Big Mouth

168 Acland Street, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
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Built in 1938, established in 1993, Big Mouth is an institution in itself.

Big Mouth is at home in an exotic cornerstone building in the heart of St Kilda, the grungy exterior giving no clues to what’s inside. The first floor of this Art Deco beauty is both sophisticated and quirky, soaring ceilings, gilt cornices, and décor reminiscent of a 1930s jazz club.

Big Mouth at street level is both bar and café, a cozy corner hub, serving coffee in the morning & martinis at night. Concertina windows open onto the Acland St plaza and the expansive outdoor seating area. 

Big Mouth mostly caters to semi-private parties, birthday dinners and special events, for up to 80 people seated. The venue can host private afternoon weddings and engagement parties and during the week can we can facilitate private all manner of corporate events.

Venue Features

Disability access
Bar tab available
External Catering
External Music
AV Equipment

Event details

Food options

Based on your event and budget we recommended the following food:

Beverage options

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Entertainment options

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Capacity Chart

Area Banquet Cocktail U-Shape Theatre Boardroom Classroom Cabaret
Entire Venue 80 210 - - - - -
Lounge Space - 30 - - - - -
Acapulco Bar - 100 - - - - -

Entire Venue

Casual groups welcome Capacity See Chart
Shared with Public

Lounge Space

Dedicated function space Capacity See Chart
Shared with Public

Acapulco Bar

Casual groups welcome Capacity See Chart
Shared with Public

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I arrange a bar tab?

Yes, with a credit card and photo ID.

Can I have underage guests attend my function?

Yes, until 10pm as long as they are with a legal parent or guardian.

Can I decorate the area I hire for my function?

No balloons, table detail is fine.

Is there a dress code my guests need to be aware of?

Smart casual to dressy.

How late can I book the venue exclusively?

The venue is able to open to 3am. There is great flexibility with these hours depending on numbers, day or night of the week and expenditure.

How do I secure my booking?

Credit card for bookings over 15. Functions require 50% deposit on predetermined spend at the time of menu confirmation.

Are there any additional costs?

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December 2016

Edward C
To the team at Big Mouth, thanks for a great night. Staff were first class; polite, efficient and welcoming.

December 2016

Brianna H
I recently had my 21st birthday dinner at Big Mouth and it was a night to remember. Big Mouth were amazing!
I hired out the room upstairs where we had drinks to begin and then a sit down dinner. There was a separate bar inside the room and the bartender was incredible! The friendly staff helped put together a menu that would be gluten free friendly for a couple of my guests :) The food was amazing and big enough for some people not to finish. The venue turned into a club at 10:30 which was perfect because a couple of us wanted to continue partying. Honestly, Big Mouth were amazing and all the guests and I agree the space was perfect and we will use it again for another function.

December 2016

Jonathan B
Held my 30th birthday party here in the room upstairs - was fantastic. Couldn't have asked for a better event manager in Rosie and the bar staff were superb - easy going - just whatever we needed - they found a way to make happen. A great location too next to public transport which connects the to the north which is handy for fiends that don't live Southside. Give stars from me!

December 2016

John N
Attended an upstairs birthday bash. Great venue for a party. Romantic old-school atmosphere.

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