The Garden Parlour at The National Hotel

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Victoria Street, 344, Melbourne, 3121 Show map
Richmond

Rani D.

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1.5 metre distance between tables
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About this space

Our Garden Parlour is a space you can make entirely your own.
Its contemporary design and private bar are just a few of the elements your guests will love.

Faint murmurs from the bustling next door beer garden set the scene with large, glass sliding doors that can be opened up or closed to the elements.

We also have your entertainment needs covered with our TV and microphone.

The Garden Parlour’s flexible furniture arrangment make it perfect for any style of event.


Capacity

Standing
up to 36
Dining
up to 36

Event offers and packages

Christmas Party Offers

If you’re getting tired of the same old office Christmas party each year, we have you covered!

We’ve put together a selection of Christmas function activity packages to help you mix it up this year.

Don’t worry if you’d prefer to stick to the traditional. We are able accommodate any style affair and can tailor events to suit
your specific requirements.

Check out our great all inclusive mid-week Christmas specials. Each package includes catering, drinks and room hire.
Murder Mystery Trivia Christmas Function
$15 per person

What better activity for some Christmas time team bonding than working together to solve a mystery. Not your average pub trivia, your guests will embark on four thrilling rounds of pop culture and general knowledge questions in the hope of picking up on clues and putting together pieces of the murder mystery puzzle.

Figure out whodunnit, where it was done and what poor soul suffered the unimaginable fate to win!

The trivia will take place in our Garden Parlour and will run for approx. 2 hours. Canapés can be served between rounds or a sit down meal can be served to guests before or after the trivia.

PACKAGE OPTIONS:*
Trivia, 'Dynasty' feasting menu & glass of house wine or pot of Mountain Goat steam ale, Carlton Draught or Bulmers - $70PP

Trivia, selection of 6 canapés per person & 2 hour standard beverage package - $70PP

Trivia only, with a minimum food and beverage spend requirement - $15pp

Minimum group size - 15 pax
Maximum group size - 50 pax

All activity packages are subject to availability
*All inclusive packages available Tuesday - Thursday. Weekends are based on minimum spend and individual activity cost.
Private Painting Class Christmas Activity
$45 per person
We’ve teamed up with our favourite painting class to offer your guests a chance to show off their artistic flair.

In this private workshop a professional artist will guide everyone, step by step, to create their own masterpiece. We’ll take care of the art supplies, all your guests will need to bring is a love for trying something new and a willingness to give it a bash!

You can choose which artwork guests will be recreating from a selection in either acrylic or watercolour, or you can paint portraits of each other to adorn the office walls!
Painting functions will take place in the Garden Parlour and will run for approx. 2 hours with your chosen catering options served after the class.

PACKAGE OPTIONS:*
Painting class,'Dynasty' feasting menu & glass of house wine or pot of Mountain Goat steam ale, Carlton Draught or Bulmers - $100PP

Painting class, selection of 6 canapés per person & 2 hour standard beverage package - $100PP

Painting class only, with a minimum food and beverage spend requirement - $45pp

Minimum group size - 15 pax
Maximum group size - 30 pax

All activity packages are subject to availability
*All inclusive packages available Tuesday - Thursday. Weekends are based on minimum spend and individual activity cost.
Private Cocktail Masterclass
$50 per person
If you’d still like to have a few drinks to celebrate Christmas then this is the
masterclass for you!

Our resident cocktail expert will guide you through the making (and drinking!) of three signature cocktails. Learn to shake, mix and taste like a pro in this fun, boozy class

Cocktails Masterclasses will take place in our Garden Parlour or Café dependant on group size and availability. The class will run for approx. 90 minutes.

PACKAGE OPTIONS:*
Masterclass, 'Dynasty' feasting menu & glass of house wine or pot of Mountain Goat steam ale, Carlton Draught or Bulmers - $105PP

Masterclass, selection of 6 canapés per person - $70PP

Masterclass only, with a minimum food and beverage spend requirement - $50pp
Please note: the cost of the masterclass will contribute towards the minimum spend requirement

Minimum group size - 16 pax
Maximum group size - 30 pax

All activity packages are subject to availability
*All inclusive packages available Tuesday - Thursday. Weekends are based on minimum spend and individual activity cost.
Private Terrarium Workshop
$50 per person
Join Melbourne's Queen of the Jungle, The Plant Whisperer, to create your very own miniature world. Learn all about terrarium care, soil
composition, layering techniques, plant selection and design in this fun and interactive workshop.

Everything is included so you just need to bring yourself!

What’s included: Small glass terrarium vessel, stones and rocks, soil and moss, selection of tropical plants, figurines.

Terrarium workshops will take place in the Garden Parlour and will run for approx. 1.5 hours with your chosen catering options served after the class.

PACKAGE OPTIONS:*
Workshop, 'Dynasty' feasting menu & glass of house wine or pot of Mountain Goat steam ale, Carlton Draught or Bulmers - $105PP

Workshop, selection of 6 canapés per person - $70PP

Workshop only, with a minimum food and beverage spend requirement - $50pp

Minimum group size - 15 pax
Maximum group size - 30 pax

All activity packages are subject to availability
*All inclusive packages available Tuesday - Thursday. Weekends are based on minimum spend and individual activity cost.
Mid Week Christmas Packages - 2 Hour Cocktail Party
$52 per person
6 Canapés per person
2 Hour Standard Beverage Package
Room Hire*

Cafe: Minimum 25 pax
Garden Parlour: Minimum 40 pax

Sample canapé selection:
Prawn or tofu rice paper rolls (GF, VE OPT)
Satay chicken skewers (GF)
Thai green curry croquettes (V )
Mini BBQ pork bun
Grilled chilli & lemongrass beef meatballs
Wagyu cheese sliders

*Based on minimum number requirement | Available Tuesday - Thursday throughout November & December
Mid Week Christmas Packages - 3 Hour Cocktail Party
$65 per person
6 Canapés per person
3 Hour Standard Beverage Package
Room Hire*

Cafe: Minimum 25 pax
Garden Parlour: Minimum 40 pax

Sample canapé selection:
Prawn or tofu rice paper rolls (GF, VE OPT)
Satay chicken skewers (GF)
Thai green curry croquettes (V )
Mini BBQ pork bun
Grilled chilli & lemongrass beef meatballs
Wagyu cheese sliders

*Based on minimum number requirement | Available Tuesday - Thursday throughout November & December
Mid Week Christmas Packages - Christmas Feast
$100 per person
'Dynasty’ Feasting Menu
3 Hour Standard Beverage Package
Room Hire*

Cafe: Minimum 12 pax
Garden Parlour: Minimum 25 pax

*Based on minimum number requirement | Available Tuesday - Thursday throughout November & December

Prices

Sunday
12:00 – 23:00
from $1750 min. spend
Per session
12:00 – 23:00
from $1750 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
To secure the space, we require a 10% deposit. Due to covid-19 it may have changed.
Canapés:

Cold bites:

Pulled miso chilli chicken rice paper roll, vermicelli noodles, chilli caramel, pickles, crispy shallots (GF) - $3.5
Sesame avocado rice paper roll, pickled rainbow slaw, spicy peanut sauce, herbs (V) (GF) - $3.5
Spiced prawn rice paper roll, charred pineapple, radish, toasted cashews (GF) - $4
Beetroot cured salmon, fried wafer, picked vegetables, nam jim (GF) - $4
Grilled calamari on betel leaf, herb salad, peanuts (GF) - $4.5


Mini Meals:
Wagyu cheese slider- $6
Kaarage fried chicken & slaw slider- $6
Crispy turmeric fish salad, vermicelli noodles, cherry tomatoes, aromatic herbs, fried shallots (GF) - $7
Miso butter lobster roll, fried shallots - $9
Spiced pumpkin, asparagus, cucumber ribbon, cherry tomato, pickled vegetables, fresh mint, chilli, citrus
dressing, toasted cashews (VE) (GF) - $7

Warm bites:
Satay chicken skewer- $4
Thai style pork sausage roll, chilli jam- $3.5
Crispy skin duck crepé, cucumber, spring onion, hoisin- $4
Thai style corn & lemongrass fritters, kaffir lime, chilli jam- $2.5
Crispy spiced tofu bites, tonkatsu sauce- $3
Crispy pork belly, tamarind caramel, herb salad- $4.5

Please contact us for detailed information on more options and prices.
Monday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
To secure the space, we require a 10% deposit. Due to covid-19 it may have changed.
Canapés:

Cold bites:

Pulled miso chilli chicken rice paper roll, vermicelli noodles, chilli caramel, pickles, crispy shallots (GF) - $3.5
Sesame avocado rice paper roll, pickled rainbow slaw, spicy peanut sauce, herbs (V) (GF) - $3.5
Spiced prawn rice paper roll, charred pineapple, radish, toasted cashews (GF) - $4
Beetroot cured salmon, fried wafer, picked vegetables, nam jim (GF) - $4
Grilled calamari on betel leaf, herb salad, peanuts (GF) - $4.5


Mini Meals:
Wagyu cheese slider- $6
Kaarage fried chicken & slaw slider- $6
Crispy turmeric fish salad, vermicelli noodles, cherry tomatoes, aromatic herbs, fried shallots (GF) - $7
Miso butter lobster roll, fried shallots - $9
Spiced pumpkin, asparagus, cucumber ribbon, cherry tomato, pickled vegetables, fresh mint, chilli, citrus
dressing, toasted cashews (VE) (GF) - $7

Warm bites:
Satay chicken skewer- $4
Thai style pork sausage roll, chilli jam- $3.5
Crispy skin duck crepé, cucumber, spring onion, hoisin- $4
Thai style corn & lemongrass fritters, kaffir lime, chilli jam- $2.5
Crispy spiced tofu bites, tonkatsu sauce- $3
Crispy pork belly, tamarind caramel, herb salad- $4.5

Please contact us for detailed information on more options and prices.
Tuesday
16:00 – 23:00
from $1000 min. spend
Per session
16:00 – 23:00
from $1000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
To secure the space, we require a 10% deposit. Due to covid-19 it may have changed.
Canapés:

Cold bites:

Pulled miso chilli chicken rice paper roll, vermicelli noodles, chilli caramel, pickles, crispy shallots (GF) - $3.5
Sesame avocado rice paper roll, pickled rainbow slaw, spicy peanut sauce, herbs (V) (GF) - $3.5
Spiced prawn rice paper roll, charred pineapple, radish, toasted cashews (GF) - $4
Beetroot cured salmon, fried wafer, picked vegetables, nam jim (GF) - $4
Grilled calamari on betel leaf, herb salad, peanuts (GF) - $4.5


Mini Meals:
Wagyu cheese slider- $6
Kaarage fried chicken & slaw slider- $6
Crispy turmeric fish salad, vermicelli noodles, cherry tomatoes, aromatic herbs, fried shallots (GF) - $7
Miso butter lobster roll, fried shallots - $9
Spiced pumpkin, asparagus, cucumber ribbon, cherry tomato, pickled vegetables, fresh mint, chilli, citrus
dressing, toasted cashews (VE) (GF) - $7

Warm bites:
Satay chicken skewer- $4
Thai style pork sausage roll, chilli jam- $3.5
Crispy skin duck crepé, cucumber, spring onion, hoisin- $4
Thai style corn & lemongrass fritters, kaffir lime, chilli jam- $2.5
Crispy spiced tofu bites, tonkatsu sauce- $3
Crispy pork belly, tamarind caramel, herb salad- $4.5

Please contact us for detailed information on more options and prices.
Wednesday
16:00 – 23:00
from $1000 min. spend
Per session
16:00 – 23:00
from $1000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
To secure the space, we require a 10% deposit. Due to covid-19 it may have changed.
Canapés:

Cold bites:

Pulled miso chilli chicken rice paper roll, vermicelli noodles, chilli caramel, pickles, crispy shallots (GF) - $3.5
Sesame avocado rice paper roll, pickled rainbow slaw, spicy peanut sauce, herbs (V) (GF) - $3.5
Spiced prawn rice paper roll, charred pineapple, radish, toasted cashews (GF) - $4
Beetroot cured salmon, fried wafer, picked vegetables, nam jim (GF) - $4
Grilled calamari on betel leaf, herb salad, peanuts (GF) - $4.5


Mini Meals:
Wagyu cheese slider- $6
Kaarage fried chicken & slaw slider- $6
Crispy turmeric fish salad, vermicelli noodles, cherry tomatoes, aromatic herbs, fried shallots (GF) - $7
Miso butter lobster roll, fried shallots - $9
Spiced pumpkin, asparagus, cucumber ribbon, cherry tomato, pickled vegetables, fresh mint, chilli, citrus
dressing, toasted cashews (VE) (GF) - $7

Warm bites:
Satay chicken skewer- $4
Thai style pork sausage roll, chilli jam- $3.5
Crispy skin duck crepé, cucumber, spring onion, hoisin- $4
Thai style corn & lemongrass fritters, kaffir lime, chilli jam- $2.5
Crispy spiced tofu bites, tonkatsu sauce- $3
Crispy pork belly, tamarind caramel, herb salad- $4.5

Please contact us for detailed information on more options and prices.
Thursday
16:00 – 23:00
from $1000 min. spend
Per session
16:00 – 23:00
from $1000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
To secure the space, we require a 10% deposit. Due to covid-19 it may have changed.
Canapés:

Cold bites:

Pulled miso chilli chicken rice paper roll, vermicelli noodles, chilli caramel, pickles, crispy shallots (GF) - $3.5
Sesame avocado rice paper roll, pickled rainbow slaw, spicy peanut sauce, herbs (V) (GF) - $3.5
Spiced prawn rice paper roll, charred pineapple, radish, toasted cashews (GF) - $4
Beetroot cured salmon, fried wafer, picked vegetables, nam jim (GF) - $4
Grilled calamari on betel leaf, herb salad, peanuts (GF) - $4.5


Mini Meals:
Wagyu cheese slider- $6
Kaarage fried chicken & slaw slider- $6
Crispy turmeric fish salad, vermicelli noodles, cherry tomatoes, aromatic herbs, fried shallots (GF) - $7
Miso butter lobster roll, fried shallots - $9
Spiced pumpkin, asparagus, cucumber ribbon, cherry tomato, pickled vegetables, fresh mint, chilli, citrus
dressing, toasted cashews (VE) (GF) - $7

Warm bites:
Satay chicken skewer- $4
Thai style pork sausage roll, chilli jam- $3.5
Crispy skin duck crepé, cucumber, spring onion, hoisin- $4
Thai style corn & lemongrass fritters, kaffir lime, chilli jam- $2.5
Crispy spiced tofu bites, tonkatsu sauce- $3
Crispy pork belly, tamarind caramel, herb salad- $4.5

Please contact us for detailed information on more options and prices.
Friday
12:00 – 1:00
from $1750 min. spend
Per session
12:00 – 1:00
from $1750 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
To secure the space, we require a 10% deposit. Due to covid-19 it may have changed.
Canapés:

Cold bites:

Pulled miso chilli chicken rice paper roll, vermicelli noodles, chilli caramel, pickles, crispy shallots (GF) - $3.5
Sesame avocado rice paper roll, pickled rainbow slaw, spicy peanut sauce, herbs (V) (GF) - $3.5
Spiced prawn rice paper roll, charred pineapple, radish, toasted cashews (GF) - $4
Beetroot cured salmon, fried wafer, picked vegetables, nam jim (GF) - $4
Grilled calamari on betel leaf, herb salad, peanuts (GF) - $4.5


Mini Meals:
Wagyu cheese slider- $6
Kaarage fried chicken & slaw slider- $6
Crispy turmeric fish salad, vermicelli noodles, cherry tomatoes, aromatic herbs, fried shallots (GF) - $7
Miso butter lobster roll, fried shallots - $9
Spiced pumpkin, asparagus, cucumber ribbon, cherry tomato, pickled vegetables, fresh mint, chilli, citrus
dressing, toasted cashews (VE) (GF) - $7

Warm bites:
Satay chicken skewer- $4
Thai style pork sausage roll, chilli jam- $3.5
Crispy skin duck crepé, cucumber, spring onion, hoisin- $4
Thai style corn & lemongrass fritters, kaffir lime, chilli jam- $2.5
Crispy spiced tofu bites, tonkatsu sauce- $3
Crispy pork belly, tamarind caramel, herb salad- $4.5

Please contact us for detailed information on more options and prices.
Saturday
12:00 – 1:00
from $1750 min. spend
Per session
12:00 – 1:00
from $1750 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
To secure the space, we require a 10% deposit. Due to covid-19 it may have changed.
Canapés:

Cold bites:

Pulled miso chilli chicken rice paper roll, vermicelli noodles, chilli caramel, pickles, crispy shallots (GF) - $3.5
Sesame avocado rice paper roll, pickled rainbow slaw, spicy peanut sauce, herbs (V) (GF) - $3.5
Spiced prawn rice paper roll, charred pineapple, radish, toasted cashews (GF) - $4
Beetroot cured salmon, fried wafer, picked vegetables, nam jim (GF) - $4
Grilled calamari on betel leaf, herb salad, peanuts (GF) - $4.5


Mini Meals:
Wagyu cheese slider- $6
Kaarage fried chicken & slaw slider- $6
Crispy turmeric fish salad, vermicelli noodles, cherry tomatoes, aromatic herbs, fried shallots (GF) - $7
Miso butter lobster roll, fried shallots - $9
Spiced pumpkin, asparagus, cucumber ribbon, cherry tomato, pickled vegetables, fresh mint, chilli, citrus
dressing, toasted cashews (VE) (GF) - $7

Warm bites:
Satay chicken skewer- $4
Thai style pork sausage roll, chilli jam- $3.5
Crispy skin duck crepé, cucumber, spring onion, hoisin- $4
Thai style corn & lemongrass fritters, kaffir lime, chilli jam- $2.5
Crispy spiced tofu bites, tonkatsu sauce- $3
Crispy pork belly, tamarind caramel, herb salad- $4.5

Please contact us for detailed information on more options and prices.

Cancellation policy

Other

The venue has not provided a cancellation policy. For further information, please ask the Event Manager.


Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Flatscreen TV
Natural light
Free on-street parking
Microphone
Projector
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Storage space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
PA system / music speakers available

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

The National Hotel is the perfect place to celebrate an anniversary, birthday or special occasion.

Our venue offers four individual spaces: the outdoor dining room; the café; the den; and an open-air courtyard. Each room is unique in its offerings and can be tailored to suit the size and nature of your event.

The National Hotel can accommodate any affair, from an intimate corporate lunch to a lavish cocktail party for 70 guests.

Whatever your requirements may be, we customise each event to ensure it’s a reflection of your specific needs. Our approach is always flexible and we can shape floor plans and spaces as required. We are more than happy to discuss your vision with you.

If you’re interested in hosting your next function at The National Hotel, take a look through this pack to find out what we have to offer.


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from $750
minimum spend / per session
from $18
per person / per day

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