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Function Venues in Southbank, Melbourne

It’s always exciting to plan a Function in Southbank, but with the number of function venues available, it is difficult to find the right venue space needed for your Function in Southbank. Luckily, Venuemob is here to help. By providing us with the type of event you have in mind, we are able to access information and prices of numerous function venues that are most suitable for your event.

Cargo Hall

Capacity: Standing - 600
Seating - 300

The Cargo Hall, one of the newest riverside purpose built event spaces, promises stunning surroundings of the Melbourne’s city skyline, from all points of the venue. Cargo Hall has a perfect harmony of modern and historic elements to create versatile, industrial style spaces, that lends itself to many styles, accustomed to each and every client.Perfect for weddings, cocktail parties, engagements, corporate events and birthdays. The catering will facilitate the food to the cuisine of your choice, these include; Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Thai and much more.The rooms for hire stem from a U-shaped table, up to 50 guests, the Cargo Hall, up to 550 guests (cocktail party), 220 guests (banquet) and the riverside terrace is also available for up to 250 guests (cocktail party), and 120 guests (banquet).  The Cargo Hall is located on the banks of the Yarra river, minutes from the CBD. Easily accessible by public transport from Spencer/Flinders St.

The Den

Capacity: Standing - 120
Seating - N/A

The Den is a celebration of the ritual of the great cocktail, the pleasure of great bar service and the sheer enjoyment of starting - and ending - a great evening at the bar. The Den caters to every possible combination of nightcap and late-night rendezvous. Featuring an encyclopedic wine list, the city’s top mixologists, DJs and the sexiest glassware in town, The Den is about sophistication, pleasing all the senses and offering guests a night of escape. All you need to do is find your niche, nook, chaise or stool, settle in and get mixing. The Den’s expansive bar glows by night and is stocked with hand-picked rare whiskies, vodkas and other spirits from the finest distillers around the world. Immerse yourself in the enjoyment of the great cocktails or sip on a fine spirit as you sink into your surrounds. Hidden in the basement of The Atlantic restaurant, The Den is a nocturnal world of its own. Enter via the Oyster Bar & Grill and head down the staircase. From midnight, The Den is accessible via the riverside promenade.

Left Bank Melbourne

Capacity: Standing - 150
Seating - 65

Placed on one of the better positions on the Yarra river, you will be drawn towards Left Bank. Left Bank seemingly always has a lively, euphoric atmosphere, providing a nigh-on perfect refuge for the hungry and thirsty patron. The crowd is suited and booted, as is the venue. Located on the corner of Southbank’s busy restaurant and bar strip, the vibe is certainly inner city, with a stylish interior that befits the bustling address, and the after work crowd that frequents it. Left Bank can accommodate for a cocktail style event of up to 580 guests, or 230 for a sit down occasion. There is a large indoor and outdoor terrace space, otherwise there are exclusive and semi-private areas for your more intimate dinners.Left Bank is located on the Southbank promenade, close to Queensbridge Street, regular trams operate on this line. Also, Flinders Street railway is a mere 10 minute walk away.   


Capacity: Standing - 80
Seating - 60

Hophaus is further proof that Melbourne’s in the throes of a love affair with German beer and hearty Bavarian food. The sleek and stylish venues is a modern homage to the beer hall, boasting a range of delicious beverages and and food befitting the city dwellers that frequent it.The bar itself is all blonde wood, modern white and green tiles, and industrial touches. The space is divided into a number of sections, albeit without ever sectioning off and isolating any area completely. A bar there, a dining section there, a second bar space over there - Hophaus caters to those after a sit-down dinners as well as groups of mates in need of a stein or two after work.Given the venue’s location perched above Southbank, it’s unsurprising to see an open balcony area making full use of the view. It’s a great prospect - a stein of beer, pork knuckles, sliders, and good times with mates.Hophaus is found on the mid-level of the Southgate shopping precinct, perched along Melbourne’s Southbank. Flinders Street station is a quick stroll across the river, as are the many trams that run up and down Swanston Street.

Eve Bar

Capacity: Standing - 500
Seating - 150

It may seem like a bizarre location for one of the most prestigious nightlife locations in Melbourne, but nestled along City Road on the edge of the CBD is Eve Bar and Lounge. On weekends it’s one of the swankier clubs you can be seen at (get ready to use # and “swag” next to each other), and plays host to high-profile parties and product launches. There’s a definite New York vibe here, with a lit-up dance floor, many a shiny surface and club hits, gold lounges and flashy cocktails, and a who’s-who of Melbourne’s nightlife. If you’re after a night of clubbing and decadent good times, then Eve is the place to begin and end the search.This is not the place for those after a quiet beer. It’s opulent, swanky, and very easy on the eye. If you’re rolling up with a crew, make sure you’ve got everyone’s dressed to impress. Eve takes table bookings, as well as guest lists, and takes reservations for lounges. The club can also be used as a private function venue for product launches and sprawling birthdays, with each of the spaces within spaces providing smaller function venues. The possibilities are endless!Eve Bar and Lounge is located on City Road. It’s a short walk from the 96, 112 and 109 trams. It’s a quick cab ride from the centre of the city, and is right on the doorstep of South Melbourne, Port Melbourne and the bay.

The Common Man

Capacity: Standing - 240
Seating - 120

The Common Man is a cafe, bar, and restaurant found along Dukes Walk in Melbourne’s South Wharf. It deftly combines good food and good drinking with one of the more enviable addresses in the city - one that takes in a view of the water, and the city skyline.The Common Man declares its aim to be a “place for you to feel at home”. It certainly succeeds at this, with an unpretentious ambience, friendly staff, and hearty food. Think home made favourites alongside some more modern offerings.The popular spot (especially in summer) is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and well into the night when the weekend rolls around again. Occasionally you’ll see astroturf and a big ol’ screen parked out the front, great for when the tennis is on.The Common Man rather specialises in hosting functions, be it a family celebration, or corporate drinks/Christmas party. The team at The Common Man offer a full event management experience.The Common Man is located at South Wharf, towards the end of Dukes Walk - overlooking the water and the city skyline. It’s best to take a tram down Spencer Street, then walk down.

Ludlow Bar and Dining Room

Capacity: Standing - 400
Seating - 170

Discover Ludlow Bar & Dining Room, spectacularly located on the banks of the Yarra River at Southbank. A grotto inspired, uniquely Melbourne drinking and dining destination featuring riverside barbecue and bar, cocktail lounge and dining room. The contemporary design incorporates raw steel and stone, natural materials and recycled timber, brilliantly conceived to create a warm, inviting and humble ambience. Designed with functions in mind, the venue’s flexible spaces can accommodate awide variety of different functions. Consider starting your day right with breakfast functions with canapés and sparkling. Spring Racing celebrations anyone?

Showtime Events Centre

Capacity: Standing - 1000
Seating - 275

Plenty of restaurants, bars and spaces attempt to lay claim to being “Melbourne’s best-kept secret”, but we reckon this one’s up there with a fighting chance. Who’d have thunk it - that in South Wharf a refurbished “shed” might hold one of the city’s best boutique function venues? Well, the cat’s out of the bag now. Beginning its life as Shed 11 way back when in 1890 (count ‘em - well over a hundred years ago), Showtime’s innards have been lovingly and painstakingly refurbished in recent years. The now-stylish and contemporary space still hints at a maritime and industrial past, with old wharf timber floors and original roof trusses. A mix of rustic, old-world charm and contemporary elegance, it’s an impressive spot to host an event to say the least.Which of course, is what Showtime specialises in. The surrounds of Shed 11 are nothing if not versatile, and mercifully not in a way that belies “this is simply a plain room”. Having hosted everything from button-down corporate seminars to weddings to ballroom style events to product launches over-the-top Hollywood themed soirees, everything from the decor to the entertainment to the catering is looked after.Perched on the edge of the Yarra, Showtime is found within walking distance of Southern Cross Station, the Hilton South Wharf, and from the Crown Complex. As in, it’s pretty well located for out-of-town guests (and all others). As far as trams go, any of the routes that go down Spencer Street will get you within strolling distance from Showtime also.

Yarra Queen

Capacity: Standing - 120
Seating - 56

The Yarra Queen - surely one of the more unique function venues around, given the fact that it glides gently along the Yarra, with the city lights as a backdrop, through large windows that line the side of the elegant vessel.So yes, it’s pretty popular with functions.Combining sightseeing (even in your home city) with truly unique setting, The Yarra Explorer is an immensely popular function venue. The Yarra Queen is on the larger side, with room for up to 120 guests standing in a cocktail-style setting - or 56 seated for a meal. Think weddings, EOFY/Christmas corporate celebrations, or university get togethers.All of vessels that make up Melbourne River Cruises are fully enclosed, each with their own viewing deck, onboard amenities, and an always-eager-to-help crew. The cruises themselves make their way past the iconic panoramic view that is Melbourne; from the twinkling skyline at night, to bustling Southbank, from the Botanic Gardens to the Docklands, and even further afield to Williamstown.Find Melbourne River Cruises at Federation Wharf below Federation Square, or at Southgate, Berth 5 Lower Promenade.

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