Unique Venues to Host a Function in Melbourne

Unique Venues to Host a Function in Melbourne

Those planning events and celebrations tend to fall into two categories: a) people who write extensive lists and have everything, including who they’re going to invite and what they are going to wear, organised months ahead of schedule and b) those who leave everything until the last minute only to be propelled into a frenzy of anxious activity before the ‘big day’.

You can usually spot parties organised by the latter group because they’re held in dingy restaurants in the ‘wrong’ part of town or in badly lit rooms at the back of a noisy bars as, sadly, all the most sought after venues tend to get snaffled well in advance.

Don’t be that person. A great location is a must for any occasion, to help create the atmosphere and vibe you are going for.

Here’s our lowdown on some of the most unique function venues in Melbourne.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art


111 Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s distinctive building is the perfect place to hold a unique event. Located just minutes from Melbourne’s CBD in the arts precinct of Southbank, the ACCA is available for a range of events, from sit-down dinners and cocktail parties to corporate breakfasts and weddings. You can host a boutique event in the mirrored foyer, accommodate up to 1,000 people in the grand gallery, or even host an outdoor event in the large north-facing forecourt. For a really special touch to your event, arrange an exclusive, after-hours private viewing of an exhibition.

524 Flinders


524 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

This contemporary location is in the heart of Melbourne’s Central Business District. 524 Flinders features white walls and a gritty, industrial style feel with over 330 square metres of space set off by fashionable polished-concrete floors.

As an additional bonus, it all has a large outdoor covered smoking area overlooking Flinders street. It’s perfect for drinks parties, corporate events and product launches.

The Fly Factory


26 Cottage Street, Blackburn VIC 3130, Australia

Don’t worry; this venue has absolutely nothing to do with insects. The ‘Fly’ refers to trapeze acrobatics – because the Factory is a trapeze school, run by a team of circus professionals, where total beginners can learn to whizz through the air with the greatest of ease (eventually!).

The Fly Factory also hosts amazing, unique functions that are targeted at hen nights, office parties and team building events. There’s also a separate upstairs space where partygoers can eat and drink while being entertained by the lessons and performances happening below.

Tonic House Cellar


386 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hidden within one of Melbourne’s last- standing Victorian buildings, Tonic House Cellar is an immaculately styled venue. With décor and charm reminiscent of the Victorian era, the Cellar features black cocktail furniture and black and white tiled floors. The exposed brick walls are decorated with a painting inspired by Alfred Hitchcock, created by a BAFTA award-winning artist. This is the perfect venue if you want to host an event with a real wow factor.

The wide variety of great function venues throughout Melbourne should make event planning a treat rather than a chore. When you’ve found somewhere you love, it’s a good idea to lock in your caterers as soon as possible so you don’t miss out. Get a free quote from Catering on the Move today.

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