Melbourne’s most Instagrammable venues and where to find them

Calling all Insta-happy Melburnians! Our home city is an absolute treasure trove of aesthetically striking venues just waiting to be captured and shared on the world wide web.

The city and surrounds are littered with extravagant themed venues, fine dining restaurants and historic spaces with a little something new, special and perfectly Instagrammable.

Maybe you’re after the ideal backdrop to your 30th birthday stories, or an envy-inducing gastronomic banquet shot for the archives. Whatever the occasion, we explore some of the city’s most Instagrammable spaces that are perfect for a party, and the paparazzi.

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Greenfields

For a seriously Instagrammable fitspo vibe, Greenfields Albert Park is a venue absolutely drenched in natural light and abundant greenery. A holistic approach to entertaining has earned Greenfields a reputation as an inner city oasis where guests can escape the hustle and bustle for a bout of humbling, guilt-free fun.

Greenfields

Most Instagrammable space:

The Main Room, suitable for up to 400 guests is a large, pillar-less, open-plan space with huge windows framing views of Albert Park Lake from all sides.

Greenfields

Natural History Bar and Grill

Probably the only restaurant in the city where you’ll find taxidermied animals watching over you as you dine. Think vintage American style diner with a nod to the weird, wild and wonderful. If the stunning fit-out isn’t enough to keep your followers happy, guests will be pleased to know that this venue is part of the 100Burgers Group portfolio, and boasts a refined menu with food porn favourites like oysters, beef tartare and caviar.

Natural history bar and grill

Most Instagrammable space:

The Booths will have you placed right in the action, perfect for a memorable instagram story or romanticly lit foodie shot with those cute and creepy animals just behind you.

Natural history bar and grill

Projekt 3488

A little further afield but so worth the journey, Projekt 3488 is a former masonic hall turned spectacularly Instagrammable space in the Yarra Valley at Warburton. Bespoke details include a suspended circular fireplace, solid timber banquet tables, a winding brass staircase and huge rustic barn doors that roll open to frame the mountains beyond.

Projekt3488

Most Instagrammable space:

The entire venue! The entire multi-level space and grounds at Projekt3488 is an Instagrammer’s dream. From misty mountains in winter to thousands of shades of forest green in summer.

Projekt3488

Abbotsford Convent by Bursaria

Instagrammers are spoiled for choice here, with 16 acres and 11 historic buildings to capture.Abbotsford Convent by Bursaria is a beautiful heritage venue precinct nestled in a special little section of the Yarra, and it’s only 4kms from the CBD. Whether you decide to hire an indoor or outdoor space, or a combination of the two, you’re sure to be happy snapping the beautiful rambling gardens and historic details.

Abbotsford convent by bursaria

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The Rosina Function Space is a picturesque indoor/outdoor space in the centre of the venue precinct. With access to the Heritage Gardens, this bright, white space can be dressed in native flora and vintage details, perfect for an on-trend party snap.

Abbotsford convent by bursaria

Jardin Tan

Can you get more lush than a fine dining restaurant in the Royal Botanic Gardens? How about a fine dining restaurant in the Royal Botanic Garden by Shannon Bennett? Jardin Tan is part of the legendary Vue Group portfolio, a special French-Indochinese restaurant famous for serving incredible, and incredibly good looking food in bespoke surrounds.

Jardin tan

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Glasshouse is an exclusive private dining space suitable for an intimate group of 40. Bright blue chairs, hanging lanterns and large glass walls bring elements of the colourful outside in.

Jardin tan

Higher Ground

Housed in a former power station, the stripped back and incredibly chic, Higher Ground is a cafe turned event space in the west end of Melbourne’s CBD. Three interconnected levels create an impressive, towering space that’s furnished like your stylish friends’ living room.

Higher ground

Most Instagrammable space:

Once you’ve seen it, you’ll have to hire the entire venue all to yourself! From the downstairs bar to the Upper Mezzanine, the interconnected levels and high exposed truss ceiling will mean you’re set up for a perfect snap no matter where you’re standing.

Higher ground

Nine Below

Nine steps beneath historic Market Street, Nine Below is a reincarnate space at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne’s CBD. Nine steps lead you into a sunken courtyard where a pop-up marquee is filled with opulent furnishings and festoon lighting creates a magical atmosphere.

Nine below

Most Instagrammable space:

The journey down nine steps to the the Courtyard is perfect for an Instagram story or a pun-tastic post. This is a pop-up space so you’ll earn extra Insta cred just for capturing the venue in full-swing while it lasts.

Nine below

Fargo and Co

This converted bank on Swan Street is incredibly easy on the eyes. Two storeys of old-meets-new, light-filled chic spaces, and vibes that are fit for a boozy brunch as well as a fun night out with the girls on a Friday. Fargo and Co knows their brand, and does a really good party.

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Most Instagrammable space:

Take your pick! Fargo and Co knows its aesthetic, so just about every nook and cranny is beautifully designed. Of particular note, the gorgeous courtyard (when the sun’s out), and its striking mural (whatever the weather). The vault is filled with light and is a great backdrop, the impressive stairs, and there’s even a police lineup mural – complete with mug shot slate!

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Kingpin Crown Melbourne

This one’s a hidden delight – like, really hidden. Above Kingpin Crown proper you’ll find ‘Pins Royale’. The best looking bowling alley you’ve ever laid your eyes on.

Most Instagrammable space:

Easy. ‘Pins Royale’. The hanging lighting features, the gold bowling balls, the golden alleys, the booths, the stylish bar. Every element is surprising as it is memorable – you really haven’t ever seen a bowling alley like this before.

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Chin Chin Melbourne

Everyone recognises the name. Chin Chin is known for its delicious, lightning-quick pan-Asian menu and trendy decor. Now you can host your own private event upstairs.

Most Instagrammable space:

Chin Chin’s private function space is gorgeous, bright and oh-so pretty. From the metal-pressed ceiling, to its huge bay windows looking onto Flinders Lane, this space will look amazing on your feed..

 

The party didn’t happen if there are no pictures to prove it! Whether you’re up for a day trip to shoot tranquil surrounds or just want a CBD venue with Instagram potential, Melbourne is the place to be.

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