Melbourne may be drab and dreary at the moment but as we’re nearing the end of the school year, the sun is beginning to show its pretty face again – and that means school formal season is coming around the bend. Whether you hail from the northside, southside or somewhere in between, there’s a special spot on this list of Melbourne school formal venues for you and your posse of peers.
Decked out in regal red and gold and glistening with crystal chandeliers, The Regal Ballroom is a little piece of history right on the top of Ruckers Hill in Northcote. Housing Victoria’s oldest surviving picture theatre, the ballroom sets the perfect scene for an extra special end of year celebration. For northsiders looking for a fairy tale night out, this venue is the place to begin your story.
Light-filled spaces and a customisable palette are the greatest feature of this versatile venue. Caulfield Racecourse is one of our favourite Melbourne school formal venues, boasting flexible spaces that can extend to indoor and outdoor areas, and floor to ceiling windows that allow you to see the sun set cast over the sky. And with so much space to work with, you’d bet your bottom dollar there’s room for an epic dance floor.
Step inside an art deco icon at San Remo Ballroom, Carlton’s premiere venue for sophisticated events. The large ballroom can be configured in a number of ways and boats a huge dance floor for post-dinner fun. Transform the space to suit your crowd with the venue’s state-of-the-art lighting and waltz the night away under the decadent draped ceiling.
For an extra funky southside affair, head to Smart Artz Gallery, an open plan warehouse space in the heart of South Melbourne. This large warehouse venue can be transformed to suit any theme that you desire, and the in-house catering team will help you make your dreams a seriously swanky reality.
‘Epic’ is probably the best word to describe a formal dinner within one of Melbourne & Olympic Parks’ event spaces. For those looking for something semi-low key, there are a number of private event and dining rooms you can choose from, with room for a dance floor. If you wanna go all out – chat to them about hosting a formal dinner under the stars in one of their arenas, with a stage at the front with plenty of space for a lit dance floor.
Imagine being surrounded by deep blue light and all the most weird and wonderful sea creatures and you’ll be able to picture one of the dedicated function spaces at Sealife Melbourne Aquarium! Dive into an underwater world of fun and dance the night away with your nearest and dearest while the dedicated function team take care of all the trimmings.
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