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The Best Engagement Party Venues in Melbourne

Looking for an engagement party venue in Melbourne? These are swoon-worthy event spaces to know about.

The George Lounge
The George Lounge

The official start of your wedding events calendar, choosing your engagement party venue is a big deal. But first thing’s first – congratulations! From intimate private dining spaces to glam cocktail bars, Melbourne is brimming with gorgeous venues that are ready and waiting to throw a celebration tailored perfectly to your requirements. Whether big or small, catered or BYO, you and your guests will be looked after with lavish set menus, attentive service, and flowing drinks all evening long with our roundup of the best engagement party venues in Melbourne.

Tokyo Private

Tokyo Tina has scored itself a sophisticated little sister in Tokyo Private – a bespoke dining and event space on Chapel Street that’s yours for the taking. Ideal for intimate soirees with a foodie focus, the 28-seater stunner channels old-world luxe in the style of a 1970s Japanese train carriage featuring curved joinery, soft furnishings and deep burgundy walls. The curated set menu promises that Tokyo Tina touch of excellence featuring tasty Japanese plates including prawn katsu buns, Wagyu beef tataki and umeboshi glazed duck breast.

From $80 per person

66A Chapel Street, Windsor

Brunswick Mess Hall

"Eclectic" doesn't even begin to describe the Brunswick Mess Hall – a restaurant and beer barn comprising of a sprawling dining hall, side rooms and hidden laneways. With tables available for up to 50 guests in the main hall, this striking space is one of the best engagement party venues in Melbourne for larger groups looking for a dinner setting. Celebrate beneath the soaring ivy adorned ceilings, feast on a banquet of moreish Thai treats and raise a glass to you and your beau. Equally as impressive left as is or dressed up to create the venue of your dreams – an engagement party at Brunswick Mess Hall will not soon be forgotten.  

From $35 per person

400 Sydney Road, Brunswick

The George Lounge

Tucked away in the basement of the heritage-listed George Hotel, this contemporary cocktail bar is a St Kilda icon. Steeped in character yet bountifully debonair, The George Lounge offers a warm and welcoming backdrop for up to 120 people. Setting the scene for a one-of-a-kind experience with its sumptuous styling (think dim lighting and velvet lounges), the open-plan layout provides the perfect space for your guests to relax and mingle. Equipped with a DJ booth and dancefloor, the VIP side room offers an additional space away from the buzz of the main bar where you and your crew can dance the night away.

Venue hires from $1500 per session (food & drink addition charge)

Basement, 127 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Higher Ground

Towering ceilings and massive arched windows welcome ample natural light into this restored former power station. Higher Ground’s unique layout splits the space between cosy lounges, coffee tables and a mezzanine level overlooking the bustle below, to create a super-modern yet intimate feel. Inspired by New York's all-day dining spots, their award-winning menu is available for your guests to enjoy with customised food and beverage packages. Whether you’re planning an intimate or extravagant experience, Higher Ground has the space and the industry credentials to make it happen.

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650 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Farmer’s Daughters

Having opened its doors last year, respected Melbourne chef Alejandro Saravia has brought his vision to establish an embassy for Gippsland in the heart of the CBD. All areas of the striking three-level concept champion the true essence of Gippsland, celebrating the diversity and richness of produce from the region. Perched high on the third floor, the rooftop has serious engagement party potential. Designed around a greenhouse, the bar offers house-made cocktails, a curated craft beer selection and wines that’ll keep the merry vibes flowing all night long. To eat, your guest will sample bites from the open campfire kitchen downstairs.

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6/80 Collins Street, Melbourne

Caffe e Cucina

Inspired by the many cafés that line the iconic streets of Rome, Milan and Florence, Caffé e Cucina is both intimate and charming. Taking pride of place along Chapel Street since 1988, its welcoming atmosphere, thick accents and authentic flavours will transport you and your guests straight to Italy. Raise a glass to la dolce vita and celebrate your upcoming nuptials with a selection of their best Italian dishes paired with a wide selection of wines from all over the world.

From $80 per person

581 Chapel Street, South Yarra

Scape Living at Aurora

Surreptitiously situated on the 8th floor of Scape Living at Aurora, this rooftop pool and terrace’s location makes it an instant hideaway from the bustle of the city below. Boasting some of the best views around, the elegant space is perfectly placed to soak up Melbourne's spectacular sunsets. Your eyes, however, will be more drawn to the beautiful fit-out, which doesn’t hold back on the whole resort vibe. The alfresco terrace is highly adaptable with plenty of room to make it your own. Catering for up to 120 guests, food and beverage packages are designed on a case-by-case basis promising a one-of-a-kind engagement party tailored to you and your beau.

Venue hires from $2000 per session (food & drink addition charge)

236 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

The Everleigh

Take your engagement party to greater heights by booking one of The Everleigh’s meticulously designed private rooms. The Elk, which accommodates up to 80 people, is a grand space 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 city favourite, known for their exactingly made classic cocktails and comforting European bistro food. 

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150-156 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Golden Fleece Hotel

Having undergone a significant refresh, Golden Fleece Hotel is back with Mediterranean vibes for days. The new space is a Greek Islands inspired paradise where white stone walls, tables and booths, lots of cacti, alcoves filled with ornate ceramics and a sunny rooftop transport you far away from Melbourne. The food menu is equally Mediterranean with plenty of seafood and delicious pizzas. When it comes to booze, expect house spritzes, cocktails and a standard selection of wine and beer. 

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120 Montague Street, South Melbourne

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