Welcome to engagement season! It's time to kick off the wedding celebrations with a bang. An engagement party is a great way to share the exciting news and get family and friends to celebrate the forthcoming union.
First and foremost, congratulations! We're so happy for you and your partner. Now that the proposal's out of the way, it's time to start thinking about something else that's important—we're talking about planning your engagement party. While you don't want to take anything away from the actual wedding, your engagement party is an excellent opportunity to practice or develop some useful event planning skills. Like the big event, you'll want to locate a venue, choose a date, create a guest list, send invitations, decide on a menu, and stick to a budget.
On the lookout for the best engagement party venues in Melbourne? You've just found them! We've listed a wide choice of engagement party venues available for private hire. No matter if you're keen on a big boozy bash or a low-key, relaxed celebration, we're stoked to help you find just the perfect spot. So, why not have a look at our collection and see what Melbourne has to offer when it comes to engagement party venues?
Ultimate List of Engagement Party Venues in Melbourne
Nowadays, it's common for guests to bring a gift to an engagement party, but it's usually something small and sentimental. Don't feel pressured to give an elaborate or expensive gift. ... And of course, gift or no gift, make sure you congratulate your friends in person—and thank the host for having you!
How many hours should an engagement party be? An engagement party should last a maximum of four hours. So factor in the drinking, partying, speeches, and everything else. This will allow the guests to get home in good time.
An engagement party definitely isn't essential, but it can be a great way to celebrate this new chapter with your friends and family together in one place. As soon as your loved ones hear about your engagement, they'll no doubt want to congratulate you both in person, and an engagement party allows you to do just this!
To play it safe and keep good engagement party etiquette, do not wear white. Otherwise, simply dress for the season, weather, and formality of the venue. If dresses aren't your cup of tea, you can opt for jeans or dress pants and a nice blouse, rompers, jumpsuits, and other casual but nice options.
Can the groom's parents host the engagement party? Anyone can host the engagement party, but tradition dictates that the bride's parents have first dibs on the soirée. The groom's parents can then throw their own party, or both sets of parents can come together to host one jointly.
Vines of the Yarra Valley Engagement Party Venues Melbourne
Number: (03) 9739 0222
Address: 16 Ingram Road Coldstream, Yarra Valley, Victoria
Happily Ever After Begins Here
Premier Yarra Valley Winery Wedding Venue
Vineyard Wedding Venue, Breathtaking Backdrops, Exclusive Location, Romantic Experiences
Vines of the Yarra Valley Wedding venue is a stunning property located at the Yarra Ranges gateway just 45 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. Surrounded by acres of vineyard in every direction, lush lawns and magnificent rose gardens, we provide everything you need in one location, including free ceremony time. We offer a ceremony location onsite with 360 panoramic views of the valley and mountain ranges.
Witness The Best Views of the Yarra Valley All Year Round
Vines floats above vineyards on Helen's Hill and offers the Yarra Ranges' best views, making it a perfect location for your Yarra Valley wedding reception. We host stunning Yarra Valley weddings year-round at Vines, taking advantage of our various indoor/outdoor facilities, depending on the weather. Our facilities are versatile and accommodating, designed to maximise spring and summer's open-air freshness and fall and winter's crisp light and a cozy warmth.
Over 30 Years of Experience Delivering Memorable Victorian Weddings
Over 1000 Happily-Ever-After Couples
Vines of the Yarra Valley is owned and operated by wedding professionals George and Angela Ross who also run Vogue Ballroom Wedding Venue in Melbourne's South East. Vogue Ballroom has earned a five-star reputation in Melbourne for delivering elegant receptions and is the larger wedding venue of the two capable of seating up to 400 people.
The couple has been delivering memorable Victorian weddings for over 30 years to over 1000 happy-ever-after couples. George and Angela have brought the same attention to detail, experience, and professionalism to Vines of the Yarra Valley that made Vogue Ballroom the best wedding venue Melbourne. Now couples can experience the same in breathtaking Yarra Valley setting.
Yarra Valley Wedding Receptions at Vines is as Unique as the Couples who Marry Here
All-Inclusive Packages to Suit All Weddings
Our all-inclusive Celebration Package, designed with 'no hidden fees' will ensure that all of the details for your day, are taken care of under one price per guest. You will be pleasantly surprised at all the little touches we include.
Our prices vary depending on the season and day of the week, so it would be my pleasure to discuss your personalised needs and budget to tailor a quotation and package that is perfect for you.
The main room at Vines of the Yarra Valley seats 120 guests, and 140 can comfortably be served for a stand-up cocktail style event. Our upstairs scenic function room sits 50 and is perfect for cocktail style corporate events, engagements and birthdays.
Winery Wedding & Function Venue To Remember
Exchange your vows surrounded by the beauty of nature
With breathtaking views of the Yarra Valley and Yarra Ranges beyond, Vines of the Yarra Valley provides a set of unforgettable beauty for your magical wedding day. We specialise in exclusive, romantic, and personalised weddings to make your big day simply perfect in every way, with everything you need in one fabulous location.
Sophisticated Understated Rustic Glam Elegance
Your guests will be hosted in our romantic, sophisticated rustic-lam space while sipping wine made on the premises. Our events team will carefully assist with all of the details, from helping you select your wedding menu to ensure every element is perfect when it's time to walk down the aisle. We've expertly designed our weddings to provide you with a full-service experience as we help you craft the day you've always imagined. You will remember the Vines of the Yarra Valley wedding venue of your dreams with photos taken against the backdrop of our wineries and Yarra Valley. Enjoy estate-grown wine and dance your way into the night under the stars.
Best Reviewed Wedding Reception's in Yarra Valley
Perfect for Corporate Functions a mere 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD
Hold your next event, function or accommodate your conference in a spectacular setting overlooking the Yarra Valley. Vines of the Yarra Valley is an events & function venue located on Helen's Hill within a family-owned and operated vineyard. The site offers a spectacular 360-degree vista of the valley and the mountains beyond. With the main room that seats 120 for meals or 140 for stand up cocktail functions, Vines of the Yarra Valley can accommodate your conference, work Christmas party, cocktail party, or wedding. There are upstairs rooms for extra seating or a little more privacy that will seat up to 50.
We're committed to creating a truly unique experience for you and your guests. Vines of the Yarra Valley offers you a perfect venue for your function or corporate event. We are renowned for serving the finest quality cuisine, focusing on fresh, local produce and Estate-grown wines. We are guaranteed to leave you and your guests delighted with our level of service and guest experience, which is second to none. A stunning vineyard backdrop gives you a myriad of photography options, and the view from the top of the hill is spectacular.
Vogue Ballroom Engagement Party Venues Melbourne
Number: (03) 9802 2477
Address: 399 Blackburn Road Burwood East Victoria 3151
Are you looking for an elegant wedding reception venue in Melbourne?
It is all about creating the right ambience for your magical Melbourne wedding day.
At Vogue, our grand ballroom is exclusively yours. A beautifully presented and decorated free-standing building with its car park facilities. Our team of expert wedding specialists, event planners and chefs will work closely with you to create a wedding experience that is truly magnificent, ultimately unforgettable and lives up to your expectations and dreams in every way.
We will assist you every step of ensuring that you have the perfect ingredients for your wedding day.
Melbourne's Iconic Wedding Reception Venue
Vogue Ballroom, an exciting wedding and reception venue located in Melbourne's south-east suburbs of Burwood East, a short 20 minutes from the city centre.
Vogue Ballroom is where Melbourne "happily-ever-after" begins in grand style. The moment you say "I do," weddings at Vogue Ballroom are an elegant and luxurious affair.
From our Grand Ballroom with its exquisite details, sparkling crystal chandeliers, and majestic staircase, brides-to-be have a wealth of elegant options in the selection of their wedding venue for their special day.
Vogue Ballroom has proven itself to be an iconic wedding venue and function centre in Melbourne with a positively reviewed track record when it comes to your special day.
Every Vogue Wedding is as Unique as the Couples that Marry
With 30 years of experience in the Melbourne wedding and hospitality industry, George and Angela Ross have a long history of delivering memorable Melbourne weddings with over 500 5-star reviews. Vogue Ballroom is their success story in Melbourne, Australia – an elegant wedding venue that has justifiably earned a reputation as "Melbourne's Best Wedding Venue."
We've gained a reputation for being one of the best and most respected wedding venues in Melbourne.
Our ballroom is unique for all party sizes for the wedding and reception you have planned. You and your guests will enjoy your special day surrounded by the elegance and style representing Vogue Ballroom.
A wealth of experience surrounds you.
Our team of Melbourne event planning specialists stop at nothing to ensure the event you put on at Vogue Ballroom is a unique and memorable one. We want people to leave our function venue saying "wow, that was the best wedding I've ever been to," and therefore we go to extra special lengths when planning your event to ensure this. We take care of every detail; the trusted and highly-experienced team at Vogue will make sure that you and your guests have a stellar evening.
Your perfect events venue for a range of occasions
The elegance displayed in the Vogue Ballroom is nothing short of breathtaking. The tall ceilings are adorned with crystal chandelier. The marble foyer is a sight of grandeur. The balcony overlooking the whole ballroom makes the perfect spot to showcase a newly married couple. This building was designed to showcase the grace and sophistication that most brides seek for their big day.
If you've been searching for a unique wedding ceremony or other event venues in Melbourne, our ballroom is the best option for almost any special event you can think of.
Need a stylish, unique or intimate venue for the perfect wedding reception?
Putting on a lavish school formal?
Want to put on the biggest Christmas Party your company's ever seen?
The elegant ballroom at Vogue is the perfect location for you.
Over 2000 Happy-Ever-After Wedded Melbourne Couples
Our ballroom is unique for all party sizes for the wedding and reception you have planned. You and your guests will enjoy your special day surrounded by the elegance and style representing Vogue Ballroom.
A professional events team in one of Melbourne's best function venues
Our executive international a-la-carte chef has decades of experience in world-renowned kitchens and will create a mouth-watering menu that will suit your individual taste. Our award-winning managerial team boast working together for number years. They have collaborated on hundreds of weddings, reflecting a flawless experience, ensuring all your worries and concerns about the big day are put to rest.
A banquet supervisor will oversee your reception, and a senior waiter will be dedicated to looking after the bridal party.
The Brighton Savoy Hotel Engagement Party Venues Melbourne
Number: 03 9592 8233
Address: 150 Esplanade Brighton, VIC 3186, Australia.
Brighton Savoy: Hotel Accommodation in Brighton, Melbourne
Family-owned for over 50 years, Brighton Savoy is a beachfront hotel and an award-winning events & wedding reception venue.
Beachside Accommodation, Weddings & Hotel Services
Bayside hospitality, weddings, corporate events in Melbourne, Victoria.
Brighton Savoy is a 4-star hotel in the Bayside suburb of Brighton, Victoria in Australia. It is located opposite Brighton Beach at 150 Esplanade, overlooking Port Phillip Bay. Brighton Savoy has been in operation as an accommodation complex since 1959. It has hosted several high-profile events during that time, such as the second TV Week Logie Awards presentation ceremony in 1960. Brighton Savoy has hosted various notable guests, including English glamour model Sabrina and Australian politician Bob Hawke.
Enjoy the fresh air and Brighton beach's wide-open spaces | Superb Beach Accommodation & Hotel in Brighton.
The Brighton Savoy is the area's only full-service boutique hotel and is located directly on the beachfront.
During your stay, we invite you to enjoy our full range of services including 24-hour front desk, free high-speed WiFi Internet, Seaview dining, daily housekeeping and free onsite parking, and much much more.
The Brighton Savoy has been a long-standing Bayside icon since 1967, our award-winning facilities serve as a wedding reception venue, full-service function & conference centre with hotel accommodation, and Seaview Restaurant making us one of the finest Hotels Brighton has on offer.
Owned exclusively by the Lee Family, the Brighton Savoy is one of the premier hotels in Brighton which features the best of contemporary design with unparalleled customer service and attention to detail that only a 4-star hotel can provide.
Brighton Accommodation & Hotel Rooms - Choice of Beachfront Hotel Rooms
Brighton's only Full Service Hotel - 24-hour reception. Free Undercover Parking, Free WiFi Internet. The Brighton Savoy is the perfect beachside accommodation. Offering 4-star accommodation with 24-hour reception, we are located directly opposite Brighton Beach, one of Melbourne's safest swimming beaches, with the historic and unique Bathing Boxes. Offering two accommodation levels, the Standard rooms are fitted with all the details you would come to expect.
Award-Winning Wedding Venue & Receptions Melbourne, Victoria
The Brighton Savoy is located directly opposite Middle Brighton Beach where you will find the iconic, colourful and world-famous Bathing Boxes. Host your wedding at one of Melbourne's premier wedding venues, featuring waterfront and beachfront ceremonies, four event spaces catering from 30 to 220 guests.
We have celebrated with many bridal couples over the last 50 years in the Wedding Industry and look forward to hosting your special day with your family, friends and loved ones.
Be assured that you will have access to an experienced wedding and events team to make your wedding day one to remember.
Brighton Savoy Wedding Reception Venue Highlights
- Owned and operated by the Lee family for over 50 years.
- Located 12 km from Melbourne CBD on prestigious Brighton Beach.
- Hosting your wedding from 30 – 220 guests.
- Wedding reception and ceremony packages available
- Beach ceremonies in conjunction with the City of Bayside
- Photos opportunities at the world-famous Brighton Bathing Boxes
- Elegance & contemporary style
- Free onsite venue parking for guests
Melbourne's best bayside function venue in Brighton
The Brighton Savoy has been hosting special events and celebrations for many years. We offer a range of packages to suit any occasion. Why not reach out to our events team to discuss your next event.
- Financial or annual year balls
- Company presentations or award nights
- Breakfast Meetings
- Victorian Police graduation balls
- Christmas dinner dances or celebrations
- Engagement parties
- Wedding anniversaries
- 21st birthday parties
- Milestone birthdays 50th, 80th, 100th
- Afternoon or high tea
- Memorial wake packages
- University balls
- Graduation nights
- Valedictorian dinners
The Aviary Hotel - Engagement Party Venue Melbourne
03 9428 7727
We love hosting parties.
We can host all sorts of parties and celebrations including trivia, baby showers, birthdays, private dinners and more. Serving premium food with a classic Melbourne pub twist, let our space speak for itself or use it as a canvas to create your own truly unique event.
Capacity: 40 seated | 80 standing
The Beer Garden is our casual oasis hidden out the back of the Aviary Hotel. A retractable roof and heaters make the area perfect for all seasons. With box seating around the space and high tables scattered throughout your guests can lie back and relax or mingle and dance the night away. You can take half of the full space in the space, depending on your group size or budget.
- Microphone capabilities
- Canape service
- Run a bar tab exclusive to your guests
Capacity: 25 seated | 70 standing
The Den is our semi-private cocktail lounge here at the Aviary Hotel.
With comfortable lounge seating, an open fireplace and your private bar, your comfort is guaranteed.
- Private bar
- Private toilets
- Canape service
Capacity: 35 seated | 80 standing
The White Room is our larger space upstairs.
Showcasing the building's original architecture with an ornate bar and decorative ceilings is a beautiful space on its own. Still, it's white walls also allow you to make it a blank canvas for your special day.
- Private bar
- Private bathrooms
- AV capabilities
- Canape service
Capacity: 60 seated | 150 standing
Take the whole first floor and gain all the White Room benefits but give yourself the Den's added privacy and extra space.
The connected areas give your guests a place to dance and mingle in the White Room while the Den allows your guests to connect in a more intimate setting. With polished floorboards and an extensive bar, treat your guests to some delicious cocktails and share the place we're sure your guests will love.
- Private bar
- Private bathrooms
- AV capabilities
- Canape service
Capacity: 250 people
Need room for lots of people? Hire our entire venue!
- Microphone capabilities
- AV capabilities
- Canape service
- Fireplace on the first floor
The George Lounge - Engagement Party Venue Melbourne
(03) 9534 8822
Functions @ The George Lounge, St Kilda
Earlier this year The George Lounge had a little facelift. We wanted to create a space that oozes charm, highlights the venue's character and makes you feel good as you walk down the stairs to begin your night.
With a great selection of wine, beer and spirits, comfortable seating areas and space for a dance floor, The George Lounge will provide you with the perfect backdrop for your next function. A cool basement bar to celebrate a birthday, engagement or corporate function.
Contact us today to book your next function
The George Lounge holds up to 100 guests and can accommodate functions of any size up to this number.
Encore St. Kilda - Engagement Party Venue Melbourne
(03) 9593 9033
Are You Looking To Find An Iconic Beachside Wedding Venue In Melbourne, Victoria?
Encore St Kilda provides a premium location for celebrating your special day and delivering unmatched food & wine, along with leading planning and hospitality services in the unique beachside location on St Kilda Beach.
Encore St Kilda's vision is to offer Melbourne an event space like no other, moving away from what people have come to expect from standard venue hire offerings. Encore St Kilda has been created with the look and feel of an iconic Melbourne beachside venue designed to have personality, natural light and amazing views.
Encore St Kilda is pure of intent, unique and romantic. The design is inspired by the natural Melbourne Bayside and bright sunny cultures of the southern hemisphere. Each function area has been custom-designed to extend interior spaces into an alfresco outdoor wedding experience.
Our award-winning wedding catering and event staff are the ultimate hospitality professions and have years of experience in customising our wedding function rooms to reflect your personality. We help you to create a unique space that feels intimate and is aesthetically breathtaking for all to enjoy. Our event function room design can be brought to life with additions like hanging florals, drapes, mood lighting and much more.
Our beachfront St Kilda wedding venue has a capacity of 300 guests seated or 700 cocktail style events and catering for smaller groups.
Encore has a backdrop of shimmering water, swaying palms, sailboats and kite surfers silhouetted against the glinting sunset over Port Phillip Bay.
Encore St Kilda was crowned the 'best wedding caterer' in Victoria & Tasmania in both the 2016 and 2018 Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Award for Excellence. Winning the award recognises Encore as the premier Melbourne Wedding Venue and the number one Victorian Wedding Venue and Tasmanian Wedding Venue.
For couples seeking a chic beachside setting for their reception, Encore St Kilda will not disappoint. Located only 10 minutes from Melbourne CBD within the iconic St Kilda Sea Baths.
Encore offers flexible room layouts, an abundance of natural light and modern décor. The venue has a capacity of 300 guests seated or 700 for a cocktail event, but intimate spaces can be created for smaller groups. We will help you design the perfect menu from our award-winning selection of canapés and grazing options or treat your guests to a lavish feast bound to impress.
Encore St Kilda is a proud supporter of marriage equality.
Middle Brighton Baths - Engagement Party Venue Melbourne
(03) 9539 7000
Welcome To The Baths Upstairs From Birthdays, Mitzvahs, Product Launches, Corporate Events, Anniversaries To Everything In Between.
Upstairs at The Baths is a unique event space, perfect for any event big or small. Situated directly on the waterfront, Upstairs features floor to ceiling glass windows and a dramatic backdrop of the bay and cityscape. The beautiful view can also be enjoyed from the large outdoor decking that wraps around the venue.
The Upstairs private dining room is suitable for smaller, more intimate events. Entertain your guests with canapés and drinks on arrival before settling into the dining room.
Wow, your guests with that bay and cityscape view and hire out the entire Upstairs venue or the City Room. The Upstairs Art-Deco styled venue with Portuguese cork flooring, and a slick timber interior includes a large open plan space that leads to two separate outdoor decking areas.
Carlton BrewHouse - Engagement Party Venue Melbourne
03 9420 6800
Functions & Events
Functions, events, celebrations, parties, soirees, gatherings, shindigs or ceremonies.
Whatever you call it, we can do it!
With adaptable spaces and menus to suit any occasion, budget or requirement, you are sure to impress your guests and delight your delegates at the Brewhouse.
Looking to host a night with a difference? Try exclusive use of the entire Carlton Brewhouse for the ultimate private brewery experience, just 10 minutes from Melbourne's CBD.
We specialise in stand-up cocktail functions from engagements, networking and product launch to large scale Christmas parties with all the trimmings.
The Brewhouse can host up to 400 guests or enjoy our sunny Beer Garden for a more intimate affair. Don't need the whole thing? Enjoy a semi-private space within the beer hall with bar access and roaming canapes, perfect for birthdays or family and friend gatherings.
Catering for up to 180 guests, the Brewhouse is an adaptable and themable space for your next gala dinner, awards night, long luncheon or Christmas party.
You'll be sure to impress your guests with set course menus featuring crowd-pleasing plates, lovingly made in-house and 11 beers on tap poured fresh from the brewery on our very doorstep.
Host conferences and meetings from 10 to 200 guests during business hours at the Carlton Brewhouse.
The Crown Room and Victoria Room are equipped with projector and screen, PA system, flipcharts, and whiteboard, with adaptable seating and table configurations in each room to suit the needs of your meeting.
To further entertain and engage with your conference attendees, why not include a brewery tour during your lunch break, a beverage package after the day, or swap the standard conference lunch for a BBQ in the outdoor Brewers' Yard?
Try something a little more relaxed and host a BBQ in the Beer Garden.
Like a traditional Aussie bbq, a home gathers your guests to enjoy the smell of snags on the barbie with all the trimmings.
BBQ functions are served buffet style so guests can help themselves to a plethora of gourmet meats, salads and bread and can be host outside in the Beer garden or indoors.
Of course, a function would not be complete without adding a beverage package and hosting your function in a brewery ensures a heavy focus on the freshest Australian beer brewered right on our doorstep at the iconic Abbotsford brewery.
11 beers and ciders on tap and locally sourced wines and basic spirits to accommodate any guest.
Brewhouse & Beer Garden
The Carlton Brewhouse is one of Melbourne's top rating attractions, catering for tourists and locals alike with various ways to enjoy a great brewery experience.
Guests can tour the brewery or just join us to enjoy great food, beer and cider, check out the displays and Beer Gear or relax in the beer garden.
Table bookings are welcomed for lunch and dinner with Happy Hours specials on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Our beer garden is dog friendly! Mans best friend is always welcome at the home of Carlton Draught.
History of CUB's Abbotsford Brewery
CUB has been brewing beer on the banks of the Yarra River in Abbotsford for over 100 years. The current brewery site was originally home of the Melbourne Co-operative Brewing Company, a brewery established in 1904 by Melbourne publicans to compete with the Society of Melbourne Brewers (a group that included the Victoria Brewery and Carlton Brewery). Here they brewed Abbotsford Stout and Melbourne Bitter (amongst other great brews).
In 1924, Melbourne Cooperative Brewery and Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) joined forces to become the dominant Victorian brewer producing a formidable portfolio of beers, many of which we still make today. Over the next 80 years, CUB's other Melbourne breweries closed down, and the Abbotsford site grew to its current size, capable of brewing up to 150,000 litres of beer a day.
Bobby Mogee's Engagement Party Venue Melbourne
03 9635 1210
Looking for a unique Melbourne venue? Look no further! Considered Melbourne's most unique function venue, Bobby McGee's continues to blow guests away the moment they step into the event space. Ideal for a range of events including corporate functions, themed events, social events and fundraising events - this Melbourne event space has you covered! Our Melbourne function venue is conveniently located in Melbourne CBD's heart with secure car parking located beneath the venue and easily accessible by public transport.
Check out our fantastic function packages!
Some of the unique features at our Melbourne function venue:
- 3 Separate entrance access points including a secret passage
- Eclectic décor & themed paraphernalia
- 3 Separate operational bars with working themes
- Built-In 3.6 Metre Donut Wall
- Catering, entertainment & theming & styling packages available
- State of the art audiovisual equipment
- Two large projectors for music videos or presentation purposes
- Located in Rydges Melbourne Hotel – featuring 363 rooms and suites
- Full event coordination support
Bobby McGee's Entertainment venue in Melbourne is a space that caters for all types of social & business events.
From creative business breakfasts, impressionable product launches themed cocktail parties with pizzazz or the best birthday bashes, the venue's versatility and capability are only limited by your imagination.
Bobby's is more than an events venue - it is an exclusive entertainment venue with a difference!
The venue has 500 people, with three bars, Beach, Roxy and Mobil – all themed.
Bobby's ticks all the boxes, ample car parking (located under Rydges Melbourne Hotel), 3 private entries, green rooms, accommodation, disabled access, amphitheatre style dance floor with state of the art lighting & a sensational sound system flexible enough to provide whatever live music it is you desire.
With a 3 am licence to party the night away, alfresco smoking area, large cloakroom & optional chill-out room, Bobby McGee's has your next WOW! Event covered.
Aitken Hill Engagement Party Venue Melbourne
(03) 9217 4888
Welcome to Aitken Hill
We are all about first impressions! Imagine, if you will, your private tree-lined road, offering glimpses of our stunning resort, including 170 acres of the rolling hillside for you and your guests to immerse themselves in.
From the moment you arrive, you will feel the peace and tranquillity of Aitken Hill. Whether you choose Aitken Hill as your reception venue or plan an extended stay with us, our team will ensure that your family and friends feel welcome and well cared for.
Our team of dedicated wedding specialists are on hand to guide you by planning your special day to make for a dream wedding experience.
Located just 30 minutes north of Melbourne's CBD and 10 minutes for Tullamarine Airport, Aitken Hill is a hidden treasure in the North. It has built its reputation on providing 5 Star Food & Wine and outstanding service for up to 300 guests.
All this combined with extensive accommodation and an array of recreational facilities for family and friends to enjoy.
Aitken Hill has 15 Syndicate Rooms. All Syndicate Rooms are state of the art and comfortably seat 8-12 delegates. 4 syndicate rooms have operable walls taking the capacity to 20-25 delegates.
- Ergonomic chairs
- Extra-wide tables, set to your requirements
- Soundproof walls
- Combination flipchart/whiteboard with appropriate marker pens
- Stationery trolley
- IT and secretarial support
- Doors opening to terraces with magnificent views
- Broadband and wireless internet access
Aitken Hill is Australia's premier conference and events venue. Our world-class, purpose-built venue leads the way in superior conference technology and is complemented by five-star accommodation and fine international cuisine.
- 6000 square metres of state of the art conferencing facilities for up to 350
- Purpose-built syndicate, seminar and board rooms
- 10 minutes from Melbourne International Airport
- Private rural location
- Indoor/outdoor spaces ideal for product launches, boutique conventions, press conferences and trade fairs
- Ample outdoor areas suitable for team-building exercises
- Audiovisual, IT and secretarial support on hand by our committed team
- Wireless internet access
The George on Collins - Engagement Party Venue Melbourne
(03) 9663 7226
Whether you're hosting a corporate function, a birthday bash or a cocktail party, The George creates just the right atmosphere to make it a memorable occasion. Step into 'our house', and you'll encounter a range of different spaces, each with its unique character and charm. We love nothing more than bringing these rooms to life with great food, drinks and of course service. And no matter what the event entails, we make it our mission to ensure everything's smooth sailing (so you can enjoy yourself!).
Let us show you why we're the best function venue in Melbourne
No other function venue in Melbourne is quite like us – and we're okay with flaunting that. Boasting the perfect blend of elegance and style, this is for the party planner that wants to impress but still knows how to have fun. Our venue areas are versatile and beautiful, with our renovations creating a perfect central Melbourne location for whatever plans you may want to undertake as the night goes on.
With four unique spaces that feature the best that this bar and restaurant have to offer, there is something for everyone here. Whether you need a space that serves as a corporate function venue or you want to spend the night out with your girls at a daring hens party – we've got plenty of options to choose from. Melbourne's function space has been specifically designed to cater to your most significant and most brilliant event plans.
Best of all, our venue doesn't just serve as a background to your event – experience the décor and decoration that brings a sense of flavour and style to your function. Ditch the need to decorate with our already well-prepared rooms.
Why choose our function rooms for hire in Melbourne?
Whether you need a corporate function venue or a hens night space, our options are versatile enough for all sorts of gatherings. We've also got a private bar for smaller groups, perfect for an intimate guest list. Or book the Parlour – the Melbourne restaurant and bar's central space, transforming it into a place of your own.
Hiring our rooms is a comfortable and pain-free process, meaning you can focus on your birthday, work event, or a special night out without worrying about the nitty-gritty. Our chefs can create a delectable menu for your group, serve cocktails all night long or provide a cocktail-style event – completely tailored to your needs. Whatever your dream is, we can make it work.
Book a table for a work lunch, impress clients and reward staff with a lunch or dinner here. Nestled amongst the bustling Collins Street, Melbourne's best function venue is for an elegant and luxurious meal.
If you have a special occasion or a party coming up, call now to chat with our team and help us make your dream event a reality.
Lieux Engagement Party Venue Melbourne
(03) 9429 0111
Events & Space
Hidden in a private backstreet of Cremorne; a district rich in creativity and design is a uniquely converted warehouse sublime in its transformation with vast possibilities for all styles of events – both corporate and private.
The discovery alone is as impressive as the venue's distinctive emerald concrete floor and elongated stone bar warmed by the enormous floating pendant lights streaming from the exposed industrial ceiling above.
An internal fireplace invites you to enter into a separate private lounge awakened with the glow of candlelight and the comfort of soft furnishings.
The custom-built entertainment booth allows all hired DJs and audio directors to penetrate the space with perfect sound and visual display onto the giant electronic projection screen and surrounding surfaces.
Your event can flow externally onto the large private deck fitted with sound, lighting and complete exclusivity where transformation can continue to suit the event's nature.
Private, unrestricted parking extends along the entire road on weekends and after business hours with direct street access allowing for a painless bump in/out and guests requiring a level plane for entry to the venue.
- 60 cocktail (min)
- 200 cocktail(max)
- 40 seated (min)
- 80 seated (max)
- Heating and A/C
- Gender toilets and disabled toilet
- Large commercial kitchen
- Exclusive outdoor smoking area
- Coat hanging facility
- 2m Projection screen
- 50" LED screen for slideshows
- Integrated sound system with iPod cradle
- Cordless microphone
- Security system
- Private booth fit-out
- Power allocation throughout the venue
Additional Furniture: Our event specialists and stylists are more than happy to organise other furniture at your request.
Floral Arrangements: If you require floral arrangements, we are more than happy to liaise with the florists we regularly work with. Alternatively, you have the option to organise this yourself.
Complete Styling: Our event stylists are available to liaise with you to have your event styled for particular themes and to create perfection.
'Quality' And 'Quick'
Lieux Coffee Room is the secret hidden coffee spot to grace Cremorne's breakfast and lunch traffic. They have only two words in mind – 'quality' and 'quick'. They are offering quality coffee from boutique roaster's ST. ALi, cakes you cannot go past from Little Bertha, accompanied with produce from the infamous bakery 'Noisette' their petite menu is aimed to get to you quick, quick, quick!
Berth Engagement Party Venue Melbourne
(03) 9670 0199
Premier Melbourne event venue. With floor to ceiling windows & breathtaking panoramic views over Victoria Harbour and the Melbourne city skyline, Berth offers a unique purpose-built event space that boasts style, sophistication and waterfront views. Choose from a range of sit down and standing event packages. Berth plays host to a range of Melbourne events to include corporate functions, weddings, birthday milestone celebrations and christenings.
Berth hosts cocktail engagements, big age birthdays, corporate parties and anything else that gives reason to celebrate!
Berth understands the importance of your special day, offering an incredible variety of restaurant-quality finger food & by incorporating the delightful handheld mini-meals, guests are guaranteed to be well fed!
If you would prefer a traditional style dining experience offering the elegance of a formal occasion with the option to welcome guests with canapés on arrival or add shared table starters. Our team will ensure they go above and beyond to provide exceptional service & first-class food to suit your needs.
Berth Upstairs will make you fall in love all over again…
Specialising in Melbourne weddings, Berth understands the importance of your special day, offering restaurant-quality food backed by a professional team that will provide the highest level of service to make your day a truly memorable experience. Our wedding venue plays host to a range of sit down dining and cocktail standing events. Choose to host your wedding day in the heart of Melbourne at Berth. Book a site visit with our events team today and start planning your special day in Melbourne's premiere waterfront wedding venue.
Waterslide Bar - Engagement Party Venue Melbourne
The name "Waterslide" hearkens back to the historical water chute that used to be located on Southbank, propelling fully-dressed adventure seekers into the Yarra. Once home to waterslides, toboggan rides, and the world's third-largest ice skating rink, Melbourne's Southgate has a long history of adventure and fun.
Uncover the history behind the world's most liveable city. For generations, the city of Melbourne has been renowned as an entertainment destination for Australia. Since our booming Victorian gold rush, we've enjoyed a culture rich in celebration, with each new experience and event delighting locals and visitors alike. Our colourful history has a combination of inspiring characters that pioneered the district with a unique sense of style, which carried over the decades, turning Melbourne into a hive of entertainment.
Looking for a cocktail wedding venue in Melbourne?
Waterslide Bar at Southbank is the perfect solution with stunning Yarra River & City skyline views.
Look no further than Melbourne's premier waterfront events space. With stunning million-dollar views of the Yarra River and of the city skyline, Waterslide is the ideal venue for your wedding reception.
Our spaces offer great flexibility with a balcony for groups of up to 80 and full venue hire of up to 250.
At the Waterslide Bar Southbank, our main priority is for you and your guests to have a memorable moment when you book with us. Our highly qualified staff have over 10 – 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Our aim is to understand your demand and deliver a high-quality product and service to you and your guests.
Our Events Manager is here to help you organise your function from start to finish.
Contact us to discuss cocktail food and beverage packages.
Goona Warra Vineyard Engagement Party Venue Melbourne
(03) 9740 7766
Goona Warra Vineyard is a winery, wedding and event venue in Goona Warra, just outside of Sunbury, Victoria. Established in 1863, Goona Warra means 'Black Swan' in the local Indigenous language. From our events to our wines, everything we do is guided by our motto 'tradition, authenticity and integrity'.
Our wine and events bring people together in the tradition of celebrating with shared food and wine. Goona Warra is a beautiful venue steeped in history for events, from weddings to corporate and private functions.
Goona Warra Weddings
We believe in creating weddings that are heartfelt and personal to each couple. The stunning grounds and rustic bluestone buildings set the scene for the celebration, and feel more like the hills of Tuscany than half an hour from Melbourne! Wedding ceremonies are held on the picturesque terrace or in the historic barrel-lined Cellar, followed by celebratory drinks and a delicious feast in the Great Hall.
There are still some Weekend dates available in January & February 2021 for late end of year functions, Birthdays, Christenings, Baby showers and quick turn around weddings so please get in touch if you're looking for a date just around the corner!
Interested in a relaxing afternoon tasting fine wines accompanied by gourmet grazing platters while overlooking the vineyard? Then be sure to visit our Cellar Door on Thursday & Friday afternoons from 11 am-3pm weekly.
Please note- the Cellar Door is CLOSED from 24th December until 4th January 2021
The Bowery Locksmith - Engagement Party Venue Melbourne
0481 194 968
About Bowery Headquarters
The bowery locksmith is the hideout for the most exclusive gang in New York. It is hidden in the heart of Richmond amongst the nightlife and bustling day traders. The room is entirely private with secret access from Swan Street. Only those in the know are allowed in. The Function room is spacious and has been glamourously furnished with an industrial edge. There is ample seating on stools and couches to suit any kind of cocktail function. There is also a balcony area for smoking.
WitchMount Estate - Engagement Party Venue Melbourne
(03) 9747 1111
Function and events space, promising a breathtaking setting for all kinds of celebrations.
Something magical happens when you find the place you truly belong, where you're welcomed like family and cared for sincerely at every moment. Whether for a wedding, engagement party, your child's first or 13th birthday celebration, a baby shower or business conference, you and your guests will be greeted with warmth and spirit of generosity like no other.
Witchmount Estate is a place to connect, with beautiful hospitality, a place to create amazing memories with those you love the most, a place you want to be.
Established in 1991 and nestled on 100 acres with 65 acres of vineyard, Witchmount Estate has proven itself as a luxury events venue located only 30 minutes from Melbourne.
The event space is fully heated and air-conditioned to ensure the utmost comfort and convenience. The landscaped and festoon lit outdoor lounge area is perfect for pre-drinks for guests. Suitable for up to 300 guests in a cocktail setting or up to 260 seated, Witchmount Estate is an exceptional destination for all kinds of events.
Our expert dedicated events team will guide you through the planning process and ensure your event exceeds your expectations. From the moment you secure your event date, you will have your own event coordinator assigned to be on call to offer guidance on everything from entertainment and lighting right down to entrées and canapés.
So whether you're seeking advice and inspiration or know exactly what you want, our team of experts have the skills to bring your vision to life.
Our expert team will ensure your event is taken care of from start to finish. Our talented team with guide you through our specially curated event packages or work to create a completely customised offer to suit your personal style and vision.
An unforgettable proposal is an ideal way to say "I want to spend my entire life with you" We provide a WOW factor and arrange everything on your behalf. Hence, your partner has no idea what they are about to experience.
Elopements are becoming increasingly popular, from being able to pick your absolute closest friends and family or just having the two of you with two witnesses', the excitement of eloping surrounded by acres and acres of grapevines in beautiful sunlight is perfection to some couples.
Talk to our talented events team today about how to make the most of your next event.
All Smile Dockland - Engagement Party Venue Melbourne
0404 001 165
Our highly professional and experienced events team will ensure every step of your event's planning process is meticulously taken care of. We are dedicated to creating an event tailored to your specific individual needs.
Our attention to detail is our point of difference.
All Smiles Docklands Location
All Smiles Melbourne Waterfront at the Docklands is set in a spectacular waterfront location overlooking the majestic Victoria Harbour in Melbourne. This sensational function venue with its modern architecture and high ceilings offers a relaxed environment with well-appointed surrounds, creating the perfect atmosphere for any event. With world-class facilities and sweeping panoramic views of the magnificent City of Melbourne skyline towards the famous Bolte Bridge, this wedding and cocktail venue will provide the perfect setting for one of the best nights of your life.
Our highly professional and experienced events team will ensure every step of your event's planning process is meticulously taken care of. We are dedicated to creating an event tailored to your specific individual needs. Our attention to detail is our point of difference.
All Smiles was established in 1997 with our first venue in Ringwood East. We added our Docklands and Sorrento locations to create a trifecta of locations perfectly suited to Cocktail Functions/events and weddings.
We have dedicated a large portion of our lives, helping others have the time of their lives. We've spent many years perfecting our food and drink offerings and find ourselves in a position where our guests know we have their best interest at heart. We are professionals at throwing a party and not just any party but a party you'll remember. Every aspect of our business has been constructed to make sure our guests have an amazing event, and this has always been our passion.
Some say that our name, 'All Smiles' is silly they just don't get it! We, however, say that it is the total essence of what we stand for. We are extremely fortunate to have the best staff in the industry who share the same passion and values on personal service that we have since our inception in 1997. We are very proud of our amazing venues and fantastic food, but it is truly our people and the level of service they provide that sets us apart.
Not just a normal cocktail function
We aim to provide a far more social environment for you, your closest friends and family to enjoy incredible food, an amazing venue and outstanding service.
The Food Quality and Quantity
Probably the biggest concern for people choosing a cocktail style event is the food. Not just the quality, but more importantly, the quantity of food served. This is a genuine concern, as we have all left cocktail functions and gone straight to McDonald's on the way home. We guarantee that this will never occur at our cocktail functions. The other concern with food is quality and variety. No one does it better. Our menus are designed to appeal to a broad cross-section of people and are created using only the freshest of ingredients.
Knowing The Engagement Party Etiquette
Who Throws the Engagement Party?
Traditionally, engagement parties are hosted by the bride's parents, but nowadays really anyone can throw the engagement party. Some couples even choose to throw their own celebration!
When Do You Throw an Engagement Party?
"Throw your engagement party soon after you get engaged," Lowenthal says. "There are going to be many other festivities in your honour along the way, so it's great to spread them out." If you're having a longer engagement or don't have time to travel home right away, a slight delay is no problem.
Who Do You Invite to an Engagement Party?
As with all of your pre-wedding parties, anyone who makes the guestlist for your engagement party must also be invited to the wedding. This is particularly the case if the engagement party will be hosted by the two of you or by your parents.
Do I Need to Send Formal Invitations?
Deciding whether or not to send formal invitations to your engagement party depends on the type of event you'll be having. If you have a little time and are hosting a seated dinner, paper invitations are an elegant option. Going more casual? Opt for an e-vite with a playful theme. The great thing about e-vites is that the design options are endless, so you can choose a formal design for a fancier engagement party.
Should I Include Registry Information with the Invitation?
While it's A-OK to complete a registry for guests that want to bring a gift to your engagement party, it's not appropriate to include registry information in your engagement party invitation. Instead, include registry links on your wedding website or rely on word of mouth. Just remember that giving gifts, while certainly customary, is not mandatory for engagement parties.
Can I Have More Than One Engagement Party?
Having more than one engagement party is quite common, especially if the bride and groom are from different places (or live far from home) and want to have a party with non-locals, too. If your friends or a coworker want to plan something informal, like after-work drinks, you can invite a larger group without worrying about an etiquette faux-pas.
Can I Combine the Engagement Party with a Holiday or Birthday?
Whether you got engaged over the holidays or any other time of year, you have the option of combining your engagement party with another celebration. Just try to avoid holidays for which people will have other plans and will be focused on family traditions, like Thanksgiving or Christmas, or a date like Valentine's Day when people will want to make plans with their special someone.
When Should the Parents Meet for the First Time?
At an engagement party, the atmosphere isn't going to be right. Your parents' first meeting should give them a chance to really talk and get to know each other in an intimate setting.