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Our Guide to Melbourne’s Unique Venues and Experiences

Want to offer your guests an experience to remember at your next event? Think outside the box with some of the best unique function rooms in Melbourne, and create an event they won’t soon forget.

1. Victoria Star Cruises, Exclusive Hire

If you like your function rooms with water views, Victoria Star Cruises is calling your name. Enjoy a ride along the Melbourne Coastline with this beautiful vessel, featuring the Main and Sun Deck for premium views of the shimmering water. Sip on a drink as you float along the Yarra River or Port Phillip Bay, or dine inside in style. With capacity for 350 guests, Victoria Star Cruises is the perfect choice for your corporate function, wedding reception or your next big celebration!

  • Venue: Victoria Star Cruises
  • Address: Docklands VIC 3008
  • Capacity: 350
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private dining, Private parties, Team away days, Wedding

2. The Royal Melbourne Hotel, The Cells

Once home to some of Melbourne’s most infamous characters, The Cells at The Royal Melbourne Hotel bring a touch of history to your next function. Set amongst the old stone walls and barred wooden doors of the cell blocks, this function room features its own boutique bar, AV and DJ facilities, private bathrooms and an adjacent Wardens Lounge for a separate dining area. With capacity for 100 guests, the space can accommodate a variety of events ranging from an intimate private dinner, birthday celebration to a corporate networking event; let your imagination run wild!

  • Venue: The Royal Melbourne Hotel
  • Address: 629 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Presentation, Private dining, Private parties

3. Vegie Tribe, Exclusive Hire

Situated in Melbourne CBD, Vegie Tribe is a delightful two-storey venue that is perfect for a function or feast. With white walls adorned with colourful, funky murals, hanging pot plants and high ceilings strung with fairy lights, this function room provides a relaxed, light atmosphere. A healthy, fresh plant-based menu that focuses on sourcing local produce will keep your guests nourished from within, with 10% of profits going to animal welfare. The upstairs and downstairs sections can cater for a combined 115 guests, making Vegie Tribe the perfect spot for your next networking event, presentation or dining celebration.

  • Venue: Vegie Tribe
  • Address: 34-36 Little La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 115
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private dining, Private parties

4. Ballers Clubhouse, Exclusive Hire

Let your imagination run free at Ballers Clubhouse, located right in the heart of the CBD. A venue that is a unique blend of a bar, dining and games club, Ballers Clubhouse has a variety of unique function rooms that are sure to create an unforgettable experience for your next event. It’s the biggest licensed venue in Melbourne CBD with a capacity for 1500 guests across an astounding 10 private function spaces, 6 bars and 75 taps. There’s fun to be had in every corner, with a variety of classic games such as darts and ping pong right through to VR and interactive game tech, and themed bars for a truly unique dining experience. If you’re looking to create a memorable party or team building activity, Ballers Clubhouse is the perfect choice.

  • Venue: Ballers Clubhouse
  • Address: 2 Coverlid Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 1000
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private parties, Team away days

5. Fortress Melbourne, Exclusive Hire

Consider yourself a fan of video games? Fortress Melbourne is waiting just for you. Located in Melbourne CBD, the venue spans a multitude of function rooms open 24 hrs to cater to any of your function needs, no matter the hour. Play Xbox or your favourite board game, right through to Dungeons and Dragons in one of the VIP booths. Or, enter a fantasy-land dining experience at The Tavern to compliment your parma. Multiple bars and entertainment spaces span the 2,500 sq metre venue and if your event requires state of the art broadcast facilities, The Alienware Arena – the largest fixed esports arena in the southern hemisphere – has you covered. With some of the most unique function rooms Melbourne wide, Fortress caters to any event no matter how big or small.

  • Venue: Fortress Melbourne
  • Address: Shop 25/23 Caledonian Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 1000
  • Event Type: Conference, Meeting workshop, Networking venues, Presentation, Private parties, Team away days

6. MANIAX Axe Throwing, Abbotsford

Spruce up your next event and let off some steam with MANIAX Axe Throwing in Abbortsford, just 100m from Collingwood Train Station. Give your guests the ultimate experience for your next party or team-away day and battle it out in a tournament style competition, learning to throw an axe in a thrilling yet safe environment. Corporate packages are available to keep your guests well-fed and, (after the axe throwing, of course) enjoy craft beer and cider from the legends at Young Henry’s and local brewery Moon Dog. With a capacity of up to 90 people, this is a function venue like no other.

  • Venue: MANIAX Axe Throwing – ABBOTSFORD
  • Address: 19-21 Russell St, Abbotsford VIC 3067
  • Capacity: 90
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private parties, Team away days

When it comes to finding the best unique function rooms 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!


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.