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Our Guide to Melbourne’s Most Romantic Venues

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we’ve rounded up some of the most romantic private dining rooms Melbourne-wide to help you impress for your next date night. 

1. Pure South Dining, Large Private Dining Room

Looking for gorgeous waterfront views? Overlooking the Southbank river and the CBD skyline, Pure South Dining has just that. Pairing modern styling with elegant wooden interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows for expansive views and natural light, the Large Private Dining Room has an air of minimalist sophistication. With a focus on using the best Tasmanian produce and dealing directly with local fishermen, farmers and artisan producers, Pure South Dining truly embodies the restaurant experience. For Valentine’s Day, a four-course meal highlighting their fantastic Tasmanian produce ticks all the boxes for a romantic culinary experience.

  • Venue: Pure South Dining
  • Address: GR2 River Level Southgate Building, 3 Southgate Ave, Southbank 3006
  • Capacity: 90
  • Event Type: Meeting workshop, Networking venues, Presentation, Private dining, Private parties, Wedding

2. Shadow Play by Peppers, Edwin Wine Bar 

Located in the heart of Southbank, Shadow Play’s Edwin Wine Bar brings the picture of elegance to your next private dining room experience. The marble bench tops, floor to ceiling windows framed by sheer curtains and dark wood finishes give the space an intimate, luxurious feel. A stickler for local heroes, Edwin’s extensive list of specialty wines is exclusively Victorian, and facilitates a near 50/50 gender balance of wine makers. The delicious menu hails from the same ethos, both highlighting local produce and taking inspiration from the region. If you’re looking for a true restaurant experience matched with a seductively elegant interior for your Valentine’s Day, Edwin Wine Bar won’t disappoint.

  • Venue: Shadow Play by Peppers
  • Address: 308-320 City Road, Southbank, VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 60
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private dining, Private parties, Other

3. Tetto Di Carolina, Dining Room

A European inspired jazz bar tucked in South Yarra’s Toorak Rd, Tetto Di Carolina offers an intimate private dining experience. With minimalist modern furnishings flanked by concrete walls and hints of rustic charm, the space oozes style yet retains a cosy atmosphere. Tetto’s Sunday Live sessions, featuring live performances from an array of talented artists, is hosting a special appearance just in time for Valentine’s Day, with renditions of all your favourite love songs by talented vocalists Angela Librandi and Carmen Hendricks. Not to miss is Head Chef James Choi’s bespoke Valentine’s baba, or their special edition Love Potion no.9 cocktail.

  • Venue: Tetto di Carolina
  • Address: Level 1, 48 Toorak Road, South Yarra VIC 3141 
  • Capacity: 40
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private dining, Private parties, Wedding, Other

4. The Boathouse, Undercover Terrace

Fringed by the gums and wattles of the Maribyrnong river bank, The Boathouse offers picture perfect tranquillity under the cover of the Terrace. If you’re looking for a private dining room where you can truly unwind amid the postcard-perfect scenery, then The Boathouse is a perfect choice for your next date night. Enjoy their renowned wood fire pizza under the glimmering fairy lights or try their signature cheesecake, nominated as one of Melbourne’s best desserts, as part of their Valentine’s Day menu.

  • Venue: The Boathouse
  • Address: 7 The Boulevard, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3038
  • Capacity: 80
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private dining, Private parties, Weddings, Other

5. Commons Collective, Bar Moubray

Looking for something a bit sultry from your private dining room venue? Bar Moubray is a bit of a smooth talker, with the heritage building dressed in rich oak and ornate ceilings complete with touches of velvet and golden framed paintings. Inspired by the Prohibition era of the 1920’s, Bar Moubray certainly doesn’t skip on the feeling of old-timely sophisticated charm, with a wine and cocktail list to match. Nestled right in the Melbourne CBD and within walking distance from Albert Park, Bar Moubray is the ultimate city escape for date night.

  • Venue: Commons Collective
  • Address: 17 Moubray Street, Melbourne, Vic 3004
  • Capacity: 200
  • Event Type: Private parties, Private dining, Networking venues, Weddings, Other

When it comes to finding the best private dining room for your date night, Melbourne bookers can trust HeadBox to help find the perfect space for a memorable event. So let’s get started- contact the HeadBox team today! 


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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.

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

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