Whether you’re seeking a convenient Melbourne CBD location or your brief requires something more specific, creating the desired atmosphere paired with the perfect aesthetic starts with your venue selection. From show stopping views and intimate spaces through to unique Melbourne venues and blank canvas arenas, you need to have a few go-to options plus a contingency plan to escape the infamous 4-seasons-in-day weather. Whatever your event or product launch brief, we’ve collated our top 10 event locations in Melbourne to help get you ready for your upcoming celebrations.
Have you considered the multi-level luxury event space by LE CIEL Events? Located in the inner-city suburb of Cremorne, this new event space boasts stunning floor to ceiling windows with panoramic city skyline views that are sure to elevate your next product launch. The Level 6 and 7 event spaces, offer a contemporary and aesthetic feel complete with frameless stackable doors to bring the outside, inside and convert your floor space into a seamless alfresco style event experience. Need a commercial kitchen? Your catering partners will love this space as it has been equipped with the latest industrial fit-out to ensure your food and beverage offering exceeds expectations.
Set within Melbourne’s GPO building, the ALTO event space could be your next undiscovered gem in the heart of this heritage-listed landmark. This warehouse style venue features high ceilings, polished concrete floors, velvet plush furnishings and an outdoor terrace with breathtaking city views. We love this space because it’s a unique and polished canvas that doesn’t need a lot to make a big impact for your next product launch or corporate event. Event planners can even create the ultimate long table dining experience and wow factor moment adjacent to the chic brass bar complete with minimal additional styling and décor. Host up to 400 guests cocktail style or 150 for a sit down dining experience that’s a truly memorable moment at ALTO.
With a sensational operations and event delivery team, we recommend you check out CENTREPIECE in the iconic epicentre of the Melbourne & Olympic Parks precinct. As the precinct’s newest venue, you can host the ultimate party experience from the premier Grand Hall through to the open terrace spaces. The venue offers picturesque views from the main event space which a unique feature compared with other large meeting halls or convention centres when considering your next location for a corporate event or product launch. Enjoy CENTREPIECE’s paddock to plate philosophy too with seasonal and local sourcing of the best ingredients inspired by the local farmers and vibrant Victorian dining landscape.
The newly reopened Rydes Melbourne is the perfect setting for a complete stay and play destination experience. We recommend you check out Level 23 in the Rooftop Pool space which draws from the quintessential 1970’s pool party aesthetic complete with sun lounges, parasol umbrellas and festoon lighting with a neutral colour palette to compliment any event theme. With space for up to 60 guests, this intimate cocktail bar experience is sure to surprise and delight for your next corporate event or summer product launch.
If you’re brief requires a little bit of luxury set against a backdrop of art-déco accents, then we suggest you check out QEvents by Metropolis. The venue boasts a fusion of contemporary city elegance with a trendy and welcoming vibe for event planners to produce a truly opulent event aesthetic. The space offers flexibility with inbuilt drapes and an operable wall with the ability to accommodate up to 1800 guests in cocktail style or 450 for a more formal sit down event. From fairy light canopies to oversized lettering and cascading floral features, QEvents by Metropolis is destination you can theme and style for the most premium product and event experiences.
Colloquially known as “Jeff’s Shed”, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is a purpose-built venue with a strong focus on Melbourne architecture, hospitality and its vibrant cultural appeal. With their extensive event planning resources at your fingertips, MCEC are the pinnacle team to deliver sensational experiences from cocktails on the terrace through to a grand banquet overlooking the Yarra River. You can also feast on the culinary delights of Executive Pastry Chef, Alessandro Bartesaghi, who was recently awarded the coveted Global Pastry Chef Challenge and curates the delicious menu offerings from pastries and croissants through to ice creams and desserts at the venue.
Discover the ultimate iconic atmosphere from the moment you step out onto the field of play at Marvel Stadium. This venue is not just for staging the biggest sporting matches from AFL and the Soccer World Cup Qualifiers or hosting international superstars like Taylor Swift, and Eminem. Certainly, Marvel Stadium offers event planners a truly unique setting for groups of 50 to 3000 guests. You can choose from a dazzling on-field dining experience and back of house tour through to a more corporate setting overlooking the field of play.
Boasting the biggest indoor / outdoor space, Melbourne Showgrounds offers planners the scalability and versatility to host your biggest product launch events and gala celebrations. The Grand Pavilion is the perfect ‘big top’ aesthetic design and equivalent to the size of 30 tennis courts where you can showcase everything from a full-scale health and wellness launch through to the latest range of electric vehicles or SUVs. Why not consider the Victoria Pavilion complete with a stunning foyer and state of the art technology provided by Encore Event Technologies, with space of up to 1,200 guests banquet style. Don’t forget to check out the stunning outdoor Town Square space too supported by external power, waste, water and wireless internet amenities.
Create unique floor plans and allow your distinct ideas to flourish amongst the natural and reclaimed aesthetic of The Timber Yard. With the ability to host everything from camels, cars and pizza caravans, your creativity and possibilities seem limitless within the stunning indoor/outdoor spaces on offer at the venue. From the smaller meetings that accommodate 60 guests cocktail style through to the pinnacle Warehouse venue of 1500 guests cocktail style, you don’t have to worry about noise curfews because there are none! Enjoy the pleasure of flexibility and variety with external catering and food trucks permitted within The Timberyard too – another huge bonus when considering venues in your event design.
As the weather warms up in Melbourne, consider the historical landmark location of The Royal Exhibition Building offering close proximity to the CBD along with a range of versatile indoor and outdoor spaces. Consider the Dome Promenade space to provide up to 100 guests with the unique opportunity to overlook the stunning gardens and catch a glimpse of the Melbourne skyline. Why not opt for the expansive Gallery space set amongst the backdrop of exquisitely painted murals that offer a renaissance-style aesthetic if this fits your product launch or event brief.
In the vibrant and diverse landscape of Melbourne’s event scene, choosing the right venue is the pivotal first step to creating a memorable corporate event or product launch. Whether you’re envisioning a sleek cityscape or an extravagant affair, your venue sets the stage for success. At Creative Hire, we know what it takes to make your event dreams a reality. From event planning expertise to creative solutions and seamless execution, we’re here to ensure your event exceeds expectations. Get in touch with our team today and let’s partner together to bring your next corporate event or product launch vision to life.