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The Best Party Venues in Melbourne for Your Next Soirée

Want to throw a party to remember? These are the best Melbourne party venues you need to know about.

San Telmo

Make your birthday bash, elevated engagement, corporate soiree or milestone moment a night to remember by celebrating at one of Melbourne's gorgeous venues.

From intimate private dining spaces to glam wine bars, they’ll take the fretting, cooking and cleaning off your hands so you can relax and enjoy the company of your loved ones.

You and your guests will be looked after with lavish set menus, attentive service and flowing drinks all evening so all you have to worry about is having fun at the best party venues in Melbourne.

Birthday Party Venues Melbourne

Le Bon Ton

Le Bon Ton

There's more than a little bit of New Orleans at late-night smokehouse and bar Le Bon Ton.

Thanks to its former life as a pub, Le Bon Ton has an array of spaces that lend themselves to a party – there’s even an absinthe lounge and a private dining room with a bar.

Kick back and let the good times roll, with set menus bringing out all the house specialties of smoked meats, fried chicken and traditional southern sides.

51 Gipps Street, Collingwood  



For a truly special occasion, iconic St Kilda restaurant Donovans delivers refined yet familiar European cuisine accompanied by sweeping ocean vistas.

They offer two bookable spaces – the cosy semi-private Library for up to 10 people, plus a private dining room for up to 26 that’s bound by floor-to-ceiling windows.

Not only does it offer superb views of Port Phillip Bay, but it also sports an outdoor terrace for relaxed pre-dinner drinks, making it the perfect birthday party venue in Melbourne. 

40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda 

San Telmo

San Telmo

The rustic-glam Argentinian restaurant San Telmo is perfect for celebrations. Not only do they have an intimate private dining room for up to 12 people, but their menu – centred on lavish grilled meats and an extensive wine list – is made for sharing.

Put your night in the kitchen’s hands with a set banquet that starts with empanadas and ends with sweets, or call ahead and they might even be able to cook a whole suckling pig for epic feasting.

14 Meyers Place, Melbourne



Supernormal is a bastion of Melbourne’s fine dining scene, with their signature lobster rolls, bao and peanut butter parfait the stuff of legend.

But did you know that they also have a private dining room that accommodates up to 60 people?

Past the kitchen is an art-filled space that’s played host to countless events as one of the best birthday party venues in Melbourne.

Start the evening with a tailored selection of the restaurant’s acclaimed mod-Asian food and end in spectacular fashion thanks to a 65-inch, Bose-powered karaoke system. 

180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne  

Jim's Greek Tavern

Jim’s Greek Tavern

Unlike the other venues on this list, Jim’s Greek Tavern doesn’t have any private spaces – but that’s kind of the point.

The whole restaurant feels like a party on any given night, with a nightly-changing, banquet-only menu that means you never know what’s coming next.

The local institution, which comfortably seats large groups making it a great birthday party venue in Melbourne, is known for its anything-goes spirit, with BYO wine flowing as freely as grilled seafood, meats, cheeses and breads.

It’s not unusual for a night here to end with new friends and an incoming hangover.

32 Johnston Street, Collingwood 

Engagement Party Venues Melbourne

Captain Baxter

Captain Baxter

Captain Baxter’s beachside location means your party will be backdropped by endless ocean blue and summer vibes.

The St Kilda venue has an array of party and function spaces, from semi-private and private dining rooms (including your own balcony!) to exclusive cocktail bar spaces accommodating 80 guests, making it a perfect engagement party venue in Melbourne.

It’s an ideal spot for a summer soirée, with banquet menus and canapés alongside refreshing spritzes and cocktails. 

10/18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda

The Everleigh

The Everleigh

Take your cocktail party to greater heights by booking one of Everleigh’s meticulously designed private rooms.

The Elk is a grand space comfortable accommodating up to 80 guests, adorned in memorabilia and Chesterfield couches reminiscent of a wartime officer’s club, while the more intimate Starling Room fits up to 15 around cosy booth seating.

The acclaimed bar is a Melbourne favourite, known for its exactingly made classic cocktails and comforting European bistro food. 

1/150-156 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 

Union House

Union House

Whether you’re planning a casual engagement party, fancy function or post-wedding recovery session, Union House has the perfect space for your guests to relax and mingle.

The upmarket modern pub boasts a buzzy public bar, intimate dining room and vibey rooftop space, with a team on hand to help you plan your event.

Generous set menus highlight the kitchen’s finessed bistro classics, while a solid wine list and tap selection will keep the drinks flowing.

270 Swan Street, Richmond 

L'Hotel Gitan

L’Hotel Gitan

This French gastro pub has several gorgeously designed private spaces for your next get-together.

For an intimate dinner party, there’s a sleek, copper-accented suite for 12 that wraps guests around a stunning redwood dining table, while big celebrations can be hosted in Alfie’s Bar, which comes with dedicated staff and audio-visual equipment on request. 

32 Commercial Road, Prahran

Richmond Rowing Club

Richmond Rowing Club

With a coveted location on the banks of the Yarra, it only makes sense that the Richmond Rowing Club opens itself up for events.

While their function hall can be booked for both sit-down or standing events, the main attraction is their wide alfresco deck overlooking the glittering city lights.

Arrange an intimate dinner on the balcony or hold a cocktail-style event where guests can eat canapés and mingle freely - perhaps an option as a beautiful engagement party venue in Melbourne?

7 Boathouse Drive, Melbourne

Christmas Party Venues Melbourne

Morris House

Morris House

Formerly the European Bier Café, this new inner-city boozer has quickly cemented itself as one of the best party venues in Melbourne CBD.

Morris House, which has undergone a 4-million dollar transformation, is set across four floors. Expect comedy in the NYC-style basement, elevated dining on the entry level, live music on the first floor and glorious views of the city on its sprawling, leafy rooftop.

Pair the slushy-style Iced VoVo margarita with house-made focaccia and a classic burrata with pickled veggies for the perfect knock-off treat.

120 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Beverly Rooftop

Beverly Rooftop

Beverly Rooftop is a luxurious rooftop escape bringing the glamour of Beverly Hills to Melbourne.

It's also dishing up a previously untouched 270-degree view of the city, with the breathtaking scenes set to leave you breathless - and hungry for more!

Don't let your guests go hungry - the food and drinks are just as striking as the scenery. Enjoy a Southern Californian-influenced menu, with a modern Australian approach.

It's been years in the making for this intimate space and makes for the perfect Christmas party venue in Melbourne.

Goldfields House, Level 24, 627 Chapel Street, South Yarra


Encore St Kilda

A quintessentially Melbourne location, Encore is an iconic St Kilda events venue offering guests a relaxed coastal atmosphere without compromising on elegance.

Boasting worldly views over Port Phillip Bay, this sophisticated space accommodates all-size celebrations with a capacity of up to 300 seated - ideal for end-of-year and Christmas celebrations.

Brimming with bespoke amenities, the space features expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, a built-in dancefloor, and a glorious outdoor terrace overlooking St Kilda Beach.

10/18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda

Le Ciel

Le Ciel

Taking Christmas party venues in Melbourne to whole new heights, the chic and sleek space at Le Ciel in inner-city Cremorne offers a premium experience.

Make your event seated or standing and custom to you in the space that best suits across levels 6 and 7, and get ready to impress your guests with breathtaking views of the CBD, Rod Laver Arena and AAMI Park right outside.

6/13 Cremorne Street, Cremorne

Looking for more decadent party venues in Melbourne? Check out these sumptuous fine dining restaurants. Alternatively, if you’re up to the challenge of hosting at home, make sure you read our guide to hosting a foolproof Italian garden party first.

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