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Top Unique Event Spaces in Melbourne

Forget the ordinary – discover the most unique event spaces Melbourne has to offer, all listed in one place! At Tagvenue, Australia’s ultimate free venue finder, we’re dedicated to finding and listing quirky, unique and one-of-a-kind venues in Melbourne. From the glitzy lights and awe-inspiring views of the CBD to the golden sands surrounding the beautiful Port Phillip Bay, your beautiful unique event space is a click away! We know heaps of unique event spaces for private hire all over the city. So, why not take a look and get seriously inspired? You never know what you’re gonna discover!

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Unique Event Spaces Hire Guide

Looking for an event venue with the wow factor? Melbourne is jam-packed full of unique function venues and we’ve got some serious contenders in store just for you. Whether you’re planning a bridal shower, a wedding reception party, a special dinner party or, in fact, a party of any kind, we’ve got you covered with some of the most spectacular, unique event spaces out there. To top it all off, we’re happy to share some of our own savvy tips on finding and booking a unique event space in Melbourne. Check them out below!

  • Step off the beaten track. This might be our favourite tip! Step off the beaten track and open endless possibilities for unique event spaces in Melbourne. Not only do we list the best venues in central locations, we know the rest too! Melbourne is teeming with hidden gems that won’t break the bank and are sure to leave you inspired. You’ll be surprised to see what you can find with us!
  • The vibe of your event. No matter what you have in mind, we’re ready to help you find a unique event space to match. Planning to set up a pop-up store with boho-style home decor? We’ve got a range of bright and airy lofts on offer, along with some really charming outdoor venues. Organising a wild night out? With us, you can choose from Melbourne’s most quirky event spaces, including party buses, Japanese-style nightclubs with hot tubs and entire train carriages. Think about what would suit your event best and have a look at what we have in store!
  • Any additional features you might need? Keep in mind that if you decide to hire a more unusual venue it might not have all the necessary facilities on-site. Note down all the stuff you need for your event and ask the venue manager what they can offer and what you need to arrange yourself.

If you’re looking for unique event space options in Melbourne, then there are plenty of spectacular locations to choose from. Get inspired and take a look at the most popular areas below!

  • CBD. Melbourne's CBD is a prime location when it comes to unique event spaces and offers some of the coolest around! Known for its trendy character, there's no shortage of places to hold a party. From quirky hidden bars with secret entrances to lavish and opulent terraces, there really is something for everyone.
  • South Yarra. Famous as one of Melbourne's most fashionable suburbs, this area really boasts the goods! With its beautifully restored buildings and swanky boutiques, South Yarra offers some of the most unique event spaces in Melbourne. Stylish, cosy, modern and everything in between, this affluent area is definitely up there with the best.

FAQs about Unique Event Spaces in Melbourne

How much does it cost to hire a unique event space in Melbourne?

When you're looking for unique event spaces in Melbourne, the average price for a venue is about $800-$1,500 per session. If you want catering included in your booking, expect to pay around $1,000-$3,000+ per session. When you're looking for unique event spaces for hire in Melbourne, you might feel like you have a lot of options—but if you're on a budget, cheaper dry hire venues or those with external catering and BYO will enable you to save on other services you choose to book while staying within your budget. These venues cost about $250-$500 per session. (All data from Tagvenue.)

What kind of unusual venues can I hire in Melbourne?

Melbourne is a city of many surprises. You can find people from different cultures and backgrounds—and their cuisines! While Melbourne is known for many things—university life, sporting events, multiculturalism—it’s also home to a dizzying array of quirky restaurants, unique bars and outlandish party venues, we've got the perfect spot for you. Whether you want to host a unique wedding, an exotic cocktail party or even an escape room in the mysterious warehouse, there are plenty of unique event spaces for hire in Melbourne. It's time to think outside the box and bring your event up to a whole new level of awesome!

What are some of the best unusual venues in Melbourne?

  • The Wizard's Den Room at The Wizard's Den. If you're looking for a venue that's magical and mesmerizing, look no further. The bar has been decorated as a wizard's den and includes props from popular fantasy films like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings and can hold up to 25 people, making it ideal for intimate events such as birthday parties or team-building events. You can also create your own cocktails using ingredients such as chocolate liqueur and peppermint schnapps. Perhaps alchemy is real? This is the perfect place to create an immersive escape room-style cocktail experience—a memorable, one-of-a-kind celebration that leaves guests talking about it for years.
  • Mushroom Palace at Storyville. When you're looking for a venue to host your next event, who says it has to be a boring old ballroom? A little whimsy can go a long way. And when you're hosting an event in Melbourne, there's no better place than Storyville—the fairy-tale-themed bar where your favourite stories come to life. The space can hold up to 100 and is perfect for those who want their childhood dreams to come true. From giant peaches that are actually cocktails to edible insects (yes, really), your guests will fall head over heels for this whimsical wonderland.
  • Old Melbourne Gaol. With its incredible history, this is one of the most unique event spaces in Melbourne. With a capacity of up to 250 people, this is a city icon that offers you the opportunity to explore its original charm. This space is perfect for those who are after something a little more unusual, and it retains the integrity of its original building while offering a blank-shell opportunity with unrivalled creative potential. With multiple options for a glam or grunge vibe, this space will help you recreate your dream event—no matter what that dream looks like.

Guests Reviews of Unique Event Spaces on Tagvenue

Chantelle N.
Booked Peacock Lounge at The Emerald Peacock
Great value for money. No minimum spend, we put money on a tab and ordered some pizzas to go around. Everyone was happy!!
Eleni N.
Booked Entire Venue at The Purple Emerald Lounge Bar
Beautiful cosy & ambient venue, excellent staff - friendly, down to earth & personable. Food was great! Would highly recommend.
Sophia P.
Booked Entire Venue at Glamp Bar
Can not fault anything! Everything was spectacular & simply AWESOME. Dean was a great coordinator to work with - he was attentive, responsive and clear. Worked through with all my company's restrictive compliance requirements. The food was exceptional - so tasty and delicious. Kudos to the Chef and Polepole! Ben, Amelia and the Bar Service team were just wonderful and awesome - they took such good care of us, even paused their service to avoid making noise while our speeches were going one. Dean recommended we hire Shabba and his team from The African Star Dance team for entertainment and what a hit that was! Shabba and his crew were so energetic, got us to move and dance and mingle - it was a great ice-breakers and left everyone feeling festive. The Glamp Bar deserves 10/10
Booked Entire Venue at The Purple Emerald Lounge Bar
Easy communication leading up to the event. Staff were friendly on the evening and the space was great for the event that we held.
Mark W.
Booked Entire Venue at Lieux
The space was perfect and the balance of indoor and outdoor area is great. Adrian and his staff were fantastic to deal with.
Booked Entire Venue at The Purple Emerald Lounge Bar
I had a big birthday party at the Purple Emerald and everything was absolutely marvellous. Wish I could award more than 5 stars out of 5 really! A huge huge thank-you to Phil and his crew for making my night so amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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