Crystal Hall at The Russian House

  12 reviews  – 
118 Greeves Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, 3065
Fitzroy

About this space

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Located on the ground floor of the historic Russian House, the Crystal Hall is a versatile venue opportunity for flexible rental. Space offers a unique ambience for birthday parties, training & conferences, productive meetings and company events.

Features and Amenities:
- Spacious 86sqm area
- Polished timber floors
- High ceilings
- Abundant natural light
- Private entry from Greeves Street
- Floor-to-ceiling mirrors
- Ballet barre
- Seating for 80, with five tables for 6-8 people (available upon request)
- 12 foldable trestle tables on wheels (162cm x 82cm, available upon request)
- AV equipment, including 10-inch PAs on wall mounts and a 12-channel mixer
- Movable whiteboard with markers
- Security cameras for safety

- Additional Rentals Available:
- Catering service
- Cleaning service
- Light and sound set-up service
- Fully equipped large kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, tea and coffee)
- Grand piano
- Projector
- Wall-mounted TV and a large screen TV on a stand
- H&H Electronics Tessen active speaker
- H&H Electronics active subwoofer
- Premium RCA leads and other cabels
- Shure SM57 instrument microphone 1pcs
- Sennheiser e609 instrument microphone 1pcs
- Sennheiser vocal microphone with leads 1pcs
- 2pcs extra microphones with stands
- Custom-built portable stages (2x1m, 9 pcs)

Important Information:
Setup, pack-down, and cleaning are not included in the rental fee; it's the renter's responsibility.
Displayed rental fees are for private hirers; contact us for not-for-profit rates.
A security deposit may be required based on the event.

Accessibility:
Four entrances
Not wheelchair accessible
Three free parking spaces at the back and nearby paid parking
Easily reachable by public transport: tram routes 86 and 11 (10-15 minutes from CBD) and buses 200, 202, and 207.

Explore the sophisticated experience of Crystal Hall at The Russian House. Elevate your event and secure your booking today to not miss out tomorrow.


Prices

Sunday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $150 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $150 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include GST.
Not-for-profit organisations are eligible for a discount.

Please note that a duty manager has to be employed for some events where alcohol is served. Their rate is paid separately.
Monday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $90 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $90 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include GST.
Not-for-profit organisations are eligible for a discount.

Please note that a duty manager has to be employed for some events where alcohol is served. Their rate is paid separately.
Tuesday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $90 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $90 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include GST.
Not-for-profit organisations are eligible for a discount.

Please note that a duty manager has to be employed for some events where alcohol is served. Their rate is paid separately.
Wednesday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $90 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $90 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include GST.
Not-for-profit organisations are eligible for a discount.

Please note that a duty manager has to be employed for some events where alcohol is served. Their rate is paid separately.
Thursday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $90 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $90 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include GST.
Not-for-profit organisations are eligible for a discount.

Please note that a duty manager has to be employed for some events where alcohol is served. Their rate is paid separately.
Friday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $90–$130 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
from $90 hire fee per hour
Per hour
4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
from $130 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include GST.
Not-for-profit organisations are eligible for a discount.

Please note that a duty manager has to be employed for some events where alcohol is served. Their rate is paid separately.
Saturday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $150 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $150 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include GST.
Not-for-profit organisations are eligible for a discount.

Please note that a duty manager has to be employed for some events where alcohol is served. Their rate is paid separately.
Minimum booking duration: 2 hours

Capacity

Standing
up to 100
Dining
up to 80
Theatre
up to 80

Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue doesn’t provide alcohol
BYO alcohol allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
PA system / speakers
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Natural light
Free parking is available on-site (3 spaces)
Free on-street parking
Paid parking facilities available nearby
Catering Service
Music Equipment hire
Parking
Photography Service
DJ Booking
Light and Sound Set up Service
Extra Small Kitchen
Flipchart
Storage space
Quiet space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restrictions 23:00
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Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Host rules

No birthday parties in the 16-21 age bracket.

No smoking in the building.

No congregating outside the front past 11pm.

The courtyard must be cleared at 11pm.

Strict music cut off time due to the venue being located in a residential area. 10pm on weekdays and Sundays, 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

All information submitted by the hirer (ie purpose of the event, number of attendees) must be true and up to date. In the event where the hirer has submitted false or misleading information, The Russian House reserves the right to cancel the booking and no refund will be made to the hirer.

Cancellation policy: Flexible with Grace Period

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Reviews and ratings

(12 reviews and ratings - )

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Isaac W.
May 2024

Readily available for urgent requests/questions and great communication.


A historical venue in Fitzroy’s prime location, the Russian House is an equally welcoming home both to the local Melbourne community and the wider Russian diaspora.

Discover an exceptional opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history of Collingwood and Fitzroy by accessing the renowned Cultural House. Our versatile event spaces are available for hourly, short-term, or long-term hires, providing the perfect backdrop for your next event.

Built in 1884, the two-story venue boasts a striking facade with distinct architectural influences. The first-level Crystal Hall features elements inspired by Italian Renaissance design, while the second-level Emerald Hall seamlessly merges with Classical aesthetics. The Russian House is a sought-after location that can accommodate up to 300 guests across both floors. This heritage building, a unique gem of Victorian architecture, is the ideal choice for hosting workshops, celebrations, live music performances, and conferences.

Situated at the corner of Greeves and Gore Streets, the Russian House is just a minute's walk from the iconic Smith Street. This location grants immediate access to the vibrant cultural life of Collingwood and Fitzroy which enhances your event's appeal.

Our venue holds a registered BYO liquor license and access to both large kitchen and a kitchenette, making it an excellent choice for hosting a wide range of functions and events, with the option of outsourced catering. Additionally, we offer audio and lighting and staging equipment for hire to complete your performances, music gigs, and parties.

Getting to our venue is a breeze, thanks to its proximity to public transport. Tram routes 86 and 11, only 10-15 minutes from Melbourne's CBD, and buses 200, 202, and 207, make it easily accessible for your guests.


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