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Family-friendly venues in Melbourne

Looking to host a family-friendly event? If the kids are getting an invitation, it’s important the venue is spacious and allows them to be easily entertained. We have collated our top ten venues across Melbourne that are perfect for the whole family!

The Deck, Beer DeLuxe Fed Square

If there’s one place you can count on for a memorable function in a vibrant, lively atmosphere – it’s Beer DeLuxe in Melbourne CBD. Children and furry friends are always welcome at this vibrant venue while the kitchen is still open. With a great range of food and drink options and the opportunity for either formal or casual, this is an easy no-fuss venue option! 

  • Venue: Beer DeLuxe Fed Square
  • Address: Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Team Activity

River Terrace, Hopscotch Melbourne

Overlooking the Southbank promenade, the River Terrace is definitely prime real estate. With a retractable awning and plenty of heating, you can bask in the afternoon sun while you enjoy an ice cold beverage. Even better, the kids will love being by the river.

  • Venue: Hopscotch Melbourne
  • Address: Ground Floor, 4 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Team Activity

The Warehouse, Roxy’s Unique Functions & Events

Roxy’s Warehouse is a flexible and creative space that can be transformed to reflect your aesthetic for your next event. Once a mechanics workshop, Roxy’s is now a versatile, blank canvas space with Art Deco undertones and is suitable for celebrations, functions, birthdays or even weddings. Little ones are always welcome at the facility so get creative and start planning your next family event!

  • Venue: Roxy’s Unique Functions & Events
  • Address: 2 Alfred Place South Melbourne, VIC 3205
  • Capacity: 120
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Private Dining, Team Activity, Wedding, Conference, Presentation, Studio, Meetings & Workshops

Hodgson & Co. Event Space

Located in the bustling South Melbourne, Hodgson & Co. has an astounding 600 sqm space, which comprises a unique indoor area and lush turfed outdoor space. Suitable for any celebration, this venue is ideal for those who like being outdoors and want to allow room for kids to play.

  • Venue: Hodgson & Co.
  • Address: 184 York St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
  • Capacity: 300
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Private Dining, Team Activity, Wedding, Studio

Rose Gardens, The Commons Collective

Located in St Kilda, The Commons Collective is historic, chic, and formal. Full of distinctive character, guests are left mesmerised by the beautiful garden space filled with garden beds, greenery, and eclectic pots. This relaxing garden oasis is kid approved and loved.

  • Venue: The Commons Collective
  • Address: 17 Moubray St, Melbourne VIC 3004
  • Capacity: 300
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Private Dining, Wedding

The Timber Yard

The Timber Yard is an urban sanctuary designed to bring the flavour and personality of the country into the city. Sitting on an astounding 6,000sqm comprising of unique indoor and outdoor settings, this vast and open space is perfect for a larger event where all the kids can be welcomed.

  • Venue: The Timber Yard
  • Address: 351 Plummer St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
  • Capacity: 1500
  • Event Type: Party, Conference, Team Activity, Wedding

Bong Su, Melbourne Zoo

At the heart of the Elephant Trail lies the striking Bong Su room. You and the kids can take a walk through the surrounding bamboo forrest before entering this unique space, filled with natural light and private views over the animal habitat. Create a truely unforgettable event for the whole family at Bong Su.

  • Venue: Melbourne Zoo
  • Address: Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052
  • Capacity: 200
  • Event Type: Party, Wedding, Private Dining, Conference, Meetings & Workshops, Presentation

Exclusive Hire, Little Ginger

Located in Williamstown north, Little Ginger’s unique industrial venue is limited only by your imagination. The venue offers over 400sqm of space, part of the inside has a polished concrete industrial look with high ceilings, whilst there is also an area with synthetic green grass, great for the kids.

  • Venue: Little Ginger
  • Address: 4/10 Akuna Dr, Williamstown VIC 3016
  • Capacity: 70
  • Event Type: Party, Private Dining, Studio, Wedding

Exclusive Hire, The Boathouse

Perched on the banks of the Maribyrnong, the Boathouse is nestled on the grassy banks of the river and is perfect for enjoying a view with ample area for the kids to play. The Outside Terrace at the Boathouse is a sunny and external space that has a relaxing atmosphere.

Venue: The Boathouse
Address: 7 The Blvd, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
Capacity: 350
Event Type: Party, Conference, Wedding, Presentation, Private Dining

Exclusive Hire, Sebastian Beach Grill

Situated on Williamstown Beach, overlooking Port Phillip Bay, Sebastian Beach Grill is a beautiful beach-side venue ideal for any style of event. With a range of different spaces to use, this light-filled venue is one the kids will love. Parents can perch on the lower corner deck and watch the little ones play on the beach or take shelter inside the function room and enjoy a feast fit for the family.

Venue: Sebastian Beach Grill
Address: 26 Esplanade, Williamstown VIC 3016
Capacity: 180
Event Type: Party, Networking, Wedding

When it comes to venue hire, Melbourne bookers can trust HeadBox to help find the perfect space the whole family will enjoy. So let’s get started, contact the HeadBox team today.


1. Who can use HeadBox?

Anyone! Whether you’re a corporate booker looking for a private dining room, meeting room, Christmas or EOFY party venue or you’re a social booker looking for the perfect spot to host your birthday party, hens night or wedding – HeadBox has you covered.

2. What is HeadBox?

HeadBox connects corporate and consumer bookers with venues and suppliers and is the easy way to book, manage and deliver everything in one place. No long searches, no stress, no hidden costs.

3. How do I submit an event brief?

Submitting an event brief is an easy process. Our intuitive brief builder will take you through a series of questions collecting all the necessary details needed to host a great event. We want to know details such as where your event will take place, on what date, how many people are attending, and what your total budget is. Once you submit this information, relevant and available venues will respond to your brief!

4. How long will it take for venues to respond?

Our venues are super quick to respond! You should receive responses or a proposal within 24-48 business hours.

5. What are the top 5 things to consider when choosing a venue?

The cost, the location, style, capacity & catering options.