly disrupted. With such problems your meeting can easily overrun and nobody really wants that. Always check the signal before the meeting begins just in case.
Lights. Proper meeting rooms should have proper lighting, that goes without saying. You should be able to see the presentation and other participants clearly. Also, a shadowy room can make everyone sleepy and unresponsive. If you need to hold a conference both online and on the spot, then you should pay attention to lighting even more to make sure both online and offline participants can see you clearly.
Always remember to face the light source so that everyone can see you clearly. By sitting with your back to a window or other light source, you can get a harsh shadow effect that has a negative impact on the quality of the video call. Both in the room as well as on your video call, daylight will create an enjoyable lighting effect. A meeting room with big windows would be a good option to ensure enough natural light.
The most popular meeting rooms in Melbourne are:
Meeting rooms are regular meeting rooms that can serve a variety of purposes. They can be used for training, presentations or just regular meetings. Meeting rooms also generally offer a range of meeting tech, such as monitors, screens, projectors, whiteboards, or even smart boards.
Meeting Rooms - Level 2 at The Oxford Scholar is a few steps away from RMIT Melbourne University Campus. Perfect for both private and business meetings.
Fawkner | 4 Person at workspace365 | 555 Bourke Street is right in the middle of the CBD. Suitable for informal business meetings, high-level corporate negotiations or larger presentations.
Van Damme Meeting Room at Thrive Network is perfect for small business meetings. Offers just what you need for a basic business meeting, as well as Zoom calls. Located at Albert Road in South Melbourne.
Little Bourke | 3 Person at workspace365 | 485 La Trobe Street is a simple meeting room that has exactly what you needed. It is located a few steps away from Flagstaff Station.
Boardrooms are traditionally utilised by a company's board of directors. Because valuable information is usually discussed, they offer a higher level of security and might even have a password or special key. Because these are designed to be used by executives, they often offer high quality meeting tech and a very comfortable fit out. They may offer microphones in front of every member, to ensure that each attendee can be heard.
The Lounge + Abell Boardroom at The Cluster is a Tagvenue Supervenue. Located on Queen Street, a few steps away from the Immigration Museum. It offers a splendid overview of the Yarra River. Tagvenue’s customers praise it for its location, venue facilities and great communication with the staff.
The Boardroom at The Cluster is located on Queen Street, right next to the Yarra River. It is a well-reviewed boardroom, praised for its high standard of service quality, location and excellent communication.
Boardroom at Sculptform Design Studio is designed with a focus on premium design and state-of-art technology, allowing your businesses to grow hassle-free. The boardroom is located a stone’s throw away from the CBD, surrounded by cafés, restaurants and transport possibilities which makes it easier to do your business.
Conference rooms permit video conferencing or conference calls so that outside participants can participate in the meeting. A high quality conference room should have sufficient space for all of the attendees, reliable Wi-Fi, catering and access to parking or public transport.
Albert Room 2 at View Melbourne is a flexible conference room on St Kilda Road. It offers great conference opportunities within your budget. Praised by Tagvenue’s customers for excellent communication.
Conference Space at CoWork Me features a stunning view of St Kilda Road. This conference space is a perfect venue for both lectures and seminars. It can be customised according to your preferences.
The Queensbridge at The Cluster overviewing CBD and the Yarra River. Its unique design and facilities will surely meet your expectations. Definitely worth checking out. Perhaps this will be the conference room that you need?
If you need some extra help with planning a meeting why not check Tagvenue’s Meeting Planning Checklist? The checklist was made by Tagvenue’s experts to help you organise a perfect meeting. It involves detailed planning tips about the decision-making process, meeting activities and plenty of helpful tips. If you struggle with seating layout, we also have something for you! Event seating arrangements tips will help you choose the best layout for your meeting. You are welcome!
A large number of meeting rooms in Melbourne are priced with a hire fee, which only includes the costs of using the space. The rates range between $50-$80 per hour, while the fees for full-day meeting room hire start at $400. The prices may vary depending on the location, the size of the room and the time of the meeting. Small meeting rooms a bit further away from the city centre usually turn out to be the cheapest option. Some spaces are priced with a minimum spend. This means you’re not paying for venue hire, you simply need to spend a previously agreed amount on refreshments. Minimum spend rates for meeting rooms in Melbourne typically range between $500 for small rooms and $2000 for larger spaces. This pricing type usually applies to full-day meeting room hire. The third most popular pricing option for meeting rooms in Melbourne is the daily delegate rate. A typical all-inclusive meeting package covers the cost of venue hire and basic meeting facilities. The price varies between $50-$80 per person. (All data from Tagvenue.com)
The Central Business District remains the most popular area for corporate meetings and gatherings of all kinds. One of the most prestigious addresses in the area is Collins Street, known for its heritage buildings and business hubs. The world-famous laneways of the CBD are also full of unique meeting spaces available for hire, all of which lie within Melbourne’s Free Tram Zone which makes it really convenient to get around. Trust us to help you find the very best ones! If your attendees are arriving by plane, you might want to consider hiring a meeting room near Melbourne Tullamarine Airport – this will help you save heaps of time and makes things more convenient for all involved. The area is full of hotels with meeting facilities, so you can sort out both the accommodations and the meeting room in one place. Boasting beautiful Victorian architecture and green areas (Fitzroy Gardens, Yarra Park) to discover during meeting breaks, East Melbourne is an attractive choice for meetings. The district is located just a few steps from the CBD and Flinders Street Station, so if you want something central and not too expensive, this is the perfect pick!
If you’re looking for a relatively low-cost meeting space, you should definitely have a look at library meeting rooms. There are many locations to consider, from the famous State Library Victoria to Southbank, North Melbourne and Docklands. Want something unusual? Many meeting planners in Melbourne are tired of cookie-cutter spaces and turn to funky spaces instead. The most unique venues in Melbourne can be found in Fitzroy, Collingwood and Windsor. Last but not least, don’t forget that Melbourne is famous for its coffee culture! Many cafes offer meeting spaces for hire, so you can exchange ideas and get your caffeine kick at the same time.
The hours of operation depend on the venue. Usually meeting rooms are available to hire from 7:00 to 18:00 or from 9:00 to 17:00. However, you will find plenty of meeting rooms in Melbourne that are available even until 22:00. If you search diligently, you will be able to find a meeting room that is open at a time that is convenient for you.
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