Melbourne is brimming with beautiful function spaces ideal for an unforgettable charity luncheon. We have compiled a list of our favourite locations guaranteed to make your day enjoyable for all.

Smaller Half, The Glasshouse

Perched on the banks of the Yarra River, The Glasshouse is a premium function space renowned for hosting spectacular events. The smaller half of the Glasshouse is ideal for hosting a luncheon as the space can fit up to 120 guests and features a spectacular interior that will leave your guests in awe.

  • Venue: The Glasshouse
  • Address: Olympic Park Oval, Olympic Blvd, Melbourne VIC 3001
  • Capacity: 120
  • Event Type: Parties, Wedding, Conference, Networking

Exclusive Dining Room, Ludlow Bar

Ludlow Bar is the epitome of Melbourne’s riverside dining with a variety of spaces suitable for all kinds of events. The venue offers a cosy, relaxed atmosphere and is spacious enough to host up to 150 guests. With breathtaking river views complemented by the city skyline, Ludlow Bar is the perfect location for your next luncheon.

  • Venue: Ludlow Bar
  • Address: 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Conferences, Networking, Parties, Presentation, Weddings

Alto, The Langham Melbourne

Host an unforgettable luncheon in one of Melbourne’s premier function spaces, The Langham Melbourne. With elegant interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows, this beautiful space can host a beautiful event for 140 seated guests.

  • Venue:  The Langham Melbourne
  • Address: 1 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006
  • Capacity: 140
  • Event Type: Parties, Wedding, Conference, Networking, Presentation

Portside, The Wharf Hotel

Host your next luncheon at The Wharf Hotel, a newly renovated venue that combines a friendly pub atmosphere with breathtaking city and river views. Portside is a private function space that features a bar, plasma screen and a capacity of 100.

  • Venue: The Wharf Hotel
  • Address: 18/38 Siddeley St, Docklands VIC 3005
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Parties, Presentation, Team Activities, Networking, Meetings & Workshops

Dining Room & Dining Terrace, Hophaus

Hophaus is a European inspired bar and bistro with a lively atmosphere guaranteed to provide a great time. The Dining Room is a semi-private space that extends out to the Dining Terrace. The two spaces are ideal for hosting up to 110 guests. Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the Yarra River whilst indulging in their delicious food and array of international drinks.

  • Venue: Hophaus
  • Address: MR5/3 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006
  • Capacity: 110
  • Event Type: Parties, Presentation, Wedding, Networking, Private Dining 

Diagora Events, Diagora

There are no limits to what you can create at Diagora Events. This beautiful blank canvas space features high ceilings, concrete floors and marble attributes. With a capacity of 190 in dinner rounds, this elegant space is a unique location to host a spectacular luncheon. 

  • Venue: Diagora Events
  • Address: 46 Straker St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
  • Capacity: 190
  • Event Type: Parties, Conference, Wedding, Networking, Presentation

The Rosé Garden & The Conservatory, The Commons Collective

Soak up the sunlight and enjoy the beautiful surroundings at The Rose Garden & Conservatory. This space is a breath of fresh air when it comes to event spaces in Melbourne. With a capacity of 324, this unique location will impress every guest who steps inside.

  • Venue: The Commons Collective
  • Address: 17 Moubray St, Melbourne VIC 3004
  • Capacity: 324
  • Event Type: Parties, Wedding, Networking, Private Dining 

Top of the Mountain, Magic Mountain Saloon

Step inside the enchanting atmosphere of Magic Mountain Saloon. Located inside an exquisite Thai restaurant and cocktail bar, Top of the Mountain features an abundance of natural light and a show-stopping marble bar.

  • Venue: Magic Mountain Saloon
  • Address: 62 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 30
  • Event Type:  Parties, Wedding, Networking

Bong Su, Melbourne Zoo

Surprise your guests by hosting your luncheon in one of Melbourne’s most unique spaces, Bong Su. Surrounded by a bamboo forest, Bong Su features indoor and outdoor spaces suitable for any style of event. Enjoy your day listening to the sounds of the park animals and enjoying pre-drinks on the Mek Kappah Terrace.

Venue: Melbourne Zoo
Address: Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052
Capacity: 140
Event Type: Parties, Wedding, Networking, Private Dining

Mr & Mrs Smith, The Smith Prahran

Experience the old-world charm of the heritage-listed building that is now home to The Smith. A local favourite, this restaurant, bar and function space is located on High Street in Prahran. Combine two function rooms, Mr & Mrs Smith, to form an intimate space suitable for a luncheon with 64 guests.

Venue: The Smith Prahran
Address:  213-219 High St, Prahran VIC 3181
Capacity: 64
Event Type: Parties, Team Activity, Networking, Meetings & Workshops

When it comes to function rooms hire, Melbourne can trust the HeadBox team to find the perfect location for their luncheon. Contact us today to get started or to learn more.


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