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Function Venues in South Melbourne, Melbourne

With preparations for your Function in South Melbourne, it is important to find the right venue suitable for you. Venuemob provides a hassle-free service that locates numerous Function venues within South Melbourne and accesses information and prices of the nearby venues to compare which venue is most suitable for your event.

The South Melbourne Trader

South Melbourne
Capacity: Standing - 150
Seating - 80

The South Melbourne Trader might seem unassuming at first glance if you’re meandering through the bustling streets that surround the iconic South Melbourne Market. Of course, that unpretentious and easy-going ambience is countered with a crazy-good menu, and a stylish-yet-rustic-and-filled-with-candles interior. So it goes without saying that the all-day cafe/restaurant/bar has quickly garnered a loyal following. It’s a casually sophisticated space, one filled with warm wood tones, recycled materials, a very easy-on-the-eye homage to South Melbourne’s rich history. Also, it makes for an attractive spot to eat a burger, or breakfast, or coffee, or dinner. As far as functions are concerned the South Melbourne Trader has a number of different options. There’s the bar, popular as an after-work drink spot and a space that easily lends itself to casual stand-up functions. There’s the restaurant proper, high tables, intimate corners for date night, and even the occasional barrel (recycled materials, all the rage) to rest one’s laurels around. The South Melbourne Trader is found on Cecil Street, in the heart of South Melbourne. Which of course, is shocking information. Who’d-a thunk it, right? It’s a short stroll from the South Melbourne Market, Clarendon Street, and the 112 tram.


South Melbourne
Capacity: Standing - N/A
Seating - 80

In a city filled with Greek culture, Greek restaurants and many a Greek family, South Melbourne’s Spitiko has garnered a reputation for offering some of the best and most authentic Greek cuisine this side of Athens. Or at least, in Melbourne. It’s immediately obvious how much warmth and love has gone into the restaurant - family photos line the walls, and staff are of the “genuinely friendly” variety, quick with a joke and an insightful explanation of how each dish is made. The dishes themselves are an ever-evolving variety of share plates and larger meals. There’s a real focus here on simplicity and freshness; home-cooked meals shared with family and friends, shouting across the table. The atmosphere at Spitiko is vibrant and bustling, with Greek music wafting through the space. Although the ceilings are quite high, there’s an intimacy to the restaurant, probably a result of the friendly ambience. Spitiko resides on Park Street, in leafy and historic South Melbourne. It’s also right near Clarendon Street, and is situated on two tram lines. Woo! That’s the 1 and 112 trams, to be exact. The city is a short tram ride or drive away, with Albert Park and St Kilda being even closer.

Railway Hotel

South Melbourne
Capacity: Standing - 150
Seating - 60

South Melbourne’s Railway Hotel is an enduringly popular local watering hole, The Railway Hotel has retained its personality throughout the years, one that’s no doubt been built as a result of years serving beers and pub grub to generations of regulars. In this case however, “personality” doesn’t equate to “slightly dingy old-man-pub”. While still in possession of a healthy amount of low-fi charisma, the Railway also serves up some high quality pub favourites within two dining rooms (and a beer garden). They both have themselves some real old-world charm, and one opens up into a surprisingly modern beer garden. The public bar is casual and laid-back, and plays host to everyone from students to locals, from be-suited businessmen to the creative types that do their creating nearby. Each of the spaces within the Railway is available as a function venue, catering to just about everything from group dinners to 21sts to post-work drinks.The Railway is located on the corner of Ferrars and Bank Streets in South Melbourne. The 1 tram is the closest, stopping on Park Street, although the 96 runs pretty close by also. South Melbourne’s a short trip from the CBD, and just a stone’s throw from the beach.

The Palmerston Hotel

South Melbourne
Capacity: Standing - 400
Seating - 150

“Have a Parmie and the Palmie” would have to be one of the best slogans going ‘round. At the Palmerston Hotel, it’s no surprise that prize-winning parmas are in abundance (as well as the requisite good vibes that come with any neighbourhood pub).Family owned and run, The Palmerson Hotel offers a host of beers on tap, a kitchen menu filled with Australian pub favourites done well, and a wait-staff sing to the tune of friendliness and good service. The venue is open six days a week, making it a great place for lunch, dinner or an excellent place to unwind with a group of colleagues or friends. Community is also a large part of the Palmerston ethos, welcoming regulars to travellers, passers-by and local office workers.Along with their comfortable bistro dining space, the venue offers curb-side dining as well as a charming, enclosed beer garden. In short, the venue is a great (proven by its popularity) location for your next birthday or group celebration. The Palmerston Hotel is found in leafy South Melbourne, easily accessible by tram from the city centre, the Palmerston Hotel is located in Palmerston Crescent, just off Kings Way.

The Blue Room

South Melbourne
Capacity: Standing - 40
Seating - 100

South Melbourne’s Blue Room is something of an institution. That is to say, it’s been there seemingly for ages, and is pretty darn popular with locals. It’s the kind of place you can take the kidlets for some mid-week pizza, as well as troupe the entire extended family over for a 50th birthday. Located in the heart of bustling Clarendon Street, the Blue Room’s menu is a pleasing mix of seafood (we’re near the bay, after all) dishes and “modern Australian” with a Mediterranean bent. In other words, the pizzas are really good, and the Blue Room often boasts specials along the lines of “ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS”. That’s always a heartening sequence of words, no? The Blue Room takes bookings for intimate dinners, as well as large sprawling get togethers for Aunty Beryl’s 50th. It’s also a good bet for sporting team break ups, corporate functions, and cocktail parties. It’s a versatile floor plan, to say the least. The Blue Room is found on Clarendon Street, on the corner of Dorcas Street. There’s a tram stop RIGHT THERE across the road, so a food-coma roll or a stumble home is very, very easy indeed. Also, the city’s just a few minutes away. Win.

Smart Artz Gallery

South Melbourne
Capacity: Standing - 180
Seating - 150

Housed within a converted warehouse in South Melbourne lies one of Melbourne's most versatile and innovative spaces. Smart Artz Gallery matches an industrial space with contemporary Australian art to provide the perfect surroundings for just about any event under the sun. From wedding reception to musical performance, from corporate event to birthday soiree, the striking setting of Smart Artz Gallery is bound to make your event unlike any other. Within the capable hands of the Smart Artz team, the endless options for decorations, furnishings and segmentation transform the gallery into whatever ambience or seating arrangement your event might require. Banquet table, a stage for performance, or simply a sophisticated space to be surrounded by art while you mingle - it's all at your fingertips. Release all worry and stress to the staff; experience and consummate professionalism is the name of the game. The sophistication and personality of Smart Artz doesn't end with the space, however. The in-house catering team is able to construct personalised and mouth-watering personalised cocktail style menu to suit any taste. Smart Artz stands apart as an innovative venue with a striking modern sensibility, one that is sophisticated, as well as versatile. Each event is imbued with a real personality, one that leaves a lasting impression.

The Rising Sun Hotel

South Melbourne
Capacity: Standing - 120
Seating - 85

The Rising Sun Hotel is an immensely popular South Melbourne institution, a charming corner pub situated on a tree-line street. It’s the sort of place that exudes a tangible atmosphere of friendly neighbourhood good vibes. Call it a Cheers vibe, but more quintessentially Australian and with less Ted Danson.The “Riser”, as it’s affectionately known, is part of the fabric of the South Melbourne landscape; even if you’re not a local, you’ll feel like you’re hanging out with old friends. As such, the local watering hole is pretty popular with functions (as well as casual drinks after work).Within the historic and sophisticated dining room, celebrate a milestone birthday or event alongside family and friends, over some stellar pub favourites. For something a little larger however, the Rising Sun Hotel boasts a versatile function room, easily adaptable for corporate events or private parties.The Rising Sun Hotel is perched on the corner of Raglan and Eastern Streets in South Melbourne - the Moray Street end. The number 1 tram line runs nearby, and the popular pub is a short trip away from the city, Albert Park, and the rest of the bay’s goings-on.


South Melbourne
Capacity: Standing - 700
Seating - N/A

Seven Nightclub has been a staple of the Melbourne club scene for the last 13 years; it’s synonymous with raucous yet stylish good times, beautiful people, and big-name DJs.Pretty shiny, occasionally underground, and always with an eye on the clubbing who’s-who of the city - that’s Seven. Within its strobe-light littered walls, Seven boasts a number of massive dance floors and three fully stocked bars... which is hardly breaking news, or a shock. The venue covers two levels and incorporates three dance floors, all of which have very different personalities and vibes. That is to say, each can be used as a function venue. Seven also includes a stylish VIP Room for more exclusive occasions and celebrations. With a rather luxurious sensibility and a very stylish decor, Seven’s not the place one goes for a laid-back after-work pint. Instead, Seven’s probably a better pick for an event that needs an air of exclusivity. Think product launches, corporate functions, and event birthdays. Aside from huge, sprawling events, Seven also accommodates smaller groups, reserving sections of the club.Seven is located on Albert Road near the corner of Albert and Kings Way. There are trams located on nearby St Kilda road if you are catching public transport; otherwise there is a taxi rank right outside, and even on the busy nights you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

Sakura in Spring

South Melbourne
Capacity: Standing - N/A
Seating - 74

At Sakura in Spring, enjoy high quality Japanese cuisine barbecued by their skilled staff at your table. Watch them as they toss, chop, marinade, cut, juggle and throw food straight on to your plate. When dining at Sakura you'll be completely drawn into a fantastic dinning experience. That's why Sakura in Spring will make a perfect function venue for your birthday party, corporate dinner or any group dinner! Joe Chan, head chef, has over 10 years of teppanyaki experience. Joe worked in a top class restaurant in Hong Kong for over six years, before coming to Australia, more than six years ago. Since then he has worked in a variety of restaurants including KoKo at Crown Casino and the Teppanyaki Inn.

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